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The Official JJP GnR Owners Thread

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#13151 5 months ago

New beta code out today. Hopefully puts an end to bad updates?

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#13152 5 months ago

Jack thinks the playfield issues are from people damaging them .
The bullshit starts at 22:30
https://www.podbean.com/ea/dir-p6mbh-f7d2079

#13153 5 months ago

It’s a new song from GnR

#13154 5 months ago

Does this factory inner ring go back in the game with a cliffy, or stay out? I'm not clear on the install. Also, what is this blue rubber parts called? Can that material be found at a craft store or anything, wanted to replace those also.. thanks

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#13155 5 months ago

Anyone who thinks Aus are ahead of GB in the Olympic medal table

#13156 5 months ago


Quoted from screaminr:I'm not sure about swapping the posts , but what I am sure about , is we're beating you in the Olympics
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You were saying? LOL

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#13157 5 months ago
Quoted from Vyzer2:

It’s a new song from GnR

It’s a reworked B-side from Chinese Democracy that sucks harder the second time around……..

#13158 5 months ago
Quoted from Silkenone:

Anyone who thinks Aus are ahead of GB in the Olympic medal table
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Quoted from jrawlinson_2000:

You were saying? LOL
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Dammit ,
It was too good to last

#13159 5 months ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Does this factory inner ring go back in the game with a cliffy, or stay out? I'm not clear on the install. Also, what is this blue rubber parts called? Can that material be found at a craft store or anything, wanted to replace those also.. thanks
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Don't need the factory piece. Dont know on rubber, probably common on pinball sites like marcos.

#13161 5 months ago
Quoted from screaminr:

Jack thinks the playfield issues are from people damaging them .
The bullshit starts at 22:30
https://www.podbean.com/ea/dir-p6mbh-f7d2079

Quick disclaimer: I haven’t heard the whole interview. But my 2 cents:

I was ok with my chipped playfield as I was able to protect it and cover it with a washer (mad at first, yes, but good overall). I am ok with buying a replacement pf at cost ($500-$800 2x playfields + shipping) for peace of mind - although how much is it going to cost if I ever need a swap? Certainly not doing it myself, not on a JJP game. I have had good overall customer experience with JJP - they have addressed every issue I’ve had in a very timely manner. I am overall satisfied with GNR and JJP. But….for jack to elude to the fault of playfield issues on ME, as if it’s my fault for the playfield chipping because I played the game?!? Now that ticks me off a bit. I did nothing to my game to modify, I did not add 3rd party washers, posts, or any protection. It chipped on its own merit after about 600 plays in home use environment. I am the only one who plays the game. All in all, whatever…love the game and the team at JJP, but I would have felt much better about the whole thing without hearing that comment from Jack.

Anyway, back to GNR. I’m not in the beta program - has there been any real updates lately or just beta? I think I’m on 1.22. Don’t recall seeing a real update hit in months. Hopefully they’re trying to squash a lot of bugs at the same time of adding a lot of polish and balance.

#13162 5 months ago

Just received LE 1864 about an hour ago! It’s already missing two leg bolts! I hope I have some spares or it’s gonna be a long weekend

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#13163 5 months ago

It's missing a leg too.

#13164 5 months ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Does this factory inner ring go back in the game with a cliffy, or stay out?

I left it out.

#13165 5 months ago
Quoted from BillyPilgrim:

It’s already missing two leg bolts!

Hardware store, might not be acron head but you can find a couple bolts that work. Or leave one bolt off of each front leg, so you can put in new ones easy. Just don't get real rough when playing and you'll be fine.

LTG : )

#13166 5 months ago

It was also built in the future?!

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#13167 5 months ago

month and year.

#13168 5 months ago

Beta build 14 is available for WiFi download if your game is set up for it.

LTG : )

#13169 5 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Beta build 14 is available for WiFi download if your game is set up for it.
LTG : )

Thank you for the heads up; looks like another update test (around the 3rd in a week or so?). I will sit this one out, but I hope it helps someone out who has been having troubles with the updates so far!

#13170 5 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

m - has there been any real updates lately or just beta? I think I’m on 1.22. Don’t recall seeing a real update hit in months. Hopefully they’re trying to squash a lot of bugs at the same time of adding a lot of polish and balance.

No substantial code updates since the game was released really. It seems excessively long to me between updates.

#13171 5 months ago
Quoted from punkin:

month and year.

Build date says July 2021

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#13172 5 months ago

Well, here are some pics of my powder coating, game is not totally back together yet, just put all the cliffys on, I did the habit trails too because the factory chrome looked like absolute garbage.

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#13173 5 months ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Well, here are some pics of my powder coating, game is not totally back together yet, just put all the cliffys on, I did the habit trails too because the factory chrome looked like absolute garbage.
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Looks good!
I prefer the chrome habit trails as they came from the factory but there's nothing wrong with what you did either.

#13174 5 months ago
Quoted from daveyvandy:

Looks good!
I prefer the chrome habit trails as they came from the factory but there's nothing wrong with what you did either.

Oh I would have too, at least on mine the quality of the chrome made them look like cheap plastic parts. Had they been nice looking I would have left them alone

#13175 5 months ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Oh I would have too, at least on mine the quality of the chrome made them look like cheap plastic parts. Had they been nice looking I would have left them alone

Got to get those leg bolts heads powder coated or color matched now. Looks great though. Once complete Id like to see the game lit up with white hotrails on showing those habit trails.

#13176 5 months ago
Quoted from DrJoe:

No substantial code updates since the game was released really. It seems excessively long to me between updates.

It's very odd. JJP used to crank out code updates but that hasn't occurred in years. Pirates owners are still waiting for a final wizard mode and that game was 2 releases / 3+ years ago...

I remember the days of massive WOZ updates dropping monthly. Same goes for The Hobbit during its final few updates. It's just odd seeing GNR, JJP's flagship game, receiving very few substantial updates.

#13177 5 months ago

For Pinwoofer owners did you install the anti rattle tape on your Invisiglass? Does it matter what side of the glass it goes on? I'm not sure if the anti rattle tape adhesive would cause any damage to the Invisiglass glass.

#13178 5 months ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

I did the habit trails too because the factory chrome looked like absolute garbage.

They were stage catwalks...glad you're happy though

#13179 5 months ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

For Pinwoofer owners did you install the anti rattle tape on your Invisiglass? Does it matter what side of the glass it goes on? I'm not sure if the anti rattle tape adhesive would cause any damage to the Invisiglass glass.

I've put two pinwoofers in so far and haven't needed the tape on either of them.

#13180 5 months ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

For Pinwoofer owners did you install the anti rattle tape on your Invisiglass? Does it matter what side of the glass it goes on? I'm not sure if the anti rattle tape adhesive would cause any damage to the Invisiglass glass.

Hey PanzerFreak - the GT electronics minimize most of the terms that give rise to glass shake, with limits, so we supply the glass tape.

I recommend putting the tape on top. The only reason being less friciton on the tape itself from the weight of the glass when taking it in and out, so the thinking is that the tape will bond longer.

IG is a bit thicker than Tempered Glass so I recommend taping just one side (left or right) and first try that for fit so you don't end up with a tight glass. If it is too tight, abort.

The tape adhesive is acrylic and neutral Ph (7 +/- 0.1). I can't imagine glass being even remotely sensitive to it.

#13181 5 months ago
Quoted from PinWoofer:

Hey PanzerFreak - the GT electronics minimize most of the terms that give rise to glass shake, with limits, so we supply the glass tape.
I recommend putting the tape on top. The only reason being less friciton on the tape itself from the weight of the glass when taking it in and out, so the thinking is that the tape will bond longer.
IG is a bit thicker than Tempered Glass so I recommend taping just one side (left or right) and first try that for fit so you don't end up with a tight glass. If it is too tight, abort.
The tape adhesive is acrylic and neutral Ph (7 +/- 0.1). I can't imagine glass being even remotely sensitive to it.

Thank you so much for the information and tips! I'll try that.

#13182 5 months ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

For Pinwoofer owners did you install the anti rattle tape on your Invisiglass? Does it matter what side of the glass it goes on? I'm not sure if the anti rattle tape adhesive would cause any damage to the Invisiglass glass.

Installing the tape made a very big noticeable difference for me. I would recommend it. I installed it on both sides (I had extra from another mod), but top side is minimally what pinwoofer recommends.

#13183 5 months ago

Wanted to do something a little different so went with these mods. For the snake skull, it’s heavier and won’t work with the light brown spring so experimented with the tension on a few different ones and decided on black. Feels right & can hit the skills shots no problem. Enjoying the game.

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#13184 5 months ago

drum set (not for sale, but you can do your own 3D print by the great agima2000 here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4919966)

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#13185 5 months ago
Quoted from 80sMan:

Wanted to do something a little different so went with these mods. For the snake skull, it’s heavier and won’t work with the light brown spring so experimented with the tension on a few different ones and decided on black. Feels right & can hit the skills shots no problem. Enjoying the game.

The roses are a nice touch on the coin door shadow box!

#13186 5 months ago

The switch gate on the entrance to my left ramp keeps falling off. Have slightly bent the RHS lug but still falling out. Going to try and bend it even more so it’s at right angles. Any other ideas?

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#13187 5 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Any other ideas?

Put it back in place. Put a tiny cable tie on the part sticking out of the hole. Then it can't slip back through easily.

LTG : )

#13188 5 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Put it back in place. Put a tiny cable tie on the part sticking out of the hole. Then it can't slip back through easily.
LTG : )

Funny you say that, I was thinking of a zip tie last night but assumed i wouldn’t be able to get it tight enough. Going to give it a go now.

#13189 5 months ago
Quoted from screaminr:

Jack thinks the playfield issues are from people damaging them .
The bullshit starts at 22:30
https://www.podbean.com/ea/dir-p6mbh-f7d2079

Such bullshit.

Completely tone deaf. Blame the owners for screwed up playfields.

And here he is almost 2 years ago, with a smug answer to someone's questions about the PF issues on Pirates and Wonka:

He says they identified the root cause of the problem and what the fix is. Obviously not true.

Tired of the BS. I'm officially out. I just got off the phone with my distributor and canceled my GnR LE order. Sucks. Not just because I wanted this pin, but I *really* wanted Toy Story because of theme. Zero chance I order that without proof they have fixed the PF issues, which does not seem likely.

#13190 5 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

i wouldn’t be able to get it tight enough.

That is what they invented pliers for.

LTG : )

#13191 5 months ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

For Pinwoofer owners did you install the anti rattle tape on your Invisiglass? Does it matter what side of the glass it goes on? I'm not sure if the anti rattle tape adhesive would cause any damage to the Invisiglass glass.

I had to use it on both the left and right side due to a little bit of wiggle it had. I put on the top side on each and now there definitely is no rattle at all. Didn’t cause any issues with the glass or being able take the glass off.

#13192 5 months ago

Learn somthing new everyday. Pliers where invented to tighten zip ties. I been using them for the wrong purpose for a long time. Sorry this is pure sarcasm

#13193 5 months ago
Quoted from Blackjacker:

Thank Christ JJP got this game out the door before “ABSUЯD” ended up in it.

Totally agree, wow, shocker

https://www.loudersound.com/features/our-first-reaction-to-the-new-guns-n-roses-single-absuyad

#13194 5 months ago

For what it is worth I bent my wire ramp entry a bit. This was still not enough.

Then I used a small pinball rubber and impaled it on the end of the wire to keep it from popping out.

So far that has worked and was a lot easier than bending the wire!

#13195 5 months ago
Quoted from BC_Gambit:

For what it is worth I bent my wire ramp entry a bit. This was still not enough.
Then I used a small pinball rubber and impaled it on the end of the wire to keep it from popping out.
So far that has worked and was a lot easier than bending the wire!

That was my next solution. Was actually thinking some household sealing silicone would work also, but at least the rubber can be removed easily.

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#13196 5 months ago

For anyone wanting to make their own Mylar rings for posts, it’s super easy. Don’t want to tread on any vendors toes here. If you live in the US and you’re only ever going to do one game or only doing a couple of posts on each game, it’s probably cheaper and easier to buy a couple of packets of the stock ones from Yelo or Pinmonk. But living in Australia or Europe, freight is super expensive and very time consuming. Nothing worse than getting half way through proofing a game then running out of the right sized Mylar ring and having to wait 4 weeks for your order to arrive.

1. Get a Mylar sheet. Usually sold by the foot from Pinball Life or Marco. 1-2 foot would make 100’s of rings, but always good to have some extra anyway.

https://www.pinballlife.com/3-mil-clear-mylar-by-the-foot.html

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2. Get a couple of circle punches. Usually from a craft shop…. In Australia I got them from Lyncraft. But there must be heaps of sellers in the US.

They come in lots of sizes and shapes.

I just got 2 sizes - 15mm/5/8” and 25mm/1”. Served the purpose for all my Wonka and GNR posts.

Here’s an example of what you’re looking for…

https://www.lincraft.com.au/craft-essentials/papercraft/punches?p=2

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3. For the smaller rings, an ordinary household office hole punch which most people would already have…..either a single or double punch. For the larger 25mm/1” rings you’ll need a office punch that has a deeper or adjustable gusset.

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Or something like this for the Centre of bigger rings:

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/keji-1-hole-plier-punch-ke1hpplier

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4. Best to make the rings in reverse to how you think - cut the small inside circle first, then cut the large outside circle. This allows you to line it up and center it easily.

Punch a row of inner circles far enough apart to allow for the 2 outer cuts. Doesn’t have to be too accurate- I just do it by eye.

Just use one side of the double office hole punch if that’s what you’re using.

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5. Most of the circle punches have a slide out bottom that is transparent so you can see what you’re cutting. Open the slide out bit and turn the cutter upside down. Position it over the pre-cut inner hole so it’s centered. Cut the ring. That’s it.

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Any Australian’s want me to cut some for you, happy to do as many as you want if you pay post and whatever the cost of the Mylar was.

#13197 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

What do you usually pick up the Polk PSW 10 for on sale? Seem to be sold out on amazon.com Thanks.

They are out there all over the place (Facebook market place) for under $60 used.

#13198 5 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

For anyone wanting to make their own Mylar rings for posts, it’s super easy. Don’t want to tread on any vendors toes here. If you live in the US and you’re only ever going to do one game or only doing a couple of posts on each game, it’s probably cheaper and easier to buy a couple of packets of the stock ones from Yelo or Pinmonk.

Doesn't hurt my feelings. I'm happy to supply them, but these are labor intensive to make a lot of, so if people can DIY some for their machines, it's more power to them.

I keyposted your post with the detailed instructions, which are great.

#13199 5 months ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Doesn't hurt my feelings. I'm happy to supply them, but these are labor intensive to make a lot of, so if people can DIY some, it more power to them.

Absolutely. And of course you shouldn’t do it for nothing. Honestly, if you’re in the US and you’re only doing one complete game or a few posts in each game, it’s likely cheaper and easier to buy yours (or other) pre made ones.

#13200 5 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Absolutely. And of course you shouldn’t do it for nothing. Honestly, if you’re in the US and you’re only doing one complete game or a few posts in each game, it’s likely cheaper and easier to buy yours (or other) pre made ones.

For sure. Buy Yelobirds - his packs of them are dandy, too.

This is one product I shed no tears at all about someone else getting the sale for. I make them as a service, but they are no fun to make. The only thing I offer that YB doesn't is three sizes of rings, but the 3/4" one is the best for most circumstances anyway and we both sell that.

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