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The Thank You Lyman & co Thread


By J85M

7 months ago



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#51 7 months ago

THANK-YOU Mr Lyman! I'm a 68 yr.old.Hippy who has loved your work for many years now!! ROCK ON!!!!!!

#52 7 months ago
Quoted from FalconPunch:

Do you guys have any questions for Mr Lyman?
I mean I hope one day we can get him on the show. He doesn't often talk publicly. So ask away and I will add it to a list and maybe one day it *might* be answered.
-Ryan
Head2Head

I’d love to know what made him revisit AC/DC, TWD, MET all while doing BM66, I don’t tbink anyone would have complained if neither of those games got updates but to surprises us all with updates for what’s consider 3 of Sterns best and most complete games is truely impressive.

I’d also like to know what he feels is his best code to date? Is it one single game? Or certain parts and modes from a couple of games.

#53 7 months ago

Confession, I haven't read this entire thread, so apologies if it's been repeated.
AS the new owner of our first Stern and any NIB pin, AC/DC Pro VE,
I was blown away by the details that were adjusted and added etc
when I read the 1.70 rom readme file.

That someone would spend that much time on a game that's years old is great news !!!

Thanks!!

Mike

#54 7 months ago
Quoted from J85M:

I’d love to know what made him revisit AC/DC, TWD, MET all while doing BM66, I don’t tbink anyone would have complained if neither of those games got updates but to surprises us all with updates for what’s consider 3 of Sterns best and most complete games is truely impressive.
I’d also like to know what he feels is his best code to date? Is it one single game? Or certain parts and modes from a couple of games.

Exactly, I dont think anyone expected new code for Met, AC/DC or felt it was necessary, alas, The Man, Lyman dropped new code for these already excellent games!

Thanks a bunch Lyman, can I be selfish and ask for more ha!!!

#55 6 months ago

What everyone said above + 1
Thanks!

#56 6 months ago

LFS

True CHAMPION !

Thanks Lyman

Keep rockin' your awesome pinball skill.

Most dedicated coder on the planet and no doubt has had so much incredible impact across the board in the pinball scene !
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#57 6 months ago

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#58 6 months ago

Much appreciated! Thanks, Lyman!

#59 6 months ago

LYMAN YER AWESOME BUB!
THANK YOU!

#60 6 months ago

We love you Lyman!! Thank you for all of your dedication and hard work, the pinheads of Pinside notice and appreciate it! In Lyman we trust!

#61 6 months ago
Quoted from J85M:

I’d love to know what made him revisit AC/DC, TWD, MET all while doing BM66, I don’t tbink anyone would have complained if neither of those games got updates but to surprises us all with updates for what’s consider 3 of Sterns best and most complete games is truely impressive.
I’d also like to know what he feels is his best code to date? Is it one single game? Or certain parts and modes from a couple of games.

I know on TWD Lyman took one home to tweak it. Damn he’s a beast.

#62 6 months ago
Quoted from FalconPunch:

Do you guys have any questions for Mr Lyman?
I mean I hope one day we can get him on the show. He doesn't often talk publicly. So ask away and I will add it to a list and maybe one day it *might* be answered.
-Ryan
Head2Head

Question 1: When he is coding a game does he think about how the player is going to learn the rules when they first step up to a machine? Does he have any input on the visual side DMD/LCD or the audio call-outs on how his rules are put across to the player?

Question 2: Savage Garden?

Cheers,

Jamie

#63 6 months ago

Thanks Lyman for all of your dedication and hard work to make BM66 one of the greatest of all time!

#64 6 months ago
Quoted from Jay_Killjoy:

Thanks Lyman for all of your dedication and hard work to make BM66 one of the greatest of all time!

You have two of Lymans best in your collection.

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#65 6 months ago

I assume most have seen this, classic Lyman

#66 6 months ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

I assume most have seen this, classic Lyman

Thanks very much for sharing this. Lyman is an absolute champion who loves pinball. Any game with his name on it is outstanding!

#67 6 months ago

There is a special place on the "pinball Mt. Rushmore" for Lyman. Incredible dude is all I can say.

#68 6 months ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

I assume most have seen this, classic Lyman

Thanks for posting that!! Great interview that didn't try to denigrate pinball!!

#69 6 months ago

I'd like to represent Lyman in contract negotiations when he becomes a free agent!

He's the Michael Jordan of pinball that cares about his legacy like no other.

#70 6 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

I'd like to represent Lyman in contract negotiations when he becomes a free agent!
He's the Michael Jordan of pinball that cares about his legacy like no other.

Well he is certainly creating a championship pedigree!!

#71 6 months ago

Thanks to Lyman for his dedicated career in Pinball along with all the Game designers whom he collaborated with... The team effort to code up some killer logic keeps people wanting more games coded by Lyman.

Even when the community thinks a pinball game feels "complete" or "Done-Done", the developer will always tell you the Bugs/features that were left untouched due to budget and/or deadlines that they would have liked to implement. Somehow, Lyman was able to refine METALLICA AGAIN when lots of people were happy with the game. It shows that the developers will always want to make it that much better to feel "complete".

I loved Lyman Sheats' coded games since playing The Sopranos, Big Buck Hunter, Iron Man, AC/CD and finally TRON: Legacy. There are other cool titles, but I loved all those in the past.

I been waiting for 3 years to bite the bullet to buy NIB Metallica (Premium/LE) (Premium version) as I love metallica growing up.

It makes it even special that there was a code update recently for Metallica I just picked up 1 month ago. I'm still playing 1.70 to get a feel what everyone has been playing the past years and loved the various approaches to the game every time you play.

Please make more games Lyman!!!!! I'll be looking forward towards your games in the future.

#72 6 months ago

Just wanted to say thanks for this update! The music cutting out thing always drove me nuts! I just finished playing after finally updating the code, and tomorrow I’ll be officially bolting this to the floor! Thanks Lyman!!

#73 6 months ago

You Da Man Lyman!

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#74 6 months ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

I assume most have seen this, classic Lyman

By the way, what Lyman did in this interview wasn't easy...that is, rolling with the interview and remaining confident and relaxed, answering questions without getting "triggered," very media savvy. Not something you see from many pinball champions (said with love to all).

#75 6 months ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

I assume most have seen this, classic Lyman

I just watched this again - it appears at first glance that Bryant Gumbel is rehashing the old stereotypes, but what he's actually doing is allowing Lyman to smash those stereotypes - you can see Gumbel knows a lot of terms, he has done his research. Outstanding journalist, IMO. This is such a great segment, and a reminder of how things used to be when the morning shows (and general life, IMO) used to be less craziness and insanity.

#76 6 months ago

I wonder I Lyman would ever want to add some code to MB that he thought would make the game even better.

#77 6 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I just watched this again - it appears at first glance that Bryant Gumbel is rehashing the old stereotypes, but what he's actually doing is allowing Lyman to smash those stereotypes - you can see Gumbel knows a lot of terms, he has done his research. Outstanding journalist, IMO. This is such a great segment, and a reminder of how things used to be when the morning shows (and general life, IMO) used to be less craziness and insanity.

I agree, at first I was expecting a condecending interview, but like you say, I feel it was a bump for pinball and Gumbel got out of the way and let the expert talk. Unlike today, where the media thinks they should be opinion makers.

#78 6 months ago
Quoted from Roostking:

I agree, at first I was expecting a condecending interview, but like you say, I feel it was a bump for pinball and Gumbel got out of the way and let the expert talk. Unlike today, where the media thinks they should be opinion makers.

He still does Real Sports! There are still some real journalists out there - and a lot of people who are just trying to get ratings by pretending to be journalists.
I went to J-school and you can tell - well, I can tell - non-journalists use a lot of weasel words like "feel" and "Seems" and make judgments regularly (it's inevitable a human will make some sort of judgment eventually). In journalism school they beat your opinion out of you when you're writing a story. Real journalists get out of the way and the story, or the hero, the villain, the jackass speak for themselves.

#79 6 months ago

Lyman for everything you've done for pinball and BM66...thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!

#80 6 months ago

Hello Lyman lovers.
Here you go

Almost 2 hours inside the head of your favourite programmer.

http://www.head2headpinball.com/2018/12/11/episode-73-inside-the-mind-of-lyman-sheats/

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#81 6 months ago

Head 2 Head just keeps on putting out the good stuff!

Had to visit the thread to add my thanks. So many of my favorite playing experiences are attributed to his hard work. Writing software isn't easy, designing software/rules isn't easy, and remaining dedicated to your craft for decades isn't easy. Thanks for all you do, it is truly loved and appreciated by the community.

#82 6 months ago

Thanks Lyman! Can't wait to listen to the new H2H episode. Love the code on your games.

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