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The Thank You Lyman & co Thread


By J85M

1 year ago



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#51 1 year ago

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

#52 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

What everyone said above + 1
Thanks!

#56 1 year 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 1 year ago

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#58 1 year ago

Much appreciated! Thanks, Lyman!

#59 1 year ago

LYMAN YER AWESOME BUB!
THANK YOU!

#60 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

#64 1 year 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 1 year ago

I assume most have seen this, classic Lyman

#66 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

#68 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

You Da Man Lyman!

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#74 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

#77 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#83 80 days ago

Just want to kick start the "Thank you Lyman" thread
So Thanks you Lyman ........ Great stuff on the BM66 and TWD.
Just wish I had a Metallica.

Hope he may look at adding a few more things to the BM66 pinball.

Would love to have some LCD games added with the Mystery/TV section.

Plus a rouge ball shot into play as a taunt from Joker and other characters.

#84 80 days ago

Lyman is up to his old tricks on EHOH. Outstanding code, and multiple releases lately! Took the game from its initial reveal of “eh...” to a knockout game

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