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Total Nuclear Annihilation Club...Welcome to the future!


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#1951 2 years ago
Quoted from Damonator:

I had never seen or played a TNA before TPF. To be honest, I didn't understand what all the fuss was over - no modes, no ramps, no toys, minimal cab/playfield artwork. But yet - all my friends that had one kept telling me how awesome it was. Heck - Bryan Kelly actually owns *2* TNAs!
On TPF Thursday night, some friends introduced my son and I to Scott. Scott is a super cool guy and spent a full 20 minutes walking us through the ruleset and features of the game. After a couple of games, I finally get it. It's frustrating, yet addictive. It shoots like butter and allows you to consistently make shots if you have the skills...and consistently fail if you don't. It has great visual feedback and audio feedback as well. But here's why I love the game - it's the first pinball I've played that makes me *want* to become better at pinball. My son came to TPF with virtually no pinball skills - but he left TPF knowing how to do dead passes, post passes, flick passes and multiball cradles. Finally, after 13 years - my son is starting to love pinball and learn the skills to play better.
My son purchased a translite and we were fortunate enough to have everyone involved in the game sign it at Spooky's booth.
Thanks Scott for an amazing game - I hope to be owning one of these very soon.

That’s what I signed!!

#1952 2 years ago

Should I plan on waxing TNA's playfield? ( sorry for the newb question, just not sure if it's needed with that type of clearcoat or just wipe it down with a cloth ) I also have a bunch of extra mylar sheets, are there spots I can use those on for TNA?

#1953 2 years ago
Quoted from bitpatrol:

Should I plan on waxing TNA's playfield? ( sorry for the newb question, just not sure if it's needed with that type of clearcoat or just wipe it down with a cloth ) I also have a bunch of extra mylar sheets, are there spots I can use those on for TNA?

clean with novus and wax with good 100% carnuba is cool (buff off the wax after it drie in case that was not clear).

Keep in mind that TNA is FAST already so wax will make it faster

I find no need for any additional mylar.

#1954 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

clean with novus and wax with good 100% carnuba is cool (buff off the wax after it drie in case that was not clear).
Keep in mind that TNA is FAST already so wax will make it faster
I find no need for any additional mylar.

Awesome, thanks!!

#1955 2 years ago

There is this one:

#1956 2 years ago

Has anyone had issues with certain lights locking on a color during game play and not being able to get off that color?

Here is an example of the lights under my left sling being stuck on red and the reactor core has a few lights stuck on blue. This can be fixed by resetting the game but it usually comes back and is not always the same lights. Yesterday it was the keypad lights getting stuck on red for me.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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#1957 2 years ago

It is one of the PD-LED board (green LED controller boards under the playfield) having a flaky power connection. Need to make sure the 2 pin power connector is seated properly and the wires seated properly in the IDC connector. Nothing serious.
--Scott

Addition info: you can trace back from one of the stuck LEDs to find the driver that is getting a flaky power connection.

#1958 2 years ago
Quoted from Pmaino:

Let us know how this looks. Curious if it’s worth upgrading.

Quoted from bitpatrol:

Is it worth the upgrade? How does it look with the 13 led?

Thanks for your patience guys!

The upgrade: Cointaker’s 13 LED 89 bulb in RED
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In a lit room up close...
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Facing forward in a dark room.
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Facing away in a dark room.
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All in all I’m happy with how it turned out using the red version. It could be brighter if you went with a warm white option but, the beacon would get washed out to more of a pink hue if you used it.

The deep red is where it’s at.

I’d personally love somebody to create/3D print a clear vertically faceted diffuser dome to cleanly go over the 13 cob to blend the lighting a bit more.
Right now you can clearly see the individual LEDs underneath the beacon.
It’s not a dealbreaker but it is pretty obvious.

Still looks better than the stock 89 and really lights up the place at night.

Hope this helps folks!

#1959 2 years ago

Has anybody had any mechanical problems with their TNA? If so, how was it addressed by Spooky?

I got to play the unit that was in the TPF tournament area after tournament was over. This TNA lives in the arcade in Oklahoma City and I wanted to play it when coming home to Kansas. I dropped 3 coins and played one game. I dropped 3 more coins to play a second game and the ball lock mechanism locked up and had a ball trapped and would not allow a game to start. The arcade refunded my money but it left me wanting to know how this type of (warranty ?? ) work is covered with the manufacturer.

#1960 2 years ago
Quoted from Pmaino:

Yesterday it was the keypad lights getting stuck on red for me.

There's a KEYPAD?

Is THAT how you initiate the super secret easter egg Phish music mode? Maybe enter a PIN#, like 0420 ?

#1961 2 years ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Has anybody had any mechanical problems with their TNA? If so, how was it addressed by Spooky?
I got to play the unit that was in the TPF tournament area after tournament was over. This TNA lives in the arcade in Oklahoma City and I wanted to play it when coming home to Kansas. I dropped 3 coins and played one game. I dropped 3 more coins to play a second game and the ball lock mechanism locked up and had a ball trapped and would not allow a game to start. The arcade refunded my money but it left me wanting to know how this type of (warranty ?? ) work is covered with the manufacturer.

Sounds like a wire came off either the opto to detect the ball there or the small release coil on that drop target where the ball was stuck?

With all pinball, simple and common repairs like soldering a wire that has come off, are on the owner. Esp after your game has had a few hundred plays (probably got over 500 just at TPF)

As for actual warranty stuff (a part prematurely breaks) they are the best in the business in my experience.

#1962 2 years ago

Welp, I'm officially in at #245. I was originally going to wait for Iron Maiden this month, but after the delay, I decided to jump on the game I know I like and wait for a chance to play Iron Maiden.

#1963 2 years ago
Quoted from flashburn:

Welp, I'm officially in at #245. I was originally going to wait for Iron Maiden this month, but after the delay, I decided to jump on the game I know I like and wait for a chance to play Iron Maiden.

Are you sure you are 245? If you just ordered, I don't think that is possible right? Did you take over someone else's spot?

#1964 2 years ago
Quoted from bitpatrol:

Are you sure you are 245? If you just ordered, I don't think that is possible right? Did you take over someone else's spot?

Yep, I was lucky enough to take over someone else's spot. I'm pretty excited since I waited so long I thought I was looking at Fall initially.

#1965 2 years ago
Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:

It is one of the PD-LED board (green LED controller boards under the playfield) having a flaky power connection. Need to make sure the 2 pin power connector is seated properly and the wires seated properly in the IDC connector. Nothing serious.
--Scott
Addition info: you can trace back from one of the stuck LEDs to find the driver that is getting a flaky power connection.

Thanks Scott. I didn’t think it was anything too serious. Checked the connections they all looked fine but I pushed them all firmly down and hoping that solves the issue.

#1966 2 years ago
Quoted from bitpatrol:

Are you sure you are 245? If you just ordered, I don't think that is possible right? Did you take over someone else's spot?

bitpatrol what #are you?

#1967 2 years ago
Quoted from frankmac:

bitpatrol what #are you?

I'm 234 KT told me late spring or early summer a couple of months ago!

#1968 2 years ago
Quoted from NimblePin:

Thanks for your patience guys!
The upgrade: Cointaker’s 13 LED 89 bulb in RED

In a lit room up close...

Facing forward in a dark room.

Facing away in a dark room.

All in all I’m happy with how it turned out using the red version. It could be brighter if you went with a warm white option but, the beacon would get washed out to more of a pink hue if you used it.
The deep red is where it’s at.
I’d personally love somebody to create/3D print a clear vertically faceted diffuser dome to cleanly go over the 13 cob to blend the lighting a bit more.
Right now you can clearly see the individual LEDs underneath the beacon.
It’s not a dealbreaker but it is pretty obvious.
Still looks better than the stock 89 and really lights up the place at night.
Hope this helps folks!

Seeing as how Cointaker would like $30USD to ship me 1 of those to Canada, can anyone confirm which base of this bulb would work with TNA?

amazon.com link »

#1969 2 years ago

So they are basically making this game until the orders dry up? Hope they make some kind of "last call" before they stop and really hoping I can save up enough money before that happens.

#1970 2 years ago
Quoted from Jerickso77:

So they are basically making this game until the orders dry up? Hope they make some kind of "last call" before they stop and really hoping I can save up enough money before that happens.

A last call is exactly what Charlie has said he'll do.

#1971 2 years ago
Quoted from Jerickso77:

So they are basically making this game until the orders dry up? Hope they make some kind of "last call" before they stop and really hoping I can save up enough money before that happens.

at some point you would be able to find a used one

#1972 2 years ago
Quoted from bitpatrol:

I'm 234 KT told me late spring or early summer a couple of months ago!

I'm 198, and they are currently just above 100 now. At their current pace, I'm guessing I won't see my game until probably around late summer. Those original estimates were certainly based on their "2 games a day" mantra, which if the production numbers being delivered indicate, they are not meeting. I'm not complaining or anything, it will get here when it gets here, I just wouldn't get your hopes up that those original estimates are still accurate.

#1973 2 years ago
Quoted from aeonblack:

I'm 198, and they are currently just above 100 now. At their current pace, I'm guessing I won't see my game until probably around late summer. Those original estimates were certainly based on their "2 games a day" mantra, which if the production numbers being delivered indicate, they are not meeting. I'm not complaining or anything, it will get here when it gets here, I just wouldn't get your hopes up that those original estimates are still accurate.

Maybe the first 100 took longer to build than the next 100 will take since they are fine-tuning production. I don't mind waiting, my guess is July 1st

#1974 2 years ago

Do you think #ACNC will slow production of #TNA? I am also not complaining, just curious.

#1975 2 years ago
Quoted from Aniraf:

Do you think #ACNC will slow production of #TNA? I am also not complaining, just curious.

I don’t see how it would not, but I don’t think it will slow down production dramatically.

#1976 2 years ago

Highly recommend Hooked On Pinball’s lit side rails Flashinstincts decals:

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#1977 2 years ago

Nice, but looks like the best mod was getting a TNA added to that room!
Well done!

#1978 2 years ago

i like the target/pop decal, where are those from?

#1979 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

fun to be able to hang w/ you and play some games! Always great to find a pinhead with such similar taste in games and then we become easy friends in real life!
Wish I lived closer and could help out with your game room build project!

Yeah bro, WI to TX too much distance . I’d definitely put you to work . Hangin at TPF was rad! You’re on the immediate invite list when the game room is ready.

#1980 2 years ago
Quoted from Vino:

Nice, but looks like the best mod was getting a TNA added to that room!
Well done!

That’s just the overflow - supposed to be temporary but has been a couple of months now. Hoping my wife eventually gives up on this room like she did on the other one.

#1982 2 years ago
Quoted from hisokajp:

i like the target/pop decal, where are those from?

Lol...

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#1983 2 years ago

Any ideas for a pop cap design? That’s first up on my mod list. Thinking dome or core.

#1984 2 years ago

haha hilarious, i even look up the usual Pinball mode website first!

#1985 2 years ago

Has anyone gotten that shooter rod mod? I'm wondering if that is a good mod to get, it's not cheap

#1986 2 years ago
Quoted from bitpatrol:

Has anyone gotten that shooter rod mod? I'm wondering if that is a good mod to get, it's not cheap

I personally don’t care to pull flat coins on a stick a thousand times... not saying it is a coin style, but if it is, not for me

#1987 2 years ago
Quoted from bitpatrol:

Has anyone gotten that shooter rod mod? I'm wondering if that is a good mod to get, it's not cheap

I'm not. Just don't think it adds anything. I'm also the type of guy who isn't a fan of button launchers outside of a few well done guns. Grey rods are tried and true.

#1988 2 years ago

My personal best .Started reactor 5 got it about halfway to critical . Learned a few helpful tactics watching Bowen play it in Texas .

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#1989 2 years ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

My personal best .Started reactor 5 got it about halfway to critical . Learned a few helpful tactics watching Bowen play it in Texas .

Congrats! My guess is Scott’s comments about some new good stuff coming code wise is going to be to code around Bowen’s strategy to increase the risk of using it and make you move the ball around the playfield more to re-light the locks. So...those tactics may be but a temporary safe haven.

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#1990 2 years ago

Added a few extras to mine. Never get tired of hitting the start button on this game! Star posts are chrome, anodized lock nuts on playfield, target decals, leg and shooter light ups, lit buttons, shooter lane light, upper flipper is chrome , and lighted lower flippers with glow rubber. Also side lights from Hooked and armor is powdercoated a prism sparkle. One of a kind gameplay, one of a kind look!

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#1991 2 years ago
Quoted from volkdrive:

Added a few extras to mine. Never get tired of hitting the start button on this game! Star posts are chrome, anodized lock nuts on playfield, target decals, leg and shooter light ups, lit buttons, shooter lane light, upper flipper is chrome , and lighted lower flippers with glow rubber. Also side lights from Hooked and armor is powdercoated a prism sparkle. One of a kind gameplay, one of a kind look!

Awesome. Do the lighted flippers distract at all? Think you can get a close up shot of the armor and star posts?

#1992 2 years ago

Here is a shot of lock bar. The legs and side rails are done the same as is shooter housing. Hard to get the effect in a picture, same with the flippers. They look brighter in a picture than they are, but the glow Titan rubbers work well with them. If you do a close up look of the first pics the star posts are there, again better in person as they give a little more light reflection. Bonus is the ones I removed can be used on other games anyway.

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#1993 2 years ago

Awesome that looks great

#1994 2 years ago

Where do I get those flipper lights?

Also, I already have mirror blades, but was planning on getting the side art option but having the mirror cover up the art... is that ok or will I damage the art when installing the mirror blades?

#1995 2 years ago

I’d say it’s side art or mirrors. The mirrors are adhesive. Lighted flipper kits were from planetary pinball, you need the pinball life power tap to run them off the 5volt lead.

#1996 2 years ago
Quoted from volkdrive:

armor is powdercoated a prism sparkle

Tasty! I'm going for the hottest pink I can find. Might have to throw some sparkles in the mix too

#1997 2 years ago
Quoted from volkdrive:

and lighted lower flippers with glow rubber.

All I keep seeing from that pic is the glowing condom fight scene from Skin Deep...

#1998 2 years ago

The lighted flipper bats are cool!

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#1999 2 years ago

I'm in! Just sent my 1k deposit. Not sure what number I am yet but totally excited to be in the club sometime this year! My first machine!

#2000 2 years ago
Quoted from luckycreature:

I'm in! Just sent my 1k deposit. Not sure what number I am yet but totally excited to be in the club sometime this year! My first machine!

Hell of a choice for a first machine. Hopefully when your collection inevitably grows to more then one game you are able to be satisfied with something else because this one is truly one of a kind.

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