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

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


By Pinballlew

1 year ago



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#3301 85 days ago
Quoted from BorgDog:

I have not noticed this, but I don't get very many drains from the scoop either.

You could check it manually by putting the ball into the scoop with your hand right as the regular ball saver turns off, and see if the scoop ball saver starts. I'm guessing it won't.

There appears to be something in the code that prevents the scoop ball save from starting if the regular ball saver is still running when the ball enters the scoop (even if there is less than a second remaining when it enters).

#3302 84 days ago
Quoted from RobT:

You could check it manually by putting the ball into the scoop with your hand right as the regular ball saver turns off, and see if the scoop ball saver starts. I'm guessing it won't.
There appears to be something in the code that prevents the scoop ball save from starting if the regular ball saver is still running when the ball enters the scoop (even if there is less than a second remaining when it enters).

possibly, I'm sure that thenotrashcougar is watching the thread and can maybe look into it.

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#3303 83 days ago

saw a TNA with pinstadium lights on it. It looked really bad

#3304 83 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

saw a TNA with pinstadium lights on it. It looked really bad

It looked beyond bad! Completely ruined the light show and definitely changed the the intent of the designer.
Wish people would have just a little respect for the vision of a design team or in this case, the one man design team.
Color bombing and now washing out an entire light show with this stick on lighting crap should be means for getting kicked in the taint and having all your pins taken away

#3305 83 days ago

If you're talking about the Pinburgh TNA, it's because of the overhead camera & stream. As someone watching from home, I appreciated the extra light on all the stage games.

#3306 83 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

If you're talking about the Pinburgh TNA, it's because of the overhead camera & stream. As someone watching from home, I appreciated the extra light on all the stage games.

I wish I could get an honest answer on the impact of these on the streaming, but unfortunately with it being a sponsorship deal it would be perceived as biased regardless.

Those cameras they were using were no joke. Maybe the extra lighting help, but I also imagine they have pretty good low light quality.

Watching at pinburgh, some of the games the lighting looked inconsistent. Bright at the edges and gradient towards the middle, which seemed darker. But maybe this was better than without them.

They had them set on a very yellow light setting, so they were not super bright and washing things out. I talked to players that said they liked them in the finals.

#3307 83 days ago

Is everybody that is putting in the rail lighting getting it from hooked on pinball?

#3308 83 days ago
Quoted from Zavadoza:

Is everybody that is putting in the rail lighting getting it from hooked on pinball?

I did and was very glad that I did. Robert is good people and a pinball guy as well. He went out of his way to help me when I needed help even though it wasn't something he was responsible for. His kit is an excellent product, it is the one on Scott D's machine, simple to install and looks great. Buy with confidence.

#3309 83 days ago
Quoted from Zavadoza:Is everybody that is putting in the rail lighting getting it from hooked on pinball?

Yes sir. They look great and are easy to install.

#3310 83 days ago

Still do not understand swapping the screen out. It looks cool with the low-fi washed out 80’s VHS Rez look. Kinda fits the theme? The only screen I would flip the current out with would be a Mini CRT. That would be best mod ever.

#3311 83 days ago

The nice thing about mods is they allow the owner to customize as they choose. None are mandatory

#3312 83 days ago

Come on #250! Only weeks away me thinks!

#3313 83 days ago
Quoted from johnnyutah:

Still do not understand swapping the screen out. It looks cool with the low-fi washed out 80’s VHS Rez look. Kinda fits the theme? The only screen I would flip the current out with would be a Mini CRT. That would be best mod ever.

Screen!?!??! I though we were calling them televisions now??!!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/television-vs-dmd

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#3314 83 days ago

Instead of concentrating solely on advancing towards the next reactor, I concentrated more on scoring points during MB. I scored a bunch of 4x jackpots on two different MBs which had a big impact on my overall score. I had just barely breached the 5 million point mark less than a week earlier for the first time, then today this

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#3315 83 days ago
Quoted from RobT:

I scored a bunch of 4x jackpots on two different MBs which had a big impact on my overall score.

Nicely done. This had a big impact on my overall sense of skill and worth as a player haha, I'm gonna go jump in a lake now or something... thanks a lot

#3316 83 days ago

I should add that I did start reactor 6, so I got the second extra ball.

#3317 83 days ago
Quoted from RobT:

I should add that I did start reactor 6, so I got the second extra ball.

Note to self: start reactor six.

#3318 83 days ago

Note to self: put rubber bands across outlanes.

#3319 81 days ago

Did anyone run into a game reset issue when pressing the start button after changing the setting for the in/out lanes ball save progress kept between ball to "no"?
I had the issue on the 1.2.0 and same on the 1.2.1 it seems?

#3320 81 days ago

When I turn on the machine and start a two player game, two balls are served up. This only happens on the first game after turning the machine on. All subsequent games serve up balls correctly. The way I fix it for the first game is I crash the game by going into the menu system and back out, then drain the balls and start a new two player game.
Anyone else have this double ball on boot thing going on?

#3321 76 days ago

@herg, thanks for the LED diffuser!

#3322 76 days ago
Quoted from jfesler:

@herg, thanks for the LED diffuser!

Just ordered a set from him too. I'm usually not a speaker light guy, but this kit seems to be especially suited for this game. Cant be said for any other game really.

#3323 76 days ago

How’s the game holding-up interest-wise for owners with a few other games alongside it for variety? i.e. 3~10 games.

I’d love one of these, and they’re not easy to buy in the U.K., but would find it hard to sell an existing game (as always!)

#3324 76 days ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

How’s the game holding-up interest-wise for owners with a few other games alongside it for variety? i.e. 3~10 games.
I’d love one of these, and they’re not easy to buy in the U.K., but would find it hard to sell an existing game (as always!)

In my 9 game collection it still stands out as the most unique game I own. Its hard, fast and fun. Easy to understand and hard to master. I have not had another game with this kind of "one more time" feel in a long time. Weather I play well or it kicks my butt I always smile and leave wanting more.

-Jim

#3325 76 days ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

How’s the game holding-up interest-wise for owners with a few other games alongside it for variety? i.e. 3~10 games.
I’d love one of these, and they’re not easy to buy in the U.K., but would find it hard to sell an existing game (as always!)

I’ve had mine since January and it still (by far ) gets the most plays out of any other game in my house .

#3326 76 days ago

It still gets the most plays after a couple months and I fly solo. If you love it after a few plays you’ll love it long time. Guess it depends on how you feel about simple solid state games. Luckily it clicked with me and I bought it going in blind.

#3327 76 days ago

Probably a bit biased asking about TNA fun factor in the club thread

#3328 76 days ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

How’s the game holding-up interest-wise for owners with a few other games alongside it for variety? i.e. 3~10 games.
I’d love one of these, and they’re not easy to buy in the U.K., but would find it hard to sell an existing game (as always!)

almost 12 months on route now and still holding strong. Heck, another hobby operator put a 2nd one just 2 blocks down the road and it did not even make a dent in the coin drop of mine.

#3329 76 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

almost 12 months on route now and still holding strong. Heck, another hobby operator put a 2nd one just 2 blocks down the road and it did not even make a dent in the coin drop of mine.

2 reasons: 1st TNA is awesome, 2nd Alt Brew has delicious beer. Going there today after work actually! I'll be dropping a few coins in TNA even though I have one at home

#3330 76 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

2 reasons: 1st TNA is awesome, 2nd Alt Brew has delicious beer. Going there today after work actually! I'll be dropping a few coins in TNA even though I have one at home

cool, I may see you there depending on timing.

#3331 76 days ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

How’s the game holding-up interest-wise for owners with a few other games alongside it for variety? i.e. 3~10 games.
I’d love one of these, and they’re not easy to buy in the U.K., but would find it hard to sell an existing game (as always!)

Holds up well in my 6 game collection.

#3332 76 days ago

Even when I'm not playing it, it's still pretty easy on the eyes. I had considered letting it go, but I think that's just a summer thing. I haven't been playing much of any of them.

Come those long cold California winter nights, I'm sure it will get plenty of action again.

What I really like is this thing has a tank on the backglass, and I like tanks.

#3333 75 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Probably a bit biased asking about TNA fun factor in the club thread

Perhaps a biased opinion is what i’m looking for to convince me

#3334 75 days ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

Perhaps a biased opinion is what i’m looking for to convince me

Are you sure you aren't already convinced? They will be producing this game for at least another year or more. No rush. You will get to play it at festivals and arcades and your friends houses. In another year or so, when you are ready to buy there will be several for sale some maybe even in the UK so you will be able to save a little scratch. Or if money is no object go ahead an order it today. Do it now! Now! NOW! Even if you hate it you will get most of your cash back when you sell it.

#3336 75 days ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

How’s the game holding-up interest-wise for owners with a few other games alongside it for variety? i.e. 3~10 games.

So far so good in my 5 game collection; the rules aren't complicated but the game is tough with an unparalleled light and sound show. The co-op and team vs also really give it a little extra longevity and make it a favorite when several people are playing.

#3337 75 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Come those long cold California winter nights, I'm sure it will get plenty of action again.

cold Califormia winter nights??????? come out here for a visist in Feb. We will show you cold

#3338 75 days ago

Finally updated the code last night. So far adding the timed challenge seems to make me play a whole lot worse. A great addition, but I need to just let those destruction times happen. When I'm rushing, I play terribly.

#3339 75 days ago
Quoted from SpookyKT:

cold Califormia winter nights??????? come out here for a visist in Feb. We will show you cold

In O-Din’s defense KT,
He DID have to throw some socks on under his Rainbow sandals when the temps dropped below 52F.
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#3340 75 days ago

See how cold it gets?

#3341 74 days ago
Quoted from SpookyKT:

cold Califormia winter nights??????? come out here for a visist in Feb. We will show you cold

Ha when I visited CA in February. They thought we were crazy looking for the pool at night. It was a balmy 55 degrees low overnight.

#3342 74 days ago

#218 is scheduled to be delivered this afternoon! From what I understand I may need to adjust the scoop, monitor settings, and slingshot power settings. Any other tips for a fresh out of the box setup?

#3343 74 days ago

Box of Kleenex for when it makes you realize what a terrible player you actually are! I’ve gone through a couple

Oh, and make sure it’s correctly leveled and not pitched too low or it’s gonna be drain city in the outlanes!

#3344 74 days ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

Oh, and make sure it’s correctly leveled and not pitched too low or it’s gonna be drain city in the outlanes!

Good point. Steeper is better! Most of my Sterns have the level bubble split in half by the top black line. Iron Maiden is the only recent Stern I've played where standard pitch feels the best.

#3345 74 days ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

Box of Kleenex for when it makes you realize what a terrible player you actually are! I’ve gone through a couple
Oh, and make sure it’s correctly leveled and not pitched too low or it’s gonna be drain city in the outlanes!

What is level for this game? 6.5 degrees? I remember reading that all auto-levelers up is automatically level on this game, is that true?

#3346 74 days ago

I'm have trouble with my speaker light kit. The purple isn't showing up on one of the rings while the other does. Also when it turns red, only a few LEDs on the bottom light up. Has anyone else had did problem? Just doing the install today.

#3347 74 days ago

I got these lighted side rails from hooked on pinball, but there is shit for instructions on their site .

Am I supposed to rip the glue out of these buttons?

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#3348 73 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

I'm have trouble with my speaker light kit. The purple isn't showing up on one of the rings while the other does. Also when it turns red, only a few LEDs on the bottom light up. Has anyone else had did problem? Just doing the install today.

It's the red that's not coming through to make purple, as most of the reds dont light up...you can see the couple of lights that do work on the left
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#3349 73 days ago
Quoted from Aniraf:

I got these lighted side rails from hooked on pinball, but there is shit for instructions on their site .
Am I supposed to rip the glue out of these buttons?[quoted image]

Yep. Clean all that out, remove the old buttons, and install away. No real need to put the glue back in I don't think. Mine have been fine without it.

#3350 73 days ago

Just fired it up, it has no sound. spookykt or spookycharlie any ideas?

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