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TSPP Owners Club..... Members Only!!!

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#6101 12 days ago

I'm having a difficult time finding a good site to purchase Cliffy Protectors. Specifically for the garage ramp and Itchy/Scratchy. Any help?

#6102 12 days ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

I'm having a difficult time finding a good site to purchase Cliffy Protectors. Specifically for the garage ramp and Itchy/Scratchy. Any help?

Did you try Cliffy’s site?

http://www.passionforpinball.com/TSPP.htm

#6103 12 days ago

I did but couldn’t figure out how to order. I guess I have to email him direct. I tried most of the distributors but they were out of business or didn’t have the ones I wanted.

#6104 12 days ago
Quoted from trk12fire:

I did but couldn’t figure out how to order. I guess I have to email him direct. I tried most of the distributors but they were out of business or didn’t have the ones I wanted.

Just email him directly and he'll get back to you soon enough. He's a one man operation as far as I can tell so it will be roughly a 3 week wait I'm guessing.

#6105 12 days ago

I just ordered from him. He'll reply quickly and send you a PayPal invoice. He told me it would be about 3 weeks to get me a TSPP set.

#6106 12 days ago

My playfield clear coat is done with a couple wrinkles thrown in
1. Had the Simpsons cars painted Hot Pink
2. Had all the ball trail fire painted red so the dots stand out more
I’m happy with it, going to be using the Donut decals and adding a bunch of pink donuts to the machine, stay tuned……

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#6107 12 days ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

My playfield clear coat is done with a couple wrinkles thrown in
1. Had the Simpsons cars painted Hot Pink
2. Had all the ball trail fire painted red so the dots stand out more
I’m happy with it, going to be using the Donut decals and adding a bunch of pink donuts to the machine, stay tuned……
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Looks great, well done.

#6108 8 days ago

Good morning, I'm looking for the LEFT RAMP, someone could help me. Thank you

#6109 5 days ago

Im having an issue with the garage door always being open, I originally thought as it slammed shut it hit the switch which reopened it, when I swapped the switch this corrected it for a while but I’ve just noticed it’s always open again, in single coil test the door opens ok when you press run but should it auto close or stay open?
Mine stays open, wondering if someone could check?

#6110 4 days ago

Why you little!!!

Just joined the club with this beauty. Bought it from the original owner who had purchased it for his kids. Unfortunately they weren't "pinball" aficionados, so while it's in beautiful condition, it will need a deep clean.

1. Does anyone have an LED guide? Could every bulb be replaced with a bright white? Would it look good?

2. Any particular "must have" mods? I know I definitely want the Duff Beer mod...

3. There are several side blades available. Anyone better than the other? I like the finish that Stern has been using on their latest blades. It's more of a durable/user friendly material vs a vinyl decal. Are any of you using something like this?

Cheers

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#6111 4 days ago
Quoted from Norcalpin:

Does anyone have an LED guide? Could every bulb be replaced with a bright white? Would it look good?

There are as many opinions as there are bulbs in the world, but from what I have read and seen in pics, my plan is to replace every lamp with Comet 2SMD Frosted Warm White. That will look the most like the original incandescent, which is my preference. ("Sunlight" is a little cooler and their other white is the coolest. Curious about Sunlight but I know I hate cool white.) If I find I don't like how a particular spot looks I can address that with a different bulb.

#6112 4 days ago
Quoted from horseflesh:

There are as many opinions as there are bulbs in the world, but from what I have read and seen in pics, my plan is to replace every lamp with Comet 2SMD Frosted Warm White. That will look the most like the original incandescent, which is my preference. ("Sunlight" is a little cooler and their other white is the coolest. Curious about Sunlight but I know I hate cool white.) If I find I don't like how a particular spot looks I can address that with a different bulb.

Thx for your comment. Yep, I'm assuming the warm white will look pretty close to the original. I actually like the bright white and will go with that, but wondered if folks have added some hints of purple or blue. Any pics with such variations welcome!

#6113 4 days ago
Quoted from Norcalpin:Why you little!!!
Just joined the club with this beauty. Bought it from the original owner who had purchased it for his kids. Unfortunately they weren't "pinball" aficionados, so while it's in beautiful condition, it will need a deep clean.
1. Does anyone have an LED guide? Could every bulb be replaced with a bright white? Would it look good?
2. Any particular "must have" mods? I know I definitely want the Duff Beer mod...
3. There are several side blades available. Anyone better than the other? I like the finish that Stern has been using on their latest blades. It's more of a durable/user friendly material vs a vinyl decal. Are any of you using something like this?
Cheers
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Quoted from Norcalpin:

Why you little!!!
Just joined the club with this beauty. Bought it from the original owner who had purchased it for his kids. Unfortunately they weren't "pinball" aficionados, so while it's in beautiful condition, it will need a deep clean.
1. Does anyone have an LED guide? Could every bulb be replaced with a bright white? Would it look good?
2. Any particular "must have" mods? I know I definitely want the Duff Beer mod...
3. There are several side blades available. Anyone better than the other? I like the finish that Stern has been using on their latest blades. It's more of a durable/user friendly material vs a vinyl decal. Are any of you using something like this?
Cheers
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I think a pin2DMD or a colourdmd is a must
I like these blades as they match what’s going on on the playfield ebay.com link: Inside decals for Stern The Simpsons Pinball Party TSPP pinball machine

#6114 4 days ago
Quoted from Norcalpin:

Why you little!!!
Just joined the club with this beauty. Bought it from the original owner who had purchased it for his kids. Unfortunately they weren't "pinball" aficionados, so while it's in beautiful condition, it will need a deep clean.
1. Does anyone have an LED guide? Could every bulb be replaced with a bright white? Would it look good?
2. Any particular "must have" mods? I know I definitely want the Duff Beer mod...
3. There are several side blades available. Anyone better than the other? I like the finish that Stern has been using on their latest blades. It's more of a durable/user friendly material vs a vinyl decal. Are any of you using something like this?
Cheers
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Quoted from horseflesh:

There are as many opinions as there are bulbs in the world, but from what I have read and seen in pics, my plan is to replace every lamp with Comet 2SMD Frosted Warm White. That will look the most like the original incandescent, which is my preference. ("Sunlight" is a little cooler and their other white is the coolest. Curious about Sunlight but I know I hate cool white.) If I find I don't like how a particular spot looks I can address that with a different bulb.

I used Comet 2smd sunlight in my TSPP. I used a few colored where the white is too blinding. I think the sunlight is perfect in this pin.

#6115 3 days ago

Anyone can chime in about the Treehouse mod if it blocks the view to the upper playfield?

#6116 3 days ago
Quoted from gprotein:

Anyone can chime in about the Treehouse mod if it blocks the view to the upper playfield?

Tree house mod is a win IMO.

#6117 3 days ago

Little upgrade…

Decided to powdercoat (Sour Apple) Did the habitrails and monorail too. Legs will be here tomorrow.

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#6118 3 days ago

That powdercoat job is beautiful, wow.

#6119 3 days ago
Quoted from gprotein:

Anyone can chime in about the Treehouse mod if it blocks the view to the upper playfield?

Doesn’t block the upper playfield at all on mine.

#6120 3 days ago
Quoted from PinPickle:

Little upgrade…
Decided to powdercoat (Sour Apple) Did the habitrails and monorail too. Legs will be here tomorrow. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That looks awesome....who did that for u?

#6121 3 days ago
Quoted from TheBeefSupreme:

Doesn’t block the upper playfield at all on mine.

My 10 yr-old-son used to complain about the blocked view. If you’re taller than 4’10”, you should be fine.

#6122 2 days ago
Quoted from horseflesh:

That powdercoat job is beautiful, wow.

Thank you!

Quoted from PtownPin:

That looks awesome....who did that for u?

Local guy. I got my last pin done by pinball refinery and he did a good job. But shipping to and from was more expensive then getting it done locally. Didn’t know this guy existed but I’m really pleased with the outcome. Almost went pink….

#6123 2 days ago
Quoted from gprotein:

Anyone can chime in about the Treehouse mod if it blocks the view to the upper playfield?

Treehouse mod doesn't block at all. Blends in very well.

#6124 1 day ago
Quoted from Norcalpin:

2. Any particular "must have" mods?
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Pinsound with the mix by Baptiste is the only must have mod I can’t live without.

#6125 1 day ago
Quoted from schwarz:

Pinsound with the mix by Baptiste is the only must have mod I can’t live without.

I second this! His soundmix is AMAZING!!!!!!

#6126 1 day ago

Hello, all! I’m a new TSPP owner, and have a couple issues that I’m hoping to find some wisdom about here!

1) Earlier tonight, after playing a few games and leaving TSPP turned on to just hang out in the other room in Attract Mode, I heard a couple “ding” kind of noises, and then eventually when my brother got back around to play another game maybe 30-60 minutes later, found the GI on, but the DMD off and nothing else on or responding. We power cycled the game, and still, nothing but the GI would turn on. I opened up the backbox, pulled out the batteries (yep, it’s still on batteries) to check them, and while they were out, out of curiosity to see what would happen (I’m fairly new to the battery era of games), I turned the game on again and it…all turned back on as normal. Incidentally, the batteries were all fine, so they’ve been put back in, and I don’t even know if that would’ve been a potential cause of that kind of problem, but certainly doesn’t seem to have been related here. Any insight or familiarity with what that kind of situation might mean, and what to check if (guessing “when”) it happens again? I’v left the game on again for a while now to see if it would happen again, and if so, to run to it to hopefully see an operator error or something obvious occurring when it made the “ding” noise, but it has been in Attract Mode just fine this time, as it always has been before, so no luck there tonight.

2) Occasionally (at least 50% of the time, I’d say), the TV will catch a ball as it should, release it as it should, but the coil buzzing continues and after a few seconds, an operator error #7 about the TV coil shows up on the DMD. The coil seems to fire and retract w/o issue, or at least w/o any issue that impacts gameplay, so curious to know if this is a familiar problem, as well, and what I might want to look into to resolve it.

Has anyone come across these issues before?

#6127 1 day ago
Quoted from PinPickle:

Thank you!

Local guy. I got my last pin done by pinball refinery and he did a good job. But shipping to and from was more expensive then getting it done locally. Didn’t know this guy existed but I’m really pleased with the outcome. Almost went pink….

Turned out great....I wish I could find a local guy

#6128 1 day ago
Quoted from zeldarioid:

1) Earlier tonight, after playing a few games and leaving TSPP turned on to just hang out in the other room in Attract Mode, I heard a couple “ding” kind of noises, [...]

Are these the same "ding" noises the game makes at power up? Maybe just multiple, instead of one?

It sounds like your game's software is crashing. Turning it off, letting it sit, and then turning it on is letting it reboot properly.

I've seen this when the +5V supply is a little crusty. Re-seat the +5V power connector as a short-term fix. My short-term fix has lasted several years, but the game is lightly played.

The game only takes power from the batteries when it's off, so removing them is no problem. (Change them with the power on, or better yet, replace with NVRAM. Replace batteries yearly.)

Quoted from zeldarioid:

2) Occasionally (at least 50% of the time, I’d say), the TV will catch a ball as it should, release it as it should, but the coil buzzing continues and after a few seconds, an operator error #7 about the TV coil shows up on the DMD. The coil seems to fire and retract w/o issue, or at least w/o any issue that impacts gameplay, so curious to know if this is a familiar problem, as well, and what I might want to look into to resolve it.
Has anyone come across these issues before?

I'm guessing there's a dirty or failing switch associated with the TV. It might be that the switch is staying stuck closed. Switch test is really useful here. There are two; one tests switches changing state, the other reports all switches that are currently closed ("active").

Test it with a ball, not just a finger -- balls close switches differently.

#6129 1 day ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

Turned out great....I wish I could find a local guy

Have you tried Maas in Livermore? I've heard very good things, but haven't used them.

#6130 1 day ago

Hello, all! I’m a new TSPP owner, and have a couple issues that I’m hoping to find some wisdom about here!
1) Earlier tonight, after playing a few games and leaving TSPP turned on to just hang out in the other room in Attract Mode, I heard a couple “ding” kind of noises, and then eventually when my brother got back around to play another game maybe 30-60 minutes later, found the GI on, but the DMD off and nothing else on or responding. We power cycled the game, and still, nothing but the GI would turn on. I opened up the backbox, pulled out the batteries (yep, it’s still on batteries) to check them, and while they were out, out of curiosity to see what would happen (I’m fairly new to the battery era of games), I turned the game on again and it…all turned back on as normal. Incidentally, the batteries were all fine, so they’ve been put back in, and I don’t even know if that would’ve been a potential cause of that kind of problem, but certainly doesn’t seem to have been related here. Any insight or familiarity with what that kind of situation might mean, and what to check if (guessing “when”) it happens again? I’v left the game on again for a while now to see if it would happen again, and if so, to run to it to hopefully see an operator error or something obvious occurring when it made the “ding” noise, but it has been in Attract Mode just fine this time, as it always has been before, so no luck there tonight.

I've had this happen as well when I was interrupted during a game and left the ball unplunged for a long period of time (maybe an hour?). I turned it off and then back on and it returned to normal play. I haven't seen it happen again even after trying to reproduce the issue. I'm only mentioning this because I've actually experienced the behavior and it seemed to be a one-off for me as well.

2) Occasionally (at least 50% of the time, I’d say), the TV will catch a ball as it should, release it as it should, but the coil buzzing continues and after a few seconds, an operator error #7 about the TV coil shows up on the DMD. The coil seems to fire and retract w/o issue, or at least w/o any issue that impacts gameplay, so curious to know if this is a familiar problem, as well, and what I might want to look into to resolve it.
Has anyone come across these issues before?

Check out this thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tspp-tv-release-makes-a-buzzing-sound-when-a-ball-enters

#6131 1 day ago
Quoted from ts4z:

Have you tried Maas in Livermore? I've heard very good things, but haven't used them.

I haven't but a local guy has with success....I've sent them several emails with no response so their either busy or not interested?

#6132 1 day ago

Just got done installing colordmd. Awesome!

What do you guys have for contrast and backlight settings? I am getting a slight greenish color where it should be yellow

UPDATE: I got it sorted out. I also installed a glare eliminator and I think that was causing some issues. I removed it and it looks much better

#6133 22 hours ago

I actually think the pink looks pretty awesome...most do yellow or the green

#6134 8 hours ago

Question… I have a bunch of lights out on the lower left side of my pin. Any idea where I can start trouble shooting that?

#6135 8 hours ago

Hey guys,

TSPP is definitely a fun game to mod as I've seen pictures of all your beautiful machines, but what about gameplay? What is a general strategy to the game? Ways to complete said strategy?

#6136 8 hours ago
Quoted from Norcalpin:

Hey guys,
TSPP is definitely a fun game to mod as I've seen pictures of all your beautiful machines, but what about gameplay? What is a general strategy to the game? Ways to complete said strategy?

I haven’t owned the game for very long, but my strategy has been to never let the timer run out

#6137 7 hours ago
Quoted from Norcalpin:

Hey guys,
TSPP is definitely a fun game to mod as I've seen pictures of all your beautiful machines, but what about gameplay? What is a general strategy to the game? Ways to complete said strategy?

The core element of this game is stacking modes. You can stack the TV modes and even the mini-wizard modes. I would start with just trying to complete the TV modes and get to Alien Invasion, or by collecting all of the Otto doubles and play Springfield Mystery Spot--both of those will jump your score up quickly. Stacking Daredevil Mania to either of those will also likely complete that mini-wizard mode and tack on another 5m.

#6138 5 hours ago
Quoted from PinPickle:

Question… I have a bunch of lights out on the lower left side of my pin. Any idea where I can start trouble shooting that?

Fuse… fixed

#6139 5 hours ago
Quoted from Biju:

The core element of this game is stacking modes. You can stack the TV modes and even the mini-wizard modes. I would start with just trying to complete the TV modes and get to Alien Invasion, or by collecting all of the Otto doubles and play Springfield Mystery Spot--both of those will jump your score up quickly. Stacking Daredevil Mania to either of those will also likely complete that mini-wizard mode and tack on another 5m.

Thanks for the tips

#6140 20 minutes ago

I read that one of the features with the 5.0 code update was to stop the I/S eject from happening when the drop targets were still up.

Until yesterday I was running code 4.0 and NEVER had this issue.

I installed colordmd and in the process I updated my rom chips to 5.0 code and display. Now I seem to be having the drop target issue. Seems like if the lower target is up and the ball goes into I/S, it ejects it without dropping the target first.

Anyone else?

#6141 18 minutes ago
Quoted from Mattyk:

I read that one of the features with the 5.0 code update was to stop the I/S eject from happening when the drop targets were still up.
Until yesterday I was running code 4.0 and NEVER had this issue.
I installed colordmd and in the process I updated my rom chips to 5.0 code and display. Now I seem to be having the drop target issue. Seems like if the lower target is up and the ball goes into I/S, it ejects it without dropping the target first.
Anyone else?

It should drop first...check your switches in switch test to see if they're registering?

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