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


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#4551 40 days ago
Quoted from opt_prime:

Ah, thanks! I thought I got one blinking, then it didn't light for the rest of the game once the mode was over. I'll have to get it to occur again and see what happens...or do you mean after I get the first character blinking, then I have to hit the couch again to keep character #1 lit?

If I remember correctly, blinking just means that’s the character up for collection. You need to get it solid to count as collected. You have to get all the jackpots, including the TV - THEN the couch to get the character. Do it again to get the next one. It’s very tough, I don’t think I’ve gotten more than 2.

#4552 40 days ago

Just run through the couch for each character while on couch MB. You can get more than one per MB. I have gotten four of them.

#4553 40 days ago

Anyone have a line on a protector for the right big plastic? Previous owner had installed a set of course missing the important one. I have a hard time justifying $60 for one protector. Thanks

#4554 39 days ago

I have been encountering an odd, inconsistent phenomenon the last few days with my TSPP. Whenever I hit my flippers, it's giving me automatic points! Sometimes this can happen when I'm on ball 1 and haven't even launched it into play. It's giving me sometimes 100 points even, and at other times a bit more, I think 110 or 120. Obviously it's somehow triggering something to cause the "free points." I don't see the bumpers activating, or anything else.

#4555 39 days ago
Quoted from opt_prime:

I have been encountering an odd, inconsistent phenomenon the last few days with my TSPP. Whenever I hit my flippers, it's giving me automatic points! Sometimes this can happen when I'm on ball 1 and haven't even launched it into play. It's giving me sometimes 100 points even, and at other times a bit more, I think 110 or 120. Obviously it's somehow triggering something to cause the "free points." I don't see the bumpers activating, or anything else.

Put the game into switch test and pound on the playfield a bit. See if anything triggers in test.

#4556 39 days ago

Joined the club last Friday. Picked this up from a guy who found it in a storage unit. Extremely dirty playfield but boards are very clean. Original batteries but no leakage, nvram on the way. Goodie bag still stapled inside. Someone stole the coin box at one point and in doing so destroyed the lock down bar, bent the coin door up pretty good, bent the lockdown bar receiver, chipped the glass and gouged the cabinet below the left side rail. Started cleaning it tonight. Coming along pretty well so far, but it’s a slow go. Really looking forward to playing it soon.

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#4557 39 days ago

It's cleaning up nicely! Congrats!

#4558 39 days ago

Revamped version of the rules flowchart. Added a box around each of the modes to make them easier to find, plus some other small tweaks.

TSPP Rules.pdf
#4559 39 days ago
Quoted from Grindhouse:

Joined the club last Friday. Picked this up from a guy who found it in a storage unit. Extremely dirty playfield but boards are very clean. Original batteries but no leakage, nvram on the way. Goodie bag still stapled inside. Someone stole the coin box at one point and in doing so destroyed the lock down bar, bent the coin door up pretty good, bent the lockdown bar receiver, chipped the glass and gouged the cabinet below the left side rail. Started cleaning it tonight. Coming along pretty well so far, but it’s a slow go. Really looking forward to playing it soon.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

You got one of the better playfield runs. There’s no splotch on Homer’s head!

#4560 39 days ago

Does anyone make a nice pinsound soundset for TSPP?
I only found Original at pinsound forum.
I think with the simpsons rock theme would be great, and without the annoying d'oh frenzy sound

#4561 39 days ago
Quoted from Twister:

Does anyone make a nice pinsound soundset for TSPP?
I only found Original at pinsound forum.
I think with the simpsons rock theme would be great, and without the annoying d'oh frenzy sound

Is your Homer head working 100%. Part of the fun of Doh Frenzy is that he moves & lights up with each Doh! Removing it would be weird.

#4562 39 days ago

I just wish not every single switch gave an audible doh, the head should still follow but only doh on switches that matter.

#4563 38 days ago
Quoted from opt_prime:

I have been encountering an odd, inconsistent phenomenon the last few days with my TSPP. Whenever I hit my flippers, it's giving me automatic points! Sometimes this can happen when I'm on ball 1 and haven't even launched it into play. It's giving me sometimes 100 points even, and at other times a bit more, I think 110 or 120. Obviously it's somehow triggering something to cause the "free points." I don't see the bumpers activating, or anything else.

Quoted from ralphwiggum:

Put the game into switch test and pound on the playfield a bit. See if anything triggers in test.

By taking off the glass and just watching / listening, I figured out more or less what's going on. The right slingshot is going off anytime I press the right or left flipper, and it's also going off sometimes when the Homer head turns. However, when I press on the right slingshot with my hand, it does NOT operate. I wonder if I need to replace a switch...I'm not sure what would cause that behavior.

#4564 38 days ago
Quoted from opt_prime:

By taking off the glass and just watching / listening, I figured out more or less what's going on. The right slingshot is going off anytime I press the right or left flipper, and it's also going off sometimes when the Homer head turns. However, when I press on the right slingshot with my hand, it does NOT operate. I wonder if I need to replace a switch...I'm not sure what would cause that behavior.

It sounds like it is actually gapped too close together. To verify, you can pull the rubber off and retest by pushing on each switch for that sling.

#4565 38 days ago
Quoted from ralphwiggum:

It sounds like it is actually gapped too close together. To verify, you can pull the rubber off and retest by pushing on each switch for that sling.

Yep, that was apparently it! Sort of. I pulled the rubber off, it seemed to test out fine, and I put the rubber back on, ensuring it was placed properly into the grooves. I'm wondering if somehow the rubber got off the groove. After replacing the rubber, it worked fine (so far). Thank you so much - it's funny how many simple things I have yet to learn about repair and maintenance, but I am learning, thanks to folks like yourself and Pinside.

#4566 38 days ago
Quoted from opt_prime:

Yep, that was apparently it! Sort of. I pulled the rubber off, it seemed to test out fine, and I put the rubber back on, ensuring it was placed properly into the grooves. I'm wondering if somehow the rubber got off the groove. After replacing the rubber, it worked fine (so far). Thank you so much - it's funny how many simple things I have yet to learn about repair and maintenance, but I am learning, thanks to folks like yourself and Pinside.

It may return at some point where you will need to adjust the switches. Over time, those switches get their gap closed a little bit. Pretty easy to adjust, and won’t take long.

Glad to hear it was simple!

#4567 38 days ago
Quoted from cjchand:

Revamped version of the rules flowchart. Added a box around each of the modes to make them easier to find, plus some other small tweaks.[quoted image]

This would make a nice framed print!

#4568 38 days ago
Quoted from C_Presley:

I just wish not every single switch gave an audible doh, the head should still follow but only doh on switches that matter.

That wouldn’t be as funny & wouldn’t be a Frenzy. Lots of games have Switch Frenzy modes. Addams has Mamushka (every switch is a “Hey!”), Family Guy has Chicken Fight (every switch is a punch).

#4569 38 days ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

That wouldn’t be as funny & wouldn’t be a Frenzy. Lots of games have Switch Frenzy modes. Addams has Mamushka (every switch is a “Hey!”), Family Guy has Chicken Fight (every switch is a punch).

I love that D'Oh, the one music that really annoys me is the Comic book guy Hurry Up. I hate it so much that I try making the shot the second it starts, I guess it was the goal !

#4570 38 days ago
Quoted from Sparky:

This would make a nice framed print!

Or tattoo?

#4571 38 days ago

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Just reduced the price on my Simpson’s with color DMD.

#4572 38 days ago

monkfe made a good point about the text being too small, so here's a revamped version with larger text. Hope that helps!

I have no idea why it won't let me attach the PDF to this post, but here's a link to it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ch0d6zv3bd752ke/TSPP%20Rules%20v2.pdf?dl=0

#4573 35 days ago

Sorry for the repeated spam, as it won't let me edit my last post. Hopefully this is the last iteration... for now This revision is still pretty small, but my 46-year old eyes can read it, so likely as good as we're gonna get.

Highly suspect at some point later on I'll make a multi-page version so I can add in scoring details for each mode.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pf9hwkgrsiu959v/TSPP%20Rules%20v3.1.pdf?dl=0

#4574 30 days ago

Can be tricky but love trying for the left orbit->Treehouse ramp combo. Gives you two SIMPSONS letters to D'oh Fenzy as well, I believe.

#4575 30 days ago
Quoted from multibrawlr:

Can be tricky but love trying for the left orbit->Treehouse ramp combo. Gives you two SIMPSONS letters to D'oh Fenzy as well, I believe.

There aren't a lot of shots in pinball more satisfying than making that left orbit through the pops. I think I've only managed to hit the treehouse ramp from it once though.

#4576 30 days ago
Quoted from emkay:

There aren't a lot of shots in pinball more satisfying than making that left orbit through the pops. I think I've only managed to hit the treehouse ramp from it once though.

I’m the opposite. I hit the left ramp from the left orbit way more often than when it comes from Homer.

#4577 27 days ago

Joe Balcer asked if I could find him a set of NOS or repro plastics. I don't even know if they made a repro set.

Anyone able to hook Joe up?

He also said he's got some "cool shit" to trade. I'd have to find out exactly what said "cool shit" is.

#4578 27 days ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Joe Balcer asked if I could find him a set of NOS or repro plastics. I don't even know if they made a repro set.
Anyone able to hook Joe up?
He also said he's got some "cool shit" to trade. I'd have to find out exactly what said "cool shit" is.

I've seen the Russians sell them on eBay from time to time.

#4579 27 days ago
Quoted from moonduckie78:

I've seen the Russians sell them on eBay from time to time.

Yup. Joe knows about those. He didn't think he wanted to go there.

If anyone has these and can vouch for them, let me know.

#4580 27 days ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Yup. Joe knows about those. He didn't think he wanted to go there.
If anyone has these and can vouch for them, let me know.

I bought a few replacement plastics for my Sopranos from the guy in Russia. They were good quality. The color/resolution was not identical to the original, but it was pretty close.

#4581 27 days ago

Yup. I bought a few TSPP plastics from the Russians.....the slingshot Duff girls, and that really long one on the right side.

Color was nearly identical to the originals. But yes, the resolution was different. It was actually BETTER than the originals, which were printed with that CMYK halftone dot process. The Russian repros are a lot nicer and cleaner looking. I would have been very happy to replace my plastics with a full set.

Check out these pics from a a few years ago.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tspp-owners-club-members-only/page/28#post-3181892

#4582 26 days ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Yup. Joe knows about those. He didn't think he wanted to go there.
If anyone has these and can vouch for them, let me know.

I bought his full colour cabinet decals and plastics and they were great. Definitely can recommend him.

#4583 26 days ago

I just put a set of the repo slings on and I think they look fine. Colors are sharper and more vibrant.

#4584 26 days ago

I just installed the new topper and Im super happy with it !

(and plugged the nvram so my high score is gone...)

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#4585 25 days ago

I've had my TSPP for 2 or 3 months now and realized it's a long-term keeper, so I purchased an LCD COLORDMD. I realize it's a subjective choice, but does anyone have an opinion on the "best" mode for the LCD? I did a search on pinside and found discussions about LCD versus LED, but couldn't readily find an answer to this topic. Thanks for any opinions!

#4586 25 days ago
Quoted from opt_prime:

I've had my TSPP for 2 or 3 months now and realized it's a long-term keeper, so I purchased an LCD COLORDMD. I realize it's a subjective choice, but does anyone have an opinion on the "best" mode for the LCD? I did a search on pinside and found discussions about LCD versus LED, but couldn't readily find an answer to this topic. Thanks for any opinions!

DOTSXL!

#4587 25 days ago
Quoted from opt_prime:

I've had my TSPP for 2 or 3 months now and realized it's a long-term keeper, so I purchased an LCD COLORDMD. I realize it's a subjective choice, but does anyone have an opinion on the "best" mode for the LCD? I did a search on pinside and found discussions about LCD versus LED, but couldn't readily find an answer to this topic. Thanks for any opinions!

I'm a fan of the LCD for its versatility, I like changing up from dots to smoothing every now and then. Just play around and see what you like.

#4588 25 days ago
Quoted from opt_prime:

I've had my TSPP for 2 or 3 months now and realized it's a long-term keeper, so I purchased an LCD COLORDMD. I realize it's a subjective choice, but does anyone have an opinion on the "best" mode for the LCD? I did a search on pinside and found discussions about LCD versus LED, but couldn't readily find an answer to this topic. Thanks for any opinions!

Dots

#4589 25 days ago

Okay

I need the info on this delicate subject

How much should the garage door open

Mine opens and clears the ball but seems lower than I remember on other TSPP

Or if there is a page in this thread just lmk

Thanks
James

#4590 25 days ago

There’s a fix for a weak garage opening. It’s in this thread, might be to replace the coil, but not completely sure.

#4591 22 days ago

Has anyone ever figured out the rules and rewards around lighting up the characters faces in the lower center playfield? Getting super jackpots seems to light them. I lit them all but then it seemed it like they just all unlit again with little fanfare. I have read Bowen’s guide and I don’t believe this is even covered there. Thanks if anyone knows.

#4592 22 days ago
Quoted from opt_prime:

I've had my TSPP for 2 or 3 months now and realized it's a long-term keeper, so I purchased an LCD COLORDMD. I realize it's a subjective choice, but does anyone have an opinion on the "best" mode for the LCD? I did a search on pinside and found discussions about LCD versus LED, but couldn't readily find an answer to this topic. Thanks for any opinions!

DOTS XL forever. It’s the best representation of the art. So-called “Hi Rez” smears the art into something grotesque.

#4593 22 days ago
Quoted from TheCnyPinGuy:

Okay
I need the info on this delicate subject
How much should the garage door open
Mine opens and clears the ball but seems lower than I remember on other TSPP
Or if there is a page in this thread just lmk
Thanks
James

I have had the garage door sag from time to time, but have seen little evidence that the coil was my issue. I have just cleaned everything related to it- replaced coil sleeve, cleaned the plunger and nylon tip, mine showed no signs of wear or any flat spot on it, and cleaned the black dust that was on the backside of the garage door.

#4594 22 days ago
Quoted from jackd104:

Has anyone ever figured out the rules and rewards around lighting up the characters faces in the lower center playfield? Getting super jackpots seems to light them. I lit them all but then it seemed it like they just all unlit again with little fanfare. I have read Bowen’s guide and I don’t believe this is even covered there. Thanks if anyone knows.

My hat is off to you sir, the best I have ever done is light 2 of the characters.Yes you are correct they are awarded after completing a super jackpot by putting a ball on the couch during Couch MB. I have never gotten close to see it, but assume that the fanfare for completing them all-would be the addition of another puzzle piece for SDMWM.

#4595 22 days ago
Quoted from TheCnyPinGuy:

Okay
I need the info on this delicate subject
How much should the garage door open
Mine opens and clears the ball but seems lower than I remember on other TSPP
Or if there is a page in this thread just lmk
Thanks
James

I had an early run and my garage door also opened just enough to let the ball through - slightly higher than squishy plastic in front of it. I started getting the “sagging” issue, replaced it with the updated coil and opened up at the same height, just stronger and stayed open with no issues. IMO if it’s not sagging it’s not broke, don’t mess with it.

#4596 22 days ago
Quoted from mjs2:

I had an early run and my garage door also opened just enough to let the ball through - slightly higher than squishy plastic in front of it. I started getting the “sagging” issue, replaced it with the updated coil and opened up at the same height, just stronger and stayed open with no issues. IMO if it’s not sagging it’s not broke, don’t mess with it.

Do you recall the updated coil number
The ball has clipped the door and pushed it closed a few times

Just want to prevent issues from occurring

Thanks

#4598 21 days ago
Quoted from TheCnyPinGuy:

Do you recall the updated coil number
The ball has clipped the door and pushed it closed a few times
Just want to prevent issues from occurring
Thanks

As other have said it's a 24-940. You can get this with or without a diode. The original has a diode (I believe) so the the one with the diode would be the safe choice. You'll have to make sure the diode is set in the direction of the original. If not you'll have to reverse the wires when you re-solder or you'll blow the related transistor.

#4599 21 days ago

Joining the club. Picked up my TSPP yesterday. True to form, the fork switch for the VUK in the upper-left is sketchy. I should have proactively ordered replacements, but will be able to limp along for now.

Looking forward to using that rule sheet I created

#4600 21 days ago
Quoted from cjchand:

Joining the club. Picked up my TSPP yesterday. True to form, the fork switch for the VUK in the upper-left is sketchy. I should have proactively ordered replacements, but will be able to limp along for now.
Looking forward to using that rule sheet I created

Nice...great machine enjoy it!

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