Quoted from Requis:
Appologies in advance if this is tabled any where, wondering if someone could take the time to,post..back..
our TWD premium NIB is suppose to show up tomorrow and interested in having all the optimum settings setup as we put it together during unboxing.
Can anyone take a moment to put in a post for all of the best settings, angle, elevation, flipper etc..that we should utilize for a new family just getting in the hobby... I recognize this is subjective but really just looking for a starting point. We ordered Cliffy’s for all our pins coming tomorrow but never thought to ask what would be the best way to configure these on initial setup.
Thank you for posting really appreciate your help!
Generally, you want the machine to be level side-to-side and to be set at 6.5 degrees. Set the pitch of the game first, then set the level. You can download a clinometer app on your smartphone and it'll do both for you. Just make sure that the back of your phone is completely flat (no cases) to get accurate readings. For leveling, I like to use the old fashion bubble leveler. Take a small bubble level and place it in a spot towards the back of the playfield, and also in between the slingshots. Level both the rear legs and the front legs. Check a few times to make sure. It helps to have a second person looking at the level so you don't have to climb under several times.
As for game settings, you'll want to set volume under normal boot mode, and freeplay, under the "General" menu settings. For most machines, I like to play on default settings, but if you find you need to tweak ball save times, replay awards (to award an extra ball instead of a credit) or anything else, you'll find that on your own in time.
Make sure you download the latest code from Stern. Put it on a zip drive and in the backbox, flip dipswitch 8 (top one), plug in your zip drive and turn the machine on, follow the prompts. It takes about 45 minutes to upload a code.
And welcome to the hobby. TWD being your first machine is quite the step! It is a brutally difficult game, but as you play more and your skills increase, it is one of the best games made in pinball. Be patient with it...and "Play better!"