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deeproot Pinball thread


By pin2d

2 years ago



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#10551 34 days ago
Quoted from rai:

I've seen worse pinball machines.

Yeah besides the lockdown bar and crotch speakers it does not look bad. It must play TERRIBLY for them to have pushed back the launch.

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#10552 34 days ago

For those of you who wanted to go through a few touchscreen menus in order to start your game, MAN are you in luck....

#10553 34 days ago
Quoted from LargemouthAss:

Yeah besides the lockdown bar and crotch speakers it does not look bad. It must play TERRIBLY for them to have pushed back the launch.

I think your hand picked group of pinbaliterati grasping their hands in pain after playing two balls probably sent a message to them that yet another reboot is in order.

#10554 34 days ago

lockdown bar looks like your hands would be on fire from it. Stellar wars?

then look at the angle, if you are a short player you can't even see the freaking flippers!

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#10555 34 days ago

Backbox setup is pretty cool, actually. I love it.

Lockdown bar area is a non-starter. Awful.

#10556 34 days ago

The head I could live with, but that lockdown bar... that must be what the "beta testers" all gave their feedback on.

#10557 34 days ago

Maybe those aren’t speakers, just air conditioning for when you get hot and bothered playing the innovation.

I really like the art.

#10558 34 days ago

K-Man we need you to rant about this.

#10559 34 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

coupled with arrogance - never a good combination.
Trying to be positive. It's so much of a shitshow, at least they didn't try and palm bullshit off on us and carry on selling boxes of turd.
Neil.

Who among us can confidently say that Deeproot is capable of even producing boxes of turds though?
Seems to me you’re giving them far too much credit.

Feels bad for Steve though. Seemed like an awesome guy and I’ll bet he’s far more disappointed than any of us at the moment.

#10560 34 days ago
Quoted from fnosm:

That backbox is pretty cool and probably very easy to update for a different title.

So is a translite.

#10561 34 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

So is a translite.

Not if the head has side art.

#10562 34 days ago

This does not look appealing lock down bar looks terrible.

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#10563 34 days ago
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#10564 34 days ago

Interesting, but reminds me of Zidware. Spent a bunch of time trying to reinvent the wheel. After how many years of a concept that jpop came up with how long ago they still can't officially show anything? Company seems incompetent.

#10565 34 days ago

Front legs and back legs aren't correct??

Reminds me of the soldering tech picture with the tech holding the heating element and going to solder on the topside of pcb.

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#10566 34 days ago
Quoted from rai:

K-Man we need you to rant about this.

You do?

What's wrong with our rants?

#10567 34 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

So is a translite.

Except swapping a translite doesn't change the side stickers.

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#10568 34 days ago

I just want to say... I freaking love this hobby. How many of these threads have we gotten over the years. Never gets old.

#10569 34 days ago
Quoted from fnosm:

Except swapping a translite doesn't change the side stickers.

or the side art on the cabinet on this.

#10570 34 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I cannot believe they went into production model with that lockdown bar.

Haven't they ever played Stellar Wars? Those hard lockdown bar angles will bruise and crush your palms with every slap save.

Shhhhhh. You're ruining my mod business where I'm going to repackage simple ass play-doh balls to gob over the lockbar edges for like $30.

#10571 34 days ago

Getting vibes or 8 Ball Deluxe Limited edition cabinet

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#10572 34 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

or the side art on the cabinet on this.

Agreed. All of this looks like change for the sake of change.

#10573 34 days ago

I really like the head (ha.ha.ha.), but doesn't it look like the translite is already falling down? It's already slipped an inch on the left with just a little beta testing.

#10574 34 days ago

I was hoping the new cabinet came with 8 legs.

#10575 34 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

You do?
What's wrong with our rants?

He's more plugged in.

K Man flips out about things like bad marketing, he could write a book about Deeppoop and this horrible reveal.

The VIP event, they invite every other 2-bit podcaster but leave out Rick Flair.

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#10576 34 days ago

Put that in a box and f ing ship it!

Once you get the clear ramps in.

Back box is cool. Apron is not. Yikes

#10577 34 days ago

Also... is that an ethernet/cat5/cat6 cable I see squirming it's way into the back of the machine? Anyone ever see a blue power cord?

#10578 34 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

Agreed. All of this looks like change for the sake of change.

Today it is a wrap around translite. What about a couple years down the road when flexible screens are all the rage and we have a backbox with a complete wraparound screen? That would be fnosm.

#10579 34 days ago

I mean....I kind of REALLY dig the head configuration and side art wrap. A lot.

The lockdown bar, on the other hand....that won't play.

#10580 34 days ago
Quoted from Robotoes:

Behold. The innovation.
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Got a bit of Wicos Af-Tor , the head on pegs.

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#10581 34 days ago
Quoted from fnosm:

Today it is a wrap around translite. What about a couple years down the road when flexible screens are all the rage and we have a backbox with a complete wraparound screen? That would be fnosm.

Completely agree with you there. As paper-esque displays get more and more affordable, you'll definitely see it. We're already getting into that territory with art blades.

#10582 34 days ago
Quoted from frolic:

I just want to say... I freaking love this hobby. How many of these threads have we gotten over the years. Never gets old.

I was just gonna say, where else can you get this kind of entertainment despite the money we lost

Comedy gold

#10583 34 days ago

Also... are those screens in the inside sides of the cabinet (where people sometimes install mirror blades)?

#10584 34 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

Completely agree with you there. As paper-esque displays get more and more affordable, you'll definitely see it. We're already getting into that territory with art blades.

Good call. I dig those lighted blades.

#10585 34 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

Also... are those screens in the inside sides of the cabinet (where people sometimes install mirror blades)?

I believe its brushed stainless.

#10586 34 days ago

The zoomed-out look for that machine is gorgeous, really a looker...but putting a touchscreen interface right where people smack the hell out of the machine for slap saves? Yipes.

#10587 34 days ago

The style on the cabinet sorta goes with a "retro atomic" vibe. But it definitely seems needlessly complicated.

Maybe this is the LE cabinet? Like there is no way it's a touchscreen lockdown bar and going to be less than a Stern Pro.

#10588 34 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I really like the head (ha.ha.ha.), but doesn't it look like the translite is already falling down? It's already slipped an inch on the left with just a little beta testing.

That is just the art you are looking at I believe. It's a slanted line. Look at the bottom right corner.

#10589 34 days ago

Well, NOW I understand how they went from a playable game, to nothing that they can release.

I guess the real question is how dependent are they on having that lock-down bar display. That will determine if it is a 3 month delay, or a 12 month delay.

#10590 34 days ago

LOL Levi you nailed it, saying it looks like it was out of a sharper image catalogue! No sir, I don't like it. Gonna be rough for deeproot

#10591 34 days ago

How long did it take those morons to design that back box! Come on people, this company is a joke and if any of the people working there had a clue they would run for the hills!

#10592 34 days ago
Quoted from Fifty:

That is just the art you are looking at I believe. It's a slanted line. Look at the bottom right corner.

It's also JPop's style to have things slightly off-center or rotated

#10593 34 days ago

The game would look better with habitrails coming back down to the inlanes. The frosted return ramps are blocking the art.

#10594 34 days ago

I bet there's a patent on this design as well. Because... let's spend money and time on patenting things.

#10595 34 days ago

Not a fan of the "crotch speakers" and that 2-story backbox design (it seems to be removable, just slide it in?)...

...but the art looks great and I like the fishtank design of the backglass.

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#10596 34 days ago

I just can't believe it took a room full of pinball celebrities for them to realize their lockdown bar of the future renders the game unplayable.

Makes you wonder how much of their experienced pinball staff had anything to do with the design.

Google the Atari 5200 controller for reference.

#10597 34 days ago
Quoted from frolic:

I bet there's a patent on this design as well. Because... let's spend money and time on patenting things.

They're for sure patenting touch screen lockdown bar stuff. And I'm sure Stern couldnt care less to license that sort of tech.

#10598 34 days ago

Forget slap-saves and bruised palms... the first time someone bangs that lockdown bar out of elimination frustration - you know, like we ALL have at least once - will reveal just how stupid that design decision was. Did NOBODY ever play this and get a little "too much into it"?

I mean, the screen *could* work in that general area! Reinvent the apron and do something cool. Add extra buttons to the cabinet to interact with menus if you must. But a freakin' screen, right in the middle of the lockdown bar? Oof. Bet operators will LOVE the bill for that one!

Man. After all this time, you just hate to see it...

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#10599 34 days ago

A dialed back version could have a small screen on the left side of the apron that could be cool

#10600 34 days ago
Quoted from Robotoes:

Behold. The innovation.
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I just cannot stop laughing!I thought Thunderbirds was bad This makes Thunderbirds look like game of the year.

I feel really bad for all the people waiting for a game. Bankruptcy next.

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