So i picked this up a month or so ago, primarily as i needed another game for board testing whitestar repairs, but also because this is one of my favourite films of all time. Yes i know its a bit cheesy, but i like it!
I am also starting another dmd rewrite using all the knowledge and code base from my other rewrites. It also gives me a chance to do more testing on my new controller board and raspberry pi setups.
This is going to be a long slow process again just like indy is, but i thought i would start the thread and the clock! I will share pics of the dmd colourisation and screens/sprites/frames as i sort them out here and then some vids as i get further along. Don't expect it to be completed quickly though!!!!
Also a good part of the whirlwind rules set will be updated and used in here to.
The first thing and what i've been spending most of my time on recently is a full playfield strip down and restoration. I want the game to be as new before i delve to far into the rewrite. Plus i haven't done a full excessive restoration for awhile so am enjoying sorting it out, when i want a break from pcbs assembly
Along the way of this restoration it has also led me to remake the magnet processor board! Yep, i am adding this to my portfolio of pcbs. The one i have is pretty knackered although does work, i'm not sure really for how much longer. People who follow me on instagram will have seen me chatting about this already (@mypinballs). I will create a quick thread specifically for this pcbs separately to, but here's the first pass at a new design for the board using mosfets and other generic updates i put in most of my boards (power leds, reset switch, reset led, reduced component count where possible, all plate through parts etc etc)
Some sneak peaks from the graphics recreation