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Up the Irons - Stern Iron Maiden Owners and True Fans Club!


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#2401 1 year ago
Quoted from pickleric:

Did you order these from your distributer?

Yes. Info above.

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#2402 1 year ago

I got my premium today.... I wish the lighting was better on the playfield, I may need to do something about it

Rob

#2403 1 year ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

I got my premium today and I must say it's the most poorly adjusted Stern game I have bought in the past 5 years. And the backbox keys are missing.
Rob

Sorry to hear.

I thought Mr Skor was gonna get on top of the QC crap ?

So far I have burned over 6hrs making adjustments to shooter guide, flipper and some switches to get it to play right.

Frustrating,

IMDN does play awesome when everything works as intended.

#2404 1 year ago
Quoted from RA77:

Sorry to hear.
I thought Mr Skor was gonna get on top of the QC crap ?
So far I have burned over 6hrs making adjustments to shooter guide, flipper and some switches to get it to play right.
Frustrating,
IMDN does play awesome when everything works as intended.

Have you tried bending the prongs on the auto plunger?

#2405 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Have you tried bending the prongs on the auto plunger?

Yep thanks, got "The Beast" dialled in pretty good now.

Ball plunge is fantastic when working properly

Clair newton ball was a bitch ! ( i'm still not really happy with it ) Tried new post, different switch location , B/W leaf switch, bending, you name it, got me angry. such a lame design !

So to all the existing and new owners out there, Patience required for setup.
Get it set up right and rock the hell outta this bad boy.

IMDN is AWESOME !

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#2406 1 year ago
Quoted from RA77:

Yep thanks, got "The Beast" dialled in pretty good now.
Ball plunge is fantastic when working properly
Clair newton ball was a bitch ! ( i'm still not really happy with it ) Tried new post, different switch location , B/W leaf switch, bending, you name it, got me angry. such a lame design !
So to all the existing and new owners out there, Patience required for setup.
Get it set up right and rock the hell outta this bad boy.
IMDN is AWESOME ![quoted image]

Yeah this game is a bear getting the little kinks worked out of it. I put blue loctite on the hex pins or whatever you call them and they have not came loose and have been good ever since. Worst design ever though.

#2407 1 year ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Yes. Info above. [quoted image]

hello , where did you find anubis ?
thanks

#2408 1 year ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Stern stuff showed up today [quoted image]

So how much did they charge for all of this?

#2409 1 year ago
Quoted from metwurcht:

hello , where did you find anubis ?
thanks

Modfather has a pretty sweet one. Mezelmods has a gold colored one.

#2410 1 year ago
Quoted from metwurcht:

hello , where did you find anubis ?
thanks

Back Alley Matt

All the Stern stuff was around $100

#2411 1 year ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

I got my premium today.... I wish the lighting was better on the playfield, I may need to do something about it

I highly recommend adding the Pinstadium lights and a shaker motor (got mine from Pinball Life) if you have the cash. Both easy to install and both make a big difference when playing the game.

#2412 1 year ago
Quoted from Burley9043:

I highly recommend adding the Pinstadium lights and a shaker motor (got mine from Pinball Life) if you have the cash. Both easy to install and both make a big difference when playing the game.

Do you have a pic with the pinstadium? Where were they added? (Side rails, back, etc). Have a bunch of mods and other stuff i want to order, trying to decide. Also trying to decide on mirror blades or the pingraffix that i already have

#2413 1 year ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Stern stuff showed up today [quoted image]

How much did they charge?

#2414 1 year ago

nouveau code dispo !

V1.05.0 - September 7, 2018
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- Pharaoh Award - increased scoring for each ring of the bullseye target from 150K, 300K, 450K to 500K, 1M, 2M
- Aces High - fixed an issue where draining out of the mode during the bomber phase would result in the bullseye flashing non stop until the next Aces High start.
- Instant Info - instant info was incorrectly reporting the 'Can I Play with Madness' mode as the Tomb Award if you had the MADNESS MODE ENABLED turned off.
- Speech - added a few more callouts
- Custom Message - show every time through the attract loop instead of every 10th time through, increase duration from 2 to 3 seconds

- System - Updated to V2.10
- Added USA_13 Coinage 1/$1.00, 7/$5.00
- Update to nodeboard firmware v0.25.0

#2415 1 year ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

How much did they charge?

About $100 plus shipping for everything

#2416 1 year ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Here’s what you need if you want both Eddies:
Cyborg Eddie, part #550-7421-00
Piece of Mind Eddie, part #550-7422-00
Bracket for sculpt mount, part #535-1854-00
Screw 6x1/2 PTH A, part# 237-5809-00 (x2)
Screw 6-32x3/8 PPH MS SEMS (x2)[quoted image]

Thanks. I'm hitting my guy up for an order. I'll be getting a Pro in the next few months. I wanna do these figures and the Prem translight.

#2417 1 year ago

Love the Maiden topper and note that it goes perfectly with the premium model. Egyptian theme & pharoh - check. I am wondering if topper works with the pro and LE artwork or if it is just too much of a contrast????

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#2418 1 year ago
Quoted from amkoepfer:

Do you have a pic with the pinstadium?

Check out the Pinstadium thread on Pinside and enter a search for Iron Maiden. You will find videos, photos, and where to install.

#2419 1 year ago
Quoted from Burley9043:

Check out the Pinstadium thread on Pinside and enter a search for Iron Maiden. You will find videos, photos, and where to install.

Thanks

#2420 1 year ago

I'm looking for more subtle lighting improvements on the game. Any ideas? Not pinstadium though...

Rob

#2421 1 year ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

I'm looking for more subtle lighting improvements on the game. Any ideas? Not pinstadium though...
Rob

Here's a pic of my backboard lit up with ice blue. More pics on our website.

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#2422 1 year ago

MOONCHILD....hear the mandrake scream...

#2423 1 year ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

I'm looking for more subtle lighting improvements on the game. Any ideas? Not pinstadium though...

There is a subgroup of us here that believe in changing the red lights out for warm white.

#2424 1 year ago

I changed all of my GI to warm white frosted 2smd LEDs from Comet. Looks phenomenal!

#2425 1 year ago

Been in the hobby for about 15 years and have never owned a new game. Honestly, I was kinda on my way out but my wife said "if you sell all your games, what the f*ck are you gonna do with that bedroom?" So, I sold my Getaway and Centaur and bought a Pro from Mike at Flipper Fidelity. I've loved IM since the Fear of the Dark days so the music is the tops for me. He had Metallica too but I picked IMDN because I just liked the flow, rules and the fact that I won't feel the need to mod it so much. Hook'd up my Polk sub to the bottom speaker with just a little solder and some wires through the rear mesh and, BANG, what a difference!

Oh, and mine has a build date of August 7th, 2018 and does have the better cabinet leg brackets. Just FYI.

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#2426 1 year ago
Quoted from imharrow:

There is a subgroup of us here that believe in changing the red lights out for warm white.

I'll keep that in mind. I'd kind of like to keep the red in there though. But, there just isn't enough white GI in the game.

Rob

#2427 1 year ago
Quoted from MikeS:

I changed all of my GI to warm white frosted 2smd LEDs from Comet. Looks phenomenal!

Got a pic? I love the idea of using warm in there with the largely desert based PF art.

#2428 1 year ago

Replacing the factory bulbs with warm white/sunlight LEDs is a good start, but the real magic happened when I replaced the backboard lights with yellow incandescents.

#2429 1 year ago

If you want a warm white, I'd suggest installing warm white 2LED bulbs not incandescents.

Quoted from RyThom:

Replacing the factory bulbs with warm white/sunlight LEDs is a good start, but the real magic happened when I replaced the backboard lights with yellow incandescents.

#2430 1 year ago
Quoted from treborlicec:

Got a pic? I love the idea of using warm in there with the largely desert based PF art.

Check out post #870 (page 18) in this thread for pics.

#2431 1 year ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

If you want a warm white, I'd suggest installing warm white 2LED bulbs not incandescents.

Very true. Incandescents pull a lot more power, and I'm not sure the Spike 2 components can handle it, since it was designed for low draw LEDs. Things could get squirrly or fried. Maybe one of our resident electronic gurus could chime in for additional wisdom.

#2432 1 year ago

My first opinions of the game are mixed. I don't think I like it as much as I thought I would and I find it plays a bit 'klunky', especially shots (and attempted loops) from the upper left flipper. Left ramp shots are not too bad and satisfying to make, but not easy to combo for sure. There seems to be a slight droop in the flippers for making the outer shots easier, but not like GB. I really like the mechanical sarcophagus lock on this premium and the underworld shot to start missions. I don't pay too much attention to the beacon (yet). Flipper feel and ball rebound just feels different on this game compared to others I own. The black rubbers just seem REALLY dead for bounce so I'm going to put red flipper rubbers on I think. The stock lighting is... just not very good with the red led compromising overall playfield illumination - there isn't enough white LED as a result. The stock sling leaf switch gap was too liberal, making them not very responsive (now fixed). My IMVE was initially like that too and it certainly made the game easier to play I found.

So it will take some more practice to learn the rules better and get a better feel for the shot geometry. I don't feel frustrated with the game because it plays ok and everything works. I just need to play better! I remember back to 2013 when I bought Metallica Premium and I had really mixed feelings about that game too. Sometimes it just takes a while to really 'click' with a game or theme. I don't regret my purchase and I think I've just been overly tired from neverending piles of work at my job. I get home tired and don't enjoy pinball when I'm that tired... 3 day weekend coming up so I plan to get some more rest and then play some more games!

Rob

#2433 1 year ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

My first opinions of the game are mixed. I don't think I like it as much as I thought I would and I find it plays a bit 'klunky', especially shots (and attempted loops) from the upper left flipper. Left ramp shots are not too bad and satisfying to make, but not easy to combo for sure. There seems to be a slight droop in the flippers for making the outer shots easier, but not like GB. I really like the mechanical sarcophagus lock on this premium and the underworld shot to start missions. I don't pay too much attention to the beacon (yet). Flipper feel and ball rebound just feels different on this game compared to others I own. The black rubbers just seem REALLY dead for bounce so I'm going to put red flipper rubbers on I think. The stock lighting is... just not very good with the red led compromising overall playfield illumination - there isn't enough white LED as a result. The stock sling leaf switch gap was too liberal, making them not very responsive (now fixed). My IMVE was initially like that too and it certainly made the game easier to play I found.
So it will take some more practice to learn the rules better and get a better feel for the shot geometry. I don't feel frustrated with the game because it plays ok and everything works. I just need to play better! I remember back to 2013 when I bought Metallica Premium and I had really mixed feelings about that game too. Sometimes it just takes a while to really 'click' with a game or theme. I don't regret my purchase and I think I've just been overly tired from neverending piles of work at my job. I get home tired and don't enjoy pinball when I'm that tired... 3 day weekend coming up so I plan to get some more rest and then play some more games!
Rob

it grew on me , now I love it, annoying about the fixes I have to make, as I am clueless.. but it's a great pin, with the exception of no real toy.

#2434 1 year ago

I'm weak....Where do I pick up my membership card?

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#2435 1 year ago

Is it worth upgrading to the new code?

#2436 1 year ago

Who knows what the node board update does but if it keeps it from breaking, totally worth it.

#2437 1 year ago
Quoted from cscmtp:

Is it worth upgrading to the new code?

If Stern feels like it's important enough to release it, I install it.

I did it Tuesday night. Took a very short amount of time.

#2438 1 year ago

Has anyone figured out a few twerks to the ramp and alley entries and exits which tune up the flow and reduce "rattle" balls?

I adjusted the Katana (right lane to left ramp) shot by tweaking the outer metal guide (top of lane) to allow the ball to be more centered when it hits the base of the ramp and it worked for a week and now needs more adjustments.

What other adjustments are you guys making? I believe a few small adjustments will really improve the clunky rattle balls.

#2439 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckcasey:

Has anyone figured out a few twerks to the ramp and alley entries and exits which tune up the flow and reduce "rattle" balls?
I adjusted the Katana (right lane to left ramp) shot by tweaking the outer metal guide (top of lane) to allow the ball to be more centered when it hits the base of the ramp and it worked for a week and now needs more adjustments.
What other adjustments are you guys making? I believe a few small adjustments will really improve the clunky rattle balls.

My IMDN didn't come with a Katana ramp.

It's also smooth as butter.

#2440 1 year ago
Quoted from tp:

I'm weak....Where do I pick up my membership card?
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Congrats, buddy! Welcome to the madness.

#2441 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckcasey:

Has anyone figured out a few twerks to the ramp and alley entries and exits which tune up the flow and reduce "rattle" balls?
I adjusted the Katana (right lane to left ramp) shot by tweaking the outer metal guide (top of lane) to allow the ball to be more centered when it hits the base of the ramp and it worked for a week and now needs more adjustments.
What other adjustments are you guys making? I believe a few small adjustments will really improve the clunky rattle balls.

The upper rail of the shooter lane as you have done, and fine adjustments of the prongs on the autoshooter mech have done the trick for mine for quite a while now. On another subject, here is another meaningless poll that measures the loudest voices. Go vote for IMDN, because it is the best game!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/best-in-the-last-5-years-pt-2-the-show-down-poll-#post-4587041

#2442 1 year ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Congrats, buddy! Welcome to the madness.

6/12/18 birth date came with 1.00 code. Just copied the new code ready to install and feel the madness!!

#2443 1 year ago
Quoted from cscmtp:

Is it worth upgrading to the new code?

Some new fun call outs,

Higher scoring.

Only had 3 games, could not fault

I would say go for it.

The Beast is Awesome !

Rage ball 1 , went downhill from there, Hahahah

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#2444 1 year ago

"BEAST" Still my #1 pin...

#2445 1 year ago

What are the new callouts? I may hold off until yet another version comes out.

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#2446 1 year ago

Not a Fan of Maidens music, but a Huge Maiden Pinball Fan! Still a better theme than WOZ any day!

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#2447 1 year ago
Quoted from jorant:

What are the new callouts? I may hold off until yet another version comes out.

I liked "Hallowed Be Thy Drain!".... But that may not be new...

Rob

#2448 1 year ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

I liked "Hallowed Be Thy Drain!".... But that may not be new...
Rob

It’s not.

#2449 1 year ago

"More like Flight of Brickarus!" is my favorite.

#2450 1 year ago

Got my replacement actuators for my newton balls today. Going to do the update, then have a go at those possibly. My sarc ball is pretty unresponsive at this point. I havent even looked under the hood at all.

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