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WA pinball Starwars Death Star One.

By pinballwil

3 years ago

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#1 3 years ago

40 year anniversary ?

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#2 3 years ago

This time a remake from the Data East Starwars pin.
Finished next summer 2017.

Added over 4 years ago: This is my next project after MC and i use the Original software again.

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#3 3 years ago

The first drawings ideas for the playfield.
I have to catch up because the cabinet is almost ready.

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Added over 3 years ago: this the old design that is not used.

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#4 3 years ago

Its changed and final now the design.
I have ordered some parts at marco's for my version of the remake of the Data East version. A ngg slamramp and the right spiderman ramp.
So when i get te parts i can check if everything is correct in my design.

Brigitte is already working on the graphics.
I also found a Starwars donor.

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#5 3 years ago

Things are speeding up.

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#6 3 years ago

Its going to be dark but colorfull.

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#7 3 years ago

Translite is final.
It has a animated backbox with a extra lcd screen to play starwars screensavers.

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#8 3 years ago

This is how its going to look from the outside.

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#10 3 years ago

Work in progres playfield.
This is a remake home version from the 92 data east Starwars for myself , not for resale

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#11 3 years ago

artist impression.

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#14 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballrockstar:

Awesome wil !
Another crazy idea and i love it.

thanks, its a fast one this time ready end july this year.

#15 3 years ago
Quoted from solarvalue:

I like the playfield but I think you should remove the ugly guy in the middle and put Darth Vader there.

i had to choose between darth and the emperer, i choose the last one because darth is already on the slingshot.

And everything is final printing is already starting.

#16 3 years ago

Some name change.
Starwars, Death star one.
Instead of only starwars.

#17 3 years ago

The new name and bigger death star because the death star uses the ngg lift ramp for two way intrance. Ramp down for start a mode.
Ramp up to opens deathstar for multibal and double jackpot.
Now you now how it works.

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#18 3 years ago

Still on track to finish before the summer.
Playfield is ready to assemble.

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#19 3 years ago

Here the cabinet for real.

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#21 3 years ago

Its a handmade playfield drilled by hand with glos polymeer sticker overlay and on top a special mix of glas epoxy to flatten out the playfieldand to make make it shine.
And on top (not yet) a macralon transparant sticker to protect.

The inserts are on the playfield but also on the sticker printed (fake) for the best results.

#22 3 years ago

Final playfield printed design.

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#24 3 years ago

Playfield is ready.
Its going fast now.

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#26 3 years ago

Time to make it playable.

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#27 3 years ago
Quoted from modfather:

You need to clean up that speaker panel. Maybe new speaker grills and a panel decal of space. It looks so clean everywhere else. Nice job .

Iám not shure what to do.
I don't like graphics on it because the backbox of a Data East is already hi and make the looks of it higher.

I think i leave it as it is for now.

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#28 3 years ago

There is some power again in this old Data East Starwars remake.

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#30 3 years ago

This weekend completed a lot of things.
Its time now to make the plastics.
Scan the plastics in the computer and put the graphics on them.

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#31 3 years ago

Apron and playfield back plate is ready.

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#33 3 years ago

Plastics are ready.
2 mm macralon, unbreakable.
Scan them in to the computer to ad the graphics.

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#36 3 years ago

Here is the lowest part of the final playfield with some plastics.
The apron has some changes.

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#37 3 years ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

Not a fan of Star Wars, but , this is a really cool thread Dude. Nice


#38 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballrockstar:

Hahaha super Wil , you are awesome!
Really like the artwork,it could be a Stern?!

Thanks Guy's , Can't wait to see how Sterns version looks like.
I hope the "raptor pit kicker" deflector shield down mode to open the deathstar makes it in the Stern version

#39 3 years ago
Quoted from swinks:

somehow missed this thread, incredible work Wil, no following

There aint mutch followers in this tread,they don't like Starwars or my version

#42 3 years ago
Quoted from Micky:

Wow...that looks awesome!
Looks like it will play a hell of a lot better than the original data east version.
Looking forward to seeing a video.

Before the 40 year anniversary of Starwars i hope to show a video of the 100% finished machine.

#43 3 years ago

I got a lot of questions is it for sale, how many do you make.

NO its NOT for sale and i only make one for myself.
Why... because its not licensed.
In november it wil be on te Dutch DPO Expo, and i do a seminar.
Then it wil vanish in my private gameroom forever just like my Mediëval Castle.

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#46 3 years ago

After some lightbulp test, this is the final backbox lightning color.

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#48 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballwil:

After some lightbulp test, this is the final backbox lightning color.

There some screensavers in development with the same background and moving 3d models from Starwars.
But there is stil the black bar from the display that blacks out the translite round de display.
maybe it looks awful.

#49 3 years ago

Made some speaker leds.
And a plastic cover over the apron for the graphic, and between them some leds.

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#51 3 years ago

its still the first same Death Star.

#53 3 years ago
Quoted from roffels:

The first one blew up, the one in Return of the Jedi was the unfinished "Super Death Star."

I Always thought it was the remains of the old Death star that was repairt/still working.

#54 3 years ago

Finished the lightning from above, so its playable in the dark.

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#55 3 years ago

Almost ready, cpu is under repair.

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#57 3 years ago

Thanks Peter, it will be on the dutch dpo and seminars.

I think Steve's version play's mutch better than mine because of the Data East rules i used.
And Steve is a better designer than me

#59 3 years ago

Thanks Rensh.

cpu and sound boards are under repair, so when back i can try this desw remake out.

As you can see i have no working space around the machine.
So its literally built on the attic by hand.
Next month my son is going out with his girlfriend and i have his room for my hobby
The barbecue 10 juni i not a option for desw remake sorry.

#60 3 years ago

Here is a never seen whitewood pic that shows the shots better.

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#61 3 years ago

And another one.

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#62 3 years ago

Here some closer pictures for now.

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#63 3 years ago

Front of the machine.

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#64 3 years ago

This is one of my last post.
The last wil be a video playing desw remake.
Thanks for watching so far.

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#67 2 years ago

I'am waiting for my cpu return.
Then i can post a gameplay video

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#68 2 years ago

It works , here a short movie in attract mode for now.

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#69 2 years ago

Waiting for my (dancing) R2 from England.
For the rest its 100% finished and working now.
When the R2 is instaled left under the capture bal i wil post a gameplay video.

The Data East SW remake is playable on the
DPO Expo 2017 .
And it wil be on the Seminars.

See you.

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#73 2 years ago

After four months waiting for my cpu is working i completed my home made Starwars yesterday.
It took my five months to design and build this machine.

The Data East SW remake is playable at the dutch dpo expo 11 and 12 november.
This was my last post.

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#75 2 years ago

No color dmd this time sorry.
But you can play it next month 20 oktober
At the nfv clubhouse (Funhouse friday).

#77 2 years ago
Quoted from Rensh:

Than Just swap your colordmd from medieval castle to your SW during DPO time

I lookt at color dmd website, its telling The Data east SW color rom only available for led display ?.

#81 2 years ago
Quoted from PeterG:

I think the ColorDMD LED will fit better with the lighted backglass, the LCD is bigger and will show a shadow on the lighted translite.

you are right , led is better for my machine.
So i think i let the lcd in the Mediëval Castle and when having some extra cash i buy a extra led for the SW.
Its also better to ad a extra powersupply then i think.

#83 2 years ago
Quoted from PeterG:

Power supply is cheap on Aliexpress. My ColorDMD leds are not on a separate power supply but those are Stern and Williams not Data east.

I also don't have a extra power supply in my MC for the color dmd.
But for Data east its beter.

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#85 2 years ago
Quoted from ChadH:

You can request the ROM for the LCD from them. It is available.

I have seen the sw video from colordmd , it looks very simply only 4 colors at a time or so.
So i think i go for the pinball sp led display with pin2dmd software this time saves me 220 euro

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#87 2 years ago

Star Wars Death Star One best game of the Show, dpo expo 2017.

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#89 2 years ago

It Was Kevin O'Connor's choice now i See.
Thank you Kevin.

This is it, the Star Wars homemade remake, originaly made by John Borg by Data East in 92 is done.

Next year i want to start a new project funhouse type
Style game with four levels. The 4 level wil be at the botom of the cabinet and playing on the extra big monitor in the backbox.

Or the next project is a new Invaders From Mars (with the software from the 95 wms Attack from mars.

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#91 2 years ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

id love to see FUNHOUSE get done !

Me too

#92 2 years ago

Here my SWDSO seminar from the dutch Dpo Expo 2017.
Its crappy english but better than dutch.

I also show you how to make your own cheap playfield that looks like real.

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#94 2 years ago

For my next project i have to sale one off my homemade machines.
MC is not for sale.
SWDSO is for sale €4500 cash and carry at my home in holland no shipping sorry.

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