Whirlwind Software Rewrite - The Journey

By applejuice

3 years ago


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#52 2 years ago

Yeah you could say that..... He has so much going on right now it's ridiculous!

#53 2 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

I think Juice is overwhelmed.. Custom boards for Bally, Indiana Jones rewrite. I think we need to clone him

Quoted from lurch:

Yeah you could say that..... He has so much going on right now it's ridiculous!


The whirlwind project is ongoing and has a fairly good amount of code completed. I talked about it alittle on the upcoming podcast interview with the 'this flippin podcast' guys that should be out soon on iTunes. The next items to look at are more effects based as the rules are pretty solid now. Things like the match animation and game over attract lamp show with music etc. I also need to work out what kind of wizard mode should be in place.

It's true though that there is a lot on the table right now and i am working on multiple projects at once. This is me giving it 100% I am having a blast and getting great comments from people

#54 2 years ago

Just found this thread, I'll be watching closley now!

#55 2 years ago

Very cool project. I'm a software engineer and a Whirlwind owner. It was great looking through your code. I liked seeing the way that you had it all laid out and broken up.

If you ever make it available, I'd love to test it out.

#56 2 years ago

Whirlwind, what an amazing table, my first and still my favorite I can't seem to ever finish it as it is let alone rewriting the whole game! When I got mine only about 50% of the lights worked but I got on that, rebuilt flips, leaf switches new cyls custom lighting, mirroring behind flippers, lightning pinblades mine even has the Cubs hat (ww fans know) subwoofer plastics and so on, and just yesterday I took another major step and got me a really nice like new clear coated in a fashion very similar to the factory diamond plate which we all know was just after this games birth, I am nervous as I have never done a full play field swap before, after that daunting task all I can think of it possibly needing next is this awesome rewrite! Love the BK multi easter egg,good stuff keep it comin!

I wonder what pat lawlorand pfutz think of this, must be a trip down memory lane for that whole team, its really an awesome project thanks for sharing

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#57 2 years ago

Any news on this project ... I have a fully rebuild WhiWi just missing that great piece of software !

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#58 1 year ago

Any update here applejuice? In the middle of restoring my whirlwind and would love to see what you have going on so far.

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#59 1 year ago

Any news here? Would love to see another video if there is more progress.

#60 1 year ago

Me too! This was excellent. I know he was pretty busy with other projects

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#62 76 days ago

Its been awhile hasn't it, so time for an update:

I'm Looking for a Whirlwind again (here in the uk) so that i can continue my software rewrite project. Sold my last one a few years back as had too many hardware projects on the go and the rewrite was put on hold. Now looking to get back to it in 2018.

Dusting off the code as we speak

Happy New Year Everyone

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#63 76 days ago

Amazing news. Can’t wait to see how this turns out.

#64 76 days ago

Looking forward to this being finished and made available!

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#65 63 days ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Looking forward to this being finished and made available!

Me too! Id love to be able to buy some roms and kick it up a notch! Lets do this!

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#66 24 days ago

I will be watching this one as well. Looking forword to it.

#67 23 days ago

Very cool project!

*tunes in

#68 23 days ago

@applejuice did you find a whirlwind yet?

#69 22 days ago
Quoted from Pmaino:

applejuice did you find a whirlwind yet?

Still on the hunt for a machine, but have a couple of leads. Possibly might be able to get my old one back. Managed to re-aquire all the hardware i had before and of course the code base is as i left it.

#70 21 days ago

Bump for a WW in the UK. ...and to follow the progress of your code.

#71 21 days ago

great game being made even better.

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