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(Topic ID: 98847)

Whirlwind Software Rewrite - The Journey


By applejuice

6 years ago



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  • 230 posts
  • 76 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 26 minutes ago by uncivil_engineer
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#201 24 days ago

This is SO great!

#202 24 days ago

Im looking sooooo forward to this. Love this game!

#203 24 days ago
Quoted from Magno:

2 small orbits

That small orbit reminds me of the "shadow loop" in the shadow. Making consecutive shots through it on whirlwind is fun, but completely worthless. Might be fun to add a loop combo for that.

#204 23 days ago

Updating this new whirlwind I have for auto launcher use. Single best thing about writing your own code

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#205 23 days ago

That is one of the best updates on the newest WH2O code--nice to get the ball back after a cheap, quick drain. Really looking forward to what you come up with.

#206 23 days ago

Anxiously watching this. I’m having a WW gettin a custom workover by HEP. I figure I can drop in this upgrade when he gets back. Following closely!

#207 23 days ago

Strange question: any plans to try to make the original code work as an option? Ie. You could have a menu option that would run an emulator and the original ROM on your board. Obviously you’d just have alphanumeric on the DMD, but that part shouldn’t be bad. Would be cool to be able to have BOTH in the same cabinet easily.

And since this requires your hardware (which gives you an easier time monetizing it), any plans to make the software side open source? Or will it be closed? (Trust me, to each his own on this issue, I’m just curious.)

—Donnie

#208 22 days ago
Quoted from Magno:

Here’s a thought how about adding a 4-way combo. Left orbit + 2 small orbits + side ramp. Has anyone ever pulled that off? I know I haven’t,because that small orbit is super fast but it would be a cool challenge.
Thanks for the build, nice to see someone else love this game as much as I do

I think i have some combos in the code already, but if not i will be adding some like you suggested. 2 way, 3 way and 4 way most likely.

#209 21 days ago

Such a rad project!!

#210 18 days ago

dmd speaker panel created Using original wpc panel parts to make the conversion as easy as possible. If anyone has exact model car speakers (4 ohm) that fit the mounting holes for wpc era speaker panels let me know part numbers. I have a nice pyle 5.25" midrange speaker here but it doesn't line up with the holes

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#211 18 days ago

Well, it’s nearly time to flick the switch and see what happens!! Always nerve racking when you’ve plugged it all in and triple checked everything before the first boot up all together in game. Bench tests and individual section tests are one thing but this is crunch time

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#212 18 days ago

don't keep us in suspense

#213 18 days ago

So...how long before I send you my money?

#214 17 days ago

3 possible scenarios here:

1. there was an issue
2. it's so much fun that he can't stop playing
3. The entire machine and Applejuice just exploded due to the sheer awesomeness.

#215 17 days ago

Aaaaahhh I'm so excited What happened?? Vid footage

#216 15 days ago

First boot up went ok and identified various hardware, software and firmware issues that i need to fix.

Been working through them and am nearly ready for another test.

This is a journey thread so you are getting the exact progress as it happens, zero editing!

Making this stuff is not easy and takes time, effort and lots of iteration and patience.

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Once i get past these issues then i should be able to play some test games and shoot some vids. There is still alot of work to do and i run a full-time pinball business making replacement pcbs and repairing boards aswell. Please remember this is not stern. Its just me.

#217 15 days ago

I have a vague idea of the work you're doing, and it's amazing. Before PROC was a gleam in anyone's eye, I knew eventually we'd have game re-writes and likely be doing it on more advanced hardware. I love how it's progressing, and really look forward to this...

--Donnie

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#218 15 days ago
Quoted from applejuice:

First boot up went ok and identified various hardware, software and firmware issues that i need to fix.
Been working through them and am nearly ready for another test.
This is a journey thread so you are getting the exact progress as it happens, zero editing!
Making this stuff is not easy and takes time, effort and lots of iteration and patience.
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Once i get past these issues then i should be able to play some test games and shoot some vids. There is still alot of work to do and i run a full-time pinball business making replacement pcbs and repairing boards aswell. Please remember this is not stern. Its just me.

You are crazy and talented. Don’t mistake our demands for updates as anything more than enthusiasm. Keep it up!!! We are all rooting for you.

#219 14 days ago
Quoted from Bospins:

You are crazy and talented. Don’t mistake our demands for updates as anything more than enthusiasm. Keep it up!!! We are all rooting for you.

Totally this ^^^

#220 14 days ago

Love the test menu with added wire colours. Really nice touch!

#221 14 days ago

It would be cool to have the full light show going the whole time during the second multiball. Can something like that he coded in?

#222 12 days ago

For some test and progress vids check my Instagram page out at Instagram.com/myPinballs

Or

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHpdrmcndSb/?igshid=3tf27zwa8c9e

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHtJ8YonpYm/?igshid=1osbvtanjxqcp

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHtcnegHqoh/?igshid=1akvsih649s3h

A lot of progress has been made. Will share more info later. At least 10 or so hardware and software fixes so far.

#223 12 days ago

We’re not worthy.

#224 11 days ago

So awesome

#225 11 days ago

Feel The Power!

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#226 11 days ago

Indeed I do!

#227 10 days ago

Just so cool!!! Was playing my Whirlwind this arvo, couldn't help but get excited about the prospect of a Whirlwind 2.0!!

#228 7 days ago

I'm seriously thinking to keep my Whirlwind pinball machine... because this project is really awesome and the DMD upgrade rocks!!
applejuice you are great!

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#229 1 hour ago

Some new graphics screens created

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#230 26 minutes ago

Looking good!

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