(Topic ID: 98847)

Whirlwind Software Rewrite - The Journey


By applejuice

6 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 263 posts
  • 81 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 6 days ago by woody76
  • Topic is favorited by 130 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 54 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

Screen Shot 2021-01-14 at 15.27.18 (resized).png
Screen Shot 2020-12-12 at 15.19.41 (resized).png
Screen Shot 2020-12-12 at 14.28.49 (resized).png
Screen Shot 2020-12-12 at 15.18.26 (resized).png
Screen Shot 2020-12-10 at 10.51.30 (resized).png
Screen Shot 2020-12-09 at 17.46.00 (resized).png
Screen Shot 2020-12-09 at 17.44.07 (resized).png
Screen Shot 2020-11-30 at 19.29.02 (resized).png
Screen Shot 2020-11-30 at 19.39.29 (resized).png
Screen Shot 2020-11-19 at 20.46.50 (resized).png
IMG_8076 (resized).JPG
IMG_8070 (resized).JPG
IMG_8074 (resized).JPG
IMG_8069 (resized).JPG
IMG_8057 (resized).JPG
IMG_8053 (resized).JPG

There are 263 posts in this topic. You are on page 6 of 6.
#251 23 days ago

Lol. Been 5 years in the making. Probably gonna be a few more months before we get a good "it's in production" confirmation on this. look back in this thread, I was foaming at the mouth myself. I've now reached a kinda zen mindset. It'll happen. Just give it time. Woosah

1 week later
12
#252 13 days ago

Back at it 2021! New tornado target graphic. Gonna animate it so the text flies in from left & right. Pretty pleased with how it looks though This is the animation you will get when dropping the upper single drop target.

Screen Shot 2021-01-14 at 15.27.18 (resized).png

#253 13 days ago

ohhh, that's very nice!

#254 13 days ago

Oh, that is *sick*! Effin a!

So if it's tied to the target, are you counting "stages" of growth?

Storm nerds would love if it were tied to the Fujita scale....And, taking that a step further, there are 6 progressive inserts in the target lane, which would fit the Fujita scale nicely! Even all the way to escaping/redirecting/targeting/surving an EF-5 (or 6) for Extra Ball!

#255 12 days ago

Well if we are going that far: throw in a Paxton/twister reference too... That would be sick. Game over man.

#256 12 days ago
Quoted from lurch:

Well if we are going that far: throw in a Paxton/twister reference too... That would be sick. Game over man.

I get the sentiment, but Sega already made a Twister pin. I'd rather Whirlwind stay OG "Independent" if ya dig.

#257 12 days ago
Quoted from goingincirclez:

I get the sentiment, but Sega already made a Twister pin. I'd rather Whirlwind stay OG "Independent" if ya dig.

I get ya, but if he isn't going to do this setup for a Twister, what's the harm? It would be a great 90s reference for everyone. Heck TZ has a lot of callous that reference other games... Now that I think about it, how about making it an Easter egg?

Mat

#258 10 days ago

I am still waiting for my invitation to become a beta-tester !

Still ... great work !

#259 8 days ago
Quoted from TomDK:

I am still waiting for my invitation to become a beta-tester !
Still ... great work !

+1

#260 8 days ago

So new code with a DMD for Whirlwind? where have I been? this is amazing news.

#261 6 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

So new code with a DMD for Whirlwind? where have I been? this is amazing news.

Either way, you're here now! Super excited for this project. Nice to meet another Nashvillian with a Whirlwind! Picked mine up from a friend in Old Hickory only a couple months after the tornado hit and have been playing non-stop. I get the itch now and then to flip it for something newer, but I know I'd regret it once I saw the finished update.

#262 6 days ago
Quoted from caseywreed:

Either way, you're here now! Super excited for this project. Nice to meet another Nashvillian with a Whirlwind! Picked mine up from a friend in Old Hickory only a couple months after the tornado hit and have been playing non-stop. I get the itch now and then to flip it for something newer, but I know I'd regret it once I saw the finished update.

Awesome. Yes, I know your friend in Old Hickory. He is a good dude. Whirlwind is a fantastic game and always thought it needed a DMD.

#263 6 days ago

and the ball saver will be fantastic as that is one of my big issues with this one.

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
$ 12.50
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
Gweem's Mods
$ 369.00
Cabinet - Decals
Mircoplayfields
3,900
Machine - For Sale
Sebring, FL
$ 12.00
Electronics
Yorktown Arcade Supply
3,995
Machine - For Sale
Bellmore, NY
$ 259.95
Lighting - Led
Pin Stadium Pinball Mods
$ 54.99
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 499.95
Lighting - Led
Pin Stadium Pinball Mods
There are 263 posts in this topic. You are on page 6 of 6.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside