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Whirlwind Software Rewrite - The Journey

By applejuice

7 years ago

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#6 7 years ago

This is friggin amazing!

6 months later
#14 6 years ago

SWEEEEET! I really love the moonlight madness mode!

Cant wait to see the new video!

#17 6 years ago

So dare i ask.... whats involved in the project? (trying to figure out if i can take on this project!)

Looks like:
PROC Driver Board $325
PROC System 11 Interface ???? (what is this?)
and a special Proc interface you built?

Im thinking why not just buy the PROC driver board and replace the alpha-numberic display with a DMD? Im not saying itll be easier, but certainly cheaper.

#19 6 years ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

But then Jim would have to do all the work of creating art for the DMD - which is a huge thing to tackle.

Im willing to give it a go, looks like maybe i should be able to do the display programming on my own(?)

After some research it appears that Jims configuration would allow a DMD, but he chose to make an interface to drive the alpha-numberic display.

So the essentials are:
PROC Driver Board $325
PROC System 11 Interface board
(pricing options here: http://www.pinballcontrollers.com/forum/index.php?topic=683.msg8942#msg8942)
DMD display $170 -or- custom alpha numeric interface board (?????cost????)

#25 6 years ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Here's a ballpark parts and cost list -
You need a p-roc: $325
Sys 11 Driver: $160 (you build) $250 (Ready to go)
Alphanumeric interface: $60
Auto launch parts: $80
PC: Free (if you've got one already) to $200 for a nice shuttle
Total: $600 to $900

Thank you for providing a list!

HOLY MOLY! Im going to have to back burner this one! I need a new cabinet before i put any more money into this game.

Thank you for providing a list!

2 months later
#40 6 years ago

damn thats awesome!

4 months later
#49 6 years ago

Any progress on this?

#52 6 years ago

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

1 year later
#60 5 years ago

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

1 year later
#65 3 years 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!

2 years later
#105 1 year ago

Can't believe ive been following this post for 5 years now. Worth the wait for sure. COLOR DMD.... TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

#119 1 year ago

No kidding. I'll send you some boxes. Lets start shipping!!!

#120 1 year ago

I'm guessing there will be copyright issues here so...

Midwest Bonanza
Pin Twister

1 week later
#144 1 year ago

Yes thank you for the detailed response. Now that you have a machine I hope you can get this going soon. Id love to be a guinea pig.

1 week later
#151 1 year ago

Ok... I know I've been waiting for 5 years now.. But I need some updates!!! Let's do this.

3 weeks later
#158 1 year ago

Shut up and take my money!!!!!

Seriously if you need a guinea pig, id like to be a beta tester!!

#161 1 year ago

Oooh. +1 on the soldering. Gotta a new iron and dying to try it out! Plus with the virus shit going around I have plenty of free time at home now.


9 months later
#251 9 months 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

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#255 9 months ago

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

#257 9 months 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?


#259 9 months ago
Quoted from TomDK:

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


2 months later
#331 6 months ago

Hopefully a few months away. About to burn some $$$ on this stupid TZ I just bought. Otherwise this is going on ye old credit card.

Quoted from loren3233:

applejuice, are you actually taking names for a list at this time?

Yup, beta at this time. Sign up! Just PM him.

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