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WOZ Fan Club - members only

By TigerLaw

7 years ago

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Post #1 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by TigerLaw (7 years ago)

Post #2584 Fan Replacement details Posted by bhwolf (4 years ago)

Post #7017 How to tell if your WOZ has 2.0 boards Posted by f3honda4me (2 years ago)

Post #7022 Balls not making it to shooter lane from trough - Fix Posted by LTG (2 years ago)

Post #7126 Location of the latest software update/version Posted by mavantix (2 years ago)

Post #7128 Update 7.01 notes - released April 16, 2019 Posted by thewool (2 years ago)

Post #7752 Fan Replacement how to and links Posted by f3honda4me (1 year ago)

Post #11015 Adjustment advice for the monkey Posted by LTG (8 months ago)

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#2 7 years ago

Bought my WOZ LE used in January and I really like the game play, the creative use of callouts both from and not included in the movie, the LCD screen, and much more. Was at the pinball show in Denver on Friday and Saturday and WOZ always had the longest line of people waiting to play it of any of the 140 pins at the show. This includes the new Sterns or "A" games by B/W. My hope is some how the Hobbit will be even better and that JJP will be a great maker of pins for a very long time.

#61 7 years ago

I was at the show Saturday from 9:00 until after 8:00 and every time I checked (a lot) the lights were working fine. The line for it was usually fairly long.

1 month later
#275 6 years ago

I have 3.0 and have played many games on that version and have never seen flipper frenzy-weird.

#317 6 years ago

Seems like I remember somone saying an update is coming. Would be shocked if it makes any major changes but we'll see.

8 months later
#659 6 years ago
Quoted from wtatumjr:

Hey "failure to kill the witch" WOZ owners. I just found out my witch switch was not registering all the time so your's might be out of whack too. Next time you have the glass off put it in switch mode and toss a ball into the switch. I didn't see any real way to adjust except to bend two metal tabs which I did and 'seemed to fix the problem.
The witch should say something every time you hit her in hurry up mode - mine only registered about 1 in 4 times. Now she's much better.

Thanks I'm going to blame the fact that I've never killed the witch on this and try the adjustments you suggested. However, it might just be I'm not good enough yet to kill her, but there have been times it did seem like so shots might not have registered.
Maybe it will be obvious when I look, but how much and in what way, did you bend the two metal tabs?

1 month later
#699 6 years ago
Quoted from arcadenerd925:

Sweet jesus. just stacked Crystal MB, Haunted MB, ECMB and a Munchkin Mode. What a rush this game is.

Congrats and awesome and fun game you had!

3 weeks later
#742 6 years ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

9 hours in the Tahoe today.... But well worth it!!!!

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#779 6 years ago
Quoted from JIM_Z:

New fan last night! She played for about 20 minutes,she would not stop playing even after being offered ice cream.

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Yes--awesome! This is one reason I love WOZ, so many kids and not usual pinball fans loving it. Kids and adults always see it and want to play it when they come over to my house. My elderly mother-in-law really enjoyed playing it when she visited us.

Anything a kid wants more than ice cream and is healthy is awesome!

1 month later
#858 5 years ago

Love hearing how children and young ones often love WOZ! I've heard that so many times and even though some were lukewarm on the theme, I think it was a great choice by JJP and has attracted some non traditional people to pinball. My mother-in-law when visiting likes it and so do many kids and even teens and adults who have come to our house. Most also like MM and the first time or 2 they have a castle explode is awesome to watch their reaction. Stern has made many terrific games and no Stern bashing from me here as I do think Stern has many positives. However, some of their themes including old rock bands, WWE, and others vastly adult oriented themes aren't great for non pinheads. However to be fair POTC, IM, Star Trek, SM, LOTR etc, etc. were certainly good choices for the non Pinheads as well as for those of us into this as a hobby and passion.
Personally I love the theme of WOZ and think it's a terrific pin! I'm also looking real forward to seeing TH and Pat Lawlor's games being released. Go JJP and thanks for bringing many great things and creativity to pinball!

2 months later
#907 5 years ago

"I'm not a fan of the armor color and I really don't like all of those signatures. To each their own, but to pay less money for the way I prefer is was a sweet deal."

You know what you prefer and should obviously go for it. Just a side note. I have seen over the years about 7-8 ECLE, 1-2 standards and only one Ruby Red. There's things I like about each including the topper on the Red edition and just seeing the standard for the sake of seeing a non LE version. Looks very nice to me and unlike some non-LE's of other games has identical game-play. I own a ECLE but if I had known the Ruby Red was coming would have slightly preferred it above all of the editions. But then again glad I got my when I did and waiting even longer would have been difficult. I'm glad there's now 3 choices and also neat that TH has choices as well.

Still trying to melt that darn which and have gotten oh so close several times including recently and then failed! Drat!

2 months later
#952 5 years ago

I have my game set at 6.5 degrees and every once in a great while get a ball hang up. Does setting it to 7 degrees help this? It gets hung up on skill shots without a full plunge towards the pop bumpers, ie. going for skill shots. Rare but annoying when happens. Also still get shots that rattle around despite all attempts and suggestions in adding a plastic and making other adjustments to attempt to make plunger shots not hit or rattle around some times.

4 months later
#1192 5 years ago
Quoted from Manimal:

I put the ones on the holes and the Munchkin land, and I am also with you on the rollover and magnets.....I just kept those for a later date. I will say the guard behind the winkie target is not for the timid, and takes a little bit of work to get into place. In all honesty, if I had it to do over again, I think I would just do the Munchkinland and forget the rest. Not sure they do much good.

I bought mine with Cliffy's installed except the Munchkinland, which I painted emerald green adn the installed per somone's suggestion on another thread. Since the VUK's do get a lot of play with steel hitting wood I'm glad they're on there. I think at minimal protecting the Munchkinland playfield wood with a protector is the absolute least to do.

#1193 5 years ago
Quoted from Manimal:

Yes, I will agree these games are solid and very heavy....but I probably wouldn't have it any other way. Removing the Munchkinland playfield really isn't that bad. Removing the mounting screws is very easy...it is just the wiring that is intimidating. Just take your time and note where every plug goes. The removal and installation is less than 15 minutes on either side. The drilling is very easy and quick....just make sure you put tape or some other depth gage on the bit so you don't drill through the playfield. I use a piece of plastic tubing over the bit to limit how deep it can drill. Trust me, the Winkie target hole protector was MUCH harder and time consuming to install.

Read in the manual carefully which wires to take out, i.e, don't tkae out more than needed or miss taking out ones you need to as it's a pain to go back with the playfield up at that point as you'r working on it. Be very careful as it's possible to pull the tiny wires out the cables on some of them (ask me how I know!) and that could require needing a new cable. Also I write with a sharpie the locations of what goes where so it makes it easy to remember how to reinstall the wires. However that's really not necessary but optional.

#1266 5 years ago

"I get a ball stuck issue right here on about 50% of my soft plunges. I have NO idea how as there's nothing to catch on. Anyone else?"

Rarel,y but every once in a while I've had a ball get stuck there and just nudge the machine. Would love to know if there's another fix/solution.

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#1356 5 years ago
Quoted from nicoga3000:

I was in a similar situation with my standard. You could save some cash and get a standard since they're the exact same game.

Differences between the LE's (power coating on legs and habitrails etc. etc.) and standards are cosmetic. Gameplay on standard and the LE's is the same which is a different model of marketing Stern uses. I don't want to compare either companies there's way too much of that happening, I'm just making sure you aware of that which you might be RR does have TOTO. tornado and a few other things that are stationary and nice that didn't come on the Emerald LE. They could be purchased and put on an Emerald or even standard, I suppose. Personally I like the Ruby Red the best including the 75th anniversary of the film topper and extra figures, then the Emerald and then the standard. However, the standard is still quite awesome and they do seem to be holding their value well. So if budget was a prime concern I'd go with a standard and have some money for other things.

Also, WOZ is a terrific game and just gets better with each software update, although I don't know if there will be any more of those coming other than to maybe fix a minor bug or two. But I'd play as many games as you can before you buy one especially if it's going to be your only pin. Nothing at all against WOZ. I'd said this for anyone who could have only 1 pin whichever pins is on their short list. However, as said before you can always sell it and get another if down the line you want to do that.

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#1421 5 years ago
Quoted from nicoga3000:

Here's two pics of the protector for you.

Wow never seen that before.

2 weeks later
#1479 4 years ago
Quoted from Vexx_182:

After i installed 6.06 i had to turn down the power on my crystal ball VUK. It was kicking the ball up and off the rail. Anyone else experience this after they installed the new software?

Yes I have. I thought maybethe wireform had gotten a little bent or something but turning down the power fixed the issue.

1 week later
#1514 4 years ago

Cliffy's every-where but around the playfield insert is how mine is. Especially need on the Munchkinland mini-playfield.

Castle Walls look better than the stock ones and don't block anything.

I did put decals on the Rainbow stand ups and very much like how they look. I don't have decals any where else and prefer it that way.

Personally I think the witches well looks better than the plastic thing it comes in, but haven't ever bought this.

You can buy I guess all of the movie figures, tornado and other things that are on the WOZ RR edition but I've never seen anyone actually do that. From what I remember seems like it was a lot of $.

There are lots of other mods available for WOZ. But to me the one that is most necessary are Cliffy's to protect things from getting worn and if that was the only mod I could do, that would be the one.

Quoted from Phbooms:

Few questions on the mods available and what you guys think looks best.
First the castle and witches well mod. When the witches wells installed do you leave the plastic encloser off? Also does the castle walls block any view of the RESCUE targets?
I see alot of different candy decals being sold. Which do you guys think are the best ones to buy?
Im going to get my Standard legs, armor, and hinges powder coated. If you could pick any color what do you think would look the best?
What other mods do you think are tasteful and look really good installed?
Thanks for any insight provided. Game is so much fun and getting better daily as we figure out the rules, thanks tismasc for the rules!

1 month later
#1699 4 years ago
Quoted from TaylorVA:

JJP recommends using a detailing spray called Wizard's Mist-n-shine

I don't know if auto parts stores sell Mist-n-shine but I've found it at motorcycle detail shops and of course on Amazon. Alex of JJP mentioned it for use on WOZ. Best product I've found re: wax is P21S, also recommended by Alex. I use it all WOZ, Stern and B/W pins. A bit pricey, but great product IMHO.

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#1761 4 years ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

You do not have to pre-drill the screw holes. The screws will drive in the wood without hurting the playfield.

Per seeing someone else having done this before me, I painted the Cliffy around the Rainbow with Emerald Green and I think it looks nice. Just a thought. And yes removing the playfield there's good instructions in the manual and not too hard.

1 week later
#1788 4 years ago

Do those here who own WOZ still have the black rubber rings or have you converted to white or other colors? I replaced the originals when it was time with black except for green ones on the slings. I tend to stay with whatever the manufacturers tested the games in when in development, but then again not always.

#1795 4 years ago

Yesterday a screw fell into one of the pop bumpers areas and I didn't know it until I turned the game on. A pop bumper keep firing and then I discover the screw and got it out of the machine. Since then the winged monkey won't move especially to go back up to the castle. I assumed something shorted maybe a transistor. Any ideas?

#1804 4 years ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

In test mode does it attempt to move at all and can you hear the motor run? Did you have to lift the playfield to get the screw out? If so something may now be jammed against it or something became disconnected during that process.

Just tried again today and after about 5-10 minutes it started working. Best I can tell something got jammed just barely enough to foul things up. So thanks for the suggestion and nice it was a relatively easy fix!

Wish I just had walked away last night before I got so frustrated! I should know by know not to work on pins late at night and when tired of trying to get one stubborn problem fixed!

3 weeks later
#1856 4 years ago

Every once in a while when I turn my WOZ on my crystal ball shows weird numbers and no pics bt never noticed this during certain modes. Note is the second SD card and was so bad on first one after awhile I got it replaced.

10 months later
#4102 3 years ago
Quoted from rai:

I'd be interested in options regarding Woz, many have owned Woz 3+ years. Interested to hear from longtime owners love the game still? I'm planning to get my own RR late to the party but I'm mainly interested in a long term relationship. Hopefully Woz is something that's timeless and gets better with age. I've not played Woz enough to say yet but I think I've played enough to have an idea."

Personally I love my WOZ which I've owned since January 2014. I was the second owner and so didn't do the prepay option. I own MM, SM, SC, and TH SE and WOZ is my favorite per gameplay, code, the amount of toys, love melting the witch (only done that relatively rarely to probably many pinsiders but great thrill went accomplished) and the game never gets old to me.

As I've told some, if you want a very, very fast game like a Steve Ritchie pin, probably not a great choice unless you've have some of his designed or other fast pins and want a contrast. Some games if you're really good can last a long time depending on how many extra balls, how hard the settings or on and the things you can do to make the outlanes easier or harder. Personally I set mine up on fairly easier setting and liberal extra balls especially when I was a new owner. As I've improved I've adjusted to make it "less easy" but don't I would ever want to play it on it's hardest settings. Set up well re: amount of incline, waxed, cleaned and balls replaced as needed it plays plenty fast to me. Only thing in hindsight I might have changed is getting a RR (love the topper and "extras" on the playfield) over the Emerald LE but that's a real minor point and I'm happy with mine.

Although this is a WOZ thread just a quick note that I also own TH and like it okay but code is still being updated and I prefer WOZ's playfield. To me it has more of a fun factor overall. I consider WOZ great and TH as a good game that will improve as the code advances but I don't I will end up keeping it as long as WOZ.

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