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TRON (un)limited edition WIP


By ecurtz

7 years ago



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#551 7 years ago

There is no lamp, flasher or solenoid associated with the tilt.

Since the TILT causes the start button to turn off, the game would go into ramp attract mode, so actually yes, you will get a series of ramp colors until the ball ejects

Quoted from asnatlas:

luvthatapex2, would it be hard to add like Yellow for tilt warnings and Red for a Tilts or something along those lines ??

#552 7 years ago

Do you plan on using PWM for some of the ramp effects? It seems a lot of the flashes seem out of place (Especially since they're the only LEDs in the game), and a fade would clean that up a lot. A curve similar to the right flasher or rectifier flash would be a nice touch.

Depending on your hardware, something like shiftPWM might work, or hardware PWM/analog pins if you have enough of them left.

#553 7 years ago

It's using hardware PWM. There aren't currently any on/off transitions, but it wouldn't be too difficult to add those. We still have a few stray mode triggers and the like to clean up before the fine adjustments like that though.

#554 7 years ago

Wow great progress on this! My Tron Pro has been sitting in pieces neglected as I took a break. Put me down for one when these go into production...

1 week later
#555 7 years ago

Beautiful! I'm in for a set!!

#556 7 years ago

Damnit, I see activity in this thread and I get excited..

#557 7 years ago

Haha! We all do. I'm surprised we don't crash the server every time someone posts something to this thread - and now I'm guilty too. Sorry!

#558 7 years ago

Well if you want an update:

The software sits where it was 2 weeks ago (see previous videos) and is undergoing constant play testing. There are some bugs but it's basically stable. I think the features we have added are very fun. Playing the PRO with ramp lighting has totally spoiled me. I think everyone will love this mod and enjoy making new combinations and versions of their own.

In a week or so, we will take a day and fix the bugs and that will be version 1.

Eli will have to update you on his plan for the hardware.

#559 7 years ago

I'm in on this as it looks awesome.

#560 7 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

undergoing constant play testing

This is like that postcard you get from a relative on vaca in Hawaii "Wish you were here!"

#561 7 years ago

Well if you want an update:
The software sits where it was 2 weeks ago (see previous videos) and is undergoing constant play testing. There are some bugs but it's basically stable. I think the features we have added are very fun. Playing the PRO with ramp lighting has totally spoiled me. I think everyone will love this mod and enjoy making new combinations and versions of their own.
In a week or so, we will take a day and fix the bugs and that will be version 1.
Eli will have to update you on his plan for the hardware.

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#562 7 years ago

Like the theme, refuse to say 'SO IN ON THIS PREORDER RIGHT NOW' until we hear more info.

edit: meant for the Star Trek thread...for some reason it posted here?

#563 7 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

Playing the PRO with ramp lighting has totally spoiled me.

+1
I cannot imagine my Tron without this mod. It makes a great game that much better.
As Frank points out, the bugs are minor and it is very stable in its current state. I'm really looking forward to the day Eli announces these for sale. It'll be bigger than a new pin relase

Big congratulations to Eli and Frank for getting this where it needed to be.

#564 7 years ago

Still hoping you guys add the FO ladder lights during SoS start, similar to end-of-ball bonus. From the last vid where you got to SoS it wasn't in there.

#565 7 years ago
Quoted from Frax:

1 soul for sale, immediately. Your cost? 500$.

Sure hope it isn't anywhere close to 500... hate to have to sit this mod out

#566 7 years ago
Quoted from Don1:

Sure hope it isn't anywhere close to 500... hate to have to sit this mod out

Gonna be 400 minimum from previous posts.

#567 7 years ago

Was that the figure from Eli or was that someones elses estimate? I think I remember seeing that now as well, I'll have to go back and check.

Lol and I'm not suggesting it isn't 'worth' that much, just hoping it's priced within the range of my marital embelzement fund

#568 7 years ago

Hats of to Eli and Frank and all the beta testers.

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#569 7 years ago
Quoted from ecurtz:

Not a promise, but Q1 2013 seems likely at this point.

I chant this whilst rocking back and forth every night before bed.

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#570 7 years ago

You've got this game. It plays pinball today for the most part.

The balls roll over things and it goes "ding" when it should. The score goes up too.

But that's not enough...

You think it needs something.

You want pretty little strings of lights. You even want it to go on and off and change color...

You think that will make your machine "special".

You've been waiting like a good little boy for eight months hoping somone will help you...

You don't even know what it will cost, but you are "in".

$500+ for lights. LOL

#571 7 years ago
Quoted from Propaganda:

You've got this game. It plays pinball today for the most part.

The balls roll over things and it goes "ding" when it should. The score goes up too.

But that's not enough...

You think it needs something.

You want pretty little strings of lights. You even want it to go on and off and change color...

You think that will make your machine "special".

You've been waiting like a good little boy for eight months hoping somone will help you...

You don't even know what it will cost, but you are "in".

$500+ for lights. LOL

Some people like mods. I think this one looks like an amazing one, and depending on price, I am in. If you don't like it, don't buy it. Mocking other people because it is something they might like is kind of asinine imo.

#572 7 years ago
Quoted from paul_8788:

$500+ for lights. LOL

Better then 5,000 for lights and 4 drops. NO?

Saying 500 for lights is a bit ignorant. Its more then lights. Spending $220 on an LED kit is lights.

#573 7 years ago
Quoted from Propaganda:

You've got this game. It plays pinball today for the most part.
The balls roll over things and it goes "ding" when it should. The score goes up too.
But that's not enough...
You think it needs something.
You want pretty little strings of lights. You even want it to go on and off and change color...
You think that will make your machine "special".
You've been waiting like a good little boy for eight months hoping somone will help you...
You don't even know what it will cost, but you are "in".
$500+ for lights. LOL

If you were trying to sound like the jackass, done and done. Thanks for crapping on people's hard work and love of pinball.

#574 7 years ago
Quoted from Propaganda:

$500+ for lights. LOL

Can't wait for this mod.

And yes, I'm one of those guys who paid $5000 for a wooden box full of wires, cheap plastic, and blinky bulbs... just like you

#575 7 years ago

I'm not sure about the "Ignored user comment", but I hate having all these options for awesome stuff to spend my money on.

#576 7 years ago

I just ignored my first user!

#577 7 years ago

Iv had that dude ignored for months. Welcome to the club guys!

#578 7 years ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

I just ignored my first user!

Ho no every Tron post will be shorter for you.

#579 7 years ago

I ignored him a long time ago, best thing I ever did.

#580 7 years ago

Since everyone got excited for the thread activity...

I'm currently waiting on boards (most of the time is spent this way, takes 3 or so weeks to get them run and I'm not a hardware guy so it takes me time to revise the layout also.) This is identical functionality to the one the testers have now but with several parts changed to surface mount so they'll be easier to assemble.

From what I hear the end of ball and game detection is working and the biggest issue left with normal gameplay is some spurious stuff on the multiball modes which are hard to monitor.

As always, sorry things are slow, but that's just how complex hobby dev goes sometimes. The fun parts get worked on quickly, the dull parts not so much.

#581 7 years ago

$500+ for lights. LOL

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#582 7 years ago

I just picked up a NIB machine and now NEED a set. Please put me down for a set. These are A MUST!

#583 7 years ago
Quoted from b_koenig:

I just picked up a NIB machine and now NEED a set. Please put me down for a set. These are A MUST!

So, that's what replaced your LOTR. Love me some Tron. Also patiently waiting for this kit.

#584 7 years ago

I almost choked laughing so hard.

#585 7 years ago

Thx for the update Eli. Cant wait. I do hope you go in order when shipping starting from page 1

#586 7 years ago

Do we really have to get in line now? If so count me in. I've been lurking for a while, does that count?

#587 7 years ago
Quoted from pinhacker71:

Do we really have to get in line now? If so count me in. I've been lurking for a while, does that count?

Nope. It's gonna be like the $100 HDTVs at Walmart on Black Friday. 2 of them and fistfights!

JK, I really have no idea.

#588 7 years ago
Quoted from herg:

Nope. It's gonna be like the $100 HDTVs at Walmart on Black Friday. 2 of them and fistfights!

JK, I really have no idea.

Totally off topic, but my neighbor actually bought a TV from Wal-Mart on Black Friday. Long story short, he paid like $50 for a ticket from a scalper so he could buy the $600 TV. People have to camp out early to get these "right to buy" tickets so he figured it was worth it.

#589 7 years ago

Will the mod work on the new Tron run?

#590 7 years ago
Quoted from arizonabuck:

Will the mod work on the new Tron run?

Yes

#591 7 years ago

Very good

#592 7 years ago

Since there was never any "list", it would probably make sense for Eli to create some sort of order page, and post a link to it, and first come first served. Any of us that watch this thread would probably get in quick.

#593 7 years ago

I think the talk of a "list" is really over the top. I would imagine if the first batch sells out quickly then Eli and company would make more. Everyone enjoys making a little money for their time and efforts.

#594 7 years ago

Eli needs to go back through this thread. Make a list of everyone who expressed interest. Pm them and wait for them to pay him in order. Or he could just start selling them and the first to send him the money gets the goods. Which one makes more sense to the seller? Asking him to keep a list is asking a lot.

#595 7 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

Since there was never any "list", it would probably make sense for Eli to create some sort of order page, and post a link to it, and first come first served. Any of us that watch this thread would probably get in quick.

I guess YOU think YOU are the mastermind of this project and feel that YOU can tell them what they should be doing?

#596 7 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

Since there was never any "list", it would probably make sense for Eli to create some sort of order page, and post a link to it, and first come first served. Any of us that watch this thread would probably get in quick.

Im sure with the amount of interest here, Eli is going to be making PLENTY.

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#597 7 years ago

Bump to get everyone's hopes up again to find out that it's not available yet.

Seriously, praying that somehow this gets out in time for me to slap it on my Tron 2D for use @ TPF.

#598 7 years ago

I'm going to stop looking unless the "unread" counter hits 20 or so. I'm sure that will take about 30 seconds once there's real info.

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#599 7 years ago

I don't even have my tron yet....but count me in!!

#600 7 years ago

Will the board that controls the RGB LEDs have a secondary output to control additional RGB LED's?

I ask because I saw that pinballtoppers.com has cool looking speaker light kits that appear to use full color RGB leds. I think it would be cool if the same outputs driving the ramp RGB leds could also control the RGB leds in the speaker light kit so they changed colors with the ramps.

A second set of control ouptuts might also be handy if someone makes a topper that also used RGB leds which would change color in sync with the ramps.

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