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Wonka Club - Golden Tickets Inside


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#2101 26 days ago
Quoted from jlatko:

Did you guys install the optional left post? The outlanes are such brutal ball drainers, I'm tempted.
This is my first JJP machine. I looked for a tilt sensitivity setting, or a way to turn the tilt off entirely, but couldn't find it. I was only able to find the number of warnings per ball/game setting. I must be missing it somewhere? Thanks.

I installed it. You will need to move the center lane rubber (or use a similar small rubber) to that post though in order to allow the ball to properly drain (which is kinda BS if you think about it). It makes the game play better though. Still tough, still relatively short ball times, but you have an actual fighting chance if the ball goes anywhere near the left outlane. I recommend it.

#2102 26 days ago
Quoted from pinball_keefer:

By default, the first Augustus combo is right ramp->left orbit. The second one is left ramp->right ramp->left orbit. I do believe the center ramp gets added for the 3rd one, but no one ever gets that far in the office.

It'll work for 1.06 and anything later. Any of our delta updates that specify a minimum version will work on anything later.

Thanks! Very helpful.

#2103 26 days ago
Quoted from Adipocere:

I installed it. You will need to move the center lane rubber (or use a similar small rubber) to that post though in order to allow the ball to properly drain (which is kinda BS if you think about it). It makes the game play better though. Still tough, still relatively short ball times, but you have an actual fighting chance if the ball goes anywhere near the left outlane. I recommend it.

Not sure what you mean about moving the center lane rubber?

#2104 26 days ago
Quoted from jlatko:

Not sure what you mean about moving the center lane rubber?

He meant to say remove the center rubber or else balls will get stuck.

#2105 26 days ago

This is silly, but... Where is the USB port? JJP Support says: To locate the USB port, open the coin door and look towards the end of the the coin box. The USB port is attached to the back horizontal wooden support just to the left of the coin box.

But I still can't find it. Thanks!

#2106 26 days ago
Quoted from jlatko:

This is silly, but... Where is the USB port? JJP Support says: To locate the USB port, open the coin door and look towards the end of the the coin box. The USB port is attached to the back horizontal wooden support just to the left of the coin box.
But I still can't find it. Thanks!

It may have fell behind the coin box or on the other side of the wood divider. It’s cable tied to the side of the cabinet. It’s a USB extender cable.

#2107 26 days ago
Quoted from djreddog:

It may have fell behind the coin box or on the other side of the wood divider. It’s cable tied to the side of the cabinet. It’s a USB extender cable.

Yup, it is in plain site, but I ignored it, thinking it was a cable and not an extender port. Got it now, thanks!

#2108 25 days ago

Wonka back up and running!
Big Thanks to Zach Meny @ Flipnout Pinball

#2109 25 days ago

Did the new update add new or different sling sounds?

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#2110 25 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Wonka back up and running!
Big Thanks to Zach Meny @ Flipnout Pinball

You couldn't even play it?!?

Chipped playfields, bummer.
Diverter not working properly, that stinks.

But not being able to play AT ALL? Yikes. Good thing I'm waiting.

#2111 25 days ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

You couldn't even play it?!?
Chipped playfields, bummer.
Diverter not working properly, that stinks.
But not being able to play AT ALL? Yikes. Good thing I'm waiting.

Not that big of a deal,I have a lot of other pins to play and it was only two days.Pinball machines are complicated pieces of machinery,shit happens but Flipnout pinball got me taking care of.You need to relax your attitude and be realistic or get a new hobby.

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#2112 25 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Not that big of a deal,I have a lot of other pins to play and it was only two days.Pinball machines are complicated pieces of machinery,shit happens but Flipnout pinball got me taking care of.You need to relax your attitude and be realistic or get a new hobby.

That’s similar to what you hear from a used car salesman.

#2113 25 days ago

OMG - No idea what happened here.

#1. After I installed the 1.13 update using the USB Key.

a. When game restarted it still said 1.08 and now the "Enter" button causes game to restart.
b. The "Enter" key no longer works. Thus none of the "menu" options can be accessed as it just restarts OS mode

Any ideas how to fix this?

#2114 25 days ago

Went to Boxcar Greensboro to play a brand new wonka Le and it’s already broken.....this is the first one I’ve seen and I was excited to finally play one. Hope it’s fixed soon
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#2115 25 days ago

2 days old, trough error - kept ejecting balls into play. Switch 006 flaky in switch test (flippers/vibration were activating it sporadically) , reflowed everything. Seems to be okay now. Talked to Steve Z at tech support, new optos on the way. Great support JJP!

#2116 25 days ago
Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

After I installed the 1.13 update using the USB Key.

Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

When game restarted it still said 1.08

Didn't update. Something went wrong.

Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

now the "Enter" button causes game to restart

Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

Any ideas how to fix this?

I'd start over. Do a full install of the operating system. Follow directions carefully for a full install on the website. USB stick 8GB to 16GB.

LTG : )

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#2117 25 days ago
Quoted from thePLAyNone:

2 days old, trough error - kept ejecting balls into play. Switch 006 flaky in switch test (flippers/vibration were activating it sporadically) , reflowed everything. Seems to be okay now. Talked to Steve Z at tech support, new optos on the way. Great support JJP!

Yep me too

#2118 25 days ago

JJP is doing what they can there technician support has been nothing but awesome.

Working out some beginning Wonka issues.
When everything is ironed out we will all have a amazing playing pinball machines.

Steve helped me for over an hour on the phone. He's a great asset.

Thank you Jersey Jack!

#2119 25 days ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

You couldn't even play it?!?
Chipped playfields, bummer.
Diverter not working properly, that stinks.
But not being able to play AT ALL? Yikes. Good thing I'm waiting.

Would you put a sock in it? For heavens sake... We get it, you're not buying one... Cool... Would you like a pat on the back or something?

Machines fail, they just do... This isn't revolutionary or new... Or so I thought at least.

Jeff

#2120 25 days ago
Quoted from jeffro01:

Would you put a sock in it? For heavens sake... We get it, you're not buying one... Cool... Would you like a pat on the back or something?
Machines fail, they just do... This isn't revolutionary or new... Or so I thought at least.
Jeff

Never mind he’s a waste of time

#2121 25 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Never mind he’s a waste of time

Yep some folks just don't get it.
Lol
Fine art like our Wonka's take time to develop.

Got mine from Zach as well.
He was mega fast to address issues.
He's a great asset to our pinball community.
Definitely buy from Flipnout Pinball you won't regret it!

#2122 25 days ago
Quoted from Pinchild:

Yep some folks just don't get it.
Lol
Fine art like our Wonka's take time to develop.
Got mine from Zach as well.
He was mega fast to address issues.
He's a great asset to our pinball community.
Definitely buy from Flipnout Pinball you won't regret it!

Zach at flip n out is amazing

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#2123 25 days ago

After playing my WW for 2 weeks, almost every day, I was able to give an honest review. Friends and family are having a blast playing the game. I've had zero issues, other than the diverter, which has been fixed with recent code. Big shout-out and thanks to Chris @ KingPin, who personally delivered my game the day after he received them. My first NIB pin and JJP's build quality is amazing. The LE has all the upgrades that make the pin look great. If your on the fence about buying a Wonka, don't wait. Go get yourself one of the funnest, best playing, best quality pinball games available.

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#2124 25 days ago

As of now after owning a SE wonka since day one I can say the only 2 issue I have are the following
1. Clear bunching which everyone seems to have that problem even new stern jp2 are in the same boat I’m not happy with it but seems either we need to either protest stop buying NIB or just deal with it ( but it’s nit right).
2. The diverter was missing 30% of the shots, but after the new update 1.13 I haven't got any bad diverter issues (diverter issue is fix) Everything else has been working great with no issues.
From the 6 pin line up we own the family and myself cant get enough of wonka definitely a pin to own jjp did a great job on Wonka funny how you look at the rating reviews and you can totally see a group of ignorant people giving bad reviews for dumb reason theres some kind of battle going on dont know why..

#2125 25 days ago
Quoted from Blackzarak:

1. Clear bunching which everyone seems to have that problem even new stern jp2.

Amazing how this is now becoming just a “standard issue.” It’s unacceptable IMO. And I did not follow through on my WW reservation because of it.

#2126 25 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Amazing how this is now becoming just a “standard issue.” It’s unacceptable IMO. And I did not follow through on my WW reservation because of it.

I dont think it is regarded as standard issue..

Like myself , If you bought one you have to deal with it any bunching of clear for now, getting wound up about it every day wont make life easier. ( no I dont like it and it isnt right.)

If you havent bought one yet , you still have the choice to wait it out and all the info needed to make that choice.

But... The game itself though is fun as, ) Ive never seen my friends and family so excited to play pinball in years , and Ive had almost every new game out over the last few years

#2127 25 days ago

Joined the club today. LE 565, born on 8/15 (my dad's birthday). My wife loves it, as do I. Installed SW 1.13 update right away, so no diverter issues. Had a couple air balls stick in strange places. Great fun. Very different than Stern (we have LOTR, SWLE, Beatles). Wonka is slower (a bit) and you have more of a chance to place shots. (Yes, we are getting blinds for the windows.)
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#2128 25 days ago
Quoted from steigerpijp:

I dont think it is regarded as standard issue..
Like myself , If you bought one you have to deal with it any bunching of clear for now, getting wound up about it every day wont make life easier. ( no I dont like it and it isnt right.)
If you havent bought one yet , you still have the choice to wait it out and all the info needed to make that choice.
But... The game itself though is fun as, ) Ive never seen my friends and family so excited to play pinball in years , and Ive had almost every new game out over the last few years

This, exactly.

#2129 24 days ago

Sorry folks I didn’t mean to sound like a downer, I have played the game and it’s a blast! It’s just sad to me that my 90’s Bally Williams are more solid / reliable than playfields made in 2019??

not to get off topic cheers to you all and we just got one at a location near me and I’m heading to play it today!

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#2130 24 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Sorry folks I didn’t mean to sound like a downer, I have played the game and it’s a blast! It’s just sad to me that my 90’s Bally Williams are more solid / reliable than playfields made in 2019??
not to get off topic cheers to you all and we just got one at a location near me and I’m heading to play it today!

It's frustrating for sure, I just dont see why it's in a Wonka thread when every manufacturer that isnt cgc has the same issue.

Its industry wide

#2131 24 days ago

I have not heard of any play field problems with AP games. My Oktoberfest game has the.best play field of any of my collection of 6 relatively new games.

#2132 24 days ago
Quoted from arcadem:

I have not heard of any play field problems with AP games. My Oktoberfest game has the.best play field of any of my collection of 6 relatively new games.

That's fair, honestly I forgot about ap.

So stern, jjp and spooky all have the issues.

#2133 24 days ago
Quoted from arcadem:

I have not heard of any play field problems with AP games. My Oktoberfest game has the.best play field of any of my collection of 6 relatively new games.

Yep Houdini no issues and a blast to own and play.

#2134 24 days ago
Quoted from Outlanes:

That's fair, honestly I forgot about ap.
So stern, jjp and spooky all have the issues.

No, spooky had a short run of TNA with the issues and fixed the problem quickly. Since then they have had no issues.

Anyways we should try to keep this about Wonka after all it’s the club thread.

#2135 24 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Anyways we should try to keep this about Wonka after all it’s the club thread.

To that end...anyone manage to get 3 golden tickets yet?

This game is pretty extreme in terms of difficulty to me. The new firmware that fixes the diverter screws the player with the autoplunge into the pops!

#2136 24 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

To that end...anyone manage to get 3 golden tickets yet?
This game is pretty extreme in terms of difficulty to me. The new firmware that fixes the diverter screws the player with the autoplunge into the pops!

You can adjust the auto-plunge coil so that it auto-plunges in or near the right scoop. This is the way to go. I turned my down to like 12 or 13.

#2137 24 days ago
Quoted from djreddog:

You can adjust the auto-plunge coil so that it auto-plunges in or near the right scoop. This is the way to go. I turned my down to like 12 or 13.

That would be nice to lower the plunger, but honestly I think where cheating ourselves because when you play on tournament or location it’s not supposed to play in that fashion gameplay would be totally different.

#2138 24 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

To that end...anyone manage to get 3 golden tickets yet?
This game is pretty extreme in terms of difficulty to me. The new firmware that fixes the diverter screws the player with the autoplunge into the pops!

I still haven't gotten to Wonka's Office! That said, I've been a bit busy lately, so I need a good rainy day to just take a deep dive and knock some more of this game loose.

#2139 24 days ago

I havent made it past 2 tickets sadly.

#2140 24 days ago

i collected 4, then i woke up...

MJR

#2141 24 days ago
Quoted from MJR8peanut:

i collected 4, then i woke up...
MJR

So even in your dreams you can’t get all 5?

#2142 24 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

To that end...anyone manage to get 3 golden tickets yet?
This game is pretty extreme in terms of difficulty to me. The new firmware that fixes the diverter screws the player with the autoplunge into the pops!

I got three tickets a few days ago. It was crazy hard, but super valuable. I will admit that I installed the left lane post, so mine isn’t set up as hard as yours. I’ve also been able to short plunge even with the auto plunger going so fast. You have to be ready for it and you barely get to dial in the power, but it’s doable and safer than getting it into the pops.

#2143 24 days ago

Guys where is this switch located? On pirates I would hit the Start button and it would show me a map. That doesnt work, I'm not sure if it's bad because I cant find it to test.

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#2144 24 days ago
Quoted from Freakyguy666:

So even in your dreams you can’t get all 5?

i guess you should say, pure imagination.

MJR

#2145 24 days ago

Test to Switches to Switch Matrix and then push start should show playfield

#2146 24 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Test to Switches to Switch Matrix and then push start should show playfield

Ok thanks!! I'm thinking ( like my pirates ) could be like the Ship target that I just havnt hir in a long while...

#2147 24 days ago
Quoted from dirtbag66:

So wait, it's brand new out of the box...and the playfield is minty?!?
Shocker!
Congrats, though. Hope it doesn't give you as many headaches as the rest of the guys here.

Every party needs a pooper...

#2148 24 days ago
Quoted from JoinTheCirqus:

Every party needs a pooper...

Virtual crop dusting

#2149 24 days ago

Do to popular demand, another batch of colorful Gobstopper shooters are available.
https://modfatherpinball.com/products/wonka-everlasting-gobstopper-shooter

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#2150 24 days ago

So, my diverter magnet stopped working all of a sudden during a game. Anybody else experience this? I ran the test and it said the magnet was cooling. Hmmm... I'll try it tomorrow to see if it comes back. Bummer.

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