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Wonka Club - Golden Tickets Inside


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#2151 56 days ago

I’ve made it to Wonka’s office twice, but have not yet gotten more than 2 tickets.

#2152 56 days ago
Quoted from jlatko:

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.

Yes, mine did it yesterday , marathon game.. made wonkavator locks and kid jackpots nigh on impossible. Will check today whats up as I parked the game at my sisters house for her family to enjoy over the school holidays

#2153 56 days ago

Kid magnet is up and running today , no adjustments, must’ve been overloaded due to my phenomenal gameplay...uhhhr

#2154 56 days ago
Quoted from steigerpijp:

Kid magnet is up and running today , no adjustments, must’ve been overloaded due to my phenomenal gameplay...uhhhr

In one of the recent updates, it lists adding some magnet cooling time code. Maybe that's why you didn't see that before. I was in a Wonka release party tournament over the weekend and the magnet stopped working. That bugged me because "I could have made that shot if it was working". Anyway ... looks like they might have to look into that further, code wise ... or ... maybe I'll have to look at modding a fan to cool the magnet in my pin if the cooling just needs to happen for that long.

#2155 56 days ago
Quoted from steigerpijp:

Kid magnet is up and running today , no adjustments, must’ve been overloaded due to my phenomenal gameplay...uhhhr

Definitely something to watch and report to JJP if it keeps occuring. I remember seeing something in the code update notes about a magnet cool down modification, so they have been working to make it better.

#2156 56 days ago
Quoted from KingBW:

In one of the recent updates, it lists adding some magnet cooling time code. Maybe that's why you didn't see that before. I was in a Wonka release party tournament over the weekend and the magnet stopped working. That bugged me because "I could have made that shot if it was working". Anyway ... looks like they might have to look into that further, code wise ... or ... maybe I'll have to look at modding a fan to cool the magnet in my pin if the cooling just needs to happen for that long.

So seems pretty common then. Can kid multi even be started when it fails? Not sure. That would break things if true.

#2157 56 days ago
Quoted from KingBW:

In one of the recent updates, it lists adding some magnet cooling time code. Maybe that's why you didn't see that before. I was in a Wonka release party tournament over the weekend and the magnet stopped working. That bugged me because "I could have made that shot if it was working". Anyway ... looks like they might have to look into that further, code wise ... or ... maybe I'll have to look at modding a fan to cool the magnet in my pin if the cooling just needs to happen for that long.

Man.. I had 2 mil on my first ball, earned 2 extra’s, wonkavator lock 3 lit, 5 kids ready to go, and that shot was impossible to make without the magnet.. a “little bugged” was not how my friends saw me yesterday )

#2158 56 days ago
Quoted from jlatko:

So seems pretty common then. Can kid multi even be started when it fails? Not sure. That would break things if true.

Dont think so , I knocked it in repeatedly hard enough to hit the target but it would not activate

#2159 56 days ago

Maybe the CE will have liquid cooled magnets. (Just joking.) Joe will hopefully find a good solution through code that will keep the magnet cool and happy, and yet not overheat the player.

#2160 56 days ago

My youngest daughter is making a dollar an hour , she fits in the cab and fans it with her hands

#2161 56 days ago
Quoted from KingBW:

Maybe the CE will have liquid cooled magnets. (Just joking.) Joe will hopefully find a good solution through code that will keep the magnet cool and happy, and yet not overheat the player.

Im sure he will, done a great job so far!

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#2162 56 days ago
Quoted from KingBW:

Maybe the CE will have liquid cooled magnets. (Just joking.) Joe will hopefully find a good solution through code that will keep the magnet cool and happy, and yet not overheat the player.

The se and le allready has liquid cooled magnets.
They call it playfield cooling.

#2163 56 days ago

Maybe...... (just maybe......) The kid magnet over-heating has ALWAYS been a problem, and since the beginning, the diverter was programmed in such a way to intentionally miss on occasion, thus bypassing the magnet to let it cool..... giving us the "diverter only working half the time" thing..

Hmmmmm........

#2164 55 days ago

We've only played with SW 1.13 since our LE arrived on Saturday.

Sometimes (but not all the time), when the ball is coming out of the pop bumpers, seemingly headed SDTM, the magnets take the ball off course, just enough that the ball hits a flipper, or maybe sometimes a sling.

Was this always there, or is it maybe something new to address the danger of the pop bumpers?

#2165 55 days ago
Quoted from Adaminski:

We've only played with SW 1.13 since our LE arrived on Saturday.
Sometimes (but not all the time), when the ball is coming out of the pop bumpers, seemingly headed SDTM, the magnets take the ball off course, just enough that the ball hits a flipper, or maybe sometimes a sling.
Was this always there, or is it maybe something new to address the danger of the pop bumpers?

Oh I will love it if that is the case. I've gotten in the habit of shaking the machine as the ball exits the pops to defend against this.

#2166 55 days ago

Once you have collected the Oompa Loompa Odyssey jackpots, where is the super collected? Thanks.

#2167 55 days ago
Quoted from Adaminski:

We've only played with SW 1.13 since our LE arrived on Saturday.
Sometimes (but not all the time), when the ball is coming out of the pop bumpers, seemingly headed SDTM, the magnets take the ball off course, just enough that the ball hits a flipper, or maybe sometimes a sling.
Was this always there, or is it maybe something new to address the danger of the pop bumpers?

I think the middle magnet only turns on during certain modes, so it isn't on all the time.

#2168 55 days ago

Is there a way to earn an extra ball by point total?

#2169 55 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Is there a way to earn an extra ball by point total?

Pretty sure in settings there are score awards that can be enabled. You can probably set those to extra ball. I changed my special award to extra ball. Can use all the help I can get.

#2170 55 days ago
Quoted from jlatko:

Pretty sure in settings there are score awards that can be enabled. You can probably set those to extra ball. I changed my special award to extra ball. Can use all the help I can get.

This is correct. Set your Replay score to Extra Ball instead. It starts around 220,000 and goes up and down depending on how you're doing (like any other Replay score does).

#2171 55 days ago
Quoted from steigerpijp:

Dont think so , I knocked it in repeatedly hard enough to hit the target but it would not activate

Happened to me again tonight during a long game. Guess we all need to report this problem and hopefully they come up with something to address it.

I actually made it to and finished Wonka's Office for the first time tonight. I think it only took 3 shots. Not sure how to extend it. Started with left ramp, then right ramp. Then I hit the scoop and directly up the center ramp to finish it for 220K mode total or something. It was over so fast, but the winning shot movie scene was satisfying.

#2172 55 days ago
Quoted from jlatko:

Can kid multi even be started when it fails? Not sure.

Yes, Kid multiball CAN be started when the magnet is in cooldown mode. Just hit the target with a right flipper tip shot. the ball will then just roll down to the flippers, and you can play while the animation is running. If you happen to then hit it to the wonkavision saucer, the saucer will then hold the ball until the animation is done, eject ball and kid multi is under way. I did this twice last night.

#2173 55 days ago
Quoted from Seatmandan:

Yes, Kid multiball CAN be started when the magnet is in cooldown mode. Just hit the target with a right flipper tip shot. the ball will then just roll down to the flippers, and you can play while the animation is running. If you happen to then hit it to the wonkavision saucer, the saucer will then hold the ball until the animation is done, eject ball and kid multi is under way. I did this twice last night.

Cool, thanks for confirming this

#2174 55 days ago

So far ( 2 weeks with my LE ) no errors, I havnt updated the code yet.

#2175 54 days ago

I'm having an issue with the Wonkavator multi ball on my LE. When multi ball is triggered, the white nylon shaft retracts and the first ball deploys, but the second ball hangs up - it looks like the shaft retracts but returns too soon before the second ball deploys. Once the first ball drains, a ball search begins and the second and third balls go into play as normal. Is there a way to adjust the timing on the nylon shaft or is there another fix?

Thanks!

#2176 54 days ago
Quoted from txstargazer3:

I'm having an issue with the Wonkavator multi ball on my LE. When multi ball is triggered, the white nylon shaft retracts and the first ball deploys, but the second ball hangs up - it looks like the shaft retracts but returns too soon before the second ball deploys. Once the first ball drains, a ball search begins and the second and third balls go into play as normal. Is there a way to adjust the timing on the nylon shaft or is there another fix?
Thanks!

Yup it's in the settings. Buddy if mine had same issue and it solved it no worries.

#2177 54 days ago
Quoted from txstargazer3:

I'm having an issue with the Wonkavator multi ball on my LE. When multi ball is triggered, the white nylon shaft retracts and the first ball deploys, but the second ball hangs up - it looks like the shaft retracts but returns too soon before the second ball deploys. Once the first ball drains, a ball search begins and the second and third balls go into play as normal. Is there a way to adjust the timing on the nylon shaft or is there another fix?
Thanks!

There is. Go Into the menu settings and find coil settings. There you can change the delay of the release. I put mine on 190 I think, which was the quickest in ms (milliseconds). I had the same issue and it fixed it.

#2178 54 days ago
Quoted from spandol:

There is. Go Into the menu settings and find coil settings. There you can change the delay of the release. I put mine on 190 I think, which was the quickest in ms (milliseconds). I had the same issue and it fixed it.

While you're in settings, go to your auto plunger and change the strength to about 11. Keeps the ball save out of the pops.

#2179 54 days ago
Quoted from spandol:

There is. Go Into the menu settings and find coil settings. There you can change the delay of the release. I put mine on 190 I think, which was the quickest in ms (milliseconds). I had the same issue and it fixed it.

Thank you spandol. I set the delay on the release to 190 and now it works perfectly!

#2180 54 days ago
Quoted from txstargazer3:

Thank you spandol. I set the delay on the release to 190 and now it works perfectly!

You’re welcome. Glad I could help.

#2181 54 days ago

Does anyone’s Wonka have an odd boot up sequence? When we turn it on, it will turn on, start booting up, then then off, then back on quickly, loud pop, etc...is this normal?

#2182 54 days ago
Quoted from Trooper11040:

Does anyone’s Wonka have an odd boot up sequence? When we turn it on, it will turn on, start booting up, then then off, then back on quickly, loud pop, etc...is this normal?

Mine does the same at start up. with no issues

#2183 54 days ago
Quoted from Blackzarak:

Mine does the same at start up. with no issues

That shit freaked me out when I first got my Wonka.Dialed In does not do this

#2184 54 days ago
Quoted from Trooper11040:

Does anyone’s Wonka have an odd boot up sequence? When we turn it on, it will turn on, start booting up, then then off, then back on quickly, loud pop, etc...is this normal?

Yep, strange as it is, that's how all the JJP games I have owned boot up. At least the WOZ, Hobbit and Wonka.

#2185 54 days ago
Quoted from txstargazer3:

Yep, strange as it is, that's how all the JJP games I have owned boot up. At least the WOZ, Hobbit and Wonka.

Same thing with my POTC. Harryhoudini has a filter that will block the loud pop on his site:

https://magicalproductions.miiduu.com/jjp-startup-pop-eliminator-device

#2186 54 days ago

Given the minor issues with the coils and other adjustable settings, is there a way to compile all the current users Recommended Custom Settings into one post and keep updating it? Is there a thread for that?

#2187 54 days ago
Quoted from Freakyguy666:

Given the minor issues with the coils and other adjustable settings, is there a way to compile all the current users Recommended Custom Settings into one post and keep updating it? Is there a thread for that?

Great Idea!

#2188 54 days ago

Also, what are people's feeling towards Willy Wonka vs Dialed in? I'm actually a bit conflicted on which LE I should get???? Would like to hear from owners!

#2189 54 days ago
Quoted from JediPimp:

Also, what are people's feeling towards Willy Wonka vs Dialed in? I'm actually a bit conflicted on which LE I should get???? Would like to hear from owners!

I’ve owned both, I feel both are similar in ways, but the overall package is more
Together on wonka imo. I’ve own all jjps. I’d never trade a wonka le for a dialed in. I’ll leave it at that.

#2190 54 days ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

While you're in settings, go to your auto plunger and change the strength to about 11. Keeps the ball save out of the pops.

We tried putting our auto plunger at 11 on our 3-day-old LE. It put the ball in the saucer 3 times in a row. We've modified the playfiield (outlane posts) and settings to make our machine easier because we're not great players, but even my wife thought that was too much.

We tried to split the difference at 15, but one time that caused a problem in multiball where the coil didn't quite get a ball to the top of the plunger lane / shooter alley. Then the next ball plunged up and hit the first ball coming back down. After a few cycles of this, the machine paused briefly, allowing both balls to settle at the bottom, then sent a stronger auto plunge to get both balls up.

For now, we have returned auto plunge strength to the default of 20.

#2191 54 days ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

I’ve owned both, I feel both are similar in ways, but the overall package is more
Together on wonka imo. I’ve own all jjps. I’d never trade a wonka le for a dialed in. I’ll leave it at that.

That's a bold statement!

#2192 53 days ago

I hope everyone is still playing the hell out of this game, with some occasional ironing and maintainance work..

The more I play the more fun it gets, digging into all the deeper rules and so on

#2193 53 days ago

I had to change my auto-plunger coil strength back up to 20, it was really clogging things up during multi-balls. Bummer. Now I'm back in the pops again.

#2194 52 days ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

I had to change my auto-plunger coil strength back up to 20, it was really clogging things up during multi-balls. Bummer. Now I'm back in the pops again.

Yep, thats a downside.. if you get 2 balls, or even 3, sometimes you can tap the plunger hard enough to get them just over the edge into the pf.
The art of manual multiball plunging is getting a little lost art. All auto these days

#2195 52 days ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

I had to change my auto-plunger coil strength back up to 20, it was really clogging things up during multi-balls. Bummer. Now I'm back in the pops again.

I experienced this as well. So for now what I did was turned it up to 24, so far so good. At least it goes into the pops for some action before draining, whereas before the ball was auto-plunging cleanly through the pops SDTM.

#2196 52 days ago
Quoted from steigerpijp:

I hope everyone is still playing the hell out of this game, with some occasional ironing and maintainance work..
The more I play the more fun it gets, digging into all the deeper rules and so on

100% fun. Love the game. Took longer than I’d like to get it working (had to swap CPU and memory) but it’s a lot of fun.

A bit frustrating that JJP still can’t get the whole package right, including having a manual ready at ship time, but I guess we’ll live with it given the other benefits the company delivers like solid build quality, great playfield/video/sound integration and appealing (to me) themes.

Stlll, if they could release everything at once, including the CE details they’d make a lot more money.

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#2197 52 days ago

It does seem as though the most recent code update changed the video/audio for Wonkavator multiball. They shortened it, took out at least one of the callouts. Why'd they do that? Lame.

#2198 52 days ago
Quoted from Russell:

It does seem as though the most recent code update changed the video/audio for Wonkavator multiball. They shortened it, took out at least one of the callouts. Why'd they do that? Lame.

No, they didn't.

It's exactly the same in 1.13 as it was in 1.07 or whatever it shipped with.

Compare this from July 3 to current:

#2199 52 days ago

It has changed from the 'alpha' code, or whatever was in place, at the Wonka reveal.

#2200 52 days ago
Quoted from Capn12:

It has changed from the 'alpha' code, or whatever was in place, at the Wonka reveal.

Right. It did change from the reveal, but it did not change in the latest code update as suggested.

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