Got an email today from Jen at JJP, said my SE would ship in early July!
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Quoted from toyotaboy:
anyone else having random trough issues? I can have 3-4 totally normal games, then have a whole game where the ball has trouble getting up into the shooter lane.
No, but my issue was the first coil that returned the locked ball to the shooter lane was weak. I was able to adjust that in coil settings. Try setting the Trough VUK Strength to a higher number.
Quoted from jrockne:
Anyone else receive a game with code 1.02? Mine arrived with this code, and I can't update it until the full 1.07 download is available on the JJP website.
Link to the 1.07 update
Quoted from zaphX:
Back up before the upgrade!
I was cavalier about this - the last update was fine after all - and got myself into a boot loop.
Now I’m having to reinstall 1.06 then the patch.
I’m certain my scores and plays will be lost (around 1200).[quoted image]
I make sure to do an entire erase and reformat on my thumb drive before I add the upgrade, just to be safe
For the new SE owners and the soon to be LE owners...
I've had mine for three weeks now. This past week was when we were really "getting" it. The rule set is very deep. There's a LOT of info on the screens, it's all about knowing what to look at.
Examples: if you have one Super Lock, the doors to the Wonkavator are halfway open. Two opens them fully. Lower right corner will show how many seconds are left in the particular modes you are in. Kids are on the left, they start sepia color. Collecting them turns them to full color, completing each kid lights a small avatar next to each of their pics. Gobstoppers that represent the Gobstopper Jackpots will appear in the center of the screen when earned. Wonkavision shows the hints to captive ball mystery rewards.
That's just off the top of my head, anything I'm missing, please let us know!
Quoted from Adipocere:
Yeah, I hope they get this out to existing owners. I get a lot of air balls off of that ramp and it is just a matter of time. I even dialed down the flipper strength by 2, which is not an ideal long term fix (or a reliable solution).
I emailed them to find out, got this response. "There will be something available but it will take a few weeks from what I’ve been told.
Just got to Wonka's Office for the second time ever. I got it last weekend and my roommate got it tonight. Such a cool mode, one entire half of the screen and playfield goes dark.
The autographed posted looks awesome! Perfect compliment to my SE and I finally got a Pat Lawlor autograph : ) Thank you so much dannunz!
Quoted from Nyxon:
Just got mine in. Anything in particular you'd like to see?
Is the light below the Most Secret Machine still unlabeled? My thoughts on that whole thing with the "Big Points" label was it was because of code development. There's Small Points, Medium Points and Big Points modes reached from the lit ! shot at the saucer. I'm guessing that label on the prototypes just didn't make sense on the finished machines.
My SE is still kicking ass after five weeks, no issues. Got two tickets to paradise again tonight. Don't hit a dark ramp in Wonka's Office, it kills the flippers.
Quoted from RhinoPins:
I did (seeing others posted doing so) and still had hangs. Tested just resting the ball up against the left posts with all rubber ring swaps I could and still no joy.
Running without a ring on the left post, which I do not like at all. Thinking of shaving a mm or so of the right swap ring to see if it will travel.
You are correct sir, I forgot to mention I did also have to shave quite a bit off the inlane ring. Not the most cosmetic solution but it has worked great. The outlane drains are pretty much equal now.
Just my two cents, my Wonka SE born on 6/20/19 has not encountered any of the major issues that have been listed here besides the subway VUK needing to be bumped up.
Looks like I've been bitten by the trough opto board problem that turns every multiball mode into six ball multiball. Only problem I've had with mine in almost three months. Reported to customer support.
Quoted from Adipocere:
Has anyone heard "The Scream" at the end of Wonkatania Mania yet? It was confirmed to occur (albeit rarely) by the programmers during a stream, but I always either drain before getting to the end, or it just goes to "Stop the Boat!"
Not here, always has ended at "Stop the boat!", no scream. We've only finished the mode a handful of times though.
Update on my post from last night. Sent a message to JJP support last night at 9:30. At 9 this morning, I had an email from them and new trough opto boards are already in the mail on the way to me at no charge. That's great customer service!
Quoted from zaphX:
This is a club thread. Gushing about the game is what it's for. There are plenty of other complaint threads but this one is for owners enjoying their games, right?
You said it! I love my Wonka! So many layers to the ruleset, so much to accomplish. And got my new trough boards on Wednesday, top notch customer service.
Finally achieved a third Golden Ticket! Gumball, Gobstopper and Factory.....progress!
So I said "What the hell" and turned down a bunch of difficulties. Got the 4th Golden Ticket and was two Kid Super Jackpots away from the fifth. The Most Secret Machine mode was a total blast!
Big thanks to RhinoPins for the tips on how to install an LED strip behind the backglass. It looks awesome!
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