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X-Men - Official Club Thread All Welcome!


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#11901 81 days ago
Quoted from J85M:

Will tune into that tonight, considering getting a Wolverine LE.

I think Matt at London pinball might be moving his one on soon.

#11902 81 days ago
Quoted from Snappy:

The magnet in front of wolverine on my table is askew. Ive tried multiple magnets so it’s not the magnet. If you look closely at the pic of the shiny side closest to the camera is slightly above the playfield while the other side of the magnet is slightly below. Anyone else experienced this? I assume it should ideally be perfectly flush all the way around.[quoted image]

Nevermind. I futzed with the magnet mount screws and strategically added a few washers to even it out.

#11903 79 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Streaming Wolverine LE tonight at 8 pm eastern if anyone wants to come hangout and help me with rules I misunderstand haha.
www.twitch.tv/SDTMpinball

You had a couple of games that were the best I had ever seen.

#11904 79 days ago
Quoted from Snappy:

The magnet in front of wolverine on my table is askew. Ive tried multiple magnets so it’s not the magnet. If you look closely at the pic of the shiny side closest to the camera is slightly above the playfield while the other side of the magnet is slightly below. Anyone else experienced this? I assume it should ideally be perfectly flush all the way around.[quoted image]

Hi Snappy,

I had this problem years ago on my machine and the only way to silence my OCD and get it level was to shim the magnet brackets underneath the playfield with washers-spacers I made out of thin plastic, a bit fiddly, worth it in the end.....cheers

#11905 79 days ago
Quoted from Alex1061:

Hi Snappy,
I had this problem years ago on my machine and the only way to silence my OCD and get it level was to shim the magnet brackets underneath the playfield with washers-spacers I made out of thin plastic, a bit fiddly, worth it in the end.....cheers

Thanks, I actually ended up doing the same thing, but with a few metal washers. I also had to strategically tighting/un-tighten certain of the four bolts a bit to get it level... but I'm fairly confident it's all good to go now. I must assume a warped magnet mount is to blame.. would hope it's not the playfield or the hole drilled for the magnet that is skewed.

#11906 73 days ago

I have an issue where one of my night crawlers is uneven. The front of the plastic, closest to the apron, is a little higher than the back (enough to cause air balls). I checked and the bolts for the mech are all tightened down.. is there away to adjust the ‘tilt’ of the night crawlers? Anyone else had this problem and how did you solve?

To be clear it’s not a matter of raising or lowering the mech, it’s actually uneven some front to back. Thanks in advance.

#11907 72 days ago
Quoted from Snappy:

I have an issue where one of my night crawlers is uneven. The front of the plastic, closest to the apron, is a little higher than the back (enough to cause air balls). I checked and the bolts for the mech are all tightened down.. is there away to adjust the ‘tilt’ of the night crawlers? Anyone else had this problem and how did you solve?
To be clear it’s not a matter of raising or lowering the mech, it’s actually uneven some front to back. Thanks in advance.

I don't know if there's an adjustment that you can make for certain, as I've never had to do it, but if all else fails, you might try to use washers as spacers to drop the front relative to the back. Again, not sure how many screws secure the mech in.

#11908 72 days ago
Quoted from Snappy:

I have an issue where one of my night crawlers is uneven. The front of the plastic, closest to the apron, is a little higher than the back (enough to cause air balls). I checked and the bolts for the mech are all tightened down.. is there away to adjust the ‘tilt’ of the night crawlers? Anyone else had this problem and how did you solve?
To be clear it’s not a matter of raising or lowering the mech, it’s actually uneven some front to back. Thanks in advance.

I'm not 100% positive, as it was a long time ago that I messed with mine, but I'm pretty sure you can get away with bending the top plate (that the plastic screws into) a bit.

#11909 68 days ago

I made an updated version of the FatPanda sound package which adds an Ice Ice Baby remix I created for when the Ice Man mode activates. Nothing else is changed. Big shout out to fatpanda for creating his awesome sound package in the first place.

Firmware download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16VuyXqZu23GgDq-DOpgzlilwRoqvSmHy/view?usp=sharing

Wav file of remixed Ice Ice Baby clip - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fgsejFtivnyytOySeyzK17xtmhkvofVa/view?usp=sharing

#11910 68 days ago
Quoted from Snappy:

I made an updated version of the FatPanda sound package which adds an Ice Ice Baby remix I created for when the Ice Man mode activates. Nothing else is changed. Big shout out to fatpanda for creating his awesome sound package in the first place.

Firmware download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16VuyXqZu23GgDq-DOpgzlilwRoqvSmHy/view?usp=sharing
Wav file of remixed Ice Ice Baby clip - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fgsejFtivnyytOySeyzK17xtmhkvofVa/view?usp=sharing

Have you been able to actually play the game yet?

#11911 68 days ago
Quoted from Snappy:

I made an updated version of the FatPanda sound package which adds an Ice Ice Baby remix I created for when the Ice Man mode activates. Nothing else is changed. Big shout out to fatpanda for creating his awesome sound package in the first place.

Firmware download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16VuyXqZu23GgDq-DOpgzlilwRoqvSmHy/view?usp=sharing
Wav file of remixed Ice Ice Baby clip - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fgsejFtivnyytOySeyzK17xtmhkvofVa/view?usp=sharing

Haha I did that too, I'm adding a few other changes as well.

#11912 68 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Have you been able to actually play the game yet?

Hah, yeah, i've *finally* been able to put some games in. There were a number of mods done to it already but i've done the following:

- Newton ball mod (still need to install replacement wolverine)
- Cliffy shooter lane protector
- Cliffy carbon-fiber magnet ring w/mylar on top
- Mantis protector in scoop
- Touched up chipped paint around the scoop and went over it with three layers of poly
- Replaced magnet
- Did the post mod (replaced all except for the rogue shot because even the 1 1/8" post was too tall for the plastic to fit over and I didn't want to fool with drilling a hole in the plastic or grinding down the post.)
- Replaced all GI lighting/flashers with comet LEDs
- Put pink lights in the pops because it goes with Gambit aesthetic so much better than white (highly recommend this)
- Installed plastic protectors
- In process of replacing magneto figure
- Removed all the ramps and cleaned & waxed everywhere
- ... whilst using a pair of needle nose pliers trying to get one of the new posts in that was very tight it slipped and gouged a small spot (about the size of a bb) in the PF all the way down to the wood :*(... it was a stupid thing to be doing because it was predictable if the pliers slipped they were obviously going towards the table with force. Lesson learned.. don't work around a pinball playfield with tools that could do damage when you are tired and frustrated (duh). I mixed some acryllic paint to color match the area and went over it with a few layers of poly. Thankfully it's right by a post in a spot where the ball will never touch, and you wouldn't notice it while playing... but i'll always know it's there. (doh)

It's my first pinball table so doing all that was quite the learning process... glad it's done. Already thinking about table #2... don't want to wear out X-men due to it being my only pin so I HAVE to get another 1, or 2... or 3... amiright?

#11913 68 days ago

They tend to multiply. That's a lot of work for your first machine. Very much impressed.

#11914 67 days ago
Quoted from J-Freeze:

Haha I did that too, I'm adding a few other changes as well.

Nice! I'd be interested in what you come up with.

#11915 67 days ago
Quoted from Snappy:

Nice! I'd be interested in what you come up with.

Just switching some of the music up, most of it is awesome but I'm not really partial to all the alt-rock stuff so I'm just gonna add my own flavor.
I added the wu-tang C.R.E.A.M. instrumental to Beast and ice ice baby remix to Iceman.
I have a few other things planned but probably won't get to it until this fall.

#11916 67 days ago
Quoted from J-Freeze:

Just switching some of the music up, most of it is awesome but I'm not really partial to all the alt-rock stuff so I'm just gonna add my own flavor.
I added the wu-tang C.R.E.A.M. instrumental to Beast and ice ice baby remix to Iceman.
I have a few other things planned but probably won't get to it until this fall.

There is no song more perfect for Ice-Man than Ice Ice Baby. None! Looking forward to seeing your final playlist.

#11917 67 days ago

My game was originally from the Pinball Refinery and has lights added to Nightcrawler. One of them went out. I took the mech off the playfield (without disconnecting the wires) and I can't figure out how to take it apart to get to the broken light. Are there any mod places with instructions on how to install this? I hear it's a pretty common mod.

#11918 66 days ago

Is there a figure most people use for the Newton ball mod or are people using all different figures? Thanks

#11919 63 days ago
Quoted from J85M:

Is there a figure most people use for the Newton ball mod or are people using all different figures? Thanks

I recommend the Revoltec Wolverine and Magneto. You can find cheaper ones from China on Ebay.

#11920 63 days ago
Quoted from Snappy:

I recommend the Revoltec Wolverine and Magneto. You can find cheaper ones from China on Ebay.

I advise caution in considering the Revoltech China clones. I picked one up for exactly this purpose, and it's complete junk.

Beyond the sloppy paint job (who cares, since it's going to be battered by a steel ball), the real problem is the poorly fitting, super loose joints. You just have to look at it and limbs fall off. This figure might do the trick, but not without a good bit of mod and repair work.

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#11921 62 days ago
Quoted from SolarGarlic:

I advise caution in considering the Revoltech China clones. I picked one up for exactly this purpose, and it's complete junk.
Beyond the sloppy paint job (who cares, since it's going to be battered by a steel ball), the real problem is the poorly fitting, super loose joints. You just have to look at it and limbs fall off. This figure might do the trick, but not without a good bit of mod and repair work. [quoted image]

Just to add, I have both the Wolverine and Magneto revoltech knockoffs in my game for quite some time, a couple years now. The Magneto cape requires some hot glue to hold the cape up, but the limbs on the figures have held up fine once set, even with some aggressive nudging. I would add that since they are knockoffs, the consistency in quality is probably not there. The real ones are (I think) 2-3x more expensive though. YMMV

#11922 62 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Just to add, I have both the Wolverine and Magneto revoltech knockoffs in my game for quite some time, a couple years now. The Magneto cape requires some hot glue to hold the cape up, but the limbs on the figures have held up fine once set, even with some aggressive nudging. I would add that since they are knockoffs, the consistency in quality is probably not there. The real ones are (I think) 2-3x more expensive though. YMMV

Man, sounds like you have this game tweaked perfectly! I want it back now. Would that be possible?

#11923 62 days ago
Quoted from TomN:

Man, sounds like you have this game tweaked perfectly! I want it back now. Would that be possible?

It plays so good Tom The XM (cartoon, comics, etc.) have a place near/dear to me, so you might have to seek out a different one.

#11924 62 days ago

Hey fellow X-Men owners. Could someone please do me a quick favor and take a picture of how the lower part of the left ramp attaches to the metal post right above the top pop bumper? If you just lift the playfield, set it on the rails and take a picture that would be super helpful. I am putting my game back together from a shop job and everything for that ramp connects, but there is about a 1" space between the ramp and hex post in that spot so I am not sure how it goes back together. Everything else has fit snug, so I am not sure if there is something missing there. Appreciate the help. Thanks!

#11925 61 days ago
Quoted from LesManley:

Hey fellow X-Men owners. Could someone please do me a quick favor and take a picture of how the lower part of the left ramp attaches to the metal post right above the top pop bumper? If you just lift the playfield, set it on the rails and take a picture that would be super helpful. I am putting my game back together from a shop job and everything for that ramp connects, but there is about a 1" space between the ramp and hex post in that spot so I am not sure how it goes back together. Everything else has fit snug, so I am not sure if there is something missing there. Appreciate the help. Thanks!

Don’t know if you still need it but hopefully this helps. The tall metal support/spacer is what holds up the ramp and it goes all the way down to the playfield.

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#11926 61 days ago
Quoted from Snappy:

Don’t know if you still need it but hopefully this helps. The tall metal support/spacer is what holds up the ramp and it goes all the way down to the playfield. [quoted image]

Okay that's how I thought it should look. If you loosen that screw does the ramp kind of pop up? You can see in the pictures of mine that I included that there's probably a 1/2-in gap between the top of the post in the ramp. I can push it down to secure it but I thought it would be more of a flush fit without having to do that. All of my other left ramp screws are connected and sitting flush.

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#11927 58 days ago
Quoted from LesManley:

Okay that's how I thought it should look. If you loosen that screw does the ramp kind of pop up? You can see in the pictures of mine that I included that there's probably a 1/2-in gap between the top of the post in the ramp. I can push it down to secure it but I thought it would be more of a flush fit without having to do that. All of my other left ramp screws are connected and sitting flush.
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Mine definitely has a little gangster lean towards that post. Not sure if its that much of a gap but it does have to be pushed down a little on my pro.

#11928 58 days ago
Quoted from J-Freeze:

Mine definitely has a little gangster lean towards that post. Not sure if its that much of a gap but it does have to be pushed down a little on my pro.

Would you try just removing that screw and see how far your ramp pops up? Mine plays fine with the gap and no screw at all, but I'm just kind of at a loss as to how it should be.

#11929 58 days ago

Only about an 1/8" with screw removed.
But you know this game has been around the block so to speak.
If I lift the ramp so it looks level its about the same gap as your picture.
It does seem like there should be a spacer there but the screw wouldn't accommodate much of one.

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#11930 58 days ago

Here is where the ramp looks level.

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#11931 54 days ago
Quoted from DParcade:

Okay, I have to come out and admit my frequent idiocy in the hopes that it helps some other fool in the future. I was playing with the optos in test and noticed that actually there were two optos showing active. Turns out, last night when I was tired and soldering the coil nice and tight I actually hooked up the molex connectors to each opto backwards. Fortunately, it doesn't appear to have done any damage...just gave me a firm lesson in taking pictures before I take anything apart!
Now I'm left to enjoy the X-men and contemplate this Color DMD addon...

I found your post when trying to troubleshoot the same issue, 'Locating Pinballs'. In my case it was that one of the sling bulbs had come loose and fallen into the ball trough.

1 week later
#11932 43 days ago

Finally got the Revoltech Magneto installed! Have a purple flasher pointing under his cape that lights up the cape and looks pretty awesome. I used some moldable wire to mount Magneto and the light and a bit of hot glue to keep the figure in the right pose. It’s also pretty easy to remove Magneto if needed for maintenance.

Next up, Wolverine!

Props to fatpanda for being the pioneer on the Revoltech figures and offering me some installation tips.

j85m

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#11933 43 days ago

Looks great. Any pics lit up? Are you using Revoltech for Wolverine as well?

#11934 42 days ago
Quoted from evileye:

Looks great. Any pics lit up? Are you using Revoltech for Wolverine as well?

Thank you. I’ll hafta try to snap some pics when the purple flashes, I don’t think it ever stays on for any length of time. Maybe I’ll just take a video.

Yep, the Wolverine is also Revoltech..both my magneto and wolverine came from EBay/China but the quality of both is fine.

#11935 42 days ago
Quoted from Snappy:

Thank you. I’ll hafta try to snap some pics when the purple flashes, I don’t think it ever stays on for any length of time. Maybe I’ll just take a video.
Yep, the Wolverine is also Revoltech..both my magneto and wolverine came from EBay/China but the quality of both is fine.

Try getting some pictures in flasher test mode.

#11936 38 days ago
Quoted from judremy:

Try getting some pictures in flasher test mode.

I've got it dissasembled again to do a few minor things but I'll snap some pics once it's all back together again.

#11937 38 days ago

What size LEDs do people recommend for the back panel lightning (i.e. the 6 bulbs on the storm panel)? Seems like adding some higher power lights there could really add some needed brightness.

#11938 38 days ago

One more question ... especially after replacing magneto and losing the red LED in his hand shining on the magnetic spinning disc area.. I find that area to be particularly dark and not well lit... any thoughts about adding additional lighting there somehow?

#11939 37 days ago
Quoted from Snappy:

What size LEDs do people recommend for the back panel lightning (i.e. the 6 bulbs on the storm panel)? Seems like adding some higher power lights there could really add some needed brightness.

IIRC, I used 5SMD Natural white flashers back there
https://www.cometpinball.com/products/5smd-flashers

Quoted from Snappy:

One more question ... especially after replacing magneto and losing the red LED in his hand shining on the magnetic spinning disc area.. I find that area to be particularly dark and not well lit... any thoughts about adding additional lighting there somehow?

An extra spotlight behind Wolverine did the trick for me.

#11940 34 days ago

Hey all!! Back in the club with a Wolverine LE. Problem has arisen. Night crawlers are stuck in UP position. Any clue on what fix is? Thanks!!!

#11941 34 days ago
Quoted from Morhaus:

Hey all!! Back in the club with a Wolverine LE. Problem has arisen. Night crawlers are stuck in UP position. Any clue on what fix is? Thanks!!!

You need a new night crawler board

#11942 34 days ago

It is brand new!!!!!

#11943 34 days ago

http://www.passionforpinball.com/XMen.htm

Have a Cliffy set I never installed. Who needs them? $45 shipped?

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#11944 34 days ago
Quoted from Morhaus:

It is brand new!!!!!

Then that just seals the deal.you need a new night crawler board. There was a problem with the first boards and they made a revision 2 that fixed an issue I had the same problem getting mine with 95 plays in 2019.if you contact stern with a serial number they will send it out free and its fairly simple to do.

#11945 33 days ago

When I said brand new, I meant the board from Marcos. I just traded for this thing, and this happens 50 in. What a pisser!!! Part of the glory of home use pinball!!

#11946 33 days ago

So you just put in a new night crawler board?

#11947 33 days ago

Yes, just had no board installed.

#11948 29 days ago

Finally got it put back together + extra spot light behind wolverine and got wolverine mounted. Snapped some shots of magneto with the purple flasher underneath him going off. I think it looks pretty cool.

When I had him removed magneto had an accident so his form isn’t as cool as in the last pics.. need to futz with it more but am sick of messing with it for the moment.

j85m judremy evileye

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#11949 29 days ago

Looks awesome man, great job!

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#11950 7 days ago

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