If you let another one loose rvdv, PM me!
More Spooky questions:
Everyone has said we needed a step up/down transformer for this game but looking at the transformer in here, is there a reason it couldn’t be rewired down and a new plug attached? Not sure I’m understanding why other owners have stated that this cannot be rewired since it has the extra lugs to do it.
Spooky lives!!! I’ve got a ton of switch adjustments I need to make, as well as better aligning where the two ramps meet (pinball_ric can post a video showing that problem).
Interestingly, this one seems to have different music than the others I’ve seen in videos (CaptainNeo looking in your direction) or in the digital version. We’ll post a video soon.
Made a quick gameplay video. Interested to hear other owners thoughts on the music.
You can see the ramp alignment issue I mentioned at the very end.
I don’t know if it’s strictly a different pitch though. There are beat patterns that don’t sound like they match up to my ears, even if you compensate for the time delay difference.
I’m certainly not disappointed, I think I like the music in mine more!
It does change tracks when I hit the Shades Canal at 56 seconds into the video (until I drain the ball, since I probably needed to hit the canal again for it to do anything). What I don't hear is the little refrain heard in the "standard" pitch version, as heard throughout in the digital version here:
Interesting. I have an nvram in my Spooky and the left slingshot will lock on when you first power the game on but never subsequently. All I have to do is a quick power cycle and it boots just fine. I’ve got the driver board removed to hunt down some feature light issues but will have to test it next time I can.
Edit: pinball_ric and I posted right at the same time
The heads do indeed fold down. The trick is a spring loaded latch on the right side of the cabinet neck. Looks like a little black knob, just make sure the head bolts are removed and pull the latch out and it’ll fold right down.
Lots of damaged necks from people not knowing. Took me and my brother a while to figure out when we picked up his first Zac about 15 years ago.
Pinsider Zitt does group buys a few times a year to handle imports from pinball.center; He makes it very easy for everyone involved.
Wow great finds! Got a story on where they came from? You don’t see Clown very often. It’s one I wanna find someday.
With Stoner, Exhibit, Chicago Coin, United, etc showing I’d suspect its all-time (up to when though?)
Added another today! It’s traded hands a couple times this year before landing with me. I can’t imagine why people wouldn’t want it in their home...
Why on earth is it so common for Zac coin door wires to be cut up? I swear all but one or two of the 9 Zacs my brother and I have had the coin door wires hacked up.
I also had all those same problems in one of my games. We removed the NVRAM and it was resolved.
Quoted from pinball_ric:
This same thing was seen on play_pinball's Spooky. We put one of gianfri's dual modules in and it helped a lot. Checking with play_pinball but I think there may have not been any issues at all after switching. I believe it's still in his game. He'll check later tonight when he's at home (if he remembers)
gianfri I do have your dual nvram in the Spooky I have here at my house. I did have issues initially when we had a different brand in there initially but I haven’t had any issues with the game in well over a year, so yours are quite likely good.
Is there a setting for HSTD memory? My Magic Castle, which has its battery replaced with a capacitor, can remember how many credits are on it but resets the HSTD to default anytime you turn the game off.
Comparing my Magic Castle and Spooky sound boards, it looks like since they have the daughter board on Spooky, they didn’t popular the red test button.
Also interesting that there’s speech/sounds in Magic Castle’s test that I have never heard in play. And some that’s in play but not test.
Definitely already tried reseating the cables and pushed on the chips to see if there was any connection issue. I was thinking that one or more of the axial capacitors have lived its life out. For the pots, is it these guys here?
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