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Restorations / Re: Williams Star Trek Next Gen High End Restoration
« Last post by pinnies4me on January 18, 2018, 10:47:42 AM »
Awesome work, such a great game, makes you a better player (or for me, makes for short ball times!!)
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Restorations / Re: Data East Star Wars High End Restoration
« Last post by pinnies4me on January 18, 2018, 10:45:43 AM »
Outstanding, makes me wish I'd kept mine and updated to the new ROM.
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General Pinball Discussion / Re: Incandescent VS LEDs - What are you using ?
« Last post by pinnies4me on January 18, 2018, 10:43:54 AM »
I haven't really gone to the dark side yet, and still prefer the look of the old incandescent. I did try them a while back, but was not convinced. I have a few games that I received with LEDs fitted (MM, Elvis, MB and SM) and they look OK on SM, MB & Elvis, but no so on MM to me. As I have a lot of Capcom games and they don't like LEDs, those haven't been tried.

All that said, I suspect the quality has improved a lot and I might have a fool around wit them again one day.

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General Pinball Discussion / Re: Incandescent VS LEDs - What are you using ?
« Last post by oldskool1969 on January 18, 2018, 10:02:52 AM »
Quality of LED's these days is phenomenal so I tend to use them a lot.  The choice is amazing.
I choose Pinball centre NO-FLIX as they are very close to warm frosted, which I use for all GI purposes white and they have very little or no ghosting.
In saying this I do use incandescent on the GI in EM machines as I like the look,  but inserts I use LED.

Pretty much ALL manufacturers are fitting LED's as standard now.
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Restorations / Re: Data East Star Wars High End Restoration
« Last post by ddstoys on January 18, 2018, 12:46:06 AM »
Looks unreal I think I have new motors here if it will speed things up


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General Pinball Discussion / Re: Incandescent VS LEDs - What are you using ?
« Last post by Mr Pinbologist on January 17, 2018, 07:51:47 PM »
ALL of my games in my personal collection still have standard incandescent globes; #47s mostly, the collection consists of early SS games and one EM atm. I'm a bit hesitant to use LEDs in them but if i did i'd go for warm white ones. I absolutely HATE them on EMs.. well the ones i've seen looked way too bright and gawdy and the flicker drove me mad when trying to play them!!


I'm starting to use a few LEDs on a few customer games if requested. When i did F14 a year ago i used warm white LEDs for all of the GI (under the plastics in the hard to get at areas especially). Fish Tales got a some in it too, and they looked pretty sweet i thought on those two games  *%*


I did a Wms Nags for a customer about five months ago, he'd had it imported from the states and someone had fitted LEDs to pretty much the whole game. They flickered and ghosted like a bastard!! i ended up removing a lot of them and used standard globes for that reason but left a few in place.. especially for the bumpers as i thought they looked better under the bumper caps and brightened them up nicely!
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Restorations / Re: Data East Star Wars High End Restoration
« Last post by Strangeways on January 17, 2018, 07:47:28 PM »
While testing the machine, the motor for R2-D2 decided to die. I have a proto DE Star Wars, so I thought I'd use that to isolate the problem, and it too is broken (it works, just the mounting tab is completely broken off).

Usually, it is always "good news" posted on threads, but this time, at the point of 99% complete and tested - Well at least it crapped itself with me and not the new owner. So I've ordered a new motor, and also a new motor for the Death Star - The new owner has been more than patient, so I think it is the right thing to do !

Also throwing in a set of NINJA Balls.. As if the game needs any more bling !








There are three toys that I've mounted to the playfield - none are in the way of playfield lights etc. I think they look AWESOME.

When booting the game, the Pinsound board starts the Star Wars entrance theme, and the power of the sub woofer makes Darth Vader's ship move with the bass. I love it !








Nearly there ..  :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Gamesroom pictures / Re: ddstoys New Gamesroom
« Last post by ddstoys on January 17, 2018, 07:32:09 PM »
Yes there is a bell but The coils Shot.   I’ve started drawing up some schematics to try and wrap my head around how things should work.    So many brown brittle wires I just have to take my. Time


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Restorations / Re: Williams Star Trek Next Gen High End Restoration
« Last post by Strangeways on January 17, 2018, 07:31:23 PM »
Getting that drop target working correctly is crucial for this game to function correctly I reckon. Sweet look job so far!

Funny you should mention the Drop Target. The first time I played a ST TNG was at a dealers' in the mid 2000's. I was with Marco at the time, and we played doubles. He started a game, and pulled the trigger for the first ball, and the drop target was stuck down. Right off the bat, the rules were out of whack. Then there were issues with divertors and optos. The game was not tuned at all. As I started to learn the rules myself, I found the game to be an excellent and challenging game - when set up correctly.

The Drop Target is crucial. Replacement of all optos is mandatory. Once restored and 100% dialed in, this game has a deep and difficult ruleset that puts some modern titles to shame.
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Gamesroom pictures / Re: ddstoys New Gamesroom
« Last post by Strangeways on January 17, 2018, 07:26:43 PM »
Awesome mate - are there any sounds - bells etc ?
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