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Jed
4th July 2015, 02:37 PM
?k for the last game I thought why not something a bit different that still uses that steel ball... When I first saw this come up on VPForums i thought WTF and didn't bother for a while... but installed it recently and it's pretty damn addictive. There's a similar game called Zeke's Peak but this is about BEER, so it gets the nod.

Apparantly this was sited in the US in Bars mainly, and if you completed the game, you win a free Beer. Cheers!

VPGL4 Game 10: Ice Cold Beer [3 Balls]

http://s18.postimg.org/wh7p1x1i1/icb.png

Full Screen table: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=11020 (http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=11020)
Desktop: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=11019
ROM: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=3551

Here's a quick vid on what the story is with the real machine:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fB6facObTA


* Play desktop, full screen, whatever you prefer, but keep version to VP9.x

* Ice Cold Beer will end Sunday September 27

GAME ON !:066:

SCORES:


1/ JAR: 1,390
2/ Kane: 900

kane
4th July 2015, 03:08 PM
Ha, didn't know this was emulated, I don't see why not I suppose. Can't wait to play it.

Jed
4th July 2015, 03:26 PM
Ha, didn't know this was emulated, I don't see why not I suppose. Can't wait to play it.
The author said he really struggled to get the feel and action of the rod and ball right looking at videos of the real machine in action, i reckon he nailed it :)

Brad
5th July 2015, 04:36 PM
Just gave this and Zeke's Peak a go whilst updating my cab. The authors done a damn good job. My only complaint would be that the ball drops in when close even when it obviously shouldn't.

Brad

JustAnotherRat
6th July 2015, 08:34 AM
Don't know if I'll bother with this one. I don't have magna save (or nudge) buttons on my cabinet only analogue nudge. I could give it a crack on the desktop version I suppose.

Brad
6th July 2015, 09:09 AM
Don't know if I'll bother with this one. I don't have magna save (or nudge) buttons on my cabinet only analogue nudge. I could give it a crack on the desktop version I suppose.

It only uses the 2 flipper buttons as far as I'm aware. Left to raise left, right to raise right. Play way.

Brad

Jed
6th July 2015, 09:45 AM
Just gave this and Zeke's Peak a go whilst updating my cab. The authors done a damn good job. My only complaint would be that the ball drops in when close even when it obviously shouldn't.

Brad

Yeah and that fact makes it even trickier... I'm not sure how vpin emulates a ball, is it a sphere, or a square that only looks like a sphere ? IE in terms of collision detection, it seems to behave like a square. If you get my drift.

I've been sick as a human for the last week or so but hoping to get some pinny time this week and start posting up some scores.

JustAnotherRat
6th July 2015, 07:37 PM
It only uses the 2 flipper buttons as far as I'm aware. Left to raise left, right to raise right. Play way.

Brad

If it's playable I'll give it a crack but this is the information provided on the download screen:
The rod is controlled by the Flipper keys (Up movement) and the MagnaSave keys (Down movement).

Remark:
- the game is running without the table ROM, so You need no more files to play
- at the top of the script there is a section to define the DIP switch settings, as I found no decent way to create a menu without using pinmame.
- You can set the game to free play and hide the Highscore sticker. The scores will be saved in Your User directory also if the sticker is not visible (..\Visual Pinball\User).
- there is an option to switch the Flipper and MagnaSave keys, if You feel the need
- if Your cabinet has no MagnaSave keys, You can either update Your hardware or try the new DoubleTab feature. Double tap Your respective Flipper key for the down movement
(to keep the initial grace time before a rod meovement to a minimum, please try to find the lowest DoubleTapTime, that is working for You)

Brad
6th July 2015, 08:13 PM
Actually I forgot all about that. I've just been using up and being careful. It's been over 30 years since I've played an original but from memory it was controlled with 2 joysticks, each having up and down options.

Brad

Jed
6th July 2015, 11:01 PM
Actually I forgot all about that. I've just been using up and being careful. It's been over 30 years since I've played an original but from memory it was controlled with 2 joysticks, each having up and down options.

Brad


See first post

kane
11th August 2015, 09:25 PM
Made it into 4.

http://members.aussiebroadband.com.au/kanem/pic/VGL/icecoldbeer.jpg

Homepin
11th August 2015, 09:29 PM
Actually I forgot all about that. I've just been using up and being careful. It's been over 30 years since I've played an original but from memory it was controlled with 2 joysticks, each having up and down options.

Brad

Yes it is. We are working on a new "real" version of this game.

WOKA
11th August 2015, 09:35 PM
Yes it is. We are working on a new "real" version of this game.

Say what..??!!

Homepin
11th August 2015, 09:36 PM
Say what..??!!

Oh yeah baby! You heard it here first....:rolleyes

WOKA
11th August 2015, 09:38 PM
Pre-order..!? Or see you at the bar.. :rolleyes

Homepin
11th August 2015, 09:39 PM
Pre-order..!? Or see you at the bar.. :rolleyes

Hahaha - we have a few large companies interested, primarily in China interestingly as a promotions machine.

Jed
15th August 2015, 05:03 PM
Yes it is. We are working on a new "real" version of this game.

Under licence from Taito ?

Homepin
15th August 2015, 08:01 PM
Under licence from Taito ?

I have inquired of them but they are not interested as we are changing so much it doesn't really involve them any more.

JustAnotherRat
17th August 2015, 07:39 PM
930
81704

Jed
20th November 2015, 11:38 AM
Scores updated in first post!

Phew, all tables are done now. Sorry it's taken me so long to get my act together.

Given it's November already, I reckon run all tables up to Christmas - ish ?

JustAnotherRat
22nd November 2015, 08:51 PM
1,390
85532

Jed
23rd November 2015, 05:09 PM
1,390
85532
What level did you make ?

JustAnotherRat
23rd November 2015, 05:15 PM
What level did you make ?
5 I think.

Jed
23rd November 2015, 10:30 PM
5 I think.
That's my sticking point.... From there on it gets tough!

Ive had some games tonight on genie, sorcerer, and abra ca dabra - that last one is an ongoing battle between me and a friend for ownership of the post it note high. A few months back he ended up buying a real abra ca dabra based on the fun of the vpin version. His first pin too.

JustAnotherRat
1st December 2015, 10:09 PM
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/belmont/other-electronics-computers/ice-cold-beer-machine/1096665139?ea=5893413&utm_source=trigger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=saved_search

Near my house.

kane
2nd December 2015, 04:14 PM
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/belmont/other-electronics-computers/ice-cold-beer-machine/1096665139?ea=5893413&utm_source=trigger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=saved_search

Near my house.

That looks a bit different than the Taito ones I've seen, looks like a lot more holes to avoid up the top...

Jed
2nd December 2015, 04:27 PM
It does look a bit like a cheap knockoff.

Jed
1st February 2016, 08:33 PM
JAR gets his 2nd win ! If only all games only had 2 players ;)

1/ JAR: 1,390 - 25 points
2/ Kane: 900 - 20 points

Righto that's the lot done. I will try and find my abacus with the printout sheet and total everything up and I'll post the final results later.

Nice to shoot vpgl4 in the head. Again, I apologise for taking so long. This format of all tables posted at once did not make for a focused tournament, both players and admin lost interest :lol :rolleyes