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    first id like to say amazing job on what ive seen so far an inspiration to all pinheads out there

    have thought in the future id like to bild my own pinny i think how hard can it be until i start to think what has to be done then realise it is a mountain of a job

    so it will prob be put into the same list as in the future id love to be a rock god and id love to be a porn star

    just wondered how you are controling the io is it transistor driven or by an io module coupled to a plc or a pc i have considred using an industral plc and writing ladder to control it

    i understand this is all under development so tell me to piss off if u like just interested and impressed in the engineereng involved
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  • #2
    There is a fair bit of info here at the 'official home page'

    http://www.users.on.net/~spaners/Coc...and/index.html

    I reckon we'd all like to see some new updates

    Cheers

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    • #3
      Yes, it's been a little quiet on the Island, what with the cold weather and all, the tourist trade is down so coconut collection is way off, and the Catalytic Coconut Converter has barely enough coconuts to keep the lights on let alone power up the pinball non-factory...

      Truth is last week we picked up what was planned to be the donor game for the next installment in this project only to discover that it was way better than expected and all too rare to stuff around with, so it's being restored instead.

      As for the original development machine, things slowed a lot when it came to artwork etc - once the technical side was licked I guess the challenge was all but over for nuggy, hence the second game which will be built including all artwork before its premier. The intended donor game would have kicked this along really quickly, but will have to wait until another comes along. A bunch of toys for the second game are already acquired, and the playfield layout under development. Includes a special ramp shot that jumps the ball into a horseshoe shaped return channel that should be fun (ball return will be random one side or the other but either will lead to a sweet spot potential shot) and it will also have a "revolutionary" mini-playfield that can be tilted to direct the ball travel in both X and Y axis!

      If you're keen on the technical side (which I do not pretend to have a handle on the way nuggy does), the article in pinball news (just click the home page link) has quite a bit, and otherwise PM nuggy.

      Thanks for the kind words on the project!

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      • #4
        yeah its the off season around coconut island at the moment, and with the price a barrel of crude coconut oil will bring (some of the islanders are using it to power their vehicles !!!) theres not much left for liberal application....



        i have 2 ways to move forward and im still debating with myself which of these is best long term, one gets me a playfield pretty quick but it then becomes one off, the other way allows multiple runs and also is very easy for npct002 (nicks game) ive also been rehashing some music stuff and also yet more audio/speech call slots (can never have too many it seems) this was also looking to be required for the next title.

        and my non-factory is ****ING cold.

        regards and cheers for the kind words.

        maybe i should move the non-factory to the interior of the corporate building !
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        • #5
          Originally posted by nuggy View Post
          yeah its the off season around coconut island at the moment, and with the price a barrel of crude coconut oil will bring (some of the islanders are using it to power their vehicles !!!) theres not much left for liberal application....



          i have 2 ways to move forward and im still debating with myself which of these is best long term, one gets me a playfield pretty quick but it then becomes one off, the other way allows multiple runs and also is very easy for npct002 (nicks game) ive also been rehashing some music stuff and also yet more audio/speech call slots (can never have too many it seems) this was also looking to be required for the next title.

          and my non-factory is ****ING cold.

          regards and cheers for the kind words.

          maybe i should move the non-factory to the interior of the corporate building !

          does getting the quick playfield exclude you from doing a run later if there is a demand?

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          • #6
            its more time expended when the other way lends itself toward less time expended in the long run...if that makes sense.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by nuggy View Post
              its more time expended when the other way lends itself toward less time expended in the long run...if that makes sense.
              no worries I understand, just trying to figure out if you can have the cake (or coconut) and eat it as well.

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              • #8
                I think I nearly put an premature end to Coconut Island and the new project.
                I nearly run Nuggy over yesterday when he was crossing Malop st.
                Sorry dude if that was you, you were walking a little faster than I thought
                Whoops!
                I'll let you pay me back by whooping my ass on HS2
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                • #9
                  indeed. on the island time runs at a more leisurely pace.



                  i thought it was you, but you drove past timezone, so then wasnt sure!



                  have you checked out if they have some new pins by chance?
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                  • #10
                    the nickavitch has it on good authority that a family guy has been sited at geelong timezone.

                    lets hope if ****ing works half decent
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                    • #11
                      don't you mean niciszabitch

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nuggy View Post
                        the nickavitch has it on good authority that a family guy has been sited at geelong timezone.

                        lets hope if ****ing works half decent
                        Sorry mate I was half asleep!
                        Yeah, played a few games on it then it went out of action for a few weeks, a ball was stuck on the mini playfield under one of the ramps. Typical Timezone cant even whip the glass off to fix it

                        Condition: needs a good clean, a couple of new rubbers and stewie motor needs fixing, but other than that all good. I really got a blast out of it. So many quotes from the show! At least the legs are on securely

                        Put a credit in it the day you saw me, I got the replay 3 times, it must be set fairly low if i can get it
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                        • #13
                          That bugged the hell outta me - the machine didn't detect the mini pf is boned. So every time you started the stewie pinball mode... you were stuck, and had to power cycle or tilt, and wait, and wait, and wait.

                          That really ruined it for me at Timezone @ Goldcoast. 1st time I was there for work, played like a dream, I owned GC and loved it.

                          2nd time was with the wife, and after telling here how awesome it was... we both walked away infuriated by it

                          Hijack off!

                          PS Nuggy: Ensure good compensation rule support!

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                          • #14
                            I was up on the Gold Coast a few months ago and the family guy played fine but the spiderman was doing some weird shit (bug in the programing i think). When I notified the staff, the on duty managed arrived and was quite knowledgeable( not to mention giving me 5 credits for notifing him). Couldn't fix it though.

                            Same thing happened in Geelong, alerted manager of a couple of problems & he gave me 10 bucks on my card.Said he was getting techs to fix problems the next day, needless to say that top fipper is STILL not operational 6 months later!

                            No he means circumcisiongonewrong4u

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by nickavitch View Post
                              No he means circumcisiongonewrong4u
                              Ouch!

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