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  1. The first tournament of the new 2020 season has just been completed. 58 gamers hit the arcade as follows: To see the complete scoreboard, right click and select "Open image in new tab". Congratulations goes out to all competitors that gamed in the tournament, who battled on 10 different games in 59 days. We had 7 new games never played before in the MGL, which is the highest number of new games played in 5 years. Phoenix has not been played for 11 years. So the line up was great and extremely challenging. In this tournament, 11 different gamers had at least one of their games drawn from the nomination game pool. These were from Barra, busty34, Fire_Power, Foot, ILLSeaBass, ivanstorm1973, Lauren Tyler, Pessimeister, RichyS, SMK and syscrusher. 3 gamers made their MGL debut. These were: Greendub, math_physics and MrPitchy. They finished with 3rd place, 58th place and 24th place respectively. For a first MGL, their results were impressive, even at the bottom of the scoreboard. With 10 games contested there were 6 different game winners. redelf (3), Blackflag82 (2), ILLSeaBass (2), Greendub (1), CrazyKongFan (1) and Barra (1) Congratulations to the game winners for hitting the high score on these games … I have updated the virtual trophies for the Top 3 … with the pet dog from the Pac series, known as Chomp Chomp … Champion: Matt Sales 2nd: Patrick Stanley 3rd: Martin Racine 30 gamers finished within a single digit of each other, just 3 less than from MGL42. The competition was very close. There were 2 tied scores on the scoreboard. redelf and ivanstorm1973 both finished with 921 points for 6th place. Under the tied head to head count rule at 5 wins each, it went down to total game points. redelf took out 6th place with 1,814,424 points, vs ivanstorm1973 on 1,448,431 points who took out 7th place. Lauren Tyler and Fliplismc both finished with 136 points for 50th place. The head to head count was 1- 0 to Lauren and she took out 50th place, Fliplismc took out 51st place. Kane became the 1st player in MGL history with over 300 games played. He submitted scores for every game in this MGL, and his record tally now stands at 303 games. Robert Macauley is in 2nd place with 262 games played. magrinder has now hit the century mark with 103 games played, and joins the other 23 amazing centurions of the MGL. Congratulations to Matt Sales who won 2 games and scored 95 or higher in every MGL game. He has won his 1st ever MGL title, after competing in the last 9 tournaments. Making his debut in MGL35, he has previously finished in 2nd place four times, with one third placing. This is a great example of building expertise and love of the game, where it may even take you to the top of your game, if you just keep trying. Patrick Stanley returned from MGL31, to score a brilliant 2nd place in this tournament. Martin Racine made his MGL debut and played at an exceptional level, leading the tournament after 4 games, and finished with a stellar 3rd place. For those who finished in the Top 20, your results were terrific, and from 21st to 40th place, very commendable. 41st and below may just need to find a bit more game time to play even better. For all gamers who tried their best and when they could, this is why we have the MGL for all types of gamers. All gamers made the tournament what it was: exciting, different, engaging, funny, competitive, informative, and a lot of fun. Whether a casual, pro or experienced gamer, I hope you all enjoyed MGLXLIII. This was the first quarter tournament of the 2020 season. It was an amazing opener. MGLXLIV starts on 19-Jun-2020. The Mystery Prize Draw will commence shortly. :) OOO
    7 points
  2. So the other week I picked up this incredibly dusty 3 layer Taito board from a mate down here. He had no use for it, so home it came with me. We had no idea what it was when we found it, so after making a harness for my Spacies I thought I'd try this first to see what it was.. Imagine my surprise when this popped up: Ozma Wars - aka. SNK's very first arcade game! What shocked me more was that it works - sound is all there, and controls are fine. Maybe the layer of dust on top is what's holding it together? A long play is here if anyone is interested (taken from the SNK 40th Anniversary Edition on the Switch, which is an amazing collection if you've not seen it yet): [video=youtube;zm6r-4gkPI8]
    6 points
  3. Hi Saintsmaen. Thanks for the feedback. Qld government restrictions have been lifted for a reason. Community spread is now so low it is pretty much non-existent. Small clusters exist but only in people who have known contacts with those returning from overseas. Pubs and restaurants are opening up for this very reason. Visitor numbers to homes has been extended to 20 with overnight stays allowed (No, you cannot crash out here)! Pinball is often sited to be a "high risk" due to contact on the machine by multiple people. In my case, distancing will be practiced and alcohol wipes available at each machine to be used between players. Distancing will mean you will never play a machine along-side another machine so that 2 m is maintained between players. All that attend will be questioned about contact and temperatures taken prior to entry. Gloves and masks are available for people to wear if they prefer to - although medical evidence for their protective value in social environments is still questionable. People still cautious about social contact should not attend and that is completely understandable. These next few months will be a great test to see how the disease is contained, and should clusters develop again, rules will change. I am of course operating completely within the Government and Medical guidelines. This will be a "fun, non IFPA" teams event so will not be your normal crowded pinball competition. I do appreciate the concern, but if you choose to attend, care will be taken for everyones safety.
    6 points
  4. well here you go. located a guy in america who is working on a sea belles and sent 9 really great photos. also looks like i have found a complete stepper unit out of a wrecked game (will make it easier with the same wire colours).
    5 points
  5. All sold thank you And thumbs down to the copier! Cheers
    5 points
  6. Almost forgot about the Rudy entrance optos and rails. Rails done as all other rails, cleaned optos, wiring and boards, plus new cable ties. That’s all the metal back on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    4 points
  7. Mystery Prize Draw: 33 gamers were eligible at the end of MGLXLIII for the mystery prize draw. All players had to play and post a score for all 10 games. The eligible players are listed below: The winner is drawn by chance from the eligible players. And the winner of the Mystery Prize Draw for MGLXLIII is … timmell Congratulations! The mystery prizes are as follows … 1. Funko Pac-man Blind Box 2. Super Mario 550pc Jigsaw Puzzle 3. Hot Wheels GAME OVER Bone Shaker 4. Super Mario Question Block Keyring Light 5. Notebook Playstation Console 6. Luigi paperweight figurine from Super Mario and 7. Pokemon Plush Pokeball I will send a PM to timmell to congratulate him on the prize win and ship them to his postal address. That is the conclusion of the MGLXLIII prize draw. OOO :)
    4 points
  8. This one is a really nice 386 DX40 motherboard which was completely dead with the reset line stuck. I suspected this was because the last pin (bottom) on the AT PSU labeled "Power Good" needs to be connected which in this case the track was corroded. Close up on how bad the damage is on this board however I managed to get some life out of it. After many hours of painstaking work. Success! I bench tested every board with the above setup. and finally here this board put to good use! I love these style of cases. The hardware is as follows. Tseng ET4000AX 1 Meg VGA Graphics Card ISA Sound Blaster Pro 2 @Dicky TY (This card sounds fantastic) No pops or hisses like the SB16 running old dos games. Super I/o Card. 512 MB CF card as the hard drive. Nice thing is I can easily load software on this thing although I would have preferred a whirring hard drive, I just don't have one small enough. 2 x 1.2MB Chinon Floppy Disk Drives both cleaned and working. I couldn't bring myself to put a CD rom or 3 1/2" drive in this thing. @furballx donated these drives to me and they look sexy as hell. I've got a 486 and Pentium 3 1400 for CD rom games anyway. All the Motherboards were given a good coat of PCB lacquer and will use external battery pacs. All up super happy.
    3 points
  9. Yes but I'm using and prefer pin2dmd now. So, nearly there, board issues so delay while I send to Ken to fix sadly! but so so close....
    3 points
  10. Not a bad game considering I had my eyes closed the whole time. Not a bad hat either hey @DOG ?
    3 points
  11. Hey guys, long time no see. I'm looking to offload my Galaga replica built by yours truly. Features: Raspberry Pi 3B running RetroPi 16Gb Sandisk Extreme SD Card (FAST startup/shutdown and game load) Pushbutton start up and shutdown Auto switching LED marquee lights Lasercut steel control panel with leaf buttons (extra fire button for more game options) Lasercut steel replica Midway coin door designed and built by me (looks identical to the real thing). Push the coin reject buttons to add credits. 15" LCD monitor Repro graphics (side art colours are a little off as you can see) Drag and drop ROMs over WiFi from a PC. Can assist with delivery around Adelaide (within reason). Located in Ingle Farm SA. $1000 obo
    2 points
  12. RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED! So we can get things going again from midnight! Who wants to get together this Saturday 6th June for a revival of pinball competitions? 3pm start time. BBQ around 6pm. pinball to continue on until around 10pm byo booze Fun Format teams event with 2 players per team. coaching and trash talking encouraged. $5 per player to cover food and prizes. games will be: AMH ACNC WOZ POTC JM BM66 DP SThings HGT and 3 ems - spinwheel, dogies, snow Queen will cap numbers at 16 if that many are interested!
    2 points
  13. Tales from the Crypt Nice condition. Plays very well. Had it over 3 years & has been flawless. All solenoids, switches & lamps work well. No errors/faults. Has LEDs throughout except for some flashers. No playfield wear except for around the scoop and two VUKs. Only negatives I can note... Has the usual scratches for an older machine. See pics. Sometimes there's an extra line in the display. The display itself is fine, must be the signal. See the DMD pic, vertical line through 'D' of DE logo as example. It's never bothered me, but just pointing this out. Located Ivanhoe 3079. $4200
    2 points
  14. Finally finished my first attempt at building a racing sim.
    2 points
  15. Metal, I though they were mirrors. Far, far better than original
    2 points
  16. A large update this time. I've corrected some Tech Charts and added a Tech Chart for Williams Comet. Chicago Coin Gun Smoke got added, along with a set of score cards. The Bally coil wrapper for the droptarget bank coils needed to be adjusted. That would be the NB-26-1900, NO-26-1900, NO-27-2300 coils. On the German forum I found two pdf files. One for the Data East Quick Loc and one for the Williams Schnapp Verschluss (both in German). On Pinside a file was posted for the relay label for a Gottlieb Jumping Jack. Thank you leckmeck! I received an email with a card and labels for Gottlieb World Champ. Some got added to the World Champ file and some got their own file. I found an index card for Gottlieb Snow Queen and with this card I was able to add all the score cards. As Snow Derby is the same game as Snow Queen, I added the same cards to Snow Derby. A Self Test Display Numbers file is now available for Stern Big Game. Last month I started on revisiting all the Zaccaria files. This month I completed the list and all the files are done. I removed the score cards from the instruction card files and made a seperate file for the score cards. Now you can put the score cards together anyway you like. If I missed any, please let me know. Please take a look at the list below to see all the changes. Enjoy pinball and stay safe, Peter http://www.inkochnito.nl If you like my work, please send me a donation via PayPal. 31 may 2020 changes New made or updated card files: Bally Baby Pac-Man Please Note label zip file added Bally Dr. Dude Tech Chart corrected Bally Eight Ball Deluxe LE Tech Chart corrected Bally Grand Slam Tech Chart corrected Bally Paragon Tech Chart corrected Bally Speakeasy Tech Chart corrected Chicago Coin Gun Smoke zip file added Coil wrapper for Bally NB-26-1900 corrected Coil wrapper for Bally NO-26-1900 corrected Coil wrapper for Bally NO-27-2300 corrected Coil wrapper for Williams C2-26-800 added Coil wrapper for Williams M-30-1400 added Data East Achtung Quick-Lock red label added Gottlieb Jumping Jack relay labels pdf file added Gottlieb score cards listing updated Gottlieb SK91-10 Transformer card zip file added Gottlieb SK130 Very Important card zip file added Gottlieb SK156-2 110V Warning on coin door label zip file added Gottlieb SK264 Hanger for back door key label zip file added Gottlieb SK307-3 Match Feature label zip file added Gottlieb SK338-28 25 cent chute adjustment label zip file added Gottlieb Snow Derby cards added to zip file Gottlieb Snow Queen cards added to zip file Gottlieb World Champ cards and labels zip file added No Gambling Notice card added to zip file (in the various section) Stern Big Game Self Test Display Numbers pdf file added Stern Big Game Switch Assignments pdf file added Stern Lightning cards added to zip file Williams Achtung Schnapp Verschluss red label added Williams Cabaret cards added to zip file Williams Comet Tech Chart added Williams Liberty Bell cards added to zip file Williams STD-299-1 Point Score Adjustment label zip file added Williams STD-606 Prom-Rom Jumpers sound board type-1 label added Zaccaria Moon Flight Italian card added to zip file Zaccaria Nautilus zip file corrected Zaccaria PinBall Champ zip file corrected Zaccaria Pool Champion zip file corrected Zaccaria Robot zip file corrected Zaccaria score cards zip file corrected Zaccaria Shooting the Rapids zip file corrected Zaccaria Soccer Kings zip file corrected Zaccaria Space Shuttle zip file corrected Zaccaria Spooky zip file corrected Zaccaria Star God zip file corrected Zaccaria Strike EM zip file corrected Zaccaria Strike zip file corrected Zaccaria Supersonic zip file corrected Zaccaria Ten Stars zip file corrected Zaccaria Time Machine zip file corrected Zaccaria Universe zip file corrected Zaccaria Winter Sports zip file corrected
    2 points
  17. Here is my Tom one mounted. Trying to photograph without lighting distortions but it's hard. These are flat.
    2 points
  18. the diode direction is of no real consequence so long as you hook it up right... it just shows you which side to put the power wire.
    2 points
  19. Gday Guys, Next on the chopping block which i have a few to many in my collection. Sega New ASTRO CITY. Refurbished original cabinet with no cracks but need new buttons. Original wiring inside except for the coin mechanism. Original Ms9-29s monitor with light or minimal burn due to its age but not noticeable in game play at all. Control panel facia needs some attention with cleaning product(orange cleaner) to remove the scuff marks due to hand rubbing on cp facia. Repo control panel plate. 2p 12b set up but wired only to 3 buttons but i will included a JNX NATION jamma adapter with a cps2 kick harness to wire up button 4,5 and 6 each side. I will throw in a pcb board with it. Pick up only or i can shipped for interstate buyers at your expense plus packaging materials. Sold as is in working condition. Inspection welcome for Vic buyers only. Asking price is $1450 Any question feel free to pm. Cheers Dragonlee
    1 point
  20. Don't take them out or the bumpers will suffer. There in the diagram and are factory fitted and must be fitted on a special soloniod switching circuits or that circuit will become to slow to react. They are always 22uf polarised caps in series with a 100ohm resistor and that is in parallel with the switch that triggers the coil circuit. The other switch is required for the scoring as special solonoid drives don't have scoring circuits built in so a totally seperate scoring switch is required. To see both special solonoid drives and standard drives, look at the bumpers on a Stellar Wars diagram. The three upper bumpers are special drives but the two lower bumpers are not. The two lower bumpers on SW only have one switch but those bumpers are also a lot slower to react.
    1 point
  21. Polished inside the scoops. Make the colour flashers pop. Added the washers to correct the subway lip Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  22. Just a log of the stuff I've been playing around with on my down time. I bought 6 motherboards boards cheap off Ebay 1x286 2x386 and 3x486. I was hoping to resurrect the 286 and 386 boards and use the 486's for parts This isn't so much a repair log because it involved mostly tearing down cleaning and fixing tracks. First off is this 10 mhz 286. Stripped down repaired the tracks and installed some ram on it. Was stoked to get this running! but unfortunately the MC146818 Timekeeper/Cmos chip is bad. I tried a different AMI bios but got the above. I had a Dallas DS1287 on a 386 which is basically the same thing as the MC146818 except the battery is built in. The battery is flat on this but at least I can test the board further. Which it did with both Bios's installed. I've ordered a replacement MC146818. I'm going to put this MB to good use!. All up 6 bad tracks and replaced a few IC's. The 2 pics above are from the AMI bios
    1 point
  23. In some hobbies / jobs people are secretive and not very helpful. But pinball everyone is very helpful with information and advice. Sent from my AGM A8 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  24. Send the monitor up to Joey at Jomac. He's a sponsor on AA as well.
    1 point
  25. Fuck me you know how long I search for it nothing. Untill now great work you nailed it
    1 point
  26. https://www.pinball.center/en/shop/p...-to-the-future https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/758260708/back-to-the-future-data-east-1990
    1 point
  27. Looking good, If you can get a photo of the missing stepper let me know and I’ll check my stash Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  28. Game over or hold relay maybe. On one of my machines the hold relay has been tampered with and if you switch off the game on ball 2 or 3 etc then switch it back on the game continues from that point rather than being game over. You are getting closer to sorting this one out keep trying mate. Sent from my AGM A8 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  29. No pm here either
    1 point
  30. Looks good! I don't go as far as the 3D effect, but I also like to create my own coin door decals to fill in the ugly blank space. Mine are printed to adhesive paper with a glossy contact added to the front: http://www.enteryourinitials.com/images/blackknight/blackknight_coindoor_upgraded.jpg http://www.enteryourinitials.com/images/jp/jp_coindoor_complete.jpg I also replace the coin slot inserts too. I'm not a fan of the generic ones for home machines: http://www.enteryourinitials.com/images/blackknight/blackknight_coindoor_insert.jpg http://www.enteryourinitials.com/images/jp/jp_coin_button_insert.jpg
    1 point
  31. 1 point
  32. Get yourself a stiff drink and shed a tear... and if you happen to be a multi-millionaire, cough up a few so we can buy the production line back off the scrappers!
    1 point
  33. okay, just a small update today. finished the 2 timber siderails, took longer than normal as there was a kinda laminex ontop of the first third of the timber. would say these would of been installed through her life while on location to stop cigarettes burning the timber. inside were the original cigarette holders and sadly the metal screws were still in the timber, have rotted and left dark marks that wouldn't come out. though have repro. cigarette holders coming. have also sent out a few messages to other owners of this game in the hope they can help with the wiring of the missing stepper unit. will finish all the timber, legs, lockdown bar and the frame surrounding the backglass the same.
    1 point
  34. No PM for me either Thanks
    1 point
  35. 1 point
  36. Just asking on whom is the host for this round ..:slamtilt::moo:
    1 point
  37. Doesn't look that compelling to me in gameplay either, I did take the time to look at the video and full rundown. There's enough games I'm cool with both the theme and gameplay to have 17 pins, 18 when R&M eventually turns up if I don't pick up anything in between :cool:. If I didn't turn down some themes I'd be out of room long ago...
    1 point
  38. Nothing here either Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  39. That cheat swiich should be closed (unless the door is being thumped) and if jumpering it fixes the issue, that would suggest it isn't?
    1 point
  40. Another Sega NAC added. Maybe to keep or sell but have to many in my line up(6).:lol
    1 point
  41. All the people complaining about the “mono� target, you realise it’s how seperate ones are wired together generally anyway so it works the same. If you’re that worried, rip it out and wire in “separate� stand ups, add a couple of decals and then your head can get around it to enjoy the game. 🙂 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  42. Well you’ll be getting your hands dirty on this one Tony. Beautiful artwork and will look fantastic next to Scoreboard. Good luck with this one Tony especially those cut wires. As you said. Why would someone do that. Never understand a game that turns up like that?
    1 point
  43. Nothing you can’t handle Tony 👌 I may have a lock bar that’s had the metal treatment you could use for the mechanism and I can trace mine so you can make one if it’s the same style as my Marathon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  44. Good luck with that one Tony .. going to take some time and elbow grease for sure..
    1 point
  45. If anybody can put this old classic back together its you, keep the updates coming :D
    1 point
  46. Just cleaned the thread up. Some people had posted double images, embedded the twitch feed and fixed the video links to youtube.
    1 point
  47. This was given to me, as apparently another restorer had it but could not do the work. So my name had been passed on. I had a look and seeing all the areas that would need touching up, and no doubt after checking the mylar, it would rip the artwork off, the owner after seeing some of my other work was more than happy to go a full digital print. There was also heaps of planking and also some other dodgy mylar all over the place on this one. This would also allow me to actually make Marty McFly / Michael J. Fox look like him!. Some Before Shots: This area below was actually a hand done touch up I was also asked to paint the wood side rails. These are covered in a grain vinyl, so that had to be stripped, and the rails were then primer / filler in two pack. This is attempting to remove the mylar... Blerk!... Look at that face OK, so I'm going to pass many steps, but you'll still get the idea. Sanded playfiled in three different grades of sandpaper, and then two pack clear coated. After a few months of re-digitising and customising the artwork, time for a test print for sizing Playfield prepped ready for the artwork Ok, Skipping past laying the artwork, inserts / airbrushing and sanding / clearing .... Fast forward to the finished playfield. Face and numberplate were changed And Video
    1 point
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