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    Never really played the older EM machines. Quite good fun though.

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    Well I spent most the weekend on a new Vpin build, from custom built and fairly crappy MDF Frankencab, to Judge Dredd in a couple afternoons and nights..

    I did not harm The Judge in any way... It is in still original condition....really happy with the nick and the colours on the boxes are still really vibrant. I'm a lifelong biker so I appreciate the side art bigtime. I drilled no holes and I am using all the original buttons it came with - coupled with some internally mounted microswitches + Ipac2 from @OzStick, all I added was a digital plunger which fit perfectly in the launch button hole, and a coin button also in existing hole - swapped the launch button to the other side to use as game start, and also backlit the start button with a USB notebook light so it lights up nice.

    I haven't done the Headbox yet - numbskulls delivered it without the mounting bolts. Anyway just wanted to get it operational so I didn't miss too much playtime plus the 22" 4:3 monitor I have been using as scoreboard now looks really dumb inside the enormous Dredd Headbox! So that's next on my agenda... Anyway a few pics in this post along with score.

    Fast Draw - you can have a ball-tearing go then - nothing. My current score I got to 2.5 million on my first ball and thought - yes! but all over in about another million including a 20k ball As @Foot said those side drains can get you down but how satisfying it is to hit both 50k targets in the one shot. It's not the score but just the feeling Specs is pretty generous too. IS there an extra ball in this machine I don't recall seeing it.

    I gotta say that I prefer the old EM's in Visual Pinball. The tables look cleaner, less chaos and lights, and it's what I grew up playing... which gives away my age I suppose.

    Nice game.
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    EB is ABC then thru the B lane

    Nice cab, modeled mine from my JD .... looks good.

    Love playing the EMs, is the only reason I have FP installed. Oh, and I bumped up to 6M on the cab.
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    fastdraw v1.01 desktop

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    EDIT
    What we should do, like I just found out by checking, is remove the existing nvram to another folder. This way using a fresh one guarantees all on the same settings. I normally do but forgot with this one.

    So scratch the 7M and use this score

    6,938,830 ....... seems alot easier to score .... darn last ball not a flip.



    Here is fresh settings of new nvram ..... amazon hunt
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    I have to agree with some of the comments re EM tables. They used to look terrible in VP and FP was very much the way to go, as pretty much EVERY table looks simply awesome if FP.

    What lets FP down big time is the physics, which are downright horrid - the ball floats around and it feels like you're playing pinball on the mood. Oddly though, most of the original tables were pretty much spot on, so I don't know what the story is there.

    All that no longer matters with the addition of B2S into VP, as we're now seeing many of the later EMs in particular being given the full treatment and they are fantastic to look at and play. My current favourite EM is Abra-Ca-Dabra which I rate as one of the best tables done for VP. The best news is there's still a lot of EMs that have not been done yet so we'll continue to be spoilt by all these talented table authors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedrok View Post
    What we should do, like I just found out by checking, is remove the existing nvram to another folder. This way using a fresh one guarantees all on the same settings. I normally do but forgot with this one.

    Here is fresh settings of new nvram ..... amazon hunt

    I agree with this... I'll add this to the tourney 'rules' IE fresh nvram to ensure everyone is playing on the same settings. Thanks for the suggestion.

    I still haven't tried Future Pinball, have so many tables I haven't even seen yet on VP.

    What I don't understand is.... where is TRON on VP ? Or still waiting for someone to strip their playfield and scan...

    I'm also hanging out for a B2S, or at least full screen 6 million dollar man

    Quote Originally Posted by OzStick View Post
    My current favourite EM is Abra-Ca-Dabra which I rate as one of the best tables done for VP. The best news is there's still a lot of EMs that have not been done yet so we'll continue to be spoilt by all these talented table authors.
    Definitely one of the nicest looking tables out there - along with Joker Poker which I think is probably the nicest I have seen. (but a bit of JP bias there.sure) I'm also loving Centigrade 37 at the moment. Also admire the way they deal with high scores on the old em's with post it notes down the bottom - really nice touch.
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    Because I had a disc with hundreds of tables,all Roms and Nvrams, (the whole set up) from many years ago, I have to check or use fresh Nvrams all the time as I just copy from set up to set up.


    Quote Originally Posted by OzStick View Post
    I have to agree with some of the comments re EM tables. They used to look terrible in VP and FP was very much the way to go, as pretty much EVERY table looks simply awesome if FP.

    What lets FP down big time is the physics, which are downright horrid - the ball floats around and it feels like you're playing pinball on the mood. Oddly though, most of the original tables were pretty much spot on, so I don't know what the story is there.

    All that no longer matters with the addition of B2S into VP, as we're now seeing many of the later EMs in particular being given the full treatment and they are fantastic to look at and play. My current favourite EM is Abra-Ca-Dabra which I rate as one of the best tables done for VP. The best news is there's still a lot of EMs that have not been done yet so we'll continue to be spoilt by all these talented table authors.
    FP does suck for physics, but on the EM's I jack the table slope up tp 9 or 10 so they play faster and dont float as much.
    VP is looking nicer and now with dB2S there should be a lot more being made. Abra Ca Dabra is great, any table made by Pinuck is good to play .... try Jacks open.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jammasized View Post
    I agree with this... I'll add this to the tourney 'rules' IE fresh nvram to ensure everyone is playing on the same settings. Thanks for the suggestion.

    I still haven't tried Future Pinball, have so many tables I haven't even seen yet on VP.

    What I don't understand is.... where is TRON on VP ? Or still waiting for someone to strip their playfield and scan...

    I'm also hanging out for a B2S, or at least full screen 6 million dollar man
    TRON being a SAM system STERN, it wont be done until 3 years after a new board system is introduced. All the STERN tables for VP are Whitestar Systems and that has been more than 3 years.
    It sucked having TSPP and Monopoly on desktop not having ROMs available once upon a time due to the same reason.

    There is a 6M$Man FS ..... but it's not pretty. UVP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jammasized View Post
    Definitely one of the nicest looking tables out there - along with Joker Poker which I think is probably the nicest I have seen. (but a bit of JP bias there.sure) I'm also loving Centigrade 37 at the moment. Also admire the way they deal with high scores on the old em's with post it notes down the bottom - really nice touch.
    John (Pinuck) does a nice job, I still havnt loaded up Centigrade yet, but try his Jacks Open, Close Encounters, Abra Ca Dabra, Sinbad. Cant remember if he redid Joker Poker or that was just converted from Serpiko version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedrok View Post
    FP does suck for physics, but on the EM's I jack the table slope up tp 9 or 10 so they play faster and dont float as much.
    VP is looking nicer and now with dB2S there should be a lot more being made. Abra Ca Dabra is great, any table made by Pinuck is good to play .... try Jacks open.
    TRON being a SAM system STERN, it wont be done until 3 years after a new board system is introduced. All the STERN tables for VP are Whitestar Systems and that has been more than 3 years. John (Pinuck) does a nice job, I still havnt loaded up Centigrade yet, but try his Jacks Open, Close Encounters, Abra Ca Dabra, Sinbad. Cant remember if he redid Joker Poker or that was just converted from Serpiko version.
    I have great memories of Close Encounters, and it looks perfect in VP. Decades ago it used to be in the Kiosk at our local drive-in, would go there after the first film for burgers and it always had heaps of 20's on it, would patiently wait....usually miss a good part of the 2nd film cause I'd be stuck in there playing it

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    Aaagh! This Fast Draw table was absolutely kicking my butt last night. Played for about 20min and only got around 2mill max in one game. Rest were just draining. Gonna have to re-compose myself and have another go tonight.

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    Note: dB2S backglasses for PLayboy and Scared Stiff have dropped


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