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    Flight 2000 (Stern 1980)

    A classic design by Harry Williams featuring Stern's first foray into speech.

    F6 then check Dip 17 to enable speech.

    Special thanks to @JPSalas for permitting me to use his ball lock/lift off script and for testing it out for me.

    I started this build on a whim after finding some decent playfield images to work with. I was already working on 2 other classic Stern tables so this was a natural fit. There is a local Flight 2000 on location and I got pretty hooked on it. The ball lock mechanism and speech are particularly cool. Multiball can be hard to get but it is fun when it happens. Keep hitting the right spinner and get ready to BLAST OFF!

    VPX 10.2

    Version 1.0

    Version 1.1

    DOF & sndfx update from @Arngrim

     

    This topic contains 23 replies, has 15 voices, and was last updated by  bord 1 week, 2 days ago.

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       bord 
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      Flight 2000 (Stern 1980)

      Flight 2000 (Stern 1980)

      A classic design by Harry Williams featuring Stern’s first foray into speech.

      F6 then check Dip 17 to enable speech.

      Special thanks to @jpsalas for permitting me to use his ball lock/lift off script and for testing it out for me.

      I started this build on a whim after finding some decent playfield images to work with. I was already working on 2 other classic Stern tables so this was a natural fit. There is a local Flight 2000 on location and I got pretty hooked on it. The ball lock mechanism and speech are particularly cool. Multiball can be hard to get but it is fun when it happens. Keep hitting the right spinner and get ready to BLAST OFF!

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      #51863
       bord 
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      Shoot me a PM if you have a line on good plastics scans. God knows I could’ve used them.

      #51864
       Ben Logan2 
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      Awesome news, Bord. I was just playing this one on my iPad before dozing off last night (boring old Pinball Arcade version) and thinking how great it’d be to have a VPX version. Coincidence! Totally appreciate your work. :)


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      #51867
       randr 
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      Great choice of a build! thanks so much!

      #51869
       Laylow 
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      Great 80’s classic, very nice job. I love it!  Thanks!! :yahoo:

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      #51870
       Thalamus 
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      Super happy to see 80′ classics for vpx. Looks very nice. Should have gone to bed, but, this needs to tried out first.

      Thank you very much !!


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      #51871
       Bob Albright 
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      Thank you bord—love this table! Plays great


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      #51872
       Mark70 
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      And another surprise, we are lucky!
      Thanks for sharing, it looks very good.
      Also thanks for the hint regarding the dip switch to enable speech – I like this stuff.
      Powering up the cab…


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      #51873
       Al 
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      Wow, what a flood of memories, I smashed this table being all of about 13 or 14 when it came out !

      I remember being really cool, hanging out at aladdins castle at the beachside town where i grew up, probably had a really crappy haircut, ended up getting a job at the arcade for a couple of years fixing and playing and being cool, did I mention I was cool back then .. Reality is I was a nerd, not at all cool, and only got the job i think out of sympathy from the owner as i was there every weekend on my way fishing, or there during the week when i was wagging school .. ahh, my wasted youth. .. .. at least i’m cool now .. :scratch:   B-)   :whistle:

      Needless to say, thanks @bord ! Love it.

      Cheers,

      al.

       


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      #51887
       Pinbolt 
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      Fantastic, love this table. Thanks for release.


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      #51890
       STAT 
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      Thanks bord, nice to have this VPX … i have changed “Layback” a bit, whatever,
      my Ball Looks like he is in the Air at the Flippers … any Ideas ?
      And Flippers does too much bouncing imo.

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       vogliadicane 
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      great table, love it. Plays and looks really good.  :good: I shifted the left flipper a bit upwards, so the ball doesn’t jump when rolling down from the lane.

      #51915
       bord 
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      @stefanaustria , it is probably a difference in position or shape between the real flipper and the primitive one. I’m out of town at Midwest Gaming Convention this weekend playing pinball until I collapse but I’ll take a look when I get back.

      #51925
       Jodannar 
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      Looks great. Haven’t given this a play yet, but I can compare it to my actual Flight 2000 sitting next to the virtual cab


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      #52153
       Arngrim 
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      thanks for another vp9 i can replace by a vpx, and plays great ;)

      here’s a fix for the dof, some switches are sharing more than one object, needed ot split to multiple dof events, and fixed some soundfx ;)

      https://pastebin.com/ggwQAuGd


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      #52157
       bord 
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      Thanks, @arngrim! Your fixes have been applied to 1.1.


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      #52159
       Thalamus 
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      Thanks @arngrim and @bord for the update !


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      #52221
       Dr.Tom 
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      Great looking table, plays but I get no sound at all.  Even checked dip switch 17.  any ideas?

      ****** NEVERMIND******

      Rookie mistake.  B2S was not EXACTLY same name and that was the issue.  Duh!  Hey, great table…fantastic job! :wacko:


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      #52245
       bord 
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      Great looking table, plays but I get no sound at all. Even checked dip switch 17. any ideas? ****** NEVERMIND****** Rookie mistake. B2S was not EXACTLY same name and that was the issue. Duh! Hey, great table…fantastic job! :wacko:

      Thanks. Glad you worked it out!

      #53731
       Jodannar 
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      Plays really well. would be interesting to see this with the new LFHM physics. if i get some time next weekend ill try to film a game on the actual machine for reference if anyone wants to have a go


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