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  • Flash! Ah-ah... He'll save every one of us!

    Almost entirely graphical update to Rothbauerw's awesome Flash Gordon table.

    Updates include adding higher resolution assets for:

    • Playfield
    • Plastics
    • Apron
    • Apron Decals
    • Shooter cover/decals
    • Pop Bumpers

    Minor tweaks were then made to inserts, light intensity & some mechanisms to lineup with the new image assets.

    Below is Rothbauerw's description from the original VPX table that this version was moded from. Thanks to him and all the table authors who have done the real heavy-lifting on porting this amazing table into the virtual world! This "EB mod" only includes the VPX file, for a complete package of the directB2S, rom & media, you can download it from the original table link (and then replace the vpx with this new mod): https://vpinball.com/VPBdownloads/flash-gordon-bally-1981/

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    "Pathetic Earthlings... Who can save you now?"

    Download includes VPX table, directB2S Backglass, rom, and media.

    Credits:

    • Cyberprez: plastics, spinner, and two way kicker primitives
    • WRD1972: physics and other tweaks
    • Sinbad: PM5 version used as the base for this rebuild
    • Scapino: For all previous work on this table
    • Flupper: Lighting techniques borrowed from Diner
    • Wildman: original directb2s backglass that I modded
    • VPX Devs: for the great work developing this awesome platform

    Flash Gordon started as a 1930's comic strip hero and was a very successful Hollywood motion picture serial in 1936, prompting two more serials in 1938 and 1940. A movie in 1980 coincided with the production of this game.

    First split-level game from Bally. First game to use the "Squawk & Talk" board, and the second production Bally game with speech. (Bally's 1979 'Kiss' prototype was the first, but the production game did not contain speech. Bally's 1980 'Xenon' was the first production Bally game with speech.)

    Per Claude Fernandez and Kevin O'Connor at Chicago Expo 2014, customers complained about the strobe light in the upper backbox so it was removed during production. The small clear window through which the strobe had flashed was covered over.

    Some games were equipped in the backbox with a "Vocalizer" Module (AS-2518-57) and a "Sounds Plus" Module (AS-2518-56). Reportedly, these were Early Production games and that, during production, these modules were replaced by a single "Squawk & Talk" Module (AS-2518-61). If you have the correct manual for your game, the diagram on page 10 will agree with the module(s) in your backbox.

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    • #201814
      EBisLit
      Participant
      @ebislit

      Flash! Ah-ah... He'll save every one of us!

      Almost entirely graphical update to Rothbauerw's awesome Flash Gordon table.

      Updates include adding higher resolution assets for:

      • Playfield
      • Plastics
      • Apron
      • Apron Decals
      • Shooter cover/decals
      • Pop Bumpers

      Minor tweaks were then made to inserts, light intensity & some mechanisms to lineup with the new image assets.

      Below is Rothbauerw's description from the original VPX table that this version was moded from. Thanks to him and all the table authors who have done the real heavy-lifting on porting this amazing table into the virtual world! This "EB mod" only includes the VPX file, for a complete package of the directB2S, rom & media, you can download it from the original table link (and then replace the vpx with this new mod): https://vpinball.com/VPBdownloads/flash-gordon-bally-1981/

      **************************************

      "Pathetic Earthlings... Who can save you now?"

      Download includes VPX table, directB2S Backglass, rom, and media.

      Credits:

      • Cyberprez: plastics, spinner, and two way kicker primitives
      • WRD1972: physics and other tweaks
      • Sinbad: PM5 version used as the base for this rebuild
      • Scapino: For all previous work on this table
      • Flupper: Lighting techniques borrowed from Diner
      • Wildman: original directb2s backglass that I modded
      • VPX Devs: for the great work developing this awesome platform

      Flash Gordon started as a 1930's comic strip hero and was a very successful Hollywood motion picture serial in 1936, prompting two more serials in 1938 and 1940. A movie in 1980 coincided with the production of this game.

      First split-level game from Bally. First game to use the "Squawk & Talk" board, and the second production Bally game with speech. (Bally's 1979 'Kiss' prototype was the first, but the production game did not contain speech. Bally's 1980 'Xenon' was the first production Bally game with speech.)

      Per Claude Fernandez and Kevin O'Connor at Chicago Expo 2014, customers complained about the strobe light in the upper backbox so it was removed during production. The small clear window through which the strobe had flashed was covered over.

      Some games were equipped in the backbox with a "Vocalizer" Module (AS-2518-57) and a "Sounds Plus" Module (AS-2518-56). Reportedly, these were Early Production games and that, during production, these modules were replaced by a single "Squawk & Talk" Module (AS-2518-61). If you have the correct manual for your game, the diagram on page 10 will agree with the module(s) in your backbox.

      Total of 57 users thanked author for this post. Here are last 20 listed.
      #201817
      Badazzwi
      Participant
      @badazzwi
      Member

      Looks amazing from the screenshot. Cant wait to try it out.

      Hi my name is Barry and I'm a virtual pinball addict.

      #201818
      JediWizard
      Participant
      @jediwizard
      Member

      Thanks my local classic arcade has this table it’ll be nice to play this one at the house. Looks super nice good work! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      Update: Just tested this table in 4k resolution great table!

      Health is Wealth:Knowledge is Power

      • This reply was modified 1 month ago by JediWizard.
      #201819
      Pinbolt
      Participant
      @pinbolt
      Member

      Looks fantastic, thank you.

      #201820
      bord
      Moderator
      @bord
      MembervipContributorModerator

      Yes! Been hoping for a graphic update of this someday. Looking forward to trying it out. Thanks, all.

      #201822
      Slydog43
      Participant
      @slydog43
      Member

      Thanks looking very nice.  No B2s or anything else included but you stated that other media was included.

      #201823
      EBisLit
      Participant
      @ebislit

      Thanks @Slydog43 – I wanted to carry over the exact description from the table I had modded.  Rothbauerw included that in the description for his table, so the comment was more of a quote. I might tweak that approach for future mods though so its not as confusing.  I included a link to his version where all the associated assets can be downloaded directly.  The reason I left them out of my mod was in case there have been newer / updated versions of those associated assets & because I hadn’t requested permission to include them from the original authors.

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      #201825
      ridlar
      Participant
      @ridlar

      Looks amazeballs on the cab…Thanks man!

      #201840
      Winterpooch
      Participant
      @winterpooch

      thanks so much for the update on this game, one of my fave SS games and themes !

      #201842
      rgarriott
      Participant
      @rgarriott
      Member

      Looks fantastic. Thanks for  the update and hardwork.

      #201843
      MarcosRH
      Participant
      @marcosrh

      Thanks for the table.

      Despite the “Download includes VPX table, directB2S Backglass, rom, and media.” warning, the files did not come.

      #201845
      robertms
      Participant
      @mophead
      Member

      Despite the “Download includes VPX table, directB2S Backglass, rom, and media.” warning, the files did not come.

      Hey @marcosrh, you must’ve missed the beginning statement of the release notes: “This ‘EB mod’ only includes the VPX file, for a complete package of the directB2S, rom & media, you can download it from the original table link (and then replace the vpx with this new mod): https://vpinball.com/VPBdownloads/flash-gordon-bally-1981/

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      #201846
      sheltemke
      Participant
      @sheltemke
      Member

      Thank you so much! Looks amazing :)

      #201855
      JR
      Participant
      @jfr1
      Member

      80’s Bally’s have a special place in my pinball history/memory so I have most of them on my cab.  But I had yet to add FG.  It’s now added.  Wow, very nice!!  I have never spent time with this table so I’m really looking forward to checking this out.  Love the options in script and the upper flipper really ties this table together!  And thanks for the 4.4 slope out of the box :)  Thinking I’ll be spending some extended time with this.

       

      #201861
      johnbymy
      Participant
      @johnbymy

      Bonjour

      Je n ai pas de musique dans cette nouvelle version sauf la musique d intro

      Solution svp ?

      #201867
      Friffy1
      Participant
      @friffy1
      Member

      Ya know?  I haven’t told you this yet… and for that, I apologize.  There are others that mod a bunch of tables to their liking that I generally avoid.  Their presentation and modifications made just rub me the wrong way. Yours, on the other hand, I look forward to every… single… time.  You’re doing a wonderful job!  If you’ve got the time and desire, keep it up! :-)

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      #201875
      xphilou29
      Participant
      @xphilou29
      Member

      very beautiful, thanks a lot!

      #201878
      dazzadasha
      Participant
      @dazzadasha
      Member

      Awesome, thanks for sharing.

      #201880
      Viper2005
      Participant
      @viper2005

      Looks and plays great!  Thank you!

      #201883
      thefuse001
      Participant
      @thefuse001

      your mods are absolutley awesome…love your work

       

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