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  • #86562
    BorgDog
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    @borgdog
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    Alien Star, a single level 2-ball multiball table from 1984.  I ran across this watching some Papa videos online and decided I needed to play it.  There were a couple vp9 versions out there, but I don't play those so I took the map from the manual and started building from scratch (well ok, I stripped down Hollywood Heat and used that as the base).. fast forward a few days and here we are.

    I know there are many inaccuracies with the table, and missing artwork and whatnot, but until I have better resources to work with this is what we have.  I do think it plays well and is a lot of fun, be sure to watch some videos for tips on how to score big.. hint involves right-inlane and spinner + multiball if you can manage it.

    Thanks to hauntfreaks as usual for graphics help and play testing.  download contains a directb2s that was a complete rebuild of wildman's on VPU with new art and lighting.  also contains portrait and landscape POV files (table set portrait for my cabs). DOF should be functional but I'm not able to test at the moment.

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    #86567
    Thalamus
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    @thalamus
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    Just ended a more than an hour session on the beta release. I absolutely love how it plays. Love ripping the spinner and if I have a good game with some bonus X it just feels so great. Still haven’t manage to get a super score though. Around 1,5M is often where I end. I always seem to do a mistake into those multiballs. But soon !! :)

    Thank you very much BorgDog and Hauntfreaks for this table. It surely is a winner in my book even without the high quality graphics. :heart:

    #86570
    randr
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    @randr
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    Very nice! As usual thank you borgdog and haunt for his magic button

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    #86580
    N3roflint
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    @n3roflint
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    Thanks guys. I’ve been playing the WIP version the last few days and I love it.

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    #86582
    Scotty VH
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    @scottt
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    Very cool!   I love how it plays, the sounds and lights, etc.  Thanks BorgDog!

    #86599
    Scotty VH
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    @scottt
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    If someone was willing to ask around to take some photos, pinballmap.com says that Alien Star is on location at the following arcades in the US:

    Mystic Pinball in Montague, MA.  Vpinball.com member Ark Malmeida may be near there.

    Portal Pinball Arcade in Kennesaw, GA.  Vpinball.com members mountainman, jagger73, WED21, and SunDevilmay be near there.

    Press Play in Boulder, CO.  Vpinball.com member Dubay’s Arcayde may be near there.

     

    #86601
    HauntFreaks
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    @hauntfreaks
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    one day he had an idea, by the the end of the week… BAM!!! done!!
    its a nice base fun player….
    you da man

    #86604
    BorgDog
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    @borgdog
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    one day he had an idea, by the the end of the week… BAM!!! done!!
    its a nice base fun player….
    you da man

    having a 5 day weekend sitting on my a$$ at the cabin instead of doing outside work helped a bit  :bye:

    I’m still trying to figure out how the real trough on this thing works, I did have a malfunction playing a game today but I’m not sure exactly what the issue was, or if it was just some weird scenario. I need to brush up on my schematic reading.

    #86610
    Thalamus
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    @thalamus
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    I have clocked at least 3 hours of gameplay on this and the beta. Haven’t seen anything odd. But, that doesn’t mean there is none. Have happened before that I’ve had too much fun to notice even the obvious B-)

    #86622
    Micronaut
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    @micronaut
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    very,very funny table!  :good:

    thanks guys for this wonder table

    #86625
    robertms
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    @mophead
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    Excellent choice BorgDog, very addictive game. It’s great to have choices like these, sometimes you want to rack your brains over Safe Cracker or White Water, sometimes you just wanna bash that 5X 10,000 spinner to a pulp. So far I’m at 3 million but it’s just too much fun to quit. Looks and plays great as all your releases do, many thanks to you and Haunt for taking on these great tables  :good:

    #86649
    kds70
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    @kds70
    Member

    @BorgDog: you really did it with this table release :yahoo:   :rose: thanks to all involved.

    So much fun, looks very goooood and plays amaaaaazing. 80´s feeling pure …

    Btw: what about the “matching feature” in the backglas? Doesn´t display; but activated in rom settings (F6). Seems a backglas issue ?

    VPin: Williams Time Warp Cabinet (1979), 4K playfield: 40" Iiyama X4071UHSU, backglass: 32" LG. Pin2DMD, Pincontrol 1, LEDWiz, leaf switches / buttons, nudging, tilt, plunger, 10 big siems contactors / knocker, PC: Intel i5 2500k@4.5Ghz, 8 GB Ram, Zotac GTX 1070 Mini, Win10

    #86653
    Udderdude
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    @udderdude

    This already plays better than the VP9 version.  Good job.  Looking forward to future revisions.

    #86675
    BorgDog
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    @borgdog
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    @borgdog: you really did it with this table release :yahoo: :rose: thanks to all involved. So much fun, looks very goooood and plays amaaaaazing. 80´s feeling pure … Btw: what about the “matching feature” in the backglas? Doesn´t display; but activated in rom settings (F6). Seems a backglas issue ?

    I’ll have to check out the match stuff, hadn’t noticed, later today maybe. Thnx

    #86688
    BorgDog
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    @borgdog
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    @kds70 I just checked it out and match works for me on the db2s at the end of the game. or are you talking about the text? because the text on the real one does not light up, it’s just printed on the glass.  if I remember right wildman had separate objects for the text(bip and credits as well) but I didn’t check it out to see if they lit up at the appropriate time.

    #86700
    Mark70
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    @mark70
    Member

    Thanks Borgdog and Haunt! Glad that you built it although there were not much resources.
    Looks good and plays great! Nice theme anyway. Fun to play and play and play

    #86701
    kds70
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    @kds70
    Member

    @kds70 … because the text on the real one does not light up, it’s just printed on the glass.

    Yes, i meant the text. Ok, if the real one doesn´t light up then it´s ok. Thanks for your reply  :good:

    VPin: Williams Time Warp Cabinet (1979), 4K playfield: 40" Iiyama X4071UHSU, backglass: 32" LG. Pin2DMD, Pincontrol 1, LEDWiz, leaf switches / buttons, nudging, tilt, plunger, 10 big siems contactors / knocker, PC: Intel i5 2500k@4.5Ghz, 8 GB Ram, Zotac GTX 1070 Mini, Win10

    #86705
    batch
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    @batch
    Member

    Thanks, I wondered when someone would do this one

    Very nice

    #86803
    BorgDog
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    @borgdog
    MemberContributorvip

    v0.92 is now up with some minor graphics improvements and other misc stuff.

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    #86861
    BorgDog
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    @borgdog
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    people who know what they are doing will hopefully provide something much better, but here is a quick wheel I threw together.. which is weird, I almost never use a front end so really don’t need one  :wacko:

    ASwheel

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