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  • #131610
    Tom
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    Rambo Pinball mod of Raven. Raven started as a mod of Rascal's VPX conversion and the resources started to flow in so it got a complete facelift.  It all started with a set of new posts, targets, bumpers, plastics, etc.  Once the playfield was populated, Bord created an amazing new primitive ramp for the top left and the large clear one in the center.  Great job on the modeling.  The script needed an upgrade to match so Bord and 32Assassin came up with something to make the table all come together and act just like the real thing.  For the helicopter I added an Mi-24 Hind from the movie. Randr helped make some changes to the primitive, thanks!   Rambo also received new bumper caps, an updated playfield image, drop targets, and a new back wall image, oh as well as a few other toys...

    Special thanks to all that contributed (in order of completion):

    Rascal for getting this started with your VPX conversion

    Bord for all the primitives, work on the lights and script to get this playing like the real table.  For all the bells and whistles that make the table look great.  And lastly for putting up with me!

    32Assassin for all your work on the script and for all the advice along the way

    Randr for all your time testing and getting this looking and playing great.  Thanks for the help getting the helicopter exactly how it needs to be

    Arngrim for all you work updating the DOF

    Thalamus for all your help testing and improvements on the sounds and gameplay

    And lastly to all those that paved the way for this table with your work on previous versions like ICPJuggla, GTXJoe, Wildman, Dark, and others.  Hope I didn't leave anyone out.

    Lastly don't forget to update your DOF and enjoy!

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    #131682
    BitRot
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    I am unable to start a game in FS mode.  DT and FSS work just fine.

    I get script error:

    Line:156
    Machine ‘raven’ (raven) terminated before intialized, check the rom path or rom file!

    The playfield flashes on for a second then disappears.

    The rom has to be fine because the game plays in DT and FSS.

    Any ideas?

    #131717
    Tom
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    Not sure why it would do that. Anyone else have any problems?

    #131721
    Thalamus
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    Sounds kind of weird this one. Doesn’t sound like the regular force full screen problem and ddraw. Still, maybe try to change ddraw to 0 and see if it changes things ?!

    #131749
    BitRot
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    ddraw = 0 fixed it.  Thanks guys!

    #131752
    htamas
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    Thanks for the VPX version :)

    A while ago I hex-edited the ravena ROM to say RAMBO instead of RAVEN at game start. I would upload it but because of the recent hoopla around the Gottlieb ROMs I’m not sure if that’s a good idea… at any rate, anyone with a hex editor can do the same thing.

    I feel that the flipper physics in this version could use some tweaking…

    • This reply was modified 6 months ago by htamas.
    #131755
    CarnyPriest
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    Rambo (Raven unofficial MOD) is supported by official PinMAME project.

    #131757
    Tom
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    Thanks for the VPX version :)

    A while ago I hex-edited the ravena ROM to say RAMBO instead of RAVEN at game start. I would upload it but because of the recent hoopla around the Gottlieb ROMs I’m not sure if that’s a good idea… at any rate, anyone with a hex editor can do the same thing.

    I feel that the flipper physics in this version could use some tweaking…

    • This reply was modified 6 months ago by htamas.

    Throw out your suggestion and i am sure people on here will test those physics.  If it is found to be better we can include those in an update

    #132402
    bha19
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    I am having a problem with the sniper targets not registering on Rambo and Raven. I know on the vp9 version there was the same issue and an update fixed the problem.

    #132414
    Tom
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    check out the raven discussion.  we have racked our brains over this.  if you have a suggestion please advise

    #132468
    Thalamus
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    If you have a working vp9 version @bha19 – I wouldn’t mind having a copy.

    #132474
    bha19
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    I am sorry  but i meant that there is a VPX version that works not VP9. It is version 1.3 by Rascal. When you hit a sniper you get a sound and the spot targets then work their magic toward extra ball depending on your rom settings and reset sniper. I also don’t think you can just replace the entire script with his or you will get errors.

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    #132485
    Thalamus
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    Oh. I know that we can’t replace the whole script. But, then again, we can compare and see what we’re missing.

    #132493
    LTA
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    My display for raven and rambo is rotated -90. I have never seen this before! How can I rotate the display 90 clockwise? Or maybe I just need another download of the raven rom?

     

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by LTA.
    #132496
    LTA
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    ok, I got it. I changed the rom from raven to ravena and the display is correctly rotated now.

    #142837
    rx2006je
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    Tom my son made a graphics mod at home to this table and made it the NES Contra and wanted to know if it was ok to upload that table.  I can’t find anywhere where there are or aren’t permissions to modify the table.

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    #142843
    Tom
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    Absolutely, love Contra and love mods.  How old is he

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    #142844
    rx2006je
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    My son is 13 and love the virtual pinball.  He has self taught alot of the things he knows how to do like Photoshop and making wheel images, and fixing some things on the tables.  He has been trying to learn the scripting but just doesn’t know where to start or where to find information on how to do it.  The two things he wanted to do to the Contra Mod was include contra music, and find a good large enough image for the backglass including the original contra characters.

    #142852
    Tom
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    That’s great.  Glad to have both of you.  I am still learning the script.  Luckily there are a lot of people around here that are more than willing to help especially for someone who wants to learn how to build tables. Can’t wait to try Contra out

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