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  • #198699
    Scottacus
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    This is a Ted Zale design from Bally that features a three ball multiball, zipper flippers and lots of fun scoring options.  I also think that the artwork is killer.

    This table has new sound routines for arch and apron rolling as well as balanced surround sound.  Flipper Tricks and nFozzy's physics dampening routines are used to make the table play as much like a real EM as possible.

    As in all of my tables there is an Option Menu that can be accessed by holding down the left flipper button before a game begins.  This can be used to set number of balls as well as many other settings.  I should mention that 0n some Wiggler's there is a pin or a post in the left side "Death Lane" (another Zale invention along with zipper flippers, mushroom bumpers, butterfly rollovers, the Bally Gator and more) that can be enabled or disabled in the options menu.  I can't tell if this was standard from the factory or was added in later by users to make the game easier.  Bord suggested the phrasing which I think perfectly summarizes the option.  No judgement here...

    Thanks to Bord for his crazy good Blender skills and to KDS70, JR and Whirlwind for testing.  There is a B2S and wheel image included in the download.

    If you don't know much about Ted Zale and his designs there is a bunch of material out there but in summary he revolutionized pinball.  Many more resent designers like Steve Richie credit him as an inspiration .  Zale however was the Howard Hughes of pinball, good luck trying to find a photo of him.

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    #198701
    Thalamus
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    @thalamus
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    Knew nothing about Ted Zale a couple of months ago :)

    Have saved away my shared beta, waiting for the full release as I knew that it still had some tweaks that you wanted to get in. I’ll be playing this one tomorrow afternoon for sure. Timezone etc. Thank you so much @scottacus and @bord ! :rose:

    #198703
    bord
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    @bord
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    Congrats, @scottacus! I know this one has been on your list for a long time. Truly a top-shelf EM. Thanks!

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    #198706
    kds70
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    @kds70
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    Thanks Scott and all involved for this very nice table release – looks and plays awesome – sorry that i was busy and couldn´t play´n´test.

    :rose:

    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

    #198711
    Bladeof
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    @bladeof
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    Thanks for this table, the preview looks awesome, can’t wait to try it.

    #198716
    Ben Logan2
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    @benlogan2
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    That’s some of the best looking lighting in VPX, imo

    #198719
    Scottacus
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    @scottacus
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    You can thank Bord for that!

    I hope that some of those pinheads who think that EM tables are no fun give this one a try.  Ted Zale’s designs are top notch and incorporate ideas and mechanisms that were way ahead of their time.  Capersville, Four Million BC, The Wiggler, Gator were all pushing the envelope for their time.  Yeah no DMD, no ramps (except 4MBC) , no sound track but solid game play and a fairly deep rule set for all of them considering there is no processor in them, just a score motor and a lot of switches…

    #198720
    JR
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    @jfr1
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    Well, you just made me speed up my ‘painting the kitchen cabinets project’!!  Really looking forward to checking this and PG out …in a few hours.  Thanks Scott and bord!!   And Zale!      guy was weird but his tables are like from another dimension

    #198737
    LTA
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    @luvthatapex
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    Wow this is really fun! I was looking forward to this release so much! I missed this game back in the day, though I played plenty of Ted Zale games. Somehow it eluded me for 50 years. Not anymore! What a gift, thanks!

    #198743
    robertms
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    @mophead
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    Stunning work guys, thanks scott (and bord)!

    #198748
    arconovum
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    @nicholaschristopher
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    Thanks to you Scottacus and the team for a great release.. looks top notch!

    #198751
    Schreibi34
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    @schreibi34
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    Oh man, that looks really nice! And i know it plays as good as it looks!

    Thanks to Scott and the team!

    #198832
    sheltemke
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    @sheltemke
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    Totally Stunning quality!

    #198834
    Rajo Joey
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    @joey2001
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    Another old beauty. Thanks for this great release. I can’t understand, why people don’t like EM-tables.
    Maybe they are younger and never played one. It’s my age, I think. :scratch:

    :good:

    #198837
    Scottacus
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    @scottacus
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    That’s an interesting point, more mature members of this forum grew up playing these EM tables and they set the standard for us as to what pinball is.  Once the flashy SS tables came out it they made EM’s look not too exciting because they don’t have call outs, flashers, DMD and the list goes on.

    My guess is that younger players tried a few EM duds and figured that they all are not worth playing.  Once you look past the flash of “modern tables” you will see that at their core all pinball tables can be judged by three things: layout, rule set and artwork.  This levels the playing field and allows really well designed EM’s the ability to shine along with really well designed SS tables.  Not all EM’s are great but neither are all SS tables.

    #198842
    Dazz
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    @dazz

    Just curious… Was this created with the images/scan resources from me?  If not; I may have some better images if needed. It looks great as is! Can’t wait to put it on my cab and see how it compares with the real one.

    Great job!

     

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    #198845
    united kingdom
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    @rockhouse

    not 1 but 2 e.m tables your right its an age thing

    you cant beat a 1960’s e.m table or 2 :good: :yahoo:

    made my month many thanks

    #198848
    Scottacus
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    @scottacus
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    @Dazz they might be?  I think I got the photos from Loserman76 and stitched them together in Photoshop and Bord removed all of the playfield parts and lined them up to known Bally specs but it has been a while and I might be wrong about this.

    At any rate thanks for taking them!  When I first started work on this all I had was some low res photos from the web and I was going to hand redraw the table.  After I got started in inkscape I quickly gave up and this thing sat until I got the photos.  This table would have never seen the light of day without those high quality photos.

    #198852
    Dutchman
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    @dutchguy

    Thank you Scottacus and Bord for this fantasic EM! It looks amazing! :good: :yahoo:

    #198891
    Bendo
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    @bendo
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    As one who grew up playing & owning EM pins I LOVE these tables. Thank you so much for all your hard work and sharing !!!

     

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