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  • #131589
     bord 
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    Excited about the spinner bonanza on Hokus Pokus!

    #133697
     Loserman76 
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    So I think at this point the Gottlieb EM era from 67-78 is pretty much covered. There are a few EMs from the latter years that would be cool to see – Dragon, Charlie’s Angels, Eye of the Tiger – but we have the SS variants so it’s not that important. Having done all these tables, I totally understand how Gottlieb was the “king” during this time of EMs. Too bad they didn’t get on the SS bandwagon until it was too late.

     

    I currently have Williams Touchdown and Kickoff in my build queue. After these 2, who knows? GNance has a few lined up for me so we will see what the future holds.

     

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 4 weeks ago by  Loserman76.
    #133698
     JR 
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    Hope the future holds a lot more of your contributions!  Looking forward to ciphering through ALL of these Gottlieb tables of yours.  No way to express gratitude properly for the work that you’ve put in to bring all these pieces of history to all of us.  ….I’m going way out of character here, and will use an emoji.   Thanks for all this work L-Man  :yahoo:

    #140925
     Loserman76 
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    still got 4 tables in progress (the Dipsy Doodle family and Little Joe).

     

    But I’ve also got a question related to the directB2S stuff – is there a complete reference document somewhere with all the commands available (you know controller.B2Sxxxxxxx ? Here’s why I ask – I am working on a backglass for another project and it has a rotating pointer but the table is an EM so there is no ROM to control the movement so I have to control the movement via script. Is there a way to manually step the image so that I can keep it in sync properly with what the table code thinks it should be at?

    #140926
     bord 
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    @rothbauerw‘s Jive Time is the only place where I think I’ve seen that done on an EM.

    #140928
     Loserman76 
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    Yeah, Jive Time uses multiple images to handle the “movement” – I was hoping to avoid having to use 360 images to align with the table code.

    #140930
     Tom 
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    What about a PUP for EMs? A video overlaying on the backglass somehow

    #140945
     Loserman76 
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    Nope – not doing PUPs. sorry. Needs to be something I can move and track so the script knows where the pointer is.

    #140947
     rothbauerw 
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    I think I used 90 images for Jive Time and it was a nightmare. Couldn’t find a better way to do it. I also built this table as an fss. What took me a couple of hours in vp using prims took me days in b2s. I ended up having to manually edit the b2s file in a text editor to get it to work.

    Current Project: Perpetual updates of VPX physics.

    #140955
     BorgDog 
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    I played with it trying to get a rotating half moon credit wheel for Abra I believe.  couldn’t ever figure it out either, fortunately it was only 10 images to fake that one, although it is faked poorly :-(    maybe @herweh knows how this can be done…

    #140960
     Loserman76 
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    I’m thinking it could be faked like magnets were done back in the day, but the mech stuff is all foreign to me.

    #141129
     zimbakin 
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    Hey man, your tables are great. Thank you!

    #149637
     Loserman76 
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    Ok, so I’ve been quiet for a bit now. Never fear, I’m still off the wagon – lol. I’ve got at least 10 tables currently in various stages (most are nearly done). Quite a few are conversions from VP9x.

     

    -LM

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    Hi, I’m Loserman76 and I’m nuts

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    #149638
     Thalamus 
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    Jeff. That is awesome news. Care to give more clues to what is up coming ? :rose:

    #149643
     JR 
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    Are there still Gottlieb’s you haven’t done?

    #149644
     Loserman76 
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    Let’s see –

    5 of them are conversions of some unique VP9x tables done by akiles50000

    2 are Williams’ (pool themed from the 60’s and a 2 player “lower playfield pop bumper table” from the 70’s)

    a couple Gottlieb’s wedgeheads from the early 60’s

    one that only existed for a cheesy movie

    oh and one EM that was also released as a SS machine from Bally. Just need to find a really good backglass image for that one. Waiting on a possible source to respond.

     

    hmmm… guess that is 11 actually…

     

     

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by  Loserman76.
    #149647
     Thalamus 
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    Awesome – looking forward to them – and you still managed to keep the titles secret ;) B-)

    #150134
     Loserman76 
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    Let’s see –

    5 of them are conversions of some unique VP9x tables done by akiles50000

    2 are Williams’ (pool themed from the 60’s and a 2 player “lower playfield pop bumper table” from the 70’s)

    a couple Gottlieb’s wedgeheads from the early 60’s

    one that only existed for a cheesy movie

    oh and one EM that was also released as a SS machine from Bally. Just need to find a really good backglass image for that one. Waiting on a possible source to respond.

     

    hmmm… guess that is 11 actually…

     

     

    ok, so now that I’ve dropped 7 tables that leaves me with 4 in my current build queue.

     

    #150161
     JR 
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    At the cab finally, installing all these new releases.  Had to pause and hop on here to again thank you L-man for the work you do.  Just got done dialing in Caddie.  Dang.  Very cool.  How do you find these lost treasures??  So glad you are out there doing this work and sharing.  I thought I knew a bit about pinball before getting into vp.  Ha.  I knew nothing.  Your work has been an unexpected gold mine of fascination and learning.  Thanks so much. …and Thalamus has a dmd Caddie vid for my front-end??  And Malinas a sweet wheel??  Wow.       off to load up Wheel.

    #150169
     Loserman76 
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    Really the credit for these unique tables (Barbarella, Caddie, Concorde, Tam-Tam, Wheel) goes to Akiles50000 – he did the original VP9 tables.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by  Loserman76.
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