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  • #208655
    bord
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    @bord
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    Whirl-Wind is a great example of a classic Gottlieb woodrail. Like many of this era, it has gobble holes, a roto target, alternating scoring lamps and a lot of bumpers. What makes this game unique is the center kicker between the flippers that launches the ball toward the roto target. It keeps the gameplay lively and offers a unique flipper configuration.

    @scorpion approached me about building this game some months ago. He provided photos and even measurements. From there I started rebuild/redraw work on the playfield and plastics.  Thankfully @scottacus was available on the scripting side of things.

    A quick word about what Scott was able to accomplish for this game: the peculiarities of how a roto target works, how it spins, stops, and indexes, were all thought through and brought to life in the coolest way possible. Even the lamps at the gobble holes light properly as the target spins. It is really something to see. So extra thanks to Scott beyond his normal excellence at bringing EMs to life for the ingenuity on display.

    Source images: scorpion Scripting/rules/ideas: scottacus Graphics/models/physics: bord

    Thanks also to the handful of beta testers that offered great feedback.

    Game notes:

    • Two POV files are included in the download. One leaves the table at 1:1 and includes the woodrails, the other fills the screen w/ the playfield.
    • The script has an option to enable the manual ball lift (authentic).
    • I modeled the entire cabinet for this game so if someone is inclined to create a VR version I'm happy to share my files for it.
    • Don't smoke. It looks cool but only another smoker will ever want to kiss you. Also it is really bad for you.

    #208659
    bord
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    @bord
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    I can’t edit the original post, but I have to also include whirlwind (aptly named) in this post as he added additional sound scripting to this game, ensuring among other things that we continue to hear the ball in the subways beneath the playfield. Thanks for all you do, @islander!

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    #208660
    Thalamus
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    @thalamus
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    Had the privilege to be among the beta testers. And, I’ve dropped my jaw a couple of times the last two weeks. This was one of them. The visual, I can’t see how that can get any better. Thank you so much guys and I’m in awe of what you’ve created here. Pretty sure that this one will ALWAYS, be shown when I want to show off my cab. Thank you very much !! :heart:

    #208663
    L0stS0ul
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    @l0sts0ul
    Member

    Simply amazing recreation. Thank you! I don’t generally like older machines and this one is a blast to play.

    #208674
    templarjh
    Participant
    @templarjh

    This table was for sale not too far from me several months ago and I really thought about it. What a neat surprise that I get to play it on vp :good:

    #208676
    Friffy1
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    @friffy1
    Member

    Looks gorgeous!  Can’t wait to play it tonight.  I really love some of the old tables.  I’m betting I’ll love this one.

    #208679
    arconovum
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    @nicholaschristopher
    MemberContributor

    please refrain from placing cig’s on the machines, we pay premium to provide pinball entertainment to all our clients so they can enjoy them in excellent condition.

     

    but seriously what a beauty Bord!

    #208681
    Ben Logan2
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    @benlogan2
    Member

    Golden light

    #208688
    JR
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    @jfr1
    Member

    I LOVE this table.  I can keep the ball in play! Sort of.  Keep reaching down to grab my butt ;-)

    #208712
    goodGRIEFF76
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    @goodgrieff76
    Member

    This is beyond amazing work!  The level and attention to detail blows my mind.  Great work, can’t thank you enough for the amount to time and energy you put into providing these epic tables.  Thank you!!!

    #208713
    Adolfo
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    @scorpion
    Member

    Thank you and all that helped for this masterpiece…then I will try to find other tables images from gottlieb ’60

    to make other..if you like

    Ciao

    :good:

    Scorpion

     

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    #208715
    Thalamus
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    @thalamus
    ContributorMemberModerator

    @scorpion : Thank you ! Giving Bord good resources, is obviously a golden recipe, threatening to become pensioner ;) Appreciate it ! ( and again – to the rest of course )

    #208718
    Bendo
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    @bendo
    Member

    Thank you soooo much for recreating these tables from my youth. I love the old EM tables !!!

    #208719
    Onevox
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    @rooster
    Member

    Must. Step. Up. My. Game.  Another mesmerizer.

    Onevox

     

    #208722
    Friffy1
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    @friffy1
    Member

    Just got a chance to play it.  It really is a lovely table!

    But I ended up getting

    Line: 1461
    Procedure call or argument is not valid

    That line is
    If B2SOn Then controller.B2SSetMatch 34, (matchNumber * 10)

    Not sure, yet, if that was a one-time event.

    #208723
    bord
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    @bord
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    Just got a chance to play it. It really is a lovely table!

    But I ended up getting

    Line: 1461

    Procedure call or argument is not valid

    That line is

    If B2SOn Then controller.B2SSetMatch 34, (matchNumber * 10)

    Not sure, yet, if that was a one-time event.

    Hmm, @scottacus – any ideas? Match was working fine for me.

    #208724
    Scottacus
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    @scottacus
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    It’s problem with my hastily put together matching, I’ve PM’ed you a fix.  Basically if you get a 0 for matching the table will explode.  Oh that and smoking is bad for you.

     

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    #208732
    studlygoorite
    Participant
    @studlygoorite
    Member

    I wasn’t sure about a 1958 table but gave it a go after Thalamus’s jaw dropped and found it was hard to stop playing, top quality stuff and now I’m a little sore from nudging so much :) Thanks for doing and sharing this baby.

    #208745
    bord
    Moderator
    @bord
    MembervipContributorModerator

    Thanks for the quick fix. 1.0a is available for upload and also includes a wheel image by @movieguru (thanks!).

    Remember candy cigarettes? Somehow my wife picked some up at the dollar store for Halloween this year branded as “candy sticks” and featuring Batman and Superman. :wacko:

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    #208747
    Thalamus
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    @thalamus
    ContributorMemberModerator

    It’s problem with my hastily put together matching, I’ve PM’ed you a fix. Basically if you get a 0 for matching the table will explode. Oh that and smoking is bad for you.

    LOL – you never disappoint :wacko: ;-) Exploding tables from 58 … inventive. Guess I haven’t been lucky yet – getting 0 as match and thank for the update.

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