I totally forgot that you already have a thread for your F-14 on Pinside. Not sure whether it makes sense for you to have both in parallel. For me it would also be OK to have our discussions on Pinside and just have the link here.
I came up with some ideas in the several years that my Pinside thread has been running, although I'm still basically at the start...
I made an additional hardware change of adding an autolauncher, that gives so many more possibilities for multiballs.
Last I was using MPF, but struggling to persuade it to handle the locks properly - when you launch a ball it always has to travel through a lock and take care of ejecting an existing ball if there is one in there. I'm partly tempted to try programming in C on the Arduino - the BK and Pinbot examples are quite inspiring. Let's see.
As for your playfield, there are new ones being made I think.
Sounds like a plan
I connected the coils and lamps and crossed my fingers. No smoke! I have the sounds extracted for F14 and started on the pinmameexceptions for it - you can see the audio debug is showing in the displays at the moment. I need to work through the music and split the intro/loop parts and some other specific things I've noticed so far.
Pure English is even better as I still hope that threads like this can help people to get an impression of what they're dealing with when using the APC. So depending on how this thread grows I might want to reference it on the APC homepage at some point in time (only if it's OK for you of course).
Apart from that I'm determined to revive my own F-14 this year (Playfield inserts are so worn out that you can't really play it).
I already have a spare APC 3 board here to install it, but I'm still lacking some inspiration what to do with it. Therefore I'd be very interested to learn more about your project.
habe vor einem Jahr den Little Chief erstanden, er funktionierte bis vor einigen Tagen einwandfrei.
Beim Spielen hörte man auf einmal ein brummen, ich vermutete im Kopfteil und schaltete den Flipper aus.
Ich schaltete ihn wieder ein, Kredit vorhanden, die Kugel kam nicht hoch,
und das Zählwerk ging nicht auf Null zurück.
Vielleicht kann mir jemand helfen?
Danke und Grüsse Gerhard
Posts will be in a mixture of English and German (tut mir leid), but as there are lots of other APC threads here seems like a good place.
I have APC in my Tomcat, with Lisy, just the displays, switches and speakers connected. Seems to run fine so far, displays are showing the attract displays.
I've pulled most of the sound files from the ROMS and am working through those. Mostly OK although there are some sounds that Lisy is calling to be played that don't actually exist in the ROM so they might be "commands" of some kind rather than actual sounds/music. I'll do some more debugging to determine what happens there and will start to put together a pinmame exceptions file for F14.
Am liebsten wäre mir natürlich wenn du irgendwo einen eigenen Thread eröffnen würdest und allgemein mal dein Projekt und deine Erfahrungen dokumentieren würdest. 🙄
Aber zu deiner Frage: der USB Watchdog zickt immer mal wieder herum. Du kannst ihn in den Game Settings des 'Remote Control' Modus aber auch einfach abschalten.
alles klar, danke für deine ehrliche Meinung. Ich werde also erstmal die Inserts entfernen, reinigen, neue Aufkleber drauf, neu verkleben.
Und dann geh ich nochmal in mich und überlege, ob ich die Oberteile abbaue, alle Löcher abdecke und das hier in einer örtlichen Lackiererei ordentlich lackieren lasse. Für mich selber wäre das nichts.
Vielen Dank an alle für eure Meinung und eure Tipps!