BlahCade #159: Farewell 2018
We wrap up the year with a few ends that are no longer loose.
This will be the final episode for 2018.
Both of us have some great news to share about projects that have been running throughout the year, and we also have some great news for Zen Pinball fans on Mobile.
We will return in 2019 for another year of the latest commercial digital pinball news.
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BlahCade Podcast - Farewell 2018
This will be the final episode for 2018.Both of us have some great news to share about projects that have been running…
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- 00:45 — Jared gets a gear upgrade.
- 03:00 — Movie Pass shenanigans.
Pinball EDU and Stern Pinball Arcade Subscription
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- 06:20 — Farsight newsletter
- 07:00–6-month subscription to Stern.
Star Race is Alive!
13:20 — White LEDs are proving to be a good choice.
13:50 — Vari-targets need some tuning.
14:50 — Playfield switches need some burnishing.
15:50 — Circuit board work is extensive.
16:30 — Thunk mod done on the board.
17:00 — Ground mods run everywhere.
17:40 — Fuse holder condition is important for consistent voltages.
19:00 — How does it play?
PinCab is finished!
Micro Cab: Slap Some Paint On It!
I’ll just put this out here right now; I have zero patience for painting. I’m too used to being able to do precise…
19:40 — PinCab is done.
21:35 — Vinyl printing options.
22:40 — Paint it yourself.
23:40 — Wiring was a huge job.
27:10 — Getting the flippers functioning.
34:30 — Soldering is fine… but how do I de-solder?
36:00 — Plunger tuning.
37:20 — Accelerometer tuning.
38:05 — Works, except within TPA.
42:00 — Remainders left to tidy up.
Aside: Kit-bashing and Star Wars
Greebles: how tiny details make a huge Star Wars universe
The space ship roars overhead, a huge bulk pale against the inky depths of space. It's an Imperial Star Destroyer, its…
43:10 — Chris’ mate’s side hobby
45:00 — How far do star wars model builders go?
Back to the cab chat
48:00 — Lessons learnt from building the cab.
50:25 — Tallying up the total build cost.
52:55 — Button mashing modes in pinball are much more fun with a micro-cab.
Zen Pinball Williams Collection Beta on iOS
54:00 — Williams Pinball beta.
55:20 — A very strong mobile aesthetic.
55:30 — Unlockable items.
56:20 — Skillz integration.
58:45 — Daily challenges.
60:00 — What questions remain about the app.
61:00 — Side-by-side comparison between Zen Mobile and TPA Mobile (no pics, sorry).
61:55 — Ball “feel” and physics are better than TPA.
64:30 — Want this piece of gear!
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