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  • MabelSobia
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    Operators Menu Navigation Guide

    I wa an operator in 1981 to about 98. Do you new folks know what a Data East pinballs story about the sticker on it that said TYFFASI flipper? I know the older operators will know this.
    Dave F

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  • Crazy Bonus
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    Originally posted by SsmokiNnAceSz View Post
    Hy all,

    So great to know you can adjust the flippers.
    Any suggestions wich is the best for playing. Normal settings make it impossible for me to do a light shot for something.

    Shogun00 got any suggestions?

    Greetings
    Smoke
    Lowering the number will give you a faster flipper response time (personally I only go down one setting for both upper and lower flippers) and there are a few tables you can not adjust Shamen and Earth Defence come to mind. On my TV I do this for all my tables to reduce lag because we do not have a game mode built in.

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  • Brucethejam
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    Thanks m8

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  • shogun00
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    Originally posted by Brucethejam View Post
    Hey Shogun. Is there a way to get rid of the black box that shows up when you're approaching your high score? I like to keep the DMD on the bottom right for easy reading but that black box can really get in the way, especially for force backs.
    In the options (main menu), there is a toggle for those notifications.

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  • Brucethejam
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    Hey Shogun. Is there a way to get rid of the black box that shows up when you're approaching your high score? I like to keep the DMD on the bottom right for easy reading but that black box can really get in the way, especially for force backs.

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  • shogun00
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    Sorry! I haven't played around with the flipper sensitivity, since I'm pleased with the default settings.

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  • SsmokiNnAceSz
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    Hy all,

    So great to know you can adjust the flippers.
    Any suggestions wich is the best for playing. Normal settings make it impossible for me to do a light shot for something.

    Shogun00 got any suggestions?

    Greetings
    Smoke

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  • shogun00
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    Originally posted by Marc Spector View Post
    Hi again, Shogun!

    I have managed to reset the local scores of my tables but when I exit the game and I come back later, they are still there. A similar thing happens with the Stats data, which I can not reset despite following the route route Operator's Menu / Utilities / Clear Stats. I don't know what I have done wrong.

    Thanks again for your help!
    It's most likely the game save. After resetting the stats, just play a quick game (you can just tilt it). This way the game will do an auto-save and that should do the trick.

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  • Marc Spector
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    Hi again, Shogun!

    I have managed to reset the local scores of my tables but when I exit the game and I come back later, they are still there. A similar thing happens with the Stats data, which I can not reset despite following the route route Operator's Menu / Utilities / Clear Stats. I don't know what I have done wrong.

    Thanks again for your help!

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  • Zedekiah
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    Like what he said

    Very good point.

    First make it easy, learn how it all works so you know what you are doing.
    Then make it difficult, and practice until you are good.
    Finally you play on factory default and Hogwarts releases a graduate.

    Zedekiah

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  • shogun00
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    Originally posted by Walldude View Post
    At first using the operators menu felt like cheating.
    I've never seen the Operator's Menu as cheating. I see it as an options menu like in other games. The only difference is that it's in the style of a real pinball machine Operator's Menu.

    Now if the OM still allowed you to obtain trophies and/or post your scores on the leader boards, then I would consider it as cheating.

    So if you are like me and don't like "cheating" consider then operators menu to be "training". And really, why get the tables if you can't see all the cool stuff they do..
    Not to mention, for those that just want a challenge. You can make the table extremely hard through the OM as well.

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  • Walldude
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    Thanks, this was really helpful.

    At first using the operators menu felt like cheating. However, after figuring out that I am never going to be one of these great players I started lowering the difficulty on some of the games and was finally able to start completing missions and discovering everything all the tables have to offer. I'm sure I could have played for years on the pre-set levels and never saw Hyperspace mode on the ESB table, and it's not to be missed. I also discovered that by lowering the difficulty you start to learn what you need to do on each table to complete missions. I find my scores have improved on the pre-set levels because I no longer have to glance up at the Dot Matrix display to figure out what I am supposed to be doing, and that was causing me to lose a lot of balls.

    So if you are like me and don't like "cheating" consider the operators menu to be "training". And really, why get the tables if you can't see all the cool stuff they do..

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  • snakeman07
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    Loaded up Marvel Pinball last night, and I could test literally every voice piece for the X-MEN table. There was about 150 or so, can't do that in ZP2

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  • Trollwart
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    Originally posted by shogun00 View Post
    The tournament section can't automatically change the settings in the OM
    No?...I'd think there's be something zen could do in the background. Anyway, maybe in the future...

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  • shogun00
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    Originally posted by Trollwart View Post
    I'm with everyone, this guide is great. I don't screw around with these settings much (read: ever), but it got me thinking. What are thoughts on the next tourney having some of these settings tweaked to better represent 'official' pinball tourney rules? I'm thinking turn extra balls off, auto tilt for slap backs, etc. You could even break it up into novice, intermediate, expert brackets by changing certain parameters. Just a thought...
    Although it's neat idea, I doubt that it can be done with their current set up. The tournament section can't automatically change the settings in the OM and it will be hard to explain to casual fans that you must change such and such in the OM, before you can participate in a tournament.

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