Mark

Mark

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Mark: Zaccaria Pinball: Spooky 2018 Retro [3 Balls] (PC) 7,330 points on 2018-09-20 02:01:28
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Mark: Zaccaria Pinball: Spooky 2018 Retro [3 Balls] (PC) 7,330 points on 2018-09-20 02:01:28
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Mark: Zaccaria Pinball: Spooky 2018 Retro [3 Balls] (PC) 7,330 points on 2018-09-20 02:01:28
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@Mark:

Oh! 

I'm glad I asked.  I added Star Wars: Ahch-To Island having [3 Balls] and [5 Balls], but I noticed the other FX3 tables don't have that. I'll fix those.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-09-15 10:53:07   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

No, in fact currently none of the FX3 tables have difficulty settings, with one exception. You can choose to play any of the tables without FX3 power-ups, but those scores don't show up on the Leaderboard.

Next month when Zen Studios begins to add Williams tables to Pinball FX3 THEY (the Wiliams tables) will have multiple difficulty settings. In the beta version they are Standard, Arcade, and Tournament. This may change however when the Williams tables are actually released.

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-09-14 23:56:48   Reply
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@omargeddon:

I would agree!

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-09-14 15:21:02   Reply
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@S.BAZ: Already connect to the Sega Genesis, in the SMS games only the Shot is heard but nothing dies. It will be better to buy the Original Menacer Gun from Sega Genesis
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2018-09-14 12:07:30   Reply
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@omargeddon: If I recall correctly, the XE light gun can be used for Sega Master System but requires a hardware modification. Sega's Light Phaser can also be used on Atari systems with the same modification in reverse.
-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-09-14 10:22:05   Reply
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@Mark: another question -- do all of the Pinball FX3: Star Wars Pinball games have both [3 balls] and [5 balls] options?
-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-09-14 10:18:58   Reply
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@omargeddon:

The XG-1 Light Gun is compatible with the Atari 2600/VCS, 7800, and 400/800/800XL/600XL/1200XL/65XE/130XE/XEGM Computers. I don't have any actual experience with the XG-1 however. I should propably buy one eventually as I do own 2600s and a 7800.

I do know that the Sega Light Phaser will not work with the Sega Mark III as that system lacks the TH signal needed for the Light Phaser's light sensor. It is however compatible with the Japanese Master System, which has the TH signal present on both controller ports. I have no idea if Atari used this TH signal.

I own both the NES Zapper and the Sega Light Phaser. I can tell you from experience that Sega's Light Phaser is more accurate and reliable than the NES Zapper. How they compare to the XG-1 I have no idea.

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-30 23:30:53   Reply
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Hi Mark, Can I use the Lightgun of the Atari XE in the Sega Genesis console and play SMS games?
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2018-08-30 15:34:11   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Greart! I have a backlog of scores I that wish to submit. The 3 tables for TPA, the remaining Zaccaria Pinball requests, and the latest table for Malzbie's Pinball Collection called Mud-Race are the top priorities for me.

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-17 22:11:14   Reply
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@Mark:

you're welcome, yep it's me.  I don't appear on that list because I use a different admin console.  Thanks for the clarification & I'll be doing some more request processing today.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-08-17 14:17:14   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Thank you by-the-way. I take it that you are the one who is processing my backlog of Pinball table requests for PC.  If I go to the top of my page and click on the Administration tab it lists the Administrators and who has processed what during this month and the last. But you're not listed. But I believe that it's you, so thanks again! smiley

If you would like any help processing I'd be willing to handle the processing of requests for other platforms. PC for example. By the end of the year I hope to own a Switch. I don't think  that's a system category here yet.

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-17 00:26:57   Reply
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@Mark:

I made a mistake. I should have said that on PC SPA has much higher system requirements than does TPA. 

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-17 00:15:36   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Well, let's tackle Microsoft Pinball Arcade first. The Windows version was developed by Microsoft. The GBC version by Saffire Corporation. It is not related to The Pinball Arcade, which is developed by FarSight. While there are a few tables that had digitized version for both games, they aren't identical. For one thing Microsoft Pinball Arcade is almost 20 years old now, as it was released in December of 1998.

FarSight started off with two collections on multiple platforms; The Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection and The Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection (U.S. titles). They then started The Pinball Arcade, and then much later Stern Pinball Arcade.  TPA and SPA both use different User Interfaces (I own both, but prefer TPA). Also, SPA on PC has much higher system requirements than does SPA. The Leaderboards are different as well (again, I prefer TPA over SPA). My point is that while there is table overlap between the two they seem like totaloly different games to me.

When FarSight first offered AC/DC Premium EditionMustang, and Star Trek Premium Edition for The Pinball Arcade (TPA), they gave me the AC/DC Premium Edition table for free. But the other two, Mustang, and Star Trek Premium Edition had to be purchased in-game. FarSight sells those two tables for TPA in two Stern Table Packs. I already owned all of the other Stern tables that made up the packs, so they only charged me for the two that I didn't yet own in TPA.

While I only have experience with TPA on Android and PC (Steam), it is also available for the Switch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOccDiXvcBE&t=212s

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-17 00:08:51   Reply
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@Mark: hi -- I have a question about Pinball Arcade: I noticed some games are on Highscore as "Microsoft Pinball Arcade" and a couple as "Stern Pinball Arcade." Are these actually the same thing as "Pinball Arcade" ? If so, your requested titles AC/DC and Mustang are already in there (under Stern Pinball Arcade).
-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-08-16 14:39:06   Reply
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@Mark:

To, now too!

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-05 00:34:46   Reply
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@SandyJasminBlossom:

I'm maxed out on Steam for friends until I level up again, whenever I manage to do that.  Ask me again in the future sometime. wink

I'm glad that you found my reviews on Steam. I hadn't bothered to write a review for Zaccaria Pinball until a friend of mine on Steam asked me too. He is a member of the development team for the game. I'm actually friends with two of the Magic Pixel (Developer) development team. His problem with the other reviews was that they were silly and he knew that I would take it seriously. Pinball being a passion of mine. smiley

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-05 00:34:02   Reply
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May I add thee as a friend on Steam? I looked for pinball games, and guess who I found there as a reviewer?  Right, you! laugh.

Have a nice day! smiley

-- Posted by SandyJasminBlossom on 2018-08-04 20:54:53   Reply
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@RetroRob:

You'll make me blush. blush

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-01 23:47:16   Reply
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@Mark: Mark, thanks for sharing your knowledge! You're a true pinball scientist! ;-)
-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-08-01 04:12:43   Reply
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@RetroRob:

Elvis was produced in two versions. The regular release (number produced unknown). The same year Stern manufactured 500 of the Elvis Gold Limited Edition (numbered on  backbox). Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was made by Sega. 3,000 were produced, so it should be easier to find,

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-08-01 03:47:00   Reply