Help!! I've lost my ceramic ball!!!

Crooker

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Haven't played TZ in a while so I fired it up today. Realized after the the first Powerball came out it was a normal ball and not the ceramic ball that should be coming out. Also no ceramic ball during LITZ. Kinda random and weird.
 

Crooker

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Me too. That's why I typed "ceramic ball" so many times. Laughing the whole time. Anyway just thought it was weird glitch to have all of a sudden. Wondered if anyone came across it.
 

Dedpop

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Me too. That's why I typed "ceramic ball" so many times. Laughing the whole time. Anyway just thought it was weird glitch to have all of a sudden. Wondered if anyone came across it.

Sorry for that Crooker. I can't help you on that one.
But I'm sure you'll get your answer in here soon. :D
 

Sean DonCarlos

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Haven't played TZ in a while so I fired it up today. Realized after the the first Powerball came out it was a normal ball and not the ceramic ball that should be coming out. Also no ceramic ball during LITZ. Kinda random and weird.
Change the ball to something other than the default steel ball and try again. If the Powerball appears when using a nonstandard ball but not with the default ball, it's an issue from a long time ago that periodically resurfaces.
 

DA5ID

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Just gave it a go on iOS - no white milky ball... During the gumball multiball - It's gone
Didn't try to change the default ball to something else (yet)
 

Slam23

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Yup, could be that old issue. After an update to TPA physics on some tables can also be different, especially with the plunger. A full plunge on Taxi for example always yielded 100K, now it's significantly less than a full plunge (and this is better because it wouldn't be much of a skill shot to begin with). On Firepower, a full plunge always went to the 3rd rollover (counting from the left), now it dribbles to the 4th one. The "camera-stuck-on-plunger" also seems to be on/off present.
 

vikingerik

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Just gave it a go on iOS - no white milky ball... During the gumball multiball - It's gone

The Powerball isn't supposed to be in play during the gumball multiball. You use it to start the gumball multiball, but then it sits and stays back in there.
 

DA5ID

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The Powerball isn't supposed to be in play during the gumball multiball. You use it to start the gumball multiball, but then it sits and stays back in there.

Your right -been a while since I played TZ - the powerball is no longer in the gumball machine. When the balls release out the first time there is no powerball to shoot back into the gumball machine - they are default silver.
 

Crooker

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Change the ball to something other than the default steel ball and try again. If the Powerball appears when using a nonstandard ball but not with the default ball, it's an issue from a long time ago that periodically resurfaces.

Thanks. When I changed the ball, powerball was back. When I went back to the traditional silverball the powerball was gone again. I made sure to play a powerball multi-ball and a LITZ multi-ball. With the silverball the powerball was the same as the rest of them.
 

DA5ID

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so i am a little rusty on TZ and that mode. Doesn't it require you to shoot the ceramic ball up the right ramp to win one of the modes? and if there is no ceramic ball - does it count using any ball, the designated ceramic ball disguised as a normal ball, or none of the balls?
 

FlippyFloppy

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Haven't played TZ in a while so I fired it up today. Realized after the the first Powerball came out it was a normal ball and not the ceramic ball that should be coming out. Also no ceramic ball during LITZ. Kinda random and weird.

Is this happening on a 64bit device?
 

Crooker

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so i am a little rusty on TZ and that mode. Doesn't it require you to shoot the ceramic ball up the right ramp to win one of the modes? and if there is no ceramic ball - does it count using any ball, the designated ceramic ball disguised as a normal ball, or none of the balls?

Yeah. To activate the powerball multi-ball you have to shoot the powerball back into the gumball machine. The game is saying "too hot to handle? "I want it back". That is supposed to be the "ceramic ball". I've been getting the default silverball. The game mode still plays the same. Also during LITZ multi-ball one of the balls should be the powerball but it's not there either. Earlier today I changed my ball ( as per Sean DonCarlos' advice) and the game performed normally.
 

FlippyFloppy

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Yes. I'm playing on an iPad mini 2.

I believe the programmer put a fix in for it thats supposed to be in for the release of Cyclone tomorrow. I'll check again with you after the update to confirm because we haven't been able to reproduce it here with the latest builds we have.
 

DA5ID

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I believe the programmer put a fix in for it thats supposed to be in for the release of Cyclone tomorrow. I'll check again with you after the update to confirm because we haven't been able to reproduce it here with the latest builds we have.

Good news on both fronts. Looking forward to cyclone and my ceramic ball. Thanks!!!
 

Crooker

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I believe the programmer put a fix in for it thats supposed to be in for the release of Cyclone tomorrow. I'll check again with you after the update to confirm because we haven't been able to reproduce it here with the latest builds we have.

Thanks Flippy. Definitely looking forward to Cyclone and the fix. I'm impressed by the quick responses from everyone especially Farsite.
 

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