Jack*Bot thread. (forum is missing for the game)

Pinballwiz45b

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And another bug. the flipper rubbers are the wrong color. should be RED to match all the artwork! How did this one slip through???

It's all the operators' faults!

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Zaphod77

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seems the different rubber colors have a different "action" to them, and that's probably why the blacks were chosen, despite the fact that the artwork (and original pinbot) uses the standard pinkish red.

Now when aftermarket replacements are used, all bets are off. But the original williams parts were color coded.
 

Robert Misner

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re: xNiCeGuYx


quick question..you using a controller with analog nudge or keyboard?
cuz i find the keyboard nudge to strong..but more then a couple and it tilts where as the controller seems like you can nudge all day
 

xNiCeGuYx

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I use the Xbox 360 controller and analog nudge. Most of the time I do a couple of soft nudges in a row which is more effective and less dangerous than one full power nudge.
 

Robert Misner

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I use the Xbox 360 controller and analog nudge. Most of the time I do a couple of soft nudges in a row which is more effective and less dangerous than one full power nudge.
Have you tried just using keyboard?

I'm curious if you use keyboard only how much it affects your scoring?
I'm wondering if they just need to make analog nudging abit less effective or more punishing like digital is.
 

Master Magician

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What button on the keyboard presses the Extra Ball button? You know "press extra ball when flashing." I've tried CTRL and ALT and even clicking it with the mouse cursor. Nothing seems to happen, even worse I'm not sure if I know what's supposed to happen when I do press it.
 

vikingerik

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Thanks! As for the right thingie where it selects 25 million, cashier, extra ball is there any trick to get the extra ball. All I ever get is cashier 80 % of the times and 25million 20 %.

There isn't, and this is true to the real machine. The timing is deliberately set up so that it starts on Extra Ball but will click away from that before the ball gets through the pegboard. It happens a little more often on a real machine where the pegboard isn't as bouncy so sometimes the ball can fall through a bit faster.


What button on the keyboard presses the Extra Ball button? You know "press extra ball when flashing." I've tried CTRL and ALT and even clicking it with the mouse cursor. Nothing seems to happen, even worse I'm not sure if I know what's supposed to happen when I do press it.

The left and right 2nd flipper buttons. Whatever triggers the magnosave on Black Knight should do it. You will know it's working if you get extra "boop boop" noises and the screen shaking during the animation for a casino game. It only works when the EB button lamp is flashing, which is not every time.
 

vikingerik

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On a real machine that allows it, you press it to use a credit to buy an extra ball at the end of a game. A few Williams games had this feature, with a dedicated EB button for buyins. I think No Fear and maybe Indiana Jones or Judge Dredd. Jack*Bot is the only one to also use the button for a feature during gameplay.
 

EldarOfSuburbia

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I've conditioned myself to take a drink or grab some candy/chips during bonus countdowns. This doesn't combine well with Jack*Bot because of the ability to cheat during the bonus to get an extra multiplier - and yes it does work at 5x too for a boost to 6x :)
 

MWink

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I really love this table! It's definitely my favorite, so far, this season. It looks great, sounds great, and plays well. I'm curious, is there a limit on extra balls? I've noticed that I tend to get quite a few from early casino runs but not later casino runs.
 

Rich Lehmann

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On a real machine that allows it, you press it to use a credit to buy an extra ball at the end of a game. A few Williams games had this feature, with a dedicated EB button for buyins. I think No Fear and maybe Indiana Jones or Judge Dredd. Jack*Bot is the only one to also use the button for a feature during gameplay.

What is the feature? It is constantly flashing but when I push it nothing happens. It's distracting.
 

vikingerik

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You don't press it just once. You keep spamming it as much as you can while it's flashing. Do that during the casino game animations and eventually it will work to see what it does.
 

invitro

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I really love this table! It's definitely my favorite, so far, this season. It looks great, sounds great, and plays well. I'm curious, is there a limit on extra balls? I've noticed that I tend to get quite a few from early casino runs but not later casino runs.

I have noticed that I get more early, but I still get them late. I may have not gotten as many Runs as you, though :).

I want pretty badly to figure out any non-randomness in the Run awards. I haven't started writing down what I get, but will soon. I would appreciate anyone noting what they got and posting them... or finding some info on them. I don't know how long to go; early I wait for two EBs, and late I wait for one EB or like 800M.

This table is harder than I expected, but just as fun.
 

EldarOfSuburbia

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I'm impressed so far. I may have played this once in real life, a long time ago, and I really don't recall it at all.

I love that the game saucer kickout is unpredictable. Okay I hate that it will sometimes drain STDM, but that's life.

My initial thoughts were, "wow this table is easy!". I've changed my tune, because those last two Wizard Goals - Mega Jack*Bot and 240M Dice - are tough! Really what this table has is instant hookability and accessibility for newcomers, but enough long-range challenges to keep decent players coming back.
 

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