Pintastic NE 2018 Q & A Videos Jersey Jack and Todd Tuckey Seminars

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Pintastic NE 2018 Q & A Videos Jersey Jack and Todd Tuckey Seminars

With Pin­tas­tic NE 2018 over I wanted to get some stray videos from the Q & A sem­i­nars posted that you might have missed unless you viewed the entire playlist

First from Jer­sey Jack’s:

Avail­abil­ity of parts for “Retired” games

Given the play­load of home based games that’s a ques­tion that will be an issue in a few years.

A ques­tion on remote pinball

While you can com­pare scores I imag­ine it would require addi­tional cam­era work to trans­mit our oppo­nent games as a live stream onto your sys­tem and would of course require your sys­tem to be con­nected to the net.

One on var­i­ous pin­ball game ideas that are out there

The cre­ative process for decid­ing what games to make

Unli­cenced games (that is games that don’t require pay­ing the owner of a prod­uct (like Dialed in) vs ones that do (The Hobbit)

and Nos­tal­gia games

I’d like to see a Trav­els of St. Paul game, I think the let­ters of Paul com­bined with his trav­els in acts is built for pin­ball and would have a ready made audience.

Code updates

And you can’t talk code updates with­out talk­ing auto updates too

Many peo­ple out­side the hobby don’t real­ize that there are roms and chips involved in pin­ball. They still think of the machines as purely mechan­i­cal with­out cod­ing involved.

Can new game prices come down?

I don’t think you can have a cheap game drive the hobby but it has to be inex­pen­sive enough to sell which leads to the next ques­tion con­cern­ing games too expen­sive to make

That’s an impor­tant point, while you can’t go too cheap if you are pay­ing as much for a pin­ball machines as a new car then it becomes a hobby only for the very rich and thus not fea­si­ble for mass production.

The was a great ques­tion about low scor­ing threshholds

And let’s fin­ish Jack’s sec­tion with why he made it as a man­u­fac­turer of Pin­ball Machines while oth­ers have not.

While Jer­sey Jack is a maker of new Pin­ball machines Todd Tuckey is a fixer of old ones, Jack ribbed him dur­ing his seminar

But Todd’s sem­i­nar was all about the restor­ing and repair­ing of an old machine, many of them 30 years old or older, so the ques­tions that came were about the hard­ware side

Remov­ing par­tic­u­lar parts..

The lamp board

they types of iron used to heat pins

Those pins being the pins of the cir­cuit boards that all games except the pure mechan­i­cal ones have.

He also told a story about what a light­ning strike can do to games even when they’re off

His own livestream that he shot at Pin­tas­tic is below

I asked each of them a ques­tion at their sem­i­nars, I asked Todd about the cost of the repair that he showed us on camera

And I asked Jack about the mak­ing of PG games

Todd is more of a show­man and Jack but the bot­tom line is both are builders and doers and the hobby and the coun­try are both bet­ter for hav­ing them.

With Pintastic NE 2018 over I wanted to get some stray videos from the Q & A seminars posted that you might have missed unless you viewed the entire playlist

First from Jersey Jack’s:

Availability of parts for “Retired” games

Given the playload of home based games that’s a question that will be an issue in a few years.

A question on remote pinball

While you can compare scores I imagine it would require additional camera work to transmit our opponent games as a live stream onto your system and would of course require your system to be connected to the net.

One on various pinball game ideas that are out there

The creative process for deciding what games to make

Unlicenced games (that is games that don’t require paying the owner of a product (like Dialed in) vs ones that do (The Hobbit)

and Nostalgia games

I’d like to see a Travels of St. Paul game, I think the letters of Paul combined with his travels in acts is built for pinball and would have a ready made audience.

Code updates

And you can’t talk code updates without talking auto updates too

Many people outside the hobby don’t realize that there are roms and chips involved in pinball. They still think of the machines as purely mechanical without coding involved.

Can new game prices come down?

I don’t think you can have a cheap game drive the hobby but it has to be inexpensive enough to sell which leads to the next question concerning games too expensive to make

That’s an important point, while you can’t go too cheap if you are paying as much for a pinball machines as a new car then it becomes a hobby only for the very rich and thus not feasible for mass production.

The was a great question about low scoring threshholds

And let’s finish Jack’s section with why he made it as a manufacturer of Pinball Machines while others have not.

While Jersey Jack is a maker of new Pinball machines Todd Tuckey is a fixer of old ones, Jack ribbed him during his seminar

But Todd’s seminar was all about the restoring and repairing of an old machine, many of them 30 years old or older, so the questions that came were about the hardware side

Removing particular parts..

The lamp board

they types of iron used to heat pins

Those pins being the pins of the circuit boards that all games except the pure mechanical ones have.

He also told a story about what a lightning strike can do to games even when they’re off

His own livestream that he shot at Pintastic is below

I asked each of them a question at their seminars, I asked Todd about the cost of the repair that he showed us on camera

And I asked Jack about the making of PG games

Todd is more of a showman and Jack but the bottom line is both are builders and doers and the hobby and the country are both better for having them.