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CODE UPDATE: KISS v1.40.0

November 30, 2018

 

MERRY KISSMAS! Stern Pinball has posted KISS code v1.40.0 for the Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models.

 

This code contains a redesigned wizard mode, adds city combos, enhancements to song modes, and new playfield and shot multiplier rules!

 

This code also adds additional polish, score balancing, adjustments, system updates and contains bug fixes.

 

Pro Code v1.40.0:
https://sternpinball.com/support/game-code/

 

Premium Code v1.40.0:
https://sternpinball.com/support/game-code/

 

Limited Edition v1.40.0:

https://sternpinball.com/support/game-code/
 

 

V1.40.0 – November 29, 2018
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  • City Combos now contribute to the end of ball Bonus. 

  • Changed the criteria for when “2,000,000 + Backstage Pass Lit” is available as a Backstage Pass award.

  • Fixed a bug in Love Gun Multiball where the Starchild Motor returned back to the home position while carrying a ball. This occurred upon collecting a Triple Jackpot (which collects the ball and starts carrying it over to the Starchild area) and simultaneously draining the remaining balls. Now the Starchild Motor will continue traveling all the way to the Starchild area before returning back to the home position. 

  • Fixed a bug in Heaven’s on Fire where the STAR target progress was reset upon lighting/collecting a Super Jackpot. Now the STAR target progress is saved upon lighting/collecting a Super Jackpot making it easier to complete the targets for an add-a-ball award. 

  • Reorganized some of the default High Score Champion initials. 

  • Bonus X is now displayed in the instant info page (when applicable). 

  • Added a Heaven’s on Fire Wizard Mode High Score Champion. 

  • Added adjustments to support Heaven’s on Fire Wizard Mode High Score Champion (default score threshold, type of award to give, # of awards to give). 

  • Added Heaven’s on Fire Wizard Mode Champion to the attract mode. 

  • Added Heaven’s on Fire Wizard Mode Champion to instant info. 

  • Added a Kiss Army Wizard Mode High Score Champion. 

  • Added adjustments to support Kiss Army Wizard Mode High Score Champion (default score threshold, type of award to give, # of awards to give). 

  • Added Kiss Army Wizard Mode Champion to the attract mode. 

  • Added Kiss Army Wizard Mode Champion to instant info. 

  • Added a Rock City Wizard Mode High Score Champion. 

  • Added adjustments to support Rock City Wizard Mode High Score Champion (default score threshold, type of award to give, # of awards to give). 

  • Added Rock City Wizard Mode Champion to the attract mode. 

  • Added Rock City Wizard Mode Champion to instant info. 

  • Added/Changed the award for starting KISS/ARMY combos via a return lane -> target shot . Now, in addition to starting a KISS/ARMY combo via a return lane -> target shot, you also are awarded an end of ball Bonus X multiplier. Previously the additional award was a BackStage Pass. 

  • Fixed a bug where, if the Starchild drop target was disabled, the Starchild targets would stop scoring Starchild lane awards. 

  • Fixed a bug where the background lamp effects for Super Targets and Super Spinner were still active during the end of ball Bonus sequence. 

  • Added logic to the game to make score awards above 1M more readable, i.e. 1.2M instead 1200K, etc.. This is seen in switch/target/spinner awards that have been multiplied multiple times causing their score values to be greater than 1M. 

  • Added lamp logic to the Spinner stage of Rock City to show when the spinner value is increased by a combo/shot multiplier. 

  • Added lamp logic to Super Spinners to show when the spinner value is increased by a shot multiplier. 

  • Fixed a bug where Super Scoring count down speech was not being heard/played. 

  • Added logic to Super Spinners allowing the award to be multiplied by a combo and a shot multiplier (in addition to Playfield Multipliers). The right mini mars lamp will strobe when Super Spinner is available and blink rapidly when a combo is available/timing out. 

  • Changed the scoring values for Super Targets and Super Scoring to be equable with the other “Super” mode awards. 

  • Changed the Super Scoring background display effect text to be more readable. 

  • Fixed unreadable text that was displayed during the Super Scoring “Time Extended” display effect. 

  • Reorganized the game logic that handles floating boxed scores to be consistent within all the modes/multiballs that use this feature. 

  • Removed Double Scoring as a BackStage Pass award. 

  • Removed unused audits. 

  • Added “Shot Multipliers Lit” as a Backstage Pass Award. 

  • Fixed a bug where “2,000,000 + Backstage Pass Lit” was available as a Backstage Pass award during tournament/competition games. It is still available as an award during multiball but no longer part of the tournament/competition sequence of awards. 

  • Added some changes to the audit text making it more readable. 

  • Added “2,000,000 + Backstage Pass Lit” as a Backstage Pass award. This Backstage Pass award is given when:

    1) A multiball is active, and

    2) The multiball ball saver is active, and

    3) Backstage Pass is lit and hasn’t already given this award This award solves the problem where Backstage Pass would normally award an add-a-ball during the early stages of a multiball, i.e. it is less desirable to have an add-a-ball award when the ball saver is already keeping balls in play and more desirable to have this award when the ball saver has timed out. 

  • Fixed a Super Spinner scoring bug that maxed out the award score too soon. 

  • Fixed a text message on the Super Pop Bumpers background display effect where text appeared partially off screen when awards were multiplied by 5X. 

  • Added additional arted score boxes, i.e. 205K-1MIL, 1M+. These are required due to playfield multipliers raising the max arted score box. These appear during Love Gun Multiball, Super Pops, Super Spinner, Super Targets and the Pop Bumper & Starchild target stages of Rock City. 

  • Added new sound f/x and crowd sound f/x to the Kiss Army Wizard Mode Jackpot, Double Jackpot & Super Jackpot awards. 

  • Added a new Shot Multiplier Lit sound f/x. 

  • Added a Virtual Locks adjustment to virtually lock balls in the Demon. Default = NO. Now tournament directors can add this adjustment change to make their tournament games more deterministic. 

  • Modified logic that determines how quickly new balls are kicked into play once a ball is locked in the Demon head. Previously when the game couldn’t kick a new ball into play it would kick a ball from the Demon too early. 

  • Added logic to turn off the right ramp diverter upon entering the Diagnostic Menu System. Previously the diverter would turn off once it timed out. Additionally, upon exiting the Menu System, the right ramp diverter is put back into the correct game state instead of waiting for the first flipper/switch state change. 

  • Added crowd cheering sound f/x to the Rock City Instrument Stage & Kiss Army Stage awards. 

  • Added shaker f/x to all the Rock City Stage awards. 

  • Added artwork/logic to the Rock City background/award screens to show progress during the Instrument Stage, Kiss Army Stage, Pop Bumper Stage, Demon Stage, Continents Stage & World Stage. 

  • Added artwork/logic to the Rock City Wizard Mode award display effects to transition to the next stage upon completion. 

  • Added a new Rock City Super Jackpot animation for completing the mode. 

  • Now the left scoop/eject will hold the ball until the Rock City Super Jackpot presentation is finished. 

  • Reorganized all of the Rock City Artwork and added additional artwork to the Rock City Wizard Mode display effects. 

  • Added crowd cheering sound f/x to the Rock City Super Jackpot award. 

  • Added an underline to the mode names on the mode select screen. 

  • Added logic to the mode background display effects to show the number of mode shots made/remaining. The shots are represented by a line that appears under the name of the mode, i.e. the line is filled in as progress is made towards completing the mode. 

  • Added logic to the mode select background display effect to show the number of mode shots made/remaining. 

  • Made the Combo Awards Instant Info screen more readable. 

  • Now the Demon Multiball background display effect shows the amount of time remaining for locked balls. 

  • Added 2-Way, 3-Way, 4-Way, 5-Way and 10-Way City Combo Instant Info pages to show which unique combos have been completed. 

  • Cleaned up intro speech/fx. 

  • Added sound f/x to Playfield Multiplier 2X/3X/5X awards. 

  • Added sound f/x to Shot Multipliers lit/awarded. 

  • Added a new “timed out” sound effect to Super Scoring. 

  • Added abbreviated intro speech .wav files. 

  • Added City Combos to Instant Info. 

  • Added 15 Unique City Combos. Combos score 1M x number of shots in the combo. The 15 Unique City Combos are:

    1) Chicago: Left Ramp -> Right Ramp

    2) Pittsburg: Right Ramp -> Left Ramp

    3) Seattle: Left Orbit -> Left Scoop

    4) Portland: Left Orbit -> Starchild Lane

    5) Los Angeles: Right Ramp -> Left Ramp -> Demon

    6) Houston: Right Ramp -> Left Ramp -> Right Orbit

    7) New Orleans: Left Ramp -> Right Ramp -> Left Orbit

    8) Atlanta: Left Ramp -> Right Ramp -> Left Scoop

    9) Orlando: Left Ramp -> Right Ramp -> Starchild Lane

    10) Mexico City: Left Ramp -> Right Ramp -> Left Orbit -> Left Scoop

    11) Tokyo: Left Ramp -> Right Ramp -> Left Orbit -> Starchild Lane

    12) London: Left Ramp -> Right Ramp -> Left Ramp -> Right Ramp

    13) New York: Right Ramp -> Left Ramp -> Right Ramp -> Left Ramp

    14) San Francisco: Left Ramp -> Left Ramp -> Left Ramp -> Left Ramp -> Right Orbit

    15) Detroit: 5 sets of Left Ramp -> Right Ramp 

  • Added logic for City Combos to light Extra Ball. 

  • Added a City Combo Extra Ball Adjustment, default = 5 Cities to light Extra Ball. 

  • Added Super Scoring count down sound f/x. 

  • Reorganized the Back Stage Pass Awards & competition sequence. 

  • Removed Deuce HurryUp as a Back Stage Pass award. 

  • Added Super Scoring time out speech. 

  • Fixed a bug where Super Scoring count down speech was not be heard/played. 

  • Added countdown speech to Super Scoring. 

  • Added flipper blowoff to Super Ramps/Targets/Spinner/Pops/Scoring. 

  • Added logic for Super Scoring to run without it’s own music. Previously the “Deuce” tune would play when Super Scoring was active. Now Super Scoring adopts the music currently in play as the music that is heard when Super Scoring is active. 

  • Added Super Scoring Start artwork & intro display effect. 

  • Added Super Scoring Start sound f/x. 

  • Changed the Super Scoring switch hit display animation sequence to make it easier to see the awarded score. 

  • Added a Super Scoring Rule (which replaces the Fast Scoring rule). It has the same look/feel as the other “Super” awards. 

  • Restructured the Mystery rule to be more memory efficient. 

  • The Back Stage Pass Super Scoring award now has the same weighted criteria as the other “Super” awards. 

  • City selection/speech has been removed from the mode select screen as the speech/awards are now associated with combos. 

  • Fixed a problem where balls dropped behind the drop target during Love Gun Multiball would momentarily reset the drop target. 

  • Added a City Combo Champion. 

  • Added adjustments to support City Combo Champion (default score threshold, type of award to give, # of awards to give. 

  • Added City Combo Champion to the attract mode. 

  • Added City Combo audits. 

  • Added City Combo speech and award sound F/X. 

  • Added iconic game start speech and sound f/x. 

  • Changed the Super Targets switch scoring animation to make it easier to see the awarded score. 

  • Added an exposition animation to the Super Targets award sequence. 

  • Added logic to Super Targets, Love Gun Multiball and the Rock City Multiball Starchild stage to distribute the displayed awards more evenly across the entire display. Previously the awards tended to cluster around the center of the display. 

  • Restructured the Super Targets background lamp effect to be more NODE board efficient. 

  • Added logic to pause the HurryUp countdowns in Love Gun Multiball when balls are in the Demon/Starchild/Back Stage Pass ejects. 

  • Tweaked the timing on the logic that raises the Starchild drop target as a ball passes over it en route to the Star targets , i.e. reduce the probability of the drop target pushing a ball into the plastic enclosure above it. 

  • Restructured logic to control the Starchild slings during Love Gun Multiball. 

  • Fixed a bug where shot multipliers could be lit and collected via the same shot into the Starchild area. 

  • Added logic to the Starchild entrance switch to score mode/multiball/instrument shot awards and advance progress towards Love Gun Multiball. Previously these rules only used the STAR targets/eject to score awards.

  • Restructured logic that locks/holds a ball behind the drop target during Love Gun Multiball. This fixed a bug where Front Row and Back Stage Pass add-a-ball awards were adding too many balls back into play. 

  • Changed the lightshows that are seen when balls are kicked out of the Demon to focus on the Demon Head. 

  • Restructured the Demon/Starchild/Back Stage Pass eject lamp effects to be more NODE board efficient. 

  • Fixed a problem where Love Gun Multiball was not awarding an add-a-ball upon hitting the Starchild drop target. The problem occurred when the Starchild HurryUp was ready to expire. 

  • Fixed a multiball bug where Front Row could fail to add the correct number of balls back into play if the trough was busy keeping balls in play. 

  • Changed the right orbit spinner display animation sequence to make it easier to see the awarded score. 

  • Restructured the Super Ramps background lightshow to accommodate combos, i.e. the lamps will blink faster to indicate a combo is available. 

  • Added logic to extend the ball saver time during the first HurryUp stage of Love Gun Multiball to insure the player gets time to minimally play a 2 ball multiball. 

  • Cleaned up outlane ball save logic to make it more readable. 

  • Fixed a Back Stage Pass display effect problem where the Bonus X award text was not being displayed correctly. 

  • Added graphics/scoring for each pop bumper hit during the pop bumper stage of Rock City. 

  • Added Star animations & scoring for each Starchild target hit during the City stage of Rock City. 

  • Added Starburst graphics/scoring for each spinner hit during the USA/spinner stage of Rock City. 

  • Added Starburst graphics and larger text to the spinner rule display effect making it easier to see the awarded score for each spinner hit/rotation. 

  • Added ticket dispenser to diagnostics menu. 

  • Fixed a bug in the Match display effect that was not displaying numbers correctly. 

  • Added logic to briefly ignore switch closures in the Starchild area when Starchild is dropping off a ball, i.e. the dropped ball could knock down and score a drop target hit from behind. 

  • Added a Starburst animation sequence to the Starchild target/sling/eject switches during Love Gun Multiball. 

  • Changed the KISS and ARMY HurryUp rule availability criteria, i.e. now the HurryUp’s are no longer available during any of the 3 Wizard Modes. 

  • Now the Starchild targets, upon completion, contribute to the Love Gun Multiball HurryUp Jackpot value. 

  • Fixed score messages that were not appearing correctly due to the new internal score structure change. 

  • Changed the Instrument rule availability criteria, i.e. Instruments are now available when KISS ARMY is ready to start. 

  • Changed the internal score structure to allow for scores that are greater than 4B. 

  • Updated Mode/Multiball/Wizard Mode display effects to show the multiplied award correctly, i.e. Base Award * Shot Multiplier * Combo Multiplier * Playfield Multiplier(s). Note: When Playfield Multipliers ( 2X-3X-Colossal, Demon Multiball lock multiplier & Double Scoring) are active at the same time the resulting Playfield Multiplier is created by adding up the constituent playfield multipliers. 

  • Moved text around to make the Love Gun Multiball background display effect more readable. 

  • Added a new Love Gun Multiball intro lightshow that syncs with the movement of the display/ball. 

  • Reworked the Love Gun Multiball Jackpot, Double Jackpot and Triple Jackpot award display effects to show the awarded score sooner. 

  • Added DMD graphics to Love Gun Multiball of Starchild moving across the stage as the Triple Jackpot award. 

  • Now the Starchild Spot light stays on during Love Gun Multiball to help with general illumination. 

  • Fixed a Love Gun Multiball background lamp effect that was turning shot arrow lamps ON/OFF incorrectly. 

  • Fixed a Love Gun Multiball ready lightshow that was blinking the Star Flash Lamp in the Starchild area, i.e. Love Gun Multiball can only be started by shooting the right ramp. 

  • Added a Love Gun Multiball HurryUp ready lightshow directing the player to shoot the lit Starchild shot/arrow. 

  • Restructured the Super Spinner background lamp effect to be more NODE board efficient. 

  • STAR lamps now blink ON/OFF instead of strobing at game start. 

  • Changed the rules/scoring for Love Gun Multiball. Now Love Gun Multiball starts as a 2 ball multiball with 1 ball held captive if started in the Starchild area. Shoot the captive Starchild ball to collect a Love Gun Hurryup award and add an additional ball into play. 

  • Added logic to keep the drop target raised (and/or keep the ball in the Starchild eject) until the Super Jackpot (and Rock City Wizard Mode Advance) display effects are finished. 

  • Fixed Love Gun Multiball Super Jackpot being awarded prematurely when Starchild drops the ball off at the drop target. 

  • Fixed a Love Gun Multiball double jackpot lightshow that ended prematurely. 

  • Changed the criteria for when Demon Multiball is available, i.e. now Demon Multiball is available to start if KISS ARMY wizard mode is lit/ready to start. 

  • Fixed a bug where some of the STAR targets were not awarding a lit shot multiplier. 

  • Changed the rules/scoring for Love Gun Multiball. Complete all of the Jackpot/Double Jackpot shots to light the right ramp for a Triple Jackpot. Complete the right ramp to light a Super Jackpot HurryUp at the Starchild shot. The ball is carried over to and dropped off behind the Starchild drop target. Hit the drop target to release the ball and score a Super Jackpot. Previously the Super Jackpot was collected at the Starchild Eject. 

  • Added logic/graphics/scoring to the Starchild target/sling/eject switches during Love Gun Multiball. 

  • Fixed a bug where the word “INVALID” would momentarily appear on the background screen in place of the name of the current mode/tune. 

  • Fixed a bug found in several modes where the game state was not being saved properly for multi player games, i.e. upon draining the next player’s mode may not operate properly. 

  • Changed the Detroit Rock City mode rules to always pickup where the mode ended upon draining. Previously the mode could restart with all the shots lit. 

  • Fixed a bug in Detroit Rock City where the game could set the Right Orbit as the 2X blinking arrow shot. 

  • Fixed a mode/tune selection bug where, upon selecting a mode, the corresponding lit arrows that appear in the mode selection presentation change to something else. This was most noticeable when a mode was partially finished where, upon draining, at the start of the next ball the player is allowed to pick another mode/tune. 

  • Changed the rules for Black Diamond, i.e. previously an alternating Right Orbit/ Pop Bumper shot moving centric mode. Now one shot stays lit upon completion and only moves to a new position via a pop bumper hit. Scoring is based upon shot difficulty. Make 8 shots to complete the Mode. 

  • Changed the Hotter than Hell mode rules to always pickup where the mode ended upon draining. Previously the mode could restart with the KISS targets lit as the next shot. 

  • Changed the rules for Love it Loud, i.e. an Outside/Inside shot centric mode. Now complete the 2 (Outside) orbit shots to light the 4 (Inside) shots. Completing a lit Inside shot relights the remaining 3 Inside shots. The mode will always pickup where it ended upon draining. Previously the mode would restart with the 2 (Outside) orbit shots lit. 

  • Changed rules for Rock and Roll All Night, i.e. a combo/flow centric mode. Shooting a lit shot will, upon completion, light additional shots that are in line with the next flipped ball. This allows you to combo/finish the mode quickly. Additionally, the mode picks up where it ended upon draining. 

  • Changed the Shout it Out Loud multi level mode rules to always pickup where the mode/level ended upon draining. Previously the mode could be reset back to the first level. 

  • Colorized the auto launch full playfield lightshow that is seen at the end of mode select, i.e. RGB lamps in the sequence now match the selected mode color.

  • Changed the criteria for when Heaven’s on Fire wizard mode is available, i.e. now Heaven’s on Fire is not available to start if KISS ARMY or ROCK CITY wizard modes are lit/ready to start. 

  • Fixed a bug where mode select was available during the grace period of Demon Multiball where a player could shoot the left scoop for a Back Stage Pass add-a-ball award to restart the multiball. 

  • Decreased the amount of time the left/right orbit switches are inhibited from scoring when a ball is auto-launched from the shooter lane. This allows the player to override the functionality of the auto plunged event and shoot/collect lit left/right orbit awards. 

  • Left justified one of the display animations that appears during a Deuce Award to solve the appearance of being cropped off. 

  • Now the Kiss HurryUp (started by completing the KISS targets) is available for 20 seconds . 

  • Now the Army HurryUp (started by completing the ARMY targets) is available for 10 seconds. 

  • Added Kiss HurryUp award lightshow, shaker effects. 

  • Added Army HurryUp lightshow, shaker effects. 

  • Now shot multipliers are available/lit by collecting a set of HurryUps (KISS and ARMY). Previously they were lit by completing a mode. 

  • Changed the default settings for the # of song completions that are required to advance the playfield multiplier. Default = 1. 

  • Changed MAX playfield multiplier, i.e. Colossal Bonus is now worth 5X. 

  • Fixed a problem where the game would reset the playfield multiplier at the start of a ball even if the adjustment was set to retain earned multipliers. 

  • Added new kick out sounds to the Starchild eject. 

  • Added Rock City Start crowd cheer sound effects. 

  • Removed Instrument lights (PowerOn, Starchild, Spaceman, Demon, Catman) from Instrument shot award lightshows to make it easier to see the next available Instrument to collect/shot. 

  • Added a Rock City mode completed/total display effect. 

  • Added a Rock City mode completed “Keep Flipping” display effect. 

  • Added Rock City Multiball post final shot speech while the balls are draining. 

  • Added a more dynamic background lightshow to the Rock City Pop Bumper Stage. 

  • Added a more dynamic background lightshow to the Rock City Starchild Stage. 

  • Fixed a bug with the Continents stage of Rock City where the right orbit shot was not being initialized correctly. 

  • Fixed a bug where the Final Shot display effect in Rock City was not being shown as the balls drained. 

  • Fixed a bug where mode select would start prematurely when shooting the left scoop to collect the Final Shot in Rock City. 

  • Added a twinkle effect to the pop bumper lamps during the Pop Bumper Stage of Rock City. 

  • Fixed a problem in the DEMON stage of Rock City where multiple shots into the Demon were not being scored properly. 

  • Increased Rock City Ball savers that occur between stages/levels. 

  • Now there is no Ball Saver as you enter the final stage of Rock City as there is only 1 final shot to make. 

  • Now the Instrument stage of Rock City requires 4 instruments. The right ramp POWER_ON_INSTRUMENT will spot a lit instrument. 

  • Added Balls Draining artwork (used by the Rock City Completed display effect when multiple balls are/were in play). 

  • Now Rock City, i.e. the final wizard mode, ends differently. If multiple balls are still in play after making the final shot the flippers are momentarily turned off. While the remaining balls are draining you are shown the total points collected before returning you back to 1 ball play. 

  • Changed the default settings to Save Love Gun Multiball Progress, default = YES. 

  • Added/Changed Rock City audits for each level/stage of completion. 

  • Added “Rock City Completed”, “Rock City Completed-Keep Shooting” display effects, lamp effects. 

  • Added logic to raise the left 4 bank drop targets at the start of the Rock City Kiss Army stage. 

  • Now each stage of Rock City has it’s own background display effect along with information indicating requirements needed to complete the stage. 

  • Now Rock City multiball continues to play when there is only 1 ball in play. 

  • Changed the rules for Rock City, i.e. the final Wizard Mode. Previously you were required to make each shot 4 times before lighting a super jackpot at the left scoop. Now Rock City is a 3 ball Multiball with 7 levels/stages to play/advance through:

    Stage 1 = collect lit instruments, each scores 1M:

    Stage 2 = collect lit “KISS ARMY” targets, each scores 2M

    Stage 3 = collect lit pop bumpers, each scores 300K.

    Stage 4 = spell “DEMON” via the Demon shot, each scores 4M.

    Stage 5 = collect lit Starchild shots, each target/sling/eject scores 500K.

    Stage 6 = collect lit spinners, each scores 600K.

    Stage 7 = collect lit arrows, each scores 7M.

    Stage 8 = Final Shot lit for 100M, collected at the Left Scoop.

    Note: the 6 shots (Left Orbit, Starchild, Left Ramp, Demon, Right Ramp, Right Orbit) can be multiplied via combos and the multiplier rule. Completing a stage will add-a-ball back into play if 3 or less balls are already in play. 

  • Fixed a bug where the KISS target rule/scoring logic was different between Pro/LE/Premium models. This was most apparent during Grid Multiball (Heaven’s On Fire). 

  • Reorganized the order in which features are awarded via the KISS targets, i.e. all models (Pro/LE/Premium) now collect awards in the same order. 

  • The components that advance the Bonus score are no longer available during Rock City. 

  • Fixed a bug where sometimes no music would play at the start of a ball if Rock City was lit. 

  • Changed the Kiss Army ball save timer default/min/max settings. Default = 40 seconds. 

  • Changed the Rock City ball save timer default/min/max settings. Default = 40 seconds. 

  • Changed Mode Select criteria, i.e. Mode select is no longer available if Rock City is lit. 

  • Added Rock City award sound effects. 

  • Added Rock City award display effects. 

  • Fixed a problem with the KISS targets completed lamp effect. 

  • Revised standup target lightshows (KISS, STAR, Demon, ARMY). 

  • Fixed a problem where a shot into the Demon was being scored twice, i.e. once by the entrance switch and once by the eject. 

  • Changed the min/max/default adjustment settings for Heaven’s On Fire to have a longer ball save, default = 40 seconds. 

  • Added speech to the Kiss Army wizard mode start sequence. 

  • Added speech to the Rock City wizard mode start sequence. 

  • Elongated the blink rate sequence when showing multiple awards on a blinking arrow, i.e. the arrow will now show/blink each color longer before switching to the next color/award. 

  • Added logic to kick a new ball into play quicker when locking a ball in the Demon lock. 

  • Colorized the full playfield lightshow that is seen when awarding a Demon lock, i.e. RGB lamps in the sequence are now green. 

  • Improved and colorized the full playfield lightshow seen when starting Demon Multiball, i.e. RGB lamps in the sequence are now red. 

  • Colorized the Demon Multiball full playfield lightshows (Jackpot, Demon Jackpot, Super Jackpot, Double Jackpot, Super Double Jackpot), i.e. RGB lamps in the sequence are now red. 

  • Colorized the Instrument full playfield lightshows (Power On, Instrument Collected), i.e. RGB lamps in the sequence are now orange. 

  • Colorized the Love Gun Multiball full playfield lightshows (Jackpot, Double Jackpot, Super Jackpot), i.e. RGB lamps in the sequence are now magenta. 

  • Added a lightshow for balls being kicked out of the Demon Mouth. 

  • Cleaned up code in Kiss Army Multiball that was needlessly saving the game state from ball-2-ball. 

  • Colorized the Kiss Army Multiball full playfield lightshows (Jackpot, Double Jackpot, Super Jackpot), i.e. RGB lamps in the sequence are now lime green. 

  • Colorized mode full playfield lightshows (awards, 2X awards, 2X+ awards), i.e. RGB lamps in the sequence are now the same color as the mode arrows. 

  • Reworked mode award lightshow presentations to be faster. 

  • Added more dynamic mode award lightshows for the right/left ramps, left/right orbits, Star Child shot, Demon shot (when shot lamp arrows score 1X, 2X, 2x+). 

  • Tweaked rgb palette lamp colors and added functionality to allow colorization of lightshows. 

  • Added Kiss Army award sound effects. 

  • Removed the Extra Ball insert light from alternating lamp lightshows. 

  • Added logic to award Demon multiplier, mode awards, instrument and “Spell Demon” to both the Demon Entrance & Eject switches in cases where the Demon Entrance opto was broken and/or working intermittently. The remaining awards require a shot into the Demon Eject. This fixes the problem where a song multiplier and instrument were both lit at the Demon but only the multiplier was being awarded.

  • Fixed a bug where combo shots were not being awarded/multiplied correctly at the Demon shot. 

  • Fixed a bug where multiplied awards were not being multiplied at the Demon shot when the award was given at the Demon entrance instead of the Demon Eject. (This happened when the ball was restricted from entering the Demon Eject). 

  • Fixed a problem when there are no balls in the trough to instantly serve the right outlane ball save. If this happens the game will now wait for the ball to arrive at the trough and serve it back into play. 

  • Fixed a problem when a ball was kicked out of the Demon’s mouth and exited the game via the left outlane while the “Front Row” ball save feature was lit. Under this circumstance, the system “Ball Save” takes precedence and tries to immediately serve another ball into play, if possible. Otherwise, the game waits for the ball to travel to the trough at which time a new ball will be kicked back into play. The problem that occurred was that under these circumstances the Ball Saver timed out between the time the ball exited the left outlane and entered the trough. 

  • Changed the Demon ball saver criteria to better handle cases when existing ball savers (or multiballs that are maintaining ball counts) were set to expire. 

  • Added a BackStage Pass Add-a-Ball Ball Save Timer Adjustment. 

  • Added translated text to the Demon Ball Save Timer Adjustment. 

  • Added translated text to the Grid Multiball Ball Save Timer Adjustment. 

  • Added a “Demon Ball Save During Multiball” adjustment, Default = NO. 

  • Removed unused adjustment and associated logic. 

  • Renamed the Rock City Multiball Ball Save timer adjustment. 

  • Renamed and added languages to the Grid Multiball Ball Save timer adjustment. 

  • Fixed text in the Love Gun Multiball Ball Save timer adjustment. 

  • Fixed a problem where balls were not kicked out of the Demon Lock at game over if the Match adjustment was set to OFF. 

  • Changed the default volume to approx. 75db 

  • Changed the default ball save settings on China games. 

  • Changed the criteria when speech & sound FX are heard while pressing the flipper/start buttons during the attract mode. 

  • Fixed several lamp attributes that were mislabeled. 

  • Fixed a problem with the roving shot award during Deuce. Once a roving shot has moved the original shot/position is still available for a short grace period. The game was incorrectly making a grace period shot/positon available during portions of the mode when the shot was not roving. 

  • Fixed a lamp function that was not turning on the correct number of lamps. This would occur during whole playfield lightshows. 

  • Fixed a problem where mode select was still active after the player plunged the ball and inadvertently switched the selected song upon pressing a flipper button. 

  • Update to nodeboard firmware v0.28.0 

  • Added LIFETIME count to Standard Audit #16 “Total Plays”. 

  • Added JAPAN_3 Coinage 1/YEN 200. 

  • Added UTIL->VOL adjustments for minimum and maximum master volume level and minimum and maximum headphones volume level. This will limit the selectable volume range from the service menu Plus and Minus keys and the headphones rotary dial. 

  • Added support for 6th coin switch. 

  • When entering UTIL->VOL, the first sub-menu adjustment is selected, previous behavior would select the last displayed sub-menu adjustment. 

  • Added Standard Adjustment “START GAME ON CREDIT”. Settings are: “OFF” 

  • Do not automatically start a game or add a player when inserted money registers a credit “FIRST ONLY”  - Automatically start a game when inserted money registers a credit “ALL CREDITS” - Automatically start a game or add a player when inserted money registers a credit Adding multiple credits simultaneously, via a bill acceptor, will only start a one player game or add a single player. Default setting is “OFF” 

  • Removed unused obsolete Standard Adjustments: “FLASH LAMP POWER”, “COIL PULSE POWER”, “BILL VALIDATOR”, “TEAM SCORES”, and “CONSOLATION BALL”. 

  • Added USA_13 Coinage 1/$1.00, 7/$5.00 

  • Added adjustment to scale GI, Insert, and Flasher LED brightness, range is 25% to 100%. 

  • Added adjustment to limit GI, Insert, and Flasher LED Max brightness, range is 64 to 255. 

  • Enhanced center channel clarity. 

  • Added bass frequency filter selection options: 125Hz, 250Hz, and disabled. 

  • Added treble frequency filter selection options: 4kHz, 8kHz, and disabled. 

  • Added adjustments for backbox and cabinet speaker types to the service menu UTIL->VOL. Supported speaker types are “8 OHM” and “4 OHM”. The amplifier power curve is appropriately adjusted for the selected speaker type. 

  • Updated AD_TILT_DEBOUNCE minimum value to 750ms to avoid overly conservative configurations. 

  • DIAG->NODE->COMM test would occasionally falsely report address collisions, this has been corrected. 

  • Extend TIMED PLUNGER adjustment range to DISABLED or 1 - 300 seconds 

  • Correct minimum firing time for flipper coil when an EOS switch is inconsistent or poorly gapped 

  • Improved LED refresh rate and blink consistency. 

  • Improved reporting of shorted General Illumination bulbs and sockets. 

  • Added AD_TILT_DEBOUNCE adjustment in ms for tilt bob debounce 

  • Changed debounce logic/timing to prevent double start button detects. 

  • Added USA_12 Coinage 1/$0.25, 5/$1.00 

  • Added audit for total number of one, two, three, and four players games that have been played. 

  • Improved sound processing 

  • Interactively update the backbox brightness while changing Attract Mode, Game Play, and Service Mode adjustments in the service menu 

  • Reworked boot time displays for node board firmware update and locating node boards. 

  • Added boot time display for overcurrent detected (shorted coil or LED) on node boards. 

  • Added support for dynamic detection and isolation of overcurrent coils or LEDs. Previous behavior would disable all coils and LEDs for 1/2 second each time a short was detected. New behavior will determine the short coil and/or LED and disable only the offender. 

  • Added tech alert for overcurrent coils and LEDs on node boards. New diagnostic test to retest node board and report with coils/LEDs are drawing too much current. Excessive current draw could be the result of a shorted coil, an incorrect replacement LED/incandescent bulb, shorted light socket, et cetera. 

  • Every 15 minutes during attract mode overcurrent coils/led will be rechecked and returned to service if operating correctly. 

  • Added adjustment for “GAME PLAY B.BOX BRIGHTNESS” 

  • Renamed “BACKBOX BRIGHTNESS” to “ATTRACT MODE B.BOX BRIGHTNESS” 

  • The deprecated BILL VALIDATOR adjustment has been removed. 

  • Updated Norway coin door to 1/5/10/20 Kr for left/center/right/4th slot. 

  • Updated Sweden coin door to 1/5/10/2 Kr for left/center/right/4th slot. 

  • Added Sweden 3 credit pricing 1 credit for 10 Kr. 

  • Updated Sweden dip switch setting (0x0B) default to Sweden 3 pricing. 

  • Replaced hardware version number with OS version number on diagnostic screen. 

  • Added a message LOCATING NODE BOARDS. This will display if a required node board is not discovered, previously it would incorrectly state UPDATING NODE BOARD and UPDATE FAILED. The node board number(s) of missing boards will be displayed and updated as boards are found.

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