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#1 jpsalas

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 04:23 AM

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File Name: Taxi VP912
File Submitter: jpsalas
File Submitted: 31 May 2009
File Category: VPinMAME 9.x Recreations
Author(s): jpsalas
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Manufacturer: Williams
Year: 1988
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Based on the Williams table from 1988

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Edited by jpsalas, 26 October 2012 - 03:40 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2009 - 07:32 AM

Thanks for the final, great lights.


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Posted 31 May 2009 - 07:34 AM

Thanks, fantastic retro Table!!!!!!!! cool.gif cool.gif cool.gif

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 09:37 AM

This table looks absolutely amazing with the convsion to VP9. Thanks for this JP. MIKE
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 01:13 PM

gah it's my #1 favorite table for vp9 and my vp9 quit working for some reason so omg I gotta fix it!

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:09 AM

Thanks for your hard work!Six tables
to VP9 and all of them are looking
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:20 PM

Thanks JP for all your hard continuous work!! Loving the new angles of the table, not sure if I like the wood on the inner walls of the tables, not that it looks bad just a bit odd maybe. Anyways as always loving your work. smile.gif

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:54 AM

Noticed a minor thing:

If anyone else notice this, please reply
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:34 AM

Nothing at this site JP ..

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:45 AM

Thanks for your reply FD, witch version are you playing BTW?
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:41 AM

here's another bug, due to VP 9.1.2 ???

ball remain glued on top right of the ramp, that happend 2 times in just 1 game !!!
skaked, but tilted the first time... add a ball second time, while ball remain there without moving at all...

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:52 AM

Yes, yes, yes, that also happened to me yesterday evening with the ball in the exact same position!
I didn't modify the ramps to be alpha or anything, it is the original, untouched ramp.
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:48 AM

if it's the original untouched ramp that may be why. the ball is larger now so it may be hanging up there. Great table though! I love that nighttime look! It reminds me of so many nights trying (unsuccessfully usually!) to hail one in the dark rain!
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:52 AM

I'm in holidays now, in Mallorca smile.gif I guess I'll take a look a t the table later when I'm back in Oslo.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:45 PM

I played my personal FS mod on my cab yesterday (about 5 games??) using VP912 and I did not have any issues with the ball getting stuck. All I did was rotate and scale the table to fit my monitor because this table is angle independent as far as I recall.


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Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:48 PM

The thing is, Faralos, that when normally shot, the ball just continues up the ramp without any problems. In other words, the ramp is not too narrow, as may be the case with some VP8 to VP9 conversions.
When shot really weakly, though, the ball rolls back slowly, and when it passes that spot, it just latches onto it and doesnt let go without tilting!
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:53 PM

QUOTE (Decidetto @ Jun 27 2011, 04:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The thing is, Faralos, that when normally shot, the ball just continues up the ramp without any problems. In other words, the ramp is not too narrow, as may be the case with some VP8 to VP9 conversions.
When shot really weakly, though, the ball rolls back slowly, and when it passes that spot, it just latches onto it and doesnt let go without tilting!


This, exactly. It's never a problem with a strong shot, only if you hit a weak one that would go partway up the ramp and start to roll back down again. I've played probably around 50 games on this table I'd guess, and it's happened to me maybe 3 or 4 times. One time it happened during a multiball, and I was able to knock it free with the second ball, but otherwise it typically takes several slam tilts in a row to get it loose - if you nudge the table the ball just rolls a bit from side to side but doesn't really go anywhere. There is a gate that extends partway below the ramp at the spot where the ball gets stuck - I just checked and the gate height is 90 while the ramp height for that section is 55 rising to 75. That could be our culprit, and it would explain why the ball has no problem going through there in one direction but gets blocked when it rolls back the other way.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:50 AM

QUOTE (jimbod8 @ Jun 27 2011, 06:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Decidetto @ Jun 27 2011, 04:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The thing is, Faralos, that when normally shot, the ball just continues up the ramp without any problems. In other words, the ramp is not too narrow, as may be the case with some VP8 to VP9 conversions.
When shot really weakly, though, the ball rolls back slowly, and when it passes that spot, it just latches onto it and doesnt let go without tilting!


This, exactly. It's never a problem with a strong shot, only if you hit a weak one that would go partway up the ramp and start to roll back down again. I've played probably around 50 games on this table I'd guess, and it's happened to me maybe 3 or 4 times. One time it happened during a multiball, and I was able to knock it free with the second ball, but otherwise it typically takes several slam tilts in a row to get it loose - if you nudge the table the ball just rolls a bit from side to side but doesn't really go anywhere. There is a gate that extends partway below the ramp at the spot where the ball gets stuck - I just checked and the gate height is 90 while the ramp height for that section is 55 rising to 75. That could be our culprit, and it would explain why the ball has no problem going through there in one direction but gets blocked when it rolls back the other way.


A friendly piece of advice - please make a screenshot, showing the ball stuck on the ramp because I can't duplicate the problem myself... (You seem to know what to look for in the editor... I'm only asking just so that JP can see where the ball is getting stuck which makes it easier for him to fix.) Thank you.


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:54 AM

QUOTE (kruge99 @ Jun 27 2011, 08:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A friendly piece of advice - please make a screenshot, showing the ball stuck on the ramp because I can't duplicate the problem myself... (You seem to know what to look for in the editor... I'm only asking just so that JP can see where the ball is getting stuck which makes it easier for him to fix.) Thank you.


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No problem! RipleYYY had already posted a link to one with his initial report, but I'm happy to give another. Set up a 4-player game so that I'd have the best chance of running into it, and as luck would have it I managed to stick one first player first ball. I jostled it a couple of times to get the ball away from the wall a bit so you could see it better, then took this screenshot. The ball is stuck where the right airport ramp starts to curve off to the left. In the closeup shot, thanks partly to my crappy graphics card, you should be able to see exactly where the gate looks like it's overlapping the ramp.





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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:25 PM

By looking at the screen shot I think it can be the spinner/gate being too long/high. The ball sticks like with glue to the sides of spinners and ramps. But by the screenshot my guess is the spinner, if you want you can try to make the spinner smaller of just remove it for testing. I'll take a look at it when I'll make a vp912 version of it.

I'll finish my holidays in Mallorca the 9th of July, then I have a few things to do, but after that I'll fix it.

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