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Hey there!!!  Another TNA code update is here!  This is a short, but good one.

I have fixed a few bugs and added what I like to call “Speed Runs” to kill each reactor.  What do I mean you ask?  The game now displays reactor uptime on the display telling you exactly how many seconds each reactor has been online for.  The timer starts as soon as the reactor start scoop has been hit and stops when the reactor is destroyed.  These speed times are stored in the high score table as “Reactor X Speed Run Champ”.  There are 10 of these.  One for each reactor and one for Total Annihilation!

Every second counts when battling these reactors so be sure to skip the reactor startup animation and be sure to skip the bonus count at the end of your ball.  Your reactor uptime pauses if another player is up, but the timer does not pause until after the bonus count.

Have fun everyone!

Change Log:
v1.2.1 – 05/22/2018 – Scott Danesi

## Bugs Fixed ##
– Skillshot light stuck on is now fixed.
– Reply info in attract mode now says replay for credit and Extra Ball when award is an extra ball
– Tilt during multiball trough issue fixed

## Features Added / Modifications ##
– Added reactor uptime champs to high score boards
– Added reactor uptime to display while reactor is running
– Random performance enhancements
– Co Op now can be enabled if you forget to enable it on adding player 1

## Download Link ##
https://drive.google.com/open?id=11iirLZAPz0k-yNbEmt8AguLAuMOqbGbX

Code Update Procedure:
WARNING: Updating code on your game will reset your audits and settings on the game after the update procedure. However, these audits and settings are automatically dumped to the USB stick as a backup for your reference. I am planning to add functionality to save audits within the game in the future.

Step 1: Download the latest “pkg” file from the link above.
Step 2: Copy the “pkg” file to a USB flash drive. Do not change the name of the file, should be named “tna-gamecode.pkg”.
Step 3: Power off the game and remove the backglass.
Step 4: Insert the USB flash drive into an open USB port on the PC located on the right side within the backbox.
Step 5: Power on the machine, a message should appear saying that the software is updating.
Step 6: Once the code update is complete, remove the USB flash drive and restart the machine.

Hey Everyone,

The wait is finally over.  I have finished up version 1.2.0 of the TNA code.  This new code update contains the new co op (all players vs. the machine) and the team vs. co op (players 1 and 3 vs. 2 and 4).  There are also a bunch of other little fixes and additions.  Please see the changelog clip below for more info.

To start a game in co op mode simply hold the start button down for a few seconds when adding player 1.  The game will flash a confirmation on the LCD and a callout saying that co op mode is enabled.  This is standard co op mode, which is all additional players are working together as a team to destroy the 9 reactors.  All scores are shared, no extra balls, replays, or high score tables are enabled.  It is your team vs. the future, that is it.

If you would like to make things a little competitive in co op mode, there is another co op type that can be selected.  This other mode is team versus co op mode.  This mode can be activated by pressing and holding the start button for a few seconds after the standard co op mode is enabled.  This mode requires 4 players and will revert back to standard co op if not enough players are added before shooting the first ball.  In this mode, players 1 and 3 will be going up against players 2 and 4.  This is also called “odds vs evens” in some tournaments.  All progress and scores are shared between each of the players within their respective teams.  Just like standard co op, no extra balls, replays, or high score tables are enabled.

As with any software release, please let us know if there are any show stopper issues on your game.  Please contact service@spookypinball.com and we will get back to you asap.  Thank you and enjoy!

Change Log:
v1.2.0.00 – 04/08/2018 – Scott Danesi

## Bugs Fixed ##
– Quickshot video lag issue fixed.
– Adjusted debounce on top CORE rollovers, now will not miss hits off the upper flipper
– Fix for stuck 4x multiplier in multiball
– Lightshow stuck lamp issue fixed
– Flipper hold boost PWM patterns changed to minimize heat and noise
– Ball save issue after reactor destroyed fixed
– Fixed ball save issue during multiball
– Major performance update for lightshows – Thank you Josh Kugler!
– More secret skillshot bug fixes (now worth 100,000 points)
– Lightshow handling updates to prevent rare stuck on lights issue
– Lots of other little things that were bugging me that are not worth mentioning

## Features Added / Modifications ##
– Added target free game setting in coin op settings for operators to control advanced match logic
– Co Op Mode added!
– Team VS Mode added!
– New Jackpot voice callouts
– Kill target locations now regenerate if you hit 20 unlit kill targets – protects location
play if a target gets broken. This is also a setting in the service menu
(Critical Target Miss Threshold)
– Sound volume setting no longer in service menu
– Removed trough jam and warning messages from LCD
– Service Menu now highlights settings that have been changed from the default value
– Super spinner now gets harder to achieve each time it is earned
– Orbit combo logic and scoring reworked now with multipliers!
– Bonus tally can now be skipped to the total bonus screen by pressing both flipper buttons
– Ball save for multiball is now independently adjustable in the service menu
– Ball save on reactor destroy now adds 5 seconds to the current ball save or starts a new 5 second
ball save

## Download Link ##
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RDnDQzY5JvBZn7BVcrCvYDZcqVoa6cjJ

Code Update Procedure:
WARNING: Updating code on your game will reset your audits and settings on the game after the update procedure. However, these audits and settings are automatically dumped to the USB stick as a backup for your reference. I am planning to add functionality to save audits within the game in the future.

Step 1: Download the latest “pkg” file from the link above.
Step 2: Copy the “pkg” file to a USB flash drive. Do not change the name of the file, should be named “tna-gamecode.pkg”.
Step 3: Power off the game and remove the backglass.
Step 4: Insert the USB flash drive into an open USB port on the PC located on the right side within the backbox.
Step 5: Power on the machine, a message should appear saying that the software is updating.
Step 6: Once the code update is complete, remove the USB flash drive and restart the machine.

Hey Everyone,

The long awaited v1.1.0.02 code update is now live!  So many changes in this version.  Below is the changelog and the download link.  Hope you enjoy!

Please also keep in mind, this update will clear your settings and audits.

As always, if you find any issues or show stopper exploits with this version, please let me know so I can get them corrected.  Thank you!

v1.1.0.02 – 02/21/2018 – Scott Danesi

## Bugs Fixed ##
– Fixed issue with attract frames loading 2 times on reset. This will slightly speed up the
game over reset process. Still working on making this faster. Michael Ocean is awesome.
– Fixed small video lag at beginning of first ball in the Welcome to the Future animation.
– Removed log file issues with bonus and PNG headers (not anything anyone cares about besides me)
– Significant video performance enhancements.
– Fixed bugs in Ball Search functionality.
– Fixed hard crash when trying to do a quick restart during the bonus count.
– Fixed bug where angry player can tilt out the next player too easily.
– Cleaned up unnecessary Ballsearch log error.
– Fixed Secret Skillshot exploit.
– Fixed attract mode ballsearch so it will not keep cycling if a player is too impatient for the balls to reset and drain.
– Fixed log error when saving data files to disk.
– Fixed tilt issue where prior player tilts after bonus.
– Jackpot lightshows improved.
– Shaker now enabled and disabled properly without machine restart.
– Shaker issue when starting mystery now disables properly.
– Destroy Reactor ballsave now active when multiball is running as well.
– Fixed Avg Ball Time Calculation.
– Fixed Avg Score Calculation.
– Fixed Avg Game Time Calculation.
– Changed Coin Drop notification font.
– Updated drop target handling logic to prevent balls from getting stuck in right scoop under specific conditions.
– Fixed some other misc font issues.
– Fixed flickering GI when lane changing the skillshot.
– Fixed coin drop issue for coins with a value larger than a single credit.

## Features Added / Modifications ##
– Significant changes to asset loading resulting is quicker boot times
– Super jackpot will now add a ball into play for up to a 4 ball multiball! This also enables up to 4x playfield multipliers. Indicated with white colored flashing ball lock inserts.
– Add A Ball is limited to 1 ball added per multiball.
– Destroyed reactors now score 1 point each to store the player’s progress in the last digit of their score. Match will ignore this last digit and treat it like a 0. For example, if a player earns 100,000 points and destroys 2 reactors their score would be 100,002.
– Reworking of display animations and notifications to clean up a bunch of things.
– Lock Quickshot display and scoring updates.
– Skillshot now displays score values when awarded.
– Adjusted orbit timer from 5 seconds to 3 seconds.
– Set default coil power settings to Bryan Kelly recommended settings, so you may want to update these after the update. 😀
– Bonus now includes bonus total at end of bonus count. Also new lightshow and sound for that.
– Remastered music from the Total Nuclear Annihilation Album has been updated on the game. Also other various audio has been remastered throughout the game.
– Last game scores are now saved and recalled after a hard reboot of the game on the numeric displays. This was needed in case there was a display error that requires a machine restart so the scores are preserved.
– Locking a ball now awards 20k points.
– All LED test now can stop on specific colors when pressing the enter or start button.
– Jackpot Drop Reset Seconds is now configurable in the service menu.
– Secret Skillshot now awards a default time ball save, but allows multiple saves for the entire save time. Awesome.
– Add A Ball now enables default multiball ballsave.
– Reduced overall RAM usage of PC significantly.
– Early ball save added for cashing in a ball save on an outlane.
– Added drop target test in service mode.
– Added warning message on the display if drop target error is detected by the system.
– Added Free Game Percent to Coin Op Audits.
– Upper rollovers now advance reactor value and award a reactor shot when started.
– Added a few things to Mystery Mode
– New Tilt warning sound. Replaced the public domain missile siren with custom effect.
– Mystery awards are now stackable, meaning you can light mystery more than once and the game will keep track of it for you and you can cash it is by hitting the scoop multiple times.
– Ball save timer setting added to the add-a-ball ball save (separate from the standard ball save).
– Reactor Keypad now more evenly distributes spotted targets when targeting a new reactor.
– Ball saver will now pause for mystery award and reactor starting.
– Replay award can be selectable between Credit or Extra Ball.
– Multiball ball saver will now only save the first 3 balls drained.
– Reactor inserts now glow Orange when targeted indicating Extra Ball when applicable
– Tilt switch sensitivity added to service menu.
– Last scores now show on the LCD after game over.
– Can now scroll through the individual high score categories in attract mode.
– Music Test now tests ALL reactors. 🙂

## Download Link ##
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HjwHSLOZ_19j1hv0srQBjvt4VoFWWyk0

Hello again everyone,

Another code update has been finalized for Total Nuclear Annihilation.  This one is mostly a bug fix and enhancement update for our early operators.  Enjoy!

Changelog:
v1.0.5 – 10/20/2017 – Scott Danesi WIP

## Bugs Fixed ##
– Eject scoop ballsave now not active during multiball (this was a multiball exploit)
– Adjustments to pre-loaded assets for faster booting
– Added fix for stability issues when game is played consistently for 9+ hours
– Fixed display issue which would sometimes show a black screen when reactor is started

## Features Added / Modifications ##
– Burn in test added to the service menu
– Moved Coin Op audits to their own category
– Renamed ‘Games Started’ to ‘Rounds Started’ to make it less confusing
– Added Service credits functionality by pressing the exit button in attract mode or gameplay which
is tracked separately in the coin op audits.

## Download Link ##
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6Z7YGvi_VT6bEtaeWhYMWttRGc

Hey there everyone.  I am excited to share the first official bug fix code update for TNA since production has started.  v1.0.3 fixes a number of little things that people have been finding with the game.  Link and changelog are below.

Changelog:
v1.0.3 – 10/1/2017 – Scott Danesi

## Bugs Fixed ##
– Knocker coil strength did not go low enough
– Skeletongame framework update to fix issue with crashing after entering service mode during end of game
– Bonus multiplier lights refresh correctly now
– Left targets that light mystery award are now showing up correctly
– Fixed weird lighting behavior when bonus multiplier increased
– Double danger mystery award now cycles properly
– Fixed issue where match was not always flashing the numeric displays upon awarding
– Ballsave now activates at the proper time when awarded by mystery and start reactor is stacked along with mystery mode
– Failed ball lock attempts will no longer mess up the locking procedure under rare set of conditions
– Logging now shows errors only

## Features Added ##
– New bonus multiplier maxed vocal sample
– Bonus multiplier now shows on LCD when increased
– Drop target knockdown coil strengths added to service menu

## Download Link ##

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6Z7YGvi_VT6aVdaU0lfcmhUREE

 

Going forward, the code updates and changelog will be posted here and at www.spookypinball.com.  As always, please let me know if you encounter any issues with your software and I will look into a fix for the next release.  Thank you!!

Hey Everyone,

The time has come.  I invited over a few buddies and we got a gameplay video of my current code set.  The code is still very early and the video camera recorded on a setting from the year 1990 (sorry about that).  🙂

OK, enough of my blabbering on, here is the link to the video.  Enjoy!

PostResultsHey Everyone,

I know I have skipped a few release numbers, but I promise you it is worth it.  I am excited to announce the latest version of the Arcade Tournament Software now with the new changes below.

  • Minor Bug Fixes
  • Tournament Final Results Posting to ScottDanesi.com! (see screenshot to the right)
  • Ability to import and export player lists when creating a new tournament

I hope you guys enjoy the new version!  As always, let me know if you have any feedback.

Latest version is posted here: http://www.scottdanesi.com/?page_id=161

Thank you.

Hey Everyone,
BreakoutWindowThe newest version is here!  Version 1.7.2 is a minor update with some cool fixes and updates.  I have created a heatmap on the standing breakout window that looks really good.  I have also added the ability to customize the size of the font on the breakout window as well.

The formal online user guide is updated with the new settings.  You can access it directly from the site or through the help menu in the Application itself.

As always, your feedback is very important to me, so let me know if you have any suggestions of find anything wrong with the software.

Thank you!

Get the latest version here

Hey Everyone,
The newest version is here!  Version 1.7.1 is a small update with some important fixes.  This version addresses some of the bugs that you guys have found and a few UI tweaks that you will probably not notice.  🙂

The most exciting part of this release is the creation of a formal online user guide!  You can access it directly from the site or through the help menu in the Application itself.

As always, your feedback is very important to me, so let me know if you have any suggestions of find anything wrong with the software.

Thank you!

Get the latest version here

Hey Everyone,

It is finally here!  I have been working on creating an Arcade Tournament Manager online user guide for a while now and finally completed the first version.  This user guide has detail about what every function does in the application and how to use it effectively.  I have also included a “Tournament Best Practices” section at the end.

I am definitely open to feedback on content.  If you would like to submit any added information, please feel free to contact me.

You can view the User Guide Here.

Enjoy,

–Scott