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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 ##

Hey Everyone,

Exciting day today!  The Total Nuclear Annihilation album just hit the streaming services this morning.  I think a few of them are lagging behind the rest, but they should follow suit today.

Thank you everyone for the support on this project.  If you would still like, the Cassettes of this album and FLAC files are still available for purchase from the links below.

This album was released on Cassette at the beginning of 2018 in limited supply.  Make sure to get one!

Pinball Life:

Double Danger Pinball:


FLAC lossless audio for the album "Total Nuclear Annihilation" by Scott Danesi

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!

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 ##

Hey Everyone,

By now you may have seen the post by Spooky Pinball where we revealed the final artwork for Total Nuclear Annihilation.  I am so happy with how this whole thing turned out and the artist, Matt Andrews, captured what I was going for in this game.  Below, you will find the images that Spooky shared along with some other glamour shots not yet seen!  🙂  Enjoy














Hey Everyone,

Last night was awesome! Total Nuclear Annihilation was featured on the Dead Flip Twitch TV stream and we had a blast!  We even showed a glimpse of the beautiful backglass artwork by Matt Andrews.

Here is a recap video of my best game ever on the machine!

Also, for fun, since you guys could not see the backglass very well, below are a couple pictures of parts of the digital copy.  Enjoy!

BG Detail2

BG Detail1

Full Backglass:


The version of the backglass shown last night on the Dead Flip stream was a version without cutouts for score displays.  We made this one first in case we could not use these displays in production, but I fully expect them not to be cut out of the production game.

Hope you guys/gals enjoyed!


Here are the audits from the game from last night.  Pretty cool stuff!

– Avg Ball Time: ‘0:23’
– Avg Extra Balls: 0 #This is not working yet…
– Avg Game Time: ‘3:33’
– Avg Score: 292014
– Ball Lock Attempts: 243
– Ball Locks: 238
– Ball Search Started: 0
– Balls Played: 307
– Drains Left: 133
– Drains Right: 154
– Games Played: 99
– Games Started: 32
– Jackpot Total: 15,
– Lane Save Awards: 148
– Multiball Started: 110
– Reactor Destroyed Total: 54
– Reactor Started Total: 115
– Skillshot Regular: 99
– Skillshot Super: 28
– Tilt Dangers: 39
– Tilt Total: 1
– Total Annihilations: 0
– {date: ‘Fri May 12 22:42:32 2017’, inits: SCOTT D, score: 8}
– {date: ‘Fri May 12 18:29:07 2017’, inits: SPOOOOKY, score: 56}
– {date: ‘Fri May 12 22:42:32 2017’, inits: SCOTT D, score: 2411950.0}
– {date: ‘Fri May 12 18:29:07 2017’, inits: DEADYANCY, score: 1620350.0}
– {date: ‘Fri May 12 21:47:25 2017’, inits: FUMBLE, score: 1397800.0}
– {date: ‘Fri May 12 18:29:07 2017’, inits: SPOOOOKY, score: 1203000.0}
– {date: ‘Fri May 12 21:20:17 2017’, inits: BUTTS, score: 1164100.0}
– {date: ‘Fri May 12 17:16:51 2017’, inits: D EAD, score: 7}
– {date: ‘Fri May 12 22:42:32 2017’, inits: SCOTT D, score: 415}

Hey followers! So a lot has been going on behind the scenes lately. I have some really cool announcements which I will give more info on later, but here is a high level list of cool happenings with the Total Nuclear Annihilation project.

Name Update

This project is now called Total Nuclear Annihilation in order to distinguish itself from the 1990’s video game.  These are not the same!


Yes, you heard that right.  Total Nuclear Annihilation will be produced!  Although this was not my original intent, Spooky Pinball has agreed to work with me to get this game into your houses and bars near you.

Spooky Pinball Podcast

I appeared on the Spooky Pinball Podcast this month and we talked about all sorts of pinball stuff.

Listen to it here:

Artist Stuff

You guys already know this, but art is not something I do well, even though my mom is a professional ceramics artist, this did not flow well down the bloodline, and definitely does not mean I know how to do awesome pinball art.  🙂

Matt Andrews will be doing all the art for Total Nuclear Annihilation to bring it to the next level!

More info on Matt Andrews here:

Graphics Stuff

I am also proud to say that David Van Es will be doing the LCD animations for Total Nuclear Annihilation as well!

TPF and MGC were awesome

Thank you to Ed and team at TPF and Dan and team at MGC!  I had an amazing time there with the machine and am glad I had the opportunity to show it.

Southern Fried Gameroom Expo

Total Nuclear Annihilation will be at SFGE this year on June 9th – 11th at the Spooky Pinball booth.  I will also be there playing dollar games.

Dead Flip Stream (5/12/17 @5pm CST)

Dead Flip will be guests again at the Sleepy Nut Tavern and streaming the Total Nuclear Annihilation whitewood machine!

There are lots of new features and graphics, so make sure to tune in.  There also may be a hint at what the artwork will look like.  🙂

Stream starts at 5pm CST.

Thank you

And, a big thank you to everyone for the great feedback on the game.  I really appreciate it and I love watching you guys and gals enjoy the game.  Thank you once again!


That is about it for now, I will update again with more details soon!  Thanks for following!



Hey Everyone,

Just a friendly reminder that Total Nuclear Annihilation will be at the Multimorphic booth this weekend at the Texas Pinball Festival in Frisco, TX!  Come by, say hi, and play the game.  I am good for free high fives if you need one.  See you there!

Hey Everyone!  In case you missed it, the Dead Flip crew stopped out to the Sleepy Nut Tavern on Friday 3/3/17 and played the crap out of Total Nuclear Annihilation.  Below is Part 1 and 2 of that night.  Enjoy!

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!

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that Total Nuclear Annihilation will be set up Friday night, through the rest of the weekend, at the Multimorphic booth at Pinball Expo in Chicago!  Please come by, play the game, and chat.  I will periodically have the game opened up for people to view the inner workings.  Remember, if you are caught wearing a Total Nuclear Annihilation shirt, you get a free high five.  See you guys there!!!