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I want to assemble a list of games that have custom code made for them.
this will include modified ROMs, and projects where you have to use extra hardware like an arduino or new boards/DMD.
I want a single list so people can check their machines against to see if something for it is out there. Sometimes all it takes is a few tweaks of the ROM to breathe new life in to an old game! Sometimes game you sold long ago are enticing again now that bugs and weird scoring features are gone.

I want to track the following information:
Game (year, manufacturer) - Is the code available? and then a relevant link to find more info

please reply with corrections and omissions

Black Jack (1977, Bally) - Black Jack 2020 by DickHamill - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... -jack-1977
Black Jack (1977, Bally) - code update by @Robotworkshop - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... st-4313201
Hot Tip (1977, Williams) - Completely new ruleset by zacaj - AVAILABLE https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=66
Mata Hari (1978, Bally) - Mata Hari 2020 by ??? - AVAILABLE https://github.com/BallySternOS/MataHari2020
Playboy (1978, Bally) - Playboy 2020 by ??? - AVAILABLE https://github.com/BallySternOS/BallyPlayboy2020
Stars (1978, Stern) - Stars 2020 by DickHamill - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... ital-sound
Dracula (1979, Stern) - Competition rom and rules tweaks by zacaj - AVAILABLE https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=19&title=Ste ... ent+Rom+V4
Meteor (1979, Stern) - Meteor2021 by DickHamill - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... eteor-1979
Trident (1979, Stern) - Trident 2020 by DickHamill - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... ident-1979
Big Game (1980, Stern) - new rules + fixes by slochar - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... n-big-game
Cheetah (1980, Stern) - Competition rom by zacaj - AVAILABLE https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=65
Flight 2000 (1980, Stern) - new rules + fixes by slochar - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... games-link
Panthera (1980, Gottlieb) - system 80A + new ROMs by Davroux Brothers - AVAILABLE https://www.flipprojets.fr/Panthera_EN.php
Silverball Mania (1980, Bally) - SilverBallMania2021 (arduino) by ??? - AVAILABLE https://github.com/BallySternOS/SilverBallMania2021
Black Hole (1981, Gottlieb) - system 80A + new ROMs by Davroux Brothers - AVAILABLE https://www.flipprojets.fr/Blackhole_EN.php
Dragonfist (1981, Stern) - new rules + fixes by slochar - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... t-software
Eight Ball Deluxe (1981, Bally) - bug fix for players 2 and 4 by ??? - AVAILABLE https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?gid=762
Embryon (1981, Bally) - v92: 2x scoring during multiball by ??? - AVAILABLE https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?gid=783
Flash Gordon (1981, Bally) - Flash Gordon 2021 by bluebomber - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... ordon-1981
Jungle Lord (1981, Williams) - new code by idealjoker - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... s-home-rom
Mars God of War (1981, Gottlieb) - system 80A + new ROMs by Davroux Brothers - AVAILABLE https://www.flipprojets.fr/Mars_EN.php
Caveman (1982, Gottlieb) - Caveman Evolution: new rules ROM by Davroux Brothers - AVAILABLE https://www.flipprojets.fr/Mars_EN.php
Haunted House (1982, Gottlieb) - system 80A + new ROMs by Davroux Brothers - AVAILABLE https://www.flipprojets.fr/Hauntedhouse_EN.php
Orbitor 1 (1982, Stern) - minimum time removed by ??? - AVAILABLE https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1725
Genesis (1986, Premier) - freeplay ROM by Davroux Brothers - AVAILABLE https://www.flipprojets.fr/Genesis_EN.php
Pinbot (1986, Williams) - PEMBOT (new rules) by idealjoker - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... -relation/
Mousin' Around! (1989, Bally) - code update by soren - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... st-6546119
Funhouse (1990, Williams) - Funhouse: Rudy's Nightmare by @Pedretti_Gaming - AVAILABLE http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/mer ... ode=GS-966
Radical! (1990, Bally) - new rules by soren - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... ftware-mod
Star Trek (1991, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
The Machine: Bride of Pinbot (1991, Williams) - Bride of Pinbot 2.0 kit by Dutch Pinball - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/bride-of-pinbot-20
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1992, Bally) - new rules by soren - AVAILABLE https://dotsandloopspinball.com/software/
Hook (1992, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Star Wars (1992, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Judge Dredd (1993, Bally) - PROC full rewrite by gstellenberg - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... st-4797927
Jurassic Park (1993, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Tales from the Crypt (1993, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Red & Ted’s Road Show (1994, Williams) - new rules by soren - AVAILABLE https://dotsandloopspinball.com/software/
The Who's Tommy Pinball Wizard (1994, Data East) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Baywatch (1995, Sega) - code tweaks + fixes by ChadH - AVAILABLE https://www.pinballcode.com/
Theatre of Magic (1995, Bally) - code update by soren - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... st-6546119
Junk Yard (1996, Williams) - new rules by soren - AVAILABLE https://dotsandloopspinball.com/software/
No Good Gofers (1997, Williams) - NGG2.0 by jamescardona - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... ofers-2020
Cactus Canyon (1998, Bally) - Cactus Canyon Continued PROC rewrite by epthegeek - AVAILABLE https://github.com/epthegeek/cactuscanyon/
Indiana Jones (2008, Stern) - PROC rules rewrite by applejuice - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... e-journey/
EXTRA:
Freeplay ROMs for all the classic Stern games by slochar https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... games-link

Divide-by-10 ROMs for all Williams System 6 games by Ted Estes https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?searchty ... nced&mpu=3

IN PROGRESS - maybe go cheer on the dev?

Paragon (1979, Bally) - new rules by PinballHelp - IN PROGRESS http://pinballhelp.com/demo-of-custom-p ... und-rules/
Galaxy (1980, Stern) - Galaxy2021 by DickHamill - IN PROGRESS https://tinyurl.com/237kbkwc
Nine Ball (1980, Stern) - code rewrite by slochar - IN PROGRESS https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... re-rewrite
Catacomb (1981, Stern) - ROM tweaks by slochar - IN PROGRESS https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... tern-games
Lightning (1981, Stern) - ROM tweaks by slochar - IN PROGRESS https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... tern-games
Whirlwind (1990, Williams) - DMD mod + full rewrite by applejuice - IN PROGRESS https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... he-journey
Black Rose (1992, Bally) - Black Rose 2.0 : Skull and Bones by jamescardona - IN PROGRESS https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... ll-machine


(this thread mirrored on pinside)
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I know about F14 Second Sortie by snux https://github.com/Snux/F14SecondSortie
as discussed on pinside https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... evelopment

and Judge Dredd by gstellenberg https://github.com/preble/JD-pyprocgame
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cap wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:36 pm
I know about F14 Second Sortie by snux https://github.com/Snux/F14SecondSortie
as discussed on pinside https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... evelopment

and Judge Dredd by gstellenberg https://github.com/preble/JD-pyprocgame
thanks, added!
playfield wanted: Dolly Parton
backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Star Trek (1971 Gottlieb)
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If anyone needs the unavailable Soren roms I may *cough* *cough* know where to get them… 😉
PINS:
Medieval Madness Royal Edition - Stern HD Glass, Mods: Lit Merlin
Jurassic Park LE (#449) - Pinstadiums, Stern topper & amber shooter, mods: Lior Trex skin, signs, watch tower, raptor pen, T-rex fence, pteranodon, goat, and a few more
Wizard of Oz ECLE (#612) - mods: Gouveia Witch 2.0, tornado, castle, crystal ball, lit emerald city, ramp sign, Munchkin huts, lit drop target, hot air balloon lighting, pinblades
Star Wars Prem - Stern Topper, Shaker, HD Glass, Mods: Mirror Blades, Star Destroyer, Imperial Probe, X-Wing, speaker upgrade, SW Armor (Yoda)
Lord of the Rings - ColorDMD, Pinsound board, speakers, and headphone station, Shaker. Mods: Laser cut armor, POTD Ghosts, Powerbladez, LED backglass panel lighting
Star Trek the Next Generation - Alt translite, Pinstadiums, Pinsound board, speakers, and shaker, full LED, LED&GI OCD, custom topper, ColorDMD, pinduino lighting on ramps and borg ship

VIDS:
Vewlix S 2-player: Running Emu PC / XBOX 1X / Nintendo Switch

MINI-VIDS(dedicated 1/6 scale):
Dragon's Lair
Asteroids
1942/1943
Q-Bert

JUKES
Seeburg STD2 Entertainer - Converted to MP3 while retaining the original look and feel. *Selling soon to make room. Don't need 2 jukes.
NSM Emerald Ice CD(100) wall hanger juke

Gone but not forgotten
So many... Dr Who, RFM, SWEP1, Road Show, Monster Bash, Twilight Zone, Lord of the Rings, Simpsons Pinball Party, Demolition Man, Terminator 2, Funhouse, Tales from the Crypt, High Speed, Bad Cats, Flintstones, WWF Royal Rumble, Laser War, Laser Ball, Silver Slugger, Batman Forever, Pinbot, 6 Million Dollar Man, Galaxy, Meteor, Countdown, Hot Tip(SS), and others I just can't think of lol.

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added:
Hot Tip (1977, Williams) - Completely new ruleset by @zacaj https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=66
Dracula (1979, Stern) - Competition rom and rules tweaks by @zacaj https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=19&title=Ste ... ent+Rom+V4
Cheetah (1980, Stern) - Competition rom by @zacaj https://zacaj.com/p.php?id=65
playfield wanted: Dolly Parton
backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Star Trek (1971 Gottlieb)
marquees wanted: Roller Aces, Quiz Dragon, Strider, Varkon, Dark Planet, R-Type (w/ship), Quantum, Ninja (Sega)
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cap wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:01 pm
More P-ROC projects
https://pinballmakers.com/wiki/index.ph ... e_projects
Do you have any idea which of these are stagnated projects and which are complete?
Like the Addams Family one doesn't have anything written about it, and has dates from 9 years ago. https://github.com/Compy/TAF
The CFTBL also seems to be 11 years old and not done.
sent Scott Danesi a note asking about his Earthshaker mod

Indiana Jones seems ready to go, so adding that one for sure.

Thanks so much for the links. And who knows maybe this will push other people to look into these kinds of projects too? Who hasn't dreamed of rewriting software for their classic machines?
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Cactus Canyon (1998, Bally) - Cactus Canyon Continued PROC rewrite by epthegeek - AVAILABLE https://github.com/epthegeek/cactuscanyon/
Addams Family (1992, Bally) - PROC rules rewrite by Compy - IN PROGRESS? https://github.com/Compy/TAF
Indiana Jones (2008, Stern) - PROC rules rewrite by @applejuice - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... e-journey/
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1992, Bally) - PROC rules rewrite by Adam Preble - ABANDONED? https://github.com/preble/creature
Earthshaker (1989, Williams) - Earthshaker Aftershock PROC rewrite by @TheNoTrashCougar - ABANDONED? https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... play-video
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F14 Second Sortie has been on hiatus for 2 years. I don't think it was ever finished.
JD-pyprocgame is done. It implements new custom rules.
T2Game is more a software demo for SkeletonGame since it reproduces (most of) the original rules and the assets are not available. https://github.com/mjocean/T2Game

I don't know the other projects except CCC which you already know about.

If you are considering reprogramming your pinball:
P-ROC can be programmed in Python with the SkeletonGame toolkit.
The Arduino Pinball Controller is cheaper and can be programmed with the MPF toolkit which is more declarative.
You can run the original rom in pinmame to give you the option to run the original rules or your custom rules similar to what BOP 2.0 did.

You can also consider a P3 multimorphic with its open source toolkit in C#.
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System 80B Free Play ROMs... although the site is a NSFW click: https://www.flipprojets.fr/Proms80B_EN.php

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Somebody is working on TOTAN 2.0 software, unofficial and not yet available, new modes are stacked on top of existing modes a la Stern Star Trek https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... ght-melody
Plus the recently announced official ROMs for TOM and Mousing Around viewtopic.php?p=232639#p232639
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sweet! updated

I'm splitting the main list in to three categories:
AVAILABLE - get yr freak on
IN PROGRESS - maybe go and cheer on the creator?
UNAVAILABLE - could be abandoned, taken down, etc
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I was in close contact with Snux back when he was working on Second Sortie. The project may never be completed as life got in the way for him. I have emails where we corresponded back and forth for a bit. I can probably go back and find the exact reason why it was abandoned.

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Fifty wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:05 pm
I was in close contact with Snux back when he was working on Second Sortie. The project may never be completed as life got in the way for him. I have emails where we corresponded back and forth for a bit. I can probably go back and find the exact reason why it was abandoned.
oh that's OK, I don't need their personal details. But I will mark that one as currently abandoned.
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Snux told me the same thing a month ago. The early code was in python running on the P-ROC. That requires Snux' Sys11 driver board which he no longer sells. The project also included several custom hardware mods with RGB LEDs and apron screens. The latest software was rewritten in MPF.
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updates:

Black Jack (1977, Bally) - code update by Robotworkshop - AVAILABLE https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... st-4313201
Funhouse (1990, Williams) - Funhouse: Rudy's Nightmare by Pedretti_Gaming - AVAILABLE http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/mer ... ode=GS-966
Orbitor 1 (1982, Stern) - minimum time removed by ??? - AVAILABLE https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1725
Embryon (1981, Bally) - v92: 2x scoring during multiball by ??? - AVAILABLE https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?gid=783
Eight Ball Deluxe (1981, Bally) - bug fix for players 2 and 4 by ??? - AVAILABLE https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?gid=762
Black Hole (1981, Gottlieb) - system 80A + new ROMs by Davroux Brothers - AVAILABLE https://www.flipprojets.fr/Blackhole_EN.php
Haunted House (1982, Gottlieb) - system 80A + new ROMs by Davroux Brothers - AVAILABLE https://www.flipprojets.fr/Hauntedhouse_EN.php
Mars God of War (1981, Gottlieb) - system 80A + new ROMs by Davroux Brothers - AVAILABLE https://www.flipprojets.fr/Mars_EN.php
Caveman (1982, Gottlieb) - Caveman Evolution: new rules ROM by Davroux Brothers - AVAILABLE https://www.flipprojets.fr/Mars_EN.php
Panthera (1980, Gottlieb) - system 80A + new ROMs by Davroux Brothers - AVAILABLE https://www.flipprojets.fr/Panthera_EN.php
Genesis (1986, Premier) - freeplay ROM by Davroux Brothers - AVAILABLE https://www.flipprojets.fr/Genesis_EN.php
playfield wanted: Dolly Parton
backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Star Trek (1971 Gottlieb)
marquees wanted: Roller Aces, Quiz Dragon, Strider, Varkon, Dark Planet, R-Type (w/ship), Quantum, Ninja (Sega)
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