I finally got around to starting my Earthshaker Aftershock Project. Below are a few sections outlining the project.Overall Goal:
The plan for this project is to redo the entire code for Earthshaker and take advantage of it's great playfield layout. As we all know Earthshaker is a great game as it sits, but I feel it could be so much more. Software:
I will be adding all new mini-modes along with new audio and display interaction. I will keep the game easy to understand for novice players and deep enough for the most experienced.
I have decided to share the code for this project in case anyone is interested.
You can find it at the code at the github repository below:https://github.com/scottdanesi/earthshaker-aftershockHardware:
I have in my possession Earthshaker prototype #2 (at least most of it) and I will be using that machine for my software re-write. I do not plan on adding a DMD, I will be using the stock Alphanumeric displays (Thank you Jim). I have also acquired one of Mark's System 11 P-ROC interface boards! This project is going to be great.
Here is a checklist of hardware parts that I needed to install into my Earthshaker (estimated prices in USD):
Total - ~$1,284
- P-ROC - $329
- Mark's System 11 Interface Board - $225
- Jim'a Alphanumeric Interface Board - $80
- Computer - ~$400
- Windows 7 OS - $100
- Audio Amp - $30
- Scott's CSSC - $60
- Stern Autolaunch Mech - $60
- Misc cables and wiring
I will be posting updates here throughout the project and updating this first post with more info along the way. I hope to have something for Expo this year! Let me know if you guys have any questions or suggestions. I am always open to feedback (positive or negative).
Latest Gameplay Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bznd4Y4qlE
High Score Entry Demo:https://youtu.be/xjjRqHKQmxgSpecial Thanks:
Everyone on the PinballControllers Forum