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Big Game (Stern 1980) - redbone(MOD)

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jpsalas, redbone, TastyWasps Scripting by
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1980 Year

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Today is my first MOD release with permission granted by jpsalas.  I'm very new to this scene and the intention of my modifications to this table is mainly to upgrade the most visible graphics making a 4k+ experience more enjoyable.  I concentrate heavily on the playfield and plastics first. Some of the plastics were merged, tweaked, and extended to better match the playfield without steering far from the originals.  Bumpers and little things like the details in spinners second.  Then I checked out a broad view of lighting and a few where I think it was lacking under the plastics.  Lastly I did a little flair lighting with the claws on the tiger and face of the tiger between the flippers.  Below is a full list of mods that I can recall.



I'd like to thank JP for being so open and sharing of his table and bigus1 for guidance.   It is my hope one day that he will include my playfield and plastics into his mainline release for this classic table -  BIG GAME (Stern 1980).



Big Game by Stern 1980



-more plastics worked on - more to come...

-took light off tigers face between flippers and did something more subtle with the eyes - may try to make some of this configurable in the future via script





20230214 dated version MOD from jpsalas' v4.0.0 and elements from his previous 1.x versions.


-playfield upscaled > 4k from VP9 version 1.x from JP's initial releases
-added real wood picture to the playfield and plunger area
-playfield tweaked and reworked including much of the texts
-plastics upscaled and heavily reworked
-joined some plastics and expanded to match table
-added nylon plastics missing from plastics
-added lights to some places that were missing or needed more lights
-added lights to aGiLights collection
-changed color to some lighting under plastics to prevent washing out colors
-added lighting to some playfield elements such as low light to the  tiger's face between flippers
-added blinking lights to claws on tiger
-recreated spinner graphics
-reworked bumper caps


*I reported a "blurp" sound that can be heard every 4 seconds or so - https://github.com/vpinball/pinmame/issues/98  The thread was closed because apparently this is by design and can be fixed with some dip switches.  Please read that link.

***Fix for "blurp" is to press F6 in game and change dip switch for "Background Sound" to ON***






All other functions included in JP's 4.0.0 version should still be intact. 



jpsalas' table info/log/notes below this line
Thanks inkochnito for the dip switch routine.

4.0.0 Updated 7.9.2022
- Updated to my VPX7 physics
- cleaned up and deleted unused graphics & reduced the size of the table
- Added my VPX7 LUT changer to darken the table (hold down LEFT CTRL while change with RIGHT CTRL). Including GI brightness adjustment. Use the LUT changer together with the day/night slider to give the table the level of darkness you prefer.
- Updated my mechanical set of sounds to a more "under the glass" sound, as people seem to like those kind of sounds better.
- Changed the Environment image to enhance a little the object shadows.
- Made the light inserts warmer.
- New playfield in 4k (ish :))
- Added SSF sound commands. 

1.0.4 updated 28.06.2017
- fixed the "grey" ball

1.0.3 updated 21.06.2017
- new plastics, thanks to bord.

1.0.2 updated 21.06.2017
- fixed B & G top left lights

1.0.1 updated 21.06.2017
- the top kicker was visible
- fixed the flipper return strength so they work more like the real table.
- Added the rules to the table info

1.0.0 released 20.06.2017

Edited by redbone
fix found for "blurp"

Contact Author First.
v10.7 required

What's New in Version 1.5.1   See changelog


Graphical Upscales, Lighting Tweaks, Object Placement, Ambient Audio,  16:9 Alt Backglasses w/Full DMD (Green and Orange LED),  and Correcting Dimensions - Redbone

nFozzy Physics, Fleep Sound, Dynamic Ball Shadows, Lighting Tweaks, VR Room (thank you Rajo Joey) - TastyWasps

Some things to check out: Table Options (in script)


I know these aren't OEM, but I wanted to set the table options as I'd like to see the table (MOD) played and for these mods to at least get experienced.  OEM script options are described


Const Music                     = 2 ' 0=play Nothing  (OEM) 1=ambient jungle sounds 2=ambient jungle sounds with tiger growls
Const AccentLighting     = 1   ' 0=none (OEM) 1=claws and eyes  2=eyes only 3=all
Const PlasticStuds         = 1   '  0=white (OEM) 1=metal black (black shiny looks good and not as obtrusive)


Ambient sounds - The table is really quiet without them and I think I found some ambient sounds that are fitting.  You can adjust audio volume in "Sub Table1_MusicDone()" of the script .

NVRAM - file is included with options set or you can set dip switches yourself to get rid of the "blurp" sound described in 1.2.0 release

Backglasses - I didn't want to see stretched backglasses on my 3 screen Full DMD.  So, I included some 16:9 Full DMD options.  I really like the one with Green LED's.

Small mistake on ambient sound in 1.5.0.  Fixed in 1.5.1

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Beautiful Job!!

This game is my Zen game. Thank you for making it better!!

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Not sure Stern executives these days would sign off on a theme with bingo cards in the jungle! 


Thanks to this hobby, and the incredibly talented VPX authors, I have learned to appreciate the gameplay and beauty of tables I wouldn't initially have spent much time with. I'm now a huge fan of the older tables, and especially love the early Sterns, and so I'm incredibly grateful to see a great-looking recreation of this pin, especially with nfozzy physics magic added.


Massive thanks to redbone, the legendary jpsalas, and TastyWasps.  

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Thanks for your update/table,

great options you added in 1.5, thanks!👍

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1.2 looks amazing on my cabinet, and it's just 1080p, I can only imagine in 4k. But great job on your first mod release, I hope to see more from you 👍


And thanks for the script options for the lighting accents you added, I made 2 versions of your table to play, one with authentic lighting And the other with all your accents turned on. I do kind of prefer with your added lights on the tiger, especially the tigers eyes, looks great. Thanks!

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