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MPF’s ball holds are used to temporarily hold a ball that has entered a Ball Devices while something else happens.
The most common use cases are to hold a ball while you play a show, or while a video mode is going on. Ball holds do not affect the balls in play count, and if all other balls drain while a ball hold is in progress, the players ball does not end.
Ball holds are not used to lock balls for multiball. (See the
device for that.
You can have lots of different ball holds in your game, typically configured per mode.