Welcome to PinballX. A Digital Pinball Front End. 

PinballX is a free digital pinball front end designed for digital pinball cabinets developed by the author of GameEx with components by Headsoft.  It is compatible with HyperPin media and databases. Credit to Bill E for creating the first digital pinball front end publicy available HyperPin. PinballX would not have been possible without it or at the very least where it is now.

PinballX is currently a new project created at the end of May 2013 and is in active development.

Download PinballX here.

For support, and to get involved please head over to the PinballX forum.

LAV Filters are the recommended solution to support video playback and you can download a version here. If you are still using Windows XP download FFDSHOW here.

To add your tables use the included game list manager.

PinballX will benefit from a multi core CPU and a quad core is recommended if using multiple displays.

PinballX includes high score features thanks to PINemHi by Dna Disturber.

Online and remote access features are available at GameEx Online.

A Lite version of PinballX is also included specifically designed for windows tablets.

Modern and higher end hardware is highly recommended for pinball cabs with two or three screens due to the demands of multiple high resolution videos and constantly loading high resolution artwork. However, PinballX itself does not demand much itself and the lite version requires next to nothing to run. 

Note: PinballX is not free for commercial use. You should contact us before including or using PinballX with your products.                                                                        


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[NEWS] PinballX 2.50

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Introducing PinballX 2.50, GameEx and GameEx Arcade Edition 15.00

Big updates for the season.

These are mainly performance improvement related releases with general optimizations to key functions as well as rendering and the executable compiles.

This should hopefully result in better FPS and speed improvements throughout although obviously it will be more noticeable on lower end machines.

With GameEx several other areas have been improved for performance such as the Jukebox, loading Game Info, the Movie Library and getting Meta Data.

In addition the YouTube feature is now working again and the Move Library has been improved significantly. Getting Meta Data for the movie library is now much quicker to and downloading music artist and album images is working again.

I also made the decision to make the Media Library and DVD/BluRays on disk features free for all users and no longer a registered version feature.

I am toying with the idea of releasing a sub version of GameEx without gaming features, purely as a free HTPC solution. Please let me know your thoughts on this.

In preparation for the season I, and behalf of all of my loyal team and friends who work alongside me wish you all the best, happy thanksgiving, happy Hanukkah, Eid, Kwanzaa and Merry Christmas!.

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[NEWS] PinballX 2.42

Monday, October 2, 2017

Allows non cabinet mode (grid select/send keys) for Pinball FX3

[NEWS] PinballX 2.41

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sorry guys but I didn't update the game manger to allow the new Pinball FX 3 support in the product.

This is now resolved in this release.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.40

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

PinballX 2.40 has been released and now officially includes integrated Pinball FX3 support.


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[NEWS] PinballX 2.39 - Pinball Arcade Fixed. FX 3

Sunday, September 24, 2017

PinballX 2.39

This release has Pinball Arcade working again with the latest version of the software. Ensure to set the interface version as 4 in the Setup Wizard.

Pinball Arcade Camera Mod is now directly supported as the launch target instead of the Pinball Arcade Executable and direct table launch is supported. This is automatically detected if the executable is the camera mod and the -table [TABLEFILE] parameters are used. Ensure that PinballX runs as administrator when trying to use the camera mod. Here is what the settings should like for direct table launch with the camera mod. Otherwise the latest version of Pinball Arcade is supported using grid selection with this release.

Parameters=-table [TABLEFILE]


Pinball FX is now also forcibly killed for those of you that had to have a launch after to kill the process. This should no longer be required.

Pinball FX 3 release is just over a day away. I don't have access to a Beta but I am told these settings work with the Beta with cabinet support enabled:

WorkingPath=C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam
Parameters=-applaunch 442120 "-table_[TABLEFILE]"
Process=Pinball FX3.exe




[NEWS] PinballX 2.38

Monday, August 28, 2017

This release adds support for Pinball Promo videos.

There are videos on the FTP. http://ftpbrowse.gameex.com/-PinballX-/Media/Promo Videos/


[NEWS] PinballX 2.37

Saturday, August 26, 2017

PinballX 2.37 released.

  • Fixes backglass screenshots
  • Fixes "Tables" translation text

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[NEWS] PinballX 2.36

Sunday, April 30, 2017

This release just adds text for other systems in the Setup Wizard to state that MAME compatible XML game lists can be created with GameEx.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.35

Friday, April 28, 2017

- Fixes game manager overwriting wheel image when doing bulk online import and set not to overwrite.
- If not set to hide when in game, topper, dmd and blackglass videos will now try and play with any system assuming its not a visual pinball game and an image match is available. Results will vary.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.34

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This release contains an updated game manager which extends upon the 2.33 versions new feature to import all media for a table online at once by adding the ability to skip existing files and continue downloading media.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.33

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

- Topper / 4th monitor video support.
- Fixes focus issues when using VPX full screen exclusive.
- Some nice updates to the PinballX download service available from the game manager. Can now import all media in bulk for a game. Improved online file matching. More media now available thanks to all the contributions.
- Several new parameter tags have been added when launching processes.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.32

Sunday, April 16, 2017

It has been a little while but happy Easter and I bring you an update to your favorite Pinball front end.

For those with 4 monitors this release brings topper image support.
Fixes some focus issues with VPX.
Fixes VP auto configure incorrectly setting the second set as buttons as nudge instead of Magma Save.




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[NEWS] Gameplay and tutorial videos

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Some new gameplay and tutorial videos are on the FTP.

22 in total.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.30

Monday, January 16, 2017

Versions no longer expire as of this release.


[NEWS] PinballX 2.27

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Adds ability to disable VP 10 full screen exclusive hack (activate window)

[NEWS] PinballX 2.26

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Adds support for Visual Pinball 10 full screen exclusive mode.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.25

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Updated to work with latest Pinball Arcade.

Removes window title and border from Pinball Arcade DX11 version.


[NEWS] PinballX 2.24

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fixes some issues with fullscreen exclusive mode.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.23

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sets the application as per monitor DPI aware on Windows 8 and above. This fixes some scaling and resolution issues.

The PinballX process is set to idle task state after launching a table. So it uses less resources.



[NEWS] PinballX 2.22

Monday, August 8, 2016

This release of PinballX fixes issues and fine tunes support for the new Pinball Arcade GUI. Thanks to everyone on the forums for testing. Please experiment with the timing options as the new PBA GUI is very picky. Most users seem to need to use "Long" or "Very Long".

Much the same as the recent GameEx release this version of PinballX adds a new streaming feature at GameEx Online for subscribing members. It does have limitations in that it does not support full screen exclusive Direct3D and OpenGL but it does have specal detection for Visual Pinball and should stream a reasonable good video from your browser. NOTE: ffmpeg.exe is required to be present in your PinballX install folder for streaming features.

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[NEWS] PinballX 2.20

Monday, June 27, 2016

Adds support for latest version of Pinball Arcade.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.19

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This is a special release of PinballX

The goal is to automate and make easier the setup of Visual Pinball for newcomers. Note for experienced users: Some of the new settings and features are defaults for new installs of PinballX.

First of all is if the installer detects Visual PinMAME is not installed it will download and install Visual Pinball then set the required settings for PinballX. The intaller I have written is based on Toxies install but a little more automated. Thanks Toxie for that.

In addition joystick and keyboard settings are set for all versions of Visual Pinball based on the settings in PinballX and Visual Pinball is auto configured along with setting it to full screen. Again note these settings are optional but on by default for new installs.

I also automate the B2S positiiong based on the backglass setting in PnballX.

Finally new features have been added to the game manager to make it easier to add tables and B2S files including the ability to extract archives and scan within them.

Again these features are aimed at newcomers. I would appreciate any feedback on this

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[NEWS] PinballX 2.18

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Fixes a couple of game list manager bugs.


[NEWS] PinballX 2.17

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Updated Game List Manager.

Now supports unlimited size lists and advanced xml fields including "alternateexe"


[NEWS] PinballX 2.16

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Patches PinDMD3 RGB render memory leak.

New default real color DMD video thanks to Gustav.


PinballX was developed by Spesoft and Headsoft