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.
Video codecs are no longer a requirement if you wish to use the built in mp4 decoder in windows. However LAV Filters are the recommended solution and you can download a version here. Note PinballX version 2.04 and above is required for LAV Filters. They are a lite and high quality solution for codecs and are now preferred over Shark.
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.
Adds support for latest version of Pinball Arcade.
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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Fixes a couple of game list manager bugs.
Updated Game List Manager.
Now supports unlimited size lists and advanced xml fields including "alternateexe"
Patches PinDMD3 RGB render memory leak.
New default real color DMD video thanks to Gustav.
This release adds an additional optional setting for systems.
An additional executable can be set to be checked for exit and killed on exit.
This is useful for setting up PC games.
Fixes Real DMD Color import in Game Manager.
Fixes real DMD not clearing on exit or dispose.
I am working on a set of real color DMD MP4 videos. These are on the FTP and also available on the game manager online download service. I am up to F so far.
Color DMD support is officially here. With support for Pin2DMD and PinDMD3. You will find two new display settings to either enable color or chose your shaded color (nice for official Pinball feel). Otherwise its pretty much seamless and you don't need to chose what device you have or anything like that.
There are two new folders for each system for the color images and videos which will be used if color is enabled in the setup wizard. PinDMD2 still works and is unaffected.
Many thanks to both Russell and Lucky1 for the help getting this into PinballX and XDMD and for their two great products.
In addition thanks to GSTAV we have a nice new launch audio feature to play OGG.,WAV.MP3, when launching a table. It actually adds a really nice touch to the front end and expect to hear from GSTAV shortly on this and what he already has available for you.
As always, please enjoy.
New pinball arcade setting to set the delay betweem down key presses selecting the game. This allows DX 11 and free cam mod to work.
- Minor fixes
- Update for Pinball Arcade DirectX 11 version.
A significant update to the popular digital pinball frontend
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I went ahead and created a set of desktop Visual Pinball PinMAME table videos since we did not have any.
I am not sure how many people run PinballX on anything but a Pinball cabinet but we have some videos for you now if you need them.
A few games are missing but the majority are there.
Available to all subscribers via the FTP or game list manager.
Upscaled 1080p MAME Pin Cab videos are now available on the FTP and download service.
These videos are 60fps (60hz) upscaled with custom compiled MAME Plus and FFMPEG to run at a smooth 60 fps 1080p resolution.
Videos included are all MAME original games and clones where the game name is different. Obviously only vertical as designed for Pin Cabs.
The loop detection was custom coded by me and some videos may need doing manually. Feel free to request them.
Enjoy. Available for all subscribers.
Animated GIFs are now supported for loading images.
Note: They are not automatically rotated.
Lets see some created and shared folks.
This release adds the ability to customize all the text within the front end.
I would also like to take a moment to thank my partner in crime Ben Baker for his Setup Wizard which is the part of PinballX and GameEx that makes it a no brainer to setup and configure and makes it much quicker for me to get new features like this out to you. It all would not be quite as slick and special without it.
The video library used in PinballX will now detect and use LAV filters if installed and these are now the preferred codec solution over Shark.
LAV codecs are lite and high quality and were included in the Shark codec pack but there is now not a need to use it.
Fixed and improved B2S Backglass support.
For those using a version of Pinball FX 2 with command line support setting the wait for keys settings to -1 will resolve issues.
Fixes inability to save B2S settings.
New feature to use Direct2BS Backglasses within the frontend. If enabled and the server is installed all that is required is a matching direct2bs file for your table.
Fixes game manager online import for other systems.
www.pinballx.net has had some minor design changes and an upgrade and is now fully mobile friendly.
Fixes wheel off center issue.
This release is specifically designed for windows tablets or low powered machines with a new PinballX lite version also included.
The Lite version is specifically compiled to use less code, display and CPU resources and should run easily at full frame rate on low end devices. The Lite version does not support multiple displays.
Low powered devices won't support 1080p videos and downscaled videos are now available on the FTP and via the Game Manager download service. Just select to use the Lite Media in the settings or click the option during install if you have a subscription. It is also recommended to use wheel images no bigger than 320x320 and these are also now available on the FTP and download service.
I have tested the lite version on a couple of Bay Trail Atom tablets and it runs very well with the latest 9 version of Visual Pinball.
The minimum RAM I tested on was 1GB and I don't know how it will run with 512MB.
To exit a table hold down the left corner of the screen for a few seconds then move inwards. In game mode has been removed on the lite version.
PinballX also now supports windows running in portrait mode and resolution switching.
The wheel should also be a little smoother and positioning, scrolling and scaling now uses fractions rather than previously integer.
Video to follow shortly.
A minor update has been released (same version number) which addresses the issue with the front end only matching found gameplay and tutorial videos on the table name and not also the description.
Adds Pinball FX2 as an integrated included system.
For a default Steam install all that should be required is to set the grid position of each game in the game list manager. Along with checking the settings and enabling the system first.
For existing users, click the tick in the setup wizard to load default settings on the Pinball FX2 section.
Also note that the paths have changed to "Pinball FX2" from "PinballFX2" for media and databases.
I've tried not to break existing setups and the system is disabled by default.
PinballX was developed by Spesoft and Headsoft