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.
- Includes the latest version of Headsofts SetupWizard
- Multi language installer and setup wizard. Better translations of the setup wizard xml files are most welcome.
- Manageable global favorites list within the front end.
- Most played and last played lists.
- These new lists and system lists have been moved to a sub menu - Lists
- Fixes SWF instructions shrunk on backglass
So the second time I tried to move things to SlimDX has been another disaster for PinballX. So I've given up on it and rolled back again to Managed DirectX with this release. All should now be good in the world.
I believe I have resolved the conflict issues and the DirectX API library has been upgraded to SlimDX again.
In addition in this release all video rendering (as in video files) is now hardware accelerated. On modern systems this means 60fps and 4k videos should not be on an issue. On low end systems video playback should not slow anything down and you should get full fps in PinballX.
- Fixes exception checking
- Fixes a surface not being disposed
- Game Manager now has a feature to import all media from the PinballX download service for an entire system.
PinballX 2.60 released
Performance is significantly improved with this release
The DirectX library has been transitioned to SlimDX with help from Ben Baker
Bass audio library has been upgraded to the latest version
The limit on company logo images has been increased to 70 from 60
Startup audio and GameEx online is working again
New 'Launch' Keyboard and Gamepad control to immediaitly launch a game and skip the info screen.
A belated happy new year from me. Enjoy
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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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Allows non cabinet mode (grid select/send keys) for Pinball FX3
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.
PinballX 2.40 has been released and now officially includes integrated Pinball FX3 support.
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.
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]"
This release adds support for Pinball Promo videos.
There are videos on the FTP. http://ftpbrowse.gameex.com/-PinballX-/Media/Promo Videos/
PinballX 2.37 released.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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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Some new gameplay and tutorial videos are on the FTP.
22 in total.
Versions no longer expire as of this release.
Adds ability to disable VP 10 full screen exclusive hack (activate window)
Adds support for Visual Pinball 10 full screen exclusive mode.
Updated to work with latest Pinball Arcade.
Removes window title and border from Pinball Arcade DX11 version.
Fixes some issues with fullscreen exclusive mode.
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.
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.
PinballX was developed by Spesoft and Headsoft