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.                                                                        


PinballX Desktop Mode with EmuMovies

PinballX News and Updates

[NEWS] PinballX .net 5

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Announcing the latest incarnation of the PinballX front end. Currently in testing.

This version moves PinballX and most of the libraries to .net framework 5 (Previously .net core).

The reason is simple - significant performance improvements. It even starts up in half the time for an initial install.

It is currently an experimental release and its future is not fully not known yet.

Only Windows 10/11 64 bit is supported.

It can run along side the regular release of PinballX as long as installed in a different folder.

[NEWS] Lockdown Loco sale. Everything half price.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Lockdown Loco GameEx and Spesoft sale.

Everything half price until further notice.

Use coupon code: 7ACE8

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[NEWS] PinballX 5.19

Friday, July 2, 2021

- Just needed to add a bit more code for the additional 20 system slots.

[NEWS] PinballX 5.18

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

- Fixes menu applications settings

- Adds option to hide media (DMD, Backglass, Topper) for menu applications.

[NEWS] PinballX 5.16

Friday, June 25, 2021

- Adds apng to wheel import in game manager. Enjoy.

[NEWS] PinballX 5.15

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

- New menu applications feature. Add individual programs to the menu, accessible from the "Applications" menu item.

- Maximum amount of other systems has been increased to 60 from 40.

[NEWS] PinballX 5.14

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Auto position DMD honors Freezy DMDExt ignore aspect ratio.

[NEWS] PinballX 5.13

Sunday, May 9, 2021

- Fixes first frame of video not showing.

[NEWS] PinballX 5.11

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Fixes focus issues when PinballX launched from game manager.

[NEWS] PinballX 5.10

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The auto position B2S feature now hides the grill if you have a DMD display.

[NEWS] PinballX 5.08

Monday, April 26, 2021

- Improved detection of VPX full screen exclusive mode.

- Improved the auto position DMD/PinMAME feature.

[NEWS] PinballX 5.03

Saturday, April 24, 2021

- New feature and setting to automatically detect and show DMD image or video in game if the launched game is not using one. This is on by default. I need this testing on a real dmd.

- Latest Pinemhi by DNA disturber.

- Bypass disclaimers is now always on and cabinet mode is set automatically as well as disabling directdraw if using VPX full screen exclusive.

- Black dot cursor file was missing from the install meaning the cursor could not be fully hidden.

- Ive done significant testing with VPX now (I was behind) and I have improved timing when a table is launched. You may wish to change or use the additional delay desktop setting.

- Minor performance improvements once a table is launched.

- Loading images prioritise GIFs over other images.

- Fixes first instance of loading video or capture not working

- Fix: Real DMD will not initialize entering in game / pause if PinMAME running.

[NEWS] PinballX 5.02

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Screen streaming is working again at GameEx online and now supports full screen exclusive apps too.

I am working on an online list manager which will take you closer to managing your cabinet without getting off the couch (even if on the other side of the world).

I have not taken donations for ten years and PinballX is essentially free software along with https://vpdb.io which I host.

If you want to support the cause please consider purchasing a subscription or lifetime access. I hate to say it but money from my hobby goes a long way to motivate me if not support my lifestyle.

Im not the one to go to on every product  for some people these days but I (and others here) have motivated and inspired many people and innovated and been the first with many things..

You will get a lot for your money including GmeEx Online and you will keep me motivated, innovative and inspired.


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Thank you.

Tom Speirs.

[NEWS] PinballX 5.01

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

- No image company logo now supports apng and gif.

- Can now use pipe as OR in wildcards for dynamic filtered lists.

[NEWS] PinballX 5.00

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

- New in built Zaccaria Pinball support

[NEWS] PinballX 4.88

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

- New feature to display date and time on primary display.

[NEWS] PinballX 4.87

Sunday, March 7, 2021

- Fulfilling an easy feature request for one of our most valued members.

- Adds restart option to exit screen.

[NEWS] PinballX 4.86

Sunday, February 28, 2021

- Fixes video recording when primary display not display 1

[NEWS] PinballX 4.85

Friday, February 19, 2021

Flash has been completely removed from Windows 10 causing PinballX not to boot.

This address fixes that.

[NEWS] PinballX 4.84

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

For support for apng images must now have the .apng extension and are supported throughout,

[NEWS] PinballX 4.82

Friday, January 29, 2021

- Fixes Flash (SWF) instruction cards.

[NEWS] PinballX 4.81

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

- Instruction card image files show at correct aspect ratio.

[NEWS] PinballX 4.73

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Adds support for specific .apng extension for wheel logos so they are not cached.

[NEWS] PinballX 4.72

Monday, November 9, 2020

- Adds APNG support (animated PNG)

[NEWS] GameEx online high score leaderboard.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020



Requirements to participate.
- active subscription
- Game name, publisher and year must match exactly.

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PinballX was developed by Spesoft and Headsoft