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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:59 
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DavPaz wrote:
I don't about your fancy 21st century pinball games, all I know is that the SNES version of Pinball Fantasies is gash


Yes I vaguely remember renting the cart at one point, when I had a SNES but didn't have an Amiga. (My entertainment choices would vary regularly based on what I'd sold recently to spend on gambling/drink/drugs.)

It was fucking shit. They made the music fairly awful too, which was always one of the best things about these games.

Didn't it scroll horizontally as well? So it made you feel sick too.

Offensive game.

The Amiga A1200 is the way to play this game with the extended AGA version loveliness.

Not even worth renting - 245/1000

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:56 
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Didn't the PC version have a SVGA mode? I do remember playing it on my cousin's PC and marvelled on how better it looked compared to the amiga.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:07 
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Hearthly wrote:
Didn't it scroll horizontally as well? So it made you feel sick too.

I didn't notice at the time, but yes it does. :spew:


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:08 
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Has anyone tried the new Zen Pinball 3 release on Steam.

If you have Zen Pinball 2 all your tables will be available and they have all been reworked with new lighting and various other improvements. Also several completely new tables are now available.

Although not based on real pinball tables there are some real gems in there. Particularly a few of the Star Wars tables, Some of the Marvel ones and the fantabulous Betheseda set, featuring Doom, Skyrim and Fallout based tables.

I have spent many hours on the various Android versions and can only see this expanding now I have discovered I can play them all on my PC.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 16:09 
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Has anyone tried the new Zen Pinball 3 release on Steam.

If you have Zen Pinball 2 all your tables will be available and they have all been reworked with new lighting and various other improvements. Also several completely new tables are now available.

Although not based on real pinball tables there are some real gems in there. Particularly a few of the Star Wars tables, Some of the Marvel ones and the fantabulous Betheseda set, featuring Doom, Skyrim and Fallout based tables.

I have spent many hours on the various Android versions and can only see this expanding now I have discovered I can play them all on my PC.


The Zen Tables work very well on Android. The other day I missed my train stop because of it.

Pinball FX3 has lots of social features and leagues which seem pretty great, but on the other hand, they've put needless grind modes and XP (because every game has to have them nowadays) that bring nothing to the game and are just annoying.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 17:01 
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Some of the latest Pinball Arcade updates broke the game. Now i get a black screen if i launch the game in DX11. Does anyone ever had this problem? I had to revert back into playing in DX9 which looks really crap now.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 19:57 
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RuySan wrote:
Some of the latest Pinball Arcade updates broke the game. Now i get a black screen if i launch the game in DX11. Does anyone ever had this problem? I had to revert back into playing in DX9 which looks really crap now.


It's completely broken for all tables in DX11 mode, or just some?

The last time I fired it up was a couple of months ago when they released Ghostbusters, it worked OK then.

EDIT - Just fired it up now, I'm on 1.67.4 DX11, latest table (awful fucking shitty fucking EM fucking turdblast 'Spanish Eyes') loads fine.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:16 
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Hearthly wrote:
RuySan wrote:
Some of the latest Pinball Arcade updates broke the game. Now i get a black screen if i launch the game in DX11. Does anyone ever had this problem? I had to revert back into playing in DX9 which looks really crap now.


It's completely broken for all tables in DX11 mode, or just some?

The last time I fired it up was a couple of months ago when they released Ghostbusters, it worked OK then.

EDIT - Just fired it up now, I'm on 1.67.4 DX11, latest table (awful fucking shitty fucking EM fucking turdblast 'Spanish Eyes') loads fine.


I can't even see the title screen. Black screen and then i have to hard reset.

The only way i can load in DX11 is if i choose a sub-native resolution in the launcher or if i force under 60hz (e.g. 59Hz) in the nvidia driver setting. But then I get no sound and borked camera and controls.

Have you tried Zaccaria Pinball? It's in early access but it already works better than TPA, although obviously it only has tables from a mostly obscure italian company and some new recreations inspired on the original designs. Even so, I'm enjoying it a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:33 
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Pinball FX3 has released 2 new tables, and they are free if you claim them on Steam until 19 December. I still haven't played enough of them to make a good judgement, but they're free, so everyone should give them a go.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/75006 ... d_Legends/


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:43 
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and pinball fx now on the switch too... with vertical mode..

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:22 
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romanista wrote:
and pinball fx now on the switch too... with vertical mode..


I read somewhere that the Switch version has way too long loading times. Or maybe that was Pinball Arcade or Stern Pinball?


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:58 
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That might be one of those.. counted it, 21 seconds from switch menu to pinball in play..

HD rumble works brilliantly with this game btw really feels you are holding something..

vertical mode looks wel, it's a bit that you have to put you left finder of the control stick

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 13:01 
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How's the fps?

One work colleague plays the game on the ipad and it looks great (and loading times aren't that big), so i wonder how does it compares.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 13:18 
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RuySan wrote:
Pinball FX3 has released 2 new tables, and they are free if you claim them on Steam until 19 December. I still haven't played enough of them to make a good judgement, but they're free, so everyone should give them a go.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/75006 ... d_Legends/


Looks like this is not just limited to Steam. I've seen them for free on the Xbox and the Switch too.


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 13:22 
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ah perfect, i wondered what those exclamation marks were;)

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:28 
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The "Son of Zeus" table might be my favourite PFX3 to date. There's so many things right with it:
-Multiple modes (this is something that PFX3 were lacking). There was a time where i was a having a 4-multiball while medusa, vulcano and some harpies were on the table.
-Absence of rubbish mini-games
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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 17:20 
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Lord Hearthly, purveyor of Pinball wisdom since 2011, i ask thee:

Is season 5 any good? It's 50% right now on Steam. I shouldn't reward Farsight for their shoddy efforts, when PFX3 and Zaccaria are doing so much better, but still, they have the licences that matter....


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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 17:38 
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It's a reasonably solid season in all fairness.

It'd get a pass from me on the strength of Getaway, No Fear, Judge Dredd and Frankenstein. A couple of the others are fine, and there are only two or three duffer old shit crap that no one wants to play. (And some people really like F14-Tomcat but it never much did it for me.)

At 50% off I'd say snag it.

And try to beat my score on Getaway.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinball Arcade
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 18:04 
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I like some of that old shit. Sometimes is soothing to play simple tables with uncomplicated rules. I early 80's stuff like Gorgar and Centaur, and sometimes even older stuff like Genie.


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