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Author Topic: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table  (Read 48164 times)

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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #480 on: March 03, 2014, 03:18:30 pm »
Griff I just saw your post over at Gopinball, please tell me you have not canned this? :dunno .

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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #481 on: March 03, 2014, 03:21:03 pm »
Griff I just saw your post over at Gopinball, please tell me you have not canned this? :dunno .

OK, I have not canned this..........but I have canned this  :P

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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #482 on: March 07, 2014, 10:39:39 am »
Woah, really? After all you have put into it?

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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #483 on: March 07, 2014, 11:13:59 am »
I commend Griff for not dragging it out. Sometimes, you just know you want to move on from something, and you make the call to do it. It's not like he doesn't have other irons in the fire.
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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #484 on: March 08, 2014, 01:55:52 pm »
I was so looking forward for this build to be completed.. Do you have any other plans for this cab ?

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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #485 on: March 08, 2014, 11:43:55 pm »
I will say this... As much as I wasn't a fan of this project, this is probably one of the biggest let downs in BYOAC history...

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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #486 on: March 09, 2014, 03:43:40 am »
I am sure that there is already a plan for that 50" decased tv - maybe a showcase?.

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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #487 on: March 09, 2014, 12:21:32 pm »
I am sure that there is already a plan for that 50" decased tv - maybe a showcase?.

He hung it on the wall to use as a TV.
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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #488 on: March 09, 2014, 02:10:42 pm »
I am sure that there is already a plan for that 50" decased tv - maybe a showcase?.

He hung it on the wall to use as a TV.
That`s a novel idea, but I do not think it will catch on. ;)

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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #489 on: March 11, 2014, 12:11:57 pm »
Man, I've been captivated by this project for the past day or two reading through the 13 pages eagerly anticipating the final reveal at the end to see how close the finished product came to the original vision.

On pages 1-10, it inspired me to revive my dream of building a virtual pinball table, but by page 11-13 became a cautionary tale of what not to do. Gotta keep it simple, I guess. Start with the lockdown bar, build the cabinet around the width of the lockdown bar, mount buttons, find a playfield monitor that will fit the space, use one monitor for the backglass and DMD, THEN once the monitors are mounted with the hardware start messing with software, resolutions, and artwork.

Then in the back of my mind I think about the the vpin tables I've seen in the flesh at California Extreme didn't amaze me like I thought they would. The flat 2D effect and relatively low resolution screens were a big turnoff. Maybe BAM with 4K displays are the future?

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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #490 on: March 12, 2014, 05:04:49 pm »
Then in the back of my mind I think about the the vpin tables I've seen in the flesh at California Extreme didn't amaze me like I thought they would. The flat 2D effect and relatively low resolution screens were a big turnoff. Maybe BAM with 4K displays are the future?

I've been nervous of this myself. It's an investment to be sure building even a lower spec build. You'll have to be completely satisfied by the end result or suffer from builder's remorse. I'm thinking of building a smaller v-pin first to get the experience needed to tackle something like this in the next year or so. Hopefully by then the 4K screens will be better priced for the investment. That with BAM I believe will give an awesome effect, or at least the best you can have for a v-pin.

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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #491 on: February 14, 2020, 08:33:46 am »
I nominate this build for the "one that got away 2020".

This was seriously one of the most interesting and innovative builds that I ever saw fizzle out at over 75+% completion.

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Re: Alchemy: Video Pinball Shmup Table
« Reply #492 on: February 14, 2020, 08:56:25 am »
Sorry, the 5 years statute of limitations has passed. Drive safely.


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