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Hi,

I tried a few years ago to build my own Arcade cabinet and it's still not completely finished.  LOL 

It was such a dang hassle getting hyper spin to work and finguring out the woodworking that I'm more then happy now to spend some money to get a nice Virutal pinball table. 

I'm looking for one that has the clicker/thumper tactile feedback as you play the game. 

Any advice more then greatly welcomed! 

Thanks!

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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2016, 11:45:12 pm »
I'm more then happy now to spend some money to get a nice Virutal pinball table. 

I'm looking for one that has the clicker/thumper tactile feedback as you play the game. 
Check out VirtuaPin. (Run by the same guy that runs the VP Forums.)

The only thing you mentioned that they don't appear to have is solenoids, but adding those shouldn't be too difficult.


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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2016, 09:15:42 am »
I'm more then happy now to spend some money to get a nice Virutal pinball table. 

I'm looking for one that has the clicker/thumper tactile feedback as you play the game. 
Check out VirtuaPin. (Run by the same guy that runs the VP Forums.)

The only thing you mentioned that they don't appear to have is solenoids, but adding those shouldn't be too difficult.


Scott

Agreed.  Although while it isn't terribly difficult to add the feedback options, they can get spendy depending on what you decide to add, but for a clean fit and finish of the core unit, Scott is spot on.

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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2016, 02:38:30 pm »
https://virtualpinball.com/


I have played most of their models.  They're great looking on the floor.  Actual gameplay varies heavily.

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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2016, 08:43:14 am »
Gotta Echo PL1's pick. virtuapin.net is ran by a guy who knows a lot about virtual pinball. I'm sure you can ask him to add force feedback, just tell him you're willing to pay extra.
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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 07:30:37 pm »
Gotta Echo PL1's pick. virtuapin.net is ran by a guy who knows a lot about virtual pinball. I'm sure you can ask him to add force feedback, just tell him you're willing to pay extra.

With a little looking I could find several posts where he claims his speaker system is just as good as force feedback and it's not needed and a waste of money.  So, probably unlikely to add it however you ask or what you offer.  Oh, that and the whole DOF (force feedback) config system is hosted on a site he detests (due to history and his subsequent ban of said sites owner) and auto-censors any link or mention of the site name.  So again, not likely.  oh, and vpuniverse.com is the site that hosts the DOF config.  That being said I have heard good things about his kits. vpcabs I have actually played in person, and I guess if you want your virtual pinball cabinet to look and feel like a mame cab then it's ok.
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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2016, 02:14:01 pm »
Gotta Echo PL1's pick. virtuapin.net is ran by a guy who knows a lot about virtual pinball. I'm sure you can ask him to add force feedback, just tell him you're willing to pay extra.

With a little looking I could find several posts where he claims his speaker system is just as good as force feedback and it's not needed and a waste of money.  So, probably unlikely to add it however you ask or what you offer.  Oh, that and the whole DOF (force feedback) config system is hosted on a site he detests (due to history and his subsequent ban of said sites owner) and auto-censors any link or mention of the site name.  So again, not likely.  oh, and vpuniverse.com is the site that hosts the DOF config.  That being said I have heard good things about his kits. vpcabs I have actually played in person, and I guess if you want your virtual pinball cabinet to look and feel like a mame cab then it's ok.
Stick with brad at vpcabs.com for the win.
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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2016, 04:11:44 pm »
Quote from: MTPPC Stick with brad at vpcabs.com for the win.
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Holy moly, 8-9kusd for his top models, is that reasonable compared to the competition? I was seriously considering buying one in the 2 years, is that really what I would be expected to pay, I could never convince the wife on that.

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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2016, 04:18:45 pm »
 Vpcabs, the rest suck.


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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2016, 08:10:50 pm »
Wanna buy gingerballs? :)
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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2016, 08:23:21 am »
Got to see and play the line up of VPcabs at pinballexpo last weekend. Lets just say I felt sorry for all the wasted wood, wire, TV's and computers. More power to anyone with the ability to play and enjoy that garbage.


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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2016, 10:09:54 am »
More power to anyone with the ability to play and enjoy that garbage.

I view vpins much like MAME cabs, its a close approximation to the real thing that will never be the real thing. I had a lot of fun building my mini vpin and my wife and I both enjoy playing it. If I want to play a real pin, I go down to the game room and play a real pin.

Too harsh to just call it garbage but its unrealistic to think a vpin can replace a real one. At minimum you never have to worry about lifting the play-field and moving a bunch of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- just to replace a bulb that burnt out ;)
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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2016, 10:37:09 am »
I dunno, mame cabs can be pretty close to the real deal if you want them to be and all the classics play pretty much the same.
Hell to the casual gamer I doubt they would notice any difference.

Pinball though is a different beast completely.

I am planing on building a small VP as I dont really have the room for a proper table (but would buy one now if I did!)
But you cant really replicate the look and feel of a pinball machine on a computer.
They are still fun to play but they dont have the soul of a pinball with all the thumping and banging not to mention that satisfying feel of yanking the plunger lol

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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2016, 10:50:33 am »
I am planing on building a small VP as I dont really have the room for a proper table (but would buy one now if I did!)
But you cant really replicate the look and feel of a pinball machine on a computer.
They are still fun to play but they dont have the soul of a pinball with all the thumping and banging not to mention that satisfying feel of yanking the plunger lol

But you can. Analog plungers , solenoids, knockers, accelerometer for nudging,  the whole nine running the actual pinball ROMs. I dont quite have room for the plunger on my mini but I have solenoids that fire when the pop bumpers, slingshots, and flippers fire. Like I said, its a fun approximation!
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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2016, 11:34:38 am »
I have never played one with the whole 9 equipped.

But I still want a full pin lol

Quite fancy T2 or Iron man lol

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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2016, 11:39:14 am »
T2 has been on my wanted list forever. I have a Comet and a Street Fighter II and my mini vpin :)
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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2016, 11:58:04 am »
If I only had the room :(

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Re: Suggestions of where to buy virtual pinball finished and nice?
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2016, 12:03:31 pm »
Agree about vpins not being close. Vid cabinets can be exactly the same but no so with pinball no matter how much dof stuff you throw in there. Still fun tho.

When i eventually build my vpin i don't think I'll spend too much time making it look like a real machine.

  
 

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