PinballX is a free digital pinball front end designed for digital pinball cabinets developed by the author of GameEx. 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 Current version 1.94.
For support, and to get involved please head over to the PinballX forum.
Video codecs are no longer a requirement if you wish to use the built in mp4 decoder in windows. However Shark Codecs are the recommended solution and you can download a version known to be stable with the adware removed 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.
Two extra fields for Plugin authors giving the ROM name for PinEmHi purposes and the PinMAME Rom specified in the database xml.
Fixes issue where tutorial or gameplay videos would not play if there was no playfield video.
Better optimized for CPUs. Less lag on old CPUs and better performance on modern CPUs.
Faster loading of playfield videos when not using Full Screen Windowed mode. Note that Full Screen Windowed mode is automatically enabled when using VPinMAME support in the front end and it does affect performance.
Includes latest version of the simple LED plugin.
Adds a delay on launch on exit from game so it operates the same as older versions.
Happy New Year!
This release avoids the need for external video codecs if you wish to use the codec built into windows 7 and above although shark codecs are still recommended.
This release contains three new features:
Screensaver audio which can play on screensaver/attract mode start.
New feature to allow overlaying of system and/or company logos onto wheel logos
Option to automatically crop wheel images (remove transparent borders) and show them at full scale. Note: This is on by default.
This release enables the web based setup wizard at GameEx Online - https://online.gameex.com
Allowing setup and configuration of your running PinballX Instances from any web enabled device anywhere.
This release includes a basic LED plugin supporting LedWiz and PacDrive. Use the Plugin Manager to setup.View the full article
Fixes Visual Pinball not exiting cleanly. (Bug introduced in 1.87)
Fixes crash exiting table/game on windows XP. (Unable to confirm/test).
A significant update to the popular Pinball Front End.
Addresses issue with GameEx Online not starting connected after a temporary transfer failure.
Fixes mouse cursor not hiding on Windows XP.I have tested PinballX on windows XP with a Geforce GT 650 and with VP 9.90 and 9.15 and cannot find any issues. If you still run XP and have any issues please report your complete hardware as any issues will likely be down to specific video cards and associated drivers. I can't promise I can resolve the issues but PinballX has been proved to work perfectly well on XP.
Fixes minor issues showing real DMD images and videos.Small cosmetic changes in the screensaver to help prevent burn in on Plasmas.
This update improves responsiveness of GameEx Online by up to 1000% and fixes and stability issues with real DMD support.
Real DMD support is here!Use the No Real DMD image or video file along with the Real DMD Images and Videos Folders for systemsThere is also a new setting to automatically hide the PinMAME window for when using a real DMD.View the full article
GameEx Online has been upgraded to a 2048 secure encrypted SSL server to provide security for your data.
This version of PinballX connects to GameEx Online over the new encrypted connection and previous versions of PinballX no longer work with GameEx Online.
PinballX was developed by Spesoft and Headsoft