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.

Video codecs are no longer a requirement if you wish to use the built in mp4 decoder in windows. However LAV Filters are the recommended solution and you can download a version here. Note PinballX version 2.04 and above is required for LAV Filters. They are a lite and high quality solution for codecs and are now preferred over Shark.

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.                                                                        


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PinballX News and Updates

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[NEWS] PinballlX 2.12

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New pinball arcade setting to set the delay betweem down key presses selecting the game. This allows DX 11 and free cam mod to work.



[NEWS] PinballlX 2.11

Thursday, December 31, 2015

- Minor fixes

- Update for Pinball Arcade DirectX 11 version.

[NEWS] PinballlX 2.1

Saturday, December 19, 2015

A significant update to the popular digital pinball frontend

  • Enhanced Pinball FX2 support
    • Support for versions with and without the new cabinet support
    • Can rotate display and switch to portrait mode.
    • If auto position DMD set will automatically position the DMD form and remove borders (older versions).
    • Support for both command line and non command line.
    • Command line support is automatically detected from arguments now and the wait for setting should be used so additional keystrokes can be sent.
  • Official integrated Pinball Arcade support.
    • Will rotate screen and set portrait mode automatically. (Note: you should configure Pinball Arcade first.)
    • Support for list item in game manager.
  • New command line argument setting:
  • [TABLEFILEWOEXT] to remove the filename extension.
  • This release contains some changes to how PinballX works when launching with the addition of a new form. Please report any issues on the forum.

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[NEWS] Desktop Visual Pinball Videos

Monday, November 30, 2015

I went ahead and created a set of desktop Visual Pinball PinMAME table videos since we did not have any.

I am not sure how many people run PinballX on anything but a Pinball cabinet but we have some videos for you now if you need them.

A few games are missing but the majority are there.

Available to all subscribers via the FTP or game list manager.


[NEWS] 60 fps 1080p MAME videos

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Upscaled 1080p MAME Pin Cab videos are now available on the FTP and download service.

These videos are 60fps (60hz) upscaled with custom compiled MAME Plus and FFMPEG to run at a smooth 60 fps 1080p resolution.

Videos included are all MAME original games and clones where the game name is different. Obviously only vertical as designed for Pin Cabs.

The loop detection was custom coded by me and some videos may need doing manually. Feel free to request them.

Enjoy. Available for all subscribers.


[NEWS] PinballX 2.06

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Animated GIFs are now supported for loading images.

Note: They are not automatically rotated.


Lets see some created and shared folks.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.05

Monday, October 5, 2015

This release adds the ability to customize all the text within the front end.


I would also like to take a moment to thank my partner in crime Ben Baker for his Setup Wizard which is the part of PinballX and GameEx that makes it a no brainer to setup and configure and makes it much quicker for me to get new features like this out to you. It all would not be quite as slick and special without it.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.04

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The video library used in PinballX will now detect and use LAV filters if installed and these are now the preferred codec solution over Shark.


LAV codecs are lite and high quality and were included in the Shark codec pack but there is now not a need to use it.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.03

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

  • New PinballX logo thanks to Headsoft and the talented designer Markus. For new installs several images have been updated.
  • New table exit image feature. Show images on return to PinballX.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.02

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fixed and improved B2S Backglass support.

For those using a version of Pinball FX 2 with command line support setting the wait for keys settings to -1 will resolve issues.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.01

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fixes inability to save B2S settings.

[NEWS] PinballX 2.00

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New feature to use Direct2BS Backglasses within the frontend. If enabled and the server is installed all that is required is a matching direct2bs file for your table.


Fixes game manager online import for other systems.

[NEWS] PinballX.net mobile friendly

Saturday, May 30, 2015

www.pinballx.net has had some minor design changes and an upgrade and is now fully mobile friendly.

[NEWS] PinballX 1.99

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fixes wheel off center issue.


PinballX was developed by Spesoft and Headsoft