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.  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 1.88.

For support, and to get involved please head over to the PinballX forum.

Video codecs are a requirement. 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.





PinballX Desktop Mode with EmuMovies

PinballX News and Updates

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[NEWS] PinballX 1.88

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fixes Visual Pinball not exiting cleanly. (Bug introduced in 1.87)

Fixes crash exiting table/game on windows XP. (Unable to confirm/test).

[NEWS] PinballX 1.87

Monday, August 25, 2014

A significant update to the popular Pinball Front End.

  • Real PinMAME DMD support when in front end.
  • New feature for custom systems to emulate and work like Future or Visual Pinball.
  • eg. Multiple VP Exes.
  • New feature to mute audio when in the screensaver.
  • So your cab is not annoying if you leave it on.
  • New feature "One Click Launch" to skip the game detail menu and immediately launch the table when selected.
  • PinballX Download Service.
  • Automatically import media in the gamelist manager from the FTP.
  • Auto Frame Skipping.
  • Shows System Logo in desktop mode.
  • Per system custom underlay and overlay images.
  • Performance enhancements.
  • Faster media matching, faster startup, faster game list manager.
  • Adds keyboard volume controls.
  • Faster startup and fixes losing focus when starting with windows.
  • Ability to enable/disable the default filter searches by popular decades and manufactures.
  • Now skips startup video on key/joy press.
  • Confirm exit game with countdown feature.
  • Smoother animations.
  • Maximum amount of other systems increased by 10 to 20.
  • Fixes in game list manager when game descriptions contain invalid file characters.
  • Fixes Game List Manager truncating large lists.
  • Special thanks to FreeMason and DVDBoom for the PinMAME idea and code.
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[NEWS] PinballX 1.85

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Addresses issue with GameEx Online not starting connected after a temporary transfer failure.

[NEWS] PinballX 1.84

Saturday, May 24, 2014

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.

[NEWS] PinballX 1.83

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fixes minor issues showing real DMD images and videos.
Small cosmetic changes in the screensaver to help prevent burn in on Plasmas.

[NEWS] PinballX 1.82

Sunday, May 18, 2014

This update improves responsiveness of GameEx Online by up to 1000% and fixes and stability issues with real DMD support.

[NEWS] PinballX 1.81

Friday, May 16, 2014

Real DMD support is here!

Use the No Real DMD image or video file along with the Real DMD Images and Videos Folders for systems

There is also a new setting to automatically hide the PinMAME window for when using a real DMD.

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[NEWS] PinballX 1.80

Monday, April 28, 2014

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.

[NEWS] PinballX 1.79

Saturday, April 19, 2014

PinballX 1.79 released.

  • Remotely control the volume on your cab with GameEx Online.
  • Fixes Visual Pinball not closing if table starts with error.

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[NEWS] 1.78 Released

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Fixes not returning to front end if Visual Pinball crashes on exit.

[NEWS] 1.77 Released

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Improved exit from Visual Pinball.

Fixes video freeze issue.

[NEWS] 1.76 Released

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

This release adds plug and play touch screen support. Left and right of screen are for navigation, middle is select and top left is exit menu.


Improved compatibility with other systems such as unit3d pinball by hiding the playfield window after a few seconds.

[NEWS] 1.75 Released

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fixed Instructions as PNGs not displaying in multiple monitor setups.


For those using a third monitor as a DMD display this version adds an option feature to auto position the PinMAME window on your DMD display. Note if the window is rotated it will be fixed next time you launch the table. If it is still rotated you will need to modify the table. It will be hardcoded there.

[NEWS] 1.74 Released

Thursday, February 6, 2014

GameEx Online is now in the official release

Fixes mouse cursor showing on second display.


PinballX was developed by Spesoft and Headsoft