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FS: Virtual Pinball Machine w/ Tron Legacy Theme

By TinyBlackDog

4 months ago

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#1 4 months ago


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FS: Virtual Pinball Machine w/ Tron Legacy Theme
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Added: November 13th, 2019 Ended: November 19th, 2019
Condition: HUO - Documented (Home Used Only)

Item description


I created an overview video walking through the major features of the machine:

Play hundreds of authentic pinball machines “virtually” on a full-size cabinet with top-of-the-line hardware, all for the price of a single Stern Pro machine. Games are rendered in stunning 4K on the 43” playfield, real color LED DMD, and 32” back box monitor for interactive back glasses. Topped by a 14.9” ultra-widescreen dynamic “topper” display. Amazing audio system with 200W of power, 5.25” stereo speakers and enclosed 8” subwoofer. Feel the games with 3D positional surround sound based feedback, using four 25w exciters and two 50w bass shakers. Windows 10 based computer with AMD Ryzen 2600 CPU, Nvidia GTX 1070ti, 16GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB M.2 SSD. All brand new authentic pinball parts were used where possible. Custom designed laminated cabinet decals applied to sanded and painted sides.


* Custom CAD designed Williams wide body cabinet. CNC cut 3/4” Maple plywood and 1/2” MDF construction. Glued, screwed, sanded, painted, sanded, painted, color sanded.
* 43” 4K 60hz (Acer ET430K) playfield monitor (not TV). 32” 1080p (Viewsonic VX3276-MHD) back box monitor. PIN2DMD 128x32 Color LCD DMD. 14.9” 1280x390 topper display.
* Authentic pinball parts: Lockdown bar/receiver, legs, coin door (with lock and working service buttons, interlock switch, and coin mechs), side rails, shooter rod, buttons, leaf switches, glass trim, tilt bob. Tempered playfield and back box glass.
* Pinscape KL25Z based controller for buttons, analog plunger, and analog nudge sensors. LEDWIZ for RGB lighting controls.
* Dynamic RGB LED flipper and magna-save buttons (change color based on game). LED Start, Extra Ball, Launch and Coin Eject buttons.
* Game Audio: 50W+50W+100W 2.1 amp w/ 5.25” stereo speakers in back box and 8” 4 ohm subwoofer in 1 cu ft. sealed and damped enclosure in cabinet.
* Surround Sound Feedback: Two sets (front/rear): 50W+50W+100W 2.1 amp + two 25W exciters + 50w Bass Shaker. One set of these at the rear of the cabinet and one at the front. Hear and feel the ball rolling on the playfield and ramps - pop bumpers, slingshots, and flipper sounds and vibration are all positionally accurate.
* Custom designed 5-piece Tron Legacy laminated cabinet decals.
* Playfield monitor is on a rotating hinge that can be easily unlatched and removed from the cabinet. Back box monitor uses a “French cleat” system with latches for easy monitor removal. Custom cut painted plywood bezel surrounds the playfield monitor.
* Back box unlatches and folds down just like a real pinball machine. All interior parts are firmly secured so the machine can be moved easily.

I designed and built this system over a period of about 5 months earlier this year, and spared no expense when it came to parts, hardware, and attention to detail. This was a passion project and I never intended to sell this. However, I’ve decided that I need the space for other things so I am reluctantly putting it up for sale.

I will walk the buyer through all of the hardware and software configuration in detail. I’ve spent dozens of hours tweaking and tuning things to get them “just right”. I will show you how to use and configure the front end software, add and tweak new tables. It is completely turnkey - you will be able to just plug it in, turn it on, and enjoy.

I have provided EXTENSIVE photos and videos of the system in action on my Google Drive link below. Please review them and ask any additional questions. I’d be happy to invite you over to inspect and play the machine, and hope you will appreciate the immense effort that went into building it.


Asking $5700 OBO.

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#2 4 months ago

Very Nice Build!!! GLWTS!!! Buyer will be very happy!!

#3 4 months ago

Thanks. My wife thinks I’m crazy to be selling it so soon after spending my entire spring and summer consumed with building it. I need the space for more real pins and am going to try my hand at VR Virtual Pinball instead to complement my real ones.

For a full size cabinet build, this one is pretty loaded.

#4 4 months ago
Quoted from TinyBlackDog:

I need the space for more real pins

This looks real nice - I think the above may be a challenge to sell at what is basically full price - but you have certainly gone to the nth degree outfitting this thing! Happy to be proven wrong

#5 4 months ago

Can we see a shooter lane pic?

Beautiful work.
VP is what got me here, making a cabinet and making it all work is quite the challenge.
This cabinet seems to have it all and all done right, GLWTS!

#6 4 months ago
Quoted from dudah:

Can we see a shooter lane pic?


I actually built this after owning pins for over 20 years because I wanted to experience all of the many machines I'll never see, let alone own. Of course it is not the same as playing the real thing, but it is pretty darn close. 3D head tracked displays would be amazing if they didn't have so many downsides. VR is really cool but probably not ready for primetime for several more years (resolution, FOV, weight, price).

#7 4 months ago

Nice artwork you got there Amazing looking VP machine, someone will be happy looking to jump in on a turnkey system.

#8 4 months ago

Thanks Brad. Your decals were super easy to apply and came out awesome! And thanks of course to Stuzza for the amazing artwork.

#9 4 months ago


#10 4 months ago

I'd really rather not, unless that trade is for a JP Premium (plus cash of course)

#11 4 months ago

looks great.. did you ever consider getting a slightly bigger display and decasing it, that way the screen will go right to the edges??

#12 4 months ago

I totally did, and was originally heading that direction with a standard body cabinet and routed channels along the sides. I decided against it after research since it would require pulling the monitor out the back to do any maintenance. Also the bezels on monitors today are so narrow that when you decease them they become very flimsy.

I’m pretty happy with the 43” 16x9. I generally adjust all my tables to crop part of the bottom apron off to keep the aspect ratio as close to 1 : 1 as possible. Some people just stretch to fit which throws everything off in my opinion. I have a Bally AFM right next to this and have used it to dial in my POV settings and make them as close to real as possible.

VPX has some amazing physics. Dead Flips, drop catches, live catches, post passes - all possible on a properly tuned table with the latest physics settings.

#13 4 months ago

Did you install force feedback with the clicks and clacks motors buzzing etc?is that uses anymore,I played one with the feedback and it was quite good

#14 4 months ago
Quoted from rockrand:

Did you install force feedback with the clicks and clacks motors buzzing etc?is that used anymore,I played one with the feedback and it was quite good

#15 4 months ago

I didn’t go with discrete feedback devices like contactors and solenoids - I went with Surround Sound Feedback. This uses 4 evenly spaced exciters and 2 bass shakers to playback positional table sounds and feedback - they actually sound like they are coming from the correct location on the playfield. This includes flippers, slings, pops, VUKs, ball rolling, gears, etc.

It is pretty awesome. Metal habitrails are my favorite (like on STTNG)- they sound SO realistic!

More details: https://vpinball.com/forums/topic/welcome-to-the-new-ssf-surround-sound-feedback-forum-2/

#16 4 months ago

Any chance you have video of the table in action?

#17 4 months ago

There are some in my Google Drive linked in the ad above. I’m not terribly happy with how they came out and they got converted to 1080p. I’m going to make a couple more in the morning and link them in 4K tomorrow.

Stay tuned!

#18 4 months ago

I’m still working on my 4K gameplay videos (YouTube won’t post them above 480p) but in the meantime here is a video I put together walking through all the features of the machine. Hopefully you’ll find it informative and help to pull it all together:

#19 4 months ago

Here are a couple of videos showing what the front end software looks like. These are the Modern Williams and Modern Stern playlists.

#20 4 months ago

And here are a couple of gameplay videos from TOTAN and TAF. Please forgive the crappy play - it is tough to do when you've got a phone wedged under your chin filming

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