I’m going to build a Virtual Pinball, am I insane?

(Topic ID: 218220)

I’m going to build a Virtual Pinball, am I insane?


By WackyBrakke

9 months ago



Topic Stats

  • 52 posts
  • 43 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 9 months ago by Paul_from_Gilroy
  • Topic is favorited by 3 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    Topic poll

    “Am I insane to build a Virtual Pinball?”

    • Yes 31 votes
      48%
    • No 33 votes
      52%

    (64 votes)

    Topic Gallery

    There have been 8 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

    Screenshot_20180601-160338 (resized).png
    Stiff (resized).jpg
    IMG_1045 (resized).jpg
    IMG_1044 (resized).jpg
    mini (resized).jpg
    752e65f7d683128704edf83adc77d274a089468f (resized).jpg
    Screen Shot 2018-06-01 at 9.08.46 AM (resized).png
    9564B304-43CE-468A-BB8F-CC9308B8E20E (resized).jpeg

    There are 52 posts in this topic. You are on page 2 of 2.
    #51 9 months ago
    Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

    Eventually when an attempt is offered to sell, the answer will be fully revealed.

    This is a good point.

    Keep in mind that when some posts above use the word ‘garbage’ to refer to virtual pins, they are talking about the large number of attempts out there that really are just that.

    One reason is that it takes a lot of time to make one of these not be garbage and it’s a moving target as they hardware and software keeps improving rapidly. Anything made today will seem like garbage a few years down the road. Tried one recently and I couldn’t even plunge the ball it was so bad and this is common because it takes time and know-how to build these things properly from scratch.

    I’m sure it’s a fun hobby so go for it but know when it comes time to sell, almost no one will be interested in buying it.

    #52 9 months ago

    Over the years I've played a few virtual pinball machines at shows. Most of the time, the experience is "meh". In March, however, I played a Pinball FX2 Championship Edition machine at Zapcon. I was surprised. It was one of my favorite machines at the show. Based on that experience, if I was going to build my own virtual pin, I think I would want a great sound system, solenoids (so, for example, you feel/hear solenoids when pressing flipper buttons), 3 displays, latest Pinball FX2/3 tables, etc.

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    From: $ 9.99
    Eproms
    Matt's Basement Arcade
    $ 16.50
    Lighting - Led
    Lermods
    From: $ 50.00
    Gameroom - Decorations
    Gameroom Mods
    $ 129.00
    Lighting - Led
    LED OCD
    From: $ 48.00
    From: € 189.00
    Displays
    GermanGamingSupplies.com
    $ 129.00
    Lighting - Led
    LED OCD
    $ 27.99
    Eproms
    Matt's Basement Arcade
    $ 35.00
    Cabinet - Decals
    Bright Lights Pinball
    $ 94.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    $ 239.99
    Lighting - Led
    PinballBulbs
    $ 96.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    $ 11.95
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ULEKstore
    € 4.20
    Flipper Parts
    Buthamburg
    $ 239.99
    Cabinet - Toppers
    Tilttopper
    $ 175.00
    Lighting - Interactive
    Professor Pinball
    $ 7.00
    Various Other Swag
    Project Pinball Charity
    $ 36.99
    Lighting - Interactive
    Lee's Parts
    $ 48.00
    Cabinet - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 149.00
    £ 37.00
    Lighting - Led
    PinballToys
    $ 219.00
    There are 52 posts in this topic. You are on page 2 of 2.

    Hey there! Got a moment?

    Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside