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djhamp's Avatar djhamp 09:48 AM 05-16-2014
I have been searching Craigslist lately for used foosball and pinball machines to add to my HT room. I came across someone selling a virtual pinball machine - I had never heard of such -but it looks interesting. Basically a computer in a pinball style cabinet with screens instead of a playfield, advantage is you can have hundreds of games. Not sure of the playing experiance though - wondering if anyone has one or played on one?



trans_lux's Avatar trans_lux 11:03 AM 05-16-2014
I have played virtual pinball but not on a full size pinball machine.
The experience was pretty good but I wouldn't trade my old school machines for it.
Maybe its better on the full size.

The hobbyist-no fanatics- behind this movement have goon to great lengths to make this as close as possible to the real thing,
I do know that to get it right it a fair amount of work.
I contemplated building my own as I have several MAME consoles but the task was too daunting.
For me I would buy a finished product.
This one looks like the best out there. Its a bit spendy.
http://virtuapin.net/
djhamp's Avatar djhamp 01:35 PM 05-16-2014
Yeah, I dont want to build my own, local guy has one all done, says he has $8000 into it and wants $5000. More than I was going to spend on a used machine but if you can change the game whenever you feel like it it might stay used longer.
Shooter44's Avatar Shooter44 01:06 PM 09-04-2014
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Originally Posted by trans_lux View Post
I have played virtual pinball but not on a full size pinball machine.<br>
The experience was pretty good but I wouldn't trade my old school machines for it.<br>
Maybe its better on the full size.<br><br>
The hobbyist-no fanatics- behind this movement have goon to great lengths to make this as close as possible to the real thing,<br>
I do know that to get it right it a fair amount of work.<br>
I contemplated building my own as I have several MAME consoles but the task was too daunting.<br>
For me I would buy a finished product.<br>
This one looks like the best out there. Its a bit spendy.<br>
<a href="http://virtuapin.net/" target="_blank">http://virtuapin.net/</a>
I was thinking of getting a real pin for my Entertainment room but after checking out that link, the Virtual pin looks like the right way to go albeit need a little more $$$.
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