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  2. abhi_maestro

    Malzbie's Pinball Collection - On my cabinet

    @joyrider3774 thanks so much for all the tips and tricks. Would it be possible for you to share your batch files? I was not able to find them on the ftp.
  3. Today
  4. RIP-Felix

    Cyclone Arcade Redemption Machine SCAM!

    How would you feel if you give your kid $10 for the arcade and instead of playing Galaga, Centipede, Bobble Bobble, Crusin USA, Hydro Thunder, Area 51, or freaking Donkey Kong, he tells you he spent it on the Cyclone and redeemed the tickets for a sticky wall creeper that will stain your walls, get ground into the carpet, and could have been bought from a vending bubble for 25 cents? Would you tell him, "you learned a good life lesson, didn't you. I hope you had fun"? I'm an adult and can make an informed decision to waste my money on a machine I know is unfair (Gamble). Kids spend money on them in hopes of redeeming prizes, unknowingly gambling. It's illegal to sell one thing and deliver another. It's called "bait and switch". That's what redemption scams do (and games at the fair too for that matter). They trick you into thinking the game is fair, but instead cheat you. Worse, they cheat real arcade machine operators who would otherwise see more profits. Game designers suffer too. Worst, they expose kids to the thrill of winning at someone else's expense & the shame of loosing more than they get in return. It's like casinos are marketing to minors in arcades. What bothers me is that it exploits ignorance, especially the most vulnerable demographic - Kids. I'd prefer to live in a world where no one ever tried to corrupt human decency by exploiting naivety. It's wrong to take advantage of innocence in this way...it's criminal. They beg their parents for money and are faced with the option to choose a ticket redemption machine or a true arcade game. They can buy candy from the candy store or the creepy man parked in the car outside it. Redemption scam machines are parasites in the arcade. A redemption game of skill is one thing. You have a fair chance to win and they can be quite fun (the bowling ball jump into a target, that ball drop game, and many others). I have no problem with games of skill and winning prizes if you get good at it. A device designed to circumvent a players skill and cause them to lose more often than not is categorically different. That's gambling and should be illegal for minors. I have a problem with games that make you think you could do better if you got better, only to find out it's not you...it's rigged...and it (the operator) stole your money. That's not fun. THAT PISSES ME OFF!
  5. Thanks for the info, that works Great..
  6. Yesterday
  7. Draco1962

    GameEx First run with no Mame Gamepad response

    Hi there and welcome! Please refer to the thread below to help you locate the gameex.ini and log.txt files to attach (do not copy & paste please) in your reply. Thanks!
  8. joyrider3774

    Malzbie's Pinball Collection - On my cabinet

    guys Labyrinth table has been released as usual very cheap 0.79€ https://store.steampowered.com/app/989680/Malzbies_Pinball_Collection__Labyrinth/ I created new wheel image, uploaded the backglass the author released, updated database (i also added years now) and created a table video for the new table. all available on ftp /-PinballX-/Other Uploads/Joyrider3774/Malzbies Pinball Collection/Media/Malzbies Pinball Collection also it's now possible to hide the DMD (can be handy if you want to create video's without overlay dmd on playfield) you have to run in portrait mode and can press f11 then to hide it. Some tables in certain views show the dmd on the backbox (ingame) thats why the author added it. But i'm not going to recreate my video's, thats also why the i kept the dmd visible in my labyrinth video New game name to use is labyrinth updated database: Malzbies Pinball Collection.xml Backglass picture: wheel image: table video: labyrinth.mp4
  9. Good Morning my Friends. I have a weird GameEx Experience.. I can't find anywhere about this problem.... I hope you can help me with it. I'm using GameEx Arcade (I love it because it's simple... and not that Fancy!! and will do the job ) But my main problem is when start windows .. I start GameEx and the only emulator that I have is Mame .197 . 1- After GameEx boot up for the first time it run super fast and fine... I select the game that I want to play and The game loads................ but without the gamepad controller . unresponsive. 2- If I exit the existing game..... and I open the same game or another one.. the controllers will work just fine and every game after that... and the rest of the games. 3- If I run mame without the frontend for the first time after windows booted , Mame will boot just fine with the joystick /controller support... everything okay!!.... If I close mame (without front end) and I run GameEx and load a mame game... all the controllers will work just fine.. It seems that Mame needs to run once to get usb gamepad support.... I'm using an Dell OptiPlex 960 Core2 Quad at 2.88ghz Please help.!!!!!! Thank you Fellow ones!!
  10. tthurman

    the history of Operation Wolf - Arcade documentary

    I'm learning a lot about these games, many of which I never played. The detailed background really sets them apart from others I've watched over the years and really provides a lot of in-depth behind the scenes info that I would have otherwise never known. Anybody that hasn't checked out his channel should make sure to do so, there are tons of these already posted that don't have threads here.
  11. Superbe présentation.......... trés beau site
  12. @joyrider3774might already have you covered;
  13. Last week
  14. Want to say been using GAMEX for years with my Mame machine, and just starting building the Virtual Pin. So my question might be something simple I am just missing, but I did search the forums. I missed out of the pinball arcade opportunity I am just focusing on FX3 for now . My question / Suggestion is I would love to see a pop up window at some time before selecting a game from the wheel. Maybe with the "Launch before" or a add in hot key button which would prompt the user for the Number of Players, you pick the number say (2) , and it updates the pinballX.ini parameter to launch that number of players in hostseat mode. -hotseat_2 It could be an option before every game which might be a pain to see every time, or driven by a hotkey assigned to a button and you can bring it up anytime before a game is launched to modify the ini file change players before the game launches (unless it is only read into memory once) that way it stays at the selected number of players until you hot key to change it. Since most of the time I want to see it once and when I am done with 2 player mode I would set it back to 1. But simply it would be nice to have a method of changing players inside of pinball x without having to update the config, or go to the Fx3 Menu system.
  15. Marie007

    PinballX

    PinballX is the best frontend now i go update te older version Thanks
  16. Draco1962

    table position

    Please refer to this thread and attach (NO copy & paste) copies of your pinballx.ini and log.txt files along with a more detailed description of what you are trying to do, what systems/tables, etc.
  17. hansolo77

    Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

    Good to see you back.
  18. ClassicGMR

    Cyclone Arcade Redemption Machine SCAM!

    When i play redemption games I stick to the Ball Drop game shown here. Of the 5 balls Funspot uses 2 of them are the same weight. I never walk away with less than 1000 tickets on maybe $3-$4. Mechanical owns digital every time.
  19. rzava

    table position

    how to position the tables vertically
  20. UN 10 para tí!!! saludos y gracias!
  21. tthurman

    Battle Damage - Unofficial Star Wars Hype Thread

    The Coolest Star Wars and Marvel Reveals From New York Toy Fair Click on the ROTJ - Death Star pic - for the Star Wars slides
  22. GimmeClassics

    LEADERBOARD Hi-Score Competition

    Updated Leaderboard ~ GC
  23. GimmeClassics

    GOTQ: Kung-Fu Master

    I remember having played this at a real cab. One of the few games unfortunately. Weren't that many around in the Netherlands / Europe when I was growing up. A tough game. I was glad to beat the first floor / stage Score: 26,020 points Initials: DEN Updated OP, DB, RSS, LB ~GC
  24. GimmeClassics

    Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

    I was able to beat 50k. Such a fun game to play ! Score: 54,000 points Initials: DEN Updated OP, DB, RSS ~GC
  25. tthurman

    Cyclone Arcade Redemption Machine SCAM!

    Don't play them They're no worse than the games at the fair midway! There's a sucker born every minute!
  26. Saw this in a post by Niro007 and thought I'd share it here.
  27. RIP-Felix

    Cyclone Arcade Redemption Machine SCAM!

    The claw machines let the operator set claw strength on grip, lift and travel. Claw strength increases once the minimum amount of money is met, to allow a prize to be won, then resets back to scam mode afterwards. It's criminal IMO.
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