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Full Screen Tables / Re: Where are the Pinball game play rules and strategy?
« Last post by Itchigo on January 20, 2018, 09:59:29 AM »
I created the Pinball Rulesheets area in downloads. I think text files are probably the easiest, and don't take much space. There is an area for recreated and original tables. So I would do this:

Recreations: Title by Gamename.
Originals: Title by Gamename year, and version (vp9,vp10, etc).

All member already have upload privileges, so I just copied permissions from another category.
Full Screen Tables / Re: Where are the Pinball game play rules and strategy?
« Last post by bha19 on January 20, 2018, 06:41:36 AM »
Quite a few of the tables on IPDB have links to rules if someone made one. For example do a search for "The Addams Family" and in the middle it will say rulesheet version 2.0. Also for the newer Stern, JJP etc... games tiltforums usually has rules if you do a google search for say "Stern Star Wars rules" a link to tiltforums will come up. For the older games like eight ball there really is no need for rules since the rules are simple enough to put on the instruction card.
Full Screen Tables / Re: Where are the Pinball game play rules and strategy?
« Last post by Itchigo on January 18, 2018, 05:51:12 AM »
I could make a special section in downloads for members to upload rulesheets. I don't have much time to maintain it, but if it's member maintained just let me know what would work best. We'd have to have some sort of uniformity, as in upload in a text file titled with gamename or whatever.
Full Screen Tables / Where are the Pinball game play rules and strategy?
« Last post by Monkplayer on January 17, 2018, 09:58:02 AM »
I've got this awesome 362 game VP pin now, but I've been searching every where for a website that has pinball, game play instructions/game rules/game play/rule tips (whatever you want to call it), and it seems to not exist.
Let me state were I've been: IPDB does NOT typically include game instructions on a pin, KLOV, PINSIDE, Daveland ( World Pinball Directory-all web links too), IFPA,
Sites that have some game rules and strategy of play: (PAPA), pinball, stern have some.
If there isn't one then let's make one place that you can find several hundred pinball games rules and strategy, and especially with screen shots of the play fields. It would be a highly visited website! NOTE: let the game owners put up the info, so the site owner won't be doing much of the work.
I've only been able to find 193 games after hours of searching, which is an okay start but many players have 300+ games on their VP.
Members Area / Re: Hello folks!
« Last post by Itchigo on January 17, 2018, 05:59:27 AM »
I love Pat Hand!! We had one in the basement as a kid (my dad was an operator and it didn't have a home at the time). We have the 2 player cabinet version here (Satin Doll). I made it because of the connection I had to Pat Hand, but there were only resources available for Satin Doll. :Hi:
Tales From The Flipper / Old timer pinball habit VP reboot
« Last post by Dutchman on January 16, 2018, 08:58:10 PM »
When I got addicted to pinball we didn't talk about quarters, it was the early '60s and some 5cent machines were still around but most were changing to 10cents for a five ball game and three games for 25cents. The slots took nickels. When the games went from 5 balls to three balls we were not happy about it. Machines were in corner stores, diners, ice cream and soda shops, everywhere. The place I hung out was a soda fountain/grill two doors from where my boy scout troop held meetings. There was a back room full of eight pinball machines with a window to the main store so you could order change and get eats and sodas. My friends and I would go to scout meetings an hour early and play pinball. Trouble was we'd rack up the game counters and not make it to scout meetings on time. A scout master would come down to round us up and we were constantly in trouble for being late. Worse yet was that our parents would give us 50 cents for our monthly scout troop dues and of course it often ended up in the pinball machines instead. When the games started to take quarters (for three balls!) I sort of lost interest, or else my interest in girls took precedent, but I got away from the game for a while. When I would get the itch for a pinball session I'd seek out an arcade and try to figure out the new digital machines with ramps and ball locks and all kinds of new innovations. It was still fun and I still got to use the flipper skills I developed early on it is just that everything was faster, brighter, noisier and WAY more expensive.
 When I discovered Virtual Pinball on the internet I was happy with nostalgia. I set up a two screen machine and loaded up vintage analog recreations I grew up with. It was the best time consuming amusement I could ever think of. I still put in the most play time on the old analog recreation tables, my favorite is still Gottliebs, but I have loaded a lot of modern machines also. This is such a blast for an old guy like me, you will never know until you get old 50 years from now and discover that someone made an emulator that plays Medieval Madness or Mars Attacks. Hopefully you will find something like the nostalgic joy that I have,
Members Area / Hello folks!
« Last post by Herk on January 16, 2018, 05:19:21 PM »
New guy here from western PA. I love EM machines! I have a Bally Hoo, Olympic Hockey and a Pat Hand.
General Discussion / 1969 gottlieb mini pool
« Last post by rockhouse on January 15, 2018, 03:23:47 PM »
 :Hi (2):does anyone know if there is a vp version
 of 1969 e.m mini pool there is a  a back glass image by wildman  :Cool:
thanks for any replies

Site Bulletins / Re: Downloads policy 12/31/17
« Last post by Itchigo on January 12, 2018, 09:48:24 PM »
Click the Mycredits. The next screen will show your credits. It works for me.
Full Screen Tables / Re: Rocket (Williams 1959)
« Last post by dstott on January 12, 2018, 09:11:30 AM »
I really like this table.  I have a fondness for all of the old five physical ball tables, but this one plays almost as well as my favorite, Buckaroo.  I don't know how I missed it when it was originally posted.  A tip of the hat to the author!
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