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Found Spheres pins...again
« on: October 24, 2013, 10:18:06 AM »
After an exhaustive search on the web (his original site is down)
I found Spheres pins once again
 don't know if you guys have these or not but imho his were some of the best pins ever made
http://www.pinsimdb.org/pinball/?searchAuthorIdx=54
the graphics rock as well as the music he used but mostly that artwork ios brilliant
 esp  since he used the older FP program with not a heck of a lot of resources available at that time
« Last Edit: October 24, 2013, 10:21:35 AM by faralos »
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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 12:56:25 AM »
Why, thank you, kind sir!

Whatta timely thing ... my Archives hard drive just crashed and burned, and I'm quite certain I had all of Sphere's tables on there. I usually back everything up to DVD ... but had gotten rather negligent lately. And then *-poof!-*  :Cry: a whole lotta data gone forever!

At least now I can check out Sphere's tables again.  :Cool: Amok Harvest is one of my favorites, as well as Pathways and Tales From Topographic Oceans. All these tables should be preserved for VP and FP posterity!  :Green:
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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2013, 01:35:33 AM »
PS:

I've downloaded all of Sphere's FP tables from PinSimDB, as well as all the VP tables from Pinball-Originals.com (man, THAT sure took a long time ... that site is ssslllooowww).

I really got into Sphere's tables back in '08. After finding VP, it was inevitable that I should find FP. And of his FP tables, I really dug his Tales From Topographic Oceans and Pathways tables. They reminded me of back in the day, in '79, when I first bought Yes' Close To The Edge and Relayer LPs ... it was the same time I discovered Atari's Time 2000 and Middle Earth tables. I was really into Roger Dean's artwork, and had started emulating his style in my pen & ink drawings. I also enjoyed the distinctively different artwork and table design of Atari, two of the first widebodied tables I'd ever played.

Well here I was, 30 years later, enjoying Yes music, Roger Dean artwork and pinball all over again ... but NOW I saw that I could not only play pinball, but could also create my own tables, complete with killer artwork, my favorite pinball music and whatever radical table design I could ome up with! For instance, I really thought that two tables needed creating: Starship Trooper and Close To The Edge!  :Green: It might yet happen, now that I've been reinspired with these tables.

I was wondering, though ... there are a few of Sphere's tables that can no longer be found online. I was wondering if anyone had these in their collections? Would you be willing to share, if you do have them? I'd really like that!  :Cool:

Missing Sphere Tables:

Brain Salad Surgery
Citadel 1.2
Dark Side Of The Moon
Demons And Wizards
Magnification 1.2
Phaeton 1.21
Strange Days 1.0
Tomb Raider 4.1.1
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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2013, 10:36:07 AM »
Hi Pete,

I found Brain Salad Surgery which I've attached.

Will ahve a looksee for the others.

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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2013, 10:42:49 AM »
Citadel 1.2 attached ...

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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2013, 10:46:01 AM »
Demons And Wizards attached ...

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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2013, 10:48:54 AM »
Finally, for now anyway ... Phaeton


Enjoy.


Shall have another look when I can ....

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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2013, 11:01:32 PM »
Thanks, Elton, these are very nice finds! Even when Sphere still had his site up, these tables were n/a. As for Brain Salad Surgery, it's not hard to suspect it was due to a copyright issue. But for the other tables, these were VERY early tables, for VP as well as Sphere ... I consider them to be a valuable part of VP history from one of the more prolific pioneers of the art!

Thanks again!  :Yahoo:

Here is my complete list of Sphere Tables to date now in my collection. Most of the VP tabes are available at Pinball-Originals.com. The FP tables are at the link Faralos provided, http://www.pinsimdb.org/pinball/?searchAuthorIdx=54 If there's a particular one you'd like me to share, just ask, and I'll upload it for you. But if anyone has any of the missing tables, I'd be grateful if you could share it! Thanks!

Happy Pinballing!  :Pinball:


VP Tables by Sphere:
These tables can be found at Pinball-Originals.com:

Ad Infinitum V2.0 (sphere 2002)
Anna's Colours V3.0 (sphere 2001)
Another World Two V2.0 (sphere 2001)
Between Heaven & Hell V1.1 (sphere 2005)
Black Widow V2.0 (sphere 2002)
Emerald Altar V1.27 (sphere 2001)
Encore V2.0 (sphere 2002)
Fantasy City V2.36 (sphere 2002)
Miss Universe V1.1 (sphere 2001)
N.N. Acoustic V2.1 (sphere 2001)
Red Dragon V2.0 (sphere 2002)
Saturn 5 V2.11 (sphere 2001)
Space Is Deep V2.0 (sphere 2001)
Suburbs V1.14 (sphere 2002)
Tales From Topographic Oceans ED2 V2.0 (sphere 2002)
Goddess Of Egypt V2.1 (sphere 2002)
The Skull V2.0 (sphere 2002)
Vision Of Beauty V2.0 (sphere 2002)

This table I found on my old XP laptop:

Psyche's Dream V1.22 (sphere 2002)

These tables were shared by Elton at The Rogue™:
http://roguepinball.com/index.php/topic,427.0.html

Brain Salad Surgery V1.11 (sphere 2001)
Citadel-V1.2 (sphere 2001)
Demons & Wizards V1.1 (sphere 2001)
Phaeton v1.2 (sphere 2001)

Missing VP Sphere Tables

Dark Side Of The Moon
Magnification 1.2
Strange Days 1.0
Tomb Raider 4.1.1

FP Tables by Sphere:
All these tables can be found at http://www.pinsimdb.org/pinball/?searchAuthorIdx=54
Thanks to Faralos for this find!

Amok Harvest 1.8 (sphere 2006)
Anna's Colours 2.1 (sphere 2005)
Chaosmonger 1.1 (sphere 2006)
Elric Of Melnibone 1.4 (sphere 2006)
Emerald Altar 1.7 (sphere 2005)
Force Majeure 1.2 (sphere 2006)
Goddess Of Egypt 1.0 (sphere 2006)
Li II 1.8 (sphere 2005)
Pathways 1.4 (sphere 2005)
Red Dragon 1.1 (sphere 2006)
Retroactive 1.2 (sphere 2006)
Spirit Of Flight 1.5 (sphere 2005)
Suburbs 2100 1.0 (sphere 2006)
Tales From Topographic Oceans 1.1 (sphere 2006)
Wayfarers Redemption 1.2 (sphere 2006)
Window On Reality 1.1 (sphere 2006)
Wooden Ship 1.0 (sphere 2007)
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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2013, 03:14:39 AM »
Thanks Elton, hope you're doing ok!

Hope you guys don't mind me moving this. :Smile:
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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2013, 02:29:06 PM »
No issues guys.

Glad I could assist.

I don't even have VP installed. Just an old folder with a shedful of zipped tables :)

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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2014, 11:05:34 PM »
Found a bunch of long lost Tables at ... http://www.arcadeathome.com/pinball.phtml  including Dark Side Of The Moon (Sphere) On which I was Hunting .... LOL

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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2014, 07:45:04 PM »
This is a bit off topic but I just came across another great Pinball designer by the name of SLAMT1LT ! His Future Pinball tables are awesome...  :awaken:

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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2014, 07:07:25 AM »
He has been around a bit, but he does great work (even though I'm not into fp). I'm partial to the originals, but with adding music, he's done some nice ones.
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Re: Found Spheres pins...again
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2015, 07:54:34 AM »
Found this Thread today ;)

Since the Pinball-Originals.org Site isn't reachable (and a search with friend google does not lead to any results), are there any other Sites to get the following tables?

Ad Infinitum V2.0
Fantasy City V2.36
N.N. Acoustic V2.1
Saturn 5 V2.11
Space Is Deep V2.0
Goddess Of Egypt V2.1


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