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Welcome to VPForums



Welcome to VPForums.org!

VPForums.org is a friendly gaming community site dedicated to the preservation of pinball through software simulation.
Our aim is to provide a lot of fun and games, all in a social and relaxed atmosphere.

Here, you will find a huge selection of Visual Pinball 8, Visual Pinball 9, and Future Pinball table downloads to play on your desktop PC, as well as,
hundreds of cabinet tables you can play on a virtual pinball cabinet. All created by our community's talented table authors.

You'll also find a number of tutorials, design resources, interviews with Pinball Legends and table authors, and much more!
So, don't be shy, introduce yourself, search for an answer to any related questions you may have, or post your question, if you can't find the answer.

If you are new to the Virtual Pinball scene altogether, please refer to the Visual Pinball Installation Guide, or download Future Pinball.
Both are great programs that no true pinhead should be without!


Attention All VPForums Visitors!

Attention all VPF members and users: If you've purchased a virtual pinball machine, hard drive, flash drive, or DVD that contains tables and ROMs from our site, or any other Visual Pinball site, when you received it, you have purchased an illegal product! Return it for a full refund immediately!
Our authors and contributing members work hard and provide FOR FREE all the content you've 'paid' for. This only serves to upset our contributors and will likely cause them to stop sharing the work we all enjoy. It is unethical and ILLEGAL to include their works in any commercial product!
Thank you.

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SPECIAL NOTICE: We had an Issue with the Downloads Section ...

04 Oct 2022

Posted by Noah Fentz in Site News & Announcements

After a brutal few hours of trying to meticulously restore just sections of the site, it was concluded a full DB restore was warranted.

 

This will result in the loss of some forum activity in the last 24 hours, as well as files uploaded/updated recently.

 

My sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please post here any issues you may notice in your travels.

 

Thank you!

  692 views · 3 replies ( Last reply by Csilk )

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Uploading/Hosting Guidelines - Allowed/Disallowed List

28 Mar 2022

Posted by Noah Fentz in Site News & Announcements

Hi everyone!

 

I know it's been a long time coming! Here are the Upload and hosting guidelines for our community*. Some lists are what's allowed, some what's not allowed, so please note the difference ...

 

As of this writing, just about everything prior to April 2019 is fair game, with the following exceptions. The list will also evolve to include other manufacturers ...

 

WMS/Bally (Disallowed)

  • Bride of Pinbot 2.0
  • Funhouse 2.0
  • Colorized ROMs - As per Rick Bartlet, licensor of WMS/Bally properties. He's not one to ignore, as he is pretty aggressive in protecting his interests.

Spooky Pinball (Allowed)

  • America's Most Haunted
  • Total Nuclear Annihilation
  • Dominoes

Charlie asked me to first ask him if we were to recreate their tables. Some of these companies have licensing agreements we do not want to jeopardize! If you would like me to ask on your behalf, feel free to reach out, and I'll give him a call.

 

Gottlieb (Disallowed)

  • All Gottlieb ROMs

Jersey Jack Pinball (Allowed)

  • NONE - When asked if we could, he replied, "Absolutely not!" in no uncertain terms ... enough said, Jack.

 

Stern Pinball (Allowed)

  • Any title up to, and including, Black Knight, Sword of Rage

This will change as time goes on. The rule is 3 years out of production. To simplify, it would be easier for everyone to go by the release date on IPDB ...

 

 

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*Uploads of disallowed content will be rejected. Sites, sellers, drive services, etc hosting or selling disallowed content will be dealt with by the respective IP representative(s).

 

Thank you!

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Updated MOD Rules and Guidelines

31 Mar 2022

Posted by Noah Fentz in Site News & Announcements

Hi Everyone!

 

It's time for a new installment of rules to clarify what the MOD rules are! :)

 

MODS Defined - A MOD is the making of any table that relies heavily on the work done by another, be it art, layout, script, or combination of the three. Pretty simple. This includes:  Lighting and physics MODs, revisions for new platforms, e.g., VP9 to VPX conversions, or simply new and improved versions. It doesn't matter how much you have done yourself. If it's heavily reliant on the work of another, it's a MOD.

 

For the moment, many authors have authorized MODs of their work, without requiring permission. I want to list and thank these members personally, as this is how it should be. If you'd like to be added to the list, or I just missed you, please let me know!

 

Free to MOD Authors

  • JPSalas - requests MODs of his work are uploaded here.*
  • destruk - requests MODs of his work are uploaded here.*
  • unclewilly
  • StevOz
  • PinballPerson (aka, Leon Spalding/Leo Wanker)
  • freneticamnesic
  • Practicedummy
  • faralos
  • gtxjoe
  • PacDude
  • Sindbad
  • LoadedWeapon
  • javier1515
  • rascal
  • rob046
  • bmiki75
  • Sheltemke
  • teppotee
  • Les73gTx
  • anthias
  • dark (3D models)
  • Inkochnito
  • Shoopity
  • Lord Hiyru
  • ghostmachine (mostly FP on Pin Sim DB)
  • mfuegemann
  • TAB
  • IcePagoda
  • melon
  • hmueck
  • BorgDog
  • unclereamus - requests MODs of his work are uploaded here.*
  • Noah Fentz - requests MODs of his work are uploaded here.*
  • xenonph- requests MODs of his work are uploaded here.*
  • EpeC
  • wiesshund - requests MODs of his work are uploaded here.*

Any MODs of their work MUST credit the previous authors. ALL of them. Any tables used that are originally free to MOD are to remain free to MOD, regardless of how many authors and/or versions have been subsequently involved. It is unacceptable to 'lock' down a table that's been modded from something freely given.

 

If you'd like to MOD another author's work, please contact them. It's the right thing to do. If, after 30 days, you receive no response, you are free to MOD it.

 

Any MODs based on free to MOD work in which the 'new' author claims required permission ARE free to MOD. See previous statement.

 

* Not exclusively here. Share them everywhere! :)

 

The above applies to any table uploaded prior to April 1st, 2022.

 

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TABLES UPLOADED ON AND AFTER April 1st, 2022, we're implementing a new policy ... Call them the 'JPSalas rules'. All tables, regardless of where they are uploaded, shared, or hidden behind unscrupulous paywalls, are free to MOD. Originals still require explicit permission! As of APR 1, tables are to be treated as open source freeware, just like the core software, VPX. Same license, same terms. Free to MOD. NOT INTENDED FOR COMMERCIAL USE. It's FREE! ALL of it! None of us own this stuff, and our goal is to preserve pinball history, not get all dramatic and pissy about who used what from where. We're all in this together.

 

Please be kind and still contact the author(s)! It's polite and the right thing to do. Please do not MOD any table that has not been published for at least 60 days. Give the authors some time to get feedback, fix bugs, enjoy the accolades, and be proud of their work!

 

Please Note: If you feel so strongly that you own your recreation, built on the backs of hundreds of folks that came before you, simply don't share it anywhere. We don't want it. Our aim here is to change the current, toxic environment to one of sharing, as it's always been intended.

 

We also don't need 50 versions of the same table! To be approved, there must be MAJOR changes made from the original. This can only be determined if the original author has shared their work here. If the original isn't shared here, there's no way for me to know what's been changed, and it will be approved. I'm not going on a hunt to find the original, and I'm certainly not visiting unethical sites just for that purpose. Credit to all previous authors is always required.

 

Thank you!

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