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  • Submitted: Sep 12 2018 03:14 PM
  • Last Updated: Aug 29 2022 04:20 AM
  • File Size: 7.42MB
  • Views: 16593
  • Downloads: 6,482
  • Author(s): jpsalas
  • Manufacturer: Taito
  • Year: 1983
  • IPDB Link:
  • ROM: Link to ROM
  • Permission to MOD?: Yes, without approval

Previous Versions

  • 19 Dec 2020 Download Polar Explorer (Taito do Brasil 1983) 3.0.1
  • 19 Dec 2020 Download Polar Explorer (Taito do Brasil 1983) 3.0.1
  • 11 Dec 2020 Download Polar Explorer (Taito do Brasil 1983) 3.0.0

Download Polar Explorer (Taito do Brasil 1983) 4.0.0

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polar explorer taito

Based on the Taito table from 1983 .
Thanks to Carlos Guizzo for all the resources.
Also thanks to 32assassin for making also a VPX version of this table, from were I "borrowed" the wire ramp on the upper floor :)
I built the table from scratch, as always. In this table I have used some primitives on top of the flippers to gave them a nice shape. The normal VPX flippers are still visible and if you want to change their color or the rubber color then you can do it in the editor, no need to change images.
Also if you prefer black rubbers instead of white, then simply load the table in the editor, press SHIFT CTRL E, sort all the objects by type, select all the rubbers and change their material to Rubber Black. Save the table, and you'll have black rubbers.

What's New in Version 4.0.0 (See full changelog)

  • 4.0.0 Updated 29.8.2022
  • - Updated to my VPX7 physics
  • - cleaned up and deleted unused graphics & reduced the size of the table
  • - Added my VPX7 LUT changer to darker the table (hold down LEFT CTRL while change with RIGHT CTRL). Including GI brightness adjustment. Use the LUT changer together with the day/night slider to give the table the level of darkness you prefer.
  • - Updated my mechanical set of sounds to a more "under the glass" sound, as people seem to like those kind of sounds better.
  • - Changed the Environment image to enhance a little the object shadows.
  • - Made the light inserts warmer, mostly the white lights.
  • 3.0.1 Updated 19.12.2020
  • - Added a workaround to activate the flippers when coming down from the upper playfield. Thanks wiesshund for the fix.
  • 3.0 Updated 11.12.2020
  • Updated script & physics:
  • - added the arcade physics 3.0
  • - new rolling routine that now includes the ball shadow, the ball drop sound from Rothbauer and my ball speed control.
  • - Easy change of the ambient lightning: Hold down LeftMagnaSave and with RightMagnaSave it will switch between LUT images, from light to dark, 9 levels, and the selection will be saved for the table.
  • - some extra collision sounds and more random hit sounds.
  • 2.0.0 Updated 13.12.2019
  • - Script changes:
  • Added SSF sound and exchanged some mechanical sounds.
  • Added new fading lights routine which uses less cpu for the flash objects.
  • Added the NVram patch for Taito do Brasil tables by Pmax65, which fixes possible rom errors when quiting the tables during play.
  • Enabled fastflips
  • - New environment image for better looking metals and for better adjustment of the Night -> Day cycle.
  • - New material settings to suit the new environment image.
  • - added 3 colorgradeLUT images for normal, saturated and half saturated to better fit your monitor. The default is the normal color.
  • - New VPX physics (jp's arcade physics with lower friction and heavier flippers).Changed all the objects in contact with the ball: playfield, rubbers, plastics, metals, flippers, slingshots, bumpers...
  • - Extra decorations like a subtile ball shadow and flipper decorations
  • 1.0.2 Updated 17.09.2018
  • - fixed a ball stuck possibility when shooting for the upper playfield.
  • - Added the rules in English to the table info. Thanks Carlos & Bord for the translation.
  • 1.0.1 Updated 15.09.2018
  • - fixed the upper playfield, now using the solenoid, which actually has a timer. I thought there was something wrong and in version 1.0.0 I disabled it. But there is a timer! Then the solenoid was always working fine :)
  • .
  • 1.0.0 Released 12.09.2018



THX!!!!!!!!!! :)

Thank you very much for sharing ... The table is beautiful ... Thank you to everyone involved in this work ...

Beautiful Table !

Thanks !


Gracias !

JP is completely on fire again, making table after table! Thanks!!!

And to state the obvious again: It looks brilliant and has a tiny filesize! WTF!

Great! Thanks for the update and the translated instructions!

(Go to Table>Image Manager (F3), Import the "plastics_en" File from the zip file and click OK, activate the Options Window (top left side), click on the apron on the table, in the Options under Colors & Formatting Top Image choose plastics_en. Save the table)

Great! Thank you!

Thanks for this! I haven't played this till today I love it! Thanks again!

Wow JP Slow down, I cant type that fast ;). Really though, such dedication to your work. We are so lucky JP. Thank you.

game loads but doesn't start...same with another of the games you uploaded yesterday. Is there a NVRAM or ROM needed ? Don't get any error just that the game won't start....

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