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VEGAPIN - My Noob-Project

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Hej Dear VPerz

 

I use to play a lot of Pinball when I was young, but with Age this Passion went a bit to sleep. But just Yesterday i got caught by the Fascination of Virtual Pinballs. I watched all the Tutorials of that Dude scorpius (www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnKXIRK4-J4&list=PLZU98v6HPzNYCxOazPkDtTbBKPIAzi14V) and i was completely blown away. I didnt know something like this even existed and now here i am. One night later, barely slept an hour and already planned my own pinball cabinet: 43"/24" Screens, zebsboards all in one VP-Kit, visual pinball with a Hyperpin frontend.

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Tipping Analysis looks pretty good

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Place might be an issue here. But if things get packed i can still enlarge the lower belly on the front to get some more space.

 

Since Im a complete Noob to VPs a lot of - maybe useless - questions pop up. The Most recent one is this:

Focussing on the angle and placement of the playfield-screen and the playfielt glass is saw, that a lot of cabinet designs carry the screen parallel to the floor and only the glass is angled at 6 degrees up.

Is there any practical reason for that? Cause logically it makes no sense to me: The virtual tables are already styled in a kind of 3D-Style where a virtual pinball-backwall is already included. So the playfield itself should be angles at 6 degrees as well; or do i miss on somenting. And a angled playfield would improve the viewing angle on the screen and thus improve the perceptual color quality of the screen innit?

 

 

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I would honestly recommend going with pinballx as the frontend. Easier setup, supports more and is still actively developed. You won't find much activity here when it comes to pinball. I would recommend joining vpforums and vpuniverse.

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Good luck. I plan to build one day. Your design is pretty unique and cool looking. Once you get started post some pics over here

 

I also have wondered why the playfield screen is not angled.  Guess I should squash that thought and do a Google search real quick. 

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Looking good! Although those legs make me think it's going to start walking around like Baba Yaga's hut...

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he he he ... true!

 

Im slowly but steadily getting there. Time to compare the Render with the Real beast ;-)

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Crazy-cool design and what the hell with that woodshop man?!?

If I had access to that I'd be building and selling completed HyperSpin arcade machines like a madman.

What is your artwork from?

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Thanx Metalzoic ;-) Yeah True, the woodshop dude is a crazy ass Oldschool Woodwork-Master and the woodshop is part of the set decoration/scenery-department of a big theatre. My Girlfriend works there and so i got connected. Happy Coincidence: The Woodshop-Man loves to play Pinball too. Hes already thinking about making another Vegapin for himself  ;-) Arwork is a mashup from old B-Movie Posters ("When Dinosaurs ruled the Earth", "Terror from the Year 5000" and sum Japanese Robot-Flick)

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Thanx Man ... took about 20 Days of Work ... but now ... playing the Tables on the Beats it was absolutely worth it ;-)

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Love the design!

Looks ace I so want to build a VP but I just aint got the room to do the woodwork!

 

Well I havent either ... I hooked up a carpenter and we had around 10 hours for the Woodwork ... i paid the wood and put a bag of dollars on top for his help and the "rent" of his woodshop ... maybe you know some dude as well where you could do the same

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Well tbh my bro in law is a carpenter so I would hire him to do the wood for me but hes just expecting his first kid so it will have to wait a while lol

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Well tbh my bro in law is a carpenter so I would hire him to do the wood for me but hes just expecting his first kid so it will have to wait a while lol

 

Well that could be a good trade: Babysitting Hours in exchange for Woodwork Hours ;-)

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Well tbh my bro in law is a carpenter so I would hire him to do the wood for me but hes just expecting his first kid so it will have to wait a while lol

He can't make something out of wood while his wife is pregnant? How does that make sense... Is that an Amish law or something? Or is he literally at the Hospital at this very moment?

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