- My lovely wife
- Rob Avery
- Mr H
- Frank Heming
- vpx team
It's time to bring Pizza back to Pinball.
Growing up the only places that had pinball were pizza joints and bowling alleys. I wasn't often at the bowling alleys (as you could still smoke in them at that point) so i played tons of pinball at pizza parlours.
It always struck me as odd that there weren't any pinball tables about pizza when so many tables resided in pizza places. Plus pizza is awesome.
The idea really started to grab me when I heard the local (Denver) band Pizza Time play their song "Pizza Time". First they are awesome, second it was the perfect link. A vision of a crusty pizza joint, pizza party took shape and I knew this table had to be made.
It's always important to me to build upon all that is great in pinball. It needs to be equal doses of innovation and homage as the rich history of pinball tables is something I find very worth building upon.
In this cases the biggest inspiration was definitely Diner.
PizzaTime coming to you with generous sponsorship from AtGames!
Hey guys ScottyWic here, I wanted to take a minute to explain some really cool developments between myself (and my team) and AtGames.
Earlier this year I was contacted by AtGames about their interest in supporting my efforts. I get a good number of requests to make tables for money and I've generally grown grouchy about these requests because this is my hobby and not a job. I make my tables because I love making things for people to play and love, that's the goal. So to be honest I wasn't even going to respond, but they piqued my interest saying "we want to help you get more tables out". And well as you guys know I am not able to make many tables, as they take an unbelievable amount of hours (many times 500+).
We got to talking and it was evident right from the start that this was a different conversation. AtGames wanted to financially support bringing on others to help me finish my games AND allow me to still give them away to the VPX community. Wait, what? Yeah you heard me right. At this point I said, ok, now we're getting somewhere. What if I could release multiple games a year out to you guys, and not have it leaving me totally burnt out every time. This I was interested in.
So we decided to give it a run and work to finish off my PizzaTime table which had been itching to be completed for years. It was at the point where I needed MANY hours to code out the rules completely and I was dreading it. Daphishbowl came alongside me with AtGames funding to code through the rules. As you all know, he is brilliant, and it went amazingly well.
We now come to the community with the sponsored table, PizzaTime. A strange and silly table that comes out exactly as my vision had been (as strange as that vision might be). And I hope you love it like I do.
On Community Negativity
There has been a general negativity in the VPX community when it comes to anything involving money, and I definitely understand these feelings. What I hope to illustrate with this partnership is that there are really great individuals out there looking to help lift this community up for the good of everyone. I believe the digital pinball market is about to see a huge boom, and this is exciting for me as my tables will be played by more and more people everyday.
I still hold that my dream is just to walk in and see kids hammering away on a game I made and I feel that's getting closer and closer to reality every day. But I hit the same road block, I can't spend 500 hours on a table by myself and make very many, I need help, and not like "I'll help a bit on the weekend" help, I need 40 hrs a week help.
So I ask that you guys take some time to play PizzaTime and know that this table would most likely never have come out without the help from AtGames. They are truly great people that are trying their best to be as delicate and understanding to this community's feelings about financial investments as possible. And with this help I hope to be able to finish more tables with even greater quality than before and less strain on my personal and family life.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and for hopeful openness to this new exciting partnership opportunity for me and honestly for us all.
- install vpx
- install pinup player
- add pinup folder from the download
- (optional)add orbital scoreboard (osb.vbs version) instructions here https://app.archbee.io/doc/iWLeFb-kgHxMIwnwv7_8S/cBY7MwQz6xP3up2WHY9CH
- open vpx file
- adjust table script header to your liking
- play & have fun
TO all, I am monitoring all the feedback and issues on here and will be making updates to the items as needed.
- Most issues are "script error osb..." = turn off the orbital scoreboard at the top of the script
- Minigame losing focus (cab) = download a fresh vpx file
- Minigame losing focus / flippers not working (desktop) = uncomment out line 5872 that says WshShell.AppActivate “PuPShooter”
- DMD dislikes (size and such) = this was never something I coded around. This was designed as a 2 screen table and there's no need for that space. Feel free to do whatever you need there but it's not part of the design really. I might add to it but this is designed (as are all my tables) as a 2 screen JJP style table.
- DOF not working = there were errors in the dof config that was done for this. they are being fixed and updated today supposedly
- OSB score format errors = your system is in EU using . instead of , in the score. I will adjust to make this uniform in future versions.
- OSB scores not posting = double check your file against someone else who's scores are posting i would guess there's a format error in your osb.vbs
- Bonus score formatting weird = most likely you have stretched the pup. It is meant to be 1920 x 1080. If you have your screen fitting a tall monitor or off the normal hd ratio then you will find text format issues that i don't know if i can adjust for.
- Micro stutters = if the slow computer mode doesn't fix then i'll add some future adjustments to this. most likely this happens as the ball circles the loop-de-loop.
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