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  • #210967
    HiRez00
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    @hirez00
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    Grand Prix (Williams 1976) EM

    A few months back, forum member aka "Shark's Mouth" found a real Grand Prix in the back of the building he was working at. He managed to take about 150 hi-resolution photos of the entire playfield, plastics and backglass (I mean just about every inch) - and he posted those photos on this site, hoping someday someone could use them to make a clean new VPX table from them.

    I stitched them all together and embarked on a complete redraw of the playfield, plastics and backglass - that took a couple weeks on and off.

    Loserman76 (being the EM guru that he is) built a brand new table using the new playfield as a guide - that looked and played great.

    Because the playfield and plastics were a new redraw - no matter what lighting approach I took within VPX - the lighting always looked FLAT and not realistic.

    Enter Bord ... Bord imported everything into Blender and "enhanced" all the lighting and rendered out a beautiful and ultra realistic output.

    I am a big fan of 60s and 70s EM tables and I wanted to do it justice since we started with such great resources.

    This final version is a example of great collaboration between all involved.

    Included with this download is the new VPX version of Grand Prix, new Backglass, and new wheel image.

    Also included is an mp3 file named: Grand Prix (Williams 1976) EM - F1 Race Ambience.mp3. This is a subtle sound effect track that you can load into your front end system (PinballX) that will play before the table is loaded.

    At the top of the table script you can choose if you want the ball / flipper shadows ON or OFF. I suggest you turn them OFF if you a using a slower system.

    Also built into the table is the JP Salas LUT selector. Hold down the LEFT MAGNASAVE and then press the RIGHT MAGNASAVE to cycle through the 9 different LUT brightnesses.

    Hold down LEFT FLIPPER for 3 - 4 seconds BEFORE starting a game to access the build in Game Menu to change the game options.

    - Enjoy!

    CREDITS:

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    Loserman76 - Complete Table build + Scripting

    HiRez00 - Playfield, Plastics, and B2S ReDraw

    Bord - Blender Rendering and other Enhancements

    Shark's Mouth - All real table reference photos

    Schreibi34 - Apron and Pop Bumper Mesh

    MLager8 - Apron ReDraw

    JP Salas - LUT Selector Enhancement

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    This project took considerable time and I wanted to share it with everyone ... so "thanks" or comments in the support topic would be greatly appreciated.

    PLEASE NOTE: I create these image, videos, tables and backglass files for fun and for the dedicated VPX pinball users on this and other forum. I DID NOT create this for you to download as SELL, MAKE MONEY OR PROFIT ON ... You have been warned!

    DO NOT include any of these files with other downloads or projects without asking / getting permission first.

    All Logos, Copyrights and Trademarks are property of their respective owners.

    PROVIDED STRICTLY FOR PERSONAL / HOME USE AND NOT FOR COMMERCIAL SALE / RE-SALE OR DISTRIBUTION!

    Total of 53 users thanked author for this post. Here are last 20 listed.
    #210976
    studlygoorite
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    @studlygoorite
    Member

    Looks and plays great, thanks for sharing.

    #210978
    Bendo
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    @bendo
    Member

    Thanks again for another old EM table. They are the ones I enjoy and play the most !!!

    #210979
    Schreibi34
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    @schreibi34
    Member

    Looking great guys! :good:

    #210984
    Shark’s Mouth
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    @impatientoverlord

    Thanks to everyone involved, plays great so far, looks good & the lighting is nice!

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    JR
    #210999
    bord
    Moderator
    @bord
    MembervipContributorModerator

    Great work, @hirez00. The redraw is gorgeous!

    #211001
    xphilou29
    Participant
    @xphilou29
    Member

    thanks a lot for this table HiRez00, very nice and impressive distribution making the table master bord and loserman nothing less ! and thanks to all involve of course

     

    #211002
    peterpiper
    Participant
    @peterpiper

    Great collaborative effort guys. Looks beautiful and plays great. Thanks for preserving a piece of pinball history.

    #211003
    robobet
    Participant
    @robobet

    Beautiful EM,

    Nicely done !

    Thanks

    #211025
    Jopp
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    @joppnl
    Member

    Fantastic!

    Great story about from_find_to_VPXtable and great team effort to get the work done.

    Thanks  HiRez00,  Shark’s Mouth, Bord, Schreibi34, Loserman76, MLager8 & JP Salas.

    My favorite pinball machine?
    Where I can put my name on as Grand Champion....

    #211031
    nestorgian
    Participant
    @nestorgian

    Thanks, great job
    similar to Faces from sonic
    Sonic would have copied from this? or vice versa

    #211032
    Thalamus
    Moderator
    @thalamus
    ContributorMemberModerator

    Thank you all – , @HiRez00, @Loserman76, @Bord, @Schreibi34, @MLager8 and @JPSalas

    And of course, Shark’s Mouth – for the photos !

    #211053
    joeplainfield
    Participant
    @joeplainfield

    Ah yes…. Grand Prix. The only table at the arcade in the 70s  that didn’t have quarters on the glass. Now I remember why, as I struggle to get my name on the sticky note 45 years later. You guys did a great job. Thank you. I get to be 12 again as I pull this one up on popper.

    #211054
    Bosco
    Participant
    @bosco

    Beautiful table and backglass 

    Thanks for creating it.

    #211070
    JR
    Participant
    @jfr1
    Member

    It’s been EM heaven around here lately.  Another table I’ve never seen.  Gorgeous reproduction!  Pointy People guy did this tables art?  Amazing.  And the BG artwork is of Monaco?  Stunning and really well done.  Thanks for bringing this spinner fest to life!

    #211076
    coreduo0099
    Participant
    @coreduo0099
    Member

    Amazing.  Looks brand new.

    #211078
    Rajo Joey
    Participant
    @joey2001
    Member

    Love the table. Thanks to all who are involved. 👍🤩

    #211120
    Al Mundy
    Participant
    @almundy

    I played this pin so much back in the 70’s as a teenager. It looks and plays exactly like I remember. Thanks to all involved for this beautiful rendering!

    Pinball Is My Life

    #211285
    vogliadicane
    Participant
    @vogliadicane
    Member

    Wow what a (G)EM :yes:

    I love it, thanks to all involved.
    And kudos, that generous recource offers, are picked up and lead to such a gorgeous release.

    Our community here is a perfect example for synergy!

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