November 18, 2020 at 10:32 am #210967HiRez00Participant@hirez00
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.
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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.
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PROVIDED STRICTLY FOR PERSONAL / HOME USE AND NOT FOR COMMERCIAL SALE / RE-SALE OR DISTRIBUTION!
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 18, 2020 at 11:27 am #210976studlygooriteParticipant@studlygoorite
Looks and plays great, thanks for sharing.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 18, 2020 at 11:41 am #210978BendoParticipant@bendo
Thanks again for another old EM table. They are the ones I enjoy and play the most !!!
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 18, 2020 at 11:46 am #210979Schreibi34Participant@schreibi34
Looking great guys!
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 18, 2020 at 12:10 pm #210984Shark’s MouthParticipant@impatientoverlordNovember 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm #210999bordModerator@bordNovember 18, 2020 at 1:08 pm #211001xphilou29Participant@xphilou29
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
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 18, 2020 at 1:08 pm #211002peterpiperParticipant@peterpiper
Great collaborative effort guys. Looks beautiful and plays great. Thanks for preserving a piece of pinball history.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 18, 2020 at 1:27 pm #211003robobetParticipant@robobet
Nicely done !
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 18, 2020 at 3:49 pm #211025JoppParticipant@joppnl
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....
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 18, 2020 at 4:41 pm #211031nestorgianParticipant@nestorgian
Thanks, great job
similar to Faces from sonic
Sonic would have copied from this? or vice versa
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 18, 2020 at 4:47 pm #211032ThalamusModerator@thalamusNovember 18, 2020 at 7:43 pm #211053joeplainfieldParticipant@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.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 18, 2020 at 7:44 pm #211054BoscoParticipant@bosco
Beautiful table and backglass
Thanks for creating it.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 18, 2020 at 9:40 pm #211070JRParticipant@jfr1
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!
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 18, 2020 at 10:31 pm #211076coreduo0099Participant@coreduo0099
Amazing. Looks brand new.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 19, 2020 at 12:09 am #211078Rajo JoeyParticipant@joey2001
Love the table. Thanks to all who are involved. 👍🤩
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereNovember 19, 2020 at 11:26 am #211120Al MundyParticipant@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!
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