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  • #49664
     Dark 
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    Joust (Williams 1983)

    See the 'Project' here:

    https://vpinball.com/bb_project/you-never-saw-this-coming-completed/

    Only someone crazy and weird enough to do tables like Hercules and Mad Scientist would be willing to team up with me to create this historic freak beast of an early 80's specialty pinball.  Luckily that crazy weirdo mad scientist is Randr and he's a good friend of mine so together we made this happen and made it as legit as possible despite facing many hurdles.

     

    Special thanks for Unclewilly for help with lighting and the primitive inserts as well as a special thanks to Borgdog for the in game menu system!  Also thanks to ICPjuggla for some inserts.

    Another special thanks necessary for Frenitcamnesic for help with some bug fixing.

     

    The resources for this table are all pretty terrible so I basically redrew EVERYTHING.  This even includes all the text which was done by hand since there was no font that's an exact match.

     

    Aprons:  I've seen pics with a variety of combinations of either both black, or blue and black with either player 1 or 2 being the blue side.  So if you look at the top of the script you can choose what color you want for either P1 or P2's apron.

     

    Needless to say just about everything on the table is a 3D modelled element.  Everything had to be positioned in 3D so that it would match the PF angles.  The game isn't absolutely perfect due to the lack of resources especially but we did our best to bring you the ONLY head to head pinball experience!

     

    To give the table more playability and a potential wider audience players have several different game modes to choose from:

     

    1. Single player (player controls both sets of flippers)

    2. Player vs CPU(easy) (Auto-flippers)

    3. Player vs CPU(hard) (Auto-flippers)

    4. Player vs Player*

     

    *Second player controls are mapped to magna save by default.  You can hook up a controller to your cab or desktop and set the magna save keys to what ever you like in the VP preferences->keys.

     

    Some different backdrop settings for FS are available.

    1. Single Player FS view (has depth that favours  single player

    2. 2 Player FS view (is a birds eye view with even view for both players, flat).

     

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    #49668
     randr 
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    People read installation tab!

    .nv file is for free play enabled so copy that to your vpinmame/nvram folder.

    Also Thanks to Arngrim for the DOF’in.  :good:

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    #49669
     Drybonz 
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    Great job, guys… I didn’t know how you were going to pull this off, but the computer controlled second player is a great idea for everyone who doesn’t have a second player.  Looks great and is quite a cool specialty table to have in the VPX library.  Thanks!

    #49670
     robwaade 
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    awesome plays good killer idea to take on thanks a ton you guys did awesome :yahoo:

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    #49678
     robertms 
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    Guys, this is crazy and you’re insane. But it works so well! And it looks so good! Talk about VP innovation! Dark this is some of the crispiest imagery I have ever viewed in my cab, simply killer graphics, and how about that backglass?! Jason you are a mad scientist, maybe next time you can turn our cabs into a time machine?..

    #49681
     Jodannar 
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    I haven’t downloaded, let alone played this. But fantastic effort guys on recreating this very different table

    #49682
     STAT 
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    Thanks Guys, amazing how fast and continuously you give us very cool and Top Quality Tables :good:
    Everyone thought, you are only at CFTBL, but then you shake out another Star … GREAT :yahoo:

    #49688
     STAT 
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    If someone like it, heres my Letters-only Wheel Image …

    Joust (Williams 1983) Wheel Image

    #49692
     randr 
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    You should up the wheel in uploads :)

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    #49719
     Dark 
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    Thanks for making and posting the wheel STAT.  :)

    3dcreation

    #49721
     STAT 
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    dark, randr, i had a Situation, where i cant hit Flippers, also CPU Flippers didnt Move – it was in the timed End Game – just once, only wanted to let you know that – but also at a new Game – restart Table solved it.
    And i think, CPU Flippers are going return a bit too fast …
    But what a fun to Play, really awesome ( and yes, please let me dreaming about Soccerball ;) )

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    #49728
     randr 
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    I also had this happen too. I think it maybe tied to the menu system tied to solgameon but it only happened one time so I can’t reproduce it.

    great picture btw stat :)

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    #49734
     Jopp 
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    Great Table… (I think!)

    Very strange but VPX crashes during loading the table (so…just file -> load, not even a chance to run…)

    Any idea what to do?  Didn’t have problems with other tables before, did download and unpack the file on different PC’s, same result.

    Running VPX 10.2.1 rev 2898 32 bit / win7

    thnx!

     

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    #49735
     Dark 
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    Great Table… (I think!) Very strange but VPX crashes during loading the table (so…just file -> load, not even a chance to run…) Any idea what to do? Didn’t have problems with other tables before, did download and unpack the file on different PC’s, same result. Running VPX 10.2.1 rev 2898 32 bit / win7 thnx!

    There is a short period of time where VP is ‘not responding’ while it’s loading the table for me, my guess is it’s loading the textures, the PF and plastics are high res, so you could try limiting texture size in VP preferences before loading the table.

    3dcreation

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    #49741
     Andypc 
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    Thanks, This is awesome :yahoo:   :good:   :yahoo:   ,but……….. it’s not the only Head to Head pinball.

    Maybe this should be on your list next, now that you have mastered how to do Head to Head pinballs ;-)

    http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=483

    Thanks again for your amazing work on Joust.

    #49743
     Jopp 
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    There is a short period of time where VP is ‘not responding’ while it’s loading the table for me, my guess is it’s loading the textures, the PF and plastics are high res, so you could try limiting texture size in VP preferences before loading the table.

    Thank you….

     

    when I turn down the texture to 3072 before the file -> load command it will load the table.

    When loaded I can change it back to ‘unlimited’ and the table will run (no idea if the texture size only matters during loading or not).

    GFXcard is HD7950 with 3Gb ram…not enough? need 4 or more?

    Great fun table and…first match WON :-)   !

     

    Thank you! :good:

    My favorite pinball machine?
    Where I can put my name on as G.C....

    #49745
     Dark 
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    Thanks, This is awesome :yahoo: :good: :yahoo: ,but……….. it’s not the only Head to Head pinball. Maybe this should be on your list next, now that you have mastered how to do Head to Head pinballs ;-) http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=483 Thanks again for your amazing work on Joust.

    It’s only head to head made by Williams,  there’s also a Soccer game by Alvin G, the resources are very thin on all these tables.  If some decent images of a stripped PF I would be interested in doing the Soccer table.

    Great Table… (I think!) Very strange but VPX crashes during loading the table (so…just file -> load, not even a chance to run…) Any idea what to do? Didn’t have problems with other tables before, did download and unpack the file on different PC’s, same result. Running VPX 10.2.1 rev 2898 32 bit / win7 thnx!

    There is a short period of time where VP is ‘not responding’ while it’s loading the table for me, my guess is it’s loading the textures, the PF and plastics are high res, so you could try limiting texture size in VP preferences before loading the table.

    Thank you…. when I turn down the texture to 3072 before the file -> load command it will load the table. When loaded I can change it back to ‘unlimited’ and the table will run (no idea if the texture size only matters during loading or not). GFXcard is HD7950 with 3Gb ram…not enough? need 4 or more? Great fun table and…first match WON :-) ! Thank you! :good:

    Glad you got it working.

    3dcreation

    #49814
     STAT 
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    All Head to Head: http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?specialty=24&sortby=name&searchtype=advanced

    #49818
     randr 
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    Had a couple people message me about table not playable! Press and hold left flipper before starting table to choose mode! :) player 2 will auto flip so you can play the table

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    #49819
     Dark 
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    All Head to Head: http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?specialty=24&sortby=name&searchtype=advanced

    The only one that really interests me is the soccer one, all the others are just too dated for me.

    Had a couple people message me about table not playable! Press and hold left flipper before starting table to choose mode! :) player 2 will auto flip so you can play the table

    It does have instructions in a few places but here they are again:

    1. Load table
    2. hold left flipper
    3. choose game mode -> exit
    4. press ‘start’
    5. hold right flipper to launch ball(s).

    3dcreation

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