Please please make a friends only leaderboard

pinball fx at least had the score part right, and it keeps you playing. almost no reason to play if theres nothing having to do against your freinds scores

Originally posted by DrTurboLizard:

Yes but PFX2 is all about fantasy pinball, things you could never do on a real machine, such as limit who can put up high scores.

Pinball Arcade has always been about painstakingly recreating tables in all their glory, down to the exact distance between flippers, bumpers etc.

Just like on a real machine, you can have the high score, come back and some guy you’ve never met before has trounced it, badly. Making it so you can pick and choose who goes on your leaderboards would go against the realism FS has worked so hard to create on these tables.

playing on same machine as friends on your friends list is not unrealistic.

and what you typed right there — is exactly why having ONLY world leaderboards sucks.

Originally posted by Confucious say:

pinball fx at least had the score part right, and it keeps you playing. almost no reason to play if theres nothing having to do against your freinds scores Yes but PFX2 is all about fantasy pinball, things you could never do on a real machine, such as limit who can put up high scores.

This is mitigated by the fact that real pinball tables never aggregated the scores from everyone around the world playing since the beginning, and you could wipe them easily. If the level of competition is meant to simulate what it’s like to play a table down at the local arcade they’ve already failed, so why not just give us friend leaderboards so we can compete with the people we actually want to compete with? People who own their own personal tables already have that luxury anyway.

yeah we should be able to compete for scores with friends on our friends list. this sucks.

Friends leadersboards would be great!

They also need a way to confirm real scores and to run maintenance to remove hacked and glitched top scores from the world leaderboards.

I definitely would like to have friends leaderboards 🙂

Games with leaderboards sold on Steam should have Steam integration. It’s a no brainer and as mentioned the other product has it so this definitely wasn’t an oversight.

I agree with having «friends only» or a local to my PC high score. I can’t think of a pinball collection that I have bought (and I’ve bought most of them on the PC) that didn’t have that feature. I almost never get a high score on global scoreboards for any game, and for me, getting a high score is what keeps me playing a pinball table.

I was set to buy season one of Pinball Arcade, but unfortunately without a local high score table I will wait for a sale or if it doesn’t go on sale I will skip buying itl. Apart from this it is great game.

It does have local scores if that’s what you want, it’s just missing friends-only leaderboards.

Pinball is a classic arcade game that is a lot of fun, but takes a lot of skill to master. If you want to be a pinball wizard, you have to learn how the machine functions first in order to control the ball. Once you understand the machine, you’ll be able to master it and get your name on the high score board. Just make sure you bring enough quarters with you!

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To play pinball, start by pulling the plunger at the front of the machine to release the ball. Then, use the flippers to hit the ball by pressing the buttons on the left and right sides of the machine. Try to aim the ball toward the bumpers throughout the machine, which will bounce the ball and earn you points. If you lose the ball between the flippers, pull the plunger again and keep playing until you run out of lives. To learn how to do advanced pinball techniques, scroll down!

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Pinball FX is a videogame, now granted Pinball arcade is still a Video game its a recreation of real pinball machines «moreover a simulator» and its pretty close. if your in doubt just download it. Tales of arabian nights is complete free in the download and you can get your answere the best by just trying it.

Pinball Arcade’s physics are much, much better than those of Pinball FX2.

Originally posted by sethsez:

I try to stay away from these threads (honest I do) but I can’t agree with you. PA’s PC physics puts it at the same level as FX2 imo. On the PS3 however it’s physics suck imo, and I think FX2 wipes the floor with them.

Sure the FX2 ball seems to be less massive, but given that difference I think it’s physics are spot on. I still think it’s much easier to spot scripting in PA physics, but it’s not so bad now.

Originally posted by Vince:

Pinball Arcade’s physics are much, much better than those of Pinball FX2. I try to stay away from these threads (honest I do) but I can’t agree with you. PA’s PC physics puts it at the same level as FX2 imo. On the PS3 however it’s physics suck imo, and I think FX2 wipes the floor with them.

In Pinball FX2 your flippers are railguns, bumpers are just suggestions and the amount of gravity implies you’re actually playing the tables on Jupiter. It’s consistent, sure, but absolutely nothing like playing on a real table. Pinball Arcade has issues of its own, but at least the ball is allowed to careen off things now and then rather than just falling like dead weight.

Yea FX 2 is too floaty the T2 table is my fav this game is very nice to play

I knew I’d be in the minority with my view, and so I’m not going to wax on and on about things guys. You have my opinion as of the game on PC: FX2 and PA have different physics, but now at least comparable. PA on the PS3 however is not good at all.

But hey, maybe I’m just plain wrong!

The physics on PS3 are fine, the issue there is with the omnipresent input lag and occasional platform-specific bugs (Black Knight, I’m looking at you). Big issues that make it an inferior version of Pinball Arcade, but not physics issues in particular. The PC version also has an input lag issue for some people, but that’s easily remedied unlike on PS3.

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I like both games. For me FX pinball’s ball physics are just fine and the tables themselves are really great fun and if you let that you don’t like the physics get in the way of enjoying the tables then I think you are doing yourself a disfavourer. I know real tables don’t have on table animations (only because they can’t) but I have to say that bringing down an AT-AT on the Empire Strikes Back table is just fun. For example my all-time favourite table is Ignition on the Amiga and the ball physics are way off LOL!

They’re both off to some extent in different directions. FX2 has strong flippers with dead rubber and dead slingshots (other than RotJ). That’s pretty much on purpose though, and designed to make for longer games. TPA tends to be a bit too live and bouncy, although the liveness varies some between tables. TotAN is especially live. Between that and the rough textures it was a very odd choice for a freebie.

With that said, both games perform consistently once you know the «rules». I like both games, just don’t expect utterly true to real life physics on either. And for the OP, if you thought FX2 was fast, TPA will be an experience lol. 😉

Thats true the flippers in FX2 are like the hulk is hitting them, is Pinball arcade like this? I dont get it my controller has triggers that are pressure sensitive. Does PA recognize or utilize this so if I slightly push it down it doesnt send the ball flying as hard as possible? Maybe neither game does, but in PB FX it may work on a pinball table having the ball move that fast, but on a tv playing as a game it seems way to fast. Thats opinion of course, just mine.

Is PA faster? I cant handle that 🙁 I think because Im so far away from the screen I cant react in time.

Real pinball machine flippers are on or off so no analogue control in Pinball Arcade.

A different league entirely in my opinion, the ball physics in the Pinball Arcade feel fantastic.

Yes it can be a faster experience compared to Pinball FX, but that’s part of it’s challenge really. Plus for me, knowing the tables are recreations of actual real tables is a big plus.

Pinball FX 2 always felt like a slow and sluggish experience to me.

No offense to Pinball FX 2, but it doesn’t really deserve to be compared to the Pinball Arcade. That’s my opinion, plus the tables are simply a blast to play.

Very good physics, sometimes make the ping-pong effect but not as bad as PFX2.

I tried PFX2 yesterday and I had the same feeling, the ball was way too fast. As for PA physics I can’t really say how close to a real table are because I haven’t played a real pinball since I was a kid but definitely try Pinball Arcade, it feels a lot better compared to FX2, you will love it! I play it from the couch with my 32″ LED, no problems to see the table! 🙂

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You can make a fun pinball game using just a cardboard shoebox and a few basic supplies. Paint and decorate the shoebox itself first and let it dry overnight. Then, glue a vertical piece of cardboard underneath the shoebox so it rests at an angle. Next, make the ball launcher by hot gluing a strip of cardboard in half over a brass fastener. Insert the brass fastener into the bottom left corner of the shoebox. Finally, design the course inside the shoebox by hot-gluing down obstacles, like straws, strips of cardboard, rubber bands, and bottle caps. To use your pinball game, set a marble in front of the cardboard strip attached to the ball launcher, then flick the brass fastener to launch it. To learn how to make a maze or skee ball game using cardboard, keep reading!

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So you see that person putting completely inhuman scores on the local machine and you’re wondering how he does it. Fear not! While there is definitely a fair amount of skill required to become a Pinball Wizard, with some basic instruction, you too can be racking up the replays in no time.

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Pinball is complete garbage.

People online say there is NO randomness to pinball, despite it being pretty obvious. Let me tell you what randomness means to a programmer (like me): unpredictability. Its impossible to predict trajectories in this game, and half the boards have the damned ball draining directly into the side lines right after being launched. As for trajectories, what? Am I supposed to be a supercomputer that can do insanely complicated calculations within milliseconds? The damned ball move so ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ fast I struggle to keep of where it is half the time!

And as for draining, its as if this game is designed for someone to cheat by ‘nudging’ the board, which doesn’t do crap half the time anyway. I’ve even looked up videos online trying to find tips. Turns out, you can’t do ANYTHING you need to in this game, because you have NO control over the flippers. You can’t tap them lightly, or anything. Either they’re engaged or not. There’s no way you can keep ANY control over the ball with these kinds of controls.

It would be nice if skill actually mattered in this game. But no, you have to cheat to get anywhere (based off of videos I’ve seen online of people playing this stupid program), and it certainly does NOT give you experience with real pinball machines. My local arcade actually has a real copy of one of the boards I have (gladiator). It feels like they’re two completely different games this program is so far off from reality.

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