PinballX v1.98 is released. PinballX is a free digital pinball front end designed for digital pinball cabinets developed by the author of GameEx. It is compatible with HyperPin media and databases. Credit to Bill E for creating the first digital pinball front end publicy available HyperPin.
PinballX v1.98 Changelog:
This release is specifically designed for windows tablets or low powered machines with a new PinballX lite version also included.
The Lite version is specifically compiled to use less code, display and CPU resources and should run easily at full frame rate on low end devices. The Lite version does not support multiple displays.
Low powered devices won’t support 1080p videos and downscaled videos are now available on the FTP and via the Game Manager download service. Just select to use the Lite Media in the settings or click the option during install if you have a subscription. It is also recommended to use wheel images no bigger than 320×320 and these are also now available on the FTP and download service.
I have tested the lite version on a couple of Bay Trail Atom tablets and it runs very well with the latest 9 version of Visual Pinball.
The minimum RAM I tested on was 1GB and I don’t know how it will run with 512MB.
To exit a table hold down the left corner of the screen for a few seconds then move inwards. In game mode has been removed on the lite version.
PinballX also now supports windows running in portrait mode and resolution switching.
The wheel should also be a little smoother and positioning, scrolling and scaling now uses fractions rather than previously integer.