We take a breather from podcast release deadlines and secret info and share our opinions about the last month in the world of digital pinball.

Jared Morgan
Sep 27, 2018 · 4 min read

It’s been a MASSIVE month for digital pinball fans. So many forum posts, podcast episodes to digest, posts to read, and beta builds to play (if you’re on Steam).

We take a step back from the hamster wheel and talk about some questions that we’ve been thinking about from when the FX3 Williams Pinball announcement went public.

If you’re wondering what we’re talking about, go back and listen to the last couple of episodes and you’ll be ready to listen to this one.



And now… on with the show

  • 00:45 — 150th Episode! Um…
  • 01:45 — One-year anniversary patella accident.
  • 03:45 — Working on Star Race.
  • 07:05 — Playfield side rails prevent serious deflection.
That is a large gap between that side rail and the playfield…
  • 11:24 — We still want a Pinball restoration show.

Zen Williams Pinball Retrospective

  • 17:00 — Fourth beta perspective on difficulty.
  • 19:42 — Should ROM State be preserved between games?
  • 22:00 — Safe Cracker and ROM state token percentage payout.
Will we ever see Safe Cracker in FX3 Williams Pinball?
  • 27:00 — How would you position Zen Original Bally Williams tables?
  • 28:30 — Would you use some sort of table sub-filter?
  • 30:10 — How long we think the deal cut with Scientific Games is for.
  • 30:54 —How accurate was our speculation in https://blahcadepinball.com/148-wms-license-speculation-time!
  • 31:46 — Sorry for keeping you hanging, cabinet owners.
  • 32:00 — How have attitudes changed towards Zen Studios?
  • 36:05 — T-shirts in Beta Testing.
Test BlahCade Shirts are looking good!
  • 37:00 — How we want to use donations to improve the show.
  • 39:10 —Loving the way Zen approaches software development.

Pinball Arcade Polygon Perspectives

  • 41:23 — Big Buck and Whoa Nellie mobile poly count.
  • 42:29 — Why you can’t define custom angles in Pinball Arcade.

Integrating Pinball 2000 into Williams Pinball

  • 44:26 — How would Pinball 2000 be represented on Williams Pinball?
  • 45:40 — How would you switch between classic Pin2K and Zen2K?
  • 47:45 — What would you do with the rear of the Pin2K table?

Making a Cabinet Controller

The size saving for this controller is huge (or small, depending on how you look at it) (Photo: Tested.com)
  • 53:50 — Donor parts for Chris (La Habra area)
  • 55:50 — Would a PinCab manufacturer like VPCabs or Arcooda make one of these controllers?
  • 56:21 — Would you buy this controller in a Zen Studios Retail Pack?
  • 57:00 — How would you position the second flipper buttons?
  • 58:30 — No “gear down” control in Zen Studio’s The Getaway: HS2
  • 61:00 — Chris plans to fully document the journey.

The Stress of Stress Cube litigation

Talk about shutting the gate after the horse has bolted…
  • 61:45 — Stress Cube Cease and Desist Email
  • 64:11 — Servicing a Stress Cube

What’s Happening Next?

  • 66:00 — Stern VR Chat with Mike Lindsey

Tips on Improving YouTube Production Quality

  • 67:25 — Help with improving the YouTube Episodes.
  • 68:00 — What type of advice we need your input on.

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BlahCade Pinball

Podcast devoted to commercial digital pinball that occasionally veers wildly off-topic just because.

Jared Morgan

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Tech Writer with a Product focus | Podcaster | Pinball enthusiast.

BlahCade Pinball

Podcast devoted to commercial digital pinball that occasionally veers wildly off-topic just because.

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