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    Default Pinball FX2 VR now available for HTC Vive and PS VR!

    We’ve had a lot of questions about more VR content and we’re overjoyed to announce that we’re bringing The Walking Dead pinball to Pinball FX2 VR! Additionally, Pinball FX2 VR will be coming to HTC Vive and PlayStation VR in time for the blockbuster table’s release! Check out all the details and a trailer on the Zen blog.

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    Awesome news. Curious that it isn't called ZP2 VR on PS?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoryukenToTheChin View Post
    Awesome news. Curious that it isn't called ZP2 VR on PS?
    They are pretty much identical regardless of VR platform, so we kept the name the same to simplify.

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    Default Super Awesome News

    Hey, that is super awesome news, I really enjoyed Pinball FX2 VR when I had my DK2 set up and the Oculus Store made this game available, but since getting my Vive I haven't played Pinball FX2 VR at all, mostly because of the hassle of setting the DK2 up again.

    Question -- will I have to re-purchase this game from the Steam store or will I be able to somehow use the version I already bought on the Oculus store with my Vive?

    Also -- I see that there is an expansion with new tables, which is incredibly awesome as well, I was hoping this would happen. If I were still playing I would have known about this sooner and bought the tables already! Really looking forward to them. The first three tables were so incredibly good, I have high hopes for the expansion.

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    For me it's the perfect opportunity to take the step of the VR. I know what to order from Santa Klaus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zantetsu View Post
    Hey, that is super awesome news, I really enjoyed Pinball FX2 VR when I had my DK2 set up and the Oculus Store made this game available, but since getting my Vive I haven't played Pinball FX2 VR at all, mostly because of the hassle of setting the DK2 up again.

    Question -- will I have to re-purchase this game from the Steam store or will I be able to somehow use the version I already bought on the Oculus store with my Vive?

    Also -- I see that there is an expansion with new tables, which is incredibly awesome as well, I was hoping this would happen. If I were still playing I would have known about this sooner and bought the tables already! Really looking forward to them. The first three tables were so incredibly good, I have high hopes for the expansion.
    If you bought the Oculus version to use with Vive (and you can't purchase DLC) email me your receipt and I will see what I can do to get you on the actual Vive version of the game once it's out - support @zenstudios.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
    They are pretty much identical regardless of VR platform, so we kept the name the same to simplify.
    Makes sense. It would be great if the table platforms all shared one unique name. Zen Pinball is still the best name IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wims View Post
    For me it's the perfect opportunity to take the step of the VR. I know what to order from Santa Klaus
    Order me one pretty please


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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
    If you bought the Oculus version to use with Vive (and you can't purchase DLC) email me your receipt and I will see what I can do to get you on the actual Vive version of the game once it's out - support @zenstudios.com
    this is a very generous offer and I appreciate it emailing now

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    Default Steam version for Oculus Rift?

    I don't think the announcement says 'Steam' anywhere but I assume this will be a Steam release?

    If so, any idea if the Steam release will work on an Oculus Rift?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James1 View Post
    I don't think the announcement says 'Steam' anywhere but I assume this will be a Steam release?

    If so, any idea if the Steam release will work on an Oculus Rift?
    Hi,

    I can answer you : HTC Vive is a VR helmet for Steam support, and Oculus Rift is another one with his own store. They aren't compatible.

    I have some questions about the HTC Vive and the Oculus versions, if BB or any gamer can help me before deciding.

    I understood that the main interest of HTC Vive compared to Oculus Rift (not Touch) is there are 2 controllers (as on Wii), which one we can move in space. But can we still play Pinball FX VR with a XBox controller on the HTC Vive version ? And what's the interest of the HTC Vive version compared to Oculus Rift (if it exists), since there's no possibility to move in space on Pinball FX2 VR ? Are the graphics thinner on a version ?

    Thanks a lot for your answers.
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    I literally went and bought a Vive today, just for this. I had the oculus DK1 just to get a taste of VR, but have been holding off ever since. This is the killer app for me. Oh man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Incriminified View Post
    I literally went and bought a Vive today, just for this. I had the oculus DK1 just to get a taste of VR, but have been holding off ever since. This is the killer app for me. Oh man
    welp if thats true while your waiting for the 29th...go buy zacarria gold..its awesome too

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodydrake View Post
    welp if thats true while your waiting for the 29th...go buy zacarria gold..its awesome too
    Cool, I'll have to check it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by wims View Post
    I can answer you : HTC Vive is a VR helmet for Steam support, and Oculus Rift is another one with his own store. They aren't compatible.
    Erratum : since march 2016, we can play on Steam with an Oculus Rift or a DK2. You just have to install SteamVR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wims View Post
    Hi,

    I can answer you : HTC Vive is a VR helmet for Steam support, and Oculus Rift is another one with his own store. They aren't compatible.

    I have some questions about the HTC Vive and the Oculus versions, if BB or any gamer can help me before deciding.

    I understood that the main interest of HTC Vive compared to Oculus Rift (not Touch) is there are 2 controllers (as on Wii), which one we can move in space. But can we still play Pinball FX VR with a XBox controller on the HTC Vive version ? And what's the interest of the HTC Vive version compared to Oculus Rift (if it exists), since there's no possibility to move in space on Pinball FX2 VR ? Are the graphics thinner on a version ?

    Thanks a lot for your answers.
    Yes, you can use an Xbox controller.

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    Default Release day!!

    Pinball FX2 VR is now live for HTC Vive and PSVR!

    Also, The Walking Dead is available on Rift, HTC Vive and PSVR in North America, and will come to PSVR in Europe tomorrow!
    Last edited by BarbieBobomb; 11-29-2016 at 05:33 PM.

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    Just wondering if the PSVR version is optimised for the PS4 Pro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2hlc View Post
    Just wondering if the PSVR version is optimised for the PS4 Pro?
    Let me check! Will let you know as soon as I hear back.

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    Just got 10 minutes to try a couple of tables with the vive, and I could not be happier. I love how the physics and play are really helped by the 90hz. Seeing everything as an actual 3D object really lends itself to what real pinball is like playing. Changing view by moving around is so much better then cycling through views in 2d. I feel a lot more connected to the table, and can tell I'm already playing better than compared to the 2d version of tables I tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Incriminified View Post
    Just got 10 minutes to try a couple of tables with the vive, and I could not be happier. I love how the physics and play are really helped by the 90hz. Seeing everything as an actual 3D object really lends itself to what real pinball is like playing. Changing view by moving around is so much better then cycling through views in 2d. I feel a lot more connected to the table, and can tell I'm already playing better than compared to the 2d version of tables I tried.
    This makes me so happy! Glad to hear you are enjoying it so much after just 10 mins

    Go forth and own those leaderboards!!

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    Would love to double dip into the PSVR version but I really cannot justify spending more money on the same tables I already own, especially as I cannot try the VR version before purchase. Are there any plans to release a demo/trial of the VR version?

    Looking forward to the Bethesda table pack for the base game though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scubafinch View Post
    Would love to double dip into the PSVR version but I really cannot justify spending more money on the same tables I already own, especially as I cannot try the VR version before purchase. Are there any plans to release a demo/trial of the VR version?

    Looking forward to the Bethesda table pack for the base game though!
    Not sure but I can pass your request along to the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
    Not sure but I can pass your request along to the team.
    Thanks Barbie. No knocking the team for what appears to be an excellent VR implementation, just kids to feed and stuff

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    Hi Barbie,

    Please forward a BIG THANKS to the team for creating such an outstanding Pinball VR Experience.
    Pinball FX 2 VR is really really great and makes so much fun.
    I only had time to test every table a few minutes, but i can say the game is worth any cent.
    I hope we get all the other tables in VR soon.
    Can't wait.

    Thanks again and best greetings from Vienna.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
    Let me check! Will let you know as soon as I hear back.
    Thank you for finding it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moewe View Post
    Hi Barbie,

    Please forward a BIG THANKS to the team for creating such an outstanding Pinball VR Experience.
    Pinball FX 2 VR is really really great and makes so much fun.
    I only had time to test every table a few minutes, but i can say the game is worth any cent.
    I hope we get all the other tables in VR soon.
    Can't wait.

    Thanks again and best greetings from Vienna.
    Thank you! So glad you're having fun with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2hlc View Post
    Just wondering if the PSVR version is optimised for the PS4 Pro?
    It does! On Pro the game runs at a higher resolution and at 90 FPS

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    Hi !

    I just come here to say Santa Klaus came before in France (yes yes, it's certified).

    I played only a few minutes on FX2 VR (Mississ Wims always wanna steal the headset, and play too)... but enough to say Zen has made something incredible. That's what I feel in the first few seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wims View Post
    Hi !

    I just come here to say Santa Klaus came before in France (yes yes, it's certified).

    I played only a few minutes on FX2 VR (Mississ Wims always wanna steal the headset, and play too)... but enough to say Zen has made something incredible. That's what I feel in the first few seconds.
    YAY! Merry Christmas to you!

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    Just wanted to say I am loving the VR version of this. I can't wait to see future tables. My game has improved much thanks to getting a better perspective and I've gotten some of my best scores. This is now my favorite game on PSVR. Big thanks to Zen for this.

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    Default Vive Lag? :(

    Just bought Pinball FX2 VR for Vive on Steam and am experiencing quite a bit of lag. Hardware specs are:
    i7-6700k CPU @ 4.00GHz
    Nvidia's new Titan X (Pascal)
    1 TB SSD over U.2
    32GB DDR4 Ram

    Other Vive games have worked fine for me, here is what I've tried so far.
    - Turned off antialiasing within the game
    - Tried reducing resolution within the game to "extremely low"

    Even though I've done both of these things, the game still lags if I move my head side to side or I tilt my head forward and back. I did notice if I walk through the table and look just at the back of a table, for example the oceans table, the lag does go away. So it seems like the lag is a function of the amount of stuff being rendered. I feel like I've got a pretty good setup for VR, so I'm really surprised I'm getting as much lag and stuttering as I do, I have zero lag problems in the other Vive games that I've been playing. Fwiw, I was playing standing up and using the Vive Controllers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldant View Post
    Just bought Pinball FX2 VR for Vive on Steam and am experiencing quite a bit of lag. Hardware specs are:
    i7-6700k CPU @ 4.00GHz
    Nvidia's new Titan X (Pascal)
    1 TB SSD over U.2
    32GB DDR4 Ram

    Other Vive games have worked fine for me, here is what I've tried so far.
    - Turned off antialiasing within the game
    - Tried reducing resolution within the game to "extremely low"

    Even though I've done both of these things, the game still lags if I move my head side to side or I tilt my head forward and back. I did notice if I walk through the table and look just at the back of a table, for example the oceans table, the lag does go away. So it seems like the lag is a function of the amount of stuff being rendered. I feel like I've got a pretty good setup for VR, so I'm really surprised I'm getting as much lag and stuttering as I do, I have zero lag problems in the other Vive games that I've been playing. Fwiw, I was playing standing up and using the Vive Controllers.
    make sure you don't have Super sampling via Steam Chaperone utility on external to the game.
    it should be 1.0 then in game set the resolution as high as possible..then add AA

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodydrake View Post
    make sure you don't have Super sampling via Steam Chaperone utility on external to the game.
    it should be 1.0 then in game set the resolution as high as possible..then add AA
    Hi,

    Do you mean the option menu in game change in the same time the RenderTargetMultiplier ?
    So no need to change manually RTM to 2 or 2.5 in the steamvr.vrsettings file ?
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    basically yes

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    Default Zen is absolutely rocking with pinball!

    Price of a limited edition Darth Vader Ps4 bundle that included a total of 4 old Star War games & the new Battlefront game? = $300 Price of Playstation Virtual Reality headset? = $400 Hearing my wife say "Hey Honey, I just set a new high score in The Secrets of the Deep" = Priceless!!! We are a gamer family, but I have never seen my wife want to participate as much as she does now. Zen pinball VR will be a main stay in our household! I want the developers to know that we think they are amazing & we think there must be some super smart people designing these tables. Kudos to them & thank you for your hard work and creativity! Zen Pinball is our favorite VR game! I would pay extra to see the Bethesda Doom table make the crossover. What Bethesda has created with the new Doom game is awesome, but the creativity for Zen to make it into a pinball machine is genius! We are busy playing VR, but the short while I spent on the Doom table made me smile! I loved the chainsaw as the plunger, wonderful graphics & rocking music. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

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