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    Hey guys, we prepared a little FAQ section as well where you can see some answers to questions we thought you might ask. If you have any more questions please just comment here and we'll answer them or put them on the FAQ page.

    http://www.pinballfx.com/?page_id=7115

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    Hey guys, we prepared a little FAQ section as well where you can see some answers to questions we thought you might ask. If you have any more questions please just comment here and we'll answer them or put them on the FAQ page.

    http://www.pinballfx.com/?page_id=7115
    Here's a question:

    Will FX3 have more cabinet support? Ie. Backglass images, Direct Output Framework etc?

    thanks

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    Will there be more scope for at least 2 or more achievements per table again in PFX3 on Xbox one? Smite and Killer Instinct have dozens upon dozens and keep adding more regular and often. I find them great incentives to explore all aspects of a table Vs best scoring routes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skode View Post
    Will there be more scope for at least 2 or more achievements per table again in PFX3 on Xbox one? Smite and Killer Instinct have dozens upon dozens and keep adding more regular and often. I find them great incentives to explore all aspects of a table Vs best scoring routes.
    I agree with this - the more achievements the better.

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    Default What about PSVR with Pinball FX3?

    Thanks for the consideration

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    All right so:

    - I can't really talk about such specifics as the achievements yet, we'll clarify more and more things as we are closing release.
    - We would hate to abandon all those gorgeous cabinets you guys have built, so Cabinet support is in the works - the exact availability and dates will be (as with the achievements) clarified at a later date.
    - I will have to repeat myself with PSVR integration/support as well, I can't really tell anything about it at this point.

    Sorry for being the 'stay tuned', 'more details later' kinda guy, but we really like to be sure of something before confirming it.

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    Any chance Mac OS (via Steam) will be supported this time around?

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    Will new tables that come to PBFX3 still also be released for ZP2? I bought my Vita just for ZP2 and it's where I still prefer to play. I think I'd be more disappointed with than excited for PBFX3 if it means the end of the line for new content on Vita.
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    I have some questions :

    - Leaderboards will be unified or will be separated by platform, like for ZP2/PBFX2 ?
    - Leaderboards will be online on PBFX3 site, to watch high score without need to go on the game ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter328 View Post
    Will new tables that come to PBFX3 still also be released for ZP2? I bought my Vita just for ZP2 and it's where I still prefer to play. I think I'd be more disappointed with than excited for PBFX3 if it means the end of the line for new content on Vita.
    Thanks
    Well unfortunately, we will be moving on from PS3, Xbox360 and the Vita :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mammouth View Post
    I have some questions :

    - Leaderboards will be unified or will be separated by platform, like for ZP2/PBFX2 ?
    - Leaderboards will be online on PBFX3 site, to watch high score without need to go on the game ?
    The first point is a matter of negotiation with the service providers like Sony and Microsoft, if they let us do cross-platform features.
    The second point is a great idea, I'm going to mention it to the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    Well unfortunately, we will be moving on from PS3, Xbox360 and the Vita :/
    I know with zen pinball 1 you removed it from the psn store since it was upgraded to zp2 for free. Since your doing that for pfx3 but not releasing on last gen Id get if you removed zp2 from the ps4 store but hopefully not ps3 or vita since theres no way to upgrade. If you are removing dlc will we be told in advance so we can buy it before its gone?

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    Sorry if this as nothing to do with FX 3 but is Barbie still working with Zen? Is she alright?

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    She now works at Wendy's flipping patties.. No only joking she now works as community manager at playfig games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    Well unfortunately, we will be moving on from PS3, Xbox360 and the Vita :/

    I suppose it had to happen at some point. Shoot! I guess my only hope for portable PBFX3 then would be if it came to Switch, but then I'd have to buy a Switch, and of course my tables wouldn't transfer. Maybe Sony will make a Vita 2. I bought the first one just for ZP2 I guess I could buy a follow up.
    Not sure if it's coming to IOS but I can't play without buttons for flippers and a stick for nudging so it wouldn't really matter to me.
    Man, this really bums me out over the whole news of PBFX3. I guess I'll just have to start playing more on console, but I can't take a console and TV into the bathtub with me. Maybe I'll move my TV and PS4 into the bathroom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter328 View Post

    I suppose it had to happen at some point. Shoot! I guess my only hope for portable PBFX3 then would be if it came to Switch, but then I'd have to buy a Switch, and of course my tables wouldn't transfer. Maybe Sony will make a Vita 2. I bought the first one just for ZP2 I guess I could buy a follow up.
    Not sure if it's coming to IOS but I can't play without buttons for flippers and a stick for nudging so it wouldn't really matter to me.
    Man, this really bums me out over the whole news of PBFX3. I guess I'll just have to start playing more on console, but I can't take a console and TV into the bathtub with me. Maybe I'll move my TV and PS4 into the bathroom...
    Or you can just use the remote play feature on the PS4 to play the game on the Vita.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.nz View Post
    Any chance Mac OS (via Steam) will be supported this time around?
    Same question from me. I'd like to the MacOS version combined/moved to the Steam delivery platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun00 View Post
    Or you can just use the remote play feature on the PS4 to play the game on the Vita.
    Maybe if remote play works better with PBFX3, but with Zen 2 I've never been able to play where there wasn't a good deal of lag between flipper presses and the flippers moving, even sitting in the same room as my PS4. Do you use it and it works well? If so, any tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter328 View Post
    Maybe if remote play works better with PBFX3, but with Zen 2 I've never been able to play where there wasn't a good deal of lag between flipper presses and the flippers moving, even sitting in the same room as my PS4. Do you use it and it works well? If so, any tips?
    I've never used the feature before, so I won't be able to help you there. Sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter328 View Post
    Maybe if remote play works better with PBFX3, but with Zen 2 I've never been able to play where there wasn't a good deal of lag between flipper presses and the flippers moving, even sitting in the same room as my PS4. Do you use it and it works well? If so, any tips?
    I was remote playing Fifa at some point and the lag was already bad.
    Cant imagine remote playing pinballs to be honest. Its not dev's fault, its just the entire infrastructure beneath it.

    @McLovin
    If you stop supporting Vita/PS3/X360 can we assume Zen Pinball 2 will be left in stores or you'll rather delist it anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter328 View Post

    I suppose it had to happen at some point. Shoot! I guess my only hope for portable PBFX3 then would be if it came to Switch, but then I'd have to buy a Switch, and of course my tables wouldn't transfer. Maybe Sony will make a Vita 2. I bought the first one just for ZP2 I guess I could buy a follow up.
    Not sure if it's coming to IOS but I can't play without buttons for flippers and a stick for nudging so it wouldn't really matter to me.
    Man, this really bums me out over the whole news of PBFX3. I guess I'll just have to start playing more on console, but I can't take a console and TV into the bathtub with me. Maybe I'll move my TV and PS4 into the bathroom...
    I play on Android using a Bluetooth controller. Works great with zero lag

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    This is more of a request, but any chance some of the original Pinball FX tables from the Xbox 360 come to FX3? Nightmare Mansion is one of my favorites (as you can probably tell from my avatar.) I also enjoy Buccaneer a lot. I've always wondered why you made a Zen Classics table pack but not one for the original Pinball FX (for every platform). Also they're original tables so I wouldn't foresee any liscensing issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dok5555555 View Post
    This is more of a request, but any chance some of the original Pinball FX tables from the Xbox 360 come to FX3? Nightmare Mansion is one of my favorites (as you can probably tell from my avatar.) I also enjoy Buccaneer a lot. I've always wondered why you made a Zen Classics table pack but not one for the original Pinball FX (for every platform). Also they're original tables so I wouldn't foresee any liscensing issues.
    Those oldest legacy tables were build with I quote "old tech" and thus were not compatable with newer features on PBFX2. It's fair to say if they were not compatable with 2 there is zero chance those will be with even newer features of PBFX3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skode View Post
    Those oldest legacy tables were build with I quote "old tech" and thus were not compatable with newer features on PBFX2. It's fair to say if they were not compatable with 2 there is zero chance those will be with even newer features of PBFX3.
    But they are in Pinball FX2 for the 360.

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    So... What are the odds we get the Rocky and Bullwinkle table?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dok5555555 View Post
    But they are in Pinball FX2 for the 360.
    Yeah and they felt out of placed compared to the other tables. No operators menu, no multiplayer support (online or hotseat), the ball physics were off, and the list goes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    Hey guys, we prepared a little FAQ section as well where you can see some answers to questions we thought you might ask. If you have any more questions please just comment here and we'll answer them or put them on the FAQ page.

    http://www.pinballfx.com/?page_id=7115
    Hi guys,
    I just joined the forum , it took me some time, but here I am sending my first post.
    I'm a huge fan of ZEN pinballs and I've been following them since their very beginnings.
    It's obvious that they are passionate on what they do, not only for their work but even for the special attention that they give to feedbacks and suggestions from players.
    The announcement of Pinball FX3 made me really excited. Yes!! That means everything is going well for them and several more years of wonderful pinballs tables in front of us!
    I have myself build a Pincade running on a PS4 and have successfully integrated quite a few feedbacks like shakers, flashers and RGB LEDs.
    The advantage on running on PS4 is the 3D mode (that's just about it!) and when you play it on a dedicated Pincade it feels real, oh yeah !😍
    That said, I have some questions to ask and suggestions to propose.
    As I mentioned before I play most of the time in 3D mode so I'm wandering if it still will be available on PFX3.
    If this is the case are they going to update the camera angles on some tables?
    Most of them are perfects but in some the view is not as good (more perceptible on 3D mode), especially the ones that show the entire table (1-7).
    This is only my point of view even if I'm pretty sure that the majority of those playing in 3D mode have the same feeling.

    In the next tables below the view of the camera 1 and 7 should be a little more remote and the table a bit tilted as if the hind legs are higher than the front ones:
    Pasha
    Eldorado
    Women of power
    Champions
    Avengers
    Spiderman
    Boba Fett
    Plants vs Zombies

    In the next tables the view of the cameras 1 and 7 is a bit too far, making the tables too small:
    The Empire Strike Back
    Alien Isolation

    And finally all tables should have the special view like the one on the Boba Fett showing part of the backglass with the DMD (probably the best view in 3d mode).
    All the others tables are fine and could be taken for references.
    I'd really like to hear comments from those who play on 3D mode, are you agree with my suggestions? Have you any ideas to share?

    Other than that, one thing that it would be nice to add is a option which can choose randomly a table for us. This may sound a bit trite, but adding a random option would be very useful in local and online multiplayer mode.

    Well, that's all, I can't wait to see what they've done in Pinball FX3, knowing them I'm sure we will be amazed by their work!

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    Hey McLovin, you posted the FAQ on 28th of June.

    The FAQ stated: "The majority of your previous purchases can be imported to Pinball FX3 for FREE. We will confirm the Pinball FX3 table roster in the coming days."

    It's been 15 days.

    Can we have our roster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zbiv View Post
    I was remote playing Fifa at some point and the lag was already bad.
    Cant imagine remote playing pinballs to be honest. Its not dev's fault, its just the entire infrastructure beneath it.

    @McLovin
    If you stop supporting Vita/PS3/X360 can we assume Zen Pinball 2 will be left in stores or you'll rather delist it anyway?
    We are still finalizing everything, but the game will stay in your library, if not the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klart View Post
    Hey McLovin, you posted the FAQ on 28th of June.

    The FAQ stated: "The majority of your previous purchases can be imported to Pinball FX3 for FREE. We will confirm the Pinball FX3 table roster in the coming days."

    It's been 15 days.

    Can we have our roster?
    I don't have it yet sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klart View Post
    It's been 15 days.
    Can we have our roster?
    Be patient fellow pinball player, it's coming, they will release the info when they are ready...

    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    The second point is a great idea, I'm going to mention it to the team.
    I too would like to see a companion app (PC-access for me), to check & compare scores, stats, tourney status, latest news, etc.

    I am also hoping to see expanded social aspects. Similar to what SSX RiderNet did when you first logged into the game: showing latest score challenges & high scores from friends, recommendations, special events, etc. Maybe call it BumperNet or FlipperNet...

    Very excited for PFX3, looking forward to the MP & tourneys and new tables! PFX2 is one of my top three games, will be fun to start in on the next gen! <thumbs up>
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    Hi guys,
    I joined the forum not so long ago and here I am sending my first post.
    I'm a huge fan of Zen Pinballs and I've been following them since their very beginnings.
    The announcement of Pinball FX3 made me really excited.
    Yes!! That means everything is going well for them and several more years of wonderful pinballs tables in front of us!
    I have myself build a Pincade running on PS4 and have successfully integrated quite a few feedbacks like shakers, flashers and RGB LEDs.
    The advantage on running with a PS4 it's the 3D mode (that's just about it!) and when you play it on a dedicated Pincade it feels real, oh yeah!
    That said, I have some questions to ask and suggestions to propose.
    As I mentioned before I play most of the time in 3D mode so I'm wandering if it will still be available in PFX3.
    If this is the case are they going to update the camera angles in some tables ?
    Most of them are perfects but in some the view is not as good (more perceptible in 3D mode), especially the ones with the full view of the tables (1 - 7).
    This is only my point of view even if I'm pretty sure that the majority of those playing in 3D mode have the same feeling.

    In the next tables below the view of the cameras 1 and 7 should be a little more remote and the table a little bit tilted as if the hind legs are higher than the front ones in order to have a more panoramic view:
    Pashia
    Eldorado
    Women of power
    Champions
    Avengers
    Spiderman
    Boba Fett
    Plants vs Zombies

    In the next tables the view of the cameras 1 and 7 is a bit too far, making them too small:
    The Empire Strike Back
    Alien Isolation

    And finally all tables should have the special view like the one on the Boba Fett showing part of the backglass with the DMD, maybe the best view in 3D mode.
    All the others tables are fine and could be taken for references.
    I'd really like to hear comments from those who play in 3D mode, do you agree with my suggestions? Do you have any ideas to share?

    Apart from that I would like to propose some suggestions:

    • Random mode
    An option were the game choose randomly a table for us. This may sound a bit trite, but adding a random option would be very useful in local and online multiplayer and maybe it will make us play tables that we have neglected for a long time.

    • Lights options
    Actually the ambient light is to bright making the light effects of the playfield not visible enough, the introduction of an option were it would be possible to adjust the ambient brightness and the lights of the tables would make a huge difference!

    Well, that's all, I can't wait to see what they've done in Pinball FX3, I'm sure we will be amazed by their work.

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    I'm not sure if this could be done just by Zen or if it would take a system update from Sony as well, but it'd be great if PBFX3 let us use the PSVR to play the tables in 3D television mode. PBFX VR is great, but having all the tables in 3D would be even better.

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    Hi.
    I am new here and my english is not so good.
    I have a question.
    I have an xbox360 and i have all bought all tables for Pinball FX2.
    Now i have get an PS4.
    So i want to know, if i can get all my tables from Pinball FX2 xbox 360 to Pinball FX3 PS4?
    I don´t want to pay double for the tables.
    If it works, can you tell me, how i can transfer them?
    I remember that you can transfer from Zen Pinball PS3 to Zen Pinball 2 PS4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chomer1608 View Post
    Hi.
    I am new here and my english is not so good.
    I have a question.
    I have an xbox360 and i have all bought all tables for Pinball FX2.
    Now i have get an PS4.
    So i want to know, if i can get all my tables from Pinball FX2 xbox 360 to Pinball FX3 PS4?
    I don´t want to pay double for the tables.
    If it works, can you tell me, how i can transfer them?
    I remember that you can transfer from Zen Pinball PS3 to Zen Pinball 2 PS4.

    Regards
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    Sorry, you can't transfer tables you bought on Xbox to PS4. You will have to buy them again on PS4 .

    I don't want to even think how much I've spent on this game, re-buying tables on different platforms.

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    We got a release date or even a release month yet? It's already August but not a peep... I'm assuming September (Summer ends then lol)

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    Kinda hoping for some sort of update of when we can expect a release date. Already been a month

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    Yup. Please give us an update on estimated release date or tables that can be transfered.

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    It would be nice to know when Pinball FX 3 is coming out and if Nintendo said yes to releasing Pinball FX 3 on Nintendo Switch, but since you've brought Infinite Minigolf to Nintendo Switch, I think there will be no worries.
    In addition, I hope we will get a release date very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline View Post
    It would be nice to know when Pinball FX 3 is coming out and if Nintendo said yes to releasing Pinball FX 3 on Nintendo Switch, but since you've brought Infinite Minigolf to Nintendo Switch, I think there will be no worries.
    In addition, I hope we will get a release date very soon.
    If PBFX3 comes to Switch that might be the push I'd need to buy one. Since PBFX3's release will mean no more new tables for the PS Vita I'll need a new handheld for the new tables. Of course then there'd be no cross buy/play with PS4, so I'd have to buy them twice if I wanted a system that had every table for leaderboards and tournaments. Oh well.

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    I apologize if this has already been asked, but will FX3 be coming to iOS to replace Zen Pinball? Or will Zen Pinball still be fully supported as the "iOS version" of the game with any new tables, etc. as it has been historically?

    Thanks!

    -Tye

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter328 View Post
    If PBFX3 comes to Switch that might be the push I'd need to buy one. Since PBFX3's release will mean no more new tables for the PS Vita I'll need a new handheld for the new tables. Of course then there'd be no cross buy/play with PS4, so I'd have to buy them twice if I wanted a system that had every table for leaderboards and tournaments. Oh well.
    Big fans of Nintendo, but we didn't announce anything...yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by PseudoTye View Post
    I apologize if this has already been asked, but will FX3 be coming to iOS to replace Zen Pinball? Or will Zen Pinball still be fully supported as the "iOS version" of the game with any new tables, etc. as it has been historically?

    Thanks!

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    Not for the time being. The Universal Classics Pinball pack will be coming to Zen Pinball still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    Not for the time being. The Universal Classics Pinball pack will be coming to Zen Pinball still.
    What about the original themes that are launching with PFX3 - amusement park, greek mythology.
    Will they be coming to iOS as well?

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    I'm also hoping that the steam version will finally include Mac support. The Mac Store version of the game is so bad. And I also hope that fx3 comes to iOS, or at least the new tables will eventually be released on iOS as it is my platform of choice these days for my ZP fix.

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