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I didn't see a post directly about this, so I thought I would share.  After a bit of research, I finally got Pinball FX3 setup in LaunchBox as individual tables.

1. Setup an emulator for Pinball FX3:

  • Set the Emulator Application Path to wherever your "Steam.exe" is.  Do this instead of pointing it "Pinball FX3.exe".
  • For Default Command-Line Parameters add "-applaunch 442120 -table_".
  • Select Don't use quotes.
  • Select No space before ROM.
  • Select Use file name only without file extension.
  • Make sure the Sample Command shows up as "Steam.exe -applaunch 442120 -table_File".  Like this:

Pinball.thumb.JPG.2d2217e87963a3b2f3ffffa5f35dc4e1.JPG2. I also like to set a "Pinball FX" Platform with a Platform Category.

3. Then just import the ".pxp" files from the Pinball FX3 Steam directory as individual ROMs.  Make sure to Use the files in their current location option.

That should do it.  Hope that helps.

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i used this but altered it to "Pinballfx3.exe -applaunch 442120 -table_File "

this worked for the microsoft store version. (with cabinet code)

many thanks

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I am following these instructions with the latest version of Pinball FX3 Steam Version and it just launches into the main game menu not loading a table.

I did request and put in the code from Pinball FX (PAC Code)

Maybe something has changed in the newest versions?

 

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Yes I was able to find a copy of Pinball FX2 that works perfectly.

The only difference I found is that in the Pinball FX3 main program many tables were locked even though I had the table files.

I guess I needed to unlock all of the tables somehow.

 

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Just now, slashguns04 said:

which photo should I send to zen studio for the code?

just rotate your screen and take a picture.

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I just took a picture with my screen showing launchbox and the arcade controller in front of it did not even rotate it.

Just know that they keep bankers hours Mon through Fri and I don't think they are in America.  I got a message at 3am est.

 

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1 hour ago, Policia Malo said:

I just took a picture with my screen showing launchbox and the arcade controller in front of it did not even rotate it.

Just know that they keep bankers hours Mon through Fri and I don't think they are in America.  I got a message at 3am est.

 

I have now posted photos of my 2 Samsung 27 inch monitors are waiting for an answer

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On 10/8/2018 at 8:15 PM, Policia Malo said:

I am following these instructions with the latest version of Pinball FX3 Steam Version and it just launches into the main game menu not loading a table.

I did request and put in the code from Pinball FX (PAC Code)

Maybe something has changed in the newest versions?

 

Yeah I'm having that same issue.. did you get it fixed somehow?

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On 6/6/2018 at 4:18 PM, Jay1984 said:

i used this but altered it to "Pinballfx3.exe -applaunch 442120 -table_File "

this worked for the microsoft store version. (with cabinet code)

many thanks

I have it loading the same way but it wont go into the table directly, just to the main menu, is there something else you had to do to get it to load right to that table?

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58 minutes ago, rellikfolla said:

I have it loading the same way but it wont go into the table directly, just to the main menu, is there something else you had to do to get it to load right to that table?

In Launchbox go to Tools>Manage emulators and edit your Pinball FX3 set-up. In the main window make sure you have the box for "No Space Before Rom (primarily for NullDC)" checked. In the steps above all 3 boxes are checked, but I think you only need the one I mentioned and the "Use file name" one. 

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14 minutes ago, Retro808 said:

In Launchbox go to Tools>Manage emulators and edit your Pinball FX3 set-up. In the main window make sure you have the box for "No Space Before Rom (primarily for NullDC)" checked. In the steps above all 3 boxes are checked, but I think you only need the one I mentioned and the "Use file name" one. 

hmm, I tried that, and it looks like you tried to upload a screenshot but the link is broken, cant view it.  Also, is there a way to hide the mouse cursor in game?

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  • Set the Emulator Application Path to wherever your "Steam.exe"  or  "Pinball FX3.exe" is.
  • For Default Command-Line Parameters add "-applaunch 442120 -table_".
  • Select Don't use quotes.
  • Select No space before ROM.
  • Select Use file name only without file extension.
  • Make sure the Sample Command shows up as Steam.exe -applaunch 442120 -table_File or  Pinball FX3.exe -applaunch 442120 -table_File Like this:

YOU MUST HAVE CABINET MOD ENABLED !!!!!!!!

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On 2/5/2019 at 2:13 PM, rellikfolla said:

hmm, I tried that, and it looks like you tried to upload a screenshot but the link is broken, cant view it.  Also, is there a way to hide the mouse cursor in game?

I know you said you have the code. Is there any chance you tried 2 different codes on the same machine? I had an issue before and it turned out trying two codes on the same machine was the problem. Zen Studios had me remove everything and reinstall then use the original code. It worked, maybe something went corrupt. That was well over a year ago though. So with newer versions of PBFX that may not be an issue.

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I checked to make sure everything is like the what the op said. And I have the cabinet code enabled but keep getting this error

pinballfx3.jpg

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I've done exactly as shown but launchbox won't launch the.pxp file. Any help would be greatly appreciated 

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On 2/22/2019 at 5:50 AM, 705 arcade said:

I checked to make sure everything is like the what the op said. And I have the cabinet code enabled but keep getting this error

pinballfx3.jpg

Same issue here, don't know how to fix this...

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