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Hey guys. Been using Bigbox for several years now and couldn’t be happier with it on my arcade machine. I recently got into virtual pinball and have found the existing frontend options to be lacking and buggy in comparison. Are there any plans to get virtual pinball support in Bigbox someday? It would seem like the biggest factor would be having a vertical theme for the playfield and maybe allowing 3 screens to display information while within Bigbox itself. I’d be ecstatic for such a feature someday!

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15 minutes ago, noiseordinance said:

Hey guys. Been using Bigbox for several years now and couldn’t be happier with it on my arcade machine. I recently got into virtual pinball and have found the existing frontend options to be lacking and buggy in comparison. Are there any plans to get virtual pinball support in Bigbox someday? It would seem like the biggest factor would be having a vertical theme for the playfield and maybe allowing 3 screens to display information while within Bigbox itself. I’d be ecstatic for such a feature someday!

Plenty of users already running virtual pinball (Future Pinball, Pinball FX, etc.) in BigBox. Media scraping wise is a different story, but running it is possible. As long as you can run it and it can be launched with command line then LB/BB can launch it. There are some tutorials on the forum for setting some of these up.

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Thanks for the replies guys. I guess I should have clarified, I know that Bigbox can launch the various programs, but as far as I’ve seen, no real vertical themes to speak of our 3-screen support within Bigbox itself (playfield, DMD, and backglass). 
 

Lordmonkus, that makes sense. I can imagine it’s not an easy scene to break into. Still, I know Jason could spank any of the competing offerings should he ever decide down the line. 

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