Pinball Arcade loses Williams license

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Pinball Arcade loses Williams license

Postby cap » Tue May 08, 2018 6:31 pm

Almost all tables in Pinball Arcade will no longer be for sale past June 30th 2018 because they lost the Williams/Bally license.
The tables you already bought will continue to work, so buy them now if interested before you can't.
They plan to release the Stern tables from the Stern Pinball Arcade as Season 8 this summer and more Gottlieb and Alvin G tables in the future.
The official announcement is on their facebook page together with a small FAQ.
https://www.facebook.com/pinballarcade/
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses Williams license

Postby Fifty » Tue May 08, 2018 6:52 pm

Wait...so PPS didn't allow them to renew?

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Re: Pinball Arcade loses Williams license

Postby Bagdad » Tue May 08, 2018 6:57 pm

ARK! C'est vraiment poche ça! :shock: :o
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses Williams license

Postby cap » Tue May 08, 2018 7:12 pm

Fifty wrote:Wait...so PPS didn't allow them to renew?

Yep. It's not clear if they did not want to renew at all (because they could develop an app themselves or they sold the rights to someone else) or if they asked for too much money and Pinball Arcade could not afford it so they blame PPS.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses Williams license

Postby cait001 » Wed May 09, 2018 8:06 am

I had put all of the Season Packs on my Steam wishlist and slowly but surely bought them up when they were sporadically 50% off. I don't play Pinball Arcade much, but will have to think hard and maybe go for the season 6 and 7 packs that I hadn't bought yet.
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses Williams license

Postby Azatotht » Wed May 09, 2018 8:28 am

I have all the games already.. they are working very well except the latest Stern ones.

Even on my boosted gaming PC, the Ghostbusters table lags like hell.

Side question: anyone is using this with an Oculus Rift with good results ?
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses Williams license

Postby OTTOgd » Wed May 09, 2018 8:35 am

One could always join the VPForums.org as well.

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Re: Pinball Arcade loses Williams license

Postby cait001 » Wed May 09, 2018 9:31 am

OTTOgd wrote:One could always join the VPForums.org as well.


I've looked at stuff like that before in the past but like with MAME I don't want to spend time configuring and fiddling. I appreciate the straightforwardness of Pinball Arcade (and the Zaccaria emulator, which I also bought).
PINS: GTB Super Soccer (lent), GTB Sure Shot, BLY Mousin' Around, WMS No Good Gofers, WMS Triple Strike (loan)
COUNTERTOP: 1934 Rock-Ola World Series, 1934 Bally Signal Jr, 1934 Bally Signal Sr (lent), 1950 Culp Bridge Ball, 1964 Daiwa Pachinko, 1972 CC Mini-Baseball (loan), 1975 Satomi Arrangeball, 1930 Fields Five Jacks, 1931 Pace Base Ball, 1931 Pace Whiz Ball, 1932 Bally Goofy, 1978 Haiwa Pachinko
WANTED: スマートボール (Smart Ball), payazzo/kronespill, Bell-Fruit Cascade
backglasses wanted: Fairy, Fire Queen, Out Of Sight
marquees wanted: Strider, Astro Invader, R-Type (w/ship)
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Re: Pinball Arcade loses Williams license

Postby cap » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:17 am

Reminder. You only have a few days left to buy the Williams tables. The license expires after June 30.
After that, the number of tables will go from 95 to 33.
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