BSP Design Software
© 2008 Christopher Leathley

Credits

Designed and Developed by: Christopher Leathley (link)

3D Object Modeling by: Martin Antholzner

Physics Engine By: Newton Game Dynamics

Current Release

The current version is 1.9.1.20101231


Australian Made     Australian Made

Description

Future Pinball is a real time Pinball Development System. It allows you to design and play your very own pinball simulation in True real time 3D. It uses Advanced Physics to provide the best possible Simulation of a true to life pinball machine.

Tables are built up out of Standard components (Plastics, Pegs, Bumpers, Lights etc..) which are placed onto the playfield via the Editor. Objects like Surfaces, Lights and Rubbers are shapeable within the editor and generated real-time when the table is played. Other objects (Bumpers, Flippers, Gates, Triggers, Targets etc..) use pre-made 3d Models (of which there is a nice selection of each type).

The Table logic is scripted in Visual Basic Scripting (via the Microsoft Scripting Technology's built into Microsoft Windows). Scripting is designed to be simple but flexible enough to allow a wide vararity of Original Games to be created. Only a limited subset of the Visual Basic Scripting Language is used as a lot of extra functionality is provided by the game engine.

Full Sound / Music Support is also provided with multiple Music Channels to allow cross fading.

As Future Pinball is a Game Construction Program it contains some advanced concepts which may require a little bit of time (and patience) to learn and fully understand (such as computer graphics and scripting concepts).

 

What Hardware will I Need ?

A Pentium / Athlon processor of 1800 mhz or
greater, 512meg ram and at least a (or better)
Geforce FX / Radeon video card.
Video Card MUST support shaders.

 

What platforms are supported ?

Microsoft Windows Vista and XP (SP1 or above)
or 2000 (unsupported) running
openGL 1.5 and Direct X 8 (Direct Input).
Windows 98/ME/NT are not supported.

Future Pinball also runs under some linux distributions
via the Wine compatibility layer. More info here

 

What will is Cost ?

 

Future Pinball is free and will continue to be
free to download and use. If you like Future Pinball you can make a small donation to help with the costs of the site, a gesture of thanks, buy us a beer on friday, whatever..


Contact

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