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medusa ROM Name
HiRez00 & Apophis Created by
HiRez00 Artwork by
Apophis Scripting by
Bally Manufacturer
2022 Year

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Halloween 1978-1981 (Original 2022) VPX


UPDATE: Halloween 1978-1981 (Original 2022) 1.03

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After extensive play in a tournament last week, a couple of small bugs were discovered:


- Some lights not lighting up in order: FIXED

- Multi-ball activation not fast enough: FIXED

- Some repeat audio callouts on the drain: FIXED


You ONLY need to download the table itself for this update.


No other files were edited / changed.


Thank you for all the comments, reviews and beer support! Apophis and I much appreciate it!


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This table is solely based on Halloween (1978) and Halloween II (1981) with a small reference to Halloween III (1982)


Halloween 2 is one of the greatest movie theater experiences in my life!


I was 11 and saw it in the theater after seeing the original Halloween (1978) on the original NBC broadcast (edited of course).


The movie audience went absolutely nuts during the whole movie and people were screaming, running out - and when Loomis blows up Michael Myers at the end of the movie, everyone cheered - until he came walking out of the fire - and they started screaming "OH SHIT!!!!"


I will never forget that experience!


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I started this VPX table back in 2018 with Xenonph about a month before the Halloween 2018 remake was gonna come out in movie theaters ... and I got about 80% done with the skills I had at the time which was basically a re-skin with some sound and music added.


Then I went to see the 2018 remake of Halloween and absolutely hated it ... Fucking Blumhouse Garbage!


I was so disappointed in the 2018 remake that I lost interest in finishing this table all together ...


Cut to 4 years later ...


After several years of medical issues / problems, and life and work taking up most of my time ... I decided to take another look at my table I had done about a month ago.


I showed my progress to Apophis and he urged me to finish it in time for this Halloween season - because he thought is was a decent start and worth finishing.


Since I starting using / learning VPX 2018, I have learned a lot more about making / modifying tables ... and between Apophis and I, we completely rebuilt the table it was originally based on (Medusa) replacing every single part on the playfield, re-writing 99% of the script, AND added a slew of new features, effects, and actions to it to basically now be able to call this table an ORIGINAL, and not a re-skin anymore.


No detail or addition to this new table was added without serious thought put forth, and wouldn't enhance / add to the overall gameplay. Everything was approached with the "let's make it the BEST it can be!" attitude.


If Apophis had not urged me to finish this table, or dedicate the time he did to work on this with me ... this table would never have seen the light of day - nor look / play as well as it does. And for that I am truly grateful.


You can expect to see more great things come from the two of us collaborating in the future.


As you can guess - this table took a huge amount of our time to create and make as perfect as possible - PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY USING THE LIKE BUTTON, COMMENT OR REVIEW, OR BEER US!


So - without furthers a-due: "It's TIME, Michael! BOOM!"


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There are multiple ways to gain serious points on this table, SKILL SHOT, MULTI-BALL, BONUSES, and EXTRA BALL!

Be sure to READ the RULES for the table by pressing and HOLDING the RIGHT magnasave BEFORE starting an actual game.

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We took a great amount of time to make sure this new table had all the necessary options for the player to get the full experience from it - whether playing in Desktop / Cabinet Mode, a system with robust sound system, or little computer speakers. Every aspect of the sound can be adjusted at the top of the script for you to be able to balance out ALL the sounds of the table to your personal preference.


Mechanical Volume, Ball-Rolling Volume, Ramp-Rolling, CallOut Volumes, Effects Sounds, Simulated ROM Sounds, Music Volume, etc can all be adjusted to exactly what you want the table to sound like when you are playing.


Additionally, there are 9 levels of LUT adjustments that can be made holding down the LEFT MAGNASAVE and then pressing the RIGHT MAGNASAVE. We strongly suggest you get the LUT set to how you want BEFORE you play a game because this table used the MAGNASAVE buttons for the 'Fire Gun' save post between the slippers during gameplay.


The overall GI color scheme can be set as well from Normal, to Blue, to Orange coloring. This option can be permanently set at the top of the script, but can also be changed on the fly by pressing the BUY-IN (2) key on your keyboard during gameplay.

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Copy / Move the .vpx table to your 'Tables' folder.
Copy / Move the B2S file to your 'Tables' folder - Make sure it is names exactly the same as the table. (If you use B2S Backglass files)
Copy / Move the folder 'Halloween' to your Music folder. (Example: /Music/Halloween)

DMDs and Topper have been included with this package. Choose the DMD (and Topper) that will work best with your system and load it into your front end (Ie: LCD DMD or Real Color DMD)

Multiple versions of the Backglass (for cabinet users) have been included. Choose which backglass you like best to use with this table: Pro, Premium, or Limited Edition.

This table was originally built and fully updated in VPX 10.62 and has been tested in 10.62 and 10.72. It HAS NOT BEEN tested in 10.8 because at the time of release 10.8 is still in Beta.


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 - Physics: nFozzy physics, RothFozzy flippers, Roth drop targets and stand-up targets, playfield mesh
 - Visuals: Dynamic shadows, flipper primitives, lightning GI effect, GI dimming effect
 - Audio: Fleep sound effects, Ramp and ball rolling sounds
 - Scripting: Ballsave gate and Multiball mods, Ball number tracking, VUK kickers, Dip switch settings, Rules card zoom, new DOF commands
 - Countless other fixes and updates


 - All Screen Graphics (Playfield, Backglass, DMD, Topper, Wheels)
 - Table's  Special Visual FX and Animation
 - Callouts, Sound Effects and Music Editing and Mixing
 - Conceptual design, add ons and updates
 - Additional Lighting
 - General scripting updates, additions and options


Testing: FriscoPinball, AstroNasty, PinStratsDan, Smaug, Apophis, HiRez00


Xenonph: Lighting effects and GI coloring


Additional Custom Callouts: Unsavory


Moral Support and Putting Up with our Crazy Hobby: Mrs. HiRez00 and Mrs. Apophis (our Wives)


JP Salas: Original 'Medusa' Table

' - Change LUTs buy holding down left MagnaSaves and then pressing right MagnaSaves
'   You should adjust the LUT before playing an actual game because MagnaSaves are used for 'Shoot Gun' post during gameplay.
' - Change the general illumination lights color by pressing the Extra Ball Buy-in button (or the number 2 button)
' - View a zoomed in Rules Card by pressing right MagnaSaves button before starting a game.

'----- General Sound Options -----
Const VolumeDial = 0.8         'Overall Mechanical sound effect volume. Recommended values should be no greater than 1.
Const BallRollVolume = 0.4      'Level of ball rolling volume. Value between 0 and 1
Const RampRollVolume = 0.7      'Level of ramp rolling volume. Value between 0 and 1


'----- Game Sound Option -----
Const MusicVol = 0.8             'Level of music volume. Value between 0 and 1
Const CalloutVol = 0.8           'Level of callout volume. Value between 0 and 1


'- Simulated ROM Sound Option -
Const ROMSim = 1                 '0 = Off, 1 = On (Simulates 80's Rom Sound Beeping When Score Increases)


'----- GI Color Options -----
colornow = 2             '0=Normal,1=Blue,2=Orange


'----- GI Dimming Option -----
Const GIDim = 1          '0=Normal GI lights behavior, 1=Dim GI with flipper current draw


'----- ColorDMD --------
CDMD = 4                '0=Yellow,  1=Red,  2=White,  3=Blue,  4=Reg Orange


'----- Flipper Colors --------
Const TopFlipperColor = 1      '1=White,  2=White No Text, 3=Orange, 4=Halloween
Const BottomFlipperColor = 1      '1=White and Black, 2=White and Orange, 3=Halloween


'----- Spinner Style --------
Const SpinnerStyle = 1              '1=Halloween II Logo, 2=Halloween Logo, 3=The Shape (MM Mask)


'----- Shadow Options -----
Const DynamicBallShadowsOn = 1      '0 = no dynamic ball shadow ("triangles" near slings and such), 1 = enable dynamic ball shadow
Const AmbientBallShadowOn = 1         '0 = Static shadow under ball ("flasher" image, like JP's)
                                                                             '1 = Moving ball shadow ("primitive" object, like ninuzzu's)
                                                                             '2 = flasher image shadow, but it moves like ninuzzu's


'----- ROM Option ------- So as to not interfere with existing Medusa VPX table settings -----
Const cGameName = "medusa"          ' Regular Version
'Const cGameName = "medusaa"         ' Free Play


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Don't be a leech and just download the files ... leave a comment or at least hit the LIKE button if you download it and like it!


You can show some support by hitting the 'Beer Me' button above ... I like beer! This is not to be considered 'begging' or a 'demand' on my part ... simply a nice gesture for the work I upload here!


Please do not post this .zip or any of its contents anywhere else for download - you will be sacked!


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PLEASE NOTE: I create these videos for fun and for the dedicated VPX pinball users on this and other forum. I DID NOT create this for you to download as SELL, MAKE MONEY OR PROFIT ON!


DO NOT include any of these files with other downloads or projects without asking permission first.


All Logos, Characters, Copyrights and Trademarks property of their respective owners.




v10.6 optional

What's New in Version 1.03   See changelog


UPDATE: Halloween 1978-1981 (Original 2022) 1.03

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After extensive play in a tournament last week, a couple of small bugs were discovered:


- Some lights not lighting up in order: FIXED

- Multi-ball activation not fast enough: FIXED

- Some repeat audio callouts on the drain: FIXED


You ONLY need to download the table itself for this update.


No other files were edited / changed.

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

When I try to load the game i keep getting an error that says "machine 'medusa' (Medusa) terminated before intialized check rom path or rom file!

I dont even know what that means. Plus i get a second error about bass and cant find the music. I have the music file in the music folder and its labeled Halloween. Is there a certain way to set up the music also?? Thanks for any help.

Response from the author:

You need the medusa.zip ROM



Drop that zip file into your roms folder.


As far as the music goes it needs to be this path /Your Visual Pinball folder/Music/Halloween


NOT /Your Visual Pinball folder/Music/Halloween Music/Halloween


Only the Halloween folder should be in your music folder.

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

Instant classic. The sound design is first rate. I appreciate the script options. I quickly changed to the blue GI lights and "the shape"/mask spinner (not a fan of the film logos.) I would even appreciate options for the bumpers, for the same reason, but I cannot complain about this gem.


The challenge level is in the goldilocks zone--not too nasty and not too brain dead. The upper playfield physics put many other tables to shame. The Medusa extra ball scheme also makes this table a notch above many others. Getting an extra ball is very satisfying. Special shout outs for Xenonph, Unsavory, the patient spouses of HiRez00 & Apophis--all of the folks who never get enough credit for amazing tables like this one.


I saw the original 1978 Halloween with a college crowd (I'm that old) so my appreciation for this table is similar to the inspiration to create this table. That communal film experience does add something that streaming never matches--no matter how good your home theater setup is. The "crowd" in my living room is never as funny/responsive as the folks in a crowded theater.

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

Very good table! the sound and music is fantastic, not to mention the details of the table and the intrusion audio!! congratulations on the job!
Did someone do the pov?
What if... You urgently need the best pupack ever :)

Greeting from Argentina

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

What a great complete package!

I can't wait to install on my cab tonight.

Thanks for this creation


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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Splendid! Alot of thought was put into this, its like you step into the movie! Thanks to all involved on the work involved and for sharing this totally complete masterpiece!

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

First of all great work on this table!   The artwork and sounds are great, it plays very nicely.  Very happy that you finished this table and share it with everyone.  


Also on a side note, thanks for making a table that is a million times better then that last Halloween Ends piece of garbage movie!

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

A really impressive table. Takes a classic design and theme, but with all the polish of a modern table. Really nails the music and sound timings, everything is just so appropriate.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Just started getting into virtual pinball and this was one of the first I tackled.  Phenomenal work!

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Great table. Thank you all for making this.

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· Edited by SolarFox

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Greetings from Serbia 😆

Looks really cool.

Thanks for the hard work!


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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Thanks HiRez, I just got back to this hobby after a couple of years off due to school. I remember when you started working on this table and asking you about it a few years ago. I am so happy it is finished and cannot wait ton play it. Coming from you, I am sure it is a quality table. 

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Even better than that one guys halloween table!!😉 I can at least play this one! Great atmosphere, lighting, sound and gameplay. Thanks for this candy !

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Brutal Work. THanks a lot for Share it!!!!

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member


You guys did an AMAZING  job o this creation!!! It's fun to play and super challenging. Thank you so much!

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Great table, HiRez00 and Apophis!  This brings the true meaning of Halloween to the world of VPX. Your hard work is much appreciated with this fun release! 

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

The table is clearly a labour of love born out of an appreciation for the first movies of the franchise. The atmospheric music, chilling dialogue, alluring visuals and clever use of visual effects all draw you in… and then you get to experience the engaging gameplay. I love the clever addition of a multiball to the table, and that has become my natural focal point while playing. 

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Congratulations, a very nice achievement, the work is neat, I like the graphics, the sound environment, the special effects surprise us. Superb, thank you all

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· Edited by Mooserules

   0 of 1 member found this review helpful 0 / 1 member

Having an issue launching, its not reading the music file while I have loaded in my music file. I 've named the folder the same as the table but I get the error Bass music sound error. Any ideas? Thank you for the quick response. That fixed the issue. Great table!

Response from the author:



Make sure you have the folder with the Halloween .mp3 files in the /Music/Halloween/ folder.


NOT /Music/Halloween-Music/Halloween/


Some people have made that mistake which causes the error.


If that fixes it - please update your review so others can learn from it.

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· Edited by erikrom83

   0 of 3 members found this review helpful 0 / 3 members

merci infiniment pour ce petit bijoux fait avec amour et patience . je vais installer cette table et scorer scorer scorer , tel est le but toujours . mais la ce sera avec plaisir des yeux en plus . 

4 Etoiles a cause du choix de table modifié ,  medusa , table lente et aux choix peu variés. 


je rajoute que la qualité de l'éclairage me semble exceptionnelle , j'attache beaucoup d'importance a cela sur mes vrai flipper lorsque je refais l'éclairage et la tu as pris soins de peaufiner cela , je dirais apparemment a la perfection . ce ne doit pas être votre première table . 

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Hello HIRoz00, I want to thank you for this masterpiece created on the Bally Medusa playing field from 1981. I really appreciate those Pinball SS from the early 80s. But what can we say about this Wonderful Halloween 1978-1981, just seeing it start from the VPX transports us to the streets of Haddonfield, the new playing field unites with those chilling voices and sounds for a Great gaming experience. Everything seems to be done with great love in the world of Michael Myers, those of us who enjoyed the original movie know what we are talking about. Greetings from Argentina.

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· Edited by DomiKamu


Excellent table, nice design. Of course, 5 stars! 💗

Thank you very much! 😉

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Great Table! Awesome artwork and the creators took the time to make the table customizable which is a very nice touch. The sound and music on this table are very good I find they really help draw me into the experience!! GREAT JOB!

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First table I'm downloading. Hopefully i will be able to get it up and running without any mishaps. Thank you for the detailed descriptions and all the hard work that everyone put into developing this table. 

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This table is great! The lighting effects, the music and sound effects all brilliant. Table plays well and the physics doesn't disappoint. THANK YOU!!!

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