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Iron Man Vault Edition (Stern 2014) VPW Edition 1.0

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"Pinball Fans, Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk!"

 

At last! Here it is! VPW are very proud to present our first blender toolkit table!
This table requires at least VPX 10.7.2 and the VR version requires at least 10.8.0-514
**edit** PinMAME 3.5 is also required.
(Download Links Below)

 

Iron Man is a very hard arcade style pinball by John Borg with short brutal games and is a regular of the pinball competition circuit.

Development started in September 2021, Sixtoe had talked about wanting to redo it as there was no accurate version, but the only available playfield was wrongly aligned, poor quality and there were no other decent assets for it so it was a non-starter.

But whilst Sixtoe was finishing off Judge Dredd, out of the blue Bord supplied a full playfield scan including all plastics! So at this point it was all systems go, we then spent some t-shirt money on a full set of decals, Dazz got the Iron Monger toy and EBisLit got the Whiplash and Warmachine toys and Dazz 3D scanned them all in for us.

A few months into development when it was playing well and being built in Blender by Sixtoe, Niwak started to make real progress with the blender toolkit, and rather than going through the process of Tomate running it through blender octane and building all the UVmaps (which takes a looong time) we decided to shift development to the toolkit version and put it on hold whilst that was developed further.

A few months later when the toolkit was working well, development was picked up again on Iron Man with Sixtoe, Tomate and Niwak working together developing both the table and Niwak bugfixing the toolkit as problems arose (particularly with the Iron Monger toy!).

Then just lots of testing and tweaking and here we are!

 

Current default ROM is 1.85ve as 1.86ve does not have fastflips enabled yet.

 

New Options Menu *WHILE IN GAME* hold the left magnasave and tap right magnasave.
*Requires FlexDMD (linked below)

 - Light Level
 - Colour Saturation
 - Outpost Difficulty
 - Mech Volume
 - Ramp Volume
 - Ball Volume
 - Cabinet Mode (Hides Rails)
 - Incandescent GI (Real machine has pure white LED's, not incandescent bulbs)
 - Dynamic Ball Shadows
 - Spotlight Shadows
 - Ambient Ball Shadows

 - VR Room Choice (Minimal / Ultra Minimal)

 - VR Backglass (Static / Animated)

 - VR Sideblades (Original / Static image with no reflections)

 - VR Topper (On / Off)

 

 VPW Iron Man Mechanics
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Project Lead - Sixtoe
Playfield & Plastic Scans - Bord
Table Modeling - Sixtoe & Tomate
Blender Toolkit Work - Tomate, Niwak & Sixtoe
Lighting - Sixtoe & iaakki
Fleep Sounds & Sound Scripting - Apophis & Sixtoe
Iron Monger Toy - Dazz for the model & 3D scanning it, Flupper for the 3d model simplification
Whiplash & Warmachine Toys - EBisLit for the models, Dazz for 3D scanning, Tomate for the 3d model simplification
Iron Monger Animation Code - DJRobX, Sixtoe, iaakki, apophis, NNiwak
Various fixes and script assistance - apophis, iaakki, Bord, flux, fluffhead35, Niwak
Plastic Redraws - Sixtoe & Embee
Iron Man Custom Topper - Rawd
Backglass Image - Wildman

VR Backglass - leojreimroc
Desktop Background - JoePicasso
Testing - Entire VPW Team

 

VPX 10.7.2 Official Release (Required)
https://github.com/vpinball/vpinball/releases/tag/v10.7.2-366-f94da1e

 

VPX 10.8.0-514 Pre-Release (fixes for VR Users)
https://github.com/vpinball/vpinball/actions/runs/3405492533

 

Flex DMD (Required)
https://github.com/vbousquet/flexdmd

 

PinMAME 3.5 (Required)

https://github.com/vpinball/pinmame/releases

 

ROM

 

Iron Man Rules
https://www.pinballnews.com/games/ironman/index5b.html

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=6154
https://vpuniverse.com/files/file/2440-iron-man-stern-2010/
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v10.7 required

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studlygoorite

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

Oh boy, I have been waiting for this one. Just like what everyone else is saying, it's fantastic!! I had issues getting the VR version to load but it was my system memory, if anyone has issues just check out your task manager and see if something is hogging your memory. In my case it was Chrome and some Dell crap, now that I can boot this baby up in VR, holy crap! everything on the playfield looks real, the lighting is awesome and what a Topper!. Not to mention the table plays perfect. Thanks to everyone once again, I'm going to have to start a Super Awesome Favorites Playlist :) 

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lminimart

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

The most realistic virtual pinball table to date. Full stop.

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PinStratsDan

· Edited by PinStratsDan

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

The table is brutal but so much fun!  After a lot of games, I've reached the Dunning-Kruger position of convincing myself that I'm just one game away from Do or Die multiball 😉 .  The VPW mod team did a perfect job to capture the look and feel of the table.  We now have a watershed moment in VPX with before Niwak's Blender toolkit tables and after... I don't think the hobby will ever look back again.  

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JasonDH

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

So much fun! This build is the pinnacle of visual pinball. Everything is top notch. Next level lighting, visuals, sounds, physics, high quality assets, and options galore. I am not an Iron Man fan but this is now my current favorite table. Excellent work as always VPW!

 

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eliory

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

I have to praise the investment and attention to SSF mechanics, everything feels very good and very cool.

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Joppnl

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

Better call the team the VPin WOW shop....

cause that what it is..WOW!

Amazing graphics and it plays great.

Also the new 'magnasave'menu and the option to change the position of the outlane posts is great (which also tells something about my pinball qualities as a player....)

And changing the light/color in the menu is also a great option...

So, WOW again  and many thanks for all the great work the team did!
👍

IM_WOW.jpg

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nestorgian

· Edited by nestorgian

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

The lighting of this table is amazing absolutely amazing and is on par with everything else sound physical modeling graphics
How much work and dedication, you have no limits congratulations team and what a team

 

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jwkramer61

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

you guys are amazing!

Stunning work.

The bar is so very high now.

Thanks!!!!

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astronasty

   15 of 16 members found this review helpful 15 / 16 members

10.7.2 and the Blender Toolkit are the new gold standard until VPE is ready.  It's going to be a wild 2023.  Enjoy the best VPX table ever created, so far...

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BILLMAN

  

Finally got everything working with this table and I am so glad I did. Amazing upgrade (as are all the VPW tables). Thank you! 

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mikeleonheart

  

I have no words for this team.... just Amazing work. Table looks incredible with the GI lights. Congratulations VPW 

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CyclonePF

  

Wish there was an option to give it more than 5 stars. This table is so awesomely done, and really fun. Thanks to the VPW team!

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mraaron

  

Another masterpiece !! Ty all for what you do. Simply amazing!

 

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dielated

  

What a serious triumph of Visual Pinball ingenuity. Bravo guys - from visuals to gameplay this is top notch. I have never given Iron Man a chance as a table, last real game I picked up I passed up the chance to play a real one, I wont pass up that chance again! Thank you VPW !!!

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Hamwich

  

Amazing, I've been waiting a while for this. My first experience with pinball was with an iron man.....I didn't know much about pinball.... and war machine fired that ball so fast I didn't even know what happened.

 

This table is bringing back great memories.

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PLAstik2011

  

THE GREATEST in their prime. Can' Wait to Get a hands on IRON mAIDEN - 'Legacy of the Beast' 

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Widewells

  

Very realistic play.

Needs some learning, because its not easy.

Very entertaining sound and voice effects.

 

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pacboy

  

Really beautiful and the new tool box system is awesome. Thank you very much to all of you you are really stars 🤩

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gubbin

  

VPW does it again!  Worth the wait.  OMG.  The lighting, the plastics, the new playfield, the script options baked into the magnasaves.  HOME RUN.  I LOVE THIS TABLE 3000!!!

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FinaIstar

· Edited by FinaIstar

  

Hello Guys unbelievable table I can't wait to play it but...:D I have a problem I can't start it the script says 458 game not found but I have download the rom file too and have it in the roms folder can anyone help me please ? I have Saturday a big party xD and sorry my English is not the best

 

 

OK!!!!! i have see I need the new pinmame I try this :D

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Retsamikit

  

Whow! A really 5-Stars Table. Makes a lot of Fun. Physics are great, grafics are wonderfull.

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Duracuir62

  

Wonderful work !!! I od course give 5 stars :)

...but do uguys have the ball sometimes stuck at the top of the table when u take the top left lane ? I have to nudge to get the ball back

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roukmoot

  

Merci une fois de plus pour votre travail rien que pour notre plaisir 

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Eviljubs

· Edited by Eviljubs

  

Masterfully done as usual.  I had some issues initially getting the table working, but it was 100% my fault 😅.  Can't wait for the next one!

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