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"Who Wants Some!"

 

VPW are proud to present X-Men Wolverine and Magneto Limited Edition by Stern!

 

This table requires at least VPX 10.7.2 and the VR version requires at least 10.8.0-514
(Download Links Below)

 

Niwak wanted to port this table as one of the initial experiments for the blender toolkit, and I'm hoping you'll agree it came out rather well!

We took the opportunity to upgrade it to all the latest VPW bells and whistles as well along the way!

 

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

 

V-Pin Workshop Mutants
Sixtoe - Project Lead, Physical Rebuild, Audio
Niwak - Playfield graphical rebuild, blender toolkit implementation and lighting, scripting.
Apophis - Iceman Ramp, Kickers, and Script Tweaks
Iaakki - Magneto magnet helper

Wylte - Shadows and script tweaks.
Testing - Rik, BountyBob, PinStratsDan, VPW Team

Based On:
VPX Mod by Sixtoe, DJRobX, EBIsLit
VPX Mod by ICPJuggla, HauntFreaks, DJRobX and Arngrim
based on the original FP conversion by Freneticamnesic.

 

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

 

 

'****************************************************************
'    Changelog
'****************************************************************
'v2.0.1 - Sixtoe / DJRobX - Initial base version
'v2.1.0 - Niwak - Blender Toolkit Initial Import
'v2.1.1 - Sixtoe - Cleaned VPX
'v2.1.2 - Sixtoe - Redid lots of physical objects, added all (?) nfozzy physics, added various shadows, added physical trough, redid physical kickers, fixed ball traps, added playfield physics mesh, added fleep sounds, probably other things I've forgotten,
'v2.1.3 - apophis - Rebuilt physical version of bsLHole and bsL. Made dPosts, dSleeves, Rollovers collections fire hit events. Created Apron and Walls collections, Made flipper triggers 150 units high. Updated some flipper physics params. Cleaned up spotlight shadows implementation. Removed unneeded DynamicLamps class.
'v2.1.4 - Sixtoe - Fixed kickers (grmbl), new prim playfield, new vuk guide prim, fixed iceman wall start layout as ball was catching there, fixed some broken walls, added missing aounds
'v2.1.5 - apophis - Converted VUKs to use switches and kickball sub rather than kickers. Fixed the ball shadow conflict with flipper shadows. A few minor physics parameter adjustments. 
'v2.1.6 - Niwak - animated switch wires, fix spinner animation, hide visible physics, fix orbit diverter
'v2.1.7 - Sixtoe - Rebuilt shooter lane, messed around with the blackbird physical hole and it seems to be working with 2 balls as well now (hopefully that's it now forever and I never have to look at it again, ever.).disabled a few more duplicate prims (including bumpers), hooked up cabinetmode and vrroom modes.
'v2.1.8 - Niwak - Fix iceman ramp being stuck, fix slingshot anim, fade lightmaps on iceman ramp depending on position
'v2.1.9 - Sixtoe - Hid things which should have been invisible.
'v2.2.0 - Sixtoe - Upped playfield friction to 0.24, calibrated plunger, changed ball, added collision sounds to wolverine and better sounds to nightcrawler, turned up spinner fractionally, added triggers and enabled ramprolling sounds.
'v2.2.1 - Niwak - Add option UI, add blackbird mod, add staged flippers, add dual lighting, fix base GI, adjust ball brightness
'v2.2.2 - Sixtoe - Tweaked magneto turntable so it tries to kill you more effectively now, tuned slings down a bit, fixed the iceman ramp motor sound I broke,
'v2.2.3 - Niwak - Full rebake, more backpanel GI light, new lit room setting, better blackbird mod, complete magneto mod, fix flipper bat size, fix upper post bake, add outpost difficulty setting, adjust rails light level
'v2.2.4 - Sixtoe - Added physical C scoop for blackbird, various table fixes, table and script tidy-ups.
'v2.2.5 - Niwak - Fix diverter position, fix wolverine entering Scoop
'v2.2.6 - Sixtoe - Resized pop bumpers and rebuilt pop bump area slightly, rebuilt left ramp to avoid clipping through beast wall, shrunk blackbird scoop metal, tweaked magneto magnet.
'v2.2.7 - Sixtoe - Fixed scoop exit so ball doesnt his iceman ramp when it's sideways, apron made higher to catch flyballs, turned down nudge, droped underplayfield layer, cleaned up unused images.
'v2.2.8 - Sixtoe - Fixed Playfield Lighting, Turned down flasher reflections, adjusted xavier kickout, turned a couple of things invisible, boosted apron lamps, fixed some minor gi issues, minor tweaks.
'v2.2.9 - Sixtoe - Renamed TriggerRF, Upped nightcrawler speed from 1 to 1.5, adjusted right niqhtcrawler hit threshold.
'v2.3.0 - Niwak - Rebake with higher resolution, baked spinner and flipper bats, updated gate animations
'v2.3.1 - Niwak - Fix lock diverter, add baked plunger, dynamic ball color & brightness
'v2.3.2 - Niwak - Adjust ball coloring, disable bloom, AO and screenspace reflections
'v2.3.3 - apophis - Iceman ramp now works while a ball is rolling on it! Made Lampz use only one timer with -1 interval.
'v2.3.4 - Niwak - Rework of lots of parts using parts from the pinball core part library, full 4K rebake with latest toolkit
'v2.3.5 - Niwak - Reworked plastic, magnets, playfield holes, missing rail guide fixtures
'v2.3.6 - Niwak - Add details to account for ramps being wrong. Prepare for 10.8 (support for refraction)
'v2.3.7 - Niwak - Fix wrong bakes, add support for VR autodetection, move VR options to in-game menu, use new toolkit arrays, fix sling animation, fix Wolverine not registering too strong hit
'v2.3.8 - apophis - Fixed slope of iceman ramp collidable floor.
'v2.3.9 - iaakki - Magnet helper to prevent 4th ball escaping the hold
'v2.4.0 - Wylte - Shadow update, commented out speeddownlim enabled/disabled references, lowered rubber hit volumes, metals hit sounds added to scoop
'v2.4.1 - iaakki - fixed magnet helper
'v2.4.2 - apophis - Reduced flipper length from 120 to 114.7 (and associated primitives). Reduced flipper strength from 3200 to 3100.
'v2.4.3 - apophis - Improved robustness of left scoop walls/floor. Added Narnia catcher. Added Magneto lock pin solenoid sounds. Removed ball collision sounds under Magneto. Removed targetbouncer from both slings bottom post. Made Wolverine magnet grabcenter=false (more realistic). Rebuilt Wolverine wobble.
'v2.4.4 - Niwak - Adjusted baked flipper bats to match physics one
'RC1    - apophis - Reduced digital nudge strength. Increased tilt sensitivity. 
'RC2    - Sixtoe - Added visible apron wall for VR, manually fixed magneto texture (VLM.Nestmap0), adjusted sw53 and removed group properties, added missing one way gate behind magneto (to stop balls being knocked out top of lock), added missing rubbers by top diverter, 
'RC3    - apophis - Added code to kick ball out of the way if on top of night crawlers
'RC4    - apophis - Added desaturation LUTs to option menu. Fixed cab mode option menu setting (needed to be applied after VR room setting). Added AstroNasty's artwork to desktop background.
'RC5    - Niwak - Added light reflections from inserts on ball.
'RC6    - apophis - Fixed conflict between cabinetmode and vrroom.
'RC7    - Niwak - Update render: align right sling spot, new magnets, dust on ramps, less saturated red/blue GI
'RC8    - Niwak - Full render rework: new plastics, fixed playfield, new ramps, improved magneto, moved Sentinel to a mod
'RC9    - Sixtoe - Redid physical ramps and upper layer and realigned all triggers, tweaked ramp entries, changed the magneto opto's and blackbird rollover to 23 & 24 radius, moved right sling spotlight shadows to match new position, fixed broken prioritys with spotlight shadows vs. rtx shadows, fixed playfield mesh alignment issue and blackbird hole feed, added bevel to blackbird hole, added some dampening to the rubber feed for blackbird, added ball velocity dampning for inlanes (thanks apophis), rebuilt primitive collidable iceman ramps
'RC10   - Niwak - Fix missing flashers and little bake errors, fix under playfield visibility for VPX<10.8, enable 10.8 ball shadows
'RC11   - Niwak - Add incandescent bulb option, deactivate 10.8 stuff for initial release
'RC12    - Sixtoe - Upped ramp friction to 0.2 to match Iron Man.
'v1.0 Mod Release

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5824
https://vpuniverse.com/files/file/4210-x-men-wolverine-le-stern-2012/
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bietekwiet

   7 of 7 members found this review helpful 7 / 7 members

Fabulous recreation! Incredible lighting (wow, those reflections!),3D,  physics, sounds.  Thank you for all the hard work.

 

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elsimpso

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

After seeing the lights on BOP and Ironman, I thought, "Wow, VPW has bridged the uncanny valley of illumination with these puppies!" Now, looking at X-men, it's a whole new ballgame.  I can't believe the richness and depth. Thank you all for the blood, sweat, and magic that goes into these amazing works!

 

@Dazz--FYI, for some reason I'm having a really hard time getting the stars to register on iphone or my computer when writing a review. It takes several times to get the star rating to register the mouse click. Wonder if anyone else is having the issue. 

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snort2root

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

I absolutely adore this table.  Thank you @VPinWorkshop for sharing this remarkable achievement, and especially the project team that brought this beauty to life!  I am amazed by the quality of work and attention to detail evident in this table.  The blender toolkit enhancements bring VPIN to a shocking level of realism and I'm excited to witness such a revolution in redefining the edge of the possible unfolding before us (to quote a line from the opening sequence of the rare laserdisc arcade machine "Cube Quest" 😉).  This table feels like something completely new and yet immediately recognizable - It tricks the mind into accepting the virtual for the real, and this is its true charm (and also such an uncanny feeling when you realize it).

 

There are so many elements of realism present in this creation that I struggle to categorize them, so let me just focus on a couple:  The toys are real.  Wolverine and Magneto have simply come to life and are presented before you, to taunt your feeble playing skills.  Wolverine shimmies and shakes when the pinball strikes him, undulating as if he was freshly pulled from an injection mold and sitting on your real X-MEN LE pin.  Magneto sits perched ominously above the lower playfield bathed in reflections so real you will drain whilst admiring the details of his suit.  And the spinning disc - I personally love this feature as I love its presentation on the VPW Tron Legacy mod table as well.  However, this feels like something altogether different.  I can't quite put my finger on what makes this spinning disc unique, but there is a certain quality in the way the ball is manipulated by the disc that simply makes me suspend my disbelief that this is real (Magneto multiball is EPIC).  And the VPW Tron Legacy mod is itself a work of genius and art and I love the spinning disc presented in that table, but this is simply real.  That's perhaps what makes this table so special - it feels real.  And I can think of no higher praise to something which is not real than to suggest that it actually is - just ask Pinocchio 🙂.

 

This table reminds me of a living art exhibit, and it is a joy to simply watch it playing in attract mode on my arcade.  But come on - who can resist actually playing this gem for too long!  I am so thankful and grateful to all of the amazing super-talents who collaborated to bring this art to all of us, and am compelled to write this review and to share my amazement at a true work of art.  If you have not yet downloaded this masterpiece, please do so immediately and enjoy!  But caveat lector - this will consume your free time and you will be happy to oblige.

 

Very best,

Dylan

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PinStratsDan

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

What can I say... I literally couldn't have chosen a better time to join VPX. This second table done with Niwak's Blender toolkit is a work of art. It is also one heck of a challenge and the VPW mod team did not hold back on making it play as realistic as possible... that means it is as fast as lightning and bricked shots spell trouble.  

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Tikimaster

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

What a nice Table! If this is an example of what you can do with the Blender toolkit, then I'm really looking forward to the upcoming tables.

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marcvoss24

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

first sorry for my poor english

when you guys together the tables are soooo mutch better than all others!!!!!!!!!!!

thank you so mutch for all of your wonderfull work and keep going on please!!!!!

in german we say GEILER SCHEISS

 

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coolball

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

Everything is perfekt. The light, the colors and the gameplay.

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Smaug

   9 of 10 members found this review helpful 9 / 10 members

The X-Men first debuted in 1963, and the characters in this Stan Lee driven series were awkward, powerful, and ridiculed. I recall being a young man and picking up my first issue, and for me that was Chris Claremont's classic run with the new X-Men. Fast forward 40 or so years, and Stern released one of the most exciting tables I have ever played to date based on the comic characters rather than the movie, and I was hooked. Originally released in 2012, this gem garnered a lot of praise for it's layout and flow. John Borg really gave us a table to salivate after, and after Spiderman and Iron Man, this table stole the show for quite some time, and the layout has recently been used on the new Rush table. VPin Workshop has taken this incredible release, and made it nearly perfect for you to enjoy at home virtually, and you may need a visor to protect your eyes, as the level of reality on these toys and ramps and going to make you cry.

Installation: Be sure you have the latest VPX 10.72 and vpinmame 3.5, and get playing, this is an incredibly easy install, just grab a b2s or PUP and go! The new menu system is incredible, giving you options to change difficulty, mech/ramp/ball sounds, toys you can turn on, and more. 

Play: Like Iron Man before this, I had not had a chance to play this one in the wild yet, and had no idea what kind of fun I was missing out on. The game features seven main villains including Juggernaut, The Brotherhood of Mutants, The Hellfire Club, Shadow King, Sabertooth, Sentinels and Omega Red. It also features a Blackbird launcher and special game modes that have played out in the excellent comic series run. This is the LE model, which came in two flavors (Wolvie and Magneto), and offered an ice slide ramp to dump the ball in varied places on the playfield, as well as a very cool Nightcrawler pop up on the table. I find the magnet simulation on the toys to be nearly perfect to what I would expect from a real magnet, well done guys!

Graphics: Holy crap, this looks AMAZING! Check out the reflections of light on the Wolverine and Magneto toys, perfection! New ramps look like they were fresh out of injection molding, and the inserts detail is top notch. You will not find a better looking table to date in my opinion, and even more awesomeness with this tech is coming. I was particularly impressed with the detail on the Nightcrawler pop-out toy as well, missed that the first few play throughs.

Conclusion: VPW was holding this one back until it was perfect, and you will NOT be disappointed. If you only grab a few tables this month, be sure this is on the top of your list!
 

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astronasty

   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

Best desktop background ever.

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Vampire

   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Merci beaucoup à toute l'équipe, c'est vraiment incroyable et magnifique comme d'habitude !

 

Le menu dans la table avec les options c'est top !!!

 

Thank you very much to the whole team, it's really amazing and beautiful as usual!

The menu in the table with the options is great!!!

 

 

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RacerRecords

   1 of 3 members found this review helpful 1 / 3 members

as it will only allow me to rate 5 stars, I added a few more of my own 🙂

 

Thanks VPW team

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JediWizard

  

Really awesome work on this one! The X-men are one of my favorite comic book heroes. And this table lives up to that legacy. Thanks to all who worked on this table! 5 stars *****

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Morpheusx74

  

A brutal game for me, but a definite beauty !

 

Amazing work on the lighting again... 

 

Thank you guys for all the hard work you do... Amazing 🙏🤘

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GordonJames

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What can you say when you see a table so well done? I've said the same things over and over again about the tables you all make and share with us. This one is on a different level visually. Dare I say it... It's on par with and exceeds the visual level of any payed table out there.

 

Thank you, all of you for your work and generosity.

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PIPAllah

  

Peace,

 

Thanks for this beautiful looking table.  Plays well too.

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JM136

  

Thanks to you guys, my wife wants us to attend couples therapy...she's convinced I'm seeing someone else.   She's right...I'm in love with VPW...where have you been all my life?  I've spent probably 10 hours the last two days updating my cab with your badasssssssssssss tables.  It's been almost a year since I've really sat down and played my cab, but with all these beautiful tables I can't step away!

 

Thanks for all that you guys do!

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dielated

  

What can I say- this update takes this table from one that was occasionally playable to one of the best games on my cab, definitely a 'showpiece' table that you can leave running during a party! Thanks so much for this great table, hours of fun already 😊

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Fabouh

  

I think visually it's the most beautiful table I've seen with the reflections of lights on the figurines. Incredible. Thank you vpw! :)

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stefanaustria

  

So Great ! No Stutters after some Optimizations ... well, just had Troubles with one "no Dim-ed" Y Variable ... added to Script did the Trick for me.

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Pcast

  

Shot to the top of my most played tables. VPW releases are just getting better and better.

thank you.

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Snowstorm225

  

Xmen table was originally a great table but the VPW Version take it to the next level.

awesome work keep it up

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ashleyb

  

This looks and plays unbelievably!  More fantastic work from the VPW Gods!  Thanks all.

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