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RusstyT Created by
RusstyT Artwork by
JPSalas & RusstyT Scripting by
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2024 Year

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If you enjoy firing canons, sinking ships and collecting treasure then take to the seas with Captain Octiva and celebrate your victories and plunder with a refreshing ale at the tavern.  The game can be played by players of all levels. You have 8 modes to play, 9 ships to sink with plenty of music changes and callouts to keep you entertained. There is plenty of eye candy with graphic changes on the playfield, apron & DMD when ships are sunk and awards are achieved. The toys on the playfield animate and table light sequences activate when important shots & awards are made which adds to an immersive and enjoyable experience.

Pirates Life 2.o-Under a Black Flag, features incredible gun smoking driving orchestral music by Antii Martikainen and Feisty Attract song called Hunting Pirates by Finish band Turisas. Thankyou to Doug (idigstuff) for ideas on how to put the new soundtrack together. 

Pirates Life 1.0 has the original soundtrack by Split Enz and will take you on a different more relaxed journey and into the world Cecil Hoggleston via different path.

Spend 13 minutes to watch the video and learn the game. There is more in it than meets the eye.

This is an overview of the game and there is a set of rules and story in the downloads

The game is made with v10.8.0 Beta(Rev 1807(39824d6) 64 bit freezy 2.2.1.0 and flex DMD 1.9.0.0, VPinMame 3.6 & latest Backglass server B2S 2.03

For those who are struggling to get their software going, this is a link to my current, relevant VPinMame & VPinball files. You are welcome to try at your own risk. Please be aware that I am not running everything latest. For some reason I have conflicts with the RC3 and Freezy 2.2.2 and Flex DMD 1.9.1 and haven't had time to investigate this. if anyone can teach please leave your insights in the comments section.

vPinball Files working for RusstyT 2-6-24.zip

 

Always make sure you do a backup and always copy across the scripts. I don't recommend replacing your current 3.6VPinMame setup.exe and setup64.exe files. Thats is why I have placed them seperate to the other files.

Note: The game is designed to run JPs flashers in Desktop and VR & I do not recommend using the flex dmd option for playing with these methods.

If Playing VR change line 195 of the script to VRRoom=1

 

In the downloads Backglass & Media download includes, 3 Screen Backglass, 2 screen backglass, 2/3 screen backglass, the rules and background story, wheel, static screens for popper & and an art pack of the characters & ships used in the making of the games.

 

Incorporated in the Game are;

Easy and hard modes with 3 ball or 5 ball options

nFozzy Physics

Fleep Sounds

Luts

Virtual Reality

 

The Avago Team for this project are

Game Story by: HP McDuck & RusstyT

Game Design-RusstyT

Callouts- Andre Pena & RusstyT

Game FameWork and advice- JPSalas

Scripting- JPSalas & RusstyT

Ramps-Tomate

DOF-OutHere

Media & Promotion Smaug.

 

I'd like to thank the following people

Rawd & Besti for the VR that I carried over from TimeLord

Game Advice & Help-Sixtoes, Oqqsan, Apophis, Crackers, Gramps, Studlygoorite, DarthVito, Kenji

Primitive tutorials-Joe Picasso

 

Influences- JPSalas, Scotty Wickburgh Sixtoes, Oqqsan

 

 

 

included with downloads
included with downloads
No
10.8+ beta required
Yes

What's New in Version 2.0   See changelog

Released

2.0 This is the Under the Black Flag Music version so people can smell the gunpowder. Also includes the bones up kicker remnant removal

1.6 Removed the remnants of an up kicker from the the bones hole. Sometimes a ball was getting stuck in the canon ramp kicker and the vertical kick component for this kicker was removed.

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TiltedIllusions

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

Got a chance to give this a good flip.  Excellent gameplay!  visuals are spot on.  looks great in all 3 phases (desktop, 3 screen cab, and VR)  Job very well done!

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xYx

· Edited by xYx

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

OMG!  I am trying to limit my number of tables, and there is a flood of great new ones.  Instead of limiting to 20 good tables, I will just have 30 GREAT tables!  BTW, I think the music is great also.  Thank you so much for your work!

Response from the author:

Oh wow. That's big praise. I'm like you. I'm spoilt for choice with so many great tables to choose from. Thankyou for sharing. 

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sandman084

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

Wow ...... some excellent work really went into this one, I love all the extra artwork and back story associated with this table. Ladies and gentlemen... I am in awe with the talent and commitment to detail that this table brings to the community. Features a colourised dmd as well as animation on the playfield, oh yes, being an aussie I do like the music. kudos to all who contributed.

Response from the author:

Thankyou Sandman. Crank it up. If It's rockin don't bother knockin :)

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TigerOfOld

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

Wow, some real artistic genius in this one! Where else do you get to sink skeletons on floating barrels?  Split Enz music a real treat!

 

THANKS for sharing! 👏

Response from the author:

Oh man. Thanks Tiger. Loving the Split Enz appreciation. cheers and the Tavern 😉

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robertms

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

I got to say.. you blew me away, Russty! Excellent concept and execution, many thanks to all involved.

Response from the author:

Cheers man. 2.0 Under a black flag definitely gets the blood pumping. :) 

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kaptnkavern

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

super boulot , merci pour ce travail de fou

Response from the author:

Je vous remercie. Cette table est très originale. J’espère que votre imagination explose de plaisir.:)

 

Thankyou. This table is very quirky. I hope your imagination is exploding with enjoyment.😁

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mistercactus

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

I have to say this game is so much fun!

Response from the author:

I'm glad you are enjoying it. Thankyou :)

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hbenjam1

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

Really Fun table! Thank you!

I would love have some light effect for Flasher and Strob. 

Response from the author:

Thankyou for your review. I'm not into big strobe or flasher effects but totally respect your preference. have fun mate. No raise the sails, we have treasure to collect. :)

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balint811

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

Ez eddig a legszebb asztal amin eddig játszottam. A hangok lenyűgöznek. Köszönöm

Response from the author:

  Hűha. Megköszön. Először Budafesten játszottam flippert játékteremben, a flippermúzeumban. Egy ilyen gyönyörű város. Köszönjük, hogy megosztotta intrikáját a hangokkal. Számos iteráció volt, hogy elérje a zenék, a feliratok és az asztali hangok egyensúlyát. Andre Penával nagyon szórakoztató volt együtt dolgozni a felhívásokkal, és ez volt a játék készítésének egyik csúcspontja. Minden jót. Örömmel hallom az intrikáját. :)

 

Oh wow. Thankyou. The first time I played pinball in an arcade was in Budaphest at the world pinball museum. Such a beautiful city. Thankyou for sharing your intrigue with the sounds. There were many iterations to get the balance of musics, callouts and table sounds. Andre Pena was so much fun to work with doing the callouts and this was one of the highlights of making the game. All the best. I am happy to hear your intrigue. :)

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Snowstorm225

· Edited by Snowstorm225

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

Thank you JPsalas and RusstyT for this awesome table.

I really like the pirate Theme.

Response from the author:

Thankyou Snowtorm. I appreciate you took time to say thankyou. :)

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WaRcLaWz

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

I love this great table! Beautiful artwork and design, and it's always refreshing to see a true original creation with attention to detail on every aspect of a pinball table, instead of just a reskin of something old. Thanks for the great work!

Response from the author:

Pleasure WaRcLaW. Thankyou for taking time to show your appreciation. Now raise the sails we have treasure to collect. :)

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emanoel299

· Edited by emanoel299

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

Wow, Great work and beautiful art for DMD and Backglass

Cool graphics on playfield.

I have my opinion about some original tables that use too many CG objects on playfield that becames the tables better to play in Desktop mode as game and shows sometimes like Pinball FX.

I play most times on Cabinet mode where the Pinball feeling is almost real and some the original tables loose that perception because there are too many CG objects view in 3D mode. Not so much for 2D.

But this table is very cool and better in VR.

Thank you so much for your great table.

Response from the author:

Thankyou for posting. A major design consideration in my work is that the view does not obscure what I was aiming at. The invisible ramp from the plank is a big part of of keeping the playfield view open as are Tomate's incredible transparent ramps. All the best and raise the sails sailor. We have treasure to collect. :)   

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davadruix

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

Good work, great table, thanks !

Response from the author:

You are welcome. Thankyou for taking a moment to say thankyou. I appreciate it.

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Nolez

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

Train wheels runnin' thru the back of my memory,
When I ran on the hilltop following a pack of wild geese.
Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody,
When I paint my masterpiece.

......

 

It sure is.  Amazing.

Response from the author:

I hope so. I hear you. thankyou

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Rubberman

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

It's really fun.  I really like sinking the ships.  Makes you want to continue playing until you get them all.
Entertaining table.

Response from the author:

Thankyou Rubberman. There is a super bonus for completing ships so raise the sails and blow them suckers out of the water. :)

When the game resets you blow em out of the water again. Every ship sunk is added to the en of ball bonus so the game never stops.  Same applies to modes. All the best mate and I'm glad you are having fun. :)

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michel757

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

Génial, super job👍

Response from the author:

merci, je suis content que vous l’appréciiez

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fsumarc

· Edited by fsumarc

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

An absolute gem!  This table quickly became a favorite that my wife and I battle it out on!   Exploring all the challenges and missions is a lot of fun.  Great sounds and visuals make it even better.    At first I thought it was too screaming fast for us to enjoy but by end of game 1 it just felt like the right speed.  Even the music at first I thought seemed not "piratey" enough but somehow quickly synced up in my brain and I swear it creates a calm rhythm in my brain for playing the table.   We play it on a 4k 3 screen cab she and I built last year and it feels like it could be a real table.

Response from the author:

Fsmurac. Man You've done my heart proud that you gave the game a chance and found the joy that I designed it with. Particularly that you and your wife are battling makes it more special. I thoroughly recommend you watch the 13 minute video where I explain the game. Your enjoyment will increase many times over. This game never ends. Thankyou for sharing your review. Now get back on deck sailors, we have treasure to collect. :)

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Daveytron

· Edited by Daveytron

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

Top Game. I haven't tried it in Vr yet but looks like it will look awesome.

Response from the author:

Thankyou. Take to the seas and revenge the unfortunate life of Cecil Hoggleston :)

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Blake798au

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

Thankyou so much for your hard work and effort. It is an awesome addition to my vpin collection. Absolutely love it!

Response from the author:

Thankyou Blake. I'm so grateful that you took time to say thankyou and how much you are enjoying Pirates Life. A smile and gesture of good will makes my world much better place. I'd like to share that it's worth while to watch the game play video in the blurb as there is so much that can happen in the game and there is very little to compare it to0. It never ends. Raise the sails and button down the hatches. We are in for nasty weather. Arrrrr! :)

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Dr.Nobody

· Edited by Dr.Nobody

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

This is a total breath of fresh air.

 

Huge congratulations on this release.

I didnt know it was coming and it has pushed me off the plank! :)

 

I love it. It plays and flows fantastic.

I like the music too.

 

A very enjoyable table which is my favourite of the year.

 

Well done to all involved and thanks again!

 

Dom.

Response from the author:

Hey Dr Nobody. Thank you for the review and words of appreciation. It makes it all worthwhile and I'm glad you are enjoying it.  There is video in the blurb that has an explanation of the gameplays and in the rules there is a wee story in the rules that explains the unfortunate life of Cecil Hoggleston and why he became the most fearsome pirate upon the seas. Have an extra ball on me. (Every second ship sunk lights extra ball).😉

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Tron

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

I love it!  The graphics are top notch, love the missions and despite what others are saying, I truly enjoy the music, its catchy and reminds me of when I was working at Aladdin's Castle and hearing all the 80s music being blasted in the arcade.  Keep up the amazing work!

Response from the author:

Hey Tron, I really appreciate the shoutout. I'm fully aware the game is polarising and man it is so good to feel the love. thanks brother and crank it up

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Viper_

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

Wwo, This is an amazing table! me and the kids have played it alot! It really looks awesome! Thank you all very much for your hard work! 

Response from the author:

Pleasure mate. Thanks for taking time to leave a message of appreciation. Means a lot

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dgrams2000

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

Omg.  I love anything pirate related. Was very excited to see this table and load it up!  Everything from the layout to artwork to playability to ingame sounds is phenomenal.  The amount of work that went into this must have been huge - as with any release.  Unfortunately I am really getting hung up on the music.  Instead of being pirate-ish battle/cinematic/etc bgm music - we are getting pirate/pop background music, I am having a hard time getting into this.   I want to play the table so bad, but am getting hung up on music that just doesn't fit.  Hopefully there will be a mod, 2.0, script options to change the music in the future.  I want to raid, pillage and plunder, but can't do it with pirate-pop music. 

Response from the author:

The game is very polarising and that's probably a good thing. People have produced alternate song lists which they are welcome to share via personal message. I'll put a note at the start of the game warning people this is not Pirates of the Caribbean. 

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freakazoidman

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

Under  Jolly Roger! What a blast this table is. So much love and humor went into this production. In every corner there is a new surprise waiting. The missions are extremely fun and varied. I laughed my ass of during the tavern mission with the burping pirates, and there are talking parrots and cannons firing too!   Voice acting is  the best I´ve heard in an original table in a long time, and the music is just awesome. Rebellious and catchy tunes that really fits this table. Please make a spotify playlist, or even better...release it on vinyl!  This is basically the perfect pinball table for the summer of 24. I shall enter the high seas again and again. Thank you so much for your amazing work @RusstyT !!

Response from the author:

Thanks for sharing this review. It means a lot. You understand its quirkiness in its entirety and the joy that I hoped it would bring. The game is totally meant to make players feel uplifted and have a laugh regardless of ability. So glad you you pointed out the callouts. They make me chuckle. Its just one big piss take. The voice actor is a young Canadian guy, Andre Pena who also did the voice and animation acting for the character Louis in the 2023 remake of of the video game resident evil 4.

I've written a brief story in the rules and each picture of the ships has a description of the relationship of Captain Picklejars relationship to the character. The game is real quirky because its  just a story  that came about spit balling ideas with a mate and trying to make each other laugh by making up a story about a fearsome pirate captain and how it came to be. It just became more and more bizarre and we were rolling. That is the life of Cecil Hoggleston and the old snap and pop. Arrrrrr now back on deck. Okithenu Jimmy! have fun mate and have an extra ball on me.

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mrjcrane

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

A total home run for Rusty and his dev team. Inventive, creative, with very keen attention to quality, artwork, sound-track, theming, detail, originality and masterful execution of all ideas. I have a great appreciation for the path Rusty is on so will add in my thanks for another awesome table. Well done Rusty !! -mrjcrane.

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