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Playboy (Stern 2002)

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80.15 MB File Size
playboys.zip ROM Name
HiRez00, Rascal Created by
HiRez00 Artwork by
Rascal Scripting by
Stern Manufacturer
2002 Year

4 Screenshots

This is a re-upload from VPinball.com from 2020 - nothing has been updated or changed, but I wanted it hosted here on VPUniverse.com


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Playboy (Stern 2002)


UPDATES: 1.1 - Done in 2020


- Adjusted plunger to hit the ball on soft releases

- Fixed Multi-Ball Error

- Lighting Fixes / Adjustments

- Raised Flippers Height

- Adjusted Flipper Angle to match real table

- New Ball Rolling Sounds

- Additional New Sounds FX added

- General Additional Tweaks

- Additional DOF and SFF enhancements added by Thalamus & ArnGrim


What we thought was going to be a fairly straight forward conversion of a previous VP8 + VP9 version of Playboy (Stern 2002) turned out to basically need a complete rebuild and recreation from scratch.

Using an original playfield blueprint, Rascal meticulously rebuilt the entire table with every detail put in the correct places. All toys and special features were rebuilt from scratch to function properly as well.

Using high-resolution photos taken by a friend of mine the real table, all playfield and plastics images were redrawn / recreated to match as close as possible to the original with minor exceptions of areas that couldn't be photographed without completely stripping the playfield - which was not an option.

Due to some of the real images / graphics used on the original table, such as the centerfold faces in the center of the playfield and all the swappable / interchangeable inserts, that were very low print quality and filled with print DOTS, all real images of the centerfolds and inserts were cobbled together from MUCH BETTER quality PLAYBOY images form the internet.

Many of the insert images were from actual PLAYBOY pictorials published in the magazine, and alternate images that were never published, but were used for this game only. I was able to find 90% of the actual images used, but had to substitute other PLAYBOY images from the same era / year for any we were missing.

That being said - because this table is "all digital" we were able to build in EXTRA images for all the inserts. If you have the script option set to "nudity" - the table will automatically / randomly pick from 5 different nudity sets of inserts that were created for this table. That means you will see different "girls" every time you play the table ... and who doesn't like seeing MORE naked and beautiful woman while playing pinball?

You can change the ALL the insert images for the Peek A Boo, opening Centerfold, Magazine Inside, Spinning Splash Triangle, Tease Door, and Mirror during gameplay by using the LEFT MAGNASAVE button. See below for more info.

Rascal went above and beyond making this table as great as it could be. His skill set and attention to making everything look, work, and play properly (including the GROTTO mirror reflection that never worked on any other prior release) and he deserves all the thanks and credit. Our collaboration was very smooth, easy, and most importantly, fun, especially during this tough time our country  (and the world for that matter) is going through at the moment.

We hope you enjoy the hard work we put in to making this table for the VPX community!

Download includes:  New Wheel Image and BMP AVI for Real DMD + RealColorDMD front end users.

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Bally / Williams original started development of this table to be part of the Pinball 2000 lineup ... using the same holographic imaging as Revenge from Mars and Star Wars Episode I. That would have been amazing!

After the fall of the company, the pinball's basic design / theme was picked up and released by Stern Pinball. This is why most of the actual PLAYBOY images used in this pinball are from 1998, 1990, and 2000 issues of the Playboy Magazine and NOT from 2001 or 2002 when the table was released by Stern.

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You can adjust the Day / Night Cycle slider if you want to make the table appear brighter or darker than how it has been released.

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- Complete Rebuild of Table
- Brand New 4k Playfield and Plastics Scan + Recreation
- Brand New 2k Backglass / Translate Scan + New B2S
- Complete Toys Rebuild, Features, and Functions
- 1 Non-Nude Set of Inserts, and 5 Nude Sets of Inserts
- New Lighting FX to match original table

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- Script Option: Centerfold Playfield Lighting: Light Centerfold+Month, Month Only (Default = Centerfold+Month)
- Script Option: Nudity, Non-Nudity for all Inserts (Default = Non-Nudity)
- Script Option: Alternate Flipper Appearance / Texture (Default: False ie: Original)

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- Use LEFT MAGNASAVE to change Opening Centerfold, Peek A Boo, Playboy Magazine Inside, Splash Spinning Triangle, Tease Door, and Mirror Panel inserts from nude to non-nude and visa versa. There are 5 nude sets of inserts and 1 non-nude. Every time you press the LEFT MAGNASAVE, the table will swap from non-nude to 1 of 5 different sets of nude versions. This feature works during gameplay and when table is in attract mode. Perfect way to immediately hide the nudity from people who might be offended.

- Use RIGHT MAGNASAVE to turn ON / OFF the main playfield Centerfold Lights. This option is for the centerfolds image + month to illuminate, or just the month. In the original table, it was only the month that illuminated.

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- Rascal - for original conversion to VPX and complete rebuild of table, all functions, and features
- GothGloom + Mary - for all the photos of the real pinball machine
- Bigus - for lighting and other enhancements
- Siggi - for some light elements from his previous redraw
- TAB and Destruk - for the VP8 starting point table
- Dark - for the spotlight model
- Zany - for the flasher domes
- nFozzy - for all the screws and bolts
- All the wonderful developers who made VPX what it is today

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This project took considerable time and we wanted to share it with everyone ... so "thanks" or comments in the support topic would be greatly appreciated.

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

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Excellent work!  Thank you.

“Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream.” -Hugh Hefner

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