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Blood Machines (VPW Original 2022)

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Alright, let’s do this old school…

 

VPinWorkshop are proud to present our very first original table, “Blood Machines”, based on the movie from Seth Ickerman with music by Carpenter Brut.

 

After watching Blood Machines iaakki thought that it would make a great theme for a pinball table, so we started talking about it in VPW and decided that if we were going to do it as our first completely original VPW table, that we wanted to do it properly.
With this in mind we contacted Seth Ickerman to see if they would be interested in the project and to see if there was any chance they would be able to provide any assets that we could use. Thankfully Not only were they amazed at what we were doing, but they supplied us with 70gig of 3D models and textures which were used in the film!
The only issue now was that these were so high detail that a huge amount of work was needed to optimize them so they would even load in VPX, but thankfully Flupper came to the rescue and did a fantastic job optimising the models and textures so we could put them in the table without setting your PC on fire (for example the ship went down from 8 million polygons to 130,000!)

 

At the time of writing this the table was at revision 335 (release candidate 1.5) with *well* over 1000 man-hours sunken into it, the amount of work has been staggering but we hope that you’ll agree that it was worth it.
The table itself has loads of features that have never been seen before in other VPX tables and we have tried our best to keep most/all of it secret as we want everyone to experience it for themselves firsthand, which is why until very recently we’ve kept details very close to our chest.

 

*IMPORTANT*
In order to fully enjoy the table and play it as it was designed to be played, you will need to purchase the awesome soundtrack by Carpenter Brut (about £5/$5/5e) and place the MP3s in your vpinball music directory:
C:\Visual Pinball\Music\BLOOD MACHINES OST
We really hope people do support the artist and purchase it from;
https://carpenterbrut.bandcamp.com/album/blood-machines-ost

 

VPW Blood Machines

  • Project Lead – iaakki
  • Table Layout Design – iaakki, Dapheni
  • Art Lead & 2D Graphics – Astronasty
  • 3D Objects & Textures – Tomate, Flupper, iaakki, Sixtoe, D.J.
  • Scripting & Coding – iaakki, Apophis, oqqsan, Wylte, Lumigado, fluffhead35
  • DMD – Oqqsan, eMBee, Astronasty, Lumigado.
  • VR – Sixtoe, leojreimroc, iaakki
  • Table Rules – Apophis, iaakki, VPW Team.
  • Shot Tester – gtxjoe
  • Testing – Rik, PinStratsDan, VPW Team

 

Installation Instructions

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VPX 10.7
https://github.com/vpinball/vpinball/releases

 

VPVR 10.7

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

 

FlexDMD v1.8.0

https://github.com/vbousquet/flexdmd/releases/

 

Windows 11 Crashing with oPlayer1 error?
Go into windows11 apps>optional features>more windows features and check "media features"

 

Riks Cabinet WIP Video


PinStratsDan Desktop Video

 

Rawds VR video:

 

You can watch the film on Shudder, AMC’s streaming service;

https://www.shudder.com/series/watch/blood-machines/033e95260abc2604?season=1

https://vpuniverse.com/files/file/9848-blood-machines-db2s-vpw-original-2022/
https://vpuniverse.com/files/file/9849-blood-machines-fulldmd-video-background-vpw-original-2022/
No
v10.7 required

What's New in Version 1.21   See changelog

Released

Lighting had various issues in 1.19 and also there was a curious magnet bug Circusfreak found. The magnet usage is now double checked and the magnet hold is also checked in ball search sub.

 

'1.20 iaakki - Insert bloom level sync issue fix as sometimes inserts appeared too hot, MagnetMode checks added to ball search, Thanks Circusfreak for finding these.
'1.21 iaakki - More lighting fixes..

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Thalamus

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

Normally I'm not very excited for originals. This one however is above and beyond all expectations. Been playing it on and off for a while, following the progress and testing new changes. This one goes straight into my top tier collection in the cab. It will be take out and play a lot, that I know already. In the last couple of weeks, after getting the simple but essential rule sheet created I really fell in love hunting for that wizard mode.

 

Press 'R' guys, to get to the rules, and start hunting for the end game !

 

A huge thank you to each and everyone that has contributed to this project and @iaakki - please, now, consider taking a well earned break. Easter is here and hopefully snow isn't going to bother us again until winter ;)

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Wylte

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

An absolute masterpiece.  Objectively the most advanced VPX creation ever and, for me, the greatest VPX original of all time.

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TCDeez

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

Absolutely fantastic work all around. This is what VP original tables is all about. The VPW crew approached this the right way and we are all reaping the benefits of the great work the team puts forth.

 

So cool the team reached out to and got to work with the creators of this film and its soundtrack.

 

Be a supporter, buy the soundtrack, you won't regret it. Hoping this does very well and we can have more opportunities to work with the makers of our dedication projects in the future.

 

The Standard set by VPW is unparalleled and inspiring to all creators.

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ElDude33

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

Incredible work, so many unique features and the table itself looks amazing.  I can't stop playing and I love how the GI and music shift between modes.  There's a lot of variety and creativity here executed with impressive expertise.  

 

Thanks for sharing this with the community.

 

 

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JoePicasso

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

Simply the best original Table hands down! I Abselutly love it! drop dead gorgeous and super enthicing. from the hot girl in the middle to the enthralling music that draws you in and lighting that telss a story. action packed, never the same experience. a table that makes you work at geting better at your shots. Definitlyan abselute winner. Highest of praises!!!

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triplejackpot

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

This review is based on a single screen desktop set-up. I also have a VR setup for vpx but I haven't added this table to it yet.

 

First Impressions.

Went in blind. Great looking table, cool ramps, amazing lighting effects, excellent DMD animations and sound effects. This is an original table?

Plays great but I have no idea what's going on. This is interesting and not what I expected.

 

Back to VPU to read table the description

Oh it's a movie and there's a music OST for the table.

Incredible, my pinball hobby has resulted in me watching a movie in a genre I don't typically watch.

Added the music to the table. I  love the change in the music from the louder attract music to the more subtle music when the game starts (which mixes nicely with the sound effects). I went back and played it again without the music and there is no comparison. Without the music the table now feels incomplete.

 

Its a very polished creation with some great toys on the playfield and lighting color changes in some of the modes which look fantastic.  Look out for cemetery mode as the change to the playfield look is amazing.

 

Conclusion:

This is fantastic. Get this table.

I had no idea that original tables could be like this. I need to play more Original tables.

I now need to convince my kids to give me back my Quest2 so I can try this out in VR.

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Rickmc

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

It's Christmas in April!  This is a gift of a table from the VPW team!  My new favorite original and a must see/must show off to all guests.  Incredible art work, modes, lighting, just everything.  Thank you team VPW.

 

 

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teisen

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

Simply amazing!

If it wasn't said that the table is original I would never know, by the perfection of construction I could swear that this table exists!

congratulations to those involved, and thank you for the hours you put into this.

hugs

Teisen

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bietekwiet

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

This is a "Wait, There's More" table.

On the surface, this is a great looking, great sounding, great playing VPW Original table....but then, THEN....there is more and it is fantastic.

The hidden features in this table are to be discovered and they add such an incredible extra layer to this table.

Fantastic!

 

Get it! Get it!

 

Thank you all involved in creating this wonderful piece of playable art!

BloodMachines.jpg

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BountyBob

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

I had the honor to test the  table for VPW 3 days in a row and didn’t touch any other table in this time, because it got me from the first minute. 
Amazing mood, great modes, game design and special effects. It‘s near perfect.

Thank you guys, for all your work.

 

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sammyvee

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

This game has left me speechless.

 

I played this game for about an hour and knew nothing about the 3 part mini series.  I then watched the Blood Machines mini series and immediately bought the OST.  I can't get enough of this brutal game.

 

A true masterpiece.  I'm installing a magna save button on my cabinet just for this game.

 

Thanks to all that made this possible.

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supered

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

Wow!.

 

Another great table from VPW. I really like the tables they releases, but this original is a outstanding table. Very smooth gameplay, very very nice graphics and a very detailed DMD. Really a "must have".

Glad VPW didn't go for a PUP pack, but stayed old school on B2S

 

Maybe a slight improvement to have some more sounds and DOF effects during the game ?!?

 

Can't wait for the future hoping more tables are released by VPW !

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pacboy

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

Thank you guys, great tables full of fluid game detail, with the music it becomes really immersive and addictive. With the superb presentation on the home page and the details of the brochure. Really 100% successful, an "EXPERIENCE". Thank you Iaakki, Dapheni, Astronasty, Tomate, Flupper, Sixtoe, DJ, Apophis, Oqqsan, Wylte, Lumigado, fluffhead35, eMBee, leojreimroc, gtxjoe, Rik, PinStratsDan and all the VPW team.

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valzi

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

This might be the best digital table I've ever played. It defeats the FX tables. It defeats the Zaccaria tables. Pro Pinball. I don't know if it's actually better than Demon's Tilt and Devil's Crush, but I think I prefer it. Definitely my favorite realistic pinball table that is not a real table.

 

It's beautiful, atmospheric, and the gameplay is designed wonderfully too.

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mikeleonheart

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

Absolutely amazing original Table! Congratulations for all team! The gameplay feelings are fantastic. I don't know anything about Blood Machines theme, but your table goes directly to the top 3 of original tables. 

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studlygoorite

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

I still have to learn what's going on here but I like what I see and feel especially with the laser cannon :)  Table has a great atmosphere and ticks all of the VPW quality boxes and then some, the laser and glass affects = WOW. Both versions, once again, are fantastic and look, play and feel great. Thanks again!!

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leeoneil

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

First time I hear about this movie, first time I hear about this musical artist.

I tried with the music, and the table is fucking good.

The mission, the music, the atmosphere, discovering some "gameplay surprise" put a big smile on my face. 😄

 

Thank's everyone, you give us some crazy happy moments !

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PinStratsDan

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

This table is so wonderfully done and looks amazing.  What I like most about the table is that the wizard mode is definitely doable.  It takes some game-time (and a good bit of luck) though to come up with a solid strategy and approach to make it through all the modes and multiballs in one game. It has that magic quality that makes you feel you are just that one game away from reaching the wizard mode... which is a wonderful story all by itself 😉.

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DarthCurry

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

My subwoofer loves your cannon.  Amazing use of low frequency.  Whoever designed that sound is a genius.  

 

This table finally made me upgrade to 10.7, and I was glad I did (after an hour of panic when nothing was working and I realized b2s wasn't registered anymore).  Really nicely done!  Congrats on this accomplishment and pushing this amazing hobby continually forward.

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circusfreak

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

This table looks amazing and I am looking forward to logging some hours on it. Great work! I love the laser cannon and the slick lighting effects!!

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SeaberJenkins

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

Holy Crap, this table is soooo good. I might have to call into work tomorrow guys and gals so I can play it all day. This is so much fun to play. I am literally blown away right now. Great job VPW team and thanks for sharing this amazing piece of art with us mortals. 

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manorastroman

· Edited by manorastroman

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

Wow! What a masterpiece! I played the table the first time and after that i bought the music immediately. The table looks fantastic and is so much fun to play. The only thing i really miss is a fully animated plunger in VR (hope that comes in a future update). Thank you very much!

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RaceBKB

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

Incredible job…feels like a real table.  Many thanks to the entire VPW team!

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mrwilt

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

Wow!  The laser effect is absolutely jaw dropping.  Again, Wow!  I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time with this table.  The color scheme is spot on.  Love the lower playfield, too!  Just an incredible job done by all involved with this special project.  I'm blown away!

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embryodead

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

This is the first time a vpx original feels like a real table for me. Perfect soundtrack. Congratulation!!

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