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I mentioned a while back that I've been "sick" with extreme vertigo / headaches that has kept me from doing a lot of what I normally do (play VR, play at my cabinet, play PC games, etc).

This has continued for months, but has slowly been getting better... but I'm still far from "normal". It wasn't until last week when I was finally able to see a neurologist, and get an MRI that they finally were able to determine what is going on.


Turns out, I had a stroke (in my brain)... and this is why I've had non-stop headaches for months, and the vertigo, etc. Now I'm not even allowed to drive anywhere.

 

This is part of why my recent releases / quick updates have not been getting DOF / full PinEvent releases yet, as it's too hard to do much at the cabinet right now.... as it causes my headaches to get worse, and I need to take it easy when that happens.

 

So at XMAS, I decided to take a brief break from finishing Silent Hill (which still has a lot of work) to do a few quick table updates.... and now Sonic.... as those I can currently do... and I needed something "fun / uplifting" that won't take too long to do.

 

My plan is to finish Sonic with maybe a few new modes and release that, then maybe one other quick table update. No PinEvent updates for these right away, as I need to update PinEvent itself and all current PinEvent table / pup-pack releases as well to the new update standard.

 

The next version of PinEvent will be more of a "refinement" to keep things much simpler, and remove features that are not really being used (like Profiles), update under the hood code and commands I use for SSF and other things, and also to now only support FullDMD and FullDMD on BG. I will be removing all support for real DMD and LCD DMD for all tables (it was always a compromise to add those, and more work for little benefit as I design for FullDMD). Real DMD and LCD DMD users can now be supported with DMDExt 1.9 (for most tables), so those users will get the best of both worlds (DMDExt, and FullDMD on BG).

 

Tables like Silent Hill and RetroFlair 2 take WAY more time than 95% of the typical tables you see on FP and VPX (both of these are like multiple tables in one).... but I assure you they WILL be completed at some point... and they will be much better tables than I ever imagined doing when I started them.

 

Don't worry... I'm not pushing myself or anything. What I work on now is something I can do that keeps me sane in the mean time.

 

All good things come to those who wait... and I more than anyone can't wait until that happens.

 

 

 

 

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Je vous souhaite un bon rétablissement Terry. Le travail que vous avez déjà accompli est titanesque. C'est l'envie de jouer à vos tables PinEvent (SW DSA, Retroflair...) qui m'a incité à installer Future Pinball sur mon cab et je ne le regrette en aucun cas. Bon courage et ménagez-vous!

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Sorry to hear that Terry.. chill out and get better .. screw everything else your health is more important... you already changed the VP world lol 😉👍 .. take a break and get back to good health man.. 

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Take care of your Health.!!

That´s the primary thing that comes first so you can take care of your self ,family and loved ones

Hope you can pass trough this asap

Take Care

Fernando

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Sorry to hear this Terry, you have been a big part to the vp world. Take care of yourself, work on getting back to normal health my friend, My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family

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Take it Easy @TerryRed. All the best and hope you have a full recovery soon. Key thing in your post was about doing stuff that is "fun" for you! That's always something to keep in mind when in comes to pinball (and pretty much life in general as much as we can) :)

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  • 2 weeks later...

 

Terry, I've been following the development of Silent Hill that you were doing.

I was surprised that I didn't see the table, and that Sonic was coming.

Today I stopped to look for Silent and saw the news. Good recovery to you, Terry.

I have some friends who also like pinball and they are all your fans and cheering you on.

From Brazil: Good recovery!!!

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  • 3 weeks later...

@TerryRed
Your health is far more important than putting out some games (Health First) Which by the way you have done a fantastic job on
I along with everybody else hopes you have a full recovery
Your wife and kids if you have any do not want to go through what I'm going through

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  • 5 months later...

Terry sir you are a class act and I know that your health will continue to get better! I want to thank you for all the hard work time and effort that you've put into this hobby. You've given me as well as so many others a saving Grace in virtual pinball. You've given us a focus and a hobby to help keep us all sane as well in these crazy times! I looked into the hobby of virtual pinball about 2 years ago and it was your concise tutorials that guided me along and helped me build my own cabinet. 2 years later and I can't imagine my life without my pinball cabinet and virtual pinball. Thank you for giving so much of your time and effort to help others! Salute!

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Yes Terry's health should come first!!

He stubbornly completed his Sonic table even after just suffering a stroke!!

His commitment to this community goes way above and beyond!!

I believe if you were to cut off his hands, he would use his nose to complete his projects!!

I don't think anyone should push him to complete his other projects until he gets well, and feels like it!!

 

Prayers for Terry, as well as Outhere.

Get well my friends!!

 

Carry on.

 

Charles

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