How to Build & Maintain a Virtual Pinball CabinetFrom inital build guides to software update tutorials, we've got you covered!
Start here 'Read the VPin Bible'
Commonly refered to as "The Pinball Bible", Mrjnets Build Guide is designed to be a full How-To manual for building a virtual pin cab, covering everything from building the physical cabinet to setting up the PC to installing lights and solenoids.
And of course, it includes documentation for building the Pinscape Controller, the expansion boards, and the several plunger sensors it can work with. Michael transfered his knowledge and experience that he gathered building his on vpin cab, and assemble it into a single, comprehensive guide. Its amazing!
So if you're interested in building your own cab, please start here, read this guide from start to finish, when your done, read it again, and then read it one more time.
Then do this... Research and Ask questions!
Now that you've read through Mrjnet's Vpin bible a few times, you likely have a better idea of what is involved in building a vpin cab, but you likely have a list of questions or things you'd like some clarification on.
The Virtual Pinball Chat Discord is one of the best places to do just that! The discord is filled with vpin experts in just about every topic, there is also many people who've had the same quesions you likely have.
So don't be shy, join the VPC Discord, check out the members channels to see how others have built their cab, and get the answers to any questions you may have.
One software to rule them all!A large part of building a virtual pinball cabinet is the software. Thankfully we are not left on our own to sort it all out, thanks to Nailbuster! His Pinup Popper software and baller installer are a true game changer. We cannot thank him enough for all of the work hes put into this software and keeping it up to date.
Check out his video tutorials on how to install everything.
Check out these guidesA collection of awesome video and written guides on how to build a virtual pinball cabinet.
Get some great ideas and tips on many different aspects of your build from these lovely resources.
Once your cabinet is built your just getting started, see below how to stay up to date with all the software.
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Complete Cabinet Buildby Way of the Wrench
Virtual Pinball Guideswith Major Frenchy
Virtual Pinball and Arcade building tutorials. Making Tutorials and testing Hardware/Software for you. Check out this site at https://majorfrenchy.ca
Owner of Virtual Pinball Chat Discord
How to build a VPIN Cabwith Ty Christian
32" Cabinet Buildby VIRTUAL-PINBALL-CABINET.COM
This detailed build guide shows you how to customize the size of the cab to be 32" with a custom playfield mount, lock bar and back box. A great solution for those of us who dont have the room for a full size vpin!
How to Upgrade Visual Pinballwith GAMECLUBCENTRAL
Are you as nervous about updating your pinball software?
That ends now, as we intend on making things easier than ever before, in any way possible. Learn the step by step process for upgrading your VPX software!
How to Upgrade vPIN Mamewith GAMECLUBCENTRAL
Follow along with Marty and Learn the step by step process for upgrading your VpinMame software to version 3.5.
How to Upgrade FP & BAMwith GAMECLUBCENTRAL
Marty is back with another software tutorial. Learn the step by step process for upgrading your Future Pinball and BAM installation to the current PinEvent 2 standards.
Future Pinball Tutorialswith TerryRed
Virtual Pinball can be a great hobby... but it's made up of lots of different parts of a bigger machine of software and hardware. It can be intimidating to get into.
This is a good "starting point" for both simple Desktop users and Cabinet users to install the "essentials" of the software.