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Voltergeist
02-24-2010, 07:39 PM
I've been wanting to see how these pinball tables work for a long time. Could someone make a basic tutorial/template for a pinball table? If someone did this, it might even cut down on how many Super Sackball clones are on there right now, and I'd have an awesome new project. Thanks!

amazingflyingpoo
02-25-2010, 01:25 AM
This is kind of interesting, because I made a level for how the flipper system can work so that "x" makes one flipper work, "R" makes the other flipper work, and "x + R" makes the ball shoot up, but that is all I made. I had built it all to try to help give Arrestor some ideas for his pinball level, but literally the day that I completed it, the 2.03 update came out and broke Arrestors level (as well as the pinball level that I was making).

The level I was working on was not a tutorial, but rather just a copyable level with all the things working that I mentioned above. Is this the kind of thing you want, or were you looking for a level where you run from left to right and it walks you through the process? I actually hate those tutorial levels (mainly because the stupid glitch levels are already starting to ruin page one of highest rated), and I personally think that my copyable level would be a lot more helpful, but it is certainly not going to get me a lot of hearts and plays since it is copyable. However, I am doing fine with hearts and plays on my other levels, so I'd probably be up for offering my level if people were interested, and I could even sugar coat it a bit so maybe it won't be only a 1 star level :p

Let me know if this is the kind of thing that you are asking about. It doesn't have all the bumpers and stuff in it, but I figured that you could figure that stuff out. What exactly do you want to know anyway?

Arrestor
02-25-2010, 10:39 AM
Hmm my level isnt broken! (anymore :D)
I dont think i will make a tutorial or guide because of two reasons:
1. My mechanic isnt perfect. Many players said they didnt feel comfortable with it.
2. I think my english isnt good enough for a long guide. I read Salieries walking vehicles guide and that one is really well written! I dont know if i could explain everything like i would want to...

But if anyone needs help with a pinball or with a guide i would be glad to share my experiences!

amazingflyingpoo
02-25-2010, 11:43 AM
I think that you have excellent English Arrestor, I wouldn't have even been able to tell that you do not speak English as your native language, but I guess that it would be a lot more difficult once you had to talk much more technical in a guide. I still think that people would love to see how you made yours. Sure, some people may have not liked the flipper mechanic, but it was an awesome level, and if you just played it for a short while it was very easy to get used to. Plus, there is a lot more to a pinball level then just the flipper mechanic :D

I think that your pinball level is awesome. And sorry, I didn't mean to sound like the level is still broken, I know full well that it is not (and it's on page 2 or 3 of highest rated, right? :D)

Arrestor
02-25-2010, 02:51 PM
Hi and thanks for the kind words Poo!
Yes ist on page two now (together with Dream or Realitiy)!
I think i have done something right at the end :D
Hmm maybe some people would like a guide but it would be some much work cause i would have to look up many words... If i am honest i had too much work in real life during the last couple of weeks, so i dont think writing a guide is what i want to do right now.