Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pinball FX2

Pinball FX2

Should work for all users now, optional change depth of dot matrix screen.

Reflections, Hud
Press O to change depth of DOT MATRIX SCREEN
Can save [2] different depth/convergence settings to U. Must use xpadder/joy2key for controller.

I kind of recommend turning off reflections but Ill leave that up to you. Im not sure if its the angle or what but they are distracting. Can save 2 different depth/convergence settings which really helps out for the intros. Don't forget to check the games options screen, it surprisingly has some good anti-aliasing.

-Dot matrix screen MUST be set to Top-Left[Default]
-Dot matrix screen size MUST be Medium[Default]

Install to.. /Pinball FX2/
720p - Shaderoverride
1050p - Shaderoverride
1080p - Shaderoverride

If you crash on startup. Delete your existing d3d9.dll and dx9settings.ini. Then install this version 720pHERE | 1050pHERE | 1080pHERE. You MUST launch HelixModLauncher.exe prior to playing.

If you like this fix I accept Paypal Donations at EQZITARA@YAHOO.COM or my PATREON.
Please keep in mind I am only one person at helixmod and all donations will go only towards myself.
Thank you for your support.


  1. Thanks for another great fix. I agree with you on the dot matrix score board. This will definitely add to the experience, not to mention the reflections being fixed.

    Havent tried it out yet, will tonight.

    Great work bud!!!

  2. another great fix - cheers

  3. WoW...This is FUN!

  4. hi , great work but
    send error.
    Firma con problemas:
    Nombre del evento de problema: BEX
    Nombre de la aplicación: Pinball FX2.exe
    Versión de la aplicación:
    Marca de tiempo de la aplicación: 51a5cf93
    Nombre del módulo con errores: StackHash_0a9e
    Versión del módulo con errores:
    Marca de tiempo del módulo con errores: 00000000
    Desplazamiento de excepción: 9c06a882
    Código de excepción: c0000005
    Datos de excepción: 00000008
    Versión del sistema operativo: 6.1.7601.
    Id. de configuración regional: 21514
    Información adicional 1: 0a9e
    Información adicional 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
    Información adicional 3: 0a9e
    Información adicional 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

    pc details.
    win7 ultima sp1, x64.
    drivers 320.49 whql.
    plis help, great game

    1. Are you even a 3d vision user?

  5. when use d3d9.dll the download file error,
    when use d3d9.dll work
    but not change in 3d fix

    1. DELETE D3D9.DLL

      Download this

      Leave it Running. Start the game.

  6. Glad I'm not the only one this doesn't work for, neosyoshiran. Even the second updated fix doesn't work for me. Posted this in the thread on Nvidia's forum, and I was the only one not working. Running the legit Steam version. I love this game and would like it to work, but I'm out of ideas at this point.

    Is it possible having Steam installed on the F drive could play any role in this? Because that's how out of ideas I am at this point.

    1. Im still not sure why it effects only certain individuals. I am kind of happy it happen on a f2p title with no investment though. [Id feel terrible if people had to buy it]

      Regardless its a strange issue and I tried to work it through andysonofbob but no success. We both have same shaders. But things are different.
      Its hard to explain but normally in games fixing huds is easy. Hud shader is just hud.
      This game developer "packed" the shader. The hud has same elements as world [pinball machine].
      I had to manually seperate hud from world by distance [z]. Now for some reason, some individuals have a different distance as there hud. Distance on a hud is something that shouldnt change. Like 3d vision always things its like "3 feet in". Convergence can change "how it looks" but its always 3 feet in. Now for some reason its "X feet in" for a few people. *shrug*

  7. It's still really good. And I appreciated the effort anyways. You guys make life so much better for us. A little hiccup here and there isn't that big of a deal.

  8. Not sure how much of a help this is for anyone but I noticed the game would crash when I was using my controller at the menu. I used my mouse to select what I wanted and used the controller once I was in game and it works fine. Thanks for the fix!

  9. Hi eqzitara, i have just tried this mod, maybe i'm missing something but when i press U to switch the 2 settings the camera goes very far and i have to keep pressed "ctrl-f5" for several seconds in order the get the image back.
    By the way, none of the 2 settings lets me able to put the Matrix display more "near" to me compared to the rest of the image, basically the display is too "inside" the rendering and so it's hard to focus it as it merges wrongly with the rest.
    Is there a way to isolate that matrix display depth without touching the rest so i will be able to let it pop out more ? Ar at least make it flat to the screen ?
    thanks for you effort.

    1. i saw the screenshot and the hud looks fixed (flat), maybe some incompatibily with the newer nvidia drivers or newer game patches ?

    2. Good morning eqzitara, thanks for getting into it again so fast, i still have problems with he hud, tried changing it with the O key but it changes only the lower corners (slightly) while the upper corners it looks they are like default (without mod), is there somthing i can do to fix it ? i'm using the latest 331.65 drivers, win7x64, 1680*1050.
      here's a couple of screenshots, those are the 2 convergencies with U button, hope this helps

    3. sorry wrong image, this one is the other setting with U button

    4. Change to 720p till I look at 1050p

    5. New version for 1050p added.

    6. works great now thank you so much! :)

  10. Oh, yes! It finally works for me. Is it wrong to say I love you? Thanks for coming back to this.

  11. Hello eqzitara, I have the same problem tigermaster had with the Hud, where only the lower corners would slightly change when pressing O. I'm using 1920x1080 res. Would it be a lot of work for you to update the 1080p version like you did with the others two ?
    Thank you so much for sharing all your work with us, 3D vision fans !

    1. Whao, really fast reaction eqzitara, and it works perfectly now ! THANKS :-)

  12. Is it possible to modify the .ini file to send the DMD deeper into the screen? I find it difficult to switch my vision from deep into the monitor (towards the top of the playfield) to the DMD which, even when I shift it with the O key, is not very deep in.

    Thanks for this awesome fix! I'm really enjoying this game.

  13. Hi eqztara it looks they have changed the shader number for the dot matrix so the "o" presets doesn't works anymore :( do he have any chance to get an update for it ? thank you

  14. i've just tried with the debugger to find the shader for the dot matrix but i was not able to find it, it never disappears for both pixel and vertex :(

  15. update: after some tries i've found that vertex 4 is involveds in dot matrix, i've changed one vertex.txt name from the fix to 598D5F20.txt and it looks that i've fixed it partially, "o" doesn't works but the matrix is popping out now, main problem is that i've broken other things and also the friends pop-up messages under the matrix and to the left are still out of parallax :( i think i'm not able to go further on this based on my knowledge :)

  16. Hi eqzitara. I've just tried too and it doesn't work (1680x1050, GeForce GTX 970 with 344.75 drivers), any chance that you can correct the problem ?
    If it can help, here is a link to depack Pinball FX2 pxp files and decompress them :
    Thanks in advance,

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