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On 6/19/2021 at 11:46 AM, DanEmu said:

 

This worked for me with "Pinball FX3 Williams Pinball Volume 6 MULTi5-ElAmigos"! Thanks. It didn't work the first time I tried it, but it's because an account was linked in the settings (even though I never actually did that). Once I unlinked it, it worked fine.

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  1. Backup the EXE
  2. Find 45 F4 64 A3 00 00 00 00 8B F1 0F BE 86 F8 02 00 00 8D 9E F8 02 00 00 83 F8 07 0F 87 13 02 00 00 FF 24 in the EXE and replace 0F BE 86 F8 02 00 00 with B8 05 00 00 00 90 90. For me this was at offset 354B5A
  3. Find 45 F4 64 A3 00 00 00 00 8B F9 8B 87 BC 00 00 00 83 F8 1F 0F 8F A7 03 00 00 0F 84 57 02 00 00 83 in the EXE and replace 8B 87 BC 00 00 00 with 31 C0 90 90 90 90. For me this was at offset 355A6A

After doing that, follow the steps in the original post:

  1. Start Pinball FX3
  2. Click the pinball table icon at the top
  3. Enter any activation code. The game will hang with a looping sound
  4. Press Alt+F4 to exit
  5. Once you restart it, it should be activated

I've been struggling with this for over 24 hours. Installed and re-installed at least 5 times now from the "Pinball FX3 Williams Pinball Volume 6 MULTi5-ElAmigos" torrent with update patch, and follow the directions here exactly (for me the offsets were 354B50, 355A60). After I backup the exe, apply the hex-edit exactly as shown above (7 pairs on one, 6 pairs on the other), then enter the cab code and get the looping sound, as stated. From there, I'll relaunch from the unmodified exe, (in cab mode!) but it hangs up my computer at the first ESRB warning - no mouse movement, alt-F4 doesn't work, and I have to sign out or restart computer to exit.

 

I was unable to unlink my account because the app is not connected to internet, which I think may be the problem. I get a return error stating something along the lines of ("FX3 not connected to steam" or something like that - I'd have to re-install, *again*, to get a pic. Is there a way to unlink the account outside of the in-game settings/options? Perhaps by editing an INI or DLL file or something? I've poked around through a lot of editable files in the install directory and the save directory, but I just can't find it.

 

I have Pinball FX3 Vol 5 (PLAZA, I think) running in cab mode just fine and it launches individual tables in cab mode in frontend or from command line, but I really want those last 3 Bally/Williams tables to include in my PinballX frontend for completionism. (I have versions of Dr. Dude and Funhouse already in VPX, but PBFX3 brings a fun animated twist to them)

 

Thanks in advance for any help! ~Snap

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I managed to unlink account through trial and error - sorry I don't have notes, I think I set offline to 1 and changed username in INI file and waited for the crash, then set it back, after which I was prompted to link account or not upon launch - All the tables now show up (99/99) and it is in cab mode - I can launch from the native FX3 exe, but command line launch doesn't work - PinballX sits on it a minute, loads it for about a second, then exits back to table select screen. Not sure what the problem is now. This trick may unlock screen rotation but not command line launch. I have reverted to my vol 5 which still works fine.

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5 hours ago, Snaptick said:

I managed to unlink account through trial and error - sorry I don't have notes, I think I set offline to 1 and changed username in INI file and waited for the crash, then set it back, after which I was prompted to link account or not upon launch - All the tables now show up (99/99) and it is in cab mode - I can launch from the native FX3 exe, but command line launch doesn't work - PinballX sits on it a minute, loads it for about a second, then exits back to table select screen. Not sure what the problem is now. This trick may unlock screen rotation but not command line launch. I have reverted to my vol 5 which still works fine.

i did this 4 weeks ago, I just kept my collection but added the tables even online works so i got 99 tables, but i must have done something by accident, this has never worked before

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I created an account just to reply to this in case others have the same problem I did trying to unlink accounts.  A simple uninstall of pinball fx3 will not unlink your account as settings are saved in a folder that is not removed during an uninstall.

 

HOW TO UNLINK ACCOUNTS IN PINBALL FX3 (assumes you have the Vol5 CODEX release):

1. Uninstall the game

2. Delete the game data folder: %SystemDrive%\Users\Public\Documents\Steam\CODEX\442120

(So replace %SystemDrive% with whatever your drive is.  Probably C:)

3. Just to be safe, look in your Documents directory for a Zen Studios folder and delete that as well

4. Reinstall the game.  Account should be unlinked.

 

 

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3 hours ago, emuwolf said:

I created an account just to reply to this in case others have the same problem I did trying to unlink accounts.  A simple uninstall of pinball fx3 will not unlink your account as settings are saved in a folder that is not removed during an uninstall.

 

HOW TO UNLINK ACCOUNTS IN PINBALL FX3 (assumes you have the Vol5 CODEX release):

1. Uninstall the game

2. Delete the game data folder: %SystemDrive%\Users\Public\Documents\Steam\CODEX\442120

(So replace %SystemDrive% with whatever your drive is.  Probably C:)

3. Just to be safe, look in your Documents directory for a Zen Studios folder and delete that as well

4. Reinstall the game.  Account should be unlinked.

 

 

whats your problem? can you play 99 tables online and save your progress?

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En 19/6/2021 a las 15:46, DanEmu dijo:

 

This worked for me with "Pinball FX3 Williams Pinball Volume 6 MULTi5-ElAmigos"! Thanks. It didn't work the first time I tried it, but it's because an account was linked in the settings (even though I never actually did that). Once I unlinked it, it worked fine.

English translation:

  1. Backup the EXE
  2. Find 45 F4 64 A3 00 00 00 00 8B F1 0F BE 86 F8 02 00 00 8D 9E F8 02 00 00 83 F8 07 0F 87 13 02 00 00 FF 24 in the EXE and replace 0F BE 86 F8 02 00 00 with B8 05 00 00 00 90 90. For me this was at offset 354B5A
  3. Find 45 F4 64 A3 00 00 00 00 8B F9 8B 87 BC 00 00 00 83 F8 1F 0F 8F A7 03 00 00 0F 84 57 02 00 00 83 in the EXE and replace 8B 87 BC 00 00 00 with 31 C0 90 90 90 90. For me this was at offset 355A6A

After doing that, follow the steps in the original post:

  1. Start Pinball FX3
  2. Click the pinball table icon at the top
  3. Enter any activation code. The game will hang with a looping sound
  4. Press Alt+F4 to exit
  5. Once you restart it, it should be activated

Working for me, cabinet + online game!. "VOLUME 6 ELAMIGOS" THX!

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Hi I have tested with the different exe shared in this topic but the vertical cabinet mode remains blocked.

I deleted this Delete the game data folder:% SystemDrive% \ Users \ Public \ Documents \ Steam \ CODEX \ 442120

But it recreates automatically. 

I have the pinball fx3 pack5

 

Can someone share their exe that works to unlock vertical cabinet mode please

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rien de plus simple : https://montetoncab.fr/installation-de-pinball-fx3/

et le pack 6 de mephisto est sorti depuis peu.

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On 11/23/2021 at 9:55 PM, Cool Coyote said:

whats your problem? can you play 99 tables online and save your progress?

 

The problem was I tried to link accounts once and it failed, then after that point it would constantly nag me at start up about accounts not being linked.  I could not remove the nag screen even after I uninstalled and reinstalled.  It didn't stop me from playing or saving progress, but it was annoying.  I finally fixed it in the way I described above.   And no, there are only 96 tables, not 99.  It's too bad all of the good stuff that seemed to happen with your installation were magical and you don't know the steps to repeat them.  Good for you though!

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On 12/15/2021 at 9:48 AM, soso92 said:

Hi I have tested with the different exe shared in this topic but the vertical cabinet mode remains blocked.

I deleted this Delete the game data folder:% SystemDrive% \ Users \ Public \ Documents \ Steam \ CODEX \ 442120

But it recreates automatically. 

I have the pinball fx3 pack5

 

Can someone share their exe that works to unlock vertical cabinet mode please

 

The one posted earlier works for me:

https://mega.nz/file/RmxxEKIC#s9JSw0u_JV9LbM_FIYgKxwAn3FVU_Rs2WQ1o_HRD_iI

 

Steps:

1. Copy the Patched .exe from the 1.)Patched .exe folder to your install directory.  

2. From the "2.) Ready-to-go unlocker for each crack" folder, go into CODEX subfolder and all the way down until you get to the stats.ini file.  Copy that stats.ini file to the equivalent folder on your HD (which was created when you installed the game):

%SystemDrive%\Users\Public\Documents\Steam\CODEX\442120

3. Start the game. Look to the rightside of the main menu -- Do you see a 'pinball machine' icon?   If you do and clicking on it gives you options for orientation and DMD positioning, then cabinet mode is unlocked and you're good to go. If you see a form entering your zen code, then it didn't work.

 

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il y a 21 minutes, emuwolf a dit :

 

The one posted earlier works for me:

https://mega.nz/file/RmxxEKIC#s9JSw0u_JV9LbM_FIYgKxwAn3FVU_Rs2WQ1o_HRD_iI

 

Steps:

1. Copy the Patched .exe from the 1.)Patched .exe folder to your install directory.  

2. From the "2.) Ready-to-go unlocker for each crack" folder, go into CODEX subfolder and all the way down until you get to the stats.ini file.  Copy that stats.ini file to the equivalent folder on your HD (which was created when you installed the game):

%SystemDrive%\Users\Public\Documents\Steam\CODEX\442120

3. Start the game. Look to the rightside of the main menu -- Do you see a 'pinball machine' icon?   If you do and clicking on it gives you options for orientation and DMD positioning, then cabinet mode is unlocked and you're good to go. If you see a form entering your zen code, then it didn't work.

 

Thank you 👍

It work with the pack number 6 too? 

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21 hours ago, emuwolf said:

 

The problem was I tried to link accounts once and it failed, then after that point it would constantly nag me at start up about accounts not being linked.  I could not remove the nag screen even after I uninstalled and reinstalled.  It didn't stop me from playing or saving progress, but it was annoying.  I finally fixed it in the way I described above.   And no, there are only 96 tables, not 99.  It's too bad all of the good stuff that seemed to happen with your installation were magical and you don't know the steps to repeat them.  Good for you though!

yeah as i said the only thing i know is i updated 9downloaded a new pinball fx3 thing with codex meaning it wont go online) but added the 'el' one with less tables which this 1 does go online and and literally chucked the extra tables into my tables folder and that worked, but i tried that 1 before and it didnt work so its not magic, just luck

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Hello I have both the ElAmigos version 5 and currently 6. But every time I start the FX3 exe the program tries to connect "Connecting" the whole thing takes a good 2 minutes. Only after that I can try again or cancel. (Retry/Cancel)

After Cancel I can start the tables.

How do I make it so that the program starts immediately and I do not have to wait in the Connecting. The PC/Cabinet is in offline mode...so there is no internet connection.

Someone has an idea

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On 3/11/2022 at 9:38 PM, Gwyllion said:

Hi there!! Any clue for Cabinet mode with the new Indiana .exe?

Hi , yes there is a solution on cabinet  google on  "pinball-fx3-indiana-jones-the-pinball-adventure-skidrow" 
on skidrowreloaded com site you need to download a new patched Pinball FX3.exe file and replace the old one
scroll down to the info  "Pinball_FX3_update_32_cabinet_support_unlocker"  download the patched Pinball FX3.exe follow the instructions, it worked for me

 

/Scorpio

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16 ore fa, scorpio6819 ha scritto:

Hi , yes there is a solution on cabinet  google on  "pinball-fx3-indiana-jones-the-pinball-adventure-skidrow" 
on skidrowreloaded com site you need to download a new patched Pinball FX3.exe file and replace the old one
scroll down to the info  "Pinball_FX3_update_32_cabinet_support_unlocker"  download the patched Pinball FX3.exe follow the instructions, it worked for me

 

/Scorpio

Can you please share the patched exe?can’t access skidrow site

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Here is the patch info to unlock cabinet for the latest Indy release

 

1. Make a copy of the .exe (ctrl+c/ctrl+v)

2. Edit the copy of the file with a hex editor

 

Offset: 00377D7A
Original: 0F BE 86 F8 02 00 00
Patch: B8 05 00 00 00 90 90

 

Offset: 00378C8A
Original: 8B 87 BC 00 00 00
Patch: 31 C0 90 90 90 90

3. Run the PATCHED game, click the pinball icon, enter a random number and click activate. Game will hang, that means it worked! Close the game with Alt+F4

4. Now the cabinet mode is unlocked, just run the UNPATCHED game in command line: "Pinball FX3.exe" -offline -class -table_WMS_Indiana_Jones

 

 

 

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Hello everyone.
I apologize in advance for my English, I am using a translator.
I come to you with a query, I am looking for a way to have the "cabinet mode" in Pinball FX3 (pirate version of ElAmigos) with the patch by the same author dated 03/10/2022.
Could you help me?
Greetings from Uruguay :D
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I used the original unlocked files from the first page of the thread with the current skidrow indy exe. Replaced the exe and replaced the stats.ini.  hit the cabinet icon, entered a code.  Force closed.  Reopened.  And it was in cabinet mode.

It would not keep the cabinet code active unless I launched the game with the -offline argument.

Is there a way to force that in one of the ini files?

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