BAM

Better Arcade Mode is a Future Pinball MOD .

BAM is  Freeware.

  • What’s wrong with Arcade Mode?

    • Isometric view. Resulting in a lack of perspective. All the elements are shown at the same angle. Such view makes pinball cabinet unreal.
    • Inconvenient adjustment of the table.
    • Need to setup parameters such as position of the camera and light by editing windows registry.
  • What BAM is giving.

    • After loading the table, it is automatically centered and scaled to fill the whole screen.
    • Easy to change the position of the table, camera, lighting and immediately show the changes.
    • No need for registry changes.
    • Automatic read / write changes for selected table (you can have different settings for different tables).

    But BAM was not made  for any of these reasons, but because it changes the rendering and makes tables look real !

  • Current BAM status:

    Features:

    • Works with "Arcade Mode"  and with limited options also works with "Desktop Mode"
    • Works with frontends like HyperPin, Pinball X
    • Support for two monitor setup.
    • Scaling of table & backbox.
    • More flexible light params.
    • Correct 3D perspective.
    • Real time tracking of players head to give feel of depth for pinball table. 
    • Stereoscopic 3D: Anaglyph glasses for ordinary screens, Passive and Active glasses for 3D TV/monitors.
    • Future Pinball internal physics files on the fly replacment.
    • Advanced rendering: per pixel lighting, Normal/Displacment Maps.
    • You can now pan around arcade room to view room and table art from within "Arcade Mode" (Forced Arcade Mode and Animation Sequencer)

     

    Supported Head Tracking:

    • "FreeTrack" support for WebCams (In real-time Player's face position modifies camera position in 2 axis: X & Y).  This is a non infrared solution "noir" and may not track as smoothly as the following IR solutions:
    • WiiMotes Cam (2x WiiMotes used to trace IR-LED on player head).
    • Dual PS3 Eye cams.
    • Microsoft Kinect face tracking and skeletal tracking

     

    Work in progress:

    • Overhaul Menu system for Basic/Advanced users
    • Overhaul online Manual to reflect these changes and recent BAM features