Open Source Pinball in the Windy City – Expo 2012

The 28th annual Pinball Expo is off and running in Chicago.

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photo by Mark Czarnowski

PBDG cast member Mark Czarnowski is hard at work behind the scenes and it looks like things are really coming together.

Setting up the show Stern Pinball booth

photo by Mark Czarnowski

Mark got to play Cactus Canyon Continued — a CC game running with P-ROC, a cool board that lets you mod pinball games via a pc over usb.  Mark reports:

“In our repair room, we have a Cactus Canyon, running custom software on a P-ROC controller and a PC. The new custom version, dubbed Cactus Canyon Continued, is programmed and overlaid on top of the original. The pic shows the CCC software creator on the left, and the P-ROC hardware guys, center and right.”

ccc pinball

Photo by Mark Czarnowski

photo by Mark Czarnowski

“The P-ROC version has many new features, including a mode called Drunk Multiball, best played by crossing your arms, since the flipper buttons are reversed.”

drunk multiball play

photo by Mark Czarnowski

Don’t forget that Pinball Donut Girl will be screening at the LTG show Friday evening at 10:00 with Mark hosting!

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