> Thanks for the info metallik-
> In your opinion, can these things be fixed by Randy?
> Also, what are your thoughts on ProPinball's flippers?
Well, I think only Randy would know if they can be fixed.. I'd think they could be though. At least, some of the glitches that occur (such as the ball going through the flipper when you try to drop-catch.. also the ball sometimes "sticking" to the end of the flipper) .. seems to be collision-detection issues. Perhaps the ball is moving a unit or two *into* the flipper while some pinmame code is being processed, and when VP gets priority again, it sees the ball overlapping the flipper just as it drops, and flings it down.
I don't want to talk down VP - it's an awesome program - Just that, if improvements are to be made, the flippers should get priority. I believe the paragraph here: http://www.marvin3m.com/wpc/index3.htm#flip pretty much sums it up.
As for Pro Pinball, they're pretty good.. my one real complaint is that there is a very brief, but noticeable delay between when you hit the key, and the flipper fires. Many of my PP shots are late because the timing's off, but it's not too bad.