• The Pinball Arcade ARRIVES ON STEAM...AVAILABLE NOW!!!


    The Pinball Arcade is AVAILABLE NOW! on Steam!

    The Pinball Arcade is FREE! to download with Tales of the Arabian Nights unlocked for unlimited play plus all other tables are available in demo mode.

    Minimum System Requirements :

    OS: Windows XP
    Processor: Dual Core 1.6 ghz or better
    Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Graphics: Graphics card supporting DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 3.0
    DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Sound Card: Direct Sound capable card

    NOTE : All purchases are handled strictly within The Pinball Arcade and you are required to add funds to your steam wallet for all in-game purchases. Individual table purchases are not available. You are not required to create and log into a FarSight account to make in-game purchases. A FarSight account is only required for leaderboards and Kickstarter rewards.

    The following in-game purchases are available now :

    Three Table Core Add-On Pack : $8.99

    Table Add-On Packs #1 -#19 : $4.99 (per Table Pack)

    Pro Table Add-On Packs #1 - #19 (each individual Table Add-On Pack includes their corresponding Pro Upgrades) : $7.99 (per Pro Table Pack)

    Season One Table Pack (includes the Three Table Core Add-On Pack plus Table Add-On Packs #1 - #10) : $29.99

    Season One Pro Pack (includes the Three Table Core Add-On Pack, Table Add-On Packs #1 - #10 plus all available Pro Versions of the aforementioned Table Packs) : $39.99

    Season Two Table Pack (includes Table Add-On Packs #11 - #20) : $39.99

    Season Two Pro Pack (includes Table Add-On Packs #11 - #20 plus all available Pro Versions of the aforementioned Table Packs) : $49.99

    Pro Upgrades :

    Pro Version gives you exclusive access to the Pro Menu which features the Operator's Menu, Ball Control, Tilt Meter, Table Exploration and IFPA Pro Tips.

    • Attack from Mars Pro Upgrade : $3.99
    • Cactus Canyon Pro Upgrade : $3.99
    • Class of 1812 Pro Upgrade : $3.99
    • Dr. Dude Pro Upgrade : $3.99
    • Medieval Madness Pro Upgrade : $3.99
    • Pin•Bot Pro Upgrade : $3.99
    • Scared Stiff Pro Upgrade : $3.99
    • Star Trek : The Next Generation Pro Upgrade : $4.99
    • Tales of the Arabian Nights Pro Upgrade : $1.99
    • Tee'd Off Pro Upgrade : $3.99
    • Terminator 2 : Judgment Day Pro Upgrade : $4.99
    • Twilight Zone Pro Upgrade : $4.99
    • White Water Pro Upgrade : $3.99
    • Table Add-On Pack #15 Pro Upgrade (includes both The Champion Pub and Whirlwind Pro Upgrades) : $3.99
    • Table Add-On Pack #16 Pro Upgrade (includes both Flight 2000 and Goin' Nuts Pro Upgrades) : $3.99

    Custom Balls :

    • Eye Ball (includes 1 custom ball) : $0.99
    • Season 1 Ball Pack (includes 20 custom balls) : $1.99
    • Star Trek Ball Pack (includes 3 custom balls) : $0.99
    • Terminator 2 Ball Pack (includes 3 custom balls) : $0.99
    • Twilight Zone Ball (includes 1 custom ball) : $0.99

    Please post any bugs or other problems with the PC version HERE.
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. Sumez's Avatar
      Sumez -
      I'd so love to play the PC version, wish it weren't a Steam exclusive
    1. Ripley's Avatar
      Ripley -
      I'm so excited to play it finally on my PC. I hope, they won't let us down this time.

      Are the tables in demo mode available earlier?
    1. PiN WiZ's Avatar
      PiN WiZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ripley View Post
      Are the tables in demo mode available earlier?
      I don't believe they'll be available until November 1st.
    1. Ripley's Avatar
      Ripley -
      Quote Originally Posted by PiN WiZ View Post
      I don't believe they'll be available until November 1st.
    1. Jan Duin's Avatar
      Jan Duin -
      Yay Demo! Will definitely check this out to see if it runs on my old horse of a PC..
    1. Sumez's Avatar
      Sumez -
      Will it be possible to download and play the demo without using Steam?
    1. DaPinballWizard's Avatar
      DaPinballWizard -
      No. It is a Steam product. Of course you need Steam.
    1. Sumez's Avatar
      Sumez -
      Well I don't see any reason to DRM the demo, no harm in making it Steam free


      Of course, I generally don't see any reason for using DRM in the first place...
    1. Shaneus's Avatar
      Shaneus -
      Do we know if there'll be a discount for, say, buying both season packs or both season pro packs? Not that it's not cheap enough as it is (to be honest, I'm quite surprised at the pricing, provided Australians don't get gouged like we have been in the past with certain publishers) but I'm just curious (and a little hopeful!).
    1. bjkman's Avatar
      bjkman -
      Today is the day!!!!!!
    1. DerWitwer47's Avatar
      DerWitwer47 -
      After so much postponing, this new delay is really frustrating! The FS credibility is nil!
    1. Harry Canyon's Avatar
      Harry Canyon -
      I guarantee the PS4 launch will be delayed, also.
    1. LMA's Avatar
      LMA -
      what do the custom balls look like?
    1. Steven Lucz's Avatar
      Steven Lucz -
      Only slight issue I have with the game on a technical standpoint is the fact that close-ups of some parts of a table (ex. Taxi's Spinout and HH's Cellar although BH's under-playfield runs smoothly) causes slowdowns on my 1.8 ghz dual core laptop with 3 GB of ram and an integrated Intel GPU (minimal settings at 1280x720). I suppose it's because the detail of the objects in frame increases as you zoom in on them but if that isn't true than it seems like the opposite of what bad performance usually involves (being slow when a lot of objects are on screen, but it's not slow this way for me) is happening. I'm sure this is just an optimization issue that hopefully gets fixed.
    1. Steven Lucz's Avatar
      Steven Lucz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sumez View Post
      Well I don't see any reason to DRM the demo, no harm in making it Steam free
      Of course, I generally don't see any reason for using DRM in the first place...
      It's obvious why it exists : to prevent or at least limit piracy (can't use every feature with even cracked versions of games). There are plenty of game clients/DRMs out there that are FAR worse than steam, so be thankful TPA doesn't use Games for Windows Live, Origin, or U-Play which are considered far worse than Steam.
    1. mortuus's Avatar
      mortuus -
      Uh why cant u buy tables one by one if u want? u should make this not all tables i wanna play or buy.
    1. Sumez's Avatar
      Sumez -
      Yeah, because DRM totally both prevents and limits piracy. To be honest, I think there are more examples of situations where it's increased piracy (to avoid always-on requirements etc.) than prevented it. Once someone removes DRM, no pirate of the software will even notice that it's ever existed.

      GOG.com is doing just fine without DRM. As is the Humble Bundle, which even allows people to pay $0.5 if that's what they want.
    1. netizen's Avatar
      netizen -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortuus View Post
      Uh why cant u buy tables one by one if u want? u should make this not all tables i wanna play or buy.
      As this conversation has been had many times before on many platforms:

      The short answer is Because! it has be decided that tables will be bought in packs of two, except for the core table pack, or in season passes.

      Think of the "other" table with the one you want as a free gift if you are that offended by it's presence.
    1. DornoDios's Avatar
      DornoDios -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sumez View Post
      Yeah, because DRM totally both prevents and limits piracy. To be honest, I think there are more examples of situations where it's increased piracy (to avoid always-on requirements etc.) than prevented it. Once someone removes DRM, no pirate of the software will even notice that it's ever existed.

      GOG.com is doing just fine without DRM. As is the Humble Bundle, which even allows people to pay $0.5 if that's what they want.
      The licensing agreements Farsight has for the various Pinball tables will not allow the game to be released in any way without DRM. The rights holders of the intellectual property are the ones who stipulated the mandatory use of DRM. So, Farsight has no option here regarding using DRM or not. Either they use it, or they don't release on PC. To release it without DRM would violate the contracts they have signed and leave them open to various lawsuits, additionally it would piss off the rights holder(s) and you would likely see no more tables.

      So, it has DRM, nothing anybody can do about it and you will never see a version without DRM on gog.com as per the licensing agreements.

      This was all discussed back before Pinball Arcade was greenlit on Steam as many people suggested they use gog.com and they explained why they could not use it, which I summarized above.
    1. Sumez's Avatar
      Sumez -
      I know that. It has nothing to do with what I was talking about