Additional FAQ for Your Skillshot FX Digital Pinball

Posted by Skeeter on 12th Dec 2023

What should I do if my back glass screen is not working?

There are a couple different solutions to try!

If the back glass screen is blank:

  • Display Cable is not plugged in.
  • Power cabinet is not plugged into power strip from backglass TV.
  • Refer to your manual to check either or both of these connection points.
  • If the "LifeStyle 77" logo is stuck on display on the back glass:
  • It's possible your Pinball FX3 software is not running. To check, reboot the cabinet and re-launch Pinball FX3 from the startup menu.
  • Have you entered the Cabinet Activation code? It is a seperate code included in your manual, similar to the codes to unlock each pinball table. This will activate the back glass if it hasn't been already.
  • If neither of those work, check to make sure your cabinet wasn't "reset to default settings." See Page 19 in your manual for cabinet specific settings for Pinball FX3 and your Skillshot FX digital pinball cabinet.

Help! My buttons aren't working...

The cabinet's button assignment under "Controls" may have been changed or reset to defaults.

On the main screen, using your keyboard if needed, navigate to "Options," then "Controls."

Verify these settings.

Left flipper: Left Shift
Right flipper: Right Shift
Ball Launch: P
View Mode: S
Nudge forward: Space
Nudge to the left: Left Control
Nudge to the right: Right Control
Activate Wizard Power: X
WilliamsTM Pinball Visual Extras: Y
WilliamsTM Pinball Backbox View V

If anything is not as it should be above, change it by navigating into each control setting, and changing the command appropriately.

My game cabinet keeps switching to an advertisement...

Your Skillshot FX has demo mode enabled. This is a feature designed for our partners and retailers.

There is a “demo mode” switch inside the back of the cabinet, in the section behind the back glass. It is a black rocker, on/off switch on the left side. On activates demo mode. Off disables it. See here.

When you turn it on or off, hard power your Skillshot FX down and restart. Upon restarting, it should start in whatever mode you selected.

Why do my screen dimensions look off?

Not to worry! A setting may have been switched, it's an easy fix.

On the main navigation, go to "Options" and "Video."

Verify your screen settings are as follows:

Screen Resolution: 1080x1920
Display Mode: Full Screen
Gamma Correction: 50%
Vsync: On
Anti-aliasing: 8x MSAA
Reflection: On
Shadow Quality: High
Ball Trails: Off

The haptic feedback (my bumpers) aren't working...

You likely have silent mode enabled (perfect for that late night game when the rest of the family is asleep)!

Change the lighting and sound mode by pressing the mode button on the front of the cabinet.

My cabinet lights are not on or not working..

You likely have set your lighting mode to off.

Change the lighting and sound mode by pressing the mode button on the front of the cabinet.

How do I turn on my speaker lights?

You may simply have a loose connection. Make sure you plugged in the lights to the marquee on the back side of your cabinet (double check your marquee setup instructions).