Future PinballShane Courtrille sent me the link to the Future Pinball site and I was amazed by what they've done to the program since I last took a look.
Here's a description of the program (taken from the website):
Future Pinball is a real time Pinball Development System. It allows you to design and play your very own pinball simulation in True real time 3D. It uses Advanced Physics to provide the best possible Simulation of a true to life pinball machine.
If you're wondering how slick this all is, the answer is: very.
Remember any of these pinball machines: Old Chicago, Spirit of '76, Captain Fantastic, Kings and Queens, Strikes and Spares, Kiss, or Joker Poker? I played all of them as a kid, and they're all available for download. There are hundreds available, both historical recreations and "new" tables.
Here are a couple of links if you're interested in checking it out. First, the Future Pinball site. Then, here's a link to a huge collection of tables--some all the way back from the 1930's. The site is called IR Pinball, and you can find it here.