myPinballs Tournament System | Latest News

  • 30/09/2010 - New Server coming soon
    Today I bit the bullet and ordered some new virtual server hosting. We are moving from a standalone server running on my private network to a fully hosted virtual private server. Hoping to see some big speed improvements. I'm pretty excited about this :)

  • 01/08/2010 - T-Shirts Available
    Finally got my delivery of t-shirts. Buy one today and help maintian this service. They make you look cooler !!

  • 30/06/2010 - E-store Added & Network Cards Available
    I've had a few minutes recently to add a simple store page to the site. Buy all the hardware and extras you'll need to get going here

  • 20/05/2010 - 2000 Games Played Milestone
    We've had our 2000'th game played. Even Bigger Smiles all round! :)

  • 23/11/2009 - iPhone Tournament Score App now available at the iTunes store
    My app has been approved (yay!) and is now available in the iTunes App store. Click here to go and buy it!.

  • 14/11/2009 - iPhone Tournament Score App Submitted to Apple Store
    I've finally had a few spare minutes to write my first iPhone App! The app shows the tournament score table natively on your iPhone or iPod touch. Stay tuned for its release day. The app will be priced at $1.99 or equvalent local currency.

  • 01/10/2009 - 1000 Games Played Milestone
    We've had our 1000'th game played. Big Smiles all round! :)

  • 08/09/2009 - Euro Score Format Issue Resolved
    An issue with the dot in euro score formats that stopped users being added to the new divisions has been resolved with the release v1.2.2. This release also improves the auto ip update code for dynamic ip users

  • 14/07/2009 - Version 1.2 Software Launched
    Yes, It's Finally here. 3 Tournament Divisions - The original, A Martian Attack division and an Attack Mars division. Enhanced backup functionality - Storing of all game high scores and system status data from your RFM to your profile. Easily log into your profile to view not only your full tournament score history, but also your games health and your games local scores. Easier Identification for non Barcode Users - Auto updating of dynamic ip addresses.

  • 22/04/2009 - 500 Games Played Milestone
    We've reached that lovely number 500!

  • 09/04/2009 - Updated Client Router Config & Setup Pages
    Updated the config file to make it easier to setup your custom router. All you need to enter now are 2 wireless settings. See the updated setup pages for more information.

  • 19/03/2009 - WRT160N Routers Supported
    The new model N speed linksys router has been tested and confrmed as supported for connection to the system.

  • 12/03/2009 - Version 1.2 Software to add many new features
    Things always take longer than you think! The 1.2 Update is pretty much done, i'm just ironing out the last few bugs. A couple of the new features are mulitple tournament divisions, auto updating of dynamic ip addresses and enhanced game information display. Stay tuned for more information regarding these features and more over the next few months.

  • 10/02/2009 - Updated Client Router Config
    Updated the default config file for setting up your custom router with dd-wrt. The supported version of dd-wrt is now v24 sp1. You can download this file from the same place as before on the technical setup page, or here -

  • 03/02/2009 - Snow causes power out
    That Damn Snow! Seems that we had a power cut last night. Looks like snow is the best way to kill a martian!! System back up as of 7.40am GMT today though.

  • 19/10/2008 - New Server Live
    The new server is now live and ready to roll. Let me know what you think. You should notice some serious speed increases... These next generation Intel Chips are something special.

  • 07/10/2008 - New Server
    Just finished assembling our new server, which i've purchased to upgrade the Mac Mini 1.25Ghz G4 that is currently running the tournament system. I thought it was about time I took advantage of some of the newer advances in processor design released during the last few years, so i've built up a new server based around the Intel Core 2 Quad chip. Initial tests have shown it is really quick and i mean REALLY Quick!!!

  • 20/09/2008 - Version 1.2 Software Nearing Completion
    Working on finishing the next software release. Hoping to have this live soon.

  • 27/06/2008 - 200 Games Played Milestone
    Today we have passed the 200 game milestone, Wooooo Hoooooo!!!

  • 15/05/2008 - Pinball News Article
    Martin from Pinball News contacted me to write an article on the tournament system a month or so ago. Read the resulting article here

  • 27/04/2008 - Version 1.1 Software Released
    This release contains various security updates. We have also updated the information on the router setup.

  • 11/04/2008 - Version 1 Software Released
    Version 1 of the software has been released! The main changes are as follows:

    - Added the ability to play without a barcode reader and still log the scores against your own account. A new field is present in the profile page for this called IP and should be filled in with your external IP address.

    - Added some help information in the technical setup page for configuring the game router and the changes needed to alter the games packet ttl.

    - Added some validation for new user account creation

  • 14/03/2008 - Sucessfull External Connection Testing
    We have succesfully connected external games to our system, with the help of a couple of testers. Many thanks to Chris Senior and Dave Langley for all their help. The main stumbling block was the fact that outgoing packets from the games start with a ttl of 1. This needs to be reset to 64 by your router so that the packets can reach here. I am currently working on an easy solution to this using a linksys router and some open source software that can be plugged into existing networks to sit between the game and your own router thus removing the need to mess about with your own routers.

  • 04/02/2008 - Development System Released
    Today we have launched our first development release, version 0.8. Please let us know what you think.