Welcome to the Virtual Pool Online Blog

This blog is for sharing knowledge about Virtual Pool and real life pool. There will be some other subjects but this is primarily a pool blog, and by pool that includes snooker, billiards, and pub pool too. I, Steve Chaplin, am the administrator of this blog and the primary blogger. There will be guest bloggers and we have some nice ones lined up, including some pro players and others very knowledgeable about VP and real pool.

I'm hoping to share about VP and RL (real life) pool and I hope that information can improve your game, and/or provide some reading enjoyment. I'm also hoping to learn from you in the community. I have been impressed with the community feedback on VP and RL pool. So let's have some fun and share our pool knowledge.

I appreciate and encourage your participation in discussing posted blogs. Dissenting opinions are welcome but please be courteous to bloggers and others making comments.

I will also post about computer programming or other topics not pool related, but that is more of a sideline. Blogs posts are in selectable categories, so you can filter the chaff that does not interest you.

Steve Chaplin

Virtual Pool 4 Online


Super Admin
Category: General

68 Responses to Welcome to the Virtual Pool Online Blog

    RTC-UK September 19, 2012 at 04:00 pm

    I absolutely love UK Pub on World Rules & can't wait to play online with other human's as I feel their tactics will make for a much better game. VP4 is so much more like real life in Pub, I've taken to it like a duck to water, where as in VP3 I felt I had to get used the angles & general physics of the game. Anyone too tight to treat themselves is missing out, Come on all !

    Some of you have had same game for 10 years lol.

    Get up to date.


    Edited November 19, 2012 06:03 pm
    9balldotcom September 19, 2012 at 04:21 pm
    I promise my dissenting comments will be courteously posted and be dissenting only in a very courteous manner. 9balldotcom
    Super Admin September 19, 2012 at 06:52 pm
    alllen54 September 25, 2013 at 02:27 pm

    where can I download vp4 online. I would like to play my son pool online. Please help..Allen54

    TheLuckyCue September 20, 2012 at 01:15 am

    Congratulations on a job well done Steve! Looking foward to all of the Guests you have lined up. This blog should prove to be very useful and enlightening.

    TheLuckyCue September 20, 2012 at 01:22 am

    Oooops forgot my player name... ;o)


    IMAJICA September 20, 2012 at 01:40 am

    Loving the Game. Can't wait for Online. Once I beat Slow Roll in 9 ball (extra hard) I think I will be ready to battle VP3's usual suspects...


    Manic Miker September 20, 2012 at 02:32 am

    Nice to see this up and running now.

    Polomint September 20, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Aha, a place to post stuff...  I'd be tempted to block Hugh quickly, :p

    mojoicus September 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Great stuff so far a little tweeking needed in the next patch but loveing it so far 



    Super Admin September 20, 2012 at 03:41 pm

    You can set your picture, go to My Account, select the pencil in the player status panel, left part of the center section, there you can edit account information.

    Super Admin September 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    You can set your picture up in your Account Settings. Go to My Account, and click the pencil in the player status area, left center of page.

    Super Admin September 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Set your picture, My Account, click pencil in player status area.

    Super Admin September 20, 2012 at 02:57 pm

    Thanks for all the replies to the intro. We are still sorting out a few issues on the blog. Right now Replay to a comment is broken. We are also going to allow setting of player names and will use those to identify you.

    9balldotcom September 20, 2012 at 05:10 pm


    TheLuckyCue September 22, 2012 at 03:54 am

    Your doing a fine job! Take your time. :)

    Polomint September 22, 2012 at 09:08 am

    "I, Steve Chaplin, am the administrator this blog and the primary blogger"

    Me thinks you've missed out an "of"... :p

    Super Admin September 26, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Yeah, I'm barely literate, lol.

    TITANIUM BOB September 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Love it and I am getting better I don't need a pool table with vertual pool 4 .and thats a good thing cause I don't have room for one.

    Titanium Bob

    9balldotcom September 26, 2012 at 08:05 am

    I hate being anonymous

    Super Admin September 26, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Yeah, going to fix that, and when you put in your player name all these posts will change to use it.

    SharQ September 28, 2012 at 03:12 am


    RTC-UK September 28, 2012 at 06:13 pm

    Good work, happy to keep seeing that work is going on, look forward to when we are able to play online.


    dayveed September 29, 2012 at 02:54 am

    the forgot password button worked at last ! hello community, hey 9balldotcom

    9balldotcom September 29, 2012 at 08:12 am

    Bonjewer Dayveed,I wanted to rmeain anonymous  k

    Diver October 1, 2012 at 01:09 pm

    Thanks, Steve.  I just noticed the prompt at the bottom of the screen. You're a star!

    Fern Gally January 7, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Greetings from Germany,


    please released this Game in Germany. This is the best Pool Game ever. I have Virtual Pool 3 with Jeanette Lee and all other Poolgames from CELERIS. I wan`t this Game but i dont have PayPal, VISA or American Express. But i like a Game in CD or DVD.

    Excuse my English, isn`t good, but i wan`t to say THANKS for this great Game. 

    RTC-UK January 29, 2013 at 08:44 am

    Hi Bubba & Edbal, try checking out latest here  https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPool4?sk=wall

    Online version is NOT out yet.


    Super Admin January 29, 2013 at 02:34 pm

    Fern, we are only doing digital distribution at this time, so you have to buy online and download.

    RTC-UK January 30, 2013 at 04:25 pm

    Try buying with a PrePaid Visa card, you only need put credit on it the once & discard it after ya paid online for the game.

    Hope this helps.

    Pete52 February 14, 2013 at 03:31 pm

    can u use the clubhouse cue for jump shots


    Super Admin February 14, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Yes, you can use the house cue, but it does not jump very well. You really need a jump cue to jump effectively

    Nipperdog February 25, 2013 at 05:36 am


    do i have to purchase the full V pool 4 Game to be able to play online ?


    RTC-UK February 25, 2013 at 01:06 pm

    Nipperdog Fairly sure ya don't need to pay for the Offline VP4 ($29.99) to play online, yet if ya do buy it, you'll get $V100 to use to play in online competitions, & maybe the annual subscription can be paid with Vdollars.
    My opinion is ya buy it & get practising as it may be a few months before game is released online.

    Super Admin February 25, 2013 at 01:59 pm

    Yes, there will be an email notification when online is ready.

    R3dn3cK February 27, 2013 at 03:51 am

    nice. just bought it ahead of time :)

    R3dn3cK February 27, 2013 at 06:55 am

    oh hell yess, this is smooth. All warmed up now, Let's get these online ladder matches and trny's kickin :D btw hi hugh, qstix, rtc, and everyone else from vp3 it's been a while.

    RTC-UK March 1, 2013 at 02:48 pm

    Hi Redneck, look fwd to seeing ya when it's online mate.

    Ervy March 1, 2013 at 03:45 pm

    Hi all...can't wait for online play.  I love snooker!

    RTC-UK March 9, 2013 at 04:25 pm

    Any new buyers with problems, check https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPool4?sk=wall for the sticky post & more.

    For support email support@celeris.com, you can ask questions here and some people will help but if you want support from Celeris you need to email support.

    If you need to download full version or get the software again.
    Log into your account on vponline.celeris.com (you created this at purchase)
    Go to the Charge History tab at the bottom of the My Account page
    Find the purchase link for your software and click Details
    There is a Download link you can use in the Item description

    Edited March 9, 2013 04:26 pm
    IXE-13 April 24, 2013 at 09:29 pm

    I would like to thank RTC-UK for a link to download VP4 Demo. Ill tri it and give my thought in a couple of days thanks again.

    Edited April 24, 2013 09:30 pm
    RTC-UK April 27, 2013 at 04:47 pm

    Tadaaaa !
    The 'sign in' page actually *REMEMBERED ME*.

    I hope this means it's another box ticked (forgive the pun) on the team's to do list.
    GJ all.


    Edited April 27, 2013 04:47 pm
    RTC-UK May 30, 2013 at 04:06 pm

    100th blog :-D

    VP4-online.... where are you ?

    Will it be out before Iphone 6, I wonder about the odds j/k

    PearlJamR August 2, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Voted on Steam for VP4. hope it actually gets on there ;)

    anonymous October 7, 2013 at 05:15 am

    Great game, getting a bit sick of playing the computer now. Either ridiculously good or horrible..same sort of player performance anomalies as VP3 unfortunately. 8000+ frames later I suppose makes it easier to spot..

    Bring on VP4 Online! We'd all like a status update please.

    P.S. Might a good idea to put the most recent comments up top for these as the list is getting pretty long now!


    Ervy December 27, 2013 at 04:39 pm

    I just installed version, uploaded my mug shot, and now sitting in wait for the on-line feature.

    Edited December 27, 2013 04:39 pm
    misterh3llbilly January 21, 2014 at 03:07 am

    good to see ya on here rich. skype me sometime

    misterh3llbilly January 21, 2014 at 03:08 am

    today`s my birthday              lol


    JTSBrown March 5, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Happy belated birthday.

    PearlJamR January 26, 2014 at 04:46 pm

    The INFO tab now has all the answers I need TY for the tab, it has only been there since 2012.

    Edited January 26, 2014 04:47 pm
    PearlJamR January 29, 2014 at 02:26 pm

    Does everybody only use Facebook? Got $V 1000 now, as per the new entry on INFO. How much is a cue? 

    RTC-UK January 30, 2014 at 08:04 am

    I think most are using FB to get info PJ,

    Here's a cost of some cues & shafts from testing.



    RTC-UK February 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    I just bought The Flyswatter cue !

    Spend V$'s wisely !
    It was a quick easy purchase (on iPhone) & not sure how I'd return it for a refund if it was Pub Hoops I'd meant to buy. 

    PearlJamR February 5, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    :) Ha! I got a Carmeli Classic but not sure if i wanna break with it so i got a break cue as well. Then i thought why not get a nice shaft and use the 13 mm that comes with the Carmeli to break with. What ya'll think?


    Edited February 5, 2014 10:18 pm
    RTC-UK February 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Won't the shaft have it's own tip ? 

    PearlJamR February 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Yes. I am not wanting to break with it, but was wondering if breaking with the 13mm tip that comes with the cueshaft...you mucking around, aren't you.


    RTC-UK February 18, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    *UPDATE* As of 2am GMT 19th Feb 2014 ...
    Ya sitting down ?


    VP4 is avialable for account owners, new sign ups will get on later, IF ya have an account, get to your Info Pop up & get the latest DL, Button at foot of Info window.
    Use Pencil icon, between Logo & Flag on the 'My Profile' page.
    See ya all in there !

    Edited February 18, 2014 10:56 pm
    aussie February 20, 2014 at 02:05 am

    how do u play games against other people

    RTC-UK February 20, 2014 at 03:50 pm

    Aussie, get in the lobby first, you'll soon see how to play games against other people once you're in.
    Read post above yours to see how to download VP4-Online.

    TheReidman March 21, 2014 at 09:47 pm

    Is there any way to get V$ without purchasing any? Bought  a couple sticks and didn't realize I needed the money to enter tourneys. can sell a cue maybe?


    Super Admin March 22, 2014 at 05:13 pm

    Cues can't be sold. You will want those anyways, they are better than the house cues.

    NastyNick January 28, 2015 at 01:08 pm

    dont know how to get to actual game play after signing up to play. can someone walk me through it?

    Super Admin February 2, 2015 at 07:28 am

    See video tutorials here: http://vponline.celeris.com/support/

    janetheman July 28, 2020 at 11:06 pm
    loafer October 21, 2020 at 09:37 am


    Just joined, haven't got a game yet but I joined VP4 online to play snooker. Only four snooker events for the whole week? 

    Sadly not much snooker interest then or is it just a quiet week?



    Super Admin October 24, 2020 at 09:08 am

    There are a fair number who will play snooker but the snooker tournament are not that popular cause they take a long time.

    loafer October 24, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    OK, thanks.

    luckytaurusstar March 10, 2021 at 01:53 pm

    I take it not much action around here?

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