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  1. Hi folks, before completely hijacking the other thread, I thought I'd post the follow-up in a separate one. Many thanks already to maxx and zebulon who helped me out a lot! For the history, my main power switch seemed to have produced an over current which blew out the fuse of my amp: Since I didn't have such small fuses and I certainly didn't feel like soldering a new fuse every time it blows, I've soldered two wires to an external fuse holder and screwed it into the amp: The fuse that was blown says T1AL250V which I suppose stands for 1A slow blowing at 250V. So I've ordered some of those, but when I plug the amp, it blows instantly. Now zebulon mentioned that the resistors may be damaged as well. I tried to take a better photo: Could that be the reason the fuse blows? And if so, can anyone decrypt which kind of resistor those are so I can replace them? Thanks in advance, guys.
  2. Hi guys, I think everybody starts the first build thread with the same intro and I'm no different. After months of reading and planning, the work has finally started. The hardware I got together a few weeks back, but the cabinet building session was not until last weekend. I have to thank everybody in this forum, specially maxxsinner, DeeGor and many more, you've been really helpful! Cabinet Ultimate Cab-Builder's Kit (Standard Body) Williams/Bally coin door Button Kit AC Power Socket AC Power Interconnector Ethernet Socket Headphones Jack USB Port 2x 200mm Fan and grill 2x 120mm Fan and grill Speakers: Creative GigaWorks T3 4x Revoltec COLD-LIGHT CATHODES for backbox backlight Night button for turning off solenoids and knockers 2x Double-bitted Lock for Backbox and Cabinet door 16x PCB Feet for PC mounting 4x Transparent Flipper Buttons 2x Beverage Caddy Pro (important!) PC Hardware CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K BOX, 3.3GHz, LGA 1155, 4C/4T MB: Asus P8Z68V PRO GFX: Asus GTX-560 HDD: 60GB SSD CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 13 RAM: 2GB DDR3 PSU: 750W Corsair Screens Samsung UE40ES5700, 40"LED, 100Hz Samsung 26" LCD Monitor (an old and crappy one) Controllers Mot-Ion Adaptor Digital Plunger Kit LED-Wiz 4x Cooler for LED-Wiz Another cooler for LED-Wiz Power Supply Mean Well 12V 12.5A 150W - looks like a big fake (logo says "MIW" instead of "MW") and already broke. Ordered this one instead. Mean Well 24V 6.5A 150W - sais "MIW" as well, let's hope it lasts longer. Force Feedback 7x Siemens contactors at 24V 2x Replay knockers from a very nice guy Relay for knockers Lights 5x 3W High Power RGB Led 5x Aluminium Heat Sinks 5x Flasher Domes Arctic Silver Alumina AATA-5G Thermal Adhesive 4x Flash Strobe Light 5x Resistor - 33Ω 5 W 10x Resistor - 27Ω 5 W 5m RGB strip 4 channel relay board for RGB strips Electronics / Wiring 2x USB extension cables 2x Terminal Strips Some Solder 60m AWG18 wire in 11 colors 100x Female Disconnects (6.4x0.8mm) 100x Female Disconnects (4.8x0.8mm) 10x 4-Pin Male/Female connectors 10x 9-Pin Male/Female connectors 50x 500mA fast burning fuses 10x 10A slow burning fuses 10x 5A slow burning fuses 40x Fuse holders 20x 1N4148 Diotec Diode Misc. Cabinet Stuff Isolation duct tape Cable Tubes Some more cable tubes Slotted Wall Wire Duct Cable Straps Cable Strap Sockets So first of all I started drawing up plans and showing them to different people and after lots of discussions I ended up with something like this (click for PDF version): While drawing the plans, Google Sketchup was very useful since it allows to import the surfaces I was drawing, extrude them and virtually build the cabinet. This made me realize some errors I probably would have discovered only when trying to fit the wooden parts! I've also spent a lot of time figuring out how to wire stuff and how components work and which to order. Finally I came up with this plan (click for PDF): I'm probably going to bug maxxsinner again before really wiring it, but I've understood most principles and I'm quite sure this could work. So let's see the pics! I was very lucky to have a mate whose father in law is a carpenter, so he let us use his gear (and professional advice) for two days and we managed to finish the whole woodwork! So the next thing is the paint. Pictures will follow! Cheers, -freezy.
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    Real DMD's In Pinball Cabs

    Just came across this thread (only got a real DMD recently). If anyone is playing Pinball FX2 or The Pinball Arcade, you probably want this. It's a small tool I wrote that adds real DMD support to PBFX and TPA. It's free and open source and it supports pretty much every display out there. However if you have one that you like to add support to, let me know! Thread about Pinball FX2 at VPF Thread about the Pinball Arcade at VPF Cheers!
  4. Little upgrade. PinDMD3 FTW! Luminosity at 10%. More will probably hurt my eyes. Backbox monitor is the same but rotated back to landscape. I also got Pinball FX2 and TPA running with it (the third shot is actually TPA), thanks to a little tool I wrote:
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    Good. You can comment on the release upload form here if you want.
  6. So I've been working on something the last few months and I think it's time to announce it here so you guys can take a look at it. Check out pind.ch Not all features are implemented yet but every screenshot is from the real deal, no mockups. I use it on my cab and it saves me a sh**load of time. Feel free to comment here, this is going to be the official thread. The GitHub project can be found here, along with installation instructions here. See also known issues before you submit bugs. Once you get it running, you should probably do the following (in that order) Click on the admin icon on the top right side of the page Fill up the database by: Resync with HyperPin Match with IPDB.org Update High Scores Update Audits [*]Download index from VPF under sources.
  7. Unfortunately, I've never gotten it to work. Ended up buying a new one.
  8. freezy

    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    Well the other stuff is going to be a hosted service, so it's not intended for running on a cab. You're welcome to check it out though, but it's still under heavy development.
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    It's a Node.js thing and there might have been some progress meanwhile. Didn't try to install from scratch since a while now, been busy with other stuff.
  10. Haha I had about the same relation to this before I started working on the cab. Yes, I've used the same wire for all connections (12V/24V). The 24V PSU I needed for the knockers and the solenoids (knockers are actually 50V, but 24V already knocks pretty well). The reason I've used a separate 12V power supply instead of the PC's PSU was mainly because I wanted to keep the PC's circuit separate from the rest. Check out maxxsinner's excellent electrical guide, it's all pretty well explained in there.
  11. Thanks and of course, go ahead with the plans! Will check, I think I have a vid somewhere. Cheers!
  12. New VPinball DX9 test hard-booted the PC due to lack of power, so I had to put in a stronger PSU. At 750W (instead of the old 400W), no more crashes!
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    Sorry, forgot about this. Are you running node 0.8.x or 0.10.x? Seems Win7 needs older 0.8.x. Otherwise I unfortunately can't offer you any other tips besides what's under Troubleshooting in the installation instructions. I'm using buffertools for writing the .vpt format so I can dynamically update the table script, but the feature is not yet finished and I probably could do it without buffertools, if other people have the same problem. However, right now I'm quite busy with work and other projects, so it's not gonna happen very soon.
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    Check also INSTALL.md, there are some trouble shooting tips in there.
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    Sorry for responding so late, was busy the weekend and then forgot about it yesterday. Can you try npm install buffertools while being in the folder where you cloned the repository? If there's any red or errors, paste the log.
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    See previous post?
  17. freezy

    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    Hmm do you get that after updating? I've recently added the buffertools dependency but it should be added when running npm install during install. During the automatic upgrade that should be ran as well.
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    Well it's true that it only adds the IPDB IDs when it actually has to write the XML file. You could force that by clicking twice on the HyperPin icon next to a random table in order disable/reenable it, that will dump the XML and add the IPDB IDs. On second though it might be a good idea to always write them down. Can you open a issue on GitHub for that?
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    Well then it seems to work? What does the log say? You need to scan for tables first by clicking on the settings panel on the upper right and go through the options (see first post).
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    Weird, it looks like there's a client logging out just after starting the daemon. I've fixed the NPE, can you "git pull" and try again?
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    That should be fixed now. Basically the problem was that Pind would download the standard media pack for the nightmod and update the tables HP description in order to match the media, resulting in two entries. Now Pind only fetches the right "edition" (nightmod vs. non-nightmod).
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    Well, wheel images are not specifically searched for - they're supposed to be in the media pack. No single download support for them (yet). Your title is fine, that should be matched (code here). When matched, it should display a small moon behind the title in the table listing. That not the case?
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    @ei8ht: I've had this problem only once. Try setting the number of concurrent downloads to 1 in your settings-mine.js. @matty_g_8: There's logic that should detect a night mode and treat it separately from the non-night version of the same table.
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    Hey Jaron, Thanks for the info. Any way you could upload the jukebox table (or point me to where it is) so I can have a look? In general when it crashes, it would be nice to know what made it crash, along with what the console displayed. About your future ideas: When you run Pind on another machine, you basically would have to share the HyperPin and game folders of your cab. In that case, even when the shares are not available, should be able to do basic browsing (might need to add some additional error checking because the media would then be offline too). For updating tables I should have all the data necessary, so it's just about doing the check after each VPF sync and add some reasonable UI that asks the user to upgrade. I was thinking about a centralized leaderboard as well (as I know another dude who just build a cab), so I might get to that soon. However, Pind is hosted on GitHub so there isn't much of dynamic stuff I could do (there are other solutions of course). Thanks in any case for the feedback!
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    Introducing Pind: A Pinball Daemon

    Smells like a bug. Will have a look at it today or this weekend. Cheers!
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