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  1. 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!

     

    Cheers!


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. Hi Freezy, trying to get this to work and when I run node app I get an error that says:

    Error: Cannot find module 'buffertools'

    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.


  5. 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?


  6. Ok sounds good. It doesn't matter to me whether it's using tabs or spaces....I was just trying to figure out if that played a factor in the field disappearing on rewrite.

    Here's something I noticed. When I first started I emptied out my VP XML. Then I used PIND to download the Attack From Mars Night Mod that was listed as a latest release. What happens is it downloads the table, the media pack, roms, etc. but what you end up with if you then resync with Hyperpin is two entries for the table. You get an entry with the non night mod version showing that it has all the media and roms but the table is missing. And you get a second entry with the night mod version showing you have the rom and the table but all the media is missing. So PIND went out and found the right media but it seemed like since the names in the media file weren't the same as the table it didn't associate them to the night mod. But I did already have some of the media already in the Hyperpin media directories so I'm not sure if that played a factor.

    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).


  7. 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!


  8. It's true that there's currently no easy way to delete an entry from the database, all you can do is enable/disable it in HyperPin. Will add this soon.

    Thanks for noticing HyperPin not working when not all tags are being written, I'll fix that too. As for tabs vs. spaces, Pind rewrites the XML when you add a new table to it, there's no real way around that. Note that if the HP icon is grey, that means it's commented in the XML (or deleted, depending on your setting).


  9. Yes, the XMLs that are HyperPin's database. No worries about the few hours, won't have much time to work on it today anyway.

    I think I'll be spending some time with PinballX soon. I've had quick look at it once but haven't used it on my cab yet. Not familiar at all with the game manager, didn't even know that it existed. I actually thought that PinballX would take an identical file structure as HyperPin. Might have to add explicit support for PinballX then.


  10. Thanks for the feedback. The huge icons probably are due to the fact you're using IE. Try Chrome or Firefox. I will spend some time on IE fixes eventually, but not right away.

    TBH I recently noticed that my Pind service wasn't working anymore either. Will have a look soon.

    Any way you could give me your 2 XMLs for me to test? You can put them on pastebin or PM them, if you prefer, like this I can debug more easily.

    Pind doesn't rename any files. If you download a new version of an already existing table, it should match it and update the name in the XML to match the new file name. However, for this you must have run the IPDB match before, because the matching relies on the IPDB number.

    Backglass vids are coming, I've actually just discovered them a week ago. They already get fetched from VPF, just need to adapt the categories when searching for videos.

    Cheers and welcome to the pron server club!

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