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  • Submitted: Jun 08 2013 01:25 AM
  • Last Updated: Jul 03 2014 11:24 PM
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  • Author(s): gauntletlover
  • Manufacturer: Original
  • Year: 2013
  • Permission to MOD?: Unspecified

Previous Versions

  • 13 Jun 2014 Download Future Dmd (virtual dmd for future pinball) Version 1.8
  • 28 Nov 2013 Download Future Dmd (virtual dmd for future pinball) Version 1.7b
  • 17 Nov 2013 Download Future Dmd (virtual dmd for future pinball) Version 1.7

Download Future Dmd (virtual dmd for future pinball) Version 1.81

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Future DMD will create a virtual dmd that can be positioned in a 3 monitor cabinet similarly to the one used in Visual Pinball for Future Pinball!. Your dmd is no longer limited to your backbox or playfield. If you have a 3 monitor cabinet you can now put your dmd where it belongs! You can choose to leave the DMD running between games or launch from your favorite front end. An example has been included for Hyperpin and Pinballx front ends. Instructions are included in the FutureDMD Setup pdf file.
*NEW* Added a Plugin for PinballX to display game information on FutureDMD while navigating your game lists:
It will show things like:
  • Highlighted game's name
  • Last time played
  • Who holds the High Score
  • How many times the game has been played
  • 2nd and 3rd place scores
  • Average time a game might last
As well as customizable messages can be created for every single table making each one unique!

What's New in Version Version 1.81 (See full changelog)

  • 1.81
  • ------------
  • fixed opengl32.dll in the ledwiz folder. Ledwiz should work with this version
  • 1.8
  • --------------
  • *YOU MUST* overwrite the exe's and dll's both have been changed.
  • -changed shades. the darker shades were showing to bright when text was displayed due to a calculation error. it is now corrected. Looks allot better.
  • - you can tweak individual shades in the ini file (explained in pdf)
  • 1.7b
  • ----------------
  • -fixed color loading bug that occurs when opening and closing between games. If you use the "always on" method you don't need this update.
  • 1.7
  • -----------------
  • Added manual monitor selection (screen 1, screen 2, screen 3) Select the monitor you use as your dmd and then re-size and position.
  • Changed aspect ratio sizing and made some small pixel size improvements to the stretch (free sizing) option.
  • You should now be able to run on a resolution as low as 256x64 and have it look as good as a full hd resolution.
  • 1.6B
  • -----------------
  • - rotate the dmd display to support all monitor orientations.
  • -reversible display for mirrored type cabinets
  • (pinballx plugin doesn't currently support rotation or image flipping)
  • 1.6
  • ------------------
  • resizing system overhaul. You should be able to get the dmd window to fit anywhere, any size you like.
  • 1.5d
  • ------------------
  • screen number, size and location now stored in the ini. should help correct positioning on some systems. It will auto update when you move the window or you can manually edit the file. You may need to resize and position your futuredmd window after the first run.
  • 1.5c
  • ------------------
  • Fixed bug preventing closing tag from working
  • Fixed bug on table names less than 4 characters
  • 1.5b (LEDWIZ FIX)
  • ------------------
  • Fixed broken dll in LedWiz folder
  • 1.5 Updates
  • ------------------
  • -Major Update full details in FutureDMD Setup.pdf
  • -Added Plugin for PinballX to display customizable game stats on FutureDMD (High Scores, Times played, Last Time Played etc.) during game navigation in the Pinballx Frontend.
  • -rewrote a pixel drawing routine resulting in a major performance increase.
  • -removed the ini file from the distribution and build it on the fly if it doesn't exist. That way you don't have to worry about accidentally overwriting your custom settings when updating. (you should back up your ini still before updating though)

Jun 08 2013 11:15 PM

Works fine just as stated, and looks better in most cases than the existing DMD, but I had to position it right over the existing DMD to hide it or you have two DMD's.  AN explanation as to the intent of this would be of help to understand what the intended use of this is as I am obviously missing the idea somehow..  Do you plan to add dB2S style backglasses to FP so we can have different backglasses, or will this support real ROM's in the table at some point?

Jun 08 2013 11:30 PM

If you edit your tables translite you can move the existing dmd off screen to a non viewable area. That way it is not seen on the backglass and you only see your future dmd on whatever monitor you want it on. When you edit the table "click the dmd" if it doesn't drag when you try move it "right click" remove the "lock" checkmark and then drag it off the screen. Don't forget to save the table after you have tested it.

Jun 08 2013 11:32 PM

As the name states above this is "Beta" so expect some quirks but I am listening and working on resolving them. We are discussing things in this thread:



I am going to try to update the first post to keep everyone updated on where it is at. Please share any of your experience,

This works perfectly for me on the many tables I tried.. very nice work, only had to resize and move the dmd to my 3rd monitor and all works well, thank you very much for this :D I am looking forward to using Macro's FP Intercept with my real DMD soon when my VirtuaPin gets here. I guess now I just have to figure out how to make the backglasses full screen and to remove the speaker and empty dmd section.


Thanks again, very nice work!

Jun 09 2013 02:54 AM

Yeah, it works perfect for me as well. Can move/resize the new DMD and as I said it looks crisper than the older DMD on the tables I tried.  I know how to move the existing DMD of screen to do what you are talking about and I can see where that would be useful if the DMD is not where you want it.  I'm wondering though does that create any significant system load having one DMD on screen and a duplicate one running just out of screen boundary?


I'm thinking from what Fulltilt is saying that this is more for people running three screens?

you should it post to http://www.gopinball.com in section FP Addon, because there aremany people and programmer, who can help you. I think you makes many people happy.

A question: It is possible to bring this programm in a automatic way to front after table loading ( per time I use alt+tab) and will it be possible to use another colour for each table like in real life.

Superb programm, well done an I tihink it is very useful.

I thought there was going to be a significant hit on performance Shadow having the original table DMD running aswell as another (this virtual)DMD on my 3rd screen but there was none at all that I could see while testing some tables .. actually i was impressed that it worked so well :D

WoW.... I have been looking for something like this for so long..... Works great can not thank you enough..... On a side note I have run it with teminator and found that the animation seems to not show... E.g WILLIAMS logo, Faces, am I doing something wrong or is this a known issue...


"Thanks again you have made my year..."

WOW - MANY THANKS for that. That´s what i had missed in FP so long. It´s a better or near real pinball feeling. Very nice.

how does color change for the dmd work

i edited the ini like in the instructions

nothing happens - stays on default ?

does the table name habe to include fpt ? tried it does not help.... any more instructions ?

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