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#1 Shakenbake

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:33 PM

That's right folks. With an update from Steam you can now move your DMD to your third screen. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

 

Here's how you do it. Youn numbers may be different than mine depending on your screen resolution and if you're using a 2 or 3 screen cabinet.

 

 

 

First in the PFX2 settings menu change the DMD size setting to OFF
 
 
Then do this

 

 

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 07:42 PM

Awesome! Just started updating :)



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:40 PM

Nice. Is that the vpcabs shop Cabinet

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

Actually UW this is your cabinet!! Should have it wrapped up by the end of next week.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:04 PM

Holy crap, sweet

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:05 PM

Holy crap is right!

Does this support pindmd2 or just a lcd


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:16 PM

Just an LCD for now. I have been working directly with Zen on this for a few months. They have one of my cabs on location for testing. When you play a multi-player game it needs different colors for the DMD so they wanted it to stay true to their style. You can always position it on the backbox though.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:20 PM

Good point shakenbake better than current!


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

Got it to work, thank you!

 

The config file must be named dotmatrix.cfg. The screenshot has the Windows Explorer default setting "hide known file extensions" switched on so you don't see the extension.

 

(Off topic: Best switch that setting off for any system you happen to work with. This setting is what made lots of wscript worms possible in the first place. Lolcats.jpg.vbs anyone?)



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:44 PM

Thanks Cheddar for the tip

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:54 AM

Works like a charm in my machine! Here are the numbers I'm using for a vpcab 2/3 machine. Now let's just hope far sight gets off their asses after see this and pushes out cab support

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:18 AM

So I have to ask. In a cab, how are you handling all the Steam stuff...like the pop up ad windows when you load Steam or exit a game? I really wish they'd move away from Steam for this...



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 05:23 AM

Hell yea!!! looks awesome I love it! :)

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:01 AM

He's right. Use pinballx and just launch the game. I have my flippers set as macros so they hit both the shift key for flipper and one hit down and the other right. That way you can traverse the interface, or use open's solution and launch the table with an ahk script I think... Do you use pinballx for each table Loadedweapon in order to get individual back light images?

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 08:15 AM

Can someone capture this and put to a pindmd2? I don"t care about their style :)
Maybe we could ask russel...

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:36 AM

Hey great work looks awesome in my 2-screen cab !  Is there any way to get rid of or minimize the window border around the DMD? It shows the basic window name and the minimize/close(X) buttons.  It would look even better with no border around it.

 

Thanks again for the update :-)



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:40 AM

126 EURO for total pack pinballfx the are out of there minds ..


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:21 PM

Just an LCD for now. I have been working directly with Zen on this for a few months. They have one of my cabs on location for testing. When you play a multi-player game it needs different colors for the DMD so they wanted it to stay true to their style. You can always position it on the backbox though.

 

if you are working wit them, maybe you can give us some inside information.

are they gonna fix or give us more camera angles for cabinet? this can´t be hard.

current ones just look too flat. and anny zooming or panning should be disabled.

is there a support for real dmd planned? that it won´t be their oroginal color for all tbles can´t be the reason not to support it - I hope.

thanks for any hints.



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:27 PM

I know what I'm going to be doing this weekend.  :)



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 02:47 PM

 

Just an LCD for now. I have been working directly with Zen on this for a few months. They have one of my cabs on location for testing. When you play a multi-player game it needs different colors for the DMD so they wanted it to stay true to their style. You can always position it on the backbox though.

 

if you are working wit them, maybe you can give us some inside information.

are they gonna fix or give us more camera angles for cabinet? this can´t be hard.

current ones just look too flat. and anny zooming or panning should be disabled.

is there a support for real dmd planned? that it won´t be their oroginal color for all tbles can´t be the reason not to support it - I hope.

thanks for any hints.

 

 

Zen is very interested in continuing support for our cabs. We are giving them info about Forced Feedback options, Animated Backglass, PinDMD2 support and many other cool things. As they play this on their demo cabinet I'm sure they will work on adding better angles and such.

 

Please remember though that Zen is an amazing company that produces some of the best virtual tables on the market. Supporting our cabinets is a very small market for them right now and I am just blown away that they would even take the time to add the DMD support for us. Just be patient and watch what great things come from PFX2 in 2014 & 2015. For now just enjoy playing some pinball today!!!