A few weeks backs I started an experiment which aim was to produce High Scores inserts displayed on top of the backglass image within the PinballX frontend.
It then got out of hand and grew on me - and became what turned out to be a Table Manager application for my own Pincab.
I would pretty much consider it as Alpha version but it's working great overall.
FYI it's written in Python and it is compiled to windows executable using nuitka/MinGW64
What it can do already:
-display media (video playback is working too but still unoptimal)
-audit media files (single table+global audit for selected system)
-list and edit tables for every PinballX installed systems (VPX, PM5, etc)<-auto renaming present media files WIP
-manage a custom group of Favorites tables <- mostly why I started the frontend in the first place
-add new tables to pinballX (select table file from a list of detected uninstalled tables, select a game description from a list, etc)
-import media from disk (file picker, no web/ftp import yet) <- I don't have a gameex account anyway
-scoreboard generator (can be automated when exiting a table in pinballX)
-auto splitting databases by type/manufacturer/years
-managing a custom group of Favorites tables <- mostly why I started the frontend in the first place
-fetching informations from IPDB
-launch and test a table
I'm up to the point where I might be interested in looking further into the vpdb.io API for fetching infos and potentially missing media/b2s/etc. Maybe even installing new tables from there, if that's something that can be done...
Something else I'd like to do is be able to trigger video recording, a bit like PBXRecorder does (which is what I'm using today to record my video previews). I'll see.
Now I'm standing at kind of a crossroad : do I want to push it further and polish it in order for it to be 'releasable' to the public, or do I keep on filling my own needs and curiosity.
That's where I need you guys.
Do you need such a tool, or are you fullfilled by the available tools already ?
Can you think of any special feature that you are missing in the tools you are currently using ?
Any feedback welcome !
Thanks for reading,
Edited by CloudHead, 22 September 2017 - 02:51 PM.