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#1 ta2686

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:05 PM

This guide will help you adjust the volume on DMD tables. Please note that I am only listing MPUs that you can adjust the volume via the ROM system. All other MPUs had systems which used analog volume controls in the cabinets of the real tables to adjust the volume.

American Manufacturers:

 

1. Alvin G

2. Bally/Midway/Williams WPC

3, Capcom

4. Data East/Sega Version 3 and 3B

5. Data East/Sega Version 3B and Sega/Stern Whitestar

6. Micropin Pentacup

7. Sega/Stern Whitestar

8, Stern Whitestar Modified

 

 

Foreign Manufacturers:

 

9. Spinball of Spain

 

 



If there is a set of tables that is not listed and you can provide the procedure to adjust the volume on them, please PM me the information so it can be included here.


Edited by ta2686, 13 February 2013 - 01:18 AM.

Need to set or reset replay levels on a particular table? These guides will help you:

For Non-DMD tables: Guide to reset replay levels on non-DMD tables

For DMD tables: Guide to set replay levels on DMD tables

Need to change the number of balls per game on a particular table? These guides will help you:

For Non-DMD tables: Guide to set number of balls per game on non-DMD tables

For DMD tables: Guide to set number of balls per game on DMD tables

Need to adjust the volume on DMD based tables? This guide will help you:

Guide to adjust volume on DMD tables

An alphabetical listing of VPM emulated tables with their MPU and links to their specific replay level, balls per game and volume adjustment procedures can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet from this link:

Excel Spreadsheet of VPM emulated tables

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:31 PM

This is very valuable. thanks for taking the time to organize this.


 


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:48 PM

QUOTE (Rawd @ Jan 23 2010, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is very valuable. thanks for taking the time to organize this.


Thanks, Rawd! I appreciate the comment!

Check out my other sets of guides here in the help forum! Check the links in my signature to take you to similar menus for adjusting replay levels and balls per game for both DMD and Non-DMD tables.
Need to set or reset replay levels on a particular table? These guides will help you:

For Non-DMD tables: Guide to reset replay levels on non-DMD tables

For DMD tables: Guide to set replay levels on DMD tables

Need to change the number of balls per game on a particular table? These guides will help you:

For Non-DMD tables: Guide to set number of balls per game on non-DMD tables

For DMD tables: Guide to set number of balls per game on DMD tables

Need to adjust the volume on DMD based tables? This guide will help you:

Guide to adjust volume on DMD tables

An alphabetical listing of VPM emulated tables with their MPU and links to their specific replay level, balls per game and volume adjustment procedures can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet from this link:

Excel Spreadsheet of VPM emulated tables

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:38 PM

Yes this is great information to know. As these are questions I have had in the past. Thanks for putting together. I agree with Rawd 100%.

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QUOTE (ta2686 @ Jan 23 2010, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Rawd @ Jan 23 2010, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is very valuable. thanks for taking the time to organize this.


Thanks, Rawd! I appreciate the comment!

Check out my other sets of guides here in the help forum! Check the links in my signature to take you to similar menus for adjusting replay levels and balls per game for both DMD and Non-DMD tables.



#5 ta2686

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:49 PM

QUOTE (lonnie @ Jan 23 2010, 06:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes this is great information to know. As these are questions I have had in the past. Thanks for putting together. I agree with Rawd 100%.

Lonnie


Thanks Lonnie! Appreciate the comments!

Just trying to do my small part for the community.
Need to set or reset replay levels on a particular table? These guides will help you:

For Non-DMD tables: Guide to reset replay levels on non-DMD tables

For DMD tables: Guide to set replay levels on DMD tables

Need to change the number of balls per game on a particular table? These guides will help you:

For Non-DMD tables: Guide to set number of balls per game on non-DMD tables

For DMD tables: Guide to set number of balls per game on DMD tables

Need to adjust the volume on DMD based tables? This guide will help you:

Guide to adjust volume on DMD tables

An alphabetical listing of VPM emulated tables with their MPU and links to their specific replay level, balls per game and volume adjustment procedures can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet from this link:

Excel Spreadsheet of VPM emulated tables

#6 ta2686

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 12:14 AM

bump

Still hoping to get this pinned/stickied.
Need to set or reset replay levels on a particular table? These guides will help you:

For Non-DMD tables: Guide to reset replay levels on non-DMD tables

For DMD tables: Guide to set replay levels on DMD tables

Need to change the number of balls per game on a particular table? These guides will help you:

For Non-DMD tables: Guide to set number of balls per game on non-DMD tables

For DMD tables: Guide to set number of balls per game on DMD tables

Need to adjust the volume on DMD based tables? This guide will help you:

Guide to adjust volume on DMD tables

An alphabetical listing of VPM emulated tables with their MPU and links to their specific replay level, balls per game and volume adjustment procedures can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet from this link:

Excel Spreadsheet of VPM emulated tables

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 12:45 PM

Thank you so much !! biggrin.gif

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 04:29 PM

Thank you for taking the time to do the guides. cool.gif

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 02:28 AM


Hi.

I have raised the volume to maximum, i did know how to, but but but but.....

On all the 90s games by WMS, Bally the music is crippled, playing weak weak weak and nothing as it should sound like.
Do you know why is this ??
For example the TOM, TOTAN, MM, CV and SS is sounding very bad and weak in the music however the soundeffects is ok.... ?
The 80s games works fine. The 2000+ stern games work just fine as well but these games just suck.
The TOM organ music is barley hereable........................................
This is so annoying.
Am i the only one with this problem or dont you guys know what the games should sound like??
Is it a bugg in pinmame??

Any answer to this much apreciated.

Johan


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Posted 27 March 2010 - 02:32 AM

Uh.. Did you read the thread? I think this is the one you need..

Here is the procedure to adjust the volume on all Bally/Midway/Williams WPC tables. These were the tables produced before the Pinball 2000 tables Revenge from Mars and Star Wars Episode One were made:

1. Press END key to open coin door.

2. Using the 8 and 9 keys, adjust the volume. The 8 key will lower the volume, while the 9 key will raise the volume.

3. You may have to press END key to close the coin door.

NOTE: There may be tables where the coin door is already open when the table loads, so you may not have to perform step 1. However, you will not get notification that the door is open. To check to see if the door is open, press either the 7 or 0 key. If the message appears to open the coin door to use the buttons, then press the end key to open the door.


NEVER RAISE THE VOLUME TO MAXIMUM. You will get distorted and cracking sounds.


 


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Posted 24 April 2010 - 04:30 AM

Besides the End plus 7 or 8, and 7 for Data East games, remember that it could within the Visual Pinball screen. You go to Preferences within Visual Pinball - > Audio Options and than -> Music Volume and Sound Volume.

However, besides these there was something else about increasing sound, and I just can't remember it. I forgot what topic it was in. It had something to do with that DMD thing, and it seemed like pressing a F1 - F something button.



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Posted 24 April 2010 - 04:34 AM

QUOTE (LostWorldPinball @ Apr 23 2010, 10:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Besides the End plus 7 or 8, and 7 for Data East games, remember that it could within the Visual Pinball screen. You go to Preferences within Visual Pinball - > Audio Options and than -> Music Volume and Sound Volume.

However, besides these there was something else about increasing sound, and I just can't remember it. I forgot what topic it was in. It had something to do with that DMD thing, and it seemed like pressing a F1 - F something button.


That's the ~ key and up/down arrow keys to change channels and left/right to change volume.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:16 AM

thank you very much for these tips

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:59 PM

Is there an adjustment for Gottlieb/Premier tables?
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE (moogster66 @ May 8 2010, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there an adjustment for Gottlieb/Premier tables?


Unfortunately, there is none. All my research on those tables led me to the conclusion that these tables used analog controls to adjust the volume. Looking at a couple of System 3 manuals that I have indicated the analog controls.
Need to set or reset replay levels on a particular table? These guides will help you:

For Non-DMD tables: Guide to reset replay levels on non-DMD tables

For DMD tables: Guide to set replay levels on DMD tables

Need to change the number of balls per game on a particular table? These guides will help you:

For Non-DMD tables: Guide to set number of balls per game on non-DMD tables

For DMD tables: Guide to set number of balls per game on DMD tables

Need to adjust the volume on DMD based tables? This guide will help you:

Guide to adjust volume on DMD tables

An alphabetical listing of VPM emulated tables with their MPU and links to their specific replay level, balls per game and volume adjustment procedures can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet from this link:

Excel Spreadsheet of VPM emulated tables

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE (ta2686 @ May 8 2010, 01:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (moogster66 @ May 8 2010, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there an adjustment for Gottlieb/Premier tables?


Unfortunately, there is none. All my research on those tables led me to the conclusion that these tables used analog controls to adjust the volume. Looking at a couple of System 3 manuals that I have indicated the analog controls.

That's what I thought, but I wasn't sure. Thanks!

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE (moogster66 @ May 8 2010, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (ta2686 @ May 8 2010, 01:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (moogster66 @ May 8 2010, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there an adjustment for Gottlieb/Premier tables?


Unfortunately, there is none. All my research on those tables led me to the conclusion that these tables used analog controls to adjust the volume. Looking at a couple of System 3 manuals that I have indicated the analog controls.

That's what I thought, but I wasn't sure. Thanks!



So is there no way to turn the volume up with VP then????? SMB is really quiet.
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 03:39 PM

Nope. ROM volume is only controlled by the ROM. And if the ROM has analog controls, they can't be changed in VPM.

At least that's AFAIK.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:18 PM

QUOTE (TheMcD @ Aug 19 2010, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope. ROM volume is only controlled by the ROM. And if the ROM has analog controls, they can't be changed in VPM.

At least that's AFAIK.

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sounds like something that needs to be fixed (if possible) in the next VP release.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 02:12 PM

Thanks for the advice here guys.