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mgpasman last won the day on August 15 2016

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  1. I have just received two new displays to be set up in my Capcom Airborne and Pinball Magic. The versions with the integrated power supply fit nicely under the metal shield. So far, I have not been able to locate a suitable power cable I can tap the power from. Any suggestions? (I want to avoid running a longer lead all the way to the power supply).
  2. Feature request: It would be very great if pin2dmd.exe could Accept multiple command line parameters, and/or Accept a pin2dmd.pal file next to DMC file
  3. But I already have so many predefined palettes in pin2dmd-format. I guess there is no easy way to convert those to DMC? And when I send a palette in DMC format, and Save Config, does it actually store it on SD, so the next time I power it on, it remembers the colors?
  4. I have been able to connect to the display via wifi using pin2dmd.exe /ip This presents me with a GUI, in which I can select device mode, color mode (VGA or monochrome), save the config as pin2dmd.dat and reboot the display. This is already great, but now, I want to send a palette file to the SD that is mounted in the display. Unfortunately, I am not able to do so. This is what I tried: pin2dmd.exe /ip /u palettes_option_b.dat After a few seconds, it presents me with the GUI (connected), but the file was never uploaded to the SD in the display. I don't think it is supposed to show the GUI in this case, is it? (I know the palette file should be called pin2dmd.pal, but in theory it should be possible to upload any file, right?)
  5. I notice problems mostly when images are scrolling (happens frequently in Who Dunnit). What exactly do you see?
  6. You have hidden this feature very well ;). But with this tool it must be possible to do what I want, I will dive into that. Nevertheless it would be very cool if the wifi interface would just feature a color picker (and maybe a few of the standard color schemes to choose from (Luis has a nice set to get us started).
  7. I could not find that on http://pin2dmd.com/tool/ ;). Does it actually store it on SD, so the next time I power it on, it remembers the colors? Addition: I just found SetDMD.exe, unfortunately it does not let me select 4 colors (just 1, and 3 shades). Now if only there would be a simple way to create a 4 color palette using color pickers
  8. Luis has also been very patient in helping me :). The interesting thing is that most people (well, at least I do) consider pin2dmd.com the main source of all instructions. It used to be so simple when there was just your firmware and Rappelbox' hardware, and it's becoming more difficult with all the difference in boards (most of which you choose to support anyway, because you were kind enough to provide firmware in .dfu format, and master.zip comes with the ESP programmer too). Anyway, keep up the good work, and I keep on supporting pin2dmd ;).
  9. I have to say, the wifi mode looks very promising! It is already possible to select mode and palette, if only it becomes possible to configure the colors (and save to pin2dmd.dat), it would never be necessary to open up my pin to remove the SD - which is a pain in the ass, I bought two panels for Black Rose and Airborne, in both pins the displays are pretty much inaccessable once fitted... Lucky1, could you enlighten us what future plans you might have for the wifi menu?
  10. I also made a donation (for 2 keys!)
  11. I found out what my biggest mistake was. On my first try, I used the Upload function in DfuSe. It actually downloaded the current ROM, and overwrote the DFU on my harddrive. Then, when I realised I should use Upgrade Action, I pointed to the same ROM, causing it to flash with pin2dmd ROM over and over again. No wonder it kept on showing the pin2dmd logo, and would not boot in virtual com port-mode. After I fixed that, I had to download ST32 virtual com port drivers. I kept running into problems with the 1.4.0 version provided by ST. I found the 1.3.1 version (both 32 and 64 bit) somewhere else, and that worked fine. After that, I could finally follow the procedure Lucky01 referred to.
  12. I seem to run into a similar problem. I managed to install the .dfu firmware, but I cannot use the ESP8266flasher, because it does not see an extra com-port (and neither do I!). I have installed the VCP drivers (http://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/products/development-tools/software-development-tools/stm32-software-development-tools/stm32-utilities/stsw-stm32102.html). Should I do anything special to enable it? How should the boot switch be?
  13. Aha, I was missing this little nugget of information, thanks! Maybe update the info on pin2dmd.com accordingly?
  14. I recently acquired two new PIN2DMD units, this time based on the ST32 Black Edition board. With both of them, I seem to have a problem connecting to the ST Link tool (in order to upgrade firmware, install wifi etc.). I connect it using the mini USB cable, my laptop detects a device (PIN2DMD). Then I proceed to start the ST Link tool, select "Connect", only to get an error that the device is not found. I reinstalled the USB drivers from the master zip, rebooted the machine, same result. Tried both the normal STLink tool (004) as the one used to program correct firmware (007). When I connect the display using the power supply, it lits up fine, shows the startup logo, device ID, so everything seems OK there.
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