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  1. Pin2Dmd Order Thread - Worldwide

    Welcome back! Hoping you can get that XL out to me, its holding up a few things not having.
  2. Lethal Weapon 3

    Welp, the Scores are working for me, but I do have 1 miscolored frame in the match game and the occasional other oddity in the attract mode.
  3. Lethal Weapon 3

    I just updated the files, I think I got the High Score thing fixed, added colorization to the Replay scene, and colored the Crypt Keeper. I also fixed the Red Wire bomb playback (it was missing some color on the hands)
  4. Lethal Weapon 3

    those are palette jumps Unless lucky colored that scene for me. I'll look into the scoring snafu, should be an easy fix. Using in a real machine. I did get your donation Chris, and I appreciate it. Glad you are enjoying the colorization!
  5. Lethal Weapon 3

    Welp I know I'm missing 1 scene, the "coming soon, Tales from the Crypt" , so I'll bug lucky about snagging it for me so I can update the files =)
  6. Pin2Dmd Editor

    so I snagged the new editor, and Im having tons of crashing problems, I just uploaded a crash report. EDIT UPDATE: Even the color picker throws a ton of errors, if I actually pick a color its crash city.
  7. hope it helps. I need to expand on it more but I don't know what to fill it with
  8. Lethal Weapon 3

    had my boards repaired, the power supply was wonky and the flipper board needed fixing too. Got everything back and the game is rockin and rollin. I even added an aftermarket police light to the top to replace the missing factory one. And with perfect timing Lucky has the files sorted so now I can put my last Pin2DMD inside!
  9. Party Zone

    I win the bet
  10. Pin2Dmd Editor

    Im cutting from a transparent layer in photoshop (admittedly Im using photoshop from 2015 because I hate the new one), I have an Adobe Creative Cloud license, so I can use any version I want. Its not a huge deal for me to flatten the image in photoshop then paste into the editor, I was just trying to trim a few steps. I appreciate you looking into it though!
  11. Party Zone

    I bet hes missing keyframes.
  12. Pin2Dmd Editor

    *doh!* lol sorry. I'll do it right meow. I pasted the "transparency" then hit help, send report, and it "crashed" and sent the report.
  13. Pin2Dmd Editor

    download link? https://bintray.com/sker65/pin2dmd/Editor/latest#files has old files
  14. This Tutorial will be expanded upon in the future, but I want to get the basics going first. Source files will be downloadable from here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=15r3ty4eu7Mkg2CBIEul65AjmkGpTWdZ- The recording is from Star Wars and was sent to me by @thebarto This tutorial assumes you have the editor software installed, and have recordings of the game available. Open the editor and choose Animations -> Load recording and load the gz file. Or go to file->load project and load the XML file. I tend to save a new project as soon as I load the recordings. It is best to keep all projects in their own sub-folders, for organizational purposes. I have also opened the XML file and removed the pathing to the file so that it reads: <string>060118_113731_pin2dmd_dump.txt.gz</string> instead of <string>d:\Pin2DMD\Malenko\060118_113731_pin2dmd_dump.txt.gz</string> Let's begin with the score screen. You don't need more than 1 frame when you use a mask. If you click on the keyframe, you'll see the word "Player" is masked. That means anytime the game sees that word in that location, it'll apply the masking from the frame "score screen" . I did not draw a box around the word player, since stars fly behind it, and that would make the mask not work. Zoomed in: If you look at the single frame scene called "Score Screen" you can see my color masking. I changed the default colors to red, I filled in the words with blue, and I drew a box around where the numbers are using the black,red, and white section of the palette. What this does is let the "stars" stay red when they fly behind the numbers AND let the numbers stay white no matter what number is on screen. So player 2 on ball 3 with 7 credits will look exactly the same as player 1 on ball 2 with 0 credits. Frame prior to colorization: Frame WITH colorization: You cannot have the score and the stars different colors on since the score moves around based on how high the score gets and they share a colors. This is the exact same way I did the score for Terminator 2 , Street Fighter 2, and Lethal Weapon 3 ; so you can DL those files and poke around there too. Here is a better break down of the color masks: Default Colors: Apply to the entire scene where ever a color mask is not present Mask Colors apply where every you draw them. A single dot, a fill, a shape, a line it doesnt matter. If you have the 1st mask colors selected and you draw a box, where ever that box is drawn will convert 1 to A , 2 to B, 3 to C and 4 to D If you have the 2nd mask colors selected and you draw a box, where ever that box is drawn will convert 1 to E , 2 to F, 3 to G and 4 to H If you have the 3rd mask colors selected and you draw a box, where ever that box is drawn will convert 1 to I , 2 to J, 3 to K and 4 to L Now you're probably asking "but why are you reusing colors" That is to simplify masking, instead of coloring each dot in every word we can draw a box. This is also used to mask the numbers so that when the numbers change to any value, the lightest color stays white while allowing the stars to still hold their color as they pass behind. If you ever decide to change the colors in the default section , you'll have to update the the colors in the other section as well if you use this technique. Its much easier to see the actual color masks with the values changed in the above example.
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