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  1. Hey Guys! You know i like to test tables. I dressed a list of 28 Halloween Theme tables. Some of them i tested on the Youtube Channel and will provide the link as well. Here's a list to the article where i have pictures and the links. I don't really want to put them here because there are links pointing to other websites where the tables are being hosted. So i have them all listed https://www.mameinabox.com/articles/halloween-virtual-pinball-tables Enjoy! The tables are Scared Stiff Monster Bash Night of the Living Dead 68 Rob Zombie Spookshow Tales from the Crypt Frankeinstein Freddy Nightmare on Elm Street Friday the 13th Part 2 Jp's Ghostbusters Resident Evil VII Spooky The walking Dead ( FX3 and VPX ) Dracula Elvira and the party monsters Halloween Halloween Michael Myers Pinball Adventures Haunted House Lady Death Left 4 Dead Monsters Sorcerers Stephen King Pet Sematary Stephen King Pet Sleepwalkers Stephen King Pet Children of the corn Stranger Thing The Adams Family Wizard of Oz
  2. Do you guys know if the alpha is still around. i tried to get that Link to the donation to get on the FB group but i can't find the link anywhere
    Thank you Wildman for all your work. You are Awesome
  3. Thank you Wildman.... as Usual your work is Amazing
  4. check the overwrite ball image box in the video option of VPX
  5. Probably because it has not been indexed yet. It was publish yesterday.
  6. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---------------------------------------------- ADDRESSABLE LED GUIDE ------------------------------------------ ---------------------------------------------- BY MAJOR FRENCHY ------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Link for the Video tutorial : https://youtu.be/dWaGLqg5s50 PART 1 ( The hardware ) Addressable LED's WS2812B (5v or 12v ) ( 60 led/meter or 144 led per meter ) Teensy 3.1 or 3.2 Octo 2811 Rj45 cable PART 2 ( PREPARATION ) you will need to solder the teensy on the octo 2811. Insert the Teensy on top of the OCTO2811 and the micro usb port should face the outside of the board like below. Take your time soldering. Heat up the pin and let the solder melt and fill the hole. Decide the number of LED's that you want for your cabinet. if you have ordered strips with a male and female end, place them temporary on the location it will go in your cabinet. If you have bought a roll of LED, you will need to cut and solder the strips together. When cutting the strips please consider the following: is the ground wire is the Data cable is the Power cable Cutting line Direction the current and data is travelling on the strip. Ground wire Power wire Ground to Rj 45 white/orange wire. We will call it Ground RJ in this guide Data wire to orange Rj45 wire. This power cable is not going to be used. Now you will take a RJ45 cable and strip the end. we will only use the orange and white/orange wire You will solder the white wire from the LEDstrip to the white/orange wire of the RJ45 cable You will solder the green ( data cable ) from the strip to the orange wire of the RJ45 cable Connect the red wire to the positive lead of the power supply ( voltage required for your strip, it will say on it ) You will connect the RJ45 cable to the jack on the right side of the OCTO2811 Here's what the Strip arrangement should look like ( ***** The Power supply near # 6 is the same one as shown on the bottom. We placed it there to make the drawing easier to read. ) PART 3 ( The software ) ***You have to have a fully functional DOF setup before setting this up *** We need a few software to run our addressable led strips - Arduino - Teensyduino - Teensystripcontroller - DOF ( Direct output framework ) We have links in our download section for your convenience. ( http://mameinabox.com/downloads/ ) Install the Arduino software first, then the Teensy duino. Extract the Zipped Teensystripcontroller and rename the folder TeensyStripController-master to TeensyStripController Open The Teensy Software and select the board Teensy 3.1/3.2 And take note of the port as you will need it for the cabinet.xml Now we are ready to send the software to the arduino. Open the TeensyStripController Arduino file and send to your Arduino by pressing the upload button. PART 4 ( The cabinet file ) Your Cabinet will need the following to work with addressable led - Cabinet.xml - GlobalConfig.xml - GlobalConfig_B2SServer.xml The cabinet will not get created or can not be automatically generated. You have to start from a sample or make your own. here you can find a link to our cabinet.xml http://mameinabox.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Cabinet.zip Here's the code we used for our cabinet <?xml version="1.0"?> <Cabinet xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"> <Name>MajorFrenchy</Name> ( Name of your cabinet ) <OutputControllers> <TeensyStripController> <Name>LedStripController</Name> <NumberOfLedsStrip1>599</NumberOfLedsStrip1> ( # of total LED's in your cabinet ) <NumberOfLedsStrip2>0</NumberOfLedsStrip2> <NumberOfLedsStrip3>0</NumberOfLedsStrip3> <NumberOfLedsStrip4>0</NumberOfLedsStrip4> <NumberOfLedsStrip5>0</NumberOfLedsStrip5> <NumberOfLedsStrip6>0</NumberOfLedsStrip6> <NumberOfLedsStrip7>0</NumberOfLedsStrip7> <NumberOfLedsStrip8>0</NumberOfLedsStrip8> <ComPortName>COM6</ComPortName> . ( Teensy COM port ) </TeensyStripController> </OutputControllers> <Toys> <LedStrip> <Name>BackBoard</Name> ( Name of your dot matrix ) <Width>32</Width> ( # of LED width of the matrix ) <Height>8</Height> ( # of LED for the height of the matrix ) <LedStripArrangement>TopDownAlternateLeftRight</LedStripArrangement> ( This is basically the direction the led are travelling on the strip ) LED Arrangement see picture in post below ) ) <ColorOrder>GRB</ColorOrder> <FirstLedNumber>1</FirstLedNumber> ( first LED # in the array ) <FadingCurveName>SwissLizardsLedCurve</FadingCurveName> <OutputControllerName>LedStripController</OutputControllerName> </LedStrip> <LedStrip> <Name>Sideboard Right</Name> <Width>1</Width> <Height>134</Height> <LedStripArrangement>TopDownRightLeft</LedStripArrangement> <ColorOrder>GRB</ColorOrder> <FirstLedNumber>257</FirstLedNumber> ( 1st LED in the array, we had 256 in the previous, this one is then 257 ) <FadingCurveName>SwissLizardsLedCurve</FadingCurveName> <OutputControllerName>LedStripController</OutputControllerName> </LedStrip> <LedStrip> <Name>Sideboard Left</Name> <Width>1</Width> <Height>134</Height> <LedStripArrangement>BottomUpLeftRight</LedStripArrangement> <ColorOrder>GRB</ColorOrder> <FirstLedNumber>401</FirstLedNumber> <FadingCurveName>SwissLizardsLedCurve</FadingCurveName> <OutputControllerName>LedStripController</OutputControllerName> </LedStrip> <LedStrip> <Name>Ring Left</Name> <Width>1</Width> <Height>24</Height> <LedStripArrangement>BottomUpLeftRight</LedStripArrangement> <ColorOrder>GRB</ColorOrder> <FirstLedNumber>545</FirstLedNumber> <FadingCurveName>SwissLizardsLedCurve</FadingCurveName> <OutputControllerName>LedStripController</OutputControllerName> </LedStrip> <LedStrip> <Name>Ring Right</Name> <Width>1</Width> <Height>24</Height> <LedStripArrangement>TopDownRightLeft</LedStripArrangement> <ColorOrder>GRB</ColorOrder> <FirstLedNumber>569</FirstLedNumber> <FadingCurveName>SwissLizardsLedCurve</FadingCurveName> <OutputControllerName>LedStripController</OutputControllerName> </LedStrip> <LedStrip> <Name>car</Name> <Width>1</Width> <Height>7</Height> <LedStripArrangement>TopDownRightLeft</LedStripArrangement> <ColorOrder>GRB</ColorOrder> <FirstLedNumber>593</FirstLedNumber> <FadingCurveName>SwissLizardsLedCurve</FadingCurveName> <OutputControllerName>LedStripController</OutputControllerName> </LedStrip> <LedWizEquivalent> <Name>LedWizEquivalent 30</Name> <Outputs> <LedWizEquivalentOutput> <OutputName>BackBoard</OutputName> <LedWizEquivalentOutputNumber>1</LedWizEquivalentOutputNumber> ( These are the ports used on the LED-wiz, Each strip uses 3 Ports ) </LedWizEquivalentOutput> <LedWizEquivalentOutput> <OutputName>Sideboard Right</OutputName> <LedWizEquivalentOutputNumber>4</LedWizEquivalentOutputNumber> </LedWizEquivalentOutput> <LedWizEquivalentOutput> <OutputName>Sideboard Left</OutputName> <LedWizEquivalentOutputNumber>7</LedWizEquivalentOutputNumber> </LedWizEquivalentOutput> <LedWizEquivalentOutput> <OutputName>Ring Left</OutputName> <LedWizEquivalentOutputNumber>10</LedWizEquivalentOutputNumber> </LedWizEquivalentOutput> <LedWizEquivalentOutput> <OutputName>Ring Right</OutputName> <LedWizEquivalentOutputNumber>13</LedWizEquivalentOutputNumber> </LedWizEquivalentOutput> <LedWizEquivalentOutput> <OutputName>car</OutputName> <LedWizEquivalentOutputNumber>16</LedWizEquivalentOutputNumber> </LedWizEquivalentOutput> </Outputs> <LedWizNumber>30</LedWizNumber> </LedWizEquivalent> </Toys> </Cabinet> Once your cabinet.xml is set, it will be placed in the C:/DirectOutput/Config Run Global Config in the DirectOutput folder and point to your cabinet file. You will then save as GlobalConfig.xml in the C:/DirectOutput/Config. You will need to save as again and name it GlobalConfig_B2SServer.xml and save it in the same location. ***** Extra ****** if you wish to have the dot matrix effects enabled you will have to Save as a 3rd time and call the file GlobalConfig_PinballX. Run RegisterDirectOutputcomobject as administrator and you should get a positive confirmation that DOF is running. You are Done. Again we have more details in the video. ---------- Some additional info on our site: http://mameinabox.com/addressable-led/ ---------- Parts description and list ( Amazon ) http://mameinabox.com/parts/us/ Here's a list of all Virtual Pinball Tutorials we have on our channel: - Pinball History: https://www.youtube....h?v=yvS6slWbBh4 - Parts list: https://www.youtube....v=pPA0OhFuBBg - Cabinet restoration: https://www.youtube....h?v=ikYdxunVAE8 - Cabinet Priming ,paint and repairing front coin door: https://www.youtube....v=KEiOHisq_Xk - Removing rust from Pinball Parts ( The easy way ) : https://www.youtube....h?v=m3NnLbISG5U - Self adhesive vinyl installation ( Decals ) : https://www.youtube....h?v=mnNZZ1BQM0A - Installing cross supports and contactors: https://www.youtube....h?v=EAT64hAlM-g - Installing components mounting board : https://www.youtube....h?v=8l3vYTZgX8U - Building the DMD with a CNC machine : https://www.youtube....v=TxMS4UInSm4 - Setting up Addressable LED ring in speaker grill: https://www.youtube....h?v=-zvSngqQz24 - Setting up Dual Monitor in the Back box: https://www.youtube....v=qekSVIv0QlA - Installing Diode on toys: https://www.youtube....h?v=NyzH1pVlWX0 - Wiring contactor, Fuses and power step down: https://www.youtube....h?v=7Lx1n6cJ-g8 - Installing buttons in the cabinet: https://www.youtube....h?v=rVnDZkJR4sg - Installing digital plunger Kit: https://www.youtube....h?v=aeLVIH5NPjM - Computer hardware and software the essentials: https://www.youtube....v=EkDcCitfKJY - Direct Output Framework ( DOF ) setup: https://youtu.be/qbfe12eL9_Y - Led-wiz: https://youtu.be/cxieZfF1lrQ - Saintsmart Board: https://youtu.be/zj8qWDqQhgI - Setting up Visual Pinball: https://www.youtube....v=SN3S6RtTko0 - Setting up Future Pinball: https://www.youtube....v=itsxm2E8vQQ - Xpadder: https://www.youtube....v=2Kohl6KHP80 - Pinball Arcade: https://www.youtube....v=mYqM8jRhF08 - DOF Config Overview: https://www.youtube....h?v=OR-CX1Xbu7U - Roms: https://www.youtube....?v=Y3GHdaueCMY - Pinball FX3: https://www.youtube....?v=xf2kafUfNGc - Setting up Pinball X: https://www.youtube....?v=zRhNhlpiq_o - Future DMD: https://www.youtube....h?v=P7_vA8CHoNk - Setting up BAM ( Better Arcade Mode ) https://www.youtube....h?v=FcF4SphaBW4 - Connecting a Gear motor: https://www.youtube....h?v=j6o5fRiqQGg - DOFLINX: https://www.youtube....?v=-BwxsyvU-Y8 - Installing a shaker motor: https://youtu.be/DMwRbsBr_oM - Installing a Knocker: https://www.youtube....h?v=4XLD2l4DlE0 - Setting up Ultra DMD: https://www.youtube....?v=-igS-TuwVWQ Best regards Major Frenchy
  7. Can't wait to use it. Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk
  8. Try to click in the Visual Pinball Backdrop properties and try to change the Y scale to a slightly higher number.
  9. Try what Outhere suggested, Also here's a little trick Open Visual pinball normally not in pinballX. When the editor opens on your backglass screen move it on the playfiled. The playfiled is always on top of any opened windows and you will not see it when the games are launching in pinballX. Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk
  10. Most of you will remember the guide that i created about 2 years ago which was a good overall general purpose guide for Virtual Pinball. We went Full Throttle in this 2nd version. We made a few modifications in the format. We decided to host the guide on our website instead of a PDF as we will keep updating it and this was not possible with the PDF version. We are restoring a 1975 Williams cabinet and will equip it will all the bells and whistles available. ( Addressable LED, Shaker, Gear, Chime, blower fan, dot matrix etc.. ) we have documented every section and will present it in a Youtube Video series released twice a week. As the Youtube episode gets released, the section covered by the Video will be unlocked on the website. ------------------------------------------------------- The complementary sections of the guide will be found on the website http://www.mameinabox.com - Pinball History: https://www.youtube....h?v=yvS6slWbBh4 - Parts list: https://www.youtube....v=pPA0OhFuBBg - Cabinet restoration: https://www.youtube....h?v=ikYdxunVAE8 - Cabinet Priming ,paint and repairing front coins door: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEiOHisq_Xk&t=23s - Removing rust from Pinball parts ( The easy way ) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3NnLbISG5U - Self adhesive vinyl installation ( Decals ) : https://www.youtube....h?v=mnNZZ1BQM0A - Installing cross supports and contactors: https://www.youtube....h?v=EAT64hAlM-g - Installing components mounting board : https://www.youtube....h?v=8l3vYTZgX8U - Building the DMD with a CNC machine : https://www.youtube....v=TxMS4UInSm4 - Setting up Addressable LED ring in speaker grill: https://www.youtube....h?v=-zvSngqQz24 - Setting up Dual Monitor in the Back box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qekSVIv0QlA&t - Installing Diode on toys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyzH1pVlWX0 - Wiring contactors, Fuse holder, power step down https://youtu.be/7Lx1n6cJ-g8 - Installing buttons in the cabinet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVnDZkJR4sg - Installing a digital plunger kit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeLVIH5NPjM - Computer hardware and software the essentials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkDcCitfKJY&t - Direct Output Framework ( DOF ) setup: https://youtu.be/qbfe12eL9_Y - Led-wiz: https://youtu.be/cxieZfF1lrQ - Sainsmart Board: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj8qWDqQhgI& - Setting up Visual Pinball: https://www.youtube....v=SN3S6RtTko0 - Setting up Future Pinball: https://www.youtube....v=itsxm2E8vQQ - Xpadder: https://www.youtube....v=2Kohl6KHP80 - Pinball Arcade: https://www.youtube....v=mYqM8jRhF08 - DOF Config Overview: https://www.youtube....h?v=OR-CX1Xbu7U - Roms: https://www.youtube....?v=Y3GHdaueCMY - Pinball FX3: https://www.youtube....?v=xf2kafUfNGc - Setting up Pinball X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRhNhlpiq_o& - Future DMD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7_vA8CHoNk - Setting up BAM ( Better Arcade Mode ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcF4SphaBW4 - Connecting a Gear motor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6o5fRiqQGg - DOFLINX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BwxsyvU-Y8& - Installing a shaker motor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMwRbsBr_oM& - Installing a Knocker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XLD2l4DlE0 - Setting up Ultra DMD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-igS-TuwVWQ& Enjoy! MajorFrenchy
  11. Hey Guys!!!! We are so excited to present our new Virtual Pinball Building guide that will feature everything you need to know from choosing your cabinet, repairing it, preparing it, hardware, software, setup, Led, wiring, addressable led, dot matrix, solenoids, contactors, shaker motor, gear motor, setting up tables etc..... We are Launching our Series on Youtube on March 29th 2019 Check our channel and we have the video on Premiere. Youtube Premiere Our Youtube Chanel is Mame in a box Youtube Channel our website will be hosting the new series and everything will be broken into sections. We published our 1st guide on this site and on VPforums in 2017 and have gotten over 30 000 downloads. We decided to host it on the website to facilitate updates which was not possible with the PDF. http://www.mameinabox.com Thank you to VPuniverse for being part of the Virtual Pinball Heritage.... Major Frenchy!
  12. Thanks for the feed back. As a general rules, not too much is changing other than the software versions and features it offers. What did change is our Experience in building them and making them even better. We are about to release A Complete Virtual Pinball Building guide in about a month or so. The guide will also be accompanied with a YouTube Series. Stay tuned and subscribe to our Youtube channel to get notified when we upload it. We will also make announcements on This site and upload a copy as well. Best of Luck Major Frenchy
  13. Thanks for this man, I know how much work was put into this and thank you for sharing
  14. http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=36156 and for others that have not seen the video..
  15. Hello Pinball Fans! I am quite new to the pinball community, but I was so impress with the help i got when i tried to setup my 1st cab. Now it is my time to help others. If you have built your own cabinet from scratch, you know how much time is required and how frustrating it is. For the last few months, i've work on a Pinball Guide including all parts. See download below Here's a preview of the parts: Table of Contents Intro..................................................................................................................................... 2 The Beginning...................................................................................................................... 2 Downloads required............................................................................................................ 4 Computer Specs and Folder Structure................................................................................ 6 Future Pinball Installation................................................................................................... 8 VP ( Visual Pinball X ) Installation and configuration....................................................... 10 VP Setting B2S................................................................................................................... 15 Making B2S work in the table.......................................................................................... 18 Setting up Bam.................................................................................................................. 20 DOF ( Direct output framework )..................................................................................... 22 Sainsmart Board connection............................................................................................. 25 Sainsmart Config............................................................................................................... 27 LED-WIZ Connection.......................................................................................................... 30 LED-WIZ Config................................................................................................................. 31 Setting up DOFLINX.......................................................................................................... 33 Setting up PinballX............................................................................................................ 38 Future Pinball Game installation...................................................................................... 45 VP installing games........................................................................................................... 47 Links of Interest................................................................................................................. 50 Thank you.......................................................................................................................... 51 I also have created videos on Youtube for pretty much all parts of the guide. You can find the links in the guide. Hope you find this helpful and that this guide will help you build your 1st cab. Cheers!!!! MajorFrenchy! Virtual_Pinball_A-Z_1.0.pdf
  16. You are Amazing, and tx for sharing all your knowledge on the topic, I modded my 1st table and spent quite a bit of time on it. Can we just publish the Doflinks mod or do we need permission from the author first? And how does it work for adding your name on the Mod on the loading screen? you probably need the creator's permission as well! Tx man. Major Frenchy
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