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Everything posted by AnotherRat

  1. Pin2Dmd Editor

    How do you open Stern roms in Pin2DMD Editor?
  2. I figured I'd create this thread so that it is known that I am working on colourising The Getaway. I can't say that it's a fast process and I am trying to learn as I go. If I manage to finish this project (which at this stage I still think I will fight it out) I might look at a couple of other games that I really want. This one was chosen as I thought there were less scenes to colour and I could learn before attacking the ones I really want to see in colour.
  3. Can the Real Pin just be extracted in the same manner as the vpin and it work and can be passed around or it is somehow linked to a serial number on a Pin2DMD device?
  4. Given the hours I've already spent I'm keen on getting it finished. If I can't get it finished, I'll release it in a usable state. With the help I was given from Rappelbox and then some advice from Lucky1 I hope I am on the right track. It have given me a much better understanding of what needs to be done and things to try to make it easier. I am tinkering a little and trying things to see if the scenes will display correctly as I have a problem where scenes aren't behaving properly. I still have no idea how to colourise the video mode and I'm not sure how I am supposed to do the burn rubber scenes but that could be a long process. Thanks for the words of encouragement from you and Fly. I have been approached by someone who has a real Getaway machine who has asked for me to extract it for him. Is that as simple as extracting it for Real Pin or do I need to do something with the serial number of the device as I read somewhere else? I am considering setting up a Tips button as well. I don't plan on charging for the work, but if anyone want to gift me something for the hours I wouldn't be opposed to it
  5. Tee'd Off

    Looking good. I think I am probably working with a similar understanding of all of this as you are with the one I'm working on. I'm understanding a bit more as my project moves on and hopefully I'll have a good understanding by the end of it. I was thinking that if I get an understanding of it all I might do a tutorial or guide of some sort but at this stage I still don't know enough to be confident that I'd get it right.
  6. Super Mario Brothers

    Has anyone tested this one? I seem to have a few problems with it, for example: It is very hard to read (sometimes impossible) the screen when you make a choice with the flippers When entering a high score, the screen is just frozen so it's not possible to see what letter you are entering.
  7. This looks awesome. One of the many games I'd love to see complete. Is it close to being released?
  8. Thanks... I think I am learning as I go so hopefully it works OK in the end. It's not been a fast project but I didn't expect it to be. Just spending time doing it when I can and sacrificing what would be pinball playing time.
  9. Ball Lock 2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kjkux434jf0d8d9/Ball Lock 2.gif?dl=0 Ball Lock 1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/24htcbehlrwumvy/Ball Lock 1.gif?dl=0 Multiball https://www.dropbox.com/s/ykcka6oabuur64g/Multiball.gif?dl=0 Ball Lock 3 https://www.dropbox.com/s/le6clftozwzuztd/Ball Lock 3.gif?dl=0
  10. Pin2Dmd Editor

    Thanks lucky1. That all makes sense.. I'll re-read pin2dmd.com. The problem is when I read it I had no idea and I don't think much sunk in... I have re-read parts of it since.
  11. Pin2Dmd Editor

    I've been trying to tackle the steep learning curve to do some colourisation... so far I haven't had much success. Reading through this entire thread, the guide and watching Stefan's YouTube videos seems to answer some questions for me but confuse me with others. I have a some questions that hopefully someone can quickly answer and I'll keep trying to move along with this. I have the latest version or Pin2DMD editor (I believe) but I don't have the "Apply" button that seems to be in everything I look at. Should it be there? Do I need to have the Pin2DMD connected to be able to export a project (I currently don't as I am not doing the editing on my cab)? I have coloured 3 scenes and I was hoping to export the project and test it to make sure what I am doing is correct but when I attempt to export the project I get a message that says "Please don't publish projects with copyrighted material / frames" but nothing exports. I have coloured the scenes that I have done using the "Replace" method which seems to be a slow way of doing it but it's the only way so far I have gotten it to colour how I want. That is probably due to me not knowing what I am doing but when I use other methods I don't seem to be able to get the colours I want or when I chose the colour and then click on a pixel in the image the colour does match what I have selected. I do have another question which doesn't change anything but am curious to know. Why to use the editor do you need to have a Pin2DMD license? Wouldn't it be better to not require licensing if it's hoped that more people in the community help the project along?
  12. SAMBuild2.9 beta thread

    I just downloaded the latest dmddevice.dll and the flickering is still there... it is more flashing then flickering now though.
  13. SAMBuild2.9 beta thread

    I have a problem with seemingly all Stern ROMS with this version as all of the ones I can actually get to load flicker badly. I can't get this to load AC/DC at all though so I could have something wrong.
  14. Rgb Led Dead Pixel Club

    I have a dead pixel in mine.. it is in the top row and not noticeable most of the time.
  15. Pin2Dmd Pyprocgame Support?

    Has anyone progressed with this yet?
  16. Pin2Dmd - Table Support

    Thanks for the advice. I'll keep trying. As for it being covered in multiple threads, I haven't found it, I have searched but I don't seem to be able to find much when I search on this forum... Not sure what I am doing wrong.
  17. Pin2Dmd - Table Support

    Ok so this is confusing for me.... bspatch (This is the exe) SH0141e.bin (This is the original bin file) SH0141e_c.bin (This is the new bin file that I am creating) SH0141e_c.diff (What is this file? Where does it come from? How do I get it for tables that haven't been colourised yet?) My plan was to create some ROM's that use 16 shades so that the roms that have not yet been colourised still look ok rather than looking like parts are missing.
  18. Can I PM you too??? I am interested in having a look at it too.
  19. New Pin2DMD user has questions

    I am new to PIN2DMD and only just got one this week, I didn't really want to start a new thread but it seems that I can't find the answers I am after a few days searching on the forum, some of the answers are there or some of what I am after but there seems to be some missing steps in some of the guides etc. so hopefully someone can help me and in turn others by answering my questions here. So far, I have the PIN2DMD working and it looks great on most games but I have some problems. 1. SEGA DMD's My first question related to how SEGA DMD's display on PIN2DMD. The writing in these seems unreadable. I know that these games originally had a larger DMD so I ask, is there a way to make these display properly on a standard Pin2DMD setup (I have seen the larger ones that people have made for SEGA games). Games such as Batman Forever, Maverick, Baywatch and Apollo 13 are games I have tested so far and the images are terrible. I have included a few images to show what I mean. 2. Stern ROM's When looking at Stern ROMs, I can see some of the files download are a .zip file with a .bin file inside. I have no problem getting them to work however some of the .zip files have a number of files inside but no .bin. How do I use these files? I have found on the Ac/DC ROM that it says to use pin2dmd.exe /b acdc.dat which I am doing (I am doing it for all of the Stern Color ROMS) however it doesn't work. I thought maybe it needs to have BSPatch used to make it workable but my efforts to do that have failed so far. 3. BSpatch. I can see that to use BSPatch I need to use the command bspatch "old file.bin" "new file.bin" "diff file.diff" but where do I get these? Can someone idiot proof this for me? I assume the "Old File" is the original .bin file, but I don't know what the "New File" would be and am not sure where the .diff comes from (other than I assume what is in some of the downloads like I mentioned in point 2). Where does the .dat file come from that I need to call? In simple terms, if I download a ROM from the Stern site, what do I need to do to make a color version to use with PIN2DMD? That'll do for now. I look forward to hearing the responses so that I can continue to be amazed at what this product can do for me
  20. New Pin2DMD user has questions

    Thanks Lucky1. I had a bit of a look at this with my son and he has suggested that perhaps it isn't only a size thing which I was working off (in fact size my be the lesser problem), but on these games the Pin2DMD seems to be more aggressive in adding the brighter colour to the image which means a saturation of sorts and I am inclined to agree with him. We chose some pretty horrible but contrasting colours and could easily see that in some instances the 100% colour would appear in areas that it shouldn't (if that makes sense). My son has no knowledge of Vpinball at all let alone VPinMame but looked at the code and said that he wouldn't mind having a tinker with it to see whether changing the algorithm to be less aggressive with the colour palette would overcome the problem but we don't know how we can test it.
  21. Pin2Dmd Future Pinball Support

    Thank you
  22. New Pin2DMD user has questions

    Thanks for the response. Would there be a way to change the image that is sent to Pin2DMD? Would it be possible to modify the outputs in the future so that it worked?
  23. Stern Roms Colors?

    Did you ever work this out AndersE? I am at this point now and would like to know what to do.
  24. Pin2Dmd Future Pinball Support

    When I try to download the FP-Intercept.zip file all I get is an empty zip file. Is there somewhere else I can download this from?
  25. New Pin2DMD user has questions

    Thanks for the advice. I thought I had tried that and it told me that the file was not found but I'll try again. I must have done something wrong.