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JustAnotherRat

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  1. 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.
  2. So.... is colourising the Ghostbusters DMD for a Pin2DMD a possibility either through Pinball Browser or Pin2DMD Editor or is it not something that can be done at the moment?
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    Someone else has taken this project and working through what DJRobX suggested plus some extra parts. I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with it.
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    Colourisation load times on VPIN

    I find that the load time is very long too. I think that it would be great if it was possible to shorten the load time.
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    A quick update... DJRobX has spent a good chunk of time working through issues I was having and explaining how to fix things that he hasn't fixed for me. The guy is a champion and a machine. I still have to find time to get back to this... not sure when at the moment I'll find time but I'll try to shove other things out of the way to make this happen. Unfortunately some of the work I'd done was to no avail as limitations of the Pin2DMD Editor won't allow the scenes to be displayed as I wanted.
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    TMNT

    We don't have a Visual Pinball table to test with do we?
  7. JustAnotherRat

    Attack from mars colorization

    I am not at my cab at the moment but you should be able to use the latest .dll from Lucky or the latest Freezy .dll
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    Attack from mars colorization

    I now have this working. I grabbed a dll from someone that had it working and away it went. Not sure why the one I was using didn't work (was the latest from the GitHub page) but it's working now.
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    Attack from mars colorization

    I'm actually in the same situation as you. The latest everything and the table crashes with the colourisation.
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    Attack from mars colorization

    Do you have the latest firmware and .dll for your pin2dmd?
  11. JustAnotherRat

    The Getaway - High Speed II

    I haven't touched this for a while now... real life got busy, and I need time to learn how to do keyframes. Once I understand keyframes this project should be able to be finished but I don't think it will be a quick process.
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    Hey @MrTantrum I don't seem to see the "everyone say no to drugs" scene anywhere. I assume you grabbed it from attracted mode but I am unsure why it doesn't seem to play for me. Does it not come up often, or possibly you have a different ROM version.
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    I recorded a video of me playing a game (it went for a while) so that you can see the colourisation in action. The problem is that some of the things don't work properly. I am assuming most of it is to do with KeyFrame problems so I might ask Lucky1 for some help with that. I think there are only a couple more scenes to record and colour and I'm almost done... that is until the way of doing the video mode is released. The scenes that I needed to use masking aren't working at all (the cars going across the screen) but I have tried to mask it and invert the masking in case I had done it wrong so perhaps that is a key frame problem too.
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    Thought I'd provide an update. I have now completed a few of the Burn Rubber scenes but still have a few to go, and probably still need to capture a couple more. I need to then do the masking for the cars crossing the screen and fix some Key Frames (when I get to that I might ask for some help). At that point I'd be ready for someone to explain to me how I could possibly colourise the Video Mode. It's been a long process and I haven't had much spare time lately but I am trying to do a little each night so that it still progresses.
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    I haven't had a lot of time to work on this recently but I will work on it whenever I get a chance. It is taking a long time, and I'd like it to be finished so I can share it but there is still a lot to do.
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    Doing it on a VPin means I can just use a USB, if my VPin was on my network it would be even easier.
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    I can't see the YouTube video, it says video unavailable. I know much of it isn't working, you asked for a copy of it as is and I sent it but it is far from being ready. As you say, ball launch, free ride, 1st ball lock, kickback all work. Burn rubber should be at least the right palette colours but not with the "additional" colours for the most part. There are a couple I haven't captured as yet. For the Lambo & police car wipes I haven't yet completed the masking therefore they don't work yet. I am coming back to that as I need to learn a bit more about how it works. The tunnel shot is one that I haven't worked out what is going on with as yet. I don't know if I need to redo it. I did it as a colour mask but am wondering if replacing would be a better solution. I think Donut Heaven colours are correct when I test them on the VPin. The biggest problems with things not working as far as I know are setting key frames. If I understand it correctly, they need to be set to a unique frame and problems can occur if a "replace" method frame repeats. Other issues can be masking. In any case, I am still a long way from complete on my project and have been spending time with other (non pinball) projects as well. I do want to see this project completed though.
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    I considered snow caps and wasn't sure about adding green for all of the scenes where the mountain is in the background but decided not to do it as I wasn't sure how good it would end up looking. I haven't really noticed the ghosting when running in the game, it is noticeable in the gifs obviously, but as you say, it would mean using the replace method to get rid of it... which if I don't work out why it doesn't work properly might be something else I try anyway.
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    What do you mean by, " I went with blue police since original does"? I went with Black and White as that is what is on the backglass. What are you referring to when you say the original? The ColorDMD version or something else? I like your idea or using 504 however I think the scene needs to be done using a mask and therefore you won't be able to add the number.
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    Here are some other scenes I have worked on. The Burn Rubber scene isn't finished however you can see what I am working on with it and the part that is unfinished shows the basic palette colours I've chosen. The Helicopter scene doesn't play correctly during game play yet.
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    Hey there @MrTantrum after starting my colourisation I read through your thread on Pinside and all of the dramas and didn't know where you'd end up with it but I had already sunk hours into mine so figured I'd keep going (although I haven't had much time to do it since Christmas). I am planning on sharing it once completed. I am unsure of a way to merge or share our work to help each other complete it. I don't think it is possible, I was hoping that a version of the editor would be released that allowed this. I would love to be able to have some help colourising especially the Burn Rubber scenes as they are long. I am using a mask to do those (although I haven't completed the first one yet) but it is a slow, mind numbing process. If there is a way to share the workload, I am more than happy to go that way but I was of the understanding there is no way to bring two projects together. Your colourising looks good. You have chosen different colour to me on the police cars, I have been working more on Black and White whereas you have used blue. How have you done the cars driving from side to side as you don't have score details etc showing? Did you use the colour replace method or a masking? My guess is that you have used replace which I don't think will work in the real application but am happy to be proven wrong. I really have no idea how to get the video mode coloured as every time it is played it is different, so knowing how to capture it and colour it doesn't make sense to me.
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    Pin2Dmd Editor

    "Color Mask Seq" is explained in one of the YouTube videos. I have linked to where it is discussed below. I am trying to use this method in The Getaway but so far haven't got it working.
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    Pin2Dmd Editor

    How do you open Stern roms in Pin2DMD Editor?
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    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?
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    The Getaway - High Speed II

    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
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