I'm planning to install a pin2dmd on a real Metallica pinball as well.
If I understand well, there's an extra step in the installation procedure that isn't covered in the Installation pdf (available in the download section).
To enable Side Channel option (this allows up to 255 palettes in Pinball Browser), a cable needs to be connected from the ShieldPCB-RS232 connector to the S.A.M. CPU board serial port using a TTL-RS232 Adapter
(source here on pinside)
Am I right ?
I've looked in the download section for the 1.70 code patch (latest at this time) but the zip contains only pin2dmd.pal and mtl170c_ByPinballMikeD.diff
While I can patch the rom I can't load the pin2dmd.pal with pinball browser. I know these files are converted from smartdmd.txt, is there any way to convert a pin2dmd.pal to smartdmd.txt.
This would allow us to edit the palette with pinball browser for use on real machine.
I know I could technically use pin2dmd.pal with the HW by placing it on the SD card, but no ability to edit anything.
Sascha mentioned that stern took measure to prevent rom patching ? Waht?