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  1. Now that B2sServer has been made available for modification (and until such time as VP supports multiple screens) I was wondering if the reel type could be expanded upon to support letters A-Z in addition to the numbers that are currently there, and maybe some symbols etc to give us the ability to build alpha-numeric displays for original type games. Thanks in advance to whomever has the skills and would be willing to take on this project. -Dan
  2. modifications compared to last official version (based on trunk 14 https://sourceforge.net/projects/b2s-backglass/): 1) Bug fix: Alternate tablename.res (replacing screenres.txt) failed for Server running as EXE 2) Bug fix/feature: support alternative ways to find direct2BS based on gamename 3) feature: proportional aspect ratio for backglass as option per table 1) Bug open for long (such as in http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=23072&page=8) B2SServer, running as DLL, allows to overwrite screenres.txt with tablename.res to use alternative backglass settings. This never worked if running as EXE. Fixed. 2) exe mode fails on some computers for some tables in exclusive mode called via Pinballx If this happens, you get an error message saying "File 'C:\Games\Visual Pinball\Tables\.Direct2BS' not found. Please rename...". The error happens because the server cannot detect the table name, so cannot find the file. To solve this, the direct2BS file search path was changed, new rule: try to find tablename.direct2BS. If not existing, try to find gamename.direct2BS (=ROM name) If not existing, continue with Hyperpin/PinballX XML file and: find in XML tablename, if found try to find description.direct2BS (like "Charlie's Angels (Gottlieb 1978).direct2BS") If not existing, find in XML inside <game> the node <rom> with gamename. If found try to find description.direct2BS If not existing, find in XML inside <game> the node <gamename> with gamename. If found try to find description.direct2BS Node <rom> is already existing in some PinballX database files, which will solve the issue without any manual option. If not, just enter the ROM name (=gamename). If you do not want to use the <rom> setting for other reasons (as it might trigger different PinballX behavior), you can enter the new node "gamename". Example: <game name="The Machine - Bride Of Pinbot (Williams 1991)_rev1.1"> <description>The Machine - Bride Of Pin-Bot (Williams 1991)</description> <rom>bop_L8</rom> Example 2: <game name="The Machine - Bride Of Pinbot (Williams 1991)_rev1.1"> <description>The Machine - Bride Of Pin-Bot (Williams 1991)</description> <gamename>bop_L8</gamename> In both cases, if used gamename = bop_L8, it will try to launch The Machine - Bride Of Pin-Bot (Williams 1991).direct2BS Just in case, if the search still fails, you can enable a debug log. Open file B2STableSettings.xml (in folder tables) Check for entry: <LogPath>C:\Users\Flipper\Desktop\log</LogPath> If the entry is missing, add it, define a valid path, like to a folder on your desktop Insert: <IsBackglassSearchLogOn>1</IsBackglassSearchLogOn> Now launch the table from PinballX. Wait for the error message, confirm and quit PinballX. In your log folder you find a file named BackglassSearchPath.txt. If the content does not help you to understand the issue, post the content here. 3) New Feature - proportional backglass While most of us are using 16:9 screens to display the backglass, pinballs of the 70's or 80's used more a 1:1 glass. As result of the stretching we get fat faces and weird looking design. Similar as watching an old TV Show, made for 4:3 television on a 16:9 LCD TV. Goal is to make it easy to get a better display for these older tables. How to setup: Open your ScreenRes.txt file It should have 12 lines. Add 5 more: x x xx xx C:\path The first two defines the position of the alternative scaled picture, starting by 0/0. For a Full HD (1920x1080) screen, a good value is 250/0 The next two values defines the size of the alternative scaled picture. For a Full HD (1920x1080) screen, a good value is 1420/1080 (500 pixel smaller, with 1420/1080 we get closer to 1:1, even it is still slightly stretched. Of course you can adapt the values as you prefer. As it is 500 smaller, we used a starting position of 250 in the first pair). The last value is a path to a background picture, used to have a frame around the scaled image. If you keep this line empty the frame will be black. Everything else unchanged. As the first 12 lines stays unchanged, ever other tool will continue to work, such as PinballX or PBXRecorder. Last step: Run PinballX setup, turn off "Auto Position DirectB2S" in Display Settings. Alternativ write lock ScreenRes.txt file, else PinballX will overwrite it. How it works: (repeat this for every table) start your table as normally, click on the backglass screen, press "S" on your keyboard to get the settings dialog. Click the "Small" button. Click Save Settings. Restart your table. Tip: Sometimes you might want an exception. A special table with another background/color - or different size. Easy. Duplicate your ScreenRes.txt file and rename it as tablename.res. Note: .res, not .txt! Modify the values as you like, different scaling, different background picture. When a .res file with the same name as the table exists, it will automatically replace the default screenres.txt BackglassServer.exe and example background.png, as well as modified source code is enclosed. Also a backglass using the enclosed background as example. b2sbackglassserverexe_source.zip B2SBackglassServerEXE.zip
  3. As Herweh published the source of B2SServer and we saw several updates to improve PinMame support, I thought fixing two bugs could be useful for all. 1) exe mode does not support alternative screenres files 2) exe mode fails on some computers for some tables in exclusive mode launched via Pinballx Forum discussion for 1): http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=23072&page=8 Bug fix was easy, the alternative screenres file is searched before the table name is set, that's why it fails always. Solution is to change the order, first detect table name, then check for "TableName.res" file. Forum discussion for 2): https://www.gameex.info/forums/topic/16462-update-visual-pinball-mini-dmdb2s-screen-for-apron-now-with-instruction-card-splash-viewer/?do=findComment&comment=161365 http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=34672&page=10#entry356239 https://www.gameex.info/forums/topic/18489-visual-pinball-x-backglass-not-showing-when-using-true-fullscreen-mode/ 2) is the most interesting one, it is really a pain, only workaround seems to have the Task Manager always opened. This worked for me for most tables, but not all. B2SBackglassServer looks for a process named "Visual Pinball - " and takes the following part as table name. This worked fine for years, but fails for new (large?) VPX tables, only if using exclusive mode and only if VPX is launched from PinballX. As in this case the table name is missing in the process name, B2SBackglassServer cannot detect it - and opens an error message saying "File 'C:\Games\Visual Pinball\Tables\.Direct2BS' not found. Please rename...". The table is name is empty, that's why it fails. It seems a real fix needs to be done in VisualPinball itself, but there is a possible workaround for the backglass. If the table name is empty, why not use the gamename (ROM name), which is always correctly set. The modification checks if the table name is empty, then use the gamename as replacement. Duplicate your directb2s file and rename it based on the gamename. If you don't know that, simply launch the table, if the problem happens on your computer with a table, you will get an error message showing the name, such as: "File 'C:\Games\Visual Pinball\Tables\kpv106.direct2BS' not found. Please rename..." This modifications target only the b2sbackglassserver.exe, other files do no need to be modified. Replace the file with the one enclosed: (build on b2s-backglass-code-14-trunk) Alternatively, download the source from: https://sourceforge.net/p/b2s-backglass/code/HEAD/tree/trunk/ Download/install MS Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition (free). Patch: Index: formBackglass.vb =================================================================== --- formBackglass.vb (revision 14) +++ formBackglass.vb (working copy) @@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ Private Const minSize4Image As Integer = 300000 - Private B2SScreen As B2SScreen = New B2SScreen() + Private B2SScreen As B2SScreen = Nothing ' was New B2SScreen(), delayed to do later - Westworld, 2016-11-18 Private B2SLED As B2SLED = New B2SLED() Private B2SAnimation As B2SAnimation = New B2SAnimation() @@ -81,6 +81,12 @@ B2SSettings.B2SName = regkey.GetValue("B2SB2SName", String.Empty) End Using + ' Westworld 2016-18-11 - TableFileName is empty in some cases when launched via PinballX, use GameName as alternativ + If String.IsNullOrEmpty(B2SData.TableFileName) Then + B2SData.TableFileName = B2SSettings.GameName + End If + B2SScreen = New B2SScreen() ' was started before Tablename was identified, alternativ ScreenRes was failing + ' load settings B2SSettings.Load() Build the project, done. If I did something wrong with this post and are not supposed to publish/mod builds, I apologize upfront, I did not want to make anybody unhappy, I'm so glad about the work all code developers and table authors do. This was supposed just to help, not to annoy anybody. If wrong, please let me know, I'll clear the message asap. B2SBackglassServerEXE.zip
  4. B2S Designer allows to import your own LED's as image to visualize special designs. As reported from STAT and gtxjoe in http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=36726&hl= this worked fine for 0-9, but an empty image/background did not worked. Looks like a started, but unfinished feature in the Designer itself, the B2S Server fully supports it. I modified the source to allow importing pictures for 0-9 plus "empty". If you Cancel after importing the 10 possible digits it will use a white background for empty as before - or import 11 pictures to have your own background. Enclosed the compiled Designer and the modified source B2SBackglassDesigner.zip b2sbackglassdesigner_source.zip
  5. Version 1.0.0

    28 downloads

    If experiencing issues with B2S displaying on incorrect display, this will show you what screen you should use as your display. 1. Place B2S_Debug in your Tables folder 2. Run B2S_Debug.exe 3. Upon hitting ESC a log file called B2SLOG.txt will be created in your Tables folder. The output of this fill will show which screen numbers you should enter into your ScreenRes.txt file for your Backglass screen. Example output: "------------------------------------------------" "\\.\DISPLAY1"," First screen" "\\.\DISPLAY5"," Second screen" "\\.\DISPLAY6"," Third screen" "------------------------------------------------"
  6. Version 1

    350 downloads

    My 1st B2s Based on Wildman 's backglass http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/3065-the-walking-dead-stern-2014/ but with a higher resolution image and the reel Dmd image. 2 and 3 screens
  7. Kingpin (Capcom 1996)

    Version 1

    242 downloads

    directb2s for a rare game. Credit for image goes to Pinballmike217 on pinside, and what a lucky find https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/kingpin-8 Credit to hauntfreaks for touching up the image real nice and coming up with the grill image
  8. File Name: Cherry Bell B2S File Submitter: stefanaustria File Submitted: 21 Apr 2015 File Category: B2S Backglasses B2S for Cherry Bell The table write a txt file in the user foldet of vp, lmemdof.txt, not sure of the name as i am not close to my pc, change the value inside the txt from 0 to 1 for b2s, or 2 for b2s and disable mech sounds for dof (Thanks to arngrim) Click here to download this file
  9. Cherry Bell B2S

    Version 1.0

    99 downloads

    B2S for Cherry Bell The table write a txt file in the user foldet of vp, lmemdof.txt, not sure of the name as i am not close to my pc, change the value inside the txt from 0 to 1 for b2s, or 2 for b2s and disable mech sounds for dof (Thanks to arngrim)
  10. Since I was a kid i've always been a Big "Daddy" Roth fan... and since I have already did a FP version of this table using "Dark Rider" as the base table... there seem to be an interest to have a VP version, I was told that dark rider and star trek were the same table layout, so I used JP's star trek table as the base for this its playable as is... but would like it to have the new lighting effects and primitives .... Shadowsclassic says hes going to play with the B2S... I added the music script I seen in Ranar's mopar madness table, but as I said in other posts i'm no script editor....if anyone else wants to modernize this table, go for it... attached is the table/rom/music EDIT: I re-uploaded a new file... I fixed and error and added sounds... rat_fink_1.1.rar
  11. There are no B2S at ... Abra Ca Dabra, Big Hit, Big Daddy, Big Valley, Capersville, Capt. Fantastic, Central Park, Dipsy Doodle, Fireball, Full, Gator, Gridiron, Hit the Deck, Honey, Impacto, Jacks Open (not to-), Jungle Queen, Kings and Queen, Knockout, Mars Trek, See Saw, Skyrocket, Strangeworld, Super Soccer, Sure Shot, Surfer, Time Zone, Wizard, Yunkon. Grand Prix - Williams. To this i have .exe Files for B2S, but i would have all in a directB2S File. Terminator 3, also .exe Version (with Ballgame), but no dB2S ... Anyone have a Downloadsite, or this File(s), or Wildman have any of this in WIP ?
  12. File Name: Skateball (Bally 1980) B2S 3screen File Submitter: slashbot File Submitted: 18 Jul 2014 File Category: B2S Backglasses ____ ____ .______ __ __ .__ __. __ ____ ____ _______ .______ _______. _______ ______ ______ .___ ___.\ \ / / | _ \ | | | | | \ | | | | \ \ / / | ____|| _ \ / || ____| / | / __ \ | \/ | \ \/ / | |_) | | | | | | \| | | | \ \/ / | |__ | |_) | | (----`| |__ | ,----'| | | | | \ / | \ / | ___/ | | | | | . ` | | | \ / | __| | / \ \ | __| | | | | | | | |\/| | \ / | | | `--' | | |\ | | | \ / | |____ | |\ \----.----) | | |____ __| `----.| `--' | | | | | \__/ | _| \______/ |__| \__| |__| \__/ |_______|| _| `._____|_______/ |_______(__)\______| \______/ |__| |__| Skateball (Bally 1980) B2S 3screen Enjoy Click here to download this file
  13. File Name: TX-Sector grill ver File Submitter: troyguitarman File Submitted: 19 Jun 2014 File Category: B2S Backglasses DB2S Click here to download this file
  14. File Name: Algar db2s File Submitter: troyguitarman File Submitted: 18 Jun 2014 File Category: B2S Backglasses No lights just a higher resolution bg image, than is available elsewhere. Paint Flakes not include! Click here to download this file
  15. Algar db2s

    Version 1.1

    107 downloads

    No lights just a higher resolution bg image, than is available elsewhere. Paint Flakes not include!
  16. File Name: F14 Tomcat (Williams 1987) 1.0 3 screen by jawdax vp9.x File Submitter: jawdax File Submitted: 14 Jun 2014 File Category: B2S Backglasses This is the version of darquayle, I've changed to see the dmd on the 3th screen *new hires picture backglass for 3 screen cabinets. Click here to download this file
  17. Version 1.0

    135 downloads

    This is the version of darquayle, I've changed to see the dmd on the 3th screen *new hires picture backglass for 3 screen cabinets.
  18. File Name: Rollergames (Williams 1990) 3 screen File Submitter: jawdax File Submitted: 12 Jun 2014 File Category: B2S Backglasses This is the version of darquayle, I've changed to see the dmd on the 3th screen *new hires picture backglass for 3 screen cabinets. Click here to download this file
  19. Version 1.0

    182 downloads

    This is the version of darquayle, I've changed to see the dmd on the 3th screen *new hires picture backglass for 3 screen cabinets.
  20. Fire HiRes B2S 3screens

    Version 1.0

    222 downloads

    So here is the HiResolution B2S for Unclewilly's new Fire table... There is a little story behind the backglass, my friends wife brought this backglass a few time ago for a few euro's (5$) because she liked the horses and she tought the kids will like the picture also. She did not know it was Pinball artwork. When she came home my Pinball friend Spikey (you can see him in action on the PinballX homepage video with the F14 tomcat table) has taken the backglass for his collection. She told me the story and i told her when i make a B2S i'll put it in the description. Other backglass creators feel free to use the picture. Also thanks to Itchigo for his nice VP tutorial video's :-)
  21. File Name: Al's Garage Band Goes On World Tour (Alivin G. 1992) File Submitter: Dazz File Submitted: 19 Jan 2013 File Category: B2S Backglasses Al's Garage Band Goes On World Tour (Alivin G. 1992) Backglass Image provided by: Flying Dutchman's Backglass Paradise Click here to download this file
  22. File Name: The Rosve EM FS Collection File Submitter: rosve File Submitted: 22 Jul 2013 File Category: Recreations Permission to Mod: YesVP Version: v9.12 A compilation of EM recreations that I made over the last couple of years. They are all fullscreen cabinet versions. Big Valley Captain Fantastic Central Park Dipsy Doodle Flash Gordon (re-themed 1965 Gottlieb pin "Ice Revue") Mars Trek See Saw Skyrocket Click here to download this file
  23. Version 1.1

    520 downloads

    A compilation of EM recreations that I made over the last couple of years. They are all fullscreen cabinet versions. Big Valley Captain Fantastic Central Park Dipsy Doodle Flash Gordon (re-themed 1965 Gottlieb pin "Ice Revue") Mars Trek See Saw Skyrocket
  24. Hello everyone - I figured I would pose my question to see if anyone can help. I've received some feedback from some great fellow VP'ers but still no luck. I downloaded Elvis and it's components including DirectB2S. I'm a newbie so please excuse me if I don't use the right terminology. I got everything working on my cab but for some reason the animated backglass keeps showing up together with the DMD. And it's not because they are one piece together. You can actually see the animated backglass behind the DMD. I have a 3 monitor set up. I have a P2K cabinet style so technically monitor #1 is the playfield, #2 is the backglass and #3 is the DMD. I tried messing around with everything I could think of. Here are my screenres.txt settings: 1920 1080 1360 768 2 (my understanding is that this is the monitor number which in my case is #2 for the backglass) 0 0 800 400 1360 150 1 Nothing seems to work. I will attach some pics for you review but you will need to really look closely behind the DMD (it's on a reflective glass on the playfield). If anyone has any advise on what I can do please let me know. I have been busting my brain around this. Oh and I do have the latest VP 9.15 download. Eddie
  25. Version v1.2

    744 downloads

    B2S Backglass Designer v1.2 Application to create 'directB2S' backglasses. For installation and version info please click here. When you've made your first steps in the designer here are some maybe very helpful tips.