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Welcome To The Dof Config Tool

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Hello Guys,

 

As you may have seen, DOF R2 is out since yesterday, it has been prepared in coordination with the extension of the Config Tool that can use new functionalities of DOF R2, with a lot of changes, some visible for end users, a lot of for admins to manage a lot of key elements used in the tool, and a redesign of the data model.

 

Basically, the new Config Tool is multi controller based, you can currently have a maximum of

 

16 Ledwiz

1 Pacdrive

4 Pacled

4 Ledstrip board (made by Swisslizard) for adressable ledstrips (these have a lot of new effects around, check the DOF manual for details)

10 SainSmart

16 Artnet controllers

 

configurable in the same time on the tool, and manageable by DOF as well.

 

To be able to do that, in DOF and configtool we have defined numbers of devices so DOF can easily know what device is used

 

Like Ledwiz can have directoutput.ini from 1 to 16

Pacdrive is ini 19

Sainwmart from 40 to 49

Artnet is from 100 to 116

 

We can add as many as controllers thanks to the controller management tools by admin.

 

Let's have a review of all the current and new functionalities of the tool.

 

HOME

 

at the home page, you can find the latest DOF, latest B2S.Server and a DOF package ready which can be useful for newcomers

***these files will be updated tonight

 

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MY ACCOUNT

 

1* The API Key, for those who don't know what is the usage, this is used by the excellent tool of Zarquon, which allows you to download latest ini files without the need to log into the website, essential!

 

check here : http://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/332-ledwiz-configtool-downloader/

 

you can put the bat file at the start of Windows in your cab for example :)

 

2* You can define the number of the devices you have, most of you will have one ledwiz but who knows in 6 months :)

 

3* An option to define the brightness of the flashers (only), on request by users that have their flashers too bright, we can now diminish the intensity, without altering the colorr, FF is the more bright, 00 is off, you need to be near 00 to see a big difference

 

4* Allows you to not generate nofeedback files, when you download ini files you have directoutputconfig.ini and directouptutconfignofeedback.ini

this nofeedback shuts down the noisy toys that you defined on your setup, there are not used as such, because we will need an update from the frontend and dof to use them, so they can deactivated (they are by default)

 

5* You need to define Directoutput framework to benefit for all the DOF options and config files, or you will be stuck with legacy configs, outdated, not optimized, missing a LOT of tables, i know that quite some users are still in Legacy...

 

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PORT ASSIGNMENT

 

1* So, you will see all your devices on the device frame, with the ini file that will be generated, and the number associated

 

2* Devices have a custom range of outputs, from 1 to 512, depending on how the admins have defined the controller of the tool, but don't worry, if you can see 512 outputs for Artnet, the ini files will only create the necessary outputs based on the higher output number configured for your device. In this example, the directoutputconfig 100 ini will have only 11 outputs on each rom lines, like

 

bighit,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0

 

3* That is not new but you can define the shaker min and max intensity, so if you define I36 as max and I12 as min, I8 in the files will become I12 and I48 will become I36

 

4* Same as 3* but remove the fadings, which is very cool to not stop the fan brutally, if your hardware setup can handle it

 

5* This option can define the effect of contactors when they are triggered for a target or a drop target, like i set up my latest configs at s** 300 I32 for targets and s** 150 I40 for drop targets, you can now define the settings yourself, if you don't want any cange of intensity or duration, leave it to 60 and 48 for both.

My recommandation is 300 32 for target and 180 40 for drop target

 

it will appear like this in your ini files at the top

 

[Variables DOF]

 

t = 180 I40

dt = 300 I32

 

*** Database needs to be adapted tonight, no config is using these variables for the moment, and it will be only valid for the configs stamped DOF Revision 1.7

 

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TABLE CONFIG

 

1* the table details have additional info, the history of the table configs

 

2* table variables are available, this is useful for DOF specialists, it allows you to define a table variable that can be replaced when the ini file is used by DOF

 

this is visible like this in the ini file on top of the script

 

[TableVariables]

 

simpprtf,Test=(S48=1)/Test2={(S46=1/S22 <> 0)}

twenty4,test3=(S21=1)

antar2,test3=(S21=1)

 

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Bottom of the table config

 

the table colors, to easily see how the color looks and by clicking on a color, it will paste the color name where the cursor was, if you were on a output line on the left, quite useful imho :)

 

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And you can see in the new ini files that all these color are hexadecimal :)

 

[Colors DOF]

 

White=#FFFFFFFF

Red=#FF0000FF

Lime=#00FF00FF

Blue=#0000FFFF

Yellow=#FFFF00FF

Cyan=#00FFFFFF

Magenta=#FF00FFFF

Silver=#C0C0C0FF

Gray=#808080FF

Brown=#800000FF

Olive=#808080FF

Green=#008000FF

Purple=#800080FF

Teal=#008080FF

Navy=#000080FF

Dark_red=#8B0000FF

Black=#000000FF

Firebrick=#B22222FF

Crimson=#DC143CFF

Tomato=#FF6347FF

Coral=#FFFFEFFF

Indian_red=#CD5C5CFF

Light_coral=#F08080FF

Dark_salmon=#E9967AFF

Salmon=#FA8072FF

Light_salmon=#FFA07AFF

Orange_red=#FF4500FF

Dark_orange=#FF8C00FF

Orange=#FFA500FF

Gold=#FFD700FF

Dark_golden_rod=#B8860BFF

Golden_rod=#DAA520FF

Pale_golden_rod=#EEE8AAFF

Dark_khaki=#BDB76BFF

Khaki=#F0E68CFF

Yellow_green=#9ACD32FF

Dark_olive_green=#556B2FFF

Olive_drab=#6B8E23FF

Lawn_green=#7CFC00FF

Chart_reuse=#7FFF00FF

Green_yellow=#ADFF2FFF

Dark_green=#006400FF

Forest_green=#228B22FF

Lime_green=#32CD32FF

Light_green=#90EE90FF

Pale_green=#98FB98FF

Dark_sea_green=#8FBC8FFF

Medium_spring_green=#00FA9AFF

Spring_green=#00FF7FFF

Sea_green=#2E8B57FF

Medium_aqua_marine=#66CDAAFF

Medium_sea_green=#3CB371FF

Light_sea_green=#20B2AAFF

Dark_slate_gray=#2F4F4FFF

Dark_cyan=#008B8BFF

Aqua=#00FFFFFF

Light_cyan=#E0FFFFFF

Dark_turquoise=#00CED1FF

Turquoise=#40E0D0FF

Medium_turquoise=#48D1CCFF

Pale_turquoise=#AFEEEEFF

Aqua_marine=#7FFFD4FF

Powder_blue=#B0E0E6FF

Cadet_blue=#5F9EA0FF

Steel_blue=#4682B4FF

Corn_flower_blue=#6495EDFF

Deep_sky_blue=#00BFFFFF

Dodger_blue=#1E90FFFF

Light_blue=#ADD8E6FF

Sky_blue=#87CEEBFF

Light_sky_blue=#87CEFAFF

Midnight_blue=#191970FF

Dark_blue=#00008BFF

Medium_blue=#0000CDFF

Royal_blue=#4169E1FF

Blue_violet=#8A2BE2FF

Indigo=#4B0082FF

Dark_slate_blue=#483D8BFF

Slate_blue=#6A5ACDFF

Medium_slate_blue=#7B68EEFF

Medium_purple=#9370DBFF

Dark_magenta=#8B008BFF

Dark_violet=#9400D3FF

Dark_orchid=#9932CCFF

Medium_orchid=#BA55D3FF

Thistle=#D8BFD8FF

Plum=#DDA0DDFF

Violet=#EE82EEFF

Orchid=#DA70D6FF

Medium_violet_red=#C71585FF

Pale_violet_red=#DB7094FF

Deep_pink=#FF1493FF

Light_pink=#FFB6C1FF

Pink=#FFC0CBFF

Antique_white=#FAEBD7FF

Beige=#F5F5DCFF

Bisque=#FFE4C4FF

Corn_silk=#FFF8DCFF

Lemon_chiffon=#FFFACDFF

Light_golden_rod=#FAFAD2FF

Light_yellow=#FFFFE0FF

Saddle_brown=#8B4513FF

Sienna=#A0522DFF

Chocolate=#D2691EFF

Peru=#CD853FFF

Sandy_brown=#F4A460FF

Burly_wood=#DEB887FF

Tan=#D2B48CFF

Rosy_brown=#BC8F8FFF

Moccasin=#FFE4B5FF

Navajo_white=#FFDEADFF

Peach_puff=#FFDAB9FF

Misty_rose=#FFE4E1FF

Lavender_blush=#FFF0F5FF

Linen=#FAF0E6FF

Papaya_whip=#FFEFD5FF

Slate_gray=#708090FF

Light_slate_gray=#778899FF

Light_steel_blue=#B0C4DEFF

Lavender=#E6E6FAFF

Dim_gray=#696969FF

Dark_gray=#A9A9A9FF

 

 

 

STATS

 

you want to know if a toy is used a lot? for which tables? i made it for you :)

 

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I think I didn't forgot anything, just that the moment you generate new files with the DOF Config Tool, you MUST have DOF R2 installed, or it won't work good and you will have a big popup on your backglass screen saying you need to update your DOF :)

 

Enjoy ;)

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A M A Z I N G !!!!

 

Hail to the DOF

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Kudos to Arngrim for this great release.

 

He put a lot of hard work into it, and it turned out great.

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Thanks so much for all your efforts with this release, really amazing stuff.  Could never go back to no toys again, really make VP shine bright!

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BIG THX for the updated tool with all the new nice features. 

Yesterday i was shocked shortly when the RGB Complex feature was gone in the beta Tool but today it all went out good :) 

Ugrading and using the new ini´s beside my xml config files without any issues. really awesome how simple updating can be

keep your great work up 

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Thanks guys :)

quote : keep your great work up

i didn't implement all the things that i had in mind, but there was so many changes, mostly in the db that we needed to release that first, next release will be easier

but now i need a break!

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Great work tom! And Arngrim! Without you guys I would not be so interested in visual pinball. Thank you

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Hi all,

 

As some of you may know a few years back I made a small tool for the LEDwiz that made configuring a little more easy to do. After being away from the scene some time I came back to see that the pinball world has changed a lot, but there was something very nice, the new DOF config tool.

 

Since my little tool has been broke on some points and there is allready too much different places to get stuff in the virtual pinball world it seems best to keep the config dedicated on one great place, he one Arngrim created for us. Therefor i have placed a direct link on the old tool site redirecting it to the new tool.

 

Directly @ Arngrim: you have done some great work and spend many, many hours in creating it. I take my hat off to you !!

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thanh you pixel, glad to see compliments from the originators :)

i have to say i invested my time on configtool because when i came your tool was not supported anymore, couldn't save configs or something like that, that was long time ago now, like 2 years :)

but you, numiah, manofwar, chriz99, and many more, you inspired me and i reviewed all the legacy configs to find a pattern that can mostly be applied to all tables.

then came dof, and swisslizard opened the gates to a 4d dimension feedback system :) and i improved the pattern to the 2.0 config revisions, which i'm still busy with,

there is still a lot of work to have a max of tables to the latest standards, but slowly i am reaching my goal, to force feedback all tables :)

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Thank you so much guys and especially you Arngrim I`m really impress by all your  work on DOF and beleive me it`s really apreciate at home a BIG thanks from all familly members, They really enjoy tables with feedback :D   

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so happy that what i like to do please so many people in the world, we have now 615 users in the tool, and it keeps on growing :)

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be my guest if you want to donate, that's the best way to thank, my wife just said, always listen the wife :D

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Question, i'm using a pacdrive 64 to run my new cab but when I select it as my controller is seems I can't set any port assignments.  Granted I am new to this but am I missing something?

 

 

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strange, just tested and works perfect for me, can you try to refresh the page?

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The last screenshot was on my laptop yesterday, so today I tried on my desktop in both IE and Chrome to see if the browser was the problem.  Here is what I get if I choose pacdrive:

 

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Now if I choose LEDWIZ, I get this:

 

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the ledwiz screen is fine, the problem you mention is with the pacdrive, still the same today and after refreshing the page?

 

i tried myself, with 2 different browsers and it is fine for me

 

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Pick ledwiZ as first device then pac drive. I think same thing happens with sainsmart. Save and then change it should work then. I think

Or just leave ledwiz as first but just leave it blank

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ok thanks r i can reproduce the issue, yeah r solution is working fine and that's how i couldn't see it ;)

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be my guest if you want to donate, that's the best way to thank, my wife just said, always listen the wife :D

Done!

 

Small but better then nothing ;P

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Pick ledwiZ as first device then pac drive. I think same thing happens with sainsmart. Save and then change it should work then. I think Or just leave ledwiz as first but just leave it blank

 

This worked perfectly, thanks guys

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Angrim,

 

Now that the DOF config tool can use the full range on the LEDWiz 0 to 49, will the Config tool be updated to support this?  I noticed it still list 48 as the maximum value you can select.  Also, throughout the profiles are many I48's  (presumably to turn the item completely on)  Do you plan to do a global find and replace to update them to I49?

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probably after the 18th when my internet connection will be restored at my new house, where i move end of this week, i have quite some things to update in the tool pending already

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After the 18th!?!? :) good luck with the move and congrats! Enjoy your break!

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