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PinDMDv3 Support and current .diff files

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Don't worry, this isn't another "how do I do this??" type thread. I'm more looking to try and figure out what current colourised ROMs are out there that will work with a PinDMDv3. I've been trawling threads for many days over a long period and just recently i've finally got ROM patching working and got my new Stern colour ROMs working nicely on my PinDMDv3, i'm just confused over the current level of support.

So far, and please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the only way to get colourised ROMs to work on my DMD is using the bspatch and using .diff files to patch the ROMs themselves? Is this right?

I've gone through all the ROM patches found here http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/category/95-color-rom-patches/

So i've got...

Family Guy
Spiderman VE
Star Trek LE
Big Buck Hunter
Metallica LE
Mustang LE

All working.

Shrek and PotC I believe won't work for me, and also The Simpsons doesn't appear to be a .diff style format (only has a .pal and .vni file which I have no idea about) so I assume that won't work on non Pin2Dmd devices?

So are there any others out there I can also get working?

I'm not talking about just the 4 colour changes, I've got lots of my ROM's setup already with those changes in PinDMDv3, I'm talking more about the frame by frame recolourings. Are there any others out there?

Finally. Just to check...the pin2dmd.pal files are pretty much useless to me unless I get a .diff and patch the ROM right?



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ref. http://vpinball.com/wiki/visual-pinball-knowledge-base/pindmd3-replacing-pindmd-dll-for-dmddevice-dll/

"Oh – and, yes … the current patches for Shrek and PotC are using inframe coding and are only supported with pin2dmd hardware."

VNI - not supported yet ... last code seems to be 6 days old. Maybe it will soon ?


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Ok. I'm a bit of an idiot.


I thought I had the 4 colour shades all setup in my PinDMDv3 from .dmc files and SetDMD tool...but after a quick test its actually the pin2dmd.pal files i've got in my altcolor folder. I wrongly assumed they only worked with Pin2DMD device.


So, i've got lots of pin2dmd.pal files all working for the 4 shades. And I've got the above ROM patches for full frame by frame recolours. Am I missing anything more that I could do with just a PinDMDv3?

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