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First to do a Gottlieb, First to do an DMDXL........

 

and now first to do a 1/2 sized DMD. Im going through the attract screen and well, lets just say everything  is 2bit. IE black and white only no greys am I going to have to do a complete REDRAW for this game?  Some of the dots are pretty painful.

 

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Great work again Malenko ! One sidenote. Please edit 128x16 animations in 128x32 mode. PIN2DMD handles them the same because it uses the same panels. The big advantage is that you can convert the machine to a 128x32 pinball using replacement scenes and ColMask. Why waste the pixels :-) If you need me to convert already created animations please contact me.

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Looks like a really great start.  I've been playing a lot of tmnt's lately, can't wait to add a color dmd!!  

Playfield took just over 6 months to redraw, I hope your project goes quicker :)

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Well I'm 2 hours in and looks like I need to start anew. The x16 mode is out dated so I need to do everything in 32 pixel height and either center the image for use in a 16 pixel height opening, or just redo all the graphics  32 pixels tall. Redoing all the graphics 32 pixels tall AND making it work for both 32 pixel and 16 pixels is beyond the scope of what I'm willing to do :) 

 

The taller art will be much easier canvas to work with, but for those with factory original screens, they'll have to find a way to make the Pin2DMD show all 32 pixels.

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9 hours ago, ZAKKpin said:

damn it! I wanted to color it too, how do I work on it?:wub:

 

Just because Im going to redraw this game doesnt mean you cant make your own version :)

The factory Cowabunga is pretty great /s
Cowabunga.gif.21908d2e1e9dd4b2d8a96bb02fc1412d.gif

I kept the LtoR scroll though:
CowabungaALt.gif.e9130d40c051e252b1fe3dbf0b7590fc.gif

 

 

you are getting very sleepy.......

swirls.gif.33f0365d09d18a6fa98d4b01ccc062fb.gif

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No point in waiting. Here are the current WIP files:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UtVjBM2hh9bKb0iMDwU_Sp-R8pJEFwqu

I wouldnt suggest making changes and saving as the files will get updated a bunch. Not a ton is done yet, but until the money starts flowing in, I dont have any pressure to finish :)

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hmm. I have tons of altcolor modded tables so I thought I'd try this out.  It crashes VP when running on my vpin cabinet.  the log shows a path I don't have or understand.  Ideas?

 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.574  INFO | Determined color path from assembly path: E:\Emulator\Pinball_emu\VPinMame\altcolor 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.616  INFO | Starting VPinMAME API through VPinball99_PhysMod5_Updated.exe. 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.622  INFO | [vpm] Open() 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.622  INFO | [vpm] Set_4_Colors_Palette() 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.622  INFO | Setting palette to 4 colors... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.622  INFO | [vpm] PM_GameSettings(1) 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.641  INFO | Enabling game colorization 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.641  INFO | Setting game name: tmnt_104 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.641  INFO | Setting color: #FF00FF80 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.665  INFO | Loading palette file at E:\Emulator\Pinball_emu\VPinMame\altcolor\tmnt_104\pin2dmd.pal... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.674 TRACE | PAL[1] Read version as 1 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.674 TRACE | PAL[3] Read number of palettes as 22 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.685 TRACE | PAL[1171] Read number of mappings as 23 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.685 TRACE | PAL[1425] Read number of masks as 24 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.685  INFO | Loading virtual animation file at E:\Emulator\Pinball_emu\VPinMame\altcolor\tmnt_104\pin2dmd.vni... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.704 TRACE | VNI[8] Skipping 84 bytes of animation indexes. 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.704 DEBUG | VNI[92] Reading 21 animations from VPIN v4... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.704 DEBUG | VNI[129] Reading 1 frame for animation "BlueBelt"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.720 DEBUG | VNI[2743] Reading 1 frame for animation "YellowBelt"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.720 DEBUG | VNI[5353] Reading 17 frames for animation "4names"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.720 DEBUG | VNI[49174] Reading 32 frames for animation "Eyes- replacement"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.738 DEBUG | VNI[131620] Reading 16 frames for animation "TwinMilLitesSewer"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.738 DEBUG | VNI[172861] Reading 20 frames for animation "TMNT-GoNinja"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.750 DEBUG | VNI[224408] Reading 16 frames for animation "PlungerDoubleSkill"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.750 DEBUG | VNI[265646] Reading 1 frame for animation "LoopEntry"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.750 DEBUG | VNI[268260] Reading 1 frame for animation "OrangeBelt"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.765 DEBUG | VNI[270880] Reading 15 frames for animation "Muti-Sewer-Lites"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.765 DEBUG | VNI[309547] Reading 9 frames for animation "Spell TURTLES"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.765 DEBUG | VNI[332757] Reading 5 frames for animation "swirls"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.780 DEBUG | VNI[345673] Reading 41 frames for animation "Replay Value"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.780 DEBUG | VNI[451287] Reading 1 frame for animation "PurpleBelt"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.780 DEBUG | VNI[453906] Reading 43 frames for animation "DataEastPinball"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.801 DEBUG | VNI[564667] Reading 169 frames for animation "T-M-N-T"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.813 DEBUG | VNI[999882] Reading 16 frames for animation "CaptiveBall"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.813 DEBUG | VNI[1041120] Reading 4 frames for animation "BlackBelt"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.825 DEBUG | VNI[1051457] Reading 42 frames for animation "Presents"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.825 DEBUG | VNI[1159645] Reading 1 frame for animation "BrownBelt"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.825 DEBUG | VNI[1162258] Reading 36 frames for animation "TMNT Logo"... 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.846  INFO | Loaded animation set VPIN v4, 21 animation(s) 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.857 DEBUG | [colorize] Setting new palette (2): [ #FF000000 #FF001100 #FF002200 #FF003300 #FF004400 #FF005500 #FF006600 #FF007700 #FF008800 #FF009900 #FF00AA00 #FF00BB00 #FF00CC00 #FF00DD00 #FF00EE00 #FF00FF00 ] 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.857  INFO | Opening virtual DMD... 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.950  INFO | Found B2S, moving behind DMD. 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.950  INFO | Added VirtualDMD renderer. 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.980  INFO | PinUP DLL starting tmnt_104... 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:45.994  INFO | Added PinUP renderer. 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.000  INFO | Transformation options: Resize=Fit, HFlip=False, VFlip=False 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.000  INFO | Just clearing palette, colorization is done by converter. 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.000  INFO | 2-Bit Colorizer received new dimensions: 128x32 => 128x16. 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.022  INFO | Resizing virtual DMD to 128x32 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.029  INFO | Resizing virtual DMD to 128x16 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.029  INFO | Setting up 2-bit Colored VPM Graph for 2 destination(s) 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.079  INFO | Connecting 2-Bit Colorizer to Dmd (ColoredGray2 => Rgb24) 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.092  INFO | Connecting 2-Bit Colorizer to Dmd (ColoredGray4 => Rgb24) 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.092  INFO | Connecting VPM 2-bit Source to PinUP Writer (Gray2 => Gray2) 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.092  INFO | Setting up 4-bit Colored VPM Graph for 2 destination(s) 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.110  INFO | Connecting 4-Bit Colorizer to Dmd (ColoredGray2 => Rgb24) 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.110  INFO | Connecting 4-Bit Colorizer to Dmd (ColoredGray4 => Rgb24) 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.110  INFO | Connecting VPM 4-bit Source to PinUP Writer (Gray4 => Gray4) 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.123  INFO | Setting up RGB24-bit VPM Graph for 2 destination(s) 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.123  INFO | Connecting VPM RGB24 Source to Dmd (Rgb24 => Rgb24) 
[13] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.123  INFO | Connecting VPM RGB24 Source to PinUP Writer (Rgb24 => Bitmap) 
 [9] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.429 ERROR | System.ArgumentException: Array lengths must be the same.
   at System.Collections.BitArray.And(BitArray value)
   at LibDmd.Converter.Gray2Colorizer.FindMapping(Byte[][] planes) in C:\source\dmdextensions\LibDmd\Converter\Gray2Colorizer.cs:line 193
   at LibDmd.Converter.Gray2Colorizer.TriggerAnimation(Byte[][] planes) in C:\source\dmdextensions\LibDmd\Converter\Gray2Colorizer.cs:line 104
   at LibDmd.Converter.Gray2Colorizer.Convert(Byte[] frame) in C:\source\dmdextensions\LibDmd\Converter\Gray2Colorizer.cs:line 86
   at System.Reactive.Linq.ObservableImpl.Do`1._.OnNext(TSource value)
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
   at System.Reactive.PlatformServices.DefaultExceptionServices.Rethrow(Exception exception)
   at System.Reactive.Stubs.<.cctor>b__1(Exception ex)
   at System.Reactive.AnonymousSafeObserver`1.OnError(Exception error)
   at System.Reactive.Linq.ObservableImpl.Do`1._.OnNext(TSource value)
   at System.Reactive.Observer`1.OnNext(T value)
   at LibDmd.Input.PinMame.VpmGray2Source.NextFrame(Int32 width, Int32 height, Byte[] frame) in C:\source\dmdextensions\LibDmd\Input\PinMame\VpmGray2Source.cs:line 37
   at LibDmd.DmdDevice.DmdDevice.RenderGray2(Int32 width, Int32 height, Byte[] frame) in C:\source\dmdextensions\LibDmd\DmdDevice\DmdDevice.cs:line 494
   at PinMameDevice.DmdDevice.RenderGray2(UInt16 width, UInt16 height, IntPtr currbuffer) 

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I think the issue might be that Im doing the frames in 128x32 instead of 128x16 ; can you change the DMD size on the table to 128x32?
I think you also need to rename the file to match the rom name?

replaced this sweet sweet building animation:
Building.gif.a5a6eaae416697ce5e6c47443cf8faeb.gif

 

With a resized redrawn edit from the arcade game:
Building-Alt.gif.9cb43af116a6d5e1b52cf3519f7c8bad.gif

I do need to adjust frame timing, but I thought it was cool enough to share :)

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Thanks for the reply. 

I removed my tmnt_104 from regedit and defaults were restored.  Same issue.  Just to sanity check, i renamed the two TMNT.xxx files to pin2dmd.xxx and put them in my altcolor/tmnt_104 path which the log seems to be happy with.

using 1.7.1.0 version of dmddevice.dll

tried 1.7.0 and it does the same.

using dmdext from dmdext-v1.7.0-x86.zip in my VPinMame directory.  setup test and VP9 both with same results.

 

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I dont know enough about it to be a huge help, but this probably has something to do with it:

[9] 2018/06/30 12:40:46.029  INFO | Resizing virtual DMD to 128x16 

 

The game does use 128x16 but Lucky said to do the game in 128x32 so somewhere in the table script you should set the DMD to "regular" size.  Other than that I have no idea, Im just the guy drawing dots :)    I updated the Gdrive files with the building intro

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BTW. I tried hard coding to 128x32 in the registry.  Log still had same message, so I think that might be some internal debug note.

Hopefully Lucky1 or someone else might be able to assist.  Thalmus, did you get it going on your system?

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Interesting. If I uncheck "Colorize DMD 4 colors" in the rom options, the log file is totally clean.  virtual dmd works but not colorized.

 

 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.137  INFO | Determined color path from assembly path: E:\Emulator\Pinball_emu\VPinMame\altcolor 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.163  INFO | Starting VPinMAME API through Setup.exe. 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.163  INFO | [vpm] Open() 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.163  INFO | [vpm] PM_GameSettings(0) 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.163  INFO | Disabling game colorization 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.163  INFO | Setting game name: tmnt_104 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.163  INFO | Setting color: #FF00FF80 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.176  INFO | Loading palette file at E:\Emulator\Pinball_emu\VPinMame\altcolor\tmnt_104\pin2dmd.pal... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.176 TRACE | PAL[1] Read version as 2 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.176 TRACE | PAL[3] Read number of palettes as 22 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.176 TRACE | PAL[1171] Read number of mappings as 23 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.176 TRACE | PAL[1425] Read number of masks as 24 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.176  INFO | Loading virtual animation file at E:\Emulator\Pinball_emu\VPinMame\altcolor\tmnt_104\pin2dmd.vni... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 TRACE | VNI[8] Skipping 84 bytes of animation indexes. 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[92] Reading 21 animations from VPIN v4... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[129] Reading 1 frame for animation "BlueBelt"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[2743] Reading 1 frame for animation "YellowBelt"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[5353] Reading 17 frames for animation "4names"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[49174] Reading 32 frames for animation "Eyes- replacement"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[131620] Reading 16 frames for animation "TwinMilLitesSewer"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[172861] Reading 20 frames for animation "TMNT-GoNinja"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[224408] Reading 16 frames for animation "PlungerDoubleSkill"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[265646] Reading 1 frame for animation "LoopEntry"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[268260] Reading 1 frame for animation "OrangeBelt"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[270880] Reading 15 frames for animation "Muti-Sewer-Lites"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[309547] Reading 9 frames for animation "Spell TURTLES"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[332757] Reading 5 frames for animation "swirls"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.185 DEBUG | VNI[345673] Reading 41 frames for animation "Replay Value"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.201 DEBUG | VNI[451287] Reading 1 frame for animation "PurpleBelt"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.201 DEBUG | VNI[453906] Reading 43 frames for animation "DataEastPinball"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.201 DEBUG | VNI[564667] Reading 169 frames for animation "T-M-N-T"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.201 DEBUG | VNI[999882] Reading 16 frames for animation "CaptiveBall"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.201 DEBUG | VNI[1041120] Reading 4 frames for animation "BlackBelt"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.201 DEBUG | VNI[1051457] Reading 42 frames for animation "Presents"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.201 DEBUG | VNI[1159645] Reading 1 frame for animation "BrownBelt"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.201 DEBUG | VNI[1162258] Reading 36 frames for animation "TMNT Logo"... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.201  INFO | Loaded animation set VPIN v4, 21 animation(s) 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.219 DEBUG | [colorize] Setting new palette (2): [ #FF000000 #FF001100 #FF002200 #FF003300 #FF004400 #FF005500 #FF006600 #FF007700 #FF008800 #FF009900 #FF00AA00 #FF00BB00 #FF00CC00 #FF00DD00 #FF00EE00 #FF00FF00 ] 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.219  INFO | Opening virtual DMD... 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.275  INFO | Added VirtualDMD renderer. 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.284  INFO | PinUP DLL starting tmnt_104... 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.284  INFO | Added PinUP renderer. 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.284  INFO | Transformation options: Resize=Fit, HFlip=False, VFlip=False 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.284  INFO | Applying default color to render graphs (#FF00FF80). 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.297  INFO | Resizing virtual DMD to 128x32 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.297  INFO | VPM 2-bit Source received new dimensions: 128x32 => 128x16. 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.297  INFO | Resizing virtual DMD to 128x16 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.297  INFO | Setting up 2-bit VPM Graph for 2 destination(s) 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.310  INFO | Connecting VPM 2-bit Source to Dmd (Gray2 => Rgb24) 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.343  INFO | Connecting VPM 2-bit Source to PinUP Writer (Gray2 => Gray2) 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.343  INFO | Setting up 4-bit VPM Graph for 2 destination(s) 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.343  INFO | Connecting VPM 4-bit Source to Dmd (Gray4 => Rgb24) 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.343  INFO | Connecting VPM 4-bit Source to PinUP Writer (Gray4 => Gray4) 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.343  INFO | Setting up RGB24-bit VPM Graph for 2 destination(s) 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.343  INFO | Connecting VPM RGB24 Source to Dmd (Rgb24 => Rgb24) 
 [8] 2018/06/30 14:41:54.343  INFO | Connecting VPM RGB24 Source to PinUP Writer (Rgb24 => Bitmap) 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:42:03.482  INFO | [vpm] Close() 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:42:03.482  INFO | Closing up. 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:42:03.482 DEBUG | Disposing 2-bit VPM Graph... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:42:03.482  INFO | Source for 2 renderer(s) stopped. 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:42:03.482 DEBUG | Disposing 4-bit VPM Graph... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:42:03.482  INFO | Source for 2 renderer(s) stopped. 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:42:03.482 DEBUG | Disposing RGB24-bit VPM Graph... 
 [1] 2018/06/30 14:42:03.482  INFO | Source for 2 renderer(s) stopped. 

 

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