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Black Knight (Williams 1980)(Db2S)

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I recently started playing around with VP & have mostly DeskTop tables. But have experimented with a few Full Screen tables & a second monitor for the backglass. I know how to drag the DMD from monitor 1 to monitor 2. I'm using the same PC for both table versions which causes a conflict when using the same ROM for both. However the problem is solved if I specify the position & size of the DMD in each table script.

 

But how do I drag the scores, etc, from monitor 1 to monitor 2 when they are not a DMD, such as in Black Knight?

 

How do I lock in their respective positions & sizes in each table script? Since it's not a DMD do I somehow specify multiple positions?

 

Thanks in advance for any information.

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I already have the BackglassServer. But it appears it's for DMD displays. What am I missing?

 

If I install the Black Knight backglass will the scores automatically appear on the backglass? And also stay on the DeskTop table version?

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add the directb2s File to your Table Folder, both sould have the same filename, example:
 
Tables / Black Knight.vpx
Tables / Black Knight.directb2s

 
BackglassServerEXE and others should be at Vpinball.exe, example:
 
Visual Pinball / VPinballx.exe
Visual Pinball / BackglassServerEXE.exe
.. and all other B2S Files ...
 
Then, also you need a ScreenRes.tx File in your Tables Filder, with this,
Line 1 and 2 are Screen 1 Resolution and Line 3 and 4 for your second Screen, example:

1920
1080
1280
1024
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

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Next: take a look in your Tabke Script, there is a Line with:

Set Controller = CreateObject("VPinMAME.Controller")

If you want to use your Backglass File, change it to:

Set Controller = CreateObject("B2S.Server")

 

And at example for Black Knight, if you use Backglass File ( yes there are the Digits included ),

and you want to hide your "DMD", again takt a look in your Script and serch for:

 

.hidden = 0

 

Change it to .hidden = 1

 

Thats the Basics about to use Backglass Files with VP(X).

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Thank you for the reply.

I've previously done everything (with one exception) that you mentioned on the few 2 monitor setups I've played with. The problem I had was going back & playing the DT table because the DMD stayed at its position on monitor 2. So I had to turn on monitor 2 & drag the DMD back to the DT on monitor 1. IOW the DMD stayed wherever it was last moved. The solution was entering the position & size for the DT DMD in the DT table script and entering the position & size of the FS 2 monitor DMD in the FS table script. That locked in the DMD for each version.

 

That is my concern with the Black Knight. If I go back & forth between DT and FS with 2 monitors will the scores stay where they belong.

 

The exception being that I left .hidden = 0 on the 2-monitor setups I've tried so far. I'm presuming changing it to .hidden = 1 will make the difference that is required. Currently monitor 2 is not connected so I will not be able to try this until later. I'll let you know how it works.

 

Thanks again.

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UncleBuck, glad to see you are diving into dual screen play. This is exactly how I got started. Got the desktop versions working, then began to experiment with full screen, then added a second screen, then tested a third screen, next thing you know I have a full cabinet! Welcome to the Hobby!

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