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Complete Virtual Pinball Guide



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This is a complete guide on how to setup a Virtual pinball cabinet from start to finish.

Hello Pinball Fans!

 

I am quite new to the pinball community, but I was so impress with the help i got when i tried to setup my 1st cab. Now it is my time to help others.

If you have built your own cabinet from scratch, you know how much time is required and how frustrating it is. 

 

For the last few months, i've work on a Pinball Guide including all parts. 

 

See download below

 

Here's a preview of the parts:

 

Table of Contents

Intro..................................................................................................................................... 2

The Beginning...................................................................................................................... 2

Downloads required............................................................................................................ 4

Computer Specs and Folder Structure................................................................................ 6

Future Pinball Installation................................................................................................... 8

VP ( Visual Pinball X ) Installation and configuration....................................................... 10

VP Setting B2S................................................................................................................... 15

Making B2S work in the table.......................................................................................... 18

Setting up Bam.................................................................................................................. 20

DOF ( Direct output framework )..................................................................................... 22

Sainsmart Board connection............................................................................................. 25

Sainsmart Config............................................................................................................... 27

LED-WIZ Connection.......................................................................................................... 30

LED-WIZ Config................................................................................................................. 31

Setting up DOFLINX.......................................................................................................... 33

Setting up PinballX............................................................................................................ 38

Future Pinball Game installation...................................................................................... 45

VP installing games........................................................................................................... 47

Links of Interest................................................................................................................. 50

Thank you.......................................................................................................................... 51

 

 

I also have created videos on Youtube for pretty much all parts of the guide. You can find the links in the guide.

 

Hope you find this helpful and that this guide will help you build your 1st cab. 

 


Cheers!!!!

 

MajorFrenchy!

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Hi

 

Very nice setup guide

I am trying to get DOF using the link, but I have register few weeks ago to VPForums.org and still I can't login.
I tried to reset the password but always get password invalid error message.

Do you know where else I can get DOF installation program?

Many thanks
Cheers
Seb

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I just found your guide and after skimming through it, I'm very impressed. This is excellent and will help a lot. 

I was wondering, given that's it's nearly 2 years old, are there any parts that you feel are outdated, you wouldn't do now or that should be added?

Thanks. 

Just want to make sure we are all still going in he right direction. 

Cheers. 

 

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On 10/11/2018 at 1:19 AM, goofything said:

I just found your guide and after skimming through it, I'm very impressed. This is excellent and will help a lot. 

I was wondering, given that's it's nearly 2 years old, are there any parts that you feel are outdated, you wouldn't do now or that should be added?

Thanks. 

Just want to make sure we are all still going in he right direction. 

Cheers. 

 

I was wondering the exact same thing

 

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Thanks for the feed back. 

As a general rules, not too much is changing other than the software versions and features it offers. What did change is our Experience in building them and making them even better. We are about to release A Complete Virtual Pinball Building guide in about a month or so. The guide will also be accompanied with a YouTube Series. 

Stay tuned and subscribe to our Youtube channel to get notified when we upload it. We will also make announcements on This site and upload a copy as well. 

 

Best of Luck 

 

Major Frenchy

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Thanks!  My friend and I have been drooling over all these cabinet builds and all the games available and we are both planning our own builds. Trying to get all the info we can and slowly acquiring the cpu parts, downloading files, etc.  We are hoping to score some used cabinets at the upcoming pinball show to start putting  it all together and if not we will build our own.  I watched your series and was wondering how much had changed in the past few years.  Ive also been watching a lot of Terry Red's videos and it seems it just getting better and better. Cant wait for the updated guide and hopefully by then I will have a windows machine set up to start installing everything and start configuring.

 

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