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PinCabView WFS (for Wildfire Studios old pinball games)

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PinCabViewWFS 2.3 by Aubrel (for old Wildfire Studios pinball PC games)


This patch is free and should remain free.
Not for commercial uses!!


I'm happy to release this patch! It will transforme and improve Wildfire Studios pinball PC games and will make them alive again in your virtual pinball cabinet.
The main goal is to get a pincab view with exported DMD and backglass for Wildfire Studios pinball PC games.


A "PinCabKeys" option is available in PinCabViewWFS.ini to get full support with standard VPX keyboard keys (used by default)
DMD's position, size and some shader's options can be set in PinCabViewWFS.ini
This pack doesn't contain any file of these games and will not modify them at all.


The pack contains :
- PinCabViewWFS Launcher by Aubrel
- PinCabView 2.6 ReShade's shader by Aubrel and Ducon2016 (ArcCabView 2.6 with PINBALL options activated)
- ArcCabView Custom ReShade 4.9.1 dll by Ducon2016 and Aubrel (ReShadeMod32.dll)
- dgVoodoo2 2.78.2 dll (ddraw.dll)


Supported games :
- Austin Powers Pinball
- Balls of Steel
- Devil's Island Pinball
- Dirt Track Racing Pinball
- Kiss Pinball
- Ultimate Gold Pinball


General download folder :  https://www.mediafire.com/folder/5ttx0loy7lzfy/ArcCabView


How to use :
- Install your game and update it with the last patch.
- Extract PinCabViewWFS in your game directory
- If needed set PinCabViewWFS.ini "ArcCabView", "PinCabView" and "PinCabView_ADV" as you want.
- Run the PinCabViewWFS_Launcher.exe to launch your game

Optionnal : you can send the table name as command to launch it directly, the difficulty level can be sent too as a second parameter (0-3)


Nota: for pincab users, if the game is not set correctly try to run the launcher as admin a single time.
- That's all, it should work :)


Examples with Balls of Steel :
"C:\My Balls of Steel Folder\PinCabViewWFS_Launcher.exe"
Will launch "Ball of Steel"
"C:\My Balls of Steel Folder\PinCabViewWFS_Launcher.exe" duke
Will launch directly "Duke Nukem" table with your last difficulty set (the name given should match table's file name, most often ".ddp" file)
"C:\My Balls of Steel Folder\PinCabViewWFS_Launcher.exe" barbarin 1
Will launch directly "Barbarian" table in "Regular" mode


PinCabKeys :
- "1" (repeat quickly) => 1-4 (add players)
- "2" => Esc
- "5" => F11 (add players in most games)
- "Enter" => Plunger
- "Shifts" => Flippers
- "z", "Space", "/" => Nudges


Side notes :
- To use different keys, disable "PinCabKeys" in PinCabViewWFS.ini and set them as you want in the game menu.
- The Windows DPI-Scale setting for high resolutions should be the same for all your screens.
- In most cases you won't be able to use Reshade's UI ("home" key ingame) because unfortunately the mouse is locked ingame...
- A desktop mode and a few shader's options are available and can be set directly in PinCabViewWFS.ini
- InGame Ratio is set and locked to 9:16 if you want to get the game displayed in full size on your screen, you can use Full_Stretch option in PinCabViewWFS.ini
- You can run the game with your screen set in Landscape or Portrait mode, the result should be the very same.
- Some launcher settings won't be applied if the game is run as administrator (or if your account is set as "super administrator" on W7).
In this case you will have to set yourself the game in "single screen" (scrolling off) and the DMD size ingame using F10 key. It will be saved for next time.
(difficulty level sent by command line won't work neither in this case...)
If you will always use the game with PinCabview launcher, try to launch it one time as admin (it will set the game at best directly)



PinCabView Info / Support :  https://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/5494-pincabview-bigraceusa-fantasticjourney-timeshock-theweb-wormspinball-worldrallyfever-slamtilt-resurrection/

PinCabView2D Info / Support :  https://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/5744-pincabview2d-most-old-dos-pinball-games-in-your-pincab/
PinCabViewWFS Info / Support :  https://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/5903-pincabviewwfs-all-wildfire-studios-pinball-pc-games-in-your-pincab/
ArcCabView/PinCabView shader Info / Support :  http://www.emuline.org/topic/2598-arccabview-display-your-arcade-games-just-as-you-want/

Thanks to Ducon2016 and Houb for the amazing "CRTGeomMOD" shader (and thanks to cgwg for the original CRTGeom shader)

ReShade home : https://reshade.me
dgVoodoo2 home : http://dege.freeweb.hu

What's New in Version 2.3   See changelog


Changelog :
- ArcCabView sharder updated (2.6b) to fix a grill display problem in PinCabView
- dgVoodoo2 version included reversed to 2.78.2 (problems found with 2.79 versions)


- With DMD on the 3rd screen the game display will now cover your full 3rd screen even with custom DMD sizes/positions
- DMD background option added (used and displayed only with DMD on a 3rd screen with custom sizes)
"PinCabViewWFS\Textures\DefaultBGND.png" will be displayed full sized on your 3rd screen, you can update this image according to your preferences.
You can also add "GameNameBGND.png" or "TableNameBGND.png" files in "PinCabViewWFS\Textures\" folder to get a different DMD-Background for each game/table.


- Backglass with frame display fixed when curvature is enabled
- Default Frame Reflection Intensity decreased
- Option DMD Color added in the shader and ini file

- Updated to work with official ArcCabView/PinCabView shader version 2.3
- Updated to work with last official dgVoodoo 2.78.2 ddraw dll
- DMD Filter option added in the shader to crop DMD colors below the filter value
- The launcher can now be killed safely to close the game
- Performance mode added and general performances should be improved too
- Option Rotated_180 On/Off added in ini file
- Some small changes, fixes and cleanups


- Updated to work with official ArcCabView/PinCabView shader version 1.0a


First Official Release

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I'll say it yet again...these packages are killer.  Easy to set up if you know your way around a batch file and most games are found on abandonware sites.  If ya have a cab ya might as well through these bad boys on there.  Thanks again!

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Pretty easy to set up, and it runs "Balls of Steel" beautifully on my cab. Hail to the king, baby!


At first it may seem a little jarring that the balls don't move as smoothly as they do in your modern pinball games, but then keep in mind that these were originally games conceived for something like a 800x600 resolution, now stretched to 1080x1920 or even higher.


If you have trouble setting up the DMD for a third screen, here's a handy video. It's in French, but easy to follow even if you don't speak the language:


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What a great tool / program.

Tried it on Austin Powers Pinball.

After some setting difficulties it runs now with my PinCab.


Unbelievable! Old pinball games on new PinCab. 👍 😃

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