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  1. PinCabViewWFS 1.0 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. Supported games (6 games and a total of 52 tables!) - Austin Powers Pinball - Balls of Steel - Devil's Island Pinball - Dirt Track Racing Pinball - Kiss Pinball - Ultimate Gold Pinball Here how it looks : The pack contains : - PinCabViewWFS Launcher - PinCabView v4 and CRTGeomMOD v4 ReShade's shaders (fully merged together) - Reshade's dll (ReShade32.dll / Custom dll used by default) - dgVoodoo2's dll (ddraw.dg) How to use : - Install your game and update it with the last official patch. - Extract PinCabViewWFS in your game directory - If needed set PinCabViewWFS.ini "CabView", "PinCabView" and "PinCabView_ADV" options - Run the PinCabViewWFSLauncher.exe to launch your game Optionnal : you can send the table name as command to launch it directly, the difficulty level can be send too as a second parameter (0-3) - That's all, it should work Examples with Balls of Steel : "C:\My Balls of Steel Folder\PinCabViewWFSLauncher.exe" Will launch "Ball of Steel" "C:\My Balls of Steel Folder\PinCabViewWFSLauncher.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\PinCabViewWFSLauncher.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 - "Shift"s => 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, 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. - The Reshade's dll (PinCabViewWFS\ReShade32.dll) used by default is a custom one made by Ducon2016 for CRTGeomMOD (it removes the start message and improves the UI). If this dll doesn't work for you (I saw only one case in 2 years where it doesn't work...), you can use the official ReShade32_orig.dll included instead (just rename to ReShade32.dll and replace) ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Changelog : 1.0 First Official Release ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Info / Support : https://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/5903-pincabviewwfs-all-wildfire-studios-pinball-pc-games-in-your-pincab/ Thanks to Ducon2016 and Houb ^^ for the amazing "CRTGeomMOD" shader http://www.emuline.org/topic/1420-shader-crt-multifonction-kick-ass-looking-games ReShade home : https://reshade.me dgVoodoo2 home : http://dege.freeweb.hu/ ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Download PinCabViewWFS 1.0 : https://www.mediafire.com/file/n0eytqtwxpg3m7v/PinCabViewWFS_1.0.rar/file Enjoy ! /!\ 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 forthe next time. (difficulty level sent by command line won't work neither in this case...)
  2. PinCabView2D 2.0 released! - Big shader update (nearly completely rewritten) to get better performances (nearly 50% faster than before), better results and more features. It will also fix some old issues in CRTGeomMOD and bring many new possibilities! - Most game settings are now in extern ini file. so nearly everything can be changed and games/quicklaunch can be added or adjusted. First post updated : Enjoy !
  3. Thanks! I still didn't updated anything but I made very big progresses. A big update will come for PinCabView and PinCabView2D (and most probably CRTGeomMOD too ) I have nearly rewritten again the full shader to get betters results and betters performances (and also to fix a few old issues...) I made my best to get the full features of CRTGeomMOD without having anything broken nor performaces lost in the process and in fact it's nearly 40% faster now That wasn't very simple but I think I have now something very nice, it will fix and improve CRTGeomMOD a lot too. On the next update the 6 Wildfire Studio games will be supported (most probably with a new dedicated launcher) It includes: "Austin Powers Pinball", "Balls Of Steel", "Devil's Island Pinball", "Dirt Track Racing Pinball", "Kiss Pinball" and "Ultimate Gold Pinball" So a total of nearly 50 new supported pinball tables! 🤯 PincabView2D will also get a full external database feature so you will be able to set everything as you want per games and add/try all the games you want too So stay tuned!! PS: And if you have some issues or requests it's now time to repport!!
  4. I found a few problems with SlamTilt : the DMD size initialisation seems to be not working in some cases... And also the performances are very poor: I made some more testings with a less powerfull computer and the game runs very slow... A patch will come soon Edit : discrete update the launcher in the archieve available from now should fix the issue with SlamTilt. For now only the launcher is updated (if you have already installed the 1.3 version you can just replace "PinCabView2DLauncher.exe" The performances will still be very poor but a true update with a very optimized shader will follow this night.
  5. PinCabView2D 1.3 released! - SlamTilt (Windows) support added (doesn't use DOSBox at all but some informations in the "fake" config file are still used by the launcher) To install SlamTilt, just copy the full CD content and past in the dedicated "SlamTilt" directory and that's all! (only "SlamTilt" 1997 is supported by PinCabView2D, for "SlamTilt Resurrection" 1999 please use the "not 2D" version of PinCabView available in VPUniverse's forum too) - Silverball2 native support added (same as Silverball but with up to 3 more tables) - Desktop mode should be fixed (display/ratio) - 180° Rotation should be fixed - Some more shader improvements - Some quicklanch timings improvements I'm very happy to get the original SlamTilt working too : this is 4 very nice tables to discover or to remember! Enjoy!
  6. Nice! Thanks for the feadback I will try to improve these timings a little for the upcoming version It should be released very soon and will have full SlamTilt support (4 very nice 2D tables!!)
  7. these timings are a pain... depending on your computer spec some game load faster or slower on some machines. that's why I added a TimerScale option, try to increase this value to approx 1.5 and it should work (with 1.5, all the launch timings will be 1.5x longer than the default one)
  8. Version 3.3 available with full support for SlamTilt Resurrection (both tables in 3D or 2D views) 1st post edited: Enjoy! Here how these new table look (3D) And in 2D mode : PS: PinCabView2D with support of the standard SlamTilt game (4 tables in 2D) will follow very soon!
  9. Nice to see some interest Most of these games are "abandonware" and so can be found in websites proposing such content. The game are very easy to install but it's not "plug&play" : for most of them you have to install the game in dos with DOSBox, you may also have to set the sound configuration to "soundblaster 16" and to check the autoexec part of the game config file to be sure it matches your installation (if not you will have to edit this part of the config file). I would have been pleased to make them working "plug and play" but it can't be done for legal reasons. Also I made it working for Landscape and portrait configurations BUT the CRT effect will look better if you have your screen in portrait mode before launch. At first I made a script to rotate the screen before launch but unfortunately it doesn't work for all OS nor graphic cards... So if your pincab has the main screen in landscape configuration (it's my case) you better have to rotate your screen before launch with irotate or anything else (it will look better)
  10. Just updated to 1.2 with some inputs fixed and some DOSBox PinHack code improvements (it doesn't change anything here but it's beter )
  11. it can be done... that's nearly what's done for the others but it's a boring task... And for so few people... (According to the replies here and elsewhere, we should be nearly the only guys interesting by these old games ) I saw a few mapping problems with some of the new games, so I will release again an update soon. I think a wheel image per game would be already very nice and enough (and probably less time consuming for you too) If you want to do that, it would be awesome
  12. Nice! Thanks! Unfortunately Epic Pinball is one of the very few games with no directlaunch support (ie : the full game is launched but you can't launch directly a specific table) At this time these games don't have direct individual table launch support through the launcher : - Epic Pinball - Silverball - Psycho Pinball - Pinball Wizard 2000 For all the others games their tables can be launched directly by command line.
  13. PinCabView2D 2.0 by Aubrel This patch is free and should remain free. Not for commercial uses!! I'm happy to release this patch! It will transforme completely many old PC pinball 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 most of the 2D PinballDreams-like PC games. A "PinCabKeys" option is available in PinCabView2D.ini to get full support with standard VPX keyboard keys (used by default) DMD's position and size can be set in PinCabView2D.ini This pack doesn't contain any file of these games and will not modify them at all. It supports perfectly 17 uniques games for a total of 78 unique tables! 🤯 I added the following features (nearly all the same than I did with ProPinball games) : - Pixel perfect CRT effect (optionnal) - Backglass on 2nd screen (with or without grill) - DMD export (backglass or 3rd screen) - Desktop or Pincab view - And also full standard VPX keys support ! The "PinCabKeys" option is available in PinCabView2D.ini to get full support with standard VPX keyboard keys (used by default) DMD's position and size can be set in PinCabView2D.ini Here how it looks : The pack contains : - PinCabView2D Launcher - DOSBox "PinHack V3x" build (customized version, diff patch included) - PinCabView v4 and CRTGeomMOD v4 ReShade's shaders (fully merged together) - Reshade's dll (opengl32.dll / Custom dll used by default) - dgVoodoo2's dll (ddraw.dg / only used with SlamTilt) Supported games (perfectly working) : - Pinball Dreams - DOS - Pinball Dreams II - DOS - Pinball Dreams Deluxe - DOS/GOG (it includes Pinball Dreams 1 & 2) - Pinball Fantasies - DOS - Pinball Mania - DOS - Pinball Fantasies Deluxe - DOS/GOG (it includes Pinball Fantasies & Mania) - Pinball Illusions - DOS/GOG - Absolute Pinball - DOS - Pinball 2000 - DOS - Pinball 4000 - DOS - Psycho Pinball - DOS - Ultimate Pinball - DOS - Epic Pinball Complete Collection - DOS/GOG - Silverball - DOS - Silverball 2 - DOS - Electronic Pinball - DOS - Thomas The Tank Engine's Pinball - DOS - Pinball Wizard 2000 - DOS - SlamTilt - Windows DOS pinball games tested but unfortunately not working : - Extreme Pinball - DOS - Pinball Warriors - DOS - Tilt - DOS - Pinball Prelude - DOS ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** How to use : - Create a directory and extract the full archive inside. - Install your games here in their dedicated folders. - Check the "autoexec" part at the end of the config files of the games you own (config files located in PinCabView2D\Configs\). You can edit a little this "autoexec" part, but it should match your game installation. But don't change anything else. - If needed set PinCabView2D.ini "PinCabView" and "PinCabView_ADV" options Optionnal : the CRT effect will look better if you set your screen in portrait mode before launch - Launch the launcher with the "ConfigName" of the game you want to launch as command Optionnal : you can also send the number of the table you want to be launched directly as 2nd parameter. - That's all, it should work Examples: "C:\My Game Folder\PinCabView2DLauncher.exe" DreamsDx Will launch Pinball Dreams Deluxe (gog) "C:\My Game Folder\PinCabView2DLauncher.exe" DreamsDx 3 Will launch Pinball Dreams Deluxe (gog) and will also launch directly the 3rd table of "Pinball Dreams" "C:\My Game Folder\PinCabView2DLauncher.exe" DreamsDx 6 Will launch Pinball Dreams Deluxe (gog) and will also launch directly the 2nd table of "Pinball Dreams II" (Quicklaunch is not available for : Epic Pinball, Silverball, Silverball 2, Pinball Wizard 2000 and Psycho Pinball) PinCabKeys : - "1" (repeat quickly) => F1-F8 (+Yes) - "2" => Esc - "5" => No - "Enter" => Plunger (+OK) - "Shift"s => Flippers (+Directions if needed) - "Ctrl"s => Nudges (+Directions if needed) - "z", "Space", "/" => Nudges ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Side notes : - Some game's resolutions should be set as expected to work : *Pinball Illusion should be set in default "VGA 360x350" *Thomas The Tank Engine's Pinball should be set in "Small" *Absolute Pinbal should be set in "VGA High" *SlamTilt options should be kept "Zoom Off" and "DMD Small" (setting forced at game start) *Others should be set in "High Res" when available - Don't use the launcher to install your games, you can use directly the DOSBox included to do that. - To use a different keys mapping, disable "PinCabKeys" in PinCabView2D.ini and set it as you want (Ctrl+F1 ingame with game windowed using Alt+Enter) - The Windows DPI-Scale setting for high resolutions should be the same for all your screens. - If the "QuickLaunch" command doesn't work correctly, you can try to increase the "TimerSale" option in PinCabView2D.ini (1.5 should be enough in most cases). You can now also set the "SleepTime" values as you want and per game in PinCabView2D.ini - You can acces some options in Reshade's UI using "home" key but most of them are set by the launcher and shouldn't be changed (check only "User Preferences Settings" section). You can still use it to set the brightness of the table, the backglass, the DMD and to activate or not the CRT effect. - For most of these DOS game you will have to check if the "autoexec" part at the end of the DOSBox config file is matching your game installation. - SlamTilt doesn't run in DOSBox, its DOSBox's config file is a "fake" one only needed to be able to use the same launcher without too much changes. - A desktop mode is available (can be activated in PinCabView2D.ini) but to keep the CRT effect you will need a UHD screen ("CRT Effect" can be disabled in ReShade's UI with home key) - The Reshade's dll (PinCabView2D\opengl32.dll) used by default is a custom one made by Ducon2016 for CRTGeomMOD (it removes the start message and improves the UI). If this dll doesn't work for you (I saw only one case in 2 years where it doesn't work...), you can use the official opengl32_reshade_orig.dll included instead (just rename to opengl32.dll and replace) - To work correctly and to avoid unexpected issues please install the games in their dedicated folders in order to match the corresponding config file settings. ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Changelog : 2.0 (Big shader update) - "CabView" shader has been mostly completely rewritten to fix some old issues, to get better performances (nearly 50% faster than before!), to get more features and to be more flexible and friendly to use. - Game's settings are now mostly put in PinCabView2D.ini (you can now add games for the launcher and set the already included ones as you want) 1.3 - SlamTilt (Windows) support added (doesn't use DOSBox at all but some informations in the "fake" config file are still used by the launcher) To install SlamTilt, just copy the full CD content and past in the dedicated "SlamTilt" directory and that's all! (only "SlamTilt" 1997 is supported by PinCabView2D, for "SlamTilt Resurrection" 1999 please use the "not 2D" version of PinCabView available in VPUniverse's forum too) - Silverball2 native support added (same as Silverball but with up to 3 more tables) - Desktop mode should be fixed (display/ratio) - 180° Rotation should be fixed - Some more shader improvements - Some quicklanch timings improvements 1.2 - Keys mapping fixed for the standalone versions of Pinball Dreams, Dreams II and Mania - Keys mapping improved for Pinball Illusions, Ultimate Pinball, Absolute Pinball (left&right nudges added) - Direct launch fixed for Pinball Mania. - DOSBox-PinHack-V3x : ratio code improved. - DOSBox-PinHack-V3x : You can now set a ratio for the standard game resolution and an other for the expanded one. - DOSBox-PinHack-V3x : Default ratio are now set to 4:3 for standard gaming and 9:16 for the expanded resolution (when used without the launcher) - CRT effect is now removed by default when used without the launcher (can help to install and set the games before play) 1.1 - Full support added for Pinball Wizard 2000 - Native support added for the standalone versions of Pinball Dreams, Dreams II, Fantasies, Mania. - Patch added to fix Pinball 2000 and Pinball Dreams II (standalone) intro and menu. - Some key timing fixes for direct launch command (you can use TimerScale option in the ini to match better your machine speed). - DOSBox Pinhack sources cleanups for release. - A few changes in the config files and game folders. If you already used the previous version please check again the autoexec section after updating. 1.0 First Official Release ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Info / Support : https://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/5744-pincabview2d-most-old-dos-pinball-games-in-your-pincab Thanks to Ducon2016 and Houb ^^ for the amazing "CRTGeomMOD" shader http://www.emuline.org/topic/1420-shader-crt-multifonction-kick-ass-looking-games Big thanks to Felipe Sanches, Joaquim Hilari, sirlee,... for the DOSBox "PinHack" version used to remove the game's scrolling https://github.com/DeXteRrBDN/dosbox-pinhack And thanks to all the others DOSBox "PinHack" build contributors too : https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=12424 ReShade home : https://reshade.me DOSBox home : https://www.dosbox.com dgVoodoo2 home : http://dege.freeweb.hu/ ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Download PinCabView2D 2.0 : https://www.mediafire.com/file/377h9oxxk5m202f/PinCabView2D_2.0.rar/file Enjoy! 👍
  14. PinCabView 2D is now about to be released !! It supports perfectly 14 uniques DOS games for a total of 65 unique tables! 🤯 I added the following features (nearly all the same than I did with ProPinball games) : - Pixel perfect CRT effect (optionnal) - Backglass on 2nd screen (with or without grill) - DMD export (backglass or 3rd screen) - Desktop or Pincab view - And also full standard VPX keys support ! Here how it looks : I hope you will enjoy! 👍
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