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File Name: Back to the Future (Data East 1990) [dB2S]
File Submitter: Westworld
File Submitted: 07 Mar 2013
File Category: B2S Backglasses

Backglass Design information:
Authentic version.

A huge thanks to Rosve, or better a double thanks, his B2S concept has brought me to backglass design - and I used his Back To The Future B2S backglass to find all lamp positions and how to connect them to the ROM.

Another big thanks to Chriz for his high resolution backglass collection, which was used as picture.

The backglass supports both 2 and 3 screen cabinets.

- The backglass requires
- .NET Framework 4 installed on your computer. If it is not installed, it can be downloaded from www.microsoft.com:
Download link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a391abd-25c1-4fc0-919f-b21f31ab88b7&displaylang=en
- 'B2S.Server' version 1.0 or higher, installed and configured
Download link: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=7426
- The B2S screen settings file "ScreenRes.txt".
Download link for a configuration tool 'B2S ScreenRes Editor': http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=6268

- Unzip and copy the 'directB2S' file into your Visual Pinball table folder.
Name it like the VP table or like the Hyperpin description tag of the table

- Change one line in the table script:
Search for the following code line
Set Controller = CreateObject("VPinMAME.Controller")
and replace it with
Set Controller = CreateObject("B2S.Server")

If you have a 3 screen cabinet it is important to have the DMD size and position correctly set in the screenres.txt file, to have the Grill removed from the backglass and the DMD displayed on the 3rd screen.
If you have a real DMD, open the table script and set .hidden=1 to deactivate the DMD, as the emulation of alphanumeric characters looks unreal. In some cases .hidden=1 might not work, then try .showPinDMD=0. To have the DMD displayed on the main backglass screen, even your ScreenRes.txt file has a different setting, click on the backglass, press "S" and disable "Hide DMD".

Backglass name:
The backglass file name is based on a correct Hyperpin installation and configuration. The B2S. backglass server will find the correct backglass using the Hyperpin XML file.
If you don't use Hyperpin or don't know how to handle it or there is a problem for the server to find the backglass file, rename the backglass file matching the table name.
By example, if your table is named "MyPinball 1.0 FS.vpt", rename the backglass to "MyPinball 1.0 FS.directB2S".

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Thanks for this, I can now get rid of the only UVP backglass that I ever managed to set up during one of several false starts I've made at this hobby.  I think I did myself a favour by leaving it alone until the arrival of dB2S!


Quick question though, which of the two identically named downloads is the updated version?



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Quick question though, which of the two identically named downloads is the updated version?


sorry for this issue, I did not expected them to be displayed like that. And I don't know how I can add a comment now...

I'm afraid that you need to download both and use the newer version.

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