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  1. Very cool! I was starting to work on some wheels myself, but these are much better.
  2. I’ll let them know about your solution. Maybe it will help preserve it from harm. It is good to know that they are trying to integrate with PBX.
  3. Okay. I've had a chance to try your solution with a few tables, and it worked just fine. As I mentioned, I had also been in contact with the BGR folks who asked me to test two new bat files, one of which hung up on my pc and the other of which did get me back to PBX but didn't actually close the BGR table. If you're good with it, I'll get out of the way now and leave it to you to communicate as you wish. You're obviously both smart and generous, and again I take my hat off to you.
  4. Thank you so much for your additional great work on this. I’ll try out your solution as soon as I’m home.
  5. Hi joyrider, I think the new app is a download option when you go to their tables download/open page.
  6. Hi joyrider, BingoGameroom recently added a new Bally table called Mystic Gate and also upgraded their general app. It appears that unlike all the other tables, Mystic Gate can’t be launched from it’s own folder, but must be launched from the general app and doesn’t work with your ahk. BGR has now created their own method of integration with PinballX, which they explain in the general app’s help section, but so far I just haven’t been able to get any of their tables to exit back to PinballX using their system. I’ve mentioned it to them and am waiting to hear back. Tom Trenkner
  7. Thanks again for taking the time to help me joyrider. I'm fairly confident that one of those leads will solve the problem. After all, I did get it working initially. By the way, I noticed yesterday that four of the one-screen tables have now been updated to two screens, which leaves just five one-screens in the collection. At this rate, my problem will soon be moot. But I would like to understand both Autohotkey and BingoGameRoom better.
  8. joyrider, I fixed my Nashville problem, but I have no idea why it works. I had originally downloaded the entire BingoGameRoom to an external drive and simply copied the folder to the c drive program folder so it would work with your program without any modification. For some reason, Nashville didn't like this. I fixed it by deleting the copied Nashville folder on the C drive and replacing it with a new Nashville download that went directly into the c drive. Meanwhile, I developed a new problem. I'm trying to set up a one-screen version of BingoGameRoom on a second pc to play the tables that won't work on my two-screen rig. While I can get the tables to play fine from the BingoGameRoom app and from their individual exe's, I can't for the life of me get them to work in this pc's desktop PinballX app. I recompiled your app and copied over everything but Nashville, which I again downloaded directly to the second pc. When I tried launching a couple of them from the PinballX Game List Manager to see if that would tell me anything, I got a "Game Not Found" message. The odd thing is that they did work briefly but stopped working when I moved them to a different location (and then no longer worked in the original location either). I've gone over and over my settings on your app and PBX and tried uninstalling BingoGameRoom and starting over. Can you think of any reason why PBX stopped being able to find them? Thanks. Tom
  9. joyrider, Just to let you know how well your program worked, Only one of the 53 two-screen tables (Nashville) failed in PinballX, generating the error message "An exception of class NilObjectException was not handled...." As you noted, (nine) others aren't set up for two screens. Pretty amazing! Thanks again! Tom
  10. Okay. I got it working too! I didn't even have a problem with my 4:3 backglass, which I set to stretch. You'll never know how grateful I am. I wiled away many hours of my misspent youth in diners and truckstops that had these machines, sometimes hidden away in the kitchen.
  11. joyrider, I couldn't believe it when I opened my pc this morning to find that you'd already got this thing working! I'll report back as soon as I try it out on my own setup. Thank you sooooo much!
  12. Thanks joyrider for addressing my question, which was what parameters (and perhaps other settings) would be needed to get PBX working with these games. I’ll get back to the author along the lines you suggest. For now, I’m not trying to get too fancy with the input device. I’ll probably just use a keyboard. Edit: thanks also for your follow up. I’m a beginner with all of this, but i’ll see what I can teach myself and also look forward to anything more you find out. Thanks again.
  13. For those who may not know, there is a large collection of beautifully simulated bingo pinball machines at http://bingo.joopriem.nl/ The author included settings that enable their use in a two-screen virtual pinball setup. I would love to integrate this collection into my PinballX setup, which has enough keys to accommodate these rather complex games, but I’m a complete illiterate when it comes to PBX settings, particularly parameters. Does anyone out there know how to get these games to work with PBX? i contacted the author, but he hasn’t yet had the chance to check out PBX, and though the question was raised a few years ago on this this forum, the topic was closed without anyone providing an answer regarding parameters.
  14. Recent improvements to PinballX have been fabulous. As a game collecting completist, I was especially happy to see the end of the limitation on list sizes. I would like to second prior requests to lift the cap on the number of company logos that can be displayed. The current cap isn't high enough to support all the pinball companies, and if you're also using PinballX for MAME, the cap become more problematic still. Thanks for continually making this wonderful software even better.
  15. Not in a specific FX2 folder or folders as my VP tables do. The few I've tried to add so far do seem to be accessible in the "All Tables" folder, which is itself a mystery to me because It doesn't seem to include all my tables. My problem probably results from in a gap in my understanding of how the list / groups function translates to the screen, In any event, I'm stumped.
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