TerryRed

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  1. I present to you, the world’s first PinUp Player table mod, Tron Legacy VPX (PUP Edition). PinUp Player is a new program that allows for full video files to be played on your backglass, topper or dmd screen, when triggered from in table events. This basically means you can have a JJP-like backglass, Stern-like middle screen, or a SLAMT1LT FP-like table. This is not using a PinUp B2S (easy method that doesn't need any mod of the table), and was a complete mod of the table script. I created all the videos myself (1920×1080 for Backglass, and 1920×822 for Topper), inspired by SLAMT1LT’s FP version. Skip to 3:20 to get right to the demo and skip by rambling. Note: The backglass video in the upper right may seem to stutter…that’s because OBS wouldn’t record it nicely, whereas my cabinet shows that the videos all play perfectly all the time! Since this is a rom based table. I have no access or control over any of the game code or actions. I literally made A LOT of new code specifically for PUP that works based on only triggers / switches from the game, and the playfield lights and neon ramp colour logic. It’s a miracle I was able to pull this off, as this works with most MB modes, as well as the jackpots,etc all having unique videos with titles,etc. Because of this, I also wasn’t able to do anything for Sea of Simulation, End of Line MB, or portal, as they all use White for neon ramp colours, and I have no way to differentiate them. Enjoy….so cool! PinUp Player can be downloaded here: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=38979&page=1
  2. No possible to play table video 4k

    Literally just talked about this with NailBuster. He seems to think it may be possible with VLC...at least with still images. I did something like that with MOTU Mastered on FP. A Text overlay on top of the Video Overlay. I'm not sure if JJP uses a text overlay for everything. I'm sure alot of it is also pre-rendered videos....but for scoring with VP, we really can't have a text overlay for all instances of every score (its just images...not PinMAME or UltraDMD). Yes, you saw that I created scoring over video on MOTU...but only for big significant events that always awarded the same points each time. I suppose for big consistent scoring events we could though. Though honestly you could just video edit scores or text on top of the videos or pictures for big events anyway. Nice thing about this program is you can just add more videos or pictures to a folder (which equals a playlist) all you want to remove repetition without needing to change the table script again. As for PROC, I tried to install that Evil Dead (when it was available) and it was not a simple process.... (I never did get it to work). This setup is easy by comparison....and if it somehow can tap into B2S calls....just imagine.
  3. No possible to play table video 4k

    Yah, I think having videos on the playfield won't be happening for cabinets. Exclusive fullscreen is REQUIRED if you want VPX to play well in 4K in a cabinet view...and too many people don't want to give up silky smooth, stutter-free gameplay by going back to windowed fullscreen. For desktop though, I could see it being used similar to FP in borderless windowed mode. Yah, VLC doesn't seem to work with the Alpha channel of PNG. I just tried it. This would be a very neat thing to do...but it seems alot of people havew issues getting ALPHA channels to work well with VLC. As for reproducing event-driven toppers. It already supports that and it works well for an original table. (you can use it for any event you want, really) For a rom-based table, you would either have to get it to work with the script with another set of rules or commands, or hope it can get support via B2S. I would prefer the option of having both supported. If you see a table getting alot of videos with this...the nice thing is you can simply remove videos from an event's folder (which equals an auto playlist), unless the script calls for a specific filename. It would be possible to have a Jersey Jack like BackGlass with this. I would love to see it! Options are always a good thing.
  4. No possible to play table video 4k

    I uploaded what 4K videos I had so far to my folder on the GameEx FTP, in: /-PinballX-/Other Uploads/TerryRed/4K Media/Future Pinball/Table Videos These are all 30 fps videos at 3840x2160. On another note, I noticed that Convert-it (love that program) won't allow you to manually convert videos to a custom size above 1920x1080. It will however convert a 4K video to the same 4K size if you choose to not change resolution. Also, I've been beta testing a new program that will allow for VPX to have real-time videos played on your BG, DMD, or Topper screen... and this is all triggered from in table events. So otherwords, you can almost have a SLAMT1LT like table in VPX now. (no overlays or hologram videos on the table itself though). It uses VLC as its media player. It works really well so far. I've been having it play videos clips from Tron Legacy in full HD at 1080p 24 fps while playing Tron Legacy VPX, and they play silky smooth on all screens...including on top of your B2S! (you have to "Hide" PBX Topper video when table is launch, but Topper Pics are fine) Here's the thread: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=38979
  5. The Getaway: Hi-Speed 2 Here is a demo video of my update to the addressable leds for this table. Some of the highlights: I kept all of Swisslizard's original MX led effects added new RPM Tachometer "VROOM" effect (activated with flipper when ball in plunger lane) "SHIFT" flashes on back MX whenever shift light is on. Added Orbit Effects. Added animated effects for ALL actions on the table. Added Red / Blue Beacon effects. Removed any duplicate PF Back MX flashers that already had animated MX Effects. Added some flashers and effects on the Left and Right MX. Very cool light show! If you want to skip my ranting at the beginning, go to 2:40 to go right to the demo. The update has been submitted to DOF Config Tool. Once it has been approved, you just need to update your DOF Config files with the Tool and you are good to go!
  6. No possible to play table video 4k

    Thanks Tom. At least we know we aren't going nuts trying different codec settings,etc... PBX is not a bottleneck... it's a gift.
  7. No possible to play table video 4k

    So you mean it doesn't matter whether we use LAV, or FFMPEG, or FFDshow or HEVC... that PBX's rendering is restricted...so currently the only option is a faster CPU? I honestly wasn't expecting it to run perfect considering I'm essentially playing the equivalent of 5+ 1080p videos at the same time per table. Decisions...decisions...
  8. No possible to play table video 4k

    Just tried to do about 40 4K videos myself...and yah it makes PBX run slow, even with hardware decoders,etc... May have to play around with it...but so far 30fps 4K videos run fine, but PBX is a bit slow (with 4 videos running at the same time). Haven't tried just a playfield video with static everything else yet. i5 2500K, GTX 970, 500GB SSD.
  9. No possible to play table video 4k

    While I haven't tried any video capture in 4K yet....using the correct codec may make a difference. 4K video tends to use HEVC now, so if you system can handle that ok it may be fine. Not sure if LAV supports HEVC though. Stick to 30 fps for your videos either way.
  10. No possible to play table video 4k

    Yah, its best to stick with 30 fps for all systems, unless you know for sure you will only have "one" 60 fps playfield video, with the BG, DMD,etc as pictures. So if you guys see Toppers at more than 30fps, you should convert them to 30 as they won't always run smooth and will hamper your Pinball x experience.
  11. No possible to play table video 4k

    I do have a 4K playfield and run everything in 4K.....but I haven't tried creating NEW 4K videos for Pinball X yet, so I don't know if they will run well. Whatever video you are using for pinball videos....don't try running 60 fps videos if you also have videos on your backglass, topper,etc....as you will get stuttering. Instead, convert all pinball videos to 30 fps, and you won't have any issues. (this has nothing to do with 4K, its a limitation with PBX)
  12. OK...so with Stranger Things Season 2 about to start... I thought something could use an addressable leds update! I asked ScottyWic if it would be ok for me to add custom addressable leds triggers to the table and DOF MX code to the table script and he said go for it! So I did! Note, I didn't replace or change the normal DOF (I did fix a couple DOF trigger errors). I added completely different trigger commands and "E" numbers used only for DOF MX leds. This allowed me to do whatever I wanted without interfering with what was already there. It also allows anyone who doesn't like what I did to simply erase the "MX commands" for their custom config for the table in DOF Config Tool...and simply "Generate Basic MX Config" to go back to the Basic MX Flashers emulation....but who would want that? The new table version 2.2 (with my DOF MX updates) was submitted to ScottyWic, so he'll be uploading it soon. I also submitted the "all new" DOF MX commands to DOF Config Tool (which REQUIRES 2.2) which is waiting approval. What would a TerryRed update be without a video.... here is a demo of my DOF MX mod of Stranger Things 2.2:
  13. FP needs its backglass as a custom resolution set in the registry, NOT in FP settings or it wont work. ( PBX is completely different than FP and it will just use the normal screen number for that screen. I use Topper videos and DMD videos for my middle screen for PBX.
  14. Tron Legacy (Stern) (Ultimate): DOFLinx MX Cabinet Edition The Grid's most awesome addressable leds make for Light Cycle ramp effects, Light Jet Cannons, Explosions and the coolest de-resolution effects you have ever seen in a real pinball cabinet! A video demonstration of this table can be seen here in my cabinet: This table has complete cabinet feedback and lighting support for the following: – 10 solenoids for flipper, slingshots, bumpers, etc.. – 5 RGB flashers – Blower Fan – Shaker – Gear motor – Strobe – Beacon – Start button – Coin button – Launch Ball button – RGB Undercab Lighting – Addressable Leds
  15. You could always consider getting or building a mini-pin or mid sized pin.. You can still fit some solenoids, and addressable leds in there in the future, and it takes up much less space and way less expensive.