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    PinballX Crash on Table Exit (Random)

    I've had my share of unexplained crashes and I just uploaded to the latest 2.94. I then started to see something that hasn't happened before. I have two animated *.gif in the loading folder and these both started to freeze PBX. Took them away and it has been rock solid so far. I just wonder if this might have been the reason for my intermittent crashes. With the new version. It seems that the videos I've previously recorder are more washed out than what they where before ?! Well. Something I can live with - probably is about time I record new ones on 4k ( current vids are 1080p )
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    Table sound when browsing tables

    Congratulations on becoming a father once again. I really should try to make these myself, so thank you for the info.
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    Table sound when browsing tables

    @gStAv Have you made a write up on how you are making the tables sounds of yours ? If I knew the exact steps, programs used and settings you are using it would be easier to help you out complementing your great work. I've said it before, it isn't the same browsing PBX without your work and now there is a few holes I would love to fill. But, I would love to know a bit more about your process if possible. Find it kind of essential that the sound level is the same as yours.
  4. Yeah. That is why I was hoping that we could call on PinUP that has already defined where the video would play - resolution etc. But, it seems we're out of luck at least for now.
  5. @Tom Speirs It was an example of a video that convert-it can't convert. I see those 60ish tutorial videos and thank you for those. But, there are more than a few other videos out there that I would like to get my hands on. Yes, these are youtube videos as well. Problems seems to be downloading, I guess, if that works, it will convert just fine. @PcTeknic I see why you are doing that. But, I can assure you that I prefer my method Well, this is not the thread for discussion. So, I'll shut up now.
  6. Any tip on how to convert eg. this one ? Convert-it doesn't download the video
  7. Yeah. I know. I always leave the original file-name and use description. I actually made myself a perl script that uses information from ipdb to help me fill in the information like name, year, manufactorer. The drawback is that once I update a table in PBX. I need to run PBXrecorder again to get new media files. I probably should look into what I've just suggested. But, as long as I have room on the SSD. You know the drill My naming is : VPX__2_in_1__EM__1964__Bally I use two underscores to separate fields with, that way I can do automatic processing of meta data in all sort of ways. Easy to find duplicates and stuff like that.
  8. I haven't tried it yet - but, maybe it would work for you to use "links" as it is called in Windows to reference back to those media files of your JSpradlin. https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/
  9. Would love it if support for playing youtube videos directly from instructions would be possible. Seems like PinupPlayer is going to become a standard for VP some way or another and hooking into that might be something that is easy to implement ? Link for Tom http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=38979&page=1
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    Table sound when browsing tables

    @gStav : Thank you so much these updates. It isn't the same scrolling through pbx without your work attached. You are the best !
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    How do new (registered) users claim free Convert-it?

    Hmm. I must be blind - where ?
  12. Yeah, well I can live with it. It is a temporary problem I'm sure.
  13. God damn it - have struggled with PinballX for days - and when I finally found a fix for it, then this happens.
  14. Very nice - thank you so much for sharing !!
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    Resolved : Can't figure out how to solve this

    Holy crap - I seem to have fixed it. Looking at the old log from the backup folder I noticed that the next thing it did before was to open the dmd. I found a pindmd.dll in pinballx folder - renamed it to pindmd.dll.off and now the backglass came up. So, copied the pindmd.dll from visual pinball over to pinballx and I'm a happy man again. How this whole thing actually started. Is a mystery to me.
  16. Two days ago I was playing a game and I had a power outage in the area. When the power came back, pinballx would not launch anymore. It just hangs there with the startup-logo, unresponsive. Task manager -> PinballX and Backglass server, both unresponsive. All tested games work outside PinballX, Game-manager also. Even PinballX Lite, but, well that doesn't show a backglass or PinDMD3 :-( Anyone seen something like this before ? Tried un-installing/re-installing codecs, re-installed PinballX over itself ( same version ). Have after this happened installed the visual pinball all in one for 10.2 and updated to latest SAM. No change. Log has only 9 lines. 09:30:31.6 31.12.2016: PinballX - Version 2.28 09:30:31.6 31.12.2016: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 64-bit (7,9638671875GB) 09:30:31.6 31.12.2016: Loading Settings 09:30:31.6 31.12.2016: Initialize Component 09:30:31.6 31.12.2016: Initialize Display 09:30:32.7 31.12.2016: Loading PlugIns 09:30:32.8 31.12.2016: Created DirectX BackGlass Window 09:30:32.9 31.12.2016: Hiding Cursor 09:30:32.9 31.12.2016: Hiding Taskbar I had a backup of a working setup, that I copied to another folder. Same problem. Is there maybe a debug version that I could get my hands on ?
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    Resolved : Can't figure out how to solve this

    Thank you for your suggestion. Restored successfully to the 20.12. No change.
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    PinDMD v3 DMD attract videos

    Hmm. Got it up and running, looks nice - but, @gtxjoe - how did you manage to set the color for them ? Mine is just white at the moment and I would love to be able to have some color to them.
  19. Hi ! Sorry if this has been requested before. But, I wonder if it would be possible to add a new tag to the xml named "info" or something in that direction that would be configurable to work more or less like description is today. The reason for asking is that I don't keep my table descriptions like eg. "name ( year, manufacturer)". My scheme is more in the direction of VPX__long_name__TECH__YEAR__MANUFACTORER - I separate with double underlines. Reason ? Well, I'm mainly a linux guy and manipulating meta-data is often done by sending those xml files over to my linux server. I hate whitespaces, parenthesis etc. I try to keep descriptions within [a-zA-Z0-9] if possible. I would like to be able to use the info/overlay screen with the 'rating' stars - but, with my table name scheme the filenames becomes way to long and outright ugly. Description isn't really only description in pinballx IMO. So, in short, a tag that is kind of free-text that is configurable to be shown instead of description would be very nice. Currently, and that is my fault because I use my description in this way, the search for online resources isn't really working. It would be nice if the new tag would be used in searching for eg. instruction cards or maybe there could be added a option to input manually what to search for ? Just a suggestion, Thank you for this wonderful frontend.
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    Feature request - info tag

    Hi ! Sorry if this has been requested before. But, I wonder if it would be possible to add a new tag to the xml named "info" or something in that direction that would be configurable to work more or less like description is today. The reason for asking is that I don't keep my table descriptions like eg. "name ( year, manufacturer)". My scheme is more in the direction of VPX__long_name__TECH__YEAR__MANUFACTORER - I separate with double underlines. Reason ? Well, I'm mainly a linux guy and manipulating meta-data is often done by sending those xml files over to my linux server. I hate whitespaces, parenthesis etc. I try to keep descriptions within [a-zA-Z0-9] if possible. I would like to be able to use the info/overlay screen with the 'rating' stars - but, with my table name scheme the filenames becomes way to long and outright ugly. Description isn't really only description in pinballx IMO. So, in short, a tag that is kind of free-text that is configurable to be shown instead of description would be very nice. Currently, and that is my fault because I use my description in this way, the search for online resources isn't really working. It would be nice if the new tag would be used in searching for eg. instruction cards or maybe there could be added a option to input manually what to search for ? Just a suggestion, Thank you for this wonderful frontend.
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    Unhide dmd from Visual Pinball

    One way I can think if is editing the registry entry for the rom. Don't remember the exact key and I'm on linux right now - it is something like hklmuser\software\freeware\<romname>
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    Company Logos only show 60 logos

    Can this please be addressed in the next release ? Don't know how much time went by trying to resolve why the Willams logos where not shown. Company Logos of ftp does contains over 60 images I believe. Thank you at least for posting this, or I would still be looking into the wall in despair :-)
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