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Real DMD support is here!

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How about lets see some real DMD content from the community now?

I can implement random videos and more if only there were some to use.

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Buy me a DMD and I will. ;)

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Is there a go to DMD for pinball?

I've seen some people implementing a 7" USB display for this purpose.

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Ack! I saw the 1.81 announcement on my cab, but didn't download. Now when I'm getting ready for bed I see the release notes! Tomorrow...

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I can tell you Adultery it is an expensive hobby. It cost me a small fortune to get one myself and since I couldn't fit it myself I had to pay a premium. I just hope folks appreciate it!

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Looks great!!!!!! Now what format do the images and videos need to be in? I know open6l released a ton of DMD videos but those are for a third monitor.

Z

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Yeah, existing stuff does not look too good but WILL work.

Supported images and videos are the same (as per your doc) with the addition of AVI.

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Cannot believe it! Looks great! Thanks so much! Just saw this and installed right away! Just gets better and better!

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lol... you guys need these vids in 4k res? :) Can someone shoot me a link to a video running one of them so I can see how bad the vids play?

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As a start I have transformed most of the DMD videos from Gregzkij in the FTP folder "Pipshag" and transformed them for use with Real DMD (in my case PinDMD2 with Vishay)

You can download them in the FTP folder "/Other Uploads/sigma415/RealDMD_Videos".

See also the _Readme.txt

Update: Attached ZIP archive with video files:

Example (click on GIF):

Monster Bash (Williams 1998).gif

RealDMD Videos v01a.zip

 

Edit 2016-10-23:  Included files:

Creature from the Black Lagoon (Bally 1992).avi
Doctor Who (Bally 1992).avi
Fish Tales (Williams 1992).avi
Flintstones (Williams 1994).avi
Getaway - High Speed 2 (Williams 1992).avi
Guns and Roses (Data East 1994).avi
Independence Day (Sega 1996).avi
Indiana Jones (Williams 1993).avi
Johnny Mnemonic (Williams 1995).avi
Junk Yard (Williams 1996).avi
Jurassic Park (Data East 1993).avi
Lord Of The Rings (Stern 2003).avi
Medieval Madness (Williams 1997).avi
Monster Bash (Williams 1998).avi
NBA Fastbreak (Midway 1997).avi
Playboy (Stern 2002).avi
Red and Ted's Road Show (Williams 1994).avi
Ripley's Believe It or Not (Stern 2004).avi
Rocky and Bullwinkle (Data East 1993).avi
Rollercoaster Tycoon (Stern 2002).avi
Safe Cracker (Bally 1996).avi
Scared Stiff (Bally 1996).avi
Simpsons Pinball Party (Stern 2003).avi
South Park (Sega 1999).avi
Star Trek The Next Generation (Williams 1993).avi
Star Wars (Data East 1992).avi
Star Wars Trilogy (Sega 1997).avi
Starship Troopers (Sega 1997).avi
Tales from the Crypt (Data East 1993).avi
Tales of the Arabian Nights (Williams 1996).avi
Terminator 2 - Judgment Day (Williams 1991).avi
The Addams Family (Williams 1992).avi
The Shadow (Bally 1994).avi
Theatre of Magic (Midway 1995).avi
Twilight Zone (Bally 1993).avi
Whitewater (Williams 1993).avi
Who Dunnit (Bally 1995).avi
World Cup Soccer 94 (Bally 1994).avi

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Thanks guys.

To clarify what we need, they should be 128x32 as solid pixels in white/greyscale. ie. NOT with spaces between the pixels emulating a DMD.

PinballX/XDMD converts the images/videos on the fly to display on a real DMD. Ideally they should be uncompressed AVIs as compression artifacts will probably be visible on such a small display.

Look at Videos\No Real DMD.avi in the installer for an example.

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Thank you Tom!!!!


Thank you Sigma415!


This just makes the cab look awesome in attract mode. Hell yes!!!



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Yeah, I just tested the videos, they actually work very well. Thanks. I didn't think they would as they have spaces between the pixels but they look great!

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Guess I will be looking on at you PinDMD V2 owners with jealousy as I decided to upgrade to a V2 but russ no longer produces them himself.

This means I would need to order from the states and I do not want to do that, especially with russ only living 5 miles away.

Think I am going to just stop being an early adopter :) .

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I'm seeing a weird bug in 1.82 (and the version above). If I start PBX manually the DMD videos work all the time, if I set the option in PBX Start with Windows to 'yes' and reboot, I get no DMD videos.

Z

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Sigma - Those video files look gorgeous!

Starting to make some custom DMD files for my cab. Fun!

I have noticed an issue when I cycle through tables fairly quickly. Sometimes a real DMD video will get "stuck" on repeat until I hit another table with a DMD video. The default Pinball X video doesn't take over when I switch tables once a video gets stuck. This never happens when Pinball X is cycling randomly. I'm using Tom's latest exe on top of a 1.82 install.

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Looks good on this side. Thanks Tom! :)

Z

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As a start I have transformed most of the DMD videos from Gregzkij in the FTP folder "Pipshag" and transformed them for use with Real DMD (in my case PinDMD2 with Vishay)

You can download them in the FTP folder "/Other Uploads/sigma415/RealDMD_Videos".

See also the _Readme.txt

Update: Attached ZIP archive with video files:

These are great! thanks for sharing!

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Just wanted to say thanks for this feature! Works really well and makes a huge difference. Really nice work.

Also thanks to Sigma for sharing the DMD videos!

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