Draco1962

PinballX Enhancements/Features Requests

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2 hours ago, casperroux said:

Thanks...  The request is for a per system basis, as I can not use 2 or more "no topper" files in the video folder

or can something like system_name-topper.mp4 be implemented...

There should be a topper folder within each system's media folder, such as:

C:\PinballX\Media\Pinball FX2\Topper Images and C:\PinballX\Media\Pinball FX2\Topper Videos using Pinball FX2 as an example.

Have you tried placing a file specifically named no topper.mp4  in these folders for each system to see if it displayed?

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It wont do that Draco. Its a valid request.

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40 minutes ago, Tom Speirs said:

It wont do that Draco. Its a valid request.

Not disputing it as a valid request. Wasn't sure if it did work that way or not (no topper here to test it otherwise). But it does seem like a good place for implementing these No Topper videos from within each system's Topper Videos folder, does it not? ;)

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6 minutes ago, Draco1962 said:

Not disputing it as a valid request. Wasn't sure if it did work that way or not (no topper here to test it otherwise). But it does seem like a good place for implementing these No Topper videos from within each system's Topper Videos folder, does it not? ;)

Yes, it would be a good way to implement it.

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Hi Tom

It was suggested to post this here, but one feature that could be handy is to have a further exit option of "Sleep" instead of just Exit and Shutdown.

It would give cabinets a super fast boot time. Even the option to close PinballX and *then* sleep if there are concerns over PinballX restoring from sleep as you can then setup a script to relaunch PinballX after awaking from sleep. Could potentially end up with cabinets booting from nothing to PinballX in literally 2 or 3 seconds.

-Iain

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Hello Tom.

Thank you very much for the wonderful piece of software. I really love PinballX!

I have a small request that would help me and probably some other users also a lot.

I would like to use my extra flipper buttons (L/R Magna save) for Page Up and Page Down in PinballX menu. However, when mapping joystick buttons for "Page/Nudge" it automatically maps them in VP9 to Nudge function. I don't want this, since I have a digital lunger kit along with the motion sensor.

Would it be possible to have the "Page" and "Nudge" mapped independently on joystick buttons?

And also, why does PinballX reconfigure the keys settings in VP? (Just curious)

Thanks very much!

Pitou!

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The vp auto config is a feature and optional and in the latest versions of PinballX the keys are mapped to magna save and not nudge.

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Great timing!

I'll look into the vp auto config option

Thanks very much for the info.

Pitou!

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Hello Tom,

Just noticed that the text for the option is still "Page/Nudge" in the Setup. I know it's only cosmetic, but just so you know.

As for the rest everything works fine!

Thank you.

 

Pitou!

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New Feature Request: Filter according to 'at-least' ratings

as a user, you can select to see all tables of a given rating and above.

Example: if you choose to select all tables with 3 stars, then you will see all tables that you have rated with 3 stars, 4 stars and 5 stars but not the tables with only 1 or 2 stars.

This way, i could have all of my tables configured in the PinballX table set, even those with only one star and which i usually do not play, and this way i dont have to tediously scroll through all of my tables but usually restrict my self to all tables with a rating of 3 or better. This filter choice should be saved permanently in the settings.

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For some reason I thought, the topper feature is smaller :-)

 

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I will have to think about a redesign of my backbox

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I was referred to this section to make a feature request. I read several pages and noticed that gStAv has already submitted the request:

"The files I made have a lenght of 35sec, after that it's silent, although the video might loop the table audio does not. maybe an option of table audio looping would be cool for some?"

I'd just like to second it.... Thanks for a FANTASTIC program!

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It would be very useful to be able to define buttons to scroll through the Categories/Groups directly. So left / right scroll within category (i.e. select table or game), up / down next category (i.e. Visual Pinball Group, Future Pinball Group, MAME Group etc...).

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Hi

Would it be possible to have custom System Logos for AlternativeExe settings?

 

I originally setup seperate systems for VP, VPX and PhysMod5 tables. This was before I knew AlternativeExe in the xml was possible. However it did mean I could have a custom System logo for each system and see from within PinballX which program each table would run in (very handy when I have duplicates, like a VP9 and a VPX implementation of the same table).

However, doing this was resulting in a bugs with the highscores not saving as the NVRam wasn't saving properly when my custom systems were exiting.

 

So I found out about AlternativeEXE and now i've setup a single XML file for Visual Pinball that contains all my VP9, PhysMod and VPX tables. Now NVRam is saving fine. However now I can only have 1 system underlay and system logo.

 

It would be great to be able to name a system logo/underlay the same as the AlternativeEXE and have that load up instead.

 

-Iain

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PinballX has nothing to do with saving nvram. Are you talking about saving scores to an online leaderboard?

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I'm talking about the other thread where you pointed me to the alternativeExe 
 

When I setup VPX and VPPhysMod5 as new systems, NVRam was never saving (I assume because it was killing the exe incorrectly), it does now i'm using alternativeExe and having just 1 VP system
 

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Are you running VPX and VPPhysMod5 as administrator? If you already are, then create a new post under General. This seems weird.

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Ah. I just did an experiment and think I found out the issue I made. when I setup the extra systems for VPX and PhysMod5, I filled out the "process to monitor"...so I suspect the process was being killed before the NVRam was being written too properly?

 

I've just made a new PhysMod5 system with the process to monitor blank, and think that is working now....My Bad.

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