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Issue with PinballX and PBFX3 after upgrading to Win10

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Hello,

Was previously running Windows 8.1 and the most current version of PinballX in my cabinet.  Use primarily PBFX2 and PBFX3 at the moment.
PBFX2 loaded and exited without issue very quickly.  PBFX3 would take a long time to load. (compared to PBFX2) You would select a PBFX3 table and launch it, and the screens would blink and eventually when the main display would regain focus I would see the PBFX3 loading screen for whatever table I had chosen and then shortly after the table would come up and I would play.

PBFX3 was obviously the hold up but it all worked pretty seamlessly.  

Today I updated this machine to Windows 10,  I am back to PBFX2 working without issue very quickly.  One thing I have noticed is that PBFX3 loads way quicker now under Win10, so the issue I am having is that when I launch a PBFX3 table from PinballX, the screens flicker a few times and within 5 seconds the PBFX3 specific backglass is up, and by 7 seconds the PBFX3 table is already up and loaded, but my main playscreen stays black for another 7 or so seconds before it finally pops up (while the DMD is running and the backglass is up) with the display halfway into the intro of the selected PBFX3 tables.  Does not look very nice now.

I am really happy that my load times for PBFX3 tables have increased so much when moving to Windows 10, but why is PinballX so slow to the draw with PBFX 3?

I looked in my log.txt and it seems to take PinballX a pretty long time to see that PBFX is running when I know for a fact that after launch I see the DMD/backglass for the game load after like 5 seconds, so is running by then.  I see it take anywhere from 16 seconds to 30.

I have played around with the Wait for settings for PBFX3 in the GUI settings, the minimum I can select in the GUI is 11 seconds, I have also tried setting below that in the .ini manually and that does not make any difference. 

I am wondering if PinballX ignores anything less then 11, and defaults to 11.  I need to be able to go lower if that is the case, because my system is really fast now on Win10.  I think PBFX3 tables might be loading as quick or quicker than PBFX2, which I never had before under Windows 8.1

Anyone know how I can fix this?

I have attached my files.

Thanks!

[SETTINGS].log log.txt PinballX.ini

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Do you have an animated gif as the loading screen? That seems to cause a long delay launching anything. Perhaps remove it?

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No, no loading screens at all. in \media\loading images I just have loading.png.old so it is disabled..

 

 

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Okay, Ill look into it. If its not something obvious it may be a while.

Are you using cabinet mode?

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Any update on this Tom?  Is this something you can account for in PinballX moving forward at some point?

One of the things I did determine is that WaitFor= directive under PinballFX3 does seem to be ignored for any value below 11.

I can set it from -1 to 11 and have the same results. (manually with a text editor)

The results look the same also for anything above 11, but what I noticed if you increase above 11, it takes even longer after PBFX3 is loaded until it will catch the ESC and exit back to PinballX. Up until then when you hit ESC PBFX3 catches it and pauses the game.

Based on how quickly my PBFX3 loads, I am guessing if I could set that directive and have it use it, to like 4 or 5 seconds I would be good.

Thanks

 

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