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  • #84732
     Cameron 
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    OK so I have partial success on my PUP System install, but seem to really be missing the mark.

    I have 3 things that don’t seem to be working:

     

    #1 – When I run the VLC test, nothing happens. I installed VLC to C:\VLC and the .exe is in one of the subdirectories under C:\vlc. Is there a specific place that PuP looks for vlc? I am using the recommended version in 32 bits and I can open it and play video, but PuP doesn’t seem to be able to find it. So when I am in PuP menu, the Backglass and Playfield don’t do anything. I can launch the table OK though, so I am getting somewhere.

    #2 – I have a Pinscape controller running, but PuP Menu doesn’t seem to recognize it at all. I can’t assign any buttons to any functions from the Pinscape. If I try to pull up the window for setting an individual control, and can set a key from the keyboard, but if I press a button, nothing happens. The controller works in joystick mode fine in VPX, PinballX etc.

    #3 – DMDext I have a PinDMD v3 and I put the .dll file in the vpinmame directory, I added a DMD video to the media manager, but nothing comes up on the PinDmD. Anything that I need to do in setup? I thought I followed the directions pretty well.

    Any help is appreciated!!!!

    Thx,

    Cameron

    #84734
     TerryRed 
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    Best to install VLC to default location….no reason not to.

    Did you follow my install videos? It’s important to follow them step by step:

     

    #84735
     randr 
    Keymaster
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    I’m still learning the pop frontend too but I recall for a dmd other then lcd you need to edit the ini file…I don’t remember the file to edit but was the same one I think you edit to enable dof in frontend I think. One of terry’s videos explains it

    We need a POP front end signature!

    #84748
     Cameron 
    Participant

    I thought I did follow the videos but I might have missed something. I don’t remember anything about adjusting the .ini… I’ll go through them again.

    Thanks!

    #84767
     NailBuster 
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    I thought I did follow the videos but I might have missed something. I don’t remember anything about adjusting the .ini… I’ll go through them again.

    Thanks!

    to setup your dmd see here:  http://www.nailbuster.com/wikipinup/doku.php?id=hardware

    double check that exe/dlls aren’t blocked and that you run pinupmenu.exe as admin.


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    #84819
     Cameron 
    Participant

    OK I’ll try that out!

    Wish I had the machine at work so I could play around with it here lol.

     

    #84826
     randr 
    Keymaster
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    OK I’ll try that out!

    Wish I had the machine at work so I could play around with it here lol.

    Ha! Don’t we all wish that :)

    We need a POP front end signature!

    #84957
     Cameron 
    Participant

    Thanks for the pointers!

    OK so VLC  is now fixed. I had to uninstall and re-install and now it just works. Not sure what was going on there.

    DMD is working with that entry in the .pup script

    I am completely baffled by no Joystick though :(

    The only place that I can see an option to setup the joystick is the in the menu setup under global config

    I then go and set the Joystick to: DirectX JoyDriver

    I am running a standard Pinscape controller that is already working with VP and PFX2, 3

    I can click on a button in any other controller, but when I go to controller setup, it won’t recognize the button presses. I can’t see any wy to edit the table to enter specific button values either. I looked through the .pup and the .ini, but I don’t see any other places that would affect the jjoystick settings.

    Any help would be appreciated!!!!

     

    #84961
     NailBuster 
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    plenty of people using pinscape and other directx type joysticks… it should just work.  That setting in wheelbar-global is the only setting.

    do you have other joysticks attached?  it does support 2 joysticks, but maybe you have 3-4?

    strange… haven’t heard anyone else with joystick/pinscape issues.

    you don’t have any x360ce or joytokey running in background? … im just guessing…

     

     

     

    #84963
     Cameron 
    Participant

    That is the only joystick attached. In Device Manager there is only one HID-compliant game controller which should be pinscape….

    In other utilities it does show up as the only joystick and responds to the expected button mapping.

    JoytoKey and x360ce aren’t running in the background. (that was a good thing to look at though!)

    I did actually try running them to see what would happen and still didn’t work… then killed them off so they wouldn’t be a factor.

    The interesting thing is that all other apps see it fine as Pinscape.

    is there a way that I can directly set a button in the database just to try and see if that works?

     

     

     

    #84970
     NailBuster 
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    joytokey should take your joystick buttons and press ‘keystrokes’ to windows?  how can that not work as it would seem like a keypress to popper?

    are you able to set keystrokes in the controller setup in popper for functions?  like change the exit emulator to keyboard ‘E’?

     

    #84979
     Cameron 
    Participant

    Yeah JoytoKey does work and I can map button presses to keys. In Popper, I can set keyboard keys to work so that is something that I can do. I am just baffled that PuP doesn’t recognize any of the button presses from the DirectX Joystick driver.  I can go back and map keys through JoyToKey and make it work so I am def. not dead-in-the-water.

    I’m building a new Pinscape Expansion board set with a new Pinscape controller. I’ll load the firmware on that and try it as well in the next day or two and see if it is something specific to the actual controller itself (I doubt it, but doesn’t hurt to try)

    Thanks!

    #84981
     NailBuster 
    Moderator
    ModeratorMember

    hmmm.. strange… let us know how it goes.

    and you’re 1000000% sure you are using directx joystick in the drop-down?  the other option is xinput, and if that’s selected it would cause what you’re describing….

     

    #84982
     Cameron 
    Participant

    I have tried all of the options 10X each including xinput. All results are the same…

    I hope I can try out this new Pinscape unit tonight

     

     

    #84990
     TerryRed 
    Moderator
    MemberContributorModerator

    Make sure you are updated to the latest update. I remember there were some issues along the way with an older update that caused things like this.

     

     

    #85002
     Cameron 
    Participant

    I’ll check that. I think I have the latest though.

     

    #85535
     Cameron 
    Participant

    There is something definitely conflicting with my pinscape on my system. I’m working with mjr over in vpf. It is one of the Microsoft services that are running that is causing a conflict. In the meantime, I have it mapped to keystrokes since I can’t get things to work with Joystick strokes. MJR has a debug build of the Pinscape v2 software for me to run to get more details on the problems that are occurring, once we hone in on that, I will post more to this topic in case someone else has similar issues. At this point, doesn’t seem to really be a PuP issue at all

    #85538
     randr 
    Keymaster
    ModeratorMember

    Keep us posted if you had issue others will so this is good troubleshooting help for sure. Sorry about the problem but will be a great thread to point people to for some tips in future :good:

    We need a POP front end signature!

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