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     randr 
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    I noticed that my cabinets RGB flashers for this table (and TOTAN) seem to not light up all the way….as if they are only half dim. No problem with flashers on the normal Metallica version. If I go back to an older DOF config file, then TOTAN’s flashers are normal. Any idea what’s going? Everything is the newest version, except for VPX which is 10.2.1 (10.3 gives me the same problem HF mentions). Is there a way to disable modulated flashers for this Metallica Monster table and just use normal flashers? (can this be done for all tables?) Also, is the hammer issue fixed at all? Do we need to update VPX to 10.3?

    @terryred your setup look like this for flasher intensity?

    Screen-Shot-2017-05-11-at-9.55.51-PM-2

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    #53879
     TerryRed 
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    Yes, my flashers intensity is the same as the pic.  Other tables work fine with modulated flashers…such as Scared Stiff.

    I noticed the normal Metallica just uses normal flashers, whereas this table I think may try to use modulated?

    I’m fine with just using normal flashers to get it to work…. just don’t know how. I’ve been doing a lot of catching up from the last 4 months….

     

    #53880
     ozg 
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    He doesn’t have Twilight Zone, you should ban him from this forum, LOL. The hammer only has a problem if you use mame 2.9, nin fixed the AC/DC table, so as far as I know 2.9 is not needed at this time.

    #53881
     HauntFreaks 
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    I’m sure I have twilight zone somewhere in my vp10 folder…   B-)
    Capture-1

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     randr 
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    Such organization! Wow!


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    #53885
     HauntFreaks 
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    yeah that just throwing them all in one folder, was never going to work for me… my workshop/basement is a shithole, but I can’t have a willy-nilly file system….lol


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    #53886
     ozg 
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    Wow, all I have right now is Metallica Premium Monsters and Twilight Zone vpx, plus Pinball FX2 (3x Bethesda) and the Pinball Arcade tables on my PS3. I thought that it was time to slim down.

    #53887
     HauntFreaks 
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    Wow, all I have right now is Metallica Premium Monsters and Twilight Zone vpx, plus Pinball FX2 (3x Bethesda) and the Pinball Arcade tables on my PS3. I thought that it was time to slim down.

    LOL… I know there are guys worse then me, but I have
    vp 10xx a little over 200
    vp9xx about 500 <— very little shit tables
    vp9pm5 about 70
    FP around 1000ish  <—-has been removed from my cab
    most of the FX2 stuff

    #53888
     Jesperpark 
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    Wow, all I have right now is Metallica Premium Monsters and Twilight Zone vpx, plus Pinball FX2 (3x Bethesda) and the Pinball Arcade tables on my PS3. I thought that it was time to slim down.

    LOL… I know there are guys worse then me, but I have vp 10xx a little over 200 vp9xx about 500 <— very little shit tables vp9pm5 about 70 FP around 1000ish <—-has been removed from my cab most of the FX2 stuff


    So that gives you about half of what randr has on his cabinet  :whistle:  

    Good to see you back 


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    #53890
     HauntFreaks 
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    Wow, all I have right now is Metallica Premium Monsters and Twilight Zone vpx, plus Pinball FX2 (3x Bethesda) and the Pinball Arcade tables on my PS3. I thought that it was time to slim down.

    LOL… I know there are guys worse then me, but I have vp 10xx a little over 200 vp9xx about 500 <— very little shit tables vp9pm5 about 70 FP around 1000ish <—-has been removed from my cab most of the FX2 stuff

    So that gives you about half of what randr has on his cabinet :whistle: Good to see you back

    shit… I have a 1/4 of what’s in randr’s cab…. but then again I know he’s just a table hoarder, and will put any and all shit tables in there….LOL
    ask him how many TB’s of mame games he has….  :wacko:


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    #53897
     CarnyPriest 
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    Hey! Some people like mah-jongg!


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    #53898
     Sliderpoint 
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    i’ve installed 16 tables in 3-4days…. and i’m good to go…. I did learn that vp10.3 beta brakes the lighting on my old tables…. soI put vp10.2.1 final now i’m all good to go… everything works like a charm now…  

    Not a fan of Dr Who eh…. :-(

    lol

    -Mike


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    #53899
     randr 
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    Lmao!!! He must not be! What an ass that hauntfreaks is! Lol!


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    #54054
     Thalamus 
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    FYI : Carney posted a updated SAM beta that seems to have addressed the magnet problem we’ve experienced on the latest beta. I know some of you guys have been waiting for this to be addressed ;)


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    #54055
     TerryRed 
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    Hammer is working for me. Awesome!

    One thing I have noticed…. since updating everything (VPX, PinMAME,DOF Config Tool, etc) that some tables have their flashers (real flashers in my cabinet) only barely light up now. It’s like they are only half bright. The two that stand out are Metallica Premium Monster and TOTAN, whereas the regular Metallica lights up fine (its using modulated flashers as well).   If I go back to an older directoutputconfig  file, then TOTAN works fine.

    Any idea what’s going on and how to fix this?

    #54057
     TerryRed 
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    While I wouldn’t consider this a fix…  removing the nobool entries (in DOFConfig Tool) for the 5 flashers for Metallica and TOTAN seems to fix the issue (i don’t get modulated flashers though).   I wonder why modulated flashers (nobool entries) work for Scarred Stiff, but not Metallica and TOTAN.  Ironically the nobool entries for addressable leds (flashers MX) work fine and we get modulated lighting working for that.

    Thoughts?

     

    #55318
     energumeno 
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    thanks

    #57907
     byancey 
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    Absolutely love this table. :yahoo:  I finished my cab last Christmas break and used the original Metallica as this wasn’t available.  The premium version is a fantastic update from the original.  The hammer action is so cool.

    I actually have a 4K display and enjoyed this table so much that I thought it would be worth while to spend some time updating some of the playfield images with some 4K enhancements.  My original intention was just to do this for my own cabinet, but I got a bit carried away, and thought perhaps this might be something that some other users here might be interested in.  Not sure what the process might be for sharing this, but I don’t want to violate any forum rules or etiquette.

    I made no physics changes to the orignal, but there were some minor lighting changes, and updates to the apron and playfield, as follows:

    • Replaced the original metal apron with a custom carbon fiber apron, and updated all of the apron cards and images with high resolution versions.
    • Reworked the entire lower part of the playfield image.  I didn’t have access to any good high-res images of the playfield, so I literally cobbled this together with photoshop using close-up shots from various images and videos I found on the web.  There were a lot of perspective adjustments and merging of images involved, so it’s not a perfect 1:1 match to the original, but it’s close enough that the difference isn’t really distinguishable without a side-by-side comparison.
    • Reworked a number of the images for  the playfield decals and lights with higher-resolution versions and made minor tweaks to some others.  For example, the gravestone lights now light-up in the shape of a cross rather than a full circle.
    • Reworked the coffin.  The original has a slight gap in the glass over the coffin on the right side.  Also, the effect of the frosted glass covering the coffin is actually an effect of the texture on the ramp beneath the playfield.  As a result, when balls are locked and roll into the coffin, it breaks the illusion that the glass is on top.  Made some tweaks so that the balls now appear to be beneath the frosted glass when they roll into the coffin.

    I suspect a good number of the cosmetic changes I made probably won’t make a big difference on a 1080p playfield, but it’s a reasonable improvement on my 4K playfield.  I’ve attached a couple of screenshots that compare the original 1080p playfield up-scaled to next to the updated playfield in native 4K.

    MetallicaPremium-4Kv1080p

    What would be the most appropriate way to share these changes with the community?

    Thanks!


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     HauntFreaks 
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    send me a link…  ;)

    #57934
     Thalamus 
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    This is nice … demanding a link as well ;)


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