• Don't forget to rate 1-5 stars! Check the support tab for any help or comments.

  • (14)
    « »

    Experience the power of Grayskull with my all-new "Masters of the Universe (VPX) PuP-Pack - Royal Boob Edition". I took my Future Pinball Mastered mod, and gave it the power of Pinup Player!

    Featuring:

    - overlay Castle Grayskull image

    - background "sky" layer that changes for each multiball mode, and also will strike lightning when you press the left and right flippers during normal gameplay modes. (it will delay between lightning strikes, so don't go crazy expecting a nutty lightning storm)

    - Castle "eyes" layer will glow and change colour for each game mode, and some game events

    - Castle "mouth" layer will play videos for various in game events and modes.

    - 2 packs to choose from: "Text on the Backglass", and "No Text on the Backglass"

    - new "Text on Topper or Under" screen "option". Plays videos of all the animated text (and logo) with a nice castle stone backdrop, on your Topper or Under screen.  Toppers are 21:9 (1920×822), and Unders are a wider ratio (1920×562)

     

    A video preview of the PuP-Pack with the VPX table can be seen here:

     

    https://youtu.be/L7-L2aJjjrM

     

    System:  Visual Pinball X (version 10.5+)

     

    Credits:

    - PuP-Pack was created by: TerryRed

    - the original (stunning) Castle Grayskull image was made by Ankit Bhatnagar.

    https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Vvynn

    - The Castle Grayskull image was edited and made into an Overlay frame by Tarcisio Caleiro.

    - Topper and Under Castle Stone backdrop video by Tarcisio Caleiro.

    - The video effects were created by AA VFX:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCilPIl-SwFbtsoH8WLnvlfA

    - The Visual Pinball X conversion (of Rom's excellent Future Pinball original table) was converted by randr.

    - Pinup Player (the software that plays the active video backglass) was created by Nailbuster.

     

    This PuP-Pack uses the following PuP-screens:

    Screen 2 - Backglass (Underlay Video Layer)

    Screen 7 - Other1/Backglass 2 (Mouth Videos)

    Screen 8 - Other2/Topper 2 (Eyes)

    Screen 0 - Topper (Text) "Optional"

    Overlay - Castle Frame Layer (assigned to screen 2)

    Important! If you have ANY of the above PuP screens "rotated" in the PuP default settings (you shouldn't though), then those same screens will also be rotated in this PuP-Pack!

     

    2 Screen Users: Please note that I DO NOT have a 2 screen setup for this pack.There simply isn't enough space for a DMD and the videos with Text,etc to work properly. The Overlay image can be edited to make room for the DMD if you want (remove the bottom area of the Castle mouth). Combining that with the "No Text on BG" PuP-Pack would be your best option.

    Desktop Users: I don't think this pack can work correctly with a Desktop view setup on a single screen...as some videos layers will get Forced Back behind the VPX window.

    =============================================================

    REQUIREMENTS: IMPORTANT!

     

    Masters of the Universe (VPX) table: This PuP-Pack will only work with the VPX version of the table found at this link (0.9a beta or higher):

    https://vpinball.com/VPBdownloads/masters-of-the-universefp-conversion/

    Visual Pinball X 10.5 All in One or higher installed (this is to include newest B2S Server, and UltraDMD):

    https://vpinball.com/VPBdownloads/categories/vpx-exes/

    PINUP SYSTEM (1.3.7 or higher):

    PinUP System 1.3.7 FULLY installed and PinUP Player setup. (The Pinup Popper front-end is not required for PuP-Packs, for those who use another front-end)

    https://vpinball.com/VPBdownloads/pinup-system-player-and-popper-front-end-install/

    PinUPPlayerB2SDriver and B2S SERVER SETTINGS:

    Be sure that your PuPB2s Driver and B2S server settings are setup and working correctly so you don't get any errors.

    http://www.nailbuster.com/wikipinup/doku.php?id=puppack_troubleshoot

    NO DIRECTB2S BACKGLASS RUNNING:

    You MUST NOT have a directb2s running at all, or it will obscure the PuP Backglass!!!

    Simply make sure you have a copy of the VPX "Masters of the Universe" table (intended only for use with this PuP-Pack), and make sure it is named VERY differently to your directb2s file, so when you launch that copy of your table it won't launch the directb2s!

    FRONT-END MEDIA DISABLED FOR "Masters of the Universe" TABLE:

    Make sure you have no media displayed on your Backglass and Topper when launching the table from a front-end.

    Pinball X: In Games Manager, make sure you have "Hide Topper" and "Hide Backglass" enabled for the table you are using.

    Popper: In Games Manager, for the table you are using, enter -1 In the "Keep Displays ON" field (to not use Popper media on ALL Displays when launching the table)

    ================================================

    INSTALLATION:

    Ensure there are no files in your "PUPVideos" "motu" folder (if that folder already exists).

    Choose either "Text on Backglass", or "No Text on Backglass" PuP-Pack.

    Copy the PuP-Pack "motu" folder from the PuP-Pack zip archive (of your choice) into your "PUPVideos" folder.

    Optional "Text on Topper or Under Videos":

    This "option" plays videos of all the animated text (and logo) with a nice castle stone backdrop, on your Topper or Under screen. This can be used with any version of the PuP-Pack.

    Copy the files from your choice of the Topper (21:9 ratio) or Under (wider ratio) zip, into the "PUPVideos" "motu" folder, overwriting all files! (you must copy all files for it to work).

    Note: Adding the "Topper - Under option" will overwrite all of the pup-pack settings! (as its needed for the topper videos to work). If you have a custom layout (different CustomPos, etc) of the pup-pack that was previously installed... make sure you backup your current screens.pup file for the pup-pack so you can copy over your settings to the new screens.pup file.

    "EYES" of Castle Grayskull:

    - if you don't want the Castle Grayskull "eyes" to change (and stay black), then edit the PuP-Pack and set Screen 8 to OFF, and SAVE the PuP-Pack.

    Alternate "Castle Mouth" Default Background Videos:

    - the default "Background" Castle Mouth video that will play (when no other videos are playing) is located in the "Background - BG" folder. If you wish to use another video instead, I have included other videos you can use. They are located in the "Background - BG - Alternates" folder. Simply replace the video file in "Background - BG" with your preferred video file from the "Background - BG - Alternates" folder.

    ================================================

    Make your own "Castle Mouth" and "Sky Glow" Default Background Videos:

    - in the "Background - BG - Alternates" folder, I have also included the transparency files I used for creating the nice "shadowed" Castle Mouth videos, as well as the "Glow" for the Sky videos. You can use them with your favorite Video Editor to create your own videos to use if you want!

    Note: 

    "Castle Mouth" videos "must" be 1280x960, mp4, 30fps

    "Sky Glow" videos "must" be 1920x1080, mp4, 30fps

    This is to make sure they are in the same format as the other videos used. If they are in a different resolution or format, then you will get an ugly "blink" between each video, and it will look like ass.

    ================================================

    PROBLEMS:

    If you have video stuttering or artifacts with PuP-Packs with VPX...  you most likely don't have VSYNC properly setup in VPX. Set "FPS Limiter/VSYNC" to 1, and "Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames" to 1 in VPX Video Options. This can also be set per-table in the Table's "User Customization" options, so check that as well.

    Having certain programs running in the background can also cause issues as they may interfere with VLC or prevent Overlays from displaying. Try closing out other programs / processes to see if that helps resolve any issues.

    For other issues with getting a PuP-Pack to work, refer to the wiki:

    http://www.nailbuster.com/wikipinup/doku.php?id=puppack_troubleshoot

    ================================================

    NOTE: There WILL be additional versions of the PuP-Pack coming that will support Topper and Under setups. This will most likely have ALL Text being displayed on a Topper - Under instead of the Backglass. Keep an eye out for that!

    INSTALLATION:

    Ensure there are no files in your "PUPVideos" "motu" folder (if that folder already exists).

    Choose either "Text on Backglass", or "No Text on Backglass" PuP-Pack.

    Copy the PuP-Pack "motu" folder from the PuP-Pack zip archive (of your choice) into your "PUPVideos" folder.

    Optional "Text on Topper or Under Videos":

    This "option" plays videos of all the animated text (and logo) with a nice castle stone backdrop, on your Topper or Under screen. This can be used with any version of the PuP-Pack.

    Copy the files from your choice of the Topper (21:9 ratio) or Under (wider ratio) zip, into the "PUPVideos" "motu" folder, overwriting all files! (you must copy all files for it to work).

    Note: Adding the "Topper - Under option" will overwrite all of the pup-pack settings! (as its needed for the topper videos to work). If you have a custom layout (different CustomPos, etc) of the pup-pack that was previously installed... make sure you backup your current screens.pup file for the pup-pack so you can copy over your settings to the new screens.pup file.

    "EYES" of Castle Grayskull:

    - if you don't want the Castle Grayskull "eyes" to change (and stay black), then edit the PuP-Pack and set Screen 8 to OFF, and SAVE the PuP-Pack.

    Alternate "Castle Mouth" Default Background Videos:

    - the default "Background" Castle Mouth video that will play (when no other videos are playing) is located in the "Background - BG" folder. If you wish to use another video instead, I have included other videos you can use. They are located in the "Background - BG - Alternates" folder. Simply replace the video file in "Background - BG" with your preferred video file from the "Background - BG - Alternates" folder. Only use ONE video file in the "Background - BG" folder!

    ================================================

    Make your own "Castle Mouth" and "Sky Glow" Default Background Videos:

    - in the "Background - BG - Alternates" folder, I have also included the transparency files I used for creating the nice "shadowed" Castle Mouth videos, as well as the "Glow" for the Sky videos. You can use them with your favorite Video Editor to create your own videos to use if you want!

    Note: 

    "Castle Mouth" videos "must" be 1280x960, mp4, 30fps

    "Sky Glow" videos "must" be 1920x1080, mp4, 30fps

    This is to make sure they are in the same format as the other videos used. If they are in a different resolution or format, then you will get an ugly "blink" between each video, and it will look like ass.

    ================================================

    PROBLEMS:

    If you have video stuttering or artifacts with PuP-Packs with VPX...  you most likely don't have VSYNC properly setup in VPX. Set "FPS Limiter/VSYNC" to 1, and "Maximum Pre-Rendered Frames" to 1 in VPX Video Options. This can also be set per-table in the Table's "User Customization" options, so check that as well.

    Having certain programs running in the background can also cause issues as they may interfere with VLC or prevent Overlays from displaying. Try closing out other programs / processes to see if that helps resolve any issues.

    For other issues with getting a PuP-Pack to work, refer to the wiki:

    http://www.nailbuster.com/wikipinup/doku.php?id=puppack_troubleshoot

    1.1

    - created a new "No Text on Backglass" Pack, that displays no text on the backglass videos

    - added both Topper and Under "with text" option that shows all the animated text on your "Topper - Under" screen. It can be used with any version of the PuP-Pack

    1.0

    -PuP-Pack without any Topper - Under support

    This topic contains 84 replies, has 17 voices, and was last updated by  Gunner 4 months, 2 weeks ago.

    Viewing 5 posts - 81 through 85 (of 85 total)
    • Author
      Posts
    • #116812
       Gunner 
      Participant

      Thanks Terry I missed your last post. All my backglasses were checked off to hide in the PinballX Game List Manager.

      The backglasses do ‘hide’ in that they go black when the tables loads but I still see them running in task manager when I ctrl-alt-del.

       

      So my fix was to add a line to the B2S TableSettings xml to bring the b2s to the front by default and that did the trick.

      Sorry to clog up your thread with this.

      #116824
       TerryRed 
      Moderator
      MemberContributorModerator

      Thanks Terry I missed your last post. All my backglasses were checked off to hide in the PinballX Game List Manager.

      The backglasses do ‘hide’ in that they go black when the tables loads but I still see them running in task manager when I ctrl-alt-del.

      So my fix was to add a line to the B2S TableSettings xml to bring the b2s to the front by default and that did the trick.

      Sorry to clog up your thread with this.

      It’s been a while since I used PBX….but when you launch your games (with BG media hidden)…are you saying that there is a “Black screen” from PBX covering your b2s in the Bacgklass? That doesn’t sound normal to me…but its been a long time and maybe PBX always did that but I never noticed (because directb2s were pushed to front)? If so that is NOT a good thing as the whole point of hiding the PBX media is so that any other program can display normally, and they should not need to be pushed to front to be visible….

       

      With Popper we specifically went out of our way to NOT do anything like that…and also give choices for how media is displayed when it is visible (and make sure nothing is running / shown…if chosen, when the table is launched)….so that any program will work and not have these types of issues.

      #116831
       Gunner 
      Participant

      Yea that’s what I’m seeing here Terry. Yes I think the B2S was always pushed to the front before so it wasn’t an issue.

      I need to give your interface another go, I love how quick it is. I am just used to the Pinball X look but I’m guessing I could skin it like that if I wanted.

      #116832
       TerryRed 
      Moderator
      MemberContributorModerator

      Yea that’s what I’m seeing here Terry. Yes I think the B2S was always pushed to the front before so it wasn’t an issue.

      I need to give your interface another go, I love how quick it is. I am just used to the Pinball X look but I’m guessing I could skin it like that if I wanted.

      I’m not pushing Popper on anyone. There’s a front-end for everyone and their needs / tastes. I just wanted to confirm what was going on. I understand “why” that function was added in that manner way back…but with the new b2s server having these updates…it’s important for people to understand what is going on with PBX if this problem pops up.

       

      That being said we have Popper 1.4 which is a huge update coming out soon, so keep an eye out for that. That may be a better time to give it a try for a fresh install.

       

      #116894
       Gunner 
      Participant

      Thanks Terry will do. It will for sure be the interface on my new upright Vpin.

    Viewing 5 posts - 81 through 85 (of 85 total)

    You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

  • Please login to download.

  • ©2019 VPinBall.com

    WP2FB Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
    Vpinball.com

    Log in with your credentials

    or    

    Forgot your details?

    Create Account