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  • If you download the program and you like it, please write a review and give it a 5 starts rate at the download page !

    Scutters and Mike Da Spike are proud to present the release of "Database manager for PBX" We built this program to make it easier for ourselves to update/add tables and media in PBX.

    Beforehand, please make a copy of your database directory (and maybe your media folder too)! (but it is proofed that we don't wreck any database files or media files ) 

    We are not responsible that anything goes wrong

    Features:

    • Auto find PinballX and all relative paths
    • Shows system name and XML name
    • Filtering disabled and/or system XML
    • Filtering on obsolete tables (for VPX,VP9 and FPT) (and easily deleting tables including deleting media)
    • Added custom fields for extra information (1)
    • Unicode supported entries in tables and form to easily pick a character
    • Search/filter on tables
    • Easy to use drag and drop for updating media
    • Media preview on right mouse click
    • Easily adding -system- media per system
    • Deleting media with one click
    • Media Audit button to checking per XML missing content and unused media
    • Populate data from Visual Pinball tables (Author,Version and Rom)
    • IPDB list updated to Feb 2020
    • Media import from GameEx online
    • Media import from Mega
    • Direct table launch with PinballX. Including all startup, launch, before, launch after and exit scripts Thanks to Tom Speir for this feature (PinballX version 4.14 or higher needed)
    • Option to stop Team Viewer when recording videos
    • Support of GIF (PinballX version 4.15 or higher needed)
    • Loading media support if de-randomiser plugin is used (5)
    • Advanced Search
    • Bulk GameEx import
    • Bulk IPDB update
    • RealDMD Support
    • ZenPinball FX3 auto populate tables when using Steam (all tables)
    • ALT shortcut keys in all forms
    • Statistics.ini file will be updated when table is changed/removed
    • Media image can be converted automatically to static video (mp4)
    • Auto delete old playfield videos when creating bulk videos (Visual Pinball only)
    • Original tables added to IPDB search (source sheet by Dux Retro)
    • Program is resizable
    • POV import (Visual Pinball only)
    • Multilanguage
    • APNG support

    Needed in same folder (without the files the program won’t start, or errors):

    • PinballX Database Manager.exe
    • PinballX Database Manager.exe.config
    • Interop.WMPLib.dll (3)
    • AxInterop.WMPLib.dll (3)
    • MegaApiClient.dll (4)
    • MegaApiClient.xml (4)
    • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (5)
    • Newtonsoft.Json.xml (5)
    • PinballX Database Sheet - PinballX.csv (6)
    • Subfolders with land codes for multi language

    Needed in PinballX folder:

    • FFMPEG.exe

    (1) If you use custom fields and you use Gamemanager, the XML will be overwrite by Gamemanger and you will lose the custom entries !

    (2) These DLL's are from Windows media player and used for preview media content. WMP needs to be installed on the system too.

    (3) Mega API Client for downloading on Mega (https://github.com/gpailler/MegaApiClient)

    (4) JSON framework for .NET (https://www.newtonsoft.com/json)

    (5) See : PinballX Loading Video & Image Changer (de-randomiser) V2

    (6) Visual Pinball Spreadsheet for PinballX by Dux Retro export, see https://tinyurl.com/vps-pinballx

    A small manual is attached in the ZIP file

    If you download the program and you like it, please write a review and give it a 5 starts rate at the download page !

    This only works when Pinball X is installed on your computer Download the zip file. Extract all files to a folder. Run the "PinballX Database Manager.exe" enjoy !

    V 20.11.12.0

    New Features:

    • Multilanguage support Finished languages : English American Dutch Spanish (Thanks to @PcTeknicwho translated it for us) German (Thanks to IJsblokje, who doesn't have anything to do with pinball, but took the time to translate it) Portuguese (Thanks to Rute O. A good former colleague that also doesn't have anything to do with pinball, but helped with translate as well) In progress: French Need volunteer for Italian
    • Supports absolute file paths for game/rom files (PinballX 4.65 or higher required)
    • Added support for 'System type "Custom - EXE Files"' (PinballX 4.65 or higher required)
    • APNG support. Can be added, but not animated in Database manager yet (PinballX 4.75 or higher required)
    • Minimum version of PBX will be showed if you have a lower version

    Bugfixes :

    • Fixed false esc key exit of long processes for some user
    • Fixed crash when empty Flyer selected to import from

    Changed:

    • Changed behavior of record button for FP tables. Starting from PinballX version 4.69 possible to record FP tables on Windows 10 operating system
    • Added filter to FTP download to only show supported formats
    • Changed layout of program to fix languages better

    V 20.09.05.0

    New Features:

    • POV import (FTP, Mega, File, Drag and drop) for Visual Pinball tables
      • Thanks to chucky87  (Team PP) that we can use his files and put it on the FTP
      • Thanks to Tom Speirs for using the FTP as medium (and of course for all the great work that Tom is doing !)

    Bugfixes :

    • Fixed correct matching for FTP media with names that contains a '.' (dot) in the name

    V 20.08.28.0

    Bugfixes :

    • Strange character in release notes fixed
    • Filter tables and modify that record, could result in  "ERROR INFO : GetValueFromXMLTable Combobox is empty" and check for table change didn't worked
    • Buttons "enabled"/"disabled" in main form now disabled when advanced search is selected
    • Resizing main program, results that checkbox "Stop TeamViewer" and "check for updates" where not aligned in the settings form

    Changed:

    • Removed Unicode characters from fuzzy search (FTP & MEGA)
    • Future Pinball record enabled when selecting GPU rendering in Settings.exe (See Guide-How to setup GPU driver capture (Nvidia only))
    • 40 systems support (PinballX 4.61 or higher required)
    • When Theme field is empty from Google sheet, it will not overwrite any custom data

    V 20.08.18.0

    New Features:

    • Added Unicode pallet to easily insert Unicode characters in the description field
    • Theme field added. Will be populated from Pinball X datasheet
    • Main program, advanced search and Version check are now individual resizable and location and size will be saved
    • Other popups will get the same size as main program
    • Within 'Advanced search', filters can be created, saved, modified and renamed. Filter is based on search.
      • Correct working of filters requires PinballX 4.54 or higher
      • Thanks to Tom Speirs who added also our custom fields. 

    Bugfixes :

    • Empty 'Table name' could be saved with an empty string. It will not be saved, but gives an error
    • Bulk FTP playfield images downloaded videos instead of images. Will now download images instead of videos

    Changed:

    • Theme data was added in V1.9 and text was placed in description field. This is changed and Theme field added.
    • Stored settings entries are migrated from registry to config file (PinballXDatabaseManager.ini).
    • When table is deleted, it will not remove the entry from statiscics.ini
    • In advanced search the year is now a "From" "To" format, to align to PinballX filter
    • Popup dialogs (input and messages) are changed to resizable popups with programs theme (Buttons, background etc.)
    • MegaApi updated to version 2.8.2
    • Version changed to Year, month, day, patch version (YY.MM.DD.xxxx)

    V 1.9

    New Features:

    • Visual Pinball Spreadsheet data now used in combination with existing IPDB data;
      • 'Original' tables now included in IPDB matching
      • Comment field in IPDB matching will populate with the table theme
      • Recent releases can be reviewed against currently installed tables (VPX & FP)
      • For online users this data will auto refresh
      • Big thanks to Dux Retro for providing the data!

    New Options:

    • Notification of recent table update on table selection using Visual Pinball Spreadsheet data (VPX & FP)

    Bugfixes :

    • AVI file format support added for Real DMDs
    • Fix file support for non colour Real DMDs
    • Update rom information for VP tables. More results !
    • Optimized code for faster startup time

    V 1.8

    New Options:

    • New Options:
    • Esc key will exit Program
    • Esc will now also quit bulk operations, like IPDB, Media audit and FTP import
    • Replacing media file will show preview (if available) of old and new media file with additional information
    • Meta data of Future Pinball tables can be imported (version and author)
    • Missing company logos added to media audit

    V 1.7.2

    Bugfixes :

    • Fixed issue with checking new version

    V 1.7.1

    New Options:

    • Notification, release notes and download button when new update is available

    V 1.7 

    New Options:

    • In dialog "File", "IPDB" and "Media download", the search strings, searches on individual words instead of complete string
    • Added option to delete videos and record new, where video creation date is older than table file creation date (Visual Pinball only). Useful when graphics are updated between versions, or POV for table has changed.
    • Media image import can be converted to static video (check settings). Use this option to prevent a new video being created during video recording and replacing your file in PinballX front end.
    • Media Audit now includes more information, used media and file size information.

    Bugfixes :

    • Fixed issues error when user didn't select a system type in settings.exe for custom system and uses FTP media.
    • Fixed issues error when media folder (like Table videos) doesn't exist on FTP server
    • Fixed -system- logo download from FTP server. Will now show logos instead of wheels.
    • Fixed 'blur' when displaying animated gifs

    Fixed issue where file name contains a punctuation mark (comma). This would prevent media opening explorer to the correct file location.

    Changed:

    • Added filename and size for Media Preview when showing resolution of media (in action log)

    V1.6:

    New Options:

    • ALT shortcut keys added to all forms
    • Search filter more advanced (Search for all words individually now in all fields)
    • Added FX3 auto table adding and obsolete detect (when using steam)
    • Statistics file updated on change of table name or description. Entry will be removed on table delete
    • Advanced search added for Date added / modified and for search on favourites
    • Table default : Set your preferred settings for new tables
    • Added favourites to table form
    • Added read only fields Played Count and Seconds to table form
    • Group manager added in settings (add grouped list, rename or delete)
    • Custom Database files can be added/renamed removed in settings section

    Bugfixes :

    • Fixed obsolete notice. When file name is saved with correct filename, it will remove the obsolete flag (or add it, when table name is not correct)
    • Fixed a bug when using a filter and the combobox become empty by  a save file. This result in an error in the actionlog.

    V1.5.1:

    New Options:

    • Quick filter om main page for searching enabled and disabled tables in front end

    Bugfixes :

    • When 'DMD Enabled' is set to No in Settings.exe (Display Settings section) a real DMD wasn't initialized.
      • Real DMD would show as not found (yellow).
      • When setting 'DMD Enabled' is set to No and a real DMD is found, it will be usable and media can be added/downloaded (And right click 'Open' should show preview on real DMD)

    V1.5:

    New Options:

    • Real DMD file preview (Right click on DMD and select open)
    • Mega client update to v1.8 (adds support for new MEGA folder structure see https://github.com/gpailler/MegaApiClient/releases/tag/v1.8.0)
    • Bulk FTP
    • Bulk IPDB
    • Advanced Search
    • Added ESC key on child forms to close it

    Bugfixes :

    • Minor bug fixes and performance  improvements

    Changed:

    • Changed button locations on main page

    V1.4.3:

    New Options:

    • Increased logging of media error duplicates .
      • It is now easily to detects a primary key failure in the program (and fix it manually)

    Bugfixes :

    • Fixed an issue when "Executable" contains full path instead of just the a file name
    • Fixed an issue with FTP "Table download" when loading media is selected, but plugin is not used
      • This will now give a warning "WARNING - Loading images require a plugin enabling in PinballX. Skipping "

    V1.4:

    New options :

    • Loading media support if de-randomiser plugin is used
    • Can have multiple loading videos or images for one table, list should be shown in the tooltip
    • Left click preview opens a files randomly, right click Open opens all
    • Right click 'delete' deletes all
    • Media Audit will shows missing Loading Media
    • Media audit output for missing media now separates 'Enabled' and 'Disabled' tables
    • 'Filter tables' will also search in 'Alternate Exe', 'Type' and 'Rom' field

    Bugfixes :

    • Fixed an issue when "Auto check VP tables" was selected in settings

    V1.3:

    New options :

    • Right click on media shows extra options :  "Open", "File Explorer" and "Delete"
    • Teamviewer service can be stopped for creating videos (Can be adjust in settings)
    • Added launch button for launching table with PBX (requires PinballX 4.14)
    • Added Date added/modified field on main form
    • Support of GIF files (requires PinballX 4.15 or higher)
    • Modified GUI (remove grey boxes from pull down menu's)

    Bugfixes :

    • Fixed an issue when the XML list is empty (by filter or other )
    • Fixed crash when closing Database manager
    • Errors when previous selected database file is set to disabled and 'Hide disabled databases is selected'
    • Adjusted player field to 6 (was 4)

    Removed :

    • Delete media button
    • Delete File Explorer button

    V1.2:

    Bug fixes/enhancements :

    • Filtering on table names when returning 0 tables causes unexpected behavior

    V1.1:

    New features:

    • GameEx download added
    • MEGA download added

    Changed :

    • Left and right mouse button behavior since version 1.0.

    Bug fixes/enhancements :

    • Better handling of empty display boxes (could cause errors in action  log)
    • Code changed for get better performance

    V 1.0 :

    • Initial release
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    • #171067
      Mike DA Spike
      Participant
      @mikedaspike
      Member

      If you download the program and you like it, please write a review and give it a 5 starts rate at the download page !

      Scutters and Mike Da Spike are proud to present the release of "Database manager for PBX" We built this program to make it easier for ourselves to update/add tables and media in PBX.

      Beforehand, please make a copy of your database directory (and maybe your media folder too)! (but it is proofed that we don't wreck any database files or media files ) 

      We are not responsible that anything goes wrong

      Features:

      • Auto find PinballX and all relative paths
      • Shows system name and XML name
      • Filtering disabled and/or system XML
      • Filtering on obsolete tables (for VPX,VP9 and FPT) (and easily deleting tables including deleting media)
      • Added custom fields for extra information (1)
      • Unicode supported entries in tables and form to easily pick a character
      • Search/filter on tables
      • Easy to use drag and drop for updating media
      • Media preview on right mouse click
      • Easily adding -system- media per system
      • Deleting media with one click
      • Media Audit button to checking per XML missing content and unused media
      • Populate data from Visual Pinball tables (Author,Version and Rom)
      • IPDB list updated to Feb 2020
      • Media import from GameEx online
      • Media import from Mega
      • Direct table launch with PinballX. Including all startup, launch, before, launch after and exit scripts Thanks to Tom Speir for this feature (PinballX version 4.14 or higher needed)
      • Option to stop Team Viewer when recording videos
      • Support of GIF (PinballX version 4.15 or higher needed)
      • Loading media support if de-randomiser plugin is used (5)
      • Advanced Search
      • Bulk GameEx import
      • Bulk IPDB update
      • RealDMD Support
      • ZenPinball FX3 auto populate tables when using Steam (all tables)
      • ALT shortcut keys in all forms
      • Statistics.ini file will be updated when table is changed/removed
      • Media image can be converted automatically to static video (mp4)
      • Auto delete old playfield videos when creating bulk videos (Visual Pinball only)
      • Original tables added to IPDB search (source sheet by Dux Retro)
      • Program is resizable
      • POV import (Visual Pinball only)
      • Multilanguage
      • APNG support

      Needed in same folder (without the files the program won’t start, or errors):

      • PinballX Database Manager.exe
      • PinballX Database Manager.exe.config
      • Interop.WMPLib.dll (3)
      • AxInterop.WMPLib.dll (3)
      • MegaApiClient.dll (4)
      • MegaApiClient.xml (4)
      • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (5)
      • Newtonsoft.Json.xml (5)
      • PinballX Database Sheet - PinballX.csv (6)
      • Subfolders with land codes for multi language

      Needed in PinballX folder:

      • FFMPEG.exe

      (1) If you use custom fields and you use Gamemanager, the XML will be overwrite by Gamemanger and you will lose the custom entries !

      (2) These DLL's are from Windows media player and used for preview media content. WMP needs to be installed on the system too.

      (3) Mega API Client for downloading on Mega (https://github.com/gpailler/MegaApiClient)

      (4) JSON framework for .NET (https://www.newtonsoft.com/json)

      (5) See : PinballX Loading Video & Image Changer (de-randomiser) V2

      (6) Visual Pinball Spreadsheet for PinballX by Dux Retro export, see https://tinyurl.com/vps-pinballx

      A small manual is attached in the ZIP file

      If you download the program and you like it, please write a review and give it a 5 starts rate at the download page !

      #171096
      vothar
      Participant
      @vothar
      Member

      GREAT PROGRAMM ! i can do all my medias creation without pain :yahoo: :good:

      is there (or can you add) an option to change the lenght of video creation ( 45s at the moment, but i prefer a shorter video) ?

      EDIT : ok found it… it’s a pinballX video creation option in settings…

      2 users thanked author for this post.
      #171103
      HiRez00
      Participant
      @hirez00
      Member

      I’ve been waiting for something like this since I started using PinballX !!!

      Looking forward to trying this out later today.

      Thank you for everyone involved!

      2 users thanked author for this post.
      #171194
      robertms
      Participant
      @mophead
      Member

      @mikedaspike @scutters I’ve been meaning to thank you guys for this awesome app, it’s been working great! I started using it a while back when you linked to v1.0.0.0 over at VPF, have not had any issues. Is there a change log for v1.2? To update would I simply choose to override the existing files?

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      #171229
      scutters
      Participant
      @scutters



      @mikedaspike
      @scutters I’ve been meaning to thank you guys for this awesome app, it’s been working great! I started using it a while back when you linked to v1.0.0.0 over at VPF, have not had any issues. Is there a change log for v1.2? To update would I simply choose to override the existing files?

      Thanks.
      Changelog is at the bottom of the page on gameex when you follow the download link. Main changes for V1.2 were the online media downloads from gameex FTP or from mega links. And yes, to update just copy the files over the top and replace any that already exist.

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      #171239
      Mike DA Spike
      Participant
      @mikedaspike
      Member

      With the next update I will post the complete changelog here too
      As @Scutters mentioned we added downloads of media and some bug are fixed in 1.1 and 1.2
      1.3 will have …
      No, not going to spoil it :yahoo:

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      #171394
      vothar
      Participant
      @vothar
      Member

      ok.. problem here…

      the database manager was working without problem dor 2 days, but this morning, it stay stuck at the openning and i get this in the log :

      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : Initialize Start : …
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : Action Log Update – INFORMATION : Database Manager Log File j:\PinballX\Log\DBManagerLog.txt
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : Desktop mode is set to False
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : DMD enabled mode is set to True
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : RealDMD enabled color mode is set to False
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : Topper enabled mode is set to False
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : EnableSystemsList mode is set to False
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : PinballX File matching is enabled. Media results may not match front end.
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : Action Log Update – WARNING : File matching is enabled in PinballX. Media results may not match what you see in the front end. Suggested action – Disable File Matching in PinballX
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : Found : in [Visual Pinball] file [Visual Pinball.xml] With CustomType : [False]
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : Found : in [Pinball FX2] file [Pinball FX2.xml] With CustomType : [False]
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : Found : in [Pinball FX3] file [Pinball FX3.xml] With CustomType : [False]
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : Found : in [Pinball Arcade] file [Pinball Arcade.xml] With CustomType : [False]
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : Found : in [Future Pinball] file [Future Pinball.xml] With CustomType : [False]
      2020-04-09 09:49:49 : ERROR: ShowingIniComboBox La source ne contient aucun DataRow.

      if it try to open the database thru the normal game manager of pinballx, all seem to work as usual.

      after the error, i can close pinballx database manager only with a forced close

      it’s like the software cannot find now the visual pinball database (or read the path)

      edit: even if i try to restore the visual pinball.xml database or pinballx.ini config from before the first use of pinballx database manager, the result is the same

      hint : i use version 4.13 of pinballX, i try to reinstall pinballx and pinballx database manager , same error

      #171410
      Mike DA Spike
      Participant
      @mikedaspike
      Member

      Can you sent all your database files to us, so we can simulate the issue ?

      It looks like the select box is empty for some reason (and according to the log it is just filled)

      #171429
      vothar
      Participant
      @vothar
      Member

      ok so you need only the “visual pinball.xml” ? this is it

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      #171460
      scutters
      Participant
      @scutters

      Hi @vothar, a zip of your entire pinballx databases folder and a copy of your pinballx.ini file will probably be more useful, thanks.

      Can you also confirm if you have ‘Hide disabled datavases’ and/or  ‘Hide custom databases’ checked?

      #171462
      vothar
      Participant
      @vothar
      Member

      OK  :PROBLEM SOLVED.

      the ‘hidden disabled databse’ was checked … i remove the check, crash, relaunch and all is back on the rail now. !

      Attachments:
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      #171502
      scutters
      Participant
      @scutters

      @vothar

      Cheers buddy. We’ll have enough to go on to sort out it out properly in the next release with your files!

      #171609
      Mike DA Spike
      Participant
      @mikedaspike
      Member

      @vothar
      Scutters and I worked  a lot of hours to get your issue fixed.
      We also added some extra features in it….. B-)
      The version is now at our Beta testers and if they approve it, I will update it.
      Thanks for your feedback and have a nice Easter all

      #173809
      ashleyb
      Participant
      @ashleyb
      Member

      @mikedaspike This is a great app, makes media management so much easier.  Would it be possible to add a feature to filter by machine type, either em or ss etc in a future release?  I like to add the manufacturer logo to my dmd on EM machines to fill the empty space.  Thanks again for this great utility.

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      #174062
      Mike DA Spike
      Participant
      @mikedaspike
      Member

      @mikedaspike This is a great app, makes media management so much easier. Would it be possible to add a feature to filter by machine type, either em or ss etc in a future release? I like to add the manufacturer logo to my dmd on EM machines to fill the empty space. Thanks again for this great utility.

      In the next release the filter will also search the “Type” field.
      Be aware That all fields are searched and only 2 characters can also give a result from another field.
      I tried i ton my VPX database file(contains total of 812 entries) and filtering on EM gave me 308 tables back, where just around 20 where not EM tables (but table name, authors or filename contains EM)

      #174487
      vothar
      Participant
      @vothar
      Member

      de mieux en mieux :good:

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      #175420
      Mike DA Spike
      Participant
      @mikedaspike
      Member

      Thanks to @scutters who did bug fixes this week reported by some users
      Because we only did bugfixes, we upgraded the version with only patch version 3
      So 1.4.3 is ready for you !

      Thanks again @scutters for your work this week !

      #175472
      Scotty VH
      Moderator
      @scottt
      ModeratorMember

      Great software!  One question… I prefer my media files to be named the same as the “Display Name”, not named as the “Table Name”.  Is there a way to change the media file naming to use the “Display Name”?

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      #175482
      Mike DA Spike
      Participant
      @mikedaspike
      Member

      No sorry.

      This is because 2 reasons:

      1. File names (table names) are unique (and description could be the same)
      2. We support unicode as in descrption, and file system has issues with some unicode characters.

      It took @Scutters a long time to convince me too, to use filenames instead of description names.

      #177080
      Mike DA Spike
      Participant
      @mikedaspike
      Member

      @mikedaspike This is a great app, makes media management so much easier. Would it be possible to add a feature to filter by machine type, either em or ss etc in a future release? I like to add the manufacturer logo to my dmd on EM machines to fill the empty space. Thanks again for this great utility.



      @ashleyb
      Starting from release 1.5, we implemented an advanced search option.  Now you can search specifically  on every field.  Even for blanks.

      We hope you like this feature

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