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  • Finally...they are here! The new T-ARC themes for Pinup Popper!

    Thanks to the flexibility of Pinup Popper, you now have MANY new options for T-ARC themes that combine the beautiful Tarcisio Caleiro wheel ARC, and Pinup Popper's new Text Zones and 24 bit transparent loading video features!

    Features:

    - Options 1 and 2 for ARC and Text Layout

    - T-ARC images with 8 colours to choose from

    - T-ARC image options for "arrows", "no arrows", and "no text"

    - 24 bit Transparent Loading videos that can allow for a seamless transition from the Popper front-end to your game. Very cool! (depends on emulator fullscreen settings)

    - "Game Details" that will display all the Popper database information about your game when GameInfo is highlighted

    - Popper's Text Zones feature allows you to display all text for menus the way YOU want. Choose your own fonts, colours, size, position, prefixes, database content, Custom Text... however and wherever you want!

    - display flyers above the T-ARC in correct aspect ratio in Popper and in-game!

    - T-ARC Themes have options to be used on the Playfield screen in Landscape and Portrait layouts or on the Backglass!

    - T-ARC on Playfield Options comes in both 4K and HD setups (for each layout type) complete with matching 4K ARC images and Transparent Loading Videos. T-ARC on Backglass only comes in HD option (1920x1080) with matching HD media.

    - includes original T-ARC project files. Make your own T-ARC images and your own Transparent Loading videos and make your friends jealous for having such a cool looking custom front-end like no other!

    - all needed files and install instructions are included with each theme package! I even have pictures showing what you should be seeing for settings! Just a few copy and paste of files...change a couple of settings for your setup...add your desired T-ARC media for playlists....and you are done!

     

    Requirements:

    This theme requires Pinup Popper and Pinup Player installed and updated to 1.4 or higher.

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

    http://www.nailbuster.com/wikipinup/doku.php?id=upgrade_v14

     

    Before installing a new theme, you should:

    - backup pinupmenu pup-pack folder

    - backup PUPMenuScriptThemeOptions.txt

    - backup your DB file

    - backup any media you will be replacing that you don't want to lose

     

    How to Install:

    Please read to first post in this Support Thread to determine which theme zip package you need. You will make your choice based on:

    - Theme Options: 1 or 2

    - ARC displayed on Playfield (most setups), or ARC displayed on Backglass (HD backglass only)

    - Layout of your playfield screen: Landscape (most setups) or Portrait

    - 4K (3840x2160) or HD (1920x1080) resolution of your playfield screen

     

    PLEASE only download ONE zip theme package as it's all you need. Don't download ALL zip files!

     

    Theme package zip contents:

    Please follow the included install instructions (the text file) step by step, and also make sure your settings are correct compared to ALL of the included pictures. Do not skip anything! Don't worry...it's an easy install.

    Please use 7zip to extract files to ensure none of them will get blocked by windows!

     

    Important notes:

    As of Popper 1.4, users will no longer make any changes to the PupMenuscript.pup file for their user options! That file will be used only for the main Popper script code and fallback options.

    Now there are 3 new separate user files:

    PuPMenuScriptSysLanguage.txt (for user custom text for Popper system functions. This can be edited for other languages or anything really)

    PUPMenuScriptSysOptions.txt (for global options like enable DMD, enable DOF, enable / disable ALL text, and more)

    PUPMenuScriptThemeOptions.txt (new version of this file included with this theme update. This file is where all the theme settings relating to Text Zones and Text settings are kept)

     

    The 3 user files above will not be replaced with future updates to Pinup Popper (after 1.4), so there is no worry about your custom settings being replaced.

     

    Text Zones update:

    Users can now customize their theme layout for text options in the PUPMenuScriptThemeOptions.txt file. This can be fonts, colours, size, position, prefixes, database content, max characters, Game Details, Custom Text and more... all displayed however and wherever you want! All info can found in this file and it details everything you need to know. Use the included Text Zones pictures for reference.

     

    Thanks:

    HUGE thanks goes out to Tarcisio Caleiro for providing the fantastic original ARC images from which this theme was created from!

     

    Also thanks goes out to Nailbuster for Pinup Popper, and for providing support for my 100's of JavaScript questions for my Text Zones update.

     

    I hope you enjoy the many T-ARC Theme options you have now to make Pinup Popper look the way YOU want. This theme is just a start...make it the way you like it!

     

    Enjoy!

     

    TerryRed

     

    Video Walk-through:

    Most people seem to have no problems installing the new Themes...but for those who want a video walk-through...here you go.

    https://youtu.be/H3fbeiARAjE

    Requirements:

    This theme requires Pinup Popper and Pinup Player installed and updated to 1.4 or higher.

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

    http://www.nailbuster.com/wikipinup/doku.php?id=upgrade_v14

     

    How to Install:

    Please read to first post in this Support Thread to determine which theme zip package you need. You will make your choice based on:

    - Theme Options: 1 or 2

    - ARC displayed on Playfield (most setups), or ARC displayed on Backglass (HD backglass only)

    - Layout of your playfield screen: Landscape (most setups) or Portrait

    - 4K (3840x2160) or HD (1920x1080) resolution of your playfield screen

     

    PLEASE only download ONE zip theme package as it's all you need. Don't download ALL zip files!

     

    Theme package zip contents:

    Please follow the included install instructions (the text file) step by step, and also make sure your settings are correct compared to ALL of the included pictures. Do not skip anything! Don't worry...it's an easy install.

    Please use 7zip to extract files to ensure none of them will get blocked by windows!

     

    Important notes:

    As of Popper 1.4, users will no longer make any changes to the PupMenuscript.pup file for their user options! That file will be used only for the main Popper script code and fallback options.

    Now there are 3 new separate user files:

    PuPMenuScriptSysLanguage.txt (for user custom text for Popper system functions. This can be edited for other languages or anything really)

    PUPMenuScriptSysOptions.txt (for global options like enable DMD, enable DOF, enable / disable ALL text, and more)

    PUPMenuScriptThemeOptions.txt (new version of this file included with this theme update. This file is where all the theme settings relating to Text Zones and Text settings are kept)

     

    The 3 user files above will not be replaced with future updates to Pinup Popper (after 1.4), so there is no worry about your custom settings being replaced.

     

    Text Zones update:

    Users can now customize their theme layout for text options in the PUPMenuScriptThemeOptions.txt file. This can be fonts, colours, size, position, prefixes, database content, max characters, Game Details, Custom Text and more... all displayed however and wherever you want! All info can found in this file and it details everything you need to know. Use the included Text Zones pictures for reference.

     

    Thanks:

    HUGE thanks goes out to Tarcisio Caleiro for providing the fantastic original ARC images from which this theme was created from!

     

    Also thanks goes out to Nailbuster for Pinup Popper, and for providing support for my 100's of JavaScript questions for my Text Zones update.

     

    I hope you enjoy the many T-ARC Theme options you have now to make Pinup Popper look the way YOU want. This theme is just a start...make it the way you like it!

     

    Enjoy!

     

    TerryRed

     

    Video Walk-through:

    Most people seem to have no problems installing the new Themes...but for those who want a video walk-through...here you go.

    https://youtu.be/H3fbeiARAjE

    1.0

    - includes instructions

    - 8 different colours for arc images

    - 8 colours for transparent loading videos

    - T-Arc project files

    - all required files for theme install

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    • #118748
       TerryRed 
      Moderator
      MemberContributorModerator

      Finally...they are here! The new T-ARC themes for Pinup Popper!

      Thanks to the flexibility of Pinup Popper, you now have MANY new options for T-ARC themes that combine the beautiful Tarcisio Caleiro wheel ARC, and Pinup Popper's new Text Zones and 24 bit transparent loading video features!

      Features:

      - Options 1 and 2 for ARC and Text Layout

      - T-ARC images with 8 colours to choose from

      - T-ARC image options for "arrows", "no arrows", and "no text"

      - 24 bit Transparent Loading videos that can allow for a seamless transition from the Popper front-end to your game. Very cool! (depends on emulator fullscreen settings)

      - "Game Details" that will display all the Popper database information about your game when GameInfo is highlighted

      - Popper's Text Zones feature allows you to display all text for menus the way YOU want. Choose your own fonts, colours, size, position, prefixes, database content, Custom Text... however and wherever you want!

      - display flyers above the T-ARC in correct aspect ratio in Popper and in-game!

      - T-ARC Themes have options to be used on the Playfield screen in Landscape and Portrait layouts or on the Backglass!

      - T-ARC on Playfield Options comes in both 4K and HD setups (for each layout type) complete with matching 4K ARC images and Transparent Loading Videos. T-ARC on Backglass only comes in HD option (1920x1080) with matching HD media.

      - includes original T-ARC project files. Make your own T-ARC images and your own Transparent Loading videos and make your friends jealous for having such a cool looking custom front-end like no other!

      - all needed files and install instructions are included with each theme package! I even have pictures showing what you should be seeing for settings! Just a few copy and paste of files...change a couple of settings for your setup...add your desired T-ARC media for playlists....and you are done!

       

      Requirements:

      This theme requires Pinup Popper and Pinup Player installed and updated to 1.4 or higher.

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

      http://www.nailbuster.com/wikipinup/doku.php?id=upgrade_v14

       

      Before installing a new theme, you should:

      - backup pinupmenu pup-pack folder

      - backup PUPMenuScriptThemeOptions.txt

      - backup your DB file

      - backup any media you will be replacing that you don't want to lose

       

      How to Install:

      Please read to first post in this Support Thread to determine which theme zip package you need. You will make your choice based on:

      - Theme Options: 1 or 2

      - ARC displayed on Playfield (most setups), or ARC displayed on Backglass (HD backglass only)

      - Layout of your playfield screen: Landscape (most setups) or Portrait

      - 4K (3840x2160) or HD (1920x1080) resolution of your playfield screen

       

      PLEASE only download ONE zip theme package as it's all you need. Don't download ALL zip files!

       

      Theme package zip contents:

      Please follow the included install instructions (the text file) step by step, and also make sure your settings are correct compared to ALL of the included pictures. Do not skip anything! Don't worry...it's an easy install.

      Please use 7zip to extract files to ensure none of them will get blocked by windows!

       

      Important notes:

      As of Popper 1.4, users will no longer make any changes to the PupMenuscript.pup file for their user options! That file will be used only for the main Popper script code and fallback options.

      Now there are 3 new separate user files:

      PuPMenuScriptSysLanguage.txt (for user custom text for Popper system functions. This can be edited for other languages or anything really)

      PUPMenuScriptSysOptions.txt (for global options like enable DMD, enable DOF, enable / disable ALL text, and more)

      PUPMenuScriptThemeOptions.txt (new version of this file included with this theme update. This file is where all the theme settings relating to Text Zones and Text settings are kept)

       

      The 3 user files above will not be replaced with future updates to Pinup Popper (after 1.4), so there is no worry about your custom settings being replaced.

       

      Text Zones update:

      Users can now customize their theme layout for text options in the PUPMenuScriptThemeOptions.txt file. This can be fonts, colours, size, position, prefixes, database content, max characters, Game Details, Custom Text and more... all displayed however and wherever you want! All info can found in this file and it details everything you need to know. Use the included Text Zones pictures for reference.

       

      Thanks:

      HUGE thanks goes out to Tarcisio Caleiro for providing the fantastic original ARC images from which this theme was created from!

       

      Also thanks goes out to Nailbuster for Pinup Popper, and for providing support for my 100's of JavaScript questions for my Text Zones update.

       

      I hope you enjoy the many T-ARC Theme options you have now to make Pinup Popper look the way YOU want. This theme is just a start...make it the way you like it!

       

      Enjoy!

       

      TerryRed

       

      Video Walk-through:

      Most people seem to have no problems installing the new Themes...but for those who want a video walk-through...here you go.

      https://youtu.be/H3fbeiARAjE

      #118750
       TerryRed 
      Moderator
      MemberContributorModerator

      This theme requires Pinup Popper and Pinup Player installed and updated to 1.4 or higher.

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

      http://www.nailbuster.com/wikipinup/doku.php?id=upgrade_v14

       

       

      PLEASE read and reference the pictures below to determine what Theme zip package you need based on:

      – Theme Options: 1 or 2

      – ARC displayed on Playfield (most setups), or ARC displayed on Backglass (HD backglass only)

      – Layout of your playfield screen: Landscape (most setups) or Portrait

      – 4K (3840×2160) or HD (1920×1080) resolution of your playfield screen

       

      T-ARC Option 1 (with arrows)

       

      T-ARC Option 1 (no arrows)

       

      T-ARC Option 2

       

      Layout: ARC on Playfield, Landscape, 4K

       

      Layout: ARC on Playfield, Landscape, HD

       

      Layout: ARC on Playfield, Portrait, 4K

       

      Layout: ARC on Playfield, Portrait, HD

       

      Layout: ARC on Backglass, HD

       

       

      Before installing a new theme, you should:

      – backup pinupmenu pup-pack folder

      – backup PUPMenuScriptThemeOptions.txt

      – backup your DB file

      – backup any media you will be replacing that you don’t want to lose

       

      Theme package zip contents:

      Please follow the included install instructions (the text file) step by step, and also make sure your settings are correct compared to ALL of the included pictures. Do not skip anything! Don’t worry…it’s an easy install.

      Please use 7zip to extract files to ensure none of them will get blocked by windows!

       

      Important notes:

      As of Popper 1.4, users will no longer make any changes to the PupMenuscript.pup file for their user options! That file will be used only for the main Popper script code and fallback options.

       

      Now there are 3 new separate user files:

      PuPMenuScriptSysLanguage.txt (for user custom text for Popper system functions. This can be edited for other languages or anything really)

      PUPMenuScriptSysOptions.txt (for global options like enable DMD, enable DOF, enable / disable ALL text, and more)

      PUPMenuScriptThemeOptions.txt (new version of this file included with this theme update. This file is where all the theme settings relating to Text Zones and Text settings are kept)

       

      The 3 user files above will not be replaced with future updates to Pinup Popper (after 1.4), so there is no worry about your custom settings being replaced.

       

      Text Zones update:

      Users can now customize their theme layout for text options in the PUPMenuScriptThemeOptions.txt file. This can be fonts, colours, size, position, prefixes, database content, max characters, Game Details, Custom Text and more… all displayed however and wherever you want! All info can found in this file and it details everything you need to know. Use the included Text Zones pictures for reference.

       

      Thanks:

      HUGE thanks goes out to Tarcisio Caleiro for providing the fantastic original ARC images from which this theme was created from!

      Also thanks goes out to Nailbuster for Pinup Popper, and for providing support for my 100’s of JavaScript questions for my Text Zones update.

      I hope you enjoy the many T-ARC Theme options you have now to make Pinup Popper look the way YOU want. This theme is just a start…make it the way you like it!

      Enjoy!

      TerryRed

       

      Video Walk-through:

      Most people seem to have no problems installing the new Themes…but for those who want a video walk-through…here you go.

      6 users thanked author for this post.
      #118947
       randr 
      Keymaster
      ModeratorMember

      Un real terry thanks for all the work you put into this. Good thing i added drop menu selection for uploads and i think your the first to use it :)

      Stupid amount of work you have put into these themes and it shows! CRAZY :good:

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      Messing with the VPinball app and push notifications.
      So if you haven't downloaded app yet what are you waiting for!?
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      #118949
       TerryRed 
      Moderator
      MemberContributorModerator

      Un real terry thanks for all the work you put into this. Good thing i added drop menu selection for uploads and i think your the first to use it :)

      Stupid amount of work you have put into these themes and it shows! CRAZY :good:

      It took a long time for me to implement the new Text Zone feature (NB lost the last of his hair from my 100’s of Javascript questions) and also creating a standard that themes could use. Once THAT was done…we could separate config files and allow custom themes and user settings to be used. Then creating a new theme was MUCH easier and quick to do as they aren’t part of the main config or layout anymore. Creating the packages and media, etc for every setup and resolution took longer than making the themes!

       

       

      #119064
       mnpinmonkey 
      Participant

      This is such a sweet add on, thanks for all the hard work to make this happen

      #119090
       Malinas 
      Participant

      WOW, just wow! <3 Terry you are incredible. Thank you so much for giving your time to a better pinball world. <3

      #119159
       TerryRed 
      Moderator
      MemberContributorModerator

      For anyone who downloaded and installed the Option 2 Landscape zips…. I have corrected the fecal typo! :P

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      #119219
       tommygavinrocks 
      Participant

      I thought popper was already slick, and now its 10 levels slicker! Very nice! Thank you for sharing your hard work.

      #119252
       thunderman 
      Participant

      seams i missed a step 1.4 installed and working arcs installed only the wheel images are off scrolling right to left so i seam to be missing the step that makes them move in the arc :/. maybe its only getting into this hobby in the last 3 weeks and the flood of info has my brain scrambled  :P so which part did i miss?

      nm :P figured it out

      #119259
       sebbe1985 
      Participant

      What should I do as a 2K user?  The arc of the wheels don’t match the curve, but the text-zones are positioned perfectly. I tried changing the WheelArc-value but the curve is just wrong no matter the value.

      #119271
       TerryRed 
      Moderator
      MemberContributorModerator

      seams i missed a step 1.4 installed and working arcs installed only the wheel images are off scrolling right to left so i seam to be missing the step that makes them move in the arc :/. maybe its only getting into this hobby in the last 3 weeks and the flood of info has my brain scrambled :P so which part did i miss?

      Follow the instructions step by step….and look at EVERY picture and make your settings the same as in the pictures. You missed one.

      In Game/Wheel Toolbar TAB…ALL settings need to match the included picture. You most likely missed the WheelARC setting.

      #119272
       TerryRed 
      Moderator
      MemberContributorModerator

      What should I do as a 2K user? The arc of the wheels don’t match the curve, but the text-zones are positioned perfectly. I tried changing the WheelArc-value but the curve is just wrong no matter the value.

      Need more info than that. What exact resolution is your playfield…what layout are you using (landscape, portrait, ARC on PF?)

      You would install the 4K theme first using all of it’s settings, then you need to adjust the “Margin in Pixels” setting (in Game/Wheel Toolbar TAB) to make your ARC line up correctly. This is different for each resolution.

      …..BUT you also want to convert the ARC png images to match your playfield screen resolution “correctly”. This is important to get exactly right, so that Popper doesn’t need to scale your ARC image in realtime (as that would give poor performance).

      Assuming your playfield screen is 2560×1440 (used in landscape) then you would want to convert the 1080×2160 ARC images to 720×1440 (i think).

      The transparent loading videos can be used from 4K or HD…or you can convert them to what resolution matches your screen similar to the ARC images.

       

      It’s always best to have all media and pup screens be pixel perfect to give the best performance. You can use 2k and 3K with the 4K theme…as long as your ARC media is converted to match your playfield screen’s resolution, and you adjust “margin in pixels”.

      #119286
       sebbe1985 
      Participant

      What should I do as a 2K user? The arc of the wheels don’t match the curve, but the text-zones are positioned perfectly. I tried changing the WheelArc-value but the curve is just wrong no matter the value.

      Need more info than that. What exact resolution is your playfield…what layout are you using (landscape, portrait, ARC on PF?)

      You would install the 4K theme first using all of it’s settings, then you need to adjust the “Margin in Pixels” setting (in Game/Wheel Toolbar TAB) to make your ARC line up correctly. This is different for each resolution.

      …..BUT you also want to convert the ARC png images to match your playfield screen resolution “correctly”. This is important to get exactly right, so that Popper doesn’t need to scale your ARC image in realtime (as that would give poor performance).

      Assuming your playfield screen is 2560×1440 (used in landscape) then you would want to convert the 1080×2160 ARC images to 720×1440 (i think).

      The transparent loading videos can be used from 4K or HD…or you can convert them to what resolution matches your screen similar to the ARC images.

      It’s always best to have all media and pup screens be pixel perfect to give the best performance. You can use 2k and 3K with the 4K theme…as long as your ARC media is converted to match your playfield screen’s resolution, and you adjust “margin in pixels”.

      Thanks Terry, 168 in Marin in Pixels did the trick. :)  Also converting the ARC image to 720×1440 made the quality much better.

      Do you have a good freeware to convert video resolutions? :)

      Thanks!

      #119287
       TerryRed 
      Moderator
      MemberContributorModerator

      What should I do as a 2K user? The arc of the wheels don’t match the curve, but the text-zones are positioned perfectly. I tried changing the WheelArc-value but the curve is just wrong no matter the value.

      Need more info than that. What exact resolution is your playfield…what layout are you using (landscape, portrait, ARC on PF?)

      You would install the 4K theme first using all of it’s settings, then you need to adjust the “Margin in Pixels” setting (in Game/Wheel Toolbar TAB) to make your ARC line up correctly. This is different for each resolution.

      …..BUT you also want to convert the ARC png images to match your playfield screen resolution “correctly”. This is important to get exactly right, so that Popper doesn’t need to scale your ARC image in realtime (as that would give poor performance).

      Assuming your playfield screen is 2560×1440 (used in landscape) then you would want to convert the 1080×2160 ARC images to 720×1440 (i think).

      The transparent loading videos can be used from 4K or HD…or you can convert them to what resolution matches your screen similar to the ARC images.

      It’s always best to have all media and pup screens be pixel perfect to give the best performance. You can use 2k and 3K with the 4K theme…as long as your ARC media is converted to match your playfield screen’s resolution, and you adjust “margin in pixels”.

      Thanks Terry, 168 in Marin in Pixels did the trick. :) Also converting the ARC image to 720×1440 made the quality much better.

      Do you have a good freeware to convert video resolutions? :)

      Thanks!

      https://vpinball.com/VPBdownloads/terryreds-ffmpeg-video-converter-scripts/

       

      Use one of those and edit it to the resolution you need…BUT transparent videos need MAX quality…so you will also want to change crf to 2. If you don’t then you will get a lot of image compression and it won’t work well.

       

       

      #119336
       zimbakin 
      Participant
      Member

      Yeh man!  :good:   Amazing work team, love every bit of it! Works great and really cool. Thank you.

      Would be great if you could post a layered psd… would love to implement my retro look for the older tables into the T-ARC.

      #119349
       thunderman 
      Participant

      looks great love the game info layout im having one issue tho the loading transparent are .. well not transparent :P

      started over fresh again and got same result :/

      transparent

      #119352
       TerryRed 
      Moderator
      MemberContributorModerator

      looks great love the game info layout im having one issue tho the loading transparent are .. well not transparent :P

      started over fresh again and got same result :/

      transparent

       

      You missed some pictures in the instructions again. EVERY setting needs to match in ALL pictures. :)

      If you have nvidia, install your driver with a fresh driver install (no previous settings), and use the settings for gpu shown in the 3 pictures with the theme zip. If you change anything else in relation to colour, RGB, gamma, etc it may not work.

      If you have AMD….you will need to make similar settings.

      Your system needs to be set to full RGB colour with Full Dynamic Range. Or VLC won’t work correctly with Transparency. Be suire your TV screen is allowing that to happen, and your GPU driver setting are all correct.

       

      #119353
       TerryRed 
      Moderator
      MemberContributorModerator

      Yeh man! :good: Amazing work team, love every bit of it! Works great and really cool. Thank you.

      Would be great if you could post a layered psd… would love to implement my retro look for the older tables into the T-ARC.

      Uuuuuuh……EVERY theme comes with a layered PSD and XCF ARC file in the theme zip….as was mentioned in the Description TAB. :)

       

      #119354
       thunderman 
      Participant

      thanks terry that helped me narrow down the issue i was missing one of the options in my driver entirely maybe from driver updates so i did a driver reinstall picking clean install and it appeared :D and all is working now

      8357520d218efdec9a08e1e92e973b72

      #119375
       Shadow 
      Participant

      Wow, it is really awesome work guys  icon_eek 2397703582

      Thank you for your hard work, update and installation in progress ;)

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