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    6of1
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    Just wanted to post this for the next person so I can save them the day I had. First of all, take this info with a grain of salt, I am very very new to all this and might have screwed up somewhere (3+ times).

    I have played with Future Pin & VP9 in the past but just started mocking up a cab last week. Under Windows 7 I did not get the error “ActiveX component can’t create object: ‘UltraDMD.DMDObject'” issue at all, not once after following Terry and Nailbusters great tut/videos (thank you both!). But then I got greedy and decided to format and clean install Windows 10, that is where things went bad for me.

    I dont know why, I dont know how but the VPX AIO installer would not create a working UltraDMD.exe, the one in the XDMD folder. When I tried to run it, it would just fail silently. Im pretty sure I Unblocked, Allowed added to the Viri/Firewall Exclusions everything I could, but who knows.

    What I did (maybe not right, but) seems to have worked.

    1. Rename XDMD folder “XDMD_BKUP” in case this is all wrong, lol

    2. Download “UltraDMDSetup.msi” (got it from: https://ultradmd.wordpress.com/download/)

    3. Install to C:\Visual Pinball\XDMD

    That is it, 3min could have saved me at least 3+ hrs, lol. I hope this is correct and helps someone down the road :bye:

     

     

     

     

     

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    #193832
    avidediter
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    @avidediter

    same thing happened to me. No table using UltraDMD worked until I followed your post. Thanks for the tip!

    #194319
    sideways
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    @sideways

    Me too!! This was exactly what I needed, and works perfectly again. Thanks so much!

    #194336
    outhere
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    Right click zip files, Click properties, Unblock before unzipping

    2 Things you may have to UpDate
    Latest net framework and The latest supported Visual C++ downloads – https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=4982#entry330264

    Here is the latest version of UltraDMD,  Which was updated by Tom Speirs from the pinballx website
    I have it installed in the  Visual Pinball Folder  — Visual Pinball\UltraDMD
    Still has the same version number

    https://www.gameex.info/forums/files/file/2495-ultradmd-installer/
    Real DMD — If you stay with UltraDMD put a copy of DmdDevice.dll & DmdDevice.ini in your UltraDMD Folder

    If you’re not sure about changing to FlexDMD then stay with UltraDMD for now
    If you stay with UltraDMD and the DMD is Hidden run this bat File — ConfigureUltraDMD.bat

    I recommend you install the latest version of UltraDMD Even if you’re going to use FlexDMD to control your UltraDMD games

    You may not be aware of it but there is also a replacement for UltraDMD  (If you’re not sure then stay with UltraDMD)
    You can have FlexDMD only control FlexDMD tables or have it also control UltraDMD tables
    The UltraDMD tables will work with FlexDMD without doing anything to the UltraDMD tables
    Basically with the improvements In flexDMD sense it came out, You really only need to use the scripts that come with FluxDMD if the table don’t have UltraDMD

    FlexDMD, an UltraDMD alternative
    Requires Freezy DMD 1.8  — https://vpinball.com/forums/topic/freezy-dmd-question/#post-115676
    Latest version of FlexDMD 1.5  — https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=43569&hl=
    The 4 FlexDMD Files go in your VPinMame Folder  — Visual Pinball\VPinMame

    If you download the (FlexDMD Master) there is at least one script in there that is for a game that no longer comes with UltraDMD
    If you read the FlexDMD topic it will show you how to move the DMD For this Game — JP’s Ghostbusters Slimer 2.1.0
    If you go here and click on — GitHub here,  Then Click on the Green button for DowmLoad
    https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=43569&hl=

    If for some reason you have to go back to UltraDMD and you’re not sure how to re-Register
    Download, Unzip put the file UltraDMDRegisterApp.bat  in your ultraDMD Folder  ( See attached file )
    Right click, Run As Administrator and it will re-Register ultraDMD

    UltraDMD tables being controlled by FlexDMD
    NOTE: Champions League (Season 18) The F6 Menu will not work
    In order to change the text color (Change this line in the table script  — Const cDefaultDMDColor = "powderBlue"
    For other Games In order to change the full color and color of the text per game
    NOTE: With FlexDMD controlling UltraDMD Tables the text coloring May not be the same..
    Before adding search the script to make sure it’s not already in there somewhere
    In the table script Add this below  — Randomize
    See this file for a list of colors In the scripts Folder —  UltraDMD_Options.vbs

    '---------- UltraDMD Unique Table Color preference -------------
    Dim DMDColor, DMDColorSelect, UseFullColor
    Dim DMDPosition, DMDPosX, DMDPosY, DMDSize, DMDWidth, DMDHeight

    UseFullColor = "True" '                           "True" / "False"
    DMDColorSelect = "blue"            ' Rightclick on UDMD window to get full list of colours
    '
    '
    GetDMDColor
    Sub GetDMDColor
    Dim WshShell,filecheck,directory
    Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

    WshShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\UltraDMD\fullcolor",UseFullColor,"REG_SZ"
    WshShell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\UltraDMD\color",DMDColorSelect,"REG_SZ"
    End Sub
    '''---------------------------------------------------

    UltraDMD tables being controlled by UltraDMD

    NOTE:  This game uses F6 Menu  — Champions League (Season 18)
    To control the Text Color, DMD Size (Any Size) and Location
    Before adding search the script to make sure it’s not already in there somewhere
    In the table script Add below  — Randomize
    https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=37278&hl=

    If you have a Particular game you would like to turn the a UltraDMD off — Try this
    https://vpinball.com/forums/topic/ac-dc-2012-jp-2012/page/2/#post-198597

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