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  • #105236
     wrd1972 
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    Yep another DD rev.  Lots of new stuff.

    First off – REQUIRES VP10.6 BETA TO PLAY

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/r2z5en6sk07y0jn/Dr%20Dude%20%28Bally%201990%292.2RC.vpx?dl=0

    Please give it some play and report any visual or technical concerns, and I will quickly address them.

    Includes:

    • New physics
    • New lighting
    • New Saucer Physics
    • New visuals
    • Ball shadows
    • Other stuff

    Enjoy and thanks. :)

    My VP Pincab /MAME Arcade Specs: Dell T3400 workstation with Core2 Quad core 3.0GHZ (Q9650) CPU - 8GB of RAM - Nvidia 760GTX (MSI Twin Frozr)

    40" PF Sony gaming LED TV, 22" upper and 19" lower monitors in the backbox - Virtuapin controller w/ analog plunger - Full DOF - Full MAME arcade support

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    #105242
     arconovum 
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    I really like it wrd.. it will definitely become my new DrD fav.

    #105261
     Skitso 
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    Thanks for the update Wrd! The table looks and feels better than ever, but I have one really important reason why I’ll keep using the old version instead: It runs flawlessly 165hz on my system. With the new version the FPS varies between ~100 and 145… I always prioritize framerate and gameplay over visuals, so… if you can’t do some crazy miracles optimizing the table, I just need to stick with the old one.  :unsure:

    #105270
     wrd1972 
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    Skitso,

    Not exactly sure where the performance hit may be coming from. Would you please run the bete in both 10.5 official release and 10.6 beta and see if it might be caused by 10.6. The beta will run on 10.5 but the ball will not drop into the saucers. But you should be able to at least benchmark. I am planning on reducing the size of images before releasing, but I I am not optimistic that will resolve the issue. I also cant think of anything I have added or changed that should be causing that kind of hit.

    My VP Pincab /MAME Arcade Specs: Dell T3400 workstation with Core2 Quad core 3.0GHZ (Q9650) CPU - 8GB of RAM - Nvidia 760GTX (MSI Twin Frozr)

    40" PF Sony gaming LED TV, 22" upper and 19" lower monitors in the backbox - Virtuapin controller w/ analog plunger - Full DOF - Full MAME arcade support

    #105282
     freelunch 
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    looks and plays well as far as I can tell, thanks wrd

    #105304
     Skitso 
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    The performance seems to be about identical with both VPX versions. Noticed I get a bit better performance through PinballX vs directly launching the table from the editor. Also disabled playfield reflections and now the performance is acceptable.

    #105309
     Thalamus 
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    Getting better performance within PBX is just the opposite of what I would expect. Will play this later today as it one of my absolute favorite re-creations. I’ll have a look and see if I can conclude with the same.

    #105316
     The Loafer 
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    I could be wrong but better performance when running from the front end usually means your CPU idles down because there’s not enough going on so once in VPX (and nothing in the background) you’ll see some frame rate issues until it catches up.  The solution I think back when this issue used to come up was to ensure you have set your windows to “high performance” as opposed to “balanced” so that it doesn’t idle down.  Might be different depending on which windows you are using.   I think there are also bios settings you can set to ensure the CPU doesn’t idle down.

     

     

    #105319
     wrd1972 
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    Also I have mentioned this before. But the reflections IMO, are causing performance impacts, especially on very heavy tables, such as DD. I have been turning them off on the heavy tables in my Pincab, when I notice performance hits. By doing this, frame rate increases every time.

    I am also hoping that Fuzzel and Toxie can add a global reflections feature to the VP video options, to globally turn them on/off and also to set the parameter too.

    Not sure what the solution is to have max performance with reflections. But that said, I only have a 970GTX card and Core2 Quad processor. Maybe you guys with more power under the hood, are not seeing this impact.

    My VP Pincab /MAME Arcade Specs: Dell T3400 workstation with Core2 Quad core 3.0GHZ (Q9650) CPU - 8GB of RAM - Nvidia 760GTX (MSI Twin Frozr)

    40" PF Sony gaming LED TV, 22" upper and 19" lower monitors in the backbox - Virtuapin controller w/ analog plunger - Full DOF - Full MAME arcade support

    #105342
     Skitso 
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    I have a rather beefy system: i5, gtx1070 , 16gb but I’m really picky about my framerate and try to get every table to lock 165 fps. Few missed frames here and there doesn’t bother me, but when it goes down to 120-140 it really starts to get jarring.

    Anyways, great table and now it’s even better, thanks a bunch! Now move away from DD finally and give us the perfected Funhouse I’ve been waiting for ages! ;)

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    #105467
     wrd1972 
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    Hell I wish I could have 120 FPS on a good day. ;) Most tables on my cab average 90 at best. But they are very playable none the less.

    Just finished DD, and now I am mainly focused on FH and BOP.

    My VP Pincab /MAME Arcade Specs: Dell T3400 workstation with Core2 Quad core 3.0GHZ (Q9650) CPU - 8GB of RAM - Nvidia 760GTX (MSI Twin Frozr)

    40" PF Sony gaming LED TV, 22" upper and 19" lower monitors in the backbox - Virtuapin controller w/ analog plunger - Full DOF - Full MAME arcade support

    #105468
     wrd1972 
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    Version 2.2 is up and ready to DL.

    NOTE: Version 2.2 ABSOLUTELY requires VP10.6 Beta or > to operate properly.

    This table has “further” undergone a tremendous amount of refinement with countless new visual details, all new lighting, all new physics, better sound effects and additional table options. One significant improvement, much better saucer (VUK) physics.

    Shout-outs to Cyberpez, Rothbauerw, nfozzy, flupper, DJrobx and bord for heavily contributing to this latest refresh. Cant thank you guys enough.

    Table includes all of the tips and tricks I have learned over the last year or so, and really looks and plays, better than ever. Please refer to the script for additional credits and table options.

    Hope you guys enjoy it.

     

    My VP Pincab /MAME Arcade Specs: Dell T3400 workstation with Core2 Quad core 3.0GHZ (Q9650) CPU - 8GB of RAM - Nvidia 760GTX (MSI Twin Frozr)

    40" PF Sony gaming LED TV, 22" upper and 19" lower monitors in the backbox - Virtuapin controller w/ analog plunger - Full DOF - Full MAME arcade support

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    #105474
     Jopp 
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    wrd1972, nfozzy, Rothbauerw, Cyberpez, bord, flupper, DJrobx thank you very much for this update, table looks and plays great!

    My favorite pinball machine?
    Where I can put my name on as G.C....

    #105477
     bb 
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    guys – this and bugs is opening up facing horizontal not vertical. How do I get this full screen?

    #105480
     Thalamus 
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    @bb You should look at this tutorial https://vpinball.com/vpx-cameralight-mode-tutorial/

    It is kind of essential to know that stuff so you can get every table the way you want them. The actual answer to your question is towards the end, but, you really should read and learn how to do this.

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    #105482
     bb 
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    thanks – interesting why all the others are all fitted for my table perfectly.  Kind of tricky to get this alligned well.  Any way to just apply the settings from all my other tables to this one and DD?

    #105483
     Thalamus 
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    Yes. You can go to the file menu and export POV to a file. Then import it to this table. But, still, you should learn how to do this proper ;)

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    #105486
     wrd1972 
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    BB,

    The majority of the authors set their “rotation” setting to 270 degrees (Landscape). A few of us set our table rotation to 0 degrees (Portrait). Considering I am looking at the main PF TV in the cab, in a portrait orientation, it make sense in my mind, to set the table to portrait as well. There are also many other benefits to this, such as having the mouse arrow, icons and other images on the PF, in a usable arrangement. This also greatly assists in being able to use the PF TV, for development and other routine PC functions, without having to look at stuff 90 degree the wrong way, and driving the mouse 90 degrees off as well.

    The few of us that do this, completely agree that if more folks were to use the large PF TV in a  manner as described above, everything just works better and dialing in backdrops, is actually a lot easier. Hope that helps.

     

    But like Thal said. You need to be able to dial in your backdrops for all tables that you will be downloading, to your particular liking.

    My VP Pincab /MAME Arcade Specs: Dell T3400 workstation with Core2 Quad core 3.0GHZ (Q9650) CPU - 8GB of RAM - Nvidia 760GTX (MSI Twin Frozr)

    40" PF Sony gaming LED TV, 22" upper and 19" lower monitors in the backbox - Virtuapin controller w/ analog plunger - Full DOF - Full MAME arcade support

    #105487
     bb 
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    got it – I just did it myself and got it to work but doing it manually dont prefer that

     

    How do you import to the table?

     

    Also these two tables are great thanks!

    #105491
     randr 
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    @wrd1972 i dont know how you keep improving these builds over and over but you do! very nice update once again! thanks for the update :good:

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