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  • #60236
    Jesperpark
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    @jesperpark
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    Well that’s the fun of this hobby, how to fix when stuff goes wrong.  Maybe I have a different idea of fun…sorry

    Here is some basics to get you up to speed

    Video made by GTXJoe on DOF Framework, you can watch the whole series, but there is some out of date stuff pertaining to VP Install.  Bot this one is fine for DOF

    https://youtu.be/uXnLSpIIqv8?list=PL0UBDiPBZc_NBiik5Y-wlnTkoLpaUH61w

    Here is the manual for DOF related and how I learned to get my setup working

    https://directoutput.github.io/DirectOutput/installation.html

    #60238
    Thalamus
    Moderator
    @thalamus
    ContributorMemberModerator

    I have a feeling that you’ve destroyed the link between you tables folder and the directoutput. My best advice – read the documentation for how dof is supposed to be installed.

    https://directoutput.github.io/DirectOutput/installation.html

    You don’t need to download it again. Like Jesperpark said, you already have it and it most probably contains the stuff you need. You just need to get it working again by following the guide without actually replacing any files.

     

    #60239
    jevansoh
    Participant
    @jevansoh

    I’ll watch the video and read the link you sent, but I agree with you…The link between the tables folder and DOF is gone.  The question I have is, what was that link?  Was it a file I accidentally deleted?  What file?  What’s the name?  How do I establish that link again?  That’s my question.  What am I missing here?

    #60251
    jevansoh
    Participant
    @jevansoh

    I just checked and the shortcut link is there in the directory.  What I’m missing and don’t know to look for is some file or something that tells DOF how to communicate with my “toys” and I don’t know what file that is or what I’m missing.  The link is in the tables/plugins directory and is a shortcut like it’s supposed to be, though.

    #60252
    Jesperpark
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    @jesperpark
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    Ah you don’t have your direct output config file most likely

    When the DOF is first setup you have to use the dof config tool to point your inputs

    http://configtool.vpuniverse.com/login.php

    Now since you don’t know your inputs you are best off asking for your config file from the seller

    When i generate a new code this will get emailed to me.  Basically you are looking for an ini file.

    config

     

     

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    #60256
    Thalamus
    Moderator
    @thalamus
    ContributorMemberModerator

    Yeah. You could register your account – login, the give the login to you seller and make them set it up correctly.
    Then after that … change your password and you should be set for the future.

    This is one of the things that changes over time – so, you want to be able to download and update the files that Jesper showed you an example of.

    #60258
    Jesperpark
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    @jesperpark
    Member

    Yeah. You could register your account – login, the give the login to you seller and make them set it up correctly. Then after that … change your password and you should be set for the future. This is one of the things that changes over time – so, you want to be able to download and update the files that Jesper showed you an example of.

    That’s a good idea, Arngrim makes changes all the time, without this you will be unable to update and left in the dust anyway.  We don’t want you being left behind with old dof configs, you have to be one of the cool kids  :yes:

    #60259
    jevansoh
    Participant
    @jevansoh

    So the file I need is directoutputconfig20.ini?  I was told in another thread that’s just for colors.  Is it also for the force feedback and other lighting effects?

    #60260
    jevansoh
    Participant
    @jevansoh

    I’m pretty sure I’m out of luck with the seller.  He mentioned one of his customers is who set it up for him.  I don’t think he knows anything about how to set it up..Just like me.

    I registered an account and see the tool.  I have no clue how to use it, though.  It’s very overwhelming.  I don’t know how to figure out what’s what.

    #60261
    Thalamus
    Moderator
    @thalamus
    ContributorMemberModerator

    I don’t understand everything DOF myself – so, relax. Once the profile is setup correctly ( the hardware is mapped correctly ) you basically just login – press the button “generate config”, download and extract the files within into you directouput/config folder … overwriting those files. That’s the update procedure. The really hard work is done by Arngrim and the table authors.

    There is another alternative … find someone else that have bought the same cab and ask them to make a screenshot of their setup. But, I doubt that everyone at the company are as stupid as you portray. Someone needs to be able to help you with this. I can’t – since my hardware is different from yours.

    And – yes, its all the bang and whistles. It is kind of the mapping between your hardware and the rom names and the table scripts. All these need to work together in perfect harmony.

    #60262
    jevansoh
    Participant
    @jevansoh

    The question is where/how do I map the hardware, though?  How do I know what is what?

    I don’t think anyone at the company is stupid.  I’m sorry if I portrayed that.  I was just relaying what the seller told me.  A customer did it all for him and that’s how the force feedback came about.

    It’s not that the seller is unwilling to help.  He just doesn’t know what I need or what to do about it.

    #60264
    Thalamus
    Moderator
    @thalamus
    ContributorMemberModerator

    He got it working once ? So, then he can provide you with the same software again. And this time. Make a backup :) You can kind of figure out what hardware you have … if you get back the original directoutput folder with its content. Now, you’re screwed if you don’t know what you cab contains. There are ways around this, but, honestly I don’t want to tell you more about those, because if you use those tools you can easily fry solenoids if you don’t know what you are doing.

    So, what we have told you and still are trying to tell you. You once need to have had your directoutput folder with its config files correctly installed.
    Make them help you with this. This is what you need !

    Guys with same hardware can share configs without any problem. The only thing that gets lost is if one person have different preferences for tables than the next guy. But, that is easily changed via the config tool you just registered for.

    #60266
    jevansoh
    Participant
    @jevansoh

    I understand what you are saying, generally.  I’m in contact with them and they are willing to help… The problem is neither of us know what it is I’m missing specifically.  Which files specifically am I missing?

    He already zipped up the contents of the DirectOutput directory off another working drive and I copied those over and it still doesn’t work.  That’s what I don’t understand.

    #60267
    jevansoh
    Participant
    @jevansoh

    If I ever get it working again, the first thing I’ll do is make a backup :)

    #60268
    Jesperpark
    Participant
    @jesperpark
    Member

    Okay so all the files he sent you, make sure none of the new files are blocked.  Right click on EVERY file and go to properties, if it says blocked then unblock them.

    Another thing to try is when you start a visual pinball table, right click on the backglass. It will bring up a options screen for B2S, make sure the box “enable plugins” is checked.

    These are guesses, which can cause issues.

    maybe screenshot what you have in the direct output folder and the plugin/direct output folder

     

    #60269
    jevansoh
    Participant
    @jevansoh

    I have a directoutput folder..Just checked the two things you are mentioned and no blocks and the other option was already set.  I don’t have a plugins/directoutput directory.  In the tables/plugins directory is a link to the c:\directoutput directory.

    #60270
    randr
    Keymaster
    @randr
    ModeratorMember

    Your never going to be successful unless you know what output is for what feedback toy. Do you have a account on dof site? You will need to have one and create your configs from that. But you need to know what ports are what

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    #60271
    jevansoh
    Participant
    @jevansoh

    I created an account but don’t have any idea how to use that tool.

    #60274
    randr
    Keymaster
    @randr
    ModeratorMember

    Write down what each port drives what feedback device. If you do not know find out from supplier of your build. Or use ledblinky to figure it out but you must know to setup dof account.

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    #60275
    jevansoh
    Participant
    @jevansoh

    I can get the dofconfig tool and ledblinky to pulse each item per port and write it down that way but I don’t know what to do with the tool.  If I can figure out how to input it into the tool, does the tool create all the config files I need?  What does it create?  Where do I put them?

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