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  • #115654 Report
    roccodimarco
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    So I went ahead and installed Freezy’s dmd, simple because I really like the Mario Andretti table and hated the three extra numbers underneath. So after some messing around I have it up and running, and this my result.  My question, is it possible to shorten the the black bars on the side in order to fill the dmd box?  Im not sure if im making much sense, but what I want is the the dmd to take up the entire box without the empty space on each side.

    Mario Andretti (Gottlieb 1995)

     

     

    #115661 Report
    outhere
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    Like this if so check the DmdDevice.ini

    Resized_20190227_135707_8319

    #115666 Report
    roccodimarco
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    That’s exactly what I want it to look like!  I have been making adjustments DmdDevice.ini but this is the best I can do.  What am I missing?

    #115673 Report
    outhere
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    1st you hit F1 and turn off the regular dmd and turn on external…

    You have to close and open VP every time you make a change

     

    #115674 Report
    roccodimarco
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    I have done all that.  That is the external dmd in the picture.  For whatever reason, it has those large blank spaces on each side.

    #115676 Report
    outhere
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    Freezy set-up + Color Rom setup
    My experience is with Virtual DMD and Pin2dmd
    Some troubleshooting help at the bottom of the post

    Latest Beta SAMBuild VPinMame For Color Romshttp://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/4278-sambuild33-beta-thread/
    Latest NON BETA SAMBuild VPinMame For Color Romshttp://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/4236-sambuild/

    Do not use the 64 bit Version — dmdext-v1.x.x-x64

    I am currently using Freezy files ( 1.8.0-r122 )  Click here —>  https://ci.appveyor.com/project/freezy/dmd-extensions/history
    Then click on whichever one you want to use ..

    Then click platform X86
    Then click on artifacts
    Then download the zip file
    An out of this zip file I used – DmdDevice.dll and dmdext.exe – But you may also need the other files if you don’t have them

    New options, Right click Menu and Always display Grip on hover.. (Really convenient for someone that has a 2 screen set up)

    Put this in your (DmdDevice.ini) file (If it’s not already there) and set it to true or false depending on whether you want to use Alphanumeric features
    [alphanumeric]
    enabled = false

    Info on Alphanumeric features, Plus clicking on this at the top of the page for more info —>  dmd-extensions –> Make sure you Go through the Whole page
    https://github.com/freezy/dmd-extensions/tree/master/LibDmd/Output/Virtual/AlphaNumeric
    https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=41291&page=2#entry419369
    https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=44571&hl=

    In your VPinMame folder run setup.exe change defaults and/or for games you have already run Use F1 during game to change the default for that game
    Turn off Show DMD and Turn on external DMD
    VPinMame-3

    Download this folder and put it in your VPinMame folder, This will get you start it
    Until you get the color Rom’s in place for quite a few games see below…
    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/4966-more-altcolor-color-pallettes/

    DMD Colorization Works in Progress
    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/forum/138-pin2dmd-dmd-colorization-works-in-progress/
    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/2380-list-of-vpm-rom-remixes-and-mods/

    Color Patches and Palettes
    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/category/95-color-rom-patches/
    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/category/86-pin2dmd-color-palettes/
    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/category/101-pin2dmd-colorizations-virtual-pinball/   Video setup –> https://youtu.be/sIugBZdyAtU
    https://vpinball.com/forums/topic/world-poker-tour-color-mod-project/
    The .vni & .pal files Must be Named pin2dmd.vni & pin2dmd.pal

    More Info – DMD Coloring for Everyone (PinDMD3 & Pin2dmd and PC Monitor)”
    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/2380-list-of-vpm-rom-remixes-and-mods/#entry26874
    https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=36915
    FAQ  FaceBook —->   https://www.facebook.com/groups/VPjunkies/permalink/186072608657431/

    Why do some colored roms require a patch and others just use the .vni & .pal files?
    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/2604-world-poker-tour/?do=findComment&comment=39887

    To see what name the zip and the bin file should be – Go to your VPinMame Folder Run Setup, Click Test, Fine the Game and Click Check Rom
    VPM Rom test

    This is what I use for patching Stern sam color rom —>    http://vpuniverse.com/forums/files/file/4808-vpu-color-rom-patcher/
    Stern sam tables that need the Patch –>  https://www.giantbomb.com/stern-sam-board-system/3015-8231/games/
    Another way to patch
    https://vpinball.com/wiki/visual-pinball-knowledge-base/rom-patching/

    If you change the name of the rom and use DOF..
    You may have to go to the DOF website and Under table config find the game,  Then change the rom to match the game..
    http://configtool.vpuniverse.com/login.php

    Some troubleshooting help
    Rom Colour Issue — http://vpuniverse.com/forums/topic/4303-vp-cabinet-rom-colour-issue/

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    #115678 Report
    roccodimarco
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    Thanks I’ll give this a try!

    #115767 Report
    roccodimarco
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    Well now I’m completely lost.  I went ahead and made the changes, but now the dmd refuses to save any changes I have made.  If I go into the ini files and change them manually it will not change the size.  If I use the grip and change, it will not save the changes.  I have tried a fresh re install and now nothing is working.  I’m hoping that maybe I will have better results on my actual cabinet, but on my test computer, I can not find a solution.

    #115773 Report
    outhere
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    You have the files in the VPinMame folder not a sub folder

    #115775 Report
    outhere
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    Also check this and the exe

    https://www.limilabs.com/blog/unblock-dll-file

    Post your DmdDevice.ini file

    #115776 Report
    roccodimarco
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    1

    They are all in there.  So on my test pc, I only have one monitor, but before I made any changes last night, when I moved the dmd (size and location) the ini file changed.  Now it no longer changes.  If I make a change manually in the ini, it will not change the length of the dmd. I will shoot a video soon of what Im running into.

    #115780 Report
    outhere
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    On my desktop and cab I have exactly the same items I had you put on yours and on either one of my systems if I make a change in the INI file the DMD changes….

    I’ve never had it where you could move the DMD around and the changes went into the InI file

    #115782 Report
    roccodimarco
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    [global]
    ; how to downscale SEGA 192×64 pixel games to smaller displays: fit, fill or stretch
    resize = fit
    ; flips the image horizontally
    fliphorizontally = false
    ; flips the image vertically
    flipvertically = false
    ; enable or disable frame-by-frame colorization (inactive in VPX bundle)
    colorize = true

    ; a DMD that renders with nice dots on a computer monitor
    [virtualdmd]
    enabled = true
    ; virtual dmd stays on top of all other windows
    stayontop = false
    ; hide the resize grip
    hidegrip = false
    ; ignore the aspect ratio of the rendered dots when resizing
    ignorear = false
    ; use VPM’s registry values when positioning the virtual dmd
    useregistry = false
    ; x-axis of the window position
    left = 0
    ; y-axis of the window position
    top = 0
    ; width of the dmd in monitor pixels
    width = 1024
    ; height of the dmd in monitor pixels
    height = 256
    ; scale the dot size (set to 0.8 for same size as pre-1.6.0)
    dotsize = 1.0

    [pindmd1]
    ; if false, doesn’t bother looking for a pinDMD1
    enabled = false

    [pindmd2]
    ; if false, doesn’t bother looking for a pinDMD2
    enabled = false

    [pindmd3]
    ; if false, doesn’t bother looking for a pinDMD3
    enabled = false
    ; COM port, e.g. COM3
    port =

    [pin2dmd]
    ; if false, doesn’t bother looking for a PIN2DMD
    enabled = false
    ; how long to wait in milliseconds after sending a palette
    delay = 25

    [browserstream]
    ; if enabled, stream to your browser in your LAN
    enabled = false
    port = 9090

    [vpdbstream]
    ; if enabled, stream DMD to https://test.vpdb.io/live
    enabled = false
    endpoint = https://api-test.vpdb.io/

    ; if enabled, writes frames to an .avi file
    enabled = false
    ; path to folder or .avi file. if folder, gamename.avi is used.
    path =

    [pinup]
    ; if enabled, send frames to PinUP.
    enabled = false

    #115783 Report
    roccodimarco
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    Yea, sorry, I misspoke.  When I would make changes they would work with the game.  Now when I make any changes it does nothing.

    #115788 Report
    outhere
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    Set these to true

    ; virtual dmd stays on top of all other windows
    stayontop = false
    ; hide the resize grip
    hidegrip = false
    ; ignore the aspect ratio of the rendered dots when resizing
    ignorear = false

    What have you been changing or did you put settings back to default

    ; x-axis of the window position
    left = 0
    ; y-axis of the window position
    top = 0
    ; width of the dmd in monitor pixels
    width = 1024
    ; height of the dmd in monitor pixels
    height = 256

    #115790 Report
    roccodimarco
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    That did it!   Thanks dude! Now to hope all goes well on the cab!   Also, this backglass is coming soon, I did a mod of STAT’s and he will be uploading an update soon!

    aaaa

    #115791 Report
    outhere
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    Glad to see it’s working and I was Wondering about the back glass

    #115793 Report
    roccodimarco
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    One more question.  I’m probably only going to use this for one more table Shaq Attaq (If it’s ever made).  I found a post where you can do individual game settings.  My question is, do you put the rom name and then
    ; x-axis of the window position
    left = 0
    ; y-axis of the window position
    top = 0
    ; width of the dmd in monitor pixels
    width = 1024
    ; height of the dmd in monitor pixels
    height = 256

     

    This under it (for example)?  Also, where do you put the game name and info?  Does it matter?

    #115799 Report
    outhere
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    Go here and at the top of the page click where it says frenzy/DMD extensions and in there it will give you an example

    https://github.com/freezy/dmd-extensions/pull/152

    ;Bay Watch
    [baywatch]
    virtualdmd left = 2500
    virtualdmd top = 800
    virtualdmd width = 1024
    virtualdmd height = 256

    #131931 Report
    Oldschool4
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    Followed your advise outhere, Only needed to do first couple steps, worked a Charm. :good:

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