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  • #49401
     MnHotRod 
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    The “Lesser Known Features” threads that CarnyPriest has been creating are very informative for newbies like myself. Learning a lot and want to keep going. There is so much stuff to search and dig through, newbies like myself can find it quite difficult to navigate and find answers. A few things I’m trying to understand…

    What do the text files do/save in my “..\Visual Pinball\user” folder?

    What do the cfg files do/save in my “..VPinMame\cfg” folder?

    What do the prt files do/save in my “..VPinMame\memcard” folder

    What do the nv files do/save in my “..\VPinMame\nvram” folder?

    What does the B2STableSettings.xml file do/save? In that file; what does the #2 mean for DefaultStartMode?

    #49402
     randr 
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    I can answer these:

    What do the text files do/save in my “..\Visual Pinball\user” folder?  This is where any configuration is saved for each VP table or controller settings

    What do the cfg files do/save in my “..VPinMame\cfg” folder? I assume these are Vpinmame settings saved for each ROM

    What do the prt files do/save in my “..VPinMame\memcard” folder Ive never seen this actually used in pinmame but in mame i see it used a lot so not sure

    What do the nv files do/save in my “..\VPinMame\nvram” folder? This is where actual ROM settings are saved for each ROM so its like what the batteries are for in real pinballs to remember 3 or 5 ball, high scores, and any other settings you change in the rom.

    What does the B2STableSettings.xml file do/save? In that file; what does the #2 mean for DefaultStartMode?  2 means mech sounds and DOF both i think i would need to actually look.

    Im the worse at explaining anything so hope im 55% right

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    #49406
     freelunch 
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    What do the text files do/save in my “..\Visual Pinball\user” folder?

    These are some user settings. They used to store B2S and DOF settings. I don’t remember if these even get read by VP10 anymore since things like B2S and DOF got integrated into the Preferences menu in some update. This folder might have more importance in VP9.x, so perhaps another member can elaborate if its purpose extends beyond B2S and DOF.

    What do the cfg files do/save in my “..VPinMame\cfg” folder?

    I don’t think this folder matters for end users. I thought this would have VPinMAMe settings for each table (like DMD display settings), but removing these files didn’t reset my virtual DMD. Maybe it’s a real DMD thing.

    What do the prt files do/save in my “..VPinMame\memcard” folder

    My memcard folder is empty, maybe it’s for transfering real pinball ROM settings and high scores to VPinMAME?

    What do the nv files do/save in my “..\VPinMame\nvram” folder?

    This is where settings and high scores for ROMs are stored. If you ever want to reset a ROM’s settings and high scores and don’t feel like changing things back with the menu, you can delete the ROM’s nv file and it will reset. Also, if you want to back up your ROM settings and high scores, these are the files you want to back up.

    Like Randr, I’m not the best person to ask, but I’m at least 56% right. :P

    #49410
     Jesperpark 
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    Okay so between @randr and @freelunch that makes it 111% correct??

    perfect  B-)

     

    #49417
     MnHotRod 
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    Thanks for responding. As a newbie, I need more content in the response to most of these to understand. IE: What is a “configuration” or controller setting?

    I can answer these: What do the text files do/save in my “..\Visual Pinball\user” folder? This is where any configuration is saved for each VP table or controller settings

    Again, I don’t understand the response. What type of info is saved here. FYI, there is current content in each of these folders I’m asking questions about. So they are being used, I just want to know what they do. Would this be things like FREE PLAY, 10 Character High Score and etc?

    What do the cfg files do/save in my “..VPinMame\cfg” folder? I assume these are Vpinmame settings saved for each ROM

    Again, live content being saved in this folder. Interested to know what the content does, what info it is saving.

    What do the prt files do/save in my “..VPinMame\memcard” folder Ive never seen this actually used in pinmame but in mame i see it used a lot so not sure

    So nvram would be FREE PLAY and 10 Character High Score? Or some other piece of the ROM settings?

    What do the nv files do/save in my “..\VPinMame\nvram” folder? This is where actual ROM settings are saved for each ROM so its like what the batteries are for in real pinballs to remember 3 or 5 ball, high scores, and any other settings you change in the rom.

    I’m guessing this is where B2S saves the backglass/dmd configuration of each game. I have a two display setup with the backglass and dmd displaying on the same monitor. I hide the speaker grill and make the dmd visible, whenever possible. In my setup, the second display is very small so the DMD sits in front of the backglass art somewhat crowding it out.

    What does the B2STableSettings.xml file do/save? In that file; what does the #2 mean for DefaultStartMode? 2 means mech sounds and DOF both i think i would need to actually look. Im the worse at explaining anything so hope im 55% right

     

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