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  • #54039
    RustyCardores
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    OK so ‘Apron DMD’ might be a better name, but when it comes to VP, too many acronyms is never enough ;)

    Having just switched over to an LCD using pin2dmd (yep, it’s under the glass behind the playfield), I thought I would utilise the now unused DMD window that many of us have simply been turning off.

    To be honest I didn’t think this would be of much use, but while playing a multiball on Spiderman, I found that I was alerted to the game play messages in my peripheral vision and that allowed me to take quick glances and not lose track of my balls.

    btw… I know this is not a new idea, it’s just with pin2dmd, it’s never been so easy for those using LCD DMD.

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    #54040
    HauntFreaks
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    it looks like it belongs there on that spider man….
    my Whoa-Nellie needs this (like the real one), but its hard coded :(
    someone should do an Ultradmd for it….  :heart:
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    #54043
    RustyCardores
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    It would be an ultraDMD where the low res is not such as issue. ;)

     

    #54050
    TerryRed
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    The only issue with an apron dmd would be if you are using exclusive full screen in vpx?   (the window would be overriden by vpx’s window?) Or is this using a “Built in” DMD display with vpx somehow?

    #54051
    RustyCardores
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    The only issue with an apron dmd would be if you are using exclusive full screen in vpx?   (the window would be overriden by vpx’s window?) Or is this using a “Built in” DMD display with vpx somehow?

    Yes you are right Terry, this is windowed full screen only.

    #54059
    RustyCardores
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    Here’s my work around for exclusive full screen Terry…..

    5th Screen Apron DMD ;)

    When I play, I often just sit my iPhone in the corner of the glass, so while it’s there it may as well be put to use. lol

    #54060
    CarnyPriest
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    Is that streaming dmdext?

    #54061
    RustyCardores
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    Is that streaming dmdext?

    No, i’m running Duet. So the iPhone is running as a 5th screen. I have usb ports under the cab on that side, so it is plugged in down there.

    Duet is awesome ;)

    #54064
    CarnyPriest
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    I guess there is an app for that?

    I have an old iPhone. I was going to use it for extra flash storage but it is a PITA to do that. Maybe I’m better off using it as an extra screen.

    I have a DMD mirroring project at PinballX forums but at this point I only use it for VP9/PM5 (windowed).

    #54069
    RustyCardores
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    If you go too old on the phone the iOS might not support Duet :(

    I have a spare 6s here and thought about placing it under the glass, but I don’t think I could make it boot into Duet automagically??

    If you are interested in Duet, it is currently on sale for 40% off (or is it 50?).  Still makes it an expensive app, but it is bloody good and works without hassle.  Probably because it was created by a couple of ex Apple engineers (or so I have been told)

    #54096
    Krille 81
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    I have had The apron dmd in there years. I use a program called setwallpaper to change Windows wallpaper. I have a batch script so it will change when i launch a game in pinballx. Works with True fullscreen :)

    Skickat från min E2303 via Tapatalk

    #54121
    CarnyPriest
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    If you go too old on the phone the iOS might not support Duet :( I have a spare 6s here and thought about placing it under the glass, but I don’t think I could make it boot into Duet automagically?? If you are interested in Duet, it is currently on sale for 40% off (or is it 50?). Still makes it an expensive app, but it is bloody good and works without hassle. Probably because it was created by a couple of ex Apple engineers (or so I have been told)

    Nice one! I could even re-start my splash viewer project for instruction cards. My iPhone is a 4S which is old but not too old. It should work.

    https://www.gameex.info/forums/topic/16462-update-visual-pinball-mini-dmdb2s-screen-for-apron-now-with-instruction-card-splash-viewer/

     

    #54122
    CarnyPriest
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    I have had The apron dmd in there years. I use a program called setwallpaper to change Windows wallpaper. I have a batch script so it will change when i launch a game in pinballx. Works with True fullscreen :) Skickat från min E2303 via Tapatalk

    I’m interested. Can you provide more details?

    #54146
    RustyCardores
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    @rustycardores
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    I have had The apron dmd in there years. I use a program called setwallpaper to change Windows wallpaper. I have a batch script so it will change when i launch a game in pinballx. Works with True fullscreen :) Skickat från min E2303 via Tapatalk

    I’m interested. Can you provide more details?

    Yeah, deets please. :)

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