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  • #105555 Report
    GAH1068
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    In game the DMD is working fine.  At end of game I get the Enter Name on on the PinDMDV3.   When I hit the flipper left/right key to start selecting letters the DMD will go black.   If I keep pressing a flipper (left shift/right shift on my cab) the screen will appear again until I hit the flipper again.   Not seeing this with any other table and dmd is fine the whole game so doesn’t seem to be an issue with the DMD itself.

    Thanks for checking,  hopefully someone else can duplicate.   I am running latest VPX, Sambuild,DmdExt.

     

    #105556 Report
    outhere
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    I noticed last night when I use freezys dmddevice.dll  with UltraDMD not all the information shows up on the pin2dmd..

    If I use Lucky1 dmddevice.dll Then all the information shows up on pin2dmd

    The information shows up on the virtual one (LCD screen) the DMD Remains blank

    So far I noticed this on Jaws, Masters of the universe and The wizard of oz

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    #105561 Report
    GAH1068
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    I just looked at the vbscript and the code looked good to me for it to refresh dmd when flippers are pressed to update the current letter.  I thought maybe somewhere it was missing calling  HighScoreDisplayName() again to refresh the screen while selecting ititials.   Going to keep looking at the code and see if I can figure it out.

    #105563 Report
    randr
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    @outhere so with one dll you can enter high score? Or neither you can enter high score?

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    #105564 Report
    randr
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    @bruce look at my post above

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    #105570 Report
    outhere
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    I just tried the Jaws 1.0 And no matter which Dll I used when I tried to enter my initials everything would just disappear off the screen and eventually come back if I keep hitting the flippers
    Whether it was the LCD screen or the pin2DMD

    #105572 Report
    randr
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    @randr
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    Welp. Works fine here on desktop and cab with pindmd2 so will need someone to look at it that can help with a pindmd3 or pin2dmd I guess. Or you have some freezy or lucky dll in wrong location or wrong version in a location as it really should be working.

    Thanks for the testing :good:

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    #105596 Report
    BrandonLaw
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    ‘dim boob’

    I’m now complete.

    Fantastic table…having loads of fun on it as I had forgotten how much I loved He-Man as a kiddo.  Thanks!!  :yahoo:

    "Fuck this game. I love it."

    #105601 Report
    Thalamus
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    About the pindmd3. I’ve seen this happening before. But, recently I’ve been able to write high-scores on tables where it didn’t work before. Right now I can’t remember which table I did last, probably Serious Sam. Jaws however has the problem mentioned above. Screen goes blank and comes back if I press the flipper keys almost randomly. There are several benefits for the vptables repo. This is maybe one of them. You can always have a look at the code for that table here

    https://github.com/sverrewl/vpxtable_scripts/blob/master/Serious%20Sam%20Pinball%20v1.0.1.vbs

    I’ll have to verify my statements though … currently, this is just something I’m claiming to be true, being at work.

    #105608 Report
    GAH1068
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    Welp. Works fine here on desktop and cab with pindmd2 so will need someone to look at it that can help with a pindmd3 or pin2dmd I guess. Or you have some freezy or lucky dll in wrong location or wrong version in a location as it really should be working.

    Thanks for the testing :good:

    @Outhere –  Same issue with new Jaws for me too.    I tried two other ultradmd games (AMH was one) and their highscore initial entering routines are working.    A DLL problem seems highly unlikely since the whole rest of the game is working on my DMD.   I would expect to see these problems during gameplay too otherwise.    I started looking at the vbscript to see if I can come up with a workaround.

    #105609 Report
    GAH1068
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    About the pindmd3. I’ve seen this happening before. But, recently I’ve been able to write high-scores on tables where it didn’t work before. Right now I can’t remember which table I did last, probably Serious Sam. Jaws however has the problem mentioned above. Screen goes blank and comes back if I press the flipper keys almost randomly. There are several benefits for the vptables repo. This is maybe one of them. You can always have a look at the code for that table here

    https://github.com/sverrewl/vpxtable_scripts/blob/master/Serious%20Sam%20Pinball%20v1.0.1.vbs

    I’ll have to verify my statements though … currently, this is just something I’m claiming to be true, being at work.

    The highscore routines in Serious Sam are same as  what MOTU/Jaws are using it looks.     I’ll have to try that one  too tonight and see if it behaves the same.

    #105611 Report
    kds70
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    As @GAH1068 wrote above:

    i´ve changed everthing to test with my pin2dmd – changed from freezys dmddevice.dll (1.7.2) to 1.7.1 and changed to luckys dll (2.60). And i´ve changed the xdmd.dll´s too. All about the same issue – the pin2dmd screen wents black while entering letters.

    And i thought i would know something about this stuff; but for now ? :unsure:   LOL, i don´t know which DLL is really needed to drive the ultra dmd at the pin2dmd. Too much for me at this moment …

    But what i´ve noticed is, that if i hit the flipper buttons both with fast response continously (sometimes hitting one flipper button after and after is enough) the screen appears again. When entering / scrolling to another letter the screen gets black again.

    Made a short video about this stuff :mail:

    Back on cab … playing this nice tables and reporting …

     

    VPin: Williams Time Warp Cabinet (1979), 4K playfield: 40" Iiyama X4071UHSU, backglass: 28" BenQ, Pin2DMD, Pincontrol 1, LEDWiz, leaf switches / buttons, nudging, tilt, plunger, 10 contactors / knocker, PC: Intel i5 2500k@4.5Ghz, 8 GB Ram, Zotac GTX 1070 Mini, Win10
    Real Pins: Eight Ball Deluxe LE (Bally 1982) / Mr. & Mrs. Pac Man Pinball (Bally 1982)

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    #105613 Report
    GAH1068
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    @gah1068

    Exactly what I am seeing.    Sometimes pressing the plunger button brings the display back too.  But typically if I mash the flipper enough it will display.

     

    #105615 Report
    randr
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    I’ll take a look at code maybe have you test if that’s ok as I have no way to test it

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    #105616 Report
    kds70
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    Was trying again … the only files which are affected to work with uldtradmd are in c:/program files(x86)/uldtradmd/ and there the XDMD.DLL and XDMDNative.DLL .

    Changed them to the newest from lucky; but they didn´t work (pin2dmd with ultradmd keeps black and displays nothing) The only ones which are working are those “old” files from 2016-05-05 (original from visual pinball i think).

    VPin: Williams Time Warp Cabinet (1979), 4K playfield: 40" Iiyama X4071UHSU, backglass: 28" BenQ, Pin2DMD, Pincontrol 1, LEDWiz, leaf switches / buttons, nudging, tilt, plunger, 10 contactors / knocker, PC: Intel i5 2500k@4.5Ghz, 8 GB Ram, Zotac GTX 1070 Mini, Win10
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    #105617 Report
    kds70
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    I’ll take a look at code maybe have you test if that’s ok as I have no way to test it

    Sure @randr – no problem and no hurry – i have free today and kicked my wife to earn some money :yahoo:

    VPin: Williams Time Warp Cabinet (1979), 4K playfield: 40" Iiyama X4071UHSU, backglass: 28" BenQ, Pin2DMD, Pincontrol 1, LEDWiz, leaf switches / buttons, nudging, tilt, plunger, 10 contactors / knocker, PC: Intel i5 2500k@4.5Ghz, 8 GB Ram, Zotac GTX 1070 Mini, Win10
    Real Pins: Eight Ball Deluxe LE (Bally 1982) / Mr. & Mrs. Pac Man Pinball (Bally 1982)

    #105618 Report
    randr
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    @kds70 in jaws if you could try commenting out lines 5229, 5238, 5248 and 5257 and try it? maybe the call to sounds are causing a strange issue?

    Also if that dont work try removing “&” from line 5221 at end of character list maybe it dont like that character as an option?

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    #105621 Report
    kds70
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    randr and me had no success with the changes above; lets think about it …

     

    VPin: Williams Time Warp Cabinet (1979), 4K playfield: 40" Iiyama X4071UHSU, backglass: 28" BenQ, Pin2DMD, Pincontrol 1, LEDWiz, leaf switches / buttons, nudging, tilt, plunger, 10 contactors / knocker, PC: Intel i5 2500k@4.5Ghz, 8 GB Ram, Zotac GTX 1070 Mini, Win10
    Real Pins: Eight Ball Deluxe LE (Bally 1982) / Mr. & Mrs. Pac Man Pinball (Bally 1982)

    #105662 Report
    randr
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    1.0a uploaded to fix high score saving for people with pin2dmd or pindmd3 hardware.

    HUGE thank you to member Kds70 for testing on his hardware!

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    #105667 Report
    GAH1068
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    I just found a fix I believe,  changing the DMD_DisplayhighScene “Enter”,”Your Name”& Mid(TempStr, 2, 5), UltraDMD_Animation_None, 1000, UltraDMD_Animation_None

    from

    DMD_DisplayhighScene “Enter”,”Your Name”& Mid(TempStr, 2, 5), UltraDMD_Animation_None, 10, UltraDMD_Animation_None

    Did the trick for me in Sub HighScoreDisplayName()

     

     

     

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