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  • #179946
    M4rsl
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    @m4rsl

    Hello fellow pinball fans

    This is my first Vpinball project. I bought a half baked cabinet from some as it seemded like a good start… but once I got it in my shop… I realized I wanted and needed to put in some true DIY effort to build something nice..    

    The previous owner left me with some really good components, a solid PC (though completely ‘cut up’ in pieces) with a solid GPU, VirtuaPin boar and plungerkit, LedWiz board, a solid cabinet with all required features,… monitors, DMD etc… so… good start… but

    The cabinet was too messy for me, so I pulled everything out, and started over

    This is what the cabinet looked like when I got it… 

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    This was what it looked like some hours later… me happier…

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    The ledwiz was under-utilzed… just 7x contactors and 2x basic (bright) white flashers… got rid of the last and started to build  myself a resistor board for RGB flashers (sits right above the ledwiz in the above picture) to replace the basec flashers, and got the 8th contactor to complete a basic set… 

    I also got some new and nicer looking start, exit etc buttons and RGB 3528 led strip for undercab and speaker lighting… 

    But first… I needed to make a new faceplate for the backbox. The previous owner had a standard speaker panel and backglass monitor… the topper monitor was included but not mounted…. so I built this new backglass/backbox faceplate… 

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    Now my DMD, topper (under actually) and backglass monitor all fit in)

    Neatly milled out so it all sits snug and well in place… I also made the speakerholes smaller than the actual speakers and milled out an extra bit from the back so I could fit RGB strips behind the grill / out of sight… which at the time did not know if it was going to work out. (it did)

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    Also got myself a LED beacon so needed a ‘beacon hole!’
    (NB don’t mind the plaster)

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    After that I started working on the RGB flashers

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    Milled out RGB LED the flasher base for the RGB flasher to be mounted on 

    mounted and wired RGB flasher LEDs
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    And checked if the caps fit neatly…

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    The caps were ultimately mounted onto the rear of the RGB flasher panel which in turn is mounted as the rear part of the TV panel frame (see below)

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    starting to look better now…. :-)  

    I also replaced the buttons and filled up the ‘sunken holes’ for them… didn’t like the sunken buttons.. 

    Now it was time to finish the backbox… mount the monitor, LCD panel and DMD, the speakers and LED strips, cable everything up neatly and close it… after painting the backbox first…. don’t mind the ‘interesting colour’ it was handpicked to blend in with Stuzza’s (on VPforums) amazing 50’s diner artwork

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    Back to the cabinet…. 

    Painted that too of course, but more to serve as a foundation to the vinyl decals a friend of mine was going to print, and added rubber based supports for the PC

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    After the final assembly I played around with the software for 2 weeks… finetuning tables, removing some… adding some… browsing through the wonderful contributions in the VP communities, setting up the front-end.. but finally the day came to complete my project. 

    My long time friend came over to apply the vinyl decals… so had to take a lot a part, which served me well as I now had an opportunity to replace my intermittedly failing virtuapin plunger board with a zebsboards plunger kit. I have to add, not everyone has issues with the virtuapin board… I just happen to be one of the unlucky ones I guess…. however the zebsboard kit works like a charm I have to say!

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    Got my playfield glass today and…  behold… the final product (apart from the never finished quest for more SW updates) is there… 

    I could not be happier with the result  :-)

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    My kit…. 

    Core i5 6C, 24GB, MSI Geforce 970, 480GB SSD

    43in 4K playfield (Samsung TV)

    28in 2K backglass (Benq monitor)

    1280×390 topper (under) display (no idea… seems to come from China) 

    pin2DMD

    Zebsboard Plunger

    LedWiz

    8x contactors

    5x RGB flashers

    1x beacon

    undercab RGB strips

    speaker RGB strips

     

     

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    #179958
    -RpT
    Participant
    @rpt
    Member

    Cab looks really nice, grats!

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    #180173
    drumdude777
    Participant
    @drumdude777

    Very nice. what kid of performance are you getting on the 4k tables? are you generally on medium, or high settings, or? what kind of FPS are you gettig on tables in 4k? thanks!

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    #180180
    M4rsl
    Participant
    @m4rsl

    Very nice. what kid of performance are you getting on the 4k tables? are you generally on medium, or high settings, or? what kind of FPS are you gettig on tables in 4k? thanks!

    Hi,

    thank you!

    I generally get very smooth performance… can check fps for you, any particular table you’d be interested in comparing?

     

    regards

    #180272
    Gwen
    Participant
    @gwen
    Member

    Great work there! Very nice indeed. =)

    Gwen
    - Wonky builder of the steampunk Nikola Tesla cabinet & Starfighter Cabinet

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    #180545
    zimbakin
    Participant
    @zimbakin
    Member

    Great build man, looks awesome. I like the raw timber look with graphics. Pretty cool.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #180622
    M4rsl
    Participant
    @m4rsl

    Very nice. what kid of performance are you getting on the 4k tables? are you generally on medium, or high settings, or? what kind of FPS are you gettig on tables in 4k? thanks!

    Hi,

    thank you!

    I generally get very smooth performance… can check fps for you, any particular table you’d be interested in comparing?

    regards

    Hi,

    it’s running at 50-75 fps with quality FXAA on, most at 60fps+ , I can run 4x SSAA on most tables but a few (e.g TAF) drop to 40fps

    Latest version of TOM:

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    rgds

    #185162
    topper-2k
    Participant
    @topper-2k

    Very nice!

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