(Topic ID: 204292)

A question for the programming guys for custom games

By UrethraFranklin

6 years ago



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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by zacaj
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#1 6 years ago

I don't have the intention of doing it, I just had the idea and wondered what would stop me from doing it other than legal issues.

I have a Judge Dredd pinball and love it. But I saw Gwar live last week and thought if any pinball would be worthy of being customized into a Gwar pinball it would be a Dredd.

Dredd World could easily be changed into Scumdoggia. Since I do 3d modeling, graphic design and such I can do all the cosmetic stuff. But the mechanical and programming I couldn't be more useless.

If you are familiar with Dredd, let's just take the feature of "Sniper Tower"
the part where the woman says "Shoot Sniper Tower"
Is there a way to hack the code and just replace each individual audio clip?

That way all I'd have to do is redesign the playfield and toys but keep the game features and such?

Basically I'm curious if you can just replace every audio clip in the game while not interferring with gameplay.

Also, I do animation and was curious if it's possible to animate the DMD display. Sort of finding each animation relative to the feature activated and replace those bits as well.

Just curious.

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#2 6 years ago

For the least amount of effort, you could add a P-ROC board and small computer to drive it. A custom version of Judge Dredd (G. Stellenberg) is available to modify and add your own music/speech samples. If you want to add DMD animations that's possible too.

Quoted from UrethraFranklin:

I don't have the intention of doing it, I just had the idea and wondered what would stop me from doing it other than legal issues.
I have a Judge Dredd pinball and love it. But I saw Gwar live last week and thought if any pinball would be worthy of being customized into a Gwar pinball it would be a Dredd.
Dredd World could easily be changed into Scumdoggia. Since I do 3d modeling, graphic design and such I can do all the cosmetic stuff. But the mechanical and programming I couldn't be more useless.
If you are familiar with Dredd, let's just take the feature of "Sniper Tower"
the part where the woman says "Shoot Sniper Tower"
Is there a way to hack the code and just replace each individual audio clip?
That way all I'd have to do is redesign the playfield and toys but keep the game features and such?
Basically I'm curious if you can just replace every audio clip in the game while not interferring with gameplay.
Also, I do animation and was curious if it's possible to animate the DMD display. Sort of finding each animation relative to the feature activated and replace those bits as well.
Just curious.

#3 6 years ago

I don't believe there's an existing tool to do simple swaps for WPC?

I can tell you that for my Voltron project, my intent is to basically program from the ground up, using an existing framework like pyProcGame.

Unless someone's already entirely re-coded WPT and I could go in there and just make the small changes myself, haha.

#4 6 years ago
Quoted from Frax:

I don't believe there's an existing tool to do simple swaps for WPC?

This is correct. There isn't a 'pinball browser' style tool for tinkering with WPC games at this point.

You'd be stuck rom hacking yourself, or coding from nothing.

#5 6 years ago

Couldn't you swap a Pinsound board in to do custom sound?

You're not going to replace the dmd animations without a custom rom or mpu though...

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