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ColorDMD code for Stern playboy?

By HighTower

3 years ago


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#1 3 years ago

Hi folks,
I have a Stern Playboy here and thinking it would look a lot better with a Color DMD installed. Does anyone know if the color code is already available?
I've looked on the ColorDMD site and can't find it, does anyone have a Stern Playboy with a color DMD?
Or is it just a case of I have to wait until the updated color code is available?
Cheers!

#2 3 years ago
Quoted from HighTower:

Hi folks,
I have a Stern Playboy here and thinking it would look a lot better with a Color DMD installed. Does anyone know if the color code is already available?
I've looked on the ColorDMD site and can't find it, does anyone have a Stern Playboy with a color DMD?
Or is it just a case of I have to wait until the updated color code is available?
Cheers!

No colordmd rom is available for Stern Playboy yet

#3 3 years ago
Quoted from HighTower:

Or is it just a case of I have to wait until the updated color code is available?

You must wait and have some patience. Sigma display will work in it now and you can choose the single solid color until then.

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#4 7 months ago

I inquired with ColorDMD in February, and offered to do the coloring for Stern Playboy. They said no thank you, because it is being worked on and will be released later in 2021!
-gb

#5 7 months ago

Fantastic. Sooo much more to be had in that department. Pixalated boobs? Yes please.

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#6 5 months ago

Colordmd for playboy was recently revealed (Check out the link above). Just waiting on the color rom to be released.

#7 5 months ago

Sexy!

#8 5 months ago
Quoted from Rudy29:

Colordmd for playboy was recently revealed (Check out the link above). Just waiting on the color rom to be released.

I need this right now!!

#9 5 months ago

Looks Great in ColorDMD!
Keeping my eyes open to maybe get this pin down the road.

#10 5 months ago

This is why I have no money in my Bank Account! Thanks Colordmd!!!

#11 5 months ago

Playboy ColorDMD firmware is finally out.
Download it here.

https://www.colordmd.com/support_firmware_chroma.html

#12 5 months ago

Quoting the machine next to it, "It's Beautiful!!"

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#13 4 months ago
Quoted from Rik_:

Quoting the machine next to it, "It's Beautiful!!"[quoted image]

I must be doing something wrong. When I put the USB in the led on the board just blinks progress forever, the dmd doesn't turn on when I turn the machine on I have to hit the menu button on the board. On top of that I accidentally unplugged the power to the display board while the machine was on and now that bord and the bord that the ribbon cable goes to both have no power for some reason. Now nothing works on the machine but the gi. It doesn't come on no sound, flippers don't work. What did I do!? A fuse maybe? Help!!!!! Please

#14 4 months ago

Start testing with your multimeter

#15 4 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Start testing with your multimeter

Yeah I was thinking a fuse. I'm going to take a look. Was it easy to download the rom for the color dmd? Mine seems to take hrs and still won't show the picture I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong as far as the USB?

#16 4 months ago

Should only be a few minutes. You can also reach out to Colordmd for assistance. Sounds like you have a blown fuse and possible connections crossed causing the issue. I haven't done my playboy yet but I have a elvis which is identical for setup. PM me if you need pictures of the correct connections.

#17 4 months ago
Quoted from Jasenwm:

Yeah I was thinking a fuse. I'm going to take a look. Was it easy to download the rom for the color dmd? Mine seems to take hrs and still won't show the picture I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong as far as the USB?

Repeated blinking on the PROG LED is an error code. If it's a new display, a single repeated blink it means a file with the exact name CHROMA.ROM could not be found on the drive. You can find more help with ROM installation issues on the first link of the troubleshooter SUPPORT page on our site.

#18 4 months ago
Quoted from Dmod:

Repeated blinking on the PROG LED is an error code. If it's a new display, a single repeated blink it means a file with the exact name CHROMA.ROM could not be found on the drive. You can find more help with ROM installation issues on the first link of the troubleshooter SUPPORT page on our site.

Thank you so much

#19 4 months ago
Quoted from Dmod:

Repeated blinking on the PROG LED is an error code. If it's a new display, a single repeated blink it means a file with the exact name CHROMA.ROM could not be found on the drive. You can find more help with ROM installation issues on the first link of the troubleshooter SUPPORT page on our site.

Still won't work. The PROG just blinks whenever I try to install the USB, no picture. Is the display faulty? I don't understand the issue

#20 4 months ago

I think I'm going to have to get a refund on mine. I've literally tried 50 times to install this file with three different new USB drives. The PROG LED just keeps blinking every single time. It's impossible I keep doing it wrong. I've done the download step by step, checked it over and over re-download it. This isn't worth the hassle and honestly for the price the dmd should be updated with the firmware you need out of the box imo

#21 4 months ago

Do you have the new Chroma display or the older ColorDMD display? Are you downloading a Chroma.ROM for it?

#22 4 months ago

Mind showing what you have loaded on the USB drive?

#23 4 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Do you have the new Chroma display or the older ColorDMD display? Are you downloading a Chroma.ROM for it?

I believe I received the newer version. The installation says to download "" CHROMA.ROM ".

Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Mind showing what you have loaded on the USB drive?

It's "CHROMA.ROM". For the Stern playboy

#24 4 months ago
Quoted from Jasenwm:

I believe I received the newer version. The installation says to download "" CHROMA.ROM ".

It's "CHROMA.ROM". For the Stern playboy

Ok. Good if you just received the new display recently. There is no (1) or (2) within the file name on the USB stick?

Also turn on the game before inserting the USB stick and holding PROG button until you see it programming. You did it in this order?

#25 4 months ago

Also make sure the drive is formatted fat32. I always have better luck with smaller drives(32gb or smaller). I also plug the usb drive in before turning the game on.(sorry maniac lol)

#26 4 months ago
Quoted from nerbflong:

I also plug the usb drive in before turning the game on.(sorry maniac lol)

I always have the best luck plugging in the USB drive after turning on the game.

But whatever gets this working...giddy up!!

#27 4 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Do you have the new Chroma display or the older ColorDMD display? Are you downloading a Chroma.ROM for it?

Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Ok. Good if you just received the new display recently. There is no (1) or (2) within the file name on the USB stick?
Also turn on the game before inserting the USB stick and holding PROG button until you see it programming. You did it in this order?

Yeah I did everything in order. Color dmd told me windows sometimes hides part of the name so. Rom. Rom or something could be in the name but I've tried multiple times to ensure it's titled correctly

#28 4 months ago
Quoted from nerbflong:

Also make sure the drive is formatted fat32. I always have better luck with smaller drives(32gb or smaller). I also plug the usb drive in before turning the game on.(sorry maniac lol)

Yeah it's fat32

#29 4 months ago
Quoted from Jasenwm:

Yeah I did everything in order. Color dmd told me windows sometimes hides part of the name so. Rom. Rom or something could be in the name but I've tried multiple times to ensure it's titled correctly

I really stumped because I am doing this to the letter. I'm sure it's something simple it just annoying I can't figure it out when it's supposed to be simple

#30 4 months ago
Quoted from Jasenwm:

I really stumped because I am doing this to the letter. I'm sure it's something simple it just annoying I can't figure it out when it's supposed to be simple

Can you post a screenshot of your USB drive folder in Windows? If you have file extensions hidden then it's possible that you've named it Chroma.rom.rom but this can easily be solved.

#31 4 months ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

Can you post a screenshot of your USB drive folder in Windows? If you have file extensions hidden then it's possible that you've named it Chroma.rom.rom but this can easily be solved.

That can definitely happen.

Some times a fresh FAT32 re-format using Windows of a smaller capacity thumb drive with chroma.rom saved to it without altering the file name in any way downloaded and saved directly to the thumb drive from the website will get you going.

#32 4 months ago

Did you do what I suggested about starting from the beginning and making sure your original dmd is functioning properly after blowing a fuse upon your initial attempt to install your colordmd? You never responded back to me after your PM asking for help. Just want to confirm everything is functioning as it should.

#33 4 months ago
Quoted from neverahighscore:

Did you do what I suggested about starting from the beginning and making sure your original dmd is functioning properly after blowing a fuse upon your initial attempt to install your colordmd? You never responded back to me after your PM asking for help. Just want to confirm everything is functioning as it should.

HI, yes I checked if the original was working. It was a fuse and now it works properly, I'm just stumped on the download file for the color. I'm going to go home and see if I can figure it out with the advice I'm getting

#34 4 months ago
Quoted from audihere:

That can definitely happen.
Some times a fresh FAT32 re-format using Windows of a smaller capacity thumb drive with chroma.rom saved to it without altering the file name in any way downloaded and saved directly to the thumb drive from the website will get you going.

Yeah I will snap a shot when I get home and post it

#35 4 months ago
Quoted from audihere:

That can definitely happen.
Some times a fresh FAT32 re-format using Windows of a smaller capacity thumb drive with chroma.rom saved to it without altering the file name in any way downloaded and saved directly to the thumb drive from the website will get you going.

Is it "CHROMA.ROM". Or Chroma.rom? I want make sure I'm spelling it in caps with quotes like the website says

#36 4 months ago
Quoted from Jasenwm:

Is it "CHROMA.ROM". Or Chroma.rom? I want make sure I'm spelling it in caps with quotes like the website says

I'm not sure if it matters, but use all lowercase. This is how the files on the ColorDMD website are named and they are meant to be put directly onto the USB stick.

#37 4 months ago
Quoted from Jasenwm:

Is it "CHROMA.ROM". Or Chroma.rom? I want make sure I'm spelling it in caps with quotes like the website says

No quotes on the filename.

#38 4 months ago
Quoted from audihere:

No quotes on the filename.

Tried it every which way. Dmd just stays in Menu mode. Doesn't do anything different with the usb or not so idk. I think I'm just going to return it. I'm aggrieved and the pin is not playable because of this nonsense

#39 4 months ago

If you ordered a display for the specific game, why should you have to download anything? I can understand if you wanted to remove it and move it to a different game, but if you bought the playboy display, it should come ready to go, in my opinion.

I have never purchased this product, so I don't have experience with it.

#40 4 months ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

If you ordered a display for the specific game, why should you have to download anything? I can understand if you wanted to remove it and move it to a different game, but if you bought the playboy display, it should come ready to go, in my opinion.
I have never purchased this product, so I don't have experience with it.

I agree, especially how much this cost! Oh it's easy, we'll maybe I'm a dumb ass but I can't figure it out for the life of me. It should be plug and play not download software and install it

#41 4 months ago
Quoted from Jasenwm:

Tried it every which way. Dmd just stays in Menu mode. Doesn't do anything different with the usb or not so idk. I think I'm just going to return it. I'm aggrieved and the pin is not playable because of this nonsense

Are you hitting the wrong button? Menu shouldn't come up. You shouldn't be in menu mode to upload the code You should be in normal DMD display mode where you are seeing the game's DMD graphics.

#42 4 months ago

Best bet is to post a video of the colordmd so we can see exactly what you're doing or not doing. There are very specific directions on their website for hardware and firmware. I've installed 8 of these and never had a issue .

#43 4 months ago

Bound to have a friend nearby who has ColorDMDs in games or at least had installed a couple. Get the beer out and enjoy playing some pinball afterwards.

#44 4 months ago
Quoted from Jasenwm:

Tried it every which way. Dmd just stays in Menu mode. Doesn't do anything different with the usb or not so idk. I think I'm just going to return it. I'm aggrieved and the pin is not playable because of this nonsense

You must power cycle the ColorDMD in order to re-attemp updating it with the USB drive.

The instructions I posted above have worked well for me anytime my USB drive is acting up for an update.

Are you formatting the thumb drive with a Mac?

Does the PROG LED flash during power up?

Does the PROG LED flash when you insert the thumb drive? This indicated the USB mounted properly.

#45 4 months ago

I emailed Colordmd and they have been trying to help me get it going. I was frustrated and just told them I'll send it back and give me a refund. To my surprise they offered to send me new control board that has the rom for my game installed on it already. I'm so thrilled! Hopefully when it comes I can plug in and it will work. I'll keep you posted

#46 4 months ago
Quoted from nerbflong:

Are you hitting the wrong button? Menu shouldn't come up. You shouldn't be in menu mode to upload the code You should be in normal DMD display mode where you are seeing the game's DMD graphics.

After it download it the screen was just black and wouldn't show anything unless I pressed the menu button. They're sending me a new board with the code pre-installed

#47 4 months ago
Quoted from Jasenwm:

After it download it the screen was just black and wouldn't show anything unless I pressed the menu button. They're sending me a new board with the code pre-installed

Did it show a white distorted DMD image before you first updated it?

Do you have the Stern White Star DMD Driver Board installed on the back of the ColorDMD with the red stripe facing the board’s corners on both ribbon cables attached to it? This could cause only the menu to work and no DMD image if those cables are backwards.

#48 4 months ago
Quoted from audihere:

Did it show a white distorted DMD image before you first updated it?
Do you have the Stern White Star DMD Driver Board installed on the back of the ColorDMD with the red stripe facing the board’s corners on both ribbon cables attached to it? This could cause only the menu to work and no DMD image if those cables are backwards.

No the screen was just black and the cables are correct

#49 4 months ago
Quoted from neverahighscore:

Best bet is to post a video of the colordmd so we can see exactly what you're doing or not doing. There are very specific directions on their website for hardware and firmware. I've installed 8 of these and never had a issue .

Sorry man I didn't your pm. They're sending me a new board. Before I blew the fuse and after it was doing the same thing

#50 4 months ago

Best support in the business. I love their products and have them in all of my games.

Quoted from Jasenwm:

I emailed Colordmd and they have been trying to help me get it going. I was frustrated and just told them I'll send it back and give me a refund. To my surprise they offered to send me new control board that has the rom for my game installed on it already. I'm so thrilled! Hopefully when it comes I can plug in and it will work. I'll keep you posted

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