(Topic ID: 217998)

ColorDMD settings

By splitskull

6 years ago



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  • 6 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 5 years ago by Dmod
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    Topic poll

    “I set my ColorDMD LCD to:”

    • TILE 2 votes
      6%
    • 8BIT 1 vote
      3%
    • HIRES 15 votes
      42%
    • SCAN 5 votes
      14%
    • DOTXL 13 votes
      36%

    (36 votes)

    #1 6 years ago

    Who is using TILE or 8BIT on their ColorDMD LCD? And with what games?

    There must be a reason why they added these modes there.

    #2 6 years ago

    depends on the pin. i did tile on my totan. dots or hires on others. got to play around with them and see what you like best.

    #3 6 years ago

    ttp

    #4 6 years ago

    Split,

    I've installed over two dozen ColorDMD's on the machines at the VFW Pinball Museum, and the answer is "it depends".

    Whenever we convert a game, I play a ball on each of the settings to see which one looks best. For your example of TILE or 8BIT, I found that STTNG and TF look awesome with TILE. I've also used 8BIT on AFM, JD, SS, and RS. AFM is a great example of why you don't want SCAN or HIRES, as those modes won't show the animated chaser lights inside the saucers.

    For any of the newer games with video clips (like GOT, IM, or TF), I've found that it's best to use DotsXL or TILE. Having a little bit of black space between the dots or squares helps your eye "blend" the pixels, and your brain unconsciously "fills in the blanks". Any of the fuller settings (8BIT, SCAN, or HIRES) tends to really make the fact that it's not straight video look obvious.

    As with anything, your mileage may vary, but I suggest just playing around and see what you like.

    Later,
    EV

    9 months later
    #5 5 years ago

    So how do you save the settings? I get to the "save & exit screen" and not sure which of the 4 buttons on the DMD to push to save. I have my Metallica on hires, and wanted to try different options like dots, dotxl, etc.

    #6 5 years ago
    Quoted from Jeff_PHX_AZ:

    So how do you save the settings? I get to the "save & exit screen" and not sure which of the 4 buttons on the DMD to push to save. I have my Metallica on hires, and wanted to try different options like dots, dotxl, etc.

    press the far right button to select what is on the screen,.

    #7 5 years ago

    I did and does nothing. Even pushed it and held in in and nothing screen wouldn't clear just the save n exit remained. Had to turn game off then back on to clear it as it would not save, or go back to game. Uploaded new firmware was fine, but saving settings isn't working. Want to try other settings but cant save it.

    #8 5 years ago

    From the SAVE AND EXIT screen, press either of the two center buttons to save.

    If settings are not being saved, check the COLORDMD INFO screen to see if your product key is stored or is showing as 8 blank spaces. If the product key is missing, go to http://www.colordmd.com/support_keys.html for help on restoring your product key.

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