(Topic ID: 184609)

PIN2DMD Colorization #12 - STERN The Simpsons Pinball Party TSPP


By vbobrusev

3 years ago



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  • 17 posts
  • 8 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by lucky1
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#1 3 years ago

Hi,

I´m proud to present The Simpsons Pinball Party PIN2DMD colorization project which I started 2 months ago for my own pinball machine.
I never did anything like this before and I had to learn a lot how to get it done in the quality i wanted to have. One of the biggest
parts was to make all the recordings, using the pin2dmd tool, containing all the scenes of a gameplay. After all the time I have spent on this, I must admit that I would rather have paid somebody else 25$ to get a ready to use colorization, instead of doing it by myself.
That is why I ask you to support my job and if you want to have a copy of my work please make a donation by using this link

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JLRAHFTD23UKU

I will send you 2 files you simply need to copy on the SD card and put it into your pin2dmd. I will also send you updates automatically
if available. Out of respect for my work and as a motivation for future projects, I kindly ask you not to forward these files to other users.
Please also report me if you get my work offered from other sources. Thank you !!

PIN2DMD firmware version 2.38 or later and Display ROM v5.0 in english is recommended, since all my work is based on this version
If you find any uncolorized scenes, or bugs, let me know, how you got it, or send me recordings / videos.

#2 3 years ago

Nice work dude!

#3 3 years ago

This looks great! Nice job! I just bought a TSPP and am debating getting some color dots going. The obvious hurdle is the $400 price tag on the color DMDs. I don't know anything about Pin2DMD though... can you explain to me how this works? Is this a cheaper option than going with a color DMD? Is it difficult to set up for a noob?

Thanks!

#4 3 years ago

Pin2dmd it's open source project. You can do all by yourself if you get all components. Or you can buy ready to install display. I do it by my self and it cost around 100-130$ total if you wanna buy it. It will be around 200 plus shipping. I am not sure, but I think

#5 3 years ago

Cool, thanks for the reply. So you're saying I could basically buy a pre-made kit and it would be cheaper than going with the ColorDMD? Where can I buy that? If I went that route, I assume I'd then have to get the TSPP dots from you and then install it on my own? Or... any interest in selling me a complete kit with dots ready to go?...

#6 3 years ago

There most likely never will be a preconfigured ready to use kit from pin2dmd. The reason for that is that it is a hobby project from me and Steve and we both have enough business stuff in our daily job and don´t want to deal with things like that in our spare time.
It would also easily be in the price range of 400 $ if we would do that on a professional basis with professional support, hardware production, professional colorization, warranty etc. The project relies on the power of the community about all these things.

#7 3 years ago

Happy I stumbled upon this, I buy these types of RGB matrixes for other arduino type projects (mostly xmas and halloween decorations) so this definitely interests me. (I am a software engineer myself, so I am happy to contribute/help)

Is there a main pin2dmd thread somewhere?

I see on the site that it supports stern spike.. this is intriguing since I have a GB premium on the way and my one of my main gripes is lack of color (or LCD) for the dots. So does pinball-browser support the spike linux ROM image? (if not, what would be the way to colorize a spike game?)

Would be awesome if I could get this working, I would add this to my TZ and TSPP as well in a heartbeat.

#8 3 years ago

Spike can be colorized using pinball browser and inframe palette switching!
The main forum for pin2dmd is on vpuniverse.com since it started as a vpin project.

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from lucky1:

There most likely never will be a preconfigured ready to use kit from pin2dmd. The reason for that is that it is a hobby project from me and Steve and we both have enough business stuff in our daily job and don´t want to deal with things like that in our spare time.
It would also easily be in the price range of 400 $ if we would do that on a professional basis with professional support, hardware production, professional colorization, warranty etc. The project relies on the power of the community about all these things.

I love this. I wish I could put it on the top of the front page. A straight up admission that if you make these displays and provide first class support it would cost $400. That's exactly what colorDMD has been doing for years, yet the whining about the cost from certain people never ends.

PRICELESS.

#10 3 years ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

I love this. I wish I could put it on the top of the front page. A straight up admission that if you make these displays and provide first class support it would cost $400. That's exactly what colorDMD has been doing for years, yet the whining about the cost from certain people never ends.
PRICELESS.

... and since it is free economy the user decides himself what he wants to pay and get.

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from lucky1:

Spike can be colorized using pinball browser and inframe palette switching!
The main forum for pin2dmd is on vpuniverse.com since it started as a vpin project.

So i downloaded pinball-browser and the GB premium .spk from stern, but in the release notes for pb browser it says the communications patch can't be installed on spike games, is this because it is not needed to colorize?

When trying to colorize a frame, it says you have to setup smartDMD first, but im not using a smartDMD, I would be using pin2dmd, correct?

Are there any how to's regarding these pieces?

Cheers

#12 3 years ago

You also have to set inframe coding instead of sidechannel in the smartdmd options.
You need a sample smartdmd.txt for the palettes. This gets later converted to pin2dmd.pal using the pin2dmd editor.

Just copy this to a smartdmd.txt an load it with pinball browser

# SmartDmd configuration file

screen_width=1024
screen_height=768
screen_rotate=0
screen_forcehdmi=1
overscan_top=0
overscan_bottom=0
overscan_left=0
overscan_right=0
nice=1
dmd_type=2
dmd_width=128
dmd_height=32
dmd_x0=0
dmd_y0=506
dmd_framewidth=0
dmd_framecolor=0xFF000000
dmd_upscaling=0
broadcastenabled=0
broadcastaddress=
broadcastport=976
dmd_dot=0x00,0x38,0x7C,0xEE,0xC6,0xEE,0x7C,0x38
dmd_npalettes=1
dmd_palette0=Test,0xFF000000,0xFF008000,0xFF0000FF,0xFFFC5F8A,0xFFFF0000,0xFF10C9B7,0xFFAC5400,0xFFACACAC,0xFF545454,0xFFFD8206,0xFF54FF54,0xFF54FFFF,0xFFF2C586,0xFFF49D1C,0xFFFFFF54,0xFFFFFFFF
dmd_defaultpalette=0
dmd_nbackgrounds=0

#13 3 years ago

Sorry to hijack this thread, haha, only a few more Q's:

So if it is using in-frame coding, do we not need to install the communications patch into the firmware for a spike game for this to work?

#14 3 years ago
Quoted from arcadenerd925:

Sorry to hijack this thread, haha, only a few more Q's:
So if it is using in-frame coding, do we not need to install the communications patch into the firmware for a spike game for this to work?

No, it only makes small changes to the pictures to recognize the palette switch.

1 year later
#15 1 year ago

Will this TSPP colorization work on a real stern pinball?

#16 1 year ago

.... Waiting for the other shoe to drop

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from galaxian:

Will this TSPP colorization work on a real stern pinball?

The video was made on a real machine.

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