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Whats best in visual pinball today??


By DEN

2 years ago



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    #12 2 years ago
    Quoted from DEN:

    Whiouwww looks nice, does vp still have that lag from you press to flipper goes up? Having a pin collection i just couldn't adjust my gameplay to delay and niether could my pin boddies. Has it been fixed?
    How about arcadepinball? Is that for cabinet also? Or only iphone/android still? Propper cabinet support??

    Flipper lag is a symptom under-powered PC hardware.

    The hardware requirements for VPX is much higher then the VP9 versions. To get good resolution and flipper performance on a Cabinet with a large screen you will need a beefy rig. I would advise at least a fast I5 processor,4-8gb ram and a fast Nvidia card say a GTX9000 series or higher.

    VPX version 10.3 has been released. The table releases just keep looking better all the time, very realistic. Depending on the authors tuning of the physics, some play very close to the real pin's.

    I know that it's never as good as the real pin, but the recently released Monster Bash shown above is one of those with good physics tuning. I used to own the pin and this one is very similar play wise.
    Rich

    #31 2 years ago
    Quoted from DEN:

    oh yes, needs to be zipped, i found out also i need to install pinmame SAM system, it works now, but it lags as hell, unplayable, all my tabels are SO slow now, unplayable, hmmmm!

    Den,
    The VPX tables vary on how much hardware you need to run them smoothly, some are very demanding.

    I built a PC from scratch for my Cabinet, with a Gigabyte Z97x Gaming Mother board (PCI 3 data bus), Intel I7 OC Processor, 8 gb of fast Ram with heat syncs, 750w Power supply, PC Cabinet with several Fans to keep it cool, Solid state Drives for windows and VP, Standard drive for Backups, A Nvidia Gforce GTX 970 OC video board with 4gb ram and a 256bit memory bus.

    I can run any of the current VPX tables with FPS to spare, with all the VP settings set to their best settings.

    Watched for sales on Newegg or Tiger Direct, and put it together for less than a Grand.
    For what I spend on real Pins, it's much less and allows me to play hundreds of different tables in one Cabinet.

    I don't know what the 2 year old PC is you using, but if your using the built in video it won't be enough.
    You can go into the video preferences settings of VPX and turn off Anti aliasing and ambient occlusion to lower PC demand, Also the higher you set your screen resolution the slower it will get.

    Glad you were able to get it setup and running for the Monster Bash though. Try some of JPSales VPX tables they are usually less hardware demanding because of the way he builds them. http://sofie40.no/jpsalas/

    Rich

    #37 2 years ago
    Quoted from DEN:

    Okey, got me a nice graficcard and i7 3770cpu, clean installed win10 and vpx, games like IJ congo MB runs smooth and sexy, stern however.... DMD animations are so slow, gameplay is fine, also please look at my stern ACDC table, ni G I lights, how doo i turn em on? and Stern Star trek also playes well, but only flashers work, NO inserts, What did i doo wrong? i only use my mail display, did i get a wrong SAM file? help please.

    Den,
    Make sure you downloaded the latest version of SAM VPinmame it's 2.9, it controls the DMD display. You can press F11 key and table ( not the DMD ) performance specifications will appear in the upper left side of the screen. You want a FPS of at least 40-50cps for the table.

    When you load VPX and the table, press escape and go back to the editor, press the options icon on the left side tool bar. a properties window will come up, the first section is the user customization's section. There is a day night slider, make sure the check box is checked and move the slider to around the center position and start the table. It should be brighter. then go back and adjust to taste. then save the table and the new settings.

    The authors on some of the newer Stern tables like the darker look, they even turn off the brightness until you start the table, but it's still pretty dark. That's the nice thing about VPX you can customize some things to your personal taste.

    For in-depth answers you are best posting directly to Vpinball.com for the newer Stern tables. Get the latest VPinmame from VPUniverse.com, and a wealth of info, and non newer Stern Tables and support files and forums on cabinet builds on VPForums.org.

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    #59 2 years ago
    Quoted from DEN:

    Let there be light, okey okey okey, i was missing bass.dll in vpinmame file, copyed it, and i got da light on stern tabels now! NICE, and thanks for all your help/support guys
    NEXT question, as you can see, i have assined Lockdownbar button/fire on key F, BUT it doesent work at all, on games like star trek (punch it) and AC DC, i like to use that button, does it work on yours? and how?</blockquote

    Try the Right CTRL key ie: also the (Magnasave) key for old tables like Black Knight
    I believe it is hard coded on several tables as the fire button.

    #62 2 years ago

    Indy 500 (resized).pngJust released, beautiful and plays like the real table.
    http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?s=5afba32cb8e96055e02e6ee6bcc152c2&app=downloads&showfile=13042

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    #104 2 years ago
    Quoted from Beerpressure:

    I can never get this to work any time I've ever tried but that was years ago. Will vpx work on a horizontal monitor or is it strictly for vertical play?

    Toxie, one of the developers, published an all in one installer, that is supposed to simplify the install process. It can be found here.

    http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=11573

    You may have to created an ID and PW and join the forum to be able to download it.

    I've done manual installs and updates for years so I haven't used it, but it's spoken of highly. Be sure to move the scroll bar down on the top right side of the download page, to see the links for reference/additional files to update the install.
    Rich

    9 months later
    #119 1 year ago

    In VP if you have a good Graphics card, In video options make sure both items in Ambient Occlusion are checked, and quality FXAA is selected. But most of all set you monitor to the highest resolution it supports to get the best rendering.

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