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46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« on: November 21, 2009, 01:17:37 pm »


...check out my new pinball project!


Hey Guys!

I am planning to build a nearly "bezel-less" fullscreen visual pinball cabinet with a 46" lcd playfield, 30" lcd backbox and 19" lcd dmd-monitor. I will revive an empty star trek:tng widebody cabinet for this project which I got for a few bucks.

The following parts are already there:

- cabinet
---> empty star trek : tng widebody cabinet
---> new legs
---> new widebody lockbar
---> new "old" williams siderails
---> black painted coindoor (illuminated)
---> wired coin acceptors
---> pinball service buttons
---> new playfield and backbox glass
---> blank williams speakerpanel / grill

- screens
(if you need high-res backglass pics (2560res, 6mb each) for your cabinet check out my other thread at http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8860)
---> 46" Playfield 16:9 lcd sharp fullhd 1080p screen (sharp LC46D65)
---> 30" Backglass 16:9 lcd hdready 720p screen with DVI (noname tv brand, medion)
---> 19" Scoreboard 4:3 lcd screen (benq tft pc monitor)

- pc-setup
(check out our "How to get the best performance for your cab" thread at  http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8595)
---> win xp sp3 - 32bit
---> intel quad core i5-750 overclocked to 4x 4.0ghz
---> msi P55-GD65 mainboard
---> 2x2GB RAM DDR3 1600 (8-8-8 timing)
---> 2x GTX260 1792MB GPU (1x for playfield / 1x for backglass and dmd)
---> 32GB SSD (os booting / table loading / hyperpin browsing. just awesome!)
---> soundblaster x-fi music soundcard (creative crystalizer. great enhancement for pinball-sound)
---> 2.1 quality teufel soundsystem with huge subwoofer (provides a nice and clear force-feedback for bumpers, slingshots, replay knockers)
---> 550 watt 80+ arctic psu / 86% efficiency (pc power consumption is averagly about 350watt)

- additional details
---> 2 siemens 12V-DC industry relay (contactors) for flipper force-feedback (wow effect, check out my youtube-vid)
---> 2 original pinball tilt-bobs for nudge-left and nudge-right and 1 mercury-switch for front/top-nudging
---> original star trek tng plunger gun (sensitive ball shooting also possible)
---> all connected to an ipac/interfasd buttoninterface

---> 4x led-illuminated transparent pinball buttons with original leaf-switches (for the right feeling)
---> 6x led-illuminated servicebuttons with plotted inlays (countersinked)
---> 3x 22cm fans for cab ventilation / silent & powerfull 600rpm, 161.61mł/h (2x cabinet / 1x backbox)





======edit: project is almost finished===================





here is a first digital camera video of the machine. the quality isnt the best (switch to "hq" @ youtube for a better quality)





here is a  video of the virtual flipper sound and force feedback (industry relay +  2.1 subwoofer system) vs. a real medieval madness flipper.

I think the virtualmachine sounds better ;-)






fine adjusted my 2 tilt-bobs, works very well now. check out the smooth nudging... you can nudge left and right separately.

here is a youtube-vid for you:






Found some Links, Threads, Articles about my Vpin Machine... Trackback:


http://www.retrogamingroundup.com/shownotes/2009/roundup012_2009.12.htm
Full screen visual pinball project (Radioshow...Go to News)

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=380642
This is the most amazing emulation project i've seen in a long long time.

http://loading.se/forum.php?thread_id=73554
Ett flipperspel byggt för gudar

http://iddqd.blog.hu/2009/11/25/a_vilag_legjobb_asztala
A világ legjobb asztala

http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100736
The Most Amazing Emulation Creation Ever

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/video-game-talk/565362-greatest-custom-emulator-cabinet-youll-ever-see.html
The greatest custom emulator cabinet you'll ever see.. .

http://shogungamer.com/news/real-pinball-wizardry-virtual-pinball-machine
This is real pinball wizardry: a virtual pinball machine

http://www.gamoover.net/Forums/index.php?topic=21077.0
Intégration Visual Pinball dans un flipper




   
   




 






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cheers
chris

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009, 01:40:49 pm »
Wow! I am not too much a fan of Visual Pinball machines but wow this is AMAZING! Great job on the project. Any pictures of the build?
Where's my gold star :P

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2009, 02:05:40 pm »
Awesome!  More pics please!

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2009, 08:59:52 pm »
Very nice! I plan on making one of these soon. Any way to flip the video?

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2009, 09:36:20 pm »
Aye more pics please...looks fantastic!  :applaud:
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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2009, 10:16:43 pm »
Looks great  :applaud: :applaud: any additional pictures of the build would be very much appreciated.


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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2009, 12:54:41 am »
I see the 46" screen and the 30" screen but where is the 19" screen?

More pics!!! Do you have any build pics?



I'm seriously thinking about building one but I thought everyone usually used a 42" screen for the play field. Why did you go with the 46"?

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2009, 01:22:36 am »
Very nice indeed  :afro:

The 19" screen is where the DMD is. I guess its just the top part of it showing.

I imagine he used a 46" as the playfield as it seem to fit his original Star Trek cabinet nicely.

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2009, 01:42:01 am »
Sorry but what's a dmd?

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2009, 03:14:58 am »
Dot Matrix Display. Its the part below the larger screen that generally displays your score/animations etc. I think the dot matrix is 'emulated' on the LCD.

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2009, 05:36:37 am »
thanks guys for your kind words!

46" is the maximum-size which fits in my star trek : tng cabinet. there is no visible bezel, so it gives a more authentic / realistic feeling at all.

here are some pics of the build















greets
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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2009, 08:41:00 am »
What front end software are you using to select the Visual Pinball tables? 

The last person indicating they made a pinball machine like this indicated they had to edit each Visual Pinball table individually to accomodate the screen size, etc...    Did you have to edit each table which is on your machine?

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2009, 10:51:03 am »
Is that a Zalman copper cooler I see there? Gotta spare you wanna sell me?  ;D
Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2009, 11:08:51 am »

- 46" 16:9 lcd sharp fullhd 1080p screen
- 30" 16:9 lcd hdready 720p screen
- 19" 4:3 lcd dmd-screen


Could you list specific makes/models of these ?
The fit in that cabinet is incredible....... looks awesome.
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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2009, 12:11:34 pm »
That is all kinds of awsome!  The more I see of these, the more I want one.

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2009, 12:21:51 pm »
How did you get Visual Pinball to split across the three screens so well?
Where's my gold star :P

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2009, 02:52:59 pm »
How did you get Visual Pinball to split across the three screens so well?

Exactly! I've seen two screens and that's easy enough but three? Does the video cards support three out puts?

And lastly; are all pinball machines the same dimensions (or generally the same)?

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2009, 03:15:10 pm »
Wife says this would be the only way I'm getting a "fun house" pinball machine. Doesn't like talking dolls.

This project is amazing! Can't wait for the details. Might be the next build this coming year!

Great job!

 :applaud:

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2009, 03:43:10 pm »
unclet, i use the hyperpin (pinball version of hyperSpin) frontend. there are also cabinet versions of visual pinball tables available (16:9 fullscreen). so it is not necessary to edit each table, just plug n play.

smalltownguy, its a north q cooler, looks similar to the zalman.

kevin, installed a sharp d65 46" 1080p lcd-tv, for backbox a noname 30" 720p tv and the 4:3 scoreboard monitor is a simple benq pc-monitor.

pinball wizard, the hyperpin-frontend displays the backglass automatically. visual pinball and pinmame displays playfield and dmd/scoreboard. you can drag the dmd simply via mouse to the dmd-monitor. you have to do this only once - the last position of the dmd will be saved.

ivwshane, you need 2 graphic-cards when you use 3 displays. there are widebody pinball cabinets and normal ones. widebodys are a bit wider.

greets
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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2009, 03:55:11 pm »
I am soooooooooooooooooo jealous. This is awesome.  :applaud: :applaud:
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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2009, 04:11:38 pm »
Wow that looks good!

 :applaud:

Fantastical build.... I still can't believe sometimes that they are monitors!

Well done.

You are inspiring me to start projects I can't afford!


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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2009, 04:20:35 pm »
Thanks for the info.

46" blows my budget but what's everyone's take (OP especially) if I went with: 40" lcd tv 1080p, 23" wide screen lcd, and a 15" lcd (for dmd)?

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« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2009, 10:15:47 pm »
Damn you Damn you Damn you!!!! :angry: :angry: :angry:

Now I have one more project to build!!!!

Really nice, best one I've seen yet, great work!

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« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2009, 12:02:52 am »
Thanks for the pics.   Guess I will have to try Nvidia cards.  I have had nothing but troubles getting just 2 screens working on various ATI cards.

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« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2009, 01:14:04 am »
Damn you damn you damn you!

Every time I see something like this I go out and try to get all the various pinball emulators up and running only to end up banging my head against a wall.

I just can't seem to get my head wrapped around all the pieces that need to talk to each other and such.  Heck I even started a THREAD about trying to get it working.  This crap gives me a headache!

Off I go to try it all again though...
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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2009, 11:25:17 am »

I'm seriously thinking about building one but I thought everyone usually used a 42" screen for the play field. Why did you go with the 46"?

Why?

Let me answer this with a memorable quote from "The Rock":

Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and ---fudgesicle--- the prom queen.  :laugh2:

Or a bit more technical:

Because 46" fits perfectly in the widebody cabinet, where the 42" will leave a big bezel.

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2009, 11:37:02 am »
This is stunning! If I had the funds I'd love to build one... I have done for a while now... however, with the budget I could achieve it could only be about a 19" screen... and that would be the most dwarfed pinball table ever conceived - pointless!

Full marks for this though - fantastic work! :applaud:

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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2009, 08:07:48 am »
Excellent job, might have to build one now myself, hopefully this LCD will come down in price after new year. Few questions. If I am not mistaking side rails are usually mounted on a self-stick tape in a real pinball machine. If for whatever reason you need to remove the LCD, would you need to remove the side rails as well? Or do you have some other provisions for that. And a second question is what happens with the DMD display when you are playing a game without a DMD such as an EM machine? Does it just stay black and score reels are displayed on the backglass?  And lastly is the full model number for the LCD is Sharp AQUOS LC-46D65U? Thanks.
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« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2009, 02:30:26 pm »
reko, the siderails are simply attached with screws, so you can remove the lcd easily. the dmd-monitor displays all scores from all generations and the full modell number for the lcd is aquos lc-46d65e, i think they are similar.

here are some new pics, question: where is the virtual machine  ;)









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« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2009, 02:39:33 pm »
Thanks for the reply. Very nice lineup. Medieval Madness, very nice indeed, costs a fortune in US. Regards.

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« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2009, 04:19:39 pm »
This is absolutely fantastic!  Really well executed.   

I'm just putting the finishing touches on my arcade cabinet project, and was planning to sit back and relax for a while, and I'll be darned if you don't already have me thinking about my next project now.  ;)

Again, great work!  :cheers:
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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2009, 12:04:53 pm »
This is absolutely fantastic!  Really well executed.   

I'm just putting the finishing touches on my arcade cabinet project, and was planning to sit back and relax for a while, and I'll be darned if you don't already have me thinking about my next project now.  ;)

Again, great work!  :cheers:

yeah now I need to finish up the bartop I was workin on just to start one of these!
smaller scale though, prolly 32" TV or smaller, Im a poor mofo
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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2009, 12:53:20 pm »
with the budget I could achieve it could only be about a 19" screen... and that would be the most dwarfed pinball table ever conceived - pointless!


Actually, if you go check out the hyperpin boards, you'll see a bunch of examples of mini pins that are all pretty cool:

http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=38

I myself built a mini pin with a 22 inch playfield and it sits now right between my real life Twilight Zone and Pinball Magic:



 I love it.  It is small, but still a very fun machine.

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« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2009, 02:29:47 pm »
thats very cool and very inspirational!  :burgerking:
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« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2009, 04:30:34 pm »
W      o      w    !

That's all I can say. I am envious of your skills and your budget.

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« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2009, 11:51:19 am »
Chris,
Do you think any 46" LCD could be used? There are some good deals on Toshiba LCD, yours is obviously a perfect fit. I am thinking I should probably stick with the same model. What do you think?

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« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2009, 01:00:21 pm »
Chris,
Do you think any 46" LCD could be used? There are some good deals on Toshiba LCD, yours is obviously a perfect fit. I am thinking I should probably stick with the same model. What do you think?

Seconded.  What features/specs did you look for in choosing yours?

Very, very nice BTW.  Looks like a real pinball machine.  I'm very much inspired.   :cheers:

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2009, 02:36:07 pm »
thanks for the good words guys  :)

i looked for good viewing angles and response time. so i found the sharp screens with its "advanced super view" (asv) lcd-panels. sharp did a very well job, i am absolutely satisfied.

if you choose another brand, look for a very small bezel, otherwise the screen won't fit in a standard widebody cabinet.

here are some mounting pics, there is no space left in the cabinet.



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« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2009, 02:56:41 pm »
Chris,
Once you mounted siderails, is there a gap between the siderails and the side of the cab? Hard to tell from the pics. Thanks.

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« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2009, 03:05:26 pm »
< question on next page >
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« Reply #40 on: November 26, 2009, 03:21:55 pm »
on the mounting-pictures siderails are loose, not yet attached with screws.
there is just a foam-strip (1mm) on the siderails to protect the screen sideways a little bit.

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« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2009, 09:30:46 pm »
Chris-

I'd be interested to know what interface you used for the cabinet buttons? THat is- flippers, game select, etc- to interface with the computer.

Thanks!

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« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2009, 09:38:14 am »
marc, i use nanotechs mot-ion / digital plunger set



- 16 programmable I/O connections (interface up to 16 buttons)
- Nudge, Shake & Tilt the cabinet to put "english" on the ball
- Digital Plunger with Analog Input on Z Axis

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« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2009, 11:54:41 am »
Dude,

where exactly are you from?
Being located near Karlsruhe (along with some other MAME folks) and seeing your Teufel Speakers in the background I needed to ask you this question.
Great pin you have built.

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« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2009, 11:31:54 pm »
Awesome man, I saw this over @ hyperspin & made my first post because of it.

Now I wait for a widebody WMS cabinet to surface... impatiently.

Post more vids dude, dont be stingy :-)
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« Reply #45 on: December 01, 2009, 03:33:21 am »
thanks for the positive comments guys!

usul, good eyes do you have ;) i am located near nuremberg.

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« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2009, 09:45:29 am »
Damn that is one fantastic piece of kit.

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2009, 08:58:31 am »
here are some shots of new tables:

circus voltaire



attack from mars



terminator 2




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« Reply #48 on: December 08, 2009, 06:07:24 pm »
Hey there great work!!  I would love to see pics of the DMD monitor mounting.  Again great job!

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« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2009, 02:25:43 am »
marc, i use nanotechs mot-ion / digital plunger set



Does that plunger interface over SATA?  :laugh2:

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« Reply #50 on: December 09, 2009, 10:34:16 am »
Does that plunger interface over SATA?  :laugh2:

The plunger connects to the IO board...the board is connected via USB. Not sure why that is so hilarious  ???

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« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2009, 01:29:54 pm »
Does that plunger interface over SATA?  :laugh2:

The plunger connects to the IO board...the board is connected via USB. Not sure why that is so hilarious  ???

The connector to the IO board does look like a SATA connector.  Not that that answers your original question.

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« Reply #52 on: December 09, 2009, 07:37:18 pm »
Will you please post the exact model number of that Sharp 46" LCD ?

Also, will you please post the dimensions of a "standard wide body pinball cabinet".   I am not familiar with pinball cabinets and would like to know so I can go searching for one.  I am assuming the wide body would be the dimensions of the playing field.

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« Reply #53 on: December 09, 2009, 08:42:33 pm »
Will you please post the exact model number of that Sharp 46" LCD ?

He actually posted it earlier in the thread, but it's easy to overlook.  It's a Sharp Aquos LC-46D65E.

Chris77, you might want to consider updating your original post with model numbers for future visitors.
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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #54 on: December 10, 2009, 04:52:21 am »
jigenjuke, the 19" lcd is mounted via adjustable mounting angles/brackets.



here are 2 shots of the dmd monitor






unclet, the playfield dimensions of newer bally/williams widebody machines (like my star trek tng) are approximately 108cm x 63cm (outside). The exact model number of the playfield screen is: Sharp Aquos LC-46D65E

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« Reply #55 on: December 10, 2009, 06:59:54 am »
awesome ... thanks !

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« Reply #56 on: December 10, 2009, 05:24:22 pm »
Thanks for posting pics of the DMD mounting.  That makes sense to me now.   :cheers:

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« Reply #57 on: December 11, 2009, 06:57:52 pm »
Loving these visual pinball projects. I might do one down the road when stuff slows down.

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« Reply #58 on: December 14, 2009, 12:54:54 pm »
chris77 lovely porject!!, did you have to redo any of the tables you have used, as i have notice when i used visual pinball back a year ago some tables were really poor quality, just wondered if you had to alter anything with the software side of things?

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« Reply #59 on: December 14, 2009, 02:23:47 pm »
Chris77,


     This build is amazing.  Everything seems to work just right, the most amazing part.

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« Reply #60 on: December 14, 2009, 04:37:27 pm »
thanks for the nice comments  :cheers:

lettuce, there are cabinet-ready visual pinball tables available (16:9 fullscreen for vp9.x). just plug n play  :)

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« Reply #61 on: December 16, 2009, 11:58:15 am »
when i used visual pinball back a year ago some tables were really poor quality

yea things have changed quite a bit. lots and lots of great tables available in 1080 now.

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2009, 02:45:39 pm »
I am not really happy with the nanotech motion/plunger stuff, so I bought this second hand terminator/star trek gun assembly for replacement.

After some paint and restoration it looks like







I think this is a great (and working) enhancement for such gun-games like T2, STTNG (moveable canons), LW3 (gun videomodes) or simply for Indy, cactus canyon, guns n roses..... as well suitable for any other pinball tables (power sensitive ball-shooting possible)


ive got also some solenoids/knockers (force feedback) and 3 tilt-assemblys for nudging. I am curious how it works. more to come soon.



Furthermore I think about a black powder coated lockbar, legs and siderails...




what do you think?


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« Reply #63 on: December 21, 2009, 10:28:58 pm »
Did you swap the texture on that gun?

Anyway the black powder coat looks good... prob a lot of effort & money with little reward tho.... then again it may tie it all together more so.

I noticed you said "& working" as if the nanotech part isnt reliable & based on the fact you are not utilizing it maybe that thing sucks?

Please explain if you dont mind, my pinball buddy is holding the next widebody cab he sees for me so it will be my turn to make one of these soon.... I wouldnt want to buy something weak.

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« Reply #64 on: December 21, 2009, 10:47:09 pm »
I am not really happy with the nanotech motion/plunger stuff, so I bought this second hand terminator/star trek gun assembly for replacement.

What don't you like about the nanotech?

I do like the look of the black.

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« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2009, 04:26:25 am »
I am not satisfied with it and after several days of calibration/fine adjusting I gave up. It is simply to much beta for my taste. the plunger works only with a few tables und calibration is a pain in the ass.

if there were a better software/firmware, it would be perfect (e.g. adjustable deadzones, manual calibration with fix values and the possibility to switch off motion seperatly,...)


pinballwizard79, I have 2 guns for testing. A star trek and a terminator gun

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« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2009, 08:02:25 pm »
I am not satisfied with it and after several days of calibration/fine adjusting I gave up. It is simply to much beta for my taste. the plunger works only with a few tables und calibration is a pain in the ass.

if there were a better software/firmware, it would be perfect (e.g. adjustable deadzones, manual calibration with fix values and the possibility to switch off motion seperatly,...)


pinballwizard79, I have 2 guns for testing. A star trek and a terminator gun

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That's real good to know.  I was thinking of purchasing one to get my project started.  I will wait now.  Thanks for the feedback.

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« Reply #67 on: December 23, 2009, 09:15:52 pm »
That is seriously bad-ass.   :notworthy:

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« Reply #68 on: December 26, 2009, 01:02:45 pm »
thanks for your kind words!

at the moment I am testing 2 industry relays for force feedback. the noise and the feedback is very close to a real flipper. I will make a resistance test.

I have installed 2 tilt-assemblies for nudging, too



here you can see the industry relay.




heres a shot of the STTNG gun. I love that gun! gives a new experience to all gun-games.



everything is connected to an IPAC now. the Nanotech stuff is terminated :D




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« Reply #69 on: December 28, 2009, 10:37:19 am »

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« Reply #70 on: December 28, 2009, 02:51:40 pm »
reko, thanks for the link. nice idea!    :cheers:

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« Reply #71 on: December 29, 2009, 03:24:46 pm »
Guys,
Question on vpforums downloads. There are "spawned" and "full screen" cabinet tables available. What happens if a "full screen" table used on a three-monitor setup. Anything displayed on the backbox monitor?

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« Reply #72 on: December 29, 2009, 04:55:23 pm »
I was going to start another arcade machine project soon, but this may change my plans... would you mind disclosing the total cost for those of us who are feeling ambitious?

3 LCD TVs (one of them being a 46 inch) and a 550 watt power supply, I wonder how much power this thing sucks down?

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« Reply #73 on: December 29, 2009, 05:42:58 pm »
@ reko
with a 3-monitor-setup, visual pinball displays the playfield, hyperpin the backglass and pinmame the scoreboard/dmd.
most of the spanned tables you can easily modifiy for a 3-monitor-setup.


@ XYXZYZ
the total power consumption is about 550 watt.
the most power is for the old 30" noname LCD-TV (>200 watt). 46" only 100 watt and the pc 200 watt averagely. 19" TFT, soundsystem... 50 watt.

most of this stuff was actually already there, so its hard for me to estimate the correct total cost.


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« Reply #74 on: December 29, 2009, 06:26:30 pm »
Hi Chris, I joined up here just because of your project!
I am a collector of REAL pinball machines and always hated the idea of playing pinball on a computer screen sitting at a desk, but you have gone the extra mile I think was needed to bring me over to the dark side, and I plan on copying your setup.

Two questions for now...
-Do you have measurements for milling the side for recessing the playfield monitor flush with the cabinet?
-It appears that because of the playfield monitor you had to move the flipper buttons DOWN a bit to clear it.
 Does this affect the 'feel' of playing a game since the buttons aren't in the usual place?

Thanks in advance, I'll be bugging you more down the road...

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #75 on: December 30, 2009, 05:34:40 am »
hey spencer,

it's better to take the correct measurements directly from your "debezeld" screen. so you are on the safe side right from the start.


here are my measurements for milling ( I think it was 108cm / 4,5cm / 5,5cm )



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yes, the buttons aren't in the usual place, about 2-3cm deeper than the original ones... but after some plays it does not affect the feel of playing anymore.


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« Reply #76 on: December 30, 2009, 04:35:54 pm »
here is a first digital camera video of the virtual flipper sound (industry relay + 2.1 subwoofer system) vs. a real medieval madness flipper.

I think the virtualmachine sounds better ;-)




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« Reply #77 on: December 31, 2009, 07:07:46 pm »
I am assuming you only loaded those tables which are clear and have high quality resolutions so they can be appreciated on the 46" play monitor.  Assuming my assumption is correct, would it be possible to list the tables you current have loaded so I can find the real clear ones?   

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« Reply #78 on: January 01, 2010, 07:14:48 am »
unclet, you need the 16:9 / fullscreen cabinet table versions (visual pinball 9). you will find them at vpforums.org and hyperspin-fe.com.

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« Reply #79 on: January 02, 2010, 11:36:26 am »
There are at least 35-50 good ones and most of them are popular titles like Attack From Mars, Circus Voltaire, Indy Jones, etc. etc.

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« Reply #80 on: January 02, 2010, 06:52:59 pm »
chris77:

kudos to you, man!

That is one sweet project! :cheers:

Never thought of building a 'virtual' pinball machine project, until now! :notworthy:

Simply awesome project!!! :notworthy: :notworthy:

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« Reply #81 on: January 02, 2010, 10:24:54 pm »
By the way old Bally's cabinets are little wider than WMS wide body. So 46" LCD would fit nicely inside without a need to cut the sides. Just a thought for future projects out there.

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« Reply #82 on: January 06, 2010, 01:14:52 pm »
fine adjusted my 2 tilt-bobs, works very well now. check out the smooth nudging... you can nudge left and right separately.

here is a youtube-vid for you:



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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #83 on: January 07, 2010, 03:38:40 pm »
so the bottom line is that the nanotech plunger/motion sensor sucks?

how sad.  i was so excited about using them too :(.

have u tried contacting them to see what they have to say about the problems?

also, these might be of interest:
http://www.toradex.com/En/Products/Oak_USB_Sensors

USB HID input sensors ... they have one for motion (bump) and one for distance (plunger).

sounds like u have your own replacement solutions in place now , though.

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #84 on: January 09, 2010, 06:31:32 am »
so the bottom line is that the nanotech plunger/motion sensor sucks?

how sad.  i was so excited about using them too :(.

have u tried contacting them to see what they have to say about the problems?

also, these might be of interest:
http://www.toradex.com/En/Products/Oak_USB_Sensors

USB HID input sensors ... they have one for motion (bump) and one for distance (plunger).

sounds like u have your own replacement solutions in place now , though.


as I said, if there were a better software/firmware, it would be perfect (e.g. adjustable deadzones, manual calibration with fix values, the possibility to switch off motion seperatly and so on)... but try yourself to contact nanotech, in my case there was no attempt made to provide help   :banghead:  ;D

thanks for the interesting usb-sensors-link.

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #85 on: January 15, 2010, 04:37:09 pm »
hey guys,

what else could you do with your pincab...

how about playing xbox360 RAIDEN IV vertically rotated!





1080p arcade, awesome viewing angle for shmups, I love it!



I am planning to install mame, too... playing frogger in lifesize ^^ ;)


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« Reply #86 on: January 15, 2010, 09:46:37 pm »
That is awesome!  I've been trying to figure out how to use Mame with a virtual pinball setup.   Don't know why it never occurred to me to go vertical. 

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« Reply #87 on: January 15, 2010, 11:37:13 pm »
Sweet. :)  If you have the CHDs, I'd love to see a vid of Ikaruga or some other Naomi SHMUPS.  I bet that looks awesome in person.

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #88 on: January 15, 2010, 11:45:26 pm »
Awesome dude! I came across your youtube video even before seeing this topic. Made me think of a bartop setup with a 19" LCD. That would fit my budget better then your project hehe. I might just do that someday since I run out of space and vpinball in my cab is just not looking good (need hi res for pinball). I am thinking about a netbook running behind. 19" displaying the table as a secondary monitor connected to netbook and main netbook screen displaying the score board. Im not sure if netbook can do that for now though... Im sure more of those projects will begin to pop around. Good job!

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« Reply #89 on: January 15, 2010, 11:54:12 pm »
I am thinking about a netbook running behind. 19" displaying the table as a secondary monitor connected to netbook and main netbook screen displaying the score board. Im not sure if netbook can do that for now though...

Yeah, I'm under the impression that you need a fair amount of power for the pinball sims, including video chipset, so you should be able to get a laptop that will do it, but I sort of doubt a netbook will.  Haven't played with vpinball myself, so I couldn't say for sure.  I do like the bartop idea, though!

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« Reply #90 on: January 16, 2010, 06:48:12 pm »
Thanks guys!

Installed Lord Hiruys "Phantom of the Opera" Table and made a custom mediapack... This table is awesome!



Tables are getting better and better  :)

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« Reply #91 on: January 16, 2010, 07:20:11 pm »
 :cheers:

one of the coolest projects I have ever seen. Amazing quality. :applaud:

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« Reply #92 on: January 22, 2010, 02:47:52 pm »
played around with the dmd-colors  ...  what do you think?







playing simpsons in "yellow" is simply awesome :D


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« Reply #93 on: January 22, 2010, 04:51:29 pm »
I missed this build somehow.

 :applaud:

Fantastic! As for the colors. Jeez, dude! Any and all! They all look great.

I +really+ didn't need to see this  :'(

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« Reply #94 on: January 23, 2010, 07:57:14 pm »
Would you have any details on the tilt mechanism you used? I noticed you mentioned tilt bobs. Did you just use a normal bob and wire it for contact?

Or use one of the accelerometers that are now available?


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« Reply #95 on: January 23, 2010, 08:01:27 pm »
Nevermind, I missed the post about the Nanotech kit on my first read.

Good stuff.

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« Reply #96 on: January 24, 2010, 04:56:31 pm »
Does the software for the DMD save your color settings for each game, then?  That's pretty slick.

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« Reply #97 on: January 25, 2010, 08:49:54 am »
yes, pinmame saves the color settings for each game  :notworthy:  :cheers:

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« Reply #98 on: January 25, 2010, 11:35:48 am »
Hi Chris!!!
Simply superb dude!!!
The POTO looks incredible in your huge monitor.
Also.....Raiden IV........uhooohoooo....yes, add a controller, a few push buttons, and try some shumps....(Dangun Feveron....a masterpiece, take a look at it!!)

For my next project, I want to do something similar.

very similar to the Aussie Pin, but 2 monitors.....(is still on the works)






The controller mech:

And an artist view.

But, after seeing your projects, with these monitors.....I think that I will redo all the plans....;)
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« Reply #99 on: January 25, 2010, 02:39:07 pm »
hm .. is it just my dirty fantasy or does the tab austria vidpin look a bit offensive from a sexual point of view ? i wonder what it would look like with a small backbox on top..  ;D

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« Reply #100 on: January 25, 2010, 07:51:23 pm »
where can i get all those tables at?  Do they have table packs?

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #101 on: January 26, 2010, 05:17:57 am »
@ Lord Hiryu
thanks for your kind words dude!
I love your projects and I mean ALL of your projects! tables, artworks, cabs... just awesome! will try Dangun Feveron soon, cant wait to see that cave shooter. thanks for the tip!


@ Apfel
sexual point of view? hahahahaha... never saw it that way :D


@ rberger3
check out vpforums.org and hyperspin-fe.com for fullscreen tables.


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« Reply #102 on: February 04, 2010, 02:13:22 am »
i don't post often here, but your project is simply beautiful.  congrats!

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #103 on: February 07, 2010, 12:15:29 pm »
the project is fantiastic, if mine turns out half as good I'll be hyped. Also thank yuo so much for the help with setting up hyperpin, visual pinball and which tables I needed. I VERY greatly appreciate the help!
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« Reply #104 on: February 08, 2010, 01:31:06 pm »
Wow, just saw this project.  Very impressive!

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #105 on: March 06, 2010, 12:18:41 am »
unreal! i have a dream authentics cab that i keep modifying to the way i like things.. i was going to explore making my own... but what you have achieved is defintely the route i wish to go. loving it... please keep us up to date with your achievements

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« Reply #106 on: March 14, 2010, 02:28:30 pm »
YES. Playing some vertical shmups on a monitor that size would be amazing. I wish I could play Mushihemesama Futari on that thing.
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« Reply #107 on: March 14, 2010, 03:00:06 pm »
thanks for your kind words  :cheers:

played Mushihemesama Futari Ver 1.5... its just freakin awesome on 46" with this viewing angle.

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« Reply #108 on: March 15, 2010, 02:51:43 am »
fine adjusted my 2 tilt-bobs, works very well now. check out the smooth nudging... you can nudge left and right separately.

here is a youtube-vid for you:



regards
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Hey Chris

That's one sweet pin you have made your self there.

I'm planning my own pin cab at the moment and I'm trying to decide how to do tilt/nudge detection.

Tilt bobs: they "only" detect whether or not the cab is being tilted/nudge right? not the magnitude of tilt/nudge.

How do you detect the tilt/nudge direction? Have you masked off different parts of the outer rings on the two tilt bobs?

Thanks in advance

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« Reply #109 on: March 15, 2010, 05:09:38 am »
hey razzer!

yes, the tilt-bobs detect wheter or not, like pressing a microswitch. but the harder you nudge the cabinet, the more detections you will receive. so you have a tilt magnitude / sensivity.

the unwanted areas of the outer ring are simply masked with tape. works great!

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« Reply #110 on: March 15, 2010, 07:21:12 am »
Hey Chris

Thanks for the quick reply.

I think I'll go with tilt bobs (Considered using the U-HID G from Ultimarc).

Would you mind listing the make and model of the solenoid you used for flipper feedback?. That would give me an idea of which specs to look for.

I assume a simple solenoid is cheaper than buying an full flipper assembly (32,5$) like the one shown below.

Once again thanks in advance.

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« Reply #111 on: March 15, 2010, 08:08:04 am »
the industry relay is cheaper than a full flipper assembly... and its easier and safer (12vdc) to install than a pinball solenoid.

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here is an "easy schematic ;) " to install the industry relay:




its better to use an extern 12V-DC poweradapter (I use an old solid 10amps 12V-DC poweradapter)  instead the pc-powersupply. its just safer.

there is electricity. do it only if you know what you do. I will take no responsibility for this.


here is a direct link to the relay

http://www.eibmarkt.com/cgi-bin/eibmarkt.storefront/EN/Product/NS0775599?PID=EN_NS0775599


some pics inside the cabinet...






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« Reply #112 on: March 15, 2010, 08:48:59 am »
Hey Chris

Thanks again for the info :applaud:

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« Reply #113 on: March 15, 2010, 09:33:03 am »
Chris,
Could you please post the width of the decased 46" TV you used. Thanks.

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« Reply #114 on: March 15, 2010, 11:46:25 am »
Chris,
Could you please post the width of the decased 46" TV you used. Thanks.

Reko, I think it was 107.5 x 62.5cm decased,

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« Reply #115 on: March 15, 2010, 01:00:24 pm »
thank you

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« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2010, 03:02:10 pm »
Hey Chris

Where did you get the buttons on the front of the cabinet from?

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« Reply #117 on: March 17, 2010, 03:20:50 pm »
Hey Chris

Where did you get the buttons on the front of the cabinet from?

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check out http://www.arcadeshop.de/index.php?cPath=79_80

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« Reply #118 on: March 17, 2010, 04:01:55 pm »
Hey Chris

Thanks

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« Reply #119 on: April 02, 2010, 05:17:45 pm »
found a few more pics from the build... here we go :D




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« Reply #120 on: April 06, 2010, 08:23:36 pm »
Just curious, have any vendors contacted you about using your pinball cab as a base for mass reproduction? Maybe it goes against the spirit of BYOAC, but if that was offered as a complete machine or even as a kit, that would be awesome.

Very good work. You're making me want a dedicated pinball cab pretty badly. :)
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« Reply #121 on: April 07, 2010, 06:46:35 pm »
dream authentics perhaps?

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« Reply #122 on: April 08, 2010, 06:06:36 am »
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Just curious, have any vendors contacted you about using your pinball cab as a base for mass reproduction?

No. I think mass production of these visual pinball cabinets is not lucrative, because its too custom. Everybody wants another detail, style or size, so its better to build your own.

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« Reply #123 on: May 04, 2010, 11:52:56 am »
got a tip in the forums and ordered some mercury switches which I received today. 

I use it for front(top) nudging. works very well so far :)  love those miniswitches.

you can perfectly fine adjust this kind of mercury switch which costs only 2 bucks.  simply connect it to your ipac.

one hit --> one keystroke --> one virtual nudge





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« Reply #124 on: May 12, 2010, 08:21:33 am »
Chris,

do you have a link where i can buy these switches?
would it work in my mini pin ? for left and right nudge?
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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #126 on: May 12, 2010, 05:30:53 pm »
thanks also ordered two for left and right nudge

so basicaly

i just mount them on the bottom of my cab one facing left the other one right connect one wire to the ipac sw7 or so and the second to the ipac ground ?

or is the bottom of the cab not good enough and should it be higher?
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« Reply #127 on: May 12, 2010, 10:42:49 pm »
Thanks for that link. Just ordered 3 myself.

Fantastic build BTW! I'm really wanting to do a pincab like that, but I gotta finish my first one first!

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« Reply #128 on: May 13, 2010, 05:26:36 am »
lol we sold him out :)

but can anyone answer my question if mounting one facing left and the other right on the bottom of my cab is good enough to trigger it?
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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #129 on: May 14, 2010, 05:01:21 am »
hey njay,

simply connect it to you ipac, one cable ground - the other swX. you can place it everywhere you want, bottom or sidewall is a good idea. just test it.

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« Reply #130 on: June 15, 2010, 04:40:48 pm »
updated the pc-specs on the first page.

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« Reply #131 on: June 17, 2010, 10:59:56 pm »
Your table is what made me decide to make a LCD pinball, thanks for posting it & documenting everything.

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« Reply #132 on: June 18, 2010, 04:31:58 pm »
Really impressive project.  Probably the best looking Video Pin Mame cabinet I've seen on here yet.  Great job!
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« Reply #133 on: July 04, 2010, 09:55:09 am »
got my powder coated (fine structure / dull finish) lockbar, legs and siderails today :)
The playfield screen is more "invisible" now.

I love that finestructure powder coat. The look and feel is like the original one.









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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #134 on: July 14, 2010, 08:52:35 am »
I have taken highres backglass pics via tripod with my 10megapixel cam of original running pinball machines (2560res, 6mb each).

check out the preview pic... more to come soon...

You can download each backglass at

===> http://www.mediafire.com/backglasses <===




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Attack From Mars
Black Knight
Black Knight 2000
Creature From The Black Lagoon
Congo
Cirqus Voltaire
Earthshaker
Elvira And The Pary Monsters
Elvis
Fathom
FunHouse
Flintstones
Fish Tales
Gilligans Island
Gorgar
Guns N' Roses
Indiana Jones
Jack Bot
Jungle Lord
Monster Bash
Medieval Madness
Monopoly
NBA Fastbreak
No Fear
Pinball Magic
Pin Bot
Revenge From Mars
Ripleys Believe It Or Not
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Star Trek TNG
Super Mario Bros
Star Wars Data East
Terminator II
The Addams Family
Taxi
Theatre Of Magic
Tommy
Tales Of The Arabian Nights
Twilight Zone
World Cup Soccer
Whirlwind
White Water
Xenon




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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #135 on: July 15, 2010, 10:54:02 am »
Hi Chris,

you got me as well! I need to build a virtuall pinball cab myself now and living in the same country as you do makes me more confident about the required resources and less concerned about being the only crazy one here  ;D

One quick question for you: The Teufel system you are using is the basic 2.1 set for 120 Euros, right?

Thank you for the inspiration!

   

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« Reply #136 on: July 15, 2010, 12:10:52 pm »
hi usul,

you are right, I am using the teufel c100 system for 120 euros.

cheers
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ps: good to know that there are other crazy people  :D

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« Reply #137 on: July 16, 2010, 10:04:45 am »
Every so often you see a project and you say to yourself, I want to do one of those!

Beautifully done, and well excecuted!

It solves the problem on where to put all those pins!

What forums did you get advice from?
I want to poke around and see what kind of info is available.
I have no idea how to set up this software, are there guides available?







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« Reply #138 on: July 16, 2010, 12:12:02 pm »
hey gatordad,

check out hyperpin forums at http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=32 ... imo the best place for virtual pinball cabinets.

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« Reply #139 on: July 19, 2010, 10:08:04 am »
can you possibly do a side by side picture of MM and your Vpin running MM ? I know how deceptively real the vpin looks but what better thing to compare it to then an actual pin? Plus I think it'd be a neato picture.
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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #140 on: July 19, 2010, 11:00:24 am »
here we go ;)



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« Reply #141 on: July 20, 2010, 06:05:31 am »
I wonder it the pinball tables are made in 3D or in 2D. With soon comin 3D-TVs the playfield would look like the real thing. =) Only problem that you have to wear 3D-glases to see it =/

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« Reply #142 on: July 20, 2010, 10:36:54 am »
thats awesome, thanks. I can see there are some minor differences but the Vpin is VERY authentic!
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« Reply #143 on: July 20, 2010, 10:48:52 am »
That is just sick.  I love it.  I really really need to finish up some projects so I can make one of these things...   :cheers:

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« Reply #144 on: July 20, 2010, 10:56:15 am »
I have no idea how to set up this software, are there guides available?

Why don't you check my virtual pinball build thread in my signature.  The first 2 posts in there go over how to setup Visual Pinball/VPinMAME and Hyperpin the front end.
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« Reply #145 on: July 24, 2010, 10:46:35 pm »
Man, I am so impressed with that. Nicely done.  :applaud:

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #146 on: July 27, 2010, 12:57:34 pm »
Chris, this is fantastic work!

After seeing this a few months ago, I recently started building one. Luckily I was able to find a gutted Demolition Man cabinet on Craigslist. I then bought a returned 46D65U at Best Buy. So far the cabinet has been stripped down and the 46" LCD has been installed.

I think someone asked this above, but with the Demolition Man cabinet, we didn't need to relocate the flipper buttons. (Maybe they were lower than STNG because of the handles?)

I do have a quick question. In the states, I'm struggling to find a 30" LCD TV.

In another topic, someone used a 32" LCD. A 32" 16:9 LCD is slightly wider than 27". To use that, I'd have to notch the backbox. Also it seems like there is a big gap between the backbox monitor and the VFD monitor.

From your pictures, your 30" LCD pretty much fills up the entire area. Is there any chance you could share the exact dimensions an possibly a model number?

Thanks, -- Jason
 


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« Reply #147 on: July 27, 2010, 10:54:43 pm »
Would an led tv work as well, or would it heat up and sag after a while cuz it's so thin?

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #148 on: July 28, 2010, 05:59:38 am »
thanks again guys for your kind words  :cheers:

@ jsm174, imo the best place for 30" LCDs is ebay second hand market. My 30" LCD is a noname brand called "medion" with DVI input. Resolution is 1280x768 pixel. Perhaps you can try a 32" as well when you route a gap inside the backbox to slide the 32" LCD in?

@ Miracleman, an LED TV would work as well. I think there are no probs. An LED-TV produce less heat than a regular LCD-TV.

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« Reply #149 on: July 30, 2010, 12:54:35 pm »
Thanks Chris. I have a bunch of searchs on Craigslist and EBay. Hopefully I'll find one soon!

Just for size reference, I did some searches on Medion. The only 30" 1280x768 Medion LCD TV I could find a manual for was a MD41530.
According to that manual, it's display area is 643mm x 385mm (25 5/16" x 15 3/16").

The display area of a current 32" LCD TV (based on a Westinghouse SK-32H640G) is roughly 697mm x 392mm (27 7/16" x 15 7/16") .

So I'm guessing the Medion isn't exactly 16:9.

Thanks again, Jason

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« Reply #150 on: July 30, 2010, 01:32:27 pm »
Hi Jason,

the Medion is strictly speaking a 16:9.6 / 15:9 , so it fills up a standard backbox a little bit better.

some calculations ;)

16/9 = 1.77 (1280/720 = 1.77)
16/9.6 / 15/9 = 1.66 (1280/768 = 1.66)

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« Reply #151 on: September 11, 2010, 10:38:43 am »
Here is another vid of my virtual pinball machine playing lord hiryu's new Indiana Jones table... Truly one of my favorites. Thanks for this masterpiece!!


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« Reply #152 on: September 14, 2010, 03:49:07 am »
That's it, I'm sold

Now all I have to do is talk the room mate into letting me build it and put it in the living room :D and once I talk him into it then will come the trouble of finding a old pinball cab in Vancouver to put it all into... time to hitup flippers downtown Vancouver first thing tomorrow to start pricing things out and get the room mate to use his Managers discount at BestBuy to get me a new LCD for it :D

I cant wait :)





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« Reply #153 on: September 14, 2010, 04:52:21 am »
That's it, I'm sold

Count me in as well. I will proudly follow our guru Chris who was the first to boldly go where no byoac dude has gone before.

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« Reply #154 on: September 14, 2010, 07:42:57 pm »
As a tip for those looking for a 30in lcd, I spent months watching for one on craigslist with no luck.
Today I decided to call TV REPAIR stores here in Orlando FL and after 15min and 5 calls I found a guy who had a 2005 30in Vizio for $220 and was 5min away from my workplace..
Went and picked it up on lunch, easy peezy.
I had a Judge Dredd cab already, but knew the 30in was (I thought) the hard part, so now will get a Sharp 46 and something for the dmd.

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« Reply #155 on: September 14, 2010, 08:55:22 pm »
Hey Chris, I see 2 of the 'L' brackets holding the bottom of the 30in lcd in place, but can't tell what else you did to secure it.
The head has 2 wood strips the original art glass rested against on the right and left, and I think your lcd is behind those.
Did you remove and replace those to mount it?
And what is behind the screen to keep it from falling backwards?
Thanks, more questions coming down the road!
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« Reply #156 on: September 14, 2010, 10:11:05 pm »
Spencer, I had the same problem with the 30". I watched Craigslist and Ebay for two months and finally found a Philips 30PF9946D for $200. (I did spent about 5 hours driving though).

We are using the factory mounts on the back of the chasis with aluminum spacers and m5 screws. If you didn't get a DMD, I'd recommend getting a 15" LCD TV. (I picked up a Dynex at BB for $119). With that, the 30" and 15" both fit completely in the back box.

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« Reply #157 on: September 15, 2010, 04:53:45 am »
Hey Chris, I see 2 of the 'L' brackets holding the bottom of the 30in lcd in place, but can't tell what else you did to secure it.
The head has 2 wood strips the original art glass rested against on the right and left, and I think your lcd is behind those.
Did you remove and replace those to mount it?
And what is behind the screen to keep it from falling backwards?
Thanks, more questions coming down the road!
Spencer


good to hear the party goes on  ;D  :cheers:

I had to make one of the wood strips removable (via 2 screws) to to install the lcd behind those. behind the lcd is a wooden distance-kepper, so the lcd slides in exactly. but you can also use the factory mounts with m5 screws as jsm174 said.

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« Reply #158 on: September 15, 2010, 02:53:25 pm »
We are using the factory mounts on the back of the chasis with aluminum spacers and m5 screws. If you didn't get a DMD, I'd recommend getting a 15" LCD TV. (I picked up a Dynex at BB for $119). With that, the 30" and 15" both fit completely in the back box.

Jason, thanks for the tip, I haven't de-cased yet, so I'll have to see what's back there.
I take it you mean the factory mounts for attaching to a wall mount, pretty clever!
How long were the spacers and what are M5 screws?

Nice fit on the 15in below it, but does that kinda push the 30in 'backglass' up a bit higher than it was as a normal pin?
And is your 30in 16:10 like Chris', or as my Vizio states, '15:9' ?

EDIT: LOL, I remembered I HAVE a '15.6' lcd tv packed in a closet I bought on Black Friday LAST YEAR, DOH!
I de-cased it and it measures 8 1/4 tall, is that the same size as yours?
I haven't de-cased my 30in yet as I don't want to make too big a mess in the house til the weekend.
If the 15.6 in is a little too tall I could router out a groove so it will sit 1/4 in. lower.
Jason, I think you just made Chris' design a step better since it appears we don't have to cut out the bottom of the head to fit a square monitor!
This will make transporting the game to any pinball shows much easier.
BTW, looking at the back of my Vizio, it has NO 'wall mounting' screw holes like all newer sets do. :(
I may have to go the wood block route.

Chris I forgot to ask, what are the 4 buttons on the bottom front of your cab, and would those and the protruding speaker covers make it difficult to move/transport your game 'traditionally', with lift carts pushing up on the bottom of the cab?
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« Reply #159 on: September 17, 2010, 04:14:33 am »
If the 15.6 in is a little too tall I could router out a groove so it will sit 1/4 in. lower.
Jason, I think you just made Chris' design a step better since it appears we don't have to cut out the bottom of the head to fit a square monitor!
This will make transporting the game to any pinball shows much easier.

don't forget the size of an original standard pinball dmd. I think an 15" lcd is too small (width) to display an original sized dmd/scoreboard. do you have exact dimensions of it (de-cased, width/height/depth), so we can check it?

you can take out the 19" lcd without probs, so you can lay down your backbox.

Chris I forgot to ask, what are the 4 buttons on the bottom front of your cab, and would those and the protruding speaker covers make it difficult to move/transport your game 'traditionally', with lift carts pushing up on the bottom of the cab?

the 4 buttons are volume +/-, open coindoor, and a shiftbutton (e.g. for pause/1-2-5 credits/vp options...).

the protruding speaker cover on the bottom makes it difficult for lift carts.  If you want to move your cab regularly, you could use a thin perforated sheet of metal and countersinked buttons to avoid this problem.

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« Reply #160 on: September 17, 2010, 04:41:21 am »
sorry, double post

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« Reply #161 on: September 17, 2010, 01:20:30 pm »
don't forget the size of an original standard pinball dmd. I think an 15" lcd is too small (width) to display an original sized dmd/scoreboard. do you have exact dimensions of it (de-cased, width/height/depth), so we can check it?

I placed the 15in behind my dmd board and it actually is wide enough with a bit to spare on each side. I have not fired up the lcd there but I'm guessing the image goes all the way to the edge of the panel de-cased. Hopefully I will de-case my 30in and get both mounted this weekend!

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« Reply #162 on: September 17, 2010, 04:11:45 pm »
wow, simply perfect! please post some pics and dimensions :cheers:

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« Reply #163 on: September 21, 2010, 01:09:39 pm »
got my pacdrive controller (USB Output Driver Board)  ;D



I hope we can realize such things as

- 12v contactors for bumper, slingshots, replay-knocker and game specific-events (like medieval madness trolls when they pop out, when you hit/destroy the castle or the attack from mars ufo, addams familiy when the flipperfingers pushes itself to the rythm of the music....)

- led light color-changing for flipper buttons (flipperbuttons in the original color of the dedicated pincab via rgb-led and color.ini file), blinky start-, extra- or launchball-buttons...

- real flasher / strobes (e.g. for backbox, like the addams family topper)...

- we could use bass-shaker/butt-kicker/body-pumpers for emulating pinball-shaker (earthshaker, roadshow, tales from crypt...) or for game-specific-events, like the MM castle or the AFM ufo...

Guys, this would be so awesome  :D

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« Reply #164 on: September 21, 2010, 02:04:24 pm »
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« Reply #165 on: September 22, 2010, 12:01:07 pm »
Quote from: Miracleman
Nice fit on the 15in below it, but does that kinda push the 30in 'backglass' up a bit higher than it was as a normal pin?
And is your 30in 16:10 like Chris', or as my Vizio states, '15:9' ?

Thank you! As for the 30" being higher up, I don't have any real "pins" to compare to (except for pics). I think it came out centered. We also had to remove the wood strips for installation.

don't forget the size of an original standard pinball dmd. I think an 15" lcd is too small (width) to display an original sized dmd/scoreboard. do you have exact dimensions of it (de-cased, width/height/depth), so we can check it?

Chris, I measured the screen several times before I made the purchase. It is plenty wide enough. :) I'll take exact measurements and post them.

BTW, I just made a small website with photos from my project. So far I have ~200 pics. Hopefully they maybe helpful to others.



EDIT:

The dimensions of the 15" Dynex DX-15L150A11 LCD TV de-cased are 14 7/16" x 8 1/2" (367mm x 216mm).


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« Reply #166 on: September 25, 2010, 04:00:24 am »
hey jason, thanks for your pics and the dimensions! awesome!

The dimensions of the 15" Dynex DX-15L150A11 LCD TV de-cased are 14 7/16" x 8 1/2" (367mm x 216mm).



seems like the perfect fit if you router out a little groove. nice find!

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« Reply #167 on: September 25, 2010, 09:51:09 am »
This is the most complete and well-executed v-pin I have seen.  I am in awe of it.

Nice work!

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« Reply #168 on: October 03, 2010, 08:44:51 am »
got my pacdrive controller (USB Output Driver Board)  ;D



I hope we can realize such things as

- 12v contactors for bumper, slingshots, replay-knocker and game specific-events (like medieval madness trolls when they pop out, when you hit/destroy the castle or the attack from mars ufo, addams familiy when the flipperfingers pushes itself to the rythm of the music....)

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- real flasher / strobes (e.g. for backbox, like the addams family topper)...

- we could use bass-shaker/butt-kicker/body-pumpers for emulating pinball-shaker (earthshaker, roadshow, tales from crypt...) or for game-specific-events, like the MM castle or the AFM ufo...

Guys, this would be so awesome  :D

this is my favorite pacdrive setup, hope we can realize that :D :adore:



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« Reply #169 on: October 09, 2010, 08:06:03 pm »
This build ROCKS. Everything is just perfect! kudos  :cheers:
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« Reply #170 on: October 11, 2010, 03:14:31 pm »
thanks man!  :cheers:

the next days I will receive my ledwiz, if everything works 1 board is enough (due to 32 outputs instead 16 outputs pacdrive)... can't wait for the first tests :vroam:


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« Reply #171 on: October 11, 2010, 04:11:59 pm »
This is the project on BYOAC that I'm most envious of. Utterly fantastic .....
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« Reply #172 on: October 16, 2010, 08:10:22 am »
ledwiz arrived and works like a champ!

brainstormed the previous days with ext2k (thx roger!)... here are some new ideas, hope everything will work.

- 3 rgb-led flasher (left, center, right) to emulate every color and viewing angle
- 2 coldwhite U-strobes / stroboscope (e.g. for afm strobe multiball)
- some more siemens contactors :D



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« Reply #173 on: October 26, 2010, 07:56:59 am »

today arrived a bunch siemens contactors (for some friends and myself... let's party :D )


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« Reply #174 on: October 28, 2010, 10:26:54 am »
oooh cant wait to se the afterparty pics  ::)
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« Reply #175 on: October 31, 2010, 04:46:11 pm »
Have you figured out how to get VP to interact with the LEDWIZ yet? I'll guess it shouldn't be that hard to edit the scripts... or maybe it is.

But I can't wait to see the end result. How nice wouldn't it be to have flashing start and extra ball buttons etc when you add credits and so on.
A replay knocker would also add that extra touch...

I will definitely follow this thread. Good work so far by the way.
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« Reply #176 on: October 31, 2010, 05:05:41 pm »
the software / code is almost finished. manofwar will release it soon.


btw, here is a little preview vid to see some lights in action



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« Reply #177 on: November 01, 2010, 11:53:09 am »
Damn, that is so cool. I have been asking for this at VPForums for a year, and know it is finally happening :)

That also means I have no excuse for not building my own cabinet... but that's another story ;)
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« Reply #178 on: November 02, 2010, 01:17:48 am »
This build is the reason I want to build a pin cab.  Too bad I can't afford the extra tv's right now.

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« Reply #179 on: November 02, 2010, 10:01:05 am »
the software / code is almost finished. manofwar will release it soon.


Where will the code be release? 

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« Reply #180 on: November 03, 2010, 08:29:01 pm »
Can't wait.  That's the last thing I need for my cab.  Flashers...  :)
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« Reply #181 on: November 04, 2010, 03:38:15 pm »
first tests with the shaker motor...  rumble in the jungle   ;D





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« Reply #182 on: November 04, 2010, 05:15:11 pm »
Impressive, I can't wait to hear how it works with as part of the whole experience.

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« Reply #183 on: November 06, 2010, 07:27:06 am »
preparing the rgbw-led flasher (countersinked)...








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« Reply #184 on: November 06, 2010, 09:14:30 am »
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« Reply #185 on: November 07, 2010, 06:29:03 am »
short vid of the cree flasher in action (at 50% load/350mA)

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« Reply #186 on: November 07, 2010, 09:12:10 am »
Wow that light is blinding. :applaud: :applaud:   Is the metal support a heat sink as well?

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« Reply #187 on: November 07, 2010, 12:31:47 pm »
yes, it's a mounting plate for high-power leds.
heat sink and mounting plate are sticked togehter with heat conductive glue (Arctic Silver).

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« Reply #188 on: November 07, 2010, 02:16:03 pm »
yes, it's a mounting plate for high-power leds.
heat sink and mounting plate are sticked togehter with heat conductive glue (Arctic Silver).

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« Reply #189 on: November 07, 2010, 03:41:02 pm »
yes, it's a mounting plate for high-power leds.
heat sink and mounting plate are sticked togehter with heat conductive glue (Arctic Silver).

Where did you get the Heatsinks from?

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« Reply #190 on: November 09, 2010, 01:10:11 pm »
first test with the built in flashers... I have green walls :D





you don't have to look in the flasher, you'll see the flashercolor in the whole loft.

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« Reply #191 on: November 09, 2010, 04:06:22 pm »
Hi,

I would like to congratulate you on a simply outstanding project! This is very impressive! As an owner of several real pinball machines and an arcade emulation hobbyist, I can totally see myself attempting something like this eventually. You are an inspiration!  :applaud:

I wonder it the pinball tables are made in 3D or in 2D. With soon comin 3D-TVs the playfield would look like the real thing. =) Only problem that you have to wear 3D-glases to see it =/

I would just like to mention that it shouldn't be too long and you can upgrade your machine to use a new 3D screen-without-glasses technology for the ultimate virtual pinball experience: Toshiba to Launch No-Glasses 3D TV.

Just imagine a playfield with glasses-free 3D like that and some kind of head-tracking (maybe camera-based like the new M$ Kinect stuff) where the 3D image adjusts in real-time to your actual head position. The future is looking bright for virtual pinball! :)

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« Reply #192 on: November 15, 2010, 12:27:39 pm »
here are 2 preview vids of ATTACK FROM MARS. ledwiz outputs are not optimized yet, just a first test.

==> during gameplay ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElS7v5Kq2zc )
3 rgbw topper flasher, 8 force feedback solenoids/contactors for flippers, slingshots, bumpers and special effects, 1 pinball shaker, 1 original replay knocker, rgb button leds for the right button color... the 3 topper lights are mainly for pinball flasher. every pinball has flasher, so you can emulate each color and viewing angle. they are so bright that it reflect to the playfield glass and to the whole room. amazing effect.

you have to see this in real.




==> inside pinmame menu to test the ledwiz outputs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvIQfjlEkfU )




there are many possibilites to optimize the ledwiz output or to generate awesome custom output. you have to look in the pinball manuals for solenoid, lamp and switch matrix.





It is really time consuming, but when it's done - it's mind blowing :D

When the software is released, we should open an "ledwiz output" thread to share our configs.

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« Reply #193 on: November 15, 2010, 02:47:12 pm »
I haven't commented in this thread, which is stupid.  (Not the thread!  My not commenting in it.)  This thread is just ... awe-inspiring.  It's amazing.  I have no words.  Really.

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« Reply #194 on: November 15, 2010, 02:51:53 pm »
I haven't commented in this thread, which is stupid.  (Not the thread!  My not commenting in it.)  This thread is just ... awe-inspiring.  It's amazing.  I have no words.  Really.

and this is exactly was i was about to post now...  :applaud:

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« Reply #195 on: November 15, 2010, 03:14:02 pm »
thanks for your kind words guys! :cheers:

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« Reply #196 on: November 16, 2010, 07:19:11 am »
trying indy today


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« Reply #197 on: November 16, 2010, 07:31:06 pm »
Man that looks like hard work.  But I've never seen a pinball manual in person before so it's all relatively new.  But either way I hope you find the time to post a vid of Indy when you are finished with the flashers/etc.  This build has made me want to build a pincab of my own but the wife has allready said no to the extra tv's.  Or at least until we get caught up on bills and things.

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« Reply #198 on: November 17, 2010, 07:56:45 am »
This development is probably the most important evolution to virtual pinball since the release of Visual Pinball :)
Keep up the good work guys.
This just what I was waiting for to start building my own cab.
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« Reply #199 on: November 17, 2010, 04:31:45 pm »
"Hey Chuckie, you're up!" :laugh:

I am so glad that rudy works :D

- contactors for everything that makes "klack" (flippers, bumpers, slingshots, outholes, trapdoor, ramp diverter, ball release, kicker and so on)

- less noisy contactor (back/middle, mounted on the wooden lcd support) for rudy's eyes and eyelids! that is so cool  :afro:

- when you hit rudy ("Owww!!!! that was no accident!"  :dizzy:) or rudys hideout, shaker gets activated!

- flasher works also nice on funhouse


all these toys adds so much fun to gameplay! I think this was the missing part of visual pinball.
thanks again to manofwar  :applaud:



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« Reply #200 on: November 17, 2010, 10:14:32 pm »
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« Reply #201 on: November 17, 2010, 11:26:15 pm »
Damnation, son!

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Awesome. Simply Awesome. Love all the integration. But dang that looks like a lot of painstaking work!

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« Reply #202 on: November 24, 2010, 05:51:01 am »
I just reread this.... sick stuff, all the details and possibilities... Just love it!  :notworthy:
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« Reply #203 on: November 24, 2010, 08:14:40 am »
guys, I just ordered some cheap second hand wiper motors :D 

I think I need that typical motor/gear sound in my virtual machine, like medieval madness drawbridge,  addams family bookshelf or rudy's mouth motor  :lol



let's test it out and see how that works ;)

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« Reply #204 on: November 27, 2010, 06:25:18 pm »
daihatsu power  ;D




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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #205 on: November 28, 2010, 07:37:37 am »
Hey guys, had a crazy idea...
Can a fourth monitor be added on top of the game to show a 'pinball topper'?
It could have an animated series of pics to simulate interactive lighting on toppers like Addams Family and Whitewater, and just still images for others, but even those could be brought to life if desired.
You could still have these crazy LEDs behind the monitor to give the lighting effect as well.
Just a thought!

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« Reply #206 on: November 28, 2010, 08:43:42 am »
crazy, but I like it  ;D do it and post some pics/vids plz.

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« Reply #207 on: December 03, 2010, 12:44:02 am »
That's pretty cool.  Turning into one awesome pincab.  Any other updates in the works?

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #208 on: December 06, 2010, 09:55:13 am »
check out my new dmd animation  (during hyperpin browsing)




thanks to gstav  :notworthy:

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« Reply #209 on: December 06, 2010, 11:41:03 am »
looks great. you sure have made one hell of a digital pinball. impressive :)

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« Reply #210 on: December 06, 2010, 03:18:18 pm »
Love this project, and would give my right leg to have something half as good as this

What software are you running with the LEDwiz ?? It may be listed somewhere, but i cant seem to find it


I also agree that there should be an LEDwiz topic where people can share there code, I for one have no idea on programming, and any help would be great. At the moment it is just a bit of trial and error


Great work  :notworthy:

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« Reply #211 on: December 06, 2010, 03:29:53 pm »
Just to add something that may be of interest......

http://www.paradisearcadeshop.com/11-arcade-pinball-leds

I have ordered from this place before, and could not be happier, Fantastic stuff with quick postage (im in Australia)

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« Reply #212 on: December 06, 2010, 03:47:16 pm »
hey guys,
thanks for your kind words  :cheers:

the ledwiz software is currently beta and not yet released. Final release should be in a few weeks. Stay tuned, this software is freaking awesome!  :afro:

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« Reply #213 on: December 08, 2010, 09:06:23 am »
rudy sounds very nice  ;D

hey guys,
thanks for your kind words  :cheers:

the ledwiz software is currently beta and not yet released. Final release should be in a few weeks. Stay tuned, this software is freaking awesome!  :afro:


Can't wait  :cheers:
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« Reply #214 on: December 27, 2010, 06:41:11 pm »
software is released!

check out http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10980

have fun!

here is a new attack from mars video with my new rom controlled stroboscope (at the end of this vid)... wooohooooo  :dizzy:


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« Reply #215 on: December 27, 2010, 07:26:23 pm »
Dude....I almost went into epileptic shock...AWESOME!!!
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« Reply #216 on: December 27, 2010, 07:30:03 pm »
Speechless...!
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« Reply #217 on: January 07, 2011, 12:28:38 pm »
installed 2 more cree rgb led-flasher today.... drilling, wiring, soldering :D same old stuff



let's see how it works out  ;D

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« Reply #218 on: January 22, 2011, 11:32:43 am »
This project is totally amazing. I think I may have drooled on my computer. Wow! Just wow!

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« Reply #219 on: January 26, 2011, 09:09:04 pm »
Big favor.  What software is running the emulations?

We might move this summer and that would give me a chance to make a game room!  I think pinball is in order!
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« Reply #220 on: January 27, 2011, 04:37:30 am »
thanks for your kind words  :cheers:

using visual pinball/pinmame (pinball software) and hyperpin (frontend)

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« Reply #221 on: February 06, 2011, 04:17:53 am »
hey guys, let's post our interest on this thread to get an awesome pc version of fx/zen pinball!!  :cheers:

>> Zen Studios PC Version

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« Reply #222 on: February 27, 2011, 02:20:28 pm »
one of my new favorite tables:





and a curious place for a ball :D


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« Reply #223 on: March 11, 2011, 03:42:09 am »
got my new dualbridge driver today!
works like a champ, even at very low Intensity (I14). I love it!!

with this pwm dualbridge board you can do awesome custom mods with your shaker, which are not available on the real pinball machine.

for example medieval madness

- troll hitt: mini vibration (500ms shaker @ 50%)
- castle destruction: earthquake (4000ms shaker @ 100%)




here is a short vid




fully installed ;)


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« Reply #224 on: March 11, 2011, 11:16:34 am »
hey guys, let's post our interest on this thread to get an awesome pc version of fx/zen pinball!!  :cheers:

>> Zen Studios PC Version

Pinball FX 2 would be awesome to play on a setup like this!

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« Reply #225 on: April 13, 2011, 07:02:24 am »
going to be my new highscore on scared stiff :D



this table rocks and the gameplay is fantastic, very close to the real machine! JP did a brilliant job on this new scared stiff version!

I think with vp shaker (shaker crate and strobe laboratory) and all other ledwiz toys this table makes more fun than the real deal :D

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« Reply #226 on: April 16, 2011, 09:22:20 am »
Somehow I am just seeing this thread for the first time.  Amazing!!!!

About the Sharp TV.  Does the ball blur when it moves quickly? 
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« Reply #227 on: April 16, 2011, 11:33:28 am »
this sharp tv screen is really nice for virtual pinball. ball movement is silky smooth + nearly no input lag and an awesome viewing angle.

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« Reply #228 on: May 01, 2011, 03:28:30 pm »
Very inpirational!!  Nice work!!!   :cheers:

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« Reply #229 on: June 20, 2011, 12:56:52 am »
thanks for the good words guys  :)

i looked for good viewing angles and response time. so i found the sharp screens with its "advanced super view" (asv) lcd-panels. sharp did a very well job, i am absolutely satisfied.

if you choose another brand, look for a very small bezel, otherwise the screen won't fit in a standard widebody cabinet.

here are some mounting pics, there is no space left in the cabinet.



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Not being much of a woodworker.  What did you use to get the clean cuts on the sides for the playfirls monitor?  Are the siderails wider than the originals to cover it up??


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« Reply #230 on: June 20, 2011, 03:26:05 am »
you can use a router for a clean cut. the siderails are a bit wider than the originals, to cover the monitor.

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« Reply #231 on: June 20, 2011, 02:58:26 pm »
you can use a router for a clean cut. the siderails are a bit wider than the originals, to cover the monitor.

Thanks!  Did you fab your own wider siderails?  Where did you find a 30" LCD?  Everything I am coming up with is 32"  DO you think any chance a 32" panel might fit?  I am near obtaining a Judge Dredd shell and am going to use this thread as my guide for the build.

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« Reply #232 on: June 20, 2011, 03:40:25 pm »
I use NOS old bally/williams EM siderails to cover the monitor.
You find 30" lcd's nowadays only via second hand. check ebay for it. If you go the 32" route, you need to build a custom backbox for it.


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« Reply #233 on: June 20, 2011, 07:20:58 pm »
In a word, AWESOME!!

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« Reply #235 on: June 26, 2011, 01:56:41 pm »
...check out my new pinball project!

Looks awesome! You're not going cheap with the build either, Jeez.  :notworthy:

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« Reply #236 on: June 27, 2011, 08:21:57 pm »
The new build looks great.  May I ask how you painted it?

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« Reply #237 on: June 28, 2011, 04:05:47 am »
simply with a good paintroll (for acryl paint and rounded edges).

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« Reply #238 on: June 28, 2011, 09:21:19 am »

Okay, hooking into the game events just ups the possibilities to a crazy level.  Now the customizations, with a basic framework of hardware, are nearly limitless.  Shakers, RGB LEDs, this is just amazing.

I really need to get through my project queue so I can build one of these.   :notworthy:

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« Reply #239 on: July 19, 2011, 06:42:09 am »
check out my new BIG BANG BAR (PIN) custom artwork. do you find all characters?:D


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« Reply #240 on: August 07, 2011, 07:59:39 am »
my custom big bang "pin" topper is done. 6mm laser cutted plexiglass with self adhesive vinyl prints. attract mode LED animation via pacled64.


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« Reply #241 on: August 19, 2011, 01:05:29 pm »
here is a fist video of the cab... check out the nice BBB background music, too ;)


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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #242 on: August 29, 2011, 06:48:54 pm »
This website never fails to amaze me and highlights just how talented you guys are. Outstanding  work :applaud: Chris I wish I had your ability, your project is outstanding. I have a few questions:

1. How much did your project cost you?
2. How well does virtual pinball play? I have never had a go and was currious as to whether it is any good or close to the real thing.

Many thanks

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« Reply #243 on: November 16, 2011, 10:54:00 am »
Installed a mirror polished lockbar, backbox hinges and siderails today.
Love the look and feel, I think I will upgrade my real pinball machines too  :dizzy:





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« Reply #244 on: November 16, 2011, 12:34:10 pm »
Sexy!  :cheers:

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« Reply #245 on: November 16, 2011, 09:47:53 pm »
I'll take 2!   ;D

Looks very good.  Wish I had that tallent. 

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« Reply #246 on: December 06, 2011, 07:16:11 pm »
thanks guys!  :cheers:

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« Reply #247 on: December 07, 2011, 05:21:28 pm »
Fantastic work the artwork and mirror polished lockbar look great ^^
And the new tables are fantastic great job all around.

How many tables can you play?

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« Reply #248 on: December 07, 2011, 06:29:06 pm »
Seriously nice vpin.  :applaud:

One day, I'll get to build one of those. Your threads are great too. Good stuff.

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« Reply #249 on: December 08, 2011, 01:52:43 pm »
i like spidey in the next room :)
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« Reply #250 on: December 26, 2011, 11:54:56 am »



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SWEET Virtual Pin Machine!!!  :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:

Excellent build!!

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« Reply #251 on: December 26, 2011, 04:19:00 pm »
Nice!
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« Reply #252 on: March 16, 2012, 01:24:50 pm »
This cabinet is awesome.  I can't wait to get my up and running, even if it will never compare.

Are you using a KeyWiz?  LEDWiz?

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« Reply #253 on: March 16, 2012, 02:12:12 pm »
thanks guys  :cheers:

I am using a LEDwiz for all force feedback toys and an InterfASD (like I-Pac) for buttons.


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« Reply #254 on: March 19, 2012, 10:19:56 pm »
GOD This is amazing!

I want one but there is no way in hell I could build one of these.

Nice stuff

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« Reply #255 on: March 20, 2012, 12:06:48 pm »
How did you get the text on the service buttons?

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« Reply #256 on: March 20, 2012, 12:22:15 pm »
the text is plotted on self-adhesive foil. you can attach these stickers inside the button.

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« Reply #257 on: March 21, 2012, 02:05:27 pm »
hey guys,

what else could you do with your pincab...

how about playing xbox360 RAIDEN IV vertically rotated!





1080p arcade, awesome viewing angle for shmups, I love it!



I am planning to install mame, too... playing frogger in lifesize ^^ ;)


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I would think that you would have less time to react to things coming in from the top of the screen because it is a little harder to see up there.
Do you actually keep an Xbox 360 in the cabinet or did you just hook it up as a one time thing?  If you keep it, doesn't that create heat problems?
Are you running any MAME games on the cabinet using an Xbox 360 controller?

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« Reply #258 on: March 23, 2012, 02:00:30 pm »
here you can see the industry relay.


I don't know much about relays, does anyone know if this item (3RT1016-1AB01 CONTACTOR) happens to be a suitable replacement for the relays linked earlier?  The ones in this cabinet sell from $60-138 each.  The one I linked is only $25.

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« Reply #259 on: March 24, 2012, 04:40:19 am »
I would think that you would have less time to react to things coming in from the top of the screen because it is a little harder to see up there.
Do you actually keep an Xbox 360 in the cabinet or did you just hook it up as a one time thing?  If you keep it, doesn't that create heat problems?
Are you running any MAME games on the cabinet using an Xbox 360 controller?

I connected the Xbox simply external. Tested also mame (frogger in lifesize is awesome :D ). You can use the xbox controller with an usb-pc-adapter.

I don't know much about relays, does anyone know if this item (3RT1016-1AB01 CONTACTOR) happens to be a suitable replacement for the relays linked earlier?  The ones in this cabinet sell from $60-138 each.  The one I linked is only $25.

search for second hand siemens sirius contactors (24vdc) at ebay. price range should be 5-15 bucks each.

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« Reply #260 on: March 25, 2012, 08:13:10 am »
search for second hand siemens sirius contactors (24vdc) at ebay. price range should be 5-15 bucks each.

Thanks.  I just wanted to make sure that there wouldn't be a huge difference between the 12v one and the 24v one.

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #261 on: March 29, 2012, 12:30:48 pm »
received my USB-DMD driverboard today - I love the glowing effect of real pinball DMDs



It's a vishay full LED DMD (without segments)

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« Reply #262 on: March 29, 2012, 12:50:23 pm »
What software do you use to drive those DMD's?

They look great. If/when I do a vpin, I'd love to use one of those.

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« Reply #263 on: March 29, 2012, 12:59:58 pm »
it's a custom pinmame.DLL - just replace it, plug and play  ;D

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« Reply #264 on: March 29, 2012, 04:39:36 pm »
Ah. Is that opensource/available or something you've worked up yourself?

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« Reply #265 on: March 29, 2012, 04:54:33 pm »
you can download at www.pindmd.com

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« Reply #266 on: March 29, 2012, 10:13:06 pm »
Nice. Thanks for the link. I hadn't come across that board.

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« Reply #267 on: October 15, 2013, 05:55:59 am »
Stumbled on this project. Bump worthy!   :applaud:

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Re: 46" / 30" / 19" widebody fullscreen visual pinball project
« Reply #268 on: April 22, 2014, 08:51:13 am »
This is just beautiful.  Just now tinkering with the idea of doing this.  What an inspiration but probably out of my price range.  But gives me a good place to start.  thanks!

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« Reply #269 on: July 16, 2023, 06:57:42 pm »
thanks guys!  :cheers:

installed some tables with active backglasses and rgb-led flashers


Hi Chris, I'm building a VP in a William's Widebody cabinet with a 46" playfield monitor. I can't decide whether to put it flush under the glass or if I should put it in a more classic pinball angle a bit down from the glass. Since you seems to have built cabinets with both of the solutions, which do you prefer? Thank you!

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« Reply #270 on: July 20, 2023, 05:18:42 am »
Hi,

hard to say, in the end it's a matter of taste. with sunken playfield you have the possibility to add lights on the backboard and/or sides. it also gives a little "fake" 3d effect.

on the other side, vp tables get better and better. lightning, effects, "sunken" playfield optics are really nice today.

cheers
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« Reply #271 on: July 24, 2023, 05:27:32 am »
Thanks for your input! I think I'll put the playfield flush to the glass. What distance do you recommend between glass and TV? 😊