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  1. Yes. And the most frustrating part for me was Retroarch changing controls every time I would reboot. I finally have it figured out though, thankfully. Looks like you have a nice set up going there. I am out of room for cabinets now so trying to figure out what to do next.... Really want to built a vertical though.....
  2. It just occurred to me that I didn't have a picture of them all together, so I set the bartop up with the others for a family picture. Unfortunately, except for the bartop, they all live in the garage.😪
  3. Nice. There are so many settings, its easy to get lost. Glad you got it going. I currently have 4 cabinets. the main one is an arcade cab running LB/BB. Another cab is a mini pacman I built for my son several years ago and has an older system still running a rock steady install of Hyperspin/Rocketlauncher. A bartop running a Pi image and the mini pinball cabinet running PinballY and is pinball only. Next I'd like to build a vertical oriented system with pinball and vertical MAME games using two monitors. The upper would display marquees and backglasses and anything else I could display up there. Still looking over on BYOAC for inspiration.
  4. You can run in landscape and also have a second display as the backglass no problem. VPX tables typically do not include the backglass when you download them. They need to be downloaded separately. (unless you are running FSS tables, but I doubt that is the case) Make sure the xy rotation is set to zero as Joeviking shows in his screenshot. This is landscape mode. If the xy is set to 270, that is the fullscreen orientation. If it is set to 270, the table will appear sideways on your landscape oriented monitor. (Make sure if you make changes like this, and the changes work the way you want, click save in the file menu before you close the table, otherwise your changes will not be saved) Make sure you have the correct backglass file for the table you are setting up. For example if you are setting up the Bad Cats VPX 1.2.1a.vpx table, make sure the backglass file is named the same - Bad Cats VPX 1.2.1a.directb2s. Many times a backglass will need to be downloaded from a different website than from where you downloaded the table. As the Mandalorian puts it, "This is the way". Make sure you ran the B2S_Setup exe file when you installed Visual Pinball. I recommend that you install the all-in-one installer for visual Pinball. https://vpinball.com/VPBdownloads/vpx-installer-10-6-0/ Doing this will ensure you have all the files you need to run VPX including the B2S_setup files. (If VPX balks that you need a newer version to run a particular table, at this point just download the stand alone VPX and install it over top the old one in the VPX folder. You probably won't need the whole all in one install again.) You'll find the B2S_setup in the Tables folder within the Visual Pinball folder.In the B2S_setup exe file, make sure you have the second (or third) display set as the display you want to use for the backglass, as well as setting the dimensions for the display if it doesn't do that for you automatically. You also want to make sure you have run the B2SBackglassServerRegisterApp.exe file. This will make the Registry entry needed for Windows to know where to find the B2S server executable when the table is run. Not sure it entirely matters, but if your second display is above your main display, make sure that is what windows is seeing. Windows will probably be fine however you arrange it, but for your own sanity, move the monitors around to how you actually have them set. If you are using a rotated display, they will be side by side and not on top of one another. I set up a second monitor on my desktop to make sure I had this all right. Not the best images in the world but you can see the backglass on the left and the landscape mode table on the right. Ideally the backglass will be directly over the playfield, but this is the best I was willing to do in short notice. There are a lot of settings within VPX, as well as settings outside VPX that have to be set just right to get things to work the way you want. I highly suggest reading the Visual Pinball Junkies FAQ for the best instructions available to install Visual Pinball X. https://goo.gl/BTzQjV If the above link doesn't work, Try joining the Visual Pinball Junkies Facebook group and find the link there. They are more aimed at full virtual pinball cabinets, but a lot of info can be gleaned from them if you really want to know how to use Visual Pinball. That page also has a spreadsheet that points to locations for all the tables, corresponding backglasses as well as artwork if available. I hope this helps a little.
  5. Cool. Yeah it was too much trouble for me to invest that much time into finding the correct backgrounds when I made mine. Maybe Zaazu can replace mine with yours in his set. Feel free to rework any more of mine you don't like. It doesn't hurt my feelings at all. Glad these are getting some attention. I love that these are not busy looking and distracting.
  6. I think so but I haven't bothered trying to set it up.
  7. I5 4460, 8 Gb ram. Mechanical internal drive for windows. External USB drive for Launchbox and emulators. GeForce GTX 750 Ti. The nice thing for me about using pause instead of retroarch hotkeys for the save and load states, its just easier to hit the pause button on my arcade control panel and use the menu. For the xbone controllers the hotkey key combo method is fine but guests find using the pause key easy once I show it to them. Easier than remembering some key combo.
  8. My experience with the pause screens and RetroArch is they work 100% of the time in Launchbox. In Bigbox however, I can pause 7, 8, or 9 times (Maybe more or less than that, but definitely more than just once) and then Pause will no longer work. Opening and closing a retroarch game has no effect and trying a platform that uses a different core but same retroarch exe has no effect. The only way I've gotten Pause to work again is to close and re-open BigBox where Pause will only work a few times again. Alt Tabbing has no effect. If there is a game I am spamming save and load states through Pause, I can only do it within Launchbox. But now, I'm kind of over it and just use a key combo through RetroArch to save or load states and skip Pause altogether. Probably should have been doing that to begin with, but yeah. Something not entirely right with Pause in BigBox for me. But I have no issues with this in Launchbox.
  9. Here are a couple more. bally_astrocade.cfg emerson_arcadia.cfg
  10. Few more obscure ones. NEC-PC-FX.cfg NEO-GEO-AES.cfg
  11. Couple more I made in the Zaazu format. Intellevision.cfg ScummVM.cfg
  12. Not really, but I guess you could. It would be better in my opinion if Launchbox had better capabilities to run things like pinball with correct database entries and third (and fourth) monitor support without needing to launch a second frontend to run those systems properly. Sadly, I'm afraid its too niche for Jason's taste to give it the attention it deserves. To launch a single program without going through multiple menus is something I've wanted for a long time too, but I'm not holding my breath for it to ever happen.
  13. No. But this is another good example why I would like to be able to launch a single app from the main wheel @Jason Carr. The Pinball Arcade is notoriously hard to launch each table individually. I would just launch the whole program.
  14. Well I haven't messed around with mine in a while, but I don't recall having that issue when exiting tables.
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