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  1. Version 2.1.0

    10 downloads

    Visual Pinball X VideoSnap Creator (Playfield Recorder) Use this plugin to create videosnaps of the Visual Pinball X tables on your PC/Cab. This will record any VPX table at any orientation and from any monitor. Why record your own? There already exists a lot of video snaps of most every Visual Pinball Table. You can even find vertically oriented (portrait) ones for your pincab. The issue is they may not be recordings of the actual version of the table you use. Or you simply can’t find one for a particular Original. Or you just don’t like the one(s) you found. Features: This will automatically ‘find’ your table’s playfield view so there’s no need to set up which monitor to look at or set any scale, resolution or aspect ratio. Your VPX default monitor settings will be displayed for your reference. (new v2.0) Record the backglass at the same time as the playfield. (optional) (new v2.0) Record the DMD (3rd screen) at the same time as the playfield. (optional) (new v2.0) Record the tables gameplay sounds along with the playfield video. (optional) (new v2.1) Add the tables Clear Logo to the end of the video. (optional) Included is an AutoHotkey script that the plugin uses to quickly bypass the VPinMAME window when loading a table. (Should reduce loading time by approximately 4 seconds per table) (This also works well if added to your Running AutoHotkey Script tab for your VPX emulator ) Record durations can be set between 5 seconds and 3 minutes. If your playfield is in portrait mode, the saved output video can be rotated for proper viewing. (Options are 0º (default), 90º, 180º, -90º) You can set the video to record at 60 FPS (Depreciated v2.1) All video will be recorded at 30 FPS Videos are automatically saved to the default folder (/Plugins/VPXVideoCreator/CreatedVideos/) or you can change it to be placed directly into your /LaunchBox/Videos/Visual Pinball/ folder. Installing: Download and unblock the zip file. (right click the file, select properties and check the Unblock check box and click OK) Copy the VPXVideoCreator folder (from inside the zip) into your /LaunchBox/Plugins/ folder. If updating to 2.0, overwrite the existing file. Quick Start: Start LaunchBox (always a good place to start) Right click one of the tables in your Visual Pinball platform and select Create VPX video. Set how long you want your final recording to be. Click Capture Video. The default save location is in the plugins’ subfolder, “CreatedVideos”. Setting up to record audio: (new v2.0) (optional) You will need to register “audio_sniffer-x64.dll”** (included with the plugin) with Windows. Basically what this does is makes all your audio output accessible in one place. Think of it as a Frontend for all your audio output devices. This “frontend” will be labeled “virtual-audio-capturer”. 2 ways to register/unregister audio_sniffer are: The easy way: Run the included batch file (located in the plugins AudioSniffer subfolder). You need to run this as administrator. The batch file can also be used to unregister it. Follow the prompts. Old school: Open the command prompt [as administrator] in the “AudioSniffer” subfolder. To Register: type in then press enter: regsvr32 audio_sniffer-x64.dll.1 To Unregister: type in then press enter: regsvr32 /u audio_sniffer-x64.dll.1 **NOTE: The file is named "audio_sniffer-x64.dll.1" (with a “.1” at the end). Otherwise LaunchBox will try to load it as a plugin, which will cause errors. Source code for audio_sniffer can be found here: https://github.com/rdp/virtual-audio-capture-grabber-device Using the plugin: Set Delay: This is the delay time between clicking Capture Video and the video actually starting to record. Set to bypass (in the recording) the VPX editor loading the table. Default is 12 seconds. Options are from 5 to 30 seconds. Record Duration: Set to how long you want your video snaps to be. Default is 30 seconds. Options are from 5 to 180 seconds (3 minutes). Video Rotation: If you play on a rotated monitor (or TV), you will want to set this to the direction your monitor/TV is rotated. Default is 0º. Options are 0º, 90º, 180º and -90º. Include Audio: (new v2.0) Check this box to include the tables playfield sounds with the recording (needs to be configured). Record Backglass: (new v2.0) Check this box to record the Backglass at the same time as recording the Playfield. This will be saved to a separate file that is saved in the “/VPXVideoCreator/CreatedVideos/Backglass/” folder. The backglass is typically on a 2nd monitor, but (if setup) will get recorded separately no matter which monitor it’s on (single or otherwise). The file will be saved as [the-games_Title]_BG.mp4 Record DMD: (new v2.0) Check this box to record the Dot Matrix Display (DMD) at the same time as recording the Playfield. This will be saved to a separate file that is saved in the “/VPXVideoCreator/CreatedVideos/Backglass/” folder alongside the backglass video. The DMD is typically on a 3nd monitor, but (if setup) will get recorded separately no matter which monitor it’s on (single or otherwise). The file will be saved as [the-games_Title]_DMD.mp4 Add Clear Logo to the end of the video: (new v2.1) Check this box to add the tables Clear Logo (if one exists) to the end of the video. The logo will fade in as the video fades out during the last 2 seconds of the recording. This feature is automatically disabled if no Clear Logo for that table exists. 60 FPS Option removed (v2.1) Experimental. Check this box to record at 60 frames per second. Default is 30 FPS (un-checked). Depending on your video card (and probably some other factors too), this may or may not even be worthwhile. Change Save Location: The default save location is in /LaunchBox/Plugins/VPXVideoCreator/CreatedVideos/. The video filename will be saved as the ‘games’ Title in LaunchBox with .mp4 file extension. You can save them anywhere you want. Reset to Default: This will reset the Save Location, Delay, Duration and Rotation to their default values. Save Settings: This will save the Save Location, Delay, Duration and Rotation values you set and will load these next time you run the plugin. Save settings before video capture This is checked by default and will save any changes made when you click Capture Video and before launching VPX. Capture Video: This will launch the table you selected to open the plugin with. At the same time, the AutoHotkey script “vpxBypassPinMAME.ahk” will start. This runs in the background and waits for the VPinMAME popup window to appear and then ‘hits the spacebar’ to make it go away (sooner). The script will exit after it see the popup, or 15 seconds. Whichever comes first. After the amount of Delay time has passed, recording will begin and will continue for the set Duration. When done, VPX closes and the video gets converted. The video is saved to “_tempVideo.mkv” (in the CreatedVideos subfolder) and then gets converted to an mp4 file. After conversion, _tempVideo.mkv will be deleted. Keep temp video when done: By default, “_tempVideo.mkv” will be deleted after the video has been converted. If you want to see what the video looks like before converting, check this box. After your video is complete, go to the CreatedVideos folder to view it. Note: this file gets overwritten each time you click Create Video if you have the checkbox checked. View Saved Video Click this to view the converted video. This is the video file shown in Saved Video Location. VPX Playfield This shows the default playfield monitor settings you have setup for your Visual Pinball installation. These get read from your Registry settings: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Visual Pinball\VP10\Player\Display The Monitor # listed may not be the same as what your Windows Display Settings says. So if it’s “wrong”, ignore it. The Image Scale (W and H) shown will be correct. If the VPX display settings cannot be retrieved from the registry, monitor #1’s information will be displayed with an asterisk (*) after the monitor number. (Monitor #: 1*) Some notes: When you click Capture Video, probably don’t click anything else until recording is complete. However once the table is loaded, feel free to drop in a coin, hit start and play until ‘your time is up’. Just don’t click on another window. Backglass and DMD recordings only work with B2S Backglass Server (which is what most of them are). PinUPPlayer windows are not supported. Designed for LaunchBox v11.3 and higher. Special Thanks! Special thanks to gtxjoe’s PBX Recorder on VPForums and Carny_Priest’s post on GameEx Forum for paving the way to figuring out an excellent approach to creating your own Visual Pinball table videosnaps. Huge thanks to @sundogak for convincing me (though it didn't take much once I saw it in action) and showing me how to add video fade and attaching Clear Logos to the videos. Also for all the testing done and invaluable insight! Future releases and enhancements: If there’s enough interest in this plugin (as in, it’s actually useful and would get used), I will look at adding: Option to record the table’s audio in with the video. (added v2.0) Ability to select multiple tables for ‘bulk recording’. Record backglass videos??? (added v2.0) Any REASONABLE request. As always, any and all feedback is welcome!
  2. Visual Pinball X VideoSnap Creator View File Visual Pinball X VideoSnap Creator (Playfield Recorder) Use this plugin to create videosnaps of the Visual Pinball X tables on your PC/Cab. This will record any VPX table at any orientation and from any monitor. Why record your own? There already exists a lot of video snaps of most every Visual Pinball Table. You can even find vertically oriented (portrait) ones for your pincab. The issue is they may not be recordings of the actual version of the table you use. Or you simply can’t find one for a particular Original. Or you just don’t like the one(s) you found. Features: This will automatically ‘find’ your table’s playfield view so there’s no need to set up which monitor to look at or set any scale, resolution or aspect ratio. Your VPX default monitor settings will be displayed for your reference. (new v2.0) Record the backglass at the same time as the playfield. (optional) (new v2.0) Record the DMD (3rd screen) at the same time as the playfield. (optional) (new v2.0) Record the tables gameplay sounds along with the playfield video. (optional) (new v2.1) Add the tables Clear Logo to the end of the video. (optional) Included is an AutoHotkey script that the plugin uses to quickly bypass the VPinMAME window when loading a table. (Should reduce loading time by approximately 4 seconds per table) (This also works well if added to your Running AutoHotkey Script tab for your VPX emulator ) Record durations can be set between 5 seconds and 3 minutes. If your playfield is in portrait mode, the saved output video can be rotated for proper viewing. (Options are 0º (default), 90º, 180º, -90º) You can set the video to record at 60 FPS (Depreciated v2.1) All video will be recorded at 30 FPS Videos are automatically saved to the default folder (/Plugins/VPXVideoCreator/CreatedVideos/) or you can change it to be placed directly into your /LaunchBox/Videos/Visual Pinball/ folder. Installing: Download and unblock the zip file. (right click the file, select properties and check the Unblock check box and click OK) Copy the VPXVideoCreator folder (from inside the zip) into your /LaunchBox/Plugins/ folder. If updating to 2.0, overwrite the existing file. Quick Start: Start LaunchBox (always a good place to start) Right click one of the tables in your Visual Pinball platform and select Create VPX video. Set how long you want your final recording to be. Click Capture Video. The default save location is in the plugins’ subfolder, “CreatedVideos”. Setting up to record audio: (new v2.0) (optional) You will need to register “audio_sniffer-x64.dll”** (included with the plugin) with Windows. Basically what this does is makes all your audio output accessible in one place. Think of it as a Frontend for all your audio output devices. This “frontend” will be labeled “virtual-audio-capturer”. 2 ways to register/unregister audio_sniffer are: The easy way: Run the included batch file (located in the plugins AudioSniffer subfolder). You need to run this as administrator. The batch file can also be used to unregister it. Follow the prompts. Old school: Open the command prompt [as administrator] in the “AudioSniffer” subfolder. To Register: type in then press enter: regsvr32 audio_sniffer-x64.dll.1 To Unregister: type in then press enter: regsvr32 /u audio_sniffer-x64.dll.1 **NOTE: The file is named "audio_sniffer-x64.dll.1" (with a “.1” at the end). Otherwise LaunchBox will try to load it as a plugin, which will cause errors. Source code for audio_sniffer can be found here: https://github.com/rdp/virtual-audio-capture-grabber-device Using the plugin: Set Delay: This is the delay time between clicking Capture Video and the video actually starting to record. Set to bypass (in the recording) the VPX editor loading the table. Default is 12 seconds. Options are from 5 to 30 seconds. Record Duration: Set to how long you want your video snaps to be. Default is 30 seconds. Options are from 5 to 180 seconds (3 minutes). Video Rotation: If you play on a rotated monitor (or TV), you will want to set this to the direction your monitor/TV is rotated. Default is 0º. Options are 0º, 90º, 180º and -90º. Include Audio: (new v2.0) Check this box to include the tables playfield sounds with the recording (needs to be configured). Record Backglass: (new v2.0) Check this box to record the Backglass at the same time as recording the Playfield. This will be saved to a separate file that is saved in the “/VPXVideoCreator/CreatedVideos/Backglass/” folder. The backglass is typically on a 2nd monitor, but (if setup) will get recorded separately no matter which monitor it’s on (single or otherwise). The file will be saved as [the-games_Title]_BG.mp4 Record DMD: (new v2.0) Check this box to record the Dot Matrix Display (DMD) at the same time as recording the Playfield. This will be saved to a separate file that is saved in the “/VPXVideoCreator/CreatedVideos/Backglass/” folder alongside the backglass video. The DMD is typically on a 3nd monitor, but (if setup) will get recorded separately no matter which monitor it’s on (single or otherwise). The file will be saved as [the-games_Title]_DMD.mp4 Add Clear Logo to the end of the video: (new v2.1) Check this box to add the tables Clear Logo (if one exists) to the end of the video. The logo will fade in as the video fades out during the last 2 seconds of the recording. This feature is automatically disabled if no Clear Logo for that table exists. 60 FPS Option removed (v2.1) Experimental. Check this box to record at 60 frames per second. Default is 30 FPS (un-checked). Depending on your video card (and probably some other factors too), this may or may not even be worthwhile. Change Save Location: The default save location is in /LaunchBox/Plugins/VPXVideoCreator/CreatedVideos/. The video filename will be saved as the ‘games’ Title in LaunchBox with .mp4 file extension. You can save them anywhere you want. Reset to Default: This will reset the Save Location, Delay, Duration and Rotation to their default values. Save Settings: This will save the Save Location, Delay, Duration and Rotation values you set and will load these next time you run the plugin. Save settings before video capture This is checked by default and will save any changes made when you click Capture Video and before launching VPX. Capture Video: This will launch the table you selected to open the plugin with. At the same time, the AutoHotkey script “vpxBypassPinMAME.ahk” will start. This runs in the background and waits for the VPinMAME popup window to appear and then ‘hits the spacebar’ to make it go away (sooner). The script will exit after it see the popup, or 15 seconds. Whichever comes first. After the amount of Delay time has passed, recording will begin and will continue for the set Duration. When done, VPX closes and the video gets converted. The video is saved to “_tempVideo.mkv” (in the CreatedVideos subfolder) and then gets converted to an mp4 file. After conversion, _tempVideo.mkv will be deleted. Keep temp video when done: By default, “_tempVideo.mkv” will be deleted after the video has been converted. If you want to see what the video looks like before converting, check this box. After your video is complete, go to the CreatedVideos folder to view it. Note: this file gets overwritten each time you click Create Video if you have the checkbox checked. View Saved Video Click this to view the converted video. This is the video file shown in Saved Video Location. VPX Playfield This shows the default playfield monitor settings you have setup for your Visual Pinball installation. These get read from your Registry settings: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Visual Pinball\VP10\Player\Display The Monitor # listed may not be the same as what your Windows Display Settings says. So if it’s “wrong”, ignore it. The Image Scale (W and H) shown will be correct. If the VPX display settings cannot be retrieved from the registry, monitor #1’s information will be displayed with an asterisk (*) after the monitor number. (Monitor #: 1*) Some notes: When you click Capture Video, probably don’t click anything else until recording is complete. However once the table is loaded, feel free to drop in a coin, hit start and play until ‘your time is up’. Just don’t click on another window. Backglass and DMD recordings only work with B2S Backglass Server (which is what most of them are). PinUPPlayer windows are not supported. Designed for LaunchBox v11.3 and higher. Special Thanks! Special thanks to gtxjoe’s PBX Recorder on VPForums and Carny_Priest’s post on GameEx Forum for paving the way to figuring out an excellent approach to creating your own Visual Pinball table videosnaps. Huge thanks to @sundogak for convincing me (though it didn't take much once I saw it in action) and showing me how to add video fade and attaching Clear Logos to the videos. Also for all the testing done and invaluable insight! Future releases and enhancements: If there’s enough interest in this plugin (as in, it’s actually useful and would get used), I will look at adding: Option to record the table’s audio in with the video. (added v2.0) Ability to select multiple tables for ‘bulk recording’. Record backglass videos??? (added v2.0) Any REASONABLE request. As always, any and all feedback is welcome! Submitter JoeViking245 Submitted 10/22/2021 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
  3. Version 1.1.0

    10 downloads

    View the Top Scores for your Visual Pinball X Tables (LaunchBox only) This plugin uses DNA Disturber’s PINemHi app to read a tables top scores that are stored in the nvram files created by VPinMAME. PINemHi currently it supports 425 roms. (Oct. 8, 2021 Updated to v1.1. See change log for details) Instead of scrolling through these (in game) See this (in LaunchBox) If you’ve signed up on the PINemHi Leaderboard site, this plugin will also let you view your Personal Top 10 Scores (these scores are tracked separately from the Tables’ top scores) as well as the Best Top 10 Scores on the Leaderboard. Signing up is free and you only need to provide a username. No email address, proof of citizenship nor vaccinations required. (See Top 10 Scores below) Requirements This plugin downloaded and setup (see Setting up the plugin below). PINemHi v3.3.1 (included with the plugin download) The emulator the table uses needs to point to “VPinballX.exe”. This is needed to get the rom info for the table(s). Optional Requirements Sign up for PINemHi Leaderboards. (see Top 10 Scores below) Setting up the plugin Download and unblock the zip file. (right click the file, select properties and check the Unblock check box and click OK) Copy the VPXHiScores folder (from inside the zip) into your \LaunchBox\Plugins\ folder Edit the pinemhi.ini file (\LaunchBox\Plugins\VPXhiScores\PINemHi\pinemhi.ini) Under [paths] (10th line down), edit the path to the Visual Pinball (VP) “nvram” folder located inside your Visual Pinball installation. (example) VP=D:\Emulators\Visual Pinball\VPinMAME\nvram\ The path MUST end with a slash!! (optional) Under [user] (line 25), type in your PINemHi Leaderboard name and code. (see Top 10 Scores below) Save and Close pinemhi.ini Using the plugin Start LaunchBox. Right click on one of your VPX tables and select View VPX Table HiScores. (see What to expect below) Click anywhere on the popup window and drag to move it. Click a button at the top of the window to view the different Top Scores. (see Top 10 Scores below) Click the red “X” to close. How it works To get the top scores for a table, we 1st need to know which VPinMAME rom it’s using. To get this, the plugin uses VPinballX.exe to extract the table’s script. It then searches the script for the name of the rom that table uses. The rom name is then passed to pinemhi.exe which extracts the top scores from the nvram file associated with the rom. What to expect The 1st time you run the plugin for a given table, you will see the Visual Pinball editor window appear, then close. This is where it extracts the tables’ script. The script gets saved to the same folder as the VPX table, using the exact same name as the table but with a .vbs file extension. Depending on the table, the .vbs file will be somewhere between 20 KB and 150 KB in size. The next time you go to view that tables’ top scores, the plugin will see the .vbs file and not extract it [again]. So you won’t see the VPX editor window unless you delete/move the tables’ .vbs file. Top 10 Scores To be able to view your Personal Top 10 and Best Top 10 scores, you need to sign up at http://pinemhi.com/hiscores.php. This is where you’ll get your name and code to add to “pinemhi.ini “. (See note #4 under Setting up the plugin [above]) You will also need to have PINemHi’s Rom Monitor (“pinemhi_rom_monitor.exe”) running. This is a tiny executable that runs in the background and detects when a VPX table is loaded and then keeps track of your Personal top scores as well as downloads the Best Top 10 scores for that table. Please read through “PINemHi LeaderBoard installation and config.txt” located in the plugin folder. (\LaunchBox\Plugins\VPXhiScores\PINemHi\ PINemHi LeaderBoard installation and config.txt) Some main points in the documentation (for use with this plugin): Setup your Visual Pinball (VP) path and user (name) and code. **Keys** Make note of which shortcut keys do which action. There are 5 different hotkeys. Change them as necessary. Controller buttons are also supported. Run “pinemhi_rom_monitor.exe”. Other IMPORTANT notes: **** “…set the pinemhi_rom_monitor file to always execute with administrator rights.” “The pinemhi_rom_monitor.exe was made with AHK (AutoHotkey). Microsoft Defender will frequently call AHK executables to be a virus/trojan This is a false positive. Feel free to test it with other anti-virus programs There is an option in Microsoft Defender to allow the program to still be used (make an exception for that file)” ****For me, setting the Rom Monitor to run as Admin created issues. As in it would not start. I get the message “The requested operation requires elevation”. The fix (what worked for me): Follow step #1 in Setting up the plugin. Specifically, unblock the zip file before extracting. Do not set pinemhi_rom_monitor.exe to “Run this program as an Administrator”. With this, I would still get the UAC prompt when trying to run it from Windows Explorer. However, when starting it from within LaunchBox. (See Starting/Stopping pinemhi_rom_monitor.exe below) it ran just fine. Results may vary. This is what happened on both my main PC and on my cab. There’s a good chance both computers are slightly wonky, and that indeed you DO need to run the Rom Manager with admin rights. So if one way doesn’t work, try the other. Starting/Stopping pinemhi_rom_monitor.exe You can toggle the Rom Monitor On/Off from the Tools menu. Depending on its state, you’ll see this: Or this: When you launch a Table with PINemHi Rom Monitor running, you’ll get a popup after the table loads showing your Top 10 Scores. Press “L” on your keyboard to have it go away (unless you changed “key=L” in the pinemhi.ini file). This is a nice indicator that the Rom Monitor is running and that your Personal Top Score will be saved. PINemHi Leaderboard Along with Personal Top Scores, PINemHi Leaderboard has some other cool features not directly accessible through this plugin like daily, weekly and 5-minute challenges. (These are accessible using the shortcut keys mentioned above.) It tracks Player 1 scores [aka Personal Top 10 Scores] as well as Special Scores (i.e. 20 loops [Back To the Future] or 50 martians killed [Attack From Mars]). You can add up to 9 friends and view each other’s top scores. There are also a number of Badges that can be earned on various tables. Main Site: http://www.pinemhi.com/ Leaderboard: http://pinemhi.com/hiscores.php VPForums discussion: https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=44580 Special thanks to DNA Disturber for creating PINemHi for the Visual Pinball community and allowing permission to use it here, making this plugin possible!!
  4. Visual Pinball X – Top Scores (hiscore) Viewer View File View the Top Scores for your Visual Pinball X Tables (LaunchBox only) This plugin uses DNA Disturber’s PINemHi app to read a tables top scores that are stored in the nvram files created by VPinMAME. PINemHi currently it supports 425 roms. If you’ve signed up on the PINemHi Leaderboard site, this plugin will also let you view your Personal Top 10 Scores (these scores are tracked separately from the Tables’ top scores) as well as the Best Top 10 Scores on the Leaderboard. Signing up is free and you only need to provide a username. No email address, proof of citizenship nor vaccinations required. (See Top 10 Scores below) Requirements This plugin downloaded and setup (see Setting up the plugin below). PINemHi v3.3.1 (included with the plugin download) The emulator the table uses needs to point to “VPinballX.exe”. This is needed to get the rom info for the table(s). Optional Requirements Sign up for PINemHi Leaderboards. (see Top 10 Scores below) Setting up the plugin Download and unblock the zip file. (right click the file, select properties and check the Unblock check box and click OK) Copy the VPXHiScores folder (from inside the zip) into your \LaunchBox\Plugins\ folder Edit the pinemhi.ini file (\LaunchBox\Plugins\VPXhiScores\PINemHi\pinemhi.ini) Under [paths] (10th line down), edit the path to the Visual Pinball (VP) “nvram” folder located inside your Visual Pinball installation. (example) VP=D:\Emulators\Visual Pinball\VPinMAME\nvram\ The path MUST end with a slash!! (optional) Under [user] (line 25), type in your PINemHi Leaderboard name and code. (see Top 10 Scores below) Save and Close pinemhi.ini Using the plugin Start LaunchBox. Right click on one of your VPX tables and select View VPX Table HiScores. (see What to expect below) Click anywhere on the popup window and drag to move it. Click a button at the top of the window to view the different Top Scores. (see Top 10 Scores below) Click the red “X” to close. How it works To get the top scores for a table, we 1st need to know which VPinMAME rom it’s using. To get this, the plugin uses VPinballX.exe to extract the table’s script. It then searches the script for the name of the rom that table uses. The rom name is then passed to pinemhi.exe which extracts the top scores from the nvram file associated with the rom. What to expect The 1st time you run the plugin for a given table, you will see the Visual Pinball editor window appear, then close. This is where it extracts the tables’ script. The script gets saved to the same folder as the VPX table, using the exact same name as the table but with a .vbs file extension. Depending on the table, the .vbs file will be somewhere between 20 KB and 150 KB in size. The next time you go to view that tables’ top scores, the plugin will see the .vbs file and not extract it [again]. So you won’t see the VPX editor window unless you delete/move the tables’ .vbs file. Top 10 Scores To be able to view your Personal Top 10 and Best Top 10 scores, you need to sign up at http://pinemhi.com/hiscores.php. This is where you’ll get your name and code to add to “pinemhi.ini “. (See note #4 under Setting up the plugin [above]) You will also need to have PINemHi’s Rom Monitor (“pinemhi_rom_monitor.exe”) running. This is a tiny executable that runs in the background and detects when a VPX table is loaded and then keeps track of your Personal top scores as well as downloads the Best Top 10 scores for that table. Please read through “PINemHi LeaderBoard installation and config.txt” located in the plugin folder. (\LaunchBox\Plugins\VPXhiScores\PINemHi\ PINemHi LeaderBoard installation and config.txt) Some main points in the documentation (for use with this plugin): Setup your Visual Pinball (VP) path and user (name) and code. **Keys** Make note of which shortcut keys do which action. There are 5 different hotkeys. Change them as necessary. Controller buttons are also supported. Run “pinemhi_rom_monitor.exe”. Other IMPORTANT notes: **** “…set the pinemhi_rom_monitor file to always execute with administrator rights.” “The pinemhi_rom_monitor.exe was made with AHK (AutoHotkey). Microsoft Defender will frequently call AHK executables to be a virus/trojan This is a false positive. Feel free to test it with other anti-virus programs There is an option in Microsoft Defender to allow the program to still be used (make an exception for that file)” ****For me, setting the Rom Monitor to run as Admin created issues. As in it would not start. I get the message “The requested operation requires elevation”. The fix (what worked for me): Follow step #1 in Setting up the plugin. Specifically, unblock the zip file before extracting. Do not set pinemhi_rom_monitor.exe to “Run this program as an Administrator”. With this, I would still get the UAC prompt when trying to run it from Windows Explorer. However, when starting it from within LaunchBox. (See Starting/Stopping pinemhi_rom_monitor.exe below) it ran just fine. Results may vary. This is what happened on both my main PC and on my cab. There’s a good chance both computers are slightly wonky, and that indeed you DO need to run the Rom Manager with admin rights. So if one way doesn’t work, try the other. Starting/Stopping pinemhi_rom_monitor.exe You can toggle the Rom Monitor On/Off from the Tools menu. Depending on its state, you’ll see this: Or this: When you launch a Table with PINemHi Rom Monitor running, you’ll get a popup after the table loads showing your Top 10 Scores. Press “L” on your keyboard to have it go away (unless you changed “key=L” in the pinemhi.ini file). This is a nice indicator that the Rom Monitor is running and that your Personal Top Score will be saved. PINemHi Leaderboard Along with Personal Top Scores, PINemHi Leaderboard has some other cool features not directly accessible through this plugin like daily, weekly and 5-minute challenges. (These are accessible using the shortcut keys mentioned above.) It tracks Player 1 scores [aka Personal Top 10 Scores] as well as Special Scores (i.e. 20 loops [Back To the Future] or 50 martians killed [Attack From Mars]). You can add up to 9 friends and view each other’s top scores. There are also a number of Badges that can be earned on various tables. Main Site: http://www.pinemhi.com/ Leaderboard: http://pinemhi.com/hiscores.php VPForums discussion: https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=44580 Special thanks to DNA Disturber for creating PINemHi for the Visual Pinball community and allowing permission to use it here, making this plugin possible!! Submitter JoeViking245 Submitted 09/27/2021 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
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    *Updated 08/29/2020 - 281 Visual Pinball Games, 20 Future Pinball Games and all the Williams FX3 Games Here is a collection of Pinball Media I created for my vertical theme. This now includes Vertical video snaps, Marquees if you are running a second monitor and clear logos. Game List: Visual Pinball.pdf Future Pinball.pdf Windows media can be found here. Arcade media is here. pinball.mp4
  6. Vertical Prototype Pinball Media View File *Updated 08/29/2020 - 281 Visual Pinball Games, 20 Future Pinball Games and all the Williams FX3 Games Here is a collection of Pinball Media I created for my vertical theme. This now includes Vertical video snaps, Marquees if you are running a second monitor and clear logos. Game List: Visual Pinball.pdf Future Pinball.pdf Windows media can be found here. Arcade media is here. pinball.mp4 Submitter goblindriver Submitted 04/18/2020 Category Game Media Packs  
  7. I've recently become interested in visual pinball. I'm curious about people's experiences with it. Has anyone built a cabinet? Has anyone tried launch box with it? Has anyone played that darn Red Dwarf Ultimate pinball table that has disappeared from the internet?
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