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Quick exit Pinball FX3 still doesnt work.

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I tried everything I found on the forum but nothing works.

When I press Esc PFX3 goes into pause menu.

I use a legit version of PFX3 with Steam.

I can load single tables with cabinet mode.

I only use my keyboard for now just to setup my arcade cabinet.

In LB my Emulator Application Path is set to Steam.exe, setting it to Pinball FX3.exe a window opens "Allow game launch?"

In "Running AutoHotKey" I typed:

$Esc::

{

Process, Close, {{{StartupEXE}}}

}

 

I've set AutoHotKey.exe to run as administrator

 

Nothing works for me, Can anyone help me please?

  

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I think FX3 is like a Windows game, in that you really probably want to exit it through the games exit process.  I could be wrong though.

You could possibly try changing "startupEXE" to "Steam.exe" and see what that does.

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Yeah this is a standard .exe so you should close it via its own options menu. Forcing it to close in the way you are trying to could result in save file corruption, as you would essentially be "End Tasking" a running program.

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It should work fine with an AHK. I have no issues closing it. You can probably try changing the AHK to below. Alt+F4 closes Pinball FX3.exe correctly. Escape when in Pinball FX3 usually takes you to the menu which is what you are seeing.   

ESC::
 Send !{f4}

 

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Still not working. 

I think my computer is missing something or I'm doing it all wrong.

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If you are using Steam.exe try this code (or edit to the pinball's exe) and see if anything happens.

$Esc::
{
        WinClose, ahk_exe Steam.exe
}

 

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Still no Luck.

The computer I use has got a fresh install of Win 10 and is up to date.

I installed LB, a few emulators and Pinball FX3.

Just to be sure, there is nothing else needed to make AHK work?

That script needs to be placed in "Running AutoHotKey Script"?

 

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Shouldn't need anything else. (Jason's got you covered for AHK)

Yes.  "Running AutoHotKey Script"

Try:

$Esc::
{
        WinClose, ahk_exe Pinball FX3.exe
}

 

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Posted (edited)

Nope still goes in the pause menu 😞

When I start launchbox shouldn't AHK be running in my task manager?

It doesn't show up there.

 

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35 minutes ago, SpuRge said:

Nope still goes in the pause menu 😞

When I start launchbox shouldn't AHK be running in my task manager?

It doesn't show up there.

 

The other systems you set up does exiting work properly?

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Posted (edited)

Yes, but that is mame, RetroArch and Demul, 

They don't need AHK to exit

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3 minutes ago, SpuRge said:

Yes, but that is mame, RetroArch and Demul, 

They don't need AHK to exit

I understand that, just confirming to make sure it is not something else hindering exiting of any kind. 

Run a Pinball game and hit Alt+F4 and see if it exits properly. No AHK or anything just hit Alt+F4. 

If you run Pinball FX3.exe without Steam that would be the key combo that would exit it. 

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3 minutes ago, Retro808 said:

I understand that, just confirming to make sure it is not something else hindering exiting of any kind. 

Run a Pinball game and hit Alt+F4 and see if it exits properly. No AHK or anything just hit Alt+F4. 

If you run Pinball FX3.exe without Steam that would be the key combo that would exit it. 

Yes that works fine

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I am not sure then. Honestly I never looked to see if AHK runs in the background. I have not had any issues with any emulator or exe for that matter not working with an AHK script assigned. I really do not use Steam anymore. I do know many users and mods do and have not seen any reported issues with AHK and something launched through Steam. I am not home to set-up Steam back up with Pinball FX3 to test. It did work when I last had it up a year ago. 

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20 minutes ago, Retro808 said:

I am not sure then. Honestly I never looked to see if AHK runs in the background. I have not had any issues with any emulator or exe for that matter not working with an AHK script assigned. I really do not use Steam anymore. I do know many users and mods do and have not seen any reported issues with AHK and something launched through Steam. I am not home to set-up Steam back up with Pinball FX3 to test. It did work when I last had it up a year ago. 

Ok, thanks.

One more question, if you open the AutoHotKey.exe in your Launchbox Folder, should AHK start?

I get the Message:

 

Script file not found:

C:\Users\MyComputer\Documents\AutoHotKey.ahk

 

Is that normal?

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Retro808 said:

Yeah that should be normal. 

Ok thanks, I'll keep searching

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Ok it is solved.

I reinstalled PFX3 and changed the "Emulator Application Path" again to "Pinball FX3.exe" instead of "steam.exe".

It works perfect, and for some reason I don't get the extra window "Allow game Launch?" anymore.

Strange, I tried that before.

Anyway, Thanks for the help guys!!!!

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27 minutes ago, SpuRge said:

Ok it is solved.

I reinstalled PFX3 and changed the "Emulator Application Path" again to "Pinball FX3.exe" instead of "steam.exe".

It works perfect, and for some reason I don't get the extra window "Allow game Launch?" anymore.

Strange, I tried that before.

Anyway, Thanks for the help guys!!!!

Cool. Not sure why I did not mention try the Pinball exe directly. That is what I use. Glad you are sorted. 

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