FIRST: It may seem OBVIOUS but the first step to figuring out frontend problems is to first figure out if it's a frontend problem AT ALL. Which means, always run the game/table/emulator OUTSIDE of the frontend with exactly the same parameters to determine if its an Emulator Config problem, or a Frontend configuration problem…..
I tried to run XXXXX with XXXX and it doesn't work… what can I do to get it working?
The best way to troubleshoot problems in starting games is to determine EXACTLY what Popper is trying to run based on your emulator script.
Follow these steps to help you find out why launching doesn't work:
1> try and run game/table in Popper. if it doesn't work, exit Popper right away (don't start another game)
2> file explorer. browse to the folder pinupsystem\launch there is a file called curlaunch.bat that is the last game script it tried to run.
3> examine the batch file for typos that you may have or forgot a cd\ or something in your script.
4> edit the curlaunch.bat and add a pause at the end and remove @echo off from first line if there is one, and then run the batch file manually directly from this folder (do not move curlaunch.bat)
you will usually find/see errors on why the game/table doesn't start properly this way. like forgetting to go to d:\ if your game is on another drive. simply modfiy the launch script afterwards and try again. curlaunch.bat is recreated dynamically and is overwritten each time you start a game/table.