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Auto Starting Popper with Windows Startup

If you are running PinUpMEnu.exe as admin, then you most-likely WONT be able to create a shortcut to it and place it in startup. Depending on Windows mood… it won't like to startup an admin exe via shortcut. BUT it doesn't mind starting a batch file that will… go figure.

Easiest would be to make a batchfile in pinupsystem like this: Note in latest version there is already a batch file called: RunWindowsStartup.bat that you just place a short-cut to in startup… if not there, you can make your own.

@echo off
CD /d %~dp0
START "" "%~dp0PinUpMenu.exe"

and put a shortcut link to it in windows startup folder.

for people that don't know where windows startup folder is… here's an easy method.

right-click on your new batch file and select COPY.

in fileexplorer on the top type in: shell:startup

it will bring up the windows starup folder.

press right-click PASTE-SHORTCUT. (not just paste… that will break it).

all done..

Backing up your (current) DB

1. Start 'PinUP Popper Config'.
2. Go to the 'Popper Setup' tab (1).
3. Click on the 'Backup DB' button (2).

4. Confirm with ‘Yes’ in the Popup Window that opens:


5. Now Close Pinup Popper Config by clicking ‘Exit Setup’.

Restoring a backup of Database.

Do this with all PUP apps closed!

The database is just one file in PinUPSystem called PUPDatabase.db

Your backups are in the subfolder called pupbackup (each file is renamed with time/date in name).

Simply make a copy of one of the backup files you want to restore (rename it to PUPDatabase.db) and overwrite the existing PUPDatabase.db file in PinUPSystem… that’s it.

Update game/Table files with new versions... Awesome Feature!

Popper has an amazing feature that will allow you to simply update existing game/table files and even other files like directb2s/pov files, you can do these even across the network if setup correctly.

you should add/keep the actual filename.vpx without version in your Popper Db when first adding to system….you can put author/version # in the extra fields in Popper.

watch this video: http://youtu.be/4kC49EYpEHI

Then… watch the ‘auto/rename’ update feature of Popper Video. You can simply drag/drop new vpx/directb2s/pov in game manager and it will automagically rename all to the ‘standard’ filename and you won’t have to do anything else (maybe update the version# field manually if you’d like)

Portrait mode Setup

It's STRONGLY suggested that if you are using cabinet to keep your playfield as landscape….very, very few people will use portrait mode are you will be required to do more work in future (not just in Popper) to use your cabinet in portrait mode.

If you are using desktop mode or still wish to setup portrait mode then see this thread:

https://vpinball.com/forums/topic/pinup-popper-struggling-to-configure/

Moving PinUPSystem to another Drive

paths for tables and media are configured in the popper setup program. So you can easily move your media dir or table directories to another location with minimal effort.

1> make a backup of your pinupsystem folder.

2> cut and paste the entire pinupsystem folder to d:\ (or other location)

3> go to new location of pinupsystem and right-click run as administrator the PINUPPLAYERINSTALL.BAT FILE. That will re-register the location for pinUP system.

4> run setup and reconfigure the locations of global media dir, and on each emulator reset the locations for media/tables/ or anything else.

there may be other items like the 'web=remote' server that may need to be re-registered as well… just need to re-run those batch files as well.

Location of PinUP System Files or Uninstalling PinUP System

other_setup.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/07 12:40 by pinupadmin