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-====== ​4. How to import and use a puplookup.csv Database file ======+====== ​Other Setup Items ======
  
-The ‘puplookup.csv’ is a DataBase (DB), which is filled ​with data, that you normally would have to type in yourself in the fields of the **‘All Games’**section of the **Game Manager.**+====== Auto Starting Popper ​with Windows Startup ======
  
-Data like for example: TableName, Manufacturer,​ Release Year, Game Type, etc.+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.
  
-This DataBase ​file will help you automatically fill in the fields by just doing some simple mouse clicks (or typing in few keywords).+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 short-cut to in startup… if not there, you can make your own.
  
-\\ +<​code>​ 
-That sounds pretty handy, right?+@echo off 
 +CD /d %~dp0 
 +START ""​ "​%~dp0PinUpMenu.exe"​ 
 +</​code>​
  
-Before we start with the instructions,​ there’s one thing you need to do before hand:+and put a shortcut link to it in windows startup folder.
  
-===== A. Backing up your (current) DB =====+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.. 
 + 
 +====== Auto-Play Intro Media when Popper Starts Up ​====== 
 + 
 +Nice feature that can play on all/any pupdisplays during startup. Press any flipper/key to stop startup videos and go to home list. 
 + 
 +Easy Startup support!!! Go to PlayList manager in Setup. Make a playlist called exactly ‘StartUP’ (off root, no quotes). Then go to Media Manager/​Playlist select Startup Playlist and add/modify all media for Startup Playlist. Will auto-start on that playlist…on button press it will show home-list… (startup folder is never visible in FE). 
 + 
 +Starting in v1.4.3 of Popper you can use new custom option: IntroSkipSeconds=x ​ when using intro intro video, after x seconds will goto home menu and stop intro videos. 
 + 
 +====== ​Backing up your (current) DB ======
  
 1. Start '​**PinUP Popper Config**'​.\\ 1. Start '​**PinUP Popper Config**'​.\\
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 5. Now Close Pinup Popper Config by clicking ‘**Exit Setup**’. 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|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 or Desktop 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 (with VPX tables for example) to use your cabinet in portrait mode.
 +
 +If you are using desktop mode or still wish to setup portrait mode however…. Popper 1.4 update now has NEW Portrait and Desktop Themes!
 +
 +====== 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.
 +
 +====== Remove all Games/Table Links in the Popper DB and scan/add them again (start fresh) ======
 +
 +you can go into the dbeditor in menusetup and type in: (backup the DB always before doing stuff in dbeditor)
 +
 +//Note: this will delete all playlists links (all playlists will still be there). will delete all games… so do this as last resort… this DOES NOT affect and files/​media,​ just he game records in Popper database so you can re-scan and add.//
 +<​file>​
 +delete from playlistdetails
 +</​file>​
 +
 +\\
 +press execute and then type this command
 +
 +<​file>​
 +delete from games
 +</​file>​
 +
 +\\
 +press execute
 +
 +====== Location of PinUP System Files or Uninstalling PinUP System ======
 +
 +[[:​uninstall|see Here:]]
  
  
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