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-====== Trouble Shooting Pup-Packs ======+====== Trouble Shooting ​Pinup Player and Pup-Packs ======
  
 PuP-Packs are a combination of videos/​media and config files to work with tables so that the media will play during gameplay. PuP-Packs are a combination of videos/​media and config files to work with tables so that the media will play during gameplay.
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 ok. regardless of the method. to install a puppack you need to unzip/copy the rom_folder_name to your PuPVideos subfolder of PinUPSystem. ok. regardless of the method. to install a puppack you need to unzip/copy the rom_folder_name to your PuPVideos subfolder of PinUPSystem.
  
-it will look something like this for trn_174h puppack +it will look something like this for trn_174h puppack<​code>​
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-<​code>​+
 c:​\PinUpSystem\PuPVideos\trn_174h c:​\PinUpSystem\PuPVideos\trn_174h
 </​code>​ </​code>​
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 go to you vpinmame folder and examine the PUPLOG.TXT file. (this file is created each time a table is launched). go to you vpinmame folder and examine the PUPLOG.TXT file. (this file is created each time a table is launched).
  
-Here a good sample of what Avatar will look like: +Here a good sample of what Avatar will look like:<​file>​
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-<​file>​+
 20180712 13:16:18 Open called 20180712 13:16:18 Open called
 20180712 13:16:18 Set Game Name thread avr_200 20180712 13:16:18 Set Game Name thread avr_200
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 If it happens only on some tables, it could be a problem with the VPX Table script not closing out B2S properly. If it happens only on some tables, it could be a problem with the VPX Table script not closing out B2S properly.
  
-Open up VPX Table Script and look for a sub like this. You want to make sure it has Controller.Stop line in there somewhere. If Sub doesn'​t exists you may have to add it. +Open up VPX Table Script and look for a sub like this. You want to make sure it has Controller.Stop line in there somewhere. If Sub doesn'​t exists you may have to add it.<​code>​
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-<​code>​+
 Sub table1_Exit Sub table1_Exit
     Controller.stop     Controller.stop
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 If you still cannot cleanly close-out of PuP-Packs then try this pupb2s driver for vpx: [[:​pupb2s_patch|http://​www.nailbuster.com/​wikipinup/​doku.php?​id=pupb2s_patch|]] If you still cannot cleanly close-out of PuP-Packs then try this pupb2s driver for vpx: [[:​pupb2s_patch|http://​www.nailbuster.com/​wikipinup/​doku.php?​id=pupb2s_patch|]]
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 +**<font 20px/​inherit;;​inherit;;​inherit>​NOTE:​ Do NOT install or use new VLC versions (3.0+) with PuP or Popper!</​font>​**
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 +We've been seeing people recommending to update the VLC in the PuP install to a newer version (or install a newer vlc on their system,​etc).
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 +This is BAD BAD BAD.
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 +Simply put…there is a reason we say to NOT install any newer VLC and to only use the 2.2.8 version that is included with PuP which is using CPU mainly for video playback.
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 +Using newer versions may cause instability as there ARE issues by using newer versions with both pup and popper.
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 +These are mainly…but not limited to…. that newer versions of VLC forces the use of hardware acceleration (GPU) which can and will cause some known and unforseen problems. Using hardware acceleration DOES NOT work with transparency screens…at all.
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 +In the past, it has also caused playback of videos to sometimes not be smooth or cause blinks between videos,etc.
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 +We have recently tested using newer vlc and it's forced hardware acceleration with much better success…. again though… no transparency videos and the occasional odd glitches…and it definitely has caused problems with FP because FP uses exclusive fullscreen with 2 screens, and new vlc with hardware acceleration did NOT like that and would give a BSOD! There'​s a reason why it's called "​exclusive"​.
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 +Using OpenGL or DirectX in PuP settings may or may not work better…but I've found that OpenGL won't always resize videos correctly,​etc.
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 +Also… while playing your tables…they use more GPU than CPU…so you benefit better by having more CPU usable for PuP-Packs and leaving more GPU to your demanding tables.
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 +If after using a newer vlc, you go back to the older 2.2.8…. any previous settings that were at hardware acceleration may "​possibly"​ still be applied… causing more confusion.
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 +Please stick to the 2.2.8 version using CPU for now…or at the very least know what you may have to deal with when using a newer vlc… because when people ask for help with problems with pup or popper using that… we can't help you.
  
  
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