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Easy Drag/Drop Game Updates to your Virtual Pinball.

Do what the experts do... manage your cab from the comfort of your desktop!!

You'll be able to add/update tables/games/b2s/povs/media all via local network via drag&drop..

http://www.nailbuster.com/wikipinup/doku.php?id=network_game_manager|


Popper using the PrOPPER file rename/and import

How to quickly use the UI in gamesmanager to rename to PrOPPER format.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoVkUBsUT-Q


How to Make A Tarcisio Wheel easily

Windows Desktop/Taskbar Tips

1> hide windows taskbar on 'other displays'. in win10 if you right click on taskbar and go to taskbar settings theres an option to “show taskbar on all displays” turn that off

2> set your wall-paper(background) in windows to be solid black for all monitors.

3> right-click on desktop and select view-“show desktop icons”. This will temp hide all icons on desktop… right-click select again if you want to use/see the icons again.

all this is useful in case your emulator 'blinks'/shows the desktop for a second and it will look 'ok'…. (will just be a temp black screen)…


System Menu Button

Haven't posted a Monday Tip or Trick in a while. This one is for anyone that may have missed this tip. In controller setup you can (should) setup the “system menu” item to be the same key as 'exit emulator'. That way while you're in menu/browsing you can bring up the exit/shutdown menu…


Media-Manager… find missing media

Hey, just made a little 'did-you-know?' video about feature in media manager to find missing display media… nothing new, just sometimes people skip/don't know about all the little things in PinUP.

https://youtu.be/5-NNSgpcdx4


Modify PuP-Packs to play on Topper Display Only

Happy Friday! I made this video to show people how easy it is to change a particular PuP-Pack that is designed for your backglass and have it work with your Topper screen instead.

https://youtu.be/9FSBGFGWGgY


Make your Home Playlist display only your Global Favs

Easy, just set your homeplay list to active sql and put this as the sql statement.

SELECT * FROM Games gm join playlistdetails pd on pd.gameid=gm.gameid where pd.isFav=2 ORDER BY GameDisplay

Now anytime you add/remove global favs on a game it will automagically be updated in your Home Playlist.


Run utilites and other 'special' tasks from PinUP Front-End

Maybe you have a batch file/program you want to run that does something. Like grab latest DOF table configs etc.

You can make an emulator called “Utis”. and make the game extension BAT. copy the different bat files into that folder and add to Popper.

Now in your emulator launch you want to call that gamefilename and afterwards you want to run this exe.

http://www.nailbuster.com/pinupdates/ForceReturn.zip

put that in your launch sub-folder. and in your launch script after you do your thing, run this forcereturn.exe. It will emulate the game starting, and exiting 1-2 seconds later so Popper returns cleanly. you don't need anything in your closescript as it will auto-return to popper menu.


tips_tricks.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/20 12:53 by pinupadmin