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How to use the Game Manager

This chapter will be about adding games, making playlist and adding media.

Start ‘PinUP Popper Config’ (windows Start Button > Pinup> PinUP Popper Config) if you haven’t already.

You’ll see a screen open, and you need to click on the ‘Game Manager’ tab (1) and you’ll see the following:

]] We’ll be going through steps A - C as seen in the image above.

A. Game Manager

This will be used to add, delete or edit your games.

1. In the ‘Game Manager’ tab click on ‘Game Manager’.

Here are 4 different tabs to choose from:

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The ‘All your Games’tab shows all the games you have in your database. Here you can also edit game information or add several other options.

Note‘Keep Displays ON’ = You can enter what displays you want a game to use. 0 =Topper, 1 =DMD, 2 =BG (BackGlass), Leave Blank for default of EMU.

In the ‘Lookups’ tab you set up and add general games information (Game Types, Categories, Themes, Manufacturer).

The ‘ImportData’ tab is used for importing data to game information.

We’ll be focusing on the ‘Add new games’.

2. Click on ‘Add New Games’ tab (1) and the following screen will appear: f9780694b31fb78485f2ec6961e2def5.png}}

3. Select your desired emulator by clicking ‘Scan Filter Emulator’ (in this case Visual Pinball X) (2). Keeping it on ‘All Emus’ is also an option if you want to copy games from various systems. Just be sure to have everything set up properly like mentioned in: Chapter 2B. Emulators.

4. Click on ‘Include Sub-Folders’ (3) and You should only select “include sub-folders” if you have tables/games setup inside sub-folders of your table root folder. (the standard method is to have all tables in root, so normally you won’t need this checked.).

5. Click on ‘Scan For New Games’ (4).

Now you should be presented with a list of games (or tables in this case).

6. Now you can either ‘Remove them from list’, ‘Select All’ of them and ‘Add the Games to the System’.

NoteAn added game will be highlighted in green.

NoteYou can double check if your folders are all correct by checking either ‘Open Game Folder’, ‘Open Rom Folder’ and ‘Open PuP-Pack Folder’.

PlayList Config

Here you create playlists for use with PinUP Popper.

1. In the ‘Game Manager’ tab click on ‘Playlist Config’.

2. Select (or create) a playlist on the left.

3.Click on the games on the right side of the screen and click ‘<– Add Game(s)’to add them.

4. You can remove games from a playlist by selecting that playlist and then clicking on 'Remove Games –>‘.

By right Clicking on a playlist will bring up the option to: -Add \\Playlist -Remove \Playlist -Rename Playlist

Right clicking on a game in a playlist gives you the option to add it as a favourite (it will also highlight in green) or remove it as a favourite.

Media Manager

Here you can set up and manage all your media for your games.

In the ‘Game Manager’ tab click on ‘Media Manager’ and you will be presented with the following screen:485f7b7dae1bc475a74681d7dcc424f6.png}}

We’ll be going through the different parts of the Media Manager (A - D) as seen in the image above.

Basics A. Shows the Games including the Emulator, GameFileName and the added Date.B. Type is important if you want to change between Games and Playlists.C. The ‘Boxes’ (don’t know how else to call them), which represent the different media.D. If you have more than 1 media file for each box, it will be shown here. The next page will show several things in more detail.

A. Games List

Screen you use to select your game (or playlist). When you select a game, the boxes on the right (C) will show what media is (or is not) available.

B. Type: Changing Media for Games or a Playlist

You have the option to add (or change) media for either games or for a specific playlist item, that you’ve created in Chapter 3B. You can change this by clicking on either ‘Games’ or ‘Playlist’ under ‘Type’:


C. Boxes

When clicking on a game name (A) notice the boxes on the right side of the screen (C). Each represents the specific media that is or is not available for a table.

IF a box is yellow

IF a box is green

No media available.

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