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status: Beta.. really should only be done by power-users who wish to test out.

This new method of using your FX3/FX2 DMD with a REAL or virtual DMD using Poppers PuPDMD driver. Note: you need Popper installed to use this. (will not work with just pinup player)

Many people have issues with dmdext and FX3. So I decided to make it a lot easier to setup/use with PuP-DMD FX3 driver.

Here's how to setup: must have fully working Popper Setup already and launching FX3 fine before setting up this.

Use the latest PuPDMD driver from here:

Unblock ZIP and unzip into your root of VPINMAME (overwrites existing).

In FX3 cabinet settings you must set your DMD size to 520 width and 136 height. THIS MUST BE DONE IN FX3 SETTINGS (not pinup), and setting must be 520×136 no other resolutions. Position the FX3 DMD behind your playfield or if you are using LCD dmd you can place it on LCD DMD area.

In Popper FX3 Emulator setup/Launch Script.

no longer need to run DMDEXT.EXE so you can remove that line completely. you don't need any timeouts and you should run PuPDMD before launching FX3. Here's my FX3 Launch script, this will work for either real or lcd dmds.: you may need to change the first few lines to your vpinmame location.

cd /d "C:\Visual Pinball\VPinMAME"
start /min "" "PUPDMDControl.exe" FX3 PINUP\[GAMENAME]

START "" "[STARTDIR]Launch\VPXSTARTER.exe" 5 5 20 "Pinball FX3"

if "[ALTMODE]"=="classic"  (SET ALTPARAM=-class )
if "[ALTMODE]"=="hotseat2" (SET ALTPARAM=-hotseat_2 )
if "[ALTMODE]"=="hotseat3" (SET ALTPARAM=-hotseat_3 )
if "[ALTMODE]"=="hotseat4" (SET ALTPARAM=-hotseat_4 )

START "" "[DIREMU]\steam.exe" -applaunch 442120 %ALTPARAM% -table_[GAMENAME]

You don't need to add anything more in your close script as the driver should close once FX3 is closed.

my close script:


you maybe wondering “how about all those command line parameters from dmdext”. Well PuPDMD fx3 driver will use your dmddevice.ini settings so you no longer need to worry about it. This 'should' make life easier for most.

its all beta right now: so let me know on FB pinup group how it works for you.

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