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 ====== Tips and Tricks. ====== ====== Tips and Tricks. ======
  
-Windows Desktop/Taskbar Tips+==== Easy Drag/Drop Game Updates to your Virtual Pinball. ==== 
 + 
 +[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kC49EYpEHI|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kC49EYpEHI]] 
 + 
 +==== 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.. 
 + 
 +[[:network_game_manager|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|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoVkUBsUT-Q]] 
 + 
 +==== How to Make A Tarcisio Wheel easily ==== 
 + 
 +[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTy-QDX2sf8|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTy-QDX2sf8]] 
 + 
 +==== How to Make Animated apng wheels ==== 
 + 
 +How to make animated wheels: Naibuster video : [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VXUmKAn_DY|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VXUmKAn_DY]]\\ 
 +Naibuster's APNG Toolbox : [[https://www.nailbuster.com/pup/PopperAPNG_TOOLbox.zip|https://www.nailbuster.com/pup/PopperAPNG_TOOLbox.zip]] 
 + 
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 + 
 +==== How to make a 'mature' playlist and hide them from others ==== 
 + 
 +make a playlist called "special" and set a 4-digit passcode on it in playlist manager. then add those games. should also set the 'hide from attrac' setting for this playlist too. 
 + 
 +also, you want on each of these 'mature' games, the first field in game manager is "status'. set to mature/hidden. 
 + 
 +Note: if you are using any active sql playlist make sure you filter out and use visible=1 so it doesn't pickup any mature games….. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +==== 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 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
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 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)… 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+---- 
 + 
 +==== 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… 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…
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-Media-Manager… find missing media+==== Play background music while browsing tables. ==== 
 + 
 +Popper supports default background music by playlist. 
 + 
 +its pretty easy to setup. first, set your default music for each playlist in media manager. 
 + 
 +then in popper config/global settings/displays: change audio from (active if media found) to (active and update) 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +==== Expert Launch and Close script Info ==== 
 + 
 +also, for anyone wanting to learn about all the fun stuff you can do with scirpts (winbatch scripting) you can use this site: 
 + 
 +[[https://www.tutorialspoint.com/batch_script/index.htm|https://www.tutorialspoint.com/batch_script/index.htm]] 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +==== 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. 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.
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-Modify PuP-Packs to play on Topper Display Only1+==== Custom DOF effects by Table/Game ==== 
 + 
 +By default, PinUP Popper will use effects E900-E921 from your "PinUP Menu" dof online config tool. You can force it to be a certain effect by game by setting the DOF command on a certain Table/Game if you want. 
 + 
 +{{:f518200c525436a214b6180500408683.png}} 
 + 
 +See full details here: [[https://www.nailbuster.com/wikipinup/doku.php?id=custom_dof_events|https://www.nailbuster.com/wikipinup/doku.php?id=custom_dof_events]] 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +==== 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. 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|https://youtu.be/9FSBGFGWGgY]] [[https://youtu.be/9FSBGFGWGgY|https://youtu.be/9FSBGFGWGgY]]
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 +
 +==== 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.
 +<file>
 +
 +SELECT * FROM Games gm join playlistdetails pd on pd.gameid=gm.gameid where pd.isFav=2 ORDER BY GameDisplay
 +
 +</file>
 +
 +Now anytime you add/remove global favs on a game it will automagically be updated in your Home Playlist.
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== A little 'hack' to customize media for System Playlists (favs): ====
 +
 +here's a little 'hack' to make those playlists media available to manage.\\
 +\\
 +1> playlist manager. under a sub playlist or anywhere you create 3 playlists and set them as visible=false with no tables or other config\\
 +2> the trick is that you must name them exactly "favs", "mostplayed", "mostrecent". (without quotes)\\
 +3> they will not appear in frontend as they are not visible. but you will find them in media manager now and media should work.
 +
 +**OR** you could just handle the media manually(no playlists) as they should be "pl_favs" , "pl_mostplayed", "pl_mostrecent"… but its so much easier to do via media manager
 +
 +----
 +
 +==== 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.
 +
 +[[https://www.nailbuster.com/pinupdates/ForceReturn.zip|https://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.
  
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