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Jed
18th June 2015, 02:22 AM
VPGL4 Game 1: FLASH GORDON [3 Balls]



http://s3.postimg.org/uoifx7ufn/flash_gordon.jpg


Full Screen table: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=9617
Desktop: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=10287
ROM: flashgdn


* One table will be posted every day for the next 10 days, and all tables are in play from the time they are posted.

* Play desktop, full screen, PM5, whatever you prefer, but keep version to VP9.x

* Flash Gordon will end Thursday September 17

GAME ON !:066:

SCORES:

Flash Gordon:


1/ Dedrok: 2,955,470
2/ Kane: 2,756,960
3/ Jamma: 2,176,980
4/ JAR: 1,751,070
5/ MrBungle: 906,550

Dedrok
18th June 2015, 11:37 AM
Lets just hope my system can handle the PM5 version .... I really need it to. :o

Jed
18th June 2015, 01:49 PM
Lets just hope my system can handle the PM5 version .... I really need it to. :o

Ya 9.9x and PM5 is the way to go, still not sold on VP10, though I haven't looked at it for ages to see if they've done anything about the crapped up nudging.

Dedrok
18th June 2015, 05:28 PM
What rom do we use? It has a choice of 3 in the start menu.

Plus Dont forget to reset the Nvram if using an old one.

The desktop is very playable for me , so it's a goer.

Jed
18th June 2015, 08:10 PM
What rom do we use? It has a choice of 3 in the start menu.

Plus Dont forget to reset the Nvram if using an old one.

The desktop is very playable for me , so it's a goer.
Don't know mate. i don't think i had a choice with mine ? I'll look when i check into the garage later.

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wingtipvortex
18th June 2015, 08:25 PM
Chris, where do I get the VP9 and roms from? Also, anything else I need.

Jed
18th June 2015, 08:59 PM
Chris, where do I get the VP9 and roms from? Also, anything else I need.

Hey Andy, awesome that you're going to join us :) Installing from scratch can be a bit of a mind bender for VP noobs but I will link everything here and please feel free to ask any questions and someone will help as there's plenty of guys here that also know far more than I do, and have been involved longer as well. The good part is playing on a normal PC your setup is a lot less complex than a multiple screen cab.

So you will need to download VisualPinball 9.9 from Vpforums. (create an account there first)

Here is the link for full install VP 9.9: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=8793

Here are roms: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showcat=9 (put roms into roms folder of pinmame)

Here are tables for single screen (desktop) play http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showcat=11 (put tables into your tables folder of pinmame)

You'll need visual Pinmame: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=19 - this works the same way as MAME does for Arcade, same folder structure etc

You'll also need VB Scripts: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=17 (put these scripts where your tables files are)

You may need other stuff but get going on all that and see how you go. The order I would do things is:

Install Pinmame
Install VP 9.9
grab the desktop table for Flash Gordon (put into tables folder for Pinmame)
Grab the Rom for Flash Gordon (put into roms folder for Pinmame, keep them zipped just like mame roms)
Grab the VB Scripts and put them into your tables folder, unzipped

VPforums do not have the best organised site in the world but the search facility is decent if you can't find something.

Have a crack at all that and let me know how you go :)

If I've forgotten some vital step someone let me know, it's easier to do this than write about it I think...

wingtipvortex
18th June 2015, 10:10 PM
OK, have done all that, but table wont start. i get these errors.
Invalid controller selected
line324 Object dosent support this property or method aplunger.Triggersingleupdate
Line145 Object required controller
Line 203 Object required controller

I did everything you said in order. Any ideas?

Jed
18th June 2015, 10:46 PM
OK, have done all that, but table wont start. i get these errors.
Invalid controller selected
line324 Object dosent support this property or method aplunger.Triggersingleupdate
Line145 Object required controller
Line 203 Object required controller

I did everything you said in order. Any ideas?

and so the fun begins ! anyone got any ideas here ?

Dedrok
18th June 2015, 10:53 PM
Hey Andy, awesome that you're going to join us :) Installing from scratch can be a bit of a mind bender for VP noobs but I will link everything here and please feel free to ask any questions and someone will help as there's plenty of guys here that also know far more than I do, and have been involved longer as well. The good part is playing on a normal PC your setup is a lot less complex than a multiple screen cab.

So you will need to download VisualPinball 9.9 from Vpforums. (create an account there first)

Here is the link for full install VP 9.9: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=8793

Here are roms: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showcat=9 (put roms into roms folder of pinmame)

Here are tables for single screen (desktop) play http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showcat=11 (put tables into your tables folder of pinmame)

You'll need visual Pinmame: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=19 - this works the same way as MAME does for Arcade, same folder structure etc

You'll also need VB Scripts: http://www.vpforums.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=17 (put these scripts where your tables files are)

You may need other stuff but get going on all that and see how you go. The order I would do things is:

Install Pinmame
Install VP 9.9
grab the desktop table for Flash Gordon (put into tables folder for Pinmame)
Grab the Rom for Flash Gordon (put into roms folder for Pinmame, keep them zipped just like mame roms)
Grab the VB Scripts and put them into your tables folder, unzipped

VPforums do not have the best organised site in the world but the search facility is decent if you can't find something.

Have a crack at all that and let me know how you go :)

If I've forgotten some vital step someone let me know, it's easier to do this than write about it I think...

You forgot the most vital step ..... He will need Physmod5 exe to run this table.

Also the 3 roms were ..... Dim roms: roms = Array("flashgdn", "flashgdv", "flashgdf")

wingtipvortex
18th June 2015, 10:55 PM
Ill have a better look tomorrow eve, I'm sure Ill get it working. Ive had VP running before, but I used the Visual Pinball Installation Pack. Many years ago.
Thanks for the links by the way mate!

Jed
18th June 2015, 11:07 PM
You forgot the most vital step ..... He will need Physmod5 exe to run this table.

Also the 3 roms were ..... Dim roms: roms = Array("flashgdn", "flashgdv", "flashgdf")

is the desktop flash gordon only physmod ? i didn't know that....

thanks for the roms names, i'll update the first post.

Dedrok
18th June 2015, 11:22 PM
The version you posted is. There are plenty of others to play, but as I read it, bet your bottom dollar that he D/Ld the link version and tried to play with VP9.9

- - - Updated - - -

Was the "flashgdn" rom

http://vpforums.org/imghost/58/flashgordon.jpg

Dedrok
19th June 2015, 12:59 AM
Starting score .... reset the Nvram ... 3 balls .... only 1 extra ball per game ( turned on Credits display and 40 credits)

did I read somewhere that there is a PM5 nudging fix ?

1,395,340
79457

Jed
19th June 2015, 11:09 AM
Which version is that ? Doesn't look like Sindbad's.

Table 2 posted later today.

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Dedrok
19th June 2015, 11:22 AM
From the link in first post. Just corrected the stretched view. Changed x from 1 to 0.85.


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Dedrok
19th June 2015, 11:23 AM
Version 9.9 PM5 v1.0


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Jed
19th June 2015, 03:02 PM
Ill have a better look tomorrow eve, I'm sure Ill get it working. Ive had VP running before, but I used the Visual Pinball Installation Pack. Many years ago.
Thanks for the links by the way mate!
Mate as Dedrok has already said you need the physmod vpin .exe file to run that desktop version of Flash Gordon. But i don't think that's the reason for your errors anyway, as most physmod tables will load in the normal version of vpin without errors, they'll just act weird when you try and play them.

Maybe try another table first, regular 9.9 desktop and see how you go.

Jed
19th June 2015, 03:47 PM
Starting score .... reset the Nvram ... 3 balls .... only 1 extra ball per game ( turned on Credits display and 40 credits)

did I read somewhere that there is a PM5 nudging fix ?

1,395,340


If you find that nudging fix for PM5, please let me know !

kane
19th June 2015, 06:43 PM
Love those 1k spinners :120:

http://home.exetel.com.au/kanem/pic/vgl/flashgordon.jpg

wingtipvortex
19th June 2015, 07:05 PM
Tried Congo, this error happens.
Cant load vpinmame activex component cant create object
vpinmame ver 00990300 required
WPC.VBS ver 1 or higher required.

I can seem to run the default High Speed table.

Jed
19th June 2015, 08:01 PM
Tried Congo, this error happens.
Cant load vpinmame activex component cant create object
vpinmame ver 00990300 required
WPC.VBS ver 1 or higher required.

I can seem to run the default High Speed table.

that error above sounds like a script one. have you put the scripts in the same place as the table ?

wingtipvortex
19th June 2015, 08:17 PM
Sure did. All fixed now. Simple mistake. Forgot to direct pinmame to the ROM directory. Now what is the thing i need for Flash?

Jed
19th June 2015, 09:11 PM
Sure did. All fixed now. Simple mistake. Forgot to direct pinmame to the ROM directory. Now what is the thing i need for Flash?
You need the Physmod5 .exe for vpin. It's just a standalone .exe file you can use to run Physmod5 tables. The pm5 has improved ball movement, ball spin, and weight. i hope someone can point you in the right direction regarding a link. I'm out at the mo so can't do much right now. Try searching at vpf for Physmod5. Good luck :)

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Jed
21st June 2015, 04:28 PM
2,176,980

http://s12.postimg.org/h71j4l58d/20150621_154419_LLS.jpg

Here's a link from vpuniverse for pm5 exe file plus a list of PM5 tables.

http://vpuniverse.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1729-List-Of-Vp-Physmod-Tables

JustAnotherRat
23rd June 2015, 12:57 PM
572,530
79631
Am finding this one challenging. The ball seems to move quite fast at times and catches me out.

Jed
23rd June 2015, 01:16 PM
572,530
79631
Am finding this one challenging. The ball seems to move quite fast at times and catches me out.
Flash by name, Flash by nature :) i love the sample from Queen too. You can set it to play in the rom dips.

On that subject, rom dips should be set so nothing is held in memory like bonus multiplier. Also, one extra ball per game. or we can play one extra ball per ball ? Might be more fun :)

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kane
23rd June 2015, 04:59 PM
Also, one extra ball per game. or we can play one extra ball per ball ? Might be more fun :)

I hope we keep it one per game, it's nice to have short games on Flash compared to these other marathon tables.


i love the sample from Queen too. You can set it to play in the rom dips.

:eek2: :eek2: :eek2:

Jed
23rd June 2015, 05:14 PM
I hope we keep it one per game, it's nice to have short games on Flash compared to these other marathon tables.



:eek2: :eek2: :eek2:


Nice emoticon version of a Queen film clip :D Did you leave Freddy out on purpose ?

Gives away my age but I saw Queen in 1985 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and they were beyond awesome !! Still remains one of the greatest live gigs I have ever been to.

Agree, lets make it just one extra ball per game.

wingtipvortex
23rd June 2015, 06:19 PM
Right, so do I open the physmod5 exe and load table from there? Ive tried it, and the game comes up on my screen but its dead. IE, no displays, no gameplay but full screen Flash table is there.

Jed
23rd June 2015, 10:30 PM
Right, so do I open the physmod5 exe and load table from there? Ive tried it, and the game comes up on my screen but its dead. IE, no displays, no gameplay but full screen Flash table is there.

dont know what you mean. Can you post a screen dump ?

Dedrok
23rd June 2015, 11:04 PM
It sounds like no rom

kane
24th June 2015, 08:05 PM
Flash! Ah ahhh...

http://home.exetel.com.au/kanem/pic/vgl/flashgordon01.jpg

Dedrok
24th June 2015, 08:38 PM
2.955.470

79685

JustAnotherRat
29th June 2015, 02:32 PM
Agree, lets make it just one extra ball per game.
I haven't managed a free ball yet. When I finally do, can I use all the free balls from the games that I never got one in the one game?

Jed
29th June 2015, 02:56 PM
Right, so do I open the physmod5 exe and load table from there? Ive tried it, and the game comes up on my screen but its dead. IE, no displays, no gameplay but full screen Flash table is there.
Did you solve this yet Andy ?

wingtipvortex
29th June 2015, 04:42 PM
Did you solve this yet Andy ?
Ha! No. Other tables are no problem. Just cant get the PM5 table to " fire " once its open. Oh, Im having problems dumping pics, so thats why no screenshots.I think the ROM issue mentioned is my problem. I just cant seem to locate the ROM folder for the PM5 front end. Or, I may be way off track

Jed
29th June 2015, 08:36 PM
Ha! No. Other tables are no problem. Just cant get the PM5 table to " fire " once its open. Oh, Im having problems dumping pics, so thats why no screenshots.I think the ROM issue mentioned is my problem. I just cant seem to locate the ROM folder for the PM5 front end. Or, I may be way off track

It uses the same rom, and goes in the same place as the regular roms. Have you got the PM5 .exe in the same folder as your reguilar vpin exe ? for PM5 all you need is load the exe, then load the table from File>open and hit start.

wingtipvortex
29th June 2015, 08:47 PM
It uses the same rom, and goes in the same place as the regular roms. Have you got the PM5 .exe in the same folder as your reguilar vpin exe ? for PM5 all you need is load the exe, then load the table from File>open and hit start.
I have all of that happening! I open the PM5.exe, front end comes up, go to load table, which is where all the other tables are. It opens Flash Gordon, but there are no displays or GI lights. The table is esentialy dead.

Jed
29th June 2015, 09:39 PM
I have all of that happening! I open the PM5.exe, front end comes up, go to load table, which is where all the other tables are. It opens Flash Gordon, but there are no displays or GI lights. The table is esentialy dead.

would like to see a screen dump of what it looks like or even a photo from phone. can you play the other tables ok ?

wingtipvortex
29th June 2015, 10:52 PM
http://i59.tinypic.com/2zxz245.png


http://i59.tinypic.com/qstqvt.png

Other tables do the same in the PM5.exe, but play normally in other mode.

Dedrok
30th June 2015, 05:39 PM
http://i59.tinypic.com/2zxz245.png


http://i59.tinypic.com/qstqvt.png

Other tables do the same in the PM5.exe, but play normally in other mode.

I wonder if it's the OK screen is hidden. that looks like no rom. The first time through on this you had to select a rom to use.

If you dont have a rom and go through and click all the ok's, that's how it loads. As a dead game.

Jed
29th July 2015, 07:03 PM
there's a real flash gordon on ebay at the moment ! saldy though it's $3k :(

edit: also advertised here and a bit cheaper... nice :)

MrBungle
8th September 2015, 08:11 PM
82574

Flash Gordon 906,550

JustAnotherRat
4th October 2015, 08:42 AM
671,800
83685
I played Flash Gordon at Pinfest this year, the real table was a hell of a lot slower, but I struggled to get the ball up the ramp with the spinner to maximise points so I sucked at it too.
One thing I noticed though was that on the real table, I could shoot at the drop down target that pops up after you launch the ball (near where the ball enters the play field) at get a reasonable amount of points for it but on VP I can hit it but it does nothing. Does the drop target work for others on VP?

Jed
19th November 2015, 10:31 AM
Current leaderboard now updated in first post. hey, it's only been 5 months. I been busy :)

I'll update the rest of the tables too.

I reckon though, an 'all tables at once' type of comp lacks focus to get scores as there's no real short term time limit. Plus, the admin gets lazy....

JustAnotherRat
19th November 2015, 10:33 AM
I need to lift my game but I really find this table tough. I told myself that I won't be happy unless I hit a million but I can't even get close.

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JustAnotherRat
25th November 2015, 09:40 PM
1,330,050
85619

So I decided to get around to adding the Physmod version of this table on my cab.... it is a shitload slower and much more playable, I reckon if Dedrok so much as looked at this version he'd score 100+ billion. Is this version allowable? If not, don't include this score.

I actually think that I can improve on this score pretty easily as I didn't think I played all that well.

Jed
26th November 2015, 08:11 AM
Yes mate, play any version is the 'rule' i might gave to check out the pm5.

I installed the vp10 version of tron last night - very cool :)

JustAnotherRat
26th November 2015, 08:18 AM
Yes mate, play any version is the 'rule' i might gave to check out the pm5.

I installed the vp10 version of tron last night - very cool :)
I haven't installed VPX yet. I will get around to it at some stage. Spent last night mostly configuring a different Physmod install as it seems to be the only one that works with Maverick so now I have PinballX call that version for that one table.

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Jed
26th November 2015, 11:17 AM
I haven't installed VPX yet. I will get around to it at some stage. Spent last night mostly configuring a different Physmod install as it seems to be the only one that works with Maverick so now I have PinballX call that version for that one table.

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VP10 is just a standalone .exe file (if i remember correctly. ...) so it's no big deal to just drop it into your VP folder and run it for V10 tables.

I'm starting to want a new Front end though, cause now with PM5, 9.9x, and VP10 tables, something like PinballX would make it much easier.

I've only looked at 6 Million Dollar Man and Tron so far from VPX (both really good, the lightshow in Tron is awesome++) but apparantly Cirqus Voltaire and Dirty Harry are both great.

JustAnotherRat
27th November 2015, 09:24 PM
1,751,070
85666

Jed
1st February 2016, 08:09 PM
Flash Gordon is now closed..

The final results are:

1/ Dedrok: 2,955,470 - 25 points
2/ Kane: 2,756,960 - 20 points
3/ Jamma: 2,176,980 - 16 points
4/ JAR: 1,751,070 - 13 points
5/ MrBungle: 906,550 - 11 points

I will be (at long last) closing off all tables within the next couple of days. Sorry for taking so long.