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    I will start by stating I am certainly no expert with vpinmame. From what I can see though there is no tutorial on getting things up and running on AA. I will try and keep this as simple as possible and if any of you other guys and girls want to add info please feel free to do so, as I said, there may be easier ways to do things then the way I say, im just trying to keep this as simple as possible.

    1. Download Visual Pinball with vpinmame package install from here. This will install Visual Pinball, vpinmame and also alot of the pain in the ass files you use to have to go looking for all at once.

    Go to step 3. if not using vista.

    2. Right click on shortcut icon on desktop for VP (visual pinball) in shortcut tab click on advanced. Tick "run as administrator" then OK then APPLY then OK again. If VP is not run in administrator mode the tables will load up but you may not be able to start a game (you will be able to nudge the table but thats it).

    3. Once game is installed its time for some table's and roms. If you want to just play classic table (EM's) you dont need roms and can just download the table.

    Big list of downloadable tables here. http://www.arcadeathome.com/pinball.phtml

    Another download list of table's here = http://www.pinballnirvana.com/UpDownload.html Remember vpinmame tables will need the matching roms to run them.

    list of roms are here for download = http://pinballnirvana.com/modules/UpDownload/store_folder/Visual_PinMAME/roms/

    Good source of machine info and roms, just do a search for the machine = ipd

    4. Once a table is downloaded you need to extract it to your "tables" folder. The tables folder is in the VP program file (wherever you installed VP to at the start). If you downloaded a classic table (EM) then its ready to play. This is generally what I would do first up just so I know VP is installed and working before trying to get it to run vpinmame.

    5. Once you have downloaded a rom or roms for a table the zip file just needs to be placed in the ROMS folder, DO NOT UNZIP THE ROMS ZIP! If there is more then one rom file in the roms list for a particular game then download them all and put them all in the roms folder. Just like mame some rom zips work in cooperation with the other rom zips.

    6. Open VP, open a table and hope it works!

    Press 5 or 6 to insert a coin
    Press 1 to start game
    Press enter to launch the ball
    Left and Right shift are flipper's
    z and ? are nudge left and right
    space bar is nudge up.

    If bad roms then VP will give you a list of rom files that are missing and then you can go search for them.

    Some vpinmame games will just load the rom files and do a system check first time load and cannot be played, all you need to do is exit the table and load it up again.

    Hopefully this will help people trying to get this up and running.

    Here is a picture of IJ for some inspiration ;


    If there is any tables that you are having trouble getting running I offer my services to help out.

    Cheers.
    Last edited by FLEX; 17th February 2009, 09:28 PM.

  • #2
    Thanks Flex, I'll have to give this a go again. It's been ages since I tried pinmame, etc. Well done!
    "Everyone's always in favour of saving Hitler's brain. But when you put it in the body of a great white shark, ooohh! Suddenly you've gone too far!"

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    • #3
      Onya flex,

      thanks for your troubles
      I hope when i die, my wife doesn't sell my pinball machines for what I told her I paid for them.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FLEX View Post
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        1. Download Visual Pinball with vpinmame package install from here =. This will install Visual Pinball, vpinmame and also alot of the pain in the ass files you use to have to go looking for all at once.
        ...
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        I might just be a dumbass but ...

        Did you mean to add a hyperlink OR do you mean from the AA site?

        Stu
        Stubaloo

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FLEX View Post

          If there is any tables that you are having trouble getting running I offer my services to help out.

          Cheers.
          Dunno if i'm doin something wrong, i can bring it all up but cant get a game goin

          I'm using enter to get the ball goin but nothin happens .
          I hope when i die, my wife doesn't sell my pinball machines for what I told her I paid for them.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Stubaloo View Post
            I might just be a dumbass but ...

            Did you mean to add a hyperlink OR do you mean from the AA site?

            Stu
            Yeah soz, fixed now .

            ---------- Post added at 03:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:02 PM ----------

            Originally posted by shootar75 View Post
            Dunno if i'm doin something wrong, i can bring it all up but cant get a game goin

            I'm using enter to get the ball goin but nothin happens .
            Are you putting in a coin first? If not press 5 or 6 to insert coin, then press 1 to start game, then you should see a ball pop up in the plunger area, then you launch the ball by pressing enter.

            ---------- Post added at 03:09 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:04 PM ----------

            Have included default key setup in tutorial..

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            • #7
              moved to the guides section cheers.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FLEX View Post
                Yeah soz, fixed now .

                ---------- Post added at 03:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:02 PM ----------



                Are you putting in a coin first? If not press 5 or 6 to insert coin, then press 1 to start game, then you should see a ball pop up in the plunger area, then you launch the ball by pressing enter.

                ---------- Post added at 03:09 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:04 PM ----------

                Have included default key setup in tutorial..
                I'll have another crack, i was doin it after a pm shift so might have been a bit dopey at the time. flippers worked, coins inserted etc plunger wouldnt work. I'll have a crack again 2nite when i get home from work

                p.s. where'd ya get the indy table??
                I hope when i die, my wife doesn't sell my pinball machines for what I told her I paid for them.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by shootar75 View Post
                  I'll have another crack, i was doin it after a pm shift so might have been a bit dopey at the time. flippers worked, coins inserted etc plunger wouldnt work. I'll have a crack again 2nite when i get home from work

                  p.s. where'd ya get the indy table??
                  Yeah no probs, just make sure you see a ball pop up in the launch lane, if so hold down enter for a while, some games wont launch the ball if you just tap the enter button. Let me know how you go. Also what table is it your trying to play? I cant actually remember where I got indy from, ill have a look and let you know.

                  ---------- Post added at 04:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:32 PM ----------

                  I found the IJ table hear in "Step 1. download all files" window. Its a shame you can no longer go to one site like you use to be able to to get any of the tables but there all still floating around on the web, just a matter of doing a search.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FLEX View Post
                    Yeah no probs, just make sure you see a ball pop up in the launch lane, if so hold down enter for a while, some games wont launch the ball if you just tap the enter button. Let me know how you go. Also what table is it your trying to play?

                    attack from mars

                    cheers again. I'll get it sussed after i've had some sleep
                    I hope when i die, my wife doesn't sell my pinball machines for what I told her I paid for them.

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                    • #11
                      Where the hell is a working Fish Tales table?

                      I can find lots of torrent packs but I'm really just after this one table, no 800 megs of them

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                      • #12
                        I downloaded an absolute shitload of tables years ago, ill see if there is a fish tales still on that pc...

                        ---------- Post added at 05:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:56 PM ----------

                        Download fish tales from here . Then grab all the ft rom files from the above rom download link. I will add this table download site to the tutorial as it has heaps of popular tables.

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                        • #13
                          Checked out Fish Tales and it works like a charm .

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                          • #14
                            I can load the table, and have no sound and cant play.
                            Last edited by Fish Tales; 14th February 2009, 09:55 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Extra Ball View Post
                              hmm its asking for a file called Bally.vbs and it wont work
                              lol
                              Check in your "tables" folder, all vbs script files should be there automaticaly

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