If you want the print ready package
I got MAME running, but I wanted more..
So I tried loading Demul.
This didn’t go like I wanted at first needed to edit the script use a hidden command in pin popper to load the playfield “bezel”
But before I did that I needed to fit it on the screen,
I don’t know if I want to play on the playfield like I do now.
For now its ok but maybe I will change it in the future.
To make it work I needed to install windows app.
Found a good one that works, but after running it I found out that
I lost focus so I wrote a Autokey script to keep it ontop and press f3 to remove the menu bar in window view..
Here is a video how it resizes:
Here are some pictures of the 2 games I have running for now:
Wanted to use video, but found nothing fitting…
Will upload the script and tools later.
Ok it’s time for a little update on the Pinball Machine.
Stopped using Hyperpin and moved over to PinUP popper and PinPlayer.
Its the future for Visual pinball…
After installing a new screen for the backglass I started searching for a new Frontend
and that is how I found out about PinUP popper.
Then the updates happend very quick:
- New Videocard GFX 1050
- New Backglass Screen (21″) (The 1050 didn’t use VGA and couldn’t find my adapter…)
- Clean install SSD Windows 10
- Finaly added the Legs (had them lying around for 3 years flippersloop.nl )
- New Frontend (PinUP popper)
- Visual Pinball X (was using 9)
- Colored DMD (freezy DMD & pin2dmd colorizations virtual pinball)
After some tweaking I was able to install it and get it running on my Cab.
Here is video of the update.
Suggest you read the wiki a few times…- I made me some custom DMD overlays because of my 2 screensetup.
Been using DMDoverlay but need to change the size here and there.
So we made some custom overlays download link below.
You can find my Custom overlay DMD’s in my mega.co.nz folder.
– I wanted to add some Mame games.
Looked up some TATE games and now I have about 124 games.
Here is my game list ( Pastbin). PinUP popper got a nice search feature for pinball tables.
But for MAME games it will not work so i made my Wheels, DMD, etc myself.
Used the autorecorder for the playfield recording.
Here are someimages of my Mame wheel images:
You can find my Custom Mame Wheels in my mega.co.nz folder.
– I also needed custom DMD’s for my Mame games:
You can find my Custom Mame DMDS in my mega.co.nz folder.
And of course I needed backglasses our Marquee but because of most
of the marquee images would be on the DMD I wanted to add Video’s.
Searched on youtube and (p)ornhub to find some useable video clips
Yes (p)ornhub apparently lots of TATE games are hot girls games 😀
So little warning for the videos not all are Safe for under 18 😉
Did a little editing on them but not enough to call it ready.
But i will share them and update them if i have time.
You can find my Custom Mame videos in my mega.co.nz folder.
Install my images and videos in your default mame popvideo folder.
They are already named correct, if you use the same romset.
Didn’t use a rom organiser, so there can be errors.
See my game list at pastbin for the names I used.
Wheel images > Wheel
DMD images > DMD
Video images > BackGlass
Did a quick packet capture for Daytona USA.
Download the captures form my G-Drive
But I found a few IPs and ports:
22.214.171.124:46287 (MEMCACHE Continuation):
Looks like chat protocol used maybe IRC like I have seen that they use that for other games too.
Here are the ips for TCP
Full info of the 3 IPs below:
Here are the reset command because there is no server to reply on..
Today it was father’s day and I wanted to make something special for my dad.
Back in the 80’s my dad got the Oric II and he still got it (and operational).
It was also my first computer, so after some searching I found a Oric 1 model that I could use for this.
Load that model in to ThinkerCad and a Raspberry Pi zero model, just for size’s.
If you want to tinker more:
Added retropie installed the Oric emulator and added the roms.
Download link: Oric Atoms. (oops include the psd.. systembackground.png is a psd)
Location of the themes: /etc/emulationstation/themes/(nes-mini)
My dad/mom loved The Oric 1 mini 😀
This site Dreamcast.online kicks Ass 😀
It’s a nice add-on for DreamPi users:
No image, live stats Baby! Scroll down if you dare! (iframes <3 🙂 )
Finished my DreamPI project:
The modem fits nice in to the case 😀 , and works perfect!
[spoiler title=”Games online Now!! Expand Me!”]
Max Players: 8
Features: Multiplayer, Leaderboards
Hosted by: Shuouma
Max Players: 4
Features: Email Challenge
Hosted by: N/A
San Francisco Rush 2049
Max Players: N/A
Features: Leaderboards, DLC
Hosted by: DreamPipe
Good for debugging errors:
sudo tail -f /var/log/syslog
Had some trouble getting Dreampi working so I checkt the syslog:
After this log I connect the power to my line inducer when i connect it before it’s started dreampi crashes because it cant find the modem.
Now my dreamcast is almost ready for 2019 😀 one more mod (Noctua NF-A4x10) already printed the fan duc.
Don’t forget to CHANGE your Pi’s password, DMZ will make your Pi attractive to bad people….
Some game info:
[spoiler title=’More info’ style=’green’]
New weekend project that I made:
Last year I a got a NES case of a co-worker, I did’t know what to do with it, until now…
After seeing the second picture above I got inspired to make a new RetroPie console.
Needed to be RFID and controller…
Left the NES case and the semi setup Right a working setup only no working code at that point.
Even the RFID would’t read the cards because of the SPI-PY its sort of broken.
git clone https://github.com/lthiery/SPI-Py.git
git checkout 8cce26b9ee6e69eb041e9d5665944b88688fca68
sudo python setup.py install
If you do that! Then and only then, you can get the RFID-RC533 working under latest Jessy or RetroPie latest build.
Then you can install the MFRC522 Library and start reading some card data.
To get it working the way I wanted was a pain in the @ss. There is some info on runcommand:
/opt/retropie/supplementary/runcommand/runcommand.sh','0', '_SYS_', 'gb', '/home/pi/RetroPie/roms/gb/Tetris (JUE) (V1.0) [!].gb'
But no info on Scummvm and i wanted to launch Monkey Island 1 SE talkie version I made back in the day.
When the Talkie Mod came out.. Been looking for a console that could play those 2 new Talkie versions.
And ScummVM is vers 2.0 on Raspberry so it would work.
Here is a Video showing off how it works and change between Monkey Island and EmulationStation.
More detailed view of how it works: Look at the LED LOL
Some close up photo’s
Made also new printed USB controller ports:
How to Script it?
I made 2 bash scripts and 1 pyton script (reworked its the RFID reader):
The Time.sleep(15) needs to be removed to boot the game quicker but left it in because want to try loading splach screen or something. The Led is to indicate if the game is stopt or not. Then it will boot EmulationStation again.
The python program stops but is been rebooted with EmulationStation.
The bash scripts:
And for the skin i used the NES-Mini theme.
But it was missing 2 themes, i used ScummVM and the Oric emulator on my Pi.
So i made them download link below:
Download link: ScummVM.
Oric Atmos :
Download link: Oric Atoms.
(cartridges and RFID tag)
Things to do:
Mount RFID on top case, make everything more durable.
Optimise the code, use some sort of database to use more UID’s and game titles.
Get more RFID tag’s, print more modes of old games… (open source Amiibo’s)
Sources needed to make this happen: