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PinMAME Integration / Re: X-files with pinmame
« Last post by Fantomas on October 17, 2017, 10:46:20 AM »
So I was able to write some custom code, and I can fire off all coils.
So it seems the problem is with pinmame.

Any idea why coils C28 to C32 won't work ?
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PinMAME Integration / X-files with pinmame
« Last post by Fantomas on October 15, 2017, 06:52:54 AM »
Hello,

So I recently got a X-files and a P-ROC.
I got everything working except coils Q29 to Q32. At first I thought it was a problem on the powerdriver board, but I can find nothing wrong with it.
It seems like pinmame and/or the p-roc isn't working for those coils.

As a test I shorted SOLC and FLMP on U204 and in test when I select Q17 to Q24..., Q25 to Q32 also work.
So the datalines + chip enable are ok for U3 and U4

Then when I select Q25 to Q32 in test, it only works for Q25 to Q28 (+ Q17 to Q20)
Q29 to Q32 does nothing, Q21 to Q24 don't work either.
It seems like there is no signal for Q29 to Q32 .

Then I thought why not create custom code and see If I can control those coils like that, so I would know that the P-ROC is working correct.
But I'm unable to install "proc_env_installer_wHD_1.27" in windows 10, it gives an error on pypinproc... see my other post.

So I'm kinda stuck here...
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P-ROC / P3-ROC / Can't install pypinproc...
« Last post by Fantomas on October 13, 2017, 02:41:18 PM »
I get following error on windows 10 using this installer: proc_env_installer_wHD_1.27 (1).exe
Same on 3 different laptops

C:\P-ROC>setlocal

C:\P-ROC>set branch=master

C:\P-ROC>C:\Python27\python.exe C:\P-ROC\scripts\change-pypinproc.py master

C:\P-ROC>xcopy /y c:\Python27\Libs\libpython27.a c:\MinGW\lib
C:\Python27\Libs\libpython27.a
1 File(s) copied

C:\P-ROC>if 0 NEQ 0 goto changefailed

C:\P-ROC>cd C:\P-ROC\pypinproc-master

C:\P-ROC\pypinproc-master>C:\python27\python.exe setup.py install build --compiler=mingw32
running install
running build
running build_ext
building 'pinproc' extension
C:\MinGW\bin\gcc.exe -mdll -O -Wall -I../libpinproc-master/include -IC:\python27\include -IC:\python27\PC -c pypinproc.cpp -o build\temp.win32-2.7\Release\pypinproc.o -O0 -g -Wno-write-strings
In file included from c:\mingw\lib\gcc\mingw32\6.3.0\include\c++\math.h:36:0,
                 from C:\python27\include/pyport.h:325,
                 from C:\python27\include/Python.h:58,
                 from pypinproc.cpp:1:
c:\mingw\lib\gcc\mingw32\6.3.0\include\c++\cmath:1157:11: fout: '::hypot' has not been declared
   using ::hypot;
           ^~~~~
pypinproc.cpp:1120:1: let op: converting to non-pointer type 'int' from NULL [-Wconversion-null]
 };
 ^
pypinproc.cpp: In functie 'void initpinproc()':
pypinproc.cpp:1380:5: let op: this 'if' clause does not guard... [-Wmisleading-indentation]
     if (PyType_Ready(&pinproc_DMDBufferType) < 0)
     ^~
pypinproc.cpp:1383:2: note: ...this statement, but the latter is misleadingly indented as if it is guarded by the 'if'
  PyObject *m = Py_InitModule("pinproc", methods);
  ^~~~~~~~
error: command 'C:\\MinGW\\bin\\gcc.exe' failed with exit status 1

C:\P-ROC\pypinproc-master>if 1 NEQ 0 goto failed

C:\P-ROC\pypinproc-master>ECHO "pinproc INSTALL FAILED.  Capture the above for additional info."
"pinproc INSTALL FAILED.  Capture the above for additional info."

C:\P-ROC\pypinproc-master>PAUSE
Press any key to continue . . .

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Miscellaneous / Looking for P-ROC system development help in the Chicago area.
« Last post by stever on September 28, 2017, 02:22:29 PM »
Hi, my name is Steve Ritschdorff located in a western Chicago suburb 15 minutes directly west of O’Hare airport, and looking to hire someone experienced with all phases of the P-ROC operation that’s interested in working with a fellow pinhead in developing a complete system to control all types of pinball functions, and giving some basic tutoring on programming.   
   
I just finished an extensive rolling ball contraption that can be seen on YouTube  https://youtu.be/PSkpAt4u5Hc   it has approximately 250 ft. that circles the inside perimeter of my basement, and is primarily made out of all types of used pinball parts that included wire ramps, many plastics, and many more odds & ends that I have accumulated over the years.        I’m interested in developing a similar type of contraption like the finished gravity style, but want to interface controlling devices (coils, magnets, motors, lamps, LEDs, sounds, etc).   
 
Let me know if interested?  I would pay cash, and very flexible.   Perhaps we could meet at the upcoming Expo?       

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pyprocgame / pyprocgame python project to testwith a (williams) virtual playfield
« Last post by noitbe1 on September 28, 2017, 09:05:59 AM »
hello all.

I don't know if this has been covered already, I'm still a newby...

I have a pyprocgame python project running and I can manage to run a display. So you guys know if it's possible to plug the pyprocgame with a visual display (visual pinball??) in my case I'd like to get the TOTAN and be able to test the mods with a virtual playfied and to be able to test the coil, lightening, mods interactions and so on...?

I've look into the web but I couldn't figure out if it's possible and it ha been done before (for a know playfield such as Bally/williams or others...)

thanks
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Hello all,
I'm trying to understand how to fill the yaml file which link the P-ROC to the pinball.

How do you know how to fill the number, switch number and so on...

for instance:

 leftCoin:
        number: SD1
        label: 'Left Coin Chute'
        tags: coin
    centerCoin:
        number: SD2
        label: 'Center Coin Chute'
        tags: coin
    rightCoin:
        number: SD3
        label: 'Right Coin Chute'
        tags: coin
    4thCoin:
        number: SD4
        label: '4th Coin Chute'
        tags: coin
    exit:
        number: SD5
        label: 'Service Exit'


Is it part of the manual somewhere or do we fill infos ourself manually? In that case, how do we know that we got i right?

thanks
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Hi guys.
Building my first custom game and having some trouble getting the Windows installer to work.
Getting about 70% of the way through before it errors out. This is where it's halting [See attachment].
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

I'm installing on a Windows 7 machine.
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Other Hardware / Re: RGB LED
« Last post by Charlie Rose on July 21, 2017, 09:07:33 PM »
very helpful , thank Steve
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Other Hardware / Re: RGB LED
« Last post by Steve S on July 18, 2017, 01:37:11 AM »
There are a number of ways to do this.  You could use the PD-LED board to control up to 28 RGB LEDs and use them for GI.  Some people use strings of serial RGB LEDs, like the WS2811 or WS2812 variants.  They can be controlled using an Arduino, a FadeCandy board, or something similar.  That's an inexpensive way to go, especially for GI, although there's some disagreement about using serial lamp strings in a pinball cabinet (noisy electrical environment).

Different people are using a variety of LEDs with the PD-LED board, depending on the way they've implemented lamps and how each lamp is being used.  Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in.
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Other Hardware / RGB LED
« Last post by Charlie Rose on July 16, 2017, 11:49:45 PM »
Looking to replace my GI setup with RGB LED's what would the recommended bulb that most are using, and the control board for each bulb.
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