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    PinCabView2D : Most old DOS Pinball Games in your Pincab!

    PinCabView2D 2.0 by Aubrel

    This patch is free and should remain free.
    Not for commercial uses!!

    I'm happy to release this patch! It will transforme completely many old PC pinball games and will make them alive again in your virtual pinball cabinet.
    The main goal is to get a pincab view with exported DMD and backglass for most of the 2D PinballDreams-like PC games.
    A "PinCabKeys" option is available in PinCabView2D.ini to get full support with standard VPX keyboard keys (used by default)
    DMD's position and size can be set in PinCabView2D.ini
    This pack doesn't contain any file of these games and will not modify them at all.

    It supports perfectly 17 uniques DOS games for a total of 78 unique tables!
    I added the following features (nearly all the same than I did with ProPinball games) :
    - Pixel perfect CRT effect (optionnal)
    - Backglass on 2nd screen (with or without grill)
    - DMD export (backglass or 3rd screen)
    - Desktop or Pincab view
    - And also full standard VPX keys support !

    The "PinCabKeys" option is available in PinCabView2D.ini to get full support with standard VPX keyboard keys (used by default)
    DMD's position and size can be set in PinCabView2D.ini

    Here how it looks :
















    The pack contains :
    - PinCabView2D Launcher
    - DOSBox "PinHack V3x" build (customized version, diff patch included)
    - PinCabView v4 and CRTGeomMOD v4 ReShade's shaders (merged together)
    - Reshade's dll (opengl32.dll / Customized version used by default)
    - dgVoodoo2's dll (ddraw.dg / Only used for SlamTilt)

    Supported games (perfectly working) :
    - Pinball Dreams - DOS
    - Pinball Dreams II - DOS
    - Pinball Dreams Deluxe - DOS/GOG (it includes Pinball Dreams 1 & 2)
    - Pinball Fantasies - DOS
    - Pinball Mania - DOS
    - Pinball Fantasies Deluxe - DOS/GOG (it includes Pinball Fantasies & Mania)
    - Pinball Illusions - DOS/GOG
    - Absolute Pinball - DOS
    - Pinball 2000 - DOS
    - Pinball 4000 - DOS
    - Psycho Pinball - DOS
    - Ultimate Pinball - DOS
    - Epic Pinball Complete Collection - DOS/GOG
    - Silverball - DOS
    - Silverball 2 - DOS
    - Electronic Pinball - DOS
    - Thomas The Tank Engine's Pinball - DOS
    - Pinball Wizard 2000 - DOS
    - SlamTilt - Windows

    DOS pinball games tested but unfortunately not working :
    - Extreme Pinball - DOS
    - Pinball Warriors - DOS
    - Tilt - DOS
    - Pinball Prelude - DOS

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    How to use :
    - Create a directory and extract the full archive inside.
    - Install your games here in their dedicated folders.
    - Check the "autoexec" part at the end of the config files of the games you own (config files located in PinCabView2D\Configs\).
    You can edit a little this "autoexec" part, but it should match your game installation. But don't change anything else.
    - If needed set PinCabView2D.ini "PinCabView" and "PinCabView_ADV" options
    Optionnal : the CRT effect will look better if you set your screen in portrait mode before launch
    - Launch the launcher with the "ConfigName" of the game you want to launch as command
    Optionnal : you can also send as 2nd parameter the number of the table you want to be launched directly.
    - That's all, it should work!

    Examples:
    "C:\My Game Folder\PinCabView2DLauncher.exe" DreamsDx
    Will launch Pinball Dreams Deluxe (gog)
    "C:\My Game Folder\PinCabView2DLauncher.exe" DreamsDx 3
    Will launch Pinball Dreams Deluxe (gog) and will also launch directly the 3rd table of "Pinball Dreams"
    "C:\My Game Folder\PinCabView2DLauncher.exe" DreamsDx 6
    Will launch Pinball Dreams Deluxe (gog) and will also launch directly the 2nd table of "Pinball Dreams II"
    (Quicklaunch is not available for : Epic Pinball, Silverball, Silverball 2, Pinball Wizard 2000 and Psycho Pinball)

    PinCabKeys :
    - "1" (repeat quickly) => F1-F8 (+Yes)
    - "2" => Esc
    - "5" => No
    - "Enter" => Plunger (+OK)
    - "Shift"s => Flippers (+Directions if needed)
    - "Ctrl"s => Nudges (+Directions if needed)
    - "z", "Space", "/" => Nudges

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    Side notes :
    - Some game's resolutions should be set as expected to work :
    *Pinball Illusion should be set in default "VGA 360x350"
    *Thomas The Tank Engine's Pinball should be set in "Small"
    *Absolute Pinbal should be set in "VGA High"
    *SlamTilt options should be kept "Zoom Off" and "DMD Small" (setting forced at game start)
    *Others should be set in "High Res" when available
    - Don't use the launcher to install your games, you can use directly the DOSBox included to do that.
    - To use a different keys mapping, disable "PinCabKeys" in PinCabView2D.ini and set it as you want (Ctrl+F1 ingame with game windowed using Alt+Enter)
    - The Windows DPI-Scale setting for high resolutions should be the same for all your screens.
    - If the "QuickLaunch" command doesn't work correctly, you can try to increase the "TimerSale" option in PinCabView2D.ini (1.5 should be enough in most cases).
    You can now also set the "SleepTime" values as you want and per game in PinCabView2D.ini
    - You can acces some options in Reshade's UI using "home" key but most of them are set by the launcher and shouldn't be changed (check only "User Preferences Settings" section).
    You can still use it to set the brightness of the table, the backglass, the DMD and to activate or not the CRT effect.
    - For most of these DOS game you will have to check if the "autoexec" part at the end of the DOSBox config file is matching your game installation.
    - SlamTilt doesn't run in DOSBox, its DOSBox's config file is a "fake" one only needed to be able to use the same launcher without too much changes.
    - A desktop mode is available (can be activated in PinCabView2D.ini) but to keep the CRT effect you will need a UHD screen ("CRT Effect" can be disabled in ReShade's UI with home key)
    - The Reshade's dll (PinCabView2D\opengl32.dll) used by default is a custom one made by Ducon2016 for CRTGeomMOD (it removes the start message and improves the UI).
    If this dll doesn't work for you (I saw only one case in 2 years where it doesn't work...), you can use the official opengl32_reshade_orig.dll included instead (just rename to opengl32.dll and replace)
    - To work correctly and to avoid unexpected issues please install the games in their dedicated folders in order to match the corresponding config file settings.


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    Changelog :

    2.0
    - "CabView" shader has been mostly completely rewritten to fix some old issues, to get better performances, more features and to be more flexible.
    - Game's settings are now mostly put in PinCabView2D.ini (you can now add games for the launcher and set the already included ones as you want)

    1.3
    - SlamTilt (Windows) support added (doesn't use DOSBox at all but some informations in the "fake" config file are still used by the launcher)
    To install SlamTilt, just copy the full CD content and past in the dedicated "SlamTilt" directory and that's all!
    (only "SlamTilt" 1997 is supported by PinCabView2D, for "SlamTilt Resurrection" 1999 please use the "not 2D" version of PinCabView available in VPUniverse's forum too)
    - Silverball2 native support added (same as Silverball but with up to 3 more tables)
    - Desktop mode should be fixed (display/ratio)
    - 180° Rotation should be fixed
    - Some more shader improvements
    - Some quicklanch timings improvements

    1.2
    - Keys mapping fixed for the standalone versions of Pinball Dreams, Dreams II and Mania
    - Keys mapping improved for Pinball Illusions, Ultimate Pinball, Absolute Pinball (left&right nudges added)
    - Direct launch fixed for Pinball Mania.
    - DOSBox-PinHack-V3x : ratio code improved.
    - DOSBox-PinHack-V3x : You can now set a ratio for the standard game resolution and an other for the expanded one.
    - DOSBox-PinHack-V3x : Default ratio are now set to 4:3 for standard gaming and 9:16 for the expanded resolution (when used without the launcher)
    - CRT effect is now removed by default when used without the launcher (can help to install and set the games before play)

    1.1
    - Full support added for Pinball Wizard 2000
    - Native support added for the standalone versions of Pinball Dreams, Dreams II, Fantasies, Mania.
    - Patch added to fix Pinball 2000 and Pinball Dreams II (standalone) intro and menu.
    - Some key timing fixes for direct launch command (you can use TimerScale option in the ini to match better your machine speed).
    - DOSBox Pinhack sources cleanups for release.
    - A few changes in the config files and game folders.
    If you already used the previous version please check again the autoexec section after updating.

    1.0
    First Official Release

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    Thanks to Ducon2016 and Houb ^^ for the amazing "CRTGeomMOD" shader
    http://www.emuline.org/topic/1420-sh...-looking-games

    Big thanks to Felipe Sanches, Joaquim Hilari, sirlee,... for the DOSBox "PinHack" version used to remove the game's scrolling
    https://github.com/DeXteRrBDN/dosbox-pinhack
    And thanks to all the others DOSBox "PinHack" build contributors too : https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=12424

    ReShade home : https://reshade.me
    DOSBox home : https://www.dosbox.com
    dgVoodoo2 home : http://dege.freeweb.hu/


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    Download PinCabView2D 2.0 : https://www.mediafire.com/file/377h9...D_2.0.rar/file

    Enjoy !!
    Last edited by Aurel; Yesterday at 12:45 AM.

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    PinCabView2D 1.3 released!

    1st post just updated
    - SlamTilt (Windows) support added (doesn't use DOSBox at all but some informations in the "fake" config file are still used by the launcher)
    To install SlamTilt, just copy the full CD content and past in the dedicated "SlamTilt" directory and that's all!
    (only "SlamTilt" 1997 is supported by PinCabView2D, for "SlamTilt Resurrection" 1999 please use the "not 2D" version of PinCabView available in VPUniverse's forum too)
    - Silverball2 native support added (same as Silverball but with up to 3 more tables)
    - Desktop mode should be fixed (display/ratio)
    - 180° Rotation should be fixed
    - Some more shader improvements
    - Some quicklanch timings improvements









    I'm very happy to get the original SlamTilt working too : this is 4 very nice tables to discover or to remember!

    Enjoy!

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    I just wanted to say Thanks to Aurel and everyone who helped create this amazing tool. It was obviously a tremendous amount of work and, for me, has brought new life back into long forgotten games. Thanks Again!

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    Thanks, Glad you like it

    I just updated to the new version 2.0 with better performances (nearly 50% faster than before)

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