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SubjectNeed help with Visual Pinball new Reply to this message
Posted byTrent_Reznor
Posted on05/06/01 10:36 AM



Again, sorry for the bad english...

I'm having problems with visual pinball. When I load a table the program starts to render the graphics and all that stuff, but all I got was a blank screen. I can hear the flipper and the plunger sounds, but no images. This was with the samples tables, let alone the Vpinmame ones. Any ideas what could be happening? My computer is too weak for Visual Pinball? My specs: P200 MMX, 32 MB, crappy Trident video card (1 mb). Thanks in advance.


SubjectRe: Need help with Visual Pinball new Reply to this message
Posted bympholic
Posted on05/06/01 01:18 PM



I'd tend to agree with you that your computer is way to slow. I've read posts from people with P2 400 cpus having performance problems. I have a P3 866 with 256mb of memory and it works great for me. Even with your computer being too slow though I would expect something displayed on the screen even if it was very choppy. Your video card may not be able to support the rendering routines they are using. Does your video card support Direct X? If so what version?
I'm not sure what is required to display the graphics. Most of the knowledgeable people tend to hang out on a MSN forum, might want to post there instead.

> Again, sorry for the bad english...
>
> I'm having problems with visual pinball. When I load a table the program starts
> to render the graphics and all that stuff, but all I got was a blank screen. I
> can hear the flipper and the plunger sounds, but no images. This was with the
> samples tables, let alone the Vpinmame ones. Any ideas
what could be happening?
> My computer is too weak for Visual Pinball? My specs: P200 MMX, 32 MB, crappy
> Trident video card (1 mb). Thanks in advance.
>



SubjectRe: Need help with Visual Pinball new Reply to this message
Posted byTrent_Reznor
Posted on05/06/01 02:32 PM



I think that Direct X is not the problem, since I can run a lot of newer games (that don't require 3d cards, of course) with playable speeds. And you are right. My concern is not with performance, the problem is that nothing happens. But thanks anyway. I will try other forums too.


SubjectRe: Need help with Visual Pinball new Reply to this message
Posted bybluejaywpg
Posted on05/06/01 04:40 PM



> Again, sorry for the bad english...
>
> I'm having problems with visual pinball. When I load a table the program starts
> to render the graphics and all that stuff, but all I got was a blank screen. I
> can hear the flipper and the plunger sounds, but no images. This was with the
> samples tables, let alone the Vpinmame ones. Any ideas what could be happening?
> My computer is too weak for Visual Pinball? My specs: P200 MMX, 32 MB, crappy
> Trident video card (1 mb). Thanks in advance.

For sure your system is weak for VPinMAME but you may be able to run Visual Pinball. I'm not sure if you need to run it in high colour or if 256 colours is fine. I'd say make sure you are using 640x480 window size & if you are using 256 colours try high colour if your card can support it. You may have to view at 640x480 overall screen size first.

My 2nd PC is slightly better than yours (P233 MMX, 96 MB, 4 MB video) & I couldn't imagine even trying visual pinball on it. Good luck anyway.

Jay
Hardware/Tech Support Moderator

# of bugs found in Windows so far:




SubjectHey! new Reply to this message
Posted byTrent_Reznor
Posted on05/06/01 07:22 PM



It worked at 640x480!!! I was at 800x600 high color. Too bad that I will have to upgrade to try vpinmame, but... I think that is about time to make this.

I should have known that I could count with you with a technical question! =)

Thanks!


>
> For sure your system is weak for VPinMAME but you may be able to run Visual
> Pinball. I'm not sure if you need to run it in high colour or if 256 colours is
> fine. I'd say make sure you are using 640x480 window size & if you are using
> 256 colours try high colour if your card can support it. You may have to view
> at 640x480 overall screen size first.
>
> My 2nd PC is slightly better than yours (P233 MMX, 96 MB, 4 MB video) & I
> couldn't imagine even trying visual pinball on it. Good luck anyway.
>
> Jay
> Hardware/Tech Support Moderator
>
> # of bugs found in Windows so far:
>
>



SubjectRe: Hey! new Reply to this message
Posted bybluejaywpg
Posted on05/06/01 11:55 PM



Excellent!!!

Just so you know, I tried VPinMAME on my 2nd system playing Comet (possibly the best game on VPinMAME speedwise) with sound & samples on at 640x480 & it worked almost perfectly! So you may be able to play VPinMAME after all. Though you would likely have to turn sound off (by pressing F1 after starting a table & unchecking Use Sound) with most games.

> It worked at 640x480!!! I was at 800x600 high color. Too bad that I will have to
> upgrade to try vpinmame, but... I think that is about time to make this.
>
> I should have known that I could count with you with a technical question! =)
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> >
> > For sure your system is weak for VPinMAME but you may be able to run Visual
> > Pinball. I'm not sure if you need to run it in high colour or if 256 colours
> is
> > fine. I'd say make sure you are using 640x480 window size & if you are using
> > 256 colours try high colour if your card can support it. You may have to view
> > at 640x480 overall screen size first.
> >
> > My 2nd PC is slightly better than yours (P233 MMX, 96 MB, 4 MB video) & I
> > couldn't imagine even trying visual pinball on it. Good luck anyway.
> >
> > Jay
> > Hardware/Tech Support Moderator
> >
> > # of bugs found in Windows so far:
> >
> >
>


Jay
Hardware/Tech Support Moderator

# of bugs found in Windows so far:




SubjectRe: Hey! Reply to this message
Posted byTrent_Reznor
Posted on05/07/01 11:18 PM



I'll try that table. Thanks again!!!


> Excellent!!!
>
> Just so you know, I tried VPinMAME on my 2nd system playing Comet (possibly the
> best game on VPinMAME speedwise) with sound & samples on at 640x480 & it worked
> almost perfectly! So you may be able to play VPinMAME after all. Though you
> would likely have to turn sound off (by pressing F1 after starting a table &
> unchecking Use Sound) with most games.
>
> > It worked at 640x480!!! I was at 800x600 high color. Too bad that I will have
> to
> > upgrade to try vpinmame, but... I think that is about time to make this.
> >
> > I should have known that I could count with you with a technical question! =)
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> >
> > >
> > > For sure your system is weak for VPinMAME but you may be able to run Visual
> > > Pinball. I'm not sure if you need to run it in high colour or if 256
> colours
> > is
> > > fine. I'd say make sure you are using 640x480 window size & if you are
> using
> > > 256 colours try high colour if your card can support it. You may have to
> view
> > > at 640x480 overall screen size first.
> > >
> > > My 2nd PC is slightly better than yours (P233 MMX, 96 MB, 4 MB video) & I
> > > couldn't imagine even trying visual pinball on it. Good luck anyway.
> > >
> > > Jay
> > > Hardware/Tech Support Moderator
> > >
> > > # of bugs found in Windows so far:
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
> Jay
> Hardware/Tech Support Moderator
>
> # of bugs found in Windows so far:
>
>



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