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 Post subject: Re: Hyperpin Project - It Begins!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:55 pm 
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Hokay,

As some of you would have noticed I'm doing a reboot of my beloved digital pinball. Was kicking myself that I moved it on when I did but thankfully I didn't have to start from scratch and this time around I'm using much better hardware.

PC specs are now:

i5 3570K
Asrock Extreme motherboard
12GB DDR3 RAM
128GB SSD
GTX670 (playfield and back glass screens)
GT610 (DMD)
750 watt PSU

That far exceeds the original PC I had in there which was an AMD setup and the CPU caused a couple of slowdowns.

Also bought a new playfield monitor as the one I had was sold. Picked up a Soniq 40" for $345 and decased it's a great fit. It doesn't appear to have a last state function which could mean me having to flick the switch which will be just inside the coin door. No biggie if I have to, it can be a pseudo kill switch :mrgreen:

Also need to source another coin door which is poo but I have my eye on one on ebay - despite the guy selling sounding like a bit of a dick. I'll have to beg Heath to do me another plaque! Happy to pay Heath, don't want to get you in trouble!

Tonight I do the wiring for the buttons then I think that's pretty much all the hardware stuff done so I can clean the glass and fix things into place after a test. Then it's onto the software again! I think I'll be right though, I'm sure it will come back to me - and I saved all the tables and artwork from before so all the naming hullabaloo are good to go. Debating whether to try things under Windows 8.1 or nuke it and install 7...

Anyway, here are a few pics, nothing that new but pics are good.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperpin Project - It Begins!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:17 pm 
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You were right when you say you had more computing power than you need.

That CPU cooler is a killer!

Overkill is a favourite pastime of mine... :mrgreen: Go hard son!

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperpin Project - It Begins!
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Looking good! So when are we all coming to visit? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Hyperpin Project - It Begins!
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 Post subject: Re: Hyperpin Project - It Begins!
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Great work - looks good. I'm not sure if it was mentioned, but the drawer runners for the motherboard is a great idea - I'm so stealing it for my cabinet. Also, where did you get the green motherboard standoffs from? I've only even seen the dinky brass ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Hyperpin Project - It Begins!
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matt_number_1 wrote:
Great work - looks good. I'm not sure if it was mentioned, but the drawer runners for the motherboard is a great idea - I'm so stealing it for my cabinet. Also, where did you get the green motherboard standoffs from? I've only even seen the dinky brass ones.


The drawer runners make life much easier! The cables do mean you have to be careful pulling it out but it's no biggie.

I got the green standoffs from an Arcade supplier, can't remember which one though but I think it was OzStick.

Here's the custom desktop wallpaper I did up which will only be seen pre front-end loading but it still adds to the atmos! Oh and did I mention how stoked I am that I'm rebuilding this? :mrgreen:

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Looks awesome! Gate crash time... :mrgreen:

Oh, that artwork looks like you have been dreaming of Madonna recently.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperpin Project - It Begins!
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Sweet job Scott, looking awsm!

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Just updated the software which promises even better tables. Was a bit nervous it would break things but a couple of minor glitches aside I think it's ok! Now to update some of the tables to the latest and greatest.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperpin Project - It Begins!
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scotto. happy to do another plaque for you, just remind me later in a few weeks, as i have three weeks of work to look forward to when i return to work on monday :(

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