Bit more information on how to get pin2dmd working on Sam games (Metallica, ACDC etc) using Pinball Browser. The below is for Metallica
- download the pinball browser software from here: [ http://tiny.cc/pinballbrowser ]
- register the software (paypal olivier $10 for a license)
- download the 1.70 rom from the sternpinball.com website
- pm me with your email address for the macro and smartdmd.txt file (which contains the palette information) <--- Various macros for different games are available from various people
- launch the pinball browser software, and then load in the metallica 1.70 .bin rom file
- from the 'smartdmd' button, click the 'configure your smartdmd device' button, navigate to where the smartdmd.txt file is located and select it (this is one of the files that I emailed you)
- from the 'macros' button, click the 'load' button [folder icon], and select the macro (.pbm) (this is the other file that I emailed you)
- click the 'run' button
- click the 'save as' button [disc icon w/ pencil] to save the new .bin file
- copy the .bin file to a usb drive
- re-flash your machine with the new .bin file
Agree with the above. I bought a pin2dmd for my ACDC, and after a couple of evenings trying to figure it out (it's not well documented!), I found that the macro was not present in PB. The macros are tied to pro vs prem, but also to the code version, which may explain why it can't find it? Couldn't get any help from either the colourisation artist or lucky1.
I ended up just putting the original DMD back in...
Wow only just saw this, if this could be used on some Stern games I would jump on one for my Star Trek LE.
That file will only work for virtual pins. For real pins you need some more gubbins. Having just been through this process for SAM machines with my ACDC, it was a royal PITA.Although the whole ROM patching thing is a bit out of my knowledge area !
That file will only work for virtual pins. For real pins you need some more gubbins. Having just been through this process for SAM machines with my ACDC, it was a royal PITA.
@J85M what you can do is open Pinball Browser and check the macro repository (without loading any firmware). If there is a colourisation there for ST prem/LE latest code version then you can consider PIN2DMD. Otherwise I'd get a ColorDMD instead.
From what I can recall though, @Ashram56 said he'd given it a go for his ST and wasn't successful