You are not logged in.

#1 2004-04-27 10:49:26

dp
Member
From: Zürich, Switzerland
Registered: 2003-05-27
Posts: 3,363
Website

pinball - more tables?

just wondering if someone knows if there are more tables available for pinball and where one can download them


The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.

Offline

#2 2004-04-28 22:18:38

wakeupbomb
Member
From: Liverpool, UK
Registered: 2004-02-15
Posts: 164

Re: pinball - more tables?

I had a look but couldn't find anything, it's hard to google it as the programme name is just pinball. Is there a Linux port of the mame pinball emulator? I forget it's name, that has millions of tables, based on real ones...

Offline

#3 2004-04-28 23:45:39

dp
Member
From: Zürich, Switzerland
Registered: 2003-05-27
Posts: 3,363
Website

Re: pinball - more tables?

i also googled but without sucess

xmame.SDL i tried, but it is not really working

[damir@Asteraceae damir]$ xmame.SDL pinball
SDL: Info: SDL initialized
info: trying to parse: /usr/local/share/xmame/xmamerc
info: trying to parse: /home/damir/.xmame/xmamerc
info: trying to parse: /usr/local/share/xmame/xmame-SDLrc
info: trying to parse: /home/damir/.xmame/xmame-SDLrc
fuzzy name compare, running pbactio2
info: trying to parse: /usr/local/share/xmame/rc/pbactio2rc
info: trying to parse: /home/damir/.xmame/rc/pbactio2rc
Mouse/Trakball selected.
loading rom 0: pba16.bin   
loading rom 1: pba15.bin   
loading rom 2: pba14.bin   
loading rom 3: pba1.bin    
loading rom 4: pba17.bin   
loading rom 5: a-s6.bin    
loading rom 6: a-s7.bin    
loading rom 7: a-s8.bin    
loading rom 8: a-j5.bin    
loading rom 9: a-j6.bin    
loading rom 10: a-j7.bin    
loading rom 11: a-j8.bin    
loading rom 12: b-c7.bin    
loading rom 13: b-d7.bin    
loading rom 14: b-f7.bin    
done
pba16.bin    NOT FOUND
pba15.bin    NOT FOUND
pba14.bin    NOT FOUND
pba1.bin     NOT FOUND
pba17.bin    NOT FOUND
a-s6.bin     NOT FOUND
a-s7.bin     NOT FOUND
a-s8.bin     NOT FOUND
a-j5.bin     NOT FOUND
a-j6.bin     NOT FOUND
a-j7.bin     NOT FOUND
a-j8.bin     NOT FOUND
b-c7.bin     NOT FOUND
b-d7.bin     NOT FOUND
b-f7.bin     NOT FOUND
ERROR: required files are missing, the game cannot be run.
[damir@Asteraceae damir]$ 

thanx anyway


The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.

Offline

#4 2004-04-29 00:04:25

wakeupbomb
Member
From: Liverpool, UK
Registered: 2004-02-15
Posts: 164

Re: pinball - more tables?

ah I remembered the name now, it's Visual Pinball, but there doesn't appear to be a Linux version...grr
http://www.randydavis.com/vp/screenshot.htm

Offline

#5 2004-04-29 00:05:42

aCoder
Member
From: Medina, OH
Registered: 2004-03-07
Posts: 359
Website

Re: pinball - more tables?

And it's DX, so don't expect one. :evil:


If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
  - John Cage

Offline

#6 2004-04-29 07:37:07

dp
Member
From: Zürich, Switzerland
Registered: 2003-05-27
Posts: 3,363
Website

Re: pinball - more tables?

what is a DX?


The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.

Offline

#7 2004-04-29 09:44:36

zeppelin
Member
From: Athens, Greece
Registered: 2004-03-05
Posts: 807
Website

Re: pinball - more tables?

dp wrote:

what is a DX?

DirectX

Offline

#8 2004-04-29 11:06:44

dp
Member
From: Zürich, Switzerland
Registered: 2003-05-27
Posts: 3,363
Website

Re: pinball - more tables?

thanx

is there a chance to rewrite such games to SDL?

after a short reading (on microsoft) i got the idea that DX is very similar to SDL in the basic concept


The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.

Offline

#9 2004-04-29 11:24:10

zeppelin
Member
From: Athens, Greece
Registered: 2004-03-05
Posts: 807
Website

Re: pinball - more tables?

dp wrote:

thanx

is there a chance to rewrite such games to SDL?

after a short reading (on microsoft) i got the idea that DX is very similar to SDL in the basic concept

hm I'm not a expert on this. But AFAICT the SDL mimitates the DX syntax

Offline

#10 2004-04-29 12:54:22

dp
Member
From: Zürich, Switzerland
Registered: 2003-05-27
Posts: 3,363
Website

Re: pinball - more tables?

so theoretically you can take a windows-DX game and recompile it against SDL without changing anything?  (is SDL a mimikry or clone of DX?)


The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.

Offline

#11 2004-05-12 05:12:13

RTF
Member
Registered: 2004-04-26
Posts: 27

Re: pinball - more tables?

SDL is definitely not a clone, and it's not a library for the actual rendering of graphics - in fact it uses DX to do the rendering in Windows(and X elsewhere of course). This caused a problem for me once(I've worked with SDL through the PyGame wrapper libraries), because as it turns out DirectX will destroy all the graphics held in memory when you alt-tab out a full-screen game; it took me quite a while to figure out what was going on and deal with it by reloading everything after you return to the game(ugh). SDL still operates at a relatively low level, but its main strength is that it abstracts away the hardware details for you, making graphics, sound, input, etc. all easily available regardless of your platform.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB