Virtual Pinball Operators Manual
Version 1.6 Updated Jan 2022
Version 1.6 Updated Jan 2022
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Button layout on the front of cabinet
TOP LEFT BUTTON - Select Table / Start Game
BOTTOM LEFT BUTTON - Exit the table you are playing
FLIPPER BUTTONS - Do not hold these buttons in for any longer than 20 seconds or you risk burning out the solenoid.
LAUNCH BUTTON (under the plunger)
The launch button is used to launch a ball when the game does not have a traditional plunger (for example Attack from Mars).
COIN DOOR BUTTON
Press the coin return button to enter credits for games
STREAM DECK LED BUTTONS
Sometimes one of these buttons may be set for coin instead of having a modified coin return button
Turning The machine ON
Plug the mains power cable in.
Now take the remote control for the playfield screen., If the playfield has not already turned itself on point the remote DOWN at the screen and turn it on.
Now reach under the front right edge of the cabinet and find the ON / OFF button. Press it once to turn the machine on.
The system will power on, Windows will load and then the pinball front end software, Pinup Popper, will load.
Turning the machine OFF
VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
Your machine has a windows computer inside which MUST be turned off properly when you have finished playing. Please press the power button ONCE to initiate a windows shut down.
DO NOT HOLD THE POWER BUTTON
DO NOT SIMPLY TURN OFF AT THE WALL
YOU MUST SHUT DOWN THE MACHINE PROPERLY to avoid crashes and data loss
Press the ON/OFF button under the cabinet ONCE and let the machine shut down.
You can now switch the machine off at the wall if you wish.
Understanding The 3 / 4 different screens you have
You pinball has 3-4 separate LCD screens.
Screen 1 (the backless screen at the top)
Screen 2 (The main play field screen)
Screen 3 (the dmd display).
Screen 4 (optional video topper screen)
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you never change the order of the screens in windows. Doing so will completely mess up your pinball software.
Having the main playfield screen ON when you turn the machine on is important. Its important because ALL of the screens MUST BE ON when you turn the computer on. If they are not all on when you boot up then windows can re-order the screen numbers and mess up how the software works.
If you accidentally have screen issues, turn everything off. Ensure the main play field screen is ON and turn the machine on again.
Connecting Your Machine to the Internet using Ethernet
To connect your machine to ethernet, simply open the rear flap at the back of the machine and plug in an ethernet cable.
Once your machine has fully turned on, press the ESCAPE key on keyboard. This will exit to the Windows desktop. The wifi symbol is slightly hidden in the bottom right hand corner of the screen down by the digital clock.
Windows updates are disabled by default and we highly recommend you do not enable them.
Adjusting the Volume
Your machine has 2 separate audio systems.
Logitech speakers mounted inside the backbox for table music and sound effects. Turn the bluetooth wireless controller on by pressing the button underneath. This device MUST BE SET TO THE PURPLE LED LIGHT. Not the blue led.
2. SSF (surround sound feedback) for mechanical sounds.
Windows has a bad habit of sometimes messing with your audio settings so we have put a sound shortcut on the desktop if you ever need it. The correct settings for the sound system in windows are ;
SPEAKERS - set to default audio device with a green tick next to it
USB Speakers - just under that not green ticked
Disable all other sound devices.
We supply you with a wireless bluetooth volume dial. This is for the music speakers in the backbox. Under the dial is a button press it once until you have a PURPLE LED light appear. Your speakers are now on and you can use this wireless dial to turn up and down the audio.
You can also adjust the music volume by :
HOLDING DOWN THE CREDIT BUTTON ON THE COIN DOOR AND PRESSING LEFT AND RIGHT FLIPPER BUTTONS
Adjusting the Mechanical Sounds
Open the coin door and look to the left, you will see a silver amp. adjust the far right knob to change the sound for the SSF sounds.
You machine is fitted with nudge and tilt - go ahead give it a try
Each table will remember high scores, however you have to first off all beat the pre- programmed high scores from the factory. So as an example. :
Attack from Mars by Bally was shipped with a factory preset high score of 1 Billion. In order to enter a high score on the table you need to exceed that factory set high score. For most people this is very difficult and so we recommend having your own high score board somewhere in your room / on a notepad or similar where you write down the table name and the highest score because for any casual player they are most likely to never exceed the high scores.
Its more fun playing against your mates when you have written down your high scores.