Back again after 3 years. :)
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Author:  johnhardyiv [ Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:49 am ]
Post subject:  Back again after 3 years. :)

Hi everyone, seems I re-enter the virtual pinball world every three years or so to catch up. I spend most of my time over in the MAME realm.

Last time I was here was at the height of the frenzy about Unity 3D Pinball and the great work that entailed with its last release. Thought we had the right mix of FP's 3D and VP's ROM support, alas it wasn't to be apparently and it never was open sourced that I could tell.

Now I'm impressed as ever with the continued work on BAM and pushing FP forward with Slam's tables and George, Gimli, and other's work. I've got a beefy machine and have been experimenting with what cuts down the FPS when using the new renderer, for me and my AMD card, it's turning the Radeon control panel's Anti-aliasing up into the 4 and 8 range. If I do that the FPS drops to 40fps or so. So I'm glad I have a workaround at least there.

I've also discovered VPX since I missed it the last go around. The lighting is and 3D (ish) is great too! I'm scarfing down tables I've missed in the last three years. I've got my FP collection up to date. I see that Popotte has slowed output in the last few years, I loved his EMs and his great playfield redraws.

Ok, looking forward to some more BAM releases going forward. Thanks!

John IV

Intel i7-6700K @4.5Ghz • AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB • 32GB RAM • Windows 10 Pro x64

Author:  GeorgeH [ Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Back again after 3 years. :)

Welcome back John!

If you are having a problem with the frame rate using new renderer, you can switch to "FP Original". It doesn't look as good but it is better than having to deal with a low frame rate. I added it as one of the lighting options on Creature from the Black Lagoon 2.2 which showcases many of the new BAM features.


Author:  johnhardyiv [ Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Back again after 3 years. :)

Understood George, thanks. I'm also trying to catch up on old threads here and saw where you (or Gimli?) were soliciting information about 'when' the framerate drops using NR. As I mentioned, for me it was Radeon's high end anti-alias options, everything other setting in the Radeon control panel could be maxxed.

So far with the new BAM renderer I see CFTBL, Funhouse and Slam's tables. Any others gotten the new lighting/physics treatment?

Also, can these tables 'force' the new renderer mode so it's on by default if you were unaware it was offered? Thanks!

Author:  GeorgeH [ Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Back again after 3 years. :)

On my tables. there is Jurassic Park: ... mt1lt_mods

And DarkQuest:

Francisco used the new lighting features on Independence Day: ... ndence_day

FUTURAMA looks amazing although it uses the old lighting:


Author:  DuMIchAuch72 [ Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Back again after 3 years. :)

Strange, a few days ago I can't log in here. Also my posts are gone. Back again with new nickname and new pasword...

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