hi, having trouble getting started. from ir pinball i dwnld the visual install pack. I got the ball icon on my desktop. I then dwnld. a 70's table. quick draw. I opened that and the game seems to come up but wont play. what the heck am I doing wrong here.
Nothing happens with f5 or really any key. The "play" button changes the screen from what looks like a place where i can alter the table to the game. But nothing gets it running.
I hit the start visual pinball on the desktop. then clik file and some games i dwnld come up. Select a game and it appears on the screen but wont play. The screen that comes up when i hit that start ball almost looks like it is to build a game??
I did this years ago and went through hell trying to get it working, but did. When that hard drive went i never did this again for years.. same result though..
If you see an image of the table the way you'd expect it to look if you were playing it, then it's running.
Now, possibly it's lost focus for some reason and your system is displaying it in the background. That could be a reason the keys aren't working. That's a system issue.
If that's the case, you could mouse over the image and click on it to activate it. Nothing would immediately happen, but the table should regain focus. As an alternative, you could hit ALT-TAB a few times to cycle through your running programs, just so you could bring it back to the active table.
Try playing with those things, then hitting the keys mentioned earlier.
If that doesn't work, please let me know what your VP version is. You can check that by going back to the editor and choosing "Help" and "About" from the drop-down menus.
I will try those things now. One thing I did notice is the size of the game on my screen. It is a ways back when I had this working on a different computer but the game itself was much bigger. It used to cover most of the screen now maybe just around half..
Am i messing up the way i place these games when downloading. it says place them in the visual pinball tables directory. I dont see where I have that..
been a while. I picked up this computer solely for this pinball stuff. can't quit.. lol
Oh, so you're running in windowed-mode, not full screen? Just FYI-- you can change that in the editor's options. In fact, you might as well try that and see if it helps.
Remember, if the escape key and nothing else helps with exiting from play mode, you can always ALT-TAB or hit the WINDOWS key to regain control. Then you'd right-click on the VP app and manually close it.
Anyway, to answer your Q-- some things (like ROMs) matter a lot where they're placed, but most VPT files shouldn't matter at all.
Sorry bout that.. Was really just saying I got a lot downloaded. I did just try captain fantastic again. On ir pinball in the 1970-1979 games there are 2 versions of it. i downloaded them both. Both load the table and immediately come up with a script error box. When you clik on anything there in that error box it just exits the table..not the end of the world but I do remember that being a great game..