20degree Control Ball in Game of FuturePinball Guide

20degree

Pinball Player
Here is an other online guide for Future Pinball users that i find important.

It make possible for Futurepinball creators to control the ball in game to test your playing and game.

<----INSERT LINK TO GUIDE HERE---->
 
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20degree

Pinball Player
You must extract it from the zip file.
What is a zip file?
It's like a "drawer" that can have multiple
things into or a single thing.

You must have a extracting zip software to
have the file Dinput8 that is into.
I suggest one of these softwares named:
7zip, or WinRar, or WinZip
 

20degree

Pinball Player
What it does?

It can make yourself when you create a pinball game
the possibility to control the ball in game

This is quite usefull to play and test your game you create.
 

20degree

Pinball Player
When you have put the file named
dinput8.dll
into your main directory of your software
you will then be able to control and move the ball
in your game with your mouse.
 

20degree

Pinball Player
The next thing to do is to configurate Future Pinball
to make possible with a "left mouse click" to
control the movement of you ball in game or not
 

20degree

Pinball Player
From the software Future Pinball go to the text menu writen:
Preferences
after choose the sub option named:
Game Keys and Controls
This should make a window that open that look as this:
dinput8.jpg
 

20degree

Pinball Player
What you do with this Future Pinball menu?
On the left where there is the words:
Mouse/Joypad Controllers
Simply "checkmark" the square writen (Enable)
just next to it on the right choose "Mouse"
 

20degree

Pinball Player
Then below of your selection you see it is writen
Pinball Roller
After just beside of it, choose the option
Left
This mean that when you "Left Mouse Click"
you then control the ball in game.
Also when you again "Left Mouse Click"
you then put back the ball to normal
 

20degree

Pinball Player
The last thing of the same menu near the bottom
you see theses things:
Test Roller X
choose the option just beside writen
Left-Right
Test Roller Y
choose the option just beside writen
Up-Down
 

20degree

Pinball Player
This indicate that when you move your mouse
Left-Right
That it will Roll horizontaly
also when you move your mouse
Up-Down
That it will Roll your ball in game verticaly

After simply close the window by clicking "OK"
 

20degree

Pinball Player
I hope that theses instructions was simple enough for all. When i have created my own Future Pinball game it was hard for me to test my programming and game. Because the ball i have no control of it.

So i have played for hours and hours, hoping that the ball with hit some targets or other components that i have planned. This only for testing before putting the game online.

With the previous instructions i have givin. Peoples dont have to waste hours to test the ball in game. They can test it exactly as they want, because they decide where the ball goes and what the ball hit. Even the orders of objects hitted, if into your game there is an order of things to hit to obtain some goal.

A+
 

20degree

Pinball Player
Please tell me what you think about my guides and instructions. It's simply is important for my self to make it easy for any ones to understand and to follow. Well i try to explain it and make it easy to understand.
 

NitroNimbus

Pinball Wizard
Site Supporters
Hi 20degree,
When I started mucking around with FP years ago I was not aware this was available until I seen a youtube clip of someone using it.
It took me forever to find the info from scrolling through forum after forum. I am certain most guys here are aware of the feature but for anyone starting out this is a perfect guide. Factual, informative and too the point. I also like the approach and layout.
Well done mate, cheers!
 

20degree

Pinball Player
NitroNimbus
All my free pdf guides about the software Futurepinball and other softwares, i have made them with many step by step images and instructions. Not only that but i put my self in the shoes of "beginners readers". What i mean by that is that i look the images and read the text, as if it was not my self that writen the guides.

I want to be sure that my step by step images and detailed instructions is easy for all to follow. Not only for advanced peoples, but mostly for beginners. I simply look the images, read the text and "i do the instructions". Many tutorials online, even video guides and documents are created by the designers and programmers. This is what many peoples tell me, by some forums i am onto and by writing me.

Theses peoples are real disapointed of there indications. Many of them have told me, that they hate there instructions, videos and documentations. Many of them have told me that they would prefer that it's my self that do for them the guides, instructions and documentations. I even had from many peoples bad comments of many of there instructions. They told that because of there instructions they would definetly not recommend there software; simply because there videos, guides and documentations are not great as my instructions that are way better.

I wont indicate there softwares, it is not my intention to discriminate them. These peoples can discriminate them by there own and indicate to other peoples to not have some softwares for there own reasons.

It's Ike Savage that have suggested to me, if i have correctly understand; to do some step by step follow posts online guides. Peoples can still have my free pdf guides. If peoples do so, i would like to have there points of views; like writen here or others. Why? Because it's is important for my self to make my free guides better for all.

As told i am not perfect, but i can easy put my self in the shoes of peoples that are disapointed of guides and instructions. I am still disapointed about some guides and instructions about some softwares, trying to do there indications and follow trough videos. I can say that i think that i understand peoples, putting my self in shoes of peoples.

Thank's for your comments. A+
 

Ike Savage

Froggy like robot
Staff member
Site Supporters
Hang on, where is the actual file / guide? Am I looking right past it or something...? :blush:

I'm also curious if browsers like FF have built-in PDF support (Chrome does).

I ask that, because I find it really handy to open a PDF in a separate tab, without having to use a 3rd party reader. That way it lets people read the guide as quickly as possible, assuming the file is not zipped.

That would be my recommendation, anyway. :)
 

20degree

Pinball Player
Yes with the browser Firefox you can read my free pdf guides. They are into my personnal free website into my section "creations/futurepinball/guides".

The links that i have shared on my site goes directly to my pdf files and not a zip file, on my google online drive. Doing so make peoples have the possibility to see and read my guides online. They can also download them and share them, to use it offline also. You can also do a Google search by simply writing: Sylvain Futurepinball Free Pdf Guide.

Note that the word Futurepinball is not (Future Pinball) when you do a search. It's quite possible that you find my free personnal website as the 1st result, even simply writing my full name on google it's possible that you find my website on the at leass 5 first page results. Note that i dont have a Facebook account. But some peoples that i know that have an accound, have done a search and found peoples that had the same name as my self, also they noted that it's not me because they know me. Being in the top search results, i can say i'm SEO (Search Engine Optimization). When peoples pay sometime a fortune to be in the top.

My free personnal website is: https://sylvain.heliohost.org (Home Page)

A+
 

Ike Savage

Froggy like robot
Staff member
Site Supporters
I still don't understand what you're trying to do with this thread, Sylvain. Why don't you put the direct link to the Ball Control PDF in the first post?
 

20degree

Pinball Player
I have not made a pdf guide about Ball Control as far as i remember. I still have difficulty's to understand what some peoples ask me.

Some peoples have suggested to my self to put links to my many pdf guides in one posting. Some peoples have writen me by my contact form, to simply put one subject that is related to one pdf guide link; and in a simple post into to write simply in text what this guide is about. Some peoples have told me to give indications to do things with FP, but as i told them i dont know everything but fiew things. Some peoples have suggested to my self to write some guides in french.

Sorry Ike Savage i try to understand peoples. My brain and actions work slow, probably from a 3 days coma i had when i was very young. The more peoples know me trough time, they just have to ask my self some questions.

I wonder what peoples want?

Do they want that i do a subject with a serie of postings with many text and many images that give indications for FP?

Do they want that i simply do a subject that is linked to a single pdf file or/and link?

Do they want that i put many pdf files or/and links in a single post?

Do they want to go see online or/and download my free pdf guides from my free website?

So many questions.
 

Ike Savage

Froggy like robot
Staff member
Site Supporters
"Control Ball in Game of FuturePinball Guide" is the name of the thread.

When I say "Ball Control" PDF, I'm talking about the guide you're referring to in this thread.

I'm asking you where the guide is. If you're going to make a thread about the guide, please link it in the first post. Am I being clear in that?

Thanks for explaining your situation, and here's my situation-- I'm an admin here, i.e. one of the people who works to support and run the site. Because I work for the site and spend a lot of time helping to keep it well-organised, I made the recommendations to you that I did in the past.

I have therefore added (in bold, red) a place for you to link to the guide in the first post. Please take care of that.

Thank you!
 
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