You’ll find here a short PacDrive tutorial with a bunch of useful (needed) fines, to spare you the (quite annoying) search on the web. They are all hosted on my Dropbox-Account.
– PREARRANGE –
OK, you got your PacDrvice, wha now? First of all, you should think about the assignment of the outputs. My assignment is as follows (For the case you want to use my ledcontrol.ini):
- Strobe – Backbox
- Strobe – Playfield
- Flasher mid
- Flasher left
- Flasher right
- Slingshot left
- Slingshot right
- Bumper left
- Bumper right
- Bumper mid
Power on your Cab and admire your work – every Flasher will be on immediately (The PacDrives with “special option” will be of at startup). You should download LEDBlinky anyway. Download it and start “simpleLEDtest.exe”. Now you can test every single port of your PacDrive.
Now you thees following Files(simply copy them in your Visual Pinball/Tables folder):
ledcontrol.vbs – DOWNLOAD
This version of Ledcontrol.vbs (V0.1.2) is out of date, but the latest one which supports the PacDrive. LedWiz user should download the most recent one
ledcontrol.ini – DOWNLOAD
PacDrivedll.zip – DOWNLOAD
PacDrive.dll und DynaWrap.dll (dont forget to unzip 😉 )
core.vbs – DOWNLOAD
The modified core.vbs is the last file you´ll need (for now).
Now open aommand prompt (Windows 7 user have to start it as administrator!), go to your tables-folder (in which you copied the files you´ve downloaded) and type
regsvr32 DynaWrap.dll /c
to register the DynaWrap.dll. (and close the command prompt)
Now you have to tell Visual Pinball when it should activate which port on the PacDrive using the ledcontrol.ini. I recommend using my ledcontrol.ini as draft.
LedControl.ini for Dummies:
One line per table – no line break. Line break means: Here starts a new table. At the begin of every line you´ll find the ROM-Name, followed by a comma and some strange…codes….
The “codes” are the solenoids, lamps, etc. the PacDrive controls. Do not use any spaces!
0 = always off
ON = always on
SXX = On, if Solenoid Nr.XX is switched on by the ROM
WXX =On, if Switch Nr.XX is switched on by the ROM
LXX = On, if Lamp Nr.XX is switched on by the ROM
If one Port of your PacDrive should be triggered by more than one solenoid, switch or lamp, simply use a slash (/) to separate (e.g. …,S8,S21/S22/S30,…)
Pixelmagics Homepage really helps setting up the ledcontrol.ini
Maybe you have noticed, that there are other lines too in the ledcontrol.ini, if you downloaded the LedControl.ini from another source. Delete all other lines (well, except of the lines for the table! Commands like Blink (B), colours, delays or similar won’t work either. The reason for this is the outdated ledcontrol.vbs we are forced to use.
Have fun…….and good luck…..and strong nerves….you´ll need it!