ducon2016 Posted March 24, 2020 Share Posted March 24, 2020 (edited) PINBALL ARCADE LOADER v1.5 - 2020/09/06 Download here: Pinball_Arcade_Loader_v1.5.7z (full source code is included as usual) History: 2020/09/06 - 1.5 - Added option to hide table introduction text, and to change the numbers of players automatically 2020/05/07 - 1.4 - Added option to load custom ball textures, and close the game by pressing Escape 2020/05/06 - 1.3 - Added optional command line option to fix camera in place 2020/05/05 - 1.2 - Minor fix for tables that recently stopped working 2020/03/25 - 1.1 - Minor fix for tables throwing internal exceptions like ACDC and Star Trek 2020/03/23 - 1.0 - First release tested with versions 1.61.10 to 1.71.25 Description: Pinball Arcade Loader is a simple loader to load and jump directly into the table you want to play instead of having to navigate the UI manually every time you launch it. It is similar to another project TPA Camera Mod but do things differently: it loads tables faster without ever displaying the underlying UI or UI navigation, and does not play sounds. However this loader does not allow you to edit camera settings yet. Also TPA Camera Mod only works with the latest version of Pinball Arcade, whereas this loader supports many different versions. And finally, this loader does not require tedious, hard to follow configuration files, just run the command line and you are done. If your version of Pinball Arcade does not work, just send me a private message. Credits: Ducon2016 Sean Barret for stb_image.h (https://github.com/nothings/stb) How to use: 1. Right click PinballArcadeLoader.exe => Properties => Compatibility tab => Make sure "Run this program as administrator" is turned on 2. Run in command line: PinballArcadeLoader.exe PathToYourExe NameOfYourTable Example: PinballArcadeLoader.exe "C:\Pinball Arcade\PinballArcade11.exe" StarTrekTNG 3. If you want the camera to be locked in place add FixCamera=4 or 5 or 6 at the end of the command line. Other numbers are at your own risk. 4. If you want to use custom ball textures, make sure BallAlbedo.png and BallShiny.png are in the same folder as PinballArcadeLoader.exe and add CUSTOMBALL at the end of the command line 5. If you do not want to see the table introduction text and jump right away into the attract mode add HIDETEXT to the end of the command line 6. If you want to start the table with a number of players add PLAYERS=2 or PLAYERS=3 or PLAYERS=4 to the end of the command line Example command line: PinballArcadeLoader.exe "YourPath\PinballArcade11.exe" GhostbustersStern FixCamera=5 CUSTOMBALL HIDETEXT Players=2 Greetings in Alphabetical order: Argon Le Fou Boomslang Dendy DJExpert FlyBit Houb Mohkerz Stooz License: The loader is provided as is, and we take no responsibility whatsoever for anything that would happen if you use it. If you have any issue or are not happy with a feature: either do not use the loader, or help us improving it by taking part in the coding effort and share it back with the community. The code and loader can be considered public domain, so do whatever you want with it as long as it is legal. Edited September 6, 2020 by ducon2016 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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