Beginner tutorial by 20degree
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Author:  20degree [ Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:14 am ]
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Hi guys

The free pdf guide about doing some basic modeling with Milkshape3D is now available. It has 50 pages and weight near 2.4mb.

Big thank's to GeorgeH for helping with the grammar, big thank's also to the peoples that have teached me things about Futurepinball; and big thank's to the peoples that have autorized me to create my guides (peoples of, peoples of, Chris from, Mete from Milkshape3D and many more).

Here is the link to see and download my book number 6 about doing some basics with Milkshape3D:

Also please give your comments here about this book and other guides i created if you want. Because it can help my self, to help you better; knowing things that you would like to know and understand. As said i'm not an expert, but i try as i can to make it simple for any peoples; also fun to learn and experience.

Many Thank's! A+

Author:  20degree [ Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:51 am ]
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Just letting peoples know, that ive also put a link to my book number 6; also into my guides about FP. A+

Author:  tio_italo [ Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:30 am ]
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Excellent, downloading now. I always wanted to understand MilkShape better, focused on FP.

Thanks a lot!

Author:  20degree [ Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:12 pm ]
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Glad that you have like the work ive done. I wont say that ive done it all. Even if i had the last word on the finishing, there is GeorgeH that have helped me with the grammar. There is Mete from Milkshape3D that have givin me the authorizations, this beside the peoples that manage and administrate the Gopinball site, the Pinsimdb site. Well there are many peoples that have helped me.

I have updated a little my personnal website, there is a person of the website that have writen me; and have asked me if i can put a link to an online software that convert pdf document to excel. So i have put it into my section "Extras / Softwares", if there is peoples that might be curious about it.

Beside that i think to maybe one day, to create an other guide but oriented to the software FPMeditor. This because i think it is important that peoples know how to put there ms3d file (milkshape3d file) by passing and using the software FPMeditor, then from this soft how to put there models into the software Futurepinball.

But i'm not making any promiss about creating this FPMeditor book. You must understand that i have my ways of life as: groceries, pay my bills, cleaning, etc. Also that in life some times there are unexpected incident. Still i think it is a very good idea of mine to do so.

As always i'll think about ways to mention that can be easy for all to understand, and as always must experiment the pages of this other kind of book; i dont want that my writing make readers get lost trough the pages. I'm not perfect but i care for peoples.

Peoples that have try and experiment this book about Milkshape3D. Id please like to know your opinions here. If you have find it easy to understand and learn, easy to memorize, if there are things that should be good if i make an other Milkshape3D book. Please give me your comments. I do care and it is important for my self.

Thanks for your time, and thanks to the peoples help trough time.


Author:  20degree [ Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:48 am ]
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Just letting yourself know that i have put a new free guide related to Futurepinball on my personnal free website.

It's a guide that explain how to have, configure and create a MameWah interface oriented for the Futurepinball software.

I know that some of you have Windows 7 64bits or other operating system. That MameWah is very old. But in this guide i explain how to install and program with some Dos Commands the MameWah software.

I explain little also how to create your own MameWah interface oriented for Futurepinball.

I explain how to make your interface show an image of your FP game, replaced by a video in loop.

I also indicate how to configure some files to make them compatible with MameWah

I also show how to from MameWah interface, load the FP soft that automatic load the selected game of your choice; making it playable. Then quitting the game that auto-return to the MameWah interface design where you see your FP game list.

You can go on my website if you want.
But if my website is down here is the url link to the MameWah PDF guide:

Have fun!


Author:  GeorgeH [ Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:29 pm ]
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I take it that MameWah provides a way to select an FP table to play from a list. It also looks like you can play a video of the table that you select also. Is this correct?


Author:  20degree [ Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:57 pm ]
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Yes George

The guide i have writen, i have also tested; as in my previous guides related to Futurepinball. I have Windows 7 64 bits and my MameWah work great.

The only thing is that MameWah is mostly compatible with Windows XP, and some say with Windows 98. But i have done some research, done some experiments; so i can say MameWah still is good for Windows 7, because i have Windows 7 64bits. Not sure for Windows 7 32bits, but i think it should work just fine.

I dont know for Windows 8 or Windows 10 if it work? I dont have theses versions. Not sure for Windows 8, because it is more an environment "touch screen". Probably for Windows 10 it maybe work. But not sure i prefere to be honest. It would require some peoples that try it on other operating system.

If you look on youtube the software MameWah, you will notice that it is some interface look that you design. Brief create your own background image, put into with MameWah Layout Design your regions; like game list and images/video zones.

Here is a video of mine done 8 years ago on youtube. I have in the past programmed an introduction video, that make after the menu apear. The menu show a list of Mame games. The selected game, make an image associated to it, and is replaced by a video of the game selected that play as loop.
Youtube Link:

The programming i indicate make from the MameWah menu interface, have a list of Futurepinball games that you have. The selected FP table, make an image apear showing the table; it could be a simple printscreen of your table. When you stay on the selected table it can play a video "that you have created". I know it plays good in the format WMV. Not sure for other format, but i think that in the format AVI it might maybe work.

What it does also, is when you start your FP selected game, then it open the Futurepinball software and automaticly Load the table to Play it. When you press on the "Escape Key" it close the FP and return to the MameWah menu. What i have notice that is important is that you start MameWah as an Administrator. I prefere to be honest and i dont know why the game FP in my Windows 7 dont want to play. They load just fine, but when i press "quarters" and "start key" the game dont play. Just play when as administrator.

I also explain how to pass from one layout to an other. Like if you have an interface for Futurepinball and an other interface for Mame. What i have done in the past i had an old computer with Windows XP put it was a tower, that i could put many interior hard disk. When i had opened the computer i have seen the starting windows of users. One was called: Arcade, and the other Administrator. Brief two accounts as: Guest and Master.

When the computer started that i had, the user had the choice to click with the mouse the Arcade account or the Master "password" account. When the user clicked on the "Arcade acount", then the account start as normal. But what i simply did is that i have put a "shortcut" to the MameWah software; that i have placed in the "Startup". So i just simply waited some time and the software MameWah started in my Windows XP. This just by clicking on the Arcade account.

There are peoples that are much more advanced then i am. They know how to program there "Shell" so it auto-hide everything. I dont have this knowledge and not interresting into.

Well i hope George that i have responded to your questions?


Author:  GeorgeH [ Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:14 pm ]
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I understand. It looks cool. Your way is actually a bit more advanced than the method I use. I have a way to create shortcuts to individual tables but it requires some changes to the FP registry:



Author:  20degree [ Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:56 pm ]
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Just letting peoples know that i have writen an other free pdf guide.

But this guide is about how to import the radio player into your site.

It also indicate you how to design your own Muses Radio Player.

I have think to post it, since it have very fiew screenshots steps, about how to use the Adobe Photoshop CS2 software. Brief for peoples that would like to have little infos about this software image manipulation. Some peoples prefere more Gimp image software.

It might help peoples with there Futurepinball software, importing there own created images.

But like i say it cover not much, but have some tiny basis.

At leass the company have sent me an e-mail of a chat support and has granted me the permissions and authorizations that i do printscreens images to teach about some of there softwares. website also given me permissions and authorizations that i do printscreens.

Brief i have fiew websites wether .com, .org, etc. that accepted i do screenshots images.

You can have this new guide by simply going into my site and be in my "Radio" section, the link to the guide is on the first page of this section. Or here is the direct link to this free pdf guide:

Hope it help fiew peoples?


Author:  20degree [ Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:39 am ]
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I hope that peoples still like and use my free pdf guides, that it help many peoples. Of course there are peoples that are way much advanced beside my self, that might have there ways of doing things; if they have tips it would be nice for me to know.

There is many guides i have writen trough time. Not only on Futurepinball but also on other softwares that are into my free personnal website, into different sections or pages of my site. One thing for sure if they did not authorize and give me permissions that i can do printscreens, i could not create those guides. So very big thank's to all of them.

I miss some knowledges on creating great pdf guides and great books. Not having money i use free softwares. Some peoples have asked me why use old softwares? Simply because those softwares that create pdf guides (older version) is more compatible with very old operating system like Windows XP. Of course you might say that pdf software reader can read old and new pdf files. But the thing is that those "pdf readers" is not installable on older operating system. An good example is try to install the newest version of Adobe Reader on an old Windows 2000 operating system. The fact are the fact.

There is system hardware and operating system that have there limits. Like try to install an SSD internal hard drive, on a Pentium 4 with Windows XP. So my point is some great old software as Futurepinball that work on an old operating System like Windows XP, could not read pdf files that use latest pdf reader softwares. To make pdf guides for Futurepinball, you must think there is peoples that could and can have old operating system. So creating pdf guides that is compatible with many operating systems, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, MacOS X, Android, Linux, etc. Make a bigger audience of readers that is much much wider.

I have a very old operating system and hardware. An old Pentium 4 with max 2 gig ram, with Windows XP 32bits. I also have Windows 10. I can say that Futurepinball is also compatible with Windows 10.

Here is two youtube video for peoples interresting in creating a desk like the one i have build as a dual-screen for Futurepinball and Mame. The playfield of FP screen is into the desk. Its a very old tower with Windows XP SP3 32bits. This could be an interresting desk you could create your self for your FP games, but also as a desk for your stuff. I have put many small metal plates under the screen that are screwed under, because of the weight of the screen; so that the screen dont fall down.

Video youtube part 1:

Video youtube part 2:

As you see i'm still into Futurepinball.


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