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 Post subject: Re: Text Turns Black on Table Info
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:20 pm 
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Win 8.1 i will test tomorow on an other computer under win 7


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 Post subject: Re: Text Turns Black on Table Info
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:48 pm 
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Ok. It would also be good to get a dxdiag log of video card info from your machine. I'm running Win 8.1 and I only run FP 1.9 under admin mode but still have the issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Text Turns Black on Table Info
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:02 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Text Turns Black on Table Info
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:19 pm 
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I confirm, I have made the test again with a new table, I have not the problem.
I have test with 2 other old existing tables... No pb
Little precision (I use Original FP without BAM).


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 Post subject: Re: Text Turns Black on Table Info
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:47 pm 
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astragor - can you confirm that your version of FP is as follows:

Future Pinball.exe, Date Modified December 31, 2010
Filesize: 28,547,584 (note that this is not "size on disk")

thanks!
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 Post subject: Re: Text Turns Black on Table Info
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:58 pm 
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Yes it's this version (that i've downloaded on http://www.futurepinball.com).


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 Post subject: Re: Text Turns Black on Table Info
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:28 pm 
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Well an update (one that Steve will like :) )

The idea goes back to what GeorgeH said:
GeorgeH wrote:
I edit the "Table Info" screen with the 2.5 version. Then save and close it.


If you recall:
MadMrMax wrote:
On a plus side I've gotten the hex editor figured out enough and was able to adjust the font color. What is important to know is that only FP 2.5 R2 allowed the externally modified fpt file to run.


The issue was that all other FP versions were getting a "corrupted file" -- well this is due to the "checksum" value -- (which is just fancy name for some code which calculates the data in the fpt file and stores that calculated value into the file. Anytime the file changes the calculated value changes. If the calculated value stored in the file doesn't match the calculation which the FP program does then the program says the file is bad)

Since 2.5 R2 _does_ run the table it also then support saving the table. When saving the table FP will recalculate the checksum value and thus the fpt file is all good.

I can now use a hex editor and change the font color in the fpt file; open the fpt file then in FP 2.5 R2 and save it again; now open the fpt file in FP 1.9 and run it and all is fine. Note in my testing I cannot edit the table info in any version without causing the text to revert back to black (and thus causing me to reset it again using the hex editor)

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p.s. I want to thank blackphoenixpt for his contribution on 2.5 R2 as well as directing me how to change the font color.


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 Post subject: Re: Text Turns Black on Table Info
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:44 pm 
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I can change the color of the text and save it with my version of 2.5. Maybe there is something unique about my copy of version 2.5. It's possible that there may have been more than one copy of version 2.5 that was distributed and maybe someone fixed the version I ended up getting. I posted my exact copy here that you can download:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/t0y7zs

Note that this site may have several buttons that say download but click on the blue text that says "Click here to start download from sendspace". Don't click on the other download buttons.

After you download it, just extract it and save the extracted file to C:\Games\Future Pinball\. If this link does not work, please let me know. I can't guarantee that this file will stay here forever so don't count on it in the future.

George


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 Post subject: Re: Text Turns Black on Table Info
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:20 pm 
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GeorgeH wrote:
I posted my exact copy here that you can download:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/t0y7zs


GeorgeH - I tried the FP that you included in your link on 3 machines and get the same result-- I _cannot_ modify the text color in the Table Info dialog without it going to black.

I'm not running FP in anything but administrator mode either.

So something else is causing this issue, just not sure what.

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 Post subject: Re: Text Turns Black on Table Info
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:08 pm 
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Maybe the problem come with some tables and not with FP ?
Are these table from PinSimDB ? What's the name of them ?


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