This might be an impossibility, but is there a way to get this to work in a vertical set up so that the table does not need to
scroll? It would probably need some crazy hacking for it to work and was just wondering if anyone had seen something similar to this or knows how to do it.
Oddly enough, I had the same question earlier this week and it turns out some code wizards have made this possible!
The first thing you need to do is go to VOGONS and download dosboxAllPinballscd.zip from this post
Unzip the archive and rename dosboxAllPinballsCD.exe
Go to where you have Epic Pinball installed on your computer, open the DOSBOX folder, and paste your new DOSBox.exe over the old one (you can also just rename the original DOSBox.exe to something else if you want to keep it).
Finally, go back to the main Epic Pinball installation folder and open up dosbox_epin.conf
. If you've never edited a DOSBox configuration file before, make sure to open it in WordPad or something other than Notepad. I've had Notepad occasionally mess things up big time. At the very bottom, right below keyboardlayout=auto, paste the following code:
# pinhack: Boolean: Enable pinball hacks to display whole table at once. Not enabled per default.
# pinhacktriggerwidth: The X resolution (width) the pinball hack should trigger at. It is not checked by default or if set to 0. Can be a range.
# pinhacktriggerheight: The Y resolution (height) the pinball hack should trigger at. Default is 350 (good for Pinball Fantasies). Can be a range.
# pinhackexpandwidth: The X resolution (width) DOSBox will expand to if pinball hack is enabled and triggers.
# Not very useful probably, but provided here in case someone finds a game where it is useful!
# pinhackexpandheight: The Y resolution (height) DOSBox will expand to if pinball hack is enabled and triggers.
# pinhackpd: Boolean: Enable pinball dreams to work correctly during intros. Default:false
# pinhackpsycho: Boolean: Psycho Pinball tilt craphics are messed up if hack enabled. TODO, this is a placeholder and has no function currently.
# pinhackdoublewidth: Used to enable forcing (or disabling) doublewidth with pinhack. The original patch disabled it,
# but you may find it better enabled, or left to decide by dosbox and use aspect ratio correction insread.
# normal=do not touch the setting, let DOSBox decide. yes=doublewidth. no=no doublewidth
This little hack will also work with the other pinball games on GOG by changing the values of pinhackgriggerheight and pinhackexpandheight to fit their respective games (there are a lot more details in that VOGONS thread if you're interested).
Hopefully this works for you! I'm no expert but will certainly try and help with any questions you have.