This is the dev documentation for an unreleased version of MPF!

This is the documentation for MPF 0.55+, which is the “dev” (next) release of MPF that is a work-in-progress. Unless you’re specifically looking for this version, you probably want to use the version of documentation called “latest” which is for the latest released version of MPF. That documentation is at docs.missionpinball.org/en/latest.

Starting & stopping shows

Now that you know how to create shows, how do you start and stop them?

The easiest way is with the show_player: section of either a machine-wide or mode config files.

You can use the show player to start, stop, pause, resume, advance, step back, and update shows. (That’s a lot!) You can also use it to set the playback speed, set up show synchronization, and set up show repeats and looping.

Note that any shows which were started via a show_player: section in a mode config file will automatically be stopped when that mode stops.

So check the show_player: documentation for details.