Warning

This is the documentation the latest work-in-progress version of MPF!

This is the documentation for MPF 0.56, which is the “dev” (next) release of MPF that is a work-in-progress. This is probably ok, and means you’ll be on the latest, cutting-edge version of MPF.

However, if you want a more stable version, select the v:stable version from the lower-left corner of this page, which is the most recent version that is not getting new updates.

If you are new to MPF, we have recently rewritten the installation process which only applies to this “latest” 0.56, so you probably want to stay here because the prior installation process doesn’t work on the latest OS and Python versions.

How to configure “number:” settings

All of the physical “hardware” mechanisms in MPF config files have a number: setting which is used by the hardware platform to know which device is which.

Since MPF supports many different types of hardware, the exact way you configure the “number” entry depends on what type of device and what type of hardware you’re using.

We have full guides that explain it all in the hardware controller documentation, but here are the links all in one place to make it easy.