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This page is reference material which explains every setting and option for this section of an MPF yaml config file. See the instructions for config files for formatting and other details. See our guide to config file examples for more examples of real configs in action.

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The settings: section of your config is where you configure settings which are configurable in service mode.

This is an example:

    label: Replay Score
      500000: "500000 (default)"
      1000000: "1000000"
      1500000: "1500000"
    default: 500000
    key_type: int
    sort: 100

Required settings

The following sections are required in the settings: section of your config:


Single value, type: string. Defaults to empty.

Default value to use if not changed or on reset. Must be included in values.


Single value, type: string. Defaults to empty.

Label to use in service mode for this setting.


Single value, type: integer. Defaults to empty.

Sort in service mode.


One or more sub-entries. Each in the format of string : string

Values for this setting in the format value: label. value will be assigned to the machine_var and label will be shown in service mode.

Optional settings

The following sections are optional in the settings: section of your config. (If you don't include them, the default will be used).


Single value, type: one of the following options: str, float, int. Default: str

Type of the key. If you want to do math with the variable you need either float or int.


Single value, type: string. Defaults to empty.

Name of the machine variable to use. If this is not set it will use the name of this setting as machine variable.


Single value, type: string. Default: standard

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