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Vaughan's Custom Artwork/Bezels
#351664 - 03/17/16 07:29 PM


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Burning Fight
Groove on Fight
Ground Effects
Power Instinct
Rabio Lepus

Welcome to Vaughan's Custom Bezels! The Bezels you'll find here are free to download and use in your copy of Mame. Just click on an image below to see a larger version. If you like what you see, and want to use it in Mame, simply click on the text link beneath the images. That's it!

The collection has some good Bezels of which I'm proud, some that are merely okay, and some that, frankly, are messed up (and not in a good way). Regardless, I have waged war on black bars on our screens!

And don't forget - have fun, and if it isn't fun, do something else. Later!

GOAL: To provide a Bezel for games that never had a Bezel when released (AKA: an authentic, or original Bezel). Bezel graphics should, whenever possible, be made from materials as close to the game as possible - for example, by using Flyer graphics created at the time of the games release, by the distributor.

Each Bezel comes in three types: Flat, Shine, and Depth. The thumbnails show the "Shine" option.

Each Zip file contains all known bezels at the time of its creation. For example, if a custom bezel already exists, then it is also included. If an authentic bezel already exists, then that is also included. You can switch between each Bezel from the in-game menu (default: Tab) and choosing VIDEO OPTIONS. Once downloaded the ZIP file must be saved to your Mame ARTWORK folder. By default this is a sub-folder off the folder in which you installed Mame. In order to work you MUST NOT rename the Zip files, they come ready to go. It goes without saying, you must also have the game ROM (not included).

Each Bezel is designed and tested primarily on, and for, a 16:9 screen. To get the full effect, the game and bezel should fill the entire screen edge-to-edge. No black bars should be visible. They are all designed for monitors in a landscape orientation.

Bezels are created ad-hoc. That means that some weeks there'll be nothing new, other weeks there'll be updates. You can check to see if anything has been added by looking at the "NEW" section at the top of this thread.

Requests, comments, complaints, raspberries and insults should be posted in the thread. Now - on to the action.......

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Aargh! - AB Fancer - Hollywood Action - Aliens - Alpha Mission - Altered Beast - Anteater - Aquajack - Arkanoid - Arkanoid Revenge of Doh - Alien Storm - Astro War - Ataxx - Aurail - Alien V. Predator - Angler Dangler - Amidar - Athena - Atari Football - Action Fighter - Art of Fighting - Armed Police Force Gallop - Atari Baseball - Atomic Robo Kid - Assault - Atari Baseball - Ameri Dart - Atari Soccer

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Bagman - Balloon Bomber - Bank Panic - Baraduke - Battle Lane 5 - Beezer - Bermuda Triangle - Berzerk - Big Karnak - Bionic Commando - Bomb Jack Twin - Blasto - Blazer - Block Block - Block Out - Blood Bros - Blue Print - Bogeyman - Bomb Jack - Borench - Boulderdash - Buck Rogers - Black Widow - B Wings - Beast Busters - Blood Brothers - Borderline - Capcom Bowling - Borderline - Batsugen - Battlantis - Bullfight - Bio Attack - Body Slam - Bonanza Bros - Boot Camp - Burnt Force - Blaster

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Cameltry - Captain Commando - Chameleon - Championship Sprint - Changes - Chiller - Chopper - Circus Charlie - Clay Buster - Cloak and Dagger - Cobra Command - Colony 7 - Congo Bongo - Cosmic Alien - Crash Race - Crazy Balloon - Crush Roller - Crystal Castles - Cue Brick - Cyberbots - Capcomm Bowling - Chiller - City Bomber - Chelnov - Chack N Pop - Cyber Police Eswat - Combatribes - Champion Wrestler - Tournament Cyberball 2072 - Crime Fighter - Crime Fighter 2 - Clowns - Crackdown - Cool Pool

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Dark Seal - Darkstalkers - Dazzler - Defender - Demoneye X - Demonworld - Destroyer - Dig Dug II - Disco No 1 - Do Run Run - Dogyuun - Dominoes - Dragon Breed - Dragon Saber - Dragon Spirit - Dragonbuster - Dunk Dream 95 - Dynamite Duke - Desert Assault - Double Axle - Double Dribble - Diet Go Go - DJ Boy - Dangerous Seed

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Eco Fighters - Eggs - Eightman - Escape Robot Monsters - Espgaluda - Exed Exes - Exterminator - Eyes - Express Raider

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Field Goal - Fitter - Flicky - Flying Shark - Freeze - Frenzy - Future Spy - F1 Dream - Face Off - Football Champ - Final Round - Funny Mouse - Flyball

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Hammerin Harry - Haunted Castle - Higemaru - Hit the Ice - Hoccer - Hyper Sports - Hit N Miss - Head On - Hunchback - Heavy Unit

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I Robot - Indian Battle - Ibara - Insector X - Iron Horse - Indoor Soccer

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Jailbreak - Jump Bug - Jumping Cross - Jungler - John Elway's Team Quarterback - Jack Rabbit

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Kick Rider - Knights of the Round - Krazy Bowl - Kicker - Kick Start - Kick n Run



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Re: Vaughan's Custom Artwork/Bezels new [Re: Vaughan]
#351666 - 03/17/16 08:38 PM


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Lasso - Lunar Rescue - Legendary Wings - Laser Ghost - Looping - Lost Tomb

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M-79 Ambush - Mad Crasher - Mag Max - Marble Madness - Marchen Maze - Marine Date - Marvel Land - Marvins Maze - Mayday - Mechanized Attack - Mega Twins - Megablast - Megaforce - Megazone - Mercs - Mermaid - Metal Slug - Metal Slug 2 - Metal Slug 3 - Metal Slug 4 - Metamorphic Force - Metrocross - Mighty Monkey - Mighty Pang - Mikie - Moon Cresta - Motos - Mr Do Castle - Mr Do Wild Ride - Mr Heli - Mr Viking - Mystic Marathon - Mars Matrix - Mr. Driller - Mr. F. Lea - Mayhem 2002 - Mutant Fighter - Megatack - Mission 660 - Monster Maulers - Mysterious Stones

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NAM 1975 - Nemo - Neo Mr Do - Nibbler - NY Captor - Nitroball - Ninja Kids - Nastar Warrior - Ninja - Nova 2001 - Ninja Commando

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Ordyne - Outzone - Osman

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Pacland - Pacman - Paperboy - Perfect Soldiers - Phelios - Pheonix - Phozon - Pigskin - Pioneer Balloon - Plieads - Pon Poko - Pooyan - Pop Flamer - Port Man - Pound for Pound - Prebillian - Pyros - Professional Billiards - POW - P-47 - Pink Sweets - Pang 3 - Pig Out - Peek a Boo - Pulsar - Punisher - Paddle Mania - Power Drive - Punk Shot - Pooyan - Pootan - Peter Packrat - Punisher

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Quantum - Quarth - Quasar - Quarterback

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Radar Zone - Radical Radial - Raiden - Raimais - Rainbow Islands - Red Alert - Return of the Invaders - Riding Hero - Roller Jammer - Road Runner - Rompers - Route 16 - Rolling Thunder 2 - Rolling Thunder - Rtype - Rtype 2 - Rug Rats - Run Deep - Rush and Crush - Rygar - Ring Rage - Raiden 2 - Red Tank (RD2 Tank) - Rally Bike - Rim Rockin - Ring Fighter - Rush N Attack - Road Wars - RedClash

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Sai Yu Goi - Salamander - Satans Hollow - Scrambled Egg - Section Z - Senjyo - Shinobi - Shuuz - Silk Worm - Simpsons - Skull Fang - Smash TV - Snow Bros - Space Guerilla - Space Invaders - Spelunker - Starship 1 - Steel Gunner - Steel Worker - Stinger - Streaking - Strider 2 - Super Glob - Super Zaxxon - Speed Rumbler - Search and Rescue - Son Son - Sky Raider - Saboten Bombers - SCI - Sengoku - Showdown - Superbike - Speed Racer - Strike Zone Baseball - Shoot Out - Sky Love - Star Wars - Strikers 1945 - Strikers 1945 2 - Sky Adventures - Scion - Sky Soldiers - Solar Warrior - Space Odyssey - Speed Freak - Springer - Super Champion Baseball - Super Cobra - Snap Jack - Strata Bowling - Snack N Jackson - Splat - Super High Impact - Slither

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Tempest - Thunder Cross - Thundercade - Timber - Time Pilot 84 - Toobin - Track and Field - Triple Punch - Tumblepop - Tunnel Hunt - Turtles - Twinbee - Toypop - Tiger Road - Trojan - Truxton - Truxton 2 - Time Tunnel - Terra Force - Tinkle Pit - Top Roller - Trog - Tetris Master - Tranquillizer Gun - Thunder Ceptor - Touchdown Fever

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Ultratank - UN Squadron - Undercover Cops - Uniwars

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Van Van Car - V-Five - Vampire Saviour - Video 8-Ball - Vs Duck Hunt

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Wily's Tower - Wonder Boy - WWF Wrestlefest - Warrior of Fate - World Rally - Wonder



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Re: Vaughan's Custom Artwork/Bezels new [Re: Vaughan]
#351669 - 03/17/16 10:39 PM


The new layout looks great Vaughan. I'm glad that all the bezels you've created are now available for download. The only small thing I'd change is the yellow font you've used in your stated "GOAL". Yellow font is always hard to read. But to each their own.

Just curious, are you able to view a download counter for them?



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Re: Vaughan's Custom Artwork/Bezels new [Re: Big Karnak]
#351670 - 03/17/16 11:29 PM


You wouldn't believe the hell it was getting this back up. Had to have the old thread deleted in the end. Smittdog was a help, but sometimes you have to shoot the poor animal in head as a mercy killing.

I had to break the first post up into two parts, because if I post "S" into the first post, it goes crazy and the formatting is lost.... but after trial and error, I got there.

Yellow font? Yeah, I understand. I sometimes forget that my love of black isn't to everyone's taste. I don't use the default colors for the forum, preferring everything black, but of course whilst yellow works for me, it won't work for those who prefer the defauit. I'll fix it.

Finally, there will be no counts. Hard to believe that Google can't do it, but there's no option to get download counts. Having said that, I had counts in the old thread, and I think I have a good idea now of how things go - so it's all good!

Believe it or not, setting things up, doing the new uploads, getting the new post done, took a full day. Amazing where the time goes. There are still some gaps - for example Amidar isn't showing up. Also, I don't know if Cobra Command was ever posted before - probably was, but that was MIA in the last thread.

ps: The total size of all the Zip's so far is 4Gb. The total storage available on Google is 15Gb - so there's plenty of room to play with now...... Yah!

Thanks for your support, mate.



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Re: Vaughan's Custom Artwork/Bezels new [Re: Vaughan]
#351674 - 03/18/16 03:46 AM


Hey Vaughan,

First, mad props for the new layout - looks great!!

As for the text, the introduction text (up to the GOAL), on my end is a bright light blue making it very hard (for my advanced-aged eyes) to read. I had to copy the text to read it. I'm sure it's probably user error but you may want to look into that as well.

Anyway, thanks for all that you do. Big Karnak and I can be your fan club. I'm sure there's probably some lurkers that use your bezels as well.



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Re: Vaughan's Custom Artwork/Bezels new [Re: Jason]
#351676 - 03/18/16 03:59 AM


You're too kind. *blush*

Truth is we all work for BK.

There'll be at least three new Bezels tomorrow Twinbee, Riding Hero, and Legendary Wings. It's getting too late here to finish them up right now though. It's a relief to get back to doing the easy stuff after the hellish exercise of getting the layout of this thread sorted.

These bezels aren't anything too special - but as I said in the original thread, I just wanted to find a way to give something back to the community after years of getting no better at Space Invaders (seriously, I think I'm getting WORSE at it).

Thanks again.



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Re: Vaughan's Custom Artwork/Bezels new [Re: Vaughan]
#351677 - 03/18/16 04:23 AM



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Truth is we all work for BK.



lol

I'm just a fan. You are the master.



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5 New Bezels: Ibari, Twinbee, Legendary Wings, and more! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#351704 - 03/18/16 10:39 PM


So - the big test!

This is my first set of new Bezels in the new thread. Therefore it's a test to see if things are working or not, so let me know.

This set of five are interesting in that they're for relatively late games (one is from 2005). These are part of a little series I've got going on with Neo Geo games. These have an authentic bezel (included), but they're not to practical for playing.

You might also notice that scantily clad women seem to more common. Hey, don't blame me, it's the artwork put out at the time....

Ibari is the one concern. I have played the game (I test all Bezels, even testing each of them while playing), so I know the ROM etc was/is good. However, I sometimes got a "COIN ERROR" message that crashed the game at times. Don't know why, maybe it's just me. If you get the error try again, but let it cycle through the demo a bit, that seemed to help.

Anyway - enough of this, go have fun.



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Re: 5 New Bezels: Ibari, Twinbee, Legendary Wings, and more! new [Re: Vaughan]
#351729 - 03/19/16 04:39 PM


All is good. I was able to download them with no problem.

I like the Athena one a lot. I love those colors. Black backgrounds with neon colors like blue, purple, red, and green have always been my favorite ever since I was a kid. That's why I've always liked blacklights.


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I sometimes got a "COIN ERROR" message that crashed the game at times. Don't know why, maybe it's just me. If you get the error try again, but let it cycle through the demo a bit, that seemed to help.



Don't worry. That has nothing to do with your bezels or any artwork for that matter. Some games just do that if you try to insert a coin too quickly at the very beginning.



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Re: 5 New Bezels: Ibari, Twinbee, Legendary Wings, and more! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#351730 - 03/19/16 07:28 PM


Glad you liked Athena - but turns out there's a rather obvious mistake been made. If you download it again now, you'll get the right one.

The problem is the graphic in the lower right hand side. It should be populated with text, but I used a blank layer instead of the merged version. Sorry about that.



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Re: 3 New Bezels: Vampire Saviour, Beast Busters, Knights OTR, and no more! new [Re: Vaughan]
#351743 - 03/20/16 05:06 AM


Three new ones this evening.

All kind of fun.



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5 New Bezels: 3 Authentic - 2 Updates! new [Re: Vaughan]
#351750 - 03/21/16 02:28 AM


Good evening all! What a very odd day bezel wise!

As you all know, I make Custom Bezels. However, there's a group of hard working folk who make authentic reproductions of bezels as they appeared in the day. Think of it as my being an amateur, and they're the professionals.

Anyway, as a rule I wouldn't touch authentic bezels, since I don't want to tread on the toes of the other guys. On the other hand, I created a couple custom bezels lately that were for games that had authentic bezels hidden in a dark corner of the Internet.... if only I'd known.... I did find them tonight though - and with the intention of making my ZIPS complete, I have added them.

NOTE: The team working on authentic bezels are very exacting in their work. I have done some minor clean-up on these, but don't expect work on the par of what they do. I'm sure better versions will surface in good time.

The authentic bezels here for the first time (I think) and Bank Panic, Legendary Wings, and Blood Brothers. The latter is most welcome, because I don't really like my old version.

Atari football is an odd one. From what I can make out, the "BEZEL" I've used is actually artwork from the control panel. With my low standards though, the CPO looks better as a full-blown Bezel.... so here you are.

And finally - one completely new bezel from me, for Toypop.

That's it for right now!



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Re: 5 New Bezels: 3 Authentic - 2 Updates! new [Re: Vaughan]
#351753 - 03/21/16 03:31 AM


Thanks for the new batch.

Out of curiosity, what is the website that you found where they make authentic bezels?



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Re: 5 New Bezels: 3 Authentic - 2 Updates! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#351755 - 03/21/16 03:38 AM


I think you've mis-understood, or rather, I've probably been unclear.

Sometimes I take time out to find source material for my bezels. Just various google searches. Tonight I stumbled upon some images which were of authentic bezels, so I took them and made the Zips after a tiny bit of work.

Mind you, there re various sites that make bezels if you want to buy some. Just google Arcade Bezels and you should turn up a handful.

I'm going to go ahead and post at least one more tonight - for Perfect Billiards. Again, it's the authentic bezel.



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6 New Bezels: ALL Authentic new [Re: Vaughan]
#351759 - 03/21/16 05:37 AM


Well, this will be the last today.

6 more I found. A couple of these look very rough (it'll be obvious which ones) but as I said before, I'm not on the official Mame Artwork team. I've just touched them up, and am putting them out in this format so people can have something until the experts come along and make things right.

And yes - there are 6 ZIP's, but only 4 images.

That's because I've run out of space for storing images. Fixing this is both easy and hard. Easy to shrink the file sizes - but very very tiresome to edit this thread once more with the new uploads. To be honest it's really pissed me off. I want to be creating bezels., not dealing with this admin Sh*t.

As such, I'll do nothing more tonight other than sulk.



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Re: 6 New Bezels: ALL Authentic new [Re: Vaughan]
#351767 - 03/21/16 05:40 PM



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That's because I've run out of space for storing images. Fixing this is both easy and hard. Easy to shrink the file sizes - but very very tiresome to edit this thread once more with the new uploads. To be honest it's really pissed me off. I want to be creating bezels., not dealing with this admin Sh*t.



Did you talk with an admin, like Smitdogg? Maybe they can increase the storage limits for your thread.

By the way, I've noticed that your zips have increased in file size. For example, in lwings.zip, one of the images is almost 20 mb. Do you think an image that large is overkill? Because none of the official artwork images on Mr. Do's website even comes close to that size. So maybe scaling back some of your future large image files will save space for you? I wouldn't want you to run out of space again. Personally, I don't think the human eye can tell the difference in quality between an image that's, let's say 10 mb versus the same image that's 20 mb. I could be wrong, idk.

You forgot to include the official install card artwork for srumbler. Here is the Direct Download Link

And thanks for the new dump

Edited by Big Karnak (03/21/16 06:33 PM)



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Re: 6 New Bezels: ALL Authentic new [Re: Big Karnak]
#351772 - 03/21/16 07:50 PM


Hey, BK.

When I complain about something, such as a space issue, it's not without the knowledge that I'm largely at fault.

All JPG files are saved in high quality from Photoshop, which results in a large file size. At the lowest setting Photoshop seems incapable of saving a JPG at less than 1Mb per file. Yet I know that if I then re-save them in say, ACDSee, they'll go even smaller to 20Kb. Quality takes a hit, as you would expect, but for thumbnails it's probably not a big deal.

In fact, today I reworked all the thumbnails, and the folder went from almost 500Mb to 22Mb.

And here's the deal. As the process of creating these has gone on, I've standardized bits and pieces to ease the process. From Bezel names, to LAY files, and on to my own folder structure and the creation of a spreadsheet to record the name of the games completed, the image URL, the link to the ZIP files, and a list of game name to ZIP name etc. All done to make things a pleasure rather than work.

What I hadn't put a mind to were the thumbnails. So obviously, it was time to do that.

Keep in mind that I'm liable to get most upset late in the day. After a day of this and that, and then creating some Bezels, it gets to 2:00am in the morning local time and I think "I'd better post these and get some sleep". It's then that I hit a storage issue, and basically I over-react. By morning, in the cold light of day, I can gather the strength to deal with it.

Anyway, that's probably too much info. It's all about the Bezels right?



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6 New Bezels: 3 Custom, 3 Authentic new [Re: Vaughan]
#351783 - 03/21/16 10:02 PM


Mixed bunch here.

Three are authentic, and have had minimal retouching on my part. The others are assorted customs.

Borderline is a case where the artwork is far better than the game. The game plays like a ZX Spectrum title. Those were the days.............



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Re: 6 New Bezels: 3 Custom, 3 Authentic new [Re: Vaughan]
#351810 - 03/22/16 02:54 AM


Thanks!

The captcomm.zip you just uploaded is identical to the previous captcomm.zip that you had uploaded weeks ago.

By the way, did you get around to fixing what I mentioned in my previous post:

You forgot to include the official install card artwork for srumbler. Here is the Direct Download Link

Edited by Big Karnak (03/22/16 03:02 AM)



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1 New Bezel: WWF Wrestlefest new [Re: Big Karnak]
#351815 - 03/22/16 05:54 AM


Alright, I'm confused.

What have I got wrong? Do the Zip's work for everything in the NEW section? I've likely screwed something up.

SpeedRumbler is fixed.

One new one tonight. A special request......

WWF.....



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Re: 1 New Bezel: WWF Wrestlefest new [Re: Vaughan]
#351834 - 03/22/16 04:37 PM


Thanks for fixing srumbler.


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What have I got wrong? Do the Zip's work for everything in the NEW section? I've likely screwed something up.



The zips work fine. Yesterday, you said you had a bunch of new bezels and one of them was captcomm.zip. But that zip had already been previously released by you a month ago. So I thought that you had included something new it in, maybe like an "Authentic bezel". But when I checked it, nothing was new about it. It was the same zip that you had already released a month ago. So I was confused. Did you forget to include an image in it? Or did you just forget that you had already released that zip last month?



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Re: 1 New Bezel: WWF Wrestlefest new [Re: Big Karnak]
#351842 - 03/22/16 08:21 PM


Okay, so I took a look....

I see what you mean. The clue is in the link name "Capcomm Bowling". I mistakenly linked that to the old ZIP.

Now fixed. The thumbnails are correct.

The problem here is that I've had too much change going on: New thread, new layout, new zips, new Zip storage, problems with POSTIMAGE etc. There is a rule in my business: "Problems occur at the point of change", and that's what has happened here. Apologies.

On top of that - here's another bit of minutia.

This thread works okay, but the forum software isn't exactly up-to-date (no a criticism, just an observation). It seems to be VERY picky about codes used to display thumbnails etc. So in a thread such as this, the majority of the first and second post is just a stream of codes.

Now, you'll note that the first and second post are A-R, and S-Z. The old thread wasn't like that. I had to make this change because for some reason a single post no longer wants to display beyond the letter R - it truncates the post. So I went with two posts.

Add into the mix some stupidity. While I'm a long way from being a coder, I did know that trying to use Notepad as your text editor is plain stupid. Up until last night though, that's exactly what I'd been using. Pure laziness on my part, I'm a windows user, and Notepad is right there......

Notepad is an okay text editor, and for most things it's good enough, but it does have issues. One of them is a tendency to create hard breaks where you don't want them. This seems to be at the heart of my issues with the forum software - the forum software doesn't like these hard breaks, and everything gets broken. As I said, I knew using Notepad was not a great choice, but I'd done it anyway....

So last night I had to do a little research into text editors. At first I opted for ATOM, which looks great. Sadly though, their Windows release (it was written on a Mac, I think) was pretty terrible (very slow when scrolling).

After trying a couple more I opted for Sublime Text. So that's what I'll use from now on.

Back to the ZIP issue - I have a couple games that I've worked on in the past that I want to revisit. For example, last night I created a new bezel for Trojan. The first was poor. At the time I did it the only materials I had to work with were pretty goofy looking, not suiting the game at all. But I had come across a really nice bit of artwork - so an update was in order.

In the same vein I will have additions to Gunsmoke, Metrocross, and maybe another I forget..... So I had created a folder containing the new source files, and the Zips. Captain Commando is in that list too. Hence, I screwed up.

No excuses on my end. I actually didn't stop working last night until 5:00am my time, way passed when I should be trying to do anything remotely detail oriented.

So - that's the verbose version. TOO MUCH INFO.



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5 New Bezels: Battlantis, Trojan, Son Son, 1 AUTHENTIC!, and another new [Re: Vaughan]
#351859 - 03/23/16 03:18 AM


Evening all.

Five more. The Authentic is for Search and Rescue.

Trojan is an new one, since I've previously worked on the title.



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Re: 5 New Bezels: Battlantis, Trojan, Son Son, 1 AUTHENTIC!, and another new [Re: Vaughan]
#351861 - 03/23/16 04:41 AM


Thanks!

I like the SonSon bezel and the authentic bezel.

Battlantis is an interesting game. It's like Space Invaders but tweaked.



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Re: Vaughan's Custom Artwork/Bezels new [Re: Vaughan]
#351865 - 03/23/16 05:14 AM


Is hosting still an issue? Perhaps you could get hosting on MAMEWorld or ProgettoSnaps? It's not really a big issue to arrange that...

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Re: Vaughan's Custom Artwork/Bezels new [Re: Stiletto]
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Thanks for that, Stilletto, I'll PM you some thoughts.



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5 New Bezels: Truxton, City Bomber, Warriors of Fate, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#351959 - 03/25/16 09:42 PM


Good evening all.

So here is a handful of new Bezels.

Couple shoot-em-ups, a good side scroller, and well, City Bomber sure is fun.



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Re: 10 New Bezels: Sky Raider, P-47, Pink Sweets, Mars Matrix, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#352009 - 03/26/16 11:02 PM


Evening all.

10 new bezels, for 9 new games.

Chelnov got two bezels. The reason was simple enough - I wanted the blue one, to my taste that fits the bill perfectly. However, the graphics on the second bezel just screamed to be used, so I made a second one.

But really the one to get here is Sky Raider. I've always liked the game, but with this new bezel it truly takes off. I don't usually go on about how good one of my bezels is - but in this case I'm going to say it: Wow.

It seems that what i've created is an approximation of the original artwork, although it's difficult to tell from the screenshot. Regardless, what I was able to create improves the game no-end, proof positive that a Bezel can elevate a game to another level.

P-47 is an authentic Bezel. You'll see I've done very little to it, mainly just covering up some obvious tears, creases, and scrapes. It should do until a pro comes along.

The others are a mixed bag.

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Re: 10 New Bezels: Sky Raider, P-47, Pink Sweets, Mars Matrix, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#352045 - 03/27/16 11:42 PM


Thanks for the new releases!

Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter.



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3 New Bezels: Ring Rage, Mr. Driller, Mr. D. Lea and No More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#352093 - 03/29/16 01:48 AM


Evening all. Just three for you this evening.

Mr. Driller was a chance to not only create a new bezel, but to correct the LAY file to more properly use the existing custom bezel you'll already have (included). I really like the other custom bezel, but the LAY file had the character image covered - I simply made him visible. The end result is two bezels for the game.

Mr. F. Lea is a mad little game that rips off various other titles, such as Donkey Kong. Still, it's strange enough to warrant some love (although the jumping doesn't ark enough, and I find the game hard to play).

Ring Rage is just some fun wrestling.

And that, as they say, is all folks!



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6 New Bezels: Zector, Xexex, Looping, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#352120 - 03/29/16 10:37 PM


Six new bezels this evening.

Laser Ghost is a fun game, even if I can't get he gun calibrated. Looping is basic, but worth a play too.

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Re: 6 New Bezels: Zector, Xexex, Looping, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#352132 - 03/30/16 02:07 AM


Hey Vaughan,

Have you tried this?

http://wiki.mamedev.org/index.php?title=FAQ:Games

Press mouse button to start the gun adjustment of the left gun. Fire with mouse on both 'flash points' and press F2 to exit. You can adjust the other guns by using Player 2 and Player 3 fire buttons and, like the first player, shooting the 'flash points'.

I got it to start but I obviously need calibration training. Will try again later. Need sleep right now. Trying to calibrate a MAME gun game half asleep is not recommended.



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Re: 6 New Bezels: Zector, Xexex, Looping, and More! new [Re: Jason]
#352133 - 03/30/16 02:38 AM


Thanks for the new bezels.

You forgot to include the official artwork in [zektor]

And the shifter doesn't display when your bezel is active in the game [sci]



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Re: 6 New Bezels: Zector, Xexex, Looping, and More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#352136 - 03/30/16 03:42 AM


Zektor I forgot.

SCi though.... I can't figure out where it's inheriting the gear shift from.....

Jason: I tried the steps, but my calibration is always off (shoots to the left of the target). I'll try it again later.

Getting late here now. I'm working on Sengoku Blade and Wonder Momo at the moment - but they'll be for tomorrow......



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Re: 6 New Bezels: Zector, Xexex, Looping, and More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#352155 - 03/30/16 11:44 AM


Zektor fixed. Thanks for keeping me in line.

Laser isn't though, as I say, I don't know where it's getting that lever from.....



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4 New Bezels: Wonder Momo, Action Fighter, Face Off, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#352736 - 04/09/16 04:13 AM


Evening all.

Despite taking a bit of a break, I did find time for a handful of new bezels. Well, four anyway.

Have fun!



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3 New Bezels: Insector X, Raiden 2, Xmen V Street F, and no More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#352779 - 04/09/16 11:43 PM


Evening all.

Just three this evening. It was about time I caught up with Raiden 2 after doing a Raiden a while back. Insector X is a fun game, and Xmen is... well fighting.




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Re: 3 New Bezels: Insector X, Raiden 2, Xmen V Street F, and no More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#352787 - 04/10/16 03:58 AM


I like the Wonder Momo and the Xmen bezel the best. And you're right about Inspector X being a good game.

Thanks!



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Re: 3 New Bezels: Insector X, Raiden 2, Xmen V Street F, and no More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#352790 - 04/10/16 05:30 AM


Hey BK.

I have a bone to pick with you.

Tonight I started work on a couple Bezels. They're for games I've covered before, but I'd come across some alternate art that I really liked.

The games were Gunsmoke, and Metrocross. When I checked Metrocross to add the new artwork, I noticed the other alternate artwork from Mr. Do's site was missing. Worse, the "Depth" option was missing too. You sir, let one get through.

I'll post the new alternate artwork for those two in a few minutes. All fixed up.



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2 New Bezels: Metrocross, Gunsmoke, and no More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#352791 - 04/10/16 05:44 AM


I found some alternate artwork for two of my favorite games - Metrocross and Gunsmoke. I wouldn't usually go back and add things, but in this case I really liked the artwork and wanted to use it.

The Zips include my original versions, along with any other custom artwork (missing from the original Zip of Metrocross) that was missing from the original files.



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Re: 3 New Bezels: Insector X, Raiden 2, Xmen V Street F, and no More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#352814 - 04/10/16 07:20 PM


I vaguely remembered my line of thinking at the time. IIRC, I did notice that you didn't include the alternative artwork from Mr. Do's website in Metrocross. But I didn't want to say anything because I wasn't sure where that artwork came from. I may have thought it came from someplace other than Mr. Do's Alternative artwork. Because I have artwork from other people like:

- Hydranger
- Big10p
- Amigajay
- Comboman
- Nightvoice


As for not noticing there was no "Depth" for it. I have no excuse for that one. I like to use the "Flat" one for your bezels. I think the "Depth" and "Shine" is a neat option for some people who prefer them, but personally I prefer "Flat".



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Re: 3 New Bezels: Insector X, Raiden 2, Xmen V Street F, and no More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#352844 - 04/11/16 02:33 AM


Just kidding with you, BK.

Interesting you use Flat, I tend to use Shiny or Depth..... still, that's why there are three options.



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Re: 3 New Bezels: Insector X, Raiden 2, Xmen V Street F, and no More! new [Re: Vaughan]
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10 New Guest Bezels: Centipede, Heavy Barrel, Rainbox Islands, and More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#353103 - 04/17/16 12:28 PM


Good day all.

Well, it's been a while, but that doesn't mean things have stood still.

As you no doubt know, the official site for custom bezels is Mr. Do's, but since he's on a sabbatical I've been pondering how best to serve up custom bezels.

This thread has, until now, been about posting my own work. The question that arose recently was - what about other peoples bezels?

I recently came across a stash of nice Zips, created by three people who, as far as I know, are not members here. I know I'm going to use them, and if I'm going to use them, then I guess others might want to as well. After a few messages back and forth to get permission - here is the first batch of what I'll call "Guest Bezels".

I have a lot of these, but it's not practical to post them all at once. Over the next days and weeks I'll get them all out there. They each include the official artwork, so you can overwrite without worries.

So what are they? Well, they're a mix of things - but the main focus is on filing a 16:9 screen, while maintaining maximum screen size for the game.

Where they differ from mine is that some of them are edits of official artwork, made to fit. Try them, they're nice.

NOTE: These are not my work, and I have not edited them, they are the work of the users named in-game.

Also note that I have some quibbles with some of them. For example, there's a nice Bezel for the screen used in some of them, and it obscures the gameplay screen a little. If you find one that is bothering you let me know, and I'll get it fixed. As it stands, I'm posting "as-is".

Also note I have included a Bezel for Rainbow Islands. I already had a bezel for that - but let's just say it wasn't my finest hour (okay, it sucked). This one is much much better, and is the Bezel I wish I'd created myself.

Finally, let me know what you think of these. I have a LOT more to post if they go down well. If nothing else this thread will at least serve as a "go to" place while Mr. Do. rests on the beach drinking margarita's and surfing the waves.

Oh - and thanks Krakerman, AshuraX, Grizz, and AlexDC!

Have fun!



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Re: 10 New Guest Bezels: Centipede, Heavy Barrel, Rainbox Islands, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353108 - 04/17/16 05:31 PM


Your Heavy Barrel link links to a malicious website according to WOT. You accidently made it hhttps:// instead of https://

I've only tested a few of these "Guest" bezels so far, but in my opinion they are unusable because they cut off significant portions of the top and bottom of the gameplay screen.



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Re: 10 New Guest Bezels: Centipede, Heavy Barrel, Rainbox Islands, and More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#353110 - 04/17/16 06:18 PM


Heavy Barrel fixed.

As I noted in my post, there is a slight problem with some of these. Actually it's the addition of the screen edge that's causing the problem, the bezel itself is perfectly sized.

Still, we both noticed this and it probably needs fixing. Since they're not mine I'm going to have to go back to the creator and make sure he doesn't mind my editing them - assuming he agrees, I'll repost in here. As far as editing goes, I'd just remove the screen edge entirely.

Thanks, BK!



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Re: 10 New Guest Bezels: Centipede, Heavy Barrel, Rainbox Islands, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353111 - 04/17/16 06:24 PM


Thanks. I've downloaded all of them but haven't had the time to test them extensively. Is it just the top and bottom of the gameplay screen that's cut off or is also the right and left as well?



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Re: 10 New Guest Bezels: Centipede, Heavy Barrel, Rainbox Islands, and More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#353113 - 04/17/16 08:07 PM


Depends on the game. As I said, they do need fixing really - so good to know. I'd just remove that monitor bezel myself.....

Since there are 300 or so of them though......



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Re: 10 New Guest Bezels: Centipede, Heavy Barrel, Rainbox Islands, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353123 - 04/17/16 11:49 PM


What website did you find all these from?



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3 New Bezels: Iron Horse, Chack N Pop, Art of Fighting, and No More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#353274 - 04/20/16 02:04 AM


They're converted from Hyperspin.

Well hey folks - it's been a while.

I haven't posted my own work lately due to various things. I've been chatting a lot with some other Bezel creators about our hobby, so that took up my free time.

Then there was a change to a new template. It's about time.

All bezels from now on are fully widescreen. The template I'm using is at 4k resolution, but it should look just fine downscaled to 1080p. If there are any issues, let me know. Changing a template sounds like an easy change, but for various reasons that have nothing to do with what you folk want - a finished bezel - it took me a bit to figure some things out. I still have a couple issues with Vertical games, but in the mean time here are three new ones for 4:3 titles.

Enjoy!



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Re: 3 New Bezels: Iron Horse, Chack N Pop, Art of Fighting, and No More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353275 - 04/20/16 02:25 AM


These look good. I see you've decided to go with the new format of the true 16:9 instead of the 4:3. The gameplay area is a little bit smaller but I guess it's more authentic this way. So it's all good. Nice job.

By the way, you forgot to include the Mr. Do's Other Arcade Artwork for chaknpop. Here's the Direct Download Link



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5 New Bezels: Cyber Police, Ninja Kids, Nastar Warrior and More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#353322 - 04/21/16 12:17 AM


Hey BK!

Yep, gone pure 16:9 now. I'm helping out some guys fill out a bezel pack - and they only want 16:9 bezels, so after all this time, it was time to change.

Five new bezels tonight - one has two bezel designs.

The new template is actually 4K, but of course works on 1080p.



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Re: 5 New Bezels: Cyber Police, Ninja Kids, Nastar Warrior and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353326 - 04/21/16 02:09 AM


Hey Vaughan,

I don't get out here as much as I want to anymore but I wanted to add my two cents. I don't always comment on the artwork you do but when I do it's usually a huge thumbs up! Today is no exception. Thanks for the great work you are doing on these!

Jason



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3 New Bezels: Pang 3, GI Joe, Football Champ and No More! new [Re: Jason]
#353367 - 04/22/16 04:32 AM


Thanks for taking the time out to comment, Jason. Much appreciated!

Tonight we have three new bezels, Football Champ, Pang 3, and GI Joe. Fun games!

Have fun!



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Re: 3 New Bezels: Pang 3, GI Joe, Football Champ and No More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353368 - 04/22/16 04:45 AM


The footchmp.zip has chaknpop bezel images in it instead of the Football Champ bezels it's supposed to have.



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Re: 3 New Bezels: Pang 3, GI Joe, Football Champ and No More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#353370 - 04/22/16 05:34 AM


Well, that's what you call a mistake.

FIXED!



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3 New Bezels: Bio Attack, Mayhem 2002, Armed Police Force, and No More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353389 - 04/23/16 03:35 AM


Three more!



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7 New Bezels: Terra Force, Atari Baseball, Tinkle Pit, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353392 - 04/23/16 04:47 PM


Back with 7 new bezels.

These turned out pretty much good.



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Re: 7 New Bezels: Terra Force, Atari Baseball, Tinkle Pit, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353393 - 04/23/16 05:14 PM


Thanks! You're right, these did come out nicely.

Indoor Soccer one looks like it could be authentic. I like Tinkle Pit and Terra Force too.



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5 New Bezels: Pig Out, World Series Season, Mutant Fighter, and More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#353437 - 04/25/16 03:52 AM


Let's have five more.



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5 New Bezels: Champion Wrestler, Cyberball, Vs. Duck Hunt, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353474 - 04/25/16 06:22 PM


And here is another dose of Bezel madness.



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Re: 5 New Bezels: Champion Wrestler, Cyberball, Vs. Duck Hunt, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353475 - 04/25/16 06:41 PM


You did it again, lol. The champwr.zip has chaknpop bezel images instead of Champion Wrestler bezel images.



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Re: 5 New Bezels: Champion Wrestler, Cyberball, Vs. Duck Hunt, and More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#353477 - 04/25/16 06:51 PM


You also forgot to include the official artwork for cyberbal. Here is the Direct Download Link



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Re: 5 New Bezels: Champion Wrestler, Cyberball, Vs. Duck Hunt, and More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#353480 - 04/25/16 08:25 PM


Bloody Chack N Pop.

FIXED!

Don't know about Cyberball - I get several options, including bezels by others... I'll check your link, but the one you have ought to include all kinds of options.

And thanks a million for your help.

I snuck on an extra bezel - Shoot Out.



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Re: 5 New Bezels: Champion Wrestler, Cyberball, Vs. Duck Hunt, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353482 - 04/25/16 08:31 PM


Okay - all fixed, I think.



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10 New Bezels: Double Axle, Trog, Sky Adventures, and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353653 - 04/28/16 08:53 PM


Couple games here I really dig - it's about time Sky Adventures got around to being tackled. Since I was helping out elsewhere it's taken some time, but at last we have these to get on with.



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1 Edited Bezel: Black Widow and No More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353670 - 04/29/16 01:46 AM


Hey guys.

Odd one this. I have a hankering to create a new Black Widow bezel. I knew I'd done something with it before, but I had other materials to work from.

When I took a look at the LAY file I'd created previously....................... wow, those were early days.

Talk about mess. Just about everything that could have been wrong was. As you know, I started creating bezels as a learning experience, I guess Black Widow came early in my learnings.

So I fixed it up some. You can use the link in the B's to get the new ZIP.

BUT.... I'm still missing something. The ZIP contains graphics that are not being used, lights etc. I've clearly lost a chunk of the LAY file (newbie fingers must have hacked away at it......). I checked Mr. Do's web site, but couldn't see a ZIP with the control panel in it.... I'm guessing one of you have it somewhere. If so, if you can get me a copy I can finalise the ZIP once and for all.

Anyhow - there's a new bezel in there too.



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Re: 1 Edited Bezel: Black Widow and No More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353679 - 04/29/16 06:35 AM Attachment: untitled2.png 470 KB (1 downloads)


I will upload the Black Widow image you need tomorrow.

One small thing I noticed...

[ATTACHED IMAGE - CLICK FOR FULL SIZE]

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Re: 1 Edited Bezel: Black Widow and No More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#353687 - 04/29/16 12:35 PM


You are the master!


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

It'll be updated next time I post some bezels, since I don't edit these threads on the board any longer.....



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Re: 1 Edited Bezel: Black Widow and No More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353694 - 04/29/16 05:29 PM


What you are looking for is located in Mr. Do's Other Arcade Artwork. Here is the Direct Download Link



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Re: 1 Edited Bezel: Black Widow and No More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#353695 - 04/29/16 06:03 PM


Thanks BK!

I'll be posting some new bezels this evening, and I'll correct things then.



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6 New Bezels: Star Wars, Sky Love, Strikers 1945 and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353709 - 04/29/16 11:07 PM


Some new bezels this evening.

I can't believe no-one has done a custom for Star Wars to this point, but someone has now - in two variants.

Special mention though goes to Sky Love. I came across this game yesterday evening, and just fell in love with it. It's very simple, from the early days. I'll be kind and say it's the kind of game that reminds you of the Atari 2600. But it's so stripped down, so unsophisticated, that it has a wonderful charm. I played it for a couple hours. I as quite proud of my high score, until I looked the game up on Youtube and the first video I saw was of a guy easily beating my measly 45k.

Anyway, I just had to create a bezel for it. Turns out there's very little info out there. No promotional materials, no good screen shots of the cabinet, no flyer. Even sites like Arcade-History is sketchy at best.

So I decided to do something I've not done before. Compared to the game, the bezel artwork is opulent. I stole the graphic from a pinball machine, changed the overlay to add a new color, and there you have it, a fantastic old school shooter in $1000 clothing. As it were.

Finally - Black Widow has been updated again. Yes, yesterday's "fix" has now been "fixed", and if you want the entire package (and you really should, because the "Atari Classics" artwork is very good) then you'll need to grab it again. Sorry about that - thanks BK for your help.

And that's it.

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Re: 6 New Bezels: Star Wars, Sky Love, Strikers 1945 and More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#353715 - 04/30/16 01:14 AM


Thanks for the bezels!

The link for Strikers 1945 links to the starwars.zip.

Also, you mistakenly typed Top Racer instead of Top Roller. Those are two totally different games.



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Re: 6 New Bezels: Star Wars, Sky Love, Strikers 1945 and More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#353716 - 04/30/16 02:24 AM


I don't know what a mess this would be without your fixing everything. Sheesh.

Anyway - fixed now.



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32 New Bezels: DJ Boy, Head On, Body Slam and 29 More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#354586 - 05/23/16 11:40 PM


Talk about The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - a real mixed bag....... Enjoy!


Atomic Robo Kid
Body Slam
Bonanza Bros
Bootcamp
Diet Go Go
DJ Boy
Funny Mouse
Gal Panic
Head On
Hunchback
Kicker
Kick Start
Megatack
Mission 660
Monster Maulers
Mysterious Stones
Nova 2001
Osman
Peek a Boo
Pulsar
Punisher
Rally Bike
Rim Rockin
Ring Fighter
Scion
Sky Soldiers
Solar Warriors
Space Odyssey
Speed Freak
Springer
Tetris Master
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Re: 32 New Bezels: DJ Boy, Head On, Body Slam and 29 More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#354596 - 05/24/16 02:40 AM


Oh my goodness gracious... 32 new bezels, good lord that's a lot of bezels. Many thank yous.

I'll let you know if I find anything fishy



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Re: 32 New Bezels: DJ Boy, Head On, Body Slam and 29 More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#354598 - 05/24/16 03:23 AM


I just tested the first bezel, robokid. The bezel hides a portion of the bottom of the gameplay screen.

EDIT: I just tested a few more and they have the same problem. So I'm assuming that unfortunately they all have that problem.

Edited by Big Karnak (05/24/16 03:29 AM)



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Re: 32 New Bezels: DJ Boy, Head On, Body Slam and 29 More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#354601 - 05/24/16 07:22 AM


I'll give them another test this morning.

If it's all of them, it points to an issue with the template......



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Re: 32 New Bezels: DJ Boy, Head On, Body Slam and 29 More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#354606 - 05/24/16 10:19 AM


Okay, I've reviewed them all.

Not all of them needed changes. However the following DID need updating, and should be grabbed again if you have the original versions:

Bonanza Bros
Body Slam
Boot Camp
Diet Go Go
DJ Boy
Megatack
Nova 2001
Osman
Peek a Boo
Punisher
Atomic Robo Kid
Scion
Springer

Thanks for your help, BK.



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Re: 32 New Bezels: DJ Boy, Head On, Body Slam and 29 More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#354629 - 05/25/16 01:36 AM


Thanks for fixing them. They look good. I found two other issues...

The upper and bottom left corners of the bezel Boot Camp has a black box. It seems like it should be blue like the rest of the bezel. Is that a mistake or is it supposed to be like that?

Forgot to include the official artwork for Osman. Here is the Direct Download Link.



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Re: 32 New Bezels: DJ Boy, Head On, Body Slam and 29 More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#354632 - 05/25/16 02:10 AM


Thanks BK.

It's late here now, 1:00am, and I'm entering movie mode, so I'll look at these issues tomorrow.



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Brief Sabbatical new [Re: Vaughan]
#354841 - 05/28/16 11:54 AM


Hey all!

Just wanted to let you know that this monster thread is going to take a brief sabbatical, so there won't be any updates for a couple weeks at least.

Keep having fun!



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Dog Patch? new [Re: Vaughan]
#355032 - 05/31/16 01:15 PM


Hmmmmmm.

Yes, I'm on a sabbatical while changes are considered to the forums.

But I was archiving some things, and came across this:

dogpatch

It's an odd one. On the one hand I have memories of putting this together. On the other, it's not been included in the previews of the main post, and the naming convention used for the background isn't my usual system.

So I'll be honest, I'm on the fence about it. I don't know if this was a wholly created version by myself, an edited one I worked on, or I suppose even nothing to do with me at all.....

As I say - weird.

I suspect I have lots of these type things lost on my setup.



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Re: Dog Patch? new [Re: Vaughan]
#355056 - 05/31/16 09:05 PM


Don't tease with just an image. Make that baby into a workable bezel dogpatch.zip and upload it! hehe. I like that game.

And I know you're on a sabbatical, but before you go, could you please fix the Osman bezel by including it's official artwork that I mentioned in the previous post.



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Re: Dog Patch? new [Re: Big Karnak]
#355059 - 05/31/16 09:41 PM Attachment: dogpatch.ZIP 1775 KB (7 downloads)


Sorry, I did mean to post the Zip.

I'll not forget to fix the two bezels and post an update on that. I forgot about them.

I'll be in touch with you soon. Let's see how long the forum restructure takes, when I will be back with - hopefully - another large selection of bezels for say - Touchdown Fever, Zero Wing, Dangerous Seed, Power Drive, Golden Tee, and others.

And yes - Dog Patch is a wonderful old school title indeed.



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Re: Dog Patch? new [Re: Vaughan]
#355061 - 05/31/16 10:25 PM


Read the comments at the end of the LAY file to find out where it came from.



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Re: Dog Patch? new [Re: Comboman]
#355080 - 06/01/16 01:25 AM


Oh, there ya go.

Do you have a copy of your version? I'd like to compare the images, because I recall working on it.... maybe I did and then found yours, or maybe I edited it..... hard to know. Either way, it's neato.



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Re: Dog Patch? new [Re: Vaughan]
#355089 - 06/01/16 03:10 AM


original thread is here. I wish I could find better scans/photos (there's also a bezel for this game).



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21 New Bezels: Thunder Ceptor, Warp Warp, Punk Shot and 18 More! new [Re: Comboman]
#355250 - 06/04/16 12:30 AM


Well, here we are in our nice new thread.

To celebrate, let's have 21 new bezels.

As usual there is a mix of the mundane, the okay, and the inspired!

Have fun!



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Re: 21 New Bezels: Thunder Ceptor, Warp Warp, Punk Shot and 18 More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#355281 - 06/04/16 07:21 AM


Thanks for the new batch!


Quote:


The upper and bottom left corners of the bezel Boot Camp has a black box. It seems like it should be blue like the rest of the bezel. Is that a mistake or is it supposed to be like that?

Forgot to include the official artwork for Osman. Here is the Direct Download Link.



Just a reminder



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Re: 21 New Bezels: Thunder Ceptor, Warp Warp, Punk Shot and 18 More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#355283 - 06/04/16 07:48 AM


I started testing out some of the new batch and it seems like most of them have a problem in regards to the top part of the gameplay screen is hidden by the bezel.

A couple examples:

burnforc = Top part of the gameplay screen is hidden by bezel.

gberet = Top part of the gameplay screen is hidden by bezel. Also, it is missing the official artwork. http://mrdo.mameworld.info/artwork/gberet.zip

I figure all of them are like that that aren't vertical bezels. The vertical bezels seem to be okay.



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Re: 21 New Bezels: Thunder Ceptor, Warp Warp, Punk Shot and 18 More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#355308 - 06/04/16 09:58 PM


All fixed.

So, are we saying that quality control has gone to hell?

They were about 40 pixels off.

I think everything is right now though, including previous edits.



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Re: 21 New Bezels: Thunder Ceptor, Warp Warp, Punk Shot and 18 More! new [Re: Vaughan]
#355324 - 06/05/16 07:57 AM


Thanks for the fixes. But I found a few that need some more fixing. I hope I don't seem like a pain in the butt.

The following vertical bezels hide a portion of the right side of the gameplay area: scobra, stratab, teamqb

This following horizontal bezel hides a portion of the top gameplay area: burnforc

The bootcamp bezel still has a black box in the upper left part of the bezel.

The official artwork that you included in warpwarp is all messed up and doesn't work.



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Re: 21 New Bezels: Thunder Ceptor, Warp Warp, Punk Shot and 18 More! new [Re: Big Karnak]
#355330 - 06/05/16 12:38 PM


Not at all. It's a just punishment.

I think this is a result of doing so many in a batch - you get sloppy.........

Anyway, I *think* they're okay now.



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3 New Bezels: Splat, Pooyan (Redux), Gee Bee (Redux) new [Re: Vaughan]
#355332 - 06/05/16 02:02 PM


Trawling through my little archive to fix some problems led me to a couple bezels I had created in the past; Namely Pooyan and Gee Bee.

I did Pooyan as a request from a board member. That person was too polite to say: "Erm, dude that sucks!"

I've never liked it. The color of the bezel was taken from the tree in-game, which seemed like a good idea at the time. It wasn't. I've long disliked it, and now I have a new version.

Gee-Bee is another example where something went horribly awry in the making. I have really hated my bezel for some time. Whatever possessed me to color the characters body green? Just what source did I use that was so horribly pixelated? Yikes.

Now I have gone back and fixed it.

For both of these I have NOT included the previous versions. That's deliberate. Nothing I create is precious - if it's bad, it's bad, and there's no value in archiving it "Just because". Indeed, the opposite is true, best obliterate it from the memory banks completely!

I'm just happy these are better now (imo). And no - these aren't the only ones I dislike, or that could be improved. As and when I feel like it, I'll revisit those.

Oh, and there's Splat, just to add a dash of "new".



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Re: 3 New Bezels: Splat, Pooyan (Redux), Gee Bee (Redux) new [Re: Vaughan]
#355339 - 06/05/16 04:54 PM


Thanks for fixing them

There is official artwork for the bootleg game called pootan. It's parent game is pooyan. Here is the Direct Download Link. I don't know whether you usually include it or not in a rare situation like this.



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Re: 3 New Bezels: Splat, Pooyan (Redux), Gee Bee (Redux) new [Re: Big Karnak]
#355341 - 06/05/16 05:27 PM


No idea. So I did it anyway.

Added Pootan ZIP.



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Re: 3 New Bezels: Splat, Pooyan (Redux), Gee Bee (Redux) new [Re: Vaughan]
#355344 - 06/05/16 06:50 PM


Dude, you're the bestest! Thanks for jazzing up Pooyan. While the previous version wasn't the best it was better than nothing, at least in my opinion. I would never criticize a request fill. I just don't have the heart. Now BK on the other hand ... Just kidding BK, I know it's just us 3 out here posting so I wanted to pull you in on this.



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4 New Bezels: Blaster, Crackdown, Peter Packrat, and 1 More! [Re: Jason]
#355380 - 06/06/16 09:15 PM


More fun for those who like fun.


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