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Re: Need help for Vectrex Overlay Files
09/05/16 05:52 AM



> It all makes sense and I was looking exactly for this, thanks Mr. Do.
> So it is safe to say, that the current Vectrex .lay file is wrong? I deleted every
> overlay section in the .lay file and all my work looks great now. Dont know why they
> even where in the .lay file
>
> My overlays are a Photoshop file and are all vectorized. I save them out of Photoshop
> as a .png, like the current ones with transparency included in the .png. But I want
> to finish them, with bezel and clips, maybe with the whole console. I would need a
> decent photo of the bottom section of the Vectrex (like in my first picture posted).
> I own a real one, but dont have any good camera, just a i-phone, which is not good
> enough.
>
> In the finished state, i would like to have the following options for a user:
>
> Vectrex Bezel + Clips (done)
> Vectrex Bezel + Overlay + Clips (done)
> Whole Vectrex Front
> Whole Vectrex Front + Overlay
>
> A nice bonus would be including connected controller cables, depending on how many
> players are selected and a working volume knob, depending on volume settings.
>
> But like I said, I need a good picture of the bottom section, without a controller
> connected.
>
> Any help with this would be great, especially creating a proper .lay file at the end,
> if the whole Vectrex front is included, as i never understood the logic behind this
> task (problems with the coordinates etc.).


The old one isn't wrong, so to speak, as much as personal preference of the last person that did that file. Some people are going to like it with the overlay colors... your preference is different.

Personally... since the option is there for a person to turn the overlay on or off, it's more flexible if you leave it the way it is. Then for people that want to run it the way you like better, they can just go into Options and turn off Overlays for that system.

Shouldn't be too hard to incorporate everything you want... but like you said, the hard part is getting the quality pics to start with. From there, it's pretty straight forward.

Any help you need... no problem. Just let me know.



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* Need help for Vectrex Overlay Files uman 09/01/16 10:44 AM
. * Re: Need help for Vectrex Overlay Files Mr. DoAdministrator  09/02/16 10:52 AM
. * Re: Need help for Vectrex Overlay Files uman  09/02/16 01:29 PM
. * Re: Need help for Vectrex Overlay Files Mr. DoAdministrator  09/05/16 05:52 AM
. * Re: Need help for Vectrex Overlay Files uman  10/13/16 09:47 AM
. * Re: Need help for Vectrex Overlay Files Trebor  01/20/17 03:33 PM
. * Re: Need help for Vectrex Overlay Files uman  09/05/16 02:58 PM
. * Re: Need help for Vectrex Overlay Files uman  09/10/16 10:11 AM

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