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Re: Question on Artwork Packs
01/24/17 08:28 PM


> > Thanks for the reply!
> > BTW, why some of the unofficial artworks are not added to the official set? It
> would
> > make sense having one complete set, don't you think ?
>
> Official artworks are made by the MAME (and MESS) artwork team and intended to be
> high-resolution reproductions of the bezel artwork, overlay artwork, background
> artwork, and even marquee and control panel artwork, of the games in question. Some
> of these are from extremely high-resolution scans, others are completely vectorized.
>
> Unofficial artworks are not intended to be reproductions, and are instead things
> people think "look cool", or invented out of thin air. They often do not have
> referenced the original artwork in their creation. Frequently they are intentionally
> different from the artwork the games actually used, such as altered to cover more
> screen area on widescreen monitors, etc. Often the people working on these are not
> the same people working on the official artworks.
>
> So no, having one complete set could confuse people into thinking that invented
> third-party artwork was identical to the artwork games originally used.
>
> What AntoPISA is doing is a good compromise. Mixing them as you say could cause
> confusion.
>
> I hope this helps you understand what you are asking.
>
> - Stiletto

This is indeed a very comprehensive answer and it completely cleared my mind on the topic! Thanks a lot for sharing this!







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* Question on Artwork Packs alligator 01/21/17 04:45 PM
. * Re: Question on Artwork Packs AntoPISAModerator  01/23/17 03:58 PM
. * Re: Question on Artwork Packs alligator  01/23/17 09:20 PM
. * Re: Question on Artwork Packs AntoPISAModerator  01/24/17 11:39 AM
. * Re: Question on Artwork Packs StilettoAdministrator  01/23/17 10:39 PM
. * Re: Question on Artwork Packs alligator  01/24/17 08:28 PM

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