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Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea...
05/22/11 11:47 AM


> > ... you know, when you're brainstorming and stuff, and you think "Dude! That would
> be
> > so awesome."
> >
> >
> > And then you sit and think about it some more, and think "Dude! That's gonna be
> > awesome. But, it's gonna take a LOT of work."
> >
> >
> > This is gonna take a lot of work.
>
> Neat idea. Just a request though - and not to sound like a downer, but if you do end
> up adding this feature, could you make it default to "off"? I think having JUST the
> bezel is perfect - this feature will decrease screen real-estate quite a bit more,
> which may be a particular issue for people with 16:9 screens, and for those of us
> with arcade cabs where it wouldn't make much sense to have "virtual" marquees
> underneath actual marquees. This is the way NeoGeo is right now unfortunately, and
> those marquees all have to be individually disabled.
>
> Having said that, it's a neat feature for times when you might want to see the game
> AND the marquee at once. Another idea - you could include control panel art etc. too,
> where they exist - just to give the feel for what the entire "package" originally
> looked like to the player while the game was running. Just a thought.


You can actually set it in the mame.ini to be off (just like today with bezels, backdrops, and overlays).

The NeoGeo situation you mention is part of the reason I wanted to do it. I know there are people that won't ever want to see the marquee, and that's part of the reason I haven't added them to any other games, which isn't fair to all the other people that really want to see them.

BTW... you mention a 16:9 monitor; it looks wicked cool on one, rotated 90 degrees, filling up the whole screen

And like I said, there's more to it than what looks obvious at the moment



RELAX and just have fun. Remember, it's all about the games.








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* You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... Mr. DoAdministrator 05/20/11 08:32 PM
. * Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... ranger_lennier  05/24/11 04:08 AM
. * Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... Antny  05/23/11 06:53 PM
. * Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... Shoegazr  05/22/11 10:41 AM
. * Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... Mr. DoAdministrator  05/22/11 11:47 AM
. * Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... B2K24  05/23/11 01:27 AM
. * Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... Shoegazr  05/22/11 03:40 PM
. * Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... Mr. DoAdministrator  05/23/11 12:27 AM
. * Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... Nightvoice  05/22/11 01:09 PM
. * Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... Mr. DoAdministrator  05/22/11 01:34 PM
. * Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... Nightvoice  05/21/11 04:55 AM
. * Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... Mr. DoAdministrator  05/21/11 09:36 AM
. * Re: You know how when you get a REALLY cool idea... TrevEB  05/21/11 09:12 PM

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