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Re: Guided Missile (working!)
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> Good work on getting back drop piece aligned with game.
>
> I wish it were possible to further dim the farthest bit pieces of the explosion
> images (from explosion buytrate piece), but then that wouldn't be preserving the
> scans of the "explosion buytrate" component so it probably is better to leave it as
> it is.
>
> Comparing blinddog's great Guided Missile videoclip versus how it is emulated, it
> appears the outer edges aren't really visible when viewing the videoclip and that
> would likely be that the lamp piece isn't fully illuminating the outer edges. Maybe
> the outer edges are visible when playing the game in person, but they don't seem to
> be when watching videoclip. I guess this part should be mentioned if not documented
> in MAME source code or at least documented on any of the various info sites so
> information doesn't fade away over time.
>
> Capturing the explosion effect to be almost as if playing the game from an actual
> Guided Missile cab was next to impossible imo. I didn't have high hopes for that, but
> it is better than what it used to be with thanks to blinddog's great work as well.
>
>
> As for Guided Missile bezel, it would be great if it could be vectorized, but that
> is intensive work itself. A bezel really needs to be given the flatbed scan treatment
> in order for there to be any chance of vectorizing the bezel piece. That's why
> various bezel pieces were purchased over the years and scanned.
>
> If there is some way to get a different Guided Missile bezel output in which the
> backlit lamps of the bezel stand out, that too would be great. That would be two
> different bezel images of Guided Missile: one that is viewed with all images viewable
> (as if seeing it in daylight) and the alternate would be where portions of bezel is
> viewable, but with backlit lamps standing out illuminating portions of bezel in a dim
> lit manner.


I never thought of having a separate "night-time" version of the bezel but that is a great idea. I tried simulating the backlight effect via photo-editing, let me know what you think. Of course it would be best if we had a photo of a backlit bezel (maybe blinddog would be nice enough to take one when he gets it put back together).

I also had some ideas for improving the look of the explosions without changing the preservation much, but I'll have to do some experiments and get back to you.

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* Guided Missile yoeddy 08/19/14 04:34 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile gregf  08/19/14 05:24 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile blinddog  08/20/14 09:33 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile blinddog  08/20/14 08:06 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile Antny  08/20/14 10:16 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile Antny  08/20/14 10:25 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile gregf  08/20/14 09:14 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile gregf  08/20/14 07:24 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile R. Belmont  08/20/14 05:58 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile R.Coltrane  08/20/14 02:37 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile Mr. DoAdministrator  08/20/14 10:11 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile Comboman  08/24/14 08:29 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile blinddog  08/21/14 11:25 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile Comboman  08/24/14 09:21 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile blinddog  08/24/14 10:50 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile Antny  08/25/14 04:24 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile Comboman  08/25/14 01:14 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile hap  08/24/14 10:04 PM
. * Guided Missile (working!) Comboman  08/24/14 10:20 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) gregf  08/25/14 04:01 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) Comboman  08/25/14 03:50 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile (experimental) Comboman  08/25/14 06:41 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile (experimental) Mr. DoAdministrator  08/25/14 07:20 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile (experimental) Comboman  08/25/14 08:35 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile (experimental) Comboman  08/25/14 06:46 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile (experimental) Dullaron  08/25/14 08:19 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile (experimental) Comboman  08/25/14 09:01 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) chall  08/24/14 10:29 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) Comboman  08/24/14 10:55 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) Comboman  08/24/14 10:29 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) Comboman  08/25/14 02:09 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) Comboman  08/25/14 02:15 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) Dullaron  08/25/14 02:54 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) gregf  08/25/14 03:35 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) Comboman  08/25/14 04:51 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) gregf  08/25/14 05:36 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) StilettoAdministrator  08/25/14 05:21 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) gregf  08/25/14 05:59 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile (working!) jibmums  08/25/14 05:00 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile Antny  08/22/14 12:15 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile jcroach  08/21/14 05:17 PM
. * Re: Guided Missile Dullaron  08/20/14 09:48 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile Rygar9  08/20/14 04:42 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile gregf  08/20/14 06:23 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile SmitdoggAdministrator  08/20/14 04:47 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile Rygar9  08/21/14 12:17 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile gregf  08/20/14 06:03 AM
. * Re: Guided Missile yoeddy  08/22/14 02:17 AM
. * Indeed :) *NT* Brian Deuel  08/22/14 03:46 AM

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