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#451 westcoastloc

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:20 AM

In NeoGenesis I have the preview videos working, and when I scroll with R trigger I see the boxart I want. It seems like the boxart and preview video are set right on top of eachother. Any ideas why the boxart is not in the proper square ? I am having similar probs with NES enhanced artwork. I have the vids loaded and I pointed my screenshots directory to G\media\nes\artwork (which has all the enhanced screenshot folders) but they dont show up. How does the emulator know which shot to load (box, cart, title, etc). I also have it set to video then screenshots. Basically I want the boxart and videos on the screen at both times like in the screenshots ive seen.

Edited by westcoastloc, 26 October 2009 - 05:23 AM.


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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:39 AM

Depends on which version of NeoGenesis your using ?
Which skin are you using ?
Is it one youve made yourself and are testing ?
Did you download the official ResXtras packs ?

And to double check, are the directories for the artwork correct ?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:57 AM

I am using NeoGenesis v23. I am using the gilles dynamic pm3 neogenesis skin. I have renamed 16x9 small boxart and small movie to settings.ini. I have the video previews playing perfectly. My screenshots are in E/screenshots/genesis and my default directory for those screenshots is e/screenshots/. When I fast scroll with the R trigger it shows them (boxart) in the same box as the video preview.


As for mednafenxnesv10 I have my videos in the mednafenxfolder/videos and they play correctly. I goto change default directories and set the screenshots to g/media/nes/artwork (and all my enhanced folders are in there) But below the video preview is the blank nintendo box with the seal of quality.

I dont get it? Why isnt there a boxart directory selection feature within the emu that you can point to your boxart?

(I took my own screenshot of a game and it showed up in the same window as the video preview. Am I confusing screenshots with boxart? I dont want screenshots just the boxart below the preview video!?

Edited by westcoastloc, 26 October 2009 - 07:12 AM.


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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:44 AM

I dont think your using the dual preview (modded by Madmab) versions of those emulators.
Im leaving the house as we speak so if you cant sort it out ill be back to help in about 5 -6 hours. In the meantime check this site for info on the Madmab Editions of the emulators.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:14 AM

Wait, there's a Madmab edition of Neogenesis...?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 06:42 PM

Im just gonna focus on NES madmab edition for now. I got the right madmab edition, I got the vids setup. I decided to just put my enhanced artwork and videos in the mednafenxnes madmab/media folder to make it less confusing. So in the media folder (that comes with the emu) I have artwork and movies folders. I set my default media folder in the emu to mednafenxnes madmab/media/artwork. Still no go. I need these boxarts to showup!

Sorry bout all the posts. I finally got the stuff to work. Thanks! I dont even know what I did!

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:43 AM

Seems a bit quirky to get right at first, i used the internal folder system its seems to be the way to go for me.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 06:58 AM

Hey fellas,
I tinkered around a bit with the camera today and did a couple of pics. These are NOT what I said I would upload -- I still plan to upload a good pack of several systems for you guys. These are just some things I was messing with. I do not have a very good camera and I did not have good lighting. I'm not satisfied yet with these pictures, but I thought I'd share them because I still like them better than the older ones.
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For the Atari 7800 I have a main menu pic and an emuload pic. The emuload pic is of my 7800 cartridge collection.
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For the 2600 I have a shot of the 2600 Jr that I've had all my life. That was my very first game system. My younger brother engraved some scribble into the aluminum strip shortly after we got it (we were really young), but we never took the protective plastic off so I was able to buff out most of the scribble. It's not even noticeable with the camera I have anyway. Also, there's a more artistic pic that I found on the web of the all black classic 2600.
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Again, these are NOT final images. I still plan to upload a heap of console pics soon. Also, I just remembered I have a neighbor who's into photography, so maybe -- just maybe -- I can convince her to help take some professional quality pics of my systems. I also still have skin stuff to upload when I get the chance.



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Posted 31 October 2009 - 07:28 AM

Where do you get the psd file of my main menu? I planned on releasing the psd when all the skins would be finished

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 11:03 PM

QUOTE(gilles9999 @ Oct 31 2009, 02:28 AM) View Post
Where do you get the psd file of my main menu? I planned on releasing the psd when all the skins would be finished
I made my own. :-) I think yours is desaturated which is fine, but I left the original PM3 blue/green hue in mine. I made the blank title oval as well because I didn't know where to get a pre-made blank one.

I just took a pic of my Master System and Genesis. I really don't care for my Genesis one, but let me know what you think. Also let me know if you'd like me to keep sharing these works-in-progress.
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I didn't mind the Master System and Genesis backgrounds in the skins you guys did, but I figured I'd see what I could come up with while playing around with the camera. I still have terrible lighting. There's not much sunlight today and my indoor lighting just isn't enough to compensate. I hung a sheet over the ceiling lights to at least avoid having major glare like in that 7800 pic I uploaded yesterday.

I have pics like these for many of the emus but I'm not satisfied yet. As I said in my last post, I'll try to get some good quality pics of the systems to upload. Also, I'll upload pics like this and the skin work I've done. I did some sprite banners for a couple of systems, such as the Odyssey (and I don't remember what else off hand). I scanned several of my game boxes and also made a couple of console sprite banners. Those things will be in the skin stuff when I upload it.


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Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:33 AM

I hate that you can't edit your posts after a few minutes. Frustrating.
Anyway, I may have misspoke about that oval in my previous post. That one may be yours and not one I made. I've made several of different sizes for use in my customizations of the XBMC PM3 skin and it's hard to tell the smaller ones apart from the ones in these emu skins. Just wanted to clarify so I didn't step on any toes in case that's not one that I made.

Also, I redid the Genesis pic and I'd like to replace the one in the previous post with this one. If a moderator can edit the previous post to include this as an "edit" and replace the link to the Genesis pic that would be good.
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:26 AM

mmm, you worked from my files, fine
continue your work (it can be good to have "alt" version of the main menu and some new banners for the official skin that FULLY support all the possible dual view stuff), i think i could include them in the final work
will see
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 10:18 AM

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. cool.gif

Nice looking images on there man. It's cool seeing images that are derived from somebody's personal collection.

I used to have a very large collection of systems and games, but after I left home my youngest bro sold all of our shared video game stuff to gamestop when he didn't have a job and for a few years there he had whatever new game he wanted, until all he had left was a PSP and one game from our whole collection.

I'd probably be mad without the Box. I wouldn't want any of those systems now anymore with what we've got here personally (Except the 7800 to play Xenophobe since it won't work on the Box yet). I got rid of all of my DVD's and gave them to my other brother when I figured out about DIVX movies. It would take 3 or 4 DVD shelves to house my movie collection that is on one harddrive now. My bro will walk into his first house with his new wife sometime next year with two foot lockers full of DVDs.

It's amazing what you can do with a PC and an XBox.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:01 PM

LOL. Thats just so not how it is.
Lets not forget ChokeManiac. If imitation is indeed a form of flatterey then thats where the inspiration comes from. Lol. You almost made it sound like Gilles9999 is responsible for the design ! Which as we know is definately not the case. What im seeing is an imitation of the original PMIII design by both skins. Which if taken as is, just means users get to choose which one they prefere. You guys .....

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:48 PM

Pfff... come on cbaggy, we never say this!
for the 10000 time: my dynamic skins are just created to fully support all the possible dual stuff
OF COURSE!My skins are inspired by the original chokemaniac work... because i like the pm3 theme!!
95% of my work on them is:
- configuring all these settings (4/3, 16/9, one boxart display, screenshot only, screenshot and boxart at the same time), settings all the movie/screenshot/boxart size/position. it is LOOOOONG!!! (plus usually boxarts are different from one system to another)I have even set the rombrowser and main menu cursor to match as much as i can the animation of the original xbmc pmIII
- create system specific previews (when i can)
- find good quality pics for the systems and controllers (one for the main menu, one for the emuload, one for the banners and one other for the synopsis) it is a lot harder than you think

I HAVE ALWAYS SAID my work was inspired by the XBMC PMIII theme!!
And I NEVER SAID I WAS the original author of the pmIII theme pfffff.... mad.gif

Edited by gilles9999, 01 November 2009 - 01:54 PM.





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