HyperSpin allows you to customize several interactive and graphic options. As with the other tabs, you can find information about each option in the description box at the bottom of the tab. We’ll show you how to select the wheel style, text style, text font, and other specifics to tailor your wheel to your liking. Let’s begin by looking at the Wheel sub-tab.
Select the Wheel Settings tab, and then select your emulator or program.
Just under the ‘General’ button, you’ll see selections for Style, Speed, and Position. Below are some images of each style. Note: These are some of the default positions that can be customized by adjusting the values for position.
Normal (left) and Vertical (right) Styles:
Pin (left) and Horizontal (right) Styles:
You can select whether the wheel turns slow, medium, or high; default is high. Additionally, for Vertical style wheel, you can set the position of the wheel in the left, center, or default right position (see examples in the image below.
Some users particularly like the horizontal or vertical styles for box, custom wheel or cartridge art. The image below uses the Vertical Wheel Style, Center option, and showcases Koolbrez67’s Kustom Wheel Art.
As mentioned above, you can use 2D and 3D Box or Cartridge (Cart) artwork with your wheels.
Optional settings for this artwork, including style, position, and size can be set using the items highlighted below.
There are still a few settings on the screen that may be a bit confusing. If you drag the scroll bar on the description dialog to the bottom you’ll see that HQ provides you with a description of the pointer and alpha settings. You can set the pointer’s coordinates and whether or not it ‘bumps’ with each wheel movement (by selecting the Animated option highlighted below).
Drag the alpha slider up or down to control the amount the wheel fades after loading a theme. Drag the alpha slider and you’ll notice the HyperSpin logo become more or less opaque. The picture below shows increasing alpha settings from zero to 100%.
Wheel Text Settings
Click on the Wheel Text button. You can change the font style for game name, manufacturer, and other information by selecting a different style from the drop-down menu. The image below shows the Fonts from Style 1 (top) to Style 5 (bottom). Note: these samples use the default color gradients.
To change the color of the text, select your color by clicking on the color tab as shown below.
Additionally you can change several other characteristics of the text by changing the values in the Stroke Size, Shadow Distance, Shadow Angle and the corresponding color selectors. Try changing these numbers and using the Shadow Alpha and Blur sliders. The image below shows one of millions of variations you could make to the informational text by changing the settings highlighted in yellow.