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griffin518 last won the day on July 2 2016

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  1. HiToText (Hi score support)

    Thank you so much for the new release!
  2. Lots and lots of bezels are unique, or at least unique to the author
  3. List of MAME clones worth playing - Redux

    I get this question frequently enough that maybe I should just update the description to include it.
  4. Here's the RL doc on bezel images: http://www.rlauncher.com/wiki/index.php?title=Bezel_Media_Quick_Start_Guide Note that we haven't talked about overlays, but I don't think that's material to this conversation.
  5. I'm happy to see a renewed discussion around bezels! I've been too busy to crank out anything lately, but it's good to see some conversation around them. You are correct in that the artwork itself is commonly called a "bezel." This refers to original artwork from cabinets, etc. RocketLauncher is using "bezel" in a different way. Here's how the different RL files work, and how they're layered (in order, 1 being the bottom, 4 being the top): Background - displays in full screen, whether the image fills the screen or not, behind all other elements Backdrop - displays behind the game screen ONLY (as mentioned, I just use MAME backdrops for this to keep things simple) Game display area - the emulator display, itself Bezel - displays in full screen, whether the image fills the screen or not, on top of all other elements - NEEDS A MATCHING INI FILE with coordinates to size the game display area So you see how @Metalzoic is sandwiching the display between the background (he's taken the original bezels, and renamed them to "background") and a realistic "tv monitor frame" (named "bezel" with a matching ini file that has full screen display coordinates). Because resizing takes forever. It's basically recreating the bezels from scratch. Most of the original bezels were created with the intent to be as faithful to the original cabinet images as possible, which means a smaller display area. We all wanted to have the focus on a full sized game area, with a good amount of art to fill in the black bars on the sides of 16x9 monitors. The vast majority of bezels were created with 16x9 format in mind. No. The art just doesn't fit. Even for those that I've created, by hand, to fit as much in as possible, some is still going to be obscured by the game screen.
  6. List of MAME clones worth playing - Redux

    You need to be a supporting member... it's in the platinum download section
  7. The bezel pack you're using is designed that way, to have the art cut off (as a background), sacrificing it in order to allow for a full game area display. It's also created with 16x9 resolutions in mind. Bezels need ini files. Backdrops are a special piece of art that's meant to be put behind the game screen... only a handful of games use this (like space invaders). MAME itself can run the backdrops, which is easier so I just use that. Here's how I've answered the same question from others in the past: and
  8. List of MAME clones worth playing - Redux

    Welcome back! I'm familiar with your situation... I hope you're able to get some sleep. If you're interested, you might start with my "best of MAME" xml (check my sig). That'll get you most of the way there, you'll just need to layer in trackball and lightgun games. I do the same thing, where I only keep the ROMs I want in my setup (though I keep the full set off to the side). I've switched to non-merged, which makes this a LOT easier since you don't need to keep parents + clones. Something to think about.
  9. A Merry Christmas to all 2017

    I'm jealous of all your loot.. Merry Christmas, everyone! Christmas brought us a cold front, so that's terrific. It's been ~5 deg F in Chicago. We also got a new puppy; it's made the frequent walks a challenge. Here's a pic of the little guy:
  10. Griffin518's Best of MAME - XML Database

    There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers. Yes, you'll need to be a supporting member to download.
  11. Here are a couple more: http://www.coinopart.com/ http://arcarc.xmission.com/ http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/
  12. [WIP] Download Section Clean Up

    I guess my thought is that the individual artist sections make it messy to find things. I think they should be removed. Feel free to merge my files into any other future section. How about a new download category for bezels?
  13. Demul not going to Fullscreen in Hyperspin

    Something else is going on, then... HS really has nothing to do with RL. If it works in RLUI it should work just fine when launching via HS.