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Genre Backgrounds and Wheels - MAME 1.0.0

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Ok guys been working on this for a while, thought I would put out the 1.0 while I've got the chance...

...Presenting genre backgrounds and wheels for MAME/Arcade!

Here is a collection of wheels and backgrounds in the style of my SNES and Mega Drive/Genesis packs. Unlike those packs, there are no included xmls with this pack as I have spent hours hand sorting my genres in a specific and unique way that will not match the average user 1 to 1.

Unfortunately what this means is you are going to have to get your hands a bit dirty this time to make this pack work for you, the backgrounds and wheels are provided and organised, but you are going to need to do some renaming in order to suite the images to your xml files. Also you may find there are certain publisher or specific genre wheels that don't have included backgrounds or wheels here.

The good news is there is a large selection to find something appropriate to complete your own setup, there are multiple images for just about every genre and I HEAVILY ENCOURAGE you to go through and rename the images you like, rather than the defaults I have selected.

If your not sure what is involved in setting this up check out @ninja2bceen 's excellent tutorial video on genres.

I take no credit for any of the background images, i've merely edited existing images that are out there to suit. 

I have created a few of the wheels from scratch, and given some existing ones a face-lift. There's a fair few hours of work here and I hope it shows.

When I have some time there is a chance I will come back to this to increase it's scope and rename the images to match the standard naming conventions so it can be a little bit more plug and play.

As usual i've included the default image for the border so as people can create their own backgrounds. I've also included my genre.xml which is unlikely to suit you directly but might help as a starting point. 

If anything seems incorrect, or you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments.

Enjoy!

 

A few resources:

Check this thread for links to phulsofs xml packs.

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Check this great tutorial for using Romlister to create your own genres:

https://forums.libretro.com/t/howto-generate-pretty-curated-mame-playlists-the-easy-ish-way/5529

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Here is @SupraKarma's Mame pack, it contains wheels for all occasions and was the base for this pack, anything not included here you should find there. 

Also check here for the 'Base pack' It may be more recent and complete I'm not sure.

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Here are my other genre packs for SNES and Mega drive/Genesis

 

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