Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Boomslangnz

Some Marquee Magic

Recommended Posts

just showing off marquee screen, slowly adding more and more. Trying to complete my mame set but consoles etc are done

Sorry about shaky camera, I suck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I need that alien the gun marquee...so i can make a theme, can you place that in my ftp folder.

looks sweet dude

Edited by Sub-Zero

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I need that alien the gun marquee...so i can make a theme, can you place that in my ftp folder.

looks sweet dude

how do I put stuff on ftp?

Oh and the monitor is called an LG M2900S

Edited by Boomslangnz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

with your login information, you have platinum so also ftp access, you hav to pm BBB,rain or dazz for your ftp login information.

ill send you a pm with my email so you can send it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How exactly do you have the screen set up? What program. I had so many problems trying to get a marquee screen going I pulled it down!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
How exactly do you have the screen set up? What program. I had so many problems trying to get a marquee screen going I pulled it down!

I'm interested in this as well.

My marquee project has been posted under my FTP for about a year now & I've gradually increased the number of Mame marquees (updating with HD quality as I find them). It uses a Mr. Do layout file paired with a marquee in png format & zipped into an artwork file. They all look good & function well, but I still have to actually launch the Mame game before the Marquee appears. And I'm not smart enough to figure out how to do this with other emulators yet.

What this fella has going here looks more like BBB started working on back in Feb 2011. That was what inspired me to try accomplishing the same thing while waiting for it to be implemented in the next version of HS.

The one difference with this fella's output is that thee marquee is filling the entire screen (albeit looks a bit stretched). On mine, the marquee maintains the proper aspect size/ratio, it's centered, and looks good...just doesn't fill the screen completely on my marquee monitor.

Recently, there was a nice development going with MarbleMad's high quality marquee compilation & the HyperMarquee project...but it appears after getting pressured to give credit (rightfully so) to Lord Hiryu who was (it appears) initially responsible for creating many of those HD marquees...........well, now www.hypermarquee.com is a blank page. Which is sad because I thought it might encourage more people to get in on completing the database with some really nice HD marquee scans (without watermarks).

http://www.hyperspin-fe.com/forum/showthread.php?23554-Dynamic-Marquee-Artwork-Database

All of my work on FTP came from (at one time) the available work & compilations of MarbleMad, Mr. Do, Howard Castro, & Lord Hiryu. It's a shame there aren't more updates coming in the apparent foreseeable future.

I wish we could get this going again as I'm a total marquee junkie. That LG M2900 stretch monitor is like the crown jewel of my arcade cabinet that I think really sets it apart from may of the cabs I see online.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its using a slightly modified version of the led blinky hack. I got around 700 created by Lord Hiryu and ive been making the rest up myself (around 100 mame,and ive completed xbox and 360, Naomi, taito type x,ps2 etc)

While there are some which are stretched due to picture not looking as good with just title etc, most are not and look really good in person actually. I would prefer it to fill the screen myself as whats the point otherwise. This screen aint called a stretched monitor for no reason

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm also planing a shmup cabinet with a lcd screen as a marquee, i've downloaded the mame marquee pack but most of them are very low resolution.

@boomslangnz - do you want to share your marquees? They look great :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dude, why did you have to post this, I'm already well over budget on my cab and now I see something else I want lol.

Sent from Amstrad CPC464

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
For the google impaired...

http://www.lg.com/uk/commercial-display/lg-M2900S

76,5cm * 30,7cm * 9,7cm

------

I found a couple online for $500 refurbished - which is insane imo.

I'd googled that myself but couldn't see where the dimensions were mentioned.

Here for anyone interested.

http://www.lg.com/uk/products/documents/lg-lcd-monitor-M2900S-PN-specification.pdf

Sent from Amstrad CPC464

Edited by connorsdad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
For the google impaired...

http://www.lg.com/uk/commercial-display/lg-M2900S

76,5cm * 30,7cm * 9,7cm

------

I found a couple online for $500 refurbished - which is insane imo.

These aren't shitty domestic monitors, these are commercial screens specially designed for advertising etc

Trust me when I say the way images look on this monitor is awesome!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
These aren't shitty domestic monitors, these are commercial screens specially designed for advertising etc

Trust me when I say the way images look on this monitor is awesome!

I'm sure they look awesome displaying scans of 20 - 30 year old Marquees too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Boomslangnz, any chance you could share your marquee images?

As you said yourself, most of the mame ones are really low quality.

Sent from Amstrad CPC464

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

long time lurker and thought id chime in and let you know you can find the same monitors he's using randomly on ebay in very good used condition for dirt cheap! i just got mine for $145 shipped! i gladly cut into my hyperspin cab case without hesitation! it looks great!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got mine for 150 too. Been cleaning and gathering/ scanning hq marquees for a few months and YES they look awesome on this monitor. Just need someone to help me get the screen working with hyperspin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I get some time soon ill post my files and explain how I did it

If you don't have a stretch monitor then my images are properly useless tho

The ones made by Lord Hirayu are on the ftp already, I forget exactly where now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So any tutorials on this?

im about to start my own Vewlix design soon,I was looking ino this for the top part of my cab...

Cmon guys stop hogging all the info :wavey:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm using or8ital's HyperSpin Helper to display dynamic marquees. Easy to setup and works great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...