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Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0 2.2

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Happy Christmas or Yule brothers!

Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

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I was inspired by the Mame 3D Boxes by @Robin55 and @Reevesad and the work by @spycat and @MadK9 

At first I experimented to convert Robin's work to a darker color as it fits my dark colored setup better, one thing let to another and was helped enormously by @Robin55 in the process of automation and more, if it wasn't for all his help and work this project wouldn't have happened, thanks again so much brother! \m/

The 3D boxes are mostly for the Mame set (could include other emulators as well) but only includes Arcade video games, no pinball, fruit machines and such.

Features:

  • Covers based on official flyers, instruction flyers or fan art, customized official artwork and more. I've hunted down previously artwork missing from databases and/or very rare flyers, original resolution of these images can be low some times.
  • Each box has a logo for the game, if it was missing I've hunted it down or extracted it from images (I upload these logos to the database as well)
  • Each box has a logo of the company that either developed or published it (some flyers may have a different publisher from another region, bit confusing at times)
  • Each box is manually color corrected, cleaned and optimized
  • Some games have a second alternative version, made from cabinet side art, marquees or from a different region for example

Please remember if you miss boxes to also check the naming convention of the file and if it is the same as the most recent version in the database. Any entry with "The" in front (Like The Astyanax) will be included in the QRST pack.
NOTE! : After installing the images you have to select all (or any alphabetical range) arcade games (CTRL+A = select all) go to Tools and click 'Refresh selected images', let it load and cache and the games should now display the right 3D boxes. 

Hope you like :)

Credits
Thanks go out to anyone contributing and making art for the launchbox games database.

Thanks for any help, encouragement and advice:
@Robin55 @spycat @MadK9 @Reevesad @Jason Carr @Kondorito @zetec-s-joe @Fablog @andyco47 @mikty

Special thanks to:
@neil9000 and @Retro808 for those logistics ;) \m/

 


What's New in Version 2.2   See changelog

Released

Version 2.2

  •  Added "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time" box as it was named to the european Hero turtles instead of Ninja in the packs.
  •  Added previously missing Konami's 'The Main Event', two versions.
  •  Boxes have been uploaded to the database as well.
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3 hours ago, Mr. RetroLust said:

@Reevesad If you have prepared all fronts/flyers you can send it to me and I can automate the process for you and send them back again

was just going through your tutorial to start with. Will get what I need and get back to you. cheers.

 

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Just finished uploading and replacing all 3D boxes to the database, added loads missing flyers, artwork and logo's, added color corrected flyers, added missing games to the database, corrected info etc. I think in total an amount of 5500 images added/replaced. So you might want to scrape your mame/arcade collection in 2 days from now (database mods will be finished by then).

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First of all thanks for all the great work on these 3D boxes, super. I do have a question, is there a way to rename these boxes to there original Mame names?

 

Greetings 

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1 hour ago, krater9 said:

First of all thanks for all the great work on these 3D boxes, super. I do have a question, is there a way to rename these boxes to there original Mame names?

 

Greetings 

I wanted to do this as well but as far as people informed me there is no automatic way of doing this.

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Thanks for your reply, I already thought that was the case or do them one by one but that insane :)

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Hey I never commented b4 on here but the boxes are gr8 and a huge thanks for the action and tutorial....i used it and it works perfectly...

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15 minutes ago, krater9 said:

Thanks for your reply, I already thought that was the case or do them one by one but that insane :)

Yep insane is what it takes lol ;)

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7 minutes ago, sanchezmike01 said:

Hey I never commented b4 on here but the boxes are gr8 and a huge thanks for the action and tutorial....i used it and it works perfectly...

Glad you like, if you like would you like to share your work as well? :)

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I definitely will.....right now I'm editing wonderswan color 2d images to use ur action script ...basically will cut the top part of original 2d art to remove the swancrystal/wonderswan logo part ....and changed the color of your boxart png template from black to white....not official but I like all boxart facing the same way...the 3d boxart available everywhere is nice but facing the opposite direction and a bit angled

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On a side note....it will be possible to change mame box names with a hyperspin tool...its not 100% perfect but I ran a quick test and many were renamed correctly....some will need to still be renamed by ticking a box with the corresponding boxart name to match the rom description  ..ti be 100% will take time but not as much as doing it 1 by 1

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Released Just now

Version 2.2

  •  Added "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time" box as it was named to the european Hero turtles instead of Ninja in the packs.
  •  Added previously missing Konami's 'The Main Event', two versions.
  •  Boxes have been uploaded to the database as well.

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