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The Year 199X: System Intro Videos 1.2.0

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These are system/platform intros that I've made with the primary intention of being used with the CityHunter theme which can be found here. Thanks to CriticalCid and keltoigael for this theme!

The file sizes are large, but a high bitrate was necessary in order to avoid these turning into muddy macroblock messes. The addition of digital noise, smoke, VHS damage artifacts, etc. adds a lot of visual information that necessitates a higher than normal bitrate in order to avoid compression artifacts. Believe me, I tried multiple lower rates and they looked awful.

These need to be placed in Launchbox -> Videos -> Platforms.

Keep in mind that the files may need to be renamed slightly based on the names used in your library - if your platform is named "Panasonic 3DO" rather than just "3DO" you'll need to rename the video accordingly to match the name of the platform in your library.

Platforms currently covered:

Atari 8-bit
Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 7800
Atari Jaguar
Atari ST
Capcom CPS-1
Capcom CPS-2
Classic PC (a custom platform I've created in my library for post-DOS era PC games of the mid-90's to early 00's)
Commodore 64
GCE Vectrex
Neo Geo Pocket Color
Nintendo 64
Nintendo DS
Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Game Boy
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Nintendo Game Boy Color
Nintendo Gamecube
Nintendo Wii
PC Engine
PC Engine-CD
Sega 32X
Sega CD
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Game Gear
Sega Genesis
Sega Master System
Sega Model 2
Sega Naomi
Sega Saturn
Sharp X68000
Sony Playstation
Sony Playstation 2
Sony PSP
Super Nintendo
Taito Type X

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I realize there's still going to be some outstanding platforms for some people so I'm also accepting requests for additional platforms which I'll work through as I'm able.

The clear logos and platform banners shown in the demo are also available in the downloads section:

For full effect, I'd also recommend putting some good Synthwave tracks in your Launchbox -> Music -> Background folder and enabling background music in Big Box. You can find a lot of good stuff in the genre on Bandcamp and New Retro Wave's Youtube channel. Here's my current playlist of tracks I'm using in my library if you want some inspiration:

Now you're ready to experience Big Box in a neon-drenched haze of cyberpunk goodness :D

Other image/video projects:


What's New in Version 1.2.0   See changelog


Added new video for GCE Vectrex.

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I would love to see a Virtual Boy, Philips CD-i, Mattel Intellivision, ColecoVision, and a Watara Supervision one to go along with the style of the other videos to help round out the missing ones from my library. 

Thanks for all the hard work you put into all these they are so awesome!

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Are you still working on banners? if so, could you whip up Intellivision, ColecoVision, Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Windows pretty please ??  as you can see I've made them part of my theme :-)IMG_3122.thumb.jpg.7b8b1ec62cd1585032df89259e0f516a.jpg

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