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  1. Mr. RetroLust

    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Version 1.0.1

    252 downloads

    Happy Christmas or Yule brothers! Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0 Important: Press follow button in the upper right corner to get notified for any future updates to this project, future updates to this page will not be pushed to the "What's New" section. 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 More packs (5 packs total: FGHIJK, LMNOP, QRST, UVWXYZ) are coming in 2019, missing 3D boxes will be released later through update packs. 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. 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/
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Sorry to say but the time frame will be stretched, got some health and other issues going on the side which will delay the project some what, not to say it will take a year longer though but perhaps weeks longer, it is hard to say. I try to do as much work as I can each day but it will take some more time, some packs have less media than others, like the letter M is quite large and a bit messy, gotta keep the quality constant and sometimes logos differ so much in color or style with the flyer I just need to cut out the logo from the flyer to make it look like a serious box, I rather spend more time on it than make it look half decent.
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    HUUUUUUGE bug in Launchbox

    I talk a lot, so I want to keep it short for you guys: Launchbox is a magic unicorn, I like magic unicorns, well hell if you where a kid in the 80's or 90's and all of a sudden you see a magic unicorn in front of you and beside it a launchbox installation, which one would hold most magic for you? Just sayin' *disappears back into the colorful shadows of a magical rainbow*
  4. I'm still relatively new here and build this cave within a few weeks, behind the screens I'm also helping out in moderating for the game database everyday and creating/photoshopping graphics for future releases as well as working on a theme, bezels and collecting data to expand my collection for Big Box. The cave is still not finished yet, have to do some sweet black/UV-light and arcade/retrogaming artwork from Etsy to finish it off. Today I finally finished my mini gameroom (check it out @jaceroni), the square (check carpet boundaries) inside the small room is about 2x2 meters lol. I just installed and setup my last addition; the marquee screen. I was a bit nervous it wouldn't work out as I hoped it would but it did. My pc has only a HDMI and VGA port so I had to use the VGA port. It's a bit of a risk as the screen (the cheap 21:9, LG 25UM58-p) native resolution is 2560x1080, not possible through my VGA. I got a VGA-HDMI converter from Startech which outputs 1920x1080 max through VGA which is very nice but to get a good aspect ratio on 21:9 in 1920 you'll have to set (in my case I had to hack the registry for the old AMD HD 7660) the resolution to 1920x810 and it friggin worked! At this distance I can hardly even see the difference between 2560 and 1920 as the screen is pretty small. But for the future I'm set when switching to a different system which will support the UHD 49 inch screens resolution and the 2560 on the marquee screen. The carpet was cheap, the recliner was a second hand for 40 euro as was the media cabinet. Behind the 49 inch I placed 2 cheap led strips to get a bit of that Philips ambiance vibe. On the screen you'll also see a theme/project I'm working on which is based on Futurestate by @Hexxxer whom very kindly gave me permission to release it in the future. It's still in a very early beta stage and I'm planning to release the theme with custom and cut out high res arcade cabinet images, as well as cut out arcade carts/pcb's and more. I'm still thinking about the theme's name, something like 'Futurestate Neon Deluxe'. I think that covers it I guess I can't say it enough, everyone should have a marquee screen, it looks amazing with those beautiful high res marquee artworks out there, it really adds to the experience, there's some amazing bezels out there as well which will make the experience even more complete in my opinion, ofcourse a real cabinet is even cooler but I'm not that handy so this is my alternative path, I'm in heaven now lol
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    Mr. RetroLust's new man/game cave

    Thanks man Yeah you do need quite a bit of cash if you're going custom/bar display marquee monitor. The monitor I use is quite cheap compared to those and the image quality is very good, still surprised by it's quality actually. I saw an article about the upcoming foldable oled screens, these can be rolled up, theoratically (excuse my english lol) if these can adjust themselfs to display only screens without black borders top or bottom by rolling down and move the display to the top then you'll be really able to size the screen to the marquee, not cheap either but interesting thought.
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    Let's see your game rooms

    That looks amazing bro! Love the wooden walls!
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    Let's see your game rooms

    Thanks man! Very interesting read indeed, love it!
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    Arcade Cabinets 2.0 Project

    Version 1.0.1

    209 downloads

    This project is made possible by @Antny, @Kondorito, @Mr. RetroLust, @dssbob and @Orionsangel *IMPORTANT*: If you want to stay up to date of new packs and updates use the "Follow" button in the upper right corner. Any future updates will not be displayed in the "What's New" section. The aim of this project is a complete overhaul of the often used cabinet images (Arcade machines, Pinball, and Slots/Casino), including but not limited to: Higher resolution and quality versions of up to 2160 pixels vertically (Ultra HD)! All images have a transparent background! Higher accuracy of different regions and versions of cabinets All color corrected and optimized to get the most out of any image Many many new cabinets, previously missing from collections Reconstructed images, either entirely new photo realistic reconstructions or existing images which had previously missing parts added The possibilities of this project are endless, it will let frontends and arcade collections look much better as theme creators will be able to use the arcade cabinets category much more efficiently. Creators, Bloggers, Writers, Reviewers etc. will be able to use these images directly in their media and content enriching the community and history. Arcade games databases can be updated. Any creative process you can think of will be made much easier and look better. Please note that future Mame updates might change names of some roms, you might have to manually change the file name of the image in those particular cases, however when this project is eventually finished it will be uploaded completely to the launchbox game database so renaming them won't be necessary. So, follow this thread for any new updates! It will take a while before we finish the entire project but you will be able to download updates along the way An early impression of the project using the FutureState Neon Deluxe theme as an example how we can use these images. ______________________________________________________________________________ Credits and special thanks: @Antny let it be known!: without him this project would never be what it is, his years long collection of photo's is of great value to arcade history preservation, thanks buddy for everything you've done and do! Thank you Progetto for everything you guys do and have done, your cabinet images have inspired this project immensely and serves as a base for us to evolve from. http://www.progettosnaps.net/index.php @Kondorito Your willingness to help on all fronts, your insight, ideas, sharp eye and brains. Couldn't have done it without you bro, thanks man https://emumovies.com/profile/76406-kondorito/?do=content&type=downloads_file @Orionsangel Thank you for helping along bro, keep on bringing those awesome cabinets/bezels into our digital livingrooms https://forums.libretro.com/t/my-realistic-arcade-bezels/10604 Hasan Tasdemir from Nationaal Video Game Museum for the opportunity to photograph at your amazing museum. https://www.nationaalvideogamemuseum.nl Mr. Do and all it's artists for the reference, research and amazing artwork preservation: http://mrdo.mameworld.info Arcadeartwork.org for reference and research this database is an amazing collection of the arcade artwork history. http://www.arcadeartwork.org/ Arcade Database: For all the information you provide, proved very important for the research. http://adb.arcadeitalia.net/ Arcade-Museum for all the information and flyers, couldn't have done it without your databases! https://www.arcade-museum.com/ and https://flyers.arcade-museum.com/ @ETAPRIME for being awesome and having the best voice on youtube and having plugged the project before when we just started, thank you bro! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nlMK-sdpTI @Jason Carr the entire team and moderators for the Launchbox universe you create, you've enriched our (gaming) life and nostalgia more than you probably realize, you rule! 🤘 https://www.launchbox-app.com/ And thanks to anyone I have failed to mention.
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    Arcade Cabinets 2.0 Project

    Cool! Check PM
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    New platforms for launchbox database

    Good to hear! That would certainly uncomplicate a lot for scraping and working with/for media of arcade systems. Even though I like to be able to see or sort by arcade system names, maybe a new info field for this could be an alternative to help sorting these in playlists, although I have no idea how complicated this would be for you guys to realize or if theres a better way.
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    Cinematic themes

    That's really cool of you bro!!! Thanks man 🤘
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    Cinematic themes

    Not sure if you want to or planning to but I love those cartoony shoot em ups aka Cute em Ups, best known are the parodius series, I havent started yet but want to give these Cute em Ups their own genre field in my collection so I can make a playlist of these, would be great to have a video with these as I haven't seen it around.
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    Midway Classics

    Awesome & Epic \m/
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    Cinematic themes

    Hot damn, its Epic all over! Great work \m/
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    Coming soon, Neo Geo Marquees v2.0

    Deleted v1.0, working out v2.0, what's coming, exclusive to Launchbox. Optimized marquees without scratched texture overlay for deeper colors and contrast Cleaned up artwork Exclusive Day mode / Night Mode (unlit/lit) for every marquee. Further working out about 153 Neo Geo game marquees total, double that with night modes and full version marquees (lol) Including exclusive official full marquee artwork for certain Neo Geo games revived/restored to Ultra HD resolution, not to be found on public internet or perhaps anywhere else for that matter (see examples below: 3 Count Bout & Double Dragon) Optimized dual mini-marquee layouts for full screen 21:9 marquee monitors Examples below in low res 1280 pixels width, original resolution 3840 pixels width.
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    Coming soon, Neo Geo Marquees v2.0

    Wow brother that looks amazing! Really impressed by this, I hope you can make this for BigBox as well someday, I never used Hyperspin before as I rolled into the community through Launchbox. I subscribed to your channel as well Your cabinet and marquees remind me a bit of the ones we made for the arcade cabinets project and the redone Neo geo marquees, you can use those in case you like to work on other NeoGeo projects if you want, keep up the great work! Links: And this one, it has more obscure Neo Geo game marquees compared to the dual layout versions if you're interested:
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    Let's see your game rooms

    Thanks, I want to wait for the UV Led TL (not sure if TL is called the same overseas) tubes to come along as , I've seen normal led tubes come by, I think that would spread the light better in such a small room. Maybe a bulb with uv leds placed around will work as well although not sure if it would work the same technology-wise. Yeah those bars will blind you as well, its scary stuff
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    Let's see your game rooms

    Ah yes, I learn new english words every day, thanks bro Those led spots are far too bright for a small room like this lol these spots are shining thus far into other rooms when the door is open that it reflects on the walls so downstairs anything white still lights up without seeing the purple light anymore, I hope I explained this well lol
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    FutureState Neon Deluxe

    Version v1.06 (Update 01-11-19)

    1,025 downloads

    FUTURESTATE NEON DELUXE *Click follow to stay informed of important updates* ---Introduction--- This theme started out as a custom color skin for the FutureState theme by Hexxxer, I wanted to make something that would fit my gameroom's dark blue/purple blacklight lit environment, a bit like the good old dark arcades, where light plays an important role to the experience. It evolved after months of coding long, long... lloonng hours into this, I had to learn this coding language along the way, I hope it doesn't contain any errors and such. Huge thanks go out to @Hexxxer for his amazing theme (FutureState) framework, controls (HexControls.dll) and kind permission, without him I couldn't have done this. Also a huge thanks to @NJDave71 for making it possible to see the game count for playlists through HelperControl_v4.DLL which is included in this theme. Thanks guys! And everyone else for all the inspiration, enthusiasm and dedication. Enjoy please read these instructions well! ---Installation, Tips & Probable Issues--- 1. This theme uses images and video pretty heavy, it could run slow on older systems, I did add some faster/lighter views, try to see what works for you after you let the lists cache. Huge lists with thousands of games always run a bit slower as more data is being transfered. I recommend doing the following to speed up BigBox greatly: * Uncheck all Background Images in launchbox/settings/image priorities * Set all transitions to "None" in BigBox settings 2. This theme is probably only fit for use on a 16:9 aspect ratio, as I did use some absolute positioning of elements, I'm not very experienced yet to make a 4:3 relative positioning version, maybe someone else might be able to make such a version. 3. If you use a 4K display you probably have to set the Windows dpi settings to 200% in order to keep the layout intact. 4. You can find transparent background cabinets here at Arcade Cabinets Project 2.0: 5. Download the theme zip file and extract the content to Launchbox/Themes/ folder. 6. Install the font file, you can find it in the extracted folder FutureStateNeonDeluxe/_InstallationFiles/ 7. To make the placeholder work which shows the Cabinets/Advertisement Flyer - Back/Box Back in the screenshots needs some changes in your image priority settings within Launchbox. As the cabinets don't have their own placeholder to be coded in a theme I used the Cart 3D placeholder as I figured most people will only use one cart view or can set Cart 3D in image priorities to Cart Front. You can control a lot to your liking within image priorities, as long as you remember it's Cart 3D for this placeholder. My setup in image priorities within Launchbox options: 8. You might need to unblock the .DLL's in the plugin folder for them to work properly. ---Features--- Slide-in/out platform/game wheel, disappearing when not in use to make room for more possibilities. The logo's have a glow beneath them so you can still see black/dark logo's apart from the background. Special Marquee monitor filler magic trick (previously released to be used in other themes as well). Using the empty space around marquees in a special way. If you rather have the default marquee views just copy 'GameMarqueeView.xaml' and 'PlatformMarqueeView.xaml' from the default theme views folder and overwrite in this themes 'views' folder. And loads more... ---Views Description--- Platform View 1 (PlatformWheel1FiltersView) * A lot of Platform details * Device image * Large video/image with ambient/glow beneath it * Total games counter for platforms and playlists Platform View 2 (PlatformWheel2FiltersView) * Same as Platform View 1 except for a few differences * Fanart platform image in place of device image * Device image to the right side overlaying video/image Platform View 3 (PlatformWheel3FiltersView) * Same as Platform View 2 except for a few differences * Details panel makes room for full size video/image Platform View 4 (PlatformWheel4FiltersView) * Full screen video/image Platform View 5 (TextFiltersView) * Text list of Platforms * In the mid collumn Platform banner image, device image, fanart image * Even more details about the platform/playlist Games View 1 (WheelGamesView) * 2 Game Screenshots * Details I found useful * Game description * 3D box (You can switch image view on this placeholder with a button) with Cart image overlaying. * Cabinet/Back Box/Back Flyer overlaying on left side over video/image * Details overlaying video/image like your star rating, developer, publisher, genre, playmode. * Custom icons for Broken, Portable, Completed, Favorite and ESRB rating. * Platform logo in the middle * Scanlines overlaying the video/image Games View 2 (Wheel2GamesView) Same as Games View 1 but with Cabs/Back to the right side Games View 3 (Wheel3GamesView) Same as Games View 1 & 2 but without cabs/back and without scanlines over the video, for views which have high quality video's and/or theme video's Games View 4 (Wheel4GamesView) A view which might be more suitable for quick browsing, slower systems and require more game details. * Cab images without transparency look better in this view * Static logo wheel * Video below with glow beneath. The cabs/back images are filling the screen (maintaining aspect ratio) to the right for better readability of back covers and high quality cab images. I prefer this view for inspecting/sorting out my games. * Larger Icons right/below side. Games View 5 (TextGamesView) A view to see even more game details, without video, the idea here is you can see the front and back image side by side while being able to read the back image. As if you would hold the cover in your hand. * Static Text wheel * Many details * Large Icons * Box/Advertisement fronts beneath image * Cabs/Back to the right Games View 6 (GameDetailsView) Same as Games View 5 Another example of FutureState Neon Deluxe in action:
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    Playlist Genre ( Turbo 80's)

    Amazing work, really love the music as well! (I know it's a Sega song but forgot which one, it's a beautiful rendition)
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    Arcade Cabinets 2.0 Project

    Cool, thanks! If you pm me your email address I'll send you some files to work on.
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    Arcade Cabinets 2.0 Project

    Yes it is but not in high tempo atm. Wanna help?
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Good idea indeed!
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    Let's see your game rooms

    I have this one pointed to front direction and a smaller one of 6 lights pointed to the back: https://www.amazon.co.uk/beamz-Black-Light-Ultraviolet-Lighting-Mobile/dp/B075R31Q6Y/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1547191672&sr=8-8&keywords=beamz+uv+led It works really well although when installing these you do have to place them well so they don't reflect in the monitors, the color seems a lighter shade of purple than traditional TL tubes and light up the room far more than the traditional ones, I like these UV Leds more than traditional as the UV effect is also brighter but wish it was (dont know the exact english term) radial/global light instead of spots as it's hard to position well in smaller rooms without screen reflection or them shining in your eyes, so I had to place 2 of them in the middle of the ceiling and point to both directions. The posters are from a poster book, a collection of classic/famous UV posters used during the counter culture.
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    If you care to https://translate.google.com/ yourself I can answer you brother.
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