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  1. Mr. RetroLust

    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Version 1.7

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    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, QRS, TUVWXYZ) 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/
  2. Mr. RetroLust

    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Thanks bro glad you like
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0 project W.I.P.

    Hi all, I love @Robin55 work on the mame 3D boxes, I also love the 3D boxes by @spycat and @MadK9 a lot! So I wanted to make something in between this with a more darker colored Mame box variant while I await Spycats and MadK9's boxes for the future (can't wait! ). I got to talking with Robin for permission to overhaul his Mame boxes and he helped me out a lot with all my questions and on the automation process, thanks for everything bro! This project can be seen as a joint project as I couldn't have done this without his work and help. Also credit goes out to @spycat as I used the Universal Game Case as a base to work from and changed it, whom should I ask permission for for this box case? as I see more people use it, did you create it @MadK9? Now I like to keep this project as automated as possible as I'm already doing manual work on the Arcade Cabinets Project 2.0, a lot of work those 4000+ images and research I tell you 😮 The best results will always be gotten by manual work but I wanted to try what I could do quality wise in automation. I used Robin's packs from Emumovies for the boxes and the game logo's from Emumovies as they both have the Mame shorthand filenames, I like to use these filenames for better syncing in the automation process and wider compatibility reasons but most importantly I don't have the full mame set so am unable to create a full set to release, I realize there are more versions of Robins boxes and game logo's on the launchbox database than on emumovies but I can't figure out how to convert these files to mame shorthand filenames automatically, is there any smart person or way out there that could help me out on this? @Jason Carr ? A few more questions in which I really hope people could help me out with to make this project work out, you will be added to the finished projects credits. 1. 1943 3d box on the launchbox database is a good example where a poster or side art was used instead of the flyer on the launchbox database. Is there a way to download these but keep or convert them to the mame shorthand filename? Same goes for logo's which are present in the launchbox database but it would be too much work to manually edit these filenames from launchbox to mame. (this is basically the same question as above) 2. Do you know of a way to batch sort the image files to different folders as in: Arcade, Pinball, Devices, Casino, Computers etc.? Using the mame metadata I'd like to put different category text on the spine. (see example below) There is a lot of complete metadata out there, could it be done to edit a dat file to a bat file changing zip to png with a lot of creativity? Surely there must be some way. 3. Do you know how I can sort the arcade image files to different folders based on manufacturer/developer, would be cool to put a logo on the spine of the company. (see example below) 4. Is anyone willing and able to help me out once I'm finished to provide a generated list from a full mame set of all 3D boxes that are missing in mame shorthand filenames. 5. And people that are motivated, willing and able to sort out the files in different folders which have something wrong with it, like a logo not lined out correctly, missing logo, better quality artwork needed or alternative artwork etc.? Hope you guys like the results. Example, this is where I'm at but am stuck with above questions. Example 2, this is what i'd like it to be: Other examples of the automated project:
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0 project W.I.P.

    Version 1.7 Added pack "FGHIJK - UPDATE PACK" Enjoy! 🤘 After all update packs are done I'll release the resources and template so people with the skills can make their own or any missink ones. NOTE! : After installing the images you have to select all (or any alphabetical ra
  5. Mr. RetroLust

    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Version 1.7 Added pack "FGHIJK - UPDATE PACK" Enjoy! 🤘 After all update packs are done I'll release the resources and template so people with the skills can make their own or any missink ones. NOTE! : After installing the images you have to select all (or any alphabetical ra
  6. Mr. RetroLust

    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    New boxes that where missing overall, with a few corrected names and there could be one or two images that where missing a logo or company logo that where fixed, not sure anymore.
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0 project W.I.P.

    Version 1.6 Added pack "0ABCDE - UPDATE PACK" Enjoy! 🤘 After all update packs are done I'll release the resources and template so people with the skills can make their own or any missink ones. 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 the games should now display the right 3D boxes.
  8. Mr. RetroLust

    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Version 1.6 Added pack "0ABCDE - UPDATE PACK" Enjoy! 🤘 After all update packs are done I'll release the resources and template so people with the skills can make their own or any missink ones. 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 the games should now display the right 3D boxes.
  9. Mr. RetroLust

    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Update: I've done some thinking to make this project something that will not drain every bit of energy out of me lol I think it's best if I just do the ones that have scraped media and leave the ones without any media alone, unless I see some popular games and that I have in my personal mame collection (Abscam, ASO aka Alpha Mission for example and so on) and then once done release the tools, template and resources so people can work to satisfy the fine thrills of collective OCD-ism. 😁 The messed up thing is I have 1600+ files to work on with mostly empty scraping results and that's the full mame collection with bootlegs/clones collapsed with parent titles, I don't even want to know the enormous number when it's uncollapsed. I'm sorry if I disappoint anyone with this, the Mame ocean is just too big of a bitch to sail all over. <quote for the history books)
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Ok @andyco47 I see some scans for arcade and downloading, I'm afraid it will be the usual flyers used by the known flyer websites seeing the date of the packs, but we'll see. @neil9000 You mean uploading downloads from that "PD" site here ? Wouldnt that cause complications with people? Seeing as I am still quite a noob to this community I don't want to take risks. But if it wouldn't I see quite some more stuff that could be uploaded to the downloads section, many GB's and thats a bit of a problem as launchbox servers aren't very speedy on my end. Takes about 15 minutes to upload 500mb.
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    I think the best/fastest way would be zipping em up in various zips and send them through wetransfer, you can send 2 gb at a time so it's probably 3 to 4 packs then. Me making a list of 1600+ games that having missing artwork and you finding and collecting these 1600+ would be too much work for the both of us. In case you want to send them to me by wetransfer I'll pm you my emailaddress. Ps I guess those flyers on P-dome will not be available for starting members right? If they are I can dl them myself ofcourse lol
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Cool thanks bro! They could be of great help then, only question now is how to transfer the 7gb, by wetransfer?
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Thanks bro! Does this include flyers not available on https://flyers.arcade-museum.com and https://www.flyerfever.com emumovies and the launchbox database?
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Lol yeah OCD gets the better of me as well but am a bit frustrated now I see how much work is still to be done. Around 1650 boxes still to be made, this time the workflow is different, have to find flyers or make artwork, cutout/find the missing logos (more missing then not), at this point it feels like I reached the end of the tunnel only to see a longer tunnel ahead. Kinda bummed out by this, not having a good day today but maybe soon I'll have fresh new energy again to work further.
  15. Looks amazing! I can use it for my windows version (its the only windows game I have at this moment funny enough)
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0 project W.I.P.

    Thanks both for your replies and the compliments, really appreciate it. I hope you both wont go into anymore discussions and stay friendly towards eachother lol lets leave that stuff where it belongs; the rest of the internet, so tired of facebook, twitter and the likes where people misunderstand eachother and go into endless discussions, it good for nothing and only drains good energy. I am a launchbox user indeed in fact my life is wrapped around launchbox this past year, working almost full time on media for it, this software and passion mean a lot to me for various personal reasons, its like medicine for me. I still have a lot of work to do on these, after I finished the update packs there is a large amount of data (thousands of images/flyers/art) that I collected, fixed, cropped and made that need to be uploaded to the database as well, i'm not sure if I still have energy left to do this at the point I finished this project. I did thought about converting to mame naming but this would take me far too much time which I like to spend on the other running projects but maybe @circo likes them for emumovies as well and maybe he knows how to convert them to mame naming so they can be used for different frontends.
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Thanks bro My opinion: I normally prefer to use the realistic media, as in cps3 cdrom cases for example, but I love 3D images more than 2D, so in the end I went for it seeing how cool it looked when others made 3D boxes. In short: I think it looks cool in my collection lol
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0 project W.I.P.

    Version 1.5 Added pack "TUVWXYZ" (remember: missing boxes will be updated through update packs in the future) Enjoy! 🤘 Next up are the update packs for missing boxes. Tip!: I noticed in my setup that games starting with "The" (examples: The Adventures of Robby Roto, The Amazing Adventures of Mr. Flea) where not showing up as 3D boxes after caching, if you experience the same do the following: In Launchbox, select all arcade games (CTRL+A) go to Tools and click 'Refresh selected images', let it load and the games should now display the right boxes.
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Version 1.5 Added pack "TUVWXYZ" (remember: missing boxes will be updated through update packs in the future) Enjoy! 🤘 Next up are the update packs for missing boxes. Tip!: I noticed in my setup that games starting with "The" (examples: The Adventures of Robby Roto, The Amazing Adventures of Mr. Flea) where not showing up as 3D boxes after caching, if you experience the same do the following: In Launchbox, select all arcade games (CTRL+A) go to Tools and click 'Refresh selected images', let it load and the games should now display the right boxes.
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    SMALL Coffee table / arcade / pinball

    Looks amazing! \m/
  21. Love em like always bro, you accidentally added the vertical bezel link to the horizontal version (on youtube it's correct), here's the horizontal link: https://bit.ly/2TJU0zf
  22. Mr. RetroLust

    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Oh aha dat is tof van hem, dank je wel
  23. Mr. RetroLust

    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Ik snap niet wat je zegt zonder google translate
  24. Mr. RetroLust

    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0

    Theres many missing boxes which I still have to do, takes some research finding missing art and making art for those that dont have any. But it could be less than half way, not sure yet, the mame jungle is a big and mysterious landscape.
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    Arcade 3D Boxes 2.0 project W.I.P.

    Good to hear bro, thanks
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