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  1. I think the examples I made ended up being turned into PNG, but also what I was doing was screenshotting a zoomed in example of what happens when I turn my artwork from PNG to JPG which is that it messes with the quality and creates blurry smudges instead of clean surfaces I originally created it to be. None of those uploads for Exciting Boxing were intended to be used as a full-sized Background. I always try and keep things between 1366x768 to 1920x1080. Sorry of any confusion though
  2. Here is an example why I stick to PNG than JPG. The first was saved as PNG The second was saved as JPG Not sure how it looks in the post after doing an upload, but if you look between the white outline and red background you will see all the blurry crap in red near the white line in the JPG version where the PNG is so much cleaner without all that red blurry crap. This is exactly why I stick to PNG for quality as much as possible. Yeah it may be higher in bits, but it's so worth it since it's the biggest piece of artwork in all media that goes with the game titles. Think of it as like the tablecloth to all the nice dishes on table. Would you want a cheap tablecloth to go with top of the line dishware? With that being said, Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
  3. How's this for "Simple Photography"? Rarely do I receive Rejections on something, but I'm starting to notice is some reasons per rejection vote is stated the same way more than once. Like if I get 5 rejection votes on something. I'll see like 3 out of 5 use "-" as their reason or "N" as their reason, and then today got this one, which really makes me wonder how is it that the same person is voting more than once?
  4. I usually don't give reasons unless I'm requesting to replace or remove something. I may decide to start doing more reasoning later on to avoid confusion. I just try to quickly get through things since I'm even trying to make sure all Platforms of a game has a Background instead of just certain ones because I know how annoying it is as example that the Genesis version of a game has all these Backgrounds, but like none for your Super Nintendo version. I understand the space issue, but I'm also going for quality too. PNG for me seems much cleaner looking than JPG, especially like when I finish what I'm working on if I save it as JPG is then looks a bit more grainy than it should be. Other than all that I'm glad to hear what I'm doing is increasingly becoming a huge help to the community in not only popular classic titles, but also ones that are likely personal favorites to some out there who know doesn't get the loving treatment it actually deserves, especially when art for it is extremely scarce in which I have to dig even deeper in doing the game some justice in creatively finding out some stuff for it more than just a simple Google search.
  5. So are we clear that every version of Cosmic Carnage is called that in every region other than Japan which is called Cyber Brawl? Apparently the one in Asia got rejected today because it was "Spammy" and other poor excuses since I didn't submit a Japanese one for Cyber Brawl. Sometimes I submit stuff that is a tiled Background based on how the game itself displays a Background in sort of a retro feel and because it's like the only thing that truly represents that title until I can manage to work up a way to clean up a piece of cover art of some other thing official used to sell the game and work it in for Background art even though these tiled Backgrounds somewhat end up being looked as if it's against us cleaning up stuff with logos in their, but I strongly feel tiled Backgrounds from the game itself isn't that much of a violation. It's more of the stuff where the game's logo is plastered across the image to where it clashes so badly with the Clear Logo, and also makes it harder to use if a game goes by a different name for a different region or version. I'm not gonna just place one Cosmic Carnage tiled Background because then it'll show up when people get Cyber Brawl and look confusing to have a Cosmic Carnage background with their copy of Cyber Brawl being inaccurate. So to all who rejected this, please understand the true nature of this and not take it as being spamming or whatever. I'm trying to just not leave games without art as much as possible and making sure we have accurate stuff within our Database.
  6. It was, but I also thought it was a bad connection here too. Like once I submitted something, it just took forever to see the Status once I clicked that choice afterwards. Seems okay today though
  7. Is there something going on with the Database? Seems things are taking forever to submit now
  8. Very Cool! I used to use the Retro-Bit Saturn Controllers, but are crap even with being officially licensed by SEGA. So I'm using the 8bitdo M30 now. I haven't played any of those you listed except for Batman Forever, and I did it on MAME a week ago, but I forget which version of MAME I used since I had to skip some frames to like 6/10 so that it doesn't sound choppy. Thing is I got as far as the Riddler's place and it got extremely slow that even it happened on an i7 ThinkCentre. I think if I switch to the latest MAME I have then there may be a chance I won't have to skip any frames and maybe get the Riddler level at full speed too.
  9. In BigBox I can see Clear Logos for the Platforms just fine, but once I go to the games is when most of the Clear Logos listed don't show up, and even the text for times a game doesn't have a Clear Logo for it. Sometimes when I back out to the Platforms and return is when the game Clear Logos or text for a game's name comes up, and sometimes that doesn't work unless you scroll around, and sometimes it seems to work when you land on a Platform and go in to the games and then Exit from BigBox to then go back in and see most of the game Clear Logos and game name in text will show up. I also am experiencing the problem with clicking the boxing for downloading artwork that sometimes it seems it claims nothing of a game is in the LaunchBox when it actually is, and sometimes it makes it seem like there is no art for EmuMovies either.
  10. Yeah, other than that it seemed pretty solid. Just nobody wants to be mounting and unmounting between games, especially those of us on the level of LaunchBox who want to just click and play. Would be cool if someone found a way to do it all without all the mounting though
  11. I was digging around in what I have, and totally did switch to Mednafen which seems to run Saturn pretty flawlessly in launching and everything. So for now I kinda have done away with Kronos. In the past, my i3 Laptop used speed it up to where there was no sound when I would HDMI it along with issues where RetroArch just would refuse to run on HDMI along with Demul loading up but not running the games too, but on the i7 ThinkCentre I have now it runs all of that without a problem. So glad I upgraded! I just wish the Kronos issue could be fixed for some who really need that one since I know how that can get sometimes where other Emulator choices act up on some device setups than others and you find one that works for you, but can't quite get it to launch right in LaunchBox or BigBox.
  12. I also forgot SSF runs STV even though that is kinda been made obsolete. I'm not 100% sure how it does it since I tried to do it for Saturn, but from the looks of it you would totally need an STV BIOS
  13. Didn't seem to work for me, but I'm using Kronos 2.1.3 though. All I got was Kronos, but no game
  14. I'm also trying to figure out Kronos, but for Saturn. Works okay on its own, but doesn't do anything in LaunchBox or BigBox. Apparently this is some form of Yabause since they seem to work very similar. I would guess maybe if you or someone else used that one from before and set it about the same, then it would totally work. Yabause from my understanding is outdated though. I'm still new to Saturn emulation. I've heard RetroArch might work to some degree, and Mednafen also is another choice. Just not totally sure on how all that does for STV though.
  15. I've been using MAME for mine. Not sure if you prefer something else outside of that.
  16. Just switched from my i3 Laptop with 1366x768 resolution to now my i7 ThinkCentre with 1920x1080 resolution, but some reason when I launch CCS64 the games no longer go fullscreen. I do Ctrl+V and change things from Window to 1920x1020 32 when I launch a game, and then press F3 to apply, but once I leave I come back to it being windowed again for the same and every other game using CCS64. Anyone here have a perfect solution on making sure I get it fullscreen every time I launch?
  17. I thought that was because I'm running on a different device now from i3 Laptop to i7 ThinkCentre, but yes I too am not seeing the Recent and Favorites in the Platform listings on BigBox along with the Clear Logos and texts of game titles not all showing up there as well. Sometimes it helps when I back out of a Platform and go back in for some of the game titles to show up, and even sometimes when I scroll they start to reappear. Thing is sometimes I even scroll and ones that haven't shown up just never show up, but I find a few that did on the list as I go down it as if there is all these random gaps on the list where some games want to list their title, and some don't. I really wish I knew a proper solution since the ThinkCentre is gonna be made like a game console for the Living Room, and I don't want it looking buggy for my family to where they get frustrated with it.
  18. So even in the new Beta that I have tried on my ThinkCentre it has trouble with the Clear Logos listed in the games again and not even showing the text to ones that don't have a Clear Logo yet. At this point I pretty much edit with my Laptop and then copy it all over to the ThinkCentre.
  19. Turns out Windows 10 had another Update, and is why things seemed to be slowing down. Doesn't help the Laptop is on for days on end too. After Restarting it fixed it UPDATE: Actually, it seems that didn't fix it either. I came back to Game Boy where I left off for all the Clear Logos to show up, but when I went to SEGA 32X I see nothing with the Clear Logos. Not sure what makes it happen, and why it works later for ones that didn't before. Gonna be crazy if I have to land on a Platform that doesn't show the Clear Logos just to exit out of BigBox and go back in each time just for it all to show up
  20. Good to know I didn't violate anything then. Thanks for clearing that up @Jason Carr
  21. Does this happen when you use it more than one device? I have my license on my Laptop, GPD Win, and soon to be ThinkCentre along with my Wife's Laptop. I just wanna know so that I don't have problems later on.
  22. Anyone else not having the Clear Logos showing up in the listings? I cleared the Cache and tried BigBox again to only see some did show up in a few Platforms, but for others it still doesn't. Even games that don't have a Clear Logo aren't even showing the name in text. I refreshed the Images too, and that didn't work either. I plan to restart my Laptop after this post and try BigBox again in hopes it'll get better. Things seem slower too
  23. Yeah, and thanks for understanding. I hardly vote either, but when I do I try do what I know for sure about. Like say someone did something for say Vectrex or something I know nothing about I try and skip my vote on it so that I don't become somewhat of a hindrance to what might actually be accurate to something I know nothing about. I can assume at times some will vote against something they know nothing of, and sometimes even be okay with something they don't know and ends up not accurate. I admit the other day I submitted a Background for The Last Blade 2 as a Clear Logo by accident, and oddly enough it got accepted with no votes against it. I was hoping others would reject it, but I had to request it to be deleted and even said it was uploaded as that by mistake. Just hoping I don't end up making mistakes like that again because I feel I'm doing some injustice there by not giving the community accurate pieces of art and then it causes confusion on many levels based of the perspective of how others utilize these pieces. I wanna do my best in giving everyone what exactly is of a game once they import it and I know Backgrounds need so much work, so I at most try and focus on that unless I see something else that needs added in such a cover from a different region, and may even do some fan art covers too like I did with DOOM II on PC the other day using the artwork they were originally going to go with but later ended up with what is well known today. I figured hardcore DOOM fans would get a kick out of that one too
  24. Makes me wonder if this is the same 1 person who tends to vote against something that totally belongs as Background art too. I've lately been trying to make sure when I submit things now to make sure it's part of the same title on other Platforms so all can enjoy when it may not already have a Background or whatever else I submit. Thing is sometimes I get things like the other day a 1 vote to disapprove my Duke Nukem 3D backgrounds, and last night a vote against deleting background art for The Punisher on Genesis since it was from the Thomas Jane movie and THQ published game. All it does is make me second guess what some of my entries as to maybe the quality or size wasn't to their liking that I now even ask my Wife what she thinks before I send them out since she too is a gamer and knows how hard I work on accuracy to reflect the original artwork without disgracing it. That's why we sometimes have things in the Database that aren't just Googled up which in some cases is what I also do, but if nothing is found is when I make my own from what was used in items that sold the game. I want to thank @Retro808 for directing me to the right place about this matter, even though that post and mine are removed even though I got an email explaining why and what happened before his and mine got deleted. So anyway, what originally was spoken of is that last night the Background I submitted for Putter Golf for SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive got rejected for being mistaken for stock footage or being generic when we have tons of things like NBA games that have a Basketball in the dark as a Background, and even one commented a rejection to it with "-" as their reason which makes no sense either. I actually do my research to assure you all are getting what actually belongs to your favorite games, and what Background I submitted was actually the same photo that got used on the cover art. So now that I know I'm in the right place to speak of this, I would like to know how to make it clearly understood that this Background actually does belong to Putter Golf, and you all can see for yourselves in the photos below. I'm not at all one of these people who just throw in whatever like someone threw in all that Mortal Kombat 9 stuff with the original 3 Mortal Kombat games in which I'm doing my part in cleaning things like that up. I'm also trying to make sure nothing has the game's logo in it so that it doesn't conflict with the Clear Logos too in which I hope you all will help the cause in that as well.
  25. Games like Mega Man aren't messing with Rockman, but like if I was to add a Video for something like the United States version of Castlevania, then the video will turn into Castlevania-01.mp4 which then will be seen in the European version of Castlevania or any other of the same title within that platform. Thing is I may at times do that to another game like say United States version of Street Fighter II and the video will get named something like Street Fighter II.1jebdu7kd3b.dudvsgr26-01.mp4 and will remain only seen on the United States version of Street Fighter II, but never the Japanese or European version of Street Fighter II. As we all know in Street Fighter II some characters have their names switched, so I don't wanna have things end up like Balrog being called M. Bison and so on in a video showing up in the wrong region. I honestly don't know what causes one title to get coded to just one version of a game and why some just end up with -01.mp4 at the end of them without any extra coding in the name to keep it from being shown in all regions. I think another issue I'm having is sometimes a game with no region set to it will download all regions of artwork, but you go to one that is set to a region with the similar title. then they tend to share the same artwork. Like yesterday I was trying to get 36 Great Holes on 32X to have the European version keep only the European artwork to then go over to the non-regional 36 Great Holes just to be met only with European artwork to where I download from the database again all the artwork and went over to the European version only to see every other region's artwork now in the European version to where I again deleted all that wasn't European only to AGAIN see the non-region left with only European artwork. I even went into the folders to make sure was placed in their proper folders to still for some reason see this oddly show up all wrong. I just ended up renaming the non-regional version to "Golf Magazine Presents 36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples" and even untagged it and left the European version as "Golf Magazine: 36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples" and kept it tagged so that they no longer conflict in name. Not sure why this happened since usually when I download artwork to different versions they don't conflict.
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