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Where does LaunchBox scrape from?

I know with KODI, I scrape from TMDB, and I made an account and did a lot of custom cover artwork for stuff that was missing, low quality or just the wrong dimensions (2:3).

Is there a site like that where LaunchBox scrapes from? where I can create an account and help make artwork for games that have none?

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Ah.... Games DB from the main page, pretty handy.

Not finding the rules though... like TMDB.

Looking at (for example) Bad Dudes for the arcade. NES has a good cover, arcade version I think is a magazine ad. In cases like that, am I permitted to grab the NES cover, and photoshop it to remove the NES logos and such and upload as a cover option for Arcade? Are there preferred size/resolutions?

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Well you could do that with the NES cover but it would have to be submitted as a reconstructed Box front not a box front since there is no actual box front and it wouldn't be official so it would most likely be rejected by the mods.

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Yup... unlikely woulda found that one on my own. :)

So... says (what? no copy/paste!)... "reconstructed box art can not be used in any other category then the reconstructed category" or something like that.

If I click upload, dropdown has a reconstructed box front and back... but as mentioned, Arcade games had no boxes. I guess use the box front. Though seems kinda splitting hairs when they also have a "fan art" section since likely most fan art is using pre-existing artwork, not original art.

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3 minutes ago, DOS76 said:

The fact these aren't linked on the main page of the DB seems like an oversight

 

If it's there I missed it... which I'm not ruling out, but, I scrolled to the bottom of the long list of consoles and figured maybe at the very bottom, but not there either.

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I didn't read the whole thread @DOS76 i was just replying to this quote,

16 minutes ago, THRobinson said:

If I click upload, dropdown has a reconstructed box front and back... but as mentioned, Arcade games had no boxes. I guess use the box front. Though seems kinda splitting hairs when they also have a "fan art" section since likely most fan art is using pre-existing artwork, not original art.

 

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Well magazine ad, flyer... same dif.

In either case, if it's considered reconstructed to modify NES artwork and I can only upload reconstructed artwork to the reconstructed category, of which there are none for flyer art... it makes things that much more difficult. :D

Personally, I'd prefer to have box/poster like art (like KODI uses) than an advertisement where most of the image is occupied with, well, advertising the game.

I like to give back to communities like this, I have about 1700 edits in the TMDB, half of which is custom artwork. I don't have the tech skills to help anyone on here, but I do have a diploma in graphic design so, hoped to help that way.

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