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Coming soon, Neo Geo Marquees v2.0

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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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Thanks! Yeah me too :) i'm suprised others didn't apply a night/lit mode earlier in their graphics, since an arcade is mostly dark and light plays an important role therein. In the future i'll start on bezels with lighting effects as well, will be a 5 year plan all in all perhaps lol but it's worth it.

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1 hour ago, Mr. RetroLust said:

Thanks! Yeah me too :) i'm suprised others didn't apply a night/lit mode earlier in their graphics, since an arcade is mostly dark and light plays an important role therein. In the future i'll start on bezels with lighting effects as well, will be a 5 year plan all in all perhaps lol but it's worth it.

Nice! Well I am glad someone is doing them. I made some of my own but I am entry level skilled in Photoshop. I like how you have the glow reflecting the different colors in the logos. 

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21 minutes ago, Retro808 said:

Nice! Well I am glad someone is doing them. I made some of my own but I am entry level skilled in Photoshop. I like how you have the glow reflecting the different colors in the logos. 

Thanks, I really like the Wii U marquees you made, my pc isn't capable of emulating Wii U sadly but to me your skills seem above entry level! Hope to see you continue to make more marquees man! For the the glow aspect of most of the marquees I used an old free photoshop filter named: "Diffuse Glow v1.1" by Richard Rosenman, you can still fiddle with the results of this filter by adding more gaussian blur, saturation and stuff like that. If you ever need help or advise let me know, would be glad to help out.

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Vectorizing the lightning bolts from the existing mame bezel and adding them to the project with blown up reference photo of the marquee.
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@Mr. RetroLust I appreciate the compliment and the offer for advice. I used making the marquees as my practice to start learning more. I have yet to use filters too much, but I will definitely start tinkering with those more. 

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48 minutes ago, Retro808 said:

@Mr. RetroLust I appreciate the compliment and the offer for advice. I used making the marquees as my practice to start learning more. I have yet to use filters too much, but I will definitely start tinkering with those more. 

Filters are nice to work quickly but basically you can do everything yourself if you know how, there is always something to learn in photoshop (or other software like photoimpact as I use for a very very long time now) if you search for tutorials on glow/diffuse glow and such.

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From photo to restored Marquee.

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Example of reconstructing/remaking from low quality Neo-Geo mini-marquees with high quality scanned material from flyers and doing translation from japanese version to english, quite some work all in all but in the end we'll have a near complete collection of marquees of almost every Neo-Geo game.

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List of games done and list of to do, It's going slower than I initially thought lol but it seems i'm on 50%, not sure if I should already release what I finished or wait uploading the complete packs. Is there someone willing to help uploading all the finished marquees and it's various versions to the database? 

Done, 72 games, including day and night mode, some have an extra full marquee version in day and night mode:
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+++ - 3 Count Bout (Fire Suplex)
+++ - Super Baseball 2020 (2020 Super Baseball)
+++ - Aggressors of Dark Kombat (Tsukai GANGAN Koshinkyoku)
+++ - Alpha Mission II (ASO II: Last Guardian)
+++ - Andro Dunos
+++ - Art of Fighting (Ryuko no Ken)
+++ - Art of Fighting 2 (Ryuko no Ken 2)
+++ - Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior (ART OF FIGHTING: Ryuko no Ken - Gaiden)
+++ - Bang Bead (Bang Beads)
+++ - Baseball Stars Professional
+++ - Baseball Stars 2
+++ - Battle Flip Shot (Flip Shot)
+++ - Blazing Star
+++ - Blue's Journey (Raguy)
+++ - Breakers
+++ - Breakers Revenge
+++ - Burning Fight
+++ - Captain Tomaday
+++ - Crossed Swords
+++ - Crossed Swords II
+++ - Cyber-Lip
+++ - Double Dragon (Double Dragon 6-1)
+++ - Eight Man (8 Man)
+++ - Far East of Eden: Kabuki Klash (Tengai Makyo: Shinden)
+++ - Fatal Fury: King of Fighters (Garo Densetsu: Shukumei no Tatakai)
+++ - Fatal Fury 2 (Garo Densetsu 2: Aratanaru Tatakai)
+++ - Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory (Garo Densetsu 3: Harukanaru Tatakai)
+++ - Fatal Fury Special (Garo Densetsu Special)
+++ - Fight Fever (Wang Jung Wang)
+++ - Football Frenzy
+++ - Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors
+++ - Ganryu (Musashi Ganryuki)
+++ - Garou: Mark of the Wolves
+++ - Ghostlop
+++ - Ghost Pilots
+++ - Goal! Goal! Goal!
+++ - Gururin
+++ - The Irritating Maze
+++ - Ironclad
+++ - Karnov's Revenge (Fighter's History Dynamite)
+++ - Kizuna Encounter (Fuun Super Tag Battle) aka Savage Reign 2: Kizuna Encounter
+++ - The King of Fighters '94
+++ - The King of Fighters '95
+++ - The King of Fighters '96
+++ - The King of Fighters '97
+++ - The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest (Dream Match Never Ends)
+++ - The King of Fighters '99 (Millennium Battle)
+++ - The King of Fighters 2000
+++ - The King of Fighters 2001
+++ - The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle
+++ - The King of Fighters 2003
+++ - King of the Monsters
+++ - King of the Monsters 2: The Next Thing
+++ - The Last Blade (Bakumatsu Roman: Gekka no Kenshi / The Last Soldier)
+++ - The Last Blade 2 (Bakumatsu Roman Dainimaku: Gekka no Kenshi - Tsuki ni Saku Hana, Chiri Yuku Hana)
+++ - League Bowling
+++ - Legend of Success Joe (Ashita No Jo Densetsu)
+++ - Magical Drop II
+++ - Magical Drop III
+++ - Metal Slug (Super Vehicle-001 Metal Slug)
+++ - Metal Slug 2 (Super Vehicle-001 Metal Slug II)
+++ - Metal Slug 3
+++ - Metal Slug 4
+++ - Metal Slug 5
+++ - Metal Slug X (Super Vehicle-001 Metal Slug X)
+++ - Neo Geo Cup '98: The Road to the Victory
+++ - Neo Mr. Do!
+++ - Nightmare in the Dark
+++ - Ninja Commando
+++ - Over Top
+++ - Power Instinct Matrimelee (Shin Goketsuji Ichizoku: Tokon Matrimelee)
+++ - Puzzled (Joy Joy Kid)
+++ - Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer (Chojin Gakuen Gowcaizer)

To do 71 games:
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Bomberman: Panic Bomber
Last Resort
Magician Lord
Money Idol Exchanger (Money Puzzle Exchanger)
Mutation Nation
NAM-1975
Neo Bomberman
Neo Drift Out: New Technology
Neo Turf Masters (Big Tournament Golf)
Ninja Combat
Ninja Master's: Hao Ninpo Cho
Pleasure Goal: 5 on 5 Mini Soccer (Futsal: 5 on 5 Mini Soccer)
Pochi & Nyaa (Pochitto Nya)
Pop'n Bounce (Gapporin)
Power Spikes II
Prehistoric Isle 2 (Kenshi Shima 2 / Genshi-to 2)
Pulstar
Puzzle Bobble (Bust-a-Move)
Puzzle Bobble 2 (Bust-a-Move Again)
Puzzle Bobble 2 (Bust-a-Move Again EX Edition)
Puzzle De Pon!
Puzzle de Pon! R
Rage of the Dragons
Ragnagard (Shin-Oh-Ken)
Real Bout Fatal Fury (REAL BOUT Garo Densetsu)
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers (Real Bout Garo Densetsu 2: THE NEWCOMERS)
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (Real Bout Garo Densetsu Special)
Riding Hero
Robo Army
Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits)
Samurai Shodown II (Shin Samurai Spirits: Haohmaru Jigokuhen)
Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood (Samurai Spirits: Zankuro Musoken / Fighters Swords)
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Korin)
Samurai Shodown V (Samurai Spirits Zero)
Samurai Shodown V Special (Samurai Spirits Zero Special)
Savage Reign (Fuun Mokushiroku: Kakuto Sosei)
Sengoku (Sengoku Densho)
Sengoku 2 (Sengoku Densho 2)
Sengoku 3 (Sengoku Legends 2001)
Shock Troopers
Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad
SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos
Soccer Brawl
Aero Fighters 2 (Sonic Wings 2)
Aero Fighters 3 (Sonic Wings 3)
Spinmaster (Miracle Adventure)
Stakes Winner (Stakes Winner: GI Kinzen Seihae no Michi)
Stakes Winner 2
Street Slam (Street Hoop / Dunk Dream)
Strikers 1945 Plus
Super Dodge Ball (Kunio no Nekketsu Tokyu Densetsu)
Super Sidekicks (Tokuten-o)
Super Sidekicks 2: The World Championship (Tokuten-o 2: Real Fight Football)
Super Sidekicks 3: The Next Glory (Tokuten-o 3: Eiko-e no Michi)
The Super Spy
Tecmo World Soccer '96
Thrash Rally
Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy
Top Player's Golf
Twinkle Star Sprites
The Ultimate 11: SNK Football Championship (SNK FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - Tokuten-o: Hono no Libero)
Viewpoint
Waku Waku 7
Windjammers (Flying Power Disc)
World Heroes
World Heroes 2
World Heroes 2 Jet
World Heroes Perfect
Zed Blade (Operation Ragnarok)
Zintrick
ZuPaPa!

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I know I would not mind if you post what you have so far. Anxiously awaiting better marquee images than what exist. :D

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6 hours ago, Retro808 said:

I know I would not mind if you post what you have so far. Anxiously awaiting better marquee images than what exist. :D

That's enough motivation to upload the first pack then ;) I'll upload it later on today :) 

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