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For a long time, I thought it would be great to have quality arcade cabinet images for my favorite frontend, Launchbox.  What else, lol?  I think that the artwork and images of these cabinets should be preserved. These have transparent backgrounds to maximize their use in themes, especially now that we have the wonderful Community Theme Creator (Thanks y2guru!).  These cabinets have been resized & cleaned up, where feasible.   I will upload the higher resolution copies of these to an FTP.  They can be added to the Launchbox database if someone feels up to doing it. This is YEARS in the making, so I hope you enjoy.

I originally strived for accuracy, as far as region goes.  I could not determine if the some of the U.S. cabinets were the same in other regions.  So, I kind of gave up in the middle.  You may have to copy/rename some to your liking.  I was going to spend more time going through them but at this point I thought I would just share them.  I'm a little burned out at this point anyway.

If you would like to help out to make this project continue/better, I could use the following:


  - finding images on the net or if you live close to an arcade or go to shows you can take high-resolution shots (the higher the better).  If you can take super high-resolution images that would be perfect.   Full cabinet at an angle, not partial or blocked (minimum 1600 pixels high, preferably much higher). Additionally, straight on shots can be added also.  You can see what I'm looking for by checking out the images in the packs.  Maybe you have friends at KLOV or other forums and can get them to take pictures.  
   

  - Cleaning & cutting out images. Quality cutouts and cleaning only.  I'm trying to create the ultimate reference for these cabinets.
 

  - Identifying region.  Anyone with knowledge of the cabinets.  It would come in handy.
 

  - Errors.  See something wrong.  I forgot something.  
 

  - Thoughts.  I would love feedback.  Do you like the sizing?  Should they be bigger?  Smaller?  Ideas to make this project better?
 

  - Thoughts on making a thread on one of the forums so people can upload their images?  Maybe a forum category?


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Teknoparrot, Dice & Daphne packs on the way......

I have high resolution control panel packs just about ready for release. They look great.  I'm going to release them at 1200 pixels wide.  Thoughts on size?  If you are taking pictures, take a bunch of the control panels straight on at different heights.  Side art also.  

Feel free to PM me.

I hope you like them.

Tony (AKA Antny)
 


 

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  • 4 weeks later...

The control panels in particular are of interest to me as I make vertical MAME overlays using cleaned up photos when I can't find suitable scans or making a vector is too difficult if the artwork is very detailed. Even high res photos of the bezels and marquees are useful. The higher resolution the better and photos taken similarly to the Asteroids Deluxe cpo you posted. 2160 pixels wide is usually the minimum I'll use for starters. I AI upscale some photos as well to get a better match with high res scans.

Let us know when you share the cpo photos. Nice work.

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