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[COMMUNITY PROJECT] HD System and Controller Images - Help Wanted!!

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HD System and Controller Images Project

Like it says on the tin. Couldn't find this in the GameEx FTP, and with Evo around the corner, we need to also evolve our assets!

Project Status:

  Done Total Systems Percent complete
HD System Images  165  248  67

Who's helping:

No-one!

How to help:

If you want to collaborate on this project, message me for access to the collaborative folder. Work to date:

HD System and Controller Images

Tracking sheet here:

Project Tracking

Again, email me if you want edit privileges. 

Guidance on image production:

  • Let's not get into technicalities - just say the bigger (and higher resolution) the better. No upwards limit. Aim for 1080 height as minimum - a little upscaling allowed.
  • Obviously, no 600x400 images up-scaled to 4000x3000 unless you got some mega algorithm that makes them look crisp!
  • Transparency around the outside. Also, tidied edges to any images (no white edges on black units, for example). Just a 2-5 pix inner glow at a matched color would suffice.
  • The image file name must match the system name as per the spreadsheet

Very easy way to do it:

  • Use gimp.
  • Use magic wand or lasso tool to select the edges of the system/controller. Invert selection then press delete. 
  • Once you've extracted your rough cut, use ScriptFU Layer effects (plugin here) inner glow, 5px, black or matched. That'll tidy the edges. 

"Why don't you do it all yourself?"

Because I'm juggling so many projects and you'll get a warm glow of achievement if you help out and contribute....

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What kind of view are you looking for specifically (Top down, angled, etc.)? Some examples would be nice.

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Not sure we can be that choosy if looking for HD images. Aesthetically, I always preferred top down angled, but with some systems you're pushed to get that view. 

Have a look at the examples in the link in the OP. I don't think it matters too much if they're at different angles, doesn't look too bad, introduces variety!

The Atari ST was a bit of a bugger (grey on a grey background!) but think the end result is passable..

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Update: all systems renamed to GameEx format. Surprisingly, we're still only 56% of the way there!

Cummon folks - stop leeching and start contributing!

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I sent some today to the FTP under /-GameEx-/Projects/HD System and Controller Images/Systems. These were courtesy of GreatFlash from one of his themes.

 

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As per the developer logos project, Draco, I'll upload to the FTP once we have a full set. In the mean time, the GDrive is WIP. I'll take a look + see if any usable. 

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Thanks @Draco1962. There were a few in there I could use. 

The folder on the FTP - is that from a pre-existing project? It's just that a lot of these images don't tie up to the systems list for GameEx and I was wanting to keep any 'final' folder tightly matched to the GameEx Systems list. It might be that we move these to another folder (e.g. "Raw Resources" or something?).

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I realized that after I created the paths/folders. Unfortunately I can't rename or move it as I do not have that level of access to do so. I created a Raw Resources folder and copied the same files into it and will ask Tom to delete the one labled Systems.

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I just upped a bunch of images I found from a backup I made months ago. They are approximately 800x600 in size. 

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Thanks Draco - naw just leave that systems folder - I'll put the images in there once we get a full set. 

Update:

26 more systems done. Only a third left to do!

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