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My GameEx hand made wooden cabinet

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Made and designed this myself. Thanks to GameEx Arcade and Marque Masher. It was a priority to have a great vertical play space and thanks to GameEx this was possible. Having a nice 32" vertical (equals about 20" diagonal for landscape game) with an active marque is a dream come true for all classics.

Did a retro pixel theme with the wood. Hopefully it looks retro and like nice furniture at the time. I did the bezel bellow the standard bezel because I wanted the user/player to enjoy the visual while they were playing. Original bezels were made for locating from a ways off in traditional cabinets, and the brilliant art was often missed or ignored. Not now ;)

Standard ArcadeX controller. I'm going to do a design/project build on YouTube at some point.

Anyway here is a vid I made for friends to see. Sorry for the quality. I shot it low light so the RGB would shine with my Go-Pro. So bad low light quality, and sweet fish-eye just the the astronauts use.

 

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I would love to fully exploit all marques as I am missing many. I have tried to source as many as possible. Any hints where to gather more(sorry if stupid question)? I have done search engine requests for my fav arcades that I have no marque, downloaded the art and PhotoZoomed (up-res'ed) the pic as a replacement. Not ideal but still quite nice.

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A nice contribution! I like the "pixeled" edging. Have you any additional build specs to share? 

As for marquees, for some systems you can use a large logo image saved atop of either a black or color background cropped to your monitor's display size.  Easy to do if you have a good graphic program that supports image layers.

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Nice work!

If you don't already have one,  then I would recommend you get a Emu Movies account and plug in your login info in the GameEx Arcade Edition setup wizard.  You'll get a big upgrade over those scrolling "game logos" for background images.

 

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23 hours ago, Draco1962 said:

A nice contribution! I like the "pixeled" edging. Have you any additional build specs to share? 

As for marquees, for some systems you can use a large logo image saved atop of either a black or color background cropped to your monitor's display size.  Easy to do if you have a good graphic program that supports image layers.

I am going to do a YT video in the future and try to give some build info. I really just built it as I went, but kept my original plans with measurements that I will scan. I kept a series of pics as I did the build. 

I will let you know when I have it organized.

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7 hours ago, tthurman said:

Nice work!

If you don't already have one,  then I would recommend you get a Emu Movies account and plug in your login info in the GameEx Arcade Edition setup wizard.  You'll get a big upgrade over those scrolling "game logos" for background images.

 

Might do. Will I gain any bezels though, or just fancier backgrounds?

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On 11/28/2019 at 8:00 PM, funkydmunky said:

Might do. Will I gain any bezels though, or just fancier backgrounds?

Not bezels, I meant Marquees. I couldn't seem to find the info on the site.

Any links to GameEx Arcade running with whatever Emu Movies does?

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It's just fancier backgrounds and overall ease of use across the GameEx family.  Everybody will view it differently, but to me it represents good value vs. doing it all manually.

<edit> No on the marquees, I don't know of anyone that specializes in those specifically, but they are out there if you have the patience for hunting them down.

 

 

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Does this work well with GameEx Arcade in vertical mode? Looks nice for 4:3/16:9, but I worry it will be poor or my 9:16.

Anybody have a fav marquee repository they want to share? :)

 

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On 12/3/2019 at 12:29 AM, funkydmunky said:

Does this work well with GameEx Arcade in vertical mode? Looks nice for 4:3/16:9, but I worry it will be poor or my 9:16.

Anybody have a fav marquee repository they want to share? :)

 

Download a few files from Emumovies and see for yourself. Your orientation may result in "bars" below and above if centered for a 9:16 setup.

Can't say I have a special place for marquees. Emumovies is where I started. I was not crazy about all submissions and sought better quality replacements via web searches for those systems and/or loaded them into a graphics program and cleaned them up if possible.

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That's a good point, even a free account will pull down a few of the backgrounds per day until the daily cap is hit. 

The snaps content is constantly improving over time and IIRC Tom indicated the GameEx down-loader client will pull down the highest quality available

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