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Author Topic: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.  (Read 52299 times)

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Just did these DK layouts for my cabinet.
Thought I would share.
Feedback welcome, thanks.





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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011, 07:57:53 pm »

Looking good! I looked at it last night and could only see two layouts. I refrained from commenting then :D


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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 01:45:54 pm »
 :applaud:

Looks good!

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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 08:23:07 pm »
Those look great!  I am trying to put together a Galaxian theme with that general layout (vertical), do you think you will be sharing the source files for those?  What program are you using to put those together?

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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 09:34:31 pm »
I'm doing the work in Photoshop, saving as PNG then doing the rest in MaLa itself.
I can send you a PSD if you like. You can easily preserve the scale and same layout, changing the colors easily in Photoshop.
Id say you can easily put together something ideal for your cabinet.
Simply swap out the characters and you'd be good to go I think.
The .mll file is in the zip. So they layout,spacing,blah blah blah is done!

I actually forgot to replace "Mike's Donkey Mame" on two of the skins and add the "Donkey Kong Junior."
I cant expect people to like the name or have any need for a skin with my name on it. I'll do that soon and
post the new image (with the same name) here. So if anyone wants these for now, download, I will post the correct background.

 ??? :P :P
Speaking of which if anyone can think of a good name for my cabinet by all means I'm open to suggestion.
Doesn't have to have my name in it.

thanks all
« Last Edit: January 30, 2011, 09:37:13 pm by mike boss »

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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 11:56:14 pm »
Hi Mike.

Firstly I must say...outstanding work. Ive been looking for a vertical theme for ages, and nothing comes close.

Your work is first rate.

I've just installed your layout and was wondering if there is any way of changing the fonts on the game list.

I did try adding the fonts in one of your other DK.Jr to the Windows/Font folder...but no change

Thanks

Sega_mad

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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 07:39:50 am »
I'm not the most tech-savy guy, but I would think if you opened the .mll file in the MaLa layout editor you should be able to modify the font.
All you would really be doing is a small edit to the original so I see no reason why it wouldn't work.
For example, when I create the layouts sometimes you don't know if all the text fit. So Id do the layout, save it, open it, test it, record what I need to change and go back.
I open the .mll file, make the edits, save, and I'm in business.

Take for example "game has been played times." The "game has been played times" is part of the background itself, so it remains sized and has no issues. But the number of plays is part of the layout. Depending on the font you use it might be too big or too small. I often have to create the 1st draft of the skin, do my testing and then modify.
It's simple and should be the solution you need.

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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 04:07:58 pm »
Hi Mike,

Well I read your post, and you made it sound so easy.....but it wasn't (at first). I kept playing and playing, and finally by accident I found out that you could double click on the game list and it brings up all the options......it was now so easy!! :D

I'm sure I will have some more questions for you, but once again, thanks so much for the excellent art work

 8) 8) 8)

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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2011, 04:15:03 pm »
Next question.......

In the example "Blue" layout (attached), the snap is inside a round graphic, but the snap is obviously square. I guess its hiding the square corners to completly fill the round shape.

Any idea on how to do that on your layout?

Cheers  :)

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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 04:47:04 pm »
I have no clue how to do that.
I know how it could be done, but in MaLa, if MaLa can do that I have no idea.
One of the biggest challenges I have when designing a layout is that MaLa does not support GIF transparency.
If  you look at some of my layouts you will see simple one color backgrounds. These layouts may contain some form of animation.
But with a more vivid complex background I cant pull this off in a way I like.
MaLa is awesome, but it has its limitations design wise.
I think (and Loadman) would be the one to ask, but everything that I add to a layout with MaLa goes ON TOP of the main image.
I dont think anything can be added behind the image, IE leaving an empty/transparent area to add something behind.

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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011, 04:48:25 pm »
I goofed and seem to have flattened my layouts.
I was able to correct layout 1 and remove "Mikes Donkey Mame."

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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2011, 07:59:29 pm »
Just did a pair of custom layouts.
If anyone is interested in something custom PM me.
Give you cabinet that truly custom look for a good price.

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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2011, 12:41:32 pm »
Mike did the layouts for me, custom for my Galaxian cabinet (Project Announcement coming soon).  I am Photoshop-challenged, and I could not find a previously developed menu on the Mala site or this forum that had a Galaxian theme.  I was really struggling with how to do a good looking menu that would look professional and be custom to my cabinet.  Mike was able to come up with something better than I was able to work out, by far.  I also got the .psd original files in case I want to make revisions later!  Thanks Mike, you are great to work with and I would recommend your work to anyone!  :cheers:

Mike, if you want to post the mock-ups you did for me as samples to show how they came out, that would be fine with me.

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Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600 - Custom Layouts Available
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2011, 01:41:33 pm »
Thank you for the kind words.
I'll post the sample images shortly.
I've have a few items I'm still working on that will be available (as I have made most of my stuff available) for free and for the community to use.
I had a few PM's about doing custom layouts for people.
It's just hard to do this and that when I have other projects to do.
I can say should anyone else be interested I can do most layouts for $10/15 US.
Most times a 48 hour turn around to product will be delivered to your in-box.
I include the final working configured skin, the PSD files should you want them, and any fonts that I used to create the skins.
Thought I would just put that out there.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2011, 01:45:45 pm by mike boss »

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Re: Mike's DK JR layouts and custom layouts now available
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2011, 01:44:54 pm »
Galaxian samples. Built over my DK JR layout.
Start to completion was about 24 hours I believe.

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Re: Custom Galaga & PACMAN layouts available
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2011, 05:30:43 pm »
Have some mock-ups that still need a lil tweaking.
Selling these layouts (customized) should anyone be interested.
PACMAN & GALAGA

** Added Q*bert.............I think this is my best ever !

IMG 0216

IMG 0227

IMG 0228

« Last Edit: February 09, 2011, 07:04:19 pm by mike boss »

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Re: Custom Galaga,Q*bert & Pac-Man layouts
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2011, 10:54:37 pm »
For those of you wondering how good Mike's custom work is.......checkout the Donkey Kong layout he did for me.

It's outstanding  :) :) :)

From initial E-mail to completion was 4 hours!!!

It was everything I wanted and more, as I am so completely hopeless with photoshop...I didn't know where to Begin!!

Top quality job at a bargin basement price...............I'll be back for a Galaga and car Racing theme very soon ;D

Thanks again Mike

Dean
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Re: Custom Galaga,Q*bert & Pac-Man layouts
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2011, 04:44:09 pm »
No worries Dean ! And thanks !
I'm glad your happy.

As I said anyone else photoshop challenged and looking for something custom PM me.
$20 on average for a layout and fast turn around.

Thanks
« Last Edit: July 08, 2011, 05:17:21 pm by mike boss »

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Custom MaLa Layouts
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2011, 07:58:39 pm »
Just completed another custom layout with load screen.
This one was Galaga.

If anyone is interested let me know.
Average price is $15 and those who have purchased from me have been very happy.
I make revisions til your satisfied!

This last layout had over a dozen revisions to get it perfect!
Another satisfied customer.
Thought I would share the images.













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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts....New Project Done!
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2011, 11:13:06 pm »
Another great job by Mike

Top quality work ;D ;D ;D

Mike's already working on my next project.

Thanks again Mike............I'm stoked!!

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts....New Layouts!
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2011, 08:58:38 am »
Working on some new layouts I will make available should anyone be interested.
I've been working on the layering of images (like in the skin BLUE).
What I mean by that is take my Jake "The Snake" example, the videos and text of the games list are behind Jake. He himself sits on top of the videos.
Looks cool ,but with MaLa's transparency issues it's not as clean as I would like. It's not my work, just the limitation in MaLa itself.
I want to be clear I am by no means putting down MaLa as I think it is one of the best programs I have ever used and can honestly say I love it.
I would never do a project again and not use it, it is simple the best with the best support.
I'm only saying from my design perspective.

Anyway I can make these available for download should anyone be interested.
Custom work also available for $15 and up.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts....New Layouts!
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2011, 10:46:48 am »
Trying to make some money to pay for a DK restore I'm taking on.
Right now if anyone needs three layouts I will do three custom layouts for $50 !
All layouts will include custom "now loading screen."
I send the PSD file when done, as well as all fonts used.
PM me for details.

For sega_mad, I apologize in the delay getting back to you.
I was having some issues trying to obtain similar results to blue.
None the less I have figured it out. (was simple really!)
Anyway I'll PM you and we can figure out the modifications you need/want.

Thanks all

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts....New Layouts!
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2011, 11:03:02 am »
All layouts are done to custom size.
You tell me what you want included and I include it.
Be it the marquee, the snap, whatever ! Tell me, I add it.
Designs are sent to you watermarked for approval and payment
required before the non watermarked image (PSD/folder/mll) gets sent.
For what it's worth I complete most designs in 72 hours.
Every customer has been happy, and said even in time saved
my services are worth it.

Have any questions ? Concepts, ideas your not sure if they will work ?
PM me or email me at : vibefx@gmail.com
I'm more than happy to answer any questions I can.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts....New Layouts!
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2011, 11:14:10 am »
Just saw this thread. Nice work.

I happened to notice a comment from Sega_mad about doing masked images (like putting screenshots in a round window).

Mala can do that quite easily, but you have to apply masks properly. At one point, I posted my Mala layout to my build thread, but dang if I can't find it now.

If you're still wondering about this, let me know and I can send it to you or help you out with the transparencies.

Finally, Mala won't do masks for videos (so you can't have screenies playing in a circular window for instance), but my plugin, the No18 Engine can. Still a work in progress, but just fyi...


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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts/ 3 Designs for $50/Average Turn Around 72 hours
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2011, 08:06:02 pm »
Sample work for potential commission.
The Shark logo in the middle sits above the marquee and snap

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts/ 3 Designs for $50/Average Turn Around 72 hours
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2011, 12:35:17 am »
Hey Mike,

 Wow, I cant believe you did this already, without me responding to your email yet!

Im still not sure if Mala is the way im gonna go. I haven't been able to play with it a whole lot yet, and I just don't know if its a polished enough look yet for what I want.

  I was tinkering around with the Maximus Arcade customizer today, but was having some issues figuring it out. I do like the ease and user-friendly front end of MA however, it just seems easy without being over the top like Hyperspin.

 Looks good tho! If I decided to go this route I will let you know for sure, because this is a lot more then I could ever do.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2011, 05:18:26 pm »
Just wondering if anyone would be interested in a $10 layout !
You get to tell me what you want, size, do you want snaps, marquees, etc .............
The catch is you get no revisions. What I come up with I come up with !
PM for details.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2011, 06:04:51 pm »
Mike, I'm interested in the more full service option.  I want to get a little further on painting my cab, and collecting a few more pieces of art to use or use as inspiration, and I'm figuring out a gif animation that I'd like to use.  Maybe a falling/sliding image animation as well.  I also need a loading screen that has a circular logo so that it will look good horizontal/vertical and during rotation.  Right now Mala is switching from the horizontal loading splash to the vertical loading during the rotation so I need to use the same file with both I think. 

When I get my stuff together I will send something over to you for a quote.  Your clean, uncluttered style with LCD friendly resolution images is looking great.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2011, 08:19:19 pm »
Thank you for the kind words.
I appreciate it.

I have fun making these and really for most customers it comes down to the fact that the price is so low, its worth it in time saved!
I'm trying to fund a DK project now and I like when the hobby pays for the hobby.
I'm open to any suggestions, ideas, etc. I look forward to some new projects.
I'm actually working on my custom DK now.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2011, 09:21:45 pm »
This is what I'm working on for me.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2011, 11:03:56 pm »
Just completed another custom project.
For anyone interested, if you have seen a layout kicking around the net you liked and want modified I can do that.
Just let me know what layout your looking at, what changes you need and I can let  you know if it can be done.
Custom color, change a name, replace a graphic, etc.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2011, 01:05:56 am »
Hey mike,

Still hanging onto your offer, still haven't decided. Do you happen to have any videos of your layouts in action?

EDIT: Nevermind! Just found your youtube channel. Im digging the house of the dead layout! Obviously not specifically for my cab, but I do like the cleanliness of the layout.
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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2011, 03:06:11 pm »
Hi Mike,
Do you need files and specific images to create your work, or can you be given a concept and work from there?  I'm working slowly toward my theme, so a custom layout is on my list, but not urgent, but if you could take it and run with it instead, that would be cool.  Let me know how much direction you need to get started.

Thanks.
Rando - My build thread: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=107741.msg1142843#msg1142843 (work slowed but still progressing!

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2011, 08:51:51 pm »
Just give me a direction of what you want.
The more ideas the better.
If you've seen stuff online you like, or want in the layout email it to me and I'll add it.
If you look @ the Sharks layout above, I jumped the gun and started making something (all be it for the wrong front end............DOH!), and that was what I had come up with. That was just going on the Sharks theme.


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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2011, 12:52:38 pm »
I've started working on (and just about completed) a Space Invaders MaLa layout for a customer..........................
I've gotta say, it's my best work ever !
Even better (IMHO) than layouts I use in my own personal collection.
With permission of the buyer I'll post the sample.

Still doing custom designs for $20 should anybody want just email me at vibefx @ g mail . c o m

Thanks all

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2011, 07:55:29 pm »
Managed to get a really good bezel scan to work from, really happy how this came out.
The colors pop, it just all really works in my opinion.
5 hours went into this if you can believe (perhaps a lil extra with some tweaks).
But the customer is happy and for $20 it gives your cabinet a truly unique edge.


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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Kustom Kong & Space Invaders
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2011, 07:58:58 pm »
This is my Kustom Kong !
(I think the Space Invaders is better)

I've ended up going with the image based off the control panel.
It's very simple, but it works.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Just added Kustom Kong & Space Invaders
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2011, 04:35:53 pm »
While I don't use MALA, I can certainly appreciate good work.  Awesome job on all of these.  My favorites are the Galaga/Galaxian themes and the Space Invader themes.  WOW!!   :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Just added Kustom Kong & Space Invaders
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2011, 03:19:48 pm »
I think of my own personal projects, and they money I spend customizing them.
I think of my home and how I want "one of a kind items."
With arcades I pay $70 for sideart, $50 on a good can of paint, it gave me the idea on selling layouts.
$20 to pull your entire theme together, I think in the end it's well worth it.
Space Invaders is awesome, I know I made it, but I love how it came out.

I'm still open to any new projects.
And for a limited time with each layout I will include a custom 5"x7" design with MaLa commands.
For example in MaLa player 1 button one + down will allow you to scroll games by "X" amount.
I will indicate this plus other commands that your cabinet users will ask you.
"How do I get credits?"

I've done a few of these for friends + myself, I print them up for $1 @ Wal-Mart and keep em on my marquee.
I can't with these deisngs provide many revisions, but I will through in a 5"x7" design with new layouts.

I'll post the examples later.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Just added Kustom Kong & Space Invaders
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2011, 07:08:01 am »
I'll be posting some more art examples today.
I'm looking for any new custom work if anyone is interested.
I have a free weekend this weekend if anyone is looking for anything.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Five for Two ! Please Read
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2011, 07:16:03 am »
Just completed a few more custom layouts, with permission I'll post the designs for review.
As always custom layouts starting @ $20.
Each layout is fully customized and configured for you in MaLa.
All you need to do is install it and you are good to go.
I select the fonts, pick the colors for the games list, place and configure the snaps, marquees, etc.
I think most people who have purchased custom layouts from me will tell you they are BEYOND happy.

I also want to give back so here is my proposal.
If I can get five confirmed layouts in the next 72 hours I will create two layouts for the general community.
So if five customers come to me in the next 72 hours for skins once I have created the skins I will make two skins to share here and on the MaLa site.

Also to make it more attractive the two skins created for mass use will be voted on by the users of  this site.
Perhaps we can set up a poll and the two games  that win I will create the skins.
Be it Pac Man, Donkey Kong, whatever.

Email : vibefx @ gmail . com (no spaces)

Thanks all

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $15/ Average turn around is 72 hours
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2012, 06:33:31 pm »
Been away for awhile and busy with other projects. (Proud to say my man cave has started)
However I'm getting back into the coin-op stuff again.
Thought I would bump this back up and let people know I am still doing custom layouts should anyone be interested.

Thanks all

Happy New Year !

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Re: Custom Galaga & PACMAN layouts available
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2012, 08:44:11 am »
Have some mock-ups that still need a lil tweaking.
Selling these layouts (customized) should anyone be interested.
PACMAN & GALAGA

** Added Q*bert.............I think this is my best ever !

IMG 0216

IMG 0227

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i would like the pacman one is it vertical ? what res is it ?

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $15/ Average turn around is 72 hours
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2012, 08:19:16 am »
I'm working (and near completed) a Mario Bros themed layout with custom "Now Loading" screen as well as a 5"x7" graphic instruction card.
I'm really happy with that.
It will be made available to all shortly.

Still doing custom layouts should anyone be interested.
Why not truly customize your cabinet from top to bottom.
A custom theme is an amazing way to go.
Most layouts still $20
« Last Edit: July 05, 2012, 06:54:54 am by mike boss »

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Back In Business !
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2012, 09:37:52 am »
My new Mario themed layout is made available to all on the MaLa site.
Enjoy

Custom layouts still available.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Back In Business !
« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2012, 07:28:10 pm »
Link to my latest : http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=119040.0

Custom Tron layout. About 7 hours of work went into this believe it or not.
Trying to get the colors and composition just wright.
Another happy customer.


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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Back In Business !
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2012, 08:28:30 am »
I'll be posting some recent layouts I did shortly for all to see.
I've had a few more projects and some very happy customers.
Been a lil busy, but I will get these posted.
Also my very own custom Mario layout is up on the MaLa site.
I'm still doing custom work, so for anyone interested by all means email me.

vibefx@gmail.com

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Back In Business !
« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2012, 05:44:33 pm »
Here are a few samples of some recent custom work.
If anyone is looking for a custom image to complete your cabinet just email me.

Thanks








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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Back In Business !
« Reply #48 on: June 15, 2012, 06:51:31 am »
I'm happy to say I've been getting in some good computer time as of late.
My Mario layout is done (and available on the Mala site for free!).
I'm also ready to take on some projects should anyone be interested.

I have two PAC MAN commissions pending and anyone else interested in something custom let me know.
Usually I can do the work in about a day or so.

I wanna get some DGK Vanessa Veasley skateboards to hang in my basement, so all custom layouts go towards helping my "PIMP MY CRIB!" lol

Thanks all

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. PACMAN added
« Reply #49 on: June 17, 2012, 01:40:15 pm »
Just wrapped up another commission.
A custom Multi PACMAN design.
Horizontal layout was produced in two sizes to meet the users requirement.
I've included the original sample (plain white boxes) and the revised design to better suit the customers needs.
Another happy customer !

The two layouts took me about a day to complete (and have in the buyers mailbox) and were $30.

Anyone else looking for something to truly complete his/her cabinet let me know.

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Hi Mike - cool layouts. I'm just curious, is it possible for Mala to have a "please wait while the game loads" splash screen. If so - how? cheers
My art is always free for you to download and modify as you see fit...
Why?... because I could never find any art I loved on the net. So I played around with Photoshop and wish to share it with the arcade community.

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Mala has a "Starting" image, It's generally opaque, but you can kind of simulate transparency by clipping a portion of your background image, putting your "Game loading" message on it, and then positioning it precisely in the same spot over the background.

That what I did with my layout.

Actually, the "Bottom corner pixel is the transparent color" thing probably works with that image too. Haven't checked to be sure.

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MaLa (I can't recall where, but I know it does exist) has that option.
I know for my DK JR Mame I have a custom load screen, same for my Mario Mame.
I'll take a look when I get home and tell you the exact way to do it, off hand I don't recall.
I do know depending on PC speed you may or may not see it.
I did a custom MK layout  with a custom load screen, but the PC was so fast you dont even see the "now loading" screen.

If anyone wants a "now loading" screen with layout I'll do that...no extra charge!


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I'm interested in a mala layout and starting screen. Email me sammylj@gmail.com

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I'll be in touch Sammy.
And should anyone want to contact me its vibefx@gmail.com

Thanks all

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SammyLJ  email sent !

Anyone else interested let me know.

thanks

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $15/ Average turn around is 72 hours
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2012, 12:56:35 am »
Happy to say I was able to complete a custom layout for mebronx2000.
Lots of input and I think together we designed an awesome PAC MAN + MS. PAC MAN layout.
Clean design, bold colors, looks good.
I'll post the sample shortly.

I'm also working (and near completed) a Mario Bros themed layout with custom "Now Loading" screen as well as a 5"x7" graphic instruction card.
I'm really happy with that.
It will be made available to all shortly.

Still doing custom layouts should anyone be interested.
Why not truly customize your cabinet from top to bottom.
A custom theme is an amazing way to go.
Most layouts still $20
when did you do one for me ? i want one ! i like the pacman ms pacman one

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i want this one please what is the resolution and how much ? also do they install  just like others layout in mala  ? thanks  :applaud:  :cheers:

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Opps ! Sorry, perhaps it wasn't you.
I get mixed up sometimes, I apologize if it was not you.
Either way I do custom layouts starting @ $20.
Turn around is usually 3 (4) days.
They install like normal MaLa layouts and custom work I do not make available for anyone else.
I can do any resolution you need.

Again my bad, I thought it was you I did the custom Pac for, but I can always do "another" custom Pac.
I'll delete the post !

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Re: Custom Galaga & PACMAN layouts available
« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2012, 06:56:05 am »
Have some mock-ups that still need a lil tweaking.
Selling these layouts (customized) should anyone be interested.
PACMAN & GALAGA

** Added Q*bert.............I think this is my best ever !

IMG 0216

IMG 0227

IMG 0228


i would like the pacman one is it vertical ? what res is it ?

I've never sold this Pac Man layout to anyone, so if you do want it I can modify it to whatever size you need.
It is indeed a very layout.

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so we are talking about the pacman in the video right ? and how much is it ?

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Yep, the PACMAN in the video is available, it's $20.
And I can make it fit any resolution you need.

vibefx@gmail.com

Lemme know

thanks

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UFC inspired layout.
This is just concept and not yet finalized.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
« Reply #63 on: July 20, 2012, 09:51:12 pm »
Looks awesome!  Where's Vitor?
Thriller baby

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
« Reply #64 on: July 21, 2012, 09:13:24 am »
Belfort revision.
I can also make the emulator names on the bottom scroll right to left.
But can't hi-lite them when selected.

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
« Reply #65 on: July 21, 2012, 11:04:41 am »
Messed around with the spacing and added some detail into the background.
I think this layout looks awesome.
I also downloaded this font used by the UFC : http://www.dafont.com/sofachrome.font
This is the font I would use for the games list.


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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2012, 08:01:53 am »
thanks Mike, my layout looks sick!

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2012, 03:44:49 pm »
No problem @SammyLJ .
I really try to make awesome layouts for people, quickly and priced well.
Proud to say everyone has been very happy to-date !


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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
« Reply #68 on: July 23, 2012, 07:20:51 am »
If anyone is looking for anything lemme know !
This UFC design also might be available.

Thanks all

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
« Reply #69 on: July 23, 2012, 10:12:13 am »
I like the background images but how can you try and sneak in a picture of my boy Vitor getting kicked in the face by Silva?  My friends still won't let me live it down.
Thriller baby

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
« Reply #70 on: July 24, 2012, 07:30:28 am »
I think (despite the face kick) that is a good looking layout !
Regardless, if you find me an image that you like I'll work on something for you.

One question, would you like the above layout with simply the background switched ?

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $25. New Designs Coming
« Reply #71 on: July 25, 2012, 09:40:14 am »
Working on some new projects that I'll be posting soon for people to look at.
Some cool stuff inspired by UFC and possibly a MK themed layout.
I've also been asked to create a really cool MAME inspired design that I'm hoping to knock outta the park !
Keep looking.

If anyone else is interested by all means PM or email me.
I can most layouts @ $25 with the revisions needed.
I include all fonts, PSD (if needed), and the mll file so all you do is install the layout and you are in business !
So far everyone who has purchased a custom design has been happy, 0 complaints !

I look forward to doing some more good work in the future.

Thanks all

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $25. New Designs Coming
« Reply #72 on: August 05, 2012, 02:57:06 pm »
Just completed a few new layouts that I will share shortly.
Worked on (and completed) a custom UFC inspired background !
A nice fighters inspired background, and lastly a NEO GEO inspired background.
All of which I think came out nice and 3 happy customers.

I'd love to get some more projects so by all means email me if you have any ideas, questions, etc.

I'd love to take on some MK, King of Fighters, and Final Fight inspired designs.


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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $25. New Designs Coming
« Reply #73 on: August 08, 2012, 07:32:55 am »
I've been slacking getting these images loaded up............but I will.
Some good work to share with all.
If anyone is interested in some layouts let me know.
I'm thinking a two for $40 sale ? (with load screens)

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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $25. New Designs Coming
« Reply #74 on: August 09, 2012, 08:51:18 pm »
here's the layout mike made for my neo geo cab..


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Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $25. New Designs Coming
« Reply #75 on: August 14, 2012, 01:25:39 pm »
Thanks for posting that.
I haven't had much PC time as of late and I haven't shared my newest designs.
I've done some good work IMHO, I'd like to get it posted ASAP.

I'd also like to drum up some business to pay for some parts !
So if anyone wants anything lemme know, custom load screen, custom snap image and bezel image (to be used when no image is available). Lemme know what you want and I'll try my best to get it done in less than 1 week and for the $25 !!!!!!!!!!!!

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For anyone interested in a layout I'd toss in a second layout, on of my custom collection, sized accordingly. So its like a 2-4-1 KINDA ! lol

vibefx@gmail.com


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Ok, here are some examples of some newer work.
I've included revisions, as often a layout will evolve in the process with the feedback of the customer.
The Tatio themed layout is a custom layout I'm doing for a buddy.
You'll see a few different modifications. He LOVES it !

As always I'd love to help anyone out looking for something custom.



-- MAMEMANIA , this is for my custom all wrestling arcade project. The layout pictured is just a work in progress at this point.









-- The Tatio layout is for my buddies new project. It's been tweaked slightly adding the old & newer Tatio logo. It features are from Chase HQ & Operation Wolf.







-- Mala Fighters , this layout was created with all custom elements. The default snap and marquee image were custom designs. The layout itself sort of an homage to the fighter genre. This layout had quite a few revisions to get a final product the customer wanted. In the end another satisfied customer.



« Last Edit: August 19, 2012, 08:38:15 am by mike boss »

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I'll be posting some Kustom Mortal Kombat designs shortly.
If time permits I also plan on doing a few new layouts inspired by my favorites, Narc, Shinobi & Final Fight to name three.
These I might make available for $10/15 and if they sell I'll be doing a Double Dragon layout made available to all on the Mala site.
I need to pay for some parts.................so layouts gotta sell !

Also to put it out there (you never know) I'd love to get my hands on the DGK Vanessa Veasley skateboards. Not sure if anyone is affiliated with a skateboard shop perhaps ? Can't find these in Canada. Like to work out a barter of sorts, artwork for the skateboards.

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I've got a couple Final Fight, Double Dragon, Narc, and Shinobi designs done.
Also have a revised Neo Geo custom that I did for a customer.
I'll post them shortly.

All the pre-done designs will be for sale.

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Seriously - Mike has great customer service and goes above and beyond to make his customers happy. Satisfied customer <<<. :cheers:

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Seriously - Mike has great customer service and goes above and beyond to make his customers happy. Satisfied customer <<<. :cheers:

Thanks !

Here are some new designs I did.
These are available for purchase.






















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Cool !
You can also contact me at vibefx@gmail.com

Thanks

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Mike, is it possible for you to do something like this for me?

Basicially, what I want to do is re-create the Nintendo PlayChoice-10 as closely as possible (a little better, actually since mine will be configured for all 52 games, rather than "only" 10), since mame only emulates one at a time.

I already created my images and have it mostly working. They are something like this (this is a real, non-emu screenshot, but it's close):



I have 6 instances of Mala installed, one for each page of 10 and the first one is like this:

-Nintendo Hits
-Arcade Classics 1
-Arcade Classics 2
-Action Games
-Sports Games
Captain Skyhawk
Solar Jetman

I already have them configured to start another Mala installation for the first five via bat file with a gamelist of 10 more games. Solar Jetman and Captain Skyhawk launch their respective games, of course. If I choose Nintendo Hits, for example, I want it to load this "other" mala, with a different game list:

Dr. Mario
Mario Bros.
Mario's Open Golf
Metroid
Rad Racer
Rad Racer II
RC Pro-Am
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3

When I exit "this" mala, I already have it configured to load the first mala on exit. The problem is that the first mala won't start the other malas with the error, "Mala is already running".

All of the Mala installs are identical, but in different locations with different rom lists. Just wondering if something can be done to allow two simultanious malas to run, or close out of the first mala when I select a "game".

So I already have all of the images I want and have everything configured how I want except for the above issue, and since I have the malas configured for running with no text, only images, I can't get the words "gamelistcenter" to go away, over my images.

I can email you everything I have and give you, say $10 or so if you can fix these two issues for me.

Thanks

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I'm a little confused actually.
I think from a simplicity standpoint your best to create your menu to look like the playchoice screen, then have the gameslist use a font similar to that used on the menu. This way you have one menu, one list, and you scroll it.
You can create lists that you switch between by moving the joystick left and right, you can then name the lists.
This way as you move lists at a certain point on your screen it would say list name.
Be it FAVORITES, ACTION, ETC

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Re: Custom Galaga & PACMAN layouts available
« Reply #86 on: October 13, 2012, 08:10:53 pm »


It sounds like you have a pet chimp.

What resolution is the PacMan layout? It looks great.
1. DIY Cocktail MAME - needs monitor.

2. Arch Rivals into 2-player multicade - becoming Jousty.

3. Space Invaders Deluxe restore and repair - not yet started...



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Don't recall the exact resolution of that PACMAN layout to be honest.
I custom create each layout and do so to whatever resolution required.
If you'd like a PACMAN inspired layout lemme know.

vibefx@gmail.com

Can do most layouts in 2-3 days from start to finish.

Extras I can also included with designs (at an extra cost) are :

custom "NOW LOADING" screen
custom default marquee image - use  this when no marquee is found
custom default snap image - use this when no snap is found

vibefx@gmail.com

Thanks all for looking !

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I'd probably go for the pac-man one just as it was designed. It's perfect, clean and not too complicated.

I'll e-mail you when I figure out my screen dimensions. I'm re-using an LCD that seems to be a 5:4 ratio. It's more like 14.5 x 12. Still working out the ideal resolution.
1. DIY Cocktail MAME - needs monitor.

2. Arch Rivals into 2-player multicade - becoming Jousty.

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No worries, let me know and we can make it work.
I'm certain I have that PACMAN layout saved on my external drive, and I can modify the resolution if needed.

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I've got a few layouts done and kicking around on the PC that I will make available to all via the MaLa site shortly.

I had a member over on KLOV ask me about a multi Williams menu.
I've never done one before so I'm hoping he liked my ideas.
I'm looking forward to possibly doing this ! I love doing custom stuff.

I'm still able to get most of these done in 48/72 hours.
For anyone interested please post here or email me at : vibefx@gmail.com

thanks all

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I'm wrapping up a custom multi Williams layout with animation that is looking spiffy ! YEAH I SAID SPIFFY ! lol

I've also started (and almost completed) another custom PacMan with animation.

I'll post these samples with videos tonight for all to see !

Again as always should anyone have any questions, vibefx@gmail.com

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Tonight I'll be finishing my newest custom PAC-MAN layout.
Just need to add a few more details.

Also completed a Williams inspired design.
A video of the MaLa layout layout (and my games room) can be seen here :

http://www.youtube.com/user/mikeboss416

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I was out & about all weekend so I haven't had a chance to post my newest samples.
However @ my video link posted above (and here http://www.youtube.com/user/mikeboss416 ) you can see the Defender inspired menu.

I have to say my newest PACMAN is perhaps my favorite, it features the 30th anniversary logo art on it, it looks cool !

I'll try and post it tonight.
PACMAN layouts have no doubt been my most popular layout.

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Here are the PACMAN samples.














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Loving how this looks in its new home !


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The new custom PacMan layout was for me.  It's sleek, professional looking, and works perfectly.  As an added bonus, Mike sent the photoshop files he used so further tweaking is easy, although I don't anticipate any.

Can't recommend him enough.

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Thanks !
I enjoy doing these layouts, when I see videos of a nice Pacman Midway cocktail cabinet and a menu themed (fitted) for it I think it just works !
I like trying to provide people with a great product & service quickly.........but still quality.
That Pac menu was $30 and "spiffed" up a little with the animation.
I include with ALL layouts the fonts used, the mala layout configured and ready to go, and even toss in the PSD !

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts --- SALE ! 2 layouts w/ custom Snap & Marquee image $45
« Reply #99 on: November 08, 2012, 06:28:53 pm »
I wanna pick up a pair of Aim Trak shells....................Stupid shipping and brokerage are killing me.
Sooooooooooooooooo to fund my arcade needs I'm having a MaLa sale !
2 custom Mala layouts (any  resolution/orientation) a custom (default) snap & marquee image.
The default snap and marquee images you use when no image is found.

Email me @ vibefx@gmail.com should anyone be interested !

Thanks

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« Reply #100 on: November 09, 2012, 07:35:55 am »
Just to add to this, I can also d o a custom "Please wait while loading" screen to be used with both layouts. Ideal would be one customer wants both layouts, but if two people wanna pair up by all means.

Lastly if someone would like 1 layout now, with a second layout at a later time thats ok also.
Just let me know and possibly a concept if available, I'll start a template and save it.
I'll make myself a sticky (and post here so I don't forget) that way when the cabinet/project is ready we can create number 2 of 2.

Again anyone interesed lemme know : vibefx@gmail.com

2 layouts for $45 w/ custom marquee, snap, and now loading screen !
Get errrr done !

vibefx@gmail.com

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I haven't done anything custom for the last lil while.
For the month of December I'll be off and will have some free time to do some layout work.
Should anyone be interested please contact me.

Thanks all

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« Reply #102 on: December 28, 2012, 04:01:56 pm »
I have another custom Galaga in the works, the sample should be up soon for all to see (and like I hope !).
I'm also working on a few layouts that I'll make available on the cheap, one is inspired by classic Nintendo stuff.
Would look awesome in a Nintendo cabinet !

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« Reply #103 on: December 30, 2012, 01:26:30 pm »
1024 x 768 Horizontal layout inspired by Ms. PAC-MAN
$15 if anyone wants this for a cabinet.
(This will not be made available to anyone else)


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« Reply #104 on: December 30, 2012, 02:04:34 pm »
Frogger inspired layout.
I like this one.
Same resolution as above.


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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/New Ms Pac,DigDug,Frogger 4 Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #105 on: December 30, 2012, 03:41:15 pm »
Had some free time today so I made a few layouts for sale.
Ms. Pac, Frogger, and Dig Dug.
All are horizontal with a 1024 x 768 resolution (I can scale them as needed).
$15 !!!!!!!


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Revised the Dig Dug to a vertical layout.
Pending sale.

Thought I'd share the result.


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Hoping to get some new samples up to show everyone.
Also if anyone is looking for anything custom I'm going to log some PC time over the weekend.

Thinking I have a few custom PAC's on the go, so the samples should be up shortly.

$25 PayPal

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New PacMan w/ load screen !
Pending customer approval.

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« Reply #109 on: February 02, 2013, 08:44:01 am »
Latest custom PACMAN.

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« Reply #110 on: February 09, 2013, 11:14:59 am »
you got pm

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« Reply #111 on: February 09, 2013, 02:11:02 pm »
Here is a custom Pengo I'm working on.
This is the first edit posted for approval.


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« Reply #112 on: February 09, 2013, 02:39:12 pm »
Second preview, not yet complete

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« Reply #113 on: February 09, 2013, 02:40:20 pm »
Marc,

do you want a graphic in the gameslist window that indicates, "use up and down to scroll games/press player 1 to start game."

Thanks

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« Reply #114 on: February 09, 2013, 02:56:38 pm »
Marc,

do you want a graphic in the gameslist window that indicates, "use up and down to scroll games/press player 1 to start game."

Thanks

Hi Mike,

yes please, both look awesome ;D

hmm i think number one looks better.... :applaud:

please let me know how to activate the loading in male like you told me in the e-mail.

Cheers Marc. :)

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« Reply #115 on: February 09, 2013, 03:02:11 pm »
I'm working on adding the graphic now for you.
Load up MaLa and right click to get into the options.
Goto the GAME START tab, you'll see an option that says, "USE FULL SCREEN IMAGE AS START SCREEN" (or something like that).
You'll select that option then point MaLa to the location of the image you want to use, I include the load screens in the layout folder itself.
I just find it easy like that.

*** Any other edits you'd like to see to the image posted ? ***

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« Reply #116 on: February 09, 2013, 03:08:33 pm »
No i think it looks nice this way :)

Can't wait to check it out on my setup ;)

i have maby another one to make if you want.

-Marc.

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« Reply #117 on: February 09, 2013, 03:14:06 pm »
Here is # 1 with a few edits.

(1) I made the characters smaller
(2) I added a graphic in the  games list

Please let me know what you think.

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« Reply #118 on: February 09, 2013, 03:15:31 pm »
I'll wait for your response on the edit.

I'm always available to do these projects for people.
Let me know what your looking for !
I'm sure I can whip up something you'd like.

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« Reply #119 on: February 09, 2013, 03:39:24 pm »
 :applaud: :applaud:

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« Reply #120 on: February 09, 2013, 03:48:37 pm »
We have a winner !
This will be configured in MaLa tonight.
I should have it done shortly.
You'll get the layout, PSD, load screen, and fonts used !

As promised free custom load screen....................hop you like !

*** Good idea is to also use this as your desktop Wallpaper, so for the brief few moments it takes for MaLa to load users will see this. Then in MaLa itself you select this image to display before a game is loaded ! Really helps complete the look ! ***
« Last Edit: February 09, 2013, 04:02:48 pm by mike boss »

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« Reply #121 on: February 09, 2013, 04:06:28 pm »
what can i say.......  :applaud:


thanks a lot for this! 8)
« Last Edit: February 09, 2013, 04:16:24 pm by Almighty »

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« Reply #122 on: February 09, 2013, 05:52:17 pm »
I should add for anyone interested, these layouts (skins if you will) for MaLa will not effect any of the default MaLa features.
So you can configure MaLa to work any way you'd like.
For example with any layout pressing PLAYER 2 START will still bring up a menu, as will SPACE and L-ALT.


EDIT - Couldn't help myself, a few minor tweaks to load screen.

- added ice cube
- drew in motion lines
- added shadow to main pengo character
- modified the font for more depth
« Last Edit: February 09, 2013, 06:11:23 pm by mike boss »

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« Reply #123 on: February 10, 2013, 08:27:38 am »
@    tippers79

Should you see this I have sent you a PM and several emails trying to get the needed information to complete your layout.
You have not responded to any of my attempts.

Please let me know the needed resolution that your MaLa PC is currently operating at so I can complete again your layout.

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« Reply #124 on: February 10, 2013, 08:40:00 am »
Hey all, favor to ask.

For those of you who have purchased layouts from myself I was wondering if you could post some feedback.
Be it good, bad, etc.

Thank you

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« Reply #125 on: February 10, 2013, 01:32:59 pm »
I' like to post this publicly as means of help :

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« Reply #126 on: February 10, 2013, 02:47:11 pm »
Hey Mike,

It works great!!!

thank you.

feedback: 100% excellent comminicatio and a nice guy to deal with!

Here some pictures from my work in progress Bartop:



 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

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« Reply #127 on: February 10, 2013, 04:04:14 pm »
Glad you like it.
Thank you for the kind words and positive feedback.
I pride myself on quality work, fast turn around, and good customer service.
I'd love to see your bartop when completed.

And I'll start working on ideas for your Killer Instinct !

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« Reply #128 on: February 10, 2013, 08:20:12 pm »
Hey all,

I'm working on compiling some sound effects that I fell best work in the MaLa layout menu.
I've searched various sources online for video-game related effects and have compiled two sets of effects to be used within the MaLa menu.
I still need to convert these to WAV, but what I've done is name them in the order they would be placed into MaLa.
I have them self contained in a folder "SOUND EFFECTS" and personally I keep that folder in my "LAYOUTS" folder.
When this is done I'll make these available to anyone who has purchased a layout in the past.
Really easy to get these set up and configured in MaLa and I  think it will give a new depth to the menus.

Thanks

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« Reply #129 on: February 10, 2013, 08:25:22 pm »
Excuse the crap iPhone pics (I don't know how to do these nice screen caps people do)............ANYWAY
here are 5 photos that show where  you will go to configure this when available.
You'll see also that I place the sound effects in my LAYOUTS folder for easy locating, and you'll see that I've named them to match the placement.
Full proof really !

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« Reply #130 on: February 10, 2013, 09:51:00 pm »
Alt/PrtSc open image editor and ctrl/V.


good day.

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« Reply #131 on: February 11, 2013, 12:56:04 am »
great idea mike about the sounds, now i also using a startup and exit sound when i reboot/start my pc.


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« Reply #132 on: February 11, 2013, 08:14:26 am »
I think (and don't quote me on this, I need to play around more) that you can add layout specific sound effects. But I also think you can add a set of sound effects that will be used by MaLa in anylout. As I said I want to mess around with this, either way tonight I'll convert my files to WAV and make them available.

Once I update the thread people who purchased layouts off me can email me for the ZIP file.

I've done this for my two Nintendo cabinets in my personal collection, my DK JR and my Mario both have sound effects in the menu.

I also suggest EVERYONE use the "arcade ambience project" which is awesome.

http://arcade.hofle.com/

I use this as the background music for my cabinets, I love it.

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« Reply #133 on: February 12, 2013, 04:48:14 pm »
Video of the Pengo MaLa in use !
Looks really good, like this layout.

Pengo custom bartop

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #134 on: February 13, 2013, 11:53:56 am »
Mike,
All your layouts look great. Good job.

If you don't mind me adding my 2 (that's about all it's worth), I personally would like to see more "general" Mala skins created for users.
While a Donkey Kong Jr, Q-Bert, or Galaxian interface is nice, it doesn't represent the vast collection many of us have. I personally don't like having a Mala skin with a single game theme but rather prefer cool arcade looking graphics that represent an entire collection or the concept of an entire collection. Just my opinion of course.  :P

Have you have much interest in that type of interface re-design?

Personally I use a modified Retro GUI (by Nexus 6) on my cabinet. Having Photoshop and Illustrator skills I'm able to tweak it to my liking.
Works great for me and represents all the arcade emulators I'm running. See attached screenshot for an example of a recent menu screen design I made for Visual Pinball. Each emulator (MAME, M2, Supermodel 3, Demul, Daphne, Future Pinball, Visual Pinball, PC Arcade Ports) has their own menu screen on my cabinet.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2015, 11:59:19 am by Wade007 »
My Super Arcade cabinet project:
Software blog article: http://bit.ly/1cWnoIC

Hardware blog article: http://bit.ly/1dWxjvP

YouTube video: http://bit.ly/1N818Xm

Super Arcade Cabinet Progress thread (Now Complete):
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,123292.0.html

Frontend Video Intro: http://bit.ly/1P9HPDN

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« Reply #135 on: February 13, 2013, 07:54:36 pm »
@ Wade007

Never thought of making any general layouts really.
Always enjoyed working with select art and creating themed layouts.
When that took off (or took off as best it could) my clientele base have been people looking to add a "completed" look to a select project.
PACMAN the clear most popular design I've done, as well as various other classics often requested.

I myself like the idea of a nice "non specific" design, however it never actually crossed my mind.
Busy as I am as of late I haven't had time to create many (any) layouts for general use.

To be quite honest, and I won't put the individual on blast, a recent issue with a "customer" has me leaning towards creating no more layouts.
However for customers I do wish to complete the audio element mentioned above.

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« Reply #136 on: February 21, 2013, 12:31:35 pm »
Second awesome layout from Mike!

perfect work again! :applaud:

see here:
Super Metroid layout Mala


thanks!

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« Reply #137 on: February 21, 2013, 05:05:47 pm »
Looking good !
And thanks to Almighty who has given me the cool task of designing layouts for each of the emulators in his project.
Something I haven't even done for myself.
Working on three of five as I type this !

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« Reply #138 on: February 23, 2013, 11:38:39 am »

Mega Man layout  :applaud:

2 more to go Mike ;)

great job again!

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« Reply #139 on: February 23, 2013, 12:10:42 pm »
I'm glad you like it.
I'm looking forward to seeing the complete project, cabinet build, everything.
If only we could sort out why the load screens don't work.
Sadly on my build PC I only have MAME installed, no ROM files, no nothing.
Just photoshop which I use to create the layouts. I import them into MaLa make sure
they work and display OK. But I don't have the ability to switch emulators.

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« Reply #140 on: February 23, 2013, 01:18:32 pm »
i also can't wait to start building on my Mamecab.

Here you can see my first Bartop build and this one gets a lot better, trust me.


http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,129284.msg1321970.html#msg1321970

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« Reply #141 on: February 26, 2013, 07:31:18 am »
I have a Space Ace/Dragons Lair custom I did, I'll post the sample art shortly.
Busy week for me................... but Almighty I'll start on your Sega tonight !

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« Reply #142 on: February 26, 2013, 12:23:34 pm »
Great Mike,

almost done, last 2  ;)

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« Reply #143 on: February 26, 2013, 10:32:53 pm »
Just wrapped up a FOX MC layout, looking good.
Next up is a Sega inspired layout.
I'll have the samples up shortly.

Thanks to the good customers who appreciate the work.
I was about to hang it up but some good feedback has kept me inspired.

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« Reply #144 on: February 27, 2013, 10:21:21 am »
Wanted to thank everyone who has contacted me for a layout.
I was about to hang it up based on one bad experience, however I think I'll keep on doing this.
I hope everyone enjoys the designs, I do enjoy making these.

I'll have some new samples up tonight (I hope!) , and hope to get all customers projects done by Friday.

Thanks again

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« Reply #145 on: February 27, 2013, 06:55:57 pm »
Another vouch for Mike from me.  I'm a tweaker, so I'm making some final tweaks to the fonts & such but the layout looks good and Mike's rates are very reasonable, IMO.  :cheers:

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« Reply #146 on: February 27, 2013, 10:28:58 pm »
Thanks Jumpman64,

appreciate the kind words.

To anyone who's purchased a layout I always suggest taking a look at DAFONT.COM .
Great site for fonts, can get some awesome free fonts.
I pick fonts I think work, but it's always good to make tweaks.

To anyone with any modification questions you can always PM me, glad to help.

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« Reply #147 on: March 01, 2013, 12:23:47 pm »
I pride myself on the work I do, and I can say the almost every time (with the exception of once) my customers love the layouts they get.
I'd like to think I provide quality work, fair pricing, and a fast service with good customer support. My service doesn't just stop once I send the layout.
I thank you guys who have purchased layouts for the support and positive reviews. I love seeing the completed projects.
I had an issue recentley, and I wont name names, where someone said the item delivered was not as promised.
Now when I do a layout I always ask the same things, resolution, orientation, and theme.
Even if the past when issues have come up, somebody provides wrong resultion,etc, I try to make it right.
That was the situation this time, I was provided the wrong resolution and as always did my design to fit. When I was told the issue I offered several options, explained to the customer how to change the PC resultion (which is the easy fix) and telling the customer if needed I would re-do the layout.
I think that in this situation it did not matter what I suggested, the customer was not happy. I respect that. This resulted in a PayPal dispute and the funds were removed from my account.
I provided PayPal with the detailed email exchange which showed clearly the customer did indeed get the files (even sending the completed project to PayPal). Not only that, the emails showed the customer was at one point happy with the purchase.
I'm happy to report that PayPal sided with myself on this issue.
I'm sorry for venting here guys, I just wanted to make it known.

I appreciate all the business that gets sent my way, I love doing these layouts.
This set back had me wanting to stop, but I'm glad I kept doing it.
I'll work hard to provide you guys good stuff so long as you guys want it.
I will complete the sound effects project for all (sorry, BUSY!...got a baby on the way !)
and I'll post some samples for review.

Lastly to the customer who does indeed have an issue I STILL OFFER TO MAKE IT RIGHT!
Just email me and I can resolve the issue no hard feelings.






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« Reply #148 on: March 02, 2013, 02:20:09 am »
Another layout for my Sega Megadrive gamelist.

Sonic 8)

Again great work Mike, alsmost done one more  to go.


loading screen:


When 100% done i put a video here Mike.

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Re: Mike's DK JR layouts and custom layouts now available
« Reply #149 on: March 02, 2013, 10:37:59 am »
Galaxian samples. Built over my DK JR layout.
Start to completion was about 24 hours I believe.

Is it possible to get the full layout using the last of the three Galaxian images

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Still Doing These/Thank You All!
« Reply #150 on: March 02, 2013, 01:47:41 pm »
I've had some PC issues (crash/file loss) since posting some of these layouts, so older stuff I don't have anymore.
However when I do create layouts if the layout requires lots of tweaking I do sometimes end up with several variants.
Sometimes I include these as additional background images for the layout, they don't however come as extra configured layouts.

If someone wanted a Galaxian layout it would be start to finish a complete new layout.
It can however be built to look like (not exact) the Galaxian featured.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2013, 01:54:21 pm by mike boss »

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Still Doing These/Thank You All!
« Reply #151 on: March 02, 2013, 09:51:26 pm »
New Samples.

Custom Marble Madness
Custom Super Pacman
Custom Dragons Lair/Space Ace

BTW -------- Love the Sonic load screen, looks awesome !
« Last Edit: March 02, 2013, 09:54:27 pm by mike boss »

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
« Reply #152 on: March 04, 2013, 11:48:32 am »
Have a few requests I need to get started.
Im excited to show you all some new designs.

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
« Reply #153 on: March 04, 2013, 12:19:13 pm »
I had a great experience with Mike - he delivered the finshed product about one and a half days after he started.

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
« Reply #154 on: March 04, 2013, 04:12:48 pm »
yes, friendly guy to deal with and fast :)

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
« Reply #155 on: March 13, 2013, 10:24:46 am »
Thanks all for the kind words.
I enjoy doing these layouts and I'm glad everyone is happy.
Thanks for the recent work.....I'm actually behind.

And as a thank you for the recent work I'm going to create and post (for all to DL) a "Fix It Felix Jr/Wreck It Ralph" inspired layout, both HORZ & VERT.

Hope is to have that done for the weekend.

Thanks again all!

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
« Reply #156 on: March 13, 2013, 01:25:47 pm »
Thanks all for the kind words.
I enjoy doing these layouts and I'm glad everyone is happy.
Thanks for the recent work.....I'm actually behind.

And as a thank you for the recent work I'm going to create and post (for all to DL) a "Fix It Felix Jr/Wreck It Ralph" inspired layout, both HORZ & VERT.

Hope is to have that done for the weekend.

Thanks again all!

Woot!  :applaud:

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
« Reply #157 on: March 15, 2013, 12:46:39 pm »
Just finished a nice multicade layout for a customer.
Now to start a nice 3 layout set for a customer.

Once I get the art files I'm waiting on I can start the FIFJr layouts.

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
« Reply #158 on: March 21, 2013, 05:17:30 pm »
I took on another awesome project, "The Arcade Hack."
It was a three layout set up with custom graphics and logos inspired by "Bubble Bobble" "Sonic the Hedgehog" & "Mario Bros."
These layouts turned out awesome , and I included a custom default snap image and load screen.

Did a few other things that I think you guys will like, even a custom marquee, yes.........I can do more than just layouts.

Samples coming soon, for anyone interested PM me or email me.
Bulk pricing for multiple emulator set ups.


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« Reply #159 on: March 21, 2013, 06:43:27 pm »
This guy is awesome, great and fast delivery and a nice guy to deal with :applaud:

i will buy more in the future for my  bartop vertical. ;)

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« Reply #160 on: March 21, 2013, 08:46:03 pm »
This guy is awesome, great and fast delivery and a nice guy to deal with :applaud:

i will buy more in the future for my  bartop vertical. ;)

 +1

Mike delivered more than I could have asked for. Will post some pics when I get a chance.

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« Reply #161 on: March 22, 2013, 09:36:08 pm »
Super busy around here with baby coming...not much time to do the "me" stuff I enjoy so much.
I have however caught up on all projects (samples coming!) and I'll try and get to the Fix It Felix designs shortly.
Perhaps tonight if I can stay awake after my wife goes to sleep.
The joys of "quality time"..............seeing who can stay awake the latest. :o

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Just started this about 20 minutes ago.
Still need to figure out my final spacing and character placement.
Once I wrap this one up the vertical layout should take me no time.
Anyway thought I'd post the preview.

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I think I'm happy with this spacing.
I'll try to finalize this tomorrow.

EDIT - Added the start of the vert layout. Still need to finalize the spacing, but I'm tired, I gotta pass out.

Please feel free to post your thoughts, ideas, likes, dislikes, etc.

Thanks all
« Last Edit: March 22, 2013, 11:32:29 pm by mike boss »

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 Again a big thanks to Mike. My upcoming themes for my bartop.









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Thanks for posting for the samples , I've been crazy busy with baby stuff.
Really happy with the Arcade Hack layout(s), I think they came out awesome.

Now to wrap up the Fix It Felix stuff for all to enjoy.

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nice layouts again!!


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Thank you !
And here is the (almost complete) Fix It Felix.
800x600
Horizontal and vertical

Load screen to come.

See other thread for DL.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2013, 09:50:18 am by mike boss »

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Mike,

Can you make another layout for me ;D

Now i have a playstation emu running also :applaud:

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@ Almighty

-- I sent you an email !

Anyone else by all means email me or PM me for your layout needs !

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thanks Mike :applaud:

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Hi Mike. Awesome work by the way. I wish I found this thread a while ago. Anyway will be contacting you as soon as I figure out what I'm after for my current build.  :cheers:

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@ Termin8tor

By all means let me know.
I'd be happy to create something for you when you know what you wan't.

I have a couple of other samples I'm going to share here shortly.
I was given some custom artwork a user had created for a cabinet, AMAZING artwork.
He wanted a MaLa layout to complete his theme. I think it came out amazing.
With permission I'd like to post his artwork and layout.

I've been a lil slow as of late, being sick, and pregnant wife. The PC time is not as much as I'd like...however I'm still in the game !

@ Almighty

Forgive me, I've been slow. However today I will start (and I hope) complete your PS layout.
I'll email you later to firm up the details.


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Of course Mike, you can post it. About the cabinet artwork : it's just some copy and paste from other sidearts except for the planet, stars and the font. Most of it is from xevious.

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@Mike:

No problem just make it nice and smooth so i works like a charm, like the rest :applaud:

ridge racerRrrrrrr :D

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New samples coming soon.

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Again some positive feedback for Mike!

Ridge Racer layout for my PSX emu running in Mala.

thanks again and 2(3) more to go ;)

In my opinion the best (launch game) for the PSX, i still can remeber i paid 800,00 gulden (350+/- euro) for this console.

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Thanks Almighty.
You've been awesome to work for.
I'm still doing layouts should anyone be interested, vibefx@gmail.com .
I should add my free time as of late is limited, so the turn around is not as FAST..... but I still bang these out !

@ Almighty,

I'll start on your others tonight, as well as fix the issue with the modified menu.

Again, should anyone be interested please email me, vibefx@gmail.com

More samples to come shortly.

Thanks all

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another masterpiece! :applaud:

nintendo 64,

thanks (again) Mike ;)


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Marc that bartop is looking sweet !
Love the bubble top and the lighted buttons.
I've never looked into adding them to any of my projects.
I'll have to email you about them.

Glad your liking the layout !
Almighty for anyone interested has done what even I have not done.........................obtained a custom menu for each emulator he has running.
All themed after his favorite game (specific to emulator).
Almighty and I worked out bulk pricing and the same would be available to anyone interested !

BTW marquee looks good ! Top shelf job !

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Time to give back again (BTW Fix It Felix Jr version 2.0 still coming !) ...............sooooo...........
If I get people buying layouts every now and then (when I have time) I'll make a NEW layout available to the public. That was the reason behing the FIFJr layout.

So anyway.........Almighty has been an awesome customer, patient, and provides great feedback. Almight you pick the concept for this layout, MAME MaLa layout theme to be picked by Almighty.

I'll create it and post it here for all to DL.

Thanks !

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sent you e-mail ;D

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Killer Instinct coming soon !

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Dreamcast layout made by Mike, Crazy Taxi ;D
Bartop arcade ''Mighty Cade'' incl. Dreamcast emulator


Great game with awesome sountrack :applaud:

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Mike Boss, sent you a message about a layout design. I'm new to this board so not sure it went thru, so let me know if you did not receive.

Thanks

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Here we go Mike!

 :applaud:

pc engine layout:

loading screen:

sega cd layout:

sega cd loading screen:

 :cheers:

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Looking great Almighty.
I think people will be stoked to see the video when it's all done.
Almighty had selected Killer Instinct as the layout concept for my latest free download.
Had to wrap up some stuff for paying customers first, which I can say is done, so the KI should be made available shortly.
In fact I might even see if I can finish it now !

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Free Killer instinct available now !
You'll need these fonts :

http://www.dafont.com/crimes-times-six.font
http://www.dafont.com/harris-wear.font


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More samples coming soon !
Email me for quotes if anyone is interested in layouts.
My schedule issues have "kinda" been resolved so turn around is quick again.

Special pricing for multiple layouts, and I'm still including load screen art as a bonus !
In fact..........the next three layouts I'll include load screen, default marquee image and default snap image (used when no original is found).

vibefx@gmail.com

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Turrican fangames!

When i need more in the future i will send you a pm Mike, thanks for the help :applaud:

Great guy and friendly to deal with,

Cheers :cheers:

Turrican 2002, Hurrican and T4 Funeral.




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Almighty has been an awesome customer and I think people will really like his build.
I helped create a custom layout with load screen for every emulator he is running.
Lastly (as seen above) I helped create three very simple layouts for fan games as per request.
Oh...and I did the marquee.

I look forward to seeing the final video when posted.

Lastly I again pawn off my services should anyone be interested.
Bulk pricing if  you want something with multiple emulators or specific menus for PC games, etc etc.
PM or email me for details !

You never pay me til I complete your project !

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Lined up a Q*bert design that I'll get working on ASAP!
Looking forward to doing this layout, I love Q*bert !

If anyone else is interested in some custom layouts by all means PM or email me.
I love working on this custom stuff !

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I just finished a nice Q*bert layout with 2 animations and custom load screen.
I think it turned out really well.

Buyer was really happy and I was able to wrap it up in 48 hours.

I think a video will be up soon.


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Just thought I'd mention this again.
To enhance your overall MaLa experience (and Mike Boss layout! lol) I suggest installing and using the ARCADE AMBIANCE PROJECT.
It's awesome !

Also I know some people don't like  that there is no consistency in marquees, snaps, etc. And when I design a layout the windows don't fill up with the image. Well today playing will MaLa I found an option to fix it. Wanted to share.

Make sure to deselect "keep aspect ratio of pictures" and do t he same for "videos".


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Also I know some people don't like  that there is no consistency in marquees, snaps, etc. And when I design a layout the windows don't fill up with the image. Well today playing will MaLa I found an option to fix it. Wanted to share.

Make sure to deselect "keep aspect ratio of pictures" and do t he same for "videos".
It does make things consistent within a layout, but will stretch images if you happen to use an info window for displaying other images. I use the info window to display history, controls, marquee, control panel and cab pictures. I always make my own snaps for each game and use faststone to batch resize all the snaps to the same size.


good day.

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The batch idea is a good idea.
I know I have a lot of customers who run very specific games lists.
So I thought for the customer who say has 50 all vert games this would be cool to really maximize the layout.

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Going to try and get some samples up this week.
I completed a Ms PAC/Galaga combo, and a Q*bert that I think is really cool looking.
Both customers are really happy with the results.

As always should anyone be interested please email me at vibefx@gmail.com

Thanks all

Happy gaming !

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Been a bit since I've posted.
Things have been hectic.
However I'm back and still doing layouts should anyone be interested.

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Still doing these.
For anyone interested please email me at vibefx@gmail.com

As always as I get business I'll be making layouts available to the public.
My way of giving back.

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Working on some new stuff, samples will be up shortly.
Getting used to life as a dad and finding time to get projects done.
If anyone is interested email me and we will work out the details.

For anyone interested in multiple layouts for the same project we can work out a bulk deal!

Thanks all

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Thinking on ways to drum up business.....a special..... any input ?
What would a user like out of a layout ? Custom load screen, default snap image (custom), alternate background(s)  ?

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available. Sale - 2 for $40 !
« Reply #201 on: September 16, 2013, 02:21:31 pm »
I'd like to get some new SWAG for the "Man Cave." (Do people still say swag ?)
Anyway, I'd like to get some prints for the man cave and I'd love it if I could sell a few layouts to get the money.
So I figure I'd do a lil special........ 1 layout with load screen, default snap image, and animation in menu for $40.
Or 2 more simplistic layouts for $40.

vibefx@gmail.com

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available. Sale - 2 for $40 !
« Reply #202 on: September 22, 2013, 06:10:41 am »
Hi Mike,

you got pm about this new project!

http://bartopmania.com/index.php?t=msg&th=492&start=0&

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available. Sale - 2 for $40 !
« Reply #203 on: September 22, 2013, 03:15:56 pm »
Almighty is an awesome customer.
I look forward to helping out with his project.

I also just completed another MaLa layout for an amazing CUSTOM racing cabinet.

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available.
« Reply #204 on: October 11, 2013, 05:06:48 pm »
All Done!

Email me for custom work : vibefx@gmail.com

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available.
« Reply #205 on: October 12, 2013, 10:32:47 am »
Here some pictures, the work Mike did is totally awesome!

Thanks Mike :applaud:


with scanlines:

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« Reply #206 on: October 20, 2013, 09:46:52 pm »
New hi-res Kustom Mortal Kombat.
Just finished.

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Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available.
« Reply #207 on: November 05, 2013, 02:11:58 pm »
Thinking about getting another free layout loaded up on the MaLa site.
What would you guys like to see ? Theme, resolution, etc ?

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something with Atari logo?

PS: I'm an atari fan :)

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I don't think I saw a centipede layout yet, if looking for something to post for interest. Something where a trackball is used for controls instead of joystick maybe?

(don't worry, will still reach out for a custom job when I do my multi-pede project, actually I got like 3 in mind for you when I can get to them  ;) )

Future Projects: Galaxian Anniversary, Mario VS DK, Rebirth
What I'm selling / looking for

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I like the idea of centipede, the classic layouts seem to spark the most interest.
And your correct, I've never done one.

Keep the ideas coming guys. I'm thinking to do a couple of lo-res layouts for the MaLa site, something to spark interest in layouts.

As of late not many people have been looking for custom work.

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Keep the ideas coming guys. I'm thinking to do a couple of lo-res layouts for the MaLa site, something to spark interest in layouts.

For Low res perhaps a Williams Multi game (ie. Joust, Robotron, Defender, StarGate) Since they are older classic games that would fit a low res layout.

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Cool, I like the idea of Joust.

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Haven't even looked ... but are Galaga or Galaxian available?

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I don't know about low res, but I'd like to see a layout dedicated to cave games.

I'd also LOVE to see a cotton theme

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I'm a lil behind the last couple of days, no real time on the PC.
However come the weekend things should mellow out.
I will get ONE new MaLa layout done and hosted.... not sure which !

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Promised way, way, way, way back I said I would put out a revised Fix It Felix Jr layout.
I've now got Fix It Felix Jr near set up on my PC and will be moving it over to my Donkey Kong jr MAME/MaLa cabinet shortly.

Over and above that I'm leaning heavily towards getting one of the Nintendo styled bartop units put out by Rick.
(see the sticky in the BUY & SELL thread)

I did (or do) plan on the bartop being an XBOX powered cabinet.... but now I kinda wanna have Fix It Felix Jr on it. And I think it would be neat to perhaps add a Fix It Felix to my line up as I have Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr, Popeye and Mario Bros..... would be either FIFJr or DK3 that I go with.

ANYWAY........... the point to my rant...............I think it's time my next free layout be started and  I think FIFjr v 2.0........bigger, badder, more wrecked!!!!!!!

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« Reply #217 on: November 19, 2013, 10:44:45 am »
For the record custom work still available and will be # 1 priority.
Prices start @ just $25!
Email me for info, vibefx@gmail.com

You never pay upfront, you only pay when the layout is complete and ready to be sent!
Customer is always happy and the turn around is quick.
So for anyone looking to "finish" your cabinet why not do so with a CUSTOM layout paired to your theme ?

vibefx@gmail.com

*** I can do marquee, bezel, even control panel artwork also! ***

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« Reply #218 on: December 10, 2013, 08:46:34 pm »
Still doing these.
Email me if interested !
Thanks all

Happy Holidays !!!!

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« Reply #219 on: December 19, 2013, 08:30:37 am »
Friday December 20th is my last day of work, Saturday December 21st is my b-day!!!! Yay Me!
I'll have some time off during the holidays and will try my best to deliver Fix It Felix Jr 2.0 MaLa skin.
I'll also be doing custom work should anyone be interested.
I'll probably even add a few perks for the holidays.

I have one PACMAN skin lined up, everyone else can email me at vibefx@gmail.com !!!!
Just bought some new parts, would love for some layouts to pay for these ! LOL


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« Reply #220 on: January 06, 2014, 02:41:40 pm »
I've been meaning to update and post my latest PACMAN design.......but, til then................I'll push my services.
I'm still doing layouts, for anyone interested please email me at : vibefx@gmail.com

%100 positive feedback.

You don't pay me til I complete the work ! NO RISK !

And since I want to generate some funds for projects on the go the next few people to email me for a layout will get a couple of extras tossed in.

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« Reply #221 on: January 09, 2014, 02:47:53 pm »
Going to try and post some work samples this week.
I want to make my Fix It Felix Jr layout available to all, but with my daughter @ home I get very little computer time. However should anyone be interested I again will "PUSH" my services. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

If anyone is looking for a layout let me know. I'm happy to help. :cheers:

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« Reply #222 on: February 24, 2014, 01:55:21 pm »
I'm still doing these for anyone interested.
vibefx@gmail.com

I'll try and get some recent work samples up (not MaLa stuff)...but samples none the less!

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« Reply #223 on: March 31, 2014, 07:31:45 am »
I have a few samples I'll be putting up here shortly.
Some good stuff (IMHO)!!!!

For anyone interested by all means email me : vibefx@gmail.com

I will say my turn around is a lil slower these days, but the customer is always happy.

Thanks all


*** PS - sorry for the delay in the revised Fix It Felix Jr layout. New dad = No Time! I will however get it done!

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« Reply #224 on: March 31, 2014, 01:26:12 pm »
Many MaLa users have great set-u's containing multiple emulators and ROM sets.
I myself have gone this route ! However many users use the same layout for all emulators.
Very few people have got in touch with me for multiple layouts on the one systerm.
HOWEVER the people who have LOVE the results.
Perhaps it is fear of cost ? Not sure, but since the layouts get built over the same template the rate very fair. For anyone interested in a set of layouts please contact me at vibefx@gmail.com

I have not done a promotion of sorts for a bit, so for anyone looking for 3 layouts I'll do a fourth free ! The free one I would like to make available to all via the forum if ok with the buyer.

So by all means contact me for info!
I've been in a  good mood as of late so many buyers are getting custom load screens and desktop images at no charge !

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« Reply #225 on: April 11, 2014, 09:33:15 am »
I'm very much a slacker these days.
I have two Galaga layouts, a Space Invaders, and a Don Pachi layout that I have completed and not yet posted. I'll try and get these samples up A.S.A.P ......
*(all be it I find myself saying that often these days, but time on the computer is slim)*

None the less for anyone interested I am still doing custom work.
For anyone interested you can PM me or email me at vibefx@gmail.com

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« Reply #226 on: April 18, 2014, 02:31:36 pm »
I had the chance recently to work on a Donpachi MaLa layout.
This one was special, the artwork was created by BYOAC member "opt2not" & "BitterP."
These guys did an awesome job and I had the simple job of just making it work in MaLa.
My hat is off to both opt2not and BitterP.
I CAN NOT WAIT to see the cabinet that calls this artwork home.


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« Reply #227 on: April 18, 2014, 02:35:42 pm »
Another recent project was a 1943 inspired layout.
I think this one is also really cool.

Throwing up a few pics to show the progression of the project.
I was able to do a custom desktop image for the customer also.
Really tied in the theme.

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« Reply #228 on: April 20, 2014, 08:04:43 pm »
I like your designs - especially the ones that appear to shadow over the game list.

From what I can see in MaLa - the way to do that is to:

1. Create a background with the shadow of the character in it already.

2. Create a separate PNG with transparency that fits over that shadow.

3. Create a Custom object in MaLa and set it to Transparency.

4. Place it over the shadow in the background.

Is that how to do it? That would work, although it's a fudge, since the shadow wouldn't mask over the game list text - only the image would.

This masking trick is also how the circular window works - using a Custom object and setting the transparency.

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« Reply #229 on: April 20, 2014, 11:27:23 pm »
Your spot on!!!

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« Reply #230 on: April 21, 2014, 12:04:38 am »
Thanks, Mike - it took me a while to figure that one out. Pretty clever of you!

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« Reply #231 on: April 22, 2014, 07:16:47 pm »
No problem !

I'll looking to get some layouts done, get some money for a project.
If anyone is interested get at me.
Perhaps I can toss in some gems to complete your cabinet !

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« Reply #232 on: April 22, 2014, 07:43:37 pm »
I had the chance recently to work on a Donpachi MaLa layout.
This one was special, the artwork was created by BYOAC member "opt2not" & "BitterP."
These guys did an awesome job and I had the simple job of just making it work in MaLa.
My hat is off to both opt2not and BitterP.
I CAN NOT WAIT to see the cabinet that calls this artwork home.
:applaud:  thanks bro!  Glad it turned out great looking.  :cheers:

FYI to anyone looking for someone to artify your Mala, mike boss is delight and extremely easy to work with.
Commission with confidence! :)

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« Reply #233 on: April 25, 2014, 12:01:59 pm »
I'm working on a Pucnh-Out image 12" x 18" that I can print and frame for my man-cave.
Also will be working on a Punch-Out layout that I will make available to all.
Special thanks to JDFan with his help on some custom Punch-Out artwork. (Thank you!)

Speaking of Punch-Out I like to keep hobby money in the hobby. So I'm hoping I can do some layouts to cover my art and t-modling costs.

Anyone interested email me at vibefx@gmail.com ..............To all customers I'll toss in a load screen!

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« Reply #234 on: April 25, 2014, 12:05:46 pm »
Also thank you to opt2not for the kind words.
Anyone looking for something custom goto him.
The work he did was AMAZING ! And if my layout looks
good it is because of the top shelf work they produced.

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« Reply #235 on: April 28, 2014, 12:53:42 pm »
Welcome to the jungle............We've got fun and games !
Part of me is shocked that I'm never really asked to create layouts that
feature peoples favorite things. Be it a team, a car, a girl, etc.
I mean it makes sense that these layouts are an extension of the cabinet...I mean
even all my machines that use MaLa are themed to match the cabinet.

The other day I was asked to do a jungle inspired layout. Right away tons of ideas
came to mind........all of which the customer liked. But when I sat down to do this....ummm.......it just did not come to me!

A break, fresh eyes and a second crack at this and now things were starting to flow.
I was able to do a layout for each monitor orientation, two different load screens, and a desktop image the customer could use on his PC.
When we were bouncing ideas around I asked the customer, "Do you like Guns N' Roses?" I thought it would be a cool idea that on the load screen we feature the text,
"Welcome to the jungle..............We've got fun and games!"
The customer like me liked the idea.......the kicker.............We added the audio file to match. So when the customer boots up his PC and MaLa starts his jungle theme is complete with custom load screens and the MP3 of "Welcome to the jungle" by Guns N' Roses.
I think it is a sweet layout and I'm happy I was able to do it.

Right now I'm looking to get some money together for a project I'm doing.
(Punch-Out theme bartop cabinet) I'll be kicking up each layout with a couple goodies as needed. As always I push my services ........Mike @ vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you


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Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
« Reply #236 on: May 02, 2014, 01:33:44 am »
^^^ That was me on there other end of this process.  Mike is the Man!  I had so much fun working with him on this.  I really felt as though he was as invested in the success of my project as I was.  I just want to say that Mike is an asset to the community and he is a really great guy.  All this and he is very fair with his pricing.  I know that I will be doing another project with him in the future. :cheers:

Hey Mike feel free to post anything you want to from our "Jungle Fever" project.

Thanks again!
« Last Edit: May 02, 2014, 01:36:35 am by wirenut »

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« Reply #237 on: May 02, 2014, 11:28:12 pm »
Thank you wirenut!

I did enjoy working on this project. I truly enjoy doing these layouts for people.
I do it for fun, and to make a few bucks, all the money I usually reinvest into the hobby.
The layouts fund projects.

I take pride in what I do. Being honest and fare and I appreciate the trust members have showed in me.
If i can in anyway help make a users cabinet awesome I will strive to do so.

Jungle Fever was a super cool project. It's funny.........I've promised the users of this site (and slacked) that I would compile a sound set that could be used in any MaLa layout. A series of beeps, blips, bops, etc that could be used for button presses and joystick movements. I've been so busy as a new dad...but I will get on that.

I've used the arcade ambiance project for many projects and I LOVE it! But I never use other music, but after doing your layout it makes me wanna go back and add the Super Mario Bros music to my Mario MAME.

If the music can fit the layout I think it has the same effect as a soundtrack in a movie....now maybe that is pushing it. But I dunno....you turn on Jungle Fever and you get "Welcome To The Jungle." I think that is bad --I'm attempting to get by the auto-censor and should be beaten after I re-read the rules--....not only that, the load screen indicates "We've Got Fun And Games" as taken from the lyrics.... that just works ! Sorry to toot my horn...but TOOT TOOT! IT WORKS ! lol

Thank you to all my customers

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« Reply #238 on: May 08, 2014, 08:08:39 am »
Warmer weather means more chores......more, more, more !!
More chores means less "me time."
Some projects tend to take a back seat this time of year, however others jump to the font...the ability to work outside is a plus.

None the less I am STILL doing layouts for anyone interested.
Working on a custome Defender at this time.

I'll get some samples up ASAP.

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« Reply #239 on: May 15, 2014, 01:57:55 pm »
Just completed work on a new Defender themed layout.
Another happy customer.
As always I push my services, to anyone looking please email me : vibefx@gmail.com

Last few layouts I've done I've included custom desktop images, load screens, and other
related graphics to help tie the cabinet/theme together.

I'd also like to thank my last few customers for helping me with MY project.
Thank you very much for the generosity.

As promised when I complete my Punch-Out themed layout I will make it available for all. And NO.........NOOOOOOOOO.........I did not forget. I'm still SLACKING...I will be doing a modified Fix It Felix Jr layout. But since the other one is working and complete it just has not made the "to do" list.

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« Reply #240 on: May 16, 2014, 09:34:20 am »
Still hoping to get some funds to complete a project I have in the works.
Thought I would again push my MaLa services.
For a limited time with each layout I will include the custom load screen, a windows desktop image (aka wallpaper) themed to match the layout. And to get some buzz I'm  thinking that I will try to get an animation in each new layout. Often times the animation simply doesnt fit..... but I'll try to design the layouts with this in mind. Complexity determines the cost....email for details.

vibefx@gmail.com

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« Reply #241 on: May 16, 2014, 09:40:27 am »
About the animation.
MaLa has limits when it comes to animation.
It can however take a static image and move it on the screen.
Be it left to right, right to left, up and down, down and up.

Many times the animation will get in the way of other design features.
However for the next lil bit I will try and work in an animation into each layout.

For example when I've done a few PAC MAN layouts, I take an image of PAC MAN...perhaps a ghost or two....and that image simply moves left to right along the bottom.

I just want customers to know the limiations.

Thanks all

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« Reply #242 on: May 16, 2014, 04:04:52 pm »
Hi all

I would just like to say that mikes work is absolutely top notch. I contacted mike and within minutes he had responde with a few questions to which I replied. With a few hours he had designed a vertical and horizontal layout. Asking a few more questions and a few changes by myself. I now have a unique layout for my cab. Mikes services are brilliant and hes a very good guy to deal with. Hes rates are perfect and hes customer services are spot on . Thank you mike I will be posting the layout when I actually get round to paying it which again is another one of mikes great quality's:-)

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« Reply #243 on: May 16, 2014, 05:01:26 pm »
Thank you for the kind words.

I strive to make every customer happy and deliver a good product, quickly, and priced fair.
I enjoy working on these layouts and the people of this forum inspire me to do what I do.

Thank you again

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« Reply #244 on: July 31, 2014, 07:03:24 pm »
Back on the layout grind.
Should anyone be interested email me at vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you

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« Reply #245 on: August 10, 2014, 12:43:35 pm »
Hey all,

been kind of quiet as of late, not really around the forums.
NONE THE LESS............ I'm back and I'd like to get some new work out there.
Actually, I'd love it if I could sell $60 in layouts to pay for my new Punch-Out artwork.

If anyone is interested email me at vibefx@gmail.com

NOTE - I don't get paid til your artwork is complete !!!!!! Never had a disappointed customer!

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« Reply #246 on: August 11, 2014, 11:00:36 am »
For the next little bit all layouts will include a custom load screen (styled to match the layout).
I'll also included a second background so the user can switch it out as needed.
Just gives a lil variety!


Thanks all

vibefx@gmail.com or PM !

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« Reply #247 on: August 13, 2014, 08:48:30 am »
No takers ? LOL

I'm going to try and get some NEW samples up ASAP.
As well as make a Punch-Out! layout available to all for download.
Perhaps Thursday I'll be able to get it done.




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« Reply #248 on: August 15, 2014, 08:04:35 am »
Sent you an email ! ;D

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« Reply #249 on: August 17, 2014, 10:18:58 am »
Thank you to those who contacted me.
I should have some new samples up shortly.
Currently working on a custom Zelda & custom Galaga themed layouts.

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« Reply #250 on: August 17, 2014, 04:41:31 pm »
Another happy customer !
Custom Zelda inspired layout.
1920 x 1080 with custom load screen.
Challenging layout for me..... but I was able to pull off something that made the customer happy.
The layout is configured so that the games list is under the sword for some depth.
I used the following font in the design should anyone like the font : http://www.dafont.com/colors-of-autumn.font

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« Reply #251 on: August 17, 2014, 05:39:36 pm »
Thanks a lot Mike ! I understand that my inquiry wasn't easy, for those that wonders here's why :

I had absolutely no idea what kind of layout I wanted;
I had not too many directions to give to him;
Not too many pictures except my marquee

But even with all this, he did such a wonderful job, everybody that I sent his preview to couldn't believe their eyes. When my arcade will be finished it will have such a custom look. It's in the little details that makes up for a incredible completed project.

Thanks once again Mike, I highly appreciate your help and your prompt, quick service.

I recommand Mike for anyone that need a Mala layout, even if your plan isn't exactly clear in your head !

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« Reply #252 on: August 17, 2014, 07:48:37 pm »
I appreciate the kind words, thank you.
I'm glad you are happy.
I'm quite pleased with how the layout turned out.

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« Reply #253 on: August 17, 2014, 07:50:11 pm »
New Galaga layout I did.
800 x 600 vertical layout
I used the font : http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Emulogic.htm

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« Reply #254 on: August 18, 2014, 09:30:22 am »
Awesome Job, Mike!  Like everyone else said, within minutes of my initial request email, Mike responded.  I had no idea which direction I wanted to go with the Galaga layout.  I'm not artistic or creative at all.  I sent a layout request on Friday late afternoon, and by Saturday Mike had already communicated with me a few times with questions.  By Sunday, he had the layout and the loading screen done.  He sent the design to me to critique, and I honestly didn't want him to change anything.  I liked it on his first try!

I would totally refer Mike to anybody who wants a custom Mala layout.  Great, fast service at a great price!

thanks again.

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« Reply #255 on: August 20, 2014, 03:03:37 pm »
Thank you for the kind words.
The feedback is much appreciated.
I enjoy working on all these layouts and I like that I can contribute to some AMAZING projects.

Speaking of which, if anyone wants to post pics of the layout in use (on said project) that would be awesome to see.

I'd love to see some full cabinet shots featuring the layouts in use.

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« Reply #256 on: August 21, 2014, 09:16:32 am »
Even though I'm going with Hyper Spin in my Punch-Out bar top, I'm still going to complete the Punch-Out MaLa layout. I hope to have it up this weekend, if not tonight. (I'll listen to my podcast and try and rock it out!)

For anyone else interested in custom layout(s) please PM or email me at vibefx@gmail.com

EDIT - I started the Punch-Out layout today.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2014, 08:22:07 pm by mike boss »

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« Reply #257 on: August 22, 2014, 08:01:03 pm »
Just wanted to share a VERY early sample of the custom Punch-Out layout I'm working on.
Might be complete tonight, if not tomorrow (and I promise I will also try to complete Fix It Felix Jr version 2) so I can  get them up for download.
Just wanted to get another download for the public put out as a thank you  to all my great customers.

Any ideas for the Punch-Out please share here.

Thank you

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #258 on: August 23, 2014, 09:25:35 am »
I'll try and get a slightly modified version up later today (with a load screen).
The file will include the load screen and modified .mll file.
For now here is the Punch-Out layout with font.
Install and enjoy.

Thank you

Feedback always welcome

« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 08:19:02 am by mike boss »

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #259 on: August 23, 2014, 10:22:22 am »
V2 w/ load screen
« Last Edit: August 23, 2014, 10:24:23 am by mike boss »

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #260 on: August 23, 2014, 01:59:55 pm »
Thanks for putting it up for download, looks great.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #261 on: August 24, 2014, 07:52:04 pm »
Thank you.
I hope this gets some downloads and finds a home in a few cabinets.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #262 on: August 27, 2014, 08:20:33 am »
Removed the old ZIP file, keeping the modified version with load screen.
As always thoughts and feedback welcome.

I'm also STILL available for custom work should anyone be interested.

Email me at vibefx@gmail.com

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #263 on: September 11, 2014, 11:46:14 am »
Still working on new stuff.
For anyone interested in custom work please PM or email me.

Thank you

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #264 on: September 22, 2014, 03:39:03 pm »
I guess Punch-Out does not have many fans using Mala! LOL
Still doing custom work should anyone be interested.

Thanks all

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #265 on: September 22, 2014, 10:39:28 pm »
I guess Punch-Out does not have many fans using Mala! LOL


I'm a little surprised myself.  Punch Out was the game for me growing up on the NES.  I have very fond memories and nightmare of fighting Mike Tyson.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #266 on: September 23, 2014, 03:14:46 pm »
Punch-Out is an awesome game.
I'm delayed, but excited to work on my bartop.
The artwork and the layout all work really well together.
I thought I would share the layout with everyone, I just wish it was used more.
Ah well, can not win em all !

I'm still doing layouts and custom work is available.
I'll try to get more free layouts up ASAP.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #267 on: October 26, 2014, 10:10:10 am »
I was contacted by an awesome customer looking for a DK layout for his machine.
He liked some of the other work I had posted and wanted a near copy....but I couldn't simply copy an old layout for him.
That wouldn't be true to what I do.

He had some great ideas and vision for his layout, and I think in the end an AWESOME DK layout was created.
I'm known to toss in extra little things with layouts as most often I REALLY ENJOY creating these. And things I end up
creating during the process get included with the final work. Be it the load screen, or default custom images for SNAPS, or MARQUEES, etc.

In this instance I created two versions of the layout for the customer. Each has a slightly modified load screen, but the one layout featured a layered
look to the gameslist. In the final layout the character art is over the gameslist, I think it gives good depth to the layout.

Because of the way MALA handles transparency this doesn't always work, in this case it did, and it looks great.

Pending the customers say I hope to post the images here for you guys to take a look at.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #268 on: October 28, 2014, 02:00:03 pm »
I am the customer Mike is talking about above regarding the Donkey Kong layout.

I emailed him on Friday and he had basically completed my project the end of the  following day. I gave him a sample of the artwork my cab is using and he designed a killer theme that matches the color scheme of my cocktail artwork. He went above and beyond my expectations and asked for input throughout the design process. His work is top-notch!

If anyone out there is looking for a custom MALA layout at a price that cannot be beat, contact Mike for sure. If I ever need work done in the future, he's undoubtedly the guy I'm going to. Thanks again Mike!


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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #269 on: October 28, 2014, 03:04:27 pm »
Thank you for the kind words.
I've been meaning to post the sample artwork, just have not had much time on the PC.
I'll try to get it up this week.

For anyone looking for work by all means email me : vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #270 on: October 28, 2014, 07:15:15 pm »
Here are some screenshots of layout and load screen. The DK logo was moved up a little and the game list text is a little more spread out on the final product.




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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #271 on: October 28, 2014, 07:56:10 pm »
Thank you for posting them.

Glad you like it.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #272 on: November 03, 2014, 05:24:05 pm »
Still doing these layouts, hoping to fund some projects.
For anyone interested please email me.

vibefx@gmail.com

Most times I can complete the work in no more than 4 days.

Thanks all


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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #273 on: November 06, 2014, 12:15:00 pm »
The more I look at the above DK layout, the more I think it is perhaps my favorite DK layout that I've done.
Honestly, I think I like it better than the custom DK JR I did for my own machine.

Anyway..............as it has become custom, with any new layout I'll be including a load screen with each.
But for the next little while anyone who purchases a layout will get a second varient of the layout background (giving users a second layout in reality).

Anyone interested PM me, email me, or even respond to the thread.

I've never had a customer that has been unhappy (well one time.........)...................

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #274 on: November 06, 2014, 12:17:38 pm »
I've never had a customer that has been unhappy (well one time.........)...................


So then it should read "I've only ever had one unhappy customer..."



Just messing with you, bro. MB does good work, people! I'm sure the "unhappy customer" was anal-retentive.
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« Reply #275 on: November 06, 2014, 03:40:44 pm »
The one complaint I got (I'll be honest) was a poster who had no more than 6 posts (at that time).
He had emailed me saying how happy he was with the layout. He however had given me the wrong size.
I offered to fix the issue (no extra money) and he did not respond.
He openned a PayPal dispute and I sent along the screen shots of the complete work and email trail.
I won the case.

Guy just simply did not want to pay for the work.

None the less one sketchy customer wont tarnish my rep. lol

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #276 on: November 06, 2014, 03:47:10 pm »
The one complaint I got (I'll be honest) was a poster who had no more than 6 posts (at that time).
He had emailed me saying how happy he was with the layout. He however had given me the wrong size.
I offered to fix the issue (no extra money) and he did not respond.
He openned a PayPal dispute and I sent along the screen shots of the complete work and email trail.
I won the case.

Guy just simply did not want to pay for the work.

None the less one sketchy customer wont tarnish my rep. lol

What a bastard! Yeah, don't be afraid to use my homie MB, people!
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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #277 on: November 06, 2014, 04:49:54 pm »
Yup, this is why I always ask for 50% up front. People suck.

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« Reply #278 on: November 06, 2014, 05:06:43 pm »
There is always the random oddball person like that. You did everything a good seller should have done.

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« Reply #279 on: November 07, 2014, 02:34:56 pm »
Yeah, one bad apple right!
I think he wanted the layout to use on machines he was selling, which is fine.

Every other customer I have had has been amazing, and many generous, tossing in a few extra bucks.
Everyone has been really understanding when I ask that they send me PayPal as a gift, so I have no complaints.

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #280 on: November 17, 2014, 06:31:01 pm »
Yet again working on a DK layout for a very cool project.
I'll get the samples up when done.

As always I PUSH my services..........vibefx@gmail.com or PM.

Thank you all

Feedback is always welcome

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« Reply #281 on: November 20, 2014, 08:23:52 pm »
Just completed another DK layout.
Wanted to post this pic.
I make sure I have the following options checked when I create a new layout.
I suggest my customers do the same.

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« Reply #282 on: November 21, 2014, 07:08:50 pm »
Newest work.
Another DK!

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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #283 on: November 24, 2014, 09:27:43 am »
Hi Mike, I enjoy seeing your work, and although I am making my own layout I just wanted to say thank you for the settings tip, I didn't even know those options where there.  still pretty new to this scene, and there are LOTS of settings in Mala.  Now I get to make a starting screen too!
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Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
« Reply #284 on: November 24, 2014, 12:09:37 pm »
The load screen is a cool option no doubt.
It lets a user know something is about to happen (or that the program is working).
Most people tend to really like it.

For me I like having my snaps fill the windows on my designs. So that is why I select the option I do.

Good luck with your layout.

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« Reply #285 on: November 24, 2014, 09:08:26 pm »
She Loves seeing her name on the Mala. She couldn't quite figure it all out. I love the layout mike, it looks super slick

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« Reply #286 on: November 25, 2014, 11:50:59 am »