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Author Topic: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.  (Read 53043 times)

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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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Im interested in talking with you! curtiswigg at gmail

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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

mike boss

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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.

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mike boss

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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.

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



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mike boss

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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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@ San Dimas HS Football

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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Re: Custom MaLa layouts --- SALE ! 2 layouts w/ custom Snap & Marquee image $45
« 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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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts for your Arcade Projects. PM for details
« 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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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts for your Arcade Projects. PM for details
« 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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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts for your Arcade Projects. PM for details
« 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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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/New Pac custom for preview !
« Reply #109 on: February 02, 2013, 08:44:01 am »
Latest custom PACMAN.

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/New Pac custom for preview !
« Reply #110 on: February 09, 2013, 11:14:59 am »
you got pm

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
« 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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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
« Reply #112 on: February 09, 2013, 02:39:12 pm »
Second preview, not yet complete

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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
« 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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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
« 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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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
« 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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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
« 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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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
« 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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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
« 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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Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
« Reply #119 on: February 09, 2013, 03:39:24 pm »
 :applaud: :applaud:

  
 

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