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HD Mame Marquees Project
« on: November 09, 2015, 05:43:41 pm »
HD Mame Marquees Project

To cut the waffle... as the title implies. The aim is to get a single set of the 'most HD' Mame Marquees out there. Have set up a dropbox folder for the sync'ed collection. Also made the app below the hopefully simplify the process:


http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,148203.0.html


Needing help with a few things:
  • Identifying sources for HQ/HD Marquees (links/sites appreciated).
  • Finding any improved versions over those in the 'central' collection.

Known Source Sites
(Will add to this as things go along...)


Not done:
http://vectorlib.free.fr/
http://www.arcadeartwork.org/index.php?/category/37


In the middle of:
http://kdo-perso.info/medias/46/marquee/mame/

Done:
http://www.progettosnaps.net/marquees/
http://mamelayplus.jimdo.com/descargas/

Work to date:


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rcdwblvpjwoko1p/AAB4e8cJwu3fSpasGfoFcm4ta?dl=0


Any ideas/contributions welcome!

Thanks to:
Contributed sets:
markc74 - blip set
gamepimp - pimp set

Links:
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« Last Edit: November 15, 2015, 05:00:55 pm by stigzler »

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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 07:12:41 pm »
Several more sites to check:

    http://kdo-perso.info/medias/46/marquee/mame/

    MAMELayPlus - http://mamelayplus.jimdo.com/descargas/


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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 07:19:59 pm »
Thanks PL1 - seen that top one before, but couldn't find it for the life of me!

Also, just found the mamelayplus site - a real goldmine - a lot of my 500px ones are on that site as 1000. Happy days with that site - just doubled a lot of the resolutions!

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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 07:42:38 pm »
seen that top one before, but couldn't find it for the life of me!
You probably saw it here.   ;D

Added this thread to that list of art sources.   :cheers:


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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 02:49:57 pm »
Nice one.  :applaud:

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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 04:39:27 pm »
Would love to know the story behind this guy and his marquees:

http://kdo-perso.info/medias/46/marquee/mame/hires/

looks like he got up to c and then gave up!

Some great scans thought. I'm interested in where all these huge marquee scans come from. Are they hand-made from smaller originals (e.g. vectorised?) or someone sourced a lot of original marquees?

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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 06:09:12 pm »
http://www.coinopart.com/ has a bunch.

I (and others) have uploaded some over at Mameworld in the Artwork sub-forum, but you'd have to look around as there isn't a consolidated thread.

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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 01:43:46 pm »
mameworld.info has 185 marquees. A lot of them are Neo-Geo System with the inserts, though.

Thanks for doing this work!  :cheers:



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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2015, 08:54:58 pm »
Why don't we do this but to where we all chip in and make a bunch of mame marquees and generic cps that people can use as a base. I could whip up a few.

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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2015, 11:11:58 pm »
Why don't we do this but to where we all chip in and make a bunch of mame marquees and generic cps that people can use as a base. I could whip up a few.

Yeah, I thought about drawing "generic" but cool arcade art work like all the Mame art out there but use catchy names and themes.  However it would be a project for just one person to do a dozen arcade sets.  Maybe a few of us guys and gals who still vector here on the forums could get together and do a project like you suggest.
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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2015, 05:55:07 am »
This is a good idea. Think im getting close to have amalgamated most of the existing sets. Tgeres a handful of 3000 pix marquees, quite a few at 1366, and a number at 1024. There are some real classics that have quite low rez ones (1942 coming to mind) and itd be good to make  hd versions.

My 2c would be itd be better to try and vectorize the original and spruce it up than having a custom one. However, had a go at this with 1942 and trace paths in ai but results were crappy. Beyond my capabilites.

Maybe two sets, customs and reduxed.?

Then fot the bitmaps, you get into the tricky territory of how large? My initial thought would be to 4k standards?

Anywhoos, if theres folks interested in making either custom or reduxed marquees, then happy to set up and coordinate a dropbox for them. Ill have a look this weekend at getting the final marquee set zipped up so could use as a final set for comparrissons.

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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2015, 07:33:46 am »
Question about http://www.arcadeartwork.org/, so is the art work there downloadable or what?
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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2015, 10:26:31 am »
Question about http://www.arcadeartwork.org/, so is the art work there downloadable or what?

Yes.

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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2015, 11:31:48 am »
Question about http://www.arcadeartwork.org/, so is the art work there downloadable or what?
The complete Arcade Artwork listing here has the answer.
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To download these files, please go to "Artwork - Ultra High Quality" within the arcade section on the main website and click the Google Drive links.

Please make sure to click on the letter you need, scroll down and click on the text "Click here to open the Google Drive with all of the "X" artwork".


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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2015, 02:02:44 pm »
Question about http://www.arcadeartwork.org/, so is the art work there downloadable or what?

Took me a while too - badly designed, really. To get the full sized image:


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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2015, 02:10:51 pm »
Cool, thanks fellas.   :cheers: :applaud:
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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2015, 03:02:02 pm »
Took me a while too - badly designed, really.
The interface for that part of the site used to be much easier to navigate before they "upgraded".    :banghead:

Fortunately, there are only 85 files in "High Quality Marquee Scans" and the Google Drive folders in "Artwork - Ultra High Quality" are much easier to navigate/download.

There are 3170 files in the Google Drive "Artwork - Ultra High Quality" folders.

Click on the "Click here to open the Google Drive with all of the 'X' artwork" text, not this image.   :dizzy:



Bonus: The listing here of the files on the Google Drive shows the height and width of the files.   ;D


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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2015, 12:28:28 am »
I sourced some from various places a couple years ago and then started making my own for games I didn't have yet. They weren't perfect but looked ok on my monitor with my hyperspin setup

Im planning on carrying on the task soon
https://youtu.be/Sm-PDi-f4bc

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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2015, 10:13:39 pm »
I sourced some from various places a couple years ago and then started making my own for games I didn't have yet. They weren't perfect but looked ok on my monitor with my hyperspin setup

Im planning on carrying on the task soon
https://youtu.be/Sm-PDi-f4bc

They look great.  Any chance you can share them?

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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2015, 10:43:37 pm »
What's considered high resolution?  I have a slew of marquees that I've cleaned up and sized to 1024 pixels wide, that I use in MAME and for my 3dArcade cabinet models.  Is that a high enough resolution?

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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2015, 11:01:23 pm »
I sourced some from various places a couple years ago and then started making my own for games I didn't have yet. They weren't perfect but looked ok on my monitor with my hyperspin setup

Im planning on carrying on the task soon
https://youtu.be/Sm-PDi-f4bc

They look great.  Any chance you can share them?

yeah I have no issue sharing them, better for everyone! ill do it sometime when I have time and hopefully remember :)

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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2015, 02:42:53 am »
@jib : id say zip em up and share them. We can update any that are under 1024. Just a q though, are any of them upscaled? Eg a 350 px upscaled to 1024?

@ boomslang : A share would be appreciated by all im sure...

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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2015, 02:47:21 am »
@jib : id say zip em up and share them. We can update any that are under 1024. Just a q though, are any of them upscaled? Eg a 350 px upscaled to 1024?

Upscaled? No way, I'm a graphic artist, I wouldn't even consider such a thing. Heresy!

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Re: HD Mame Marquees Project
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2018, 12:17:57 am »
Can anyone share their Marquee collection with me?  Looks like a few of you were working on a collection.  I can share what I have as well.

  
 

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