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CRT frontend advice needed
« on: June 07, 2018, 03:45:57 pm »
I have an arcadeVGA 5000 plugged into a jpac running on a k7000 and I am looking for a frontend theme that is similar to maximus arcade, but has readable text when running in 320x240 res. I've looked into mala and attract mode, but can seem to find a good theme. What frontend and theme(or layout) do people have good success with? Thanks for the help.
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Re: CRT frontend advice needed
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 04:19:41 pm »
I have an arcadeVGA 5000 plugged into a jpac running on a k7000 and I am looking for a frontend theme that is similar to maximus arcade, but has readable text when running in 320x240 res. I've looked into mala and attract mode, but can seem to find a good theme. What frontend and theme(or layout) do people have good success with? Thanks for the help.

I had the same issue, I tried Mgalaxy but It was hard to read the games on some of those skins. They have since made a few updates, might be worth your time to check it out. I ended up using Hyperspin. Another one to look at is Launchbox.
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Re: CRT frontend advice needed
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 06:36:12 pm »
I purchased bigbox, but havent tried it yet. I couldn't seem to find a theme that was designed for 320x240
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Re: CRT frontend advice needed
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 12:14:37 am »
GameEX has a low resolution mode you can choose in it's setup wizard. There's a default - Hybrid Blue that shows the games in list forum and it looks good on my Sony Trinitron KV-27FS100

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Re: CRT frontend advice needed
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 07:48:57 am »
Mala has a low res theme that I use for my CRT. I can't remember what it is called. When I get home I will look it up. I will also snap some pics. It shows the name, marquee, short gameplay video, and the control panel.

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Re: CRT frontend advice needed
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 11:22:53 am »
I think I'm going to ultimately go with launchbox. I found a theme that isn't too terrible. Thanks for the help
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Re: CRT frontend advice needed
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 07:12:20 am »
Attractmode. There is a Maximus clone theme. Iíve also written two themes. I tested and run my themes at 480i. I assume you are using 480i and not 240p. My flavors theme has been verified at 240p using raspberry pi. Oomek has a few excellent themes that should work at lower resolutions.

If your a Capcom fan, check out big blue frontend.

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Re: CRT frontend advice needed
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 04:43:12 pm »
you may like the frontend that I have programmed myself
I've shared details in this forum

http://www.commodore.gen.tr/forum/index.php?topic=13097.0

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Re: CRT frontend advice needed
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2018, 12:01:05 am »
here is my mala frontend, made most of the backgrounds myself. The resolution is 800by600 though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UR99lUYvhg

  
 

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