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dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« on: March 17, 2019, 02:53:08 pm »
Quick intro - I've been a member of this board for around 15 years.  Built my first cabinet (Mamestrosity) before I got married, and now I'm finishing up building one for the company I work for.  Thanks to Stephenpbhs for the inspiration http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=108011.0.

I need some help coming up with a good marquee/cp artwork combo.  Theme I'm going for is a technology/computer/hack/code something or other design.  I'm open to circuit boards, motherboards, binary 1's and 0's, pixelated kinda stuff, etc.  I want to keep the colors black and blue, and the blue needs to pull from the tmolding blue color (hex #008DE9).  Any opinions are welcome.  Thanks all.

marquee 1 - https://stock.adobe.com/images/electronic-circuit-and-binary-code/94521802
cp 1 - https://stock.adobe.com/images/abstract-dark-blue-background-with-print-circuit-board-line-and-dot-connection-element-vector-illustration-eps10-004/163039192

marquee or cp 2 - https://stock.adobe.com/images/circuit-board-vector-background/70715770

marquee 3 - https://stock.adobe.com/images/vector-abstract-background-technology-pixel-illustration/82636923

marquee 4 - https://stock.adobe.com/images/binary-matrix-1-0-bits-blue-abstract-background/216875193

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 05:23:45 pm »
Very nice looking cabinet. I love the ideas for the artwork. I like the CP1 art if you can use the holes for the joystick and buttons as end points. I think that would look VERY cool. I like a mixture of marquee 2 and 3. It would be cool to have the middle lighter and circuits on the outside of the wording. Do you have a name yet?

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 06:06:28 pm »
Thanks for the input.

"dataCade"..data part is playing off of part of company name.  Hence the design for tech stuff and I want it to look professional.  Aka no arcade character art or whatever.

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 07:28:41 pm »
I think I may have settled on a marquee an cp combo.  Binary 1's and 0's will be marquee, and the circuit board (with 1's and 0's in background) will be cp.  Thoughts?

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 07:46:40 pm »
Datacade is a horrible name. Avoid anything with cade at the end of it or MAME at the beginning of it.


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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 07:55:47 pm »
Datacade is a horrible name. Avoid anything with cade at the end of it or MAME at the beginning of it.



well i did ask for opinions, so i guess i expected this.  no problem....your opinion has been noted, and placed in the pit of despair. cheers.

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 10:10:06 pm »
Datacade is a horrible name. Avoid anything with cade at the end of it or MAME at the beginning of it.
Agreed. Itís kind of a cop-out name with no real imagination for a proper theme title. Surely you can do better than Datacade...this sounds like some kind of IT server storage device or something to do with data mining. My apologies if youíre a  data miner and that was your intent. If so, carry on.

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 10:40:23 pm »
It's an IT services company, and all we do revolves around infrastructure, servers, and a bunch of enterprise buzz phrases like "data lakes" and "big data".  Lots of enterprise storage arrays, cloud migrations etc etc. 

SO...yes I know that name is plane Jane and unoriginal.  It's meant to appeal to a bunch of people who have no idea what this hobby is or care to.  It's meant to be obvious.   

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 10:53:40 pm »
Well in that case, plain Jane title for plain Jane people should also host plain Jane art. Just throw the old blue marble/lightning bolt artwork for the early days of mame cabs and be done with it. Thereís no point of putting too much thought into it IMO, if itís more about hitting them over the head with what it is.

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2019, 11:20:32 pm »
It's an IT services company, and all we do revolves around infrastructure, servers, and a bunch of enterprise buzz phrases like "data lakes" and "big data".  Lots of enterprise storage arrays, cloud migrations etc etc. 

SO...yes I know that name is plane Jane and unoriginal.  It's meant to appeal to a bunch of people who have no idea what this hobby is or care to.  It's meant to be obvious.

FortiNET keeps buying up products my work owns and putting the word "Forti" in front.  FortiNET, FortiGATE, FortiMAIL, FortiNAC...  It has become a running joke in our office.  First thing I thought when I saw your post is FortiCADE.   :cheers:

I like the profile of your cabinet.  A lot of slim cabinets have no character.  Yours reminds me of the Z-back Street Fighter cabinet.

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 12:39:24 pm »
It's an IT services company, and all we do revolves around infrastructure, servers, and a bunch of enterprise buzz phrases like "data lakes" and "big data".  Lots of enterprise storage arrays, cloud migrations etc etc. 

SO...yes I know that name is plane Jane and unoriginal.  It's meant to appeal to a bunch of people who have no idea what this hobby is or care to.  It's meant to be obvious.

"Data Lake", "Big Data" and "Enterprise Storage Array" are all better names than "dataCade", IMO.

Nice cabinet though!   :cheers:

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 04:20:02 pm »
If it's an Arcade cab for a company, don't see any problem with "DataCADE". This stock images would work nice too (Binary wallpaper and Chip design).

I like the cab style and colors are nice.

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 05:50:12 pm »
You can name it "Game Cloud".  Love the look of your cabinet.  Did you use tinted plexiglass?

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 06:28:55 pm »
Lol I like "Big Data"

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2019, 11:11:27 am »
MAMECADE  :burgerking:

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 02:41:13 pm »
I know everyone here wasn't a fan of the name, and I completely understand, but I've gotten lots of comments from non-hobbyists saying they liked the name. 

Also had 4 different people ask for instructions on how to navigate the frontend.  Just sayin.

Anyway....here are pics of the finished product for those of you that want to see.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2019, 02:43:06 pm by hulkster »

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Re: dataCade - stand-up Viewlix mod
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2019, 05:23:16 pm »
Nice work! Looks like one could easily add a coin door to that design? That's the thing I've been wrangling with, if I go with the Vigolix style cab.

As for navigation, I think you could have 1 button with the letter "push here!" and there will always be someone who can't figure it out! I plan on making mine as simple as possible. Yet I have no illusions about family members being able to independently operate the machine, as most of them can't even figure out how to turn the TV on.  :banghead: