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Front End Support => MaLa Frontend => Topic started by: mike boss on January 29, 2011, 08:02:25 am

Title: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on January 29, 2011, 08:02:25 am
Just did these DK layouts for my cabinet.
Thought I would share.
Feedback welcome, thanks.

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/7889/vert1800x600.th.jpg) (http://img834.imageshack.us/i/vert1800x600.jpg/)
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9909/vert2800x600.th.jpg) (http://img339.imageshack.us/i/vert2800x600.jpg/)
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6105/vert3800x600.th.jpg) (http://img408.imageshack.us/i/vert3800x600.jpg/)

http://www.youtube.com/user/mikeboss416 (http://www.youtube.com/user/mikeboss416)
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
Post by: danny_galaga 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
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
Post by: Eddie_Brock on January 30, 2011, 01:45:54 pm
 :applaud:

Looks good!
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
Post by: FlatEarth 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?
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
Post by: sega_mad 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
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
Post by: sega_mad 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)
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
Post by: sega_mad 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  :)
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
Post by: mike boss 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."
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600
Post by: FlatEarth 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.
Title: Re: 3 New Dk Jr layouts 800x600 - Custom Layouts Available
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Mike's DK JR layouts and custom layouts now available
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Galaga & PACMAN layouts available
Post by: mike boss 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfGEYhGkN-I#ws)
IMG 0227 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en8VDMnB19k#ws)
IMG 0228 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gEqIXQ-TjU#ws)
Title: Re: Custom Galaga,Q*bert & Pac-Man layouts
Post by: sega_mad 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
Title: Re: Custom Galaga,Q*bert & Pac-Man layouts
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Custom MaLa Layouts
Post by: mike boss 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.

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/4458/deansgalaga.th.png) (http://img843.imageshack.us/i/deansgalaga.png/)
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/3400/deansgalaga3.th.png) (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/deansgalaga3.png/)
(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/1407/deansgalaga4.th.png) (http://img535.imageshack.us/i/deansgalaga4.png/)
(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/1/deansgalaga5.th.png) (http://img577.imageshack.us/i/deansgalaga5.png/)
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2491/deansgalaga6.th.png) (http://img291.imageshack.us/i/deansgalaga6.png/)
(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/9269/deansgalaga7.th.png) (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/deansgalaga7.png/)
(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8910/deansgalaga8.th.png) (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/deansgalaga8.png/)
(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/4472/deansgalaga9.th.png) (http://img195.imageshack.us/i/deansgalaga9.png/)
(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/9748/deansgalaga10.th.png) (http://img819.imageshack.us/i/deansgalaga10.png/)
(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/415/deansgalagaload.th.png) (http://img854.imageshack.us/i/deansgalagaload.png/)
(http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/2255/sample2.th.png) (http://img852.imageshack.us/i/sample2.png/)
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts....New Project Done!
Post by: sega_mad 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!!
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts....New Layouts!
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts....New Layouts!
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts....New Layouts!
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts....New Layouts!
Post by: drventure 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...

Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts/ 3 Designs for $50/Average Turn Around 72 hours
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts/ 3 Designs for $50/Average Turn Around 72 hours
Post by: tjterrill 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
Post by: TopJimmyCooks 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
Post by: mike boss on July 08, 2011, 09:21:45 pm
This is what I'm working on for me.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
Post by: tjterrill 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
Post by: Rando 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
Post by: mike boss 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.

Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Custom Designs Start @ $20
Post by: mike boss 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.

Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts...Take A Look ! Kustom Kong & Space Invaders
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Just added Kustom Kong & Space Invaders
Post by: dmarcum99 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:
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Just added Kustom Kong & Space Invaders
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Just added Kustom Kong & Space Invaders
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Five for Two ! Please Read
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $15/ Average turn around is 72 hours
Post by: mike boss 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 !
Title: Re: Custom Galaga & PACMAN layouts available
Post by: mebronx2000 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfGEYhGkN-I#ws)
IMG 0227 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en8VDMnB19k#ws)
IMG 0228 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gEqIXQ-TjU#ws)

i would like the pacman one is it vertical ? what res is it ?
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $15/ Average turn around is 72 hours
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Back In Business !
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Back In Business !
Post by: mike boss on April 16, 2012, 07:28:10 pm
Link to my latest : http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=119040.0 (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.

Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Back In Business !
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Back In Business !
Post by: mike boss 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

(http://s16.postimage.org/fjwrphrch/final.png) (http://postimage.org/image/fjwrphrch/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/h08a7mu9d/Load_Screen.png) (http://postimage.org/image/h08a7mu9d/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/d59hit0hd/MARIO_Final.png) (http://postimage.org/image/d59hit0hd/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/ovnf06t9t/Tron_Mala_Menu.png) (http://postimage.org/image/ovnf06t9t/)
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Back In Business !
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. PACMAN added
Post by: mike boss 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.

Thanks all
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Multi PacMan added! Check it out !!!!!!
Post by: wol-nz on June 18, 2012, 11:47:50 pm
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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Multi PacMan added! Check it out !!!!!!
Post by: drventure on June 19, 2012, 09:10:04 am
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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Multi PacMan added! Check it out !!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on June 19, 2012, 03:00:02 pm
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!

Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Multi PacMan added! Check it out !!!!!!
Post by: SammyLJ on June 25, 2012, 02:53:18 pm
I'm interested in a mala layout and starting screen. Email me sammylj@gmail.com
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Multi PacMan added! Check it out !!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on June 25, 2012, 04:46:01 pm
I'll be in touch Sammy.
And should anyone want to contact me its vibefx@gmail.com

Thanks all
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Multi PacMan added! Check it out !!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on June 27, 2012, 12:49:40 pm
SammyLJ  email sent !

Anyone else interested let me know.

thanks
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $15/ Average turn around is 72 hours
Post by: mebronx2000 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Multi PacMan added! Check it out !!!!!!
Post by: mebronx2000 on July 05, 2012, 01:01:58 am
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:
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Multi PacMan added! Check it out !!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on July 05, 2012, 06:52:51 am
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 !
Title: Re: Custom Galaga & PACMAN layouts available
Post by: mike boss 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfGEYhGkN-I#ws)
IMG 0227 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en8VDMnB19k#ws)
IMG 0228 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gEqIXQ-TjU#ws)

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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Multi PacMan added! Check it out !!!!!!
Post by: mebronx2000 on July 05, 2012, 09:22:43 am
so we are talking about the pacman in the video right ? and how much is it ?
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Multi PacMan added! Check it out !!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on July 05, 2012, 09:39:57 am
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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. Multi PacMan added! Check it out !!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on July 20, 2012, 09:07:27 pm
UFC inspired layout.
This is just concept and not yet finalized.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
Post by: nakeworks on July 20, 2012, 09:51:12 pm
Looks awesome!  Where's Vitor?
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
Post by: mike boss 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 (http://www.dafont.com/sofachrome.font)
This is the font I would use for the games list.

Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
Post by: SammyLJ on July 22, 2012, 08:01:53 am
thanks Mike, my layout looks sick!
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
Post by: mike boss 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 !

Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
Post by: nakeworks 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $20. UFC inspired layout shown
Post by: mike boss 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 ?
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $25. New Designs Coming
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $25. New Designs Coming
Post by: mike boss 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.

Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $25. New Designs Coming
Post by: mike boss 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)
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $25. New Designs Coming
Post by: thaddeussmith on August 09, 2012, 08:51:18 pm
here's the layout mike made for my neo geo cab..

(http://www.synapticjunctions.com/shared/_1040325.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts. Starting @ $25. New Designs Coming
Post by: mike boss 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Designs Coming...BUY NOW !
Post by: mike boss on August 14, 2012, 01:31:51 pm
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

Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Designs Coming...BUY NOW !
Post by: mike boss on August 19, 2012, 08:32:23 am
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.

(http://s10.postimage.org/4dnrsil7p/image.png) (http://postimage.org/image/4dnrsil7p/)

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

(http://s10.postimage.org/6ji2n0oo5/image.png) (http://postimage.org/image/6ji2n0oo5/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/vqsyn9rs5/image.png) (http://postimage.org/image/vqsyn9rs5/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/6m1y9usbp/image.png) (http://postimage.org/image/6m1y9usbp/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/o0m6i4pgl/image.png) (http://postimage.org/image/o0m6i4pgl/)

-- 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.

(http://s10.postimage.org/drtpcb1et/image.png) (http://postimage.org/image/drtpcb1et/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/5au71dwpx/image.png) (http://postimage.org/image/5au71dwpx/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/86bvlzq3p/image.png) (http://postimage.org/image/86bvlzq3p/)

-- 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.

(http://s10.postimage.org/uwb0ez9b9/image.png) (http://postimage.org/image/uwb0ez9b9/)

(http://s10.postimage.org/6h2sdxaed/image.png) (http://postimage.org/image/6h2sdxaed/)
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: mike boss on August 19, 2012, 08:43:07 am
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.
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: mike boss on August 25, 2012, 08:13:55 pm
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.
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: thaddeussmith on August 28, 2012, 03:39:11 pm
Seriously - Mike has great customer service and goes above and beyond to make his customers happy. Satisfied customer <<<. :cheers:
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: mike boss on August 28, 2012, 05:58:24 pm
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.
(http://s14.postimage.org/6uliexdwt/DOUBLE_DRAGON_MALA2.png) (http://postimage.org/image/6uliexdwt/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/9d77flzn1/DOUBLE_DRAGON_MALA3.png) (http://postimage.org/image/9d77flzn1/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/4sl10ofxp/FINAL_FIGHT_MALA.png) (http://postimage.org/image/4sl10ofxp/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/zckrf26y5/FINAL_FIGHT_MALA_GUY.png) (http://postimage.org/image/zckrf26y5/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/fj8nmctkd/FINAL_FIGHT_MALA_HAGGAR.png) (http://postimage.org/image/fj8nmctkd/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/o2s1k41wt/FINAL_FIGHT_MALA_TRIO.png) (http://postimage.org/image/o2s1k41wt/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/an9m8eist/NARC_MALA.png) (http://postimage.org/image/an9m8eist/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/ct3x2wm99/NEW_MK.png) (http://postimage.org/image/ct3x2wm99/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/dwo1ev6wd/NEW_RES_NEO.png) (http://postimage.org/image/dwo1ev6wd/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/hubb49tpp/SHINOBI2_MALA.png) (http://postimage.org/image/hubb49tpp/)

(http://s14.postimage.org/fe9hqfbn1/SHINOBI_MALA.png) (http://postimage.org/image/fe9hqfbn1/)
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: chestylarue on September 05, 2012, 03:29:28 pm
Im interested in talking with you! curtiswigg at gmail
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: mike boss on September 05, 2012, 03:49:01 pm
Cool !
You can also contact me at vibefx@gmail.com

Thanks
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: marioxb on September 29, 2012, 09:11:23 am
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):

(http://www.vidiotarcade.com/pub/PC1002/dscf0114.jpg)

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
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: mike boss on October 01, 2012, 05:10:56 pm
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
Title: Re: Custom Galaga & PACMAN layouts available
Post by: xefned on October 13, 2012, 08:10:53 pm
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en8VDMnB19k#ws)

It sounds like you have a pet chimp.

What resolution is the PacMan layout? It looks great.
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: mike boss on October 15, 2012, 07:14:49 am
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 !
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: xefned on October 15, 2012, 01:01:45 pm

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.
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: mike boss on October 15, 2012, 02:46:40 pm
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.
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: mike boss on October 23, 2012, 07:54:17 am
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
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: mike boss on October 24, 2012, 07:28:58 am
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
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. New Samples Added - Check it out
Post by: mike boss on October 26, 2012, 08:11:58 am
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 (http://www.youtube.com/user/mikeboss416)
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. MORE SAMPLES + SAMPLE VIDEOS
Post by: mike boss on October 29, 2012, 07:30:49 am
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 (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.
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. MORE SAMPLES + SAMPLE VIDEOS
Post by: mike boss on October 29, 2012, 05:21:41 pm
Here are the PACMAN samples.

(http://s16.postimage.org/5j8u7tg0h/IMG_2300.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/5j8u7tg0h/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/je74qaafl/IMG_2301.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/je74qaafl/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/6o2wd72hd/IMG_2302.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/6o2wd72hd/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/o2n4lgzm9/IMG_2303.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/o2n4lgzm9/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/8vbqeux5d/IMG_2304.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8vbqeux5d/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/ekryz63bl/IMG_2305.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/ekryz63bl/)

(http://s16.postimage.org/v9tev2zwx/PACMAN_new.png) (http://postimage.org/image/v9tev2zwx/)
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. MORE SAMPLES + SAMPLE VIDEOS
Post by: mike boss on October 29, 2012, 05:35:51 pm
http://youtu.be/NW7yF3dCW1k (http://youtu.be/NW7yF3dCW1k)
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. MORE SAMPLES + SAMPLE VIDEOS
Post by: mike boss on October 29, 2012, 06:55:19 pm
Loving how this looks in its new home !

http://youtu.be/c0IHQiR_l7E (http://youtu.be/c0IHQiR_l7E)
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. MORE SAMPLES + SAMPLE VIDEOS
Post by: San Dimas HS Football on October 30, 2012, 09:45:39 am
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.
Title: Re: Your very own custom MaLa layout for just $25. MORE SAMPLES + SAMPLE VIDEOS
Post by: mike boss on October 30, 2012, 11:56:14 am
@ 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 !
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts --- SALE ! 2 layouts w/ custom Snap & Marquee image $45
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts --- SALE ! 2 layouts w/ custom Snap & Marquee image $45
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: On vacation in December.........it's layout time ! Contact me for your layout!!!
Post by: mike boss on December 03, 2012, 10:54:28 am
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
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts for your Arcade Projects. PM for details
Post by: mike boss 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 !
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts for your Arcade Projects. PM for details
Post by: mike boss 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)

(http://s8.postimage.org/qg3ezlntt/Mala_Ms_Pac_inspired.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/qg3ezlntt/)
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts for your Arcade Projects. PM for details
Post by: mike boss on December 30, 2012, 02:04:34 pm
Frogger inspired layout.
I like this one.
Same resolution as above.

(http://s8.postimage.org/gfsfplvq9/Frogger_inspired.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/gfsfplvq9/)
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/New Ms Pac,DigDug,Frogger 4 Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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 !!!!!!!

(http://s7.postimage.org/o74f5lhg7/Dig_Dug.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/o74f5lhg7/)
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/New Ms Pac,DigDug,Frogger 4 Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on January 01, 2013, 12:41:30 pm
Revised the Dig Dug to a vertical layout.
Pending sale.

Thought I'd share the result.

(http://s2.postimage.org/eg5fqi4lh/Dig_Dug_800x600.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/eg5fqi4lh/)
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/New Ms Pac,DigDug,Frogger 4 Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on January 24, 2013, 07:22:40 am
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
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/New Ms Pac,DigDug,Frogger 4 Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on January 25, 2013, 04:15:58 pm
New PacMan w/ load screen !
Pending customer approval.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/New Pac custom for preview !
Post by: mike boss on February 02, 2013, 08:44:01 am
Latest custom PACMAN.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/New Pac custom for preview !
Post by: Almighty on February 09, 2013, 11:14:59 am
you got pm
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: mike boss 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.

Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: mike boss on February 09, 2013, 02:39:12 pm
Second preview, not yet complete
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: Almighty 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. :)
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: mike boss 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 ? ***
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: Almighty 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: Almighty on February 09, 2013, 03:39:24 pm
 :applaud: :applaud:
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: mike boss 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 ! ***
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: Almighty on February 09, 2013, 04:06:28 pm
what can i say.......  :applaud:


thanks a lot for this! 8)
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Pengo commission Preview listed
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on February 10, 2013, 01:32:59 pm
I' like to post this publicly as means of help :
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Almighty 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:
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/749/img2515j.jpg)
(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2554/img2517u.jpg)
(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/7355/img2518tv.jpg)
 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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 !
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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 !
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: chopperthedog on February 10, 2013, 09:51:00 pm
Alt/PrtSc open image editor and ctrl/V.


good day.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Almighty 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.

Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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/ (http://arcade.hofle.com/)

I use this as the background music for my cabinets, I love it.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on February 12, 2013, 04:48:14 pm
Video of the Pengo MaLa in use !
Looks really good, like this layout.

Pengo custom bartop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYPUzI8ZgPE#)
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Wade007 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Almighty on February 21, 2013, 12:31:35 pm
Second awesome layout from Mike!

perfect work again! :applaud:

see here:
Super Metroid layout Mala (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqjJ539oybI#)

thanks!
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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 !
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Almighty on February 23, 2013, 11:38:39 am
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/2594/img2559dq.jpg)
Mega Man layout  :applaud:

2 more to go Mike ;)

great job again!
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Almighty 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 (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,129284.msg1321970.html#msg1321970)
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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 !
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Almighty on February 26, 2013, 12:23:34 pm
Great Mike,

almost done, last 2  ;)
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Jumpman64 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:
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Customer Feedback Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss 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.





Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Still Doing These/Thank You All!
Post by: Almighty 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.

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/562/img2572j.jpg)
loading screen:
(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/5139/img2573c.jpg)

When 100% done i put a video here Mike.
Title: Re: Mike's DK JR layouts and custom layouts now available
Post by: colonelsnow 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
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Still Doing These/Thank You All!
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/Still Doing These/Thank You All!
Post by: mike boss 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 !
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
Post by: GoYouSalukis 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
Post by: Almighty on March 04, 2013, 04:12:48 pm
yes, friendly guy to deal with and fast :)
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
Post by: mike boss 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!
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
Post by: Jumpman64 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:
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
Post by: mike boss 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.

Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
Post by: Almighty 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. ;)
Title: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
Post by: ArcadeHack 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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts Still Available @ $25+/ New Samples Posted
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Layout Coming Soon !!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on March 22, 2013, 11:07:23 pm
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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Layout Coming Soon !!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on March 22, 2013, 11:24:32 pm
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
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Layout Coming Soon !!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: ArcadeHack on March 23, 2013, 07:01:00 pm
 Again a big thanks to Mike. My upcoming themes for my bartop.

(http://s9.postimg.org/oag07kozj/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)


(http://s8.postimg.org/dd7sg4045/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)


(http://s21.postimg.org/qqetrc6lj/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Layout Coming Soon !!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on March 27, 2013, 07:59:23 am
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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Layout Coming Soon !!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Almighty on March 28, 2013, 03:45:13 pm
nice layouts again!!

Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Layout Coming Soon !!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on March 28, 2013, 06:02:42 pm
Thank you !
And here is the (almost complete) Fix It Felix.
800x600
Horizontal and vertical

Load screen to come.

See other thread for DL.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: Almighty on March 31, 2013, 04:13:10 am
Mike,

Can you make another layout for me ;D

Now i have a playstation emu running also :applaud:
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: mike boss on April 01, 2013, 07:21:12 am
@ Almighty

-- I sent you an email !

Anyone else by all means email me or PM me for your layout needs !
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: Almighty on April 01, 2013, 02:52:42 pm
thanks Mike :applaud:
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: Termin8tor on April 07, 2013, 07:02:35 pm
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:
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: mike boss on April 08, 2013, 07:18:39 am
@ 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.

Title: AW: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: Endprodukt on April 08, 2013, 08:28:32 am
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.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: Almighty on April 08, 2013, 03:44:07 pm
@Mike:

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

ridge racerRrrrrrr :D
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: mike boss on April 24, 2013, 10:54:34 pm
New samples coming soon.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: Almighty on April 29, 2013, 02:07:05 pm
Again some positive feedback for Mike!

Ridge Racer layout for my PSX emu running in Mala.

thanks again and 2(3) more to go ;)
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9251/img0235md.jpg)
In my opinion the best (launch game) for the PSX, i still can remeber i paid 800,00 gulden (350+/- euro) for this console.
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: mike boss on April 29, 2013, 02:22:42 pm
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
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: Almighty on May 02, 2013, 03:44:05 pm
another masterpiece! :applaud:

nintendo 64,

thanks (again) Mike ;)

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5978/img0280fx.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: mike boss on May 02, 2013, 10:31:45 pm
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 !
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: mike boss on May 03, 2013, 01:45:20 pm
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 !
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: Almighty on May 04, 2013, 05:06:03 pm
sent you e-mail ;D
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: mike boss on May 05, 2013, 12:13:20 am
Killer Instinct coming soon !
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: Almighty on May 05, 2013, 10:14:14 am
Dreamcast layout made by Mike, Crazy Taxi ;D
Bartop arcade ''Mighty Cade'' incl. Dreamcast emulator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y-8TXIFr10#ws)

Great game with awesome sountrack :applaud:
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: StardogChampion on May 16, 2013, 04:37:26 pm
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
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: Almighty on May 18, 2013, 12:22:10 pm
Here we go Mike!

 :applaud:

pc engine layout:
(http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/1271/img0300g.jpg)
loading screen:
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5522/img0303lqm.jpg)
sega cd layout:
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1905/img0301gl.jpg)
sega cd loading screen:
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/2125/img0302ro.jpg)
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Custom Designed MaLa Layouts/FREE Fix It Felix Jr Is Available Now ! Get it !
Post by: mike boss on May 18, 2013, 06:24:28 pm
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 !
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: mike boss on May 18, 2013, 07:05:14 pm
Free Killer instinct available now !
You'll need these fonts :

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

Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: mike boss on May 22, 2013, 07:39:16 pm
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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: Almighty on May 26, 2013, 06:00:47 pm
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.

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9754/img0327ej.jpg)
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5253/img0328rb.jpg)
(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/6310/img0329cq.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: mike boss on May 26, 2013, 09:15:16 pm
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 !
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: mike boss on June 12, 2013, 12:20:27 pm
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 !
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: mike boss on June 14, 2013, 11:23:57 pm
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.

Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: mike boss on June 22, 2013, 12:40:27 am
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".

(http://s8.postimg.org/gesbsv3hd/photo_2q.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/gesbsv3hd/)
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: chopperthedog on June 22, 2013, 12:46:43 pm
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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: mike boss on June 22, 2013, 01:10:33 pm
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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: mike boss on June 26, 2013, 08:31:44 am
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 !
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: mike boss on August 08, 2013, 03:04:58 pm
Been a bit since I've posted.
Things have been hectic.
However I'm back and still doing layouts should anyone be interested.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: mike boss on September 09, 2013, 05:23:34 pm
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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: mike boss on September 14, 2013, 08:19:10 pm
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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts available for $25+/FREE Killer Instinct avaiable now for DL!
Post by: mike boss on September 15, 2013, 09:17:56 pm
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)  ?
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available. Sale - 2 for $40 !
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available. Sale - 2 for $40 !
Post by: Almighty 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& (http://bartopmania.com/index.php?t=msg&th=492&start=0&)
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available. Sale - 2 for $40 !
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available.
Post by: mike boss on October 11, 2013, 05:06:48 pm
All Done!

Email me for custom work : vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available.
Post by: Almighty on October 12, 2013, 10:32:47 am
Here some pictures, the work Mike did is totally awesome!

Thanks Mike :applaud:

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8109/rnoy.jpg)
with scanlines:
(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8382/97g2.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available.
Post by: mike boss on October 20, 2013, 09:46:52 pm
New hi-res Kustom Mortal Kombat.
Just finished.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts still available.
Post by: mike boss 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 ?
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts $25. Email me! What should be the newest free layout????????
Post by: maximebeauvais on November 08, 2013, 10:22:20 am
something with Atari logo?

PS: I'm an atari fan :)
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts $25. Email me! What should be the newest free layout????????
Post by: TKW4rr10r on November 08, 2013, 12:04:53 pm
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  ;) )
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts $25. Email me! What should be the newest free layout????????
Post by: mike boss on November 11, 2013, 12:47:20 pm
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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts $25. Email me! What should be the newest free layout????????
Post by: JDFan on November 11, 2013, 01:07:23 pm
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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts $25. Email me! What should be the newest free layout????????
Post by: mike boss on November 11, 2013, 01:21:48 pm
Cool, I like the idea of Joust.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts $25. Email me! What should be the newest free layout????????
Post by: roknrol on November 13, 2013, 01:11:04 pm
Haven't even looked ... but are Galaga or Galaxian available?
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts $25. Email me! What should be the newest free layout????????
Post by: harveybirdman on November 13, 2013, 08:22:41 pm
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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts $25. Email me! What should be the newest free layout????????
Post by: mike boss on November 14, 2013, 01:29:38 pm
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 !
Title: Re: Custom MaLa Layouts $25. Email me! What should be the newest free layout????????
Post by: mike boss on November 19, 2013, 10:29:57 am
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!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your Very Own Custom MaLa Layout. Prices Start @ $25. 72hr Turn Around.
Post by: mike boss 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! ***
Title: Re: Your Very Own Custom MaLa Layout. Prices Start @ $25. 72hr Turn Around.
Post by: mike boss on December 10, 2013, 08:46:34 pm
Still doing these.
Email me if interested !
Thanks all

Happy Holidays !!!!
Title: Re: Your Very Own Custom MaLa Layout. Prices Start @ $25. 72hr Turn Around.
Post by: mike boss 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

Title: Re: Your Very Own Custom MaLa Layout. Prices Start @ $25. 72hr Turn Around.
Post by: mike boss 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.

vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: Your Very Own Custom MaLa Layout. Prices Start @ $25. 72hr Turn Around.
Post by: mike boss 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:
Title: Re: Your Very Own Custom MaLa Layout. Prices Start @ $25. 72hr Turn Around.
Post by: mike boss 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!
Title: Re: Your Very Own Custom MaLa Layout. Prices Start @ $25. 72hr Turn Around.
Post by: mike boss 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!
Title: Re: Your Very Own Custom MaLa Layout. Prices Start @ $25. 72hr Turn Around.
Post by: mike boss 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 !
Title: Re: Your Very Own Custom MaLa Layout. Prices Start @ $25. 72hr Turn Around.
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Your Very Own Custom MaLa Layout. Prices Start @ $25. 72hr Turn Around.
Post by: mike boss 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.

Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: How to mask an image
Post by: benarcade 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
Post by: mike boss on April 20, 2014, 11:27:23 pm
Your spot on!!!
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
Post by: benarcade on April 21, 2014, 12:04:38 am
Thanks, Mike - it took me a while to figure that one out. Pretty clever of you!
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
Post by: mike boss 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 !
Title: Re: Your Very Own Custom MaLa Layout. Prices Start @ $25. 72hr Turn Around.
Post by: opt2not 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! :)
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
Post by: mike boss 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!
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
Post by: mike boss 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

Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
Post by: wirenut 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!
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New samples 4/18/14
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: New layout special, load screen, DTI, and animation ! Starts @ $25
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: New layout special, load screen, DTI, and animation ! Starts @ $25
Post by: hendrix77 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:-)
Title: Re: New layout special, load screen, DTI, and animation ! Starts @ $25
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: New layout special, load screen, DTI, and animation ! Starts @ $25
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
Post by: mike boss 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!
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
Post by: mike boss 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 !
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
Post by: mike boss 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.



Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
Post by: jmaxime89 on August 15, 2014, 08:04:35 am
Sent you an email ! ;D
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
Post by: mike boss 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 (http://www.dafont.com/colors-of-autumn.font)
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
Post by: jmaxime89 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 !
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Email me for quotes. Thank you
Post by: mike boss 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 (http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Emulogic.htm)
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New Samples Added !
Post by: deadmoney5 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New Samples Added !
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. New Samples Added !
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom MaLa layouts starting @ $25. Punch-Out! WIP Sample Added
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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

Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on August 23, 2014, 10:22:22 am
V2 w/ load screen
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: Skinnysloth on August 23, 2014, 01:59:55 pm
Thanks for putting it up for download, looks great.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on August 24, 2014, 07:52:04 pm
Thank you.
I hope this gets some downloads and finds a home in a few cabinets.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: Skinnysloth 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.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: lilchae 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!

Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: lilchae 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.



Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on October 28, 2014, 07:56:10 pm
Thank you for posting them.

Glad you like it.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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

Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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.........)...................
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: yotsuya 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.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: yotsuya 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!
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: opt2not on November 06, 2014, 04:49:54 pm
Yup, this is why I always ask for 50% up front. People suck.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: Vigo 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.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on November 21, 2014, 07:08:50 pm
Newest work.
Another DK!
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: BorgDog 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!
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss 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.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: jaharr01 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
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on November 25, 2014, 11:50:59 am
@ jaharr01

Thank you for the repeat business.
I'm glad she likes it.
I truly do strive to put something out people enjoy looking at.
It was fun to work on this.

You picked (or she picked) a really cool color scheme.
And I LOVE LOVE LOVE Nintendo cabinets.
I like the fresh take you took on this.
I know over on KLOV they do not like people who make "unique" choices with Nintendo cabinets...but your project truly rocks.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on December 30, 2014, 08:24:06 pm
I'm still doing these.
Should anyone be interested PM or email me.
I'm off work til Jan 7th, so I have some spare time !

vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on December 30, 2014, 08:28:54 pm
For anyone interested in a layout I'm offering :

- a second background image
- a custom default snap image (for when no snap is available)
- a custom load screen


- price starts @ $35 depending on the complexity of the layout.


thank you
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on January 31, 2015, 06:16:28 pm
Still doing layouts should anyone be interested.
I may have to start charging deposit prior to starting work due to a recent incident.
Sorry guys.... but I really give these my all. Many hours go into creating these layouts.
I take great pride knowing that my layouts have found a home in some really cool projects.
A recent incident has left me with a %90 layout and a customer M.I.A .
Did he/she simply want to see my design ? Steal the design ? Get ideas ?
I don't know but I think it is kinda low ball to do that.
On an average layout I probably make $5 per hour of work.
It's rather upsetting.

vibefx@gmail.com for serious customers. Thank you all
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: opt2not on January 31, 2015, 11:22:58 pm
Aww damn dude, really sorry to hear that. That's happened to me before, twice, and it really does suck. It's a huge waste of committed time, which IMO is like being stolen from, and all the creative investment made useless.
This is why I always demand 50% down for people I don't know. At least you can get some sort of compensation for your efforts, and not feel completely burnt.

Hope the next one goes better. 
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: yotsuya on February 01, 2015, 12:20:50 am
Yeah, that sucks. I hope whoever did that to you isn't a regular.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on February 01, 2015, 08:48:50 am
I make the mistake sometimes by operating like everyone was like myself.
Like we all follow the same code................we don't!
I've met some AWESOME people in this hobby. And I received INVALUABLE help in this hobby.
My Punch-Out bartop project would be an example of such. I have PHENOMENAL artwork for that project thanks to the generous nature of forum members here.
When I do my work (which might not be the best out here, but it is good, and the price fair) I truly take pride knowing (thinking) that I am making these projects better (If even in the slightest way). And I realize that people don't know me, or know that I may or may not be a stand up guy. So when I do my work I tell EVERY customer pay me when it is done, and I often provide a video on the layout in use on my PC as proof. Payment comes and they get the zip.
One time.....ONE TIME...........a customer got his product, said he didn't get it, opened a case with PayPal, I won the case.
That forced me to ask of my customers that they send the money as gift, after all your only paying once complete, and this protects me. One bad apple spoiled the lot! I won't post names or call someone out on the site, it isn't my style, and I think that hurts me more than it helps me.
I will just express that it is upsetting that people don't value my time as much as I value the work they are doing and the project they are creating.
Kinda sh!ty when someone does that over $25-40.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on February 05, 2015, 07:32:40 pm
Well guys 12 days and the buyer for my layout didn't respond.
I asked if he was not interested to please have the decency to let me know, he did not do me the courtesy.
I'm sorry for those of you who think this makes me look bad, but I'd like to warn you all about ruva (ruva@ruva.net).
Complete time waster.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: opt2not on February 05, 2015, 07:46:50 pm
Doesn't make you look bad at all. These time-wasters need to be called out, to protect the rest of us.  Thanks for the heads-up.

Welcome to the blacklist, ruva (ruva@ruva.net).  :angry:
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on February 11, 2015, 11:32:13 am
I just want to provide an update and vent if I may.
I'd like to just say as noted that ruva@ruva.net is a complete time waster.
BEWARE of ruva@ruva.net

I have sent 2 or 3 emails following up, indicating the work is done, he simply does not reply. I spent so much time making these layout I am truly upset.

I asked that as a man (who is proteced behind a computer and keyboard) he simply let me know he did not want the work. That was too much to ask it seems.

On a go forward I will need to charge 50% upfront when doing layouts. My track record speaks for itself. I am an honest person and again I say sorry, however I was truly burned on this deal.
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: JDFan on February 11, 2015, 12:01:35 pm
Hate to say it but one reason you might be running into that type of problem is you're charging too little -- Figure if you are actually spending that many hours working on the layout - you probably need to charge more and do fewer jobs. Unfortunately when you under price your work that also tends to bring in the clients that do not respect what you are doing and tend to take advantage - Figure if you do not value your work, how can you expect the customer to ? :dunno

Perhaps you should double your asking price and require 50% upfront ( that way you get the full payment that you are currently charging up front and have an agreement for another payment when delivered ( Then if the job goes well and quickly you can always tell the customer since they were easy to work with and the time commitment was less than originally planned on they are already paid up or only owe a smaller second portion - and if the customer is harder to handle and needs more time commited, you get them to pay the second payment on completion and are compensated for the harder work that that customer was.) -- SO the easy to work with customers are happy when they only pay half what they thought they would be and you get paid more by the hard to deal with customers that require more of your time and effort. And if a customer bails in the middle you still got paid for the job.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on February 16, 2015, 10:03:16 am
I do these layouts cause I truly enjoy doing them.
And all the money I get I tend to put back into the hobby.
Even if I were to value my time @ $5 per hour I'd still take a loss doing these layouts.
But that doesn't/didn't matter to me.
I've had many great customers.

I wish I could say I have more customers, but obviously this is a niche market.

I really like the idea of thinking I'm making a project complete, and making something special for a customer. I guess in the end I do this cause I truly enjoy it. In this instance one F**KER really stuck it to me............and it pi$$e$ me off!

He did not ask that I spent XX many hours on  the layout, I did it because I wanted to make something great.
I actually want to release the layout to everyone, but it pains me he may get it and use it.

In the end I may have to charge $10 more per layout, but I think the %50 upfront is sufficient for now.

I think this thread (and I thank you all) speaks to the quality of my work and my integrity as a man.
I think people can truly see I do this because I enjoy it and I am not going to rip anyone off.

There is not one negative comment about me...........so again I thank all of you.

Also again in a non related thread I thank you JDFan for your help with my Punch-Out! (my delayed Punch-Out!)
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on March 06, 2015, 11:45:06 pm
Had the chance the other day to tackle another custom layout.
This one was a poker themed layout and the customer had some really cool existing artwork.
I had fun working on this, and loved seeing the pics of the layout in use on the cabinet.
I'll get a sample up if ok with the customer.

Still at these (despite RUVA that flake!!!!!).............................

Deposit is required, but I strive to provide a quality, HONEST, fast service.

Thank you all
Title: Re: Custom Layouts Start @ $25. FREE Punch-Out layout added 8/23/14
Post by: mike boss on March 24, 2015, 10:42:38 am
Hoping to have some new samples posted soon.
Been doing some stuff for my machines just for fun.
As always I wanted to push my services, vibefx@gmail.com for anyone looking.
As mentioned prior I do require 50% deposit.
Most layouts I can wrap up in 72 hours.

I require :

size
orientation
theme
what you'd like to see : snap, video, marquee, etc

Most layouts come in about $30/35 with a load screen.

Thank you
Title: Re: Artist fro hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on April 06, 2015, 06:10:19 pm
For anyone interested I'm still doing MaLa layouts.
Everyone has been great about the deposit, and I thank you all for understanding.
Depending on what is going on any given week, the layout could take a day....it could take a week! But I do strive to make sure every customer LOVES the final product.
I've worked on a Poker themed layout which I think came out really cool looking.
I just finished  working on a Street Fighter 3rd Strike layout.
I'm also working on another DONPACHI layout. This layout is coming out very cool IMHO. It has some cool layering for the snap with a giant ship placed overtop part of the window. When I get response from the customers  I will post the samples here.

Anyone elese interested please email me : vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: Artist fro hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on April 06, 2015, 06:22:35 pm
Promotion time!
Anyone here setting up a PC for use with MaLa and multiple emulators ?
Looking to have specific layouts for your Nintendo, Neo Geo, Turbo GRFX, Sega, MAME, etc, etc, etc ?
I love these projects !!!!!
For the next little while I can offer 3 layouts for $75 with a 4th layout FREE!
The catch.....the 4th layout I'll make available for all to download.
You (the customer) tell me what you want to see, characters to use, colors, etc.
But of your 4 layouts you let me know which one you'd like to have posted here & on the MaLa site for download. The layout however will be custom to your resolution.
Catch # 2 ...... The layouts will all be built over the same template. So the windows (gameslist, snap, video) would remain in the same position, and the font would remain the same also. I'll include a load screen to be used with all 4 layouts.
Should this interest you please feel free to email me with questions, etc.

Mike at vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you
Title: Re: Artist fro hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: Rick on April 06, 2015, 10:05:07 pm
Mike Boss' MaLa layouts are Gameroom Designs approved! In all seriousness, Mike is "the guy" for top quality layouts. I've used his services before, and he's always been in top form.
Title: Re: Artist fro hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: yotsuya on April 06, 2015, 10:08:07 pm
Mike Boss' MaLa layouts are Gameroom Designs approved! In all seriousness, Mike is "the guy" for top quality layouts. I've used his services before, and he's always been in top form.

Crap... Why you gotta give my homeboy MikeB the kiss of death like that?
Title: Re: Artist fro hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: Rick on April 07, 2015, 09:04:25 am
Crap... Why you gotta give my homeboy MikeB the kiss of death like that?

Thanks a lot. Now, you're going to have a bunch of new visitors thinking there's something wrong with my company. At least, throw a winkie up there, so people know you're kidding!

 :burgerking:
Title: Re: Artist fro hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: yotsuya on April 07, 2015, 09:54:57 am
Dear bunch of new visitors who might think that there is something wrong with Rick's company-

I was joking. There is nothing wrong with Rick's company. I have enough faith in you that you would know I was just kidding , but I thought I should make it clear just in case some of you are fooled by my words said in jest.

Sincerely,
Yotsuya
Title: Re: Artist fro hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: JDFan on April 07, 2015, 10:21:04 am
Quote
Re: Artist fro hire,

What's an artist fro ??  :afro:

Title: Re: Artist fro hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: HaRuMaN on April 07, 2015, 10:27:18 am
Quote
Re: Artist fro hire,

What's an artist fro ??  :afro:

(http://images.realclear.com/290459_5_.jpg)
Title: Re: Artist fro hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: Generic Eric on April 07, 2015, 10:39:22 am
No lie.  I've always wanted a fro.

On topic:

Success in business requires adapting.  Don't apologize for changing there isn't an abundance of competition for mala layouts that I see.

Have you considered branching out into other custom art like marquees?
Title: Re: Artist fro hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: HaRuMaN on April 07, 2015, 10:45:14 am
I used to have a fro, no lie.  Cut it off my junior year in college when looking for an internship, never grew it back.   :afro:
Title: Re: Artist fro hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: yotsuya on April 07, 2015, 11:00:24 am
I used to have a fro, no lie.  Cut it off my junior year in college when looking for an internship, never grew it back.   :afro:

I could totally see that!
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on April 07, 2015, 11:49:47 am
As a bald dude I'd love ANY hair. Fro, comb over, whatever!
All jokes aside I have to say I'm stoked to work on my next project.
NBA JAM layout.............so cool!

I have one customer lined up for a 4 layout bundle. This will be fun.

With that said I can indeed do other stuff, marquee, bezel, whatever.
I just find that with a kid, wife, work, life, etc time to create original art is ....well...I do not have it.
But taking art that is readily available and putting it together in a way it looks good is easy.

I can know out a layout rather quickly for a customer. I'd love to do more, and people can by all means PM me for more info. But to be honest you have some dudes (or girls) on here that are AWESOME!
They blow me out of the water........I can not even compete !

Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: wmanst on April 09, 2015, 05:25:52 pm
I'm in process of rebulding my two naomi cabinets and i was in need of decent layout so i have opted MikeB for two of them and he has done awesome job.Really profesional and quick also with several concepts free of charge. I will post pics when my work on naomi is done so you can all see what mike can do in no time.

I can recomend the service for those who hesitate till now it's really worth it. You can see your own idea on the layout for low price.Thumbs up

Thanks mike
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on April 14, 2015, 08:17:02 pm
Thank you for the kind words !
I'm glad you are happy !
And I'll be getting to your NEO GEO ASAP!
(working nights the last few days....I'm behind!)

I always appreciate the feedback, helps others know I'm legit, honest, and fast.

To anyone else interested as always I push my services........... vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you all

** more samples should be coming soon **
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: wmanst on April 25, 2015, 04:13:09 pm
Thanks mike for all the layouts you have done so far :)) Here is the result of my experiment restoring sega naomi well not exactly but its jvs to jamma and does run well...Posting photos so you can see mike Raiden Fighters layout...
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on April 26, 2015, 09:20:10 am
Big thank you to wmanst.

I ended up doing a total of 4 layouts for him.
The Raiden Fighters is actaully one of my favorite.
The other included a NEW NEO GEO. (as the old Neo Geo layout I had for sale is missing.....IE I could not find the file!)
In order to provide proper customer service I created a new custom Neo Geo layout which I think came out quite well.
A Street Fighter 3rd Strike layout, and a Don Pachi rounded out the quartet.

I've also just completed a NBA JAM (which I LOVE!), NES, SNES, and SEGA 4 pack of layouts for a customer.
This was a combo purchase as per the above promo in this thread. I actually ended up doing 2 revisions of all the console layouts for him. All of which playing with different layering. I'll include them all with the purchase.
The buyer can let me know which layout (and which version) he would like to share.

I have one more pending project.... but again, as always should anyone be looking for anything let me know.

vibefx@gmail.com

50% deposit required upon providing quote.
Samples provided at all time during the creation process.
Balance due payable upon completion.

As of late I am taking a little longer to create these. But I can pretty much guarantee you'd have your layout in a week.
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: wmanst on May 13, 2015, 07:47:34 am
Again thanks so much mike :) Again posting photo of mike work so far..Sorry for the quality not so great but you can get the idea....
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: opt2not on May 13, 2015, 10:52:31 am
Damn, that's a nice set-up.  :applaud:
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: wmanst on May 13, 2015, 01:06:40 pm
Here is better photo of DDP Layout
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on July 28, 2015, 06:33:20 pm
Just completed a Wonderboy layout.
And I have a few more projects on the go.

For anyone interested please email me : vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: sega_wonderboy on July 28, 2015, 06:43:46 pm
Mike did a great job for me, he is fast and have the best price  ;D, Mike is "the guy" for top quality layouts

Here is the wonderboy layout he made for me thanks for your amazing work Mike.  :applaud:

(http://nissen-hyllested.dk/wb.JPG)

Kind Regards
Allan
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on July 28, 2015, 06:54:18 pm
Thank you sir !
I'll get to work on this bartop.
I think it will be a REAL challenge!!!!!!
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on August 01, 2015, 10:18:08 am
I'm trying my hand @ drawing in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Been soooo long since I tried.
I watched a TON of YouTube stuff and some great tutorials are available.

This is what I'm working on.
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on August 04, 2015, 10:35:59 pm
Still working on this Wonderboy project.
I'm having fun learning new styles and methods.
I also have a custom Joust project lined up.

For anyone else, please contact me for work.

vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on August 06, 2015, 05:15:32 pm
I'm more than just a one trick pony.

** I know Kirby's arms do not look like that, I was just messing around, trying to learn some new stuff **
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on August 07, 2015, 04:40:37 pm
While waiting for verification from my Wonderboy project I quickly completed a Tempest layout.
Really great color in this layout...............I really like it !

I've also included a sample of the Wonderboy project I've been working on.

You'll see the Wonderboy stuff has come a long way. I'm quite proud of the complete package.
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: dmckean on August 07, 2015, 08:11:55 pm
Mike made the Tempest layout for me, he was awesome through the whole process. Highly recommended.

(http://i.imgur.com/ulyp4yn.png?1)
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on August 28, 2015, 07:10:41 pm
I had a customer looking for something like this :

https://youtu.be/WQCaoBtSrjA

What an AWESOME layout.
I sent a message to Well Fed Games to see just how he did this.
I had an idea......... but I wanted to be sure.
He was kind enuff to get back to me  with the info.
In the end I think I knocked out a really cool PacMan layout for a customer.
I'll post a sample soon.

This kind of layout is awesome for anyone that has a select few games they want to play on that special cabinet.

Top Shelf work on that layout. I just wanted to mention it !
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on September 20, 2015, 06:34:23 pm
Thanks for pointing that out.
Perhaps I'll look into a free site and try to make my own webpage to show off the stuff.
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on October 01, 2015, 08:15:50 pm
Busy busy busy getting ready for kid # 2.
Intent is still to work on a site to showcase my work.
HOWEVER........ that is still in the future (distant future)......

None the less I'm still doing layouts for anyone interested.

vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on October 18, 2015, 03:12:59 pm
I just did another Ms. PacMan inspired layout.
I think it turned out real well.
Here is small clip of it in action !



https://youtu.be/z7oJPBn5WkI (https://youtu.be/z7oJPBn5WkI)
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on October 18, 2015, 03:39:47 pm
I'm looking to create a site on one of these free hosting platforms.
I'll be able to display all my stuff and have the download links also (I hope).
Should that work out I'll do it in the form of a blog.
I'm hoping this would be better for users.

And again.........as always.............. wanna push my services................. vibefx@gmail.com !

Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on October 20, 2015, 10:54:42 am
Long time since I've had any type of special on a custom Mala layout.
So I was thinking, what would be something I would like to see ?
I don't really do any layouts with sports teams, or bands, cars, etc.

So I thought perhaps it would be cool to do a layout special that would
include 3 backgrounds. The layout would be the same, all windows in the same
area, same font, same gamelist. But I can do 3 custom backgrounds, you pick what you want.

$40 US gift via paypal

Email for details : vibefx@gmail.com

Whatever you want - favoirte game/team/clothing brand/etc etc

I'm doing this for myself.
For me it would incude favorite game, sneakers (I love me some sneakers), and a
background with a model of choice ! Just sayin'
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on November 23, 2015, 09:57:58 am
I'm a new father..........AGAIN.......... little baby boy.
So now I have 2 kids......... never thought I would say that.
A lil girl who's two, Sophia Rose. And the newest member Christian Giovanni
whos middle name is in honor of my late father.
Truly I never thought I would be so blessed.

HOWEVER with these two bundles of joy comes less and less "me time."
Not to mention countless revisions to the home. What was my office is
now Christian's room. So my PC is in pieces in the basement awaiting
a new SMALL desk.

I have a couple layouts on the go and I thank all of you for your patience.
With that said I actually want to thank all my customers, past, present, and
future. I truly enjoy doing this and I enjoy being a part (in some SMALL way)
of so many amazing, creative, inspiring projects.

I feel lucky to have some amazing  customers. I truly truly enjoy creating
these layouts.

Thank you all


** With that said I should be all set up by next weekend and I can start to
Rock N' Roll again ! Gotta run out to Ikea for my new desk ! **
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: jmike on November 23, 2015, 10:20:53 pm
Congrats on the new addition to the family Mike.
A little extra something to be thankful this year. Enjoy every moment.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on November 26, 2015, 09:35:32 am
Thank you!
I'm enjoying this new chapter of my life.
HOWEVER...I miss quiet! LOL
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: gcpowers on December 08, 2015, 07:23:29 pm
i just wanted to chime in as a new member and say Mike did an amazing job for me on a MS Pacman cocktail that was a birthday present for the wife. The layout looks supercool and the wife loves it!

He also helped me out above and beyond with my noobish issues in getting the complete setup working. Also congratulations on the new baby!

Thanks Again,

Greg
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on December 10, 2015, 09:33:09 am
Thank you for the kind words.
I do honestly strive to make sure all customers are happy !

Wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday season.
I had planned on (and still do) setting up a website to demo my work
and make all my layouts available for download.

I've been working on my pen tool skills in Photoshop and I'm happy
with the progress I've been making. I'll be able to create MORE &
BETTER original art.

As I had mentioned I had a little boy last month, MAN.............
so little time. It is unreal how busy I've been.

I'm still getting my work station set up and I have 4 great (patient)
customers waiting on layouts.

To everyone else I'm still doing layouts and whatever else I can.
But I have been slowed down quite a bit.

Thanks all
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: edowen55 on December 22, 2015, 10:40:41 pm
Mike put together several awesome TMNT layouts for me.  I can't say enough about how great he was to work with.  If you have Mala, have Mike make a layout for you, totally worth it!
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on December 23, 2015, 09:22:42 am
Thanks again guys for the feedback.
It truly helps me and I appreciate all
the positive words.

These MaLa layouts are a passion project for me.
Gives me a lil break from the family, some time to
catch up on podcasts (Colt Cabana anyone?) and do
what I enjoy.

I love, love, LOVE seeing the cabinets installed on
the cabinets. Just today a customer sent me a picture
of an Astro City layout I just completed. It really ,
really fit. It looked awesome (if I do say so myself).

I've been slow with a new kid getting my work done to be
honest. But I've tried to make it up to my customers
with lil extras, be it a 2nd background, or 2nd load screen.

I have some time off over the holidays and my PC set up
and recent MaLa issue have been resolved. If anyone is interested
in a layout please feel free to email me : vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: Zipper on December 24, 2015, 06:33:54 am
Here's the Astro City theme Mike mentions. It's ace  8). If you use Mala, Mike can make it look great.
(http://i.imgur.com/pLNSmTQ.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: jtslade on December 24, 2015, 07:35:21 am
That is some great work, looks oem


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Post by: mike boss on December 24, 2015, 10:06:37 am
I was really happy with how the Astro City layout turned out.
Zipper provided me with some awesome reference material.
The layout is simple and clean and I think it works SOOOOOOOOOO WELL
with the cabinet. It looks stock and I think that is awesome.
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on December 28, 2015, 09:48:27 am
I have some time off from work and return to work January 5th.
With my set up now complete and the "rust" coming off I'm ready to work.
So if anyone is looking for layouts let me know.
My ability goes beyond layouts, be it marquees, or any cabinet art really.
Let me know what you are looking for, if I can help I'd be glad to.

vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on January 10, 2016, 12:16:54 am
I've finished a couple layouts in the last  few days and I'll try and post the samples ASAP. (with customer permission)
Another PacMan complete with sound effects and PacMan background music.
It's a super cool PacMan layout and perhaps one of my best PacMan layouts.

For anyone else interested PM me or email me at : vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you

Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on January 14, 2016, 08:48:14 am
So other day I was thinking I've done quite a few layouts in my time.
But there are some (IMHO) classics that I am shocked I've never been asked to do.
All be it some are not "arcade" games, they are staples I'm sure of most everyone's
gaming collection.

I thought I would post a list, a top ten if you will. (No real order here)

(1) Super Mario Bros --- this one shocks me! NES classic, Nintendo arcade classic. A true legend
(2) Keeping on the Nintendo train what about Yoshi ? Kirby for that matter ?
(3) Battletoads
(4) TMNT - Turtels in Time. Now I did just do a "general" TMNT theme which I was stoked to do.
But this is a super popular game, a super popular franchise. I thought even with the new CGI movies that TMNT would be all the rage. I'm shocked I've only done one TMNT layout.
(5) Moonwalker
(6) Ghouls 'n Ghosts
(7) Ninja Gaiden
(8) Metal Slug
(9) Final Fight
(10) Soul Calibur/Night Stalkers/Virtua Fighter/Tekken ---- AKA "Fighters"




There are also a few layouts I've done for fun and posted on the MaLa site.
Or layouts that I've done for friends. Games I thought were really popular,
yet I've had no requests.

Bad Dudes - (Did this and put this on the MaLa site)
Final Fight -  (Did this for fun...one of my favorite games!)
Narc - (Again a favorite of mine. I think I put this on the MaLa site)
Shinobi/Shadow Dancer - I love these two games. Who doesn't like Ninjas ? I did a Shinobi layout for a buddy. But again no customer requests.
Mortal Kombat - I'm a huge fan of fighters. I did an MK layout for my buddy Lucas. But I can't recall off hand if I've ever had another request. Perhaps I gotta skim thru my layouts.


So with this said, if anyone is looking for any of the above mentioned titles message me and we can work out a deal. I'll check it off the list, you get a sweet layout and a deal. WIN WIN WIN!
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on January 25, 2016, 09:13:16 pm
Worked on another Ms Pacman layout this week.
No doubt Pacman and Ms Pacman are the most popular of all the layouts I do.
This one again uses the snap images rather than a gameslist.
As mentioned it is a super cool idea if you have a limited list of games on the cabinet.
Thought I would share the custom snap images.

This layout was a ton of fun and is configured with Pacman sound effects.

It was quite a bit of work, but another happy customer in the books !

Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on February 02, 2016, 03:16:35 pm
I wanted to create some new MaLa layouts and make them available to the public.
I do that every now and again to give back to the arcade community.
I think MaLa is an awesome frontend, I'm a HUGE fan and use it on all my cabinets.
I love that I can create a custom skin and suit MaLa to any cabinet I have.
I've had so many amazing customers who have allowed me the chance to create for them.
I love seeing the final images of my layouts installed on the machines.
So many people on this site are so creative and they have the ability and skills to
create some fantastic, truly unique cabinets. I wish that was in my skill set.
(sadly it isn't!)

I think these layouts are a good way to promote myself. I just find that time is
not always on my side, and customer work takes top slot.
With that said, I would like to try and make one or two.

What do you guys wanna see for a theme ?
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: HaRuMaN on February 02, 2016, 03:17:45 pm
R-type
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Post by: Rick on February 02, 2016, 04:05:34 pm
R-Type II

 ;)
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Post by: HaRuMaN on February 02, 2016, 04:11:28 pm
R-Type Leo
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Post by: Rick on February 02, 2016, 04:20:01 pm
Armed Police Unit Gallop
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Post by: yotsuya on February 02, 2016, 04:21:17 pm
Friday the 13th
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Post by: vwalbridge on February 02, 2016, 04:25:47 pm
customer work takes top slot.

You sir are my hero. I want to do business with you someday.
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on February 06, 2016, 02:22:13 pm
Friday the 13th, wasn't that an NES game ?
Was it out in arcades ?
Title: Re: Artist for hire. Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. WIP NEW Friday the 13th
Post by: mike boss on February 06, 2016, 02:53:51 pm
I like Friday the 13th.
So I thought that might be fun.
A Friday the 13th NES inspired layout.

Wife and kids are out, listening to a podcast, thought I would give this a go.

I'm taking inspiration from the NES box for the cartridge.

EDIT - This font will be required when complete : http://www.dafont.com/friday13.font (http://www.dafont.com/friday13.font)

Title: Re: Artist for hire. Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. WIP NEW Friday the 13th
Post by: mike boss on February 06, 2016, 03:38:07 pm
Friday the 13th.
I think it would be cool to configure this layout with some sound effects from the franchise.
And perhaps the Friday the 13th theme song.
Don't know that I could find music from the game.
Title: Re: Artist FOR hire, custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Samples inside!!!!!
Post by: mike boss on February 06, 2016, 03:40:01 pm
customer work takes top slot.

You sir are my hero. I want to do business with you someday.


I by no means want to (nor do I mean to) knock anyone.
But with so limited time it's hard to get on the PC.
And sometimes finding the inspiration to get on the PC can be tough.
That's why I feel that the customer takes top slot, helping create something
for a customer motivates me.
Title: Re: Artist for hire. Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. WIP NEW Friday the 13th
Post by: yotsuya on February 06, 2016, 04:09:40 pm
I was just joking about that theme, but you actually did a really nice job on it.
Title: Re: Artist for hire. Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. WIP NEW Friday the 13th
Post by: mike boss on February 06, 2016, 04:16:26 pm
I like the Friday the 13th franchise.
You actually got me looking locally for some collectibles. LOL

I'll configure this layout and make it available for download.
Title: Re: Artist for hire. Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. FREE DOWNLOAD Friday the 13th
Post by: mike boss on February 06, 2016, 04:50:44 pm
I wrapped this up.
It could use some tweaks (IMHO).
But all in all I like it.
If I can find the time I'd like to see if I can get the music from the NES game to use in the background.
Possibly some sound effects from the game.
"Kill Kill Kill" as you move the joystick up and down, that could be neat.

Download this font : http://www.dafont.com/friday13.font (http://www.dafont.com/friday13.font)

Layout available to download below.

Comments/Feedback welcome.

Custom layouts available : vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: Artist for hire. Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. FREE DOWNLOAD Friday the 13th
Post by: mike boss on February 08, 2016, 11:13:02 am
Soooo..... I thought I would come on here and push my services.
I can do more than just MaLa layouts. If you need a marquee, sideart,
control panel, poster, etc........... I may be your guy!
BUT if you want a MaLa layout I know I'm your guy.

So for the next little while anyone looking for a custom MaLa layout
will get :

- custom load screen designed in the same theme of your layout
- default snap image (this displays when no image/snap is found)
- a second background image for your layout (so you can switch back and forth)

$35 US via PayPal for anyone interested
Title: Re: Artist for hire. Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. FREE DOWNLOAD Friday the 13th
Post by: mike boss on February 22, 2016, 10:51:02 am
I was hoping to get another 2 or 3 layouts posted both here and on the MaLa site.
A little something to showcase my work and peak interest for new customers.
My kids on the other hand had a different idea....IE PC time once again limited to near NIL.
HOWEVER I still love doing these layouts, and I'll try to have some new goodies made available
shortly.

For anyone interested in custom stuff I'm still doing these. As noted prior I'm slower,
but I still give them 100% and try to get the finished product to you ASAP.

Let me know what your looking for, what you would like to see and I can give you a quote.
Payments via PayPal as gift in US currency. And I do ask for 50% deposit once price is agreed
upon.

Any other questions please contact me. 
Title: Re: Artist for hire. Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. FREE DOWNLOAD Friday the 13th
Post by: mike boss on February 22, 2016, 10:53:01 am
I'm on a Sega kick the last few weeks. So the 1st person to contact me looking for a Sega layout will get a $20 layout with custom load screen. Any Sega game.........doesn't matter!

vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: Artist for hire. Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. SEGA promotion
Post by: mike boss on February 26, 2016, 01:46:24 pm
Soooooooooooooo........................ does anybody want a layout over the weekend ?
Let me know............. vibefx@gmail.com

Layouts start @ $24US (via PayPal as gift).

Quick turn around

Anything you want......... let me know !
Title: Re: Artist for hire. Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. SEGA promotion
Post by: mike boss on March 10, 2016, 02:04:01 pm
Hi all.

Should....SHOULD........ have 3 or 4 layouts coming to the site soon for all.
Outside of that I am still looking for anyone interested in custom work.
Whatever you need let me know, vibefx@gmail.com

Wanna pick up some arcade and retro console goodies, any business is appreciated.

Thank you all

vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: Artist for hire. Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. SEGA promotion
Post by: mike boss on April 07, 2016, 09:15:29 am
Been awhile now since I worked on any layouts for anyone.
I'm available to do all kinds of stuff, marquees, CPO, whatever.
Message me here or email me at vibefx@gmail.com .
Let me know what you are looking for and we can work something out.
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on April 11, 2016, 01:16:48 pm

MaLa layouts $25............lemme know what you need.
vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on April 24, 2016, 02:33:58 pm
My Friday the 13th layout was clearly not a hit (1 download)........... BOO!
But I assure you all I aim to please!
Every customer is truly happy with the final layout they receive.
Been quite a bit and very little interest, but if anyone is looking for something specific let me know.
I can let you know if I can be of service. Mala layouts are not all I do! I just do them quickly and well !

Anyway vibefx@gmail.com for info.

Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: badgerjohn on April 27, 2016, 03:59:25 pm
Hey, came across this thread and was betting by the time I got to the end of it, it had gone dry! Luckily I see you're still active!

I'm interested in a Ninja Turtles theme, I'll drop you an email tomorrow with some examples of my artwork and let me know what you think!

Thanks
John
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on May 24, 2016, 08:24:19 am
With two little kids I never see my computer anymore and I know it misses me!
Luckily I still get "some" time on the PC and I still love creating stuff.
For anyone interested in a MaLa layout, or even bezel, marquee, control panel, bartop art, etc
let me know. I pride myself on quality work with a quick turnaround.
For details email me at vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you all


@badgerjohn

I sent you the samples I had when/if  you are ready to proceed let me know.
Once you have the resolution we can start.

Thank you
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: greyhound35 on June 20, 2016, 12:28:44 am
Hi All,

I'm a long time reader but seldom post.  I wanted to check in here and provide an update on the great service i received from Mike/vibefx@gmail.com.

I originally built a custom upright Mame machine almost seven years ago.  I decided to blow the dust off it recently as refresh the look and feel.  To get the level of finish i desired to the front end would have taken me several weeks learning Photoshop/Illustrator skills (time i don't really have).

Instead i reached out to Mike who provided friendly service and a really quick turnaround.  We were able to refine his initial concept over email, and it resulted a great layout for my machine.

TL:DR - if you want a no mess, no fuss solution to getting a professional looking Mala Layout, i can highly recommend Mike's services.
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on June 22, 2016, 06:44:10 pm
@ greyhound35

Thank you for the kind words and feedback.
It is very much appreciated.
I thoroughly enjoy working on these MaLa layouts and appreciate all my customers.
I try EVERY TIME to make sure my customers are %100 happy.

Thank you again

I've got a few things on the go right now, but anyone interested can email me at vibefx@gmail.com


Thank you
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Post by: mike boss on July 01, 2016, 04:14:45 pm
Got a few projects on the go now, a Star Wars layout (with sound effects) that I think turned out really awesome.
I'm shocked I've never had a Star Wars request prior.......... odd !
Ah well, it is done and I think it is quite cool.

I also did a generic MAME themed layout , another happy customer !

I'm also doing some custom Street Fighter stuff which  I think will be really F'n cool!

I'll get up some samples with the buyers permission shortly.
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Post by: mike boss on July 05, 2016, 09:33:44 pm
Finally, finally, finally................I started a Blog to feature my Mala layouts.
The plan (should it go to plan) is to feature the layouts with some of the backstory and details used in creating the layout.
My hope is that customers will also include feedback in the comments.

Today is day one, I'm yet to tweak the look of the blog. HOWEVER I did feature a Star Wars layout as the 1st layout.

http://malalayouts.blogspot.ca/ (http://malalayouts.blogspot.ca/)

Thoughts and feedback welcome

vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on July 22, 2016, 04:57:13 pm
Been quite busy as of late , I really wanted to work more on the Mala blog.
In due time I'll get to it.

For now I just wanted to say (again!) I'm available for layouts.
Whatever your Mala needs are just let me know.
Layouts start at $25 US , turn around tends to be 72 hours or so.

vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you


take care all
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on July 28, 2016, 08:30:48 am
If anyone is interested in a custom layout for MaLa I should have some time this weekend.
Let me know what your looking for and I can try to get it done this weekend.

Anything you want....................sports related, game related, car theme, movie or TV show theme ?
Game of Thrones, UFC, you name it I can do it!

I'm also open to doing marquees, side art, control panels. Let me know what you need and we can work something out.

vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on August 02, 2016, 09:09:34 am
I just completed another layout for a customer, KOMRADE!
I've posted the images on my blog.

http://malalayouts.blogspot.ca/ (http://malalayouts.blogspot.ca/)

I still want to tweak the blog, just no time............YET!

When I get a chance to go thru my old external hard drives I'll post some of the old layouts for download.

Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on August 28, 2016, 09:32:56 am
I'm all caught up on projects and thought again I push my services !
If anyone is interested in a custom MALA layout (or anything else for that matter........marquee, CPO, sideart,etc) let me know.
Best way to contact me is vibefx@gmail.com

I'll provide you with a quote, and constant samples as progress is made. I'm happy when your happy.
Payment via PayPal.

Thank you all

vibefx@gmail.com

I still plan on working hard on the blog. I want to customize the entire look of it.
I plan on putting all my projects on the blog, possibly getting even wider exposure.
All be it BYOAC has been (and is) an incredible community to belong to.

When I have a shot I'd like to go through some of my old external HDD's and retrieve
some old layouts. I'd love it if I could host the layouts for download on the blog.

Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on September 14, 2016, 10:12:10 am
Hi All!

If anyone is interested in anything MaLa (or whatever honestly) let me know.
Marquee, control panel, side art, etc ?

vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: wp34 on September 15, 2016, 09:32:13 pm
Have you done any layouts for AttractMode yet?
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on September 19, 2016, 08:51:37 am
As of late I've been busy with the kids and family obligations.
Not really too much time to play....but I miss my PC, I miss creating.
I haven't done anything for Attract Mode...I may however, just unsure when.
But, as always I make time for customers. With that said if anyone is interested
in anything please feel free to contact me. Most layouts $25/30 with a custom load
screen. The ability to further customize with sound effects, custom default images,
extra backgrounds, etc available for an extra cost.

Contact me at vibefx@gmail.com

Free time has been lacking as of late. I want to keep putting out content and updating my blog. If I can locate older layouts on one of my HDD's I'll make them available.
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on November 20, 2016, 10:31:30 am
I'm just wrapping up my last custom layout for a repeat customer.
I love repeat business, and want to extend a big thank you to everyone who has purchased a MALA layout from me.

My latest layout was a "Sega Swing" layout designed at 640 x 480 for an arcade monitor.
It included two load screens and sound effects.............. gotta have that "Sega" start up sound effect !

I'll post the samples here and on my blog once complete.

Available for custom work, vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: Zipper on November 22, 2016, 12:14:22 pm
Here it is - it's awesome:
(https://s19.postimg.org/u3ub8xukz/IMG_0213.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5nc5egtu7/)imgupload (https://postimage.org/)

Here's the cabinet:
(https://s19.postimg.org/mawisr7yn/IMG_0129.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/mawisr7yn/)

Thanks Mike!!!
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: Spleen21 on November 29, 2016, 12:53:22 am
Hi everyone. Just showing off my recently completed Back to the Future themed Mame arcade machine. Mike did the Mala screens for me which Im really happy with. Theyre supposed to loosely resemble the Delorean time circuit from the movie and think they really pull the whole theme together. I have a few of the movie sound effects loaded for different  functions in the menu and the whole soundtrack playing in the menus background.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1jCutdBJVY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1jCutdBJVY)
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on December 02, 2016, 08:50:52 pm
Thank you guys for posting and sharing.
I appreciate it and I thank you for your business.

I think both layouts look great installed in the cabinets.

If anyone else is interested in a layout please let me know.
I'd be happy to help.

vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: NaptownChief on December 23, 2016, 11:08:33 am
Big thank you to Mike for putting together a great custom MaLa layout and equally as important helped me get it all set up. He does great work and very quick turnaround. If you are looking for help I wouldn't hesitate hiring Mike!  Thanks again Mike.
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on December 24, 2016, 11:32:01 am
Here is the sample of the layout I created for NaptownChief.

We finished it off with sound effects.............really cool!
We took sound effects from Hyper Sports and the music from the load screen.
Really cool !

I'm available over the holidays for anyone looking for a MaLa layout (or anything really).

Let me know what your looking for and I can probably help.
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: keropi on January 09, 2017, 09:26:03 am
mike boss , can you do skins for Maximus Arcade?
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on January 10, 2017, 08:29:27 pm
@ keropi

I think I tried one time and there was A TON more to it.
I can look again, but I'm leaning towards NOPE!
Get MaLa -------- then I can help ! LOL
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on February 19, 2017, 10:33:43 am
Hi all.

I wanna post a few more samples here shortly.

Also want to remind anyone looking for a MaLa layout to hit me up, vibefx@gmail.com

Let me know what you'd like.....marquee's , CPO's , just name it !

vibefx@gmail.com

thanks all
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on February 19, 2017, 10:37:59 am
My buddy has been bit HUGE by the retro gaming bug.
Both he and his two sons really enjoy thrifting, flea markets, and garage sales looking for gems.
His two sons even put out videos sharing their passion for gaming.
They call themselves "The Lo Res Bros."

As a thank you to him I did up this logo so they could possibly incorporate it somehow.

If your looking for some artwork I can possibly help you out.
Best way to contact me is thru my email, vibefx@gmail.com

I do more than just MaLa layouts ! lol
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on February 26, 2017, 12:20:42 pm
Layouts, design work, whatever...................email me at vibefx@gmail.com !

thanks all
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on March 22, 2017, 09:31:54 pm
Wanted to bump up my thread here.
I'm still available for custom work if anyone is interested.
I've been on a bit of an NES kick as of late...wanting to pick up a NES themed case for my Raspberry Pi and some empty NES carts for other projects.

Anyone want an NES themed layout ? Any layout ? Anything ?

Lemme know....perhaps I'll do some kinda March Madness if you need multiple layouts.

vibefx@gmail.com
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on March 29, 2017, 08:20:20 pm
I wanted to add this demo sheet I made to explain a few Mala things.
I figure it may help with some commissions, or just Mala users who have questions.

When I'm creating a layout I like my snaps/videos in a "window", same thing applies to my gameslist.
I like the "windows" rectangular or square. This is my preference because of how Mala deals with transparency.

All be it I can layer my layout in such a way that I mask some of my snaps, no matter what I do the video always plays "on top."

So If I've gone with rounded corners for my windows I can contain my gameslist in this window, and I can contain my snap in one as well.
However if I plan on using videos the effect would be lost.

I created this image (and I know some of the window proportions are off....it's for demo) to illustrate this.

Image one (top left) is my basic layout, top right is the layout populated with snap/video and gameslist.
You can see the snap/video is contained in the window.
You can select an option in Mala to make sure your snap fills the window.

Bottom left is a layout with rounded corners.
You can see the snap (all be it scaled poorly) is behind the window, giving it the rounded corner effect.
It also fills the box. However bottom right is the video image, I used a white and blue stroke to show that the video is playing on top of the window.

Hopefully this info may be of some use to Mala users or future customers.

Thanks all


vibefx@gmail.com for your design needs ! Hit me UP !
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on May 30, 2017, 08:26:08 pm
NEWEST CUSTOM LAYOUT

I had a repeat customer looking for a Raider inspired layout for a friend.

If I'm correct the cabinet was going to be a vertical cabinet and used for SHUMP games.

(Shoot Em Up's).


The customer was really happy with his previous layout and pretty much gave me the creative control on this.


The info windows were inspired by the Raiden arcade flyer.


All in all I think the project came out really well and I'm happy to say another happy customer.

Any interested customers can reach me at vibefx@gmail.com for a quote.

Thank you --- most layouts just $25 w/ a custom load screen


Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on June 04, 2017, 09:43:27 am
I'd like to drum up some business and it's been a bit since I had offered any sort of sale/special.

So for the next lil bit lets offer........................

Any fixed size custom MaLa layout with a second variant layout and custom load screen for $35 USD.

I can include the PSD for any customer who is interested.

If I can get 5 custom layouts in the next month or so I'll do a poll here on the thread for a free general release layout.
I'll include a few popular options and the option with the most votes will be available here, the Mala website and my blog.

vibefx@gmail.com for any questions,comments, thoughts, and feedback

Thank you all



vibefx@gmail.com



Random thought of the day, I know not arcade related....but I'm shocked I've never done any Walking Dead layouts.
Or for that matter TV related layouts. I guess it kinda makes sense.
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: KillingYOUsoftly on August 25, 2017, 05:32:35 am
Hey Mike,

Have emailed you at your quoted email address, I don't think I can PM you on here yet as I'm a new member, guessing I have to make 10 or so posts to be able to use messenger.

Cheers,
Simon.
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: PL1 on August 25, 2017, 08:42:41 am
I don't think I can PM you on here yet as I'm a new member
Welcome aboard, KillingYOUsoftly.   ;D

Your PMs should be working now that you're a Jr. Member.   :cheers:


Scott
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: KillingYOUsoftly on August 28, 2017, 02:45:38 pm
Anyone know if Mike is still around as I've had no response from him?

Cheers,
Simon.
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on August 31, 2017, 07:23:16 pm
I'm here ! And I'm available....well not available, I'm married.... but I still do layouts.
I'd like to apologize as I don't think I got the email.
If you wanna try again vibefx@gmail.com I'd love to assist you.
I'll check my deleted emails also.
Sorry for the inconvenience .
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on August 31, 2017, 07:25:49 pm
@KillingYOUsoftly,

I just checked my deleted emails and I didn't see any email.
If you try again I'm certain I can help you out.

Thanks again
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: KillingYOUsoftly on September 01, 2017, 04:09:08 am
Hey Mike,

Glad your still around, I've emailed you again, let me know if you don't get it.

Si.
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on September 03, 2017, 10:31:15 am
Glad to say I was able to connect with @KillingYOUsoftly.
I was able to complete an awesome Gauntlet themed layout with custom load screen, sound effects ,and Gauntlet themed background music.
Really happy with how this layout turned out.
I think start to finish took me a lil over 24hrs to complete.

I'm sure some pics will be posted shortly.

For anyone else interested please email me at vibefx@gmail.com for any questions, pricing, etc.

Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: KillingYOUsoftly on September 03, 2017, 05:02:22 pm
Hey All,

Big thanks to Mike for doing this layout for me. Honestly the guys a monster...I don't think it took him more than 24hrs and I had a constant flow of emails with examples and ideas....

See pics for what he did for me. Really clean and sharp.

If you need a layout, Mike is DA BOSS!

Thanks Mike, I love it.
Simon.
Title: Re: ARTIST FOR HIRE: Custom MaLa layouts start @ $25. Email for details.
Post by: mike boss on September 03, 2017, 05:46:05 pm
Really enjoyed doing this layout.
It had been a while since I did a custom layout.

This Gauntlet layout was configured with a custom load screen, music and sound effects.

I was able to find (rather easily) some Gauntlet music and effects that worked well with the game.

When you start a game you get the, "I have not seen such bravery" sound effect from the game, and of course when you exit you get the dying sound effect.

I'm glad to have another happy customer and I love seeing the final product. The layout looks fantastic in it's home!

For anyone else interested I'm more than happy to help, vibefx@gmail.com is the best way to contact me.

Thanks all
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Post by: mike boss on September 03, 2017, 05:54:52 pm
Forgot to add this.......................


So I've had a pair of Ultimarc Aim Trak's for like 5 to 7 years...... I had a pair of Sony PS2 GunCon shells that I planned to install them in.
I had them also for 5 to 7 years. The project just never got done!
FINALLY tho I've completed the project. The Aim Traks are cased and ready to go.
All that remains is to install the Aim Trak configuration software and get these bad boys in use.
With that said I'm itching to finish and old project of mine. I had wanted a PC/MAME/MaLa set up exclusively for gun games.
From PC games, to NES classics, to Arcade hits, if it used a light gun I wanted it!

So I'm looking to start that project shortly and the layout(s) will be available for all here, the MaLa site, and my MaLa layout blog site.

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Post by: mike boss on September 24, 2017, 10:41:22 am
Available for custom layouts if anyone is looking.
Best way to contact me is email : vibefx@gmail.com
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Post by: mike boss on October 01, 2017, 12:20:35 pm
Anyone interested in a "The Walking Dead" layout complete with music ?
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Post by: Zipper on October 03, 2017, 08:41:40 am
Does Rick’s gun point at the currently selected game?  :D Nice.
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Post by: yotsuya on October 03, 2017, 09:21:03 am
When I think of classic arcade games, yes, The Walking Dead always comes to mind..... ;)
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Post by: vwalbridge on October 03, 2017, 02:07:55 pm
When I think of classic arcade games, yes, The Walking Dead always comes to mind..... ;)

 :laugh2:


Side note...that show has really gone down hill/off the rails the last couple of seasons
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Post by: Mike A on October 03, 2017, 04:38:05 pm
Yeah. To be fair, it didn't get bad until partway through the first episode. It was good up until then.
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Post by: mike boss on October 06, 2017, 04:57:31 pm
I know "The Walking Dead" is by no means a "classic game." But not everything has to be about the game itself.
I'm surprised honestly that I don't get requests for things like peoples favorite car, or movie, TV show, sports team, etc.
The fact that the layouts are so easily changed to me I thought would have been an easy one.

I do agree TWD can be a little rinse and repeat, but I enjoy it. I thought it would be cool to see it as a layout with the theme music playing in the background.

Actually makes me a want to do a "Stand by Me" layout for myself...best movie ever !
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Post by: yotsuya on October 06, 2017, 07:46:59 pm
I know "The Walking Dead" is by no means a "classic game." But not everything has to be about the game itself.
I'm surprised honestly that I don't get requests for things like peoples favorite car, or movie, TV show, sports team, etc.
The fact that the layouts are so easily changed to me I thought would have been an easy one.

I do agree TWD can be a little rinse and repeat, but I enjoy it. I thought it would be cool to see it as a layout with the theme music playing in the background.

Actually makes me a want to do a "Stand by Me" layout for myself...best movie ever !
Just pulling yer leg, bro. You do good work.
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Post by: wp34 on October 15, 2017, 12:47:45 pm
Mike just built a layout for my FiF build.   He does great work and is fast and real easy to work with. We went back and forth a few times via email and he was able to craft a style that blended seamlessly with my artwork. 
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Post by: mike boss on October 29, 2017, 01:26:48 pm
Thanks for posting @wp34 !

Appreciate it ! And glad both you and your daughter are happy with the final result.
For anyone else interested best way to contact me is email me at vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you
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Post by: wp34 on October 29, 2017, 01:56:36 pm
My son had a bunch of friends over last night to play games.  It was nice to finally have a front-end I wasn't embarrassed by on the FiF.  It really completed the project.

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Post by: mike boss on November 26, 2017, 02:25:29 pm
For anyone interest in a Mala layout hit me up............... vibefx@gmail.com !

Thanks all
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Post by: mike boss on December 24, 2017, 09:22:51 am
Currently have a little time off over the Christmas holidays (happy holidays to everyone!).
Thought I would come push my services................ vibefx@gmail.com

I'll be working on retooling my TouchJams skin and logo over the holidays... but otherwise open to work.

Thanks all !
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Post by: mike boss on January 21, 2018, 11:25:50 am
So I'm working on a new (used) PC set up for my DK JR.
Going to redo the  entire MAME set up.
I'm still working on the layout.

Here is an image that shows the existing layout and the new one I'm working on.
Wanted to get some thoughts on it from you guys.
Do I go with option A or B ?
Essentially trying to gauge if I add the "this game has been played ___________ times" option.
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Post by: mike boss on January 26, 2018, 04:29:56 pm
I'm available for any custom work if anyone is interested.

Please contact me at vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you
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Post by: mike boss on February 15, 2018, 10:59:48 am
Seems to be no interest in any MaLa layouts as of late.
HOWEVER I think MaLa is the BEST! And I'm still doing layouts should anyone be interested.
I can also do other stuff, not just MaLa layouts. So should you have any artwork needs by
all means let me know.

With that said........Custom MaLa layouts/other artwork available.
Contact me at vibefx@gmail.com

NOW in speaking of MaLa........custom layouts available starting @ $25 w/ a custom load screen.
For the next little bit I'll also include a 2nd background that can be swapped out and changed to fit  your needs.
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Post by: mike boss on March 17, 2018, 09:22:59 pm
Working on a layout I'm very proud of..............................sample should be out shortly.
Custom work available.

vibefx@gmail.com
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Post by: roknrol on March 23, 2018, 10:38:16 pm
Wanted to go ahead and give Mike a shout out for the layout he built for me. If I had one complaint, it's that the dude works too darn quickly  ;D while knocking out a seriously nice product. (I told him to take his time because I'm pathetically slow in getting things done on my end - but he jumped right on it and went to town creating a really nice custom design.)

I'll post a screen cap once I get some time to implement it!
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Post by: mike boss on April 03, 2018, 07:52:26 am
Thank you @ roknrol.

I appreciate the kind words. I've been a little busy as of late and unable to post the sample.
But I think the layout turned out really well.
I created for roknrol a custom Q*bert inspired layout, with custom load screen and used music and sound effects from the game. The "swares" play at game start, game quit and end of list if I recall. The Q*bert "good bye" sound effect plays upon shutdown. It was a fun layout to work on.

I'll try and post a snap tonight. For anyone else interested I'm always available for MaLa (and non MaLa related design work). Just let me know what your looking for.

Best means of contact is email me at vibefx@gmail.com

Thank you
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Post by: mike boss on April 16, 2018, 12:23:20 pm
Just wanted to post the Q*bert sample as referenced prior.
I'm available for custom work, should you want/need anything email me at : vibefx@gmail.com
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Post by: mike boss on April 29, 2018, 07:20:38 am
If anyone is interested in a MaLa layout, or anything arcade art related please let me know.
I'm here and available. Contact me at vibefx@gmail.com

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Post by: mike boss on June 05, 2018, 01:41:45 pm
Still doing layouts should anyone be interested.
vibefx@gmail.com
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Post by: mike boss on June 17, 2018, 11:53:13 am
I'm still available for custom work should anyone be interested !
vibefx@gmail.com

thanks all
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Post by: mike boss on June 25, 2018, 10:40:05 am
Super stoked that this thread has 60K views !
I'm very happy with all the support I've received and wanted thank all my customers.

I really enjoy doing these layouts and strive to ensure everyone LOVES the final product. I spend a lot of time making these layouts (my wife says TOO much time!).

I'm still available for custom layouts and anything else arcade related.
Rates are very reasonable, as is my turn around time.

If anyone is looking email me (vibefx@gmail.com) for a quote.

Again I want to thank everyone for the support and kind words and feedback.
It truly helps others to know that I'm not going flake on them, and I stand behind my product.

Thank you all !
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Post by: mike boss on July 13, 2018, 08:19:25 am
layouts, layouts, layouts............ get your layouts here !
I'll be available for layouts, marquee, full cabinet design, whatever you need.
Email me at vibefx@gmail.com for a quote !

Thanks all

Happy summer, happy gaming !
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Post by: mike boss on July 26, 2018, 09:12:45 am
Nobody using MaLa these days ?
Been quite some time since anybody has got a layout from me.
Makes me sad !!!!  :'(

I need some arcade parts....so for the next little bit I want to
offer a special.

Custom MaLa layout made to suit your cabinet.
Anything  you'd like, any theme.
Sprots team, TV show, favorite game, horor inspired ?
Lemme know what your looking for.

$20 for a custom Mala layout with a custom load screen to match.

Email me for details - vibefx@gmail.com
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Post by: mike boss on August 07, 2018, 07:32:38 pm
No Mala Layouts as of late....................
But I wanted to post a few samples of some work I've been doing.
Had a chance to do another illustration.
I enjoy doing these, it's not my strong suit.....but I will always try.


Artwork needs - vibefx@gmail.com
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Post by: mike boss on September 04, 2018, 02:58:14 pm
Still available for custom work should anyone be looking.
Let me know what it is your looking for and I can provide a quote.
Soooooo much more beyond AWESOME Mala layouts ! (lol I'm biased)

Best way to reach me -------- vibefx@gmail.com

Thanks all
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Post by: mike boss on September 10, 2018, 09:21:40 am
Help me buy a Pandora's Box...................

for right now, get two layouts and an alternate variant of one of your layouts (so that's like 2.5 layouts really) for $40 USD.

If  you have  two cabinets and you've been looking for a layout now is  your time.
Plus let me know which one of the two you'd like a second background for (so you can switch it up time to time).

$40 US - vibefx@gmail.com
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Post by: Mattiekrome on December 01, 2018, 12:12:51 am
Glad to see you're still around!  I had bookmarked this thread years ago in hopes of getting a layout done.  Sadly, I never did get my cab built, but I've now got a renewed sense of determination here in the cold winter months.

One thing I have seen in previous posts is that you offer side art as a 'side job' in addition to your layouts.  I was curious about cost on something like that?  My ultimate plan is to have about a 5' tall 'hybrid' between a vigolix and narrow body cabinet.  I was going to go with a 'missile command' theme, for no other reason than I like the color scheme.  The original side art is going to be way to big to fit on the side, so I opened up the side art file I had found online and did some tinkering with the layers.  I was able to get something that would fit (taller and more narrow), but still was a far cry from something I'd actually pay $ to have printed out. 

I'd also go with the whole MALA front end layout, load screen, custom marquee, etc when the time comes, but was just curious if when you said 'side art' you'd be up for tackling something like my situation.  If so, we could likely work out some type of package deal. 

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Post by: mike boss on December 10, 2018, 09:57:48 am
@ Mattiekrome

I'm always open to taking on new jobs/new projects.
I'm always willing to work with someone to try and provide a good product at a good price.
Best way to reach me is via email @ vibefx@gmail.com - Send me what you've got.
Detailed info on what your looking for and I'm sure we can work something out.

For anyone else looking I'm still available should anyone be looking for anything.

Thanks all - Happy holidays !
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Post by: mike boss on January 02, 2019, 10:58:39 am
Sooo many projects I need to do/start/complete..........it never ends!
I know now why my buddy got out of the hobby. I remember him saying he spent more time fixing machines than playing them. But isn't that in some way part of the joy ?

I know I'd like to finish my Mario Bros project, ever since that PC got "fried" it's been a slow trip back. I guess technically I could toss the PC in as is, but I told myself I want to get Sega Master System and Sega Genesis light gun games working before I toss the PC back in cabinet.

The sad part I was making some great progress on the project, but then I had to move the PC and clean my basement...........since then.................no desire to work on the PC.

I also told myself (since I've gotten better) with my MaLa layouts that I should revisit my DK JR cabinet, and do a new layout for 2019. Clean up the theme a little --------- have I ? NOPE!

That aside, I have a few things on the go. Need to finish my Wii softmod so I can fix up  this second Wii for my kids. Want to ram it full of Wii and Gamecube games. I think the kids will have fun.

I also have to mod my PS classic.

Outside of all this...................rant aside, should anyone need any MaLa layouts or design work lemme know !

vibefx@gmail.com
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Post by: mike boss on February 09, 2019, 10:03:38 am
Looking for artwork ? I'm available at vibefx@gmail.com
Contact me with details to obtain a quote.

Thanks all
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Post by: mike boss on March 23, 2019, 08:23:06 am
Need some artwork ? Not even just for Mala, but arcade artwork ? Let me know vibefx@gmail.com
Also right now I've got some free time, offering two MaLa layouts (custom, whatever resolution, orientation you need) for $40 US.
Let me know at vibefx@gmail.com

I can start today !

Thanks all

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Post by: mike boss on April 29, 2019, 10:06:24 am
Been quite busy as of late with a few projects, some of which coin-op related.
I am still available for artwork should anybody have any requests.
Fair pricing, quick turn around, email with questions at vibefx@gmail.com .

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Post by: mike boss on May 17, 2019, 10:45:52 am
Soooooooooooooo I'm looking to buy some coin-op stuff and I'd like to do it with money made with coin-op work!

Layouts, marquees, bezels, whatever.........lemme know !
I can help, I can provide a quote.

As always MALA layouts custom to fit your machine.........really quick turn around !

vibefx@gmail.com

Help me buy stuff guys ! LOL
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Post by: mike boss on July 04, 2019, 08:21:23 am
I've got a little more time on my hands these days and I'm available for any artwork needs you may have. Looking for a Mala layout, or anything else for that matter just email me: vibefx@gmail.com

As always fair price, fast turn around, quality work.

Let me know ........thank you all for looking.

vibefx@gmail.com --------------- 2nd time is for good measure ! LOL
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Post by: mike boss on July 04, 2019, 08:54:35 am
Hoping to get a little business in the next few days.
I'd like to reinvest any money I make back into the hobby.
If I reach my goal by end of month I'll upload 3 free MaLa layouts.
(1) a generic design MaLa layout, featuring the Mala logo.
(2) Since I'm on a Transformers high, I'll upload a Transformers themed Mala layout
(3) With all the hype over the Turbo Grafx 16 mini, I think a Bonk's layout would be cool.

So again if I can reach my goal, I'll upload 3 Mala layouts available free to everyone.

vibefx@gmail.com