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X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« on: May 09, 2009, 04:13:17 pm »
Let's start a collection thread for X-Arcade Control Panel Overlays. I don't know about you, but I think that big "X" is kind of boring.

I just finished a Tron Themed CPO for my X-Arcade Two Player (Sorry, it's not a for a Tank Stick).
Attached is the Illustrator file (sans rasturized graphics for the sake of file size). The button and joystick layout is pretty excact, but allow some bleed area for the edges.
 
Feel free to use it as a template for more X-Arcade CPO art.

Cheers,

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 04:15:18 pm »
Here's the final product.

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 01:22:08 am »
Thats wicked Todd.

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 09:37:59 am »
hi all im new here im looking for a cpo for my bartop im making im looking for the size of 18inches by 8and half inches i do have some on my pc but sent one to printers and the buttons and all that that to scales can any one help???

email me chester_lad_2009@hotmail.com

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 04:02:42 pm »
Goddtodd....what exactly material did you use? Is it just vinyl or did you overlay it with pexi? ( how do you protect it?)
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009, 12:25:41 pm »
That looks very, very cool! I have always wanted to customize my X-Arcade and yours looks great! One thing though, the spinner placement looks very uncomfortable, even though it looks nice.
You could sell these cpo's no sweat!

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009, 07:57:29 pm »
Please re post zip file

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009, 05:29:43 am »
The zip file is probably fine. See the thread below as to why you can't download it.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=92511.0


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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2009, 07:44:11 pm »
Thanks for the info

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 08:46:05 am »
Has there been any progress on templates for the Tankstick?...
I'm awaiting shipment on some cherry switches and trackball upgrade...
probley when i switch em out that will give me ample time to draw out a template for it...
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 07:28:03 pm »
I am curious how you apply an overlay to the X-Arcade. I am assuming you have to strip off the stock one but how do you go about doing that?

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2009, 08:36:34 am »
I am curious how you apply an overlay to the X-Arcade. I am assuming you have to strip off the stock one but how do you go about doing that?

GoddTodd, would know more since he did it...but I would agree with you billpa...strip the laminate...but at the same time, there is little texture on the laminate...perhaps the adhesive would stick ....but I really don't know...
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009, 01:23:06 pm »
Any more on these? That looks cool would like to see some more!


Also how did you add the spinner?
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009, 01:26:36 pm »
Groddtodd, told me about that ( been a while)....I think he just drilled a pushbutton hole on the side and mounted the spinner...i think it was a turbotwist2 from GGG....
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2009, 10:51:50 am »
Anyone care to make a Tankstick template  ;D Being away from home (and photoshop) I cannot make one...yet! We could make this thread HUGE with custom X-arcade CPs... im sure alot of noobs (including myself) started off with an xarcade before building a sick custom CP... and like "GoddTodd " posted that X is freakin boring! (sick Tron overlay BTW)

EDIT: Details on stripping the old overlay would be awesome too..!
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2009, 03:09:47 pm »
Anyone care to make a Tankstick template ;D Being away from home (and photoshop) I cannot make one...yet! We could make this thread HUGE with custom X-arcade CPs... im sure alot of noobs (including myself) started off with an xarcade before building a sick custom CP... and like "GoddTodd " posted that X is freakin boring! (sick Tron overlay BTW)

EDIT: Details on stripping the old overlay would be awesome too..!


I told myself that i would try and make one when i get the leds to place in my x-arcade tankstick...
But do we really need to strip the existing overlay?  Seems to me too much work and then 2 you would probley have to change out the t-molding...I figured using adhesive vinyl would do the trick...

I do agree, this could be a HUGE thread....
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2009, 07:20:02 pm »
GoddTodd

Was wondering if you could repost the zip file for me or give me a link that I could get it from.

Thanks

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2009, 10:45:29 am »
While the board is having some issues with attachments I would be willing to donate some space and bandwith if there is file that needs a home.
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2009, 02:02:38 pm »
Anyone get tankstick dimensions yet??? AND.... do you HAVE to remove the "original" ugly X arcade overlay first?? If so what is the best way to do it?

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2009, 03:50:07 pm »
I can get you tankstick dimensions. I recently gutted my tankstick and built a new CP but used the Tankstick as a template for the p1/p2 controls.  Ill try to get these done up tonight.
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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2009, 11:42:56 am »
PLEASE send them....I have the tankstick also...I can use it also....


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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2009, 12:06:06 pm »
Sorry guys ended up having a drinking/gaming session this weekend and then wifey time to make up for it yesterday...will get this done ASAP! ;)
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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2009, 10:59:13 am »
Sorry guys ended up having a drinking/gaming session this weekend and then wifey time to make up for it yesterday...will get this done ASAP! ;)

No prob....Ive got to catch up on that myself...The wife called me 20 min ago and told me i had to clean the house when i got home...Tommorow my game night....
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2009, 06:32:05 pm »
Well I get a day off tomorrow so will spend less time designing new cab project and get this done...im almost certain! ;)


Sigh...guess when I get to it one day...Funny Mouse and new cab have been the order this weekend :(
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2009, 04:38:00 pm »
**COUGH** COUGH**

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2009, 01:39:39 am »
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2009, 08:03:09 am »
I did some modifications that I'm going to use on my own cab. Some of the art would work for the trankstick.
Let me know what you guys think.

Thank you GoddTodd for the original file.

Also attached is my CpWizard layout to get an idea of the buttons, trackball and spinner placement.

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« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2009, 08:11:35 am »
Here is the .ai file

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2009, 08:39:24 am »
I thought we were waiting for the specs to the Tankstick...
and how can a Tron stick fit on a tankstick frame? :whap
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2010, 06:12:20 pm »
I say we bring this thread back..look  at the awesome art and people should contribute some if they modded there stick..I wanna get some art for my stick im tired of the ugly x!!

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« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2010, 05:24:48 pm »
I say we bring this thread back..look  at the awesome art and people should contribute some if they modded there stick..I wanna get some art for my stick im tired of the ugly x!!
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I am an arcade noob, building my first cabinet. I purchased an X-Arcade Two Player control panel. I've seen the hate for the x-arcade, and am still perfectly happy owning one. As much as I love the CP, I too want to remove the X, and put on a custom overlay. More support for this would be great!.

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2010, 12:30:49 am »
So anyone got any examples or ideas?

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2010, 04:35:26 am »
what program do you guys use to make these layouts? I'm unfamiliar with the ".ai" extension

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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2010, 07:55:51 am »
AI = Adobe Illustrator
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2010, 08:36:50 pm »
I finally got a chance to look at these files. They do indeed look great... only thing is, I don't have a Tankstick.

Does anyone have .ai Control Panel layouts for the Two Player X-Arcade? They would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :applaud:

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2010, 12:55:49 am »
Grab the zip attachment up top...
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2010, 12:29:04 pm »
Perhaps a stupid question... but on the template there is a button to the left of the P1 and P2 buttons. What the heck is this? My X-Arcade Dual Joystick has 8 buttons per player, 2 pinball buttons, and P1 P2 start. That button doesn't exist.

Also, since we're on the topic of stupid questions, am I fine to use Photoshop to attempt to make an overlay, or will I need to install Illustrator? Thanks everyone.

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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2010, 01:40:12 pm »
I think that button you are refering to is the spinner that the guy installed on his X-arcade...just disregard it...

You can use both...really it depends on what you want...Raster(photoshop) Vector (Illustrator)...Photoshop is fine...
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Re: X-Arcade CPO Templates and Art
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2010, 09:40:45 pm »
Yup, the extra button is for a spinner knob that I added to it.
You can delete that layer.
The file works best in Illustrator but you could import it into photoshop.

GoddTodd

PS, this is for the two player controller, not the tankstick.

  
 

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