Background images

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  • #106211

    tronkyfran
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    I’d like to give back something to this community and was thinking about doing some backgrounds for the system selection screen. I would like to know if this would interest somebody. Here is the first one, for amstrad cpc.

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    #106220

    herbfargus
    Member

    That looks real nice. I’d be happy to work with you on it: we could base it on the simple (default) theme- I could code a different colour scheme/font on the gamelist page as to make it distinguishable from the simple theme

    (I’m currently working on another theme with rookervik so I have a pretty good idea of how to set up themes)

    How many systems were you planning on making wallpapers for?

    #106224

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Wow, teamwork,yeah! I’d like to do at least Amstrad, Spectrum, MSX, C64, Amiga and AtariST. Next one will be Amiga. I originally planned to do the 3d modelling of the logo inscribed on every machine and avoid doing the computer complete model, but I’m open to new ideas πŸ˜‰

    If my little minion leave me some time I’d like to do the rest of systems too, nes, snes, megadrive…

    #106225

    herbfargus
    Member

    Ideally it would be best to have a complete set

    (its a pet peeve of mine when someone says hey I have a theme! And then it has like 5 systems on it…)

    But there’s no time constraints on it so whatever you’re comfortable with doing. All submissions are appreciated. I think the logo like you did on amstrad should suffice for the rest of the systems unless you’re really invested in 3d modelling stuff. (I figure as long as you’re consistent it should look fine) I’m not that great with Photoshop or illustrator but I can do the xml editing.

    If you wanted I could set up a github repo and then I could add your submissions or I could add you as a collaborator and you can submit them there- then once it’s completed we can just clone it as its own repo in the retropie organisation and add it to the setup script so people can install it from the setup script.

    #106226

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    That would be perfect, I have zero experience with github and similars and If you manage that and the theme I can focus on the image creation. I will try to do the complete set πŸ˜‰

    #106227

    herbfargus
    Member

    That I can do πŸ™‚

    #106252

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Amiga

    Yeah, there are some consistence problems between images but I’ll work on it later, dont want to lose the momentum :D.
    Once we’ve got all the systems I’ll make the serie more coherent.

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    #106258

    herbfargus
    Member

    Sounds good to me

    #106281

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Zx Spectrum

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    #106291

    herbfargus
    Member

    just in case you’re curious, here’s the repo I created, I’ve already added your first 3 wallpapers: https://github.com/HerbFargus/es-theme-tronkyfran

    #106368

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Really nice!!!! The next one will be 3do and then in alphabetical order the rest…I hope to find images of all the systems, there are some that I didn’t even know that existed…:D

    #106397

    ronoh55
    Participant

    Just came by to see how the progress is going and find the spectrum added to the mix! Can’t wait to see these all done.

    #106411

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    3do

    By the way, I acccept suggestions about the images. There are some ugly borders around the white letters, I’ll fix that later.

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    #106414

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    I’f like to add some floating images of the system a la nbba theme, but to make them more stylish and contrasted with the semi-realistic background they would be just whites outlines, like those of the blueprints. Whay do you think?

    And as a side-idea I’m going to implement in the lower part of the system selection a white blueprint of a ps3 controller(the only one I have), with the controls for each emulator highlighted.
    This will be done after every background and floaters are done, if anyone is interested.

    #106415

    ronoh55
    Participant

    I like the idea of the “blueprint” option. The blueprint for the controller is a good idea too, but I wonder if it should be set as a floater as well instead of integrated into the background.

    #106461

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Tried the blueprint, it works pretty well.
    Comig soon: Apple II

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    #106464

    herbfargus
    Member

    The floating blueprint things would be best coded in rather than rendered on the background image as ronoh said. you can see an example of that with this theme I’m working on: https://github.com/HerbFargus/es-theme-carbon

    Keep up the good work.

    #106475

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    They are not on the background,dont worry ;), I will post the systems blueprints and you can code them in πŸ˜€

    #106524

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Apple II

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    #106528

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    The first blueprints

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    #106598

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Atari 2600. I did the complete model, just the logo was a bit boring…

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    #106600

    herbfargus
    Member

    Looks great!

    #106603

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Yeah, but now the difference of quality is so big that I’ll have to remake all I made before!!!! xDDDDDDD
    Nah, lets finish all the systems and we’ll see!!!! πŸ˜€

    If I post the blueprint with every system can you test it? Or it is better when I finish every background?

    #106604

    herbfargus
    Member

    If you’re making the blueprints in svg that would be the preferred file type but I’ve been saving the blueprints in each folder I haven’t quite tested them yet

    #106607

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Ok, I can convert them, no problem.

    #106608

    herbfargus
    Member

    I can change the colour In the code with svg so if we need to adapt it for backgrounds we can.

    #106610

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Atari 5200

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    #106631

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Next one, Atari 7800. I have no basemodels for atari 800 or atari falcon, so Im afraid theyll take more time…or if some good samaritan has a rough 3d model of one of those… πŸ˜€

    #107100

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Atari 7800, had to model everything, and thats really slow… πŸ™

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    #107211

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Mame (I use adv-mame) done, not the next one in alphabetical order but I wanted to do it.

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    #107610

    ronoh55
    Participant

    I think the arcade machine for MAME should have the old “Winners Don’t Use Drugs” page from all the old arcade machines instead of a shot of any particular game. Just a thought.

    https://i.warosu.org/data/vr/img/0008/96/1373653344280.png

    #108184

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Atari Lynx, proud of this one πŸ˜€

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    #108186

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    By the way, anyone who wants to use these images for personal or non-commercial use is free to do it,just give credit to author, please.

    #108191

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Commodore 64

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    #108208

    tronkyfran
    Participant

    Dreamcast, the second one is ok, without artifacts.

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