Well, even the game ain’t great, I’m still looking forward to restoring the art. I love these obscure titles and the hard to find artwork
So awesome, I love this art! Great job!
Great job! The hardest thing about making a Donkey Kong bezel is adding the plexi glass screen under the bezel. It’s not so much adding it as it is, how do you add that effect without effecting how the game screen looks?
Fantastic work, Dreamstate.
Cool, I was going to do my bezels with the coindoor piece from Arsinvictus. But nice to see what it would look like, as I thought some might prefer the overlay without the control panel. I just wished Retroarch could swap overlays easier, like in MAME. Then it would be easier to switch from day cab to night or blacklight. My problem is I like the HSM shader in Retroarch.
Pengo was a tricky one for me because It’s one of the few arcade machines I know where the art on the bezel continues on to the inner monitor frame. An interesting choice by the developers.
Makes you wonder how the bezel that I used came to be. On closer inspection everything is there on mine except a small section of ice on the bottom left. Someone just decided to avoid that challenge and omited the whole crt bezel . They’ve moved characters around to resize everything so it looks acceptable, or did you start off with the bezel I used and edited it?
No, I got mine from Mr. Do’s Arcade.
Credit goes to,
- Artwork type: Bezel
- Scanned bezel provided by Mr. Do
- On loan from Gene at www.vintagearcade.net
- Converted for MAME by Ad_Enuff
- Lay file by Mr. Do
I had to modify the bezel so outter center draped over the inner frame bezel and try to match the curved shadowing as close as possible to the real arcade machine.
In hindsight I went too thick on the side of the inner frame. It’s actually much thinner. I might redo it at some point.
Well regardless, it’s great work and no one but an absolute perfectionist like yourself would notice unless it was pointed out.
Thanks, but I’m not exactly a perfectionist it’s more like OCD lol!
Yeah I noticed that on the pengo cab. I put a temp grab of the monitor frame in my overlay, till I got time to do a rework on it. I also had the backboard and speakergrill in as to stay as true to the original feel. @Dreamstate I got rid of the sega and serial number on the bezel in found on arcadeartwork.org. as I found it a bit to distracting and couldn’t find it on any photo’s of cabs on the net.
Same here obviously. I just didn’t like it lol.
That’s… weird… assuming the copy you got was the one at arcadeartwork in the Arcade Bezels (Pixel Graphics, non vector) folder, then that is the exact same file as the one from my site. (Side note: everything in that folder was originally ripped from my site some time ago, along with 98% of the stuff at Home / Arcade / Mixed Artwork, along with a few things in a few other folders).
It wasn’t that I “avoided the challenge” when I first scanned this myself 14 years ago… I just didn’t have the capability to scan that inner part correctly at that time. It was on loan from a cabinet, and that particular bezel was already not in the best of shape. I attempted to fold the inner part flat, but I could tell that I was going to end up permanently damaging it if I continued, so I had to make do with what I had at the time.
If you want a good look at the complete bezel, with the inner part “flattened out,” Jeff Rothe tackled this some time ago: http://www.rotheblog.com/2008/04/arcade-game-artwork/pengo-bezel-artwork-update/
To address Briball… you don’t see the serial number or Sega copyright at the bottom of the bezel on a complete cab, as it is covered by the top of the control panel.
MAME black light special #4 Donkey Kong 3. I started working on this artwork over a year ago and it’s since gone through many different looks. I learned on the way how to make it look good in dim light, then black light. I struggled with the marquee in particular and left it only to return to it months later to continue work on it until I was satisfied enough to just show it to a few people for advice. I think it’s at the point now that I can release it to the public for you to enjoy. dkong3.zip
@ArsInvictus I just had to try this, not sure if it’s up to the quality, as i couldn’t find a high res pic of the coin door, but this was close, just a bit of touch-up. you can give me your 25ct worth
That looks awesome! I think the photo I saw the door was darker though? And there was a 25 cent light on both sides?
I’d love to use it and possibly tweak it myself if you don’t mind. Can you share a file of just the coin door?
i found some other ref, the old coin door i think were metal so in your ref might just be dark reflection or painted black.
my ref i found:
Yeah, either way it’s an improvement. The only thing i would change is the placement if possible. Placed further down the panel might look a little better and to do that there’s going to have to be room made by shortening some things like the height of the speakers, the height of the control panel lip. Even 100 to 200 pixel shift down the cab will make a difference. Like the ratio of the gyruss cab above your post. Notice how the top of the coin door is shifted further down the cab. Just looks better when it’s further down. I like it and want to shove it in my personal version.
That’s a great ref photo!
But for the original ref photo for Colony & I was using…It’s possible it’s just the lighting, but I don’t know, it really does look black, could there have been two versions of that coin door?