New 4K Bezel Overlays

I can dig it.

I just did a quick lookup of the dimensions on a 29" CRT vs a 40" LCD and it looks like they’re close in actual viewable height (roughly 19.5" for a 40" LCD vs ~20.5" for a 29" CRT), but there are other factors (like brightness) that can come into play to make the LCD more or less comfortable to play on.

The 29" monitors were much less common outside of Japan, as well, it seems. I have a 25" in my woodie and it’s about as big as I like to play that closely. A friend of mine has a bunch of 29" candies and they can be a bit overwhelming.

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Yeah, I actually owned a candy cab with a 29" monitor a number of years back and one of the reasons I sold it off was that I never liked playing that close to such a large screen. I really couldn’t play very well with all that extra eye movement.

I think the 20-25" range is the sweet spot for a cabinet, and a 40" monitor with shaders and overlays like I’m making does a really good job of recreating that on an LCD.

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Blazing Star in vertical screen configuration. Again there for RetroArch now, standalone MAME to come later. Available in both full bezel and cropped version to maximize screen size.

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Galaga in 4K vertical layout

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Gradius 3 4k Vertical

EDIT: Updated cabinet graphic elements to new format

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Gunbird 2 4k Vertical - had high quality scans done of the original artwork to create this one.

Also, I’ve been using @HyperspaceMadness reflective shader with crt-easymode-halation, this is very cool! You can find info and a link to download in his thread here: HSM Mega Bezel Reflection Shader:

I’m very happy with the RRR cabinet, here is how it looks running it:

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wow, that cabinet depth effect looks very convincing. :open_mouth:

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Wow… looks great congrats. I have their 32 inch cabinet and their stuff is rock solid and top notch.

These bezels you’re making are amazing quality. RRR should be using your pics here as marketing to how realistic this cabinet could look. Seriously.

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Oh yeah, I agree, I have their sit down cabinet too and have been really happy with that one too. Built like a tank.

That’s a great idea on the marketing thing, I can shoot them a mail to let them know I’m putting these together. Thanks!

Gunbird in 4K Vertical

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Dragon Blaze, another great Psyikyo shmup, 4K vertical format:

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Street Fighter Alpha 3 4K Vertical

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You may have the coolest custom arcade cab at home I have ever seen. Kudos!

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It’s not really custom, it’s a vertical cab from RecRoomMasters. Glad you like it tho!

I just added a Galaga stool from Arcade1Up, which is very sweet:

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Sweet! I mean custom because it uses your custom bezels.

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Large screen variation of Street Fighter Alpha 3 in 4k Vertical

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I couldn’t find a good scan of the original Metal Slug 3 marquee, and as near as I can tell nobody has them for sale either. So… I spent some time recreating it. It’s not totally accurate, but close enough for my purposes. Not sure what I will do with the overall overlay design, so for now, just putting this out there in case someone wants to use it for anything:

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Metal Slug 3 4K Vertical

And a full screen width option (here with latest HSM Reflection shader):

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Final Fight 4K Vertical Bezel

Full width screen version:

The standalone instruction card I made for the large screen version, if anyone wants to use it:

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You’re work is way more realistic than when you started!

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