PapaShine's 4k Vertical Overlays (ArsInvictus style)

For the past few months, I’ve been creating vertical mame overlays for my Vcabinet builds and getting but after seeing the bodywork from @ArsInvictus it became clear he was heading in the direction i wanted to go with mine and I’ve decided to focus my art/layouts to match his look so I can help cover as many games as possible and share with the community - While I’m working with @ArsInvictus, @Dreamstate and @Briball on various overlays and evolving the look as we go, I’ll still find time to work on a few of my own and re-work some of the early ones I built last year too.

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All overlays will have a Retroarch .cfg file in the folder as well as a mame .lay file and can be found on my Google drive here:

Google Drive - Papashine 4k Vertical Mame Overlays

Also, please check out the CoinMech Project for various coin door art assets for the community building overlays HERE with files uploaded here:

Google Drive - Papashine 4k CoinMech Project

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Double Dragon II - 4k Vertical Overlay

I put this together quickly for my brother’s surprise Vertical cab build I’ve been working on - pretty close to the references I found for it but I will come back to this at a later date to tweak the Marquee lighting and build a larger screen format for it too. I used @ArsInvictus speaker layer and modified the grill to match the DD2 cab.

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4k Overlay can be found here:

Double Dragon II - 4k Vertical Overlay

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This is fantastic! You definitely nailed the look I go for, this came out almost exactly as I would have done it. Great to have you helping out, we’ll cover a lot of ground working as a team on this stuff :smiley:

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Sunset Riders 4k Vertical Overlay - Ars Invictus inspired, Large screen variation

Once again, a quick overlay, this time to tweak the size of the gameplay screen to @ArsInvictus lovely Sunset Riders Overlay.

My brother and I spent many hours playing this in the arcades along the beaches near where we grew up and far more since then emulated - The thing I remember most about the original cab was the size of the screen and the booming sound system kicking out that wonderful soundtrack. Like most of the Konami 3-4 player side scrollers dedicated cabs around the same time (Simpsons, TMNT), there was no bezel overlay, just a large black molded mount, but it feels like this game should have had one and i was really pleased to find this! rather than just cut a bigger hole, my brother requested the gameplay instructions for his kids to see so I took it a bit further and built a whole new bezel using the CP art this time to balance out the layout but keep Ars’s overlay vibe intact. Hopefully, it makes a nice large screen alternate view to his one if anyone needs it.

Big thanks to @ArsInvictus for updating the Marquee with his new technique - great work as always!

Download it here with mame .lay and Retroach .cfg files: Sunset Riders (large screen alt) 4k Vertical Overlay

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Mystic Warriors (Konami 1993) 4k Vertical Overlay

I think like most people it seems, I never got to play this unofficial follow up to Sunset Riders (by the same programming team) when it released back in 1993 and only discovered it a few years ago. It’s well worth a look if you haven’t already tried it.

Just like the availability of the game, the artwork and reference pictures are really hard to find so I’ve restored the Control Panel art using several references and managed to find some Japanese gameplay instructions (which I’ve up-resed and will work on some more for translation at some point). Also, like the rest of Konami’s 4 player cabs, it had no bezel so I’ve made one up and bled the CP elements into the rest of the overlay. Also built a new 3D speaker panel to match the cab and restored/lit the original marquee (sourced by @ArsInvictus).

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Download it here with mame .lay file and Retroach .cfg files:

Mystic Warriors (large screen) 4k Vertical Overlay

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I love this! I’d never heard about this game prior to you mentioning it. I’ll have to give it a try this weekend. I like the pseudo-CP approach too. It’s a good compromise that retains the CP art and blends with the overall cab layout without distraction.

Blur is on point :wink:

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Glad you like it! It’s tricky because I actually don’t mind building the plastic moulded bezel in, but they were so basic it’s not like there’s anything ornate about the shapes even - just a massive cab with huge panels and looks like a tank to take allot of abuse!

I’m pleased with how it turned out – let me know what you think of the game, as a set I think it compliments The Simpsons, TMNT and Sunset Riders pretty well.

Glad you approve of the blurring haha :wink:

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