TheNamec - Mega Bezel COMMODORE Pack

This thread is about Mega Bezel Commodore Pack, a special graphic addon focusing on famous Commodore hardware with original backdrops and ready-to-go presets based on @HyperspaceMadness Mega Bezel Reflection Shader.

Mega Bezel Commodore Pack Release Candidate 1 is out!

Download it while it’s still hot on the Official DevBlog


Requirements


Features

  • Original vector-based design, 1080p and 4K, horizontal 16:9
  • Photorealistic-like shading and real-time reflections
  • Zero-config presets for performance/fx balance: extreme, advanced, standard, basic and potato
  • Modular displays, based on multi-layers, pre-baked overlays and procedural bezels
  • Comfortable Day&Night experience with adjustable lightning
  • Historically based details taken from actual hardware, advertising and manuals
  • Remixed familiar elements with perceptive dis-proportion and retro-modding twists

Models

I plan to release packs for Commodore VIC20/VC20, Commodore64 and Amiga systems:

  • Amiga: A500, A500 Plus, A600, A600 HD, A1200, Amiga CD32, A1200 Synthwave (out now)
  • Commodore64: Silver Label, Breadbin, Drean, ALDI, G Series (coming soon)
  • VIC20, VC20: Golden Label, MarkII, Mark3, VIC-1001 (coming soon)

Displays

You can choose your preferred display from an array of fully modelled classic monitors including:

  • Commodore: C1702, C1084, C1084S-D1, C1084S-D2 CDTV Black Edition (out now)
  • Mega Bezels: procedural dark and light variants (out now)

Display framing is a fine-tuned sweet spot between gameplay area and eye candy : you can further customize displays scaling and position using EXTREME and ADVANCED presets.

To maximize the gameplay area you can choose procedural Mega Bezels, real-time generated bezel&frame from HSM Mega Bezel Reflection Shader, available in dark and light theme complete with customized per-model decals.


Day and Night lightning

Each preset comes with lightning variants out-of-the-box for you to choose from: Day lightning makes you enjoy a lit scenario showing all accurately rebuilt graphics details, while Night lightning is easier on your eyes as it simulates a soft, warm lit room full with led .


Retro-modding

My graphics include data devices from the past with some “twists”: I decided to embed the infamous Datassette with bulb lightning, Floppy drives and disk emulators in models chassis . This includes: Datassette models 1530 C2N, 1530-B C2N, DC120; Floppy/Disk drive A1010; Gotek-like adf/hdf emulator.


THANKS GO TO…

  • My father Rocco, for introducing me in Commodore computers gaming at the age of four
  • My girlfriend Sabrina for supporting me in doing something funny, just for fun sake
  • HyperSpaceMadness for his impressive shader and friendly support
  • Duimon for the inspiration and for setting excellent design quality standards
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WOW Great work their mate, I see this is very new. So none of the downloads are working as of yet?

May I put in some sort of request. A 16:9 Bezel with the beige 1084S Monitor with “blue Amiga hand and floppy logo” with a Beige Amiga A500 on either side of this monitor, Going from my experience this is the setup most common for Amiga owners back in the day such as myself and many of my friends. I think this would be very popular.

Thanks DK

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I’m waiting for Retroarch 1.9.1 to be out, as the pack uses new features. I think it’ a matter of days, according to latest RA news :heart_eyes:

The pack includes presets variations to combine each monitor with each system, so you can have 1084S with A500 out-of-the-box!

PS: This was my exact setup in the 90s!!!

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Oh that’s GREAT I look forward to both when they come out :+1: :+1: :grin: :grin: :grin:

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These are stunning, I only downloaded Duimon’s sets yesterday and was saddened by the lack of Commodore love. This has made me very happy!

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As you know the release of the Mega Bezel Commodore Pack is subdued to next RetroArch version… so to pass some time, here’s some dev screenshots.

Development started in the end of October, after my encounter with @Duimon’s project: he encouraged me to start a Commodore Pack.

Here’s an initial prototype design for an hybrid A500/A1200 overlay, at that time I was experimenting with a more “cartoonish” solution:

Amiga Hybrid early prototype

After meeting up with @HyperspaceMadness and getting deeper in his shader customizable features, I decided to develop the modular monitor design and get proper per-model backdrops, full with lightning

Amiga 500 with 1084 Monitor


Amiga 1200 with 1084S D1 Monitor

So at some point the design went from exaggerate and cartoonish to dis-proportioned and realistic.

To be sure to never look back, prototype source was definitely destroyed. :grin:

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can’t wait the amiga cd32 first LOL :slight_smile: good job i love them.do you have an idea for the next realease of retroarch?

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I made them with love, so I love that you love it! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Ahahah

Well, I have no bare idea. I’m considering developing basic overlays to bypass this blind waiting, but I think the best experience really is in conjunction with HSM Megabezel shader…

Let’s wait a couple of weeks for the final decision! :wink:

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New Retroarch is out :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

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Working hard to get the pack online as soon as possible! RA release on monday night was quite unexpected. Thanks you for your patience, the waiting won’t be long.

Expect updates soon :wink:

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yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!! can’t wait!

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Although it is new, I want to thank you for the enormous work you are doing for this pack, as a designer I know what it means to do something like that, good cheer, I really want to try the pack, it looks incredible.

Thanks Namek and hopefully you upload it soon :grinning:

Sorry for my English I am going with a translator but I had to thank the work. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hey guys! A little update: things are proceeding slow and steady as I add that extra ICING we all deserve, lots of new presets have been included and currently under testing.

Moreover, I’m happy to announce a couple new features!

Presets for HSM “Mega Bezel” style frames, full with per-model decal and light/dark variations (meaning you can enjoy maximum play area while keeping cool customization)

Customized intro animation with model-specific logos! Powered by allmighty @HyperspaceMadness efforts

Some design were in need of some love, like the retropimped A1200 with GoTek disk emulator

Sorry for the waiting, but trust me: it will be worth it :wink:

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Wow, this makes me extra-proud. Then you can confirm that the last mile is the longest and slowest of the whole design&refine process :grin:

No problem, passion is the future-proof global language! I’m Italian btw, so I enjoy somewhat creative english.

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Looks great! I love the new Bezel additions.

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WOO!!! :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes: I get erections just by looking at those shots :laughing: :laughing: :grin:, good job, it looks fantastic, Amiga is one of my favorite platforms.

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Looks like you’re popular! :rofl:

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WOO!!! It’s getting hot in here or is it just me?! Ahahah :innocent:

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I can’t help it, I like it AMIGA :laughing:

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hi i don’t understand that shouldn’t go out with this version of retroarch?