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Poll: What label variation would you like to see next? (192 member(s) have cast votes)

What label variation would you like to see next?

  1. Atari 2600 Red Label (43 votes [22.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.40%

  2. Atari 2600 Children's Label (10 votes [5.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.21%

  3. Atari 7800 Label (35 votes [18.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.23%

  4. Activision Label (79 votes [41.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.15%

  5. Imagic Label (25 votes [13.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.02%

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#1 Cropsy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2007 9:53 PM

I wanted to do an Atari related project during my holidays so I've put together an online Label Maker for the Atari 2600.

The Label Maker produces relatively authentic Atari labels with your choice of label image, game title and color. Optionally the Atari Logo and CX Number may be included.

http://www.labelmaker2600.com

I've attached a couple of sample labels to this post. If you have any problems or suggestions for improvements please drop a reply in this thread.

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Edited by Cropsy, Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:57 PM.


#2 SINGLE TOOTH OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2007 9:53 PM

Cool

#3 BSA Starfire OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 1:09 AM

That's really smart & even I managed to work it!

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 1:46 AM

Really neat! I have a suggestion. Could the background color be made selectable? Other than white?

Other than that I love it!

Nathan

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#5 Cropsy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 2:26 AM

I have a suggestion. Could the background color be made selectable? Other than white?

I'm glad you like the label maker.

The background color is always black because the all Atari picture labels (except some Defenders and Breakouts) have a black background. I did the development focused on making authentic looking labels so it didn't really occur to me that I should offer a different color. :)

However if there is a demand for selectable background colors I'll look into adding it in the next update.

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 5:34 AM

That is the most awesome thing I've seen in a long time! Great job!!!

#7 PacManPlus OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 6:35 AM

:-o Very Nice! This is excellent work!

One thing, though, The picture I used had a mostly black background, and the 'Atari' Logo and CX number was also black :( Maybe allow the user to specify the color of those two things? Also, I think the CX number was too low. :(

... You know you need to do a 5200 and a 7800 version now, right? ;)

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#8 PacManPlus OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 6:40 AM

...a 'stand-alone' version of this program would be awesome! :grin:

Edited by PacManPlus, Fri Aug 3, 2007 6:40 AM.


#9 Cropsy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 6:50 AM

The picture I used had a mostly black background, and the 'Atari' Logo and CX number was also black :( Maybe allow the user to specify the color of those two things? Also, I think the CX number was too low. :(

I was having a look through the Atari Age database of picture label carts and some of them do have a white logo and CX number, I'll definitely add that for the next update.

At the moment the Logo and CX number position is relative to its position on an actual Atari label. If the picture you upload isn't approximately square the positioning will be off. Until I change the positioning it's probably best to leave the Atari Logo and CX number off labels with non square images.

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 7:31 AM

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#11 Lord Helmet OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 7:55 AM

This is really cool :cool:

Do you plan on adding any more options? Silver labels?

Great work!

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 8:06 AM

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Now this is going to be a lot of fun.

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#13 Cropsy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 8:40 AM

I'm glad everyone is enjoying the Label Maker. I've done a quick update to allow the color of the Atari Logo and CX number to be changed from black (as request by PacManPlus). I'll fix the positioning of the Logo and CX number for non square images when I wake up tommorow (12:30am already here).


...a 'stand-alone' version of this program would be awesome! :grin:

Unfortunately I'm too lazy to port the code to a language suitable for standalone distribution :)


Do you plan on adding any more options? Silver labels?

I'd like to add more of the Atari label types. Getting just Picture Labels to be reasonably accurate was quite time consuming though. Text Labels are the next likely candidate because of the similarity to the picture labels I've already completed.

Edited by Cropsy, Fri Aug 3, 2007 8:41 AM.


#14 SINGLE TOOTH OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 11:44 AM

are these the correct dimensions for printing on a cart as well?
Anyway, here is a game starring my father.

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#15 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 12:48 PM

Nice work! This is going to come in extremely handy during label contests.

#16 mimo OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 1:39 PM

awesome :thumbsup:
I need to start making some carts now :cool:
any chance of silver lables and 7800 compatability in the future?

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 1:44 PM

Great app!

My fav game
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#18 staberinde OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 2:47 PM

Coooooooooool!

#19 Tom_Explodes OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 2:48 PM

This is great fun. Well done, sir.

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 5:21 PM

This is very useful. :thumbsup: Nice to see such tools as this to fill that gap for the hobbyist.

#21 Cropsy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2007 10:56 PM

I've made another small update to the label maker. The Atari Logo and CX Number both appear correctly within the label image regardless of the dimensions of the label image. Previously for non square images the positioning was wrong.

are these the correct dimensions for printing on a cart as well?

Yes. The small labels fit correctly when printed at 150 DPI and the large labels at 360DPI. If you're image software doesn't support setting the DPI for printing just set the printed width to 2.733 inches or 6.94 centimetres.

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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2007 9:41 AM

Very cool! Well done my friend this is awesome indeed. :)

#23 Inky OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2007 10:20 AM

Here ya go...

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#24 godzillajoe OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2007 11:03 AM

How about a Keyboard Controllers option?

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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2007 12:37 PM

awesome!

Rockstar could probably translate this to the 2600... :ponder:

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