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#1 DaddaRuleKonge OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:43 AM

Hello. After a long siesta I started on a new PDF/book (other PDFs: https://daddarulekonge.itch.io/)on Arcade machines. I normally use a standard template on my PDFs, but wanted to make something more eye pleasing. But I have a hard time deciding how to set it up. I have a hard time making space on the pages, but it would make it more pleasing on the eyes. If anyone would give some pointers on what they find most pleasing I would really appreciate it :) The two first pictures are on my first design, the next two are on a more space friendly design. Also, does the background colors make any sense?

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#2 CRTGAMER OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:10 AM

Very nice! However, the link does not work. The blue background is great, a subtle color so the arcade cabinets stand out. I like the white box text as a header followed by yellow box text for description. The second design better for not being as cramped. Suggest expanding each cabinet description to at least a full paragraph or two. Maybe one cabinet per page to allow the additional text as well as in game screenshot and marque of each game?

#3 DaddaRuleKonge OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:38 AM

Very nice! However, the link does not work. The blue background is great, a subtle color so the arcade cabinets stand out. I like the white box text as a header followed by yellow box text for description. The second design better for not being as cramped. Suggest expanding each cabinet description to at least a full paragraph or two. Maybe one cabinet per page to allow the additional text as well as in game screenshot and marque of each game?

Thank you for the suggestions. I will take it into consideration, though I have a hard time finding information and screenshots/video's on these early arcade games.



#4 DaddaRuleKonge OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:39 AM

new link. should work. https://daddarulekonge.itch.io/


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#5 CRTGAMER OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:48 AM

Thank you for the suggestions. I will take it into consideration, though I have a hard time finding information and screenshots/video's on these early arcade games.

 

Mame screen captures? There are also existing Marque and Screenshot sets for Mame online.

 

You can edit your OP with the new link if its not expired yet. Ask the OP for help if the OP is expired already.


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#6 DaddaRuleKonge OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:16 AM

 

Mame screen captures? There are also existing Marque and Screenshot sets for Mame online.

 

You can edit your OP with the new link if its not expired yet. Ask the OP for help if the OP is expired already.

Unfortunately Discrete logic can not be emulated (as far as I know). It can only be remade to look like the original arcade version. The first five years of arcade machines does mostly include discrete logic boards. I will include Marque if the arcade feature it :)
 



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Posted Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:33 AM

Bill Kurtz did a similar book called the Encyclopedia Of Arcade Video Games. But what you have so far seems to go more in-depth and I would be interested in buying the finished product if you release a hard copy. Do you plan on doing any interviews with any of the programmers from BITD?



#8 DaddaRuleKonge OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:43 AM

Bill Kurtz did a similar book called the Encyclopedia Of Arcade Video Games. But what you have so far seems to go more in-depth and I would be interested in buying the finished product if you release a hard copy. Do you plan on doing any interviews with any of the programmers from BITD?

I do plan to release it in print through lulu. The book will not be as in-dept or as professionally as the "Encyclopedia Of Arcade Video Games" book (though, I have not seen the BIll Kurtz book. This is just a guess). I will not do any interview myself. Everything in this PDF/book; pictures, text, will be taken from other places on the internet. So I am sorry to say, it's just a collection of copy/paste from the net... Just like every other PDFs I made.


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#9 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:18 AM

The book will not be as in-dept or as professionally as the "Encyclopedia Of Arcade Video Games" book (though, I have not seen the BIll Kurtz book. This is just a guess).

 

The book isn't very in-depth. It's mostly just pictures of cabinets with estimated values of the cabinets.



#10 DaddaRuleKonge OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:35 AM

 

The book isn't very in-depth. It's mostly just pictures of cabinets with estimated values of the cabinets.

Oh, so it's more of a price guide. Well, then I guess it will contain a little more information :)



#11 DaddaRuleKonge OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:22 AM

It's done :)

https://daddarulekonge.itch.io/



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Posted Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:39 AM

 

Wow that was a lot of work!  Thanks for sharing.



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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2018 1:39 PM

Good stuff! Didn't see the arcade book was done. Guess you're looking at finishing up Sega Saturn next. Maybe one day a Colecovision or Sega Dreamcast book?



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Posted Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:58 PM

The second design is better (looks less cramped -- as mentioned). 

 

Note: If you use MAME screen captures for vector games, be sure to crank the resolution really high (otherwise you'll end up with weird jaggies like in the book Supercade). 

 

Tip: The higher the resolution, the more you need to increase the vector beam width and the gamma level.



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Posted Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:00 AM

Great job! I just bought 3 of your books. you've got so much info in the first one that I haven't even had a chance to look at the others :)

 

I own an Asteroids (vector board), Marble Madness (System 1 board), A Vectrex (Vectrex Encyclopedia Book), and a bunch of Nintendo Game & Watches (Collecting Game&Watch Systems). Cool to find your books covering all of these.

 

-Tavis

 



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Posted Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:58 AM

Wow this is awesome. I went ahead and purchased the 1976-1979 arcade encyclopedia. Hoping to find some good stuff in there!

Thanks again!






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