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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:49 PM

Could someone please toss one of their 5200 joystick templates in their scanner and save it in PDF format?  I'd like try an experiment with one to see how it works out.  I'll post the results here.  



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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:03 PM

You mean like one of the overlays from a game or ?



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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:07 PM

You mean like one of the overlays from a game or ?

 

Yes.  I've located three templates (attached below), but until I get my repaired joystick back, I cannot get the correct sizing.  With any luck we could get an assortment here eventually...

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  • Defender.png
  • Galaxian.png
  • Star Raiders.png


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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:51 PM

Oops, I uploaded the Defender PDF to the wrong thread, so I'm posting it here with the hopes that this thread will grow.

Anyway, I correctly sized the Defender joystick overlay and put it in a PDF, so it should print up perfectly for everyone.

 

 

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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:52 PM

Star Raiders is an early title and one of the few where an overlay is really nice to have.

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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:43 PM

fresh off my scanner... and in some cased fresh outta the box.

 

 

 

Attached File  5200_overlays_1.pdf   411.34KB   26 downloads



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Posted Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:43 AM

fresh off my scanner... and in some cased fresh outta the box.

 

 

 

attachicon.gif5200_overlays_1.pdf

 

 

Excellent!  Thank you.  Now with others helping out, maybe we'll get them all eventually!   :thumbsup:



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Posted Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:09 AM

I have others I didn't open up yesterday that I can take a look at. But those are likely the only overlays I have as I don't have that many CIB 5200 games in my collection. I also originally scanned them in at 1200 dpi, but naturally the original PNG file was over 80mb in size and you would have to scale that down still to be usable. My point though is that my original scans are much higher quality than what was eventually put to the PDF file. Only way I can put them into PDF is to open the scans and put them into a word doc as correct size and then save that to a PDF but you loose quite a bit of the definition doing this.



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Posted Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:55 AM

.. at 1200 dpi, but naturally the original PNG file was over 80mb in size and you would have to scale that down still to be usable. My point though is that my original scans are much higher quality than what was eventually put to the PDF file. Only way I can put them into PDF is to open the scans and put them into a word doc as correct size and then save that to a PDF but you loose quite a bit of the definition doing this.

 

Yeah, PNG format while beautiful can be rather large.  If you want to try scanning at 600 DPI and upload the raw images in JPG format, you'll find it'll be more than adequate.  I can tweak them from that point.



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Posted Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:38 PM

I feel like an IDIOT!  I've been on AtariAge for years  and just found << THIS >>!!!






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