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I know there's a thread of cart label mockups, but how about one for boxarts? Since the XBox emulators and several PC emulators make great use of such images, I thought it would be nice to see what people have come up with for games that had no official boxes, (such as prototypes, homebrews, or hacks).

 

I'll be the first to submit a few pics -- this time for Adventure II with a little back-story.

 

I just picked up a Flashback 2 last weekend at a flea market for $1 and some change, (pretty good deal but it was just the unit -- no controllers or power supply). I got into playing a little Adventure II, so I thought it would be nice to put the ROM on my XBox emulator also. Well, it needed a boxart to look real purty, so I scanned the "Adventure Territory" page from one of my old Atari catalogs and put together a pic.

 

Here are 3 variations. My favorite in Orange, followed by the late style Red, and last but not least, Silver.

 

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edit: The point is to help each other out by filling in our emulator setups, or just showing off boxarts for the fun of it.

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After seeing this and the panic thread... I really want to make some Atari-style art. Anyway, I think your silver box looks really good. That's a hell of a find with the flashback, such a fantastic little system. There is another Adventure II (or is it 2?) rom out there, maybe more than one...

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Applying the Adventure Territory art to an Adventure II box was a clever idea. What a vision of loveliness that game would have been behind the glass counter.

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I liked most the orange variant, in my particular opinion because combines the adventure territory art with the original orange colored box of adventure we all know. Did you submitted your label for the AtariAge / Monkey Labs label contest as well for this mockup?

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I have made alot of them over the years for gamebase, but I also have some that are made by others. I tried to only grab the ones that I made....but if I post one here that is not mine, I apologize to the creator.

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Wow! Excellent job. Thank you for sharing. That's exactly what I was hoping to see. :thumbsup:

 

After uploading the Adventure II pics, I made them look better by darkening behind the title a bit. However, by the time I was ready to upload, I could no longer edit the post and didn't want to make two posts with essentially the same boxart.

 

I've made several for the 7800. I would like to have images from Marc or Nonner42 for some of these (especially Sirius and Plutos). I did what I could by piecing together various images and sometimes redrawing portions of them to fill out the larger box area. I'm sure some people won't like the "NEW" sticker I put on the boxes, but I like them and think they fit in well with the official boxarts in my emulator. For my XBox setup, I downsize them a bit more, but I thought 500px tall should make most people happy for other emu setups as well.

 

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I really don't like my Asteroids Deluxe and I'm not happy with Jr Pac-Man either. It's the layout I don't like, the artwork itself is great. I've seen pics of Marc's layouts of Asteroids and Jr Pac-Man and I like those much better.

 

I've done more for the 2600 which I'll upload later.

 

@ Nabuko78, I didn't know of a contest. I looked through the contest postings and didn't see anything like that. Do you have a link to more info?

 

edit: I don't want anyone to misunderstand me. I'm not taking credit for any of the artwork, only piecing it together into a boxart. The last thing I want to do is offend the artists who did a great job.

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Yes, those are gorgeous. It doesn't get any better than that. But would he be willing to share the images in a resolution high enough to use with the emulators? I completely understand not wanting to share high-res enough for someone to make knock-offs of his work, but how about a resolution similar to what I've shared? That would be perfect.

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Here's a new one...

 

 

 

 

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Anyone know how many "games" are in the Boggle rom; 5 was just the number on the Sky Diver box....

 

 

 

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This one took some work...

 

All I could find for art was a photo of the front of the arcade machine.

 

As most of you know "Elk Attack" was just a WIP joke name for the game "The Electric Yo-Yo" so without further ado..

 

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I know there's a thread of cart label mockups, but how about one for boxarts? Since the XBox emulators and several PC emulators make great use of such images, I thought it would be nice to see what people have come up with for games that had no official boxes, (such as prototypes, homebrews, or hacks).

 

I'll be the first to submit a few pics -- this time for Adventure II with a little back-story.

 

I just picked up a Flashback 2 last weekend at a flea market for $1 and some change, (pretty good deal but it was just the unit -- no controllers or power supply). I got into playing a little Adventure II, so I thought it would be nice to put the ROM on my XBox emulator also. Well, it needed a boxart to look real purty, so I scanned the "Adventure Territory" page from one of my old Atari catalogs and put together a pic.

 

Here are 3 variations. My favorite in Orange, followed by the late style Red, and last but not least, Silver.

 

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edit: The point is to help each other out by filling in our emulator setups, or just showing off boxarts for the fun of it.

 

Your boxart made it into Atari's IP Catalog - check out the Adventure II entry (which is Cafeman's 5200 homebrew):

 

http://www.atari-investisseurs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Atari-IP-Catalog-July-2016.pdf

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On 7/11/2010 at 4:12 AM, KevinMos3 said:

I know there's a thread of cart label mockups, but how about one for boxarts? Since the XBox emulators and several PC emulators make great use of such images, I thought it would be nice to see what people have come up with for games that had no official boxes, (such as prototypes, homebrews, or hacks).

 

I'll be the first to submit a few pics -- this time for Adventure II with a little back-story.

 

I just picked up a Flashback 2 last weekend at a flea market for $1 and some change, (pretty good deal but it was just the unit -- no controllers or power supply). I got into playing a little Adventure II, so I thought it would be nice to put the ROM on my XBox emulator also. Well, it needed a boxart to look real purty, so I scanned the "Adventure Territory" page from one of my old Atari catalogs and put together a pic.

 

Here are 3 variations. My favorite in Orange, followed by the late style Red, and last but not least, Silver.

 

post-9364-127881725378_thumb.jpg post-9364-127881747475_thumb.jpg post-9364-12788175416_thumb.jpg

 

edit: The point is to help each other out by filling in our emulator setups, or just showing off boxarts for the fun of it.

These are really beautiful. The Adventure Territory artwork is straight out of an early 80's D&D book. I saw these many years ago whern you did them but i've recently been revisiting some of your hacks and wandered over here. Great job.

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While searching and sorting Roms i found some interesting things: Like a Kangaroo Hack with a black Background. The Game looks so much better with it. For my own Purpose i rebranded it "Kangaroo Arcade". Same goes for a Vanguard Hack that makes the Background Black AND the Ship faster. Anyway, since i use downsized Box Art in Stella (and the Retron77) instead of Screenshots i decided to make my own Covers for some Games. Maybe you like them, maybe not. Unfortunately i'm not much of an Artist, Photoshop is a beast of a Program and I'm the Monkey hammering on the Typewriter... so here is Banana!

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