Vertical 16x9 with Marquee Project
I salvaged an older 24 inch 16x9 monitor and decide to do a vertical retropie setup. I've created a generic marquee for the default and using a rom based config to launch specific overlays in retroarch for the ones I have created. I also tweaked the carbon theme to fit my layout better. I see I need to adjust the bottom menu a bit. I'll include a few photos.
I'm looking for ideas on cabinets. I would really like a bartop and my favorite is the galaga. It would not need a separate marquee as the overlay is enough for me. Any ideas welcome.
robertvb83 last edited by robertvb83
vertical 16:9 with marquee overlay, what a stunning concept. i like this very much. makes me want to build another cabinet, this time vertical
id say with no extra marquee it tends to be a very slim and minimalistic kind of cabinet like this
UDb23 last edited by
Interesting concept. What scaling are you using for the game area?
Thanks, I had kicked this around in the past but just finally gat around to it. That style would work awesome for this concept. Maybe I will look for something like a 32 inch or slightly larger.
@udb23 Using 1200x1600 for the game and 1200x320 for the marquee. a little short for most marquee's, but hot bad.
ruckage last edited by ruckage
Good work. I've been planning the same thing myself and I'm hoping to get my cabinet built over the summer but I'm using a 27inch monitor in my case and will be going for a Pac-man theme. I'm sure I've seen similar cabinets made in the past but as far as I know there aren't any plans available online so I've been designing my own in sketchup. Once my sketchup plans are finished I'll probably share them here.
Edit: Your display is actually 16:10 (1920x1200). A 16:9 display would actually give you a little more room for the marquee. On my plans I'm putting a divider so the marquee is clearly separate from game. On a standard HD screen you could have 1080x1440 for the game and 1080x480 for the marquee area.
caver01 last edited by
This is a cool idea! Short of two displays (one just for the marquee) this is a really nice way to go. You could even glue a strip of T-moulding across the junction and integrate that into a very interesting cabinet design.
adu last edited by adu
Wow !!! Really hyped to use my 24" in vertical way to use your theme if you release it one day !
And, aside from that, are Cave games playables (all of them) on Rasperry 3 ? Or do I need a Pi3+ ?
clewis last edited by
I hope you are making a ton more of these and sharing the art files. It would be really cool to add the bezel as well.
captaincroutons last edited by captaincroutons
I've been scouring the internet for a vertical-only image, and yours is exactly what I've been picturing(I think I even saved the same generic arcade artwork you used in preparation for creating my own). Any chance you're gonna upload this image? Would be a huge time saver for myself and many others I'm sure! Looks awesome!!
EDIT: added an image of my modest vertical build I'm working on. Kind of DK-inspired, but also I've been watching a lot of old sci-fi so I went with the big curves.
EDIT 2: Are you using a RPi2 or RPi3? I used a 3 on my last project but all I have lying around now is a 2. A lot of people say there is a noticeable decrease in performance when using vertical orientation, but I have not seen that to be the case on my 2 so far.