New Overlays for Atari Lynx, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color and Game Gear - 16:9 1080p overlays
This is my contribution to the Retro community. It is a collection of overlays that I created for the following portable systems:
- Atari Lynx I
- Atari Lynx II
- Nintendo Game Boy
- Nintendo Game Boy Advance
- Nintendo Game Boy Color
- Game Gear
Because the existing overlays for these systems have very jagged edges. I worked very hard to smooth every curved edge on all of the provided pictures while maintaining accuracy.
I scoured the Internet for very high resolution pictures of these systems. I then worked to ensure the view port for the game was centered and the system was accurate.
Here's a link to the site: TotallyGeeked overlays
Zipped collections of the systems are also available for easy downloading.
All images are labeled as follows:
- Game system - Integer Display multiplier (Actual resolution of gameplay rectangle.)
- Example: Game Boy Color 5x5 (800x720) - Teal
This overlay is for the Game Boy Color. The intended emulation resolution for the screen is an integer multiplier of 5 x 5. This translates to a resolution of 800x720.
There are multiple resolutions available for each overlay, depending upon how you want to play.
Game Gear Notes
The existing Game Gear image was incorrectly squished. When I started this project, the Game Gear emulator incorrectly used square pixels. The aspect ratio is really 1.33. (4:3). The provided image was askew to make it appear to be correct. I found a straight-on view and correctly provide a 4:3 aspect ratio for the game.
Game Boy Color Notes
I tried to find an original, large picture from which I could create the overlays. However, not all systems were available. In those instances, the image was color shifted to match the intended system. This worked surprisingly well!
I have worked to ensure color accuracy for the following GBC systems:
- Atomic Purple
- Clear Green
- Pokemon Gold
- Pokemon Silver
- Pokemon Yellow
I created this color combination because I liked how it looked:
- Clear Cyan
Here are a few examples of the 130+ overlays:
robertvb83 last edited by
@TotallyGeeked really nice and sharp overlays!
is there a simple way (scaling) to use these also for 1280x1024 screen resolution? I guess this is not possible?
@robertvb83 Thank you!
I was able to fulfill your request! Please check the Overlay link above. Please let me know how they work for you.
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@TotallyGeeked Beautiful! thank you! very impressive work. So many great varieties to chose from, very cool. i like what you did with gamegear! Superb
Wonderful work! I used a couple of these in place of my current overlays!
I have a request that might be easy for you. There doesn't seem to be a great Vertical Lynx overlay. Any way you could make one since you already have the source material for lynx? Thanks!