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New Overlays for Atari Lynx, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color and Game Gear - 16:9 1080p overlays

  • Hello everyone!

    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
    • Berry
    • Black
    • Clear Green
    • Clear
    • Daiei
    • Dandelion
    • Grape
    • Kiwi
    • Pokemon Gold
    • Pokemon Silver
    • Pokemon Yellow
    • Teal

    I created this color combination because I liked how it looked:

    • Clear Cyan

    Here are a few examples of the 130+ overlays:
    Game Gear with Background 2

    Game Boy Color - Pokemon Gold

    Atari Lynx II with Rounded corners

    Game Boy


  • @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.

  • @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!

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