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Custom 240p Test Suite Box Art (nes/snes/genesis/megadrive)



  • in my spare time over the last few weeks, i've been chipping away at putting together some nice cover/wheel art for the 240p Test Suite.

    240p Test Suite (nes)

    240p Test Suite (snes)

    240p Test Suite (genesis)

    240p Test Suite (megadrive)

    Wheel 00

    Wheel 01

    https://imgur.com/a/8bh5Jem

    feel free to use them in your builds and/or spread them around to the proper channels. maybe one day we'll even be able to scrape them :)

    i know this is a niche thing, but if there's demand for more popular console versions, i'd be happy to render a couple more. it's relatively simple thanks to existing templates, though the NES cover was the most time consuming as i took a few extra artistic liberties to make it look more authentic.

    my retropie setup looks much more complete now with some cover art for these roms:

    13" Toshiba

    closer

    screenshot taken with raspi2png

    https://imgur.com/a/lZ3JdcR

    i'd love to see your CRT setups if you ever get use out of these.


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    Nice work !

    feel free to use them in your builds and/or spread them around to the proper channels. maybe one day we'll even be able to scrape them :)

    Did you submit them to ScreenScraper ?



  • @mitu hey, thanks! i haven't submitted them yet, but plan to eventually. truth be told, i was putting it off because i find the site ux there...off-putting :)



  • @chipsnblip said in Custom 240p Test Suite Box Art (nes/snes/genesis/megadrive):

    i find the site ux there...off-putting :)

    I fully agree



  • @chipsnblip These look professional made. Great job!

    If you wouldn't mind a have a few system to request when you find the time.

    Sega CD/Mega CD
    PC Engine/Turbo Grafx-16
    CD-ROM2/Super CDROM2 (PCE Duo/Turbo Duo)
    Sega Dreamcast
    Neo Geo MVS/AES and CD
    Sega Master System
    Playstation

    I'm a member of screenscraper.fr so if you would like i can submit the ones you have already made and give credit with link to this thread?



  • @Rion sure, i can work on some more systems but i work slowly (be prepared to wait a good while). feel free to submit them to the scraper or anywhere else, don't need credit i just hope they are of use to someone :)



  • i tried going to screenscraper.fr but just get a white page, is the site down? tested in both firefox and chromium browsers.

    anway, had some free time today and finished the tg16/pcengine covers:
    240p Test Suite (tg16)

    240p Test Suite (pcengine)

    regarding the pcengine cover, i don't know Japanese so just input "Test Suite" into google translate, if that's incorrect let me know and i will fix it :)

    and a quick update, i made a small change to the genesis cover which had a minor design flaw (oversight):
    240p Test Suite (genesis) [update]

    link to the full album: https://imgur.com/a/8bh5Jem

    also these are a work in progress and i'm open to suggestions, so if anyone has criticisms please let me know what you're thinking :)



  • couple new ones (segacd & megacd):

    240p Test Suite (segacd)

    240p Test Suite (megacd)

    think next i'll work on the playstation and dreamcast versions.



  • dreamcast & psx:

    240p Test Suite (dreamcast)

    240p Test Suite (playstation)

    the next one i'll work on is the mastersystem, which uses some different art assets: https://www.smspower.org/forums/17116-SMSTestSuiteWorkInProgressHomebrew so it will take a bit more time to come up with something. suggestions are welcome :)

    if there are any other templates for these systems you would like to see, different layouts, colors, etc. let me know. after i'm done with a few more systems, i will put together a source file (gimp's native .xcf format) so anyone can make changes, or add more systems in the future.



  • @chipsnblip

    These are so great!
    You could even print these and use on real cart/cds that how good these look!



  • Is that an SD Snatcher reference?! Man, that takes me back. MSX2 with FM-pack and SCC cartridge, iirc.



  • thanks Rion! finally finished the mastersystem cover:

    240p Test Suite (mastersystem)

    this one took longer than usual, because i wanted it to look as close to an original box as possible. matching the font/kerning, and smoothing the pixelation on gillian was an interesting feat.

    i wasn't satisfied with inkscape's automated bitmap tracing results, so i took a different route and used libretro's Imageviewer core with a shader (pretty sure i ended up using xsoft+scalefx-level2aa+sharpsmoother.glslp). after that it took lots of cleanup and manual painting in gimp to achieve the final result.

    i'm almost tempted to go back and re-render all these covers using the smooth version...

    stay tuned for more covers :)



  • @chipsnblip

    Nice work!

    I like the pixelated look on the covers, but then again I'm a sucker for 240p 😁



  • yeah, same here -- so i'll just leave them as-is:) actually, that's probably the last of the covers i'll do for now. i was considering making covers for neo-geo, but after realizing it's not called 240p Test Suite (it's Neo Geo monitor test tool), i decided to leave that up to someone else for the future.

    last step now is to get all the assets sorted before sharing the source.



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