Handheld Overlays [PSD+PNG+CFG]
I had posted those previewsly on the old forum, but since the links did expired, I decided repost them here:
All the files (PSD,PNG and CFG) can be found in the follow link:
In case the link expires let me know for myself reupload.
;) Have Fun
itskryode last edited by
Alright, this is cool, but how do we make them go into action? How do we set it up?
Well first of all you have to put the files into the the RPi, for that I use the WinSCP.
You can put the files anywhere youwant, since you define the correct path it will work, personally I like to keep the overlay files inside the platform config folder.
Lets make a quick example for the GBA:
The GBA configs its located: /opt/retropie/configs/gba/
and I have preference for the grid version of the overlay so I move the files gba1080p_grid.png and gba1080p_grid.cfg into the folder: /opt/retropie/configs/gba/overlay/
then I open the file gba_video_settings.cfg to copy the content and paste it into the file: /opt/retropie/configs/gba/retroarch.cfg
In this case the content it's:
video_smooth = false
aspect_ratio_index = "22"
custom_viewport_width = "1140"
custom_viewport_height = "760"
custom_viewport_x = "390"
custom_viewport_y = "160"
input_overlay_enable = true
input_overlay_opacity = 1.0
input_overlay_scale = 1.0
input_overlay = /opt/retropie/configs/gba/overlay/gba1080p_grid.cfg
and should it work ;)
I am not good to explain but if you wanna learn something more you can check it out here:
@Lodan-Zark NIce overlays.
@Lodan-Zark , @itsnitro: For easy selection and installation of overlays @meleu has created a great script.
Overlays and CFGs must follow a specific naming convention and be placed in the Github overlay Repository. If interested, check here.
meleu last edited by
@Lodan-Zark Yeah, placing the files in a github repository makes things simpler. :-)
I'm currently working in a tool to let the artist guys give more attention to making and releasing art and less in configs (or explaining how to config). It's an evolution of the script I've made for @UDb23 's github repository.
If you follow the directions on the thread @UDb23 mentioned above, you'll can take advantage of this tool when it is released.
@meleu I don't know well how to send the files to github repository :\ if you want you can upload them yourself to make other people life easier.
papinist last edited by
I would love to have this overlay for a 4:3 screen (actually 5:4, 1280x1024) to use in my bartop project! Doing this myself from your images is not ideal since I miss top and bottom part.
To have a decent quality from suc a low resolution games, I'm using x4 resolution for gb, gbc, gg, lynx and ngpc, and x3 for gba.
@UDb23 Any chance these can get added to your GitHub?
@hurricanefan Will have a look at these; shouldn't be difficult to create the info files required to be used with the install script.
@udb23 That is amazing news! You rock.
Could you kindly check if it installs as expected ?
Hi UDb23, I installed the gamegear overlay this morning after seeing your message. I don't see the overlay working through when I start up a game.
I am using lr-genesis-plus-gx as the emulator.
@udb23 I got it working.
The only thing missing was a retroarch settings update:
Add the following:
video_smooth = false aspect_ratio_index = "22" custom_viewport_width = "960" custom_viewport_height = "876" custom_viewport_x = "480" custom_viewport_y = "102" input_overlay_enable = true input_overlay_opacity = 1.0 input_overlay_scale = 1.0 input_overlay = /opt/retropie/configs/gamegear/overlay/gg-1080p_grid_LZ-ovl.cfg
Overlay screenshot working:
@udb23 I think I found what happened, the gamegear retroarch.cfg got copied to the gba config folder. So something in the install went wrong with the overlay tool.
meleu last edited by
@meleu Thanks for fixing the code!
@udb23 It's ok. It was fun to troubleshoot.
Thanks for your help with this! I really appreciate it.
@hurricanefan Gameboy added.
@udb23 Cool, I'll test it tomorrow.