Author Topic: My WIP of MGalaxy frontends for Raspberry Pi Retropie under Attract Mode  (Read 1910 times)

keilmillerjr

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No I get that - my point was; why doesn’t mGalaxy just code it for AM? If takoni was able to write, what seams to be, about 90% of it for AM all by himself then surely a paid service can afford to port it for AM (and that’s not to minimize takoni’s great work.)

mGalaxy won’t answer anyone on their forums over the last 3 months, but they’ll go after a lone user for providing a service that they refuse to provide themselves.

Idk - just seems a little uncouth that’s all. I’m sure mGalaxy is legally within their rights - it’s just not a good look.

Attractmode is open source. Why would some one undercut themselves?

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its ok! lets get calm and lets work!, i am sure we can create our unique style of background , arcade or vintage room with the light of the day changing hour to hour...  there are a lot of great coders here , so we only need a modeller and a free 3d modell , then put the camera in front and render with diferente light point. , lets be creative, i think it is more funny to create one that will be just a copy of another person´s work.

I atached just a few examples or ideas i have found easilly on google and turbosquid... just to demostrate that imagination is endless....
« Last Edit: June 20, 2019, 04:14:52 AM by takoni »

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Here will be a very good option....

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/E6wP4
« Last Edit: June 20, 2019, 04:19:14 AM by takoni »

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This is going to be awesome!

verion

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@takoni
i think it is more funny to create one that will be just a copy of another person´s work.
"Funny" is not the right word. It looks more like "copyright infringement".
Especially if you are planning to copy a commercial product - it's far from "no harm done" use of some fan art, especially if the author allows it. There is no "personal use" that can justify this, as the original product "mGalaxy" is intended for personal use.
Looking for inspirations is one thing - but copying a commercial product is not a good approach.

Also, I'm sure you're underestimating both the importance of those backgrounds and the time/effort/talent that goes into creating it. If you strip the graphics from the theme like this - you'll end up only with wheel game list and a snap.

asahendrix

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Yeah these new images are awesome! Couple of questions:

Can the NES next to the TV be easily switched out with another console when you change systems?

Also, and this sounds a little nit picky, but could we get an image with a few less beer cans/bottles? Lol

Lastly, are you going to be working on a layout the fits with the background image you posted here? If so, I'd love to try it out.


Thanks for all of the hard work!

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@takoni
i think it is more funny to create one that will be just a copy of another person´s work.
"Funny" is not the right word. It looks more like "copyright infringement".
Especially if you are planning to copy a commercial product - it's far from "no harm done" use of some fan art, especially if the author allows it. There is no "personal use" that can justify this, as the original product "mGalaxy" is intended for personal use.
Looking for inspirations is one thing - but copying a commercial product is not a good approach.

Also, I'm sure you're underestimating both the importance of those backgrounds and the time/effort/talent that goes into creating it. If you strip the graphics from the theme like this - you'll end up only with wheel game list and a snap.

If you'll go back and read earlier posts, we've already established that we can't "copy" the original artwork of mGalaxy. I think what takoni was implying is that we can pull inspiration from the design of mGalaxy to create something new - which is EXACTLY what mGalaxy did when creating their front end. The only difference is, no one is going to charge money for it.

If taking inspiration from another project to create your own is copyright infringement, then mGalaxy is guilty of this as they were not the first to create a front end for Windows. Furthermore, they took money for it - and the right word for that is "fraud". That is, if we're going to be strict with what's infringement and what's not.

If you wanted, you could make a pretty good case for mGalaxy skirting the line of infringement and then fiscally profiting from it. The top image for a VR build *5 years ago* - the bottom image is mGalaxy's arcade theme:

https://www.roadtovr.com/newretroarcade-oculus-rift-dk2-download-arcade-virtual-reality/


takoni

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Sorry about my english , i wanted to say is : is more funny for me to create original one than just copy the work of another person. I think google translator is not perfect for my poor English, I don’t want to disparaging the work of nobody , sorry .

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Sorry about my english , i wanted to say is : is more funny for me to create original one than just copy the work of another person. I think google translator is not perfect for my poor English, I don’t want to disparaging the work of nobody , sorry .

No hay un problema, amigo. Yo hablo un pocco de español y es muy dificil para mi. A si que yo entiendo.

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Here will be a very good option....

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/E6wP4

i think their is a bong missing... ::) too...
help a friend....

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I found some good backgrounds


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Sorry about my english , i wanted to say is : is more funny for me to create original one than just copy the work of another person.

Yea, no problem. :D
Now it sounds TOTALLY different and this is the best approach.

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One piece of advice. If you want this to run flawlessly on RPi you should test your theme on RPI from day one (on actual hardware). Attract Mode themes are not that efficient - especially when using surfaces - and RPI can easily choke. You have to optimize or make some features optional to make it run on RPi.

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I’ve done just a tab bit with this image. I had the script for the clock on the VCR working and then I corrected the time on my Pi and the background image quit on me so I took out the code for that.

I’d like to have wheel art instead of text, but I can’t figure that out either. I haven’t even bothered with the time shading aspect - that’s way beyond me.

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Hi! here some work in progress with that beautifull background.

https://youtu.be/6Jk6nRyxUaY

I think, perhaps is time to close this topic, and start a new layout WIP topic ?

asahendrix

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Hi! here some work in progress with that beautifull background.

https://youtu.be/6Jk6nRyxUaY

I think, perhaps is time to close this topic, and start a new layout WIP topic ?

Video is not working :/