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Is there a list of emulated 4-bit systems and their machine names? I'd love to take a look.

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hap's post has a list of some (all?) of them.

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Mr. Do's artwork site has always posted art only after extensive digital cleanup. On the one hand, that leads to some great looking art. On the other hand, there's a ton of artwork that's been scanned, but isn't available to the general public. For handhelds, it might make more sense to just put unmodified scans out there as soon as the games are emulated. If someone wants to spend a lot of time improving them (color correcting, removing scratches, etc.), they can always be updated later.

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one big problem I have with taking pictures of game cases and stuff is my camera sucks, and they are usually very... "3D".

I was going to take pics of bezels and the important things required for play (i.e. maze for pacri monster) and internal artwork, like bezels and that 'circuit pattern' for tron. But I am not sure how much help I can be for outside stuff.

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You might look into using a good dedicated scanner. There's a lot of variation in how good scanners are at resolving 3D objects. Here's what I got for Mattel Baseball using an Epson Perfection 4490 Photo. I used the software's photo mode. The document settings would mess up an image like this.

https://mega.co.nz/#!bIh1ULTK!UZEHmekRnB1_PT9XLPblEQgIBnEyeCCTxHhDhhy6TE4

It looks like that particular model's been discontinued, but they're pretty cheap on eBay.


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The only photos I'm interested in is of the PCB :P

Speaking of that: Sean could do that for the stuff you purchase(d) too? Whether or not the MCU is already desoldered doesn't matter.

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I'll take some pictures this weekend of a couple (especially Packri Monster, since that is required just to play...)

Here's the existing pics I have of Packri Monster and Tron:
http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Z_Imgs/MESS/

Taken years ago with a 'basic' camera... So I can definitely improve those.

The Japanese versions of Tron has much cooler bezel art too... You can kind of see it here:
http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Tomy/Tron.htm
I think I have one of these, I'll photo them both if I can find them.

Sometimes you can get the bezel out of the game and it will fit on a scanner, but I have a semi-professional camera setup (being operated by a semi-amateur photographer. smile ), so I can definitely get some good pictures of these (the only delay is finding them in all the boxes of games... smile )

Is the ultimate plan to have a full picture of the entire game, or just the screen?

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Speaking of artwork and also regarding the discussion that was going on the other day, about frontends with 3D artwork like that thing at digitalcybercherries.com:

In the event that some of us come across the possibility of 3D scanning any devices/cartridges/etc that we have lying around, either with a Kinect or a 3D scanner... What kind of format should we stick to for making the 3D scans, in case that they may be supported by MESS in the future?

Perhaps having some kind of public guidelines might encourage more people to contribute this kind of stuff, for future use.


LCD artwork scans and cleanups: https://mega.nz/#F!uFYSzK7S!U-lJon9jsqyoCX_3y7_KLA
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I have PCB pics (both sides) and VFD pics (lit, unlit, back) for every game I dumped and vectored. they are in the usual place:

http://blog.kevtris.org/blogfiles/Handhelds/


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