One thing that immediately comes to mind is; the ability to change effects in real-time when running bgfx. I feel like a lot of people don't realize this is possible while also being easy to do.
Thanks for the suggestion!
I've had to give some clarification on MAMEWorld, so I'll put it here too: I already have my hands pretty full with this video, given that in the next week and a half I need to:
- Get non-rusty at either Sony Vegas or (more likely) Adobe Premiere
- Collate potentially hundreds of screenshots
- Write a bespoke program to generate an uncompressed AVI with a translucent marquee listing all MAME, MESS and DU contributors since the project, once Vas gets me that list.
- Figure out how best to integrate an up-to-date visualization of the changes to MAME's codebase, once OG gets me that video.
- Putting the above, plus all of the media that others (hopefully) will get me together into the video, making sure it flows well, making sure it messages clearly, and polishing it to a mirror sheen.
There are additional limits on suggestions, as the Swedish bitpop band, Dunderpatrullen, have graciously given me permission to use one of my favorite tracks of theirs as the backing track, which precludes anything that's purely audio-related from going into the video, and so preferably the suggestions should be for things which:
1) Are still images that are immediately recognizable or at least understandable by people at least moderately familiar with MAME or MESS, even if they're only on screen for less than 5 seconds, or
2) Are videos from which I can clip out a 5-to-10-second segment, ideally on the lower end of that range, yet is still recognizable and meets the requirement of "looks cool", for sufficiently MAME-specific, geeky definitions of "looks cool".
So please, if you are able, link me directly to websites, link me directly to images, or link me directly to videos from which I can glean these smaller segments, because my hands are going to be pretty full just getting familiar with Vegas or Premiere again over the next couple of days while (hopefully) everyone else is chasing down media for me to use.
With that in mind, I have a few requests of things for other people to chase down while I work on re-familiarizing myself with video editing. Ideally, I'd like clips to be in uncompressed AVI format and put on mega.co.nz for me to download, though I will also accept losslessly-compressed videos, or even lossy-compressed (but high-quality-encoded) clips if I have
1. "Stupid MESS Tricks" - A video of loading and browsing the Bannister.org forums or some other emulation-related site on an emulated Mac. A video of running some early version(s) of MAME, most likely in one of the PC drivers.
2. Carl's hitbox-viewer script for Lua - a video of it in action. I haven't the slightest idea how to go about using the script, so if any of you do, please download OBS and spin me up a script showing it off.
3. A video showing off MAME's debugger, maybe even the ImGUI debugger since it would be the easiest to get running, but I'd prefer to show how we have debugger support using native widgets. Do something cool with it, I don't know - add comments to the disassembly, pop out a bunch of different windows, alter the color of some of the lines of disassembly (I think that's possible).
4. 4. A video showing off MAME's HLSL CRT post-processing, or the BGFX equivalent chain ("hlsl"). Make sure it's a game that is really slick-looking when run through the filter. If possible, do a separate video showing off switching BGFX screen chains "live".
5. A video, or multiple videos (maybe 3-4, so I have a choice in case one doesn't 'work' visually) showing off MAME's handheld emulation, including vectorized artwork. Hopefully hap can chase this one down.
6. Links to Aaron's talk(s) at CAX, Micko's talk(s) at whatever conventions he's been to, and videos of any other speaking engagements that MAME team members have had.
7. I've heard rumors of someone using VectorMAME or DVMAME and a ZVG board to throw Star Wars or some other vector game onto the side of a building. If true, I'd love
to see a video or images of that. If not, I'd love just as much to see a video or images of any other large-format, so to speak, uses of MAME.
8. I know MAME has been mentioned at least a few times in print media. Scans of said print media would be awesome.