Cover Collections for Emulators With Cover Support

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by mastershoes, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. DavidTheGamer

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    I've been doing some cover arts for wiiflow that may not be available in the Mastershoes packs is there a place I can contribute? Since I'm a newbie i'm unable to post links, images etc
     
  2. Tetsuo Shima

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    Hi there, I made this set of arcade covers:
    Mame arcade Covers

    Many are new covers, for games now playable thanks to the new @Wiimpathy Retroarch cores.
    Some are re-edits of old covers made by me years ago.
    There are also two covers for two VC Arcade games that are missing in gametdb: E7UJ for Splatterhouse and E72J for Starblade.
    Both games were japan only releases, but there are fan traslations for the menus if you search the web

    Enjoy!:yaywii:
     
    Last edited by Tetsuo Shima, Aug 16, 2019 - Reason: Reuploaded covers
  3. fledge68

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    wow love 'em! thank you for sharing these. now with wiimpathy's and mastershoes' covers i'm not missing very many.
     
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  4. Tetsuo Shima

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    Thanks @fledge68 :)
    Tell me if you have any request for missing covers, I will do some more games
     
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  5. Dcep1501

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    Will this work for retroarch without wiiflow? I’m just loading it through the channel forwarder.
     
  6. Tetsuo Shima

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    No, this is only for wiiflow
     
  7. Dcep1501

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    Do you know if it is even possible to have artwork without wiiflow?
     
  8. Tetsuo Shima

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    Sorry I had to reupload my pack of mame covers. A couple of them (Big Karnak and Snow Bros 2) were not showing in Wiiflow because they were 1091x680 pixels instead of 1090x680. Also I forgot to include Alien Storm.
    Now everything is fixed, download link is updated
     
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  9. rs1n

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    For retroarch, you can download the entire cover set for each of your emulated systems. You can get them from here: https://github.com/libretro-thumbnails/libretro-thumbnails

    Just click on the system, then at the top right of the screen, click "Clone or Download" and download the zip file. I would do a single system at a time as downloading the entire collection for all available systems is a fairly hefty download.
     
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  10. Dcep1501

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    Great! I’ll try this out this weekend. Thanks!
     
  11. rs1n

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    Also, those images can be used in emulators like FCEUGX, SNES9XGX, VBAGX, etc. You may find that a few images are not loading -- this is due to the naming scheme. All covers/screenshots/artwork must match the name of the ROM file. However, retroarch likes to convert all '&' characters to '_' (underscore), and a few other special characters also get renamed to '_' as well. Additionally, FCEUGX seems to dislike certain image sizes (or perhaps it is the dimensions). I used imagemagick to batch convert all the box covers to 256 width (which reduces the file size and the dimensions); this seems specific to FCEUGX.
     
  12. Tetsuo Shima

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    I made a second pack of arcade covers (100 covers total). A few of them could be duplicates from Wiimpathy's covers, but they have spines with original logos and artworks, if you prefer. If they don't show delete the corresponding .wfc files in wiiflow/cache/your_folder and reload cache in Wiiflow

    mame arcade covers 2


    @mastershoes I would be very happy if you could add to your collection my sets of covers for arcade and pc-engine jewel case (from some months ago). They could be easily missed as they are. I know it's a lot of covers and you're having an hard time mantaining your mediafire account. So, if it could help you, I have a free mediafire account and I could host some of them for you.
     
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  13. mikty

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    Hi mastershoes, thanks for all your hard works greatly appreciated.
    Could you please help me if you have any link to this project of pc engine hucard spine ? like below:
    upload_2019-9-1_13-3-39.jpeg
    it would be marvelous
    thanks
    regards
     
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  15. Tetsuo Shima

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    Thanks mastershoes! Don't worry and take your time.

    Regarding @mikty request, I don't recognize the pic you posted as my work, my set of hucards covers for wiiflow has no japanese kanji in the spines for game titles.
    I hope you will like it nonetheless.
    But I'm curious, where did you take that image?
     
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  16. mikty

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    hi, thanks for this but i search for the japanese spine as the picture.
    I took this picture on these thead but don't remember the exact page. sorry
     
  17. Tetsuo Shima

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  18. Danimalzpwn3

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    By chance have you guys found any cover art or are willing to share anything for Game & Watch? Haven’t been able to find a single one, and finding pictures for them are a pain. If not I might then make a large compilation of DVD style packs for the Game & watch collection. There are only 6 on here :cry:
     
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  19. Wiimpathy

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    Here's a Game & watch pack containing 63 covers : GameWatch.zip

    Taken from screenscraper.fr, it has various quality, a lot without a back cover. I've just improved 2 covers, mario's bombs away and donkey jr panorama.
    You can find better covers here : https://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/images/92003
    Feel free to improve the pack!

    Sample:
     
  20. Danimalzpwn3

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    @Wiimpathy Thank you for the upload! I'll check it when I get home! From the looks of it, it looks like a great compilation! Thank you for the hard work and response! I might try to flip them vertically, but if not, set to the SNES orientation
     
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