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Arcade Retro - PDX based on Electrocoin Big 7


I love the game Big 7 so wanted to do something based on retro emulation in order to be an addition to my Guide To Retro Gaming book and I haven't advertised it in the release and as I changed the name of the folder halfway through the editing, I had to change it back so I hope it works. If it doesn't, please let me know.

I published the layout but it uses the same name as the original one for some bizarre reason.

As always thanks to @Wizard for his awesome emulator and Google for some of the images and MAME for the games with the screenshots that I produced.

Enjoy :D

PS - If you'd like a PDF version of my book before it's released on Amazon (at a higher cost), please send £5 to deffstar@hotmail.com and contact me on here and I will send you the link to it :)


 

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Nope - sorry this is not for me at all or even they type of layout I like to see on this site.

The .FML Badge is a badge to be proud of and this is just thrown together mess that is not worthy of it.

Others have done this route in the past.

- One person that I know would produce layouts of this bad and low quality already had their badge removed and is silenced - I am going to treat you no differently - hence I am saying no more of this type of layout please.

- The other recent person through a hissy-fit and ended up losing their .FML Badge.

I have moved this to Miscellaneous and this in my opinion is a waste of a download for anybody that is on the standard credits.  Remember as an .FML Artist you have unlimited downloads.

You are trying to have bit of fun here - I get it - this type of layout on this site is not the place, take it elsewhere going forward.

If you are upset by this, then look around and look at what others produce - do you see "hacks" like this ?

Nope.

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In one sense I do have to agree with @Regthe download section should be for real machines or as close to the real deal as possible a pdx is ok as long as it represents the real thing or near as

maybe this could’ve been put in a general topic 

yes it’s good you’ve made something different and some will like it but imo this is two steps forward six steps back 

I recall layouts in old mfme like this and even then they weren’t looked upon as masterpiece’s

don’t take this to heart make your next something special to redeem yourself.

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No problem, point taken. I thought I would try and do something different but if it's not acceptable, then that's perfectly fine by me and I thank you @Reg for being upfront and honest about it. I value your comments and didn't know it wouldn't be acceptable as I've done one or two things like it in the past and never had any issues with them, hence I thought this would be okay, but not a problem, I won't do any more like this in future.

Thank you for not taking my badge off me, it's very much appreciated. :)

Hope everyone's doing okay :D

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@Reg there's a classic layout of cogs and I was thinking of doing a PDX with my own idea of a real fruit machine like I did ages ago for the one with the palm tree but would you prefer if I do the machine and send you a message with an image of the finished machine before I upload it?

There's no images of the real machine so I thought I could try and do a proper machine based on what I think it might look like?

What do you think to that idea? :)

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I would focus on real machines after this incident.

This conversations has basically gone:

You:  Here is a layout of something I dreamed up in my head.

Me: Don't post them here - you are burning people's uploads.

You: Ok - can I make another of this machine that will also be based on my thoughts.

Me: ...you can but you don't upload them to the download area at all if you are making PDX's based on what I have seen yeseterday.

@vectra666 has the answer...

13 hours ago, vectra666 said:

maybe this could’ve been put in a general topic 

...post the message with the layout attached in the general topic area.  If it's not a horror show, I'll upload it to the downloads and assign it to your name.

If you make real machines with real artwork from the machine or classics - you are absolutely free to use the download section.

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16 minutes ago, wearecity said:

This basically, is what MRM, wants to do to COGS.

So a real machine, with a classic layout for it, but with no artwork to go by and MRM's visualisation of how it might look.

With that in mind I suppose it would be ok as it’s based on the real machine where as this release there’s no machine base, just a made up machine 

the only pdx/classic I recall doing was jumping jack flash by bfm I was going to make it a classic layout but put my own twist on it and made it as near to the real machine as possible due to poor real images maybe one day there’ll be decent images to complete it.

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40 minutes ago, wearecity said:

This basically, is what MRM, wants to do to COGS.

So a real machine, with a classic layout for it, but with no artwork to go by and MRM's visualisation of how it might look.

Ok - that is not the horror story that I had painted in my mind.

@Multi Retro Man based on @wearecity support here with a visualation for me - if this is what you are planning and it does look like a Fruit Machine, then I am "okish" with this.  It has to go in the Misc section tho just incase.

I would reach out to other designers like @wearecity and @vectra666 to get an opinion on the finished product if you don't mind.

What is shown on Jack Flash! is like chalk and cheese compared to what was posted here.

I think we are all good and aligned ?

Everybody happy ?

Thank you to @wearecity and @vectra666 for helping me see through this.

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I’ve done a few PDX’s in the past such as Red Dwarf and Majestic Bells but at least I tried to make them look like the real machine.  I agree though that if there’s no artwork whatsoever and a designer makes it up then future pdx’s should be vetted before being placed in the downloads section.  That way everyone’s happy :)

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14 minutes ago, dad said:

I’ve done a few PDX’s in the past such as Red Dwarf

...but in your case. Your Red Dwarf probably looked better then the original machine and was a brilliant conversion.  To the untrained eye - nobody would have even known it was a PDX.

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