So Capcom’s got a new Arcade Cabinet software out on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but I’ll still waiting for Wii U! (Come in Nintendo and Capcom, you gotta figure something out by now!)
It looks something like this.
So I thought… what would it be like to use it in MAME? After using that linked picture, some measurements with trial and error in GIMP, I’ve finally (almost) did it. I only just figured out that the default.lay file could also manipulate the game screen in regards to the art and here’s the fruit of my labor.
Generic Capcom Arcade Cabinet in-game artwork for MAME.
Here’s how it looks with Marvel Super Heroes:
Wolverine slashing at Blackheart.
Shuma Gorath vs. Captain America
Obviously it’s not perfect, but hey it works.
Disclaimer: All copyrights belong to their respective owners, and I’ve clearly wasted my time for nuthin’.
Looks fine enough.
According to a review on Amazon, the Grip IT analog stick covers used to add resistance or something on a video game controller does work on similar sized controllers including a Dreamcast. Before you come home with these covers from the store, don’t forget to stop by the hardware or hobby store for some washers or buttons. If you put on the stick covers without some sort of spacer, the analog stick on the Dreamcast won’t make a full rotation on the edges, instead causing friction between the controller edges and the rubber. Just apply a button (upside down of course) before you put on the covers and you’re good to go. It’s less hair-pulling than hacking in a Xbox 360 analog stick.
So I just learned about this game that supposedly teaches people English by watching clips of awesome movies of the 80s.
via feitclub at Twitter:
Is that Dabney Coleman?!
A little more digging led me to find out that there’s an entire series of this for the PlayStation, probably using shoddier MPEG1 technology.
From what I can gather, the series is called “Cinema Eikaiwa,” or “Movie English Lesson.” These instructional games are developed by a company called Success, and there are about five of them in Japan, according to an Amazon listing.
This is the list of games that are included in that search listing, in an unnumbered list.
- Short Time– A 1990 comedy film starring Dabney Coleman, Matt Frewer, and Teri Garr. (The one on top). 天国に行けないパパ
- Wuthering Heights (1992) – Based on the book by Emily Brontë. Edit: Thanks peanut gallery! 嵐が丘
- Day of the Living Dead– The George Romero zombie film, third in a series. Titled “Zombie.”
- “The Innocent” Anthony Hopkins and Isabella Rosellini. Known in Japan as “the End of Love.“
- This Boy’s Life– The 1993 Leonardo DiCaprio film. ボーイズ・ライフ
- Interceptor– A 1993 movie about a U.S. Air Force officer determined to stop a bunch of terrorists from stealing some fighter jets. インターセプター
If there’s more write about it yourself.