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    I got sold on the colors alone. I also like the first screenshot the most. This looks very nice.

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    Its not possible to have a solid line either. but I would easily make it v 4.00 so the first line justifies correctly. The 4.0 beta version will normally show the serial number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razoola View Post
    Its not possible to have a solid line either. but I would easily make it v 4.00 so the first line justifies correctly. The 4.0 beta version will normally show the serial number.
    This color scheme was just my two cents. When you mentioned 4.0 being an homage to AES, these colors were what I thought of instantly. The logo alone being gold, while the rest is grey was a bit bland. In my opinion, cyan and magenta would make it pop. As in, hey, 4.0 is a MAJOR update. Just food for thought. Otherwise it just looks like a palette swap. Not that there's anything wrong wit it!

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    I do kind of like the megenta when its in a solid line, its just a pain there is no graphics that allow me to do that easily. I guess I could draw one using a scanline interrupt but then it starts to get a pain just for a line. thanks for the ideas though, defo some things to think about.
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    This is huge, I may actually get a Universe Bios!



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    its looking great!
    i would still prefer to have the "forever" word removed, and also some of the ----- characters.
    Just i prefer it as simple as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    This is huge, I may actually get a Universe Bios!
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    I really like the new color scheme. Much more "Neo" and I always thought the green was a bit garish.

    Anyways, I prefer picture one. The Universe BIOS text in that font says "Neo-Geo BIOS" to me, since that matches the game setup font.

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    Raz, that is one fantastic color scheme! I really like how it turned out.

    I experimented a bit with your original images, wanting to try out how things might look with fewer elements. Cleaner. There's more that I want to play around with, but didn't have enough samples of the fonts to give it a proper go.

    Don't know if the 'forever' can be aligned like so, but it does look nice. All caps here might be even better.





    Left alignment, full text for the C button prompt, gold color for the soft reboot option. In Game Menu & Button C text might look better in caps.



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    Looking forward to seeing more of 4.0.

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    I like the new look, raz. Any major changes imminent with 4.0?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyrian View Post
    Raz, that is one fantastic color scheme! I really like how it turned out.

    I experimented a bit with your original images, wanting to try out how things might look with fewer elements. Cleaner. There's more that I want to play around with, but didn't have enough samples of the fonts to give it a proper go.

    Don't know if the 'forever' can be aligned like so, but it does look nice. All caps here might be even better.





    Left alignment, full text for the C button prompt, gold color for the soft reboot option. In Game Menu & Button C text might look better in caps.



    Losing the row of dashes here could allow one more cheat to be displayed here:



    Looking forward to seeing more of 4.0.
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    Having the "beta version" text under the Region and Mode seems a bit redundant. Serial number would be ok, though.
    I'd remove the "v" in front of the 4.0.

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    I'd even get rid of the "Universe Bios" text in the ingame menu:

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    Some of the lower case letters look a bit odd.
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    Was about to say! we finally put our big boy video game pants on a few years ago.

    I like the colour scheme and to be honest it was the reason I never moved from my SP-S2 bios, the green in the older versions is just such a turn off and made me want to forego all of the wonderful features.



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    Thanks for the ideas so far guys. Keep the ideas coming.

    I have had a play around today and I have made a way to have solid lines though its quite limited. There are two 8x8 tiles I can use. In one the line is drawn at the very top of the tile and in another at the very bottom. This means while I can get a line in the middle of the large font (8x18) it cannot be done for the small font (8x8).

    In these picture I join the tiles together to make lines two pixels thick.

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    I like these two most recent shots very much. The solid line really cleans up the visual. Much better than the dashes.

    Colors look really good too. Very readable and clean.

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    Nice to see you got the solid line figured out! Now, if it only was wine red ...

    Just out of curiosity, what can be realistically done graphics-wise on the splash screen? How does this screen work? Is it like the PSOne license screen? That one had a logo and a license text, and that was all you could mess around with. You couldn't display full screen graphics.

    If you went all out, and say, ask ALiEN [NeoSD's, and demoscene pixel artist] for some crazy graphics for the splash screen, what could you squeeze in? Is the splash screen space divided into a gfx area and text? Is it purely a size limit for the BIOS?

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    I really like the last shot too, just maybe something to do with the dashes under forever .

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    The wine red can be done very easily. you can add in the wine red if you want to see what it looks like.

    Its all quite limited though because the bios does not hold graphics. On top of that the AES can only use graphics from the game cart. this basically means we are limited to the first 0x300 8x8 tiles only. It would be possible to add in graphics via the neoSD but apart from the neogeo logo already used it would also be limited to 8x8 tiles. Bios space is also very limited which does not help this situation but I think despite all this we have got the splash screen looking better.
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    I quite like the direction you're taking with the splash screen. The new color scheme and the move away from broken lines makes the whole thing feel a lot cleaner; more professional. I look forward to the eventual 4.0 release.

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    Great work with the new color scheme Raz, looks very cool.
    Personally I did prefer the line color in a less intrusive color (darker gray). If a lighter gray (or magenta) is used, it is a highlight color - which is fine for the "selected item" but imho not so much for a seperator.
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    I have done a little more today (hash removal)...

    To answer some of the other questions. I have not yet worked out how to alter the 'SNK forever' so it looks good without the dashes. I cant't move the font like your picture greatfunky.

    I have not yet decided on the final colors for the bars on the splash screen and top / bottom bars in the main unibios menu (picture posted yesturday, post #40). They might get darker Berry.

    The colors used in the 4 new 'in game menu' screens below is probably final though because I only have 4 colors to play with there.

    Hashes used to show where text or digits will go I'll probably keep. How are these pictures looking?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Razoola View Post
    They might get darker Berry.
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    The colors look great.

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    I think we are all agree to say this next unibios will be a success , gold letters are so cool ...

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