Any comments/suggestions on my Final Fight frontend layout.

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Any comments/suggestions on my Final Fight frontend layout.

Post by tonystarks1311 » September 20th, 2014, 8:25 am

Hello gents

I have been setting up my PC, getting it ready for my Final Fight cab build and I have decided on using Mala for my frontend. I whipped up a Final Fight layout:

http://pichost.me/1909329/

Just wondering if anybody has any comments/suggestions? It's my 1st time making one but I am pretty happy with how it is turning out, a few more tweaks and I think it will be where I want it.

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Re: Any comments/suggestions on my Final Fight frontend layo

Post by Hierophant » September 22nd, 2014, 12:59 am

Nice Final Fight layout!

There's one problem with it that I can see. The road surface is full contrast and that makes some of the text in front of it quite difficult to read. I suggest either:

1. Lowering the contrast on the road layer until the text becomes clear.
2. Making some simple arcade style instruction cards to sit behind the text.

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Re: Any comments/suggestions on my Final Fight frontend layo

Post by tonystarks1311 » September 22nd, 2014, 4:06 am

Thanks Hierophant.

I agree that the asphalt made the text too hard to read, I liked the idea of it but overall it made the layout look too busy. I have changed the background to plain black, changed the font and changed the pic of Haggar to a more agressive one. I think it looks way neater and cleaner as a result.

http://pichost.me/1909394/

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Re: Any comments/suggestions on my Final Fight frontend layo

Post by Hierophant » September 22nd, 2014, 9:13 am

Oh wow! Nice one, Tonystarks. That's looking really arcade-like as a result of the changes you made. :woot:

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Re: Any comments/suggestions on my Final Fight frontend layo

Post by tonystarks1311 » September 24th, 2014, 4:34 am

I am happy with how it is going. Because it's my 1st cab i'm just learning as I go and trying things out, that's how I ended up using Mala. I knew how I wanted the layout to look so I downloaded about 5 different front ends and had a play around with them until I found one I liked.

I got all the parts for the control panel last night (yay) so I will probably start a build thread this weekend.

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