Bezel Media Quick Start Guide

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Warning: Only modules with previous added bezel support will allow to use the bezel feature. This is a work in progress, so if you want a specific emulator support just let us know and we will try to make it work. To check if a module supports bezel consult RocketLauncherUI module info.

File Placement

Bezel Image

  • Bezel image to be draw around the game screen.
  • Supported format: png, gif, tif, bmp and jpg.
  • The bezel image should contain the game screen area clipped (or with a transparency level) to show the game screen bellow it.
  • Every bezel image should be together with a ini file that reflects the pixel coordinates of the clipped game screen area (the place to place the game screen). To get more info about it, please consult: [1]
  • All bezel images file names should begin with the word "Bezel" (ex. "Bezel Thooperman.png", "Bezel manson976.png", "Bezel default.png",...).
  • If you have more then one bezel image available, RocketLauncher will choose aleatory which one to show at each game start.
  • Folder Location:
    • Global bezel: .\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\_Default\Bezel.png
    • System bezel:.\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\%systemname%\_Default\Bezel.png
    • Rom bezel:.\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\%systemname%\%romname%\Bezel.png

Bezel Background

  • Image to be draw bellow the bezel and the game screen.
  • Supported format: png, gif, tif, bmp and jpg.
  • Preferred resolution: 1920×1080 or higher
  • All bezel background images fine names should begin with the word "Background" (ex. "Background Thooperman.png", "Background manson976.png", "Background default.png",...).
  • If you have more then one bezel background image available, RocketLauncher will choose aleatory which one to show at each game start.
  • Folder Location:
    • Global bezel: .\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\_Default\Background.png
    • System bezel:.\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\%systemname%\_Default\Background.png
    • Rom bezel:.\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\%systemname%\%romname%\Background.png

Bezel Overlay

  • This image will be drawn exactly above your emulator screen simulating the greeneish screen, an scan lines effect, an logo that you want on the game, or anything else that you want to add above the game screen.
  • Warning: not all emulators will allow you to draw nicely something above its game screen.
  • Supported format: png, gif, tif, bmp and jpg.
  • All bezel overlay images fine names should begin with the word "Overlay" (ex. "Overlay Thooperman.png", "Overlay manson976.png", "Overlay default.png",...).
  • If you have more then one bezel overlay image available, RocketLauncher will choose aleatory which one to show at each game start.
  • Folder Location:
    • Global bezel: .\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\_Default\Overlay.png
    • System bezel:.\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\%systemname%\_Default\Overlay.png
    • Rom bezel:.\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\%systemname%\%romname%\Overlay.png

Additional features:

Vertical and Horizontal Bezels

  • A few modules support different bezel images for vertical and horizontal oriented games. If you want to use this feature you should located the bezel images at a folder named "Horizontal" or "Vertical" inside the respective bezel folder. For example:
If you have different bezel images on nintendo DS like the ones bellow:
.\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\Nintendo DS\_Default\Horizontal\bezel 1.png
.\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\Nintendo DS\_Default\Vertical\bezel 2.png
The "bezel 1.png" will be used whenever you are running a horizontal oriented game on Nintendo DS and the "bezel 2.png" will be used whenever you are running a vertical oriented game on Nintendo DS.
This feature requires additional info about game orientations and are only supported right now on a handful number of modules for the moment.

Dedicated Background

  • Backgrounds named exactly like the bezel image will be exclusive for this bezel. For example:
.\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\MAME\tmnt\Bezel blablabla.png
.\RocketLauncher\Media\Bezels\MAME\tmnt\Background blablabla.png