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felixthadog
18th November 2007, 09:23 AM
Does anyone have a 640x480, 16-bit bitmap image that I can use to replace the Windows XP boot screen? I've been looking on the web but can't find anything decent in those dimensions. I'd like something Mame-related, but anything simple and non-Windows-specific will suffice. It needs to be displayed on an arcade monitor so it can't be too fancy or it will look like shit.

Matthew

intigod
18th November 2007, 09:36 AM
try this program.. there are a few arcade related skins included... and its free

BOOTSKIN
http://www.stardock.com/products/bootskin/

felixthadog
18th November 2007, 09:39 AM
try this program.. there are a few arcade related skins included... and its free

BOOTSKIN
http://www.stardock.com/products/bootskin/

I have tried that program but it causes my PC to crash every time it boots. I tried changing the boot screens but nothing worked, so I gave up trying.

Matthew

AdamC
18th November 2007, 10:00 AM
Yeah ive tried that as well , and my comp crashed too :|

felixthadog
18th November 2007, 10:05 AM
I had a go at making my own boot screen, what do you think of it?

Matthew

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t223/felixthadog/Miscellaneous/Calvin.jpg

dmworking247
18th November 2007, 10:46 AM
I used these:
http://got2getalife.com/arcade/screens.zip

(they're just bmp files renamed for use in Win98)
http://got2getalife.com/arcade/webshots/s_startup_01.jpg http://got2getalife.com/arcade/webshots/s_shutdown_01.jpg

@lien_Zed
18th November 2007, 10:47 AM
I have tried that program but it causes my PC to crash every time it boots. I tried changing the boot screens but nothing worked, so I gave up trying.

Matthew

From memory, there was 2 versions of this program available.if on vresion caused your pc to crash, try the other version.

Darker
18th November 2007, 11:23 AM
I posted these a while ago for use with bootskin
Try:
http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=3202&highlight=boot
Hopefully this will help - never got around to making the moving bar work tho.....


N

felixthadog
18th November 2007, 12:42 PM
I posted these a while ago for use with bootskin
Try:
http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=3202&highlight=boot
Hopefully this will help - never got around to making the moving bar work tho.....


N

Thanks, I have replaced the Windows XP boot screen with your MAME boot screen, it looks great! :D:D:D

Matthew