About This File
Sega Megadrive Europe region box art. 552 images (No-Intro set) - let me know if any errors or omissions. I have my regions currently separated into USA/North America, Japan and Europe; anything not falling into the former 2 regions tends to fall into the Europe region. Separated into 3 files to comply with file size limits.
Why these images?
Short of proper 3D model box support in Launchbox, I find that "2.5D" is often the best box image type. 3D boxes can be good and I use them for some platforms, though the angle that they tend to be at makes the cover art a bit less clear, and all the spines can give an overall cluttered appearance which can be distracting from the artwork. The standard scraped box-front images tend to just look like jpg computer images and not the actual physical product.
That's where 2.5D comes in. By 2.5D I mean that the image is of the actual front artwork, within the box, facing head on. I'm a perfectionist and want the images to look as realistic as possible - just like the original game boxes. This set is therfore created using a photo-realistic box template (not a vector model), complete with the little box hanger and mottled plastic cover, within which the artwork sleeve is inserted. There is some subtle lighting and shadow effect. I went through each item individually so that I could tailor the effect depending on the brightness and contrast of the box art. I'm aiming to create the most realistic sets out there. This is over a week's work - in future I will use a Photoshop automation and just set the effect somewhere in the middle, in order to save time!
(File List) Sega Mega Drive - Europe (2.5D Boxes-Hyperreal Series)(LaunchBox)(Retrofrogg 1.0).txt(File List) Sega Mega Drive - Europe (2.5D Boxes-Hyperreal Series)(No-Intro)(Retrofrogg 1.0).txt