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Reply 321 of 331, by Duendeinexistente

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Was bored enough to give this a twirl before bed. Tried to keep to old toylike aesthetics because let's be serious, this is for games. Maybe could've used less colors to make it easier to recognize at a glance?

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EDIT: On further thought, let's get some good glossiness and some black edges.

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Reply 322 of 331, by mkruer

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Its been a long time posting to this Site... 13 Years? Anyway I thought I would post My idea for a newer DOSBOX icon. It is a more refined version of the DOSBOX in the MS-DOS 6.0 Style logo done above. I made the text work for BOX, but its a bit scrunched to get the over/under lapping to look, If you like it I might fidget a bit and see if I can pull it a part to keep the over under. I am also posting the Paint.Net file so others can play. Anyone should be able to squish and stretch and recolor the image. If at some point the icon is updated, I can look into making as SVG version.

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Reply 324 of 331, by mkruer

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The issue is that X really doesn't allow it to fit through the O, it will either be fully on top or under the O, to offset this the O and X need to be fudged closer. Using the same source I created an oblate O this give the X more space to go though the O but the O is still offset to the right

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This one has the letters a bit more scrunched together to make the O more centered

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Reply 325 of 331, by Bruninho

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mkruer wrote on 2020-04-13, 20:05:

The issue is that X really doesn't allow it to fit through the O, it will either be fully on top or under the O, to offset this the O and X need to be fudged closer. Using the same source I created an oblate O this give the X more space to go though the O but the O is still offset to the right

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I think it would be better the opposite way like it was done by this user:
Re: DOSBox Icon

"Design isn't just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
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Reply 326 of 331, by mkruer

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Bruninho wrote on 2020-04-13, 20:21:
mkruer wrote on 2020-04-13, 20:05:

The issue is that X really doesn't allow it to fit through the O, it will either be fully on top or under the O, to offset this the O and X need to be fudged closer. Using the same source I created an oblate O this give the X more space to go though the O but the O is still offset to the right

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I think it would be better the opposite way like it was done by this user:
Re: DOSBox Icon

Can you clarify? X behind? X Ontop, Intersecting Fonts?

Reply 327 of 331, by Bruninho

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That's pretty simple: An inverted variation of the original MS-DOS logo, with the grey words ("BOX") below instead of on top. DOS should get the coloured words instead, because it's the main product here, because obviously DOS stands for "Disk Operating System". MS (Micro$oft) is the secondary thing here, the focus is on DOS.

Sometimes the old MS-DOS logo was even used without the MS pairing, just DOS coloured. That's just basic product identity building practices.

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Reply 328 of 331, by mkruer

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Bruninho wrote on 2020-04-13, 21:04:

That's pretty simple: An inverted variation of the original MS-DOS logo, with the grey words ("BOX") below instead of on top. DOS should get the coloured words instead, because it's the main product here, because obviously DOS stands for "Disk Operating System". MS (Micro$oft) is the secondary thing here, the focus is on DOS.

Sometimes the old MS-DOS logo was even used without the MS pairing, just DOS coloured. That's just basic product identity building practices.

🤣 I looked the wrong Icon, for some reason I was looking at SieBoi Post. Yeah that icon would work as well, I was just looking at keeping the coloring scheme in the same place... If only this was called BOXDOS.

Reply 329 of 331, by Bruninho

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Doesn't matter, as long as you keep the word BOX below DOS, it's "DOSbox". Just don't put it on top.

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Reply 330 of 331, by JoeBlacksilver

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I know it's not very retro or whatever. I was just making a DosBox icon for myself to go with the other sleek modern icons on my OS. Based on the original logo.

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Reply 331 of 331, by Bruninho

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Black one does look great, might be even better without the red background or a version with the original MS-DOS colors; the 3D feel looks good.

When I have some time I might try to do a version for macOS Big Sur... the iOS icon look has never got me anyway, they are all the same. Current icons resembling real stuff on both macOS and Windows are better.

"Design isn't just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
JOBS, Steve.