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  1. Estuary

    This theme is based on the default skin used in newer versions of Kodi. It features 5 platform views and 1 game view that displays the boxart and video of the selected game. Included are custom made device logos for over 100 platforms and genre playlists that are used in three of the views. There are two photoshop files that are templates located in the images folder that can be used for anything missing or custom in your set up.
    The theme requires LaunchBox 9.4 as it uses platform specific settings to try to best fit the boxart for each system. This theme is best suited for vertical boxart but will squish/stretch wider images slightly and cut off unnessecary logos (like the platform name) especially for the SNES and N64 consoles. It is designed and tested at 1080p and 4K resolutions.
    Platform View 1 - Uses the custom device logos with a banner image and description
    Platform View 2 - Uses the custom device logos with a video and description
    Platform View 3 - Uses the custom device logos with a larger video
    Platform View 4 - Uses the normal clear logos with a banner image and description
    Platform View 5 - Text list with favorites, recently played, and description
    Game View - Text list using the games boxart and video (screenshot if no video available) with description

    Extract the zip file into the Launchbox\Themes folder.
    Unblock "ListBoxScrollCenter.dll" located in the Plugins folder if needed.
    Install the 3 fonts located in the "Fonts" folder
    While inside BigBox, you may also need to select "Options - Image Cache - Refresh Platform Wheel Images" if the custom device logos are not displaying properly.

    To create spacing between the last platform and the first platform (as seen in the video), create a playlist with at least 1 game in it and fill in the Details tab with the following then add it to as many platforms as needed in the Parents tab:
    Unique Name: Spacer1
    Nested Name: -
    Sort Title: ZZZ
    Multiple playlists can be created with the Unique Name "Spacer2" "Spacer3" Spacer4" etc... while using the same Nested Name & Sort Title.

    I've been working on this theme off and on for a year and was finally motivated to finish it after the recent features added to Launchbox. This is the first time I've coded anything besides very basic html a decade ago. I've learned how to do it by starting with one of the CoverBox themes, stripping it down, experimenting, researching how Xaml works, and seeing how the other themes were created. If there are any issues or anyone has any suggestions or requests, I'll try to help out. I'd like to thank the other theme makers, community members, and @Jason Carr for making LaunchBox so awesome to use and hope everyone keeps up the great work.
    The theme uses ListBox Scroll Center for BigBox by @Grila and the star rating graphics from CoverBox by @faeran . Thank You!
    You can also use the sound pack and startup theme I made to complete the whole package.


       (0 reviews)



  2. Nosh On This Twice - BigBox Theme

    This is a reboot of my Nosh On This theme with new views, improved performance and a ton of platform category, platform and playlist images. Platform and game background videos are force enabled in the theme settings but you can change that if you like. There is more work I would like to do to the game views and that will be hopefully coming soon. Quick and dirty video of what you can expect below.
    You can either download the entire package which is currently 2.5gb or the no images zip that just contains the theme and download the clear logo, banner and device images separately from the links below.
    Nosh On This Twice - Banners
    Nosh On This Twice - Clear Device Logos
    Nosh On This Twice - Clear Logos
    Install the fonts from Fonts.zip and place the theme in your LaunchBox themes folder.
    Other Nosh On This Downloads
    Nosh On This Twice - LaunchBox Theme
    Nosh On This Twice - Black LaunchBox Theme


       (0 reviews)



  3. CoinOP

    CoinOP is a BigBox theme based on Pezley's arcade theme concept. It's my take on a 1080p version of it.
    This theme is specifically designed to be used with an Arcade build, for 4:3 video snaps, and marquees.
    Want to make your own Marquee? Use this file for an example:
    CoinOP Marquee Example.psd
    Make sure you right click the zip file, choose properties, and unblock the file.
    Then extract the CoinOP directory into the Launchbox\Themes folder.
    This theme comes with a number of views:
    Vertical Platform View 1 Vertical Games Wheel 1 - basic view Vertical Games Wheel 2 - basic view with animated Game Graphic (png/gif) Text Games View - basic text view with animated Game Graphic (png/gif)  
    Each game can have its own unique Game Graphic. This graphic will animate next to the arcade. Each game can only have 1 graphic.
    There are 3 rules to making the Game Graphic appear in the theme:
    1. The file name needs to match the Launchbox Database ID number of the game.
    2. The file can be either PNG or GIF (allowing for animated GIFs).
    3. The file needs to be located in the following directory: Launchbox\Themes\CoinOP\Images\GameGraphics\[Launchbox DB ID].png
    To find the LaunchBox DB ID, you must first have the game in your gaming library. Open up LaunchBox and search for the game. Right click the game and choose Edit. The LaunchBox DB ID number will be located in the top right.


       (0 reviews)



  4. CoverBox

    Please note: CoverBox is now merged into 1 theme as of LaunchBox 9.4.
    The CoverBox project is one where my goal is to recreate retro console's boxart as a BigBox Theme.
    Each theme is designed for 1080p.
    P.S. I created graphic assets for the star ratings. Please feel free to use them in your theme.
    Most of the themes utilize ListBox Scroll Center for BigBox by @Grila  (Thanks!).
    Installation Instructions
    Download the CoverBox.zip file. Open the zip file and place the folder into the LaunchBox\Themes folder Select the CoverBox theme in BigBox  
    CoverBox Images
    List of Supported Platforms


       (17 reviews)



  5. Aeon Nox Redux

    AEON NOX v4.1
    This is modern space theme that i originally designed for RetroFE.  I was inspired by other developers and ported it over to BigBox.  Those of you that have tried the first few version under Aeon Nox thank you.  But I still felt it needed something.  Thank you to the incredible work by @keltoigael for the background video and an eye for editing and polish.  This theme has been elevated to a whole new level.
    Date and Time Scrolling text Sliding Animation Custom Graphics and Video Full Screen Theme and Game Video Total Game Count (Category, Platforms and Playlist) (Supports all languages) Supported Views
    Two Platform Views 3 Horizontal Wheel views Cover Flow view two Text Views that have been themed Getting Started
    Unzip Aeon Nox to your Launchbox Themes folder
    Enable platform and game videos
    Switch your View Option to Aeon Nox and enjoy,
    Special Notes
    Tested under 1920 X 1080 display
    @NJDave71 (original design and concept)
    @keltoigael (background Video, Graphics editing and polished look)
    @eatkinola (The resource file for font embedding)
    Starup Video
    Arcade Playlist

    Optional Plugins


       (3 reviews)



  6. Retrotastic

    Welcome to Retrotastic! A fun little theme hoping to capture childhood memories through the artwork of the systems we know and love.
    The theme comes pre-packaged with over 150 platform/playlist backgrounds. Each one can be customized or replaced altogether. Please read the documentation for more info.
    This theme can also display game specific backgrounds and graphics, check the demo video to see an example of this (look out for the NES section of the video), and view the documentation for how to create and add your own.
    Please read the documentation to add your own flair to this theme! 
    Retrotastic - Documentation.pdf
    This theme comes with a few different views:
    Platform View 1 - A view with a vertical platform wheel
    Platform View 2 - A view with a horizontal platform wheel
    Game View 1 - The main vertical game wheel view. This view determines which type of media a platform has, and displays its appropriate animation.
    Game View 2 - Vertical game wheel with spinning disc based animation (this view is redundant, and only use if a platform is not displaying its spinning disc in Game View 1.
    Game View 3 - Vertical game wheel is basic animations (the most mainstream view).
    Game View 4 - Vertical game wheel with no Box image or Cart/Disc image. Designed to allow your game specific backgrounds/graphics to take center stage.
    Text List View - A text list with box animation
    Installation Instructions
    Download the Retrotastic.zip file You may need to right click the zip file, click on properties, and unblock its contents Drag and drop the Retrotastic folder into your LaunchBox/Themes folder Load up BigBox. Go to Options > Views, and choose Retrotastic from the list of Themes.
    This was truly a collaborative project. If you like this theme, please take a moment to see who made it possible.
    Faeran - Coding of the theme, many of the platform/playlist backgrounds, pixel ESRB icons, and the pixel genre icons
    Broskiplays - Creating the idea for this project, along with many platform/playlist backgrounds
    Harryoke - Creating many platform/playlist backgrounds, the platform background video, options background, and many other various videos/images
    Nyny77 - Creating platform/playlist backgrounds, along with the use of his extensive collection of platform logos
    GreatLemon - For creating most of the pixel genre icon graphics
    Thanks To:
    Eatkinola - For his amazing themer plugin
    Jason Carr - For use of his PrioritizedPathSelector (as of Version 2.0)
    OrionAngel & ReignStumble - The use of many of their bezel art
    Highly recommend downloading Scratcher's Retrotastic game media packs, for a ton of game specific backgrounds and graphics. He has truly done some amazing work, and makes Retrotastic shine:


       (4 reviews)



  7. Alyssa - A Modern Theme

    This is a modern looking theme I've been working for a month or so. It has 2 platform views and 4 game views. One of the game views is very simalair to the Xbox One Interface.
    There's lots of art included in this theme. All of it was found via Google image search, so I don't believe there should be any legal issues with using it. I've also created and included some custom playlist banners.
    If anyone wants to create and share any custom art for this theme that would be awesome.
    I intend to add more views. Feel free to offer suggestions.
    To install -- just extract the Alyssa folder into your Launchbox/themes folder. Then install the teko-semibold font.



       (1 review)



  8. RetrAO Cafe

    Enjoy the nostalgic inducing feel of the 80's and 90's era with bright neons, MORE NEONS, the latest in cinematic VHS and the good Ol' CRT effects that will surely awaken the inner 80's child in you.
    RetrAO Cafe started as a theme variation of "Minimal-AO" by @eatkinola with the main focus of recreating a tribute to the golden era of gaming that bloomed through the arcades and home consoles with customized artwork and retro overlay effects that compliments the gaming pop-culture from the past. RetrAO Cafe at its core is based on eatkinola's Minimal-AO thus they share the same Recommendation Setup and general guidelines of the original theme. 
    Moving forward there will be three versions of the RetrAO Cafe theme:
    RetrAO Cafe Classic - This will be the 2017 theme build but with the fixes and quality of life improvements to make it compatible to LB 9.4+ updates. As such, please be aware that this theme will only work on systems with LB 9.4 and above.
    RetrAO Cafe 2.0 - This major overhaul of the theme have been in development for 2 years and includes more than 70 customization options and new features and views, etc. Coming soon 
    RetrAO Cafe Lite - This version of the theme is intended to use light resources for weaker systems and special hardwares such as GPD Win and Pi systems. The development of this theme will continue after the release of RetrAO Cafe Classic and RetrAO Cafe 2.0
    RetrAO Cafe Classic v1.0 Changelog:
    RetrAO Cafe Showcase:
    Installation Guide:
    Extract RetrAO Cafe Classic folder in "RetrAO_Cafe_ Classic.zip" to ...\LaunchBox\Themes Read the supplied text file in the Fonts folder and install theme fonts as per the guideline instructions IMPORTANT: RetrAO Cafe Classic uses plugins as of v1.0 so make sure you unblock the plugins found in ...\LaunchBox\Themes\RetrAO Cafe Classic\Plugins by highlighting Grila's plugin and then mouse right-click-->properties-->then scroll down and check "unblock"-->Apply Choose RetrAO Cafe Classic in Options > Views > Theme Set Video Playback Engine to VLC in Options > Videos Refresh the platform wheel cache under options Restart Big Box OPTIONAL: In order to fully enjoy the theme download the "RetrAO_Cafe_MEDIA_V2.zip" and follow the guidelines on how install Big Box Intro and add additional Background Videos as per the supplied instruction text files Downloads:
    RetrAO_Cafe_Classic.zip: CORE theme file ---> Contains the Theme folder and the Fonts folder that are the only requirement to use this theme (144 MB) RetrAO_Cafe_MEDIA_V2.zip: Optional but highly recommended additional media and theme backgrounds that will enhance the nostalgic experience of the theme (367 MB) Credits:
    @Jason Carr - The BRAINS (Launchbox and Big Box creator)
    @eatkinola - The Architect (Minimal-AO creator, coding senpai)
    @SNAK3ATER - The Designer (RetrAO Cafe landlord)
    @Grila - The Wizard (Many thanks for the ListBox Scroll Center Plugin for BigBox)
    Special thanks and credit goes to @eatkinola for granting his permission and assisting me in finalizing the theme for LB 9.4+.  @ea4492 for the use of his Neon Platform Clear Logos and @keltoigael for granting his permission to include the awesome CityHunter background videos that can be found in the additional media folder in the download section (only included video is CyberPunk 2077, check out the rest of his amazing work Here). Also hats off to @dmjohn0x for his amazing intro video that is included in the additional media folder (permission granted), and last but not least @Zombeaver for the usage of his Platform Banners in the video showcase which can be downloaded Here. 


       (2 reviews)



  9. CityHunter

    Requires LaunchBox version 9.4 or newer!

    If you are a fan of the 80's, lasers, neon, fast cars and cyber punk then this is the theme for you!  All you Cyber Punks Stay Rad.
    Extract CityHunter 2 to "LaunchBox\Themes"
    Choose CityHunter 2 in Options > Views > Theme
    Set Video Playback Engine to VLC or WMP in Options > Videos
    Theme Files:
    CityHunter 2 (theme) Video Files:
    Akira - Neo Tokyo Blame! CityHunter CityHunter 2 Cyber Punk 2077 Eva - 01 Flash Back 2012 - Scanlines Flash Back 2012 The Grid VHS Grid Clear Logo Wheel Set and Banners
    Banners Clear Logos  


       (6 reviews)



  10. RΞfΔktΦR

    RΞfΔktΦR is a relatively simple text view-based theme (though I did also throw in a few wheel views) showcasing videos and screenshots while keeping things clean. It's designed to work with either 16:9 or 4:3 displays, though you might need to tweak some settings using the configuration guide (out the box it's setup for 16:9). Due to its reliance on certain plugin features, the current version of this theme requires LB version 9.4+. It'll work with either WMP or VLC but runs more smoothly and uses less memory with WMP.
    NOTE: Unblocking the ZIP file will also unblock the DLLs (e.g., Ao.Bigbox.Themer.dll and others) contained therein, giving your computer permission to run these DLLs. This is an issue with all plugins you might download from this forum. It's a Windows security feature. You basically have to vouch for a file before Windows will use it. I liken it to how a MS office document you download from an email runs in Protected Mode until you unblock it for printing, editing, etc. Below is the error you'll see if you don't unblock the file, as well as a screenshot of the solution.


       (1 review)



  11. FluxCRT

    FluxCRT is a relatively simple text view-based retro theme. It's designed for 16:9 monitors and displays filter and game videos (or screenshots) in a 4:3 format, using the Ao.Bigbox.Themer video engine. FluxCRT applies a CRT barrel distortion effect when using Windows Media Player. It's bundled with a collection of category, playlist, and platform banners; to which one can easily add their own banners. Due to its reliance on certain plugin features, the current version of this theme requires LB version 9.4+. 
    CUSTOMIZATION: See bundled PDF documents. FluxCRT was designed and tested on a 1920x1080 display with 100% (default) text scaling, so you might need to adjust the font sizes (should pertain to options page only) if your display is otherwise; edit the font sizes at the top part of FluxCRT.xaml in the Styles directory as needed.
    EMULATOR OVERLAYS: These overlays for retroarch (or mame) should pair nicely with this theme:
    NOTE: Unblocking the ZIP file will also unblock the DLLs (e.g., Ao.Bigbox.Themer.dll and others) contained therein, giving your computer permission to run these DLLs. This is an issue with all plugins you might download from this forum. It's a Windows security feature. You basically have to vouch for a file before Windows will use it. I liken it to how a MS office document you download from an email runs in Protected Mode until you unblock it for printing, editing, etc. Below is the error you'll see if you don't unblock the file, as well as a screenshot of the solution.


       (1 review)



  12. Nostalgia

    Nostalgia uses the amazing platform videos created by @viking to create a per-system theme; thanks to viking for letting me derive from and name my theme after his work. It's designed for 16:9; tested at HD but not 4k since I don't have a 4k setup. Please let me know if you spot problems or have suggestions. It relies on a set of plugin controls I created, so you'll have to unblock either the entire zip file, or more specifically the DLL files in the theme's Plugins folder (see below). Due to its reliance on certain plugin features, the current version of this theme requires LB version 9.4+. Bundled with Nostalgia are some clear logos from viking's silver ring set, along with a few extras. Also bundled are platform banners created by @Grila and @Omen. For the best experience (including CRT curvature effects for videos), I recommend setting BigBox to use Windows Media Player.
    Platform Views: Background as the current platform (from viking's video set) including a video playing within the arcade cabinet, TV screen, etc. If there is no video for the selected platform, category, or playlist, a random list of relevant game videos are played instead. If no vids are available, screenshots are used. Platform, category, or playlist details are displayed to the left of the screen. Game Views: Selected game is displayed within a platform-specific background. If no game video exists, the game's screenshots are played as a slideshow while the game's soundtrack (if found in your LB setup) is played in the background. If neither game nor screenshots exist, a video of TV static plays. Game details are displayed to the left of the screen. Filter Views: E.g., Genres, Series, etc -- in this view, a random list of game videos for the selected Series, etc. will play. KNOWN ISSUES: (1) 3DS and DS videos do not display properly. This is due to how they were captured, i.e., with both screens on these dual screen devices being squished into a single video. A potential workaround is to crop out the auxiliary screen from these videos and use on the part from the main screen. If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know. I think handbrake would work for batch cropping. (2) There are missing platform backgrounds. I tried to include the most common platforms. Viking's background set is quite thorough; please send me any requests.
    NOTE: Unblocking the ZIP file will also unblock the DLLs (e.g., Ao.Bigbox.Themer.dll and others) contained therein, giving your computer permission to run these DLLs. This is an issue with all plugins you might download from this forum. It's a Windows security feature. You basically have to vouch for a file before Windows will use it. I liken it to how a MS office document you download from an email runs in Protected Mode until you unblock it for printing, editing, etc. Below is the error you'll see if you don't unblock the file, as well as a screenshot of the solution.



       (7 reviews)



  13. MinimalX

    MinimalX started as a variant of Grila's MinimalHD. It was first released in 2016 as Minimal-AO, and after incorporating a slew of plugins I rebranded it as of version 5.0 MinimalX. Due to its reliance on certain plugin features, MinimalX requires LB version 9.4+. I wanted to emphasize a simple setup and design elements that gracefully degrade if you are missing metadata for some games, etc. Its views have a consistent layout which I think makes navigation very easy. I settled on displaying all videos at 4:3 because I think that's better than displaying all at 16:9, and I think they look nice that way. MinimalX is skinnable; for instructions how to customize MinimalX and turn some features off/on (for example if you want to see metadata in the sidebar as in the final two screenshots), read the PDF document bundled with the download. Some of the features:
    System Info: Just because I wanted to figure out how to display that stuff. Metadata Banners: Such as category, platform, genre, play mode, star rating etc. Icon-augmented Text List: For quickly navigating based on a platform or game metadata. Dynamic List Header: Helps you keep track of where you are when navigating through BigBox. AO Video Engine: It will by default play the current category, platform, or game video. If a platform (or playlist or filter) video is not found, it will loop through a random selection of that platform's games with crossfading action. If no platform or game videos are found, it will fall back to looping through a set of pertinent images. For game views, if a game video is not found, it will play a slideshow of the game's title screen, options, gameplay, etc, while the game music (if available) plays. The video engine supports VLC and WMP as configured in BigBox, though it works better with WMP in my opinion. NOTE: Unblocking the ZIP file will also unblock the DLL (e.g., Ao.Bigbox.Themer.dll) contained therein, giving your computer permission to run this DLL. This is an issue with all plugins you might download from this forum. It's a Windows security feature. You basically have to vouch for a file before Windows will use it. I liken it to how a MS office document you download from an email runs in Protected Mode until you unblock it for printing, editing, etc. Below is the error you'll see if you don't unblock the file, as well as a screenshot of the solution.

    And here is a shameless plug for my other themes:
    Refaktor - clean text-based view to suit 16:9 or 4:3 displays Nostalgia - displays videos within viking's clean platform images FluxCRT - displays videos within a mock CRT including curvature effect Epoch09 - post-apocalyptic flavored theme (still a work in progress)


       (10 reviews)



  14. Unified Refried 2.0

    What's different in 2.0?
    *This replaces the old version of Refried entirely. DO NOT merge this new version with the old one.
    *All platform addon themes from the first version of Refried have been merged into one single addon called "Queso Fresco" (because it tastes great on top of refried beans...that's why). Therefore all of those older addon themes are no longer needed.
    *Requires Launchbox 9.4 or above to function properly
    *Revised Install instructions (please read them below if you are just starting out with the theme)
    *Added custom controller icons for play modes in the game description on some systems...this will get finished in the future
    *More great additions made by Ghostlines to the theme
    *Added the fullscreen video view to all platforms (view 4)
    *Improved the artwork slightly for the Big Box options menus
    Important note**If you install this theme,and the artwork does not display properly for a platform on your system,then more than likely it is a naming conflict between your platform and the files in the theme. To fix this issue,you must locate these files and change the name to your actual platforms name:
    1.Images/Theme/Background/(name of your platform that is mislabeled)
    2.Images/Theme/VideoBorder/(name of your platform that is mislabeled)
    If you install the Queso Fresco addon as well,then you must also rename the custom view xaml files to your platform name.
    I set out to make an alternate version to the beautiful Unified theme,with modifications here and there,yet,as I worked on it more and more,I started to go a different direction slightly...and thus Refried was born. This theme is built to focus on artwork,and showcase each system in bright colorful high definition artwork. I have drawn all new original arcade cabinets,and designed custom borders for each platform,which set each system apart from each other,while maintaining a unified appearance across the board.
    The main difference between this,and many other themes that are out there...are the video borders. When using the Default theme,all video borders are the same size across the entire theme...but,when using the addons,the video borders will then fit the system properly...so that the video for Game Boy Advance,will fit the GBA Video Border...and the PSP video,will fit the PSP Video Border. In other words,by using the custom view addons,it allows the theme to represent the system perfectly...rather than the same size border for everything.
    This theme is more than capable of running without a single addon theme installed,and only using the Default...the addons are merely to extend the experience of each system,with special added artwork,and tweaks.On the other hand,the Addons rely on the Default themes structure,and will not work without the default theme installed.
    There are multiple views included with the default theme,including -
    1.Border with No Box/Cart/Disc Art
    2.Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art
    3.Border with Box/Spinning Cart/Disc Art
    4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel
    5.Border Text List View with Box/Cart/Disc Art
    The Queso Fresco addon has 5 views -
    1.Special Artwork/Special Border with No Box/Cart/Disc Art
    2.Special Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art  (With wheel fade)
    3.Special Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art  (No wheel fade)
    4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel
     5.Special Border Text List View with Box/Cart/Disc Art
    **If the system has CD's/Discs,then the Disc will spin in Views 2 and 3...but,if the system has carts or floppies,then they will not spin in views 2 and 3.
    The Arcade portion of the Queso Fresco addon has 5 views -
    1.Dynamic Marquees with Character Artwork
    2.No Dynamic Marquees with Character Artwork
    3.Dynamic Marquees with Advert/Flyers
    4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel
    5.Text List View with Advert/Flyers/Cabinets
    With the Queso Fresco addon installed,the arcade platforms are capable of displaying Video Marquees for each game,as well as regular marquees, in the marquee area of the cabinets (Some samples are included,and more are on the way)*
    Any Video Marquees must be placed in "LaunchBox/Themes/Unified Refried/Images/Theme/Addons/_Arcade/Video Marquees/" and must be in mp4 format
    In order to make this work properly,you must go into LaunchBox options,and change the priority for Cart Back Image to Arcade - Marquee,and uncheck anything else.
    1.Download the Default theme (Unified Refried) ,and place it in your "Launchbox/Themes" folder
    2.If you have not done so,you will need to unblock the Plugins...This does not have to be done for every addon theme,as unblocking them once,in the default,is all that is necessary...excerpt taken from unified description -

    3.Set the theme to "Unified Refried" in Options/Views/Theme
    4.If installing any of the addons,simply unzip the addon,and open the folder that was created. In this case we will use the Queso Fresco addon as an example.
    5.Place the two folders (Images and Views) into the Unified Refried default theme folder,merging the folders when prompted.
    6.That's it! ....When you load up Big Box,the artwork should be changed to the Queso Fresco alternate art.
    Pictures of Installation process for those that need them...If this is your first time using Refried you can skip step 1
    @RetroNi for the use of his Logo set.
    @CriticalCid for his theme Unified,as I used alot of his coding as a base for the assembly of this theme.
    @kyoken @neil9000 @bundangdon @zetec-s-joe @Retro808 @Porl Hendy for their feedback during testing.
    @faeran for his help early on in the development stages.
    @Jason Carr because I used a bit of code from his Redux version,and took on some of his ideas from the changes he made
    @NJDave71 for his HelperControl plugin
    @bmonomad @Suhrvivor for their work on the Community Star Ratings,Favorites,and Play Mode code,which formed the base for implementing it into this theme
    @Ghostlines for his additions to the theme

    Current Platform list covered by the theme -
    Ghostlines Additions
    Current Playlists covered by the theme -
    The Platform/Playlist video set can be found here...
    The Platform/Playlist Logo set can be found here...


       (10 reviews)



  15. Aeon MQ7 [Preview Version]

    This is a loose port / interpretation of the Aeon MQ7 skin for Kodi. It’s one of my absolute favorite skins for Kodi and was a huge inspiration for my first BigBox theme: CriticalZone
    After @NJDave71 already brought Aeon Nox to BigBox I thought it would be time to bring Aeon MQ as well.
    This theme was designed for 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios and tested on 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 resolutions!
    This is just an early preview version that I built last September. Due to my new job I hadn’t much time to finish it up as an extensive theme like CriticalZone. I used the holidays to polish the Views that I already had as I don’t want to just sit on it any longer and I have definitely planned to add a ton of new Games Views to this, but I don’t know when I will find the time to do it. So for now just take it as it is and tell me what you think about it and what do you wish for potential updates.
    This theme currently features 4 Platforms and 3 Games Views.
    How to install:
    1.    Just download the archive and extract it to:  “..\LaunchBox\Themes\”
    2.    Go to the “Plugins” folder inside of the extracted folder and right-click on of the .dll file. Choose Properties -> Click on “Unblock” at the bottom of the window. Close the window. If the "Unblock" button isn't there than you are already good to go.
    3.    Open the Options menu in BigBox -> go to “Views” and change the Theme to "Aeon MQ7".
    IMPORTANT: This theme requires at least LB v9.4 to work properly!
    Showcase video of the Game Views by @pipes78
    I like to thank the following persons for their indirect help to create this theme:
    @eatkinola for his guide on how to add fonts as a plugin
    And of course everyone who was working on the original Aeon MQ skin!
    Known issues:
    - The navigation for the game boxes doesn’t work in the Horizontal Wheel Platforms View 1
    - The available space for the horizontal scrolling text gets smaller the higher the DPI settings are on your PC.


       (4 reviews)



  16. Unified

    This theme is a port of the HyperSpin Unified Widescreen Megatheme project, which was originally started by gibbawho and continued by many other talented artists over the years. It’s supposed to bring a unified look (hence the name) across all platforms while giving every platform it’s own individual touch.
    I’ve tried to stay very close to the original look and feel but also took some creative freedom, especially when it comes to the new fading info panel at the bottom of the screen.
    This theme was designed for 16:9 screens and display resolutions only. Big Box will automatically scale itself to a 16:9 aspect ratio when you use a different aspect ratio on your machine.
    Individual Artwork for a lot of different platforms and playlists + some alternatives you can choose from Matches with the Unified platform video set from EmuMovies Fully animated wheel pointer Spinning discs for disc-based platforms Various other custom animations Templates to build your own platform artwork are included as .psd files Brings a small taste of the HyperSpin feeling to your Big Box setup  
    Currently featured Views:
    Games Text List View: 3D Box Games Vertical Wheel View 1: 3D Box Games Vertical Wheel View 2: 3D Box + static cart/disc Games Vertical Wheel View 3: 3D Box + rotating disc Games Vertical Wheel View 4: Fullscreen video  
    Platform Vertical Wheel View 1: Fullscreen video + scrolling text Platform Vertical Wheel View 2: Fullscreen video without scrolling text More Views are planned, so stay tuned.
    The theme includes artwork for the following 498 Platforms/Playlists:
    The theme will also display a default artwork for Platforms/Playlists which are not yet covered or wrongly named.
    How to install:
    This theme only works on LaunchBox version 9.4 or higher!
    Just download the archive and extract it to:  “..\LaunchBox\Themes\” Go to the “Plugins” folder inside of the extracted folder and right-click on the .dll file. Choose Properties -> Click on “Unblock” at the bottom of the window. Close the window. If the "Unblock" button isn't there than you are already good to go. Open the Options menu in Big Box -> go to “Views” and change the Theme to "Unified". Change the “Games List View” and “Platforms List View” to one of the currently featured Views that are listed above. Make sure that in the Big Box Options -> Views –> “Show Games List Title” is enabled. Info: Never rename the theme folder! The theme folder has to be named exactly "Unified" or the theme won't work properly! (that's btw. an universal tip for all other themes as well)
    Known issues:
    The logo of the Platform/Playlist and the individual video border don't show up in the Game Details screen and the theme displays the generic Big Box logo and metallic video border instead when it gets opened through any other Games View than the Text List View.
    Tips for tweaking your LaunchBox setup for this theme:
    In LaunchBox: Tools -> Options -> Cart Front Priorities -> Select all Cart and Disc related entries, deselect everything else. In Big Box: Options ->Transitions -> Change "Game Image/Video Transition” to “Fade” In Big Box: To avoid spinning cart art go to: Options -> Views -> Make sure that „Remember separate View for each platform” is checked. Than go either to the Keyboard Mappings or the Controller Buttons settings and set up a key/button for “Switch View”. Now you can go back to your platforms and switch the games Views for each platform individually on the fly. Use the Unified Platform videos from EmuMovies for an overall uniform look. You can either download them as free user from the EmuMovies website or if you are an EmuMovies premium user you can get them directly through LaunchBox under: Tools -> "Download Platform/Playlist Theme Videos".  
    Individual platform artwork not showing up?:
    The media files that are inside the “..\LaunchBox\Themes\Unified\Images\Theme\..” folder have to be named exactly like your platforms inside LaunchBox. I've went with the HyperList/RocketLauncher naming conventions for the filenames in this package.
    If Big Box doesn’t show any individual artwork for a system that is listed above you may need to manually rename the relevant files for that platform in all four sub-folders.
    Also make sure that in the Big Box Options -> Views –> “Show Games List Title” is enabled!
    Discs are not spinning / showing up?:
    Make sure you have the right Games List View selected and Disc images in your Cart Image Priorities enabled (see the tips section of this download description).

    Thanks and Credits:
    @ninja2bceen for creating the default and various other pointers All the artists who created the original HyperSpin themes, pointers and other work that helped me to create this theme (please contact me if I have forgotten someone!): Gibbawho @Styphelus Unknown50862 @Klopjero Neonrage @knewlife @Creloce Ghostlost https://www.youtube.com/user/GhostlostGames @ninja2bceen @THK adamg @RetroHumanoid http://retrohumanoid.weebly.com/ Rkh Rondar @scooter1974 Zinger19 Aloner187 @guyverjay MetalThrix SophT Ledgerewskie hoscarconh https://www.youtube.com/user/hoscarconh @viking @bmonomad @Jason Carr  


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  17. Illuminate

    A modern theme, Illuminate was designed with simplicity and elegance in mind. The box art and video snap of each game takes center stage, while the slightly out-of-focus fanart gets displayed behind flashy shades of blue and yellow and an animated bokeh effect.

    This theme takes advantage of the new features in version 9.4 that allow customization on a per-platform basis. Because of this, Illuminate will only work on version 9.4 and above.
    Installation Instructions
    The Default view is designed for vertical box art, and 4:3 video snaps. Custom views have been added for the following platform:
    Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 64 Nintendo DS Nintendo Game Boy Advance Nintendo Game Boy Color Nintendo Game Boy Nintendo Virtual Boy Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U Sega Dreamcast Sega Game Gear Sony Playstation Super Nintendo Entertainment System If you have a platform you would like a custom view for, please leave a comment below.
    This theme uses the following plugins:
    Ao.Bigbox.Themer by eatkinola Illuminate by me ListBox Scroll Center by Grila Prioritized Path Selector by Jason Carr Y2GURU Converters by y2guru


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  18. Realistic Marquee Monitor FX

    Realistic Marquee Monitor FX
    Note: This thread will not be pushed to the front in the "whats new" section, if you want notifications for future updates to this file be sure to follow this page by using the follow button in the upper right corner.
    Part of the Neon Deluxe Arcade series but this can be used for any theme, Realistic Marquee FX in 4K 21:9 (3840x1620), to spice up your marquee monitor
    The FX are composed of different layers of scratched plexi glass, reflection, light and other grungy and dusty layers to get as close to realism as possible, see in the video below how it's been composed.
    Please note this was made for use with a 21:9 ultra wide monitor (best bang for your buck considering width and Marquee monitors), other aspect ratios might not look as on screenshots.
    1. Extract folder '_Realistic Marquee FX' in 'Launchbox\Themes'
    2. Within the _Realistic Marquee FX folder are 2 images (for now!)
       a. Realistic Marquee FX - With Marquee holder & Plexi FX.
       b. Realistic Marquee FX Only Plexi - Without the Marquee holder, only Plexi FX.
    3. Choose the style XAML file you want, they are located and named in Zip files.
       a. Realistic Marquee FX - Complete: With Marquee holder, Plexi FX and Magic Screen Filler.

       b. Realistic Marquee FX - Sans Filler: With Marquee holder & Plexi FX but Without Magic Screen Filler.

       c. Realistic Marquee FX - Plexi FX & Filler - Without Marquee holder, With Plexi FX and Magic Screen Filler.

       d. Realistic Marquee FX - Plexi FX only: With Plexi FX but without Magic Screen Filler and Marquee Holder.

    4. Pick the style you like and overwrite the GameMarqueeView.xaml file in the 'your theme of choice/Views' folder, might be a good idea to back up the file first however.
    Enjoy and have fun! 🤘
    Mr. RetroLust (Call me Lust)


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  19. CriticalZone / CriticalZone - BlueBox

    Here you can download alternative versions of the CriticalZoneV2 theme that comes bundled with every LaunchBox installation.

    CriticalZone is a BigBox theme designed for the usage of widescreen platform videos and utilizes videos as backgrounds.
    This theme was designed for widescreen displays with 16:9 aspect ratios and optimized for a display resolution of 1920x1080. It will also work with other widescreen resolutions and 16:10 aspect ratios but it may not look as polished.
    Available Versions:
    - CritcalZoneV2 - BlueBox: A blue color variant of CriticalZoneV2. It features blue texts instead of green and has a different Default background created by @SentaiBrad
    - BackgroundVideoOnly: All Views, except the TextList Views, will only use video loops as backgrounds. Also available as BlueBox version.
    - BackgroundFanartOnly: All Views will only use Fanart images as backgrounds. Also available as BlueBox version. -> Use this version if you have performance problems!
    - 1.8: The original and now old version of CriticalZone. It's officially EOL and won't get supported by me in any way. It's just still here for archiving reasons.
    There’s also a red 80’s/Cyberpunk themed version of CriticalZone called “CityHunter”. It’s maintained by @keltoigael and can be found here:
    How to install:
    Just download the version of choice and extract the archive into:
    Open the Options menu in BigBox -> go to “Views” and change the Theme to the version you just have installed.
    IMPORTANT: CriticalZone V2 requires LaunchBox v7.11 or higher!
    Known issues:
    - The description texts in all Platform Views and CoverFlowWithDetails Games View won’t fill the whole space of the descriptions box when you use CriticalZone with a higher DPI setting than 100% or a lower display resolution than 1902x1080. It gets progressively worse the higher the DPI settings and/or lower the resolution is.
    Thanks & Credits:
    Thanks to @SentaiBrad for creating the new Default background video for the BlueBox variant.
    Background video of the standard version: In The Deep - FREE Video Background Loop HD 1080p by NIZ.co (http://niz.co/wp/)


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  20. FutureState Neon Deluxe

    *Click follow to stay informed of important updates*
    This theme started out as a custom color skin for the FutureState theme by Hexxxer, I wanted to make something that would fit my gameroom's dark blue/purple blacklight lit environment, a bit like the good old dark arcades, where light plays an important role to the experience. 
    It evolved after months of coding long, long... lloonng hours into this, I had to learn this coding language along the way, I hope it doesn't contain any errors and such.
    Huge thanks go out to @Hexxxer for his amazing theme (FutureState) framework, controls (HexControls.dll) and kind permission, without him I couldn't have done this. Also a huge thanks to @NJDave71  for making it possible to see the game count for playlists through HelperControl_v4.DLL which is included in this theme. Thanks guys! And everyone else for all the inspiration, enthusiasm and dedication.

    Enjoy please read these instructions well!

    ---Installation, Tips & Probable Issues---
    1. This theme uses images and video pretty heavy, it could run slow on older systems, I did add some faster/lighter views, try to see what works for you  after you let the lists cache. Huge lists with thousands of games always run a bit slower as more data is being transfered.
    I recommend doing the following to speed up BigBox greatly: 
    * Uncheck all Background Images in launchbox/settings/image priorities
    * Set all transitions to "None" in BigBox settings
    2. This theme is probably only fit for use on a 16:9 aspect ratio, as I did use some absolute positioning of elements, I'm not very experienced yet to make a 4:3 relative positioning version, maybe someone else might be able to make such a version.
    3. If you use a 4K display you probably have to set the Windows dpi settings to 200% in order to keep the layout intact.
    4. You can find transparent background cabinets here at Arcade Cabinets Project 2.0: 
    5. Download the theme zip file and extract the content to Launchbox/Themes/ folder.
    6. Install the font file, you can find it in the extracted folder FutureStateNeonDeluxe/_InstallationFiles/
    7. To make the placeholder work which shows the Cabinets/Advertisement Flyer - Back/Box Back in the screenshots needs some changes in your image priority settings within Launchbox. As the cabinets don't have their own placeholder to be coded in a theme I used the Cart 3D placeholder as I figured most people will only use one cart view or can set Cart 3D in image priorities to Cart Front. You can control a lot to your liking within image priorities, as long as you remember it's Cart 3D for this placeholder.
    My setup in image priorities within Launchbox options:
    8. You might need to unblock the .DLL's in the plugin folder for them to work properly.

    Slide-in/out platform/game wheel, disappearing when not in use to make room for more possibilities. The logo's have a glow beneath them so you can still see black/dark logo's apart from the background.
    Special Marquee monitor filler magic trick (previously released to be used in other themes as well). Using the empty space around marquees in a special way. If you rather have the default marquee views just copy 'GameMarqueeView.xaml' and 'PlatformMarqueeView.xaml' from the default theme views folder and overwrite in this themes 'views' folder.
    And loads more...

    ---Views Description---
    Platform View 1 (PlatformWheel1FiltersView)
    * A lot of Platform details
    * Device image
    * Large video/image with ambient/glow beneath it
    * Total games counter for platforms and playlists
    Platform View 2 (PlatformWheel2FiltersView)
    * Same as Platform View 1 except for a few differences
    * Fanart platform image in place of device image
    * Device image to the right side overlaying video/image
    Platform View 3 (PlatformWheel3FiltersView)
    * Same as Platform View 2 except for a few differences
    * Details panel makes room for full size video/image
    Platform View 4 (PlatformWheel4FiltersView)
    * Full screen video/image
    Platform View 5 (TextFiltersView)
    * Text list of Platforms
    * In the mid collumn Platform banner image, device image, fanart image
    * Even more details about the platform/playlist

    Games View 1 (WheelGamesView)
    * 2 Game Screenshots
    * Details I found useful
    * Game description
    * 3D box (You can switch image view on this placeholder with a button) with Cart image overlaying.
    * Cabinet/Back Box/Back Flyer overlaying on left side over video/image
    * Details overlaying video/image like your star rating, developer, publisher, genre, playmode.
    * Custom icons for Broken, Portable, Completed, Favorite and ESRB rating.
    * Platform logo in the middle
    * Scanlines overlaying the video/image
    Games View 2 (Wheel2GamesView)
    Same as Games View 1 but with Cabs/Back to the right side
    Games View 3 (Wheel3GamesView)
    Same as Games View 1 & 2 but without cabs/back and without scanlines over the video, for views which have high quality video's and/or theme video's
    Games View 4 (Wheel4GamesView)
    A view which might be more suitable for quick browsing, slower systems and require more game details.
    * Cab images without transparency look better in this view
    * Static logo wheel
    * Video below with glow beneath. The cabs/back images are filling the screen (maintaining aspect ratio) to the right for better readability of back covers and high quality cab images. I prefer this view for inspecting/sorting out my games.
    * Larger Icons right/below side.
    Games View 5 (TextGamesView)
    A view to see even more game details, without video, the idea here is you can see the front and back image side by side while being able to read the back image. As if you would hold the cover in your hand.
    * Static Text wheel
    * Many details
    * Large Icons
    * Box/Advertisement fronts beneath image
    * Cabs/Back to the right
    Games View 6 (GameDetailsView)
    Same as Games View 5
    Another example of FutureState Neon Deluxe in action:
    Here's the startup theme to accompany this theme: 


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  21. Futura Dark V

    The idea comes from the Futura Theme for RetroPie.
    Two Platform views:
    - Platform View 1 (Video)
    - Platform View 2 (Image)
    One Game view:
    - Games List View

    Currently supported Platforms for Platform View 2 (Image).

    Thanks to the following people for the help on various things!
    @Grila for the plugin


       (0 reviews)



  22. Holly

    This is a theme that I've been hacking away at for a while.
    It has 4 views -- A fullscreen video view with and without scanlines and a widescreen view with and without scanlines.
    I included all the playlist logos that I created.
    I was inspired by the Chicuelo theme.
    Just exact the folder "Holly" into your themes directory and install the font.



       (0 reviews)

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  23. Unified Redux

    Unified Redux is a very slight re-imagining of @CriticalCid's amazing Unified theme, focusing on minor tweaks to improve the experience based on the LaunchBox developer's personal preferences. Changes from the original theme are listed below:
    Rounder wheels Much faster-spinning discs Wheel shadows Videos maintain their aspect ratios Smoother transitions in a few spots Top bar modified to prevent triangle corner overlap issues Version 1.6 - Released December 3, 2018 (REQUIRES LAUNCHBOX\BIG BOX 9.1):
    Added a new PrioritizedPathSelector plugin, which helps to ensure that proper images are shown for complicated playlist scenarios (multiple fallback priorities, etc.) Version 1.5 - Released November 26, 2018 (REQUIRES LAUNCHBOX\BIG BOX 9.1):
    Fixed issue with Arcade/MAME playlists not using proper media Version 1.4 - Released November 15, 2018 (REQUIRES LAUNCHBOX\BIG BOX 9.0):
    Pointer images will now change when entering into nested platforms and categories Year and manufacturer text will no longer show up on platform views when those values don't exist Publisher listed in the game details has been changed to developer, which is more important information to display Developer, genre, and play mode text will no longer show up on game views when those values don't exist Ratings displayed in the game views now show your personal rating instead of the community rating, if you've previously rated the game Version 1.3 - Released November 12, 2018 (REQUIRES LAUNCHBOX\BIG BOX 9.0):
    Added much better support for the new nested categories and playlists in LaunchBox\Big Box 9.0 (no more black screens) Version 1.2 - Released August 31, 2018:
    Removed Grila's weather plugin. As awesome as it is, it was causing 1-2 second delays loading up every view. Version 1.1 - Released August 30, 2018:
    Background images revamped (and in some cases removed) for common platforms in order to increase readability of the wheels and remove JPEG artifacts (many of the Classics playlists had backgrounds with horrible artifacts from Hyperspin). Thanks to @RetroHumanoid for many of the new backgrounds. Removed the default Big Box logo for platforms or playlists with no logos. Even we're not that in love with the Big Box logo. Added background fanart images for some playlists that will show up if there are no videos for that playlist; previously the theme was showing a black screen in this case. Reduced the size of the theme by over 350 MB by converting the background images from PNGs to maximum-quality JPGs. There is no perceived quality loss and now the theme is less than half the size. Modified/removed some of the video borders with characters in order to better support the new arcade playlists (some of them were irrelevant to arcade games) and make room for arcade flyer images, which used to half-overlap the characters. Highly recommended: Modify your "Images" > "3D Box Priorities" settings in LaunchBox to include "Box - Front" and "Advertisement Flyer - Front" images in order to display regular box or arcade flyer images if no 3D box image exists.
    Please note: You will need to completely delete the previous version of the theme before putting in the new version in order to get all the updates (such as removing the Big Box logo and the space-saving JPG files).
    Demo Video:
    Examples of changes/additions to the 1.1 version of the theme:

    Please see @CriticalCid's original Unified theme for installation and troubleshooting instructions. Requires LaunchBox Big Box 8.0 or greater.
    Huge thanks goes out to @CriticalCid for the original theme, as well as the many different Hyperspin contributors who donated their time and talent to build an awesome, cohesive experience:
    Ghostlost https://www.youtube.com/user/GhostlostGames
    hoscarconh https://www.youtube.com/user/hoscarconh
    @RetroHumanoid http://retrohumanoid.weebly.com/


       (8 reviews)



  24. Chicuelo

    The theme idea comes from Chicuelo EmulationStation Theme for RetroPie.
    The theme has two Platform views, an image view and a video view. It also has two Game views.

    - Works on a range of resolutions (The Games List view works best on 1920 x 1080 as the selected game dot does not resize and centre on resolutions other than 1920 x 1080. If anyone knows how to fix it let me know and I'll upload the newer version)
    - Install the supplied Fonts located in the Fonts folder
    If you end up making further images for the Platform image view, upload them and I can include in the set.
    Thanks to the following people for the help on various things!
    @Everyone who helped with the idea at RetroPie

    New Game View:


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  25. Vertigo - A Vertical BigBox Theme

    Welcome to Vertigo. A simple, text based, vertical BigBox Theme with an old Retro CRT nostalgic feel.
    There are 2 different downloads:
     Vertigo.zip - This is the theme, please place this in your /Launchbox/Themes folder (you may need to right click the zip file, go to properties, and unblock the the contents of the file). Vertigo Startup Video.zip - A Vertical startup video (created by @harryoke)  
    Theme Features:
    Designed for a 9:16 portrait aspect ratio display Tested uses 1080x1920 resolution, however, it should scale gracefully as long as you keep the aspect ratio 9:16 The entire theme utilizes a centered text list (only possible with @eatkinola's AO Bigbox Customs Plugin) Watch the video to see the theme in action. Try it out if you like it, and let me know what you think below.
    @faeran - Creator of this theme. @eatkinola - Utilization of his AO Bigbox Customs Plugin, along with his help and code examples. Without his work, this theme would not be possible. @harryoke - Creator of the Vertigo logo and the Vertigo startup video.


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