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  1. Retro Console - BB Theme - Startup Theme - Pause Theme and more

    Here is my first theme. This theme was made almost entirely in @y2guru's theme creator tool that is my absolute favorite community addition. Very cool for people like me who love to design. Thank you for making this y2guru. My intention was to make a seamless theme that felt like a console but offered a very different feel than all the already existing and amazing themes found on this forum. I Hope you like it. Let me know if you need more logos but keep in mind i can only work on this once a week.
    Credits:
    Not sure where to start, I was mostly inspired by @viking and @Rincewind for their contributions and then i found the 'Community Theme Creator' made by @y2guru which changed everything. But most of all, credit should go to Launchbox itself and this entire community. I have used several things i found at this forum but most of this theme was made by me. If I have missed someone I am truly sorry and it was not intentional. Please let me know and I will of course edit this page. 
    What is it:
    This is a video snap based BigBox theme. Heavily designed around the use and display of video snaps. This theme has several views including one that offers a different look for each platform including handhelds. There is a large amount of custom graphics and logos and images and icons etc. Hence the large file size. Use the startup and pause themes to complete the seamless setup. All icons including stars for 'consumer ratings' and 'ESRB rating' are custom and included in the theme file. Use them all you want. I am using the nostalgia platform videos and these are perfect for this theme. I may make my own someday but for now these are Great. Available Downloads:
    Retro Console Theme.zip - This is the entire theme including platform and platform device logos as well as all icons so you don't have to download them individually. This does not include device logos, startup video startup or pause themes, collection logos, etc. Retro Console Startup.zip - The startup and shutdown theme I made to match with this theme. (screens below) Retro Console Pause.zip - The pause theme I made also to match this theme. (screens below) Platform Clear Logos.zip - Included in the theme download but also here in case you just want them alone. These were made specifically for this theme and there are currently 194 logos. Platform Device Logos.zip - Also made for this theme for the platform view that uses device images. Currently 122 logos. Collection Device Logos.zip -  Made to match this theme for the platform view that uses device images for each collection i use. I can make more upon request. Collection Logos.zip - Same as the platform logos. Made to match so they can be used in this theme. Platform Categories.zip - A bunch of category logos also made to match this theme. Startup Video.zip - A startup video I made just to add to the overall completeness of the theme. Not at all necessary but here if you want it. Retro Console Sound Pack.zip - Again not required but here if you want it. This is what i use in the video below. Just unzip it to your launchbox sounds folder and then select it in BigBox. Recommendations:
    Set your Image priorities in Launchbox as follows - Cart Front ( add disc images to the list - this is used in many views in this theme) Set your startup and shutdown time limits in launchbox settings. (mine are: startup=5 sec and shutdown=3.5 sec) I designed this around the Nostalgia Platform Videos. You can use anything but those will fit and line up best. This theme assumes an xbox controller setup: A=Select, B=Back, X=Search, Y=Game Details and Select Button=Change View (not  required) I also set the left bumper to platforms and right bumper to platform categories. (not required but helpful) Get as many Banner, Steam Banner and Marquee images as you can. This theme offers a unique view for all arcade cabinet based games and will use those images. There is also a custom view for systems like Windows that also use them. Future Plans:
    Create a new view that uses the original loading video from each console. (started on 1-3-2020) Complete the white silhouette console and controller images that are used in the startup theme. Add animations to the theme ( @y2guru is working on this ability for his theme creator as we speak and I will update once it is ready) Make platform videos to match this theme (maybe) How to Install:
    Extract Retro Console Theme.zip to your launchbox themes folder. This includes all the platform and device logos you need and will automatically use them. ( In order to use other logos just delete the ones in this theme folder) You can also use the startup and pause themes to add more of a consistent flow. Drop the startup video (if you want it) in the launchbox videos root folder. This theme currently has 80 different platforms and includes the matching device logos, collection logos, category logos and more but some of these have to be added manually through launchbox (sorry). I can not figure out how to make them automatic.
    Startup Video:
    Theme Video:
    Screenshot System View:
    Screenshots of each Logo Type:
    Screenshots - Startup and Shutdown and Pause Theme:
    Screenshots - Random and Extra Stuff:
    Screenshots - Platforms Views:
    Screenshots - Games Views:
    Screenshots - Other Views: (a few examples of the platform specific views)

    704 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    7 comments

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  2. COLORFUL bigbox theme (BETA)

    # BETA ?
    Yes, for now, it's preliminary version. I have a lot of ideas, new view and things to fix in the near future!
    # WHAT IS IT ?
    COLORFUL is a complete and coherent high quality graphic set, around a unique design. Made with love in France. I hope you like it ! 😘
    Here are planned development axes:

    COLORFUL Theme : The main hub, a unique interface for BigBox. COLORFUL Platform Video : Complete 4K video set, with a unique design. COLORFUL Source : (soon) To involve the community in the platform video creation. COLORFUL BigBox Startup Video : (soon) COLORFUL Startup Theme : (soon) COLORFUL Pause Theme : (soon) # HERE IS COLORFUL THEME FOR BIGBOX:
    On this page we are talking about COLORFUL Theme for BigBox:
    Design for work with my platform video set, COLORFUL THEME is thought to be used on the big screen (TV) in gaming console mode.
    Modern, elegant and animated are the key words of this interface.
    # I NEED YOUR HELP : PATREON ?
    Same problem as with my video set !
    Creating  videos & theme takes a loooooot of time. And I have to deal with a full-time CGI artist job and 2 young kids.
    So I opened a Patreon page that could allow me to dedicate days on my work time to continue creating video.
    I'm not trying to get rich, but like everyone else, I cant spend 1 day/week working for free! I hope you understand.
    If the project interests you: Here is my Patreon page.
    # IN DETAIL ?
    The main features :
    16:9 only. (Works on other ratio, but with black bands) Full 4K asset. (Any resolution must work, up to 4K) Totally responsive. No resolution deformation on text size or placement. Because of the white background, some ClearLogo comes with the theme. (because white on white ... we see nothing) Gamepad connection indicator & battery level. # RECOMMENDATION ?
    Any design choice gives limitations. Here are some recommendations for this theme :
    LaunchBox/BigBox v.10.0 (and up) VLC highly recommended. Design for work with COLORFUL platform video set. (but you can use any video you what) Beware of all white ClearLogo. They will be invisible on white views! I didnt test this theme on a lowend configuration. There may be slowdown. (Curious to have your feedback on this subject!) # COOL, HOW TO DOWNLOAD ?
    2 ways : 
     In Windows : Right here, with the download button. Extract the "Colorful" folder and place it in your "LaunchBox/Themes" directory.   (dont rename it!)  In BigBox : Option > Theme manager > Found "COLORFUL".  # SPECIAL THANKS !
    @Jason Carr for his hard work on LaunchBox/BigBox! Thx man! John G. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! Marcel W. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! Neo8x for his support via Patreon! Merci à toi !!! Casper H. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! Jhonny R. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! GoblinDriver for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! Alfredo O. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! Richard P. for his support via Patreon! Merci à toi !!! (je n'ai pas reussi à t'envoyer un message de remerciement via Patreon. Désolé!) Jukka T. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! Gregory C. for his support via Patreon! Merci à toi !! Jan W. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! Matias K. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! Jeremy D. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! Kevin. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! Dan D. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! Guido. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! Kobaturtle for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!! The whote community for yout support! # CREDITS !
    @Jason Carr for LaunchBox/BigBox. @Grila for Grila's Custom BigBox Controls.  (Gamepad icon & battery level) @eatkinola for Ao.Bigbox.Themer.  (Awazing work! Thx again) Christian Robertson for Roboto Free Font Set. Impallari for Raleway Free Font Set.  
     
    # BY FILE, EVERY CUSTOM VIEW SUMMARY :
    PlatformWheel1FiltersView.xaml :  PlatformWheel2FiltersView.xaml :  PlatformWheel3FiltersView.xaml :  WheelGamesView.xaml :  Wheel2GamesView.xaml : Wheel3GamesView.xaml : Wheel4GamesView.xaml : TextGamesView :  

    1,305 downloads

       (8 reviews)

    106 comments

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  3. Play Box 3

    Happy New Year 2020 to all

    NOTE THIS THEME IS BUILT FOR STEAM STYLE BANNERS FOR THE FAVOURITES & RECENTLY PLAYED BOX IMAGES. 
    This is Play Box 3, A continuation of Play Box 2. 
    I have redesigned this theme for a more modern look of Steam Big Picture Mode or TV Media Center Graphical User Interfaces.
    All games & apps that have been added as your favourite & recently played now have a Steam Banner style shortcut on the Home Screen for quick access. Platform & Games views now have faded backgrounds for artwork.  
    Included in my theme is alternative control layouts for Microsoft XBOX One & Sony Playstation 4 & a collection of steam Banners for games of various platforms.
    There are 2x Platform views & 6x Game views to choose from all with menu controls, All the videoborder views from my previous Play Box Themes are there.
    Important note**If  the artwork & videoborder views do not display properly for a platform on your system, there will most likely be naming conflicts between your platforms & files in my theme. To fix this issue, you must locate these files in the background & videoborder folders of my Play Box theme then change the names to your actual platforms name.

    Installation 
    Unzip the Play Box 3 folder to your Launchbox /Themes directory. 
    Setting up Steam Banners
    Make sure you set Platform & Game images as Steam Banners within the game options in Launchbox. Then for them to be used in the theme correctly set the priority of the boxes view to prioritise Steam Banners first - if you ever want to revert this it is then simply a case of lowering the priority of the steam banners in the boxes list rather than having to remove or reorganise images. To do this open Launchbox and go to Tools --> Options and in the window that appear select Box Front Properties in the Images section and use the Up button to move the Steam Banners to the top of the list.

    Big thanks to Jason Carr, CriticalCid & RetroHumanoid for there Unified themes which has inspired me to create my videoborder views.
    And a big thanks to BlazingRyuu for his Device Icons which i have slightly edited to scale to my theme.
    Demo.mp4

    130 downloads

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  4. Memories of Yesterday BigBox Theme

    This is my first BigBox theme made entirely with @y2guru's fantastic, Community theme creator. I called it Memories of Yesterday (I suck with cool theme names). Many Thanks to @viking, for the Silver Ring Clear Logo set. @Mr.RetroLust (I cant seem to tag you for some reason) for the Marquee Screen Filler Magic, that I used on my arcade cabinet view. @nosh for the device images that I borrowed from the "Nosh on this Twice" Theme and Everyone else on the forums for all the code snippets, that helped me make this theme.! The theme is for 1920x1080 resolutions. If you have any issues, I would love to hear about them.
    Cheers! 
    Edit: Added video.
     

    334 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    13 comments

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  5. PolybiusExtreme

    PolybiusExtreme is the name of my first selfmade arcade cabinet.
    I wanted a theme that matched the design of my cab, so I had to make one that fits...

    ... and here it is! 
    Video:
    Features:
    "Pandoras Box"-Style (selfmade graphics, no copy) HD only (Resolution 1920x1080, 16:9)
    (I only tested it with HD resolution. Please tell me if it works on other resolutions) Views:
    SystemView OptionsView (and OptionsPage) TextFiltersView TextGamesView PlattformWheelFiltersView ... Installation:
    Download the zip and extract the content to LaunchBox/Themes/PolybiusExtreme You might need to unblock the dll's in the plugin folder for them to work properly Tips:
    You can change the "PolybiusExtreme" logo to another logo,
    just change the path to your logo in the xaml-scripts  Special Thanks to:
    @Jason Carr for LaunchBox & BigBox @eatkinola for the Ao.Bigbox.Themer The community and all others that i forgot (OPTIONAL:)
    Pause Theme
     

    53 downloads

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  6. Arcade

    Massive thanks goes to @y2guru for the COMMUNITY Theme Creator for BigBox. Also thanks to @Grila for some of the code snippets I've used.
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    INTRODUCTION
    I know there's been arcade machine based themes before, The reason I wanted to make this one was firstly to try out some of the new features that were added to the theme editor, and secondly I've always wanted to see the side of the cabinet with the artwork. There is a known issue with the theme and for that reason it's best used at 16:9 aspect ratio. 
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    INSTALLATION
    Download the zip file and unblock it (right click the zip file, goto "Properties" then at the bottom put a tick in the "Unblock" box, hit ok when done) then extract the folder to --\Launchbox\Themes\

    261 downloads

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  7. Neon Deluxe Arcade - Big Box Theme

    Note: This thread will not be pushed to the front in the "whats new" section once updated in the future, if you want notifications for future updates be sure to follow this page by using the follow button in the upper right corner.
    Neon Deluxe Arcade - Big Box Theme
    Huge thanks goes out to @Hexxxer for his amazing theme (FutureState) framework and controls (HexControls.dll), without his work I couldn't have made this theme.
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    INTRO
    This theme is a sequel to my previous Futurestate Neon Deluxe theme, it looks a lot like the theme but has some features that the prequel had not; like embedded fonts (no need to install fonts, thanks to @Jason Carr) and much more, you just have to see it for yourself. My main goal with this theme is to create a virtual arcade building kinda like 'New Retro Arcade'.
    Neon Deluxe Arcade is a series of themes and elements, if you like you can download these to accompany the complete theme:
    Neon Deluxe Arcade - Launchbox Theme
    Neon Deluxe Arcade - Startup Theme (Street)
    Neon Deluxe Arcade - Startup Theme (Inside)
    Mr. RetroLust's Realistic Retroarch Bezels (Same style > Dimmed lit retro gaming)
    This theme uses a softer version of Marquee screen FX, if you like there is more choice at Realistic Marquee Monitor FX
    Transparent background Mame PCB's (circuit boards): Over here
    You can find transparent background arcade cabinets here at Arcade Cabinets Project 2.0
    Video of early version:
    Video of v2.0 with a new view:
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    INSTALLATION
    Download the theme from Big Box's theme manager or download the zip file here and extract the content to Launchbox/Themes/NeonDeluxeArcade/
    You might need to unblock the .DLL's in the plugin folder for them to work properly.
    To make the placeholder work which shows the Cabinets/Advertisement Flyer - Back/Box Back in the screenshots it first 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:
    TIPS
    1. This theme uses images and video pretty heavy, it could run slower on older systems. I recommend doing the following to speed up Big Box greatly: 
    Uncheck all Background Images in launchbox/settings/image priorities Set all transitions to "None" in BigBox settings Use the Clean Up media tool in launchbox/tools/Clean Up Media... (this can really speed up lists with thousands of games and duplicate media) Let Launchbox cache your images 2. This theme is probably only fit for use on a 16:9 aspect ratio.
    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.
    Hope you like and enjoy! 🤘

    987 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    39 comments

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  8. NesicaXLive Arcade Edition

    This is a theme based on the Nesica network UI I tried to keep the interface clean and as faithful to the original as i could. This was made with the The Community Theme Creator so a shout out goes to y2guru for his amazing app. also a thanks goes out to shro2016 for give us his original theme that i have been using for the last year on my arcade

    175 downloads

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  9. Spectrum

    Spectrum is a complete rebuild of my theme Blade Runner. It focuses heavily on full screen 16x9 video backgrounds, animation, fading with 4 platform views, 5 game views and 5 color variants Blue, Green, Orange, Purple and Red.
    Platform 1 uses a color shifting background that fades elements on the UI and goes completely UI free aside from the BigBox Logo after 40 seconds of idle. Switching to another platform brings the UI back. Platform 2 uses the same elements but focuses on using Platform videos such as vikings color themes. Both of these can be changed in the video folder under background.mp4 and platforms folder. Platform 2 and 4 mirror their 1 and 3 views but do not fade any UI elements for those who want to always see the platform images.
    Games 1 view uses full screen video or stretched if 4:3 to output 16:9 and overlayed scanlines with animation and UI fading with slightly different timings than the platform views. Games 2 view uses the  same techniques as view 1 but keeps the original aspect ratio of the gameplay videos. Games 3 and 4 are mirrored views of 1 and 2 with no scanline overlay. The text view offers no fading and outputs video as stretched with scanlines.
    An optional folder is included to change the images of the button layouts from an XBOX controller to a PS4. These are located inside the Optional Button Layouts folder. Pick your option and inside is an Images folder, drag and drop these in the root of the theme(s).

    214 downloads

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  10. Simple Vewlix

    This is a Bigbox theme I made for my Vewlix cabinet using The Community Theme Creator so a shout out goes to y2guru for his amazing app. This is a Simple theme I wanted something basic that looked good running on my cab. I plan on tweeting a few things in the future but i'm done messing with it for now Enjoy

    86 downloads

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  11. New Retro Big Box

    This is a theme meant to really lean hard on nostalgia. It's inspired by "New Retro Arcade Neon" and uses some of it's assets. As of right now, it consists of 1 view, and the goal is to add more platforms if there is demand for it. The platform images are "banner" images, so using a different view with this will look a little funky. 
    For a little extra immersion, I have Andy Hofle's "Arcade Ambience" mp3 as the background music. Those mp3's can be found here.  -  http://arcade.hofle.com/
    Thanks and I hope you enjoy it!
     




    NRBB_Platform_Wheel-TEMPLATE.psd

    1,896 downloads

       (3 reviews)

    17 comments

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  12. CoverBox

    Please note: CoverBox is now merged into 1 theme and now has the minimum requirement of running LaunchBox 9.4 or above.
    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
     
     

    11,470 downloads

       (19 reviews)

    87 comments

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  13. Pyramids

    ** Theme has now been added to the Theme Manager inside BigBox - with an updated version**
    Massive thanks goes to @y2guru  for his amazing COMMUNITY Theme Creator for BigBox, without his work in creating this simple to use theme design program I couldn't have made this theme.

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    INTRODUCTION
    As you can see from the screenshots its a very colourful and sort of cartoon-ish looking theme, I wanted you to get the feeling that your already in a game before you start to play a game!!
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    INSTALLATION
    Download the zip file and unblock it (right click the zip file, goto "Properties" then at the bottom put a tick in the "Unblock" box, and hit ok when done) then extract the folder too -- \Launchbox\Themes\
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    AFTERCARE
    Although the theme is using fallback images for the Characters or Devices, you can still add your own artwork for systems I've not got round to finding artwork for and add them here
    -- \LaunchBox\Themes\Pyramids\Media\Characters
    -- \LaunchBox\Themes\Pyramids\Media\Devices
    Also you will need to check that the naming of a system Character / Device / Platform Clear Logo is the same exact spelling as your system.
     

    195 downloads

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  14. Play Box 2

    This is a continuation of Play Box, A modern look of Xbox One & Sony Playstation 4 user interfaces with nostalgic retro views of classic games. 
    Included in my theme is alternative control layouts for Microsoft XBOX One & Sony Playstation 4.
    There are 3x Platform views & 11x Game views to choose from all with menu controls & all the video border views from the last theme.
    Important note**If  the artwork & videoborder views do not display properly for a platform on your system, there will most likely be naming conflicts between your platforms & files in my theme. To fix this issue, you must locate these files in the background & videoborder folders of my Play Box theme then change the names to your actual platforms name.
    Installation 
    Unzip the Play Box folder to your Launchbox /Themes directory. 
    Thanks to Nosh  for Banners which i have slightly edited to scale to my theme
    LaunchBox_Big_Box_2019-09-29_21-22-42.mp4

    309 downloads

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  15. 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 10+. 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.

     

    4,998 downloads

       (8 reviews)

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  16. 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 10+. 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. 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)

    7,395 downloads

       (11 reviews)

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  17. 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 10+. 
    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.
    WOOTLAUNCHER INTEGRATION: FluxCRT integrates with WootLauncher...

    WootLauncher-v1.3.mp4 https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/1619-wootlauncher/
    EMULATOR OVERLAYS: These overlays 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.

    682 downloads

       (1 review)

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  18. RΞfΔktΦR

    RΞfΔktΦR is a relatively simple text view-based theme 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 10+. It works with either WMP or VLC but runs more smoothly and uses less CPU with WMP. Refaktor is also now integrated with WootLauncher for a seamless experience.
    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.

    553 downloads

       (1 review)

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  19. CriticalZone - Nebula

    This is based on @CriticalCid amazing Criticalzone V2 - bluebox theme so all thanks should go to him.
    You can find the Original theme here:
    i mearly changed a few things , as you can see from the screenshots it turned out pretty good.
    i know the file is huge, that is because i included all platform logos/banners/device art and my replacement background video is 177mb .... sorry
    All logo/banners/device artwork belong to there respective creators .. ive had them ages so ive forgot who made them
    If they are your creation please give me a shout and i will add your name to the Thanks list
    Please refesh image cache in bigbox after install for the full effect.

    166 downloads

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  20. Stark

    Initially a variant of Grila's Fundamental, Stark is a minimal Big Box theme focusing on usability, clean looks and fast access to what matters: the games.
     
    Suggested image packs:
    Platform/Playlist Banners (strongly recommended)   
    https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/113-minimal-platform-logos/
    Platform ClearLogos
    https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/403-basic-platform-clear-logo-set/
    Platform Device Images (also supports videos)
    https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/109-hardware-platform-set/
     
    Requires LaunchBox 9.6.7 or above
    Expect gremlins, I'm new at this
     
    Currently requires 1080p resolution or equivalent (eg 200% DPI scaling at 2160p). A fix for this is in the works  FIXED! hopefully
     
    Todo:
    Fix platform quickselect (favs/recent) title font Fix non-displaying A-Z index bar in some game views Add star rating images Adjust margins on wall view (I'm yet to figure out how to do this, the spacing adjustment only seems to apply horizontally).

    367 downloads

       (2 reviews)

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  21. Four-By-Three

    Hi, I've designed this theme to work with every 4:3 resolution up to 3200x2400. I did the graphics and @wallmachine did the coding. This theme is a variant of the ARCANE theme. I changed some codes and did a new Platform View and added some new graphic. The theme uses custom banners for each platform showing the corrispettive controller, if you want a specific platform banner let me know (Note that i didn't draw all the banners, i search and modify other images). The theme also uses custom platform logos. If you have questions or problems, let me know! PS: Sorry for my english.
    Notes:
    At the moment only supports 2 views as shown in the screens, Game list: Vertical Wheel 1, Platform list: Platform Wheel 1. Any other views will be the default theme one. Install the font inside the zip file in order to make the theme work. If you don't like the icons in the platform wheel (the star and the clock) i've put a background without them in Images\Core, simply overwrite the old background with the new one. The playmode icons work like this: The icons with the plus sign are for all the modes with more than 2 players and for the multiplayer tag. For the modes "Alternating" the icons will be trasparent. For the non-favorited games, the star will appear black and trasparent, otherwise will appear yellow. Features:
    The platform view shows the controller of the system selected, and the Favorited\Recent games wheels. The game view shows a playmode icon and a favorited icon. Under the game title shows the Publisher - Genres - Year of the game, And of course the Video\Screenshot with the Front cover. Video\Screenshots don't stretch but they maintain aspect ratio, so for example vertical arcade games do not look weird. For videos and screenshots that doesn't have 4:3 aspect ratio will have black bars to avoid stretching.     Known issues:
    The videos and screenshots with low res (320x240) scales at 300x240 with black bars on the right\left sides, even though the grid has the same aspect ratio. However this doesn't happen with videos\screenshots with 640x480+ res. The genres are seperated like this "Action;Platform" but i would like to separe them like this "Action, Platform" But i don't know how to do it. Currently supported custom banners and logos:
     

    494 downloads

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  22. 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.
    Credits:
    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:
     

    2,949 downloads

       (4 reviews)

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  23. CityHunter

    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.
    Instructions:
    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  
     

    21,145 downloads

       (6 reviews)

    62 comments

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  24. Mr. RetroLust's Marquee Screen Filler Magic

    Mr. RetroLust's Marquee Screen Filler Magic
    Introduction:
    This is for those that like to fill the surrounding empty (black) space of their Marquee screens while maintaining the original Marquee's aspect ratio, what these replacement .xaml files do is duplicate the marquee with a blur effect on the background while the original marquee has a drop shadow, a technique often seen on TV when dealing with Vertical Video Syndrome material (a terrible disease btw, but that's another topic)
    Installation:
    Go to the theme folder of your choice: Launchbox\Themes\*name of the theme*\Views 
    Backup the following files! In case you want to revert back to these Marquee files: GameMarqueeView.xaml and PlatformMarqueeView.xaml
    Extract the .xaml files in the zipfile to this folder, start BigBox and see the magic unfold
    Have fun.
    (Screenshots taken from a 21:9 marquee monitor)
    Check out the follow up on this here:
     

    256 downloads

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    4 comments

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  25. Alyssa - A Modern Theme

    This is a modern looking theme. 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. 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.

    Alyssa_-_A_Modern_Theme.mp4

    662 downloads

       (3 reviews)

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