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  1. Eclipse

    Eclipse
    Eclipse for BigBox is a different kind of theme.  Rather than using the normal theme engine, it uses a plug-in to build the user interface from the ground up.  The goal for this plug-in is to provide: 
    Netflix style user interface with multiple lists of games on the screen at one time Voice search Random game function  
    Platform list view

     
    Game detail view

     
    Options for categorizing games

     
    Startup theme

     
    Shutdown theme

     
    Attract mode (screen saver)

     
    Demo
     
    Installation Instructions
    1. Download: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/3220-eclipse/
    2. Extract the contents to a folder
    3. Inside the Eclipse folder is a folder called LaunchBox
    4. Copy the Plugins, StartupThemes, and Themes folders
    5. Go to your Launch Box installation folder and paste the copied folders
    6. Open Big Box
    7. Esc to get to options
    8. Select Options > Views
    9. Set Theme to Eclipse
    10. Set Platforms List View to Platform Wheel 1
    11. If you want to use the startup theme, Options > Game Startup
        - Uncheck Show "Loading Game..." Message
        - Check Enable Startup Screen
        - Startup Theme: Eclipse
        - Minimum Startup Screen Display Time: 5 seconds
        - Maximum Startup screen Display Time: 5 seconds
        - Check Hide Mouse Cursor on Startup Screens
    12. Go back - the first time the theme starts will take a long load time to generate the image cache
    13. NOTE - If you get any errors, you can check the log file called Eclipse.txt in your LaunchBox folder and message me on the forums to let me know
    General usage
    - Up, Down, Left, Right - moves around
    - Enter - selects something
    - Escape - cancel or go back - pressing it will get you back to the BigBox settings where you can exit the application
    - Page Up - pick a random game
    - Page Down - voice search
    Bezels
    - Bezel images can be displayed around the preview videos
    - The system will first look for a game specific bezel. If not found, it will look for a platform specific bezel. If not found, it will look for a default bezel. 
    - A few default bezels are provided with the installation. You can delete them from the folders specified below if you prefer the videos without bezels.
    Game specific bezels
    - The system tries to find a game specific bezel image in the following order:
    1. In plug-in media directory:
    ..\LaunchBox\Plugins\Eclipse\Media\Bezels\{PLATFORM}\{CleanGameTitle}.png
    - Here {CleanGameTitle} replaces any invalid characters with an underscore. Characters like ' and : cannot appear in file names so they are replaced with an underscore
    - For example: A bezel file for the game "19XX: The War Against Destiny" should have the following path and file name ..\LaunchBox\Plugins\Eclipse\Media\Images\Arcade\Bezel\19XX_ The War Against Destiny.png
    MAME bezels
    - If a game specific bezel isn't found in the plug-ins media folder as described above, then the program will look into the MAME installation folder. In order for MAME bezels to work, installing the bezel project for MAME would create files with this structure:
    ..\LaunchBox\Emulators\MAME\artwork{game.ApplicationFilePath}"Bezel.png"
    Retroarch bezels
    - Bezels installed by the bezel project for retroarch will go into a folder location like this:
    ..\LaunchBox\Emulators\Retroarch\overlays\GameBezels{RetroarchPlatform}{game.ApplicationFilePath}.png
    Platform specific bezels
    - These are used if there are no game specific bezels found
    - You can specify a different image for horizontally and vertically oriented games so that they fit appropriately
    - The platform specific bezel image files must have the following file names and locations:
    ..\LaunchBox\Plugins\Eclipse\Media\Bezels\{PLATFORM}\Horizontal.png
    ..\LaunchBox\Plugins\Eclipse\Media\Bezels\{PLATFORM}\Vertical.png
    System default bezels
    - These are used if there are no game specific or platform specific bezels found
    - You can specify a different image for horizontally and vertically oriented games so that they fit appropriately
    - The default bezel image files must have the following file name and location:
    ..\LaunchBox\Plugins\Eclipse\Media\Bezels\Platforms\Default\Horizontal.png
    ..\LaunchBox\Plugins\Eclipse\Media\Bezels\Platforms\Default\Vertical.png
    Looking for feedback
    I'm looking for any suggestions that would make this theme better.  What's currently on my list for improvements:
    New option to add a game to a playlist from the game detail screen New option to display game manuals from the game detail screen Improve image cache logic to better detect differences between LB images and plugin image cache Use VLC for video playback  Option to flip box art  This could be expanded a bit more to  Show achievements in game details Improvements to the options side-panel that opens up under the gear (add some icons and make it look a little less "blah") Several ideas for configuration options Default category and list to pick when opening  Minimum number of games required to be included in a category This would allow you to eliminate lists don't have more than 1 game showing in the series category for example Improvements to the loading screen to make it prettier Performance improvements for loading times by doing more work in the background Overhaul of entire codebase Support for any resolution or aspect ratio - currently this only works (well) on 16:9 screens Make game lists more dynamic - the implementation of the lists uses a bunch of static image controls  Localization If anyone thinks of anything that could make this theme better, I'd be interested to hear it!
    Source Code
    If you're interested in the source code, it's (not pretty and it's) available here: 
    https://github.com/AtomFry/Eclipse
    Submitter Fry Submitted 10/22/2021 Category Big Box Custom Themes

    433 downloads

       (5 reviews)

    39 comments

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  2. Fluent

    I adjusted jhayes0027 great Unlocked Theme to my preferences.
    This theme should run fluent on low-spec machines due to most images not being loaded during game scrolling. The wall view covers are big enough to be good visible on small screens like the gpd win.
    In the platform section you can select last played games by going right and then down with your gamepad/keyboard. 

    42 downloads

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  3. RetroMags Issue 43 - [Theme Workshop]

    RetroMags was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    RetroMags Issue 43
    This is a 4:3 aspect ratio port of the RetroMags Big Box theme, which is designed to look like the Retro Magazine's of old.
    The theme was designed using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator, along with some manual code changes in order to utilize the new wheel CoverFlow features not yet currently in the Theme Creator.
     
    This theme relies on 1 System Hardware graphic and 3 platform specific game graphics for each platform/playlist/category. I did not include a graphic for every platform out there. If people would like to help contribute platform specific graphics, PM me, or post in this thread and I'll add them to the main theme in a future update.
    Graphic locations:
    System Hardware: LaunchBox\Themes\RetroMags\Media\Console Images Graphic 1: LaunchBox\Themes\RetroMags\Media\Platform Image 1 Graphic 2: LaunchBox\Themes\RetroMags\Media\Platform Image 2 Graphic 3: LaunchBox\Themes\RetroMags\Media\Platform Image 3  
    Please note:
    The COMMUNITY Theme Creator Project Files are provided for you to learn. If you would like to publish the theme, it will be missing the Platform Wheel and the 2 Wall View wheels. These would have to be added back manually to the theme. They can be found in the theme files within their respective xaml files.  
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CfCDOXo8k8  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Rincewind's awesome character graphic's pack is included (at a much reduced resolution)
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    29 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    1 comment

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  4. Flat and Classic Mini by exodus_cl

    This was supposed to be a simple flat theme, but evolved into a 2 in 1, so you have the regular view which is flat and sleek and also you have available an optional view (per device) that resemble some classic mini consoles (including consoles that do not have mini versions as of yet).
    Features of this theme:
    Simple flat version that runs fast and looks great. No flashy animations that may affect perfomance. Optional "Classic Mini" view for many systems. Every Classic Mini view has it's own background music. Improved original design of some "Classic Mini" (Such as PSX and Genesis). "Classic Mini" style views for consoles that do not have an oficial Mini version (such as PS2, WII, etc.). Platform/console selection with video (you need to download the video first from regular launchbox menu). First version (1.0.1) has most of the more known consoles in "Classic Mini" style: NES, GB, GBC, Sega Master System, SNES, Turbografx, Gega Genesis, N64, PSX, Dreamcast, Gamecube, PS2, WII, WiiU, etc.
    Recommended configuration:

    Platform selection

    Regular GameList View

    Optional "Classic Mini" view
    .
    Video of the theme in action (no fancy editing for now)
    Please follow my channel for updates and related content.
    If you have any questions, please let me know.
     
    P.S.: English is not my first language so I apologise for any mistake.
    Thanks to:

     @y2guru for your amazing theme editor.
    @thiagofirmino for providing SNK Neo Geo and Sega Saturn Mini formats.

    2,119 downloads

       (3 reviews)

    49 comments

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  5. Game On!

    User friendly with "easy to see" custom genre & play mode icons. Designed for Large Screens & 4K in mind. Animated and color changing backgrounds.
    After learning much more about how to use CTC, (once again, many thanks to @y2guru), I spent much more time on the details in this theme, such as shadows, color changing backgrounds, videos and video overlays, animations, even the blinking digital clock on the VCR (it is the actual time).
    The gamers in the background are actually moving, looking like they are playing games. I tried to use some video effects to make it look like the ambient room light is changing, kinda like a TV does in real life. The Wall View is my favorite with the multiple info panels that slide into the screen.
    I carried over some of my genre icon artwork I made for Fading Elegance v1+. I used some of @Rincewind clear logo stuff, mainly the template he shared.
    This time I used a male voice for platform names I created with Amazon Polly, so they sound pretty decent.
    I really love this theme on a big screen TV!
    The screenshots can't show how it functions, so check out the video.
    I only have done a a few views so far, but plan to expand it once @y2guru releases CTC v2.3. I want to add some of the awesome new stuff he has been working on in CTC to the theme.
    Video (Outdated 12-22):
    Download the theme and tell me what ya think! This video is NOT using any extra Platform Videos
     
    Installation:
    Download, unzip, copy the folder "Game On v1" into your Launchbox "Themes" folder
     
    Important: If you want the best experience with this theme or any other themes you try with speed issues during screen transitioning, go into your BB settings and turn off all the Transitions except Screen Transition set to Fade and give that a try, especially "Screen Transition" (see screenshot). You might be amazed in the results!

     
    Instructions to use Split Screen, Virtual Reality, PvP, Needs Installed, LAN and Online Play Icon features:
    To get these to work in the theme is really pretty easy.
    Create the 6 Custom Fields below in Launchbox, just edit any single game in your collection and pick Custom Fields on the left panel. Copy-n-paste one of the 6 custom fields below and press <ENTER>. Then enter Yes in the value section press <ENTER>. Copy-n-paste the other 5 Custom Fields and do the same. Then press OK

    Now the fields should be ready and Yes is now a choice in Bulk Edit. Close Launchbox and re-open just to be safe. Then you can go back to the game you used to set up the custom fields and delete the Yes's if you need to. You can leave the field blank for NO so no need to worry any of them but the ones that apply, they will need to be YES.
    What I did, was to sort my collection different ways like genre or playmode. I had a genre set up for MMO, so I bulk edited all the games in that category, first I chose Play Mode, making sure they all had multiplayer added as a value. Then I said yes to make more changes, and then chose the newly created Custom Field: Online Play and just select Yes in the dropdown to add value. The theme will now display the animated globe for all those games in the views that use it.
    Do that for the other 5 Custom fields using similar sorts. Of course any game can be edited manually as well. 
    The custom fields you can add:
    LAN
    Needs Installed
    Online
    Virtual Reality
    Split Screen
    PvP

    *Controller Mapping:
    The only thing that needs changed is Button 3 (that's the "X" button on Xbox controller or square button on DS4 controller). It is set to "Play" by default, so if you use this, you will need to assign a different button to it. Now assign Button 3 to "Filter". That's it.

    If you get a blank area in the one of the Genre images (like where the Yellow arrow is pointing in the screenshot below), it just means that game is using a genre that I did not create a icon for.
    If you have Photoshop,  you can use the simple template I included in the ..\LaunchBox\Themes\Game On v1\Media\Genres folder to create anything you need. Just open the template, drop a image in the template (re-size to taste), change the text and save. If you don't have PS, let me know and I can try to get ya fixed up.

     
    -Enjoy & thanks for trying the theme!

    100 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    24 comments

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  6. Pulse Community Theme Creator Files

    Pulse files for Community Theme Creator for BigBox. Make changes to the theme with Community Theme Creator for BigBox
     

    273 downloads

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    7 comments

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  7. Pulse

    Pulse is dark, responsive BigBox theme. No need for custom images. 125 device images and 135 cropped clear logos included. Views use: Clear logos, Videos, Fan art, Box Art, 3D Box Art and device images.
    Made with: Community Theme Creator for BigBox 1.0.8.99 by y2guru
    Views included (Version 1.1):
    System HorizontalWheel1 HorizontalWheel2 HorizontalWheel3 PlatformWheel1 PlatformWheel2 PlatformWheel3 PlatformWheel4 TextFiltersView TextGamesView Views (Version 2.0)
    GameDetailsView HorizontalWheel1GamesView HorizontalWheel2GamesView HorizontalWheel3GamesView PlatformWheel2FiltersView (Viking's Colorful platform videos are recommended) PlatformWheel3FiltersView SystemView TextFiltersView TextGamesView TextListView WallGamesView Wall2GamesView (If you want this to look good please remove all the title screenshots from games)  
    Fonts included: 
    BarlowSemiCondensed-ExtraBold BarlowSemiCondensed-Medium BarlowSemiCondensed-Regular Barlow Semi Condensed - Google Fonts
    Remember to refresh wheel images from BigBox options AND INSTALL THE FONTS!
    Special Thanks to @Dan Patrick  and @bundangdon who helped me a lot with useful feedback. Dan also provided some icons and clear logos. There were others who gave me feedback, so thank you all for your help.
    Screenshots and video preview uses videos and images made by others, including platform videos by @viking
    Not taking any requests for missing assets.
    Video Preview
    Version 2.0
     
     
    Version 1.1
     

    1,205 downloads

       (5 reviews)

    55 comments

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  8. Ps5 Theme for Big box

    Best theme for gaming on big box

    209 downloads

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  9. Generic Cabinet Theme

    features artwork made by mr retrolust. (used with permission)
    i sliced it up a bit and used the community theme creator to sprinkle in some artwork, it makes a generic cabinet for any game that has it's artwork. nothing fancy not really planning any updates hope some folks get some enjoyment out of it. wanted to keep it simple/retro looking overall.
    only has platform wheel 1 view and text games view.

    27 downloads

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    2 comments

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  10. CoinOP - Vertical [Theme Workshop]

    CoinOP - Vertical was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    CoinOP - Vertical
    This theme was designed for a 9:16 vertical screen monitor. Created during the December 10, 2021 Theme Workshop, the idea was to show off the process of converting a COMMUNITY Theme Creator theme to work with a vertical monitor. Playtime tracking and controller badge support were also added to this theme to round it out.

     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: Live Stream: LaunchBox / Big Box Theme Workshop - Building CoinOP - Vertical - YouTube  
    Files
    CoinOP - Vertical.zip - The Big Box theme files. Drop into your \\LaunchBox\Themes folder to load into Big Box CoinOP - Vertical - COMMUNITY Theme Creator Files.zip - Coming soon  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    71 downloads

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  11. Unified Lives!

    This theme is my re-take on the excellent Unified-Refried theme and I called it 'Unified Lives!'.  The goal is to present more information to the user during game selection as well as using more graphic assets to complement the display experience.  I hope you like it!  
    - An informative game card that shows many details of the currently selected game.
    - 2 Game wheel views, curved and vertical wheel.
    - 4 Platform/playlist views which have bordered and full screen video views, also curved and straight wheels.
    -  Single views for game and platform text views (these are necessary views)
    - ESRB icons.  If you don't want them, delete or rename the icons.  The 'Not Rated' icon is renamed due to the number of titles without rating.  Remove the exclamation from the filename to see it.
    - Marquee, box 3d, disc, cd, 3d cart and front flyer images are all used.  Visibility rules determine how they appear, depending on platform and also file availability.
    - Designed for 16x9 widescreen displays.  If it doesn't look right on yours please let me know!  
    - Visual Icons will be shown for Favorite, Completed and Broken games.  They align to the wheel now.
    - Created with Community Theme Creator 2.2.
    - Dynamically changing theme images based upon current platform/playlist. just like Refried.  

    447 downloads

       (1 review)

    21 comments

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  12. 1Up - [Theme Workshop]

    1Up was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    1Up
    Inspired by the Marvel Super Heroes Arcade1Up cab, this Big Box Theme is designed for Square aspect ratios (4:3, 5:4, etc).

    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecdgHKPqLf8  
    Instructions to convert theme to work with Widescreen aspect ratios (16:9, 16:10, etc).
    Look inside LaunchBox\Themes\1Up\Views Open the files: HorizontalWheel1Games.View.xaml and PlatformWheel1FiltersView.xaml In both files, search for: Width="6" In both files, change it to: Width="8"  
    Files
    1Up - Theme Files.zip - Drop into your \\LaunchBox\Themes folder to load into Big Box 1Up - COMMUNITY Theme Creator Files.zip - Drop into your \\COMMUNITY Theme Creator\My Themes Projects folder to load into the COMMUNITY Theme Creator.  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    77 downloads

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  13. Santa's Accident

    This is Christmas holiday theme. It's more of a novelty theme I suppose, since it won't be used all the time. I haven't seen one and my grandson asked me to make one for him.
    It starts up as to be looking out a window on a cold, windy and snowy day when Santa appears and has a bad day with the weather and his reindeer.
    It contains a little bit of video vintage footage of the "Lost Toys" from Rudolph and Frosty as well in some of the TVs used in the different views
    Video:
    If you want a little holiday spirit in your gaming setup at this time of year, check it out.
    Since it is seasonal, I only did a couple different views. If there is enough interest, I may add more views to it.
    Thanks to @y2guru for making it so easy and sharing CTC. If you haven't tried it, you should, I through this together yesterday. (can't wait for 2.3)
    Seasons Greetings!
    -Enjoy
    The Papaw
     

    20 downloads

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    3 comments

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  14. RetroFresh

    This theme was designed to add as little overhead as possible, while giving a clean and simplistic view of the content. RetroFresh works with your own media and uses them as its centerpiece. Hope you guys enjoy.
    This theme was ported over to the COMMUNITY Theme Creator, and is the only version still supported. Both the theme and the Theme Creator files are supplied, just in case you would like to make any changes with the theme.
     
    Installation Instructions
    Extract 'RetroFresh - Theme.zip' LaunchBox/Themes folder. Open Big Box, go to Options/Views, select the RetroFresh theme.  
    Video Demonstration
     
    The views I made are as follows:
    RetroFresh
     

    If anyone finds any issues, please let me know.
     





    19,410 downloads

       (16 reviews)

    55 comments

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  15. CoinOP - [Theme Workshop]

    This theme was ported over to the Community Theme Creator during a Theme Workshop. You can now use the COMMUNITY Theme Creator files to edit this theme (CTC version 2.3 or higher required).
    If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26FxpcbT24U  
    Files
    CoinOP - Theme Files.zip - Drop into your \\LaunchBox\Themes folder to load into Big Box CoinOP - COMMUNITY Theme Creator files.zip - Drop into your \\COMMUNITY Theme Creator\My Themes Projects folder to load into the COMMUNITY Theme Creator  
     
    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 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\Media\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.

     
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    774 downloads

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    8 comments

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  16. Surf Vision

    Just a simple theme created with the Community Theme Creator to share. This does require a lot of artwork that is not included and should already be downloaded to look its best. I don't plan to make any changes or additions. Hope you enjoy!

    115 downloads

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  17. Kido Theme 16:9

    Hello everyone.
    I would like share this theme with the community.
    1.Configuration.
            In LaunchBox option -> media -> Cart Front Priorities, Tick "Cart - Front", "Cart - 3D", "Disc" and "FanArt - Disc"
            In LaunchBox option -> media -> Cart Back Priorities, Tick "Cart - Back", and "FanArt - Cart - Back"
            In LaunchBox option -> media -> 3D Cart Priorities, Tick "Cart - 3D", "Cart - Front", "Disc" and "FanArt - Disc"
            In LaunchBox option -> media -> Background Priorities, Tick "FanArt - Background"
            In LaunchBox option -> media -> Marquee Priorities, Tick "Arcade Marquee", "Banner", "Steam Banner"
            
            In BIGBOX option -> Views -> Theme: Kido Theme
            In BIGBOX option -> Views -> Platforms List View: Platform Wheel 1
            In BIGBOX option -> Views -> Games List View: Vertical Wheel 1   
           
     
    2. Somes Platforms can show the diferents consoles and box art configurations for each region so if you got in you collection diferents region games for one same title you need to edit the region tag with these values "Japan", "Europe" and "United States"
          
     
    Thanks to:
    --UNDER CONSTRUCTION---

    252 downloads

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  18. The POC - A Nice View of the New Walls

    This theme requires LaunchBox v11.10 or above.
    ---------
    The new LaunchBox update is here, and with it comes many new Big Box theming features. The highlight amongst them is a brand new Wall View.
    This theme showcases the new wall view by providing 2 inspired views utilizing the new Wall View CoverFlow wheel.
    What kind of things can the new CoverFlow wheel do? Download this theme and take a look.


     
    The views use the following artwork:
    Clear Logos Screenshots Background Fanart BoxArt - Front Game Videos Don't forget to set your screenshot image priority to screenshot - gameplay.
    Have fun.
    Thanks to @PlayingKarrde for clarifying that this theme is loosely based on a couple different themes from the Pegasus frontend.

    2,130 downloads

       (4 reviews)

    83 comments

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  19. RetroMags - [Theme Workshop]

    RetroMags was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    RetroMags
    A Big Box theme designed to look like the Retro Magazine's of old.
    The theme was designed using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator, along with some manual code changes in order to utilize the new wheel CoverFlow features not yet currently in the Theme Creator.
     
    This theme relies on 1 System Hardware graphic and 3 platform specific game graphics for each platform/playlist/category. I did not include a graphic for every platform out there. If people would like to help contribute platform specific graphics, PM me, or post in this thread and I'll add them to the main theme in a future update.
    Graphic locations:
    System Hardware: LaunchBox\Themes\RetroMags\Media\Console Images Graphic 1: LaunchBox\Themes\RetroMags\Media\Platform Image 1 Graphic 2: LaunchBox\Themes\RetroMags\Media\Platform Image 2 Graphic 3: LaunchBox\Themes\RetroMags\Media\Platform Image 3  
    Please note:
    The COMMUNITY Theme Creator Project Files are provided for you to learn. If you would like to publish the theme, it will be missing the Platform Wheel and the 2 Wall View wheels. These would have to be added back manually to the theme. They can be found in the theme files within their respective xaml files.  
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube:  Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qe96FXHd3c Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYm7dVuDCIM  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Rincewind's awesome character graphic's pack is included (at a much reduced resolution)
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    487 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    9 comments

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  20. Fading Elegance v1 & v1+ - Designed with 4K LARGE Screens and TVs in Mind

    Due to weird uploading issues again, the files are being renamed adding a bunch of numbers before the actual names of the zip files. The Fading Elegance v1+ is the last download (2102651409_FadingElegancev1.zip). The folder structure is still correct once unzipped.
    Clean, modern look. Designed especially for using on Large 4K Screens and TVs. All 21 views, including new marquees. If you like to grab a controller or two, hit the couch and jump in front of a 4K Big Screen TV, this may be the theme for you. That's what I created it for! 
    Information Rich using very visible color graphic image icons for genres, play modes, max players/controllers (actual controllers are shown for the ones I could find). Lots of items fading in/out throughout the theme.
    The "Game Details" view has tons of info mostly in the graphic format, it's the 3rd screenshot. The 1st screenshot transitions into the 2nd screenshot.
    It can also show if the game can be played in Virtual Reality, Online, PvP, and more with some very simple setup. (Instructions Below)
    It heavily relies on video snaps for it's focal point. In most of the views, the videos will expand and retract when there is no navigation being done in Bigbox.
    Includes over 190 audio Platform .mp3 files and 250 Genre Icons (plus the Photoshop template to easily make more). If you don't like the Platform audio voices, just delete them in the Audio folder within the theme.
    Includes ALL 21 views (including the new marquee views). Some cool animations as well.
    The 2nd file called "Fading Elegance (Missing Video Snap)" was my original design see comments below
    Added a NEW version called Fading Elegance v1+ . It has fanart fade into the background and randomly changes every 5 seconds on the Platform Views and has the game's fanart that shows in the Games Views. See the last screenshot.
    Thanks to @MangaAddict for the suggestion. While I was at it, I figured I wanted some new sounds to go with the new theme, you can check them out if you're interested. I called them "The Mix"
    Matching "Fading Elegance" Startup-Exit Theme - (with animation)
    Matching "Fading Elegance" Pause Screen - (with animation)
    Download Platform Voice (Salli was used in the video)
    Fading Elegance v1+ - This is a better video that included the Start/Exit & Pause themes in actions as well.

    Fading Elegance v1 (Be patient with first minute or so, it's showing an example of how some of the videos expand/retract)

    Video for the Marquee views: I don't know how to over lap them.
     
    Instructions to use Split Screen, Virtual Reality, PvP and Onlne Play Icon features:
    To get the Split Screen, VR, PvP and Onlne Play icons to work in the theme is really pretty easy.
    Create the 4 Custom Fields below in Launchbox, just edit any single game in your collection and pick Custom Fields on the left panel. Copy-n-paste one of the 4 custom fields below and press <ENTER>. Then enter Yes in the value section press <ENTER>. Copy-n-paste the other 3 Custom Fields and do the same. Then press OK

     
    Now the fields should be ready and Yes is now a choice in Bulk Edit. Close Launchbox and re-open just to be safe. Then you can go back to the game you used to set up the custom fields and delete the Yes's if you need to.
    What I did, was to sort my collection different ways like genre or playmode. I had a genre set up for MMO, so I bulk edited all the games in that category, first I chose Play Mode, making sure they all had multiplayer added as a value. Then I said yes to make more changes, and then chose the newly created Custom Field: Online Play and just select Yes in the dropdown to add value. The theme will now display the animated globe for all those games in the views that use it.
    Do that for the other 3 Custom fields using similiar sorts. Of course any game can be edited manually as well. 
    The custom fields you need to add:
    Virtual Reality
    Split Screen
    PvP
    Online
    I had never used CTC until about 2 weeks ago (amazing program, huge thanks to y2guru for sharing it and helping me with it). I'm still learning it and am still tweaking and tinkering with animations as far as timing and controls of them and to get them to work like I want.
    I wasn't quite sure how most Bigbox folks use the Marquee views, so I just winged it. Like maybe a pinball machine marquee? Ya'll can let me know if I got it all wrong. That is what the 2nd video is, just the marquee capture.
    In the orignal design, I had added a video that displays when there is no video snap for a game, but I could only find one way to actually make it work decently. I am glad I found a way to get it to work, but absolutely hate the way I had to do it. It slows the theme down a bit. Maybe there will be someone out there that knows a better way to implement it or maybe future enhancements to Launchbox or CTC will make it easier to accomplish. 
    About 1/2 the time you might see a glimps of the Missing Video video during navigation. It's because it is running in the background behind the game video snap and sometimes it would show just before the game's video snap is shown. If you interested in trying it out, It is the one called "Fading Elegance (Missing Video Snap)".
    My sincere thanks goes out to @y2guru for sharing CTC, @viking for sharing his videos with us, the "Theme Guru" (@faeran) and @Jason Carr  for getting the upload issues fixed for me! There are many more that do so much for all of us. Thank you
    If you like my stuff and use Kodi or a fork of it, take a peak at the skins I have done for it (mostly for kids) and maybe subscribe and say hey while you're there. My Bigbox and Kodi Videos
    -Enjoy
     

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  21. Retrotastic [Theme Stream]

    Retrotastic was built during a Theme Stream broadcast. If you are interested in creating themes, follow me on Twitch, or watch the videos later on YouTube.
    A Catalog of past Theme Streams can be found on the forums here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/topic/54760-retro-faerans-theme-stream-big-box-theme-creation/
    This theme only works on version 10.15 and above due to its reliance on some new bindings!
     
    Retrotastic
    I recreated my Retrotastic theme in the theme creator. This was an ambitious project, but one that was well worth it. It still has all the fun of the original theme, with over 150 platform specific backgrounds and a plethora of game specific backgrounds and graphics to play around with. This brings the theme up to a new, modern standard that includes many performance benefits. I also managed to tweak the views here and there to make the theme snappier. Please enjoy this new version, along with the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files for you to play around with and create your own version of my theme.
     

    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/590341221 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfAJTXCprj4  
    Instructions
    Retrotastic - Theme.zip - BigBox theme. Place extracted folder in your LAUNCHBOX\Themes folder Retrotastic - COMMUNITY Project files.zip - Creator Project files. Place extracted folder in your COMMUNITY\My Theme Projects folder  
    Documentation
    Learn how to add your own Platform and Game Images to this theme: Retrotastic - Documentation.pdf Download Templates to help make your own Backgrounds: Templates.zip  
    Don't forget to pick up Scratcher amazing game media packs for Retrotastic. These packs really brings this theme to life:
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    My Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/retrofaeran
    My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2C5q0Muy-ehYpZUIIdJ94Q
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    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 some of the pixel genre icon graphics
     

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  22. Equal Rites

    Built for speed this theme has a new custom complete set of Platform logos / Category logos and Playlist logos for everything in the LaunchBox Database.
    There are custom images so it's best to clear the platform clearlogo cache first.
    Any problems with it please let me know and all feedback is welcome.
    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\
    _______________________________________
    Thanks as always to @y2guru for his amazing COMMUNITY Theme Creator for BigBox.

    156 downloads

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  23. Dark and Gloomy - [Theme Workshop] - A Halloween Theme

    Dark and Gloomy was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    Dark and Gloomy
    A Halloween inspired theme with background ambience, theme-specific menu sounds, animated fog, and jump scares. Perfect for Halloween night.
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeo8-08AVFU  
    Files
    Dark and Gloomy - Theme - Theme Files.zip - Drop into your \\LaunchBox\Themes folder to load into Big Box Dark and Gloomy - Project Files for COMMUNITY Theme Creator.zip - Drop into your \\COMMUNITY Theme Creator\My Themes Projects folder to load into the COMMUNITY Theme Creator  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

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  24. THE DOT MATRIX - [Theme Workshop]

    DOS Matrix was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    THE DOT MATRIX
    A retro-inspired, dark room, text based theme. This theme does utilize clear logos.
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUfbUEharTE  
    Files
    THE DOT MATRIX - Theme Files.zip - Drop into your \\LaunchBox\Themes folder to load into Big Box THE DOT MATRIX - Project Files for COMMUNITY Theme Creator.zip - Drop into your \\COMMUNITY Theme Creator\My Themes Projects folder to load into the COMMUNITY Theme Creator Old Computer Desk - Photoshop File.zip - PSD Photoshop file of the source overlay image of the dark room.  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    129 downloads

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  25. DOS Matrix - [Theme Workshop]

    DOS Matrix was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    DOS Matrix
    A simple text based theme mimicking the old DOS setup graphics.
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUfbUEharTE  
    Files
    DOS Matrix - Theme Files.zip - Drop into your \\LaunchBox\Themes folder to load into Big Box DOS Matrix - Project Files for COMMUNITY Theme Creator.zip - Drop into your \\COMMUNITY Theme Creator\My Themes Projects folder to load into the COMMUNITY Theme Creator
       
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    36 downloads

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