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  1. Play Box 6 Theme Skin Pack

    This is not a theme but a Skin Pack, It's like several themes in one for the updated version of Play Box 6 theme 1.1 only which is required for this to work. Have fun with this skin pack where you can change the look of Play Box 6 with different variations of the Home Screen & some game views.
    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 anywhere on desktop.
    Then just copy, paste & replace when asked the Views folder from any skin into the Play Box 6 root folder.

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  2. Play Box 6

    This is Play Box 6, A redesign of the Play Box series as usual but with a more modern & elegant feel which looks fantastic on a large living room TV. 
    Make sure you Refresh all images in BigBox options/Image Cache.
    This theme is highly customisable as there are many Platform & Games views to choose from all with changeable menu controls, British/European & American Movie & Game age rating images,  Avatar pictures for your profile & you can even put your own name with your avatar.
    Big Thanks to feran for the Background video as it compliments my theme very nicely


     
     

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  3. Simple Touch & Simple Desktop

    3 Versions to choose from. "Simple Touch", "Simple Desktop", "Simple Touch Vertical".
    "Simple Touch" is a bit unique and different than any other BigBox themes. It was made specifically to be used with Touch Screen PC's. It's great for "All in One" PC's that have been set up as jukeboxes, fruit machines and media centers.
    "Simple Desktop" is the desktop version that is identical to Simple Touch without the "Touch Icons". When you look at the screenshots or watch the video, just pretend the "Touch Icons" aren't there. 
    "Simple Touch Vertical" (vertical version) This one is more of a test version. It's made using 3:4 aspect ratio per request. I had to re-size some things and move a few things around a bit, but pretty much the same. I have nothing to test it with, so not sure how well it will look or work on a actual vertical screen. If you give this one a try, feedback would be awesome for myself and others. If you include some specs, like rig type, OS, etc., That would be helpful. (and some screenshots or video would be really cool as well). 
    All 3 version are clean, with a modern look. Works well with all the screen sizes I have been able to test, including large screens and 4K TVs. Responsive and simple, thus "Simple Touch".
    Audio announces 200+ Platforms now. (can be disable by renaming or deleting the Audio folder within the theme folder)
    I needed this for a A-I-O Touch Screen PC I will be installing in a false wall soon. I'll be doing a home remodeling project soon and thought a touch screen jukebox in the wall would be a cool look. I found a great deal on a Lenovo 700 22ish touchscreen on ebay and have been setting it all up before I start the remodel. I wanted to create a BB theme with a similar look to the Jukebox (media center) software I put on the PC.
     
    Here is the dll file for adding the "Touch Badge" in Launchbox. Drop it into your ..\Launchbox\Plugins folder. (not required, just shows the Touch Badge in Launchbox)
    Badge Touch.dll
     
    As always, special thanks goes out to:
    @JoeViking245 for helping me with the touch issues
    @y2guru for sharing CTC with us, thank you
    @faeran for allowing me to use a bit of his code
    @Johnny T for all the MFME Fruitbox Machine help
    ALL THE USERS that use my stuff!!!
    Don't forget to leave feedback, post comments, questions or suggestions. Will do the best I can to get back.
    - Enjoy! 

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  4. WoodPanels

    WoodPanels has the old school retro feel of playing games on an old TV in a room with bad, green carpeting, but golden wooden paneled walls.  The video game console or platform appears above or beside the television to match that look and feel.  It is paired with a set of 8-bit fonts to complete the experience.
    Designed for 16:9 screens on a 1080p monitor. Unique views for 47 platforms with game videos, game 3D/2D box art, and game cart images. Consoles are paired with one of five different TVs from the same decade they were released. "Wall View" for looking at game boxes on shelves is accompanied by the platform logo and image of the original console packaging. Trailer:
    Installation and Setup Instructions:
    Startup Video:
    Theme was created using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru

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  5. Vertical Aspirations - A vertically oriented cabinet theme (Animated Marquee Mod Added)

    VA 1.3 demo.mp4 The long wait is over.... Since version 12 of Launchbox has been released, and new marquee image priorities are now in place, I couldn't see any reason not to release the next version of Vertical Aspirations.
     
    Version 1.3
    Removed the animated GIF joystick and added directional navigation bindings and png images to use in its place (joystick on screen now moves when you navigate the wheel). This should make the theme more responsive if/when BigBox has been opened for a long time.
    Added Pinball game and platform views that are similar to the RetroFE frontend theme called CoinOps Arcade vs Pinball vs, etc, etc. There are two of these views that are identical except for the wheel spacing. This is helful if you use the docklets style of clear logos.
    Added large vertical game and platform views that use a vertical curved wheel that disappears after a couple seconds of being stationary. Great for vertical game enthusiasts that want a vertical only experience.
    Changed all the fullscreen background images to stretch (against my better judgement). This should make the 10x16 and 3x4 ratio crowd happy. Please note: the theme is still optimized for 9x16 ratio - videos will probably look funny stretched.
    Added: Every single view (except the systems view) now has an invisible transparent overlay image. This image was introduced in the previous version but I believe it was missing in a few views. This image can be edited by the user to create an overlay to display their particular joystick, control panel, or any other label they would like to have displayed. This image is the top image in the z-order and basically covers the whole screen.
    Games View Marquee Logic: Games view marquee area logic now works properly as of Launchbox Version 12. What this means for you? This means no more moving images around, and no more turning off the image priorities in box front image priorities settings (marquee image priorities were added in this version of Launchbox). Theme will look for a proper marquee image in \LaunchBox\Images\{Platform Name}\Arcade - Marquee and will fill (stretch) the image it finds into the designated marquee area. If no marquee image is found, a non-stretched clear logo will appear in the marquee area instead. Most marquees are close to the aspect ratio size of the theme's marquee area, so stretch will be minimal. In Launchbox versions prior to version 12, box art and other non marquee/logo associated images would appear in the marquee area if they were not turned off in image priorities. If you previously turned off box front image priorities in older versions of Launchbox, it is now safe to return them to default - in fact please do, as the theme now utilizes box front art that it previously couldn't due to this limitation that has been removed.
    Platform View Marquee Logic: Platform view marquees function differently than Game Marquees within Launchbox. There is no actual platform marquee image category, and the platform banner images included in Launchbox have an odd shape that do not fit within Vertical Aspirations designated marquee area without being squished or stretched in an odd way. The oddly shaped, default platform banners also repopulate when you delete them from their folders which creates a problem with the way this theme works. Because of this, I have created several platform marquees that are stored in the \LaunchBox\Themes\Vertical Aspirations\Media\Platform Marquees folder that are used in the theme. If you want to change out the included platform marquees, you'll need to look for them here and not in the \LaunchBox\Images\Platforms\{Platform Name}\Banner folders. If you delete the included marquees from there, the platform clear logo will take it's place so there should always be something in the marquee area, it just won't be Launchbox banners. Thankfully, there are far fewer platforms than there are games, so adding these to the theme was trivial.
    Additionally, I am including a 3x4 optimized version of the theme. The background had to be heavily modified so the videos can play in a (close to) correct ratio.
    I'm including the Community Theme Creator files for both the regular 9:16 and 3:4 versions. I re-labeled and organized all the elements within the Community Theme Creator files to make it easier to open the theme and figure out what each item does. The 3:4 version of the theme is considered a lite version as it doesn't have all the individual platform views. It is what it is. The downloads are labeled CTC.
     
    INTRODUCTION
    This theme was built for people who have vertically oriented monitors in their cabinets - 1080x1920. It is based off of the Bezel and Lay File how-to videos I found on Youtube by the user Chad Wedlake (https://youtu.be/NUTnWWlcL3A) and are used with his permission. The files he used are derivative of the VCabinet artworks by Antolin Aguirre ( http://www.vcabinet.es ).
    When I started this theme, I was well into creating vertical bezels for use in various platforms with RetroArch. I found it a challenge to set up each platform in a vertical fashion. I'm not sure when, but it was at least a couple months back when I discovered the Community Theme Creator and started playing around with it a bit. Wow, is it ever easy to use. Particularly if you know how layers work in programs like Photoshop or GIMP. Anyways, I started with just importing a bezel I had created and then added the video behind the bezel. Added the marquee view for the arcade games that have marquees and just used clear logos for the ones that didn't. Worked out pretty good I thought so I kept going. Then I thought, how about a view for the Pinball FX, Future Pinball and Visual Pinball tables I have? Well now I have it to a point that I feel like it should be shared.
    For best results, I suggest setting a hotkey within BigBox to allow you to scroll through the various platform and games views. Many popular console platforms have their own views, but all platforms will display just fine with the default wheel or text views. The special views for Pinball are full screen table video views that do not look good with regular console or arcade videos. This theme was not designed with second monitor support in mind for pinball backglass videos or other marquees.
    This theme was not tested with Platform Category Views, Genre Views, Playlist Views, or any other non-platform oriented views, but I assume they should work OK as long as your media is set up for those views.
    I do intend at some point to also release the vertical bezel files I've created for the various platforms. This theme and the bezel files work great together to add a more seamless transition between game and frontend.
    You shouldn't need anything special to get the theme to work as long as you have good media files. The theme mostly requires a good set of clear logos, box art, and game cart/cd media. You will also need a good set of videos as well as vertically oriented Pinball videos if you want to use the pinball views.
    I'll release updates as I refine the theme. If you discover any weird bugs or have reasonable requests, please let me know.
    CREDIT
    I would like to thank Chad Wedlake for the use of his bezel template. @faeran for permission to use some of the xaml code from his excellent Vertigo Theme for the options views in the backend. @SonicFan53 for the clear platform images that the theme uses. And @y2guru for the excellent Community Theme Builder. I couldn't have done this without the Theme Builder. Incredible tool for theme building in BigBox! Thanks as always to @Jason Carr.
    INSTALLATION
    Download the zip file and unblock it by right clicking the file, go into properties and check the unblock check box and click OK. Once the file is unblocked, extract the folder into ==\Launchbox\Themes\
    THEME VIEWS
    In order to see the various games views for the different platforms, you'll need to change to each view. If you set a hotkey within Bigbox (Keyboard Mappings/Controller Mappings - Switch View) to change views, this makes it easy to change views without going into the settings each time.
    Main Wheel
    Main Wheel Device View
    Main Wheel Vertical Text Wheel View
    Default Vertical View
    Default Games View
    Alternate Games View (Arcade platform only - I got next game)
    Vertical Text Wheel Games View
    Atari 2600 Games View
    Bally Astrocade Games View
    GCE Vectrex Games View
    Mattel Intellevision Games View
    TurboGrafx 16 Games View
    TurboGrafx CD Games View
    NES Games View
    Sega 32x Games View
    Sega CD Games View
    Sega Genesis Games View
    Sega Master System Games View
    Sega Saturn Games View
    Sony Playstation Games View
    Super Nintendo Games View
    Fullscreen Pinball Table Games View
    If you are interested in using any of the Bezels/Overlays within RetroArch, you can find them here.
     
     
    Animated Marquee Mod Added Feb 1st 2022
    Platform Views

    2022-01-08 19-01-42.mp4 Games Views

    2022-01-08 19-05-17.mp4 See release notes at the bottom of this page (What's New in Version 1.3) for all the details. Basically this is a drop-in mod to add secondary marquee monitor support to the theme. You can roll with the default Launchbox marquee views with the theme or use these new views designed specifically for Vertical Aspirations. This is all possible now with version 12.7 of Launchbox/Bigbox and version 2.3 of the Community Theme Creator.
    If you try this and run into any issues, please let me know.... This theme has a lot going on and I can't catch everything.....

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  6. Starting Line - Driving Cabinet Theme (WIP)

    After a bunch of requests from users on Reddit and BYOAC, I've decided to upload my (VERY WIP) driving cabinet theme: Starting Line
    There's only one view - an in-cockpit view of a car.  Moving the wheel right and left selects the active game.
    As I'm EXTREMELY busy with work commitments, I don't foresee a lot of requests / uploads, this theme is AS-IS.  I'm currently running 1080p.
    If anyone would like to help me with this / work collaboratively I'd be happy to work with people to make this more advanced / get it over the finish line (no pun intended).
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    Video Preview Below:
     

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  7. 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"
          
     
    Total Systems:
    3DO Interactive Multiplayer
    Amstrad CPC
    Amstrad GX4000
    Apple II
    Apple IIGS
    Arcade
    Arcades Cabinet (TeknoParrot)
    Atari 2600
    Atari 5200
    Atari 7800
    Atari 800
    Atari Classics (Play List)
    Atari Jaguar
    Atari Lynx
    Atari ST
    Bandai WonderSwan Color
    Bandai WonderSwan
    Capcom Classics (Play List)
    Capcom Play System II (Play List)
    Capcom Play System III (Play List)
    Capcom Play System (Play List)
    Cave (Play List)
    ColecoVision
    Commodore 64 Games System
    Commodore 64
    Commodore Amiga (AGA)
    Commodore Amiga CD32
    Commodore Amiga
    Commodore CDTV
    Daphne (Play List)
    Data East Classics (Play List)
    Epoch Super Cassette Vision
    Fujitsu FM Towns Marty
    Irem Classics (Play List)
    Java Mobile Games
    Konami Classics (Play List)
    Mattel Intellivision
    Microsoft MSX
    Microsoft MSX2 Disk
    Microsoft MSX2
    Microsoft Xbox 360
    Microsoft Xbox One
    Microsoft Xbox Series
    Microsoft Xbox
    Midway Classics (Play List)
    Namco Classics (Play List)
    Namco System 22 (Play List)
    NEC PC Engine CD
    NEC PC Engine Duo
    NEC PC Engine
    NEC PC-8801
    NEC PC-9801
    NEC PC-FX
    NEC TurboGrafx-16
    NEC TurboGrafx-CD
    Nintendo 3DS
    Nintendo 64
    Nintendo Classics (Play List)
    Nintendo DS
    Nintendo Entertainment System
    Nintendo Famicom Disk System
    Nintendo Famicom Disk
    Nintendo Famicom
    Nintendo Game Boy Advance
    Nintendo Game Boy Color
    Nintendo Game Boy
    Nintendo GameCube
    Nintendo Switch
    Nintendo Virtual Boy
    Nintendo Wii U
    Nintendo Wii
    Philips CD-i
    Sammy Atomiswave
    Sega 32X
    Sega CD
    Sega Classics (Play List)
    Sega Dreamcast
    Sega Game Gear
    Sega Genesis
    Sega Hikaru
    Sega Master System
    Sega Model 2 (Play List)
    Sega Model 3 (Play List)
    Sega Naomi
    Sega Saturn
    Sega SG-1000
    Sega ST-V (Play List)
    Sharp X1
    Sharp X68000
    Sinclair ZX Spectrum
    SNK Classics (Play List)
    SNK Neo Geo AES
    SNK Neo Geo CD
    SNK Neo Geo MVS
    SNK Neo Geo Pocket
    Sony Playstation 2
    Sony Playstation 3
    Sony Playstation Vita
    Sony Playstation
    Sony PSP
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    Taito Classics (Play List)
    Taito Type X
    Williams Classics (Play List)
    Windows
    ZN1, ZN2 y System 11 (Zinc Emulator)
     
    Thanks to:
    y2guru for the Community theme creator, it was my first contact with Bigbox themes, and for all his support.

    Credit and Creative Commons of some images used here in Kido Theme:
    Atari 800 - from the www.homecomputermuseum.nl
    Amiga 1200, cdtv - from zgodzinski
    APPLE II GS - Credit: © Benoît Prieur - CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
    APPLE II - Credit:  © Benoît Prieur - CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
    Apple II (Wheel) - Credit: Bilby - This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
    If you think there are missing credits, please email me.

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  8. Swineapple

    This theme is Swineapple
    all the art is made by Phills Doodles
    now this theme is available in Launchbox BIGBOX mode 
    The avable systems:
    3DO Interactive Multiplayer
    Amstrad CPC
    Arcade
    Atari 800
    Atari 2600
    Atari 5200
    Atari 7800
    Atari Jaguar
    Atari Lynx
    Atari ST
    Capcom Play System I
    Capcom Play System II
    Capcom Play System III
    ColecoVision
    Commodore 64
    Commodore Amiga CD32
    Commodore Amiga
    Daphne
    Desktop
    Fairchild Channel F
    Final Burn Alpha
    GCE Vectrex
    Magnavox Odyssey 2
    Mame
    Mattel Intellivision
    Microsoft MSX 
    Microsoft MSX 2
    MS-DOS/Ports
    NEC PC Engine CD
    NEC PC Engine
    NEC SuperGrafx
    NEC TurboGrafx-16
    NEC TurboGrafx-CD
    Nintendo DS
    Nintendo 64
    Nintendo Entertainment System
    Nintendo Famicom
    Nintendo Famicom Disk System
    Nintendo Game & Watch
    Nintendo Game Boy Advance
    Nintendo Game Boy Color
    Nintendo Game Boy
    Nintendo GameCube
    Nintendo MSU-1
    Nintendo Virtual Boy
    Nintendo Wii
    ScummVM
    Sega 32X
    Sega CD
    Sega Dreamcast
    Sega Game Gear
    Sega Genesis 
    Sega Master System
    Sega Saturn
    Sega SG-1000
    Sega Mark III 
    Sinclair ZX Spectrum
    SNK Neo Geo MVS
    SNK Neo Geo Pocket
    SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color
    Sony PlayStation
    Sony PSP
    Sony PSP Mini
    Super Famicom
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    Windows
    WonderSwan
    WonderSwan Color
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    Collections:
    All Games
    Capcom Collection
    Castlevania Collection
    Custom Collection
    Favorites
    Kodi
    Last Played
    Mario Collection
    Megaman Collection
    Metal Slug Collection
    Retropie
    Shoot Em Up Collection
    Sonic Collection
    Steam Games
    Zelda collection
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    Hack:
    Nintendo Entertainment System Hack
    Nintendo Game Boy Advance Hack
    Nintendo Game Boy Hack
    Sega Game Gear Hack
    Sega Genesis Hack / Sega Mega Drive Hack
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System Hack
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  9. Space Oddity

    This theme is Space Oddity
    all the art is made by Phills Doodles
    now this theme is available in Launchbox BIGBOX mode 
    The avable systems:
    3DO Interactive Multiplayer
    Amstrad PC
    Apple II
    Arcade
    Atari 800
    Atari 2600
    Atari 5200
    Atari 7800
    Atari Jaguar
    Atari Lynx
    Atari ST
    Capcom Play System I
    Capcom Play System II
    Capcom Play System III
    ColecoVision
    Commodore 64
    Commodore Amiga CD32
    Commodore Amiga
    Daphne
    Desktop
    Fairchild Channel F
    Final Burn Alpha
    GCE Vectrex
    Magnavox Odyssey 2
    Mame
    Mattel Intellivision
    Microsoft MSX 
    Microsoft MSX 2
    MS-DOS
    NEC PC Engine CD
    NEC PC Engine
    NEC PC-FX
    NEC Super Grafx / PC Engine SuperGrafx
    NEC TurboGrafx-16
    NEC TurboGrafx-CD
    Nintendo DS
    Nintendo 64
    Nintendo Entertainment System
    Nintendo Famicom
    Nintendo Famicom Disk System
    Nintendo Game & Watch
    Nintendo Game Boy Advance
    Nintendo Game Boy Color
    Nintendo Game Boy
    Nintendo GameCube
    Nintendo Virtual Boy
    Nintendo Wii
    Pc Games / Windows
    Ports
    ScummVM
    Sega 32X
    Sega CD / Sega Mega CD
    Sega Dreamcast
    Sega Game Gear
    Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive
    Sega Master System
    Sega Saturn
    Sega SG-1000
    Sega Mark III 
    Sinclair ZX Spectrum
    SNK Neo Geo AES / SNK Neo Geo MVS
    SNK Neo Geo CD
    SNK Neo Geo Pocket
    SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color
    Sony PlayStation
    Sony PSP
    Sony PSP Mini
    Sony PlayStation 2
    Sony PlayStation 3
    Super Famicom
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    WonderSwan
    WonderSwan Color
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    Collections:
    All Games
    Castlevania Collection
    Custom Collection
    Favorites
    Kodi
    Last Played
    Mario Collection
    Megaman Collection
    Metal Slug Collection
    Mortal Kombat Collection
    Packman Collection
    Pokemon Collection
    Retropie
    Shoot Em Up Collection
    Sonic Collection
    Space Invaders Collection
    Steam Games
    Zelda collection
    ---------------------------------------------
    Hack:
    Nintendo Entertainment System Hack
    Nintendo Game Boy Advance Hack
    Nintendo Game Boy Hack
    Sega Game Gear Hack
    Sega Genesis Hack / Sega Mega Drive Hack
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System Hack
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  10. Zelda Ultima The Stand alone Big Box Custom

    A small patch related to untranslated elements in the backgrounds will arrive very soon! .
    For the game metadata it seems to me that there were 2 or 3 omissions do not hesitate to edit when you can.
     
    Welcome to you, young adventurer!

    This virtual collection is an ode to zelda fans! A series that was particularly close to my heart and to which I paid tribute by covering the entire saga in 2019,
    even going so far as to completely recreate certain intros from the time.
    Hyrule and me, it's an old love story. I used them, Pegasus or lead boots, in the kingdom of the three goddesses!
    Always rummaging here and there, looking for a hidden chest, a missing piece of heart, or just a cave to explore, for the simple pleasure of discovery.
    The Legend of Zelda is, in my eyes, the very definition of "video game". Despite its faults, its limits, and the general evolution of the video game sector,
    the series retains an incredible charm that regularly pushes me to start over this or that episode.
    It's a bit like the TriForce and its heroes, the license seems cut off from time and any form of reality.
    It doesn't matter that open-worlds are always more complex, that action/adventure games and A-RPGs feature better-written people.
    They don't have the trick. The thing that for 30 years, all generations find themselves waiting impatiently for the next episode, with excitement
    My favorite episode?
    Undoubtedly Link's Awakening, an incredible marvel full of surprises and poetry.
    I hope you will enjoy browsing through this collection as much as I enjoyed making it.
    May the series continue to amaze us even more, in the same way that it has succeeded so far!

    Good visit !
    Pad
     
    The story.
    Zelda Ultima 1st version was just a simple playlist!
    Started in 2019 with a series of themes quickly I felt a little cramped: I had a ton of media that I couldn't exploit, so I diverted the launchbox
    from its usual mechanism to dedicated it to my fetish series,
    so it's a completely complete and independent big box, all you have to do is integrate your roms / your paths.

     
    Here are some points to keep in mind:
    It's a stand alone, (a whole big box dedicated to Zelda)
    *Everything is localized in English ! ( with a few exceptions)
    *I advise you, once downloaded, to immediately force the cache at the image level!
    The theme will then be optimized to the maximum and you will avoid pixelated wheels/icons)
    *In terms of controls:
     R3 (so the right stick of the controller) will become your friend since you will see that you will navigate a lot between views, using the V keyboard to change views.
    * The addition of a timeline: I would have done the whole timeline but time was against me. So I contented myself with the gametrailer timeline (made 16 years ago!) that I reassembled and adapted to the interface.
    * Additions Made fans + their dedicated theme and icons, here you go with: solarus and parallel worlds which was shouted out for;)
    *2 view new views for the main menu see 3 if we count the full screen
    *2 New pre-launch view including one inspired by pegasus (the frontend) and "the poch" the faeran theme.
    *I have included 3 slots for for launch the playable demos of the "Ocarina of time remake "projects in the hidden chest sections with gameplay video!
    Here the link ( public demo): 
    Aaran : Here
    CryZenX : Here
    Yiannis papazis : Here
    *Remember to install the fonts in the font launchbox folder!
    *A bunch of short films are waiting for you in the hidden chest section  Approuved By RWANLINK

    19gb ?!

    32 unzip!
    Why such a weight?
    All the backgrounds are animated by hand with a simple key or a blade of grass everything moves!
    So it's a lot of video but for me it was necessary and it contributes greatly to the general atmosphere of this box.
    -Part of the backgrounds were created via cinema 4d which I then animated
    -I integrated bonus music sections, artist short films and youtubers my approach was resolutely to highlight these shadow artists!

    Transi 2-3.mp4  
    -A launch theme is integrated (thanks to faeran for the help)
    -I created and integrated a sound pack it was essential.

    Patch me in 4k ! What?
    Many themes are set to accommodate the henriko magnifico 4k patches!
    Henriko has been patching many nintendo games for almost 7 years!
    And the work is pretty crazy since it's not content to simply upscale, it replaces and retextures all the big titles of nintendo
    and more particularly the zeldas.
    I'll leave it to you to take a look
    https://www.henrikomagnifico.com/
     
    Ready for the adventure?
    Download all the zip !
    1) Extract all files in same time ( ctrl + a== extract here or to)
    2) Install the fonts! It's important For the overall atmosphere but also to avoid display problems.
    3)You will find all launch themes here:
     
     
     
    4) The icons are already integrated but if necessary they are here:
     
     
    Crédits :
     
    To all my contributors (ancient or new) without whom all this would not be possible!
    A big thank you guys ! @CMOSS @Thornback @bliberche@funnyconers @AlabasterSlim @Retroid84
    ° A big thank you to Rachid lotf "my sensai" for these numerous borrowings of arts that I was able to animate, these advices, his encouragements and his accessibility.
    Nintendo to delight us for more than 35 years now with this cult saga!
    Thank you to the whole launchbox community and more particularly to @Jason Carror remaining so accessible and all his work in the back office(error -200 grr!),
    @y2guru and this completely crazy creation without whom I wouldn't produce as much today and
    especially to the talented @faeran who inspired me a lot!
     
    Here is I hope that you will take as much pleasure to travel this first ultima
    as much as I enjoyed designing it!
    And above all, come and tell me about your impressions!
    Negative or positive, I take!
    And finally if after all , don't hesitate to support via my patreon, for my many other projects here for Zelda it's all in all, it's most 4 years of work. ..
    But the adventure continues and many other projects are already finished or to come:
    https://www.patreon.com/padcinematic_prod
    (since I planned  five  another Ultima Resident Evil ( already release), Castlevania, Mario, Metal Gear and Final Fantasy  )
     
     


    212 downloads

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  11. Unified - No Bars

    This is a modify version of Unified by CriticalCid.
    The only change is the bars from top and bottom row was removed.
    This is only for people who wants to use Unified Theme but wants all the bars removed.
    Theme Requirement:
    Unified by CriticalCid

    63 downloads

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  12. Flikbox

    This is very my first attempt at making a Big Box theme from scratch using the Community Theme Creator. I had previously fiddled around with other people's themes to get a feel for the software. I made this for a friend who wanted a familiar, easy to read theme similar to how he has his Kodi set up. I've based this on a simple, Netflix type of layout, trying to be basic while still giving all the info you need as fast as possible. 
    I don't consider the theme finished. Some of the views aren't as good as I want (in particular the vertical wheels) but I'm hoping to sort them when the next version of CTC is released and brings with it wheel improvements. I haven't really delved deep into Playlists and stuff either, although it should be perfectly serviceable.
    The theme works best with video snaps rather than any type of themed video. I might release a version without videos for those who prefer just screenshots.
    VIEWS INCLUDED:
    System
    Text List
    Wall
    Coverflow
    Horizontal Wheel (boxes)
    Horizontal Wheel (logos)
    Vertical Wheel (boxes)
    Vertical Wheel (logos)
    I've used the awesome system logos from Dan Patrick found here and brilliant system boxes from Styphelus found here. Many thanks to them for their hard work. I originally forgot to credit Viking for the system images found here, thanks very much. Also, it uses the Source Sans Pro free typeface which is included in the zip. Also, of course, thanks to y2guru for the Community Theme Creator, and Faeran's very helpful Youtube videos.

    281 downloads

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  13. Slider

    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 the awesome COMMUNITY Theme Creator for BigBox.

    343 downloads

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  14. Space Cadet

    (Update) I fixed some bugs
    This is my first theme, Space Cadet! I do not own the rights to any media in these screenshots. I will eventually working on providing more color options in the future, but in the meantime enjoy 1.0 in red (dark)! Thank you!
     
    Big shout out to @Juketsu for providing the base files for the Slipstream theme. Slipstream is a beautiful theme and layout❤️

    120 downloads

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  15. COLORFUL bigbox theme

    !! Colorful 2.0 has been released !!
    A HUGE thx to @faeran who completely rebuild the theme code from scratch. 🙌 🙏
    Colorful is too much work for me alone. @faeran kindly offered to take charge of the theme dev and to migrate under the Community Theme Creator by @y2guru !! Awsome !
    Concerning myself, I will be able to concentrate on what I know how to do: graphics.   (Video set, theme view ... and more)
     
     
    # WHAT IS COLORFUL MEDIA SET ?
    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 : To involve the community in the platform video creation. COLORFUL BigBox Startup Video : custom video to match the general design. (new) 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.
    The COLORFUL project is getting too big for me alone.
    @faeran  has taken over the source code of the theme. A BIG THANKS to you for your support and your precious help !! 
     
    # IN DETAIL ?
    The main features :
    16:9 only. (Works on other ratio, but with black bands) Full 4K asset. (Any resolution must work, 4K assets) Totally responsive. No resolution deformation on text size or placement. Because of the white/black background, some ClearLogo comes with the theme. Gamepad connection indicator & battery level.  
    # RECOMMENDATION ?
    Any design choice gives limitations. Here are some recommendations for this theme :
    LaunchBox/BigBox up to date. VLC highly recommended. Design for work with COLORFUL platform video set. (but you can use any video you what) Beware of full white/black ClearLogo. They will be invisible on Light/Dark 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 - Light" or "COLORFUL - Dark".   
    # HOW TO EDIT ?
    You can now edit this theme within the COMMUNITY Theme Creator, using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator files below (current version from the CTC 2.3):
    Colorful Light - COMMUNITY Theme Creator Files - Colorful - Light - 2.01 - COMMUNITY Theme Creator Files.zip Colorful Dark - COMMUNITY Theme Creator Files - Colorful - Dark - 2.01 - COMMUNITY Theme Creator Files.zip  
    # SPECIAL THANKS !
    @Jason Carr for his hard work on LaunchBox/BigBox! Thx man! @faeran for his hardwork on this theme and all other one !  @y2guru for the awsome Community Teme Creator ! To all Patreon guys! A GIANT THANKS to all of you!!! ? The whote community for yout support! # CREDITS !
    @Jason Carr for LaunchBox/BigBox. @faeran for the all theme code. @y2guru for the Community Theme Creator ! @Grila for Grila's Custom BigBox Controls.  @eatkinola for Ao.Bigbox.Themer.  @RedSnake for Games.Genre Converter. Christian Robertson for Roboto Free Font Set. Impallari for Raleway Free Font Set.  
     
    # BY FILE, EVERY CUSTOM VIEW SUMMARY  (Here in LIGHT. Same principle/animation for DARK)
    PlatformWheel1FiltersView.xaml PlatformWheel2FiltersView.xaml WheelGamesView.xaml :   Wheel2GamesView.xaml : TextGamesView.xaml :  

    9,231 downloads

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  16. Dark Bounce

    This theme uses a dark rock wall background with blue-ish white shadows. This one works great on larger gaming rigs and folks that have their gaming media stored on a NAS. The video below was made on my main rig with 22,000+ games and all the media and roms being stored on NAS using mapped drives, Launchbox was installed on mechanical HDD.
    The video does much better showing the theme than the screenshots. (the bouncing and the slides)
    I used my custom icons for genres, play modes, number of players, custom controllers, etc..
    I designed this one mainly for Large Screens and TVs (16:9), but this time I created it in Stretch Mode in CTC. This is the first theme I have tried using the Stretch mode, so if you run into strange looking issues let me know, preferably with screenshots, I am not sure how to properly test the other screen ratios yet, but from I was able to do, the theme was looking decent on the different views in CTC.
    This time I put a more focus on the Arcade (MAME) platform, using game specific Arcade Cabinets and the Arcade Controls (looks will depend on your artwork) as well as play modes specific to the Arcade platform. (the ones like 2-Player Alternating or 2-Player Simultaneous) if you use them.
    My custom Genre Icons have grown to over 300+ now (includes the PS template to make more if you need them) and I have over 100 controller images in this theme.
    The Platform audio I used was a male voice. I increased the volume a bit and added some reverb.
    Video: (wall views in video are showing original version, version 2 is different-see changelog below)
     
    Installation:
    Download, unzip, copy the folder "Dark Bounce" into your Launchbox "Themes" folder.
    The Windows Media Player in Bigbox will work best with this theme
    You can also set the theme up to show if the game can be played in Virtual Reality, Online, PvP, etc. if you want. Artwork is included and already in place. Instructions for setting up the 4-5 custom fields can be found on my "Game On" theme page. (https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/3256-game-on/). It's pretty simple.
    Thanks goes out to @y2guru, @faeran for there awesome contributions to CTC/LB/BB work and videos. Also @viking for his great stuff as well as @RetroNi. Some of the logos and videos used from their contributions. And of course anyone else I may have un-intendedly forgot to mention.
    Leave comments and suggestions and I'll see what I can do. Spring is here, so gonna be slowing down with this stuff. If I can keep away from it 
    -Enjoy & thanks for trying the theme!

    119 downloads

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  17. Comicbook

    this theme was taken from retropie.
    now it is available in Launchbox BIGBOX mode.
    I hope you like this theme.
    If you want some info about the theme comment
    cheers
     
    The avable systems:
    3DO Interactive Multiplayer
    AGS
    Amstrad CPC
    Apple II
    Arcade
    Atari 800
    Atari 2600
    Atari 5200
    Atari 7800
    Atari Jaguar
    Atari Lynx
    Atari ST
    BBC Micro
    Capcom Play System I
    Capcom Play System II
    Capcom Play System III
    Cave
    ColecoVision
    Commodore 64
    Commodore Amiga CD32
    Commodore Amiga
    Daphne
    Desktop
    Fairchild Channel F
    Final Burn Alpha
    GCE Vectrex
    Magnavox Odyssey 2
    Mame
    Mattel Intellivision
    Microsoft MSX 
    Microsoft MSX 2
    MS-DOS
    NEC PC Engine CD
    NEC PC Engine
    NEC PC-FX
    NEC Super Grafx / PC Engine SuperGrafx
    NEC TurboGrafx-16
    NEC TurboGrafx-CD
    Nintendo 3DS
    Nintendo DS
    Nintendo 64
    Nintendo Entertainment System
    Nintendo Famicom
    Nintendo Famicom Disk System
    Nintendo Game & Watch
    Nintendo Game Boy Advance
    Nintendo Game Boy Color
    Nintendo Game Boy
    Nintendo GameCube
    Nintendo Virtual Boy
    Nintendo Wii
    Nintendo Wii U
    Pc Games / Windows
    Ports
    ResidualVM
    SAM Coupe
    ScummVM
    Sega 32X
    Sega CD / Sega Mega CD
    Sega Dreamcast
    Sega Game Gear
    Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive
    Sega Master System
    Sega Saturn
    Sega SG-1000
    Sinclair ZX Spectrum
    SNK Neo Geo AES / SNK Neo Geo MVS
    SNK Neo Geo CD
    SNK Neo Geo Pocket
    SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color
    Sony PlayStation
    Sony PSP
    Sony PlayStation 2
    Sony PlayStation 3
    Super Famicom
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    Stratagus
    Trackball
    WonderSwan
    WonderSwan Color
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Collections:
    All Games
    Beatemup
    Custom Collection
    Favorites
    Fighting
    Kids
    Kodi
    Last Played
    Light Gun
    Racing
    Retropie
    Shootemup
    Sports
    Steam
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Hack:
    Nintendo Entertainment System Hack
    Nintendo Game Boy Advance Hack
    Nintendo Game Boy Hack
    Sega Game Gear Hack
    Sega Genesis Hack
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System Hack
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    168 downloads

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  18. Arcade Floor

    Arcade Floor Theme for BigBox 1.01
    by chinagreenelvis
    Arcade Floor is designed for use and visibility on a traditional arcade cabinet CRT or television set in 4x3 but will stretch to any aspect ratio. It relies entirely on the text-based menu system and works well with Platform Categories views for those who take advantage of custom playlists and sub-lists for platforms.
    Game fanart backgrounds will display in the games details view if they are enabled in the background priorities list in the LaunchBox settings.
    To create your own background images for non-included platforms, a Photoshop file has been included in the Arcade Floor DIY Backgrounds ZIP file. Just place the background image of your choice into the platform folder layer and the vaporwave overlay will give it the right look. Exported images must go into two folders: Arcade Floor/Media/Platforms and Arcade Floor/Images/Platforms/Fanart.
    Theme colors (purple and blue hues) are produced entirely by the background images, so if you want to create a whole new look, you can subsitute your own backgrounds by replacing those images. Deleting the images entirely will default each view to the images in the Aracdian/Media/Backgrounds folder.
    In order to prevent audio from game videos from continuing to play when entering games details view or scrolling through the list, try setting the video playback engine in Big Box to Windows Media Player instead of VLC.
    Most of Arcade Floor was made with the Community Theme Creator for BigBox 2.3 and is compatible with LaunchBox 12.9 as of this version.
    Get the CTC here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    ////////////////////
    1.01:
    This version contains a modified (simplified) version of the Random Game Selector by G-rila (https://github.com/G-rila/BigBoxRGS). In any games menu, hold right in order to get a pop up item for randomly selecting a game. Pressing the select button in the pop-up will automatically begin a random game from your current playlist.

    The CTC files for version 1.00 do not include the code for this plugin, but you get can get the DLL from 1.01 and re-add it to TextGamesView.xaml after publishing by following the instructions on GitHub. The secondary grid code for this theme is slightly different than the example provided:
    <Grid x:Name="RGSGrid" HorizontalAlignment="Left" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="{Binding ElementName=Canvas, Path=ActualWidth}" Height="{Binding ElementName=Canvas, Path=ActualHeight}" RenderTransformOrigin="0.5,0.5" Panel.ZIndex="1000" > <bbrgs:RGSv2_0 HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" ShowGameDetails="False" ShowGameNotes="False" CheckForUpdates="True"/> </Grid>

    151 downloads

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  19. Light

    There were no themes I liked except part of one faeran made called Radiance so I took the game view from that and made a platform view to compliment it and that's all it is. It's very stripped-down.
    It's made for me so there's a limited amount of platforms (it's popular console/handheld only) with no text lists or sound or videos and is ideally suited for 2D box art. If you want to make it work for you in some way, you might have to do some xml editing. I don't even know how to edit those myself - Consequently, it's not set up perfectly in the games view, text could be aligned better there for some platforms and better box art spacing but I don't plan to make any revisions of this. Hopefully there's no major problems.
    The theme also matches my old Game & Watch stuff (although the game title isn't aligned well on that system because of all the different box sizes) and also my Game Boy overlays for Retroarch - Links here
    Again, thanks to faeran and the Community Theme Creator. Attached some sample images.

    231 downloads

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  20. Slipstream CTC-files

    Community Theme Creator Files for Slipstream theme. Remember that you have to make wall views manually (copy the wall wheels from Slipstream theme).

    98 downloads

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  21. 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

    924 downloads

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  22. Retro Bedroom - [Theme Stream]

    Retro Bedroom
    I create a brand new theme based around a childhood bedroom from the late 80s, early 90s. This is my take on the infamous bedroom theme. Like always, you can download both the Big Box theme files, along with the COMMUNITY Theme Creator files (which allows you to edit the theme to your liking using y2guru's COMMUNITY Theme Creator).
    This theme includes everything to start you off reliving your childhood memories. Included are a batch of poster advertisements, and video advertisements for over 40 systems.
    Come for the nostalgia, stay for the lava lamp.

    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/671130093 Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6oHCip2B6GU  
    Instructions
    Retro Bedroom - Theme.zip - BigBox theme. Place extracted folder in your LAUNCHBOX\Themes folder Retro Bedroom - COMMUNITY Project files.zip - Creator Project files. Place extracted folder in your COMMUNITY\My Theme Projects folder  
    This theme only works on version 10.15 and above due to its reliance on some new bindings!
    Credits
    Ângelo Fernandes' Artwork - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/8wnkx
    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

    1,097 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    6 comments

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  23. Scala

    Introduction:
    Scala is a Big Box theme created with good design taste and a lot of passion.
    The name "Scala" in Italian means staircase and it is also the name of the "Teatro La Scala di Milano", the theme is entirely inspired by the elegance and modernity of the prestigious Milanese Theater.
    Credits:
    Designed by @Zazamastro (Andrea Sgarro) and developed by @Benuno
    Thanks to:
    "Community Theme Creator 2.3" by @y2guru
    "Colorful Platform Video Set" by @viking
    "Simple White Badges 2.0" collection by @JesseBlue
    Theme installation:
    Extract the zip and copy the "Scala" folder to "...\LaunchBox\Themes" directory.
    Features:
    Horizontal platform wheel view


      Wall games wheel

      Horizontal games wheel



      Startup video:

    Scala Startup 4K Blinking Effect.mp4  
    Development:
    If you are interested in Scala development take a look here
     

    1,131 downloads

       (1 review)

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  24. Liquid

    Introduction
    Liquid is a theme built to be pad friendly, to be displayed on medium and large screens, and to emphasize high fidelity audio systems.
    All this in a minimal animated graphic, and with only the information you need to enjoy your videogame library.
    No distractions, just good design and your videogames.
    Enjoy it!

    WhatsApp Video 2022-03-01 at 18.19.20.mp4   To install it, place the folder "Liquid" into "...\LaunchBox\Themes".
    (This is the first theme I make myself, so don't eat me please.)
    If you have any requests or want to edit it to improve it, I also leave the files of the Community Theme Creator tool below.
    Community Theme Creator files.zip
     
    Extras
    Also find a Liquid startup theme and sound pack in the "Liquid Extra" zip file.
    Liquid Extra.zip
    To install them, simply copy and paste the folders contained in Liquid Extra into the main Launchbox directory.

    414 downloads

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  25. 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

    1,012 downloads

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    87 comments

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