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  1. Game Room

    Step into your Game Room and view a virtual collection showcasing your love of video games.  Each video game console or platform appears with an authentic looking video screen to match that look and feel.  It is paired with a set of classic fonts to complete the experience.
    Requires BigBox 13.1 or higher to properly function. Designed to support 16:9, 21:9, and 4:3 aspect ratios. Unique views for 54 platforms with game videos, game 3D/2D box art, device packaging, and game cart images. Consoles and PCs are paired with TVs and Monitors from the same decade they were released. "Wall View" for looking at game boxes on shelves is accompanied by platform/game logos and image of the original console packaging. Metadata showing Publisher, Developer, User Score, ESRB Rating, Genre, Play Mode, Region, and Platform Description. Two different platform wheel views to choose from. Full Playlist support, so the video size, platform image, and other relevant media will change to match each individual game. Easily customizable by replacing \Themes\GameRoom\Media\Background\background.jpg with one of several included backgrounds or your own custom one! background.jpg credit goes to Yenifer Macias background_ArcadesAlleyway.jpg credit goes to Todor Vladev background_Bedroom.jpg credit goes to Zhi Rong Liu background_SmallArcade.jpg credit goes to Jason Rumpff background_WoodPanels.jpg credit goes to BMovieBen (me) Theme was created using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru - HUGE thank you, he's responsible for the dynamic video size logic.  Project files attached for those brave souls wishing to customize further.  Requires version 2.5.4 or higher.
    461568077_GameRoomCOMMUNITYProjectFiles.zip

    79 downloads

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  2. RetroRoots - Bigbox Theme

    This is RetroRoots, a modern BigBox Theme for 16x9 monitors.
    Check out the youtube video.
    I hope you like and enjoy this theme.
    Feeback and possitive critisism is always welcome!
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    Features:
    Custom modern icon set. All monotone colored logo's, redrawn by hand by myself. Custom feel to the system category menu with a alternate design & video's Clean layout, works well on modern style / scandinavian style cabinets Custom sounds Matching startup video Download
    Be aware: This is an Beta release, not everything is included, nor polished.
    The theme is ready to rock, but no game detail and extra options.
    Files:
    RetroRoots theme: V004 Vector monotone logo project
    exported pngs can be found on the emu movies fftp account:
    /Upload Here/_Artwork Submissions/mikomi/wheel-monotone-system-logos Startup video in matching style Release Notes:
    To come:
    More variations on the menus (vertical, wall, ...) Adding missing logo's Polishing Make custom video's for the platforms Redo the sounds Dark version of the theme Release notes moved:
    From now on release notes are available at the bottom of this page.
    Requests:
    If you have any feature requests, bugs, monotone clear logo request, ... please ask this on the forum topic of RetroRoots.
    Screenshots (v003):







    Special thanks:
    The true hero of this story: Dave, the creator of the community theme creator The whole launchbox community for all the tips, help, suggestions & feedback  

    135 downloads

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  3. YART (Yet Another Refried Theme)

    So basically i have recreated RetroHumanoid's amazing Unified Refried theme in CTC and made quite a few changes to hopefully make it even better.  The most notable changes are that it has more info when viewing games and the new movable 3D model boxes.  I’ve also added the abilty to choose if you want Fanart or the default images as the background images and having images or text as in the bottom infobar.  Atm its only 16:9 but if there is interest I’ll try and add more aspect ratios.
    To get the most out of this theme you need box - fronts, box - backs and box spines in your Launchbox setup.   You can do without the box - backs if you dont paln on rotating the 3D models though.
    So the views it has so far;
    3 Platform views 1 with a full screen video and vertical wheel, one with a smaller video and one that has a selectable favourites and recently played list
    3 Wall views to kind of mimic Launchbox (need some tweaking still though)
    4 Vertical Wheel games views with 2 different background choices like Refried, one with a big console/handheld/TV and dynamically changing images for different platforms. The other 2 are smaller images of the platform in the corner, without the dynamically changing platform images. 
     2 of the Vertical Wheel games views (1 dynamic and 1 not as above) have a clear logos wheel and movable 3D model boxes (front, back and spines images needed for full effect for all wheel views) and spinning CD or cart images
    2 of the Vertical wheel games views (1 dynamic and 1 not as above) have a vertical box cases wheel as well as 3D movable boxes and and spinning CD or cart images
    1 Text view which is mainly for the game selection options (play, read manual ect) with gameplay, title and game select screenshots.
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    Features:
    Dynamically changing platform images (like refried)
    Dynamic Marquees for arcade games (like refried)
    Dynamic Marquees/Backglass for Pinball  games (Future Pinball, Pinball FX3 and Visual Pinball)
    Moveable 3D model boxes
    Controller images change in playmode for different platforms
    Most badges shown
    Publisher, genre, playmode and certification in infobar and game notes scrolling along the bottom
    Fanart for the background if you wish.
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    To change/remove certain images;
    Wheel Views
    For the Fanart as a background delete or rename the folder; Themes>YART>Media>Background. If you want the any of the Publisher, Genre, Playmode and PEGI/ESRB* images to show as text instead of the images, delete or rename the folders;  Publisher Logos, Icons Genres, Icons Play Modes and both the Icons PEGI and Icons ESRB folder (to remove the certification), all are in; Themes>YART>Media. *( When the game certification is shown as text I can’t find a way for it to show the PEGI certification so it will say, M-Mature instead of 18 for example)
    To change the certification Image from the EU PEGI to the US ESRB ratings, rename or delete folder; Themes>YART>Media>Icons PEGI To change the PEGI text to read ESRB in the wheels views go to the folder; Themes>YART>Views and; Open WheelGamesView.xaml, Wheel2GamesView.xaml, Wheel3GamesView.xaml, Wheel4GamesView.xaml and the TextGamesView.xaml in a text editor (Notepad++ is a good option) and find Text="PEGI: and replace it with Text="ESRB: in all 5 of the above views or just the one you use.
    To Stop all the Discs from Spinning Open WheelGamesView.xaml, Wheel2GamesView.xaml, Wheel3GamesView.xaml and Wheel4GamesView.xaml in a text editor and search for BeginTime="00:00:02.5" To="360" Duration="00:00:05" RepeatBehavior="Forever"> and replace with BeginTime="00:00:00.0" To="0" Duration="00:00:00" RepeatBehavior="Forever"> 
    You need to do this twice (or replace all in Notepad++) as there are 2 entries you need to replace to stop them all spinning, one for the CDs and one for the Mini CDs
    Wall Views
    For Fanart to show for the Wall Views delete or rename the folder; Themes>YART>Media>WallViewBackground To change the certification Image from the EU PEGI to US ESRB overwrite the files in the folder; Themes>YART>Media>Icons PEGI Wall, with files in the Themes>YART>Media>Icons ESRB Wall folder. ----------------------
    Text filter and Platform 3, recently played and favourites 
    For these to show you need to go to Options>Views in Bigbox and enable "show filters recent games" and "show filters favourite games"
    Launchbox controls what images are shown in the recently played and favourites.   To change what type of image is used go to image group and choose the type of image you want to use in the dropdown (shown below). This seems to be platform specific as well so you need to go through them all.  (Boxes or 3D Boxes work best others don't work well)

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    Front and Back Images
    To have more Front and Back boxes show on the 3D models (If the proper front and back ones arent available) i recommend setting these priorities in Launchbox.
     

    Credit:
    @RetroHumanoid and his amazing Unified Refried on which this built on. Whilst i have made a lot of images myself most are from his theme (especially the video borders).
    @faeran for his Unified CTC which i used as a template to start this (and it taught me how to use the Community Theme Creator)
    @y2guru for the unbelievable Community Theme Creator
    If I’m missing others I’m really sorry as i have been at this for a while off and on so may have used other people images somewhere a long the line.
    Lastly, this is my first effort at theme creation so bear with me if things aren't as they should be. I'll fix any problems ASAP if you guys find any issues
    P.S. Please give me suggestions on what to do with views that haven't been filled yet or changes that could me made to the current views.
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    Wheel 1, Wheel 2 Handhelds and Wheel 3 views showing the 3D boxes

    Wheel1.mp4 wheel 1 handheld.mp4 wheel2.mp4 This is what it looks like with all the images removed (as detailed above) in the infobar

     
     

    383 downloads

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  4. FB Focus

    This is a new theme based on my previous Flikbox, however it is built around blurred backdrops and foreground elements that pop out against them, and less focused on speed and more on smooth eye candy. It is currently considered as Beta, there is still tweaking to be done and some features to add but it should be perfectly functional. It is a little more intensive than the previous Flikbox due to there being many more elements involved. 
    The theme is designed for 16:9 although other ratios might work but haven't been tested. It works best with video snaps rather than any type of themed video. 
    VIEWS INCLUDED:
    System
    Text Lists
    Horizontal Coverflow
    Horizontal Wheel (boxes)
    Horizontal Wheel (logos)
    Vertical Wheel (boxes)
    Vertical Wheel (logos)
    Wall with info (boxes)
    Wall with info (logos)
    It uses the Source Sans Pro free typeface which is included in the zip. I have used Dan Patrick's awesome platform logos and my own controller icons, many thanks to him. 
    Of course, thanks to y2guru for the Community Theme Creator, and Faeran's very helpful Youtube videos.
    I have uploaded a matching startup theme here.

    128 downloads

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    3 comments

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  5. 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.
    - 6 Game wheel views.  2 vertical, 3 horizontal and 1 text. 
    - 4 Platform/playlist views
    -  Single views for game and platform text views (these are necessary views)
    - 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.
    - Supports different aspect ratios.  If it doesn't look right on yours please let me know!  
    - Wheel Badges for Favorite, Completed and Broken games. 
    - Created with Community Theme Creator 2.5
    - Dynamically changing theme images based upon current platform/playlist. just like Refried.  
    ** Rename 'background' folder to enable fanart.
    ** Rename the 'Devices' folder to always show a random game screenshot in platform/playlist views.
    ** Place your choice of fanart in 'fanart fallback' folder when game or platform fanart does not exist, a random image is chosen
    ** 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.
    *** Do not overwrite previous versions of the theme, replace the folder.  Folder and file structure can change between versions! 

    1,484 downloads

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  6. Neon Deluxe Arcade - 16:9 (Big Box Theme)

    Note: This thread will not be pushed to the front in the "whats new" section once updated in the future, if you want notifications for future updates be sure to follow this page by using the follow button in the upper right corner.
    NEON DELUXE ARCADE - 16:9
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    CREDITS
    Huge thanks goes out to @y2guru for his Community Theme Creator Software and his endless personal help, also he created the animated wheels for this theme! @Hexxxer for the original inspiration of his FutureState theme. @Rincewind for the inspiration on his use of the icons. @faeranfor explaining the new marquee options in v12. Thanks guys!
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    INSTALLATION
    1. Download the theme here and place the folder in Launchbox/Themes/
    2. You might need to unblock the zip file or all the .DLL's in the plugin folder. Right click the zip or DLL files, choose properties and at the bottom you click "Unblock".
    3. I recommend doing the following to speed up Big Box greatly: 
     - Uncheck all Background Images in Launchbox > Tools > Options > Media > Background Priorities
     - Set all transitions to "None" in BigBox settings
     - Use the Clean Up media tool in launchbox/tools/Clean Up Media... (this can really speed up lists with thousands of games and duplicate media)
     - Defrag the drive that holds your media files

    Hope you like and enjoy! ?
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    LINKS
    Neon Deluxe Arcade is a series of themes and elements, if you like you can download these to accompany the complete theme, visit this page to see all my other work:
    https://forums.launchbox-app.com/profile/88501-mr-retrolust/content/?type=downloads_file
    Arcade stick and buttons sound pack, sounds really good with this theme:
    The excellent start up video by @PaDeMoNiuM
     

    7,200 downloads

       (6 reviews)

    187 comments

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  7. COLORFUL bigbox theme

    # WHAT IS COLORFUL MEDIA SET ?
    COLORFUL is a complete and coherent high quality graphic set, around a unique design. Made with love in France. Hope you like it!!


    OFFICIAL COLORFUL ASSET :
    COLORFUL Theme : The main hub, a unique interface for BigBox. Design by me, coded by @faeran 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. COLORFUL Hardware Media PNG (1x1) : Taken from my videos, the 1x1 PNG set. (new) COLORFUL Startup Theme : (soon) COLORFUL Pause Theme : (soon) RECOMMENDED COMMUNITY ASSET :
    Redrawn Platform ClearLogo by @Dan Patrick Colorful "Playlist" PNG set by @Klopjero Colorful custom theme for Android by @Bawnanable Platform Funtech Super A'can & Platform Arcade Kaneko by @evo1man Alternative Colorful Platform ClearLogo Set by @soqueroeu Alternative Startup Theme (Minimal-Colorful) by @Palada Recommended SoundPack with Steam Deck UI by @Phox  
    # 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 - 2.02 - COMMUNITY Theme Creator Files.zip Colorful Dark - COMMUNITY Theme Creator Files - Colorful - Dark - 2.02 - 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 :  

    10,971 downloads

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  8. VisioN

    A stylish, background heavy focused theme with inspiration from the unreleased Aura 4k theme by iGarikoitz. The theme itself uses your clear logo images, fanart - background images, screenshot images, and game video snaps to create this completed theme. There is a number of white platform clear logos made by Dan Patrick and 100+ platform/playlist/category backgrounds are included that I have curated with the ability to add your own. This theme will gracefully fall back to different images to make sure something is always displayed.
    Requirements
    LaunchBox must be on version 13.1 or higher (or you'll get errors) Theme is made for a 16:9 aspect ratio Views
    Platform Wheel 1 - The main platform wheel for this theme Text Filters View - Used primarily when viewing other filter sections Horizontal Wheel 1 - The main game view for this theme Horizontal Wheel 2 - An alternate game view that uses your screenshots and video snaps Text Games View - Mostly used for the Game Details Menu view, but could be used as a game view
    Things to Note
    100+ Platform Backgrounds have been included in this theme. You can include your own by placing them in the following folders (The file name needs to match the name of your platform, category, or playlist): Platform Images: LAUNCHBOX\Themes\VisioN\Images\Platforms\Fanart Category Images: LAUNCHBOX\Themes\VisioN\Images\Platform Categories\Fanart Playlist Images: LAUNCHBOX\Themes\VisioN\Images\Playlists\Fanart White Platform Clear Logos have been included by Dan Patrick. You can add your own by placing them into the following folders (The file name needs to match the name of your platform, category, or playlist): Platform Images: LAUNCHBOX\Themes\VisioN\Images\Platforms\Clear Logo Category Images: LAUNCHBOX\Themes\VisioN\Images\Platform Categories\Clear Logo Playlist Images: LAUNCHBOX\Themes\VisioN\Images\Playlists\Clear Logo You can add your own Game Backgrounds that are specific to this theme. You can place them into the following folder (file name must either be based on the game's title, replacing special characters, or named after the LaunchBox Game ID. Check folder for some examples.) LAUNCHBOX\Themes\VisioN\Images\Games\Game Background\[platform name]     
    For Theme Developers
    There are a number of features in this theme that have never been done before. You can examine the code to learn the following:
    Use of a progress bar with the game count bindings that provides dynamic visual feedback of where you are in your game list as you are navigating around Use of the Index Visibility binding to provide animation triggers. This allows you to provide smooth animations to any element when opening and closing the alpha-numeric index The use of FlowImage (and its bindings) to provide performant image fallbacks. Using FlowImage over an Image element increases performance by loading images in an off-thread, provides better disposal logic, and doesn't lock the file that is located on the hard drive. The use of an item offset converter, which allows you to display images (or metadata) for games that  are (+ or -) around the game or platform that is selected.
    Thanks to
    Dan Patrick - for use of his white clear logo pack
    iGarikoitz - for the initial concept inspiration for this theme

    348 downloads

       (1 review)

    14 comments

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  9. Dos Terminal

    Seems like I can't stop making these types of themes. I have a soft spot for MS-DOS and terminals in general. This theme is meant to be used on a 4:3 monitor, but it will work just fine on 16:9.
    Files for the community theme creator are also available for download.

    8 downloads

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  10. Forgotten Emulator

    This is a recreation of what I seem to remember was a Snes Emulator. I remember playing with it as a kid, it didn't have any sound, probably dos based. Anyway, here's a theme made out of scrambled, possibly made-up childhood memories. I decided to add box art, just so it wouldn't look so empty, but the supposed emulator was too old for that.
    Also, this time I actually enabled notifications, so I can read your comments instead of forgetting about it for a million years.
    Files for the community theme creator are also available for download.

    1 download

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  11. [OUTDATED] MS-DOS BigBox Theme

    ATTENTION: This theme is severely outdated. Use DOS Matrix by faeran instead!
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    This theme is meant to be used with the view "Text list with details" for both Platforms and Games. Do away with all those clunky boxes, videos and logos, and just enjoy the simplicity the good old days.
    NOTE: Install the font included with the theme! Perfect DOS VGA 437
    NOTE2: Goes best with my sound pack here:
     


    320 downloads

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    6 comments

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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. The main aims are speed, simplicity and legibility.
    The theme works best with video snaps rather than any type of themed video.
    VIEWS INCLUDED:
    System
    Text List
    Horizontal Coverflow
    Horizontal Wheel (boxes)
    Horizontal Wheel (logos)
    Horizontal Coverflow
    Vertical Wheel (boxes)
    Vertical Wheel (logos)
    Full screen Wall
    Wall with game info
    I've used the brilliant system boxes from Styphelus found here. Many thanks to them for their hard work. 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. I no longer provide the system logos as Dan Patrick's awesome set have been that I was previously using have been incorporated into the main Launchbox collection. I also have removed the system images, mainly for size purposes but also just so people can use whatever they want to.
    I've uploaded a matching startup theme here.

    863 downloads

       (1 review)

    15 comments

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  13. 3-DIMENSIONS

    A showcase of the new 3-D Box Models in Big Box. This theme contains 8 game views, each with its own unique 3-D box model wheel layout.
    This theme can be utilized by theme developers as a way to learn how the new FlowModel works within and without a FlowControl. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask within the comments section of this file.

    613 downloads

       (1 review)

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  14. 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 Xbox 360
    Microsoft Xbox 
    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
    Naomi
    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 Switch
    Nintendo Virtual Boy
    Nintendo Wii
    Nintendo Wii U
    OpenBOR
    Pinball
    Pc Games / Windows
    Ports
    ResidualVM
    SAM Coupe
    Sammy Atomiswave
    ScummVM
    Sharp 6800
    Sega 32X
    Sega CD / Sega Mega CD
    Sega CD 32X
    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 PSP Minis
    Sony PlayStation 2
    Sony PlayStation 3
    Super Famicom
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    Stratagus
    Trackball
    WonderSwan
    WonderSwan Color
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    Collections:
    All Games
    Beatemup
    Custom Collection
    Epic Games
    Favorites
    Fighting
    Kids
    Kodi
    Last Played
    Light Gun
    Racing
    Retropie
    Shootemup
    Sports
    Steam/Steam Games
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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
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System Hack
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    Comicbook.zip

    406 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    25 comments

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  15. Play Box Ultimate

    Happy New Year to All
    This is Play Box Ultimate, I have gone back to the roots of the original Play Box theme this time around.
    I wanted a smooth scrolling process through my library highlighting box images ect with a modern look on smart TV's .
    It was designed in a screen resolution of 1920x1080 with Windows Scale & Layout settings at 100% so hopefully it should work with other screen resolutions.
    All Steam Banners are now required to be in the original size of 460x215 in order to scale correctly in this theme which can be downloaded from www.steamgriddb.com. I have resized all Steam Banners that i have included in my theme.
    Included in my theme is alternative control layouts for Microsoft Xbox & Sony Playstation consoles, a collection of steam Banners for games of various platforms which i have resized to 460x215 & a collection of Movie Box Images, Clear Logos, Background Wallpapers & Steam Banners to get you started with as there is no way for Launchbox to download Movie metadata along with instructions of how to use.

    172 downloads

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  16. 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

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  17. Cocktail Table Example view

    I know this isnt very good as such but showing a potential style for the cocktail view that could be done, if anyone wants to use it for template please feel free, this may be useful for style.
     
    My hope with the glass segment was the idea that if it transitioned between menus it would open and close like a door opening to selected platform/view that could occur, this is a single view for Vertical Wheel 1

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  18. 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.

    587 downloads

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  19. Neon Deluxe Wii U Edit

    An edit I made for the neon deluxe theme using the theme creator specifically for the Wii U. Select horizontal wheel 1 to use it. Sometimes an error pop up may show up, just delete text list from the views folder within the theme and the pop up should be removed. A lot of the videos and screenshots will have to be manually entered because the Wii U database is not completed. The video resolution that is recommended for use on this theme is 1920x1080

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  20. Neon Skyline

    Do you remember neon lights from the 50's and 60's? (Yes, I know I am old) They were everywhere on about every store. The flickers, the sounds? With this theme I tried to capture as much of that as I could figure out how. All the backgrounds are animated as to replicate the flicker of a neon bulb of the platform name and device coming on. (the intro startup video I made even includes the sounds). Also has a second set of backgrounds that replace the neon city with a dark brick as optional download.
    I sure am not a graphics designer and can use all the help I can get . But I have attempted to create more glass looking clear logos, added lighting and reflections of the neon stuff and attempted to make the light pass through in all the info boxes I used best I could. Between what I could do in photoshop and CTC, this is what I have so far. This theme is the most extensive theme I have done to date. It already contains hundreds of xml files due to so much customizing of each view for each platform. (and this first release only has about 45 platforms and a few playlists).
    The file for the theme itself is called NeonSkyline
    OPTIONAL: If you would like to use the other backgrounds, they are named:
    BrickBackgrounds - Just dark brick wall
    Neon Brick Skyline - I combine the brick wall with the neon skyline to make it look like a mural on the wall.
    To change the backgrounds, just rename or delete the files in the ..\Launchbox\Themes\Neon Skyline\Media\Backgrounds folder.
    Extract the replacements and drop them in the same place as the originals
    I was planning on doing all the platforms, but I might wait to see if there is enough interest there before I spend that much time on it. It takes me sometimes hours to do a single platform (I'm old, remember ).
    Let me know in the comments what ya'll think. Watch the video, download and try it. 
    BTW: Theme has most of my usual stuff (shows partial gamepad support like Steam, little popups for Completed, Broken, Needs Installed, etc.) and runs very smooth on my large BB rig, even in the Arcade platform on my older PCs. Only tested with 16:9 so not sure how it looks on others
    Sample Video:
     
    Startup Video (I have 4K version if anyone is interested)

    Startup.mp4  
    I forgot to upload the 2nd set of backgrounds (see the last 5 screenshots). Also forgot to upload the startup video.
     

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  21. Surf Vision!

    Good Day,
    Sharing with the community another theme that I created. 
    You will need a good set of game artwork for it to look it's best. I have included my platform image folder in a zip file that you can use to make sure everything looks right. I don't have every platform known to man, so the image selections may limited for hoarders but it is a start. I use the Unified Platform videos from EmuMovies.
    Most views include the new 3D box models.
    You can expect a small update once the next version of CTC is released for some of the wall views. They can be extremely time consuming with how they are currently created.
    Please let me know if you come across any issues or broken items.
    This has only been tested in 16:9 aspect in 4K using Big Box 13.0 and may not work with older versions.
    Hope you enjoy!
     

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  22. Colorful - Dark & Coverbox TV Redux

    For a long, long time I searched for the perfect Bigbox Theme to use with my TV.  Every time I found one I thought was pretty cool, there were just so many little things that didn't sit right with me.  Either it didn't have game descriptions in the platform menus, or the game descriptions they had were too small (I use Bigbox on my TV), or the platform views of the theme were unappealing.  Well, no longer!  I discovered what I thought was the absolute best combination of themes, Colorful - Dark by Viking for it's incredible platform wheel 2 system views, and Coverbox by Faeran for it's incredible Text game views (which have a unique look for almost every popular emulated system out there).  Luckily, both Viking and Faeran made their theme's community theme creator files publicly available for anyone to edit, so all my minor (and in some cases not so minor) annoyances were very possible to fix.  After months of on and off work, I'm very pleased to release my custom versions of both themes so everyone can enjoy them as I have.
    At the end of the day, this is a series of relatively minor and moderate tweaks I made to two already fantastic Bigbox themes, and all of that credit goes to the original creators of those themes, Viking for Colorful - Dark, and Faeran for Coverbox.  Part of my hope in releasing this to the community is that they take notice and possibly implement some of my changes into the mainline releases of these themes in the future.
    The optimal configuration for these themes in my opinion is Colorful's Platform Wheel 2 for platform selection and Coverbox for Text List with Details, with any system not covered using Colorful's Text LIst with Details.  That's the configuration this modification is aimed towards, but you can use any combination you wish.
    This release includes a changelog of everything I've changed in both themes, down to the positioning of the elements X and Y positions and their Width and Height.  Since going through every change I made would be impossible in this description, Here's a list of the most significant ones.
    Main Changes
    Platform Descriptions in Colorful's platform wheels have had their font increased and their sizes expanded.  This was to make the text more legible if playing on a TV, which I do exclusively.  If the font were bigger by default I may not have modified Colorful at all. Game Descriptions in Colorful's game wheels have had their font increased and their text boxes expanded.  This compliments the change from above.  Personally I prefer the Text list with details view for any system Coverbox doesn't cover, but the others are usable. Text Scrollers for Game Descriptions has been added to every platform theme in Coverbox that didn't already have one except for the Atari Lynx, Nintendo Virtual Boy and the Famicom Disk System. Each systems Text Scrollers have been given fonts that are related to that system in some way (I did reuse some of them though).  For instance, Sega Genesis uses the HUD font from Sonic the Hedgehog, Game Boy Advance uses the Gen 3 Pokemon font, etc. Coverbox Text Scrollers that were too small had their fonts increased.  The biggest beneficiary of this change was PSP, that font was TINY and impossible to read on a television.  This change was also made to the Wii and the Wii U Background elements have been erased and replaced with modifiable image placements to make room for text scrollers, which makes them editable for those looking to make their own changes. I have included a complete changelog documenting every change I made to both Colorful - Dark and Coverbox, as well as included the logos and fonts I found and created for use in this modification, both of which can also be downloaded here if you want to revert any of my changes or recreate them in some way.  If you like what you see, make sure to show your support to Viking and Faeran on their respective theme pages, they created two incredible Bigbox themes and are the ones that deserve most of the credit.  I hope you enjoy my changes!

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  23. Vertical Vision!

    Just wanted to share this vertical theme that I created for my cabinet. 
    There weren't a lot of vertical themes available and I have been messing around with this one for over a year now.
    Quality artwork is a must. Some views have the new 3D box but the resolution is a bit lower than the regular art so play around with the different views. 
    I don't plan on changing anything but will update the file if I do! I haven't come across any issues, but if you find a bug or something not working right, please let me know. 
    *** This theme is only for 9:16 vertically oriented monitors. ***
    Hope you enjoy!

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  24. 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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  25. 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.
     





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