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

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

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

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

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

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  2. 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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  3. Dark and Gloomy - [Theme Workshop] - A Halloween Theme

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

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  4. THE DOT MATRIX - [Theme Workshop]

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

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  5. DOS Matrix - [Theme Workshop]

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

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  6. Marquee Example - [Theme Workshop]

    Marquee Example was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    Marquee Example
    There are 2 files that you can download to help learn about the new Games Marquee view that's available from LaunchBox 12.0, which can be used freely for any theme developer to use as a starting point to learn how to build their own fantastic Marquee screens.
    Marquee Example - 1.0.zip - The contents can be used to load up into the COMMUNITY Theme Creator, and is free to add to any of your themes. GameMarqueeView - With Comments.zip - This is the same as the default GameMarqueeView with added comments to help you understand how the view is built. You can use this file as a guide while watching the first part of the live stream video, for educational purposes.  
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vojvY0qLLuk  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

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  7. GenesisMini - [Theme Workshop]

    GenesisMini was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    GenesisMini
    This was more of a experiment and POC to see how well a Genesis Mini theme could be ported to the Big Box environment. This is not a fully fledge theme, but only 2 views, a basic platform view and a wall games view.
    The theme was designed using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator, along with some manual code changes with the wall view file in order to utilize the new wheel CoverFlow features not yet currently in the Theme Creator.
     
    Educational Information:
     
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6zRxpBOKjA  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    The GenesisMini image files were sourced from the following Github https://github.com/Arcanthur/Sega-CD-Mini, author Arcanthur 
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

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  8. DarkRoom

    Intro
    DarkRoom is a theme for BigBox that relies heavily on 1120x1080 fanarts / game illustrations and has been influenced by CoinOps design.
    It has been designed for a 16:9 ratio, 1920x1080 resolution, and I know for sure that it displays correctly at 2560x1440.
    This theme covers most home systems (around 10 still to be done) + windows indies + a few candy cabs for arcade specific playlist
     
    This theme has :
    - 1 platform view, which presents a delayed video with random games from the current platform/playlist. That means this theme doesn't need generic platform videos (except for meta category like Arcade, Computers, Consoles, etc ...); also, non auto-populated playlists will not display any video for now.
    - 2 game views: a wheel view and a text game view
     
    Configuration Files
    In "Launchbox\Themes\DarkRoom\Views\Configurations", there are several xaml files (1 for each supported system).
    In case one of your system has a different name from the one the theme is using (Example: "Arcade SNK Neo Geo MVS" instead of "SNK Neo Geo MVS"), you can just:
    - copy the xaml file and rename the copy with the name from your collection (or directly rename the original), but from an evolutive point of view, it would be better to create a xaml file "Arcade SNK Neo Geo MVS.xaml" with that inside (to simplify, the content makes it so that "Arcade SNK Neo Geo" inherits "SNK Neo Geo MVS" system)
    <ResourceDictionary xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml">
        <ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
            <ResourceDictionary Source="pack://siteoforigin:,,,/Themes/DarkRoom/Views/Configurations/SNK Neo Geo MVS.xaml" />
        </ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>    
    </ResourceDictionary>
    - change the name of the platform fanart / clear logos located in "Launchbox\Themes\DarkRoom\Images\<Platforms or Playlists>\<Fanart or Clear Logo>"
     
    Performances and cash management
    Due to the animation handled by the theme, performance issues had to be addressed to somewhat mitigate them (I personnaly don't have any problem now).
    A cash manager has been added to the theme to handle fanart sliding transition
    You can configure it (WheelGameView.xaml and PlatformWheel4FiltersView.xaml) by modifying the following lines:
    <rs:ImageSliderControl.ImageManager>
        <rsm:GameImageManager CashEnabled="true" Quality="85" ProcessorCount="4" CashLimit="500"/>
    </rs:ImageSliderControl.ImageManager>
    - Set CashEnabled to false to disabled it
    - Set Quality to your liking (under 50 it becomes ugly, and more that 85 will raise RAM usage significantly)
    - ProcessorCount shouldn't be changed. I let it for testing purpose but will probably suppress it at some point. But if you do, set an even number, less or equal to your physical processor count (AKA without hyperthreading)
    - Set CashLimit (Mo) to your need. Depending on your fanart filesize, you may need to raise it. For my need I will probably raise it to 1000Mo (that should be around 6000 fanarts given the average size of mine).
    Also note that cash is cleared every time a new gameview is entered, so you need to set its limit according to the system that has the most games (provided they each have their fanart - for me it is the ZX spectrum).
     
    Video

    _BB.mp4 Files in Download sections
    - DarkRoom.zip contains main theme files.
    - Fanart - Pack 1.zip, that contains "full" pack of fanarts for the following systems:
    I will add more as time comes ...
     
    Special Thanx
    @Rincewind for his time in helping me fix an issue with the theme. I would not have been able to figure out what was wrong alone.
     

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  9. Unlocked

    About This Theme
    The original idea I had for this theme was more complex I think but I didn't really like it when I was finished. Instead, I simplified it and tried to make it more clean. 
    I love the Colorful theme and how it has animation when selecting items and wanted to try something similar without actually copying it straight over. 
    If you have any suggestion I'm always all ears. The Theme Creator files are also included if you want to make any changes or additions as well.
     
     
    Notes
    The Original Concept Theme Creator Files are my original design for this theme. If you publish either the dark blue or light blue version in the Theme Creator they are both usable themes. I just wasn't happy with them when they were finished.
    The Final Theme Creator Files are the files for the theme I decided to go with and upload.
    The No video version just has no background videos playing. The no animations version, has no lock or slide animations and no videos. The theme was changed a little bit so that the menus were still usable.
     
    Installation
    Download the version of the theme you'd like. See the Notes section for a little more information. Extract the .zip files using windows explorer or your program of choice to your Launchbox/Themes folder. Go to theme settings in Big Box and switch to theme you like.  
    Special Thanks
    I have to give special thanks to @faeran for the wonderful theme creator videos on the Unbroken Software LLC Youtube channel. Also, I used Faeran's ESRB Images and Star Images in the original concept of this theme. Visit the Unbroken Software Youtube Channel Here  
    I also have to give a huge thank you to @y2guru for the very awesome Theme Creator. I cannot code and so without the theme creator I wouldn't be able to do any of this. Download the Theme Creator Here

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  10. Mr C's Arcade

    INTRODUCTION
    The arcade in my local hometown mall growing up was called Mr C's. This theme is a tribute to Mr C's, and all the quarters I spent there back in the 80's. I've heard of other Mr C's arcades, but I don't think ours was part of any chain or anything.
     

    Preview.mp4 It may be a vsync issue or something else but the video makes the animations look kind of jerky. The theme actually runs pretty smooth.
     
    VIEWS
    The way to think of this theme is not so much in terms of views, but more like rooms. The rooms are, Main Arcade, Pinball Row, and The Breakroom. If you must think in terms of views, each room has platform views and games views. The only real exception to the rule is the Breakroom also has text games views. This was done in order to render the Games Details Screen.
     
     
    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\
     
    SWITCHING BETWEEN 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.
     
    CTC FILES
    The file titled: Mr Cs Arcade - Theme Builder Files is intended for anyone that wants to tinker with the theme. You'll need to unblock the files the same as how I described above.
     
    FUTURE UPDATES
    As time permits, I'll attempt to keep this theme up to date. Please PM me with any suggestions, or issues you have with the theme.
     
    CREDIT
    Thanks to @y2guru for the most excellent Community Theme Creator upon which this theme is built. @SonicFan53 for the device images which are included in this theme. As always, thanks to @Jason Carr .
     

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  11. Boxed In

    About This Theme
    This is my second attempt with the Theme Creator. I tried incorporating some things I"ve learned from the Theme Workshop Videos. I know it's simple but this one took me a while to get where I wanted while learning. I also tried to keep everything more clean this time so if anyone is using the Theme Creator Files they should be easier to navigate than they were in my first one.
    If you have any questions, comments, or requests please let me know. My week off work is coming to an end but I will definitely be using the theme creator some more.
     
     
    Notes
    I created this on a 4k 55" tv at 1440p resolution with 125% display scaling. If you have any issues please let me know so I can try and fix them.
     
    Credits and Special Thanks
    I would like to thank @faeranfor the Theme Workshop Videos. I used the ESRB Rating Images from the Tilt theme and I used the Star Rating Images from the Modern X Theme. Download ModernX Here Download Tilt Here  
    I also would like to give a huge thanks to @y2gurufor the Theme Creator. It is awesome and I wouldn't even be able to try creating a theme without it. Download the Theme Creator Here

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  12. Simply Gray

    Introduction
    This is my first attempt with Theme Creator. I have been watching Unbroken Software's Youtube Channel and the Theme Workshop videos. I just want to say that I borrowed heavily from the "Tilt" theme to make this. I initially set out just to try and make a simple wall view but had fun trying to learn some of the different Wheel's and the theme creator stuff.
    Just an fyi, I can't code at all so apart from what I used from the Tilt workshop files and the Colorful theme everything was done in the Theme Creator. I will try and give credit for everything that I used below. The theme workshop files have really helped me begin to learn the theme creator and I feel comfortable now that I could probably make a design in Photoshop and recreate it in the Theme Creator.
    I initially set out just to try and make myself a simple wall view for the Tilt Theme but had a good time using it to learn.
     
    Notes
    I did all this using a 55" LG 4k TV. I tested out a few different resolutions and didn't notice any problems. If you happen to run into any issues please let me know and I can try and figure out how to fix them. I know what little animation I used might be kind of janky but I will try and get better with that.
    I also didn't set any of the image views to play a background video except for a couple of the platform views that play the Colorful Theme. The Game List Text view will play a video and if you click on any game the Game Info Screen will fade out into video as well.
    I prefer the Colorful Video by @viking for the platform videos but I think any should look ok.
     
    Installation
    Just download the .zip file for the version of the theme you want. Open the .zip file and place the folder in your Launchbox/Themes folder. OR Use your preferred software to extract it to your Launchbox/Themes folder. Switch between the different views until you find one you might like  
    Credits and Special Thanks
    I want to give a huge Special Thanks to @faeran and the Unbroken Software Youtube Channel for the Theme Workshop videos. These are a great help. I used the .xaml file from Faeran's "Tilt" theme as well as the theme colors that change on platform switches. I don't know how to code my own .xaml files yet. Download Tilt Here  
    I also want to give a huge Special Thanks to @viking I changed some of the platform colors around to match up with his Colorful Videos and used the Platform Clear Logo images. I also love the "Colorful" theme and it's a big inspiration. Download Colorful Here  
    Last but not least I'd like to thank @y2guru for the Community Theme Creator. With my extreme lack of coding ability I wouldn't even be able to play with making themes if it weren't for the Community Theme Creator.  Find it here: 
     
     

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  13. It's Not Called Tate

    INTRODUCTION
    I could have called this BigTate, or Hypertaint, LOL. I've settled on It's Not Called Tate for the name because I've always thought calling vertical themes Tate, to be ridiculous. But that's just like my opinion, man.  Anyhow, its kind of a silly take on the HyperTate theme. It doesn't have nearly the animation from the old school HS stuff, but it is what it is. Originally I had these faux video transitions but wow did that ever bog down Bigbox. One video per view is all she can handle it appears.
    In the download, you can choose from two different themes. It's Not Called Tate has image transitions which again, aren't really transitions like Hyperspin had because we have no transition options to work with. I call these faux transitions. I spent a good deal of time trying to get something going here and, well, you'll just have to judge for yourself. The transitions are basically slowed down animation sequences with a slightly quicker "transition" image that flashes right before the main image comes on. It kind of has a sluggish feel to it. I'm not super stoked how it turned out to be honest, but it is what it is. The other download, It's Not Called Tate - No Bling is the same theme but with the transitions stripped out and the animations sped up to a more normal speed. I actually think this might be the better theme....  The other two files are for those interested in messing with the Community Theme Creator files. With these files you can edit my theme to your heart's content. If you come up with something cool, share it with the rest of us!
     
    VIEWS
    Both themes have special games views for....
    Arcade (vertically oriented video) Comic Books (no video) Fruit Machines (vertically oriented video) Future Pinball (vertically oriented video) GCE Vectrex (vertically oriented video) Pinball FX2 (vertically oriented video) Pinball FX3 (vertically oriented video) Visual Pinball (vertically oriented video) Super Nintendo Entertainment System (rotated box art) Generic Text Games View (this allows the game details screen to have some styling) In addition: A note on the background images, Arcade Views all use Arcade Flyer Front images, whereas consoles use Box Front images. Pinball and Fruits use Game Play images. Just seemed to me like the most logical way to go about it.
    See the section below titled Switching Between Theme Views for info on the best way to switch between these views. If you don't switch the views, you're going to have a bad time, as they say.
    Both themes have multiple views that look almost identical except for the video size. There are horizontally oriented videos and vertically oriented videos. Because this theme is 3x4 ratio friendly, there is a third monitor size to better accommodate 3x4 screens.
    I sourced a bunch of patent images to use for Platform Banners. For the consoles that I couldn't find patent images for, I used what I could find. These banners are included in the theme. To change any banner out, go into the ..\themes\It's Not Called Tate\Media\Platforms\(platform name) folder and change it out there. In writing this right now, I realize this could be an issue if you add a console that I don't have in this folder structure. The only place the theme knows to look for these images is in here so you'll need to add your banner image here if you need to add one. In a future release I'll address this. In scrounging up all those images, I came up with quite the collection. I will attempt to release these as a Platform Banner Pack for vertical systems in the future.
     
    CREDIT
    I'd like to thank whoever created the original Hypertate theme. All jokes aside, your theme is actually pretty damn impressive. Also thanks to @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\
     
    SWITCHING BETWEEN 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.
     
    9:16 ASPECT DEMO

    9x16 demo.mp4  
    3:4 ASPECT DEMO

    3x4 ratio games.mp4  
    Switching platform views to demonstrate different selected video sizes and orientations. These will look different on 3:4 orientation.

    playing video screen sizes.mp4  
    No bling version demo

    No bling demo.mp4  
     
    OPTIONS MENU ISSUE
    A problem with these vertical themes is the Options menus don't scale down properly in order for them to be usable. Currently the Theme Creator does not do any editing to these files and I have no plans to try to learn XAML just to make the options menus for these themes. A trick to be able to see the options menus is to go out of BigBox and temporarily switch your aspect to a 3:4 ratio (if you usually run 1080x1920, try switching to 1440x1920). Once you do that and go back into BigBox, you should be able to mostly read the menus as they will be scaled enough to see what you need to do. Not perfect, but at least you'll have a chance to figure it out.
    9x16                                                                                                   3x4
                                 

    94 downloads

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  14. DefaultDroid - [Theme Workshop]

    DefaultDroid was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    DefaultDroid
    This Big Box theme was built to mimic the look of the LaunchBox for Android default look. This theme will work in many different aspect ratios including 4:3 and 16:9 and all the different variations in-between.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here and is freely available for anyone in the community to use in their own projects.
     
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4huBiQkmBug  
    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

    188 downloads

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    2 comments

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  15. Game Launcher Clone

    This theme is an attempt to recreate an old frontend that was made in the last millenium. Game Launcher was the first frontend I ever messed around with, and it was already a dated launcher when I first installed it in 2003. Game Launcher was a very simple frontend, but for it's time it was pretty radical. A simple text list with accompanying game play image, displayed with selected game. No videos or flashy... anything. Just pictures and a list. I hope you like it. For more about the original Game Launcher, visit https://www.davedribin.org./dave/game_launcher/
    This theme "should" run just fine in any aspect ratio. Please let me know if it doesn't. As with any theme, it is only as good as the media you run it with.
    Included platform images are from either Viking or SonicFan53's platform image sets. Apologies as I can't remember exactly which set but I'm sure it was one of those. They are very handy, thanks to both of you. Some of the other platform images I scrounged off of the interwebz.
    I've included the theme as well as the Community Theme Creator files. Many thanks to @y2guru for the CTC and @faeran for the excellent tutorials. I couldn't have done this without you guys.

    2021-08-27 20-35-19.mp4 2021-08-27 21-23-07.mp4
    2021-08-27 21-23-07.mp4

    40 downloads

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  16. ModernX - [Theme Workshop]

    ModernX was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    ModernX
    I stumbled upon an image of a store page for an Xbox Series X. This is my take on what I saw in the image.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here.
     
    Notes:
    This theme is a hybrid of using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator and editing code to add the new coverFlow FlowControl. Because of this, the project files will not contain the new flow control. If you would like to edit the project files and publish the theme, you will then have to manually add the flow control code back into the platform and wall view. Those can both be found in the theme files.  
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K81ykCfKPU  
    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

    374 downloads

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  17. LATINO (Oscuro)

    Este tema es la versión Oscura (dark) de mi tema original LATINO.
    Construido con el Community Theme Creator for BigBox
    ~Tienen para elegir en la descarga entre la interfaz en español como también en inglés!
     
    Espero que les guste! ?
    Saludos!!

    294 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    9 comments

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  18. LATINO

    ~ LATINO THEME creado por MarianS3 ~
    Gente tengo el agrado de poder compartir mi primer ''Theme'' creado para Big Box llamado LATINO! con una interfaz completamente en español (de ahí el nombre ?)
    Cuenta con dos vistas de juegos y una vista de plataforma, no son muchas vistas pero le dediqué varias horas en crearlo para que se vea lo mejor posible y viendo hasta el más mínimo detalle hasta quedar conforme con el resultado final.
    ~ El Theme LATINO fué construido usando el Community Theme Creator for BigBox de @y2guru
     
    Recuerden desbloquear los archivos .dll dentro de la carpeta ''Plugins'' antes de usar el tema para evitar errores, dentro del tema hay un txt con instrucciones. No es necesario instalar las fuentes (fonts) que vienen con el tema. Espero que lo disfruten tanto como yo! Saludos!!
    ~ MarianS3

    245 downloads

       (2 reviews)

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  19. Millennium Theme

    ☑️ New version available with English interface
    ✅ Nueva versión disponible con interfaz en Inglés
     
    Les comparto un nuevo tema al que nombré ''MILLENNIUM'' en el que estuve trabajando durante un buen tiempo (y que mejor fecha para compartirlo que el primer día del año 2021) y que consta de varias vistas. En total son 4 vistas de Plataformas (o Categoría de Plataforma) y 8 vistas de Juegos! 3 de esas vistas de juegos son de temática específicas que les comento mas adelante.
    El tema fué construido gracias a la App Community Theme Creator for BigBox
    El listado de vistas que contiene el tema es el siguiente:
     
    ☑️ PLATAFORMAS (o CATEGORÍA DE PLATAFORMA)
    ✅ PlatformWheel1FiltersView



    ✅ PlatformWheel2FiltersView



    ✅ PlatformWheel3FiltersView


    ✅ PlatformWheel4FiltersView

     
    ☑️ VISTA DE JUEGOS
    ✅ HorizontalWheel1GamesView


    ✅ HorizontalWheel2GamesView


    ✅ HorizontalWheel3GamesView
    NOTA: para poder visualizar la marquesina del arcade, hay que colocar las imágenes de marquesinas dentro de la carpeta ''Screenshot - Game Over'' de cada sistema, elegí ésta carpeta porque supongo que es la menos utilizada y me sirve para este propósito. 
    Es una vista Arcade con una pantalla CRT con scanlines y con muchos detalles de información, la otra vista de Arcade es mucho más minimalista.



    ✅ WallGamesView


    ✅ TextGamesView

     
    ☑️ VISTAS TEMÁTICAS ESPECÍFICAS
    ✅ WheelGamesView
    NOTA: como ven esta vista está diseñada específicamente para usarla con los juegos Arcades, y el diseño es más bien minimalista y a la vez te da esa sensación de tener el arcade en el salón de tu casa. Por supuesto la pueden usar con cualquier otro sistema, eso es a gusto de cada uno.


    ✅ Wheel2GamesView
    NOTA: esta vista como es lógico esta diseñada para usarla con los juegos de micro-ordenadores, con un ambiente que da una sensación de calidez.


    ✅ Wheel3GamesView
    NOTA: por último esta vista que es más para todos los sistemas de consolas retro y actuales, con esa pantalla en grande para poder ver los videos de cada juego.

     
    INSTALACIÓN:
    1 Descargar el archivo (.zip)
    2 Antes de descomprimir hacer click derecho al .zip, elegir Propiedades, y Desbloquear (Unblock)
    3 Ahora si, una vez desbloqueado el archivo, descomprimirlo y colocar la carpeta ''Millennium'' dentro de la carpeta ''Themes'' de Launchbox
    4 Seleccionar el tema desde las opciones de Big Box, en Opciones → Vistas
    5 Recuerden que pueden seleccionar una vista distinta para cada sistema y que Big Box las recuerde, sólo tienen que marcar la casilla ''Recordar la vista separada para cada plataforma'' que se encuentra en Opciones → Vistas
    6 A jugar!
     
    Eso es todo y espero que les guste!

    973 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    18 comments

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  20. RetroFresh Detailed - [Theme Workshop]

    RetroFresh Detailed was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    RetroFresh Detailed
    This is a recreation of one of the first themes I ever created for Big Box. It was recreated within the COMMUNITY Theme Creator.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here.
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gSvaa-EaU8  
    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

    214 downloads

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  21. Illuminate - [Theme Workshop]

    Illuminate has been redesigned within the COMMUNITY Theme Creator and was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    Illuminate
    A simple text based theme showcasing the power of per-platform views.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here.
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsMROUMwFos&list=PL6pTDaHeAz-VxTp83L12WerJ2cRy6gvXa  
    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

    833 downloads

       (1 review)

    17 comments

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  22. Tilt - [Theme Workshop]

    Tilt was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    Tilt
    A simple text based theme that is loosely based off of the ES theme Angular by lilbud.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here.
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eGobjpzoXs  
    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
    Angular ES Theme by lilbud: https://github.com/lilbud/es-theme-angular

    435 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    7 comments

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  23. Neon Blue - [Theme Workshop]

    Neon Blue was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    Neon Blue
    A community built theme to show off the new enter and exit game detail triggers and custom image builder.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here.
     
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gCLgIU7KQ8  
     
    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 streams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    95 downloads

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  24. RetroCRT - A 4:3 theme - [Theme Workshop]

    RetroCRT was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    RetroCRT
    A 4:3 theme that really hits that CRT nostalgic vibe.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here.
     
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu7U0sb1p94  
     
    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 streams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    157 downloads

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  25. TrueVert

    This is a vertical conversion of my FauxVert theme. It has a horizontal wheel view as well as text list view. Was designed to work with a 9:16 monitor but for the most part should work fairly well with other resolutions/aspect ratios. The one thing you have to be wary of is that this theme uses background images/videos that were rotated for horizontal aspect still (as did FauxVert). For example I just show  16:9 images and rotate them to fit in the 9:16 monitor. A 9:16 image/video would NOT render correctly in this theme.
    I don't plan on making too many improvements/changes to this theme unless I need them for my particular set up, but if there is something small I can help you with to get this working on your set up feel free to ask in the comments.

    61 downloads

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    2 comments

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