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FluxCRT is a relatively simple text view-based retro theme. It's designed for 16:9 monitors and displays filter and game videos (or screenshots) in a 4:3 format, using the Ao.Bigbox.Themer video engine. FluxCRT applies a CRT barrel distortion effect when using Windows Media Player. It's bundled with a collection of category, playlist, and platform banners; to which one can easily add their own banners. Due to its reliance on certain plugin features, the current version of this theme requires LB version 10+

CUSTOMIZATION: See bundled PDF documents. FluxCRT was designed and tested on a 1920x1080 display with 100% (default) text scaling, so you might need to adjust the font sizes (should pertain to options page only) if your display is otherwise; edit the font sizes at the top part of FluxCRT.xaml in the Styles directory as needed.

WOOTLAUNCHER INTEGRATION: FluxCRT integrates with WootLauncher...


EMULATOR OVERLAYS: These overlays should pair nicely with this theme:

NOTE: Unblocking the ZIP file will also unblock the DLLs (e.g., Ao.Bigbox.Themer.dll and others) contained therein, giving your computer permission to run these DLLs. This is an issue with all plugins you might download from this forum. It's a Windows security feature. You basically have to vouch for a file before Windows will use it. I liken it to how a MS office document you download from an email runs in Protected Mode until you unblock it for printing, editing, etc. Below is the error you'll see if you don't unblock the file, as well as a screenshot of the solution.


What's New in Version 1.8   See changelog


* FIXED: upgraded to Ao.Bigbox.Themer v3.9.7

Ao.Bigbox.Themer Changelog...

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On 6/8/2018 at 3:02 PM, bluebear said:

i downloaded this, but it seems to crash bigbox for some reason so had to delete it😪

Sorry to hear that. If you feel like trying it again, send me a screenshot of the crash report and I can look into it. I always appreciate those bug reports.

P.S. 8/3/2019 - updated today, and prior crashes were likely due to some memory leaks now isolated and fixed

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First of all, love your theme dude! You did a really good job! However, I'm having trouble keeping the CRT overlay when launching my roms. It goes straight to the emulator window that opens when I launch it. Please, if you can help, I would much appreciate it!

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Glad you like the theme. For the fade-ins to work as in the video (in theme description above), you'll need to also use my WootLauncher plugin for LB/BB. Please note WL is not compatible with BB's built-in startup and pause screens; you'll have to deactivate those. Also, in the video it looks even more integrated because I use the same bezels in FluxCRT for retroarch cores.


I noticed you sent me a pm; we can work on this issue there.

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