About This File
!! STILL IN BETA !! Before delivering the final version, I wait to be able to align the items of the wheels. So this is a BETA version with non-definitive wheels, uploaded for debug. Please rate your bug in the forum thread. Thank you!
BARTOP theme was created for the 4:3 screens of classic arcades cabinet. But it remains fully compatible with all screen ratios.
In addition to this theme, I created and shared 3 large media sets especially designed for him. I invite you to use them to fully enjoy the experience.
This theme was tested on 4:3 | 16:9 | 16:10 | 21:9 screens. It works on all "out the box". (Only some minor issue on the 21:9)
- 5 custom platform view + 5 custom platform view.
- Custom marquee for platform & Game view.
- Design for used video in background.
- Platform & Games views : no video deformation regardless of your screen ratio. (work only with WMP video engine)
- Custom icon set. (favorites, broken, ...)
- Custom media set for ClearLogo + Banner + Platform Video. (See below.)
- Scanline effect plug on "background opacity" setting in BigBox.
- Use auto config : No adjustments to be made. (Only the video engine)
- Annotated XAML file for easy customization.
- Platform view 1 = Design for classic EmuMovie gameplay video, with Hardware banner.
- Platform view 2 = Design for classic EmuMovie gameplay video.
- Platform view 3 = Designed specifically for my 4:3 video set.
- Platform view 4 = Designed specifically for video set like official Cinematix set
- Platform view 5 = Classic text view, with fanart and Hardware banner.
- Game view 1 = Classic text view. Design for EmuMovie gameplay video.
- Game view 2 = Vertical cover wheel. Design for EmuMovie gameplay video.
- Game view 3 = Horizontal cover wheel. Design for EmuMovie gameplay video.
- Game view 4 = Horizontal cover flow. Design for EmuMovie gameplay video.
- Game view 4 = Horizontal game box. Design for EmuMovie gameplay video.
#04. Request :
- LaunchBox Premium with BigBox - v.7.0 (beta) and superior.
- Windows Media Player must be installed on your computer.
#05. How To Install :
- Download the latest version of the theme.
- Unzipped the "BarTop" folder into your : .../LaunchBox / Themes.
- Open BigBox, go to [Option> View] and select [BarTop] as theme.
- In BigBox option, set the video engine on WMP.
- Go back into main interface
- Done !
#06. How to Setup :
HOW TO - CHANGING THE VIEW STYLE (platform & games pages)
- In BigBox Option > Keyboard Mapper > Change View = assign a key.
- Go back to main view and press this key.
HOW TO - USING SCANLINE EFFECT
In views where the scanline effect is implemented, it's set by the background opacity in BigBox option.
- set on 0 : scanline off
- set on 10 : scanline light
- set on 90 : scanline strong
- I suggest to set on 20.
#07. Specially designed custom media :
In addition, I shared a whole series of media specially designed for this theme. Of course, you can use any media your want.
I invite you to download them and follow the installation instructions on each of the pages listed below:
#08. Changelog :
- add - Custom marquee view for Platform & Games.
- fix - Platform views = The background video no longer have any distortion.
- add - Games views = The background video no longer have any distortion.
- Initial BETA release.
What's New in Version BETA v.0.9.2 See changelog
- add - Custom marquee for platform and game.