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BarTop Theme BETA v.0.9.2

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!! 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!

#01. Description:

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)

#02. Features:

  • 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.


#03. Showcase:BETA version.jpgPict coming soon, after the release of the final version.

  • 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.

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.
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My new default for BigBox thank you @viking great theme and design :)

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