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Retrotastic 2.04

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Welcome to Retrotastic! A fun little theme hoping to capture childhood memories through the artwork of the systems we know and love.

The theme comes pre-packaged with over 150 platform/playlist backgrounds. Each one can be customized or replaced altogether. Please read the documentation for more info.

This theme can also display game specific backgrounds and graphics, check the demo video to see an example of this (look out for the NES section of the video), and view the documentation for how to create and add your own.

Please read the documentation to add your own flair to this theme! 

Retrotastic - Documentation.pdf

This theme comes with a few different views:

Platform View 1 - A view with a vertical platform wheel
Platform View 2 - A view with a horizontal platform wheel

Game View 1 - The main vertical game wheel view. This view determines which type of media a platform has, and displays its appropriate animation.
Game View 2 - Vertical game wheel with spinning disc based animation (this view is redundant, and only use if a platform is not displaying its spinning disc in Game View 1.
Game View 3 - Vertical game wheel is basic animations (the most mainstream view).
Game View 4 - Vertical game wheel with no Box image or Cart/Disc image. Designed to allow your game specific backgrounds/graphics to take center stage.
Text List View - A text list with box animation


Installation Instructions

  1. Download the Retrotastic.zip file
  2. You may need to right click the zip file, click on properties, and unblock its contents
  3. Drag and drop the Retrotastic folder into your LaunchBox/Themes folder
  4. Load up BigBox. Go to Options > Views, and choose Retrotastic from the list of Themes.

This was truly a collaborative project. If you like this theme, please take a moment to see who made it possible.

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 most of the pixel genre icon graphics

Thanks To:
Eatkinola - For his amazing themer plugin
Jason Carr - For use of his PrioritizedPathSelector (as of Version 2.0)
OrionAngel & ReignStumble - The use of many of their bezel art


Highly recommend downloading Scratcher's Retrotastic game media packs, for a ton of game specific backgrounds and graphics. He has truly done some amazing work, and makes Retrotastic shine:


What's New in Version 2.04   See changelog


February 16, 2020 - version 2.04

  • Updated to the newest version of the themer plugin (version 3.9.7a). This includes many fixes, including the issue with icons not showing.
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· Edited by Belgarath

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

An absolutely superb theme, the amount of work that has gone into this is incredible. Congratulations to all who helped put this together!

edit: Oh and if you don't have a video snap for a game, then it will actually make a slideshow out of all your screenshots for the game instead of showing just one.. So I actually rate this 6 stars!

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Johnny T

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

This is an awesome theme and just keeps getting better and better.

A massive thank you to all involved in this. You've obviously put in a LOT of hard work and it has really paid off.

The theme is very very polished and a pleasure to use.

Thanks again for all your efforts 🙂

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One of my absolute favorite themes. My aesthetic for Big Box is picking out videos & themes that capture the personality of the various consoles/computers/arcade, and Retrotastic nails that wonderfully. The image quality is very impressive, and the layout blends together seamlessly. Highly recommended.

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This theme has everything, really!

It's gorgeous, light (runs pretty smooth), easy to customize, nice animations, nostalgic, art that ties perfectly with each system! This is really on another level, u must give it a try!

And btw, don't u dare to skip Scratcher's Retrotastic game media packs. It's awesome, just follow the link in the theme's description!

I give a solid 5 out of 5!

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very nice theme ;)

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