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Unified Refried 2.0 .1

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What's different in 2.0?

*This replaces the old version of Refried entirely. DO NOT merge this new version with the old one.

*All platform addon themes from the first version of Refried have been merged into one single addon called "Queso Fresco" (because it tastes great on top of refried beans...that's why). Therefore all of those older addon themes are no longer needed.

*Requires Launchbox 9.4 or above to function properly

*Revised Install instructions (please read them below if you are just starting out with the theme)

*Added custom controller icons for play modes in the game description on some systems...this will get finished in the future

*More great additions made by Ghostlines to the theme

*Added the fullscreen video view to all platforms (view 4)

*Improved the artwork slightly for the Big Box options menus

Important note**If you install this theme,and the artwork does not display properly for a platform on your system,then more than likely it is a naming conflict between your platform and the files in the theme. To fix this issue,you must locate these files and change the name to your actual platforms name:

1.Images/Theme/Background/(name of your platform that is mislabeled)

2.Images/Theme/VideoBorder/(name of your platform that is mislabeled)

If you install the Queso Fresco addon as well,then you must also rename the custom view xaml files to your platform name.

I set out to make an alternate version to the beautiful Unified theme,with modifications here and there,yet,as I worked on it more and more,I started to go a different direction slightly...and thus Refried was born. This theme is built to focus on artwork,and showcase each system in bright colorful high definition artwork. I have drawn all new original arcade cabinets,and designed custom borders for each platform,which set each system apart from each other,while maintaining a unified appearance across the board.

The main difference between this,and many other themes that are out there...are the video borders. When using the Default theme,all video borders are the same size across the entire theme...but,when using the addons,the video borders will then fit the system properly...so that the video for Game Boy Advance,will fit the GBA Video Border...and the PSP video,will fit the PSP Video Border. In other words,by using the custom view addons,it allows the theme to represent the system perfectly...rather than the same size border for everything.

This theme is more than capable of running without a single addon theme installed,and only using the Default...the addons are merely to extend the experience of each system,with special added artwork,and tweaks.On the other hand,the Addons rely on the Default themes structure,and will not work without the default theme installed.


There are multiple views included with the default theme,including -

1.Border with No Box/Cart/Disc Art

2.Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art

3.Border with Box/Spinning Cart/Disc Art

4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel

5.Border Text List View with Box/Cart/Disc Art

The Queso Fresco addon has 5 views -

1.Special Artwork/Special Border with No Box/Cart/Disc Art

2.Special Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art  (With wheel fade)

3.Special Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art  (No wheel fade)

4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel

 5.Special Border Text List View with Box/Cart/Disc Art

**If the system has CD's/Discs,then the Disc will spin in Views 2 and 3...but,if the system has carts or floppies,then they will not spin in views 2 and 3.

The Arcade portion of the Queso Fresco addon has 5 views -

1.Dynamic Marquees with Character Artwork

2.No Dynamic Marquees with Character Artwork

3.Dynamic Marquees with Advert/Flyers

4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel

5.Text List View with Advert/Flyers/Cabinets

With the Queso Fresco addon installed,the arcade platforms are capable of displaying Video Marquees for each game,as well as regular marquees, in the marquee area of the cabinets (Some samples are included,and more are on the way)*

Any Video Marquees must be placed in "LaunchBox/Themes/Unified Refried/Images/Theme/Addons/_Arcade/Video Marquees/" and must be in mp4 format

In order to make this work properly,you must go into LaunchBox options,and change the priority for Cart Back Image to Arcade - Marquee,and uncheck anything else.


1.Download the Default theme (Unified Refried) ,and place it in your "Launchbox/Themes" folder

2.If you have not done so,you will need to unblock the Plugins...This does not have to be done for every addon theme,as unblocking them once,in the default,is all that is necessary...excerpt taken from unified description -


Go to the “Plugins” folder inside of the extracted folder and right-click on of the .dll files. Choose Properties -> Click on “Unblock” at the bottom of the window. Close the window. Repeat that for all .dll files in that folder. If the "Unblock" button isn't there than you are already good to go.

3.Set the theme to "Unified Refried" in Options/Views/Theme

4.If installing any of the addons,simply unzip the addon,and open the folder that was created. In this case we will use the Queso Fresco addon as an example.

5.Place the two folders (Images and Views) into the Unified Refried default theme folder,merging the folders when prompted.

6.That's it! ....When you load up Big Box,the artwork should be changed to the Queso Fresco alternate art.

Pictures of Installation process for those that need them...If this is your first time using Refried you can skip step 1




@RetroNi for the use of his Logo set.

@CriticalCid for his theme Unified,as I used alot of his coding as a base for the assembly of this theme.

@kyoken @neil9000 @bundangdon @zetec-s-joe @Retro808 @Porl Hendy for their feedback during testing.

@faeran for his help early on in the development stages.

@Jason Carr because I used a bit of code from his Redux version,and took on some of his ideas from the changes he made

@NJDave71 for his HelperControl plugin

@bmonomad @Suhrvivor for their work on the Community Star Ratings,Favorites,and Play Mode code,which formed the base for implementing it into this theme

@Ghostlines for his additions to the theme





Current Platform list covered by the theme -



2-Player Games
4-Player Games
All Games
American Laser Games
Arcade Classics
Arcade Pinball
Atari Classics
Ball & Paddle Games
Beat Em Ups
Board & Card Games
Capcom Classics
Capcom Play System II
Capcom Play System III
Capcom Play System
Data East Classics
Examu Ex-Board
Fighting Games
Final Burn Alpha
Flying Games
IGS PolyGame Master
Irem Classics
Konami Classics
Light Gun Games
Maze Games
Midway Classics
Namco Classics
Namco NA-1
Namco NB-1
Namco System 22
Nintendo Classics
Platform Games
Puzzle Games
Racing Games
Rhythm Games
Run & Gun Games
Sammy Atomiswave
Sega Classics
Sega Hikaru
Sega Model 1
Sega Model 2
Sega Model 3
Sega Ringedge
Sega Ringwide
SEGA Triforce
Shoot Em Ups
Shooter Games
SNK Classics
Sports Games
Taito Classics
Taito NESiCAxLive
Taito Type X
Williams Classics



Amstrad GX4000
Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 7800
Atari 8-Bit
Atari Jaguar CD
Atari Jaguar
Atari XEGS
Bally Astrocade
Casio Loopy
Casio PV-1000
Commodore Amiga CD32
Emerson Arcadia 2001
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Fairchild Channel F
Funtech Super Acan
GCE Vectrex
Hacks & Fan-Made
Interton VC 4000
Magnavox Odyssey 2
Magnavox Odyssey
Mattel Intellivision
Microsoft Xbox 360
Microsoft Xbox
NEC PC Engine
NEC PC Engine-CD
NEC SuperGrafx
NEC TurboDuo
NEC TurboGrafx-16
NEC TurboGrafx-CD
Nintendo 64
Nintendo 64DD
Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Famicom Disk System
Nintendo Famicom
Nintendo Gamecube
Nintendo Satellaview
Nintendo Sufami Turbo
Nintendo Super Famicom
Nintendo Super Game Boy
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo Wii
Nintendo WiiWare
Panasonic 3DO
Philips CD-i
Philips VG 5000
RCA studio II
Sega 32X
Sega CD
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Genesis
Sega Mark III
Sega Master System
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega-CD
Sega Pico
Sega Saturn
Sega SG-1000
SNK Neo Geo CD
Sony Playstation 2
Sony PlayStation 3
Sony Playstation
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo MSU-1
VTech CreatiVision
WoW Action Max



Atari Lynx
Bandai WonderSwan Color
Bandai WonderSwan
Creatronic Mega Duck
Entex Adventure Vision
Epoch Game Pocket Computer
Game & Watch
GamePark 32
Hartung Game Master
Java Games
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo DS
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Nintendo Game Boy Color
Nintendo Game Boy
Nintendo Pokemon Mini
Nintendo Virtual Boy
Sega Game Gear
Sega VMU
SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color
SNK Neo Geo Pocket
Sony Playstation Minis
Sony Playstation Portable
Sony PlayStation Vita
Sony PocketStation
Tiger Game.com
Tiger Handheld Electronics
Watara Supervision



Acorn Archimedes
Acorn Atom
Acorn BBC Micro
Acorn Electron
Amstrad CPC
APF Imagination Machine
Apple II
Apple IIGS
Atari ST
Big Fish Games
Camputers Lynx
Commodore 128
Commodore 16 & Plus4
Commodore 64
Commodore Amiga
Commodore CDTV
Commodore MAX Machine
Commodore PET
Commodore VIC-20
DOOM Hacks
EACA EG2000 Colour Genie
Exidy Sorcerer
Flash Games
Fujitsu FM Towns
Indie Games
Mattel Aquarius
MGT Sam Coupe
Microsoft MS-DOS
Microsoft MSX
Microsoft MSX2
Microsoft Windows 3.x
Pioneer Palcom LaserDisc
Sega SC-3000
Sharp MZ-2500
Sharp X68000
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Sord M5
Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer
Tangerine Oric
Texas Instruments TI 99-4A
Tomy Tutor
TouHou Project



Future Pinball
Pinball FX2
Pinball FX3
The Pinball Arcade
Visual Pinball

Ghostlines Additions


3DO Video

Blizzard Entertainment

Capcom CPS Changer

Capcom CPS-Dash

Capcom Sony ZN-1

Capcom Sony ZN-2

Konami Bubble System

Nichibutsu My Vision

Nintendo 64 (Europe)

Nintendo 64 (Japan)

Nintendo DSiWare

Nintendo e-Reader

Nintendo e-Shop

Nintendo Game Boy Player

Nintendo GBA Video

Nintendo iQue

Nintendo Playchoice-10

Nintendo Super System

Nintendo Vs. System

Nintendo Wii Virtual Console

Panasonic 3DO (Europe)

Panasonic 3DO (Japan)

Philips Videopac G7000

Philips Videopac+ G7400

Sega Mega Drive 32X

Sega Super 32X

SNK Hyper Neo Geo 64

SNK Neo Geo X

SNK Neo Geo Mini International Ver

Sony Playstation 4

Super Nintendo (PAL)

Tiger Gizmondo


Current Playlists covered by the theme -



007 Collection
19XX Collection
Ace Attorney Collection
Ace Combat Collection
Addams Family Collection
After Burner Collection
Aladdin Collection
Alex Kidd Collection
Alien Breed Collection
Aliens Collection
Alone in The Dark Collection
Animal Crossing Collection
Arkanoid Collection
Armored Core Collection
Army Men Collection
Art of Fighting Collection
Assassins Creed Collection
Asterix & Obelix Collection
Asteroids Collection
Atelier Collection
Avengers Collection
Back To The Future Collection
Backyard Sports Collection
Barbie Collection
Bases Loaded Collection
Batman Collection
Battle Arena Toshinden Collection
Battle Chess Collection
Battletoads Collection
Beauty and The Beast Collection
Ben 10 Collection
Bleach Collection
Bomb Jack Collection
Bomberman Collection
Bonk Collection
Breath of Fire Collection
Bubble Bobble Collection
Bubsy Collection
Buck Rogers Collection
Bugs Bunny Collection
Burgertime Collection
Burnout Collection
Call of Duty Collection
Captain America Collection
Carmen Sandiego Collection
Cars Collection
Cartoon Network Collection
Castlevania Collection
Centipede Collection
Chuck Rock Collection
Clay Fighter Collection
Colin Mcrae Collection
Columns Collection
Command & Conquer Collection
Contra Collection
Crash Bandicoot Collection
Darius Collection
Darkstalkers Collection
DC Comics Collection
DDR Collection
Dead Or Alive Collection
Defender Collection
Die Hard Collection
Dig Dug Collection
Digimon Collection
Disney Collection
Donald Duck Collection
Donkey Kong Collection
DOOM Collection
Doraemon Collection
Double Dragon Collection
Dr. Mario Collection
Dragon Ball Collection
Dragon Quest Collection
Dragons Lair Collection
Duke Nukem Collection
Dungeon Master Collection
Dungeons and Dragons Collection
Earthworm Jim Collection
ECCO The Dolphin Collection
ESPN Collection
Fallout Collection
Fatal Fury Collection
Final Fantasy Collection
Final Fight Collection
Fire Emblem Collection
Fire Pro Wrestling Collection
Flintstones Collection
Frogger Collection
F-Zero Collection
G.I. Joe Collection
Galaga Collection
Garfield Collection
Gauntlet Collection
Ghostbusters Collection
Ghouls n Ghosts Collection
Golden Axe Collection
Golgo 13 Collection
Gradius Collection
Gremlins Collection
GTA Collection
Guilty Gear Collection
Gundam Collection
Hanna Barbera Collection
Harry Potter Collection
Harvest Moon Collection
Hello Kitty Collection
He-Man Collection
Home Alone Collection
Hot Wheels Collection
House of The Dead Collection
Impossible Mission Collection
Incredible Hulk Collection
Indiana Jones Collection
Iron Man Collection
James Pond Collection
Jeopardy Collection
Jetsons Collection
Jim Henson Collection
John Madden Collection
Jurassic Park Collection
Killer Instinct Collection
Kingdom Hearts Collection
Kings Quest Collection
Kirby Collection
KOF Collection
Legacy of Kain Collection
LEGO Collection
Lemmings Collection
Lion King Collection
Lode Runner Collection
Looney Tunes Collection
Lord of The Rings Collection
Lupin the 3rd Collection
Madagascar Collection
Mana Collection
Maniac Mansion Collection
Mappy Collection
Mario Collection
Mario Party Collection
Marvel Comics Collection
Medal of Honor Collection
Mega Man Collection
Metal Gear Collection
Metal Slug Collection
Metroid Collection
Mickey Mouse Collection
Micro Machines Collection
Might & Magic Collection
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Collection
MLB Collection
Monkey Island Collection
Monopoly Collection
Monster Rancher Collection
Mortal Kombat Collection
Mr. Do! Collection
Ms. Pacman Collection
Naruto Collection
NASCAR Collection
NBA Jam Collection
NBA Live Collection
Need for Speed Collection
NFL Blitz Collection
NFL Gameday Collection
Ninja Gaiden Collection
Nobunagas Ambition Collection
One Piece Collection
Outrun Collection
Pac Man Collection
Paperboy Collection
Peanuts Collection
Phantasy Star Collection
Pirates of The Caribbean Collection
Pitfall Collection
Pokemon Collection
Popeye Collection
Populous Collection
Powerpuff Girls Collection
Predator Collection
Primal Rage Collection
Prince of Persia Collection
Punisher Collection
Puyo Puyo Collection
Puzzle Bobble Collection
Quake Collection
Raiden Collection
Rainbow Islands Collection
Rampage Collection
Rastan Collection
Rayman Collection
Ren & Stimpy Collection
Resident Evil Collection
Road Rash Collection
Robin Hood Collection
RoboCop Collection
Romance of the Three Kingdoms Collection
R-Type Collection
Rugrats Collection
Sailor Moon Collection
Samurai Shodown Collection
Scooby-Doo Collection
Sesame Street Collection
Shadow of The Beast Collection
Shin Megami Tensei Collection
Shining Force Collection
Shinobi Collection
Shrek Collection
Silent Hill Collection
Sim City Collection
Simpsons Collection
Smurfs Collection
Sonic Collection
Soul Calibur Collection
South Park Collection
Space Harrier Collection
Space Invaders Collection
Spawn Collection
SpiderMan Collection
Splatterhouse Collection
SpongeBob Collection
Spy vs Spy Collection
Spyro Collection
Star Trek Collection
Star Wars Collection
Starfox Collection
Street Fighter Collection
Strider Collection
Superman Collection
Syphon Filter Collection
Tales Collection
Tekken Collection
Terminator Collection
Test Drive Collection
Tetris Collection
Thundercats Collection
Tiny Toons Collection
TMNT Collection
Tom & Jerry Collection
Tom Clancy Collection
Tomb Raider Collection
Tony Hawk Collection
Top Gear Collection
Toy Story Collection
Transformers Collection
TRON Collection
Turok Collection
Turrican Collection
Twisted Metal Collection
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger Collection
Ultima Collection
Virtua Fighter Collection
Warhammer 40K Collection
Warhammer Collection
Wario Collection
Warriors Collection
WCW Collection
Wheel of Fortune Collection
Wizardry Collection
Wolfenstein Collection
Wolverine Collection
Wonder Boy Collection
Worms Collection
WWF Collection
X-Men Collection
Yoshi Collection
Y's Collection
Yu Yu Hakusho Collection
Yu-Gi-Oh! Collection
Zelda Collection
Zork Collection



2-Player Genre
4-Player Genre
Action & Adventure Genre
Beat Em Ups Genre
Board & Card Genre
Classics Genre
Fighting Genre
Flying Genre
Horror Genre
Light Gun Genre
Movie & TV Genre
Platform Genre
Point & Click Genre
Puzzle Genre
Racing Genre
Rhythm Genre
Role Playing Genre
Run & Gun Genre
Sci-Fi Genre
Shoot Em Ups Genre
Shooter Genre
Simulation Genre
Sports Genre
Strategy Genre



Atari Developer
Broderbund Developer
Capcom Developer
Data East Developer
Electronic Arts Developer
HAL Labs Developer
id Software Developer
Konami Developer
Lucasarts Developer
Midway Developer
Namco Developer
Naughty Dog Developer
Neversoft Developer
Nintendo Developer
RARE Developer
Sierra Developer
SNK Developer
Sonic Team Developer
Square Enix Developer
Squaresoft Developer
Ubisoft Developer
Westwood Studios Developer



Arcade Shmups
Atari 2600
Commodore 64
Commodore Amiga
Microsoft MS-DOS
NEC PC Engine
NEC TurboGrafx-16
Nintendo 64
Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Famicom
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Nintendo Game Boy Color
Nintendo Game Boy
Nintendo Super Famicom
Sega CD
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Game Gear
Sega Genesis
Sony Playstation
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
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The Platform/Playlist video set can be found here...

The Platform/Playlist Logo set can be found here...



What's New in Version .1   See changelog


*Updated to Refried 2.0

Requires Launchbox 9.4 or later to function properly

Please refer to the updated description and installation instructions above.

*Fixed a few Grammatical/Naming issues in the Queso Fresco addon,bringing the naming of some platforms in line with the previous naming convention used in the Refried theme. 

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   9 of 9 members found this review helpful 9 / 9 members

You took the concept of Unified to the next level and I’m really happy to see that my little theme led the creation of this jewel.

It' very polished and I really love your own spin on it.

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

What can I say, other than get this theme immediately :)  It's very polished, has tons of great animations, graphics, etc..  All that plus a bonus of great logos and platform videos to go along with it.  Nice job RetroHumanoid, can't wait to see your future work (and updates to this great theme).

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

It's been awhile since I've posted a review on anything. This theme definitely got my attention and will be a permanent fixture on both my cab and my gaming PC for BigBox! Love the attention to detail, uniform look, and high quality art! Job VERY well done!! :)

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Excellent theme, even without the add-ons.  The arcade add-on is a must have though. The changing marquee on the video cab is something i have not seen in a theme before, especially video marquees.  My go to theme on my main LB build.

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   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

Awesome theme! I'm just having trouble finding out how to install add ons and add platform videos. Any help would be appreciated.

Response from the author:

Thanks...Platform Videos go in "Launchbox/Videos/Platforms/"...and just make sure the video has the same exact name as the platform it's for.

As for installing addon themes,the instructions are posted above...just follow them exactly and you shouldn't have any issues.

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· Edited by vgbox


This with unified category/platform wheel is the best custom theme BigBox has to offer imo, even in 2023, at least in Wheel3GamesView mode. I use it for about two years now. 

With that said, it is not perfect, there is room for improvements:

1. A circular wheel with unique pointer for each category/platform/playlist, more like hyperspin wheel.

2. Real unified arcade cabinet models  or real like generic made once for those without unified once for each arcade board.

3. Add missing platforms and playlists like 3 player games playlist added and a bunch of others.

4. 4k

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· Edited by HugoBR


Simply the best, most fluid and nice looking theme, even until now in 2020. Please don't abandon your work RetroHumanoid and keep updating this theme. 

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This theme is fantastic! Previously I was happy to see themes that resembled the hype that spins. This however, takes Big Box to whole other level. @RetroHumanoid this- in my humble opinion, is hands down the best theme I have yet to come across. I would just like to say thank you for this beautiful piece of art. The amount of  love, care, and energy you put into this piece is evident. 

Cheers! ?

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Loving this theme. Does anyone know how to add a number to total games when selecting a platform in bigbox

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Major attention to detail, this man is a machine,

For those of you that are a little OCD or looking for a console like experience where everything is all Uniform - Look no further

Thank you for this Theme and the hard work,

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Excellent beautiful theme. Very detailed and lots of time and effort and retro goodness went into designing it!

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