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Center Logo Startup Theme 1.0.0

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So took a stab at editing the default theme to tinker a little to learn and see what I can accomplish. It was pretty fun attempting and the trial and error kept my up late a couple nights. Here is what I came up with. Remember I am not a coder so if anyone peaks at the xml file and sees some fixes or a better way please let me know. I am all ears. 

Thanks @neil9000 for the inspiration as it was your 3D version I modified. Thanks to the other theme developers as it was your codes in your themes I looked over to see how things work. Thanks @Jason Carr for giving me something to tinker with on a daily basis. 

I claim no credit to any artwork displayed or included in the theme. Any images included were taken from Google and if you know the creator please mention so I may credit. 

IMPORTANT: Launchbox 9.2 Beta 1 or higher required for Startup Themes. 

Version 1.0

Startup theme moves the clear logo to the center with the "Now Loading..." offset to the left. 3D Box, Screenshot, and Cart or Spinning Disc (for CD based games) are in the main view. 

Shutdown theme uses a static image in its current default state with the words "Thank you for playing..." displayed. You can use any static image you want. Simply choose your image and place it in the Launchbox/StartupThemes/Center Logo/Background folder and name the file Default.jpg 

You can edit the shutdown text and color by editing the Default Shutdown.xml and looking for the following section:

                <TextBlock Text="Thank You For Playing..." Foreground="Aqua" HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"
                    FontSize="80" FontStyle="Italic" FontWeight="Bold" Typography.Capitals="AllSmallCaps" />

If you prefer use the game specific background and games images in the shutdown simply open the Alternate XAML folder then copy the Game Specific.xml and paste it into the root folder renaming it Default Shutdown.xml. In the Alternate XAML folder is the Game Specific.xaml and the Static Image.xml to keep as backups. 

Installation: 

Download the Center Logo.zip and unzip it into the Launchbox/StartupThemes folder. In Launchbox go to Tools>Options>Game Startup and choose the appropriate named theme. 

If you need to add other disc based systems to the startup theme simply copy any cd based xml file in the theme's folder and paste into the same folder then rename the file exactly as your platform name appears in Launchbox. 

 


What's New in Version 1.0.0   See changelog

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Great work! What would be nice is if/when there's not a logo available, the name of the game appears in the form of text instead. Thanks for sharing this!

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21 minutes ago, bundangdon said:

Great work! What would be nice is if/when there's not a logo available, the name of the game appears in the form of text instead. Thanks for sharing this!

Not sure what I can do on that as code for that is likely beyond my skill, but I will definitely take a look as I mess around more. 

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1 minute ago, Retro808 said:

Not sure what I can do on that as code for that is likely beyond my skill, but I will definitely take a look as I mess around more. 

Okay, thanks for the response. I can imagine that the "title" (code) can be found somewhere in one of the theme's XAML files. I'll take a look at it as well and see what I can do.

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47 minutes ago, damageinc86 said:

Where are the backgrounds for all the games coming from?

From what i've observed, the artwork for the backgrounds comes from the "fanart" folders for platforms and games as well

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Brilliant, and THANK YOU.  ETA Prime led me here.  You are what makes this entire project fun, so keep it up!

Quick item: As the game starts and transitions off your startup screen, the emulator is minimized.  Not entirely, but it's a smaller window than full screen, and it forces me to maximize.  Even when I maximize, playing the next game (or even the same one) will start minimized again.  This was observed with every system except Dreamcast, strangely enough.

Hope this helps, or if anyone has ideas.  Cheers!

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On 12/15/2018 at 12:15 AM, bundangdon said:

From what i've observed, the artwork for the backgrounds comes from the "fanart" folders for platforms and games as well

Ok thanks for this excellent theme, i have an issue though, when loading a game, im getting a black background, not any fanart no matter the game loaded, i try diferent things but no succes, how can i fix this ?

post data: I have fanart images for all my games ans they can be set as background images on launchbox as well as in Bigbox

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