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COLORFUL platform video set 1.6.2

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# WHAT IS IT ?
COLORFUL is a complete and coherent high quality graphic set, around a unique design. Made with love in France. I hope you like it ! 😘
Here are planned development axes:COLORFUL_logo_multi.thumb.png.36d5861df88ca0f7ad23b54cf31c180e.png

  • COLORFUL Theme : The main hub, a unique interface for BigBox.
  • COLORFUL Platform Video : Complete 4K video set, with a unique design.
  • COLORFUL Source : (soon) To involve the community in the platform video creation.
  • COLORFUL BigBox Startup Video : (soon)
  • COLORFUL Startup Theme : (soon)
  • COLORFUL Pause Theme : (soon)

# HERE IS COLORFUL PLATFORM VIDEO SET:
On this page we are talking about COLORFUL Platform Video Set:
A complete new series of platform video for our frontend!
Colorful is a modern and elegant way to present each platform, with its hardware of the time. With maximum accuracy and future proof. (4K video) 

# I NEED YOUR HELP PATREON ?
I will make a first batch of 65 systems, according to my personal use.
But we are far from covering any game system!
If the community doesnt take over the creation, 2 choices:   the project stops  /or/  I finish it.
Problem, creating these videos takes a loooooot of time. And I have to deal with a full-time CGI artist job and 2 young kids.
So I opened a Patreon page that could allow me to dedicate days on my work time to continue creating video.
I'm not trying to get rich, but like everyone else, I cant spend 1 day/week working for free! I hope you understand.
If the project interests you: Here is my Patreon page.

Colorful_video_set_detail_by_viking.thumb.png.7dae58fccf97422fecda2c114aea0409.png# IN DETAIL ?
Obviously, Colorful is a direct legacy of my previous video set "Nostalgia". But improved on all aspects:

  • Centred design with colorful background, according to the platform. (theme/logo/box/design)
  • 4K video (3840x2160px) @ 30fps (MP4 H264 AAC)
  • HD video (1920x1080px) @ 30fps (MP4 H264 AAC)
  • Only available in 16:9, but design compatible with 4:3 crop.
  • All designs are completly rebuilt.
  • More care of details.
  • More TV variety and better accuracy.
  • Arcade cabinet fully made in CGI, by myself. More variety and better accuracy.
  • Added characteristic effect on CRT TV.
  • Added platform boot screen. (if existing)
  • All sources will be available soon. (Community effort!)

# ABOUT CODEC FORMAT ?
Initially, I was thinking of working in H265, more modern for 4K. But after talking with Jason, this is problematic on some old configuration and with Windows Media Player, which doesn't support it.
So, I will leave you the choice!

  • 4K | 3840x2160 | mp4 h264 AAC 
  • 4K | 3840x2160 | mp4 h265 AAC   (only on EmuMovies FTP)
  • HD | 1920x1080 | mp4 h264 AAC

 - On this download page = Only 4K - h264
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On Download theme videos tools = both, 4K + HD version
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On EmuMovies FTP = The 3 versions!

# A PREVIEW OF ALL THIS ?

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# A COMMUNITY EFFORT ? 
Yes, all sources will be available on a dedicated page. (soon)  Everyone can create their own videos that will be included here, in this set. 
Some rules to follow:
  - Advertise on this thread which platform you want to achieve.
  - Post the work in progress on the same thread, for exchange/feedback.
  - Post the final video + sources on the same thread or by MP. To avoid scattering and centralize everything here.
  - I will moderate the general quality of your proposals for a coherent result.
So, I acting like a modertor on this thread.

Do you want to participate? Cool !! I post soon a guideline tutorial !

# OK, HOW TO DOWNLOAD ?
3 ways :

  1. One by one - right here, with the download button at the top right.
  2. Automatically - in LaunchBox > Tools > Download theme videos tools > Select "Colorful 4K" or "Colorful HD"
  3. By batch - On the Emumovies   FTP ://Upload Here/_Video Snap Submissions/COLORFUL Platform Video Set/

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# SPECIAL THANKS : 

  • @Jason Carr for his hard work on LaunchBox/BigBox!
  • John G. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • Marcel W. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • Neo8x for his support via Patreon! Merci à toi !!!
  • Casper H. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • Jhonny R. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • GoblinDriver for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • Alfredo O. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • Richard P. for his support via Patreon! Merci à toi !!! (je n'ai pas reussi à t'envoyer un message de remerciement via Patreon. Désolé!)
  • Jukka T. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • Gregory C. for his support via Patreon! Merci à toi !!
  • Jan W. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • Matias K. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • Jeremy D. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • Kevin. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • Dan D. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • Guido. for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • Kobaturtle for his support via Patreon! Thank you Gentleman!!!
  • The whote community for yout support!

# SOURCES - COPYRIGHT :

  • Each brand of hardware and software here represented as a tribute.
  • Emumovies for (most) gameplay videos
  • The Vanamo Online Game Museum for (most) photos.
  • If special credit, see .TXT file in the corresponding source archive. (soon)

 

# PLATFORM COVERED / CREDITBOARD :
Last update  January 15, 2020

  • ACTUAL TOTAL COUNT = 63 platform + 6 category + 1 playlist

List of covered PLATFORM:  (Open the spoiler form)

Spoiler

Available | Work in Progress

- 3DO Interactive Multiplayer
- Amstrad GX4000
- Arcade
- Atari 2600

- Atari 5200
- Atari 7800
- Atari Jaguar
- Atari Lynx
- ColecoVision
- Commodore Amiga
- Commodore Amiga CD32
- Fairchild Channel F
- Game and Watch
- Magnavox Odyssey 2
- Microsoft Xbox

- Microsoft Xbox 360
- Microsoft Xbox One
- MS-DOS
- NEC PC-FX
- NEC TurboGrafx-16

- NEC TurboGrafx-CD
- Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo 64
- Nintendo 64 DD
- Nintendo DS
- Nintendo Entertainment System

- Nintendo Famicom
- Nintendo Famicom Disc System

- Nintendo GameBoy
- Nintendo GameBoy Advance
- Nintendo GameBoy Color
- Nintendo GameCube

- Nintendo Satellaview
- Nintendo Super Famicom
- Nintendo Super Game Boy

- Nintendo Switch
- Nintendo Virtual Boy
- Nintendo Wii
- Nintendo WiiWare
- Nintendo Wii U
- PC Engine SuperGrafx
- Philips CD-i
- Sega 32X

- Sega CD
- Sega CD 32X
- Sega Dreamcast
- Sega Gamegear

- Sega Mastersystem
- Sega MegaDrive
- Sega Classics (Model 1 ??)
- Sega Model 2
- Sega Model 3
- Sega Saturn (EU-US)
- Sega Saturn (JAP)
- Sega SG-1000

- SNK Neo Geo AES
- SNK Neo Geo CD
- SNK Neo Geo MVS
- SNK Neo geo Pocket
- SNK Neo geo Pocket Color
- Sony Playstation
- Sony Playstation 2
- Sony Playstation 3
- Sony PSP

- Super Nintendo Entertainment System (EU)
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System (US)

- Taito Type X
- Windows
- WonderSwan
- WonderSwan Color

 

List of covered CATEGORY:  (Open the spoiler form)

Spoiler

Available | Work in Progress
- Arcade
- Computers
- Consoles
- Handhelds

- Playlist
- Pinball

 

List of covered PLAYLIST:  (Open the spoiler form)

Spoiler

Available | Work in Progress
- Favorite
- Arcade Classics

 

 


What's New in Version 1.6.2   See changelog

Released

UPDATE : +6 PLATFORM VIDEO 

  • MS-DOS
  • Nintendo Super Famicom
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (USA)
  • Nintendo Super Game Boy
  • Sega Saturn (JAP)
  • SNK NEO GEO CD
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Pinball Arcade, PinballFX2 and PinballFX3

would love to see these as platform videos as well

Thank you for all that you have done :)

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Yes, Pinball category + Pinball platform are planned 😉
But be patient! I have a lot of work right now and I try to take more care of this set of video than before.

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What a great theme plus platform videos. I'm totally in love with your work - truly the best theme for Launchbox so far imho. Would love to see platform video conversions for Commodore 64 and MS-DOS. Any plans?

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The plan is to cover ALL platforms 😃
With a lot of time,  community help and fantastic Patreon.

I take this opportunity to make a call: 
If you have original hardeware at home, do not hesitate to send me pictures in high resolution !

Set up in the style of the video set. I think of all the exotic hardware that will be difficult to source on the net. Thank you !

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On 9/26/2019 at 4:13 PM, kidshoalin said:

Pinball Arcade, PinballFX2 and PinballFX3

would love to see these as platform videos as well

Thank you for all that you have done :)

Don't forget about "Visual Pinball X"! That is the pinball software I use.

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This is hands down my absolute favorite theme. It makes my gaming HTPC (controlled with only a controller and bigbox auto-startup) look and act like a fully finished console. Huge kudos to viking! I'm only waiting patiently for the startup video which I'm sure will be a gem too. Thank you so much!

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16 hours ago, chunkylover2500 said:

This is hands down my absolute favorite theme. It makes my gaming HTPC (controlled with only a controller and bigbox auto-startup) look and act like a fully finished console. Huge kudos to viking! I'm only waiting patiently for the startup video which I'm sure will be a gem too. Thank you so much!

You use it exactly as I had it in mind by creating all that !
It's nice !!

Yes, the intro video is on track. It will be something very simple and clean, like the theme.
With, I'll put a wallpaper for windows. I had even thought of a Bios logo. Some motherboard can change it. It will be a complete experience, from boot to BigBox !

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Thx @Mizar !

The ultimate goal remains to cover every single platform ever made. So NeoGeo CD as well.
But this is not a priority, as it is a system identical to the original NeoGeo. Just less expensive at the time. Little (or no) exclusivity for this platform.

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Great videos. 

 

I had trouble installing them as I didn't see an button in launchbox like this.  I got to the options screen in launchbox, but there's no platform video download tool unless I missed it somewhere.

LaunchBox > Option > Platform Video Downloader Tools > Select "Colorful 4K"

So I just used FTP.  When I downloaded the HD versions of the mp4s to \LaunchBox\Themes\COLORFUL\Videos\Platforms, then I noticed all the mp4 weren't playing so I read the readme which says they have to be named correctly.  So I had to rename them all.  Here's the batch file I used:

https://pastebin.com/raw/phHJwPiA

Then it worked :)

 

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Hello, 

Glad I found your theme and videos. So great ! 

Although Im very surprised you don't have the Platform Video for Sega Genesis ? Is there a plan to do it soon ? 


Thank you so much !

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Awesome theme and videos, just a quick thing if you could edit (had an issue finding it) it's not under 'options' but under 'tools' that the download theme videos option is

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Awesome job as usual! Is the GCE Vectrex planned? I don't see it on the list, but it was in your Nostalgia video set.
 

And I have a personal request about the Sega Megadrive 2, can you; when you'll have the time of course; make a video with it? I grew up with the megadrive 2, I'm sad to see that megadrive 1 is the only version proposed ^^.

 

Thanks a lot for considering my requests vikings ;)

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Thx @Mumut !
Yes for the Vectrex.

For the MegaDrive II, I was thinking of using this design for the Genesis video. Will that be enough?
Or you want the 2 design for the 2 version? (MegaDrive 1 & 2 + Genesis 1 & 2)

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8 hours ago, viking said:

Thx @Mumut !
Yes for the Vectrex.

For the MegaDrive II, I was thinking of using this design for the Genesis video. Will that be enough?
Or you want the 2 design for the 2 version? (MegaDrive 1 & 2 + Genesis 1 & 2)

Hi @viking !

It's very kind to ask ^^
You can just reuse the design of the genesis video and replace the platform with the megadrive II, it will be more than enough for me !
All I want is a feeling of nostalgia when I see the video, and be able to say to my friends "see that! I grew up with this one!"


Thank you very much viking for considering and for asking what will pleased me. You're a big plus to this community!

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The main thing is to cover ALL gaming machines. Variants of the same console are not a priority, but why not do them!

However, I don't think there is a difference in video gameplay between the Genesis and the MegaDrive. In any case, I did not find a specific version on EmuMovies.
The only difference is the name on the console.

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+1 to Genesis variants, I played the Japanese one as a kid, those white buttons make me sad over my nice purple ones! If it is at all possible I'd gladly replace my console in if I could get the raw vid without the console in it.
Edit: And yes I know it probably doesn't mean much to everyone, but damn it brings a tear to my eye just having the Japanese Famicom available over the NES since I had that too, memories/feelings are powerful yet irrational things....

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I'm patiently waiting for

1. NEC PC-Engine

2. NEC PC-Engine DUO

3. SEGA Genesis

4. Fujitsu FM Towns

5. Sharp MSX 1

6. Sharp MSX 2

7. Sharp MSX Turbo R

8. NEC PC-8801

9. NEC PC-9801

10. Sharp X68000

 

This will complete my collection from Nostalgia videos to Colorful 4K.

 

 

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