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COLORFUL platform video set 1.7.1

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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:

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# 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!
  • To all Patreon guys! A GIANT THANKS to all of you!!! ?
  • 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.

 

# PLATFORM COVERED / CREDITBOARD :
Last update  Septl 01, 2021

  • ACTUAL TOTAL COUNT = 105 platform + 7 category

List of covered PLATFORM:  (Open the spoiler form)

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- 3DO Interactive Multiplayer
- Amstrad CPC  _by_ @CMOSS
- Amstrad GX4000
- Arcade
- Android
- Apple II
- Apple iOS
- Apple Macintosh
- Atari 2600

- Atari 5200
- Atari 7800
- Atari Jaguar
- Atari Lynx
- ColecoVision
- Commodore Amiga
- Commodore Amiga CD32
- Commodore 64   _by_ @el Fredo
- Fairchild Channel F
- Game and Watch
- Magnavox Odyssey 2
- Microsoft MSX   by @tiualex
- Microsoft MSX2  by @tiualex
- Microsoft Xbox

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

- NEC TurboGrafx-CD
- NEC PC Engine
- NEC PC Engine 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 Pokemon Mini   by @tiualex

- 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 Genesis
- 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
- Sinclair ZX Spectrum  _by_ @CMOSS
- Sony Playstation
- Sony Playstation 2
- Sony Playstation 3
- Sony PlayStation Vita  _by_ @CMOSS
- Sony PSP

- Super Nintendo Entertainment System (EU)
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System (US)
- Sharp X1

- Taito Type X
- Taito Type X2  -by-  @OdinsPlayground
- Windows
- WonderSwan
- WonderSwan Color

 

List of covered CATEGORY:  (Open the spoiler form)

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

- Playlist
- Pinball

 

List of covered PLAYLIST:  (Open the spoiler form)

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Available | Work in Progress
- Favorite
- Arcade Classics
- 2-Player Games
- 4-Player Games
- Ball & Paddle Games
- Fighting Games
- Maze Games
- MultiGames
- Pinball Arcade
- Platform Games
- Puzzle Games
- Racing Games
- Sports Games
- Rhythm Games
- Light Gun Games
- Beat Em Ups
- Flying Games
- Board & Card Games
- Shoot Em Ups
- Run & Gun Games
- Shooter Games

- Atari Classics
- Capcom Classics
- Data East Classics
- Irem Classics
- Konami Classics
- Midway Classics
- Namco Classics
- Nintendo Classics
- Sega Classics
- SNK Classics
- Taito Classics
- Williams Classics
- Cave
- Capcom Play System
- Capcom Play System II
- Capcom Play System III

- Namco System 22
- Sega Model 2
- Sega ST-V
- SNK Neo Geo MVS

 

 

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8 hours ago, viking said:

For the gameplay videos, I use the EmuMovie video as much as possible.
Because I don't have the knowledge to make a custom for each platform and because it will take too long.  (I'm already sooooo slow ... ^^)

PC Engine (+CD) are planned. But I'm not sure I understand your "interface" story. Do you have a link to explain to me?

Thanks for your answer
The first CDROM add on  for the PC Engine, was released only in Japan and came in a suitcase. Here:

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On 12/17/2020 at 10:12 AM, viking said:

Honestly, I don't know. Are you using a slow drive to store LaunchBox and its media? A network drive?
I remind you that the design of my theme, with its large fullscreen animation, pushes XAML to its limits. (acording Microsoft's doc)

 

No, everything is on an M2 drive, so it couldn't be any faster really. Changing the views has helped speed it up, it's running much better now, if not 100%.

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Honestly, you do such amazing work! Everyone in the community is greatful for what you have done here. 

Supporting you through Patreon is the lest i can do and i recommend eveyone else here to do the same!

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On 12/17/2020 at 7:44 PM, soqueroeu said:

Thanks for your answer
The first CDROM add on  for the PC Engine, was released only in Japan and came in a suitcase. Here:
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Ah! I thought you were talking about interface, not hardware!  =)

On 12/18/2020 at 12:35 PM, decorativeed said:

No, everything is on an M2 drive, so it couldn't be any faster really. Changing the views has helped speed it up, it's running much better now, if not 100%.

So I have no idea ... sorry   =/

On 1/2/2021 at 8:37 PM, legaiceinc said:

Honestly, you do such amazing work! Everyone in the community is greatful for what you have done here. 

Supporting you through Patreon is the lest i can do and i recommend eveyone else here to do the same!

Wow thank you man! It is heartwarming ! :x

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OMG such a beautiful theme! Love all the quirky consoles videos. This is actually the single thing that is making me explore the consoles I've never explored before despite already having full rom sets for them seeded for years and years. Something about being able to see the hardware just makes me wanna jump in! Do you anticipate adding additional obscure consoles and computers to the list in the future?

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Oh my God... the Commodore 64! I was so looking forward to this platform video - thanks a million, guys!!

Tried it out and the animation looks as sweet as ever, only some weird grey part of the screen keeps sliding in from the left - picture attached.  Is there anything I can do about it? Every other platform displays the correct colour in fullscreen.

Thanks for any help in advance.

Matt

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viking

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@williambroad  In fact, I have to code each color in the theme. Hard to update the theme at each video release... no way !

To facilitate this, I uploaded the color file alone yesterday.
you will find it on the "download" button of the main theme page. 
ColorCode_update_2021-03-02.zip

The .ZIP archive contains 2 files which replace those present in your :
   \\ LaunchBox \ Themes \ Colorful - xxx \ Plugins \ Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a \ AssemblyConfig \ ...

 

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Awesome theme!

Would you be open to requests for your to-do lists?

If so, I'd like to request these:

Categories: Developers, Genres, Magazines, Hacks, and Years.  For Years, I imagine the Years category, then playlists under that for 1970's, 1980's, etc...

Platforms: PSP Mini, GCE Vectrix, Sega Pico, Atari ST, ScumVM, Windows 3x

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Hello @viking I absolutely love your platform artwork and videos! It has inspired me to create my own theme in Community Theme Creator using your artwork. I just purchased the lifetime EmuMovies subscription to get to your H265 content

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4K | 3840x2160 | mp4 h265 AAC   (only on EmuMovies FTP)

but I can't seem to find it. Would you mind posting the locations of your EmuMovies FTP content, please? Thank you very much!

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Hi all ! Sorry for my late response. Health concerns. 

I will first finish v.2.0 of the theme before return to videos.
I take your suggestions but I dont know yet the order.

@Knowcontrol : Strange, my EmuMovies username no longer works and neither does the password recovery !! I no longer have access to the site or to the FTP !!!!
I don't know where the problem is coming from. I will try to send them an email.
For the location, I put the path in the initial post:  FTP ://Upload Here/_Video Snap Submissions/COLORFUL Platform Video Set/

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I was wondering if you ever plan to include a platform video for Sony Playstation 4? I know there's no way to emulate it that well on PC yet but I like to have my collection ready beforehand. Would be really nice for all platforms to have a consistent format.

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Hi,

any plan on these following systems?

Epoch Super Cassette Vision

NEC PC Engine

Sharp X68000

Thanks for your work!

 

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On 8/9/2021 at 2:42 PM, kobaturtle said:

Hi,

any plan on these following systems?

Epoch Super Cassette Vision

NEC PC Engine

Sharp X68000

Thanks for your work!

 

PC Engine and Sharp X68000 are both in my More Colors set:

 

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58 minutes ago, kobaturtle said:

perfect! Thanks!

No problem. I noticed a bunch of errors in the PC Engine and PC Engine CD videos so I just reuploaded fixed versions, and deleted the bad ones. Be sure to redownload those two videos.

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Hey, @viking thanks for not forgetting the PC Engine CD case.  ?

As I've said before, Colorful will be my main theme.
I can't wait to use it when we have all theme features available.

If I may say so, I see that latest videos have fewer objects and little TV variation. The first ones are more worked, with more elements on the screen. I know there are also other people in the community working to help build resources. But I think everyone should follow the same quality line. Maybe it's not a bad idea to bring objects closer together on the screen, in case there aren't many elements to show.

In any case, I want to thank everyone involved for their efforts.

Thanks a lot
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Thx @soqueroeu   =)

My last video drop  is only made by me. Otherwise, I would specified the credits.

About detail level : 
It's very platform dependent. For example smartphones: no cartridge, no iconic gaming accessory. The same goes for very old computers that have little or no specific gaming accessories.
I have other constraint to always keep in mind. For example, everything must stay in a central square to be used in 4:3 or as a banner set. So no pixel other than flat color on the sides. etc ...
I also try to keep a fake sort of scale. At least by category. That's why some platform seems small and lost in space.
All these videos are to be placed in a theme context. They are rarely used alone in fullscreen.

But if I forgot an iconic accessory, please tell me which one. I can update my videos =)
(the goal remains to cover ALL the platforms, not to keep repeating the same ones)

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Great Job!
Would it be possible to download the PSDs of the newly added systems? Such as NEC PC Engine.

I searched for them in the Colorful Resources thread, but I can't find them.

 

 Thanks

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