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Neon Deluxe Arcade - Big Box Theme 1.4

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Neon Deluxe Arcade - Big Box Theme (Early version)

Huge thanks goes out to @Hexxxer for his amazing theme (FutureState) framework and controls (HexControls.dll), without his work I couldn't have made this theme.

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INTRO

This theme is a sequel to my previous Futurestate Neon Deluxe theme, it looks a lot like the theme but has some features that the prequel had not; like embedded fonts (no need to install fonts, thanks to @Jason Carr) and much more, you just have to see it for yourself. My plan is to drastically change/add things in the future once the magnificent PASC theme editor by @y2guru is released. My main goal with this theme is to create a virtual arcade building kinda like 'New Retro Arcade'.

Neon Deluxe Arcade is a series of themes, if you like you can download these to accompany the complete theme:

Neon Deluxe Arcade - Big Box Theme

Neon Deluxe Arcade - Launchbox Theme

Neon Deluxe Arcade - Startup Theme (Street)

Neon Deluxe Arcade - Startup Theme (Inside)

Mr. RetroLust's Realistic Retroarch Bezels (Same style > Dimmed lit retro gaming)

This theme uses a softer version of Marquee screen FX, if you like there is more choice at Realistic Marquee Monitor FX

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INSTALLATION

Download the theme from Big Box's theme manager or download the zip file here and extract the content to Launchbox/Themes/NeonDeluxeArcade/

You might need to unblock the .DLL's in the plugin folder for them to work properly.

To make the placeholder work which shows the Cabinets/Advertisement Flyer - Back/Box Back in the screenshots it first needs some changes in your image priority settings within Launchbox. As the cabinets don't have their own placeholder to be coded in a theme I used the Cart 3D placeholder as I figured most people will only use one cart view or can set Cart 3D in image priorities to Cart Front. You can control a lot to your liking within image priorities, as long as you remember it's Cart 3D for this placeholder.
My setup in image priorities within Launchbox options:

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TIPS & ISSUES

1. This theme uses images and video pretty heavy, it could run slower on older systems. I recommend doing the following to speed up Big Box greatly: 

  • Uncheck all Background Images in launchbox/settings/image priorities
  • Set all transitions to "None" in BigBox settings
  • Use the Clean Up media tool in launchbox/tools/Clean Up Media... (this can really speed up lists with thousands of games and duplicate media)
  • Let Launchbox cache your images

2. This theme is probably only fit for use on a 16:9 aspect ratio, as I did use some absolute positioning of elements.

3. If you use a 4K display you probably have to set the Windows dpi settings to 200% in order to keep the layout intact.

4. You can find transparent background cabinets here at Arcade Cabinets Project 2.0

 

Hope you like and enjoy! 🤘


What's New in Version 1.4   See changelog

Released

Changes in 1.4
- Vertical wheel game views; the Star rating bar has been replaced with Developer/Publisher, both star ratings can be found in left details panel
- Current time is now displaying in upper right corner through digital clock
- Game details and text list view now have video or screenshot beneath text

 

 

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PaDeMoNiuM

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

The new "view" and features look huge with City hunter it is undoubtedly my favorite theme,

What research work on the media!

Congratulations again and yes briskly PASC !! :)

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Thanks bro ;)

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kmoney

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

Great looking theme...love the retro arcade look and feel. One of my top go to themes for sure!

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Thanks bro really appreciate it :)

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