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# BETA ?
Yes, for now, it's preliminary version. I have a lot of ideas, new view and things to fix in the near future!

# 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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  • 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 THEME FOR BIGBOX:
On this page we are talking about COLORFUL Theme for BigBox:
Design for work with my platform video set, COLORFUL THEME is thought to be used on the big screen (TV) in gaming console mode.
Modern, elegant and animated are the key words of this interface.

# I NEED YOUR HELP : PATREON ?
Same problem as with my video set !
Creating  videos & theme 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.

# IN DETAIL ?
The main features :

  • 16:9 only. (Works on other ratio, but with black bands)
  • Full 4K asset. (Any resolution must work, up to 4K)
  • Totally responsive. No resolution deformation on text size or placement.
  • Because of the white background, some ClearLogo comes with the theme. (because white on white ... we see nothing)
  • Gamepad connection indicator & battery level.

# RECOMMENDATION ?
Any design choice gives limitations. Here are some recommendations for this theme :

  • LaunchBox/BigBox v.10.0 (and up)
  • VLC highly recommended.
  • Design for work with COLORFUL platform video set. (but you can use any video you what)
  • Beware of all white ClearLogo. They will be invisible on white views!
  • I didnt test this theme on a lowend configuration. There may be slowdown. (Curious to have your feedback on this subject!)

# COOL, HOW TO DOWNLOAD ?
2 ways

  1.  In Windows : Right here, with the download button. Extract the "Colorful" folder and place it in your "LaunchBox/Themes" directory.   (dont rename it!)
  2.  In BigBox : Option > Theme manager > Found "COLORFUL". 

# SPECIAL THANKS !

  • @Jason Carr for his hard work on LaunchBox/BigBox! Thx man!
  • 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!

# CREDITS !

 

 

# BY FILE, EVERY CUSTOM VIEW SUMMARY :

  • PlatformWheel1FiltersView.xaml : PlatformWheel1FiltersView_xaml.thumb.gif.0dcc13a33d3208a072e8e7d0dbcf5b80.gif
  • PlatformWheel2FiltersView.xaml : PlatformWheel2FiltersView_xaml.thumb.gif.1a2bd5a68aa7ee581a7869b304803adb.gif
  • PlatformWheel3FiltersView.xaml : PlatformWheel3FiltersView_xaml.thumb.gif.a15f8eeb6b5a938b6da0353c658be659.gif
  • WheelGamesView.xaml WheelGamesView_xaml.thumb.gif.d4271f18ad67f3084e1911c000d9fa44.gif
  • Wheel2GamesView.xaml :Wheel2GamesView_xaml.thumb.gif.4592e405397f84bbe231ab4c3ce57cb5.gif
  • Wheel3GamesView.xaml :Wheel3GamesView_xaml.thumb.gif.94ec82da44e5d36bef8d9ee534e35a1c.gif
  • Wheel4GamesView.xaml :Wheel4GamesView_xaml.thumb.gif.f024be3ad60a1ff9c20c1368ab285a12.gif
  • TextGamesView :Colorful_4_TextGamesView.thumb.gif.0bef712f302c7519ec89f0a3ee5333a8.gif

 


What's New in Version 0.7   See changelog

Released

Version 0.7 - Released January 17, 2020
 - New Feature: Add a new and really colorful platform view !
 - Improvement: Update Color info for last video added.

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17 minutes ago, kobaturtle said:

BTW, If you provide sources at some point, I'd love to contribute with collection playlists ;)

 

 

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Nice to see you are working hard on it! But I have a problem with the last update, the menu is supose to be to the color of the platform but for me it's always green for all of them. Should I do something more?

Thanks for all your work ^^

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Hi Viking! Just wanted to report that there's a bug in the text view when you invoke the alphabetical list, it shows up behind all the games list. This was tested on a 4K 175% DPI screen. This was on the latest version only. Hope you can fix it! Thanks!

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Hi Viking, I use Launchbox 10.7 and no I don't renamed any platform.

The only particularity in my setup is that Launchbox is fully installed on a SSD but my game folders is on a separate HDD. Can it be the reason of my bug?

I try to reinstall and repair the theme several times too.

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@alfredolvera : Yes : bug found and fix. Online in next release 😃

@Mumut : Strange ... Try to go in your "LaunchBox/Themes/Colorful/Plugins" folder. Right clic on "Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a.dll" and check if this plugin was lock. Is it's lock, just unlock it.

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14 minutes ago, viking said:

Strange ... Try to go in your "LaunchBox/Themes/Colorful/Plugins" folder. Right clic on "Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a.dll" and check if this plugin was lock. Is it's lock, just unlock it.

I'm not sure how to do it, after the right clic I go to properties? then in the security section I'd give the full control for every user but it doesn't change anything. The file is not hidden or "read only".

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If the problem comes from there, it should be visible. Here is an example in French, but easy to understand :
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If not, you downloaded it from which sources?
- forum page?
- BigBox theme manager?

Are you sure you took the latest version? (there are both on the forum download page)
Does your option page have the new "dark gray" design?

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I'm French as well so yes it's very easy to understand for me 😛

but I don't have any unlock button under "read only" and "hidden".

I download the theme with the manager in bigbox. it says that the 0.5 version.

I'll try directly from here and I come back to you.

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Ahah OK.
If you don't have the "unlock" option, it means that it is already well unlocked.

Strange your problem. Perhaps an error in the version validated on the theme manager ...
Yes, please try the forum version !

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So I'm back, but nothing change for me. I delete the version provided by bigbox to install the 0.5 forum version but everything is still green ^^

and by the way, you asked earlier but yes the option page is dark grey.

 

Sorry to bother you viking ;)

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You don't bother me! It's a very strange problem, because you seem to be the only one affected.

For the color, I used a plugin function developed by @eatkinola .
It uses the file in "Colorful\Plugins\Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a\AssemblyConfig"

  • Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a.dll.config : To normalize different platform names. Make sure that the platform names you use are noted here.
  • Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a-Colors.dll.config : Based on the standardized name, gives a hex color code. I filled it according to my videos.

Are these two files present? They look like this:

<!-- PLATFORMS -->
        <add key="Platform.ACORN_ARCHIMEDES" value="Acorn_Archimedes|Archimedes" />
        <add key="Platform.ACORN_BBC_MICRO" value="Acorn_BBC_Micro|Acorn_BBC|BBC_Micro" />
        <add key="Platform.ACORN_ELECTRON" value="Acorn_Electron|Electron" />
        <add key="Platform.AMSTRAD_CPC" value="Amstrad_CPC" />
        <add key="Platform.AMSTRAD_GX4000" value="Amstrad_GX4000" />

and

<!-- PLATFORMS -->
        <add key="Platform.ACORN_ARCHIMEDES" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.ACORN_BBC_MICRO" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.ACORN_ELECTRON" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.AMSTRAD_CPC" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.AMSTRAD_GX4000" value="#dd4b3c" />
        <add key="Platform.APPLE_II" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.APPLE_II_GS" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.APPLE_MACINTOSH" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.ARCADE" value="#5f60ba" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_800" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_2600" value="#b92e35" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_5200" value="#40599c" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_7800" value="#2f7bc7" />

 

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I look very closely the files you mentionned and they look exactly like yours... They seems fine to me.

I have two more files in this folder with the prefix "SAVE_" I guess it's normal but I'm lost with this problem ^^

16 minutes ago, viking said:

It's a very strange problem, because you seem to be the only one affected.


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That's my curse I guess lol

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Yes, I placed the 2 "SAVE" files, in case someone goes to modify these files, they will always have the stock version on hand.

Honestly, I have no idea!
Do you have the latest .NET framework version up to date?
Windows 10 up to date?
You haven't francized the names of the platforms?
EVERYTHING is green? Or just someone?

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My computer is up to date, I just verified in case.

Nope I didn't change platforms' names as you can see, just few details like the numbers of controllers for exemple.

Every platforms is green, like it was at the previous version.

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the best theme ever, most clean and beatifull i ever see

I can w8 for the ultrawide resolution? other thing is the capcom video system and mame 

 

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Big thanks for the Dark Mode @viking !

And you will be glad to know, that my issue of colors we talked about in december, solved itself with the 10.8 update of launchbox!

I don't know why though.

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Some of you follow the comments here, rather than the support topic.
For the curious, a preview of the next view on this link!

 

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