About This File
# WHAT IS COLORFUL MEDIA SET ?
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 Theme : The main hub, a unique interface for BigBox.
- COLORFUL Platform Video : Complete 4K video set, with a unique design.
- COLORFUL Source : To involve the community in the platform video creation. (new)
- 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, 4K assets)
- Totally responsive. No resolution deformation on text size or placement.
- Because of the white/black background, some ClearLogo comes with the theme.
- 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 full white/black ClearLogo. They will be invisible on Light/Dark 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 :
- In Windows : Right here, with the download button. Extract the "Colorful" folder and place it in your "LaunchBox/Themes" directory. (dont rename it!)
- In BigBox : Option > Theme manager > Found "COLORFUL - Light" or "COLORFUL - Dark".
# SPECIAL THANKS !
- @Jason Carr for his hard work on LaunchBox/BigBox! Thx man!
- To all Patreon guys! A GIANT THANKS to all of you!!! 😍
- The whote community for yout support!
# CREDITS !
- @Jason Carr for LaunchBox/BigBox.
- @Grila for Grila's Custom BigBox Controls. (Gamepad icon & battery level)
- @eatkinola for Ao.Bigbox.Themer. (Awazing work! Thx again)
- @RedSnake for Games.Genre Converter.
- Christian Robertson for Roboto Free Font Set.
- Impallari for Raleway Free Font Set.
# BY FILE, EVERY CUSTOM VIEW SUMMARY (Here in LIGHT. Same principle/animation for DARK)
- WheelGamesView.xaml :
- Wheel2GamesView.xaml :
- TextGamesView :
What's New in Version 0.5 See changelog
Version 0.5 - Released December 10, 2019
- New Feature: Text and interface element now show in platform color. A BIG thx to eatkinola for his hard work on his plugin!
- Improvement: The pulse animation of the play button is no longer a gif, but code. To integrate the platform color.
- Improvement: Rebuild of the star rating, to integrate the platform color.
- Improvement: Rebuild all design on "option view".
- Improvement: New code for video integration. Big Tx to Grila for his help!
- Improvement: Rebuild of TextGamesView, now fully responsive, with correct font size and animation.
- Improvement: GamesViews: Better use of the white band to increase the visible video area. (a little)
- Improvement: GamesViews: Small BoxArt reduction for a better video view. (a little more)
- Improvement: Minors graphic element update. (Logo, background ...)
- Improvement: General code cleanup and better annotation.
- Improvement: A lot of minor adjustment on child views.
- Fixed: On platform view, games count now work with Playlist.
- Fixed: Redesign option page, with dark grey backgound. All text must be readable now.
- Fixed: Uniformate fonts between views.