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COLORFUL bigbox theme 2.01

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!! Colorful 2.0 has been released !!
A HUGE thx to @faeran¬†who completely rebuild the theme code from scratch.¬†ūüôƬ†ūüôŹ
Colorful is too much work for me alone. @faeran kindly offered to take charge of the theme dev and to migrate under the Community Theme Creator by @y2guru !! Awsome !
Concerning myself, I will be able to concentrate on what I know how to do: graphics.   (Video set, theme view ... and more)



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:


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.

The COLORFUL project is getting too big for me alone.
@faeran  has taken over the source code of the theme. A BIG THANKS to you for your support and your precious help !! :x


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.


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

  • LaunchBox/BigBox up to date.
  • 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!)


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 - Light" or "COLORFUL - Dark". 


You can now edit this theme within the COMMUNITY Theme Creator, using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator files below (current version from the CTC 2.3):



  • @Jason Carr¬†for his hard work on LaunchBox/BigBox! Thx man!
  • @faeran¬†for his hardwork on this theme and all other one !¬†
  • @y2guru¬†for the awsome Community Teme Creator !
  • To all Patreon guys! A GIANT THANKS to all of you!!! ?
  • The whote community for yout support!




# BY FILE, EVERY CUSTOM VIEW SUMMARY  (Here in LIGHT. Same principle/animation for DARK)

  • PlatformWheel1FiltersView.xaml
  • v2_PlatformWheel1FiltersView.thumb.gif.c5efedc6b7a6e4bd4962a12beeee0aec.gif
  • PlatformWheel2FiltersView.xaml
  • v2_PlatformWheel2FiltersView.thumb.gif.c22bf2a1583f94b203079adde1f813e4.gif
  • WheelGamesView.xaml :
  • ¬†474073990_BigBoxScreenshot-Colorful-Light-WheelGamesView-2022-04-0713_15_51.thumb.jpg.43f1b19a91943b09dd8d76b8d0947516.jpg
  • Wheel2GamesView.xaml :
  • 634414446_BigBoxScreenshot-Colorful-Light-Wheel2GamesView-2022-04-0713_16_13.thumb.jpg.7bfa1eeb24d854f4d380e139c60f5a1e.jpg
  • TextGamesView.xaml¬†:
  • 555591633_BigBoxScreenshot-Colorful-Light-TextGamesView-2022-04-0713_17_17.thumb.jpg.cf0e7cbf54f36b556cd4aba64dae5171.jpg


What's New in Version 2.01   See changelog


  • Screenshots will now appear when a game does not have a video - This should work in Vertical Wheel 1, Vertical Wheel 2, and Text Games View.
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I would recommended this to everyone. 

It goes so well with the colorful platform videos.¬†ūüėÄ


I love it. 


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I'll have to agree with niglurion, this really is the best theme by far. Viking, you're the best around.

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Viking, I love the minimalist theme and vibrant colors. Such an amazing job! I wanted to ask if it's possible to remove the box art and instead add the title screen video or even just the title screen, title, as an overlay? Thanks again for the amazing work. 

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love this theme. it looks so clean and elegant. Definitly something for the living room. ?

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

I am blown away by this theme.  Can't wait to see more!  There are some issues with using the white background and certain logos, but hopefully those can be overcome with time.  Also the custom game videos are sometimes obscured in an awkward way by the 2D game box when browsing, but it works great 90% of the time and the remaining 10% I can live with because I wouldn't change a thing about the layout so far.

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Been using the StationEmulation theme for a couple of years now, with photos only. Randomly decided to see what's changed since then, if there was any interesting new themes. I'm a person who loves minimalistic design, so many of the other themes and platform videos didn't interest me as they came across as messy and quite tacky. Finding this theme was such a blessing, fell in love with it completely. Very sleek and works so nicely together with the platform / playlist videos. Can't wait for more of them to be added! Truly amazing theme and work. 

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

Best theme to come to BigBox yet! Excited for further updates ?

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Mr. RetroLust

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

Amazing work, the animations, the graphics design, just everything breathes professional creative work. ?

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

It's so beautiful ?

The minimal aesthetic let's the colors really pop. If you could ever find it in your heart to adapt a 21:9 version, you would be my hero.

In the meantime, I'm rocking the black bars because it's that good.

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

I love the theme. Only it's so bright. Its beautifully designed, and has everything I would want a theme to have. I would like to see it in gray, with darker text, and darker icons. Other than that, spot on. Would it be ok, if I modified the colors, provided I did not distribute it?

Response from the author:

A dark version is already planned. I juste want to fix bug and feature before work on it ?

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

Very snazzy looking on my 4k tv. I like this a lot!

Response from the author:

Thx !!

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

Once I saw this on ETA Prime's update video, I switched this right over. Awesome job and I can't wait to see the updates!

Response from the author:

Thx a lot !!¬†‚ėļÔłŹ

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   12 of 12 members found this review helpful 12 / 12 members

The best theme (by far) for BigBox. According to my tastes of course :) You are an excellent graphic designer and I hope to see your productions for a long time. I am impressed by the attention to details and the intelligent use of space. Never overloaded, always super stylish, clean and responsive.

Response from the author:

My ... What a comment! Thank you, it's very motivating ?

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

One of the best themes, by far. I just suscribed to this man's Patreon and If you like this type of work, you should too. Fantastic job. Hope we can get more view types in the future :)

Response from the author:

It warms the heart to read your comment! Thank you !!!!?

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

This is beautiful! Insta-switched to the theme the moment I saw it in the announcement video. Perfect mix, to me, of flashy and cleanly designed. Not gaudy, but visually interesting. Love the intro videos as well. Haven't had any issues just yet. There is a TINY bit of slowness when switching platforms to load up the video, but I presume that's something to do with BigBox and how it loads video rather than something to do with the theme.

I prefer the made-for-theme platform videos, but it worked fine with my default videos before I used LB to get them.

Response from the author:

Thank you very much for your review! ?

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