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Big Fade Start 1.3.0

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Big Fade Start is a compliment to the Big Fade pause theme previously released. The startup theme shows game metadata contained in a gradient transparent list box. A fanart background that is faded away at the bottom to allow clear view of a platform specific startup video and gameplay screen shot. The platform specific video is used to play a platform's boot video (SNK NeoGeo, Xbox, and Playstation systems for example). In the absence of a system having an original boot video, or the user not having one in place; the theme will play a default video.

Only a portion of platform boot videos are provided in the theme as well as a default video. Additional boot videos will added later or can be added by user.

Important notes about videos:
1. A user can add or change videos for any platform. Simply place a video file in the theme's \Videos folder and name it exactly as the platform is named in your specific setup.
2. The default video can be replaced by adding your own and naming the file "_Default.mp4"
3. In emulators that may take longer to load than the duration of the video in place the theme will continue to loop the video until the emulator fully loads and take control. YOu can see this occur in the demo video with Sammy Atomiswave. 

4. IMPORTANT: There is a minor issue with audio from videos playing in a Startup theme and it is something determined by our Launchbox developer that cannot be fixed at this time. Audio from the video will bleed into the start of emulation until the emulator officially takes over. It does not occur with all emulators and It is only about 1-2 seconds if it does occur. For any emulator this affects perform the steps below:

To fix audio bleed issue:

1. In Launchbox go to >Tools>Manage Emulators.

2. Select the emulator the audio bleed is affecting and edit it.

3. In the "Startup Screen" tab change the "Startup Load Delay" to 1 second. Click "OK" and close.

Image Priorities:

Recommend in your Launchbox Image Priorities for Background moving clear logos further down the list of not using at all. This theme will resize and crop clear logos since the theme was designed for fanart primarily.

Installation (Requires Launchbox 9.8 or higher)

Theme was tested and works on a 4:3 screen as well.

I claim no credit to any artwork or videos provided in the theme. All credit goes to the original content creator. 

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What's New in Version 1.3.0   See changelog

Released

Fixed coding that was causing some background images not to be centered in view correctly.

Fixed Play arrows in top left that were not fading in/out as originally planned.

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What resolution and DPI scaling are you using?

@BBG Try the new version I just loaded. Small fix to text code I hope will fix the issue. Still let me know the information above.

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17 hours ago, bundangdon said:

Great work once again! 😀 Just wondering, is there any way that we could replace the "Rating" with "Star Rating"?

Easy to do just replace "SelectedGame.Rating" with "SelectedGame.StarRating" in line 131 of the Default.xaml. Also update line 125 to read "Star Rating:" if you want.

Or just drop this Default.xaml in the theme folder. This one has those lines changed if you don't want to mess with it.

 

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16 hours ago, Retro808 said:

Easy to do just replace "SelectedGame.Rating" with "SelectedGame.StarRating" in line 131 of the Default.xaml. Also update line 125 to read "Star Rating:" if you want.

Or just drop this Default.xaml in the theme folder. This one has those lines changed if you don't want to mess with it.

Excellent! Thanks a bunch for the quick reply 😃 

Edit: This is probably a much much bigger favor to ask, but is there a way to use stars instead of a number for the "Star Rating"? For example, my rating for a particular game is 3.5 stars but on the fade theme it reads "3". However, I know this is a bigger task involving graphics to indicate the number of stars, so hope that you'll consider the idea for future updates

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