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Massive thanks goes to @y2guru for the COMMUNITY Theme Creator for BigBox. Also thanks to @Grila for some of the code snippets I've used.
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INTRODUCTION
I know there's been arcade machine based themes before, The reason I wanted to make this one was firstly to try out some of the new features that were added to the theme editor, and secondly I've always wanted to see the side of the cabinet with the artwork. There is a known issue with the theme and for that reason it's best used at 16:9 aspect ratio. 
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INSTALLATION
Download the zip file and unblock it (right click the zip file, goto "Properties" then at the bottom put a tick in the "Unblock" box, hit ok when done) then extract the folder to --\Launchbox\Themes\


What's New in Version 1.0.3   See changelog

Released

Added - The Banner Images to the Marquee as requested by @Retrofrogg

I apologise for the frequent daily updates of this theme, from this point on I'll batch update the theme. :) 

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Really nice! I particularly like how the arcade cabinet uses the box art for a skin. Makes every cabinet look legitimate! I've seen something similar in the theme CoinOP, which is the marquee changing using the arcade marquee image (not sure if you're looking for suggestions/ideas, but it was something that came to mind). 

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1 hour ago, PurpleTentacle said:

Really nice! I particularly like how the arcade cabinet uses the box art for a skin. Makes every cabinet look legitimate! I've seen something similar in the theme CoinOP, which is the marquee changing using the arcade marquee image (not sure if you're looking for suggestions/ideas, but it was something that came to mind). 

Thank you. Yes I did think about having the marquee change as well but I don't think there are marquee images for a lot of console and computer platforms, but I think your right I should have it set to use them in the arcade platform, so I'll do that in the next update.

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Just now, Rincewind said:

Thank you. Yes I did think about having the marquee change as well but I don't think there are marquee images for a lot of console and computer platforms, but I think your right I should have it set to use them in the arcade platform, so I'll do that in the next update.

Nice! Glad that you like the idea. Like you said, it is kind of a limited usage thing (although, obviously, the arcade category is gigantic), but it looks great for the games that make use of it.

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17 minutes ago, Rincewind said:

@PurpleTentacle I've added the Marquee images to just the arcade platform

Thanks! That was quick. Tried it out, loved the change! The whole thing looks great, very arcade-y. I also like that it shows the star rating for each game - that's something I always like on a theme since it helps narrow down which games to try. Appreciate it!

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@Retrofrogg Thanks I've just taken a look at the image folders and there are more banners for platforms than I thought there were, So yes I'll definitely add that into the next update and the fallback image will be the platform clear logo as it currently is.

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It looks great!

We have two types of big box themes now, right? the ones that can be installed and updated from the software itself and the ones that we manually install. This one is the latter right?

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@Flope Thats right, the ones on the website can be directly downloaded and installed. Where as the ones in BigBox via the Theme Manager are the same but go through a testing stage first, I have not yet uploaded it there as I prefer to get the theme to a point it doesn't need constant updates. So I will upload this theme there soon.

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