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Here is my first theme. This theme was made almost entirely in @y2guru's theme creator tool that is my absolute favorite community addition. Very cool for people like me who love to design. Thank you for making this y2guru. My intention was to make a seamless theme that felt like a console but offered a very different feel than all the already existing and amazing themes found on this forum. I Hope you like it. Let me know if you need more logos but keep in mind i can only work on this once a week.

Credits:

Not sure where to start, I was mostly inspired by @viking and @Rincewind for their contributions and then i found the 'Community Theme Creator' made by @y2guru which changed everything. But most of all, credit should go to Launchbox itself and this entire community. I have used several things i found at this forum but most of this theme was made by me. If I have missed someone I am truly sorry and it was not intentional. Please let me know and I will of course edit this page. 

ALSO:

@Wanderer189 has made a huge contribution to this theme in the form of several downloadable add-on packs full of clear logos for each platform. These include literally thousands of logos made for each Genre, Playmode, ETC. This is an amazing thing and I thank you for your hard work Wanderer. You are awesome. If you would like to get these logos for your setup they can be found here:

What is this theme:

  • This is a video snap based BigBox theme. Heavily designed around the use and display of video snaps.
  • This theme has several views including one that offers a different look for each platform including handhelds.
  • There is a large amount of custom graphics and logos and images and icons etc. Hence the large file size.
  • Use the startup and pause themes to complete the seamless setup.
  • All icons including stars for 'consumer ratings' and 'ESRB rating' are custom and included in the theme file. Use them all you want.
  • I am using the nostalgia platform videos and these are perfect for this theme. I may make my own someday but for now these are Great.

Available Downloads:

  1. Retro Console Theme.zip - This is the entire theme including platform and platform device logos as well as all icons so you don't have to download them individually. This does not include device logos, startup video startup or pause themes, collection logos, etc.
  2. Retro Console Startup.zip - The startup and shutdown theme I made to match with this theme. (screens below)
  3. Retro Console Pause.zip - The pause theme I made also to match this theme. (screens below)
  4. Platform Clear Logos.zip - Included in the theme download but also here in case you just want them alone. These were made specifically for this theme and there are currently 194 logos.
  5. Platform Device Logos.zip - Also made for this theme for the platform view that uses device images. Currently 122 logos.
  6. Collection Device Logos.zip -  Made to match this theme for the platform view that uses device images for each collection i use. I can make more upon request.
  7. Collection Logos.zip - Same as the platform logos. Made to match so they can be used in this theme.
  8. Platform Categories.zip - A bunch of category logos also made to match this theme.
  9. Startup Video.zip - A startup video I made just to add to the overall completeness of the theme. Not at all necessary but here if you want it.
  10. Retro Console Sound Pack.zip - Again not required but here if you want it. This is what i use in the video below. Just unzip it to your launchbox sounds folder and then select it in BigBox.

Recommendations:

  • Set your Image priorities in Launchbox as follows - Cart Front ( add disc images to the list - this is used in many views in this theme)
  • Set your startup and shutdown time limits in launchbox settings. (mine are: startup=5 sec and shutdown=3.5 sec)
  • I designed this around the Nostalgia Platform Videos. You can use anything but those will fit and line up best.
  • This theme assumes an xbox controller setup: A=Select, B=Back, X=Search, Y=Game Details and Select Button=Change View (not  required)
  • I also set the left bumper to platforms and right bumper to platform categories. (not required but helpful)
  • Get as many Banner, Steam Banner and Marquee images as you can. This theme offers a unique view for all arcade cabinet based games and will use those images. There is also a custom view for systems like Windows that also use them.

Future Plans:

  • Create a new view that uses the original loading video from each console. (started on 1-3-2020)
  • Complete the white silhouette console and controller images that are used in the startup theme.
  • Add animations to the theme ( @y2guru is working on this ability for his theme creator as we speak and I will update once it is ready)
  • Make platform videos to match this theme (maybe)

How to Install:

  • Extract Retro Console Theme.zip to your launchbox themes folder. This includes all the platform and device logos you need and will automatically use them. ( In order to use other logos just delete the ones in this theme folder)
  • You can also use the startup and pause themes to add more of a consistent flow.
  • Drop the startup video (if you want it) in the launchbox videos root folder.

This theme currently has 80 different platforms and includes the matching device logos, collection logos, category logos and more but some of these have to be added manually through launchbox (sorry). I can not figure out how to make them automatic.

Startup Video:

Theme Video:

Screenshot System View:

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Screenshots of each Logo Type:

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Screenshots - Startup and Shutdown and Pause Theme:

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Screenshots - Random and Extra Stuff:

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Screenshots - Platforms Views:

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Screenshots - Games Views:

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Screenshots - Other Views: (a few examples of the platform specific views)

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What's New in Version 1.1.2   See changelog

Released

This is just an update with the following:

  • A bunch of new Platform logos for both device and regular
  • if you want these new logos just download the files:
    • Platform Clear Logos.zip
    • Platform Device Logos.zip

As requested by the community.

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Hi, I am currently using your theme and it is very good! However, I want to add some collections (but I still missing some logo) Kindly could you provide us a templet for clear logo?  

Thank you very Much!!!

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Dear Cemfundog!

I experiece some trouble and really need your help :(

I tried every wheel, but for the game list, only Nintendo Entertainment System and Nintendo Game and watch has device background for the game list. (Like what you show in video, you have TVs, Arcade, Handheld background for each specific platform games) I really want that design but I could not fix it. Kindly If you could help me to solve my Problems

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I am not sure I understand your question. I think you a re referring to the platform videos. You have to download those individually. I use the Nostalgia Platform Videos. They are linked above but here you go:

Platform Videos

You have to set those as the video for each platform individually in Launchbox and then you will have all the backgrounds working. Good Luck!

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Liking this theme very much, nice job.  One thing though, I noticed you updating this thread alot, but there are not notes as to what's being updated.  Can you please add notes each time you update something so we know what's new/changed?  Thanks :)

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1 minute ago, CDBlue said:

Liking this theme very much, nice job.  One thing though, I noticed you updating this thread alot, but there are not notes as to what's being updated.  Can you please add notes each time you update something so we know what's new/changed?  Thanks :)

Yep, will do, but so far each update has only been to the text description of the theme so It didn't seem necessary. I see your point though and will do.

Thanks for the comment, glad you are liking it.

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Thx for the reply. I just saw updates and assumed it was changes to one the downloadable elements.  Updating the text in the thread wouldn't need updates notes I guess heh. Thx for the clarification :)

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cemfundog, really liking your theme, nice job so far.

On some of the views the images are larger than the enclosing oval that highlights them.

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In particular, in the above image you can see it, might need a small reduction in size.

Is it also possible to disable the enclosing oval? I think it works just as well without it and I notice on one of your game views with a similar layout, you don't use it.

 

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1 hour ago, Headrush69 said:

cemfundog, really liking your theme, nice job so far.

On some of the views the images are larger than the enclosing oval that highlights them.

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In particular, in the above image you can see it, might need a small reduction in size.

Is it also possible to disable the enclosing oval? I think it works just as well without it and I notice on one of your game views with a similar layout, you don't use it.

 

I can see your issue. Thanks for including an image. However, this theme was designed around my own custom platform Logos and fits EXACTLY to those. They are included in the theme and also available for download on this page individually. If you are trying to use your own logos intentionally then I think this theme will end up not fitting correctly all over the place. Making an adjustment that would not screw it up for others I don't think is possible and making adjustments to the WHEEL in each view is very difficult due to its camera based nature and honestly it just eludes my brain. Took me so many hours to get them right in the first place, lol. I may have to make you a custom one but it will take a while and will be very difficult since I do not have your logos for testing.

Is there any chance you want to use the included logos? That would be the easiest solution.

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8 minutes ago, cemfundog said:

I can see your issue. Thanks for including an image. However, this theme was designed around my own custom platform Logos and fits EXACTLY to those. They are included in the theme and also available for download on this page individually. If you are trying to use your own logos intentionally then I think this theme will end up not fitting correctly all over the place.

No that was not my intent and I wondered why my screenshots looked a little different. (I just assumed you revised them since posting.)

I had to go into Big Box -> Options -> Images and Refresh and now your's appear. 

Would it be possible to get a System Logo for Arcade that says Arcade not MAME?

Even though MAME runs the majority of the arcade roms, I have about 6 different emulators used for that platform. From an end user perspective, most people using a cabinet probably don't know what MAME is, but Arcade makes sense. I know it's a minor thing and if you can't no problem.

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7 minutes ago, Headrush69 said:

No that was not my intent and I wondered why my screenshots looked a little different. (I just assumed you revised them since posting.)

I had to go into Big Box -> Options -> Images and Refresh and now your's appear. 

Would it be possible to get a System Logo for Arcade that says Arcade not MAME?

Even though MAME runs the majority of the arcade roms, I have about 6 different emulators used for that platform. From an end user perspective, most people using a cabinet probably don't know what MAME is, but Arcade makes sense. I know it's a minor thing and if you can't no problem.

Yep, here you go. I made 4 so you can pick a favorite but you need to unzip and select a favorite. Then change its name to match your platform name in Launchbox exactly. Then drop it in the the theme folder with the other platform logos. The rest will be automatic. Enjoy! (im sure you already new this but to help everyone i included basic instructions)

arcade logos.zip

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24 minutes ago, cemfundog said:

Yep, here you go. I made 4 so you can pick a favorite but you need to unzip and select a favorite. Then change its name to match your platform name in Launchbox exactly. Then drop it in the the theme folder with the other platform logos. The rest will be automatic. Enjoy! (im sure you already new this but to help everyone i included basic instructions)

arcade logos.zip 166.07 kB · 1 download

Thank you, Arcade Classics.... perfect.

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It looks like you might be missing a device image for the Nintendo Switch as well.  You do have a clear logo for it, but I can't seem to find one for the device images.  Would it be possible to make one in your style for that device?

Thx,
CDBlue

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8 minutes ago, CDBlue said:

It looks like you might be missing a device image for the Nintendo Switch as well.  You do have a clear logo for it, but I can't seem to find one for the device images.  Would it be possible to make one in your style for that device?

Thx,
CDBlue

Here you go!

Nintendo Switch.png.zip

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1 hour ago, vanilli said:

Not working for me. Any help?? Thank you !!!!

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Not sure what is causing that problem. Probably a resolution or device issue. What resolution and screen type are you using?

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Just now, orphen92 said:

1920*1080 for me

I have no ideas. It has to be a Bigbox or Launchbox setting but there are so many. I have tried this theme on every possible scenario I can duplicate in my house and it always works so I do not know what the problem is.

Does anyone else have any ideas?

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17 minutes ago, vanilli said:

1920*1080 for me. I have refreshed the images but it has not worked. Sorry for my bad english & thanks for the help.

I have no ideas. Does this happen with any other themes or just mine. Please try another theme and let me know.

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The other themes work correctly (Colorful, Neon Deluxe, Spectrum, CriticalZone...), it only happens with this. I've tried it on a PC and on a laptop, with the same result.

Thanks

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1 hour ago, vanilli said:

The other themes work correctly (Colorful, Neon Deluxe, Spectrum, CriticalZone...), it only happens with this. I've tried it on a PC and on a laptop, with the same result.

Thanks

Ok, right now I am stumped but give me a day or 2 to figure it out. It is most likely a theme issue but since it is working perfectly in almost every case it must be a specific something that is causing the issue. I really need to figure out what is different here in order to solve this one. If you can think of anything that might be different or specific to your setup please let me know. Otherwise I will follow up after spending some time. Sorry!

Also, can you send me more details of what is actually messed up. and more screenshots. Like a platform view and a game view.

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