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WoodPanels has the old school retro feel of playing games on an old TV in a room with bad, green carpeting, but golden wooden paneled walls.  The video game console or platform appears above or beside the television to match that look and feel.  It is paired with a set of 8-bit fonts to complete the experience.

  • Designed for 16:9 screens on a 1080p monitor.
  • Unique views for 43 platforms with game videos, game 3D/2D box art, and game cart images.
  • Consoles are paired with one of five different TVs from the same decade they were released.
  • "Wall View" for looking at game boxes on shelves is accompanied by the platform logo and image of the original console packaging.

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Installation and Setup Instructions:

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Unzip in LaunchBox/Themes/WoodPanels. In BigBox under Options>Views>Theme> choose "WoodPanels"
1. To ensure you're viewing the image of the console and TV alongside the game list, go into the BigBox Menu (hit Esc on your keyboard or back on your controller) and select "View Platforms".
2. To view the carousel of devices in your platform view, go into Options>Views>Platform List View> and select "Platform Wheel 1".
3. Lastly, to make sure you keep this view the next time you start BigBox, go into Options>Views>Default Startup View> and select "Platforms".
4. For N64, SNES, Jaguar, Genesis, Sega 32X, Atari 5200, and NeoGeo, you need to download the game cart images AND you need to set your LaunchBox settings so your fallback images are disabled for this, otherwise when you have a missing game cart image it will pull something else and look...bad.  LaunchBox Options>Media>Cart Front Priorities>Uncheck all but "Cart - Front"
5. To enable a the "Wall View", change BigBox Options>Views>Games List View>Wall View.  Switch it back to "Text List with Details" if you decide to go back.

Startup Video:

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This is a startup video I created for my theme.  It features a logo for "Nescade" which is what I call my multi-emulator PC, as it sits inside of an old Nintendo's shell.  I commissioned Rushjet1 a while back to compose an original piece of 8-bit music specifically for this video.  Hope you all enjoy it!

Instructions for use: Place video file in the LaunchBox folder under /Videos/Startup/

Theme was created using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru

Edited by BMovieBen


What's New in Version 3.4.0   See changelog

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northnut

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Love this simple idea. Would be nice to see the tv change with the year of console perhaps in future updates. Appreciate you sharing this!

 

Response from the author:

Thanks! I had the same idea too. Finding images of TVs at a high resolution was difficult.  Maybe I can get Viking to help me out with some source files...

Edit: Just realized I never gave you an update.  Thanks to your suggestion there are 5 different decade types of TVs now, in addition to handheld and multiple PC views on the games list!

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SixStringD

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

Really like this theme. Very well organized. Great use of screen space. Love how I have the option to select by box on the shelf or list with the snap. Inspired me to scrutinize and clean up my entire image library. I encourage you to try this one. May just become your favorite. Thanks for all of your hard work. Can't wait to see where you take things next.

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Banditt

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

Awesome theme. Clean and fast and still has some sweet features like different cartridges. Reminds me of my living room.

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