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WoodPanels 3.6.0

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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 45 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.

To replace the background image (in case you don't literally want wood panels), just replace the png with your desired 1080p background image (png file) under the directory:
\LaunchBox\Themes\WoodPanels\Media\Background\

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 3.0.0   See changelog

Released

  • Rebuilt entire theme from the ground up using Community Theme Creator by y2guru.
  • Added per-game cartridge art support for Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X, and Atari Jaguar by popular demand.  Note that 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>Legacy>Images>Cart Front Priorities>Uncheck all but "Cart - Front"
  • Added Sinclair ZX Spectrum device art and platform view by popular demand.
  • Added "WallGamesView" support! It features a bookshelf where you can select your game by looking at all the box art on shelves.  Accompanied by platform logo and platform in its original box packaging when available.  Need feedback on this please.
  • Adjusted coloring for Sega Genesis in gameslist view (same for Sega CD, Sega 32X)
  • Replaced "Games" text at the top of the games list with the selected game title.  It's a bit repetitive on the games list view but it carried forward to the sub-screen when you've clicked into the game, adding necessary context to what game it is you're trying to play.  Critical for the WallGamesView to make sense.  Also made the font size a bit smaller to fit more text.
  • Created an alternate, all-wood background (YES EVEN MORE), which you can just unzip in the /Themes/ folder and overwrite the default.
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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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ninken

  

I love how super fast this theme is compared to the others! 

I had a few issues and missing platforms that I wanted to address. 
So I've updated the artwork, backup content..  

Maybe the main author would like to implement .

Plus attached is alt background if you want to override in Themes\Woodpanels\Media\Background\ folder if you want to change it.

 

background.png

WoodPanels 3.4.0 COMMUNITY Project Files - MOD.zip WoodPanels 3.4.0 Mod.zip

Response from the author:

@ninken I'm genuinely impressed.  I took a look through the project files, looks like you expanded the carousel images to support up to 266 platforms?  I've never even heard of most of these!  Very cool that you expanded on the theme and customized it to your liking.

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