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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 (need feedback on different resolutions)
  • Platform navigation features device images for 40 platforms.
  • Games list view features device images for 40 platforms with support for game videos, game 3D/2D box art, game cart images (SNES, N64, Genesis, 32X, and Jaguar only).
  • Consoles are paired with one of four different TVs from the same decade they were released (70s, 80s, 90s, 00s)
  • "Wall View" for looking at game boxes on shelves is accompanied by the platform logo and image of the original console packaging.
  • WoodPanels Startup Video is here!
  • Alternate all-wood background available below, just unzip it under Launchbox/Themes/ and overwrite the default one.

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Instructions:
1. Unzip in LaunchBox/Themes/WoodPanels. In BigBox under Options>Views>Theme> choose "WoodPanels"
2. 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".
3. To view the carousel of devices in your platform view, go into Options>Views>Platform List View> and select "Platform Wheel 1".
4. Lastly, to make sure you keep this view the next time you start BigBox, go into Options>Views>Default Startup View> and select "Platforms".
5. For N64, SNES, Jaguar, Genesis, and Sega 32X, 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"
6. 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 Do:

  • Need to add MSX platform device image, gameslistview, box
     
  • PS1 gameslist image missing power light
  • Super Nintendo gameslist image missing power light
  • Nintendo 64 gameslist image missing power light
  • Dreamcast gameslist image missing power light
     
  • 3DO device image doesn't match gameslist or box images
  • Commodore Amiga device image doesn't match gameslist or box images
  • NeoGeo portable color device image doesn't match box or gamelist image
     
  • Sega CD box doesn't match gameslist or device image
  • PS1 box image doesn't match gameslist image

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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Banditt

  

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

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northnut

  

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!

 

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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...

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