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Neon Deluxe Arcade - 16:9 (Big Box Theme) 2.2

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Huge thanks goes out to @y2guru for his Community Theme Creator Software and his endless personal help, also he created the animated wheels for this theme! @Hexxxer for the original inspiration of his FutureState theme. @Rincewind for the inspiration on his use of the icons. Thanks guys!



1. Download the theme here and place the folder in Launchbox/Themes/

2. You might need to unblock the zip file or all the .DLL's in the plugin folder. Right click the zip or DLL files, choose properties and at the bottom you click "Unblock".

3. I recommend doing the following to speed up Big Box greatly: 

 - Uncheck all Background Images in Launchbox > Tools > Options > Media > Background Priorities
 - Set all transitions to "None" in BigBox settings
 - Use the Clean Up media tool in launchbox/tools/Clean Up Media... (this can really speed up lists with thousands of games and duplicate media)
 - Defrag the drive that holds your media files

Hope you like and enjoy! ?


Neon Deluxe Arcade is a series of themes and elements, if you like you can download these to accompany the complete theme, visit this page to see all my other work:

The excellent start up video by @PaDeMoNiuM


Edited by Mr. RetroLust

What's New in Version 2.2   See changelog



- Former "Alt views" version with static wheels is now the main continuing theme called: "Neon Deluxe Arcade" again.

- Partly rebuild using the latest Community Theme Creator of which; less and more efficient code which in turn loads faster, thanks to legend @y2guru for his hard work and dedication. 

- Platform view texts (in view 1 and 2) are now lined out correctly and collapse when no input.

- Icons: ESRB rating, Broken, Completed, Favorite & Portable lined out correctly and collapse when no input, gone are the transparent fallback icons.

- Arcade PCB image shows if available instead of cart. (If you like to use PCB images with a transparent background check:

- Named all items in Community Theme Creator more logical to understand the elements in coding and the future release of the CTC file.

- Game Notes starts scrolling and is scrolling a bit faster, text layout is now set to justified instead of default left align.

- Wallgamesview background is blurred now to accentuate front covers, more covers shown at one screen.

- Changed some views around in a more logical order.

- Added new Platform view (view 3) with room for platform details text.

- Added new Platform view (view 4) with room for platform details text and background image of platform banner.

- Added 12hr and 24hr clock next to each other so both clocks are there for people around the globe, no need to make a separate version per clock now.

- Added fallback value "-" for missing game details in most views.

- Changed screenshots in this post to reflect current version clearly

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   7 of 7 members found this review helpful 7 / 7 members

Best theme out there in my opinion, looks fantastic and displays a lot of informations at the same time while keeping big videos, love it :D

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MazJohn [Mr Arcade]

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

Hey there Mr. RetroLust…  Mr. Arcade Here is really digging this theme now at v1.7.  Finding the alternate views version to be crazy good with the right artwork. Thanks for this and keep it up!

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

Tried a few other themes, always switch back to this immediatly

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