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Neon Deluxe Arcade - Final 16:9 (Big Box Theme) 2.0

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NEON DELUXE ARCADE - FINAL 16:9

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CREDITS

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!

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INTRO

This is the final version of Neon Deluxe Arcade, it's completely rebuild from the ground up. The old theme was slow, I couldn't even run it in 4K but with this rebuild it runs even smoothly with 4K theme graphics.
This theme looks the same in any DPI setting now but it's only for 16:9 views.

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INSTALLATION

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! 🤘

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LINKS

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:
https://forums.launchbox-app.com/profile/88501-mr-retrolust/content/?type=downloads_file

The excellent start up video by @PaDeMoNiuM

 


What's New in Version 2.0   See changelog

Released

2.0 - For 'Neon Deluxe Arcade - Alt Views' version

- Fixed: Vertical backgrounds of the wheel weren't scaled properly causing background beneath it to show on top and bottom, hardly visible but still lol

Platform view 1

p1.thumb.JPG.e0822f4aa09ab0099f56d3506f8770d2.JPGPlatform view  2

p2.thumb.JPG.2452bea2662a5defc826e2eed50f74d6.JPGVertical view 1

v1.thumb.JPG.2559becc1d5e267469c4e4e5b10bbe8e.JPGVertical view 2

v2.thumb.JPG.362309b47b79caca5ffa432b480d20f1.JPGVertical view 3

v3.thumb.JPG.22d78d808a680c9cc36cc16778be9531.JPGVertical view 4

v4.thumb.JPG.15d802626f9597ffc1c718c76573bebe.JPGHorizontal view 1

h1.thumb.JPG.708c5f26b1714ee4e6e49797c93e9fa8.JPGHorizontal view 2

h2.thumb.JPG.df0b3efdf2431d21c29efc9ee4b25ee4.JPGHorizontal view 3

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1 hour ago, PaDeMoNiuM said:

 

I was a little more inspired than expected sorry😅

That is amazing brother, great song to! Thanks! 🤘👍

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Thanks for your theme. I'm changing all my cabinet to your neon style. 


What platform, playlist and platform categories videos do you recommend for this theme?

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6 hours ago, Álvaro Maia said:

Thanks for your theme. I'm changing all my cabinet to your neon style. 


What platform, playlist and platform categories videos do you recommend for this theme?

Glad you like :) Personally I use videos from different makers so I can't recommend any specific.

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6 hours ago, Mr. RetroLust said:

Glad you like :) Personally I use videos from different makers so I can't recommend any specific.

Any recommendation about images priorities?

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14 minutes ago, Álvaro Maia said:

Any recommendation about images priorities?

You can set arcade cabinets under box back priorities for example

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Hello Mr. Retrolust!


I'm loving your theme! Just a few questions:

1. What clear logos are you using? They look great!

2. The vertical_view_4 is not showing the marquee for me or is this by design?

3. For some reason the resolution of my options page is off, how could I fix that?

3. I'm loving the two different CRT TVs you have in the horizontal views, any plans to do vertical versions of these?

Keep up the great work! 

Best Regards,

Richard

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2 hours ago, richardoswald said:

Hello Mr. Retrolust!


I'm loving your theme! Just a few questions:

1. What clear logos are you using? They look great!

2. The vertical_view_4 is not showing the marquee for me or is this by design?

3. For some reason the resolution of my options page is off, how could I fix that?

3. I'm loving the two different CRT TVs you have in the horizontal views, any plans to do vertical versions of these?

Keep up the great work! 

Best Regards,

Richard

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options.jpg

Glad you like :)

 

1. What clear logos are you using? They look great!

I use some custom logos but the rest is scraped.

2. The vertical_view_4 is not showing the marquee for me or is this by design?

Yep by design

3. For some reason the resolution of my options page is off, how could I fix that?

I was afraid someone would have this problem, that's the only page I did manual coding for but I can't make it stick to a default resolution for some reason, what resolution and dpi settings do you have it at? this will be fixed in the future when it's possible to change it in the community creator.

3. I'm loving the two different CRT TVs you have in the horizontal views, any plans to do vertical versions of these?

We're limited to 4 views vertical and 4 views horizontal

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16 hours ago, Mr. RetroLust said:

Glad you like :)

 

1. What clear logos are you using? They look great!

I use some custom logos but the rest is scraped.

2. The vertical_view_4 is not showing the marquee for me or is this by design?

Yep by design

3. For some reason the resolution of my options page is off, how could I fix that?

I was afraid someone would have this problem, that's the only page I did manual coding for but I can't make it stick to a default resolution for some reason, what resolution and dpi settings do you have it at? this will be fixed in the future when it's possible to change it in the community creator.

3. I'm loving the two different CRT TVs you have in the horizontal views, any plans to do vertical versions of these?

We're limited to 4 views vertical and 4 views horizontal

2560 x 1440 , not sure how to find my DPI setting. Thanks again!

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v1.2

- Language format fixed by @y2guru (thanks so much for your hard work!) now works in all languages
- Changed graphic for horizontal wheel bar
- Fixed horizontal bar clear logo spacing and amount
- Added Screenshot Game Title to vertical wheel views
- Selected game logo in wheel adjusted

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I love the design of the theme but am getting some errors that cause it not to work properly. When I set it as my Bigbox theme it shows me errors for every dll in the Plugins folder (the first 2 screenshots) . I followed the instructions but no dice, it still says the same thing. After unblocking it the option to block/unblock it disappears from my properties entirely. After clicking Ok and moving around on the main menu another error shows up (screenshot 3), this one I have no clue how to fix or what exactly is causing the error. Would it be best to just reinstall the theme altogether? I'm very new to Launchbox in general so any help would be very appreciated!

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20 minutes ago, Sapphuchi said:

I love the design of the theme but am getting some errors that cause it not to work properly. When I set it as my Bigbox theme it shows me errors for every dll in the Plugins folder (the first 2 screenshots) . I followed the instructions but no dice, it still says the same thing. After unblocking it the option to block/unblock it disappears from my properties entirely. After clicking Ok and moving around on the main menu another error shows up (screenshot 3), this one I have no clue how to fix or what exactly is causing the error. Would it be best to just reinstall the theme altogether? I'm very new to Launchbox in general so any help would be very appreciated!

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Thanks glad you like :) I do think it's a good idea to reinstall the theme first, if you still get errors i'll tag some help in.

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A fresh install fixed it, works perfect now. This might not be the best place to ask but is there a way to do a horizontal wheel for platforms to match it with my horizontal game wheel?

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5 hours ago, Sapphuchi said:

A fresh install fixed it, works perfect now. This might not be the best place to ask but is there a way to do a horizontal wheel for platforms to match it with my horizontal game wheel?

Good to hear! Can you explain your question better?

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1.4

- Vertical wheels in game and platform have been adjusted slightly so they zoom in more once in the selector arrow and slightly more space between logo's.

- Vertical logo issue: If you use logo's which have more height than width (vertical logo's) please add blank space to the sides in the images in order for them to appear in the selector as the horizontal logo's do, there is no fix for this in BigBox theming itself yet.

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What's New in Version 1.5   
Released Just now

- More consistent look of selector images and fonts in menu's and text lists

- Wheel3gamesview, Textgamesview and game details view now has the arcade cabinet showing as it was intended to for a long time, if no arcade cabinet exists it will fall back to box back images, so no need to fiddle with image priorities anymore to show the arcade cabinet in place. All thanks to @y2guru for his new visibility condition options in the new community theme creator v. 1.0.8.0

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Hello, I had to reinstall big box with your theme, but I can't find this config any more, how to do it please? This is the one I prefer ... Thanks in advance !

 

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8 minutes ago, areysius said:

Hello, I had to reinstall big box with your theme, but I can't find this config any more, how to do it please? This is the one I prefer ... Thanks in advance !    1.63 MB · 0 downloads  

 

Hi, just click the download button and place the folder in Launchbox/Themes/

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Thank you I did it but I can't find if in the settings it is wheel 1.2.3 horizontal or vertical. 
I don't remember ... Now they have bezels or a big video. 
I would like to have the same as in my image;)

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1 minute ago, areysius said:

Thank you I did it but I can't find if in the settings it is wheel 1.2.3 horizontal or vertical. 
I don't remember ... Now they have bezels or a big video. 
I would like to have the same as in my image;)

In big box settings go to controller or keyboard settings in there you can map a key to change the different views

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2 hours ago, areysius said:

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I have to map and try all views that the image should no longer exist if there have been theme changes? 
Pity :/

 

Yes that view was in an older version it has been replaced by the bezel views

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1 minute ago, Mr. RetroLust said:

Yes that view was in an older version it has been replaced by the bezel views

ok thx how to put it back please? because it is the one that I prefer. 
It is only for this one that I took your superb theme: D

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6 minutes ago, Mr. RetroLust said:

Yes that view was in an older version it has been replaced by the bezel views

 

2 minutes ago, areysius said:

ok thx how to put it back please? because it is the one that I prefer. 
It is only for this one that I took your superb theme: D

Use the changelog dropdown to download a older version, there is no assurance that they will work on current versions of Launchbox though.

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