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Ok, here is version 2 of my Retro Console Theme. This is a MASSIVE overhaul and Includes ANIMATIONS. Thanks to @y2guru and his unending support and development of the 'Community Theme Creator', which now offers an animation tool, I was able to completely rebuild this theme and make it the way I originally intended. Thank You as always my man!

* Language issues have been fixed. Should work now! 5-1-2020

The original theme without animations can be found here: Retro Console Version 1

Pretty much every single view has been redone with at least more flare and details, but some of them are totally re-imagined. I have also added several new views and many more platform specific views. All with animations, subtle but informative (hopefully).

One of the game views that has a smaller monitor window on the right side of the screen now plays a video in a loop of the matching consoles original startup or boot screen. Not all are included as I have not been able to find them on YouTube. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on where to look for more, would be very helpful!

NEW: Playmode Icons - All custom and added all over the theme.

NEW: I made a new view that is intended for use with newer consoles like PS3 and XBOX360. Looks good but does not require as much artwork since there is not much available yet.

NEW: New version available, "Retro Console Theme Anim V2-center videos.zip". This version is designed to let users select a platform video set other than the Nostalgia set that I have been using. It is much better for center aligned videos.

ALSO NEW are several controller button packs that can be swapped out to match your setup. These include 4 buttons each and are color coded throughout the theme:

  • GREEN = Select
  • RED = Back
  • Blue = Search
  • Yellow = Game info screen

To use these you should just download the pack you want and drop it in the following folder: ?\LaunchBox\Themes\Retro Console Theme Anim V2\Media\buttons\. Make sure to overwrite the existing ones. 

  1. controller buttons - arcade.zip: This is a set of generic arcade buttons that can be used for any setup. Just colored and round.
  2. controller buttons - numbered.zip: This is a set of numbered controller buttons (1 - 4) for controllers that have numbered buttons.
  3. controller buttons - ps3.zip: This is a set of PlayStation controller buttons 
  4. controller buttons - xbox.zip: This is a set of Microsoft XBOX controller buttons 

I will gladly take any requests for additional controller buttons as long as they don't require changing the theme. (max of 4 buttons in a pack)

ALSO:

@Wanderer189 has made a huge contribution to this theme in the form of several downloadable add-on packs full of clear logos for each platform. These include literally thousands of logos made for each Genre, Playmode, ETC. This is an amazing thing and I thank you for your hard work Wanderer. You are awesome. If you would like to get these logos for your setup they can be found here:

What is this theme:

  • This is a video snap based BigBox theme. Heavily designed around the use and display of video snaps.
  • This theme has over a hundred views including one that offers a different look for each platform including handhelds.
  • There is a large amount of custom graphics and logos and images and icons etc. Hence the large file size.
  • Use the startup and pause themes to complete the seamless setup. (also included here)
  • All icons including stars for 'consumer ratings' and 'ESRB rating' and the new 'playmode icons' are custom and included in the theme file. Use them all you want.
  • I am using the nostalgia platform videos and these are perfect for this theme. I may make my own someday but for now these are Great. @Wanderer189 is currently making videos for every genre and playmode. (you are awesome buddy, thank you so much for all your hard work and contributions to this and other themes)

Available Downloads:

  1. Retro Console Theme Anim V2.zip - This is the entire theme including platform and platform device logos as well as all icons so you don't have to download them individually. This does not include the startup video, startup or pause themes, collection logos, etc.
  2. Retro Console Theme Anim V2-center videos.zip - This an alternate version of the theme. This version is designed to let users select a platform video set other than the Nostalgia set that I have been using. It is much better for center aligned platform videos.
  3. controller buttons - arcade.zip - Arcade panel based controller buttons
  4. controller buttons - numbered.zip - Number based controller buttons
  5. controller buttons - ps3.zip - PlayStation based controller buttons
  6. controller buttons - xbox.zip - XBOX based controller buttons
  7. Retro-Console-Pause.zip - The pause theme I made also to match this theme. (screens below)
  8. Retro-Console-Startup.zip - The startup and shutdown theme I made to match with this theme. (screens below)
  9. Platform Clear Logos.zip - Included in the theme download but also here in case you just want them alone. These were made specifically for this theme.
  10. Platform Device Logos.zip - Also made for this theme for the platform view that uses device images.
  11. Collection Device Logos.zip -  Made to match this theme for the platform view that uses device images for each collection I use. I can make more upon request.
  12. Collection Logos.zip - Same as the platform logos. Made to match so they can be used in this theme.
  13. Platform Categories.zip - A bunch of category logos also made to match this theme.
  14. Startup Video.zip - A startup video I made just to add to the overall completeness of the theme. Not at all necessary but here if you want it.
  15. Retro Console Sound Pack.zip - Again not required but here if you want it. This is what i use in the video below. Just unzip it to your launchbox sounds folder and then select it in BigBox.
  16. Platform Original Boot Videos.zip - This is a pack of just the new startuo videos for each console or platform I could find. (included in theme so no need to download unless you want just these)

Recommendations:

  • Set your Image priorities in Launchbox as follows - Cart Front ( add disc images to the list - this is used in many views in this theme)
  • Set your startup and shutdown time limits in launchbox settings. (mine are: startup=5 sec and shutdown=3.5 sec)
  • I designed this around the Nostalgia Platform Videos. You can use anything but those will fit and line up best.
  • This theme assumes an xbox controller setup: A=Select, B=Back, X=Search, Y=Game Details and Select Button=Change View (not  required)
  • I also set the left bumper to platforms and right bumper to platform categories. (not required but helpful)
  • Get as many Banner, Steam Banner and Marquee images as you can. This theme offers a unique view for all arcade cabinet based games and will use those images. There is also a custom view for systems like Windows that also use them.

Future Plans:

  • Create a new view that uses the original loading video from each console. (started on 1-3-2020) DONE
  • Complete the white silhouette console and controller images that are used in the startup theme. DONE
  • Add animations to the theme ( @y2guru is working on this ability for his theme creator as we speak and I will update once it is ready) DONE
  • Make platform videos to match this theme (maybe) - In the works

How to Install:

  • Extract Retro Console Theme.zip to your launchbox themes folder. This includes all the platform and device logos you need and will automatically use them. ( In order to use other logos just delete the ones in this theme folder)
  • You can also use the startup and pause themes to add more of a consistent flow.
  • Drop the startup video (if you want it) in the launchbox videos root folder.

This theme currently has over 80 different platforms and includes the matching device logos, collection logos, category logos and more but some of these have to be added manually through launchbox (sorry). I can not figure out how to make them automatic.

Startup Video:

Theme Video:

Screenshot System View:

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Screenshots of each Logo Type:

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Screenshots - Startup and Shutdown and Pause Theme:

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Screenshots - Random and Extra Stuff:

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Screenshots - Random Icons and Controllers Made for This Theme:

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What's New in Version 2.1.1   See changelog

Released

Here is a new updated version. I have updated the theme to the latest version of Community Theme Creator (1.0.8.4) as of this post.

I also added a new version to the downloads section for people who want to use a different set of platform videos. This version is better suited for center based videos and will allow users to try out more platform video options. Enjoy!

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2 hours ago, harryoke said:

Amazing Work ... love it , gonna make a startup video for it

That would be amazing, I love your videos, Thank you!

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22 minutes ago, Rincewind said:

Excellent theme and the new animated parts and view additions look great.

Thank you so much. Your work has been a huge inspiration for me. Truly!

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  • Continue with the language problem.
    I hope you keep trying to solve the problem since the theme is wonderful and I would not like to have to change it for another one.
    Thank you for your work.
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11 hours ago, tolatara said:
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    Continue with the language problem.
    I hope you keep trying to solve the problem since the theme is wonderful and I would not like to have to change it for another one.
    Thank you for your work.

Yes, I here you and I agree. I am still working on this and I am confident that eventually I will find a solution. For now please use English, but ASAP I will release a new version with language fixes.

Sorry for the frustration!

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Hi, thanks for this amazing theme! 

I was wondering if it's possible to use the same gamewheel view of the previous theme version that is using using "WGV Glass" in the Big Monitor window instead of the "bezel-with-glass"? I tried all the views but I couldn't find it... 

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5 hours ago, DarkanParx said:

Hi, thanks for this amazing theme! 

I was wondering if it's possible to use the same gamewheel view of the previous theme version that is using using "WGV Glass" in the Big Monitor window instead of the "bezel-with-glass"? I tried all the views but I couldn't find it... 

I can send you the image and you could just replace it but I need to know exactly which one you mean. Could you send a screenshot or be more specific some how. I will send you a replacement you can just drop in.

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I've attached a picture to clarify. N.1 is the view I'd like to copy onto the new V2 theme (N.2). I've tried to simply rename the bezel file but the result (n.3) is quite a mess :D

Seems the video size in the monitor is also smaller in V2 because even if I stretch the bezel in N3 like in N1 the video doesn't take up all the space up to the edges, and I have no clue how to possibly change that.

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4 minutes ago, DarkanParx said:

I've attached a picture to clarify. N.1 is the view I'd like to copy onto the new V2 theme (N.2). I've tried to simply rename the bezel file but the result (n.3) is quite a mess :D

Seems the video size in the monitor is also smaller in V2 because even if I stretch the bezel in N3 like in N1 the video doesn't take up all the space up to the edges, and I have no clue how to possibly change that.

Views.jpg

Here you go. I think this is what you need. Let me know if it works!

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9 hours ago, tolatara said:

continue with the languaje problem.😪

Language issue has been fixed. Please try iy out!

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Thank you for this theme! I really like how clean it is and I've been able to properly set it up with no issues. Right now I am currently recording 1:00 segments for game-play videos with the games I have when you view the games before playing them. 

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14 hours ago, Boomerps2 said:

Is there anyway to get the bezel without the glass?

Here, try this one. Make sure not to change the name, and overwrite the one in the theme folder. Should be in the folder called "/media/frames/".

Let me know if it works out!

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Thats the one. Worked perfectly! Thank you. Also, in the game selection menu you have "Y" button as options. What is typically mapped as "options"? I looked in the key bindings and there is nothing for assigning options. 

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1 minute ago, Boomerps2 said:

Thats the one. Worked perfectly! Thank you. Also, in the game selection menu you have "Y" button as options. What is typically mapped as "options"? I looked in the key bindings and there is nothing for assigning options. 

This refers to the game details page. For me it is mapped to open the game details/options page. The one that allows to play or make changes etc.

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Just now, cemfundog said:

This refers to the game details page. For me it is mapped to open the game details/options page. The one that allows to play or make changes etc.

So the "select" button would act as the same as "options" button?

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1 minute ago, Boomerps2 said:

So the "select" button would act as the same as "options" button?

On my setup the select button is set to change views.

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1 minute ago, cemfundog said:

On my setup the select button is set to change views.

That makes sense. With kids, I definitely will NOT be letting them change views. Thank you for your help. Much appreciated.

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25 minutes ago, Boomerps2 said:

That makes sense. With kids, I definitely will NOT be letting them change views. Thank you for your help. Much appreciated.

LOL, have fun man!

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Question! Can you give us a list of the image categories we should absolutely have for this theme to work its best? I want to make sure that if I'm missing anything I try to hunt it down. There are some obvious ones such as clear logos, box front, box back, cart/disc, etc., but a full list would be much appreciated!

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