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Welcome to Faeran's BannerBox. A horizontal banner based theme, inspired by 80s retro. This theme requires that you be running LaunchBox 11.10 or later due to its reliance on the new wheel.

 

The following info is now considered legacy:

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This base theme has banners for the following systems (Some System packs will be released separately):

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Arcade
Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 7800
Atari Jaguar
Atari Jaguar CD
Atari Lynx
Atari XEGS
Bally Astrocade
Casio PV-1000
ColecoVision
Entex Adventure Vision
Fairchild Channel F
GCE Vectrex
Mattel Intellivision
NEC PC Engine
NEC TurboGrafx-16
*Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 64
Nintendo 64DD
*Nintendo DS
Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Game Boy
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Nintendo Game Boy Color
Nintendo GameCube
Nintendo Pokemon Mini
Nintendo Virtual Boy
*Nintendo Wii
Nintendo Wii U
Sega 32X
Sega CD
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Game Gear
Sega Genesis
Sega Mark III
Sega Master System
Sega Saturn
Sega SG-1000
SNK Neo Geo AES
SNK Neo Geo CD
SNK Neo Geo Pocket
SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color
Sony Playstation
*Sony Playstation 2
*Sony PSP
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
VTech CreatiVision

*Only a small amount of banners were created for these systems

 

Download extra banner packs and install them into:

LAUNCHBOX\Themes\BannerBox\Images\Games\Custom Images 1

 

Explaination of some files:

  • BannerBox.zip - The same theme that can be downloaded from within Big Box's theme manager
  • BannerBox - Base Theme - No Game Banners.zip - Same theme as above, but without any game banners. Use this if you want to create your own banners
  • BannerBox - Template - Create Your Own Banners.zip - Use this file to load into the COMMUNITY Theme Creator to create your own banner images

 

Learn how to create your own BannerBox Banner Images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtK2S7Owo8Y

 

 

Download banners created by the community in this thread:

BannerBox Community Banner Thread - Platform Media - LaunchBox Community Forums (launchbox-app.com)


Looking to create your own theme? Learn how by:
Following me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/retrofaeran
Subscribing to me on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2C5q0Muy-ehYpZUIIdJ94Q

 

CREDITS
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Theme was created by @faeran
Theme was created using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru
Theme uses some amazing artwork by Rachid Loft. Find his work at: https://rachidlotf.com/

Edited by faeran


What's New in Version 2.1   See changelog

Released

  • More controllers added
  • Misc fixes with the theme
  • Like 25
  • Thanks 3
  • Game On 1
  • Unusual Gem 9

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Well this looks amazing... wasn't there an old theme or concept theme shown at some point doing this.. 

not that it matters just feels oddly familiar.. by doing this i mean the banner style art.

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Thank you for including a template to make our own banners!  So many creators don't furnish users with templates to make it easier to add oddball systems, or custom named systems.  Thank you again.

Now trying to use the template, but I don't know the setting for the enlarged box art with blur layer.

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I noticed all the individual game banner file names are numbers.  So if we have to make our own banners for some games (homebrew/hacks) how do we know what number to use? - Edit:  It's the LB database number.

 

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After running through it for a while I'm now wondering if there is a way to edit the transitions to be quicker and snappier.  Basically to have every transition after you land on a game to happen quicker.  Also is there a way to have a default blank banner for games that don't have a proper banner?  Or do we have to make one for each game we find that is missing one?

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50 minutes ago, damageinc86 said:

I noticed all the individual game banner file names are numbers.  So if we have to make our own banners for some games (homebrew/hacks) how do we know what number to use? - Edit:  It's the LB database number.

 

The template I added to the downloads allows you to generate banners for your whole collection with one click. I will be streaming something this week which will show you how its done.

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49 minutes ago, Kevin_Flynn said:

It's a great concept; however, it would have been easier to use existing art.

 

Style: 10/10

Execution: 2/10

You are right, using existing art would be great. Unfortunately, Big Box doesn't have the ability to utilize existing artwork in this way.

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7 minutes ago, faeran said:

The template I added to the downloads allows you to generate banners for your whole collection with one click. I will be streaming something this week which will show you how its done.

Ok, cuz I brought all the assets into photoshop and was trying to make a few.  one-click would definitely be awesome.  Got it pretty close with gaussian blur 5.0

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Looks awesome @faeran! I am having an issue and don't know if it is me who is doing something wrong (or I am missing a step). When I load the theme into a platform (i.e. NES), I do not get the images in the view:

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In one of the views I do however get the content:

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Any info you could provide will be highly appreciated :)

 

 

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Absolutely amazing theme, a real stunner! However, there is one thing I'm having issue with atm and that's the time it takes to display game info. Is there anyway to speed it up?

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I am missing about 50 banners between NES and SNES.  Don't know if I really want to go through all that to make them one by one.  Just taking a look through N64, already have like 10 missing from that. 

EDIT:  Seems as though I have to refresh all those games' metadata so launchbox looks up their Database ID so that the theme will show the image for the game.  Well for some anyways,...some are still completely missing from the artwork folder (Adventures of lolo DB: 328 for example).

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1 hour ago, zengeek said:

Great work! @faeran i want to use this theme on my Arcade cabinet, is the theme 4x3 compatible? Thank you.

Not yet, but I'll work on one.

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39 minutes ago, L4ZYD4NE said:

Absolutely amazing theme, a real stunner! However, there is one thing I'm having issue with atm and that's the time it takes to display game info. Is there anyway to speed it up?

At some point I can create another view with quick, or just less animation going on. Then you could choose which view you want to use.

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34 minutes ago, damageinc86 said:

I am missing about 50 banners between NES and SNES.  Don't know if I really want to go through all that to make them one by one.  Just taking a look through N64, already have like 10 missing from that. 

EDIT:  Seems as though I have to refresh all those games' metadata so launchbox looks up their Database ID so that the theme will show the image for the game.  Well for some anyways,...some are still completely missing from the artwork folder (Adventures of lolo DB: 328 for example).

I'll send you a PM so you don't have to wait for the video tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, Kondorito said:

Looks awesome @faeran! I am having an issue and don't know if it is me who is doing something wrong (or I am missing a step). When I load the theme into a platform (i.e. NES), I do not get the images in the view:

image.thumb.png.cbe7b9ccede8794966445ba78b236f21.png image.thumb.png.1110723b33276e2d4cc81d9c63af2b54.png

In one of the views I do however get the content:

image.thumb.png.d03d5808a7885412bb0ee01c583368f3.png

Any info you could provide will be highly appreciated :)

 

 

If I had to guess, you may not be running the latest version of LaunchBox. It will require at least version 10.12

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2 hours ago, Kevin_Flynn said:

It's a great concept; however, it would have been easier to use existing art.

 

Style: 10/10

Execution: 2/10

Exactly, top part is the 2D Box Art and the lower is the same blue background with game Logo - this way the banner is auto generated via your theme and not downloaded in packs or so... 

never the less, great theme 

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32 minutes ago, faeran said:

If I had to guess, you may not be running the latest version of LaunchBox. It will require at least version 10.12

I am running 10.13.

Maybe I need to force image cache. Will give it a shot later on. 

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An Amazing Job!!

I have  question..... could be possible that we no need to make custom banner´s for this?... i explain myself, you could make the theme recognize the front box and clear logos we have in our launchbox, instead of pre renderized images??. it would be awesome too.

Regards....

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Thanks @MasterGuevara10.

The answer to your question is, not really... The wheel in Big Box cannot call more than 1 image for a selected game, so there would be no way to have this banner effect without making custom images.

Something similar could be created that only uses your boxart, but it would definitely provide less of a banner flow type of feel.

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@Jason Carr is there a way to fix this ? 

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6 hours ago, faeran said:

At some point I can create another view with quick, or just less animation going on. Then you could choose which view you want to use.

That would be amazing, I actually really like the animation... just wish it would start a lot sooner. I'll certainly be keeping an eye out for that release. ;)

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Amazing theme!

I've noticed the template for the community theme creator to create the banners. Is there also a template for the theme itself?

Best regards,

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16 hours ago, Kevin_Flynn said:

It's a great concept; however, it would have been easier to use existing art.

 

Style: 10/10

Execution: 2/10

Yeah. It's visually mindblowing, especially if you're using BigBox with TV, but it would just add more assets used solely for this theme.

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