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This theme attempt to be minimal and modern and maximise screen estate.

Note: this is a beta release and features may change in future releases.

Installation

  • Unzip into LaunchBox\LBThemes directory
  • In LaunchBox go to: Options -> Visuals -> Theme: Lambda beta

Windows 7/8 user: Microsoft's “Segoe MDL2 Assets” font ( SegMDL2.ttf ) is required for the buttons and icons to rendered properly. (If you have it it will work but it’s not included here because of licensing reasons.)

Settings guide

tl;dr:

  • You may have to tweak your Boxes aspect ratio and spacing. 
  • The top Details image is only visible when Fanart is available.
  • Button bar can't be hidden because of the licensing info.
  • Font and colour settings have no effect (font is based on system font).

Settings used in screenshots are:

Options -> Visuals -> Boxes -> Spacing:

Aspect Ratio: 0.6 * 
Horizontal Spacing: 2
Vertical Spacing: 2
Horizontal Padding: 8
Vertical Padding: 2
Text Spacing: 4
Text Lines to Show: 2

*) For horizontal box art you may need to use a higher value.

Options -> Visuals -> Boxes:

Align Text Vertically : enabled
Align Text Horizontally : enabled
Show Subline : enabled (for platform info)

Other recommended settings:

Options -> Legacy -> General -> Game Details:

Show Fanart: enabled
other options at your own preference

Options -> Legacy -> Images -> Background Priorities :

Fanart : enabled
other options disabled

Options -> Visuals -> Backgrounds:

Background Blur Amount : 100
Background Fade Amount : 0

(Imo. the theme looks best when blurred background Fanart and Details Fanart are the same image.)

Settings that don't have any effect:

  • Button bar can't be hidden because the license has to stay visible.
  • Colours are hard coded.
  • Font (including size and scaling) is based on your Windows system settings.

 

Thanks to Grila for allowing me to use his LBPlex theme code, Retro808, neil9000, C-Beats and Jason Carr for testing and everyone who supported this release on the forum.

Lambda beta theme CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Shadowfire 2020


What's New in Version 1.1.2   See changelog

Released

  • GameDetails: Steam achievements (revised achievements code)
  • Like 20
  • Thanks 4
  • Game On 1
  • Unusual Gem 3

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On 10/29/2020 at 5:20 PM, shadowfire said:

I don't have retroachievements myself so it's sort of an unsupported feature (the code is copy/paste from a different theme) but according to the Changelog the latest version of LaunchBox seems to have a fix for that.

Thanks for the reply Shadowfire, I can confirm the last update of launchbox fix the problem ;)

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Hello! I've been using your theme since you've released it and it's wonderful! It's a much nicer layout and style than the default theme. With the latest Launchbox 11.8 update, we now have Steam Achievements shown in the Game Details sidebar (hopefully other launcher achievements will follow). Will you be updating this theme to include the ability to view those? Right now they don't show up. Thanks!

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2 hours ago, Eyssa said:

Wonderful theme, but I wish the name of the game appeared when I put the mouse on the cover, so that I can differentiate between Disk 1 and Disk 2

like this :

 

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You should set up your games that have multiple discs as Additional Apps. Then they only show up as one game and uses the icon in the corner for "Multiple Discs" (Mine's hard to see right now because I'm using white icons and they seem to clash too much with the box art).image.thumb.png.99d21003d733b881701f2248e9136b7a.pngimage.png.df40545f6e011cbea011a854a9d0a492.png

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13 minutes ago, Panthon13 said:

You should set up your games that have multiple discs as Additional Apps. Then they only show up as one game and uses the icon in the corner for "Multiple Discs" (Mine's hard to see right now because I'm using white icons and they seem to clash too much with the box art).image.thumb.png.99d21003d733b881701f2248e9136b7a.pngimage.png.df40545f6e011cbea011a854a9d0a492.png

This is complicated I just want to see the names is there another way in this theme?

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On 11/20/2020 at 1:58 PM, Panthon13 said:

Hello! I've been using your theme since you've released it and it's wonderful! It's a much nicer layout and style than the default theme. With the latest Launchbox 11.8 update, we now have Steam Achievements shown in the Game Details sidebar (hopefully other launcher achievements will follow). Will you be updating this theme to include the ability to view those? Right now they don't show up. Thanks!

Yes, I'm working on it so hopefully soon...

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On 11/20/2020 at 8:14 PM, Panthon13 said:

(Mine's hard to see right now because I'm using white icons and they seem to clash too much with the box art)

If you are comfortable with editing XAML, there's a "Badges" section in Views/Settings.xaml. Uncomment the line that says:

<!-- <SolidColorBrush x:key="LD_BadgesBackgroundBrush" Color="#ee444444"></SolidColorBrush> -->

 

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1 minute ago, shadowfire said:

If you are comfortable with editing XAML, there's a "Badges" section in Views/Settings.xaml. Uncomment the line that says:

<!-- <SolidColorBrush x:key="LD_BadgesBackgroundBrush" Color="#ee444444"></SolidColorBrush> -->

lol great! Had I been familiar with theme layouts and knew there was a badge background color, I would have tried this. Instead, I went in to photoshop and started giving the icons a thin dark border. Either way, it looks nice.

 

thank you.

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I'm going to make a long-shot request, but would you be able to modify the GameDetails sidebar so that the achievements are in their own scroll box separate from the Notes/Screenshots section at the bottom of the sidebar but remains above the metadata box? I think it could be a little more clean than letting them spawn below all the other details as is.

I'd try myself, but I can't find any good source code documentation for Launchbox Theme creation (only BigBox).

 

EDIT: Or even if the achievements were in collapsible menus (Locked, Unlocked)

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