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RetroFresh 1.5.1

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About This File

This theme was designed to add as little overhead as possible, while giving a clean and simplistic view of the content. To do this I decided on not adding any images at all, and instead used XAML to build all the elements. When zipped, the entire theme comes out around 300KB. RetroFresh works with your own media and uses them as its centerpiece. Hope you guys enjoy.

 

Change Log

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RetroFresh 1.4

  • Added a Wheel Fade to both Platform View 1 and 2 (requested by @Porl Hendy)
  • Added Play Mode details to Game Wheel View 1, 2, and Game List views (requested by @denmiclaw)
  • Changed the way the Platform Logo appears in all Game Views, allowing it to appear in all custom searches/playlists
  • Horizontal Game Wheel View: Keyboard now works correctly in alphabatized navigation menu (requested by @Phoenix415)
  • You should now be able to see black game logos on dark backgrounds (requested by @GreenGriffon)
  • Optimized all game views: Content won't appear until the game is active

RetroFresh 1.3

  • New Vertical Wheel Platform View added, matching the look of the the horizontal wheel of platform view 1

RetroFresh 1.2

Big News: I was adding too many game views that they wouldn't all fit into one theme. Therefore, I decided that there will now be 2 different variants of RetroFresh to accommodate all the game views. When you click on the Download link, it will now display the 2 themes, and you can pick and choose which one you want to use.

RetroFresh: This is the main RetroFresh theme.
RetroFresh Detailed: This is the RetroFresh variant theme that includes more details on all of the views.

Both themes will be updated with the newest changes going forward, so just pick the one you like the best and have fun.

  • Created an alternate version of RetroFresh (called RetroFresh Detailed), which adds game descriptions to each game view
  • New Platform theme added - It is a vertical platform wheel view with a large video and platform description (this view utilizes your platform fanart) 
  • The selected game on the game wheels now glows
  • The Game Wheels are now Unified: The Horizontal Game Wheel now has the same look as the Vertical Game Wheel
  • Experimental: Added a 4th game view to the main RetroFresh theme designed to be used with 4:3 Game Theme videos, this may be tweaked/altered in future versions

RetroFresh 1.1

  • Added new game view - Horizontal Game Wheel with Details
  • Changed menu & game list font to Segoe UI Light
  • Fixed pixel gap issue on the Platforms View

 

 

 

Installation Instructions

  1. Extract 'RetroFresh 1.4.zip' or 'RetroFresh Detailed 1.4.zip' into the LaunchBox/Themes folder.
  2. Go into the RetroFresh/Fonts folder and install the 'SF Atarian System.ttf' font
  3. Open Big Box, go to Options/Views, select the RetroFresh theme.

 

Video Demonstration

 

The views I made are as follows:

RetroFresh

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Platform Wheel View 1
This platform view was designed to get out of the way of the full screen platform videos made by all the wonderful people contributing to LaunchBox. The platform videos are the focus here, as the wheel's transparent background let's the video shine through.

RetroFresh.PlatformList.Example1.jpgRetroFresh.PlatformList.Example2.jpg

*NEW in v1.3* - Platform Wheel View 2
This is a vertical version of Platform Wheel View 1. It was designed to get out of the way of the full screen platform videos made by all the wonderful people contributing to LaunchBox. The platform videos are the focus here, as the wheel's transparent background let's the video shine through.

RetroFresh.PlatformList3.Example1.jpgRetroFresh.PlatformList3.Example2.jpg

Platform Wheel View 3
This view's focus is on the platform theme videos, along with displaying their descriptions. It's all tied together with background platform images.

RetroFresh.PlatformList2.Example1.jpgRetroFresh.PlatformList2.Example3.jpg

Game Wheel View 1
This game view let's the box art and game video take center stage, while the blurred background image allows for the transparent UI elements to take on its color property.

RetroFresh.GameList.WheelLeft1.2.jpg

Game Wheel View 2
This game view is the same as the first, except the wheel is on the right.

RetroFresh.GameList.WheelRight1.2.jpg

Game Wheel View 3
This view keeps the same focus as with the Vertical views, while also providing space for more game details.

RetroFresh.GameList.HorizontalWheel1.jpg

*NEW in v1.2* - Game Wheel View 4 - Experimental
This experimental view is designed specifically for game theme videos. It's a bare bones view with the main focus on the game video.

RetroFresh.Sleek.GameList4.GamThemes4.jpg

Game List View
This game view substitutes the wheel for a text list. This view will help on lower end systems, while the essence of theme remains intact.RetroFresh.GameList.TextList-update.jpg

 

RetroFresh Detailed

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Platform Wheel View 1
This platform view was designed to get out of the way of the full screen platform videos made by all the wonderful people contributing to LaunchBox. The platform videos are the focus here, as the wheel's transparent background let's the video shine through.

RetroFresh.PlatformList.Example1.jpgRetroFresh.PlatformList.Example2.jpg

*NEW in v1.3* - Platform Wheel View 2
This is a vertical version of Platform Wheel View 1. It was designed to get out of the way of the full screen platform videos made by all the wonderful people contributing to LaunchBox. The platform videos are the focus here, as the wheel's transparent background let's the video shine through.

RetroFresh.PlatformList3.Example1.jpg

Platform Wheel View 3
This view's focus is on the platform theme videos, along with displaying their descriptions. It's all tied together with background platform images.

RetroFresh.PlatformList2.Example1.jpgRetroFresh.PlatformList2.Example3.jpgGame Wheel View 1
This game view let's the box art, game video, and game information take center stage, while the blurred background image allows for the transparent UI elements to take on its color property.

RetroFresh.Detailed.GameList.WheelLeft.jpg

Game Wheel View 2
This game view is the same as the first, except the wheel is on the right.

RetroFresh.Detailed.GameList.WheelRight.jpg

Game Wheel View 3
This view keeps the same focus as with the Vertical views, while also providing space for more game details.

RetroFresh.GameList.HorizontalWheel1.jpg

Game List View
This game view substitutes the wheel for a text list. This view will help on lower end systems, while the essence of theme remains intact.

RetroFresh.Detailed.GameList.TextList1.jpg

 

RetroFresh - Glass

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This Theme is the same as RetroFresh, but it has a frosted glass translucent background instead of a blur effect.

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RetroFresh - Glass Detailed

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This Theme is the same as RetroFresh Detailed, but it has a frosted glass translucent background instead of a blur effect.

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If anyone finds any issues, please let me know.

 


What's New in Version 1.5.1   See changelog

Released

  • Platform Video 3 - on all themes
    • Fixed bug that may effect the background image to not stretch full. Please let me know if this is still happening to you.
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Riffman81

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

Another AWESOME theme to add to my setup! No complaints here! BIG thanks to Faeran for making this!

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MarianS3

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

De los mejores themes que he probado en BigBox, actualmente lo estoy usando y estoy muy satisfecho con el trabajo que han hecho, muchas gracias

Solo una cosa, quizás la fuente usada para el título del juego no sé si es la adecuada, en cualquier caso yo lo tengo con una fuente predeterminada, sin instalar la que viene en el theme.

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keltoigael

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Really neat and clean small theme. I love the glass look.

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BLÜE

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

I'm really impressed with this theme and after all the cool additions in 1.2 i will be downloading both versions and using this as my new main theme. Thanks for all you hard work faeran :) 

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kmoney

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Just got a chance to check out this theme and it is awesome and will be putting this in my rotation of themes. I love all the views but I was wondering if you would consider making an additional game view that would utilize the the recorded Hyperspin themes in partial fullscreen with the clear logo wheel on the right or left side of the screen that @CriticalCid made on this thread:

Great job on the theme!

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crack__19

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This theme is awesome, near to be perfect. I Think that another alternative view would be great: 

Name, company, release date and genres on top right.

And game description on bottom.

 

I have tried to modify your theme but it is a bit difficult for me.

 

 

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bundangdon

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

Simple, easy and very nice to look at. Great work!

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ap3demak

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

WOOOOWWWW, GREAT WORK, I LOVE YOUR THEMES....

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T.K.O. Cinematics

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

The "Silent Assassin" of Launchbox themes..  @faeran

(Kills it every time)

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ILLSeaBass

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

Great theme, smooth, sharp and fast. I recorded a video of this theme in action @ http://youtu.be/O9pTmodEFSY 

Cheers!

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Nyny77

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

very good job !

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RetroGaming

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

love it where can i get the game themes used?

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Vefriend

  

How you add the game clips

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Bullfrog

  

Light, fast and beautiful! What a great theme!!

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