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ComixBox Theme 1.0.2

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ComixBox v1.0.2
BigBox Theme
2/23/2017

Theme Description
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ComixBox is a theme based on old school comic book design. It relies heavily on having the proper artwork scraped for your systems and games including background fan art, screenshots, front cover images, etc. ComixBox also features some advanced animation techniques that have never been seen before in BigBox.
Separate views were made for the diferent video snap aspects available. Utilize the option "Remember Separate View for Each Platform" in BigBox Options - Views to get the best visual from the theme (to avoid blank space on the sides of your video snaps).
 
Theme Notes 
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* Requires the fonts Bangers and Clementine, which are included in the root theme folder. Install them before running BigBox.

* The animations in the theme were ultimately just me experimenting with some stuff to try and bring something new to a BigBox theme. I thought they ended up pretty neat so I left them in. I do have a version without them that I'm planning on adding to the .ZIP file shortly.

* The theme was ultimately designed for 1920x1080 but was tested to be fully working at these resolutions as well:

  • 1280x720
  • 1366x768
  • 1600x900

 

Changelog 
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v1.0.2 (2/23/2017):

  • Changed all the videos to use the background video object so they would stretch to fill their appropriate spaces
  • Forced platform and game background videos to "On" in the theme settings file to compensate for the above change

v1.0.1 (2/21/2017):

  • Added fade effect to the title section so the text doesn't appear until after the animation passes (applies to platform and game views 1, 2, and 3)
  • Added the transition selector codes back to the text views that was erroneously removed during development

v1.0.0 (2/20/2017):

  • Initial release

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What's New in Version 1.0.2   See changelog

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ComixBox Changelog:

v1.0.2 (2/23/2017):
- Changed all the videos to use the background video object so they would stretch to fill their appropriate spaces
- Forced platform and game background videos to "On" in the theme settings file to compensate for the above change

v1.0.1 (2/21/2017):
- Added fade effect to the title section so the text doesn't appear until after the animation passes (applies to platform and game views 1, 2, and 3)
- Added the transition selector codes back to the text views that was erroneously removed during development

v1.0.0 (2/20/2017):
- Initial release

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dont know why i cant post a review yet, but whatever. Love the work yet again Grilla. This is my new Theme. until your next one maybe HAHA.

Thanks so much for all you do bud, its great. Fantastic work Grilla. 

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This is a really awesome theme... but my video snaps only show up in the fullscreen view mode. In the view modes with the panels, they don't show up for platforms or games. :( It's really cool theme though!

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3 hours ago, CTRL-ALT-DEFEAT said:

This is a really awesome theme... but my video snaps only show up in the fullscreen view mode. In the view modes with the panels, they don't show up for platforms or games. :( It's really cool theme though!

Uncheck use platform background and game backgrounds videos in the videos settings to get the videos to work in other views, One downside is that now videos wont show in full screen mode.

 

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7 minutes ago, ea4492 said:

Uncheck use platform background and game backgrounds videos in the videos settings to get the videos to work in other views, One downside is that now videos wont show in full screen mode.

 

They will be in full screen for the view he was talking about.

Unfortunately this is how BigBox is programmed currently. If you have background videos on...any other ImageVideo element reverts to a artwork.  If you turn off background videos...any other ImageVideo element plays a video.

So @CTRL-ALT-DEFEAT, if you're going to use the fullscreen view, turn background videos on, and if you're going to use the other views turn background videos off.

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Love this theme!

 

@Grila during transitions between games/platforms, is it possible to add a custom image instead of it just been black with the clear logos?

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OK i guess i'm the only person that can't figure out how to get it to work. So can someone help a Newb out. I downloaded the file and placed it in the launchbox themes folder then extracted there. Was that Correct?

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Love the layout! I have never been into comics, but have been hanging out with a group that does. When I can't get out and socialize with them, this helps bring a bit of that experience home. Well done Grilla!

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I gotta say it's this theme that sold Launchbox to me. I've been using Hyperspin in my arcade cabinet for years now and haven't seen anything worth switching for before now. The features alone weren't enough reason to reprogramme everything if it just ended up looking ugly. Full marks Grila, it's something I'll be happy to show off to guests to my home.

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This is a cool theme. But for me it doesn't show any of my gameplay screenshots for the games and it just shows a bunch of empty frames. I have my Screenshot priority in LB set with gameplay screenshots at the top so no idea why it doesnt just pull my gameplay screenshots to fill in all those empty frames.  =/ 

Edit: I see that this theme wants a bunch of image types. I just don't get why it doesn't fill in the blanks with what you have if any of those are missing. Like I just have several gameplay screenshot and a box front, and videos. That's really all i need or want to see how the game is.

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I really like the theme, thank you for this amazing work @Grila!

But, i really need to ask a question, this should be a really newbie question, but anyway, here it is:

How can i make the video snaps don't stretch in the theme?

Because stretched video snaps of vertical arcade games, for example, looks Really bad this way...

Can someone help me?

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I would love clear logos in list view, instead of just text. Also videos in main menu play for a second then switch to a static image.

My all time favorite Bigbox theme. 

Looking forward to an update.

Thanks.

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7 minutes ago, David Lavers said:

I would love clear logos in list view, instead of just text.

Thats not possible, the "List" view is just that, you cant use a clear logo wheel there.

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Yes clear logos no go, Thank You (it would be rad, adding extra pop to the theme). The videos that play for a second and then static image. Any fix, tried all options in video background, all no go. Still kick ass theme, thanks again.

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2 hours ago, David Lavers said:

Yes clear logos no go, Thank You (it would be rad, adding extra pop to the theme). The videos that play for a second and then static image. Any fix, tried all options in video background, all no go. Still kick ass theme, thanks again.

Sounds like a codec issue to me...try switching BigBox to use VLC instead of WMP or vice versa. You're the first to have this issue so I don't think it's theme related.

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