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Switch  v1.0.3
BigBox Theme
8/30/2017

 

Display scaling over 100% will cause alignment issues with the platform wheel banner images.

 

Switch Changelog:

v1.0.3 (8/30/2017):
- moved the GrilaControlLibrary.dll to the theme Plugins folder, which is an added feature since the theme release (the .dll will still need to be un-blocked before launching BigBox)
- fixed the large outline bug reported by @jamesclarke555 (thanks again for reporting it to me)

v1.0.2 (5/2/2017):
- redesigned Text Games View (thanks for the inspiration @NahuelDS)

v1.0.1 (4/21/2017):
- Dark version added

v1.0.0 (4/20/2017):
- Initial release

 

Theme Description
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Switch is a very lightweight, clean theme that was designed to be as close to the original UI as possible. There isn't much artwork in this one: banners for the platform wheel view, covers for the box game view, and a video snap in the game details screen so it should run pretty smooth on low spec systems.
It includes a custom control library that I've started to build that contains the battery status indicator as well as a separate 12 and 24 hour clock (since we can't change the format of the built-in one without changing Windows settings).
 
Theme Notes 
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* Requires the file GrilaControlLibrary.dll to be un-blocked before launching BigBox. Make sure to do this for both the light and dark versions of the theme.

* Utilizes the font Oxygen-Regular, which is included in the root theme folder. Install it before running this theme.

* Designed for 1920x1080. I can't guarantee it will work at any other resolutions (really only the platform wheel), even in the same aspect ratio, because of the margin that is applied to the wheel to get it off center. The box game view and all text views are NOT affected by this and will work at any resolution, although text spacing and some other misc. elements may not look as perfect as they do at 1080.

* Included is a sound pack for BigBox. Move it from the theme directory to LaunchBox\Sounds and select it in the BigBox options menu. It can also be downloaded here https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/467-switch/

* I've included some extra buttons and controller images along with the .PSD and .AI files to edit them if you feel the need. The extras can be swapped out to fit your system by simply copying them from the extras folder to the core image folder and renaming them. The file names have to match what's in the XAML, so you'll need to overwrite or delete the ones you are changing. Filenames are controller.png, play_button.png, and back_button.png.

 

Alternate Versions
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1280x720 GPDWin focused version (video replaced with screenshot):

Switch_v1.0.1_1280x720.zip

 

1280x800 Tablet focused version (video replaced with screenshot):

Switch_v1.0.1_1280x800.zip

 

 

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What's New in Version 1.0.3   See changelog

Released

Switch Changelog:

v1.0.3 (8/30/2017):
- moved the GrilaControlLibrary.dll to the theme Plugins folder, which is an added feature since the theme release (the .dll will still need to be un-blocked before launching BigBox)
- fixed the large outline bug in the games view reported by @jamesclarke555 (thanks again for reporting it to me)

v1.0.2 (5/2/2017):
- redesigned Text Games View (thanks for the inspiration @NahuelDS)

v1.0.1 (4/21/2017):
- Dark version added

v1.0.0 (4/20/2017):
- Initial release

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Its a great work, congratulation.
Can you give it to me the psd files of the plateform image please.
I need it to make somes plateforme like ScumVM.

Thank you for your help 

@orphen92 there is no PSD file for the platform images, those are the standard ones that come with LaunchBox.

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Amazing simple theme.

What do all the icons mean under the games?

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Also, sometimes when I return from the game menu to the platform menu everything is blank and I have to restart big box. Any ideas?

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On 4/27/2017 at 9:20 AM, Grila said:

@dig311dug These are the icons.

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Thanks! I always forget about launchbox game editing... wish they would implement that whole checklist in bigbox

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more questions and/or suggestions...

Is there an easy way to edit the code so the highlighted platform is first instead of third?

It would be cool to have a view option for platform videos with scanline effect behind platforms and same with games (in "coverflow" view)...

Keep up the grand work!

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Hello Grila, great theme!!

Could you help me? Because of my vision it could show me how to change the background color of the theme to black, I use the dark switch version but still bothers my view.
Thank you.

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great job ! although a little help for the banners or icons for the platforms.. whats the size of them ? cuz the ones that i had before appeared and it's out of place (sorry im a newb at this).

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@Grila First off, awesome, just easily one of the fastest and most clean themes.

I was wondering if you could make it so the details view can have a much larger video. My son is 4 and he can't read fully yet, so he tends to look at the videos to see what he would like to play. EmuMovie videos come with a smaller view of the actual game inside the video with the characters outside the player. In any case, if they were much bigger it would be helpful, any assistance with that would be fantastic. Once again, great theme. 

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On 12/30/2017 at 11:59 PM, mulletbum said:

@Grila First off, awesome, just easily one of the fastest and most clean themes.

I was wondering if you could make it so the details view can have a much larger video. My son is 4 and he can't read fully yet, so he tends to look at the videos to see what he would like to play. EmuMovie videos come with a smaller view of the actual game inside the video with the characters outside the player. In any case, if they were much bigger it would be helpful, any assistance with that would be fantastic. Once again, great theme. 

You need to get the regular video snaps, not the theme video snaps. The regular video snaps are of the game only.

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13 hours ago, Grila said:

You need to get the regular video snaps, not the theme video snaps. The regular video snaps are of the game only.

@Grila Thank you, I have both. Your suggestion helped me understand what was wrong though. For anyone else who might end up at this post, you need to go into Big Box > Hit Escape and Go into the Menu > Options > Videos > Turn OFF Prioritize Game Theme Videos. 

Thanks again @Grila

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Just a heads up @Grila, the theme seems to be broken on the 9.4 update. Most of it works from what I could tell but when you try to go back from a game details view the view gets stuck and doesn't display anything, though the controls still react as if you are on the game details page.

 

False alarm, I restarted my PC and all is fine now. Not sure what caused that, thanks for a great theme Grila :D 

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