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GPDWin is a lightweight theme for use on the portable GPDWin computer. Since the portable has limited storage, the theme only uses clear logos and game screenshots. Along with being lightweight, an customizer application is included that lets the end user change nearly all of the theme related colors (text colors, highlight colors, star rating colors, etc.) comfortably from a GUI without having to edit any code.

Even though the theme itself is pretty basic, I put a lot of love into the ability to customize it easily and visually. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it :)

 

A couple of notes:

  • The customizer app, GPDWinCustomizer.exe, is in the root theme folder and needs to be run from there, don't move it.
  • The whole theme was designed around 1280x720 because of its target platform, but it does look good at 1920x1080. Anything other than those weren't tested so I can say, but it does rely on 16:9 AR.
  • Display scaling above 100% was tested minimally, hopefully I caught everything but please let me know if you spot any weirdness above 100%
  • The controller images on the banners I made are from the OpenEmu GitHub. I won't be making any more...head there, grab the images, and get creative.
  • The star rating in this one is pure XAML, not images. This was done so the colors would be changeable by the end user. It's a new way of doing it (with a gradient, some math, and tons of code) but the end result is identical to image swapping.
  • On the Text List views, the opacity of the overlay is tied to the setting in the BigBox menu. Adjust it as needed for readability.
  • Scrolling text was not implemented to help with performance

And finally, some images:

The theme:

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What's New in Version 1.1   See changelog

Released

Removed the unneeded and erroneously included SlimDX and Newtonsoft JSON libraries.

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The customizer is a game changer, hope you open source that on here. :) 

And congratulations on the theme, it's been so long since I got a "Grila uploaded a new theme"  on here, welcome back. :) 

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8 minutes ago, neil9000 said:

The customizer is a game changer, hope you open source that on here. :) 

And congratulations on the theme, it's been so long since I got a "Grila uploaded a new theme"  on here, welcome back. :) 

Well I certainly have no objection to that, you know I'm all about this community, but the theme developers would all have to use the exact color x:Key names in order for it to work. And there would be no actual theme preview in the customizer like this one, but I could certainly still show the elements and their respective colors. 

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1 minute ago, Grila said:

Well I certainly have no objection to that, you know I'm all about this community, but the theme developers would all have to use the exact color x:Key names in order for it to work. And there would be no actual theme preview in the customizer like this one, but I could certainly still show the elements and their respective colors. 

Ha ha, same old @Grila showing up my non existent code knowledge. :) 

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Just now, harryoke said:

irem classics / capcom classics / atari classics etc ... etc show 0 games , everything else is fine

That's not a theme issue.

 

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Just now, Lordmonkus said:

@Grila this theme is super slick, I wonder how well it would work on a 4:3 display because it seems to me like this is a design that would be very well suited for it.

I can certainly make a 4:3 version since the groundwork is already laid out, wouldn't take long. I'll get on it next week.

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That would be awesome since I have seen some people asking for 4:3 themes and there is a distinct lack of those and the layout of this theme just looks too perfect for it.

Edit: Oh yeah, thumbs up for the customizer, that thing is awesome.

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38 minutes ago, Lordmonkus said:

That would be awesome since I have seen some people asking for 4:3 themes and there is a distinct lack of those and the layout of this theme just looks too perfect for it.

Edit: Oh yeah, thumbs up for the customizer, that thing is awesome.

Here's a preview of the 4:3. Got the grid all laid out so it'll be a fast switch. Unfortunately, I'm out of the office until Monday.

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Looks awesome and no worries on when you get to it, I don't need a 4:3 theme for anything, I just know there are some people around that would greatly appreciate it.

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55 minutes ago, harryoke said:

Every theme I use shows them iirc , future state , criticalzone.

The game count currently only works for playlists and platform categories when a theme creator integrates it in a specific way which isn’t feasible for a lot of Views. The reason for this is that the current way of how the game count is calculated for playlists/categories is a little buggy and Jason wants to revamp that method first before he adds support for it to the other way the game count can be displayed. So for now we all have to live with that fact until jason has tackled it,

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35 minutes ago, Rincewind said:

Fantastic work even down to the star wars extract in the customiser xD

😄 I was wondering if anyone would notice that. 

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On 1/18/2018 at 3:00 PM, Grila said:

Well I certainly have no objection to that, you know I'm all about this community, but the theme developers would all have to use the exact color x:Key names in order for it to work. And there would be no actual theme preview in the customizer like this one, but I could certainly still show the elements and their respective colors. 

does this require bigbox ??

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2 hours ago, Cookz718 said:

does this require bigbox ??

Ummmm, it's a BigBox theme so yes.

Unless I'm misunderstanding what you're asking...

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