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Please note: CoverBox is now merged into 1 theme as of LaunchBox 9.4.

The CoverBox project is one where my goal is to recreate retro console's boxart as a BigBox Theme.

Each theme is designed for 1080p.

P.S. I created graphic assets for the star ratings. Please feel free to use them in your theme.

Most of the themes utilize ListBox Scroll Center for BigBox by @Grila  (Thanks!).

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the CoverBox.zip file.
  2. Open the zip file and place the folder into the LaunchBox\Themes folder
  3. Select the CoverBox theme in BigBox

 

CoverBox Images

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List of Supported Platforms

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  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Super Nintendo ENtertainment System
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Nintendo Wii Ware
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • Nintendo Game Boy
  • Nintendo Game Boy Color
  • Nintendo Virtual Boy
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Mark III
  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega Mega Drive
  • Sega 32X
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Sega CD
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Sony PlayStation 2
  • Arcade

 


What's New in Version - 2.0.4   See changelog

Released

March 6, 2019

  • Altered the background image code to, hopefully, fix the issue of the background displaying too small.
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whoozwah

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

Possibly the cleanest and most visually pleasing and well organized set of themes on the site imo. So glad to be able to use these. Makes the experience that much better!

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arcan3kn1ght

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

I love these platform themes!!!!  Will be checking in periodically for more of them!

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Mithrot

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

One of the best theming projects on the site, next to Emulation Station and the GPD Win theme. However the major criticism I have that stops this collection from being ideal is all the inconsistencies across the themes. What I mean is things like:

  • PS1 theme has a scanline effect on the videos (which I love), but not the others.
  • Sega Saturn theme features the covers/discs being spun around after X amount of time (which I hate), but you don't have a choice to disable this if you don't want it.
  • Following this, the N64 theme doesn't seem to rotate covers/carts at all while the PS1 theme gives you a choice.
  • Sega Saturn theme puts clear logos at the bottom for some reason.
  • Etc

All these inconsistencies just makes each theme stand out in a bad way, beyond just the cover art. I believe it's in the author's best interest to sit down and decide what exactly he/she wants for every theme in the project and apply it equally across all themes. Otherwise, this is fantastic work and I hope to see more platforms added soon.

4/5

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RogerioX

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

The nes one sold me straight away. It's super nostalgic. I don't know why the black sleeve makes me so nostalgic but it does. I now use all of these as my main. If you could do sony ones, I'd really appreciate it. 

There is  problem I did notice. not sure if there is a way around this but on the ones that hide the game list to show the box art, it does this even after you've chosen the game. the worst part is that it doesn't go away if you're picking options within the specific game menu. so it means you have to do menu stuff pretty fast or constantly change the theme if you want to place a game in favorite or add it to a list.
This issue does make me want to not use the specific ones that have this feature though. but beyond that, these are all very nostalgic themes.

 

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Dynamite Jewduh

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

Great stuff... very good!

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T.K.O. Cinematics

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

SOOOOOO Wonderful

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Shinryu

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

What I love most about these themes is that the game details option doesn't change the game view. I haven't seen any other themes integrate the game details into the game view like this before.

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dig311dug

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

Incredible!

Great potential!!! woooo:D

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Nyny77

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

Very great work sir @faeran , but I do not understand, the stars are not displayed in big box.

I have yet updated the metadata in launchbox...

I love the idea !

thanks

 

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PurpleTentacle

  

This is my favorite theme because it nails what I look for most in a theme (beyond necessities like proper formatting), which is capturing the aesthetic of each console/platform/system. That, to me, is what makes LaunchBox/BigBox stand out most from simply using an emulator by itself. I always enjoyed the aesthetic choices various consoles made to distinguish themselves from each other, and CoverBox recreates this, making the overall experience of going through your games more immersive. The only downsides are that I wish more of the platforms had view options such as listing the info text, and of course, not every platform is covered. That being said, this is true with most themes that put so much attention to detail of individual systems, so it's completely understandable that not every console is included. A simple enough solution is to augment it with another theme for the platforms its missing. For instance, I use Retrotastic for Colecovision & Tubro Graphx 16. That keeps the overall theme of capturing the art/design of the consoles quite well. Overall, highly, highly recommended!

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JCSRT05

  

The individual system themes really add a nice touch to the overall feel and give a sense of uniqueness to my overall setup. I'm pretty confident these themes will be the default going forward and would love to see more systems supported in the future. Seriously, well done work and thanks for the contribution!

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minipierre

  

These look slick, thank you so much.

My only comment for minor improvement would be the game selection text on the Master System theme is really difficult to read.  Otherwise, these are perfect!

Would love to see Game Gear

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KillaBLK

  

Perfect transition and look. Keep it up!

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PleaseCarry

  

Amazing. Really love the way it makes the whole experience feel. Makes you appreciate how many consoles you have in one spot.

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smallmetalgryphon

  

These are AMAZING themes!! WOW! Turned my setup into a beautiful nostalgia temple. Would especially love to see Playstation, PS2, Atari 2600 in the future :) Thank you SO much for creating and sharing these.

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Link138

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These are my favorite custom platform themes I've used so far in BigBox, no contest. My only complaint is that Faeran hasn't made one for every system (lol). Seriously, spend a bit of time configuring these for your BigBox set up and I'm sure you'll agree with me. And if you have any questions I'm sure Faeran will help you out. Faeran has responded to every question I've had. I cannot recommend these themes enough.

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CTRL-ALT-DEFEAT

  

These are really fantastic! Thank you for your great work on these

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