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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.

Please note: CoverBox is now merged into 1 theme and now has the minimum requirement of running LaunchBox 9.4 or above.

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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Super Nintendo Entertainment System

5a6d383b5111f_CoverBox-SNES-3.thumb.jpg.ab65d71052afbfccfeeececf57006762.jpgNintendo Entertainment System

5a6e12c6cb62c_CoverBox-NES.thumb.jpg.a6a9d136deb1e24b43cc437123db6129.jpg

Nintendo 645a772a7944307_CoverBox-N64-1.thumb.png.672f456add036d8efcd4781179223986.png

Nintendo GameCube

5a88bc203466b_CoverBox-GameCube-3.thumb.png.4abd747413815d2a032ceda1ce9b9b50.pngNintendo Game Boy

783664991_NintendoGameBoy.thumb.PNG.63a9669ab77697b4d55d7c7f02c9b668.PNGNintendo Game Boy Color
5a933e2c3953b_CoverBox-GameBoyColor-1.thumb.png.be7008e25c03b245ea5c742ed2e8bfe2.png

Nintendo Virtual Boy5aad1b37d07b2_CoverBox-VirtualBoy-1.thumb.png.846241edbc7c04e51d3efeb71e9bc335.pngNintendo Game Boy Advance

5ab0581c55a91_CoverBox-GameBoyAdvance-2.thumb.png.70eae3f779985d44341411ce1e414957.png

Nintendo Wii5aa47a0a92141_CoverBox-Wii-1.thumb.png.b720d54bee462c96e2772d468731b43d.pngNintendo Wii Ware

5ac82fe4aa004_CoverBox-WiiWare.thumb.png.7247b5280ad7785b664edd98c454ae1b.pngNintendo Wii U

1.thumb.PNG.8fdc0c0556b950390d9d5eb2b819ca34.PNGSega Master System

5abae79f34b17_CoverBox-MasterSystem-1.thumb.png.0a786735eb42b6c140232f50151dbee6.pngSega Genesis

5add2c5f4f4ba_CoverBox-GenesisRed-1.thumb.PNG.bd135c4ce8ce9bbbfb7b104cfb0d2b05.PNGSega Mega Drive

5add2c5b92a1e_CoverBox-MegaDriveBlue-1.thumb.PNG.f40ecc90c13d1fcb97cf1b77639e4526.PNGSega CD

5ae4f512b8500_CoverBox-SegaCD-1.thumb.png.2c110af94523b4d5dbeb3d4da58efd8f.pngSega Mark III

5aef9346d03d8_CoverBox-SegaMarkIIIGold-1.thumb.PNG.97e7f6d8ac1b2a43b5b93237c7a68a4d.PNGSega Dreamcast

5aee574a62969_CoverBox-SegaDreamcast-1.thumb.PNG.b188323adc07698e5831814698f2a3e2.PNGSega 32X

811392300_Coverbox-32X-1.thumb.png.0684ba7b139b2c59e2b5f72b19a93fea.pngSega Saturn

1454611828_Coverbox-SegaSaturn-1.thumb.png.51c41a5d1a24dbc0dd1b796bbc8e11d7.pngSega Game Gear

1150150679_CoverBox-GameGear-1.thumb.PNG.4442981968f79831fcdea04acbadbee8.PNGAtari 2600

1.thumb.PNG.13c76722ffb43de8ead3746161552e3e.PNGNEC TurboGrafx-16

522430585_TurboGrafx1.thumb.PNG.5cb68524e418a058bf6183f09063471b.PNGAtari 5200

1.thumb.PNG.3ef2f8828af584478ab0e07c07dc503a.PNGAtari 7800

1.thumb.PNG.bae74dfb214cf78482fa18e845aca30c.PNGMattel Intellivision

Intellivision-1.thumb.PNG.8edacf62ee1037ddd3a2498dd0b23554.PNGColecoVision

ColecoVision-1.thumb.PNG.bf73b37602b1cd62d2e8926cd94c7980.PNGNintendo DS

996610499_NintendoDS-1.thumb.PNG.44076325c91c60e6a3ae824098178ea5.PNGNintendo 3DS

1.thumb.PNG.f87aa78a18632c32b01a9eef82314690.PNGSNK Neo Geo AES1.thumb.PNG.108dfe4ce132b5eaba49bc80caecee41.PNG

Sony PSP

589830891_SonyPSP.thumb.PNG.84568ba5491ffd0ed3bb9f8711be2c7c.PNGSony PlayStation

1255091116_SonyPlayStation.thumb.PNG.bb3988d948bce4519da5c7a45812440a.PNGSony PlayStation 2

760360669_SonyPlayStation2.thumb.PNG.a7d74b83a052f1fd00de6b6a431b86dd.PNGSNK Neo Geo CD

499692941_SNKNeoGeoCD.thumb.PNG.77e0492ee0531a42ee0e32cfcf884e60.PNGNintendo Pokemon Mini

738338419_NintendoPokemonMini.thumb.PNG.274d751cb0cff94907c549cd49fcad5d.PNGNintendo Famicom

1924427090_NintendoFamicom.thumb.PNG.7e605dfbf55c555691ab8d75f69b7acd.PNGNintendo Famicom Disk System

1151301430_NintendoFamicomDiskSystem.thumb.PNG.ca82db4ad4490ff0283bee891c8d0ba1.PNGNEC PC Engine

536357125_NECPCEngine.thumb.PNG.888f5df69f35452440040d720d73ec49.PNGAtari Lynx

1057966784_AtariLynx.thumb.PNG.cc99251f83f554f2636d0a1f6b37e7ba.PNGAtari Jaguar

287970241_AtariJaguar.thumb.PNG.e53ce4ca98df3ac685c09e770b7605f4.PNG

 

List of Supported Platforms

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  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari 7800
  • ColecoVision
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • NEC TurboGrafx-16
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Super Nintendo ENtertainment System
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo DS
  • 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
  • SNK Neo Geo AES
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Sony PlayStation 2
  • Arcade
  • Atari Jaguar
  • Atari Lynx
  • NEC PC Engine
  • Nintendo Famicom
  • Nintendo Famicom Disk System
  • Nintendo Pokemon Mini
  • SNK Neo Geo CD
  • Sony PSP

 

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What's New in Version - 3.0   See changelog

Released

February 2, 2020

CoverBox 3.0 is the biggest update in a year. It includes 8 new game views, 2 new platform views, and a ton of changes/optimizations.

Added the following new platform game views:

  • Atari Lynx
  • Atari Jaguar
  • NEC PC Engine
  • Nintendo Famicom
  • Nintendo Famicom Disk System
  • Nintendo Pokemon Mini
  • SNK Neo Geo CD
  • Sony PSP

Added the following new platform views:

  • Platform View 2 - Light Theme - Simple horizontal view using Styphelus' platform box images
  • Platform View 3 - Dark Theme - Simple horizontal view using Styphelus' platform box images

Changes/Fixes

  • Sony PlayStation - added background over menu list to make it more legible
  • Sony PlayStation 2 - changes to layout
  • Nintendo 64DD and Nintendo Satellaview will now use the Nintendo 64 and SNES views respectively
  • Many small optimizations/changes/fixes to many game themes
  • Like 30
  • Thanks 13



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3nky

  

Surement l'un des meilleurs, bien qu'encore inachevé, c'est propre et fidèle au système qu'il émule.

à suivre ...

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romain69

  

Perfect and nice looking theme, I'm loving it.

Work great on 4:3 screen even if not filling the entire screen space.

That would be great to make a specific resized theme to fit entire screen in 4:3.

 

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tycho1974

  

Best theme I've seen so far. The level of polish in here is incredible.

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illegalhugs

· Edited by illegalhugs

  

Has some bugs and quirks, but otherwise pleasing to the eye.

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BEWARE of version of Launchbox and iteration of Coverbox. Matching accordingly.

CoverBox 3.0 Screenshot.png

Response from the author:

Hi @illegalhugs. Sounds like you received the answer to your question in a different area, but just in case someone is reading this in the future, I will answer here. This theme requires LaunchBox version 9.4 or above. Before this version, it was not possible to create a theme like this. The disclaimer in the theme's description is now updated to be more clear. Sorry for any confusion.

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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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Mithrot

   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

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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JCSRT05

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

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

· Edited by Link138

  

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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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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CTRL-ALT-DEFEAT

  

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

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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

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

SOOOOOO Wonderful

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Ricky Future Gaming

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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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arcan3kn1ght

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

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

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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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