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  1. 57 points

    Version 1.1.1

    1,994 downloads

    This theme is a port of the HyperSpin Unified Widescreen Megatheme project, which was originally started by gibbawho and continued by many other talented artists over the years. It’s supposed to bring a unified look (hence the name) across all platforms while giving every platform it’s own individual touch. I’ve tried to stay very close to the original look and feel but also took some creative freedom, especially when it comes to the new fading info panel at the bottom of the screen. This theme was designed for 16:9 screens and display resolutions only. Big Box will automatically scale itself to a 16:9 aspect ratio when you use a different aspect ratio on your machine. Features: Individual Artwork for a lot of different platforms and playlists + some alternatives you can choose from Matches with the Unified platform video set from EmuMovies Fully animated wheel pointer Spinning discs for disc-based platforms Various other custom animations Uses the weather plugin by @Grila Templates to build your own platform artwork are included as .psd files Brings a small taste of the HyperSpin feeling to your Big Box setup Currently featured Views: Games Text List View: 3D Box Games Vertical Wheel View 1: 3D Box Games Vertical Wheel View 2: 3D Box + static cart/disc Games Vertical Wheel View 3: 3D Box + rotating disc Games Vertical Wheel View 4: Fullscreen video Platform Vertical Wheel View 1: Fullscreen video + scrolling text Platform Vertical Wheel View 2: Fullscreen video without scrolling text More Views are planned, so stay tuned. The theme includes artwork for the following 198 Platforms/Playlists: The Add-on package includes artwork for the following 95 playlists: The theme will also display a default artwork for Platforms/Playlists which are not yet covered or wrongly named. How to install: This theme only works on LaunchBox version 8.2 or higher! Just download the archive and extract it to: “..\LaunchBox\Themes\” Go to the “Plugins” folder inside of the extracted folder and right-click on of the .dll files. Choose Properties -> Click on “Unblock” at the bottom of the window. Close the window. Repeat that for all .dll files in that folder. If the "Unblock" button isn't there than you are already good to go. Open the Options menu in Big Box -> go to “Views” and change the Theme to "Unified". Change the “Games List View” and “Platforms List View” to one of the currently featured Views that are listed above. Make sure that in the Big Box Options -> Views –> “Show Games List Title” is enabled. Info: Never rename the theme folder! The theme folder has to be named exactly "Unified" or the theme won't work properly! (that's btw. an universal tip for all other themes as well) How to install the Add-on package: Just extract the contents of the .zip file into your LaunchBox folder. Note: You have to create the proper playlists for the collections yourself! How to change the location and temperature measurement unit for the Weather plugin: 1. Close BigBox in case you have it opened up 2. Visit the website http://www.woeidlookup.com/ and search for a location of your choice 3. Go to the “Plugins” folder inside the Unified theme folder Path: “..\LaunchBox\Themes\Unified\Plugins” 4. Open the “GrilaBBWeather.dll.config” with a text editor of your choice. For example: Notepad 5. Copy the WOEID from the website and replace the already existing ID in the config file with it 6. If you want to change the temperature unit from Fahrenheit to Celsius just change the “f” under Units to a “c” 7. Save the config file and you’re done Known issues: The logo of the Platform/Playlist and the individual video border don't show up in the Game Details screen and the theme displays the generic Big Box logo and metallic video border instead when it gets opened through any other Games View than the Text List View. Tips for tweaking your LaunchBox setup for this theme: In LaunchBox: Tools -> Options -> Cart Front Priorities -> Select all Cart and Disc related entries, deselect everything else. In Big Box: Options ->Transitions -> Change "Game Image/Video Transition” to “Fade” In Big Box: To avoid spinning cart art go to: Options -> Views -> Make sure that „Remember separate View for each platform” is checked. Than go either to the Keyboard Mappings or the Controller Buttons settings and set up a key/button for “Switch View”. Now you can go back to your platforms and switch the games Views for each platform individually on the fly. Use the Unified Platform videos from EmuMovies for an overall uniform look. You can either download them as free user from the EmuMovies website or if you are an EmuMovies premium user you can get them directly through LaunchBox under: Tools -> "Download Platform/Playlist Theme Videos". What is the Add-on package? The theme itself will always only include artwork for Platforms and Playlists that also have a Unified Platform video available on EmuMovies in order to provide a seamless experience. Everything else goes into the Add-on package. More generic playlists like franchises, series, genres, etc. are also only included in the Add-on package to avoid that the theme gets unnecessarily blown up it in its size. The same goes for everything that differs too much from the default Unified style. Individual platform artwork not showing up?: The media files that are inside the “..\LaunchBox\Themes\Unified\Images\Theme\..” folder have to be named exactly like your platforms inside LaunchBox. I've went with the HyperList/RocketLauncher naming conventions for the filenames in this package. If Big Box doesn’t show any individual artwork for a system that is listed above you may need to manually rename the relevant files for that platform in all four sub-folders. Also make sure that in the Big Box Options -> Views –> “Show Games List Title” is enabled! Discs are not spinning / showing up?: Make sure you have the right Games List View selected and Disc images in your Cart Image Priorities enabled (see the tips section of this download description). Thanks and Credits: @Grila for his weather plugin @NJDave71 for his HelperControl plugin @ninja2bceen for creating the default and various other pointers All the artists who created the original HyperSpin themes, pointers and other work that helped me to create this theme (please contact me if I have forgotten someone!): Gibbawho @Styphelus Unknown50862 @Klopjero Neonrage @knewlife @Creloce Ghostlost https://www.youtube.com/user/GhostlostGames @ninja2bceen @THK adamg @RetroHumanoid http://retrohumanoid.weebly.com/ Rkh Rondar @scooter1974 Zinger19 Aloner187 @guyverjay MetalThrix SophT Ledgerewskie hoscarconh https://www.youtube.com/user/hoscarconh @viking Add-on package contributors: @RetroHumanoid http://retrohumanoid.weebly.com/
  2. 12 points
    Been itching to do some revisions... (I've been itching in other places, as well, but we're not gonna talk about that.. ) -Had a request awhile back (Can't remember who, so whoever it was please chime in.. ) to make a revision to the Commodore 64 video. Turns out I used the wrong system. Can't find the source of the one I used, so not quite sure exactly what model it was, but 'I think' it was some kind of retro version of it. Maybe not an official commodore version? Anyways, need to change that... -I already informed you guys of the Nintendo background recently made, so expect a regular nes revision/update... Will replace the background... With this one... May not look like too much of a difference but the new one - The stars are actually a little fatter and more spread out. Better representation of the original box. And maybe mario and luigi need to be flying around in tanooki's or something? The still image floating around thing just isn't working for me anymore. -Currently, I'm finishing up a revision of the Gameboy v2 video. I actually plan on making it the only version seeming the current v1 is extremely outdated and quite inferior to v2. So yeah, it'll be the new v1 and the revisions will consist of... The gameplay video does not meet the inside border of the gameboy. Don't know what made me overlook that or think that it looked good, but time heals everything.. .. Also, I didn't include the comets. If memory serves me correctly that one overall took a lot of work, so by the time I reached that I was just ready to get it out. Recreating them alone along with the animations has been a project in itself. Will change the music to v1's music. (Something actually recommended by @davemk ) (You should be able to see what I mean about the video border...) Also, I "optimized" the transition from the boot-up to the main shebang, which now looks like this... Much love to all and to all a good night...
  3. 12 points
    To the moderators out there, your insane dedication to this community should be applauded. The success of LaunchBox is not only attributed to Jason's work, but is also due to the enormous amount of time you guys spend answering questions on this forum. You people have my greatest respect and appreciation!
  4. 12 points
  5. 11 points
  6. 11 points
    Okay since we are shouting out every one I'd like to send some love over to all the DB mods and users who contribute stuff over there because they are also responsible for making the program and community great.
  7. 11 points
    in addition, a huge round of applause to all those who took the time to develop Themes, Videos, Plugins and add on content that all fit seamlessly into BigBox. In the words Sir Winston Churchill "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning"
  8. 10 points
    Hello All! With the addition of my cinematics into the Launchbox Platform video downloader section,I figured I would show those that have no idea who I am or what I do,some examples of the available Cinematics I have made.I will also post info on any new cinematics I am working on here in the future. I also do alot of other media,mainly for RocketLauncher Fades and Pause screen...but,also marquees,wheels,and other stuff. If you would like to check out my other work,feel free to browse my website at www.retrohumanoid.weebly.com Apple II Big Fish Games ColecoVision Commodore Amiga CD32 FightCade Fujitsu FM Towns Future Pinball GCE Vectrex Guitar Hero Arcade Gun Games HBMAME (Misfit MAME) Jukebox Laserdisc Mattel Intellivision Microsoft MSX Microsoft MSX2 MUGEN NEC PC Engine NEC PC Engine-CD NEC PC-FX NEC SuperGrafx NEC TurboGrafx-CD Nintendo BS-X Satellaview Nintendo Game & Watch Nintendo Super Famicom PC Games Philips CD-i Pinball Arcade Pinball FX2 PopCap Games ScummVM Sega SG-1000 Sharp X68000 SNK Neo Geo Pocket SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color Sony Playstation Minis Visual Pinball
  9. 10 points

    Version 1.0.1

    43 downloads

    This is my first platform theme that I am making available to the community. My work blends a few influences relevant to the platform while showcasing the machine itself along with the games the platform ran: 1) Music made using sounds available on the platform 2) The platform's boot screen if available 3) Commercial influences usually in the form of the platform's marketing jingle. 4) The platform's packaging. In this way, the platform video itself gives an accurate interpretation of what the platform is, was marketed as, and what it looked and sounded like. The version available on Launchbox-app.com has no watermark.
  10. 9 points
    Here is the latest cinematic I just finished today... If Jason does not have the time to put it in Launchbox for downloading,you can always find it at my website as well (link in video description)
  11. 8 points

    Version 1.1.0

    168 downloads

    Here is a set of 7 Platform Category videos,done in a unified Neon style,with Retro synth music in the background. The categories are: Arcade Consoles Handhelds Computers Pinball Collections Genres
  12. 8 points

    Version 1.0.0

    111 downloads

    A whirlwind of particles fuse together to reveal the BigBox logo on top of a deep blue background. Click to view this video on Youtube
  13. 8 points
    Gettin' there... Need to add sparks and then the electricity around 'super power' at the end...
  14. 8 points
    Beta 5 is out now folks. The main menu (hamburger icon) is now partially implemented (Tools and Help menu are still empty, and some items will pop up a message saying "Coming soon"). We're getting there...
  15. 7 points
    Unified View File This theme is a port of the HyperSpin Unified Widescreen Megatheme project, which was originally started by gibbawho and continued by many other talented artists over the years. It’s supposed to bring a unified look (hence the name) across all platforms while giving every platform it’s own individual touch. I’ve tried to stay very close to the original look and feel but also took some creative freedom, especially when it comes to the new fading info panel at the bottom of the screen. This theme was designed for 16:9 screens and display resolutions only. Big Box will automatically scale itself to a 16:9 aspect ratio when you use a different aspect ratio on your machine. Features: Individual Artwork for a lot of different platforms and playlists + some alternatives you can choose from Matches with the Unified platform video set from EmuMovies Fully animated wheel pointer Spinning discs for disc-based platforms Various other custom animations Uses the weather plugin by @Grila Templates to build your own platform artwork are included as .psd files Brings a small taste of the HyperSpin feeling to your Big Box setup Currently featured Views: Games Text List View: 3D Box Games Vertical Wheel View 1: 3D Box Games Vertical Wheel View 2: 3D Box + static cart/disc Games Vertical Wheel View 3: 3D Box + rotating disc Games Vertical Wheel View 4: Fullscreen video Platform Vertical Wheel View 1: Fullscreen video + scrolling text Platform Vertical Wheel View 2: Fullscreen video without scrolling text More Views are planned, so stay tuned. The theme includes artwork for the following 198 Platforms/Playlists: The Add-on package includes artwork for the following 95 playlists: The theme will also display a default artwork for Platforms/Playlists which are not yet covered or wrongly named. How to install: This theme only works on LaunchBox version 8.2 or higher! Just download the archive and extract it to: “..\LaunchBox\Themes\” Go to the “Plugins” folder inside of the extracted folder and right-click on of the .dll files. Choose Properties -> Click on “Unblock” at the bottom of the window. Close the window. Repeat that for all .dll files in that folder. If the "Unblock" button isn't there than you are already good to go. Open the Options menu in Big Box -> go to “Views” and change the Theme to "Unified". Change the “Games List View” and “Platforms List View” to one of the currently featured Views that are listed above. Make sure that in the Big Box Options -> Views –> “Show Games List Title” is enabled. Info: Never rename the theme folder! The theme folder has to be named exactly "Unified" or the theme won't work properly! (that's btw. an universal tip for all other themes as well) How to install the Add-on package: Just extract the contents of the .zip file into your LaunchBox folder. Note: You have to create the proper playlists for the collections yourself! How to change the location and temperature measurement unit for the Weather plugin: 1. Close BigBox in case you have it opened up 2. Visit the website http://www.woeidlookup.com/ and search for a location of your choice 3. Go to the “Plugins” folder inside the Unified theme folder Path: “..\LaunchBox\Themes\Unified\Plugins” 4. Open the “GrilaBBWeather.dll.config” with a text editor of your choice. For example: Notepad 5. Copy the WOEID from the website and replace the already existing ID in the config file with it 6. If you want to change the temperature unit from Fahrenheit to Celsius just change the “f” under Units to a “c” 7. Save the config file and you’re done Known issues: The logo of the Platform/Playlist and the individual video border don't show up in the Game Details screen and the theme displays the generic Big Box logo and metallic video border instead when it gets opened through any other Games View than the Text List View. Tips for tweaking your LaunchBox setup for this theme: In LaunchBox: Tools -> Options -> Cart Front Priorities -> Select all Cart and Disc related entries, deselect everything else. In Big Box: Options ->Transitions -> Change "Game Image/Video Transition” to “Fade” In Big Box: To avoid spinning cart art go to: Options -> Views -> Make sure that „Remember separate View for each platform” is checked. Than go either to the Keyboard Mappings or the Controller Buttons settings and set up a key/button for “Switch View”. Now you can go back to your platforms and switch the games Views for each platform individually on the fly. Use the Unified Platform videos from EmuMovies for an overall uniform look. You can either download them as free user from the EmuMovies website or if you are an EmuMovies premium user you can get them directly through LaunchBox under: Tools -> "Download Platform/Playlist Theme Videos". What is the Add-on package? The theme itself will always only include artwork for Platforms and Playlists that also have a Unified Platform video available on EmuMovies in order to provide a seamless experience. Everything else goes into the Add-on package. More generic playlists like franchises, series, genres, etc. are also only included in the Add-on package to avoid that the theme gets unnecessarily blown up it in its size. The same goes for everything that differs too much from the default Unified style. Individual platform artwork not showing up?: The media files that are inside the “..\LaunchBox\Themes\Unified\Images\Theme\..” folder have to be named exactly like your platforms inside LaunchBox. I've went with the HyperList/RocketLauncher naming conventions for the filenames in this package. If Big Box doesn’t show any individual artwork for a system that is listed above you may need to manually rename the relevant files for that platform in all four sub-folders. Also make sure that in the Big Box Options -> Views –> “Show Games List Title” is enabled! Discs are not spinning / showing up?: Make sure you have the right Games List View selected and Disc images in your Cart Image Priorities enabled (see the tips section of this download description). Thanks and Credits: @Grila for his weather plugin @NJDave71 for his HelperControl plugin @ninja2bceen for creating the default and various other pointers All the artists who created the original HyperSpin themes, pointers and other work that helped me to create this theme (please contact me if I have forgotten someone!): Gibbawho @Styphelus Unknown50862 @Klopjero Neonrage @knewlife @Creloce Ghostlost https://www.youtube.com/user/GhostlostGames @ninja2bceen @THK adamg @RetroHumanoid http://retrohumanoid.weebly.com/ Rkh Rondar @scooter1974 Zinger19 Aloner187 @guyverjay MetalThrix SophT Ledgerewskie hoscarconh https://www.youtube.com/user/hoscarconh @viking Add-on package contributors: @RetroHumanoid http://retrohumanoid.weebly.com/ Submitter CriticalCid Submitted 04/01/2018 Category Big Box Custom Themes
  16. 7 points
    I believe for the future integrity of the database and continued success of Launchbox these basic database features are necessary: #1 Protect correct Database data. Existing data values could be given a "this is correct" option that could be voted on by moderators. Once data hits a certain threshold of votes (probably best not to publicly display this threshold number), it would become protected so that future changes could not be requested for this data. The same protection could be offered for data that hasn't been changed in months/years. In the case of abuse, enough moderator votes to flag the data as invalid would open it back up to change. Records should be kept on which games are constantly being changed so that it can be fixed 1 time with the correct values, and stop the users that keep modifying it. We should narrow the focus on completing a correct database, rather than moderators seeing absurd junk requests like changing the release date for Super Mario Bros to 2004. #2 Protect "complete" Platforms from duplicate/invalid games. New games for "complete" platforms, for example NES, should require a lot more votes than normal to add since by this point it's probably a user error in not finding that the game already exists. This would lead to less junk for moderators to sort through and less duplicates. Currently a request can made about any game or value. No one wants to moderate when the next 50 changes are someone adding Mario, Zelda, ect to the NES. #3 Tiered levels of database moderators. The lowest tier would be the same as the current "moderator". Medium tier moderator would be unlocked at x8 the current requirement for accepted changes to the DB. This would give double the voting power on any change you submit, and anyone moderating your change would see "Submitted by a veteran moderator". Top tier moderators would have previously mentioned perks, but would only be selected by Launchbox staff from the pool of Medium level moderators. These elite would be able to flag "correct" values (as mentioned above in #1), as invalid with only 3 votes required from top tier moderators before it is accepted as invalid. They could also see which user submitted the changes, and have the option to submit a request to ban the user from suggesting changes. Finally, both medium tier and top tier moderators would have access to an exclusive forum section to congregate and also to suggest database changes/features to Launchbox Staff. #4 FIX Fan-Art. Pretty self explanatory but yet somehow not implemented. All fan-art submitted should at least be relevant to the game or sequels to the game on the same console. Some fanart from the entire series can be fine, but this could potentially spoil later sequels or even events in the current game (dead characters, betrayals, ect). I don't know how this slipped through the cracks but on my setup any game that has "taz" in it displays fan-art of the Tazmanian devil character for me. Basically, either require fan-art to be specific to the game/sequence of games, or remove it. Personally I think we could do without it. It has no real quality standards. Seeing as there is no real limit on how much fan-art is enough, it will constantly take up an ever increasing amout of database space, while adding little to the experience, or in some cases even degrading it (tazmanian devil / spoilers). I'm sure many would be mad at the "loss of a feature" but fan-art could optionally be scraped from the web as an alternative. @Jason Carr @Lordmonkus
  17. 7 points
  18. 7 points

    Version 1.1.0

    264 downloads

    I will be placing any missing video themes that I have made to go along with @CriticalCid's Unified theme, in this download section. Here are 4 to start...but,more will be added in the future when needed.
  19. 7 points
    Unified 1.1 released! Changelog: v1.1 - 04.15.2018 - requires LB v8.2 or higher - General: Introducing the first release of the official Unified Add-on package. It features complete artwork for 95 Playlists; all created by @RetroHumanoid - Updated: The TextList for the whole theme was revamped - Updated: The Clear Logos in the wheels are now slanted for a more authentic HyperSpin feeling - Updated: The "Vertical Wheel 4" View and all Platforms Views are now stretching the videos to fill the whole screen for a more authentic HyperSpin feeling - Updated: The timings for switching between the game title and additional game metadata were slightly reduced for the "Vertical Wheel 4" View - Updated: The year of release in the Games Views was moved behind the game title - Added: The community rating was added to the additional game metadata line - Added: A new Games View was added: Text List - Added: The changelog was added as .txt file inside the theme folder - Added: A guide for setting up the weather plugin was added as .pdf file inside the theme folder - Added: Pointers were added for all platforms that were previously missing them. All platforms now have a complete artwork set - Added: An alternative background and logo for the Commodore Amiga CD32 was added (by @reaper595) - Added: Artwork for 14 new platforms was added. The theme now includes artwork for 198 platforms! - Big Fish Games - Commodore PET - Creatronic Mega Duck - GOG - HBMAME - Java Games - Nintendo Super Game Boy - OUYA - Origin - Pinball Arcade - Sony PlayStation Minis - Steam - Uplay - Visual Pinball Note that as of version 1.1 Unified now does require LaunchBox 8.2 or higher in order to work properly! You can already find matching Unified Platform videos for most of the new platforms on EmuMovies. The few missing ones will be added soon! @RetroHumanoid also did videos for the collections featured in the Add-on package and they can be already downloaded through the Platform/Playlist video downloader inside LaunchBox, so go and grab them! As little bonus are the Clear Logos for the collections also included in the Add-on package. You still have to create the playlists yourself though. List of all 95 featured playlists in the Add-on package: A few words regarding the Add-on package: From now on I will include community creations in either the official theme or the Add-on package. The reason for this is to provide a single curated and sorted source for all Unified related artwork. I hope that quite a few of you want to create and share your own work for this theme and this will hopefully avoid that everything gets cluttered across the download section and this thread. If you want to share your artwork with the community feel free to post it in this thread and I will see to include in the next update. Huge thanks to @RetroHumanoid for creating so much artwork to get the first release of the Add-on package up and going! How to install the Add-on package: Just extract the contents of the .zip file into your LaunchBox folder. Note: You have to create the proper playlists for the collections yourself! What gets included in the Add-on package? The theme itself will always only include artwork for Platforms and Playlists that also have a Unified Platform video available on EmuMovies in order to provide a seamless experience. Everything else goes into the Add-on package. More generic playlists like franchises, series, genres, etc. are also only included in the Add-on package to avoid that the theme gets unnecessarily blown up it in its size. The same goes for everything that differs too much from the default Unified style. And finally some updated screenshots: @zetec-s-joe I hope you like the playlists surprise
  20. 7 points
  21. 7 points
    Beta 5 is out now guys, finally with the options to filter out games that are missing images or videos: - New Feature: Five new options have been added to the View menu in LaunchBox to hide games missing videos, front box art, screenshots, clear logos, and/or background images. These options will trigger a process to populate a missing media cache that will allow quick navigation. There's also an option underneath these five items to "Refresh All Missing Media" in case you've manually added or removed images directly from the file system. Getting this to perform well without any issues was a major challenge; we ended up adding properties to each game to specify/cache whether particular media is missing. You can force (re-)populating the cache using the "Refresh All Missing Media" option. It should automatically run the necessary process when you check one of the options as well. If you don't check any of these options, things will behave exactly as they did before and you won't ever have to worry about any of it. LaunchBox.Next has also been updated in this beta with the beginnings of the main menu (hamburger icon). The Tools and Help menus are still empty, and some of the items that are there will pop up a "Coming soon" box, but we're getting there. I have two more major things to implement in LaunchBox.Next before it's mostly there: the game details side bar, and the working/progress functionality on the bottom. We'll implement the remainder of the menus as we work on those features. I haven't decided exactly when we'll put out the next official release, but it will likely be out before everything is completed with LaunchBox.Next.
  22. 7 points
    Nintendo Game Boy v2.1 (Decided not to get rid of the old.)
  23. 7 points

    Version 1.3.0

    43 downloads

    Encouraged By your message , I drop the themes ! Once again A big thanks at Viking for his theme I open the doors of my Youtube Channel (after much hesitation) These themes are made by passion, by a fan for fans please make good use ! By respect for my work and respect for participating YouTube artists ! Thx Main Themes Collection 80's Themes ! Playlist Genres Games themes :
  24. 6 points
    LaunchBox.Next is now available in the latest beta release. It's a complete overhaul for the main LaunchBox interface: LaunchBox.Next is: Free for all users Much smoother and faster than the previous interface Based on the work we did for the Music Box Alpha UI Available in addition to the existing LaunchBox interface (you can switch back and forth between them at will) Why did we decide to build this? THIS WASN'T ON THE POLL! We've had numerous requests to modernize the LaunchBox interface ever since Music Box Alpha came out and showed a more modern interface The new interface will help significantly in implementing a number of items on the poll (it's much more convenient to develop for) It resolves a number of long-running performance issues and bugs that were very difficult to fix with Windows Forms (the tech used in the previous LaunchBox interface) It opens LaunchBox up to be just as attractive and flashy as Big Box (for the future - background videos anyone?) What features are planned for LaunchBox.Next? LaunchBox.Next will be getting every single feature that is currently in the regular LaunchBox interface, though much of it is still in development All popup dialogs will remain the same as the regular LaunchBox interface (at least at first), so nothing will need to be re-learned Will LaunchBox.Next be replacing the current LaunchBox interface? Eventually, yes. However, until every single feature in the regular interface has been implemented in LaunchBox.Next, both versions will be available side-by-side. We will divide our development time between LaunchBox.Next and developing items from the poll until LaunchBox.Next is fully implemented Thanks all; please let us know your thoughts below. To download the latest beta, open up LaunchBox and go to Tools > Options > General > Updates, and check the box to Update to Beta Releases. Once you restart LaunchBox, you should be prompted to update, or the update will be downloaded in the background if you have that option enabled.
  25. 6 points
  26. 6 points
  27. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

    261 downloads

    Unified & Ultrawide is a new theme based on @CriticalCid's amazing Unified theme. It takes some liberties in order to make the best use of an ultrawide (21x9) monitor. Please see @CriticalCid's original Unified theme for installation and troubleshooting instructions. Requires LaunchBox Big Box 8.0 or greater. Huge thanks goes out to @CriticalCid for the theme, as well as the many different Hyperspin contributors who donated their time and talent to build an awesome, cohesive experience: Gibbawho @Styphelus Unknown50862 @Klopjero Neonrage @knewlife @Creloce Ghostlost https://www.youtube.com/user/GhostlostGames @ninja2bceen @THK adamg Rkh Rondar @scooter1974 Zinger19 Aloner187 @guyverjay MetalThrix SophT Ledgerewskie hoscarconh https://www.youtube.com/user/hoscarconh @viking @RetroHumanoid http://retrohumanoid.weebly.com/
  28. 6 points

    Version 1.0.0

    49 downloads

    Hi all, Follow 3D covers of the Capcom system I (HD version). 194 files - 1772x1788 They use the Launchbox name pattern but it works perfectly on any frontend. Cauptain Inc. - cauptain@gmail.com
  29. 6 points

    Version 1.0-beta1

    60 downloads

    FluxCRT is a relatively simple text view-based retro theme. It's designed for 16:9 monitors and displays filter and game videos (or screenshots) in a 4:3 format, using the Ao.Bigbox.Themer video engine. FluxCRT applys a CRT barrel distortion effect when using Windows Media Player. It's bundled with a collection of category, playlist, and platform banners; to which one can easily add their own banners. It works best with attract mode when the Skip Game Details option is ticked. Due to its reliance on certain plugin features, the current version of this theme requires LB version 8+. CUSTOMIZATION: To modify or add to category, playlist, or platform banners, please reference the very beginning of the support thread for this theme. It's straightforward to do but needs a little explaining. In future theme updates, I'll include some documentation on this within the theme. FluxCRT was designed and tested on a 1920x1080 display with 100% (default) text scaling, so you might need to adjust the font sizes if your display is otherwise; edit the font sizes at the top part of FluxCRT.xaml in the Styles directory as needed. NOTE: Unblocking the ZIP file will also unblock the DLLs (e.g., Ao.Bigbox.Themer.dll and others) contained therein, giving your computer permission to run these DLLs. This is an issue with all plugins you might download from this forum. It's a Windows security feature. You basically have to vouch for a file before Windows will use it. I liken it to how a MS office document you download from an email runs in Protected Mode until you unblock it for printing, editing, etc. Below is the error you'll see if you don't unblock the file, as well as a screenshot of the solution.
  30. 6 points
    Beta 11 is out now guys. The main addition in this beta is that the "Hide Games with Missing Media" features have been completed for Big Box now as well. You'll find the same options as LaunchBox in the Big Box general options. If anyone can do any testing on those, I'd appreciate it as I don't feel like we've extensively tested them (unless people have and just haven't been vocal about it). At this point I'm focusing on just making sure everything is stable; if all goes well, we're shooting for an official release on Wednesday.
  31. 6 points
    CoverBox - Wii Ware can now be downloaded.
  32. 6 points
    Still going through revisions... Regular NES and the SNES are harder systems to come up with boot-up/intro's for.. Mainly because they didn't have any. So, I'm giving it my all trying to remaster the old "Now You're Playing With Power, Super Power" portion of the old commercials... Progress Thus far...
  33. 6 points
    CoverBox - Master System has been released.
  34. 5 points
    It's a beautiful theme,and it's my pleasure to contribute any way I can
  35. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    32 downloads

    Hi all, Follow 3D covers of the Capcom system I (HD version). 73 files - 1772x1788 They use the Launchbox name pattern but it works perfectly on any frontend. Cauptain Inc. - cauptain@gmail.com
  36. 5 points
    Beta 10 is out now guys with the following: - Improvement: A new "RotationAmount" property has been added to the Big Box FlowControl (for theme developers styling the wheels). This allows theme developers to create a more cohesive-feeling wheel with items that rotate as the wheel turns. I added that by request for @CriticalCid's new Unified theme and just felt like tinkering with it this morning, so I figured why not. It does add a lot more flexibility and styling options to the wheels. I also added a StretchVideo property to the video transition presenters for the theme as well. Keep an eye out for a theme update from Cid.
  37. 5 points
  38. 5 points
    I'm still relatively new here and build this cave within a few weeks, behind the screens I'm also helping out in moderating for the game database everyday and creating/photoshopping graphics for future releases as well as working on a theme, bezels and collecting data to expand my collection for Big Box. The cave is still not finished yet, have to do some sweet black/UV-light and arcade/retrogaming artwork from Etsy to finish it off. Today I finally finished my mini gameroom (check it out @jaceroni), the square (check carpet boundaries) inside the small room is about 2x2 meters lol. I just installed and setup my last addition; the marquee screen. I was a bit nervous it wouldn't work out as I hoped it would but it did. My pc has only a HDMI and VGA port so I had to use the VGA port. It's a bit of a risk as the screen (the cheap 21:9, LG 25UM58-p) native resolution is 2560x1080, not possible through my VGA. I got a VGA-HDMI converter from Startech which outputs 1920x1080 max through VGA which is very nice but to get a good aspect ratio on 21:9 in 1920 you'll have to set (in my case I had to hack the registry for the old AMD HD 7660) the resolution to 1920x810 and it friggin worked! At this distance I can hardly even see the difference between 2560 and 1920 as the screen is pretty small. But for the future I'm set when switching to a different system which will support the UHD 49 inch screens resolution and the 2560 on the marquee screen. The carpet was cheap, the recliner was a second hand for 40 euro as was the media cabinet. Behind the 49 inch I placed 2 cheap led strips to get a bit of that Philips ambiance vibe. On the screen you'll also see a theme/project I'm working on which is based on Futurestate by @Hexxxer whom very kindly gave me permission to release it in the future. It's still in a very early beta stage and I'm planning to release the theme with custom and cut out high res arcade cabinet images, as well as cut out arcade carts/pcb's and more. I'm still thinking about the theme's name, something like 'Futurestate Neon Deluxe'. I think that covers it I guess I can't say it enough, everyone should have a marquee screen, it looks amazing with those beautiful high res marquee artworks out there, it really adds to the experience, there's some amazing bezels out there as well which will make the experience even more complete in my opinion, ofcourse a real cabinet is even cooler but I'm not that handy so this is my alternative path, I'm in heaven now lol
  39. 5 points
    Sparks aren't quite the same, but overall I like it...
  40. 5 points
    Happy Easter everybody! I hope you like my little surprise here (this is not an April fools joke!). I love the Unified Megatheme Project and therefore it was the last piece that I was missing in LaunchBox when I gave up on HyperSpin. While I was working on this theme I’ve also made over 50 new Unified Platform Videos. They are not available yet on the EmuMovies website or through the LaunchBox platform video downloader but it’ll be just a matter of time when they will be uploaded there. In the meantime you can get them already on the EmuMovies FTP server in my upload folder in case you are an EmuMovies premium member: /Upload Here/_Video Snap Submissions/CriticalCid/Platform Videos There are still 13 platform videos missing to complete the set of this theme. I’ll do them in the next few days, so keep an eye out on my FTP folder.
  41. 5 points

    Version 1.0.0

    60 downloads

    This theme is based on using new custom banner images which sit at the bottom of the screen, I welcome anyone to help out and make any of the missing platforms as I have only made ones for my current systems. I have only ever tested this on a 16:9 monitor so any feedback on other monitor size issues I will try and resolve. This theme does include a set of the Hardware Platform Set from @viking which has been reduced in size, but all credit to him. It also includes @NJDave71 plugin so also credit to him. (don't forget to UNBLOCK the plugin) Last thing there is a font in the folder to install, PLEASE INSTALL IT as it will not look as good if you don't
  42. 5 points
    oh, in other news, I released Strategy 3.1 tonight.
  43. 4 points
    Unified & Ultrawide View File Unified & Ultrawide is a new theme based on @CriticalCid's amazing Unified theme. It takes some liberties in order to make the best use of an ultrawide (21x9) monitor. Please see @CriticalCid's original Unified theme for installation and troubleshooting instructions. Requires LaunchBox Big Box 8.0 or greater. Huge thanks goes out to @CriticalCid for the theme, as well as the many different Hyperspin contributors who donated their time and talent to build an awesome, cohesive experience: Gibbawho @Styphelus Unknown50862 @Klopjero Neonrage @knewlife @Creloce Ghostlost https://www.youtube.com/user/GhostlostGames @ninja2bceen @THK adamg Rkh Rondar @scooter1974 Zinger19 Aloner187 @guyverjay MetalThrix SophT Ledgerewskie hoscarconh https://www.youtube.com/user/hoscarconh @viking @RetroHumanoid http://retrohumanoid.weebly.com/ Submitter Jason Carr Submitted 04/10/2018 Category Big Box Custom Themes  
  44. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    45 downloads

    343 Open box style 3D Master System Covers Designed to work with CriticalCid's excellent Unified theme 1864 x 1866 png files offer HD and UHD quality boxes perfectly scaled in the Unified Theme
  45. 4 points
  46. 4 points
  47. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    25 downloads

    2 eighties themes, inspired by the city hunter theme that I love. the influences are varied. In duet with Ninaca ( hfs play) for the overlay system themes. Hope you like it ! Credits: Thanks at viking/ and zombieavers (gameplay video)
  48. 4 points
  49. 4 points

    Version 1.0.0

    18 downloads

    My work blends a few influences relevant to the platform while showcasing the machine itself along with the games the platform ran: 1) Music made using sounds available on the platform (where possible) 2) The platform's boot screen (if possible) 3) Commercial influences usually in the form of the platform's marketing jingle. 4) The platform's packaging. In this way, the platform video itself gives an accurate interpretation of what the platform is, was marketed as, and what it looked and sounded like. The version available on Launchbox-app.com has no watermark.
  50. 4 points
    I have about 2 weeks left until I'm ready to put out the next volume. I should be finished making sure every game is added correctly to launchbox by mid next week. After that I spend some time checking all the different sort methods (year, genre, series, publisher, developer, etc) to make sure everything is entered properly. It's common for a company like Konami to be entered as Konami, Konami Inc., Konami, Inc., Konami Corporation of America, etc... So I try to normalize all of the variants into a standard version, that way if someone wants to sort by all Sierra Online games, they actually get them all and not just a subset of them. After that I run QC checks. Number of games listed in front end versus number of games in directory versus my database. This ensures I don't have weird issues like two games So yea, about two weeks to go for the strategy pack, which has some of my favorites in there. Dungeon Keeper, Theme Park, Theme Hospital (I just realized these are all a Bullfrog games so far... and I was still going to mention Syndicate... Lol), the Maxis Sim games, and lots of others.
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