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  1. 2 points

    Version .1


    What's different in 2.0? *This replaces the old version of Refried entirely. DO NOT merge this new version with the old one. *All platform addon themes from the first version of Refried have been merged into one single addon called "Queso Fresco" (because it tastes great on top of refried beans...that's why). Therefore all of those older addon themes are no longer needed. *Requires Launchbox 9.4 or above to function properly *Revised Install instructions (please read them below if you are just starting out with the theme) *Added custom controller icons for play modes in the game description on some systems...this will get finished in the future *More great additions made by Ghostlines to the theme *Added the fullscreen video view to all platforms (view 4) *Improved the artwork slightly for the Big Box options menus Important note**If you install this theme,and the artwork does not display properly for a platform on your system,then more than likely it is a naming conflict between your platform and the files in the theme. To fix this issue,you must locate these files and change the name to your actual platforms name: 1.Images/Theme/Background/(name of your platform that is mislabeled) 2.Images/Theme/VideoBorder/(name of your platform that is mislabeled) If you install the Queso Fresco addon as well,then you must also rename the custom view xaml files to your platform name. I set out to make an alternate version to the beautiful Unified theme,with modifications here and there,yet,as I worked on it more and more,I started to go a different direction slightly...and thus Refried was born. This theme is built to focus on artwork,and showcase each system in bright colorful high definition artwork. I have drawn all new original arcade cabinets,and designed custom borders for each platform,which set each system apart from each other,while maintaining a unified appearance across the board. The main difference between this,and many other themes that are out there...are the video borders. When using the Default theme,all video borders are the same size across the entire theme...but,when using the addons,the video borders will then fit the system properly...so that the video for Game Boy Advance,will fit the GBA Video Border...and the PSP video,will fit the PSP Video Border. In other words,by using the custom view addons,it allows the theme to represent the system perfectly...rather than the same size border for everything. This theme is more than capable of running without a single addon theme installed,and only using the Default...the addons are merely to extend the experience of each system,with special added artwork,and tweaks.On the other hand,the Addons rely on the Default themes structure,and will not work without the default theme installed. There are multiple views included with the default theme,including - 1.Border with No Box/Cart/Disc Art 2.Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art 3.Border with Box/Spinning Cart/Disc Art 4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel 5.Border Text List View with Box/Cart/Disc Art The Queso Fresco addon has 5 views - 1.Special Artwork/Special Border with No Box/Cart/Disc Art 2.Special Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art (With wheel fade) 3.Special Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art (No wheel fade) 4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel 5.Special Border Text List View with Box/Cart/Disc Art **If the system has CD's/Discs,then the Disc will spin in Views 2 and 3...but,if the system has carts or floppies,then they will not spin in views 2 and 3. The Arcade portion of the Queso Fresco addon has 5 views - 1.Dynamic Marquees with Character Artwork 2.No Dynamic Marquees with Character Artwork 3.Dynamic Marquees with Advert/Flyers 4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel 5.Text List View with Advert/Flyers/Cabinets With the Queso Fresco addon installed,the arcade platforms are capable of displaying Video Marquees for each game,as well as regular marquees, in the marquee area of the cabinets (Some samples are included,and more are on the way)* Any Video Marquees must be placed in "LaunchBox/Themes/Unified Refried/Images/Theme/Addons/_Arcade/Video Marquees/" and must be in mp4 format In order to make this work properly,you must go into LaunchBox options,and change the priority for Cart Back Image to Arcade - Marquee,and uncheck anything else. Installation: 1.Download the Default theme (Unified Refried) ,and place it in your "Launchbox/Themes" folder 2.If you have not done so,you will need to unblock the Plugins...This does not have to be done for every addon theme,as unblocking them once,in the default,is all that is necessary...excerpt taken from unified description - 3.Set the theme to "Unified Refried" in Options/Views/Theme 4.If installing any of the addons,simply unzip the addon,and open the folder that was created. In this case we will use the Queso Fresco addon as an example. 5.Place the two folders (Images and Views) into the Unified Refried default theme folder,merging the folders when prompted. 6.That's it! ....When you load up Big Box,the artwork should be changed to the Queso Fresco alternate art. Pictures of Installation process for those that need them...If this is your first time using Refried you can skip step 1 Thanks @RetroNi for the use of his Logo set. @CriticalCid for his theme Unified,as I used alot of his coding as a base for the assembly of this theme. @kyoken @neil9000 @bundangdon @zetec-s-joe @Retro808 @Porl Hendy for their feedback during testing. @faeran for his help early on in the development stages. @Jason Carr because I used a bit of code from his Redux version,and took on some of his ideas from the changes he made @NJDave71 for his HelperControl plugin @bmonomad @Suhrvivor for their work on the Community Star Ratings,Favorites,and Play Mode code,which formed the base for implementing it into this theme @Ghostlines for his additions to the theme Examples: Current Platform list covered by the theme - Arcade Consoles Handhelds Computers Pinball Ghostlines Additions Current Playlists covered by the theme - Collections Genres Developers Favorites The Platform/Playlist video set can be found here... The Platform/Playlist Logo set can be found here...
  2. 2 points
    Beta 9 is out now with the following: - Improvement: Scraping is now improved for no-intro ROMs with tildes (~) in the file names - Improvement: Big Box alphanumeric indexes will now work properly with favorites-only lists. If no game is found that is not a favorite, Big Box will jump to the first favorited game that starts with that letter instead. - Improvement: When deleting platforms, categories, or playlists from the sidebar in LaunchBox, warnings have been added to clarify a number of things and reduce confusion - Improvement: The MAME arcade full-set import process now excludes hacks, prototypes, and bootlegs from the region prioritization process; this helps to ensure that hacks, prototypes, and bootlegs do not end up being used as the default ROM for a game. - Fixed: Big Box was not properly saving previous selected games for categories and playlists - Fixed: Big Box attract mode was sometimes starting in the previous state (half-way through a spin) if it had previously been cut off - Fixed: Big Box attract mode was sometimes starting up too quickly after returning from a game - Fixed: On some very rare occasions, the Big Box update popup could previously cause stability issues
  3. 2 points
    @RetroHumanoid Cheers! This theme is awesome. I've never fully let go of the great feeling I had when I completed my first full Hyperspin build. My move to Launchbox has always felt like the right thing to do, but the build never felt 'fun' like my older Hyperspin build. Until now. You are the man! This theme rocks and it makes me smile every day
  4. 2 points
    Arcade Theme 1.5.2 - Now displays Clear Logo when no Marquee is present Last update for this theme...i'm probably driving the average downloader nuts by now...
  5. 2 points
    Beta 8 is out now with the following: - Improvement: Attract mode in Big Box will now always move into or out of views when the number of items highlighted exceeds the total number of items - Improvement: Performance has been significantly improved while populating the Big Box platform clear logo image cache for platforms, categories, or playlists that do not have default images - Fixed: Big Box was caching the nested name incorrectly for platform, playlist, and category wheel images; this was resulting in the wrong images showing up in rare cases - Fixed: Big Box was not properly saving previous selections for deeply nested platforms, categories, and playlists
  6. 1 point

    Version 1.1.0


    A set of Logos, to match perfectly with my Refried theme. A special Thank you to @RetroNi for allowing me to use his white bordered logo set,with a few changes,for the creation of the Platform Logos in this set...As well as @CriticalCid for giving me the unspoken inspiration to even start this project in the first place! The Logos are seperated to download by category..including each playlist covered in the theme. Inside of the Unified Refried theme there is a "Images" folder. Inside you need to create a folder labelled "Platforms." Inside you will need to create another folder called "Clear Logo." Inside the Clear Logo folder is where you paste the set. Launchbox/Themes/Unified Refried/Images/Platforms /Clear Logo After making the change, be sure to refresh platform wheel images located in options (Image Cache). You can find the theme here.... You can find the matching video set here...
  7. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    This is a complete collection of Sega CD 3D Boxes for the USA region. Big Thanks to @goofers for his template. If you find my work of use could you please consider donating to my Patreon found here: https://www.patreon.com/RobinLevingstone LIST OF GAMES COVERED: Sega Mega CD 3D Boxes for the Japan region can be downloaded here: Sega Mega CD 3D Boxes for the Europe Region can be downloaded here:
  8. 1 point
    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. 1 point

    Version 2.0.8


    A set of MSU-1 Covers, in the UGC format. *UPDATE* New V2 pack, all covers so far now in two seperate packs, Single case or Dual case, You can use one or the other, or if like me you can use both. The Reflection effect has been removed, this was asked for a few times.. 60+ cases had some changes made to the front covers using the correct MSU logo's ie, Super Famicom games now using a Super Famicom Logo instead of the Super Nintendo one. All cases to date are in these packs, and as far as im aware, this covers every game that has had an MSU-1 Patch. There are 2 sets Single Faced - 292 Covers, most have alternates using the USA/JPN and PAL cover styles Double Faced - 293 Covers, most have alternates using the USA/JPN and PAL cover styles. These covers are not meant to be accurate representations of the original boxes, these are customs and are to be treated as such. The naming is standard Launchbox/Super Nintendo Game names, so unless you have them named different, you should be able to drag and drop into the Box - 3D folder. (i recommend if you have my older boxes to remove them, and start fresh.) (Note: Boxes are labeled using one of the options Single or Dual, if you want to use both sets, you will need to manually edit each title in LB and drag the new extra box(s) over and set it to 3D Box.) A lot of these covers came from http://thecoverproject.net . Covers that did not exist i tried to make as carefully as i could. I am no artist, all the images contained in these Cases are from the net and are made by more talented people than myself, i make these primarily for myself, so i hope you like them, and will use them.
  10. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    A 16:9 bezel/overlay themed for the GameBoy color handheld Designed for use with retroarch or launchbox. Unzip and drop into 'overlays' folder for retroarch use. (Gambette core)
  11. 1 point

    Version 3.0


    This is a complete set of Sega Saturn 3D Boxes for the USA region. Big Thanks to @goofers for his template. If you find my work of use could you please consider donating to my Patreon found here: https://www.patreon.com/RobinLevingstone LIST OF BOXES INCLUDED: Sega Saturn Europe 3D Boxes can be downloaded here: Sega Saturn Japan 3D Boxes can be downloaded here:
  12. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    A collection of 3D boxes in UGC format for arcade games made by Konami. These are just sourced flyers with homemade spines. This is not a full collection by any means as some titles are absent due to no suitable flyers found. As well as that, I've omitted the Casino, Endeavour and Dance/Rhythm/Music stuff. The boxes are mainly parent, although clones are included where either a suitable parent flyer couldn't be sourced or a clone flyer differed from it's parent and appealed to me.
  13. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    Super Smash Bros. playlist theme for video game frontends. There are two quality options to chose from. Those being 4K and 720p for high-end and low-end systems respectively. There are 3 available song options (listed below). zircon - Smash Superstars: Music provided by zircon https://zirconstudios.bandcamp.com/ Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Main Theme - Lifelight (Japanese): https://youtu.be/qiI7wTGV6Go Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Main Theme - Lifelight (English): https://youtu.be/EhgDibw7vB4
  14. 1 point
    Just wanted to see a huge thanks to Lordmonkus. I have just stumbled across this issue when setting up light gun games and using mameui. Light gun games worked perfect in UI, but if i launch them from within LB the crosshair would pause in centre of screen for a second. The solution of copying the mame.ini in to the route folder where MameUI is installed worked ! Thank you
  15. 1 point
    Beta 8 seems to have fixed my slow down issues. I installed it this morning and 8 hours later no signs of slowdown. I'll let it run overnight to confirm but so far so good.
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  17. 1 point
    Sadly not, i know only few words
  18. 1 point
    Excellent theme, even without the add-ons. The arcade add-on is a must have though. The changing marquee on the video cab is something i have not seen in a theme before, especially video marquees. My go to theme on my main LB build.
  19. 1 point
    Interesting... I am not at home right now to check, and I cant remember; are you saying that in the game details view in BigBox there is an option to add the game to an existing playlist? If so, then I dig that and will be using it.
  20. 1 point
    I am always using isocompressor to convert files to cso. Are you sure that from Russia with loves works uncompressed abut not in gz format? I do not see that phenomenon with any of my games. And yes, the delay during the first time start of a gz file is due to the creation of the tmp file, which from then on works as an index to speed up file access as far as I understand.
  21. 1 point
    excellent! Sorry for all the questions here, i know i must be hard work! Is there a way to add a border or show the grid on screen, so to help with placement? so that once you are happy you can then remove the border? ** actually i can use coloured blocks to recreate this, see attached. I have to admit i am quite enjoying this coding malarky even though i am basically trial and erroring it. ** Also can you use any font you like, as the font i did want to use simply wont show. I assumed you just reference the actual name of the font? Thanks guys!
  22. 1 point
    Cool. Just wondered if there had been any discussions as of yet. Jason may of course have a different vision on how he wishes to have a Pause and Fade type functionality built into the core Launchbox/BigBox code. Thanks again for your plugin, I can imagine many people are going to be all over this when it's released.
  23. 1 point
    New Update? Can't wait to test it. I have now updated all of my games with your plugin. Works like a charm. I still have 267 missing but they must have been removed from the store which might be the reason. But I can update those by hand. Thank you so much for this plugin. 👍
  24. 1 point
    I'm not sure @Jason Carr would want to integrate this into BB, but I can talk it over with him if he wants.
  25. 1 point
    Yeah, but the average downloader isnt as obsessed about tweaking as some are. its the joy of the hobby. one of these days we might actually get to play these games. lol
  26. 1 point
    Your welcome lads, Here is the Pier Solar one @Lordmonkus
  27. 1 point
    I've since updated my tutorials
  28. 1 point
    Did you refresh the image cache in BigBox options? If not anytime you add new images you should do this to update the cache for BigBox. The platform clear logo should show in the platform selection screen as well as in the game screen you are showing.
  29. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    This is a complete collection of Sega CD 2D Boxes for the USA region. LIST OF GAMES COVERED:
  30. 1 point
    Here are my older overlays from this post ➡️ Final Fantasy VI TLOZ Link to the Past Breath of Fire Secret of Mana Super Mario World Super Metroid Street Fighter II Castlevania For convenience, I've bundled them all. I'll update the package as I finish new ones.
  31. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    A compressed package of all the 16:9 bezel overlays I've made. I will continue to update this package and add new overlays as I finish them. 😁 Currently this pack includes overlays for the following games: Breath of Fire - SNES Breath of Fire II - SNES Castlevania - NES Castlevania II Simon's Quest - NES Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - PSX Final Fantasy VI - SNES Nintendo GameBoy - Platform Nintendo GameBoy Color - Platform Nintendo GameBoy Advance - Platform The Secret of Mana - SNES Super Mario World - SNES (3 Color Variants) Super Metroid - SNES (2 Color Variants) Super Street Fighter - SNES Tetris - Nintendo GameBoy Tetris - NES The Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past - SNES
  32. 1 point
    Here are some of the overlays I've recently finished: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES) Core - FCEUM Core Aspect Ratio - provided Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1) Core - Mednafen PSX (software) Core Aspect Ratio - provided Breath of Fire II (SNES) Core - BSNES Mercury Accuracy Core Aspect Ratio - provided Tetris (NES) Core - FCEUM Core Aspect Ratio - provided Nintendo GameBoy (platform) Nintendo GameBoy Color (platform) Thanks for letting me Share!
  33. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    A 16:9 bezel/overlay themed for Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Designed for use with retroarch or launchbox. Unzip and drop into 'overlays' folder for retroarch use.
  34. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    A 16:9 bezel/overlay themed for Breath of Fire II (SNES) Designed for use with retroarch or launchbox. Unzip and drop into 'overlays' folder for retroarch use.
  35. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    A 16:9 bezel/overlay themed for Tetris (NES) Designed for use with retroarch or launchbox. Unzip and drop into 'overlays' folder for retroarch use.
  36. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    A 16:9 bezel/overlay themed for the Nintendo GameBoy handheld Designed for use with retroarch or launchbox. Unzip and drop into 'overlays' folder for retroarch use.
  37. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    A 16:9 bezel/overlay themed for Castlevania Symphony of the Night (PS1) Designed for use with retroarch or launchbox. Unzip and drop into 'overlays' folder for retroarch use. (Mednafen PSX Core)
  38. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    Please subscribe to my Youtube Channel! The arcade platform obviously doesn't come in a box, so this time, I decided to slap together some footage I found from across the web, put it together in a solid piece and bring it to you all to enjoy. I don't take any credit for any of the rendering at all, just the editing.
  39. 1 point
    Hi everyone, As you may have noticed, no french translation was submited for a long time. I'm really sorry about that. My personnal life has become much too complicated and I won't be able to continue this job. So if any french speaking user wants to replace me, that would be a good thing. Sorry again... Nicolas
  40. 1 point
    Hey all, I've been working on a plugin for applying these bezels to the windows Retroarch installation within LaunchBox. Basic functionality: Download latest content for selected system from the Bezel Project Github repository. Edit the configuration files (from retropie to windows) and copy all appropriate files to the Retroarch core emulator config and overlay folders. Enjoy.. This would be for people who do not use Rocket Launcher (like me) or any other middleware. Like the Bezel Project, this plugin is a work in progress. I am looking for a couple of people to help test if anyone is interested. I'll check back in a day or so to see if there are any takers... Here is a demo video showing it in action using the Atari 7800 repository from the Bezel Project. In this demo I startup a few Atari 7800 games to show those games without bezel artwork. Then use the plugin to install the Atari 7800 bezels pack. Then restart those games to show the bezels were installed. TBP-LB-Plugin-Demo.mp4
  41. 1 point
    yeah sure, download them from my server. There's the background wall with the posters thats the "fanart" file and then the SNES PSD with the main stuff in the foreground. Fanart SNES Console I also made a NES version to use as an overlay for my RetroPie NES setup. In use on my TV
  42. 1 point
    In retrospect I am giving this 5 stars. I heavily used this and the background art is amazing. I would love to see this rebuilt and work with all the changes to BigBox. @niglurion would like to see you bring this back from the dead.
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