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  1. 3 points

    Version 2019.09.15

    359 downloads

    Ao.Bigbox Customs is a collection of LB/BB plugins. The Themer library contains custom controls useful for theme developers. The Dropins library contains true plugins you can just drop into the LB plugins folder. By default, the only drop-in enabled is WootLauncher; enabling the other drop-ins is easy (see the PDF doc download). Here are the included drop-ins: GameManualViewer: Adds menu item "Game Manual 8D" (string is customizable) to the game details menu in BB, if the game has an associated PDF manual. When activated, the PDF will be read and converted to images on the fly for display within BigBox; it will not launch an external program. As occasionally some manuals take a few seconds to load, an animated GIF is displayed while you wait. The gif is currently a space invader, but I might add customization in the future. When viewing the PDF manual, use the standard keys (or gamepad buttons) used to navigate around BigBox. PlatformAuditor: Adds another media audit tool for LB with support for OCD-type personalities. This can help you quickly find a platform's missing game media and rename media according to the game's title. It can also be used to delete superfluous media. It works for images, manuals, music, and videos. As with any tool that potentially modifies your library, consider backing up your media folders before using this. PlatformExporter: Adds a simple way to export games including metadata and boxart to other applications. Currently, the only application to which it exports is EmulationStation. Support for other applications might be added in the future, if there is enough demand and I have enough time and interest in doing so. PlaylistGenerator: Adds playlists to your library but does not otherwise alter your library. Playlists are regenerated each time LB/BB is started. You can add your own media (videos, banners, etc) for the playlist, in the same way you would for manually generated playlists in LaunchBox. This media will not be overwritten when the playlists are regenerated. You can customize the names of these playlists and number of games added to each. WootLauncher: Adds game load/exit screens, pause screens including support for viewing PDF manuals and save/load states, and bezels/overlays (useful for emulators which do not themselves support overlays). There is a separate download page dedicated to WL: Here are some of the themes that use Ao.Bigbox.Themer FluxCRT - videos displayed within a mock CRT including curvature effect MinimalX - simple but very flexible (skinnable) theme with some cool controls Nostalgia - videos displayed within viking's clean and nostalgic platform images Refaktor - clean view suited for 16:9 or 4:3 displays and videos/screenshots of all sizes
  2. 1 point

    Version 1.2.0

    275 downloads

    Three sets of player mode silver ring logos in following formats: Arcade - with arcade joystick pictogram modeled after Dragon57 style. PC - with PC player pictogram Console - with XBOX controller pictogram Each set contains 25 logos with from one player up to eight players for each of the following: Alternating Simultaneous Plain (just Player logo with no alternating or simultaneous text) A logo for each set is also present for more than 8 players.
  3. 1 point

    Version .1

    13,839 downloads

    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...
  4. 1 point

    Version 1.5

    232 downloads

    Note: This thread will not be pushed to the front in the "whats new" section, if you want notifications for future updates to this file be sure to follow this page by using the follow button in the upper right corner. An alternative to the "Street" startup theme. Neon Deluxe Arcade is a series of themes, if you like you can download these to accompany the complete theme: Neon Deluxe Arcade - Big Box Theme Neon Deluxe Arcade - Launchbox Theme Neon Deluxe Arcade - Startup Theme (Street) Neon Deluxe Arcade - Startup Theme (Inside) Mr. RetroLust's Realistic Retroarch Bezels (Same style > Dimmed lit retro gaming) This Startup theme does not use fanart backgrounds but one static image in 4K quality. 1. The left side has been bound to "Box3DImagePath" or what you've set in this image category's priority list. 2. The right side has been bound to "Cart3DImagePath" or what you've set in this image category's priority list. 3. On the left side covering the 3DBox is bound to "CartFrontImagePath" or what you've set in this image category's priority list. 4. Game logo in Top Center Unpack the folder in: LAUNCHBOX\StartupThemes, go to startup settings and choose the title of this theme. If you like the startup theme to last longer on your screen, simply delay it to 5 seconds in the launchbox and/or bigbox settings. Enjoy! 🤘
  5. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0

    216 downloads

    This control will make the selected item in the list views stay in the center of the list as the user scrolls if the list is indeed scrollable according to the IScrollInfo. Please read the included docs and view the example pictures for each step! If you are inserting this into a theme where the author has modified any of the required views, make sure to only replace whats outlined in the docs. Any troubles implementing it let me know and I will make the modifications when I have time. Major thanks to @Jason Carr for holding my hand on this one
  6. 1 point

    Version 1.0.1

    395 downloads

    A modern theme, Illuminate was designed with simplicity and elegance in mind. The box art and video snap of each game takes center stage, while the slightly out-of-focus fanart gets displayed behind flashy shades of blue and yellow and an animated bokeh effect. This theme takes advantage of the new features in version 9.4 that allow customization on a per-platform basis. Because of this, Illuminate will only work on version 9.4 and above. Installation Instructions The Default view is designed for vertical box art, and 4:3 video snaps. Custom views have been added for the following platform: Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 64 Nintendo DS Nintendo Game Boy Advance Nintendo Game Boy Color Nintendo Game Boy Nintendo Virtual Boy Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U Sega Dreamcast Sega Game Gear Sony Playstation Super Nintendo Entertainment System If you have a platform you would like a custom view for, please leave a comment below. This theme uses the following plugins: Ao.Bigbox.Themer by eatkinola Illuminate by me ListBox Scroll Center by Grila Prioritized Path Selector by Jason Carr Y2GURU Converters by y2guru
  7. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0

    290 downloads

    83 unique playlist logo sets I created to go with the new Auto Generated Playlist feature recently added. These took quite some time to make,considering I had to create entire fonts for some of them (ScummVM,MAME,NEC SuperGrafx,etc.) due to no font existing,and editing similar fonts to resemble the system fonts for others. Each set contains 8 logos covering the following.. All Games Genres Favorites Play Modes Regions Single Player Multiplayer Cooperative Not every playlist/platform will utilize every logo,but,just for completionist sake,I made them all for each one anyways. I have organized the file to be drag and drop,but,I still suggest to verify the playlist/platform names before dropping it into your images folder...as some may differ from user to user,and wrongly named files will not show up. After placing them in the appropriate place,you should also refresh platform clear logos in options as well. Example Set:
  8. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0

    144 downloads

    So just a follow up to last years Bezels, which are for use directly in MAME artwork folder as they have a lay file. Are perfect for 16:9 ratio tv, just need to change Hor & Ver in Mame to .966 So I updated my romset to the latest .202 version and found I had a lot of games that now work from my original set. Thanks to all the contributors that made some of the original Bezels. I wouldn't know where to start by naming them individually. Have also included quite a few of my own ones as well. Enjoy, Adam
  9. 1 point

    Version 4.0

    113 downloads

    This HelperControl has been integrated into LB 9.4. I have included a link with steps to help reference the library within big box. Thank you to everyone that has used this plugin and thank you to @Jason Carr for integrating it into the latest release. HelperControlv4.0 This XAML User Control is provided as is and without warranty and should only be used by Theme Developers. The purpose of this control is to add scrolling Horizontal text as done in the Aeon Nox theme. Returns total game count for platforms and playlist * Please read the PDF file explaining how it's used. ** Total Game Count works in all languages
  10. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0

    215 downloads

    I imported My N64 Japanese set and pulled 3D boxes and only got a few..So I hope this helps anyone.. 197 images gotta be close to a full set..
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