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  1. Version 2.0

    502 downloads

    Looks best on dark backgrounds!
    6 points
  2. Version 2.1.4

    11,692 downloads

    Ok, here is version 2 of my Retro Console Theme. This is a MASSIVE overhaul and Includes ANIMATIONS. Thanks to @y2guru and his unending support and development of the 'Community Theme Creator', which now offers an animation tool, I was able to completely rebuild this theme and make it the way I originally intended. Thank You as always my man! * Language issues have been fixed. Should work now! 5-1-2020 The original theme without animations can be found here: Retro Console Version 1 Pretty much every single view has been redone with at least more flare and details, but some of them are totally re-imagined. I have also added several new views and many more platform specific views. All with animations, subtle but informative (hopefully). One of the game views that has a smaller monitor window on the right side of the screen now plays a video in a loop of the matching consoles original startup or boot screen. Not all are included as I have not been able to find them on YouTube. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on where to look for more, would be very helpful! NEW: Playmode Icons - All custom and added all over the theme. NEW: I made a new view that is intended for use with newer consoles like PS3 and XBOX360. Looks good but does not require as much artwork since there is not much available yet. NEW: New version available, "Retro Console Theme Anim V2-center videos.zip". This version is designed to let users select a platform video set other than the Nostalgia set that I have been using. It is much better for center aligned videos. ALSO NEW are several controller button packs that can be swapped out to match your setup. These include 4 buttons each and are color coded throughout the theme: GREEN = Select RED = Back Blue = Search Yellow = Game info screen To use these you should just download the pack you want and drop it in the following folder: ?\LaunchBox\Themes\Retro Console Theme Anim V2\Media\buttons\. Make sure to overwrite the existing ones. controller buttons - arcade.zip: This is a set of generic arcade buttons that can be used for any setup. Just colored and round. controller buttons - numbered.zip: This is a set of numbered controller buttons (1 - 4) for controllers that have numbered buttons. controller buttons - ps3.zip: This is a set of PlayStation controller buttons controller buttons - xbox.zip: This is a set of Microsoft XBOX controller buttons controller buttons - SN30 Pro: This is a set of black buttons with white lettering, glossy I will gladly take any requests for additional controller buttons as long as they don't require changing the theme. (max of 4 buttons in a pack) ALSO: @Wanderer189 has made a huge contribution to this theme in the form of several downloadable add-on packs full of clear logos for each platform. These include literally thousands of logos made for each Genre, Playmode, ETC. This is an amazing thing and I thank you for your hard work Wanderer. You are awesome. If you would like to get these logos for your setup they can be found here: And yet another great contribution from our community: @kidshoalin has created several missing logos to go with your setup. All credit goes to him. Thank you so much for the contribution! INSTALL: First - Download the file: Arcade Defualt Clear Logos.zip, unzip it and then follow below instructions... place clear logos in the Retro-Console Theme Anim V2/images//Playlists Folder make sure to go into options in BigBox and refresh all images. What is this theme: This is a video snap based BigBox theme. Heavily designed around the use and display of video snaps. This theme has over a hundred views including one that offers a different look for each platform including handhelds. There is a large amount of custom graphics and logos and images and icons etc. Hence the large file size. Use the startup and pause themes to complete the seamless setup. (also included here) All icons including stars for 'consumer ratings' and 'ESRB rating' and the new 'playmode icons' are custom and included in the theme file. Use them all you want. I am using the nostalgia platform videos and these are perfect for this theme. I may make my own someday but for now these are Great. @Wanderer189 is currently making videos for every genre and playmode. (you are awesome buddy, thank you so much for all your hard work and contributions to this and other themes) Available Downloads: Retro Console Theme Anim V2.zip - This is the entire theme including platform and platform device logos as well as all icons so you don't have to download them individually. This does not include the startup video, startup or pause themes, collection logos, etc. Retro Console Theme Anim V2-center videos.zip - This an alternate version of the theme. This version is designed to let users select a platform video set other than the Nostalgia set that I have been using. It is much better for center aligned platform videos. controller buttons - arcade.zip - Arcade panel based controller buttons controller buttons - numbered.zip - Number based controller buttons controller buttons - ps3.zip - PlayStation based controller buttons controller buttons - xbox.zip - XBOX based controller buttons Retro-Console-Pause.zip - The pause theme I made also to match this theme. (screens below) Retro-Console-Startup.zip - The startup and shutdown theme I made to match with this theme. (screens below) Platform Clear Logos.zip - Included in the theme download but also here in case you just want them alone. These were made specifically for this theme. Platform Device Logos.zip - Also made for this theme for the platform view that uses device images. Collection Device Logos.zip - Made to match this theme for the platform view that uses device images for each collection I use. I can make more upon request. Collection Logos.zip - Same as the platform logos. Made to match so they can be used in this theme. Platform Categories.zip - A bunch of category logos also made to match this theme. Startup Video.zip - A startup video I made just to add to the overall completeness of the theme. Not at all necessary but here if you want it. Retro Console Sound Pack.zip - Again not required but here if you want it. This is what i use in the video below. Just unzip it to your launchbox sounds folder and then select it in BigBox. Platform Original Boot Videos.zip - This is a pack of just the new startuo videos for each console or platform I could find. (included in theme so no need to download unless you want just these) Arcade Defualt Clear Logos.zip - A new community contribution including several new arcade logos for playlists. Recommendations: Set your Image priorities in Launchbox as follows - Cart Front ( add disc images to the list - this is used in many views in this theme) Set your startup and shutdown time limits in launchbox settings. (mine are: startup=5 sec and shutdown=3.5 sec) I designed this around the Nostalgia Platform Videos. You can use anything but those will fit and line up best. This theme assumes an xbox controller setup: A=Select, B=Back, X=Search, Y=Game Details and Select Button=Change View (not required) I also set the left bumper to platforms and right bumper to platform categories. (not required but helpful) Get as many Banner, Steam Banner and Marquee images as you can. This theme offers a unique view for all arcade cabinet based games and will use those images. There is also a custom view for systems like Windows that also use them. Future Plans: Create a new view that uses the original loading video from each console. (started on 1-3-2020) DONE Complete the white silhouette console and controller images that are used in the startup theme. DONE Add animations to the theme ( @y2guru is working on this ability for his theme creator as we speak and I will update once it is ready) DONE Make platform videos to match this theme (maybe) - In the works How to Install: Extract Retro Console Theme.zip to your launchbox themes folder. This includes all the platform and device logos you need and will automatically use them. ( In order to use other logos just delete the ones in this theme folder) You can also use the startup and pause themes to add more of a consistent flow. Drop the startup video (if you want it) in the launchbox videos root folder. This theme currently has over 80 different platforms and includes the matching device logos, collection logos, category logos and more but some of these have to be added manually through launchbox (sorry). I can not figure out how to make them automatic. Startup Video: Theme Video: Screenshot System View: Screenshots of each Logo Type: Screenshots - Startup and Shutdown and Pause Theme: Screenshots - Random and Extra Stuff: Screenshots - Random Icons and Controllers Made for This Theme:
    5 points
  3. Version 1.0.0

    197 downloads

    Just Back for 4 Game Themes! *Doom come in download for the end of the week Enjoy !
    4 points
  4. Version 1.0.0

    196 downloads

    made this for the wonderful by @cemfundog
    4 points
  5. 4 points
  6. Setting up an alternate Retroarch emulator (in Launchbox, you don't need two instances of Retroarch) will still require you to input the command line for the core (I think) as first I tried to create a new emulator called (Retroarch - Alternate), and pointed it to my regular Retroarch.exe. I think because it wasn't named just (Retroarch) the dropdown for the cores didn't appear in Associated Platforms. Unless I did something wrong, in this case you would put the code under the Associated Platforms tab and it should work fine. I've been thinking about a more novel approach to the first method that would allow you to do this in bulk. Lets say you have 50 games in your SNES library that you need to change a core for. First, you could download this awesome plugin by @JoeViking245: This allows you to input custom command lines into multiple games at once. The next problem is sorting. You need to be able to select only the roms you want to change the core on. You could do this by marking all of the roms that need a different core as favorite (just for the time being), then going to "List View" in Launchbox scrolling over to the favorites column and sorting that way. Select all the games you marked as favorite, right click and select Bulk Command Line edit Then just put in the core command line code and you're done - the plugin will automatically enable custom command lines to every selected game and further input the command you've told it. NOTE: I've used the above plugin but never quite in this way, so this is just untested lagniappe at this point.
    2 points
  7. alternative, you set up a second instance of tetrarch within Launchbox and choose the different core. after that you can pick the "other emulator" in the games detail as the emulator.
    2 points
  8. Version 1.0.0

    92 downloads

    come with every USA game logos for the NEC TurboGrafx 16 HuCard games
    2 points
  9. Version 1.10

    162 downloads

    Bulk Custom Command-Line Editor Use this to set (or clear) the Custom Command-Line Parameter for the selected games. The would be the same as selecting a game, click Edit, go to the Emulation tab and check "Use Custom Command-Line Parameters:" and entering in a command line. But for multiple games all at once. This will not change anything for the Emulator itself (i.e. Edit Emulator). This is only for the selected games' Custom Command-Line. Setting up: 1) Copy "BulkEditCommandLine.dll" into your LaunchBox\Plugin folder. 2) Navigate to the folder, right click the dll file, click Properties then click Unblock.Using: 3) Start LaunchBox 4) Select a game (or games), right click and choose "Bulk Command Line Editor" - Type in the command line and click "Finish" (or hit Enter) - To clear the Command-Line for the selected game(s), leave blank and click "Finish" - To exit without making changes, click "Cancel"
    1 point
  10. Version 1.0.3

    1,140 downloads

    Happy New Year 2020 to all NOTE THIS THEME IS BUILT FOR STEAM STYLE BANNERS FOR THE FAVOURITES & RECENTLY PLAYED BOX IMAGES. This is Play Box 3, A continuation of Play Box 2. I have redesigned this theme for a more modern look of Steam Big Picture Mode or TV Media Center Graphical User Interfaces. All games & apps that have been added as your favourite & recently played now have a Steam Banner style shortcut on the Home Screen for quick access. Platform & Games views now have faded backgrounds for artwork. Included in my theme is alternative control layouts for Microsoft XBOX One & Sony Playstation 4 & a collection of steam Banners for games of various platforms. There are 2x Platform views & 6x Game views to choose from all with menu controls, All the videoborder views from my previous Play Box Themes are there. Important note**If the artwork & videoborder views do not display properly for a platform on your system, there will most likely be naming conflicts between your platforms & files in my theme. To fix this issue, you must locate these files in the background & videoborder folders of my Play Box theme then change the names to your actual platforms name. Installation Unzip the Play Box 3 folder to your Launchbox /Themes directory. Setting up Steam Banners Make sure you set Platform & Game images as Steam Banners within the game options in Launchbox. Then for them to be used in the theme correctly set the priority of the boxes view to prioritise Steam Banners first - if you ever want to revert this it is then simply a case of lowering the priority of the steam banners in the boxes list rather than having to remove or reorganise images. To do this open Launchbox and go to Tools --> Options and in the window that appear select Box Front Properties in the Images section and use the Up button to move the Steam Banners to the top of the list. Big thanks to Jason Carr, CriticalCid & RetroHumanoid for there Unified themes which has inspired me to create my videoborder views. And a big thanks to BlazingRyuu for his Device Icons which i have slightly edited to scale to my theme. Demo.mp4
    1 point
  11. Thank you so much. Your work has been a huge inspiration for me. Truly!
    1 point
  12. Excellent theme and the new animated parts and view additions look great.
    1 point
  13. What emultor? And im not sure if its your capture, but everything looks wrong, the game is in a top left window, and even bigbox is cut off.
    1 point
  14. Re: "Lagniappe" I'm from New Orleans and we're an amalgam of French, Spanish, Caribbean, Cajun and creole. Lagniappe is part of our daily vocabulary down here. I don't even think of it. I had a teacher who gave "lagniappe" points instead of bonus points. ? Its pronounced lan-yap.
    1 point
  15. Yes! Got it working again! Since I mostly use BB, my backups were all BB backups. Because of this I disregarded the LB backups from an even earlier date at the very bottom. These ones worked! Awesome - thanks guys!
    1 point
  16. There is no setting in Retroarch that allows you do this through Launchbox, as Launchbox passes the core and game information to the emulator. Nor can you do this through Associated Platforms. In order to do this, you need to tell Launchbox which core you want to use on a per game basis using a custom command line. (It's not difficult at all). Just: Right click the game you want to use a different core for Go to "Edit" Go to the "Emulation" tab Enable "Custom Command Line Parameters" Type in this code -L "cores\bsnes_libretro.dll" Where "bsnes_libretro.dll" equals the exact name of the core you want to use. Hope it helps!
    1 point
    Thank you very much friend.? ?
    1 point
  17. You forgot the # before color HEX code ?
    1 point
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  19. I think the best way would be to remake the theme, working with the new default as base instead of the old default, we'll get there
    1 point
  20. oh shame, mabey the man himself would release some instructions for you guys who are making these projects, there must be a way id guess. best of luck mate.
    1 point
  21. Ah, lovely, that is what I was after. I will attempt to create one from the RA overlay exodus_cl_night.png and see how I go. Thank you very much for the link.
    1 point
  22. If I'm understanding correctly, you're basically wanting a single default bezel (artwork) for all games (or at least for ones that don't have their own). This might be what you're after... https://mrdo.mameworld.info/mame_artwork_generic.php
    1 point
  23. Ah brilliant, using this and a little bit of exploration i found it in the themes section. Had to apply it to a specific platform like you said. Thanks so much.
    1 point
  24. For that theme there are two views that are basically the same, the only difference being the spinning disc. So it sounds like you have "use different views for different platforms" turned on in the options and that, you dont have the correct view chosen for those other platforms.
    1 point
  25. Amazing Work ... love it , gonna make a startup video for it
    1 point
  26. Good to hear, like I said, Mame needs different settings in LB for arcade and non arcade systems, though I think if you are using the actual Mame software lists it uses the same LB settings.
    1 point
  27. Sorry for the late reply, I was falling asleep as I typed my last message. I did use your guide, but somehow the "don't use quotes" got ticked and that's what was breaking it. Everything appears to be running smoothly with classic MAME now. :D
    1 point
  28. As an alternative to using CMP I really would suggest TorrentCheck http://wiki.pleasuredome.org.uk/index.php/TorrentCheck I run this every month with the same boxes in the image except I also do delete wrong size files (it doesn't actually delete anything moves it to backup folder) then I simply download the new version of the MAME torrent to the same folder my ROMs are in. It checks the torrent finds all the data that is already present and then downloads the rest then I run TorrentCheck again when its over and verify that everything is present and correct. As a caveat though because I'm also doing this for CHD Software Lists and Software Lists CHDs I have a little different work flow for those. If you don't update anything except the arcade ROMs you don't have to continue reading from this point. If you do CHDs this is my work flow for them. Due to the nature of CHD updates it usually only a few files so I download them to a path like Updates\CHD and when I start the torrent I only download the missing and wrong size files not the rest of the torrent if you use QBittorrent to download its important not to down load it to your existing folder because it will move the files you don't want to download into a unwanted folder which is not what you want to happen. After the download is finished I copy the files into my CHD folder. For SWL and SWL CHDs my workflow is similar to the CHDs except instead of going through all the files in the torrent and only downloading the files I need I get the whole system folder for any systems that come up in the check document due to how long it would take to do it the other way but the rest of the process is the same using Updates\SWL and Updates\SWLCHDs. I find this to be much more simple than CMP and just want to offer it as an alternative to the other method.
    1 point
  29. I would love to use the new badges feature that LB implemented. I would also love to keep using your theme. No rush to implement badges into your theme, I'm just letting you know that I'd love for it to happen.
    1 point
  30. PC GAMES THEMES View File Just Back for 4 Game Themes! *Doom come in download for the end of the week Enjoy ! Submitter PaDeMoNiuM Submitted 03/12/2020 Category Game Theme Videos  
    1 point
  31. That's been available since the first page and referenced multiple times in the thread. You don't have to do that at all. Emulators aren't set/used in Launchbox at all for this. That's entirely handled through the .bats. That's why this project isn't even Launchbox dependent. It's Project Firestart. One of the more well-known games for the platform. I made multiple bezels if you want to use something else by going to C64 Dreams\C64 Dreams\Utilities\Overlays and starting any of the .bats. Every couple months, but there is no set schedule. The next one is probably a couple weeks away. It's at 1902 games currently with 2000 planned for the update (and the remaining 98 are already picked out). There's always lots of testing, cleanup, documentation, smaller changes, etc. involved though.
    1 point
  32. The command line version is very easy to use. Simply make all your settings adjustments in the mame.ini file which has to be in the main folder with the mame64.exe. What I do is I have a 2nd install of Mame just for non arcade emulation like NeoGeo CD, I do this for purely ease of use for my personal preference. You do need a separate instance of Mame setup in LB though since they use difference check boxes. I also just dump all the bios for non arcade in the \bios folder of this separate mame install but this is also just for personal preference, you can put them anywhere and tell Mame where the bios are in the mame.ini file.
    1 point
  33. Maybe it's easier to add a new color to my theme + manually add my video to your platform? To add (or custom) a color in may theme : Everything happens here, with a simple text editor. Just respect the logic. In your LauncgBox directory > Theme > Colorful > Plugins > Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a > AssemblyConfig in Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a.dll.config Add your platfrom name. KEY=add a generic name, VALUE=add your exact platform name. in Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a-Colors.dll.config Add your color. KEY= exact same name as previous one. VALUE= add the color. In this case : #82cdea Make a backup. My future updates will overwrite this file by a new one.
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  34. Usually I place a new build of the Creator on the forum right after posting a video, but as this build leverages a new feature in BigBox 10.11 I will not post the new build until Bigbox 10.11 is out of beta. in the meantime...
    1 point
  35. Version 1.0.0

    137 downloads

    come with every USA game logos for the NEC TurboGrafx CD THESE WERE HARD TO FIND >.<
    1 point
  36. Version 1.0.0

    259 downloads

    Alright guys, I edited all my Sony Playstation 2 games in my build to have matching disc artwork and thought I would share with the community! As a lot of the ones I downloaded from the Database and Emumovies are untidy Hope someone gets some use out of these! Credit @Raindupon for the template, much appreciated. Check out his content for a load of other PS2 discs in the same style! Whats included
    1 point
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  38. Because it needs a specific xaml to know to spin it, go to the theme folder and copy paste the PSX one and rename it to match your wii u system name.
    1 point
  39. The default city hunters back ground and the grid backgrounds are the 2 main elements i was hoping to get. Unless you would be interested in making a TRON THEME.
    1 point
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