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  1. v2.2 - Former "Alt views" version with static wheels is now the main continuing theme called: "Neon Deluxe Arcade" again. - Partly rebuild using the latest Community Theme Creator of which; less and more efficient code which in turn loads faster, thanks to legend @y2guru for his hard work and dedication. - Platform view texts (in view 1 and 2) are now lined out correctly and collapse when no input. - Icons: ESRB rating, Broken, Completed, Favorite & Portable lined out correctly and collapse when no input, gone are the transparent fallback icons. - Arcade PCB image shows if available instead of cart. (If you like to use PCB images with a transparent background check: - Named all items in Community Theme Creator more logical to understand the elements in coding and the future release of the CTC file. - Game Notes starts scrolling and is scrolling a bit faster, text layout is now set to justified instead of default left align. - Wallgamesview background is blurred now to accentuate front covers, more covers shown at one screen. - Changed some views around in a more logical order. - Added new Platform view (view 3) with room for platform details text. - Added new Platform view (view 4) with room for platform details text and background image of platform banner. - Added 12hr and 24hr clock next to each other so both clocks are there for people around the globe, no need to make a separate version per clock now. - Added fallback value "-" for missing game details in most views. - Changed screenshots in this post to reflect current version clearly
    6 points
  2. Hi all ! Sorry for my late response. Health concerns. I will first finish v.2.0 of the theme before return to videos. I take your suggestions but I dont know yet the order. @Knowcontrol : Strange, my EmuMovies username no longer works and neither does the password recovery !! I no longer have access to the site or to the FTP !!!! I don't know where the problem is coming from. I will try to send them an email. For the location, I put the path in the initial post: FTP ://Upload Here/_Video Snap Submissions/COLORFUL Platform Video Set/
    4 points
  3. Whoops didn't intend to start any drama. Anyway, for clarification, the wall part is based on the default Pegasus theme which isn't made by me, but the other part is based on the original gameOS which is also a theme for Pegasus. The game view has nothing to do with either though.
    4 points
  4. I'm thinking of creating a video that would showcase how the new code works in this update. It's actually a lot more than just wall view changes.
    4 points
  5. @exodus_cl Hi, I really like your theme, and however, I made some other platform with your theme as well Is it ok if I could get a community version of this theme please? I would like to add more platform based on that. Here is some of my work 1) Nintendo Famicom : ( cause some of japanese version of game's boxart does not fit in NES Mini , so I make one for them)2) Nintendo Gameboy Advance : 3) Nintendo DS:4) Nintendo Virtual Boy: 5) Sega Saturn:
    4 points
  6. Trying this out now @faeran. First impressions: Platform tree and game images view are nice and clean, due to the dark grey background. There seems to be a tiny amount of change to the background when a game is selected; does an image load in the background but just very dark or with maximum transparency? I think it would be nice to have this effect a bit more visible. In the game images view, is the box art faded a little? When you hover the mouse cursor over a game it brightens. I'm not keen on having the artwork faded - would rather show it properly. I like the way that the selected platform is clearly highlighted in the platform tree. Would it be posslbe to also highlight any parent platforms/categories for the selected platform? This way the user can quickly see which platform category, platform and playlists is being selected. In terms of the game details pane, I love the tabs. Much better than scrolling through one big list. It would be great to have 3 tabs however - for game description, info and images. Currently the game description and game info are grouped together in the same tab, necessitating the game info to be in a much smaller font and in a different colour text - and still necessitating scrolling in some cases. A separate tab would allow the game info to be displayed properly in all its glory. I note that for MAME, the MAME high scores is in a separate tab, which is nice. I'm not a big fan of the top half of the front box image being displayed in a slightly faded fashion at the top of the game details pane - especially when the game video plays over the top of it. It's a bit distracting, cluttered looking and also likely a duplication of media as most users would probably be browsing by front box art anyway (though 3D boxes probably come a close second). Faded fanart or screenshot might serve better here. The video itself could probably be made a bit bigger. Do you think it would be relatively easy for me (a coding n00b), given that you have commented most items within the XAML files, to make the above adjustments? Edit: perhaps not so easy lol. My rudimentary attempt at creating an extra tab failed. I just copied the below in the hope that it would add an extra tab: <TabItem Header="Info 2"> <ScrollViewer VerticalScrollBarVisibility="{Binding ScrollBarVisibility}"> <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical" HorizontalAlignment="Center"> </TabItem> But on starting Launchbox I get the error " An error occurred while parsing the custom GameDetailsView. The default view is shows instead. Details on the error are below: System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException: The 'Stackpanel' start tag on line 223 position 34 does not match the end tag of 'Tabitem'. Line 230, position 21." Something else - in the image tab, thumbnails are shown, which is great. However, some are incorrectly labelled (despite being correctly labelled in Launchbox, according to the game edit window) and some images are missing altogether. See the Bomberman II image tab for NES below: The thumbnails only show 4 images though there are actually 10. It shows the game cartridge under screenshots. Also, it doesn't show any of the box artwork (front, back, 3D), advertisement flyer or anything else. It would be great to have the images grouped here under box art (including cart/disk/etc), screenshots, other (including advertisement flyer, clear logo) and fanart.
    3 points
  7. Released Version 1.7 ------ * Added - As of LaunchBox version 11.18 a new "Filters" button has been added. * Updated - Increased the size of the badge icons. * Updated - Increased the star rating size.
    3 points
  8. i plan to release 2.2 this Sunday
    3 points
  9. Desktop 2021.09.23 - 23.01.17.01.mp4
    3 points
  10. Thank you so much @C-Beats it works!! @dreamy @mrdennis Download this file and replace it in [launchbox folder]\LBThemes\Neon Deluxe Arcade LB\Views GameDetailsView.xaml If you want a higher logo height then open the file in a notepad editor and look for <WrapPanel HorizontalAlignment="Center" Orientation="Horizontal" VerticalAlignment="Top" Height="110" Margin="10"> <Image Source="{Binding Game.ClearLogoImagePath}" /> <WrapPanel.Effect> <DropShadowEffect BlurRadius="10" ShadowDepth="0" Color="#0004FF" Direction="0"/> </WrapPanel.Effect> </WrapPanel> Type a higher number value in Height.
    3 points
  11. A new light version, what do you think? Any changes needed?
    3 points
  12. Perfect theme. It shows everything I want to see when I'm navigating my games. Please keep updating this theme. Fantastic work.
    3 points
  13. Ah yes, I understand now, alt views only has 2 views without platform descriptions, the difference in the 2 views is showing a device image if you have such an image that is. In the new version which comes out within a few weeks there is a new view with platform descriptions.
    3 points
  14. Thank you for this awesome theme @Juketsu! I really enjoy the darkness of the theme and how clean it looks. I've been obsessed with the wall view from @faeran's "The POC" theme, so I attempted to port that view into here. Let me know what you think! I am happy to share the files with anyone who is interested after I get permission from both authors. I do not want to take any credit for their hard work.
    3 points
  15. Well this thread has become an embarrassment. Seems @Pixelpiper has been out to throw us under the bus lately and @Lordmonkus can't correct something without spewing hate himself. Y'all just straight up need to grow up. You act like hateful little children, and I'm done with it. @PlayingKarrde I wasn't aware how similar this theme was to yours, but I appreciate the design and your positive outlook here. We'll update this post to clarify where the original design came from.
    3 points
  16. Thanks! Sorry, but I will not add those in there But don't worry, I will publish the Theme Creator Tool Files, so everyone can make the changes they want. I just need to clean the files first, so it's easier to make changes.
    3 points
  17. Hey, I'm glad that someone picked up the project, ive been really busy and couldnt fix the plugins that Ive made, Thanks @maikeru86. Would be good to post the source-code as well if possible.
    3 points
  18. Hello is there an estimate to when the creator files will be released? I would like to add a window to display the controls to the game and it would be super helpful (its for my nephew). I am toying around with the XAML but the creator files would be a bit easier. No rush or demands or anything like that. Thank you for an awesome theme.
    2 points
  19. Can't wait for 3.0 to come out!
    2 points
  20. Glad you like I had 3 different Neon Arcade Deluxe themes: Neon Arcade Deluxe Final with fading wheels, the 4:3 version (also discontinued) and the alt views version which is the one i'll be working on in the future. It was too much work to maintain all 3 of them.
    2 points
  21. FYI, You do need to have the roms in your sets to make this work. This creates playlists from games you already have in your setup
    2 points
  22. 2 points
  23. I worked out how to do it! You just copy the xaml file and rename it to whatever your playlist is named, or i guess you could also just rename the original xaml if you only wanted those views for playlists.
    2 points
  24. Amazing job. You'll make my dreams come true if you can make one more overlay with the Sinclair ZX Spectrum ?
    2 points
  25. Thank you both @Juketsu and @faeran for letting me share the files. I have attached the zip file with the wall view to this post. All you have to do is extract it over your existing Pulse directory (override when it prompts you to do so). I had to lock it in 16x9 aspect ratio as the wall view doesn't work well in a stretch or 4x3 format. Enjoy! Edit: Updated version (v1.1) with support for additional languages. Second Edit: Updated version (v1.2) with second wall view from The POC Theme. Pulse Wall View v1.2.zip
    2 points
  26. Crap i forgot about that, i was so busy getting it all put together, i'll remember for the next pack, and thanks again
    2 points
  27. The Atari 2600 image was too small! I will fix it and check the others too.
    2 points
  28. I will fix the Capcom logos and few others I have found. Going to slightly tweak few of the views also.
    2 points
  29. Just added a review. Awesome theme! One tiny thing I noticed is that the Capcom playlists logo is cut off a bit on the edges. I gave you these logos so that may have been my bad. Anyway, I attached those capcom logos without the edges cut. Also, yes I will be releasing my logos soon as it's own separate download on the forums here. I'm still wrapping up and double checking them. Capcom Logos.zip
    2 points
  30. Great work once again! It was truly an honor to help out while testing this theme in recent months and congratulations on putting out another excellent theme!
    2 points
  31. Hey guys, there is a way to make the video section adjust for every resolution the preview has. I have seen the tweak in another LB theme here in the forums. Give me some time and let me dig through. I'll keep you posted.
    2 points
  32. 2 points
  33. Awesome @Dan Patrick. I would really love to do more of those theme streams, once I get some time. And I can't wait to see your themes so we can play around with them. Also, are you going to post your clear logo pack?
    2 points
  34. Dude! This looks insane faeran! Excellent job! Proof of concept undersells this theme. It's a full theme in its own right and better looking than many previous themes on this forum. I'm so glad these new wall views are here! Thanks for your work on this! Also, on a personal note, Thanks for those theme streams you did a while back. I got into this whole theme developer scene because I stumbled upon the ArtBook one. I haven't released any theme yet (lol) but those peaked my interest and taught me a lot. Currently I have been slaving over these new platform logos for months (gasp!) but you inspired me to get into all this.
    2 points
  35. An acknowledgement of where you took the designs from would have been appreciated (Pegasus default and original gameOS themes). But looks good all the same.
    2 points
  36. Is that possible? Yes. Here's a couple versions you can use to overwrite the default: Video: TextFiltersView.xaml Platform Background Image: TextFiltersView.xaml I didn't have time to test them, so you would have to tell me if any issues crop up.
    2 points
  37. I,m not positive, but i would assume the creator wasnt used in this case. The features being used here are new and are still in the betas only, im not sure if the community creator has caught up to that as of yet.
    2 points
  38. Wow this theme is amazing, excellent work!!!! I see where you got some design inspiration from, especially on the screen shot for GameCube/Zelda Any chance you can share the community files so we can tweak this for or own builds?
    2 points
  39. Ive moved it to the correct download section.
    2 points
  40. Were you looking for logos like this? I'm that mad idiot you were referring too!
    2 points
  41. I suggest adding gba classic view.
    2 points
  42. Thanks @CriticalCid, i was meaning to update this set at some stage but it had slipped my mind. Now that ive been reminded Im gonna make a start updating them with the new fields and extend the years to 2030, could take a while hopefully not too long. I have also updated my post to include a link to the fonts i used for anyone who wants to create their own missing playlists, thanks to @damageinc86 for asking me to find and gather the fonts from a backup drive.
    2 points
  43. I sort of solved it. First I did a fresh install of the dirtyOld theme, because why not. Then I copied the clear logos to the dirtyOld\Images\Platform Categories\Banner folder and in the options enabled "Show Platform Banner Image". Then Refresh images. Now they show up. @bundangdon Thank you for your time!
    2 points
  44. really likes this theme would you mind translating that's to English please? as i don't understand this language. thanks a lot.
    2 points
  45. Great, then this will be available in 1.0.9.0
    2 points
  46. No problem, its a pleasure. I started with your code and not knowing anything and ended up changing quite a bit so I've kept a similar name as homage to the original. I only posted here on suggestion, but I actaully still feel it should be tested and improved (by me or others), thats why I originally posted it in the "3rd party applications and plugind (Developement and Beta Testing)" section. I've posted the source there as well. see below: but yeah, i'll post the source here too to get more eyes on it maybe.
    2 points
  47. I will make these changes. Hold tight.
    2 points
  48. Thought that was already supported, been there a year, I bought a 2nd monitor just to test
    2 points
  49. Hi! just recently discovered that there was an MS-DOS version of my favorite launcher and I was ecstatic! Ive supported the full version of the regular Launchbox, and this side project for DOS is just the icing on the cake! Been spending a lot of time to painstakingly add my collection to it, and have just learned of the limit in the number of games I’ll be able to add. looking forward for the new version to come out to be able to keep adding more games. thanks for being crazy enough to develop this. cheers
    2 points
  50. I modified the file so that it would insert the XML for the video paths/names. Seems to work, tested it on Atari 7800. I am sure there is a more eloquent way to do it, but like I said it works. If anyone is interested I attached it below. launchbox_retropie_export.py
    2 points
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