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  1. Updated 1/31/21 to version 0.35 with 500 additional games. Full details here. Current progress: working through "K" TLDR / What is it? This is a huge work-in-progress collection of hand-picked C64 games (2500 currently), demoscene demos, SID music, C64 magazines, and diskmags. 100% of the collection has been tested, streamlined and custom-tailored to get you into the games and playing as easily and quickly as possible. It's also portable and doesn't require any front-end to function (though it does come packaged with Launchbox). Introduction Some of you may know that I
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  2. 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 moder
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  3. Introduction If you’ve tried your hand at PS2 emulation with PCSX2 for any length of time, you’ll know that it’s an impressive but thoroughly imperfect emulator that needs a guiding hand more than most. There’s really no one-size-fits-all setting solution when it comes to PCSX2 configuration (other than setting it to software mode and leaving it there, and even then you’ll still run into some issues, just much less frequently) which means that you really need to create configurations on a per-game basis to get the most out of it. This is often a slow, tedious, and incredibly time-consumin
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  4. Hello all, 9.6-beta-1 has been released with the significant new feature being a brand new themes manager and downloader inside of Big Box. You can get to it by navigating to the System menu and choosing Manage Themes: This has been a very large undertaking, and there's still quite a bit to do yet, but it should be mostly functional. The plan for this system is to allow theme developers to use a separate web form to upload their themes for approval, and then use a manual approval process to allow them in the app. This is to help stability and ensure that only fully-working themes are avai
    25 points
  5. Hey all, the first 11.0 beta is out now with the following: New Feature: The Clean Up Media process has a new option to scan images for rough matches. This new option can make the clean up media process take an extremely long time, but will save you loads of disk space in your collection, especially if you download media both from the LaunchBox Games Database and from EmuMovies. The process identifies duplicate images in your collection even if they are different sizes, faded, etc. The largest duplicate image is kept, and the rest are listed for deletion. Improvement:
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  6. Silver Ring - ClearLogo Set View File Inspired by the work of screenzone.fr, I totally redo a very large set of Platform Clear Logo. New ring. New design. HD logo. (1506 x 756 px) PNG format. No drop shadow. ZIP file: GAMES ARCADE logo (77 PNG) ZIP file: GAMES COMPUTER logo (70 PNG) ZIP file: GAMES CONSOLE logo (104 PNG) ZIP file: GAMES HANDHELDlogo (28 PNG) ZIP file: GAMES PINBALL logo (5 PNG) ZIP file: CATEGORY logo (7 PNG) ZIP file: THIRD PARTY APP logo (16 PNG) ZIP file: PLAYLIST
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  7. Hi Guys, Here i will be accepting Requests on Clear logos that do not exist. Here is an example of what i can do. Original Clear Logo In this case i cut out the image and recolored slightly so it was not as faded. I Can also fully create logos. Am happy to do what i can to make clear logos that don't exist and add them to the database. ALL Logos i post i have created myself, And are not taken from any website or person. If i just edit a logo to be higher quality ill s
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  8. 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
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  9. Hi all, I wanted to share some news about LaunchBox on Android; I have some good news and some bad news, so I'll start with the bad news. Unfortunately, we will be stopping development on Android for the time being. Android has not at all been good to us, and here are just a few reasons why: Our income on Android has only been around 5% of our total income, with the rest of our income coming from LaunchBox Premium on the desktop. With Google taking 30% of that, we only stand to make $3.50 per copy sold. Though the income is low, our development effort requirements for Android are
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  10. I was asked to post my program here that I started over on the RetroArch Forums. Shout-out to lordmonkus. You can update your RetroArch Nightly builds and Cores in a few clicks instead of manually off the website. It is still in testing, if you experience a bug or crash, send me a message. Download https://stellarupdater.github.io Check for new versions as this is in development. Please update only once per day to conserve Libretro server bandwidth. Program requires 7-zip installed in order to unzip the files. -------------------------------------------------------------
    21 points
  11. Hey again all, beta 2 is out now with the new startup screens very much improved. Each emulator now has separate startup screen options: In addition, I've fixed the various issues with Project64, so I expect that the issues with the majority of emulators can be resolved by tweaking these various settings on the emulators. Please let me know what emulators you're still having issues with after playing with the above settings. Here are the known issues that still exist: There's currently no way to abort the game loading process (during file extraction, etc.). Implemented in bet
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  12. Hello, everybody, here is my fully launchable WHDLoad-Collection for LaunchBox Download: It's pretty stressful right now because I get a lot of requests for the link. So please post your requests here under the post and it would be great if someone who already has the link could pass it on via PN. Alternatively for the link to the WHDLoad archive you can send an email to amiga@salumba.com (Thanks @Pixelpiper) (Subject and body of the message won't matter. All incoming messages are deleted and nothing is logged.) Update 1.1: Due to the problems that some game
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  13. Hey all, the first 9.8 beta is out. I do plan to tackle pause screens for this release, but I wanted to get at least one thing out of the way first. This first beta adds the ability to bind up to four different keys to each function in Big Box, primarily so that up to four players can control Big Box at once from keyboard-based arcade controller boards.
    20 points
  14. System Emulator Command Line Extensions Scanned 3DO 4DO -StartFullScreen -StartLoadFile .cue | .bin | .iso Acorn BBC Model B / Master 128 BeebEm .ssd | .dsd | .uef Apple II MESS AppleWin SEE HERE! Arcadia 2001 MESS arcadia -cart "Drive Letter:\full path\ROM_name.zip" -skip_gameinfo -nowindow
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  15. Hey all, the first 10.8 beta is out now with the following: New Feature: The default LaunchBox theme has been completely overhauled and modernized, and now includes dynamic box sizing! If desired, the old theme is still available under Tools > Options > Visuals > Theme > Old Default. New Feature: LaunchBox now scrapes Steam to get even more images for your Steam games! It now pulls the game's poster, clear logo, and screenshots if the game has them. Improvement: When a Sort Title is added to games, the Sort Title is sorted into the game lists
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  16. Beta 3 is out now with the following: Improvement: The Enter key will now launch games in LaunchBox Improvement: You can now bulk edit the Broken field on games Improvement: When editing an emulator and making it the default emulator for a particular platform, LaunchBox will now ask you if you want to change all games in that platform to use that emulator. Improvement: Double-clicking on the video in the game details sidebar in LaunchBox will now open the video fullscreen with VLC Improvement: When auto-play videos is disabled in LaunchBox, the videos in the sid
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  17. Over the last few days i decided to setup Pinball FX2 in Launchbox which was the easy part. Getting it to look Beautiful in launchBox was an absolute nightmare because everything had to be done and added manually, because theres nothing to scrape for this platform in the database. Heres the final result: So i have decided i would upload everything here to save people time in getting Pinball FX2 setup in LaunchBox. How to setup Pinball FX2: To setup Pinball FX2 in LaunchBox is just a matter of importing the .pxp table files as the roms and then adding the pi
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  18. Hello all, the first 8.3 beta is finally here. We're still working on the two Retroarch-related items from the poll (those should be in for the next beta). However, what we do have in this beta is LaunchBox.Next implementations for the game details side bar and image groups: There are still a million little things to do with LaunchBox.Next before it's complete, as well as getting Arrange By working properly. That said, the end is in sight. My current plan is to hopefully get everything mostly completed in LaunchBox.Next before releasing 8.3. Then once 8.4 is out we'll most likely do away
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  19. Hey all, the first 11.9 beta is out now with the following: New Feature: LaunchBox can now easily import your Xbox and Microsoft Store games library; both installed and uninstalled games are supported and can be filtered in the wizard, though only games that have been started at least once can be imported (limitation of the Microsoft API) New Feature: LaunchBox can now easily import your Amazon/Twitch games library; both installed and uninstalled games are supported and can be filtered in the wizard Improvement: Instead of only being able to type the fir
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  20. Hey All I thought I’d make my VPX collection available – hopefully someone with a similar set-up to myself will find it useful (no PinCab, but a monitor that rotates to portrait) The collection only contains solid state machines - no electro-mechanical pins I used a snap of the pin as the box front – all of the snaps were taken on a 2560 x 1440 monitor, and I tried to capture each pin when it had all of its lights on during its attract mode Where available each pin has its instruction card in pdf format and its flyers I scoured the net for the best photos I could find
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  21. 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 dis
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  22. I have decided to start a New Build based around the excellent LB/ BB Theme ReFried by RetroHumanoid My aim is to have all media (Clear Logo/ Wheel, 3D box, disc/cart and video/ snap at least) for every platform I add so the process is painstaking long!!!!! Nintendo GameCube Nintendo 64 Sega Saturn Super Nintendo Entertainment System Sony Playstation 3 NEC PC Engine-CD Atari Jaguar Atari 7800 Atari 5200
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  23. Hey everyone, so I'm (slowly) working on a new theme inspired by the aesthetics of "New Retro Arcade Neon". Up to this point I've only done the platforms that I currently have myself. This really started as a vanity project, but I figured maybe other people would be interested. The individual platforms take a pretty decent amount of work, so they take a while to produce. I also am using some assets from different sources: - The background image is a screenshot from New Retro Arcade - The carpet texture is also from New Retro Arcade - The ambient arcade so
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  24. Hello, This theme started as a side project during the development of RetrAO Cafe 1.7 along with a third theme that i'll reveal soon. BIGFLIX as the name suggests is a variation of Netflix for BigBox, the theme is still in early beta stages with only one view completed so far as my main focus was directed towards the completion of RetrAO Cafe 1.7, but I decided to resume developing this theme as RetrAO Cafe 1.7 has been put into halt as I wait for the release of Launchbox 7.11 Here is a screenshot of the completed view (subject to change in the final release): I'm still und
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  25. Just to update you guys, @eXo is currently waiting on me to implement some stuff so he can officially move everything to LaunchBox. I am going to prioritize that stuff very soon.
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  26. COLORFUL bigbox theme View File # WHAT IS COLORFUL MEDIA SET ? COLORFUL is a complete and coherent high quality graphic set, around a unique design. Made with love in France. I hope you like it ! 😘 Here are planned development axes: COLORFUL Theme : The main hub, a unique interface for BigBox. COLORFUL Platform Video : Complete 4K video set, with a unique design. COLORFUL Source : To involve the community in the platform video creation. (new) COLORFUL BigBox Startup Video : (soon) COLORFUL Startup Theme : (soon)
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  27. Blog post for v0.35 on Zomb's Lair Download C64 Dreams version 0.35 Download local magazine module (optional) Download Torrent Download v0.35 Hotfix 2/6/2021 Game Details Spreadsheet Version 0.35 of C64 Dreams is now available! It features 500 new games (for a new total of 2500!) and a ton of improvements and new features. This update has been an absolutely monumental undertaking. This will likely sound ridiculous but I can say in all earnestness and without exaggeration that nearly all of my free time over the past 3 months has been poured into this project (and sporadic
    16 points
  28. BigCouch Theme View File #01. Description: BigCouch was designed for use on big TV screen. A clear and clean interface to navigate easily in your games and platform. Seems to be a display bug for the video alignment for few users on PlatformView 2 . It's random and it sounds like a bug in the video engine. CriticalCid has bypassed the problem by fixing the placement of the video for the 16x9 screens. If you have an alignment problem, try its patch. Available next to the theme. Thank you ! #02. Features: 4 custom platform view + 7
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  29. Status update: MT-32 and General Midi / SoundCanvas lists have been completed. 760 games have had Roland MT-32 support added and 485 have had General Midi/Sound Canvas support added. 45 Games have had Tandy 3-Voice support enabled, and I'm still running counts on the number that had CMS\GameBlaster support added. If you don't understand what any of this means, don't worry! I'll be providing some write-ups in the near future to shed light on these options. The main thing to know is that the sound options are astounding now, and you don't have to jump through hoops to benefit fr
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  30. Hey all, the first 10.11 beta is out now with the following: New Premium Feature: A new "badges" system has been built for LaunchBox that displays badges for various things next to your games. Badges are now available for Broken, Completed, Favorite, Hidden, Multiple Discs, Multiple Versions, Portable, and Unplayed. The images can be changed and the badges can be enabled or disabled via the new Badges drop down at the top of the LaunchBox interface. Plugins can also be used to add new badges. Improvement: No-Intro ROMs with multiple titles (separated by the ~ characte
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  31. Coming soon to the BigBox themes manager is my theme called Radiance. It's my take on iGarikoitz wonderful Aura theme (that he created for RetroFE). This topic will also be used as the eventual support page.
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  32. Hi everyone, I've started to migrate Don's Export List tool to be used with LaunchBox. This will come with a few databases to match against,based on HyperList with additional columns, i.e. game description. I started this to primarily solve a few quirks I didn't like: Checks against CRC then Name. Will alert you how it's matched by CRC being red but Game is green. Identify bad games. Based on HyperList which prioritizes North American dates. I never download media. I have my own media and if I don't I'll scourge the internet to f
    16 points
  33. Looks like I've figured out all the pieces needed to do this. It's too early for me to post the dll, but I will need some help testing especially for Win 8/10; I use 7. The plugin will be a simple dropin, with minimal-to-no config required. The plan is to facilitate overlays for emulators that do not support them, and also to have a pause menu to facilitate a universal way to save and load states, as well as to display game manuals. Ideally, it will also have fade screen on emu start and stop, but I've run into some snags with that. Any advice is welcome.
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  34. Heya, it's me back at it again with my first ever theme collab for a Launchbox theme. Me and @faeran wanted to create a platform line of themes, with each theme resembling the platform feel and looks. But instead of having multiple themes like Coverbox (Which we will add eventually once we have all the platform pages changed into something unique) we want to make one theme that represents each and every system in it's best way possible. From their authenticated colors to their classic games all proudly showcased so you can show it off to everyone you like. We will keep you all updated of
    16 points
  35. Welcome to the Unified Widescreen Platform Video Theme Project! This video project is based on the Unified Megatheme project which was originally created for HyperSpin by Gibbawho and eventually continued and expanded by various other users as well. The themes of this project are designed for widescreen displays and share all the same basic structure to give all themes a simple and unified look. My goal is to recreate all Unified Megathemes as video files so that they can be used within other Front End’s like
    16 points
  36. Alright guys! The first 7.11 beta is here. New stuff so far is focused on custom themes and is fairly minor: - Improvement: Custom themes in Big Box now support custom images and videos for platform categories - Improvement: A new MaxVerticalImageResolutionOverride property has been added to the Big Box CoverFlow control to allow for larger image sizes - Improvement: Added a new TotalGameCount property on platforms for binding in Big Box custom themes - Improvement: Added a new BannerImagePath property on games for binding in Big Box custom themes We focused primarily
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  37. Hey guys, just a quick update. I am working on two rather large things for the moment; the first is the new 3D engine for Big Box (which is largely @Vlansix's doing but I am working with him to get it integrated), and a rather large new surprise. Rest assured that I am still working hard on things daily. Trust me, there is no concern as to the future of LaunchBox. I will also get back to live streaming here soon.
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  38. Here's a few screenshots of my current project based on the Nintendo Switch UI. For as simple as the original UI is, it is proving difficult to bring it to BigBox (at least to my liking, since I am a perfectionist), but I am slowly making progress. I have managed to include a real-time, working clock although it's analog only. Unfortunately a digital clock is out of reach unless some code-behind can be added from @Jason Carr (but he is super busy, as we all know). There probably won't be many views in this one, as the Switch doesn't have many different layouts to it's menu system, but I'll add
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  39. I had posted some instructions on this a while back but realized this is probably worth posting into a separate tutorial thread for future reference rather than leaving buried in another random thread. ParaJVE is a Vectrex emulator with built-in bezels and screen overlays, which are really necessary to get the whole Vectrex experience: Setting these up in LB could be a bit of a pain because in order for specific games to be launched via command-line, the appropriate game name had to be sent for each one via -game=[the game title] So I extracted all the names of the game tit
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  40. Beta 4 is out now with the following: Improvement: LaunchBox and Big Box now use improved processes for media downloads (threaded downloads). This should signficantly speed up downloads from the LaunchBox Games Database, especially. Improvement: In Big Box you can now individually hide view types while locked instead of all or none New "Games Missing Media" filters now have items for videos and manuals as well Fixed: "Scan for Removed ROMs" now removes additional apps that are missing as well Planning for this to be the last beta release with new stuff before th
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  41. The first 9.11 beta is out now with the following: Fixed: The PrioritizedPathSelector control that is used in a number of Big Box themes has been fixed to ignore characters in titles that are invalid in the file system Fixed: The LEDBlinky implementation was throwing errors if you happen to have invalid characters in game file paths Fixed: When scanning for added ROMs, LaunchBox was not properly using the default emulator on the added games (was using the first emulator found for that platform instead) Fixed: Potential errors when loading up empty platforms in Big Box
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  42. Alright folks, the first 8.2 beta is out with the following: - New Feature: Images can now be deleted directly from the game details sidebar in LaunchBox via a new right-click menu - Improvement: The included CriticalZone theme for Big Box has been updated to version 2; huge thanks to CriticalCid for his continued work on the theme! To use it, select the new "CriticalZoneV2 - Default" theme under Options > Views in Big Box. More versions of the theme are also available on the LaunchBox forums. - Improvement: A new "Wheel Easing" option has been added to Big Box that makes whe
    15 points
  43. Hey everybody, just sent this email out to our email list. I'm copying it here so that it's available online as well. We Are Being Attacked and Threatened First off, thank you so much to the entire community for the amazing success that LaunchBox has seen over the past few years. Everything is going extremely well and we look forward to continuing to improve LaunchBox and Big Box going forward. Over the years, we have come across some major bumps in the road, and we've surpassed every single one of them with relative ease. We expect to surpass this issue in the same way. That sa
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  44. Hey all, the first 7.12 beta is here with the work from the live stream this morning (and my work to wrap things up). I've also re-upgraded to the .NET Framework 4.7, so we should get those performance improvements back. Here's the change log: - Improvement: Checkboxes on the import wizard now remember their settings for each import (where relevant). Selected image types are also remembered. - Improvement: Upgraded once again to the .NET Framework 4.7 (had previously reverted due to some minor end user issues with .NET 4.7). Hopefully all issues are ironed out by now; if necessa
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  45. So, unfortunately Jason has decided to let me go as of today. I have loved the 3 years total that I have been here, and the 2 years on staff working with all of you and making LaunchBox exactly what it is today. I tried my hardest, worked my hardest, and I poured my soul in to EVERYTHING I ever did here. I made a lot of friends and a lot of fans, and that is something that can never be removed. I wont say why I was removed, as it's not really my place, nor do I want any boycotts of LaunchBox. I did get a few of those comments already. Please do not. That is not my intention with this, at all.
    15 points
  46. ----This was posted in the RocketLauncher forums as well,so I basically copy and pasted the post to here..I figured a lot of my media might possibly be valuable to this community,even though it's purpose is for RocketLauncher----- -----EDIT: I'm not sure why my text is all black from here down,or if it's just my screen and doesn't effect anyone else,but sorry if it is----- Hey all! For anyone that does not know me,I have been running a Youtube channel for a while now,and collecting all sorts of media to fill Pause with,as well as making Fade screens and other various frontend artwork
    15 points
  47. Tutorial: How to update your MAME ROMset to a newer version with CLRmamepro Note #1: This tutorial will show you only how to update your ROMset. If you are completely new to MAME you will probably want to read the noob-friendly MAME guide from @lordmonkus first. Note #2: This tutorial assumes that you already have a complete ROMset from a previous MAME version. If you don’t have a complete ROMset than I would suggest to just grab a complete set for the current MAME version and return to this tutorial if you want to update it in the future. I'm not covering SoftwareLists for t
    15 points
  48. ComixBox Theme View File ComixBox v1.0.2 BigBox Theme 2/23/2017 Theme Description ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ComixBox is a theme based on old school comic book design. It relies heavily on having the proper artwork scraped for your systems and games including background fan art, screenshots, front cover images, etc. ComixBox also features some advanced animation techniques that have never been seen before in BigBox. Separate views were made for the diferent video snap aspects available. Utilize the option "Remember Separate View for Each Pl
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  49. Metallic Theme View File A metallic theme with or without videos. 16:9 monitors HIGHLY recommanded Features: 5 views for plateforms list New navigation system New UI Background + Banner for every system Video: Instructions: Extract archive in "LaunchBox\Themes" Choose Metallic in Options > Views > Theme Disable "show Filters Favorite Games" in Option > Views. I advise to change Options > Transi
    14 points
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