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  1. 69 points

    Version 1.2


    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 display resolutions only. Big Box will automatically scale itself to a 16:9 aspect ratio when you use a different aspect ratio on your machine. Features: Individual Artwork for a lot of different platforms and playlists + some alternatives you can choose from Matches with the Unified platform video set from EmuMovies Fully animated wheel pointer Spinning discs for disc-based platforms Various other custom animations Templates to build your own platform artwork are included as .psd files Brings a small taste of the HyperSpin feeling to your Big Box setup Currently featured Views: Games Text List View: 3D Box Games Vertical Wheel View 1: 3D Box Games Vertical Wheel View 2: 3D Box + static cart/disc Games Vertical Wheel View 3: 3D Box + rotating disc Games Vertical Wheel View 4: Fullscreen video Platform Vertical Wheel View 1: Fullscreen video + scrolling text Platform Vertical Wheel View 2: Fullscreen video without scrolling text More Views are planned, so stay tuned. The theme includes artwork for the following 498 Platforms/Playlists: The theme will also display a default artwork for Platforms/Playlists which are not yet covered or wrongly named. How to install: This theme only works on LaunchBox version 9.4 or higher! Just download the archive and extract it to: “..\LaunchBox\Themes\” Go to the “Plugins” folder inside of the extracted folder and right-click on the .dll file. Choose Properties -> Click on “Unblock” at the bottom of the window. Close the window. If the "Unblock" button isn't there than you are already good to go. Open the Options menu in Big Box -> go to “Views” and change the Theme to "Unified". Change the “Games List View” and “Platforms List View” to one of the currently featured Views that are listed above. Make sure that in the Big Box Options -> Views –> “Show Games List Title” is enabled. Info: Never rename the theme folder! The theme folder has to be named exactly "Unified" or the theme won't work properly! (that's btw. an universal tip for all other themes as well) Known issues: The logo of the Platform/Playlist and the individual video border don't show up in the Game Details screen and the theme displays the generic Big Box logo and metallic video border instead when it gets opened through any other Games View than the Text List View. Tips for tweaking your LaunchBox setup for this theme: In LaunchBox: Tools -> Options -> Cart Front Priorities -> Select all Cart and Disc related entries, deselect everything else. In Big Box: Options ->Transitions -> Change "Game Image/Video Transition” to “Fade” In Big Box: To avoid spinning cart art go to: Options -> Views -> Make sure that „Remember separate View for each platform” is checked. Than go either to the Keyboard Mappings or the Controller Buttons settings and set up a key/button for “Switch View”. Now you can go back to your platforms and switch the games Views for each platform individually on the fly. Use the Unified Platform videos from EmuMovies for an overall uniform look. You can either download them as free user from the EmuMovies website or if you are an EmuMovies premium user you can get them directly through LaunchBox under: Tools -> "Download Platform/Playlist Theme Videos". Individual platform artwork not showing up?: The media files that are inside the “..\LaunchBox\Themes\Unified\Images\Theme\..” folder have to be named exactly like your platforms inside LaunchBox. I've went with the HyperList/RocketLauncher naming conventions for the filenames in this package. If Big Box doesn’t show any individual artwork for a system that is listed above you may need to manually rename the relevant files for that platform in all four sub-folders. Also make sure that in the Big Box Options -> Views –> “Show Games List Title” is enabled! Discs are not spinning / showing up?: Make sure you have the right Games List View selected and Disc images in your Cart Image Priorities enabled (see the tips section of this download description). Thanks and Credits: @ninja2bceen for creating the default and various other pointers All the artists who created the original HyperSpin themes, pointers and other work that helped me to create this theme (please contact me if I have forgotten someone!): Gibbawho @Styphelus Unknown50862 @Klopjero Neonrage @knewlife @Creloce Ghostlost https://www.youtube.com/user/GhostlostGames @ninja2bceen @THK adamg @RetroHumanoid http://retrohumanoid.weebly.com/ Rkh Rondar @scooter1974 Zinger19 Aloner187 @guyverjay MetalThrix SophT Ledgerewskie hoscarconh https://www.youtube.com/user/hoscarconh @viking @bmonomad @Jason Carr
  2. 34 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...
  3. 34 points

    Version 1.3


    LBPlex is a theme that mimics Plex Media Server's website interface. Two versions are included in the package: LBPlex - which has the default item spacing on the sidebar and list view, and LBPlex Condensed - which has much tighter item spacing on the sidebar and list view. I have also replaced the volume "knob" with a regular slider. NOTES: All the colors in this theme are hard-coded with the exception of the Foreground (text) color in the LaunchBox Options\Legacy\Theme\Colors menu. The Background Opacity slider in the LaunchBox Options\Visuals\Boxes menu has no effect right now. A fix is in-coming so this will work at a later date. Update: If you run the latest LaunchBox Beta (8.7-beta-1 or above) this is fixed. The Fade Background slider in LaunchBox Options\Images\Default Background will adjust the brightness of the theme background image. Enjoy
  4. 30 points

    Version Beta 2


    PCSX2 Configurator Next for LaunchBox PCSX2 Configuartor Next is a plugin for LaunchBox that allows users to easily configure PCSX2 on a per-game basis. The plugin also allows for pre-optimised configs to be downloaded from right within LaunchBox for a whole host of popular PS2 games, from Zombeaver's excellent PS2 Configuration Project. Installation The plugin is easy to install and simply needs to be downloaded and extracted. The archive contains a folder called "PCSX2 Configurator Next", this should be placed in the root of the "Plugins" in the user's LaunchBox directory. Any previous versions of the plugin should be removed before attempting to install this version. General Usage The plugin is relatively straight forward to use, but has been changed significantly from previous versions. You will first need to have PCSX2 (1.5.0 development build) setup as an emulator in LaunchBox. Then right click on a PS2 Game and choose "PCSX2 Configurator" from near the bottom of the context menu. This will present a menu of options: "Create Config" - Creates a new config for the game in question based on the users current PCSX2 settings, If a config already exists this will overwrite that config with a new one. "Download Config" - This will download one of Zombeaver's Config and set it up to be ready to play for the selected game, this will be greyed out if now config is available, and will change to "Update Config" if a new update is available for the downloaded config. "Remove Config" - This will remove the current config for the selected game, and will be greyed out if there is no current config. "Configure With PCSX2" - This will open PCSX2 with the config for the selected game loaded, allowing you to customise your config for the selected game (Downloaded Config's can also be tweaked). Once a game has a created config this can also be done using LaunchBox's built in "Configure" from the games context menu. Both these options will be greyed out if there is no config for the selected game. There is also a "settings.ini" file created in the plugins folder ("%LaunchBoxDir%/Plugins/PCSX2 Configurator Next"), this can be tweaked manually but most settings don't need to be touched in most cases. Some people may wish to change the "GameConfigsDir" which is where the created configs are stored, this deafults to the users PCSX2 "inis" directory. There is currently no inteface to modify these settings, but that is planned in a future version. Version Info and The Next in The Name This version of the plugin is the successor to the original PCSX2 Configurator plugin, with a completely re-worked codebase from that version, and full compatibility with LaunchBox.Next (which is now the current version of LaunchBox). The main reason "Next" was added to the name is to initially seperate it from that (now discontinued) verison of the plugin. This release is currently in Beta and the "Next" from the name will probably be dropped eventually for a stable release with more features. Credit and Support I have personally put a lot of time and effort into all versions of this plugin, with it essentially being my free-time pet project for the last year and a half. Though I know the plugin would not be what it is today without Zombeaver who really helped me to bring this plugin to the next level, by allow me to integrate his PS2 configurations into it as well as creating artwork and helping me test the plugin. I would also like to say a big thank you to spectral, neil9000, and kmoney for helping me out with testing, and of course Jason Carr for making LaunchBox and implementing some of my requested changes into the plugin engine. I intend to keep working on this plugin, and fix any reported bugs as well as update the plugin with new features. So if you have any problem or feature request's hop over to the plugins thread on the forums and let me know. The project is also open sourced under the MIT license and can be found on my github.
  5. 24 points

    Version 1.3.0


    A set of 155 (with more to come) platform videos,that I have created to match perfectly with my Refried theme. I have used the same character,Background,and border art in the videos,that is in the theme, for the majority of the videos. I am sure it's obvious where the influence came from for the theme,but, this whole thing started out as an alternate version to the Unified theme,which sort of took off and became something slightly different overall. While I do have plans for about 60+ more videos to add to this set,I am afraid I cannot take requests,at least until the project,as a whole, is completed. A special Thank you to @RetroNi for allowing me to use his white bordered logo set,with a few changes,for the titles in these videos...As well as @CriticalCid for giving me the unspoken inspiration to even start this project in the first place! Samples - Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Sega CD - AAE - Capcom CPSIII - Pinball FX2 - Nintendo Virtual Boy - Microsoft MS-DOS - The Main Theme can be found here... The Logo set can be found here...
  6. 22 points

    Version 1.0.0


    A simple startup and shutdown screen theme revolved around clear logos and fanart artwork, with a big progress bar on the bottom. (You need LaunchBox version 9.2 beta or newer for this theme to work). How to install and setup: - Download the zip file of the theme and extract it to LaunchBox's root folder. - Open LaunchBox, go to Tools --> Options, Click on the Game Startup tab on the left, then change the Startup Theme to Big Logo. Any feedback is much appreciated. Enjoy!
  7. 21 points

    Version 1.0.0


    A whirlwind of particles fuse together to reveal the BigBox logo on top of a deep blue background. Click to view this video on Youtube
  8. 20 points

    Version 1.6


    Unified Redux is a very slight re-imagining of @CriticalCid's amazing Unified theme, focusing on minor tweaks to improve the experience based on the LaunchBox developer's personal preferences. Changes from the original theme are listed below: Rounder wheels Much faster-spinning discs Wheel shadows Videos maintain their aspect ratios Smoother transitions in a few spots Top bar modified to prevent triangle corner overlap issues Version 1.6 - Released December 3, 2018 (REQUIRES LAUNCHBOX\BIG BOX 9.1): Added a new PrioritizedPathSelector plugin, which helps to ensure that proper images are shown for complicated playlist scenarios (multiple fallback priorities, etc.) Version 1.5 - Released November 26, 2018 (REQUIRES LAUNCHBOX\BIG BOX 9.1): Fixed issue with Arcade/MAME playlists not using proper media Version 1.4 - Released November 15, 2018 (REQUIRES LAUNCHBOX\BIG BOX 9.0): Pointer images will now change when entering into nested platforms and categories Year and manufacturer text will no longer show up on platform views when those values don't exist Publisher listed in the game details has been changed to developer, which is more important information to display Developer, genre, and play mode text will no longer show up on game views when those values don't exist Ratings displayed in the game views now show your personal rating instead of the community rating, if you've previously rated the game Version 1.3 - Released November 12, 2018 (REQUIRES LAUNCHBOX\BIG BOX 9.0): Added much better support for the new nested categories and playlists in LaunchBox\Big Box 9.0 (no more black screens) Version 1.2 - Released August 31, 2018: Removed Grila's weather plugin. As awesome as it is, it was causing 1-2 second delays loading up every view. Version 1.1 - Released August 30, 2018: Background images revamped (and in some cases removed) for common platforms in order to increase readability of the wheels and remove JPEG artifacts (many of the Classics playlists had backgrounds with horrible artifacts from Hyperspin). Thanks to @RetroHumanoid for many of the new backgrounds. Removed the default Big Box logo for platforms or playlists with no logos. Even we're not that in love with the Big Box logo. Added background fanart images for some playlists that will show up if there are no videos for that playlist; previously the theme was showing a black screen in this case. Reduced the size of the theme by over 350 MB by converting the background images from PNGs to maximum-quality JPGs. There is no perceived quality loss and now the theme is less than half the size. Modified/removed some of the video borders with characters in order to better support the new arcade playlists (some of them were irrelevant to arcade games) and make room for arcade flyer images, which used to half-overlap the characters. Highly recommended: Modify your "Images" > "3D Box Priorities" settings in LaunchBox to include "Box - Front" and "Advertisement Flyer - Front" images in order to display regular box or arcade flyer images if no 3D box image exists. Please note: You will need to completely delete the previous version of the theme before putting in the new version in order to get all the updates (such as removing the Big Box logo and the space-saving JPG files). Demo Video: Examples of changes/additions to the 1.1 version of the theme: Please see @CriticalCid's original Unified theme for installation and troubleshooting instructions. Requires LaunchBox Big Box 8.0 or greater. Huge thanks goes out to @CriticalCid for the original theme, as well as the many different Hyperspin contributors who donated their time and talent to build an awesome, cohesive experience: Gibbawho @Styphelus Unknown50862 @Klopjero Neonrage @knewlife @Creloce Ghostlost https://www.youtube.com/user/GhostlostGames @ninja2bceen @THK adamg Rkh Rondar @scooter1974 Zinger19 Aloner187 @guyverjay MetalThrix SophT Ledgerewskie hoscarconh https://www.youtube.com/user/hoscarconh @viking @RetroHumanoid http://retrohumanoid.weebly.com/
  9. 19 points

    Version 1.0.0


    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:
  10. 19 points

    Version 1.1.0


    The theme idea comes from Chicuelo EmulationStation Theme for RetroPie. The theme has two Platform views, an image view and a video view. It also has two Game views. - Works on a range of resolutions (The Games List view works best on 1920 x 1080 as the selected game dot does not resize and centre on resolutions other than 1920 x 1080. If anyone knows how to fix it let me know and I'll upload the newer version) - Install the supplied Fonts located in the Fonts folder If you end up making further images for the Platform image view, upload them and I can include in the set. Thanks to the following people for the help on various things! @Chicuelo @faeran @Grila @keltoigael @Kondorito @Everyone who helped with the idea at RetroPie New Game View:
  11. 18 points

    Version 1.0.0


    Here is a set of ,currently, 270 Collection videos to be used with playlists. This coincides with all of the media released in the @CriticalCid theme "Unified". I have decided to upload them here,because Jason is a busy man,and I understand how much work it could be to enter this many videos in manually. I do plan on releasing more in the future,with an estimated goal of around 500-600 total playlist videos,as well as all of the artwork for the Unified theme that's needed. I do not have an estimated time-frame as to the release of more,I just know that's the plan. While I never expect anyone to actually have 600 playlists in their BigBox setup,I do believe that variety is the spice of life,and this will give plenty of options for personalizing your lists.Enjoy! Here was the release video I made for the initial 70 Collection videos : And here was the preview video of the 200 videos that followed : You can also find the Genre videos here : And the Favorites videos here: And the Developer Video set here...
  12. 17 points

    Version 1.3.0


    Here is a set of 11 Platform Category videos,done in a unified Neon style,with Retro synth music in the background. The categories are: Arcade Consoles Handhelds Computers Pinball Collections Genres Developers Years Favorites Hacks
  13. 16 points

    Version 1.0.0


    Hi all. I made these system and collection wheels for myself but decided to share them. I decided not to use console images but used character art through out them all. Hope you enjoy them. There is over 500 and still growing. Template is included below. Hursty TEMPLATE.psd
  14. 15 points

    Version 2.0


    Welcome to Retrotastic! A fun little theme hoping to capture childhood memories through the artwork of the systems we know and love. The theme comes pre-packaged with over 150 platform/playlist backgrounds. Each one can be customized or replaced altogether. Please read the documentation for more info. This theme can also display game specific backgrounds and graphics, check the demo video to see an example of this (look out for the NES section of the video), and view the documentation for how to create and add your own. Please read the documentation to add your own flair to this theme! Retrotastic - Documentation.pdf This theme comes with a few different views: Platform View 1 - A view with a vertical platform wheel Platform View 2 - A view with a horizontal platform wheel Game View 1 - The main vertical game wheel view. This view determines which type of media a platform has, and displays its appropriate animation. Game View 2 - Vertical game wheel with spinning disc based animation (this view is redundant, and only use if a platform is not displaying its spinning disc in Game View 1. Game View 3 - Vertical game wheel is basic animations (the most mainstream view). Game View 4 - Vertical game wheel with no Box image or Cart/Disc image. Designed to allow your game specific backgrounds/graphics to take center stage. Text List View - A text list with box animation Installation Instructions Download the Retrotastic.zip file You may need to right click the zip file, click on properties, and unblock its contents Drag and drop the Retrotastic folder into your LaunchBox/Themes folder Load up BigBox. Go to Options > Views, and choose Retrotastic from the list of Themes. This was truly a collaborative project. If you like this theme, please take a moment to see who made it possible. Credits: Faeran - Coding of the theme, many of the platform/playlist backgrounds, pixel ESRB icons, and the pixel genre icons Broskiplays - Creating the idea for this project, along with many platform/playlist backgrounds Harryoke - Creating many platform/playlist backgrounds, the platform background video, options background, and many other various videos/images Nyny77 - Creating platform/playlist backgrounds, along with the use of his extensive collection of platform logos GreatLemon - For creating most of the pixel genre icon graphics Thanks To: Eatkinola - For his amazing themer plugin Jason Carr - For use of his PrioritizedPathSelector (as of Version 2.0) OrionAngel & ReignStumble - The use of many of their bezel art Highly recommend downloading Scratcher's Retrotastic game media packs, for a ton of game specific backgrounds and graphics. He has truly done some amazing work, and makes Retrotastic shine:
  15. 15 points

    Version v1.06 (Update 01-11-19)


    FUTURESTATE NEON DELUXE *Click follow to stay informed of important updates* ---Introduction--- This theme started out as a custom color skin for the FutureState theme by Hexxxer, I wanted to make something that would fit my gameroom's dark blue/purple blacklight lit environment, a bit like the good old dark arcades, where light plays an important role to the experience. It evolved after months of coding long, long... lloonng hours into this, I had to learn this coding language along the way, I hope it doesn't contain any errors and such. Huge thanks go out to @Hexxxer for his amazing theme (FutureState) framework, controls (HexControls.dll) and kind permission, without him I couldn't have done this. Also a huge thanks to @NJDave71 for making it possible to see the game count for playlists through HelperControl_v4.DLL which is included in this theme. Thanks guys! And everyone else for all the inspiration, enthusiasm and dedication. Enjoy please read these instructions well! ---Installation, Tips & Probable Issues--- 1. This theme uses images and video pretty heavy, it could run slow on older systems, I did add some faster/lighter views, try to see what works for you after you let the lists cache. Huge lists with thousands of games always run a bit slower as more data is being transfered. I recommend doing the following to speed up BigBox greatly: * Uncheck all Background Images in launchbox/settings/image priorities * Set all transitions to "None" in BigBox settings 2. This theme is probably only fit for use on a 16:9 aspect ratio, as I did use some absolute positioning of elements, I'm not very experienced yet to make a 4:3 relative positioning version, maybe someone else might be able to make such a version. 3. If you use a 4K display you probably have to set the Windows dpi settings to 200% in order to keep the layout intact. 4. You can find transparent background cabinets here at Arcade Cabinets Project 2.0: 5. Download the theme zip file and extract the content to Launchbox/Themes/ folder. 6. Install the font file, you can find it in the extracted folder FutureStateNeonDeluxe/_InstallationFiles/ 7. To make the placeholder work which shows the Cabinets/Advertisement Flyer - Back/Box Back in the screenshots needs some changes in your image priority settings within Launchbox. As the cabinets don't have their own placeholder to be coded in a theme I used the Cart 3D placeholder as I figured most people will only use one cart view or can set Cart 3D in image priorities to Cart Front. You can control a lot to your liking within image priorities, as long as you remember it's Cart 3D for this placeholder. My setup in image priorities within Launchbox options: 8. You might need to unblock the .DLL's in the plugin folder for them to work properly. ---Features--- Slide-in/out platform/game wheel, disappearing when not in use to make room for more possibilities. The logo's have a glow beneath them so you can still see black/dark logo's apart from the background. Special Marquee monitor filler magic trick (previously released to be used in other themes as well). Using the empty space around marquees in a special way. If you rather have the default marquee views just copy 'GameMarqueeView.xaml' and 'PlatformMarqueeView.xaml' from the default theme views folder and overwrite in this themes 'views' folder. And loads more... ---Views Description--- Platform View 1 (PlatformWheel1FiltersView) * A lot of Platform details * Device image * Large video/image with ambient/glow beneath it * Total games counter for platforms and playlists Platform View 2 (PlatformWheel2FiltersView) * Same as Platform View 1 except for a few differences * Fanart platform image in place of device image * Device image to the right side overlaying video/image Platform View 3 (PlatformWheel3FiltersView) * Same as Platform View 2 except for a few differences * Details panel makes room for full size video/image Platform View 4 (PlatformWheel4FiltersView) * Full screen video/image Platform View 5 (TextFiltersView) * Text list of Platforms * In the mid collumn Platform banner image, device image, fanart image * Even more details about the platform/playlist Games View 1 (WheelGamesView) * 2 Game Screenshots * Details I found useful * Game description * 3D box (You can switch image view on this placeholder with a button) with Cart image overlaying. * Cabinet/Back Box/Back Flyer overlaying on left side over video/image * Details overlaying video/image like your star rating, developer, publisher, genre, playmode. * Custom icons for Broken, Portable, Completed, Favorite and ESRB rating. * Platform logo in the middle * Scanlines overlaying the video/image Games View 2 (Wheel2GamesView) Same as Games View 1 but with Cabs/Back to the right side Games View 3 (Wheel3GamesView) Same as Games View 1 & 2 but without cabs/back and without scanlines over the video, for views which have high quality video's and/or theme video's Games View 4 (Wheel4GamesView) A view which might be more suitable for quick browsing, slower systems and require more game details. * Cab images without transparency look better in this view * Static logo wheel * Video below with glow beneath. The cabs/back images are filling the screen (maintaining aspect ratio) to the right for better readability of back covers and high quality cab images. I prefer this view for inspecting/sorting out my games. * Larger Icons right/below side. Games View 5 (TextGamesView) A view to see even more game details, without video, the idea here is you can see the front and back image side by side while being able to read the back image. As if you would hold the cover in your hand. * Static Text wheel * Many details * Large Icons * Box/Advertisement fronts beneath image * Cabs/Back to the right Games View 6 (GameDetailsView) Same as Games View 5 Another example of FutureState Neon Deluxe in action: Here's the startup theme to accompany this theme:
  16. 14 points

    Version - 2.0.4


    Please note: CoverBox is now merged into 1 theme as of LaunchBox 9.4. The CoverBox project is one where my goal is to recreate retro console's boxart as a BigBox Theme. Each theme is designed for 1080p. P.S. I created graphic assets for the star ratings. Please feel free to use them in your theme. Most of the themes utilize ListBox Scroll Center for BigBox by @Grila (Thanks!). Installation Instructions Download the CoverBox.zip file. Open the zip file and place the folder into the LaunchBox\Themes folder Select the CoverBox theme in BigBox CoverBox Images List of Supported Platforms
  17. 14 points

    Version 2.0.7


    MAME No Nag with Default Artwork _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ mame_193.zip 77.52 MB mame_194.zip 75.35 MB mame_0195.zip 76.69 MB mame_0196.zip 81.36 MB mame_0197.zip 82.52 MB mame_0198.zip 80.88 MB mame_0199.zip 82.27 MB mame_0200.zip 87.12 MB mame_0201.zip 88.49 MB mame_0202.zip 89.21 MB mame_0203.zip 93.4 MB mame_0204.zip 90.19 MB mame_0205.zip 95.03 MB mame_0206.zip 92.18 MB mame_0207.zip 131.38 MB (Full Build) No Nag - is the screen that says hit "Ok to Continue" when you open a ROM for the first time. This screen has been suppressed. How can I use my own default In game Artwork I have provided two zip files that I use for my default Vertical and Horizontal games. you can search for MAME In game artwork using your favorite search engine. Mr Do is a good starting point for History and downloading some artwork. If you have favorite cabinet that you want to use for your defaults, simply make a copy and rename it to horizont.zip or vertical.zip
  18. 14 points

    Version 1.0


    Various PC Themes (1080p) (60fps) 16:9 A few PC themes I created, any requests please do not hesitate to ask.
  19. 13 points

    Version 2.3


    Requires LaunchBox version 9.4 or newer! If you are a fan of the 80's, lasers, neon, fast cars and cyber punk then this is the theme for you! All you Cyber Punks Stay Rad. Instructions: Extract CityHunter 2 to "LaunchBox\Themes" Choose CityHunter 2 in Options > Views > Theme Set Video Playback Engine to VLC or WMP in Options > Videos Theme Files: CityHunter 2 (theme) Video Files: Akira - Neo Tokyo Blame! CityHunter CityHunter 2 Cyber Punk 2077 Eva - 01 Flash Back 2012 - Scanlines Flash Back 2012 The Grid VHS Grid Clear Logo Wheel Set and Banners Banners Clear Logos
  20. 13 points

    Version 2.0.0


    Mr. RetroLust's Neo Geo Marquees Pack 1 of 2 This is version 2.0.0, I deleted the first version I uploaded here so be advised to overwrite the old versions with these updated better quality versions. See below for more details. Description I made these Marquees exclusively for the LaunchBox community as appreciation for the awesome work, software and everyone that contributes to this amazing community. I find the official single 'mini-marquee' system a bit boring with just one small mini-marquee on a huge red plate and as the games came with more instruction flyers and artwork I got inspired by the dual-marquee layout to use the second placeholder for more artwork for a single game, for some games I couldn't find extra flyer material so I used artwork from back-covers and such to fill up the second placeholder. Now it feels a bit more colorful. If you like these marquees please use the review option below as well, much appreciated. Includes Marquees for 73 games (see list below for more details) Made from the highest quality artwork available Version 2.0.0 changes: Optimized marquees without scratched texture overlay for deeper colors and contrast on the mini-marquees Cleaned up and color corrected artwork Custom translations from Japanese to English where needed Exclusive Day mode / Night Mode (unlit/lit) for every marquee Including restored/remade/revived Full Marquee versions for some games that weren't available anywhere else before Optimized dual mini-marquee layouts in 21:9 aspect ratio for full screen ultra-wide marquee monitors All marquees are 4K Ultra HD Resolution; 3840 pixels wide with variable height for Full Layout marquees See this thread for more details on this project: Installation Place the files in "Images\*Name of your Neo Geo directory*\Arcade - Marquee". The file names have the rom name so if the title changes in the launchbox games database these files still get linked to the rom files, please note that some games might have a specific version in the name so you should change it accordingly, example: The Burning fight version that you use could be: "burningf" or as I use: "burningfh". Eassiest to check is by dropping all the files inside your Rom directory so you can compare them directly side by side (that is if you keep your Neo Geo files separated from Mame roms as those directories could be a bit large) You could delete the versions you don't like; Night, Day, Full or Mini-Marquee or just let BigBox randomly choose a version for you each time (if I'm not mistaken) when you have different numbers behind the images (01, 02, 03, 04) List including games Pack 1 of 2: +++ - 3 Count Bout (Fire Suplex) +++ - Super Baseball 2020 (2020 Super Baseball) +++ - Aggressors of Dark Kombat (Tsukai GANGAN Koshinkyoku) +++ - Alpha Mission II (ASO II: Last Guardian) +++ - Andro Dunos +++ - Art of Fighting (Ryuko no Ken) +++ - Art of Fighting 2 (Ryuko no Ken 2) +++ - Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior (ART OF FIGHTING: Ryuko no Ken - Gaiden) +++ - Bang Bead (Bang Beads) +++ - Baseball Stars Professional +++ - Baseball Stars 2 +++ - Battle Flip Shot (Flip Shot) +++ - Blazing Star +++ - Blue's Journey (Raguy) +++ - Breakers +++ - Breakers Revenge +++ - Burning Fight +++ - Captain Tomaday +++ - Crossed Swords +++ - Crossed Swords II +++ - Cyber-Lip +++ - Double Dragon (Double Dragon 6-1) +++ - Eight Man (8 Man) +++ - Far East of Eden: Kabuki Klash (Tengai Makyo: Shinden) +++ - Fatal Fury: King of Fighters (Garo Densetsu: Shukumei no Tatakai) +++ - Fatal Fury 2 (Garo Densetsu 2: Aratanaru Tatakai) +++ - Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory (Garo Densetsu 3: Harukanaru Tatakai) +++ - Fatal Fury Special (Garo Densetsu Special) +++ - Fight Fever (Wang Jung Wang) +++ - Football Frenzy +++ - Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors +++ - Ganryu (Musashi Ganryuki) +++ - Garou: Mark of the Wolves +++ - Ghostlop +++ - Ghost Pilots +++ - Goal! Goal! Goal! +++ - Gururin +++ - The Irritating Maze +++ - Ironclad +++ - Karnov's Revenge (Fighter's History Dynamite) +++ - Kizuna Encounter (Fuun Super Tag Battle) aka Savage Reign 2: Kizuna Encounter +++ - The King of Fighters '94 +++ - The King of Fighters '95 +++ - The King of Fighters '96 +++ - The King of Fighters '97 +++ - The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest (Dream Match Never Ends) +++ - The King of Fighters '99 (Millennium Battle) +++ - The King of Fighters 2000 +++ - The King of Fighters 2001 +++ - The King of Fighters 2002: Challenge to Ultimate Battle +++ - The King of Fighters 2003 +++ - King of the Monsters +++ - King of the Monsters 2: The Next Thing +++ - The Last Blade (Bakumatsu Roman: Gekka no Kenshi / The Last Soldier) +++ - The Last Blade 2 (Bakumatsu Roman Dainimaku: Gekka no Kenshi - Tsuki ni Saku Hana, Chiri Yuku Hana) +++ - League Bowling +++ - Legend of Success Joe (Ashita No Jo Densetsu) +++ - Magical Drop II +++ - Magical Drop III +++ - Metal Slug (Super Vehicle-001 Metal Slug) +++ - Metal Slug 2 (Super Vehicle-001 Metal Slug II) +++ - Metal Slug 3 +++ - Metal Slug 4 +++ - Metal Slug 5 +++ - Metal Slug X (Super Vehicle-001 Metal Slug X) +++ - Neo Geo Cup '98: The Road to the Victory +++ - Neo Mr. Do! +++ - Nightmare in the Dark +++ - Ninja Commando +++ - Over Top +++ - Power Instinct Matrimelee (Shin Goketsuji Ichizoku: Tokon Matrimelee) +++ - Puzzled (Joy Joy Kid) +++ - Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer (Chojin Gakuen Gowcaizer) List of upcoming marquees for Pack 2 of 2, might take a while since it's a very time consuming proces to create these in the highest quality possible: Bomberman: Panic Bomber Last Resort Magician Lord Money Idol Exchanger (Money Puzzle Exchanger) Mutation Nation NAM-1975 Neo Bomberman Neo Drift Out: New Technology Neo Turf Masters (Big Tournament Golf) Ninja Combat Ninja Master's: Hao Ninpo Cho Pleasure Goal: 5 on 5 Mini Soccer (Futsal: 5 on 5 Mini Soccer) Pochi & Nyaa (Pochitto Nya) Pop'n Bounce (Gapporin) Power Spikes II Prehistoric Isle 2 (Kenshi Shima 2 / Genshi-to 2) Pulstar Puzzle Bobble (Bust-a-Move) Puzzle Bobble 2 (Bust-a-Move Again) Puzzle Bobble 2 (Bust-a-Move Again EX Edition) Puzzle De Pon! Puzzle de Pon! R Rage of the Dragons Ragnagard (Shin-Oh-Ken) Real Bout Fatal Fury (REAL BOUT Garo Densetsu) Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers (Real Bout Garo Densetsu 2: THE NEWCOMERS) Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (Real Bout Garo Densetsu Special) Riding Hero Robo Army Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits) Samurai Shodown II (Shin Samurai Spirits: Haohmaru Jigokuhen) Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood (Samurai Spirits: Zankuro Musoken / Fighters Swords) Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (Samurai Spirits: Amakusa Korin) Samurai Shodown V (Samurai Spirits Zero) Samurai Shodown V Special (Samurai Spirits Zero Special) Savage Reign (Fuun Mokushiroku: Kakuto Sosei) Sengoku (Sengoku Densho) Sengoku 2 (Sengoku Densho 2) Sengoku 3 (Sengoku Legends 2001) Shock Troopers Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos Soccer Brawl Aero Fighters 2 (Sonic Wings 2) Aero Fighters 3 (Sonic Wings 3) Spinmaster (Miracle Adventure) Stakes Winner (Stakes Winner: GI Kinzen Seihae no Michi) Stakes Winner 2 Street Slam (Street Hoop / Dunk Dream) Strikers 1945 Plus Super Dodge Ball (Kunio no Nekketsu Tokyu Densetsu) Super Sidekicks (Tokuten-o) Super Sidekicks 2: The World Championship (Tokuten-o 2: Real Fight Football) Super Sidekicks 3: The Next Glory (Tokuten-o 3: Eiko-e no Michi) The Super Spy Tecmo World Soccer '96 Thrash Rally Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy Top Player's Golf Twinkle Star Sprites The Ultimate 11: SNK Football Championship (SNK FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - Tokuten-o: Hono no Libero) Viewpoint Waku Waku 7 Windjammers (Flying Power Disc) World Heroes World Heroes 2 World Heroes 2 Jet World Heroes Perfect Zed Blade (Operation Ragnarok) Zintrick ZuPaPa!
  21. 12 points

    Version 1.0.0


    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
  22. 12 points

    Version 1.8


    Nostalgia uses the amazing platform videos created by @viking to create a per-system theme; thanks to viking for letting me derive from and name my theme after his work. It's designed for 16:9; tested at HD but not 4k since I don't have a 4k setup. Please let me know if you spot problems or have suggestions. It relies on a set of plugin controls I created, so you'll have to unblock either the entire zip file, or more specifically the DLL files in the theme's Plugins folder (see below). Due to its reliance on certain plugin features, the current version of this theme requires LB version 9.4+. Bundled with Nostalgia are some clear logos from viking's silver ring set, along with a few extras. Also bundled are platform banners created by @Grila and @Omen. For the best experience (including CRT curvature effects for videos), I recommend setting BigBox to use Windows Media Player. Platform Views: Background as the current platform (from viking's video set) including a video playing within the arcade cabinet, TV screen, etc. If there is no video for the selected platform, category, or playlist, a random list of relevant game videos are played instead. If no vids are available, screenshots are used. Platform, category, or playlist details are displayed to the left of the screen. Game Views: Selected game is displayed within a platform-specific background. If no game video exists, the game's screenshots are played as a slideshow while the game's soundtrack (if found in your LB setup) is played in the background. If neither game nor screenshots exist, a video of TV static plays. Game details are displayed to the left of the screen. Filter Views: E.g., Genres, Series, etc -- in this view, a random list of game videos for the selected Series, etc. will play. KNOWN ISSUES: (1) 3DS and DS videos do not display properly. This is due to how they were captured, i.e., with both screens on these dual screen devices being squished into a single video. A potential workaround is to crop out the auxiliary screen from these videos and use on the part from the main screen. If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know. I think handbrake would work for batch cropping. (2) There are missing platform backgrounds. I tried to include the most common platforms. Viking's background set is quite thorough; please send me any requests. NOTE: Unblocking the ZIP file will also unblock the DLLs (e.g., Ao.Bigbox.Themer.dll and others) contained therein, giving your computer permission to run these DLLs. This is an issue with all plugins you might download from this forum. It's a Windows security feature. You basically have to vouch for a file before Windows will use it. I liken it to how a MS office document you download from an email runs in Protected Mode until you unblock it for printing, editing, etc. Below is the error you'll see if you don't unblock the file, as well as a screenshot of the solution.
  23. 12 points

    Version 1.0.1


    This project is made possible by @Antny, @Kondorito, @Mr. RetroLust, @dssbob and @Orionsangel *IMPORTANT*: If you want to stay up to date of new packs and updates use the "Follow" button in the upper right corner. Any future updates will not be displayed in the "What's New" section. The aim of this project is a complete overhaul of the often used cabinet images (Arcade machines, Pinball, and Slots/Casino), including but not limited to: Higher resolution and quality versions of up to 2160 pixels vertically (Ultra HD)! All images have a transparent background! Higher accuracy of different regions and versions of cabinets All color corrected and optimized to get the most out of any image Many many new cabinets, previously missing from collections Reconstructed images, either entirely new photo realistic reconstructions or existing images which had previously missing parts added The possibilities of this project are endless, it will let frontends and arcade collections look much better as theme creators will be able to use the arcade cabinets category much more efficiently. Creators, Bloggers, Writers, Reviewers etc. will be able to use these images directly in their media and content enriching the community and history. Arcade games databases can be updated. Any creative process you can think of will be made much easier and look better. Please note that future Mame updates might change names of some roms, you might have to manually change the file name of the image in those particular cases, however when this project is eventually finished it will be uploaded completely to the launchbox game database so renaming them won't be necessary. So, follow this thread for any new updates! It will take a while before we finish the entire project but you will be able to download updates along the way An early impression of the project using the FutureState Neon Deluxe theme as an example how we can use these images. ______________________________________________________________________________ Credits and special thanks: @Antny let it be known!: without him this project would never be what it is, his years long collection of photo's is of great value to arcade history preservation, thanks buddy for everything you've done and do! @dssbob Thank you so much for the amazing work you do on this project, you work super fast and accurate, really glad you found us and the many work you provide! Thanks brother! Thank you Progetto for everything you guys do and have done, your cabinet images have inspired this project immensely and serves as a base for us to evolve from. http://www.progettosnaps.net/index.php @Kondorito Your willingness to help on all fronts, your insight, ideas, sharp eye and brains. Couldn't have done it without you bro, thanks man https://emumovies.com/profile/76406-kondorito/?do=content&type=downloads_file @Orionsangel Thank you for helping along bro, keep on bringing those awesome cabinets/bezels into our digital livingrooms https://forums.libretro.com/t/my-realistic-arcade-bezels/10604 Hasan Tasdemir from Nationaal Video Game Museum for the opportunity to photograph at your amazing museum. https://www.nationaalvideogamemuseum.nl Mr. Do and all it's artists for the reference, research and amazing artwork preservation: http://mrdo.mameworld.info Arcadeartwork.org for reference and research this database is an amazing collection of the arcade artwork history. http://www.arcadeartwork.org/ Arcade Database: For all the information you provide, proved very important for the research. http://adb.arcadeitalia.net/ Arcade-Museum for all the information and flyers, couldn't have done it without your databases! https://www.arcade-museum.com/ and https://flyers.arcade-museum.com/ @ETAPRIME for being awesome and having the best voice on youtube and having plugged the project before when we just started, thank you bro! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nlMK-sdpTI @Jason Carr the entire team and moderators for the Launchbox universe you create, you've enriched our (gaming) life and nostalgia more than you probably realize, you rule! 🤘 https://www.launchbox-app.com/ And thanks to anyone I have failed to mention.
  24. 12 points

    Version 2.0


    This is a complete collection of 1142 Sega Saturn Japanese 3D boxes. SEGA SATURN JAPAN.xml Game Discs can be downloaded here:
  25. 12 points

    Version 1.0.0


    Here is a set of ,currently, 19 Genre videos to be used with playlists. These are different from my previous Genre videos,not only in style,but,also in content. They are designed to be used specifically with MAME,and exclude games from all other Platforms. If Jason decides to add more playlists in the future,I will update with similar videos to accommodate the new playlists.