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  1. Sorry I didn't respond to this sooner; I missed the notification. This looks like the "wall view". This is what it's supposed to look like. It's a wall of box art with some metadata at the bottom. The selected game (ecco the dolphin in the screenshot) is slightly larger and its information displays at the bottom.
  2. Hey there! So each platform uses two images for the platform wheel view. Device and Clear Logo. Playlists work the same as Platforms in this respect. You'll find folders to place overrides for these here: GameRoom\BigBox Media Overrides\Images\Playlists\Device GameRoom\BigBox Media Overrides\Images\Playlists\Clear Logo So the "Device" is the image that shows up in the middle. I recommend using a PNG file with transparency that's at least 600px tall. The "Clear Logo" is the image that shows up below. If you do not place an image here, it will just show text instead, so it's not required. But if you do have something you want to place here, get a PNG with transparency again, and about 250px tall is fine. The file names for the images should match the name of the playlist. BigBox will resize images appropriately. The drop shadows are part of the PNG images themselves, and not an effect done in real time. Best of luck, let me know if you have issues and what you tried and I'll attempt to recreate the problem and diagnose on my end.
  3. @Stylemaster it's been a while since I worked on the theme. Please remind me what the game wheel view is? Can you post some screenshots of what you're looking to see that's not in the theme already?
  4. Thanks! I had to bug y2guru a bunch on the split video trick. If you use the community theme editor he made and download the project files I posted you'll see how it's done. I have the original game video taking up real estate on the top screen, with a mask on it that crops it to *just* the top screen. The bottom screen uses what's referred to as a mirror video. It's supposed to duplicate the original game video, just without sound. So that's being used along with a different mask to crop it to *just* the bottom screen. it's totally dependent on the game videos being built this specific ways, with the videos placed on top of each other like that. Fun fact, the original intent behind the "mirror video" function was to be used to show reflections on an arcade machine. So I'm leveraging it for a completely different use here. There is unfortunately a performance hit the overall theme takes in BigBox the more mirror videos you use, and you'll see that manifest in a delay between top and bottom videos rendering or between audio and video playing. I'm using the mirror video effect not just in NDS/3DS but also for Virtual Boy and Vectrex I believe, which has an overlay that's difficult recreate in emulation.
  5. This is a great idea! I may play around with this idea. See if I can cook something up. I think the challenge for me would be making/finding videos for *all* the platforms, like the older obscure ones. But maybe I could just create a small clip that loops through the top games on the platform on that case.
  6. I should probably add instructions around the cart images now that you mention it... I'll think on that. For the Wood Panels look all you need to do is as follows: Replace \Themes\GameRoom\Media\Background\background.jpg with the included background_WoodPanels.jpg Just delete background.jpg and rename background_WoodPanels.jpg to background.jpg Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any further issues!
  7. I have added Wii U support to my new theme, Game Room. Check it out.
  8. I think with BigBox you may just need to create playlists for Hacks/Translations/etc. You can also sort them by favorites/not favorites, or you can mark specific games as "hidden", and then in BigBox, turn the toggle on to hide "hidden" games. But I don't know that BigBox allows sub-categories underneath a Platform. I think it goes Platform Category > Platform and that's it.
  9. Hello all, I have published my new theme "Game Room", which is a spiritual sequel to WoodPanels. It supports more platforms, more screen aspect ratios, metadata, and playlists! I have also included a familiar looking wood background as an alternate option if you still like that better 😁. Please take a look and give it a try! @II39@FamShoppa@SeerOfChaos@Gulash@midas@russticles@retrogamer459@Ricardo35@Maul83@shinerlaaaa@sqdz@bundangdon@comet988@northnut@ninken@SixStringD@Banditt@NOMAD0P@Klopjero@slumlorddaddy@AustNerevar@Sheep83@TwoLegsJim@y2guru Edit: One more note, as Game Room largely replaces WoodPanels, I do not plan to make any more updates to WoodPanels going forward.
  10. Game Room View File Step into your Game Room and view a virtual collection showcasing your love of video games. Each video game console or platform appears with an authentic looking video screen to match that look and feel. It is paired with a set of classic fonts to complete the experience. Requires BigBox 13.1 or higher to properly function. Designed to support 16:9, 21:9, and 4:3 aspect ratios. Unique views for 54 platforms with game videos, game 3D/2D box art, device packaging, and game cart images. Consoles and PCs are paired with TVs and Monitors from the same decade they were released. "Wall View" for looking at game boxes on shelves is accompanied by platform/game logos and image of the original console packaging. Metadata showing Publisher, Developer, User Score, ESRB Rating, Genre, Play Mode, Region, and Platform Description. Two different platform wheel views to choose from. Full Playlist support, so the video size, platform image, and other relevant media will change to match each individual game. Easily customizable by replacing \Themes\GameRoom\Media\Background\background.jpg with one of several included backgrounds or your own custom one! background.jpg credit goes to Yenifer Macias background_ArcadesAlleyway.jpg credit goes to Todor Vladev background_Bedroom.jpg credit goes to Zhi Rong Liu background_SmallArcade.jpg credit goes to Jason Rumpff background_WoodPanels.jpg credit goes to BMovieBen (me) Theme was created using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru - HUGE thank you, he's responsible for the dynamic video size logic. Project files attached for those brave souls wishing to customize further. Requires version 2.5.4 or higher. Submitter BMovieBen Submitted 01/26/2023 Category Custom Themes  
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    Step into your Game Room and view a virtual collection showcasing your love of video games. Each video game console or platform appears with an authentic looking video screen to match that look and feel. It is paired with a set of classic fonts to complete the experience. Requires BigBox 13.1 or higher to properly function. Designed to support 16:9, 21:9, and 4:3 aspect ratios. Unique views for 54 platforms with game videos, game 3D/2D box art, device packaging, and game cart images. Consoles and PCs are paired with TVs and Monitors from the same decade they were released. "Wall View" for looking at game boxes on shelves is accompanied by platform/game logos and image of the original console packaging. Metadata showing Publisher, Developer, User Score, ESRB Rating, Genre, Play Mode, Region, and Platform Description. Two different platform wheel views to choose from. Full Playlist support, so the video size, platform image, and other relevant media will change to match each individual game. Easily customizable by replacing \Themes\GameRoom\Media\Background\background.jpg with one of several included backgrounds or your own custom one! background.jpg credit goes to Yenifer Macias background_ArcadesAlleyway.jpg credit goes to Todor Vladev background_Bedroom.jpg credit goes to Zhi Rong Liu background_SmallArcade.jpg credit goes to Jason Rumpff background_WoodPanels.jpg credit goes to BMovieBen (me) Theme was created using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru - HUGE thank you, he's responsible for the dynamic video size logic. Project files attached for those brave souls wishing to customize further. Requires version 2.5.4 or higher.
  12. First of all, I love the customizations you have made! Looks incredible. Second, I am not sure what exactly you're asking for. Playlist support in general or for playlists to be listed alongside platforms in the platform selection wheel (first screenshot)?
  13. Thank you for that review by the way, it made my day when I read it. I feel like my little theme gets drowned out by all the new fandangled modern ones out there! Any interest in testing an early version of the new theme? Let me know and if you're interested I'll PM you when it's ready for testing.
  14. Hey there...so evidently some updates to BigBox caused my theme to break on the 'playlist' views. I can look into it, but to be honest, I only included really basic support for Playlists because I had to in order to submit it for inclusion in BigBox. The WoodPanels theme, the way it was built...is not dynamic. That was done due to the limitations of the theme creator application at the time and in the interest of speed and performance in BigBox. Here's what it used to look like before it broke. I couldn't get the video to dynamically resize per platform, so it's just the 80s TV with no platform image. If you're still interested I can try and get this working again. That said, I have been working a while on a new theme that is basically a WoodPanels 2.0, and is dynamic and will do exactly what you're looking to achieve, but I'm again running into performance issues. It's funny timing actually, I'm working with y2guru this week to try and get some help for that. So you could wait for that if you want instead. It looks a little different and doesn't use the wood panel background by default but I'll include it as an alternate just in case folks want it back.
  15. Just saw the Launchbox 12.12 update the other day. Bezel art is now supported for use in RetroArch and MAME. Is it possible to leverage the Bezel Art in a BigBox theme as well? I'd like to apply the bezel art for each game on a cabinet just like we have marquee/banner art.
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