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  1. Damn ! Thx Y2guru @eatkinola Are your super plugin from the Swiss army able to do that? πŸ˜… 😚
  2. Hi everyone ! Quick question: In GamesViews, to call the game "Genre", here is the piece of code given by @Jason Carr : <TextBlock Text="{Binding Path=ActiveGame.GenresString}" Foreground="White" /> It works very well, but when a game has multiple genres, they are separated by a semicolon. Is there a way in the XAML to replace the semicolon? I would like to move from : Action; Adventure To : Action / Adventure Yes, with the space to πŸ˜ƒ Thx guys !
  3. @Pixelpiper @Darklight It is not so simple to make responsive for BigBox. I mean design side. On the code side, it's simple. You can simply test my theme by deactivating the lock 16:9 In theme folder, open ThemeSettings.xml with a simple text editor. Find this line : <Force16X9AspectRatio>true</Force16X9AspectRatio> And change to : <Force16X9AspectRatio>false</Force16X9AspectRatio> No guarantee! But I will be curious about the result. Post screens!
  4. Thank you ! Yes, Arcade playlists are planned. But as I realize all arcade cabinet in 3D (CGI), it's a BIG job! Please be patient πŸ˜ƒ I would like finish the v.1.0 theme before. Then I resume creating video. Yes, it is planned. Based on Windows video. This is why I worked on the boot of Windows 10 video. πŸ˜ƒ
  5. Hmm. There may be a conflict between the Windows "Category" and the Windows "Platform". @eatkinola What do you think ? You can do some tests: Open this file with a test editor : \LaunchBox\Themes\Colorful - xxx\Plugins\Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a\AssemblyConfig\ Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a.dll.config Respect the form well. Change only "Value", not "Key". Line 57, You will find the Windows Platform. But you need a category. Can you try adding a new line in the category section? Tell me if it works. At the end, probably. I too have a little Bartop 4:3. But it will be more than an adaptation. My whole concept is based on the image ratio. In 4:3, I will need a new layout.
  6. Strange. Have you a custom platform name ? In LaunchBox platform option. I take a look asap. Change BoxFront to 3D BoxFront. It's pretty easy to change. Since I don't use this option, it may be integrated in BigBox option (?) Otherwise, you can simply change the code. For example, if you use Wheel2GamesView.xaml. With a text editor, open it and go line 1146 and change Source="{Binding ActiveGame.FrontImagePath}" by Source="{Binding Path=ActiveGame.Box3DImagePath}" And voila !
  7. @sagaopc Cool montage ! But from my point of view, I see some problem. - Change BoxFront to 3D BoxFront. It's pretty easy to change. Since I don't use this option, it may be integrated in BigBox option. Otherwise, you can simply change the code. In your example, you use Wheel2GamesView.xaml. With a text editor, open it and go line 1146 and change Source="{Binding ActiveGame.FrontImagePath}" by Source="{Binding Path=ActiveGame.Box3DImagePath}" And voila ! - Put ClearLogo on top. It is not really possible, this space being reserved for games with long names. The text that expands upwards in this area. And for me, the clearLogo is already present on the Wheel AND on the BoxArt. Adding one again would be too much. Too much graphics, too much color, too much logo. (My tastes, of course) - Put a Card/Disc. I thought about it. But a good placement is a problem. To take 2 extremes, the PSP (very narrow) and SNES (very wide) boxes require placing the card image in different places, depending on the platform selected. It's too complex to set up! At least with my knowledge! If you have a clean integration method, I'm interested! (Or another theme for inspiration)
  8. No, I have not removed any views. In the previous theme, the Light and Dark views were mixed. Here, they are separated into 2 different themes. That's why you have this impression I think. The LIGHT theme has no new view. The DARK theme, now has all the views (identical to the other) in dark version. (3 "new" view dark version in fact) This update mainly concerns the foundations of the code. I put it online in version 0.9 because I await your feedback to finalize these views and polish these bases. It will be v.1.0 and the end of beta status. Afterwards, I will come to add new views / design! Strange your permissions problems ... You installed it by the forum or by BigBox? Cool ! The feedback seems to indicate that my code optimizations worked! I am reassured πŸ˜ƒ
  9. Here, it's all about create video for COLORFUL set, by the community, for the community. πŸ˜ƒ
  10. πŸ˜ƒIt's because you use custom platform names that I hadn't anticipated. Extract and paste this file: Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a.dll.config.zip Here : LaunchBox\Themes\Colorful - Dark\Plugins\Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a\AssemblyConfig\ ... (or Light theme) I just added your 2 custom name to the platform possibility. I leave them, they will be directly present in the next update.
  11. Man, it has been so long since I have not worked on BigCouch that I no longer have at all in mind the why of the how ... I'm sorry! With what I learned from Colorful, this theme deserves a complete rewrite, starting from scratch. I can't promise to do it quickly, but I will really try to do it at some point.
  12. @OhBoy OK, add to my ToDo πŸ˜‰ Great news for those who want to help me create videos! I just put all my sources online. It's here that it happens : It is still incomplete. I will add more information based on your feedback!
  13. Hum, stange. A little hiccup would be normal. 5sec is too much! Try to update my theme with today's version. (Attention, I changed the name of the theme. You will have to select the right one)
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    # WHAT IS COLORFUL? 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 Resources : You want create video? It's the place to be! COLORFUL BigBox Startup Video : (soon) COLORFUL Startup Theme : (soon) COLORFUL Pause Theme : (soon) # WANT TO CREATE VIDEO? YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE! On this page we are talking about COLORFUL RESOURCES. Have you considered creating a new Platform/Category/Playlist video for Colorful? This is the place to be! Done, by and for the community. You will find below my guideline and quick tutorial. If you are tempted by the adventure, please respect the rules below! Thx !! # READY FOR ADVENTURE? FOLLOW THE GUIDE! Before we start going into the technique, let's set up some basics on how we're going to do it. The idea is not to make me a tyrant, but to keep an overall coherence of design, style and to centralize uploads/downloads on a single page. The basic principles : On this Resources Page, you will find: 1 archive = 1 platform sources. (From me or from you) On the Platform Video Page, you will find: 1 file = 1 video. (From me or from you) Here are the rules to follow: ONLY use this forum thread for ALL that concerns the video creation. Form start to finish. Please, not used the comment section below. Announced on what platform(s) you want to work. (New or rebuild) Post your work in progress! This is very important, to have feedback from community and me. Follow the guideline below. There can be several videos from the same platform. I will add your credits. But keep the same background color please, for theme integration. Don't be susceptible if we make comments. πŸ˜‰ At the end, send me your video and source files. I will upload them to the corresponding pages, with your credits. Here, I will act as a moderator. πŸ˜… The goal of all these rules is to keep the set consistent, allow the community to take part in creation and centralize everything for ease of use. About software, I used Photoshop and After Effect in their old version (CS6) and without any plugin, to maximize compatibility with your systems. You can use other software of course, but try not to use plugins. # GUIDELINES? I created these guidelines, based on my experience with NOSTALGIA. They have a whole purpose and I ask you to respect them. Here is the principle:You can find these construction lines, as guides, in the Photoshop (.PSD) files, in each Platform archive. The goal is to let the design breathe, while allowing great versatility of use. Whether in full screen, in 4:3 or 1:1, this video set remains usable. I have created a theme around this set, but I hope it will not be the only one! A word for the wise ... # WHAT ARE THE STEPS ? Briefly, the steps I follow for each video. Find photo sources for each element of the montage. I try to put the credits in each archive. Carry out the editing in Photoshop, keeping a layer structure common to each platform. From Photoshop, save each layer group in separate PNG files. Find a Gameplay video (EmuMovies for most) and the boot section (Youtube for most) Go to After Effect, gather everything in 4K and render a "master" video file. (understand heavy one) Use VidCoder to make my different outputs (4K h264 / 4K h265 / HD h264) and size compression. A quick word for the arcade cabinet: It's too hard to find good photo sources. So I made them all in full 3D (CGI). If you have the knowledge, go there! Otherwise, I create my renderings so that they can be edited in Photoshop. πŸ˜ƒ # IN DETAIL, PHOTOSHOP ? I'm not going to do a beginner tutorial for Photoshop. Here's how I sort my slaps. It would be good to respect this nomenclature, always to maintain consistency. And post on this forum thread your work in progress ! Once the editing is finalized, I export these slaps in 4 PNG files, to go under After Effect. (see text in the left column above) Why in PNG and not directly use the PSD? Because I noticed "more file corruption with the PSD. In the context of exchange with the community, the PNG is much more universal for people not using the Adobe suite. # IN DETAIL, AFTER EFFECT ? Here it is more difficult to explain yourself with words or pictures. But here is the basic principle:The Mask Layer will be used for the Gameplay video. And post on this forum thread your work in progress ! I let you open the files to better understand. If the need arises, I will come and fill this part. # IN DETAIL, VIDCODER ? To optimize the size of the videos and multiply the formats, I use the free and open-source VIDCODER. (also on Microsoft Store) It is rather simple, allows batch processing, and as there are finally few "moving" elements in my videos, the optimization is pretty good.I created and tested 3 profiles that you can import and use. Here they are : VidCoder_Viking_Settings.zip # AT THE END, SHARING ! Once finished, send me the files directly: Video in the 3 export formats from VidCoder. Your source archive, trying to keep the same structure as mine. I take care of the conformation of the names, the addition of the credit, and the upload on the right pages. Thank you in advance ! # SPECIAL THANKS : @Jason Carr for his hard work on LaunchBox/BigBox! To all Patreon guys! A GIANT THANKS to all of you!!! 😍 The whote community for yout support! # SOURCES - COPYRIGHT : Each brand of hardware and software here represented as a tribute. Emumovies for (most) gameplay videos The Vanamo Online Game Museum for (most) photos. If special credit, see .TXT file in the corresponding source archive. (soon) # PLATFORM COVERED / CREDITBOARD : Last update : January 15, 2020 ACTUAL TOTAL COUNT = 63 platform + 6 category + 1 playlist List of covered PLATFORM: (Open the spoiler form) List of covered CATEGORY: (Open the spoiler form) List of covered PLAYLIST: (Open the spoiler form)
  15. COLORFUL resources View File # WHAT IS COLORFUL? 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 Resources : You want create video? It's the place to be! COLORFUL BigBox Startup Video : (soon) COLORFUL Startup Theme : (soon) COLORFUL Pause Theme : (soon) # WANT TO CREATE VIDEO? YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE! On this page we are talking about COLORFUL RESOURCES. Have you considered creating a new Platform/Category/Playlist video for Colorful? This is the place to be! Done, by and for the community. You will find below my guideline and quick tutorial. If you are tempted by the adventure, please respect the rules below! Thx !! # READY FOR ADVENTURE? FOLLOW THE GUIDE! Before we start going into the technique, let's set up some basics on how we're going to do it. The idea is not to make me a tyrant, but to keep an overall coherence of design, style and to centralize uploads/downloads on a single page. The basic principles : On this Resources Page, you will find: 1 archive = 1 platform sources. (From me or from you) On the Platform Video Page, you will find: 1 file = 1 video. (From me or from you) Here are the rules to follow: ONLY use this forum thread for ALL that concerns the video creation. Form start to finish. Please, not used the comment section below. Announced on what platform(s) you want to work. (New or rebuild) Post your work in progress! This is very important, to have feedback from community and me. Follow the guideline below. There can be several videos from the same platform. I will add your credits. But keep the same background color please, for theme integration. Don't be susceptible if we make comments. πŸ˜‰ At the end, send me your video and source files. I will upload them to the corresponding pages, with your credits. Here, I will act as a moderator. πŸ˜… The goal of all these rules is to keep the set consistent, allow the community to take part in creation and centralize everything for ease of use. About software, I used Photoshop and After Effect in their old version (CS6) and without any plugin, to maximize compatibility with your systems. You can use other software of course, but try not to use plugins. # GUIDELINES? I created these guidelines, based on my experience with NOSTALGIA. They have a whole purpose and I ask you to respect them. Here is the principle:You can find these construction lines, as guides, in the Photoshop (.PSD) files, in each Platform archive. The goal is to let the design breathe, while allowing great versatility of use. Whether in full screen, in 4:3 or 1:1, this video set remains usable. I have created a theme around this set, but I hope it will not be the only one! A word for the wise ... # WHAT ARE THE STEPS ? Briefly, the steps I follow for each video. Find photo sources for each element of the montage. I try to put the credits in each archive. Carry out the editing in Photoshop, keeping a layer structure common to each platform. From Photoshop, save each layer group in separate PNG files. Find a Gameplay video (EmuMovies for most) and the boot section (Youtube for most) Go to After Effect, gather everything in 4K and render a "master" video file. (understand heavy one) Use VidCoder to make my different outputs (4K h264 / 4K h265 / HD h264) and size compression. A quick word for the arcade cabinet: It's too hard to find good photo sources. So I made them all in full 3D (CGI). If you have the knowledge, go there! Otherwise, I create my renderings so that they can be edited in Photoshop. πŸ˜ƒ # IN DETAIL, PHOTOSHOP ? I'm not going to do a beginner tutorial for Photoshop. Here's how I sort my slaps. It would be good to respect this nomenclature, always to maintain consistency. And post on this forum thread your work in progress ! Once the editing is finalized, I export these slaps in 4 PNG files, to go under After Effect. (see text in the left column above) Why in PNG and not directly use the PSD? Because I noticed "more file corruption with the PSD. In the context of exchange with the community, the PNG is much more universal for people not using the Adobe suite. # IN DETAIL, AFTER EFFECT ? Here it is more difficult to explain yourself with words or pictures. But here is the basic principle:The Mask Layer will be used for the Gameplay video. And post on this forum thread your work in progress ! I let you open the files to better understand. If the need arises, I will come and fill this part. # IN DETAIL, VIDCODER ? To optimize the size of the videos and multiply the formats, I use the free and open-source VIDCODER. (also on Microsoft Store) It is rather simple, allows batch processing, and as there are finally few "moving" elements in my videos, the optimization is pretty good.I created and tested 3 profiles that you can import and use. Here they are : VidCoder_Viking_Settings.zip # AT THE END, SHARING ! Once finished, send me the files directly: Video in the 3 export formats from VidCoder. Your source archive, trying to keep the same structure as mine. I take care of the conformation of the names, the addition of the credit, and the upload on the right pages. Thank you in advance ! # SPECIAL THANKS : @Jason Carr for his hard work on LaunchBox/BigBox! To all Patreon guys! A GIANT THANKS to all of you!!! 😍 The whote community for yout support! # SOURCES - COPYRIGHT : Each brand of hardware and software here represented as a tribute. Emumovies for (most) gameplay videos The Vanamo Online Game Museum for (most) photos. If special credit, see .TXT file in the corresponding source archive. (soon) # PLATFORM COVERED / CREDITBOARD : Last update : January 15, 2020 ACTUAL TOTAL COUNT = 63 platform + 6 category + 1 playlist List of covered PLATFORM: (Open the spoiler form) List of covered CATEGORY: (Open the spoiler form) List of covered PLAYLIST: (Open the spoiler form) Submitter viking Submitted 05/19/2020 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins
  16. Update from end of quarantine !! (finally) First of all, thank you all for your patience during this strange period. Today is updat day!! ChangeLog : Version 0.9 - Released May 19, 2020 - New Feature: Split theme in 2 standalone version: Dark + Light. - Improvement: Eatkinola plugin update. - Improvement: Big performence optimization on PlatformView. - Improvement: Big optimization on PNG size. Theme + ClearLogo. - Improvement: PlatformClearLogo color correction for Dark + Light. And here is the theme cut into 2 branches. LIGHT version + DARK version. Now the Dark version is end to end. I stayed in "beta" because I'm waiting for your feedback, just to see if I'm not mistaken. I also integrate the updated @eatkinola plugin, correct the ClearLogo Platforms (depending on the version of the theme) and do a lot of optimization, which I hope will make the theme more smooth. To cut the theme in 2, I had to rename it. So you can have the old and the new version side by side. It will be more annoying in the theme manager of BigBox, because I will have to create new pages. I would also like to take this opportunity to say a GIANT THANK YOU to all my Patreons, it's heart warming !!! Thanks guys 😍
  17. It’s pretty simple. - Identify which view you want to modify and the file name. Here : TextGamesView.xaml - Opens the XAML file with a text editor. - Fond and erase the whole paragraph "COVER BOX ART" (line 416) + The code for its animation. (line 152) Good idea !! You can share your custom view here πŸ˜ƒ I will think about integrating it into the vanilla version. Thx !!! It's going to be quite tricky to change a timing, since they are all dependent on each other. Change one, requires to adjust all orthers. However, you don't have to wait for full playback animation to press A and go to the GamesView. ... wait 2min 😏
  18. Thx ! Yes, Futur Pinball Platform Video is planned. But I don't know when! I will probably need some help from the community for the Pinball emulator gameplay videos. I will post on the Colorful Video topic. Hmm. It's a good idea! For me, it's important to have a BIG BoxArt, even if the video is a little hidden. But making it disappear slowly seems to me a good compromise. I add it to my ToDO! Yes, I know I haven't posted an update for a while. I am really sorry ! But it's been almost 2 months that I am in quarantine, at home, managing 2 young children (3 + 2) and a full-time job from my living room. It's very hard ! I really do my best. Here is an overview of my ToDo, to give you an idea of what comming next: - Theme: Integration of the update of the Eatkinola plugin / Generalization of all my optimization tests, on all views. - Theme: Split in 2 independent versions: Light & Dark / Finalization of all views in these 2 versions. - Source: Finalization of tutorials and posting of a new topic, with 100% of the source files of my videos already produced. (It's a big job to set up) - Video: Pause the theme a bit, to produce new platform videos. - and more 🀐
  19. Yes, but it is not a priority. Ultimately, it's a good idea!
  20. Thx ! The small arrows are there to signify the direction of the Platforms or the Games Wheel scroll. Some themes are horizontal, others vertical. There may be some different direction in Colorful. The simplest solution, yes! πŸ‘
  21. A HUGE thank you to you for the support! 😘 Difficult for me to move forward with strict quarantine in France, but I do my best! There is a dark version for all GamesView, except the TextGamesView. Because there can only be one per theme. And yes, the TextGamesView and also the GamePlayOption view. Same file. The next step is to divide the theme into 2 separate versions: Light and Dark.
  22. This is not a bug. Problem addressed, some post/page back. In LaunchBox, Genesis and MegaDrive are two separate platforms. For the moment, I have only done the MegaDrive video. So there is only this platform which has a color in the theme. As soon as I make the Genesis video, there will be a color in the theme. In the meantime, you can manually add the color "MegaDrive" to the "Genesis" platform, in the theme. (In fact, it will probably be the same in the end) Unzip and put this file : Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a-Colors.dll.zip Here : \LaunchBox\Themes\Colorful\Plugins\Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a\AssemblyConfig The only difference: I put the color of the MegaDrive video, for the Platform Genesis. It should work well.
  23. Hi all ! Some news from France : We are all in quarantine here, at home, with children. I could organize myself to work from home. But yes, work at home with children around : "Nightmare! Playing Mode" 😏 So it'll be difficult for me to work on Colorful updates, with all that to manage. As usual, I'll do my best to send you all of this as soon as possible! Take care of yourself 😘
  24. You forgot the # before color HEX code πŸ˜‰
  25. Maybe it's easier to add a new color to my theme + manually add my video to your platform? To add (or custom) a color in may theme : Everything happens here, with a simple text editor. Just respect the logic. In your LauncgBox directory > Theme > Colorful > Plugins > Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a > AssemblyConfig in Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a.dll.config Add your platfrom name. KEY=add a generic name, VALUE=add your exact platform name. in Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a-Colors.dll.config Add your color. KEY= exact same name as previous one. VALUE= add the color. In this case : #82cdea Make a backup. My future updates will overwrite this file by a new one.
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