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  1. Yep. Pinup, Pinball X, and Pinball Y are the major frontend players in virtual pinball. I agree with Jason. Its a big mess to deal with. Maybe he can invest some time in it when he has run out of other ideas for Launchbox/Bigbox.
  2. You're missing the point. For vertically oriented screens, it is broken - with any theme. As you say, "it needs to work, always". It doesn't. If the font simply scaled down in the options view when in vertical mode, we wouldn't need to change anything, eliminating the limited customization you refer to. I challenge you to rotate your monitor vertically, go into portrait mode, and load a theme. Then go into options view. Tell me how you get along with that. Then tell me if vertical theme creators are not going to try to customize that creating more problems.
  3. "Options view is broken ¯\_(ツ)_/¯" Hey man. I experienced the same thing with my vertical theme. At one point @y2guru said he wasn't interested in messing with the options page stuff, but then I think he might have changed his mind about it? I'm not really sure. I asked Faeran for permission to use his options code on my theme and I kind of repurposed it a bit to make it work. Perhaps @Jason Carr could take a look and see if there is a way to scale the font sizes down in the options page while in vertical orientation. As it is now, browsing the *default* options page in vertical orientation is almost impossible. Anyhow. Just wanted to drop by and let you know your theme is coming along nicely. Take care.
  4. Is this something you'd need for all views including the various console views, or just the main view? There are quite a few views I would need to alter, which would be OK, but if you don't use those other views, it would be easier for me to just make the one change. I would likely not release this into the wild and just share it with you unless there is demand for it.
  5. Yeah I could probably add something like that. I would need to add a generic controller in that space and (in the theme folder) you could replace the image with your own. Are you looking to replace the joystick graphic altogether? The one that moves back and forth?
  6. I'm not sure I'm following what you mean. I understand the image of the controller and overview part, but where specifically are you wanting to see it?
  7. Glad its working well for you. Let me know if there is anything about the theme you'd like to see improved upon.
  8. OK, so I went ahead and posted my overlays. You can get them here.
  9. Vertical Aspirations Console Bezels View File This is the bezel set I created for use with vertically oriented monitors, and is the companion set for the Vertical Aspirations BigBox theme. The set includes the major consoles (*pre analog controls) NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Atari 2600, etc, etc. Each Retroarch console has two Overlay Borders. One with bezel and one without. I did this so you can use something like the HSM Mega Bezel Reflection Shader with the overlay if you are so inclined. I've noticed the shader is a little resource hungry so I've included the bezel versions here in case that shader slows your system down too much. If your system is fast enough. I highly recommend using the HSM shader. I have also included in the set, per-game bezels for Vectrex that utilize the overlays that were included in the physical games as well as several per game bezels for Intellevision that include the physical overlays that were included with the games for use with the game pads. (see below) This is nice so you can see what controls do what for the game you are playing. I may create a set like this for ColecoVision in the future. There is also a generic MAME Bezel I've included in the folder created by Chad Wedlake from his youtube channel. All the console bezels in this folder are derivative of his MAME bezels. As with the Vertical Aspirations BigBox theme, you'll need to be running Windows in portrait mode for these to be of any use to you. *At this point I'm not considering making bezels for newer generation consoles that use analog sticks on the controllers. This set was built with Arcade Cabinets in mind that do not typically use analog stick controls. Submitter JaysArcade Submitted 08/22/2020 Category Platform Bezels/Overlays  
  10. Version 1.0.0

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    This is the bezel set I created for use with vertically oriented monitors, and is the companion set for the Vertical Aspirations BigBox theme. The set includes the major consoles (*pre analog controls) NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Atari 2600, etc, etc. Each Retroarch console has two Overlay Borders. One with bezel and one without. I did this so you can use something like the HSM Mega Bezel Reflection Shader with the overlay if you are so inclined. I've noticed the shader is a little resource hungry so I've included the bezel versions here in case that shader slows your system down too much. If your system is fast enough. I highly recommend using the HSM shader. I have also included in the set, per-game bezels for Vectrex that utilize the overlays that were included in the physical games as well as several per game bezels for Intellevision that include the physical overlays that were included with the games for use with the game pads. (see below) This is nice so you can see what controls do what for the game you are playing. I may create a set like this for ColecoVision in the future. There is also a generic MAME Bezel I've included in the folder created by Chad Wedlake from his youtube channel. All the console bezels in this folder are derivative of his MAME bezels. As with the Vertical Aspirations BigBox theme, you'll need to be running Windows in portrait mode for these to be of any use to you. *At this point I'm not considering making bezels for newer generation consoles that use analog sticks on the controllers. This set was built with Arcade Cabinets in mind that do not typically use analog stick controls.
  11. Thank you! This is the first feedback I've received, and its good to hear someone likes the theme. I would LOVE to see a picture of your cab with the theme running. I built the theme with the intention of building my own copycat Rec-Room masters vertical cabinet, but other projects got in the way this summer and I haven't gotten around to building it yet. I do have the overlays and cfgs for several consoles. I've made different variations of each one. One variation with bezels and one without so you can use someting like the HSM Mega Bezel Reflection Shader with the overlay. I highly recommend that shader if your system is beefy enough to handle all that. I'll try to release what I have soon.
  12. Vertical Aspirations - A vertically oriented cabinet theme View File INTRODUCTION This theme was built for people who have vertically oriented monitors in their cabinets - 1080x1920. It is based off of the Bezel and Lay File how-to videos I found on Youtube by the user Chad Wedlake (https://youtu.be/NUTnWWlcL3A) and are used with his permission. The files he used are derivative of the VCabinet artworks by Antolin Aguirre ( http://www.vcabinet.es ). When I started this theme, I was well into creating vertical bezels for use in various platforms with RetroArch. I found it a challenge to set up each platform in a vertical fashion. I'm not sure when, but it was at least a couple months back when I discovered the Community Theme Creator and started playing around with it a bit. Wow, is it ever easy to use. Particularly if you know how layers work in programs like Photoshop or GIMP. Anyways, I started with just importing a bezel I had created and then added the video behind the bezel. Added the marquee view for the arcade games that have marquees and just used clear logos for the ones that didn't. Worked out pretty good I thought so I kept going. Then I thought, how about a view for the Pinball FX, Future Pinball and Visual Pinball tables I have? Well now I have it to a point that I feel like it should be shared. For best results, I suggest setting a hotkey within BigBox to allow you to scroll through the various platform and games views. Many popular console platforms have their own views, but all platforms will display just fine with the default wheel or text views. The special views for Pinball are full screen table video views that do not look good with regular console or arcade videos. This theme was not designed with second monitor support in mind for pinball backglass videos or other marquees. This theme was not tested with Platform Category Views, Genre Views, Playlist Views, or any other non-platform oriented views, but I assume they should work OK as long as your media is set up for those views. I do intend at some point to also release the vertical bezel files I've created for the various platforms. This theme and the bezel files work great together to add a more seamless transition between game and frontend. You shouldn't need anything special to get the theme to work as long as you have good media files. The theme mostly requires a good set of clear logos, box art, and game cart/cd media. You will also need a good set of videos as well as vertically oriented Pinball videos if you want to use the pinball views. I'll release updates as I refine the theme. If you discover any weird bugs or have reasonable requests, please let me know. CREDIT I would like to thank Chad Wedlake for the use of his bezel template. @faeran for permission to use some of the xaml code from his excellent Vertigo Theme for the options views in the backend. @SonicFan53 for the clear platform images that the theme uses. And @y2guru for the excellent Community Theme Builder. I couldn't have done this without the Theme Builder. Incredible tool for theme building in BigBox! Thanks as always to @Jason Carr. INSTALLATION Download the zip file and unblock it by right clicking the file, go into properties and check the unblock check box and click OK. Once the file is unblocked, extract the folder into ==\Launchbox\Themes\ THEME VIEWS In order to see the various games views for the different platforms, you'll need to change to each view. If you set a hotkey within Bigbox (Keyboard Mappings/Controller Mappings - Switch View) to change views, this makes it easy to change views without going into the settings each time. Main Wheel Main Wheel Device View Main Wheel Vertical Text Wheel View Main Wheel Description View Default Games View Alternate Games View (Arcade platform only - I got next game) Vertical Text Wheel Games View Atari 2600 Games View Bally Astrocade Games View GCE Vectrex Games View Mattel Intellevision Games View TurboGrafx 16 Games View TurboGrafx CD Games View NES Games View Sega 32x Games View Sega CD Games View Sega Genesis Games View Sega Master System Games View Sega Saturn Games View Sony Playstation Games View Super Nintendo Games View Fullscreen Pinball Table Games View If you are interested in using any of the Bezels/Overlays within RetroArch, you can find them here. Submitter JaysArcade Submitted 07/23/2020 Category Big Box Custom Themes
  13. Version 1.0.0

    67 downloads

    INTRODUCTION This theme was built for people who have vertically oriented monitors in their cabinets - 1080x1920. It is based off of the Bezel and Lay File how-to videos I found on Youtube by the user Chad Wedlake (https://youtu.be/NUTnWWlcL3A) and are used with his permission. The files he used are derivative of the VCabinet artworks by Antolin Aguirre ( http://www.vcabinet.es ). When I started this theme, I was well into creating vertical bezels for use in various platforms with RetroArch. I found it a challenge to set up each platform in a vertical fashion. I'm not sure when, but it was at least a couple months back when I discovered the Community Theme Creator and started playing around with it a bit. Wow, is it ever easy to use. Particularly if you know how layers work in programs like Photoshop or GIMP. Anyways, I started with just importing a bezel I had created and then added the video behind the bezel. Added the marquee view for the arcade games that have marquees and just used clear logos for the ones that didn't. Worked out pretty good I thought so I kept going. Then I thought, how about a view for the Pinball FX, Future Pinball and Visual Pinball tables I have? Well now I have it to a point that I feel like it should be shared. For best results, I suggest setting a hotkey within BigBox to allow you to scroll through the various platform and games views. Many popular console platforms have their own views, but all platforms will display just fine with the default wheel or text views. The special views for Pinball are full screen table video views that do not look good with regular console or arcade videos. This theme was not designed with second monitor support in mind for pinball backglass videos or other marquees. This theme was not tested with Platform Category Views, Genre Views, Playlist Views, or any other non-platform oriented views, but I assume they should work OK as long as your media is set up for those views. I do intend at some point to also release the vertical bezel files I've created for the various platforms. This theme and the bezel files work great together to add a more seamless transition between game and frontend. You shouldn't need anything special to get the theme to work as long as you have good media files. The theme mostly requires a good set of clear logos, box art, and game cart/cd media. You will also need a good set of videos as well as vertically oriented Pinball videos if you want to use the pinball views. I'll release updates as I refine the theme. If you discover any weird bugs or have reasonable requests, please let me know. CREDIT I would like to thank Chad Wedlake for the use of his bezel template. @faeran for permission to use some of the xaml code from his excellent Vertigo Theme for the options views in the backend. @SonicFan53 for the clear platform images that the theme uses. And @y2guru for the excellent Community Theme Builder. I couldn't have done this without the Theme Builder. Incredible tool for theme building in BigBox! Thanks as always to @Jason Carr. INSTALLATION Download the zip file and unblock it by right clicking the file, go into properties and check the unblock check box and click OK. Once the file is unblocked, extract the folder into ==\Launchbox\Themes\ THEME VIEWS In order to see the various games views for the different platforms, you'll need to change to each view. If you set a hotkey within Bigbox (Keyboard Mappings/Controller Mappings - Switch View) to change views, this makes it easy to change views without going into the settings each time. Main Wheel Main Wheel Device View Main Wheel Vertical Text Wheel View Main Wheel Description View Default Games View Alternate Games View (Arcade platform only - I got next game) Vertical Text Wheel Games View Atari 2600 Games View Bally Astrocade Games View GCE Vectrex Games View Mattel Intellevision Games View TurboGrafx 16 Games View TurboGrafx CD Games View NES Games View Sega 32x Games View Sega CD Games View Sega Genesis Games View Sega Master System Games View Sega Saturn Games View Sony Playstation Games View Super Nintendo Games View Fullscreen Pinball Table Games View If you are interested in using any of the Bezels/Overlays within RetroArch, you can find them here.
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