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  1. Vertical Aspirations - A vertically oriented cabinet theme

    The long wait is over.... Since version 12 of Launchbox has been released, and new marquee image priorities are now in place, I couldn't see any reason not to release the next version of Vertical Aspirations.
     
    Changes to version 1.3
    Removed the animated GIF joystick and added directional navigation bindings and png images to use in its place (joystick on screen now moves when you navigate the wheel). This should make the theme more responsive if/when BigBox has been opened for a long time.
    Added Pinball game and platform views that are similar to the RetroFE frontend theme called CoinOps Arcade vs Pinball vs, etc, etc. There are two of these views that are identical except for the wheel spacing. This is helful if you use the docklets style of clear logos.
    Added large vertical game and platform views that use a vertical curved wheel that disappears after a couple seconds of being stationary. Great for vertical game enthusiasts that want a vertical only experience.
    Changed all the fullscreen background images to stretch (against my better judgement). This should make the 10x16 and 3x4 ratio crowd happy. Please note: the theme is still optimized for 9x16 ratio - videos will probably look funny stretched.
    Added: Every single view (except the systems view) now has an invisible transparent overlay image. This image was introduced in the previous version but I believe it was missing in a few views. This image can be edited by the user to create an overlay to display their particular joystick, control panel, or any other label they would like to have displayed. This image is the top image in the z-order and basically covers the whole screen.
    Games View Marquee Logic: Games view marquee area logic now works properly as of Launchbox Version 12. What this means for you? This means no more moving images around, and no more turning off the image priorities in box front image priorities settings (marquee image priorities were added in this version of Launchbox). Theme will look for a proper marquee image in \LaunchBox\Images\{Platform Name}\Arcade - Marquee and will fill (stretch) the image it finds into the designated marquee area. If no marquee image is found, a non-stretched clear logo will appear in the marquee area instead. Most marquees are close to the aspect ratio size of the theme's marquee area, so stretch will be minimal. In Launchbox versions prior to version 12, box art and other non marquee/logo associated images would appear in the marquee area if they were not turned off in image priorities. If you previously turned off box front image priorities in older versions of Launchbox, it is now safe to return them to default - in fact please do, as the theme now utilizes box front art that it previously couldn't due to this limitation that has been removed.
    Platform View Marquee Logic: Platform view marquees function differently than Game Marquees within Launchbox. There is no actual platform marquee image category, and the platform banner images included in Launchbox have an odd shape that do not fit within Vertical Aspirations designated marquee area without being squished or stretched in an odd way. The oddly shaped, default platform banners also repopulate when you delete them from their folders which creates a problem with the way this theme works. Because of this, I have created several platform marquees that are stored in the \LaunchBox\Themes\Vertical Aspirations\Media\Platform Marquees folder that are used in the theme. If you want to change out the included platform marquees, you'll need to look for them here and not in the \LaunchBox\Images\Platforms\{Platform Name}\Banner folders. If you delete the included marquees from there, the platform clear logo will take it's place so there should always be something in the marquee area, it just won't be Launchbox banners. Thankfully, there are far fewer platforms than there are games, so adding these to the theme was trivial.
    Additionally, I am including a 3x4 optimized version of the theme. The background had to be heavily modified so the videos can play in a (close to) correct ratio.
    I'm including the Community Theme Creator files for both the regular 9:16 and 3:4 versions. I re-labeled and organized all the elements within the Community Theme Creator files to make it easier to open the theme and figure out what each item does. The 3:4 version of the theme is considered a lite version as it doesn't have all the individual platform views. It is what it is. The downloads are labeled CTC.
     

    VA 1.3 demo.mp4 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
    Default Vertical 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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  2. Mr C's Arcade

    INTRODUCTION
    The arcade in my local hometown mall growing up was called Mr C's. This theme is a tribute to Mr C's, and all the quarters I spent there back in the 80's. I've heard of other Mr C's arcades, but I don't think ours was part of any chain or anything.
     

    Preview.mp4 It may be a vsync issue or something else but the video makes the animations look kind of jerky. The theme actually runs pretty smooth.
     
    VIEWS
    The way to think of this theme is not so much in terms of views, but more like rooms. The rooms are, Main Arcade, Pinball Row, and The Breakroom. If you must think in terms of views, each room has platform views and games views. The only real exception to the rule is the Breakroom also has text games views. This was done in order to render the Games Details Screen.
     
     
    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\
     
    SWITCHING BETWEEN 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.
     
    CTC FILES
    The file titled: Mr Cs Arcade - Theme Builder Files is intended for anyone that wants to tinker with the theme. You'll need to unblock the files the same as how I described above.
     
    FUTURE UPDATES
    As time permits, I'll attempt to keep this theme up to date. Please PM me with any suggestions, or issues you have with the theme.
     
    CREDIT
    Thanks to @y2guru for the most excellent Community Theme Creator upon which this theme is built. @SonicFan53 for the device images which are included in this theme. As always, thanks to @Jason Carr .
     

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  3. It's Not Called Tate

    INTRODUCTION
    I could have called this BigTate, or Hypertaint, LOL. I've settled on It's Not Called Tate for the name because I've always thought calling vertical themes Tate, to be ridiculous. But that's just like my opinion, man.  Anyhow, its kind of a silly take on the HyperTate theme. It doesn't have nearly the animation from the old school HS stuff, but it is what it is. Originally I had these faux video transitions but wow did that ever bog down Bigbox. One video per view is all she can handle it appears.
    In the download, you can choose from two different themes. It's Not Called Tate has image transitions which again, aren't really transitions like Hyperspin had because we have no transition options to work with. I call these faux transitions. I spent a good deal of time trying to get something going here and, well, you'll just have to judge for yourself. The transitions are basically slowed down animation sequences with a slightly quicker "transition" image that flashes right before the main image comes on. It kind of has a sluggish feel to it. I'm not super stoked how it turned out to be honest, but it is what it is. The other download, It's Not Called Tate - No Bling is the same theme but with the transitions stripped out and the animations sped up to a more normal speed. I actually think this might be the better theme....  The other two files are for those interested in messing with the Community Theme Creator files. With these files you can edit my theme to your heart's content. If you come up with something cool, share it with the rest of us!
     
    VIEWS
    Both themes have special games views for....
    Arcade (vertically oriented video) Comic Books (no video) Fruit Machines (vertically oriented video) Future Pinball (vertically oriented video) GCE Vectrex (vertically oriented video) Pinball FX2 (vertically oriented video) Pinball FX3 (vertically oriented video) Visual Pinball (vertically oriented video) Super Nintendo Entertainment System (rotated box art) Generic Text Games View (this allows the game details screen to have some styling) In addition: A note on the background images, Arcade Views all use Arcade Flyer Front images, whereas consoles use Box Front images. Pinball and Fruits use Game Play images. Just seemed to me like the most logical way to go about it.
    See the section below titled Switching Between Theme Views for info on the best way to switch between these views. If you don't switch the views, you're going to have a bad time, as they say.
    Both themes have multiple views that look almost identical except for the video size. There are horizontally oriented videos and vertically oriented videos. Because this theme is 3x4 ratio friendly, there is a third monitor size to better accommodate 3x4 screens.
    I sourced a bunch of patent images to use for Platform Banners. For the consoles that I couldn't find patent images for, I used what I could find. These banners are included in the theme. To change any banner out, go into the ..\themes\It's Not Called Tate\Media\Platforms\(platform name) folder and change it out there. In writing this right now, I realize this could be an issue if you add a console that I don't have in this folder structure. The only place the theme knows to look for these images is in here so you'll need to add your banner image here if you need to add one. In a future release I'll address this. In scrounging up all those images, I came up with quite the collection. I will attempt to release these as a Platform Banner Pack for vertical systems in the future.
     
    CREDIT
    I'd like to thank whoever created the original Hypertate theme. All jokes aside, your theme is actually pretty damn impressive. Also thanks to @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\
     
    SWITCHING BETWEEN 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.
     
    9:16 ASPECT DEMO

    9x16 demo.mp4  
    3:4 ASPECT DEMO

    3x4 ratio games.mp4  
    Switching platform views to demonstrate different selected video sizes and orientations. These will look different on 3:4 orientation.

    playing video screen sizes.mp4  
    No bling version demo

    No bling demo.mp4  
     
    OPTIONS MENU ISSUE
    A problem with these vertical themes is the Options menus don't scale down properly in order for them to be usable. Currently the Theme Creator does not do any editing to these files and I have no plans to try to learn XAML just to make the options menus for these themes. A trick to be able to see the options menus is to go out of BigBox and temporarily switch your aspect to a 3:4 ratio (if you usually run 1080x1920, try switching to 1440x1920). Once you do that and go back into BigBox, you should be able to mostly read the menus as they will be scaled enough to see what you need to do. Not perfect, but at least you'll have a chance to figure it out.
    9x16                                                                                                   3x4
                                 

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  4. Game Launcher Clone

    This theme is an attempt to recreate an old frontend that was made in the last millenium. Game Launcher was the first frontend I ever messed around with, and it was already a dated launcher when I first installed it in 2003. Game Launcher was a very simple frontend, but for it's time it was pretty radical. A simple text list with accompanying game play image, displayed with selected game. No videos or flashy... anything. Just pictures and a list. I hope you like it. For more about the original Game Launcher, visit https://www.davedribin.org./dave/game_launcher/
    This theme "should" run just fine in any aspect ratio. Please let me know if it doesn't. As with any theme, it is only as good as the media you run it with.
    Included platform images are from either Viking or SonicFan53's platform image sets. Apologies as I can't remember exactly which set but I'm sure it was one of those. They are very handy, thanks to both of you. Some of the other platform images I scrounged off of the interwebz.
    I've included the theme as well as the Community Theme Creator files. Many thanks to @y2guru for the CTC and @faeran for the excellent tutorials. I couldn't have done this without you guys.

    2021-08-27 20-35-19.mp4 2021-08-27 21-23-07.mp4
    2021-08-27 21-23-07.mp4

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  5. All Killer/No Filler - ini to create your own All Killer playlists

    *Disclaimer - This ini file is to be used with JoeViking245's Create Playlists from MAME category ini files plugin (link to that below).
    Have your cake and eat it too! The All Killer/No Filler lists found on BYOAC, and more recently adopted by our own @Lordmonkus on the LB forum are really nice lists, but they were never intended for collections that have full rom sets. I mean the whole idea of All Killer/No Filler is to pair down your collection to have only the best games. This ini file will let you create All Killer/No Filler Playlists from your existing full MAME rom set. When finished importing, you can browse your paired down playlists of only the best, or switch over to the full set whenever you like.
    The included ini file was tested with MAME 0.234 and Launchbox 11.15 and includes the following categories so you can create your own Playlists.
    [All Killer No Filler - Horizontal Classics] [All Killer No Filler - Vertical Classics] [All Killer No Filler - Beat 'Em Up/Hack 'N Slash] [All Killer No Filler - Platformers] [All Killer No Filler - Puzzle] [All Killer No Filler - Run 'N Gun] [All Killer No Filler - Horizontal Shmups] [All Killer No Filler - Vertical Shmups] [All Killer No Filler - Sports] [All Killer No Filler - Vs. Fighting] [All Killer No Filler - Combined] [All Killer No Filler - The Monkus List] - An alternative and smaller list than the combined list. [Spinner Games] [Spinner Racing Games] [Trackball Games] [Lightgun Games] [Vertical Arcade Extended List] - All vertically oriented games. As you can see, I've included a few non All Killer lists as well for cab enthusiasts.
    Some of the lists have glaring omissions such as no Contra (Super Contra is present though) or Primal Rage. I believe these may be imperfect games or there is some other reason Launchbox doesn't import them. I removed these games from the lists.
    For simplicity's sake, I also removed any instances of alternate ROMs used for different player layouts. For example, only one instance of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in the lists, no 2 player version is included since Launchbox does not show these by default when the Import Clones as additional versions (Recommended) radio button is selected during the MAME ROM import process.
    Future versions of MAME or Launchbox may not play friendly with the naming of some of the ROMs in the lists and they might not import, but as of MAME 0.234, all games in each list should import without error. This was tested with a MAME 0.234 merged set as well as a MAME 0.234 non-merged set. I assume a split set should be fine as well.
    For what it's worth, I know Launchbox creates pretty good Playlists already. The All Killer lists have been curated over the years by enthusiasts that want only the best games. These have always been my favorite sets of ROMs and I wanted to share a different way to use them with the community. Could I have just shared the Playlist xmls? Sure. This was more fun though.
    In order to use the ini file you must install JoeViking245's Create Playlists from MAME category ini files plugin found at the link below. Instructions on it's use can also be found there. The All Killer.ini file should be placed in the ../MAME/ini/folders/  folder wherever you have your MAME installed.
    Special thanks to @JoeViking245 for his amazing plugin.

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  6. A curated list of 75 Pico-8 game videos with instructions

    Included in the download: You can choose either the 1920x1080 set or a 1080x1080 cropped set depending on which one works better for you. Each set contains 75 short gameplay videos from a set of games I hand selected from the featured cartridges list on the Pico-8 site. Some of the games are short (Little Dragon Adventure), some are kind of quirky (Feed the Ducks), some are interesting re-creations, (Super Mario Bros, Pico Man, Pico Tetris), but all are fun. I added a clear logo and a marquee image in the download. I've also included my Pico-8 xml file. You can drop the xml into the \Launchbox\Data\Platforms folder to easily load the platform and to get the cartridges to match how I've named the videos. I would steer clear of letting the Launchbox database try to name any of this stuff as you'll end up with a mess since the database doesn't have Pico-8 yet. Since this is a fantasy console, we may never see these in the database.
     
    Preview

    preview.mp4  
    Before you go down the Pico-8 path.....  I have not included the games here. You will need to go to the Pico-8 site to get those. You will also need the Pico-8 Fantasy Console executable which costs $14.99 on the Pico-8 site. Pico 8 will let you load the games from the website, directly within the Pico-8 executable by opening it and typing splore at the prompt. Having said that, there might be a way to launch the games that way from Launchbox/Bigbox, but I have no clue how to go about it. Instead, I'm loading the cartridges like a traditional ROM using the command-line switches -windowed 0 -run (see screenshot below). To exit the emulator, the default method is alt-f4. I'm using a quick and dirty ahk script in the running autohotkey script tab that uses the Escape key. There might be something better to use for the ahk code, but this seems to work OK. 


    Within the download is an excel file to help you match the video names to the cartridge names so you know which ones to download. It's kind of a hassle to set up Pico-8 because the cartridges are named things like 15133.p8.png (this is the game Celeste) and the Launchbox database doesn't have Pico-8 games, so you'll be stuck renaming everything by hand (or just use the xml file provided). Still, it seems like a worthwhile project if you don't mind doing a little work. If you use the spreadsheet I've attached and use the search function on the Pico-8 site, you can probably get all the games within 10 minutes or so. The games are free, but sharing is not allowed so I'm afraid you'll need to do the hard work on your own. To download the carts, find the one you want and then click the cart button in the lower left of the game that loads in your browser. On the page that opens, you'll see an image of a cartridge. You need to download that image and save it. It is an image, but oddly enough, it is also the cartridge or ROM. The downloaded file will have a .png extension. You can leave the extension as it is, Pico-8 will load it fine. Once you get all the games on the list, with Launchbox closed, copy the games into \Launchbox\Games\Pico-8 folder in Launchbox (you might need to create this folder if you haven't set up Pico-8 yet within Launchbox). You can copy the games and also use them in the Launchbox\Images\Pico-8\Clear Logo folder if you'd like to use the images as clear logos or maybe put them in the Launchbox\Images\Platforms\Pico-8\Default Cart folder if you'd rather use them as cart images. It's up to you. Once you have all the games, if you want to use the xml, add it to your \Launchbox\Data\Platforms folder. When you start Launchbox again, you should now have the Pico-8 platform as an option. Hopefully you've already set up Pico-8 as an emulator within Launchbox, but if you haven't, do that next and then select all the Pico-8 games in the list and mass edit them to use the Pico-8 emulator as the default emulator for these games.

     
    On the PICO-8 Website:
    Search

     
    Found cart. Click it to open in the browser.

     
    You can play the game in your browser by clicking the play button. But don't get distracted, you're here to download the game. Click the cart button in the lower left.

     
    On the next page, download this image. This is the cart/rom/image thing.

     
    In Pico-8, you can remap the controls to any keys you like. Launch Pico-8 by itself and type keyconfig.

     
    Other Keys
        Toggle Fullscreen: Alt+Enter 
        Quit: Alt+F4 or command-Q
        Reload/Run/Restart cart: Ctrl+R
        Quick-Save: Ctrl+S
        Mute/Unmute: Ctrl+M
        Player 1 defaults: Cursors + ZX / NM / CV
        Player 2 defaults: SDFE + tab,Q / shift A
        Enter or P for pause menu (while running)
    I'm not sure about re-mapping game controllers, but my X-box One seems to do just fine with the defaults. To exit the game with a controller, use the start game button and select shutdown.
    One last thing. Pico-8 games are fun to play, but the Pico-8 site seems more geared to Pico-8 game developers than game players. It might help if you keep this in mind when perusing their site.
    Pico-8 website: https://www.lexaloffle.com/pico-8.php
    Pico-8 Manual: https://www.lexaloffle.com/pico8_manual.txt
     
    There is a platform video for Pico-8 by @eli517 you can use as well. I forgot to add this when I made this post. This video is what got me interested in Pico-8 to begin with, so thank you to eli517.
     
    Apologies if my instructions seem a little scattered. I'm kind of doing a braindump of all I've learned setting this stuff up over the last few days.
    I'm looking to expand the list to about 100 games (all killer/no filler), so if you know of some that are a must, let me know in the comments.
     
    TL;DR - If you are not willing to spend some time setting this up, you might as well find something else to do, but I enjoyed the sh!t out of setting it up, and so should you! The games are fun and worth setting up.

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  7. Jays Arcade Platform Marquees

    I created a bunch of marquees to be used for platforms. These were created with the Vertical Aspirations theme in mind, but they can be used anywhere a generic platform marquee is needed. I have included the template and some instructions (Gimp). If you find yourself creating more to fill in any that I've missed (and I've missed plenty I'm sure), please share them in the comments and I will add them to the archive. Most of these were created with the White Trim - Platform Clear Logo Set by @RetroNi. A very good clear logo set I might add. The background used is from the Color Logos Wallpaper created by @dragon57.
    Special thanks to @kidshoalin for the use of the Playlist and Platform Category Marquees he created. These can be found in the seperate add-on pack.
    Platforms covered:
    3DO Interactive Multiplayer
    American Laser Games
    Amiga CD32
    Amiga
    Android
    Another Arcade Emulator
    arcade
    Atari 2600
    Atari 5200
    Atari 7800
    Atari 800
    Atari Jaguar CD
    Atari Jaguar
    Atari Lynx
    Bally Astrocade
    Bandai WonderSwan Color
    Bandai WonderSwan
    Colecovision
    Daphne
    Emerson Arcadia 2001
    Entex Adventure Vision
    Fairchild Channel F
    Flash Games
    Future Pinball
    GCE Vectrex
    Hacks And Fan-Made
    HBMAME
    Jukebox
    Jukebox_01
    LaserDisc Arcade
    LaserDisc
    Lightgun Games
    Locomalito
    Magnavox Odyssey 2
    Magnavox Odyssey
    MAME
    Mattel Intellivision
    MESS
    Microsoft MSX
    Microsoft MSX2
    Movies
    MUGEN
    Music Videos
    Music
    NEC PC-Fx
    Netflix
    Nintendo 3DS
    Nintendo 64
    Nintendo DS
    Nintendo Entertainment System
    Nintendo Famicom Disk System (In add-on pack)
    Nintendo Game & Watch.png
    Nintendo Game Boy Advance
    Nintendo Game Boy Color
    Nintendo Game Boy
    Nintendo GameCube
    Nintendo Pokemon Mini (In add-on pack)
    Nintendo Satellaview
    Nintendo Switch
    Nintendo Virtual Boy (In add-on pack
    Nintendo Wii U
    Nintendo Wii
    Nintendo WiiWare (In add-on pack)
    OpenBOR
    PC Engine CD-Rom System
    PC Engine Super CD-Rom System
    PC Engine SuperGrafx
    PC Engine
    PC Games
    Pinball Arcade
    Pinball FX2
    Pinball FX3
    Plex
    ScummVM
    Sega 32X
    Sega CD
    Sega Dreamcast
    Sega Game Gear
    Sega Genesis
    Sega Master System
    Sega Mega CD
    Sega Saturn
    SNK Neo Geo AES
    SNK Neo Geo CD
    SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color
    SNK Neo Geo Pocket
    SNK Neo Geo
    Sony Playstation 2
    Sony Playstation
    Sony PSP (In add-on pack)
    Spotify
    Steam
    Super Famicom
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    Turbografx-16
    Turbografx-CD
    TV Shows
    Visual Pinball
    Vtech CreatiVision
    Windows
    Platform Category Marquees (In add-on pack)
    Arcade.png
    Computers.png
    Consoles.png
    Handhelds.png
    Playlist Marquees (In add-on pack)
    Arcade 2-Player Games
    Arcade 4-Player Games
    Arcade Atari Classics
    Arcade Ball & Paddle Games
    Arcade Beat Em Ups
    Arcade Board & Card Games
    Arcade Capcom Classics
    Arcade Capcom Play System II
    Arcade Capcom Play System III
    Arcade Capcom Play System
    Arcade Cave
    Arcade Data East Classics
    Arcade Fighting Games
    Arcade Flying Games
    Arcade Irem Classics
    Arcade Konami Classics
    Arcade Light Gun Games
    Arcade Mature
    Arcade Maze Games
    Arcade Midway Classics
    Arcade MultiGames
    Arcade Namco Classics
    Arcade Namco System 22
    Arcade Nintendo Classics
    Arcade Platform Games
    Arcade Puzzle Games
    Arcade Racing Games
    Arcade Run & Gun Games
    Arcade Sega Classics
    Arcade Sega Model 2
    Arcade Sega ST-V
    Arcade Shoot Em Ups
    Arcade Shooter Games
    Arcade SNK Classics
    Arcade SNK Neo Geo MVS
    Arcade Sports Games
    Arcade Taito Classics
    Arcade Williams Classics
    Pinball Arcade
    Trackball Games
    Wii Shooters

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  8. Jays Arcade Alternate Platform Marquees

    These are some alternate marquees I made for platforms. These were created with the Vertical Aspirations theme in mind, but they can be used anywhere a generic platform marquee is needed. I have included the template and some instructions (Gimp). If you find yourself creating more to fill in any that I've missed (and I've missed plenty I'm sure), please share them in the comments and I will add them to the archive. Most of these were created with the White Trim - Platform Clear Logo Set by @RetroNi. A very good clear logo set I might add. Most of the backgrounds used are from the Platform Box Art Collages/Contact Sheets created by @dragon57. A few of the collage backgrounds (Bally Astrocade, Jukebox, Music, Music Videos and Movies) were created by me. A few more of the collages (mostly pinball) were sourced off the interwebz....
    Platforms covered:
    Arcade
    Atari 2600
    Atari 5200
    Atari 7800
    Atari Jaguar
    Bally Astrocade
    Colecovision
    Future Pinball
    GCE Vectrex
    Jukebox
    Mattel Intellivision
    Movies
    Music Videos
    Music
    NEC TurboGrafx-16
    NEC TurboGrafx-CD
    Nintendo Entertainment System
    Pinball Arcade
    Pinball FX2
    Pinball FX3
    Sega 32X
    Sega CD
    Sega Dreamcast
    Sega Genesis
    Sega Master System
    Sega Saturn
    Sony Playstation
    Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    The Pinball Arcade
    Visual Pinball
     

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  9. VideoBox

    A Music Video Theme. Originally, I was creating this as a platform view for my Vertical Aspirations theme, but I liked it so much, I decided to recreate it as it's own theme. It can be run stand alone as a Jukebox, or you can add your own video Jukebox platform and select it as the theme for that platform. You'll have to supply your own media. If you do a Google search for jukebox frontend, you might find some.
    You'll need to set up  a platform for music videos. I'm using VLC as the emulator using --fullscreen --play-and-exit for the command line parameters. In addition to launching videos, I have several vlc playlists set up. The playlists I set up individually with --random --fullscreen as the command line parameters. RetroArch also has an FFMPEG core that will play videos, but I haven't found a way for it to use playlists yet. If playlists ever get implemented, it will be a great way to have random videos play forever in a bezel.
    Note: This was created on, and for, 9:16 oriented monitors running in portrait mode. Landscape mode will likely not work at all for this. Horizontal theme added. Select VideoBox in the download for horizontal theme. Select VideoBox Vertical for vertical theme.
    This is a bare-bones theme. You can run it by itself if you like, but I imagine most people will want to run it as its own view within their theme of choice. In order to do this, in the controller mappings or keyboard mappings section within BigBox options settings, set up the keys for switch theme and switch views. The image below is for reference only. You don't have to use the same keys I'm using.
    When you go into the platform you'll set up for Music Videos, press your newly assigned button for change theme to bring up the theme menu. Select VideoBox. Once the theme loads you may need to hit the change view button you set up earlier a few times to get to the proper view.
     
    Let me know in the comments if you like it, see something that needs improvement, or you have other questions.
    Built with Community Theme Creator 1.0.8.94.

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  10. Vertical Aspirations Console Bezels

    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.

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  11. Future Pinball Loader for Launchbox

    EDIT: I hope the file was useful to the community in the past, but it's no longer needed to launch FP tables in Launchbox. See @sundogaks post here about launching tables.
    This zip contains a simple AutoHotKey executable and script that will help with loading Future Pinball tables.
    The Problem: Future pinball requires the /open "Drive Letter:\full path\table_name.fpt" /play /exit commands to be specified individually for each table, otherwise the table will not load. Launchbox currently will not launch Future Pinball on its own without doing a little extra work in each table's settings. You have to manually enter this on each table which can be time consuming if you have a lot of tables to load.
    Usage: Simply place the FP.exe file in your Future Pinball folder and point to it instead of the Future Pinball executable when setting up Future Pinball as an emulator in Launchbox. That's it.
    Roll your own: If you are un-trusting and don't want to use the files in the zip (I don't blame you), you can download AutoHotKey and compile your own. The code is below. I've also included the non compiled FP.ahk so you can compile that if that suits you. That way you can open it in an editor to check the code before compiling.
    Run, "Future Pinball.exe" /open "%1%" /play /exit  

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  12. Ultrastar Deluxe Video Theme for Frontends

    OK, here is my offering for Ultrastar Deluxe. This is a Karaoke style singing game much like Singstar. Yes I know this is a game and could/should be in the games section, but I use it as a standalone app and run it as a platform from the main menu. Now if we could only run a platform as an app directly from the top level menu in BigBox, I would be happy.
    Here is a short clip of the video.
    I also have a version that uses the Ultrastar Deluxe main menu music if you prefer that. That one is not synced to the music however.
    You can find both versions here - https://mega.nz/#F!L5ZE2K5R!5VeE3wasVjTdbqoGp0mt9w

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  13. Marvel Intro Inspired Startup Video

    Two files included. One with sound and one without. Copy the one you want to the Launchbox videos folder and rename it to startup.mp4. Of course, you'll want to backup any existing startup videos first. Enjoy. Let me know if you find it useful. I also have a vid that says Arcade instead of BigBox if anyone is interested.
     
    Here is a demo.
     

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  14. A Pinball Playlist

    A decent list of Pinball tables comprised of Pinball FX2, Future Pinball, and Visual Pinball. I will update this if I ever add more tables to my collection.

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  15. A Lightgun Games Playlist

    A good start for your lightgun games collection. I will update this as I add more lightgun games to my collection.
    For help getting 2 player lightgun games going in Demul and Model 2, visit http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,149714.0.html. This is the forum for DemulShooter, a third party utility that enables 2 player lightgun support for some of the games in this list.
    For Mame 2 player lighgun help, particularly with the frustrating issue of your lightgun controller IDs constantly changing with each reboot, see this very helpful video - https://youtu.be/YmjfwLuZ_X0
     

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  16. All Killer - Some Filler list for Lightgun Games

    This is an All Killer - No Filler style bat file for lightgun games. Simply place the bat file in you roms folder and double click to run. It will automatically create a lightgun folder and copy the lightgun roms to that folder. List was created by me Jay Thompson, and is probably missing some good games (Terminator 2 is missing for example) but it will get you started. Let me know if there are any games that obviously belong in here that I missed. The original lists exclude Lightgun Games and Trackball Games as part of the no filler mantra. A lot of folks have lightguns on their cabinet so I felt it in the best interest of the community to go ahead and make this.
    Interested in more All Killer-No Fillers lists? Check out this thread at byoac - http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=149708.0 .
    And this one by @lordmonkushttps://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/282-no-filler-mame-rom-copy-182/ .
     

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  17. Magazines/Comics Platform Stylized Clear Logos

    I was trying to find a clear logo (wheel image) for a magazines platform I built but I realized there is not much to choose from out there. Not one to wait around for something that will likely never come, I went ahead and built a few images from scratch. Hopefully I made enough that anyone can download the zip and find one that works for them. These logos are a little different than the stuff most people are looking for so if you have found your way here, hopefully something here will work for you. I created several in an attempt to give you guys some choices.
    Open the zip and find the image you want to use for your comics, e-reader or magazines platform and rename the image to match the name of your platform.
    The image needs to go in Launchbox -> Images -> Platforms -> [platform name] -> Clear Logo. Delete the old logo (if present) and refresh your image cache in Big Box.
    File contents:
    Book Kart.png - A Mario Kart Stylized Clear Logo Bookshelf.png - A Mario Kart Stylized Clear Logo Comics.png - A Mario Kart Stylized Clear Logo Magazines.png - A Mario Kart Stylized Clear Logo Media Kart.png - A Mario Kart Stylized Clear Logo Luigi Bros Bookshelf.png - A Mario World Stylized Clear Logo Luigi Bros Comics.png - A Mario World Stylized Clear Logo Luigi Bros Magazines.png - A Mario World Stylized Clear Logo SEGA Bookshelf.png - A SEGA Stylized Clear Logo SEGA Comics.png - A SEGA Stylized Clear Logo SEGA Magazines.png - A SEGA Stylized Clear Logo Sonic Comics.png A Sonic the Hedgehog Stylized Clear Logo New Super Luigi Comic Logo - A New Super Mario Bros Stylized Logo

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