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  1. Modernist

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    This is my latest theme and has taken many weeks of work to get to this stage. A big thank you to @eatkinola for his assistance with getting the video plugin working.

    The theme is loosely based on the Netflix interface and is designed to be a clean dark theme with an emphasis on fanart and videos. The plugin is included within the theme for the videos to work correctly. As with Netflix the theme is designed to show the fanart for approx. 4 seconds before then fading in the video. As the videos do not use the inbuilt Launchbox control and instead use the plugin I have found the experience smoother with the video option set to Windows Media Player rather than VLC and have not experienced any issues in doing this though your mileage may vary so if one doesn't work/stutters try the other.

    There is one platform view in this theme and 7 Game views. The Game views are clear logos vertical, screenshots vertical 4:3 format, screenshots vertical 16:9 format, horizontal clear logos, horizontal screenshots 4:3, horizontal screenshots 16:9 and a two row Wall View.

    The game details screen includes full controller layout for the various platforms (all major ones covered) and there is a template file included for Gimp GNU in the theme/images/controls folder should you wish to change the control images / styles. 

    As always comments and suggestions welcome.

    Enjoy!


     

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  2. Done some work this weekend on it, keeping with your original designs as much as possible. Here are some screenshots to show progress so far.

    5adcf3480fef9_Platform1-Draft.thumb.png.b94decd4a343acfb7656a1cabf4bc9e0.pngThe platform select screen. For some reason cannot get Grilas BBControl Plugin to work so at the moment displaying the time is not possible and the date is only updated on first load, hopefully will get the plugin sorted soon. Weather does work and allows you to set location via the included plugin config file, thanks @Grila for the plugin.

    5adcf3398a9e3_Game1-Draft.thumb.png.efce6295abdc185d014dd2f27df6a041.pngThe Game Select screen. Stars will be changed as just placeholder images at the minute and not really in keeping with colour / style of the rest of the theme. Also some work to do on the genre banner but working correctly in most cases

    5adcf34070422_GameDetails1-Draft.thumb.png.3fbb90c037b6a6a26e0409b9bed74f96.pngThe Game Details screen. Video is bordered by a redrawn laser outline (based on your original design). Clear Logo is displayed beneath and background image is displayed to the right but faded to black to left of video to keep the view as clean as possible. Not sure if it is possible to have the text lists horizontal rather than vertical as not seen this in any other theme but would be a great addition for the theme. @Jason Carr - is a horizontal list box for the menu items possible currently?

     

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  3. Name: Theme Update - Griddle v2.0
    Category: Development
    Date Added: 2018-04-14
    Submitter: shro2016

    Video showing new theme release of Griddle v2.0 which is now available in the downloads section.

    Changes in this version include:

    • Fixed issue with music notification popup
    • Added search index when browsing for games (A-Z and Search bar)
    • Now added information showing number of games available and completed for all platforms and filters (big thanks to @eatkinola for the plugin for this!)
    • Improved controller images/layouts
    • Removed all animated gif elements and all animation now done via code
    • Improved performance of theme
    • Slight changes to layout including removal of Max Players wheel which has been replaced with Publisher Logos and added shadowing and other effects


    Theme Update - Griddle v2.0

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  4. @eatkinola I’ve just tried this again. Whilst there is a textblock on the systems view it does not have a binding and seems to be populated based on the textblock having its name set as “Version”. Whilst this works fine on the systems view I am trying to place this onto the other views within the theme. When I  sett a textblock with the name “Version” it does not get populated with the version number on any of the other views I have tried. I suspect I’m missing something but cannot work out how this textblock is being populated on the systems view to be able to replicate this on the other views, any ideas? 

  5. On 7/10/2017 at 10:40 PM, Hexxxer said:

    what is it returning there? a list? I can't check right now but if it is just a single genre you could try this.

    
    string Genre = Selectedgame.Genresstring.Replace(';', '')); 
    

    If it is a list of strings you can break it into an array using split

    
    string [] Genres = Selectedgame.Genresstring.Split(';'); 

    and then just call on Genre[0] to get the first genre.

     

    Again, can't test this ATM so it may not be 100% correct.

     

     

     

    @Hexxxer Thanks for your help with this though unfortunately I have failed to get this working with the suggestions above. I cannot find a way to declare variables within the XAML file without generating an error - where should these lines be placed?

  6. I am building a new theme currently but really need to be able to reformat the Selectedgame.Genresstring binding so that it is not presented as genre1;genre2;genre3 as this looks very messy when displayed on the theme.

    Does anyone know of any way to return only the first genre from the list or alternatively how to reformat the string so that the ; are removed?

  7. Griddle BoxView

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    ****** NOTE THIS THEME IS BUILT FOR FOR STANDARD BOXART TO BE SHOWN ON THE FLOWCONTROL WHEEL. IF YOU WOULD RATHER USE STEAM STYLE BANNERS THEN DONWLOAD THE THEME GRIDDLE BANNERS INSTEAD *********

     

    Following on from the NesicaxLive theme I created previously this is my second theme - GRIDDLE

    Unlike the Nesica theme this theme should scale correctly to most 16:9/16:10 resolutions. I have tested at 1080p but the theme has been built with images sized suitably for 4k displays. If anyone has a 4k display and would like to test this and feedback in the comments section that would be appreciated.

    Also as with the Nesica theme I created this theme has additional elements included within it for Publisher/Developer logos to be displayed and also controller layouts to be shown for each platform. I have also included in seperate zip files below the platform fanart I have used in the screenshots above should you want to do the same in your setup (note unlike theme itself which is drawn to 4k the fanart are only 1080p but should scale ok up to 1080p). With regards the game/platform videos I recommend using default videos for this theme without other elements to keep the look clean and in 4:3 ratio where possible - videos shown in screenshots are all available from emumovies.

    If you want to change or add additional controller layout images you just need to drop the images into the following directory within your Launchbox directory /Themes/Griddle/Images/Controls/Platform Name (you may need to create the relevant Platform Name if it does not already exist)

    All views are the same layout but with different colour themes applied. This allows you to set each platform to a different colour scheme but whilst keeping a consistent look and feel throughout.

    Any issues, recommendations etc. are always welcome.

    For anyone who has posted on the Nesica theme I am going back and working on that one currently to make that one responsive so it scales to other resolutions and also adding in some of the features from this theme so expect a 2.0 Nesica release soon.

     

    Thanks

    Platform_FanArt.zip


     

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  8. Griddle BannerView

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    ****** NOTE THIS THEME IS BUILT FOR STEAM STYLE BANNERS FOR THE FLOWCONTROL WHEEL. IF YOU WOULD RATHER USE BOXART THEN DONWLOAD THE THEME GRIDDLE BOXVIEW INSTEAD *********

     

    Following on from the NesicaxLive theme I created previously this is my second theme - GRIDDLE

    Unlike the Nesica theme this theme should scale correctly to most 16:9/16:10 resolutions. I have tested at 1080p but the theme has been built with images sized suitably for 4k displays. If anyone has a 4k display and would like to test this and feedback in the comments section that would be appreciated.

    Also as with the Nesica theme I created this theme has additional elements included within it for Publisher/Developer logos to be displayed and also controller layouts to be shown for each platform. I have also included in seperate zip files below the platform fanart I have used in the screenshots above should you want to do the same in your setup (note unlike theme itself which is drawn to 4k the fanart are only 1080p but should scale ok up to 1080p). With regards the game/platform videos I recommend using default videos for this theme without other elements to keep the look clean and in 4:3 ratio where possible - videos shown in screenshots are all available from emumovies.

    If you want to change or add additional controller layout images you just need to drop the images into the following directory within your Launchbox directory /Themes/Griddle/Images/Controls/Platform Name (you may need to create the relevant Platform Name if it does not already exist)

    All views are the same layout but with different colour themes applied. This allows you to set each platform to a different colour scheme but whilst keeping a consistent look and feel throughout.

    Any issues, recommendations etc. are always welcome.

    For anyone who has posted on the Nesica theme I am going back and working on that one currently to make that one responsive so it scales to other resolutions and also adding in some of the features from this theme so expect a 2.0 Nesica release soon.

     

    Thanks

    Platform_FanArt.zip


     

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