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  1. eatkinola

    Help with a small theme edition

    Good call spycat -- that'd be much easier for xllovera.
  2. eatkinola

    Help with a small theme edition

    Identify the platform view file by going to the BB options menu -> Views -> Platforms List View (what is currently selected as the platform view). Then, look for a file with a name like that in the Views folder. The line(s) of code you need to comment out should be in that xaml file. Not trying to be vague, just want to point you in the right direction. There are an endless number of mods you can do to a theme. Don't be afraid to try stuff out and see what happens. Just keep a backup file to restore if needed, or download the theme again if things really get messed up. That's how I learned to create themes, and I messed up a lot; hopefully I eventually got some things right... You can always contact the creator of that theme, but please do a little more digging first; maybe post the code you think you need to modify or something.
  3. eatkinola

    WootLauncher

    That's a bummer. I tried every combination of video_fullscreen, video_windowed_fullscreen, and ui_menubar_enable, but I cannot reproduce that problem on my system. If I've got it right, the problem is that when you use a combination of these options that successfully hides the menubar, the pause menu does not work. It sounds like it's not properly capturing or holding onto the RA window, and two things I can think of could cause this: (1) RA is somehow starting in exclusive fullscreen mode (you would probably see a black flicker on your monitor when starting up), or (2) the RA fullscreen toggle (e.g., "F" by default) is being triggered somehow -- I know that will break the pause menu because it will lose the RA window it captured. Any chance one of these is going on? Using a dual-monitor setup in a special way? It might help to see your log file again when this happens. Also, are you using anything else such as a AHK script from within LB? In case it matters (it shouldn't), I use RA core overrides to configure my emulators. This is what I use for the nestopia core:
  4. eatkinola

    WootLauncher

    @JaysArcade: Could you try the new version 1.1 when you have time and let me know if you still have this issue?
  5. eatkinola

    Ao.Bigbox Customs

    All four plugins are included in the Dropins download, but WootLauncher is the only one enabled by default. You can easily disable WL and enable the other plugin. Look at the PDF bundled with the Dropins download (or you can download this PDF separately); the first page has some quick setup instructions.
  6. eatkinola

    Current list of 4:3 compatible themes?

    Well at least that's progress! Does it show an error message when quitting BigBox, and does that happen with WMP or VLC? Anything in the log file? Refaktor\Plugins\Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_2\AssemblyLogger\ Does it look like it's running out of memory? How much RAM in your system? Edit: P.s. to generate a log file you have to enable logging in LaunchBox
  7. Ao.Bigbox Customs View File Ao.Bigbox Customs is a collection of LB/BB plugins. The Themer library contains custom controls useful for theme developers. The Dropins library contains true plugins you can just drop into the LB plugins folder. By default, the only drop-in enabled is WootLauncher; enabling the other drop-ins is easy (see the PDF doc download). Here are the included drop-ins: GameManualViewer: Adds menu item "Game Manual 8D" (string is customizable) to the game details menu in BB, if the game has an associated PDF manual. When activated, the PDF will be read and converted to images on the fly for display within BigBox; it will not launch an external program. As occasionally some manuals take a few seconds to load, an animated GIF is displayed while you wait. The gif is currently a space invader, but I might add customization in the future. When viewing the PDF manual, use the standard keys (or gamepad buttons) used to navigate around BigBox. PlatformAuditor: Adds another media audit tool for LB with support for OCD-type personalities. This can help you quickly find a platform's missing game media and rename media according to the game's title. It can also be used to delete superfluous media. It works for images, manuals, music, and videos. As with any tool that potentially modifies your library, consider backing up your media folders before using this. PlaylistGenerator: Adds playlists to your library but does not otherwise alter your library. Playlists are regenerated each time LB/BB is started. You can add your own media (videos, banners, etc) for the playlist, in the same way you would for manually generated playlists in LaunchBox. This media will not be overwritten when the playlists are regenerated. You can customize the names of these playlists and number of games added to each. WootLauncher: Adds game load/exit screens, pause screens including support for viewing PDF manuals and save/load states, and bezels/overlays (useful for emulators which do not themselves support overlays). There is a separate download page dedicated to WL: Here are some of the themes that use Ao.Bigbox.Themer... FluxCRT - videos displayed within a mock CRT including curvature effect MinimalX - simple but very flexible (skinnable) theme with some cool controls Nostalgia - videos displayed within viking's clean and nostalgic platform images Refaktor - clean view suited for 16:9 or 4:3 displays and videos/screenshots of all sizes Submitter eatkinola Submitted 02/17/2019 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins
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    Ao.Bigbox Customs is a collection of LB/BB plugins. The Themer library contains custom controls useful for theme developers. The Dropins library contains true plugins you can just drop into the LB plugins folder. By default, the only drop-in enabled is WootLauncher; enabling the other drop-ins is easy (see the PDF doc download). Here are the included drop-ins: GameManualViewer: Adds menu item "Game Manual 8D" (string is customizable) to the game details menu in BB, if the game has an associated PDF manual. When activated, the PDF will be read and converted to images on the fly for display within BigBox; it will not launch an external program. As occasionally some manuals take a few seconds to load, an animated GIF is displayed while you wait. The gif is currently a space invader, but I might add customization in the future. When viewing the PDF manual, use the standard keys (or gamepad buttons) used to navigate around BigBox. PlatformAuditor: Adds another media audit tool for LB with support for OCD-type personalities. This can help you quickly find a platform's missing game media and rename media according to the game's title. It can also be used to delete superfluous media. It works for images, manuals, music, and videos. As with any tool that potentially modifies your library, consider backing up your media folders before using this. PlaylistGenerator: Adds playlists to your library but does not otherwise alter your library. Playlists are regenerated each time LB/BB is started. You can add your own media (videos, banners, etc) for the playlist, in the same way you would for manually generated playlists in LaunchBox. This media will not be overwritten when the playlists are regenerated. You can customize the names of these playlists and number of games added to each. WootLauncher: Adds game load/exit screens, pause screens including support for viewing PDF manuals and save/load states, and bezels/overlays (useful for emulators which do not themselves support overlays). There is a separate download page dedicated to WL: Here are some of the themes that use Ao.Bigbox.Themer... FluxCRT - videos displayed within a mock CRT including curvature effect MinimalX - simple but very flexible (skinnable) theme with some cool controls Nostalgia - videos displayed within viking's clean and nostalgic platform images Refaktor - clean view suited for 16:9 or 4:3 displays and videos/screenshots of all sizes
  9. eatkinola

    MinimalX

    Yea the format of this text is hardcoded. You can however remove this Progress line entirely. Look for this in AOStyles.xaml: <!-- FILT/GAME: METADATA TABLES (SIDEBAR) --> <FontFamily x:Key="AOMetadataTableFontFamily_TAG">Calibri</FontFamily> <FontWeight x:Key="AOMetadataTableFontWeight_TAG">Bold</FontWeight> <SolidColorBrush x:Key="AOMetadataTableFontColor" Color="#CCFFFFFF" /> <Style x:Key="AOMetadataTableSide" TargetType="aop:AbstractMetadataTable"> <Setter Property="TagFontFamily" Value="{DynamicResource AOMetadataTableFontFamily_TAG}" /> <Setter Property="TagFontWeight" Value="{StaticResource AOMetadataTableFontWeight_TAG}" /> <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="{StaticResource AOMetadataTableFontColor}" /> </Style> <Style x:Key="AOMetadataTableSide_PLAT" TargetType="aop:PlatformMetadataTable" BasedOn="{StaticResource AOMetadataTableSide}"> <Setter Property="FieldOrder" Value="PlatformGamesCompleted,PlatformStarRatingsAvg,PlatformReleaseYear" /> <Setter Property="ColumnBalance" Value="-0.15" /> </Style> <Style x:Key="AOMetadataTableSide_GAME" TargetType="aop:GameMetadataTable" BasedOn="{StaticResource AOMetadataTableSide}"> <Setter Property="FieldOrder" Value="GamePlatform,GameProgress,GameReleaseYear" /> <Setter Property="ColumnBalance" Value="-0.15" /> </Style> For AOMetadataTableSide_GAME, edit "FieldOrder" to remove "GameProgress". Available options for fields are: Your theme mods look nice!
  10. eatkinola

    WootLauncher

    Updated WootLauncher v1.1 -- see changelog on download page for details @Spiro9210: one of the changes includes support for what you asked above
  11. eatkinola

    MinimalX

    That's currently the only way to do it. There are two ways I could help automate this: (1) have it automatically delete the cache for a theme when you switch to that theme, or (2) create a system menu item for doing this. I kinda like option 1 as it'd quietly do it's thing in the background; the cache would not be deleted when starting BB, only when actually changing to that theme in BB. Awesome, thanks! I try to keep things documented partly so I can remember how they work later. I do need to document the cache thing better.
  12. eatkinola

    MinimalX

    FYI posted an update that might resolve that problem from before. The update includes changes pertaining to WMP and especially VLC.
  13. eatkinola

    Current list of 4:3 compatible themes?

    Posted the update -- please try it out and let me know how it goes on your system.
  14. eatkinola

    Current list of 4:3 compatible themes?

    Well it's been awhile but I found time to dig into this more and am almost positive I found the problem; it was a pretty sneaky memory leak. I should be able to post an update over the weekend. Thanks again for bringing this to my attention; this same bug was affecting another one of my themes.
  15. eatkinola

    9.4-beta-1 Released

    Bingo -- reinstalled Beta 10 and works fine, so +1 on the directx install issue. Thanks Jason. Now I'll install Beta 11 ... all this progress!
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