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  1. Hello All! With the addition of my cinematics into the Launchbox Platform video downloader section,I figured I would show those that have no idea who I am or what I do,some examples of the available Cinematics I have made.I will also post info on any new cinematics I am working on here in the future. I also do alot of other media,mainly for RocketLauncher Fades and Pause screen...but,also marquees,wheels,and other stuff. If you would like to check out my other work,feel free to browse my website at www.retrohumanoid.weebly.com Apple II Big Fish Games ColecoVision Commodore Amiga CD32 FightCade Fujitsu FM Towns Future Pinball GCE Vectrex Guitar Hero Arcade Gun Games HBMAME (Misfit MAME) Jukebox Laserdisc Mattel Intellivision Microsoft MSX Microsoft MSX2 MUGEN NEC PC Engine NEC PC Engine-CD NEC PC-FX NEC SuperGrafx NEC TurboGrafx-CD Nintendo BS-X Satellaview Nintendo Game & Watch Nintendo Super Famicom PC Games Philips CD-i Pinball Arcade Pinball FX2 PopCap Games ScummVM Sega SG-1000 Sharp X68000 SNK Neo Geo Pocket SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color Sony Playstation Minis Visual Pinball
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    RetroHumanoid Cinematics & Refried Theme

    The stretched panoramic picture makes it look bigger than it is...it's only a 32"...and I am replacing the marquee monitor,which is empty in that pic,with a 29" ultrawide
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    RetroHumanoid Cinematics & Refried Theme

    Computer Room Game Room...ugh... Living Room/Dining Room
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    RetroHumanoid Cinematics & Refried Theme

    Still have a bit to go,but,the move is just about finished...we have some small things to bring over still,and the landlord was nice enough to give us till the end of the month to move and clean the old place. We are moving from one of his buildings,to another one of his buildings,so he doesn't mind. I will attach some pics of the progress,and you can see what a mess it still is,lol.
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    Hacks & Fan-Made Clear Logos

    Version 1.0.0

    82 downloads

    A set of 269 logos I either created or found on the web,for the Hacks & Fan-Made games Platform. These cover every game I currently have on my own system,but,certainly not every hacked game in existence. Much like my PSP mini set,I could not find a set without the rectangle box behind them,so I just created one. Old Logo New Logo
  6. Version 1.3.0

    38,568 downloads

    A set of 155 (with more to come) platform videos,that I have created to match perfectly with my Refried theme. I have used the same character,Background,and border art in the videos,that is in the theme, for the majority of the videos. I am sure it's obvious where the influence came from for the theme,but, this whole thing started out as an alternate version to the Unified theme,which sort of took off and became something slightly different overall. While I do have plans for about 60+ more videos to add to this set,I am afraid I cannot take requests,at least until the project,as a whole, is completed. A special Thank you to @RetroNi for allowing me to use his white bordered logo set,with a few changes,for the titles in these videos...As well as @CriticalCid for giving me the unspoken inspiration to even start this project in the first place! Samples - Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Sega CD - AAE - Capcom CPSIII - Pinball FX2 - Nintendo Virtual Boy - Microsoft MS-DOS - The Main Theme can be found here... The Logo set can be found here...
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    Unified Refried 2.0

    Unified Refried 2.0 View File What's different in 2.0? *This replaces the old version of Refried entirely. DO NOT merge this new version with the old one. *All platform addon themes from the first version of Refried have been merged into one single addon called "Queso Fresco" (because it tastes great on top of refried beans...that's why). Therefore all of those older addon themes are no longer needed. *Requires Launchbox 9.4 or above to function properly *Revised Install instructions (please read them below if you are just starting out with the theme) *Added custom controller icons for play modes in the game description on some systems...this will get finished in the future *More great additions made by Ghostlines to the theme *Added the fullscreen video view to all platforms (view 4) *Improved the artwork slightly for the Big Box options menus Important note**If you install this theme,and the artwork does not display properly for a platform on your system,then more than likely it is a naming conflict between your platform and the files in the theme. To fix this issue,you must locate these files and change the name to your actual platforms name: 1.Images/Theme/Background/(name of your platform that is mislabeled) 2.Images/Theme/VideoBorder/(name of your platform that is mislabeled) If you install the Queso Fresco addon as well,then you must also rename the custom view xaml files to your platform name. I set out to make an alternate version to the beautiful Unified theme,with modifications here and there,yet,as I worked on it more and more,I started to go a different direction slightly...and thus Refried was born. This theme is built to focus on artwork,and showcase each system in bright colorful high definition artwork. I have drawn all new original arcade cabinets,and designed custom borders for each platform,which set each system apart from each other,while maintaining a unified appearance across the board. The main difference between this,and many other themes that are out there...are the video borders. When using the Default theme,all video borders are the same size across the entire theme...but,when using the addons,the video borders will then fit the system properly...so that the video for Game Boy Advance,will fit the GBA Video Border...and the PSP video,will fit the PSP Video Border. In other words,by using the custom view addons,it allows the theme to represent the system perfectly...rather than the same size border for everything. This theme is more than capable of running without a single addon theme installed,and only using the Default...the addons are merely to extend the experience of each system,with special added artwork,and tweaks.On the other hand,the Addons rely on the Default themes structure,and will not work without the default theme installed. There are multiple views included with the default theme,including - 1.Border with No Box/Cart/Disc Art 2.Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art 3.Border with Box/Spinning Cart/Disc Art 4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel 5.Border Text List View with Box/Cart/Disc Art The Queso Fresco addon has 5 views - 1.Special Artwork/Special Border with No Box/Cart/Disc Art 2.Special Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art (With wheel fade) 3.Special Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art (No wheel fade) 4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel 5.Special Border Text List View with Box/Cart/Disc Art **If the system has CD's/Discs,then the Disc will spin in Views 2 and 3...but,if the system has carts or floppies,then they will not spin in views 2 and 3. The Arcade portion of the Queso Fresco addon has 5 views - 1.Dynamic Marquees with Character Artwork 2.No Dynamic Marquees with Character Artwork 3.Dynamic Marquees with Advert/Flyers 4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel 5.Text List View with Advert/Flyers/Cabinets With the Queso Fresco addon installed,the arcade platforms are capable of displaying Video Marquees for each game,as well as regular marquees, in the marquee area of the cabinets (Some samples are included,and more are on the way)* Any Video Marquees must be placed in "LaunchBox/Themes/Unified Refried/Images/Theme/Addons/_Arcade/Video Marquees/" and must be in mp4 format In order to make this work properly,you must go into LaunchBox options,and change the priority for Cart Back Image to Arcade - Marquee,and uncheck anything else. Installation: 1.Download the Default theme (Unified Refried) ,and place it in your "Launchbox/Themes" folder 2.If you have not done so,you will need to unblock the Plugins...This does not have to be done for every addon theme,as unblocking them once,in the default,is all that is necessary...excerpt taken from unified description - 3.Set the theme to "Unified Refried" in Options/Views/Theme 4.If installing any of the addons,simply unzip the addon,and open the folder that was created. In this case we will use the Queso Fresco addon as an example. 5.Place the two folders (Images and Views) into the Unified Refried default theme folder,merging the folders when prompted. 6.That's it! ....When you load up Big Box,the artwork should be changed to the Queso Fresco alternate art. Pictures of Installation process for those that need them...If this is your first time using Refried you can skip step 1 Thanks @RetroNi for the use of his Logo set. @CriticalCid for his theme Unified,as I used alot of his coding as a base for the assembly of this theme. @kyoken @neil9000 @bundangdon @zetec-s-joe @Retro808 @Porl Hendy for their feedback during testing. @faeran for his help early on in the development stages. @Jason Carr because I used a bit of code from his Redux version,and took on some of his ideas from the changes he made @NJDave71 for his HelperControl plugin @bmonomad @Suhrvivor for their work on the Community Star Ratings,Favorites,and Play Mode code,which formed the base for implementing it into this theme @Ghostlines for his additions to the theme Examples: Current Platform list covered by the theme - Arcade Consoles Handhelds Computers Pinball Ghostlines Additions Current Playlists covered by the theme - Collections Genres Developers Favorites The Platform/Playlist video set can be found here... The Platform/Playlist Logo set can be found here... Submitter RetroHumanoid Submitted 10/27/2018 Category Big Box Custom Themes
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    Unified Refried 2.0

    If you are using the addon,you don't change the name of the artwork...it is hard referenced by the name I gave it in the view xaml files...change the name of the view files.
  9. Version 1.1.0

    1,764 downloads

    Here is a set of ,currently, 25 Genre videos to be used with playlists. This coincides with all of the media released in the @CriticalCid theme "Unified". I do have plans to extend this total to about 50-60 Genre Playlists,but no current time-line for release yet.Enjoy! You can also find the Collection videos here : And the Favorites videos here: And the Developer Video set here....
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    Unified Refried 2.0

    How it works now,is how I always intended it to work. My cabinet is currently unhooked,but,I believe I did leave a view in all of the playlist addons that showed platform art for the selected game,instead of the playlist artwork. "All Games" does this because I did not make specific artwork for that playlist.
  11. Version 1.1.0

    4,459 downloads

    A set of Logos, to match perfectly with my Refried theme. A special Thank you to @RetroNi for allowing me to use his white bordered logo set,with a few changes,for the creation of the Platform Logos in this set...As well as @CriticalCid for giving me the unspoken inspiration to even start this project in the first place! The Logos are seperated to download by category..including each playlist covered in the theme. Inside of the Unified Refried theme there is a "Images" folder. Inside you need to create a folder labelled "Platforms." Inside you will need to create another folder called "Clear Logo." Inside the Clear Logo folder is where you paste the set. Launchbox/Themes/Unified Refried/Images/Platforms /Clear Logo After making the change, be sure to refresh platform wheel images located in options (Image Cache). You can find the theme here.... You can find the matching video set here...
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    Refried Theme Platform Logo Set

    Put your comment in the description...thanks for the breakdown of installation
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    Unified Refried 2.0

    Version .1

    10,979 downloads

    What's different in 2.0? *This replaces the old version of Refried entirely. DO NOT merge this new version with the old one. *All platform addon themes from the first version of Refried have been merged into one single addon called "Queso Fresco" (because it tastes great on top of refried beans...that's why). Therefore all of those older addon themes are no longer needed. *Requires Launchbox 9.4 or above to function properly *Revised Install instructions (please read them below if you are just starting out with the theme) *Added custom controller icons for play modes in the game description on some systems...this will get finished in the future *More great additions made by Ghostlines to the theme *Added the fullscreen video view to all platforms (view 4) *Improved the artwork slightly for the Big Box options menus Important note**If you install this theme,and the artwork does not display properly for a platform on your system,then more than likely it is a naming conflict between your platform and the files in the theme. To fix this issue,you must locate these files and change the name to your actual platforms name: 1.Images/Theme/Background/(name of your platform that is mislabeled) 2.Images/Theme/VideoBorder/(name of your platform that is mislabeled) If you install the Queso Fresco addon as well,then you must also rename the custom view xaml files to your platform name. I set out to make an alternate version to the beautiful Unified theme,with modifications here and there,yet,as I worked on it more and more,I started to go a different direction slightly...and thus Refried was born. This theme is built to focus on artwork,and showcase each system in bright colorful high definition artwork. I have drawn all new original arcade cabinets,and designed custom borders for each platform,which set each system apart from each other,while maintaining a unified appearance across the board. The main difference between this,and many other themes that are out there...are the video borders. When using the Default theme,all video borders are the same size across the entire theme...but,when using the addons,the video borders will then fit the system properly...so that the video for Game Boy Advance,will fit the GBA Video Border...and the PSP video,will fit the PSP Video Border. In other words,by using the custom view addons,it allows the theme to represent the system perfectly...rather than the same size border for everything. This theme is more than capable of running without a single addon theme installed,and only using the Default...the addons are merely to extend the experience of each system,with special added artwork,and tweaks.On the other hand,the Addons rely on the Default themes structure,and will not work without the default theme installed. There are multiple views included with the default theme,including - 1.Border with No Box/Cart/Disc Art 2.Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art 3.Border with Box/Spinning Cart/Disc Art 4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel 5.Border Text List View with Box/Cart/Disc Art The Queso Fresco addon has 5 views - 1.Special Artwork/Special Border with No Box/Cart/Disc Art 2.Special Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art (With wheel fade) 3.Special Border with Box/Cart/Disc Art (No wheel fade) 4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel 5.Special Border Text List View with Box/Cart/Disc Art **If the system has CD's/Discs,then the Disc will spin in Views 2 and 3...but,if the system has carts or floppies,then they will not spin in views 2 and 3. The Arcade portion of the Queso Fresco addon has 5 views - 1.Dynamic Marquees with Character Artwork 2.No Dynamic Marquees with Character Artwork 3.Dynamic Marquees with Advert/Flyers 4.Full Screen Video w/Centered enlarged wheel 5.Text List View with Advert/Flyers/Cabinets With the Queso Fresco addon installed,the arcade platforms are capable of displaying Video Marquees for each game,as well as regular marquees, in the marquee area of the cabinets (Some samples are included,and more are on the way)* Any Video Marquees must be placed in "LaunchBox/Themes/Unified Refried/Images/Theme/Addons/_Arcade/Video Marquees/" and must be in mp4 format In order to make this work properly,you must go into LaunchBox options,and change the priority for Cart Back Image to Arcade - Marquee,and uncheck anything else. Installation: 1.Download the Default theme (Unified Refried) ,and place it in your "Launchbox/Themes" folder 2.If you have not done so,you will need to unblock the Plugins...This does not have to be done for every addon theme,as unblocking them once,in the default,is all that is necessary...excerpt taken from unified description - 3.Set the theme to "Unified Refried" in Options/Views/Theme 4.If installing any of the addons,simply unzip the addon,and open the folder that was created. In this case we will use the Queso Fresco addon as an example. 5.Place the two folders (Images and Views) into the Unified Refried default theme folder,merging the folders when prompted. 6.That's it! ....When you load up Big Box,the artwork should be changed to the Queso Fresco alternate art. Pictures of Installation process for those that need them...If this is your first time using Refried you can skip step 1 Thanks @RetroNi for the use of his Logo set. @CriticalCid for his theme Unified,as I used alot of his coding as a base for the assembly of this theme. @kyoken @neil9000 @bundangdon @zetec-s-joe @Retro808 @Porl Hendy for their feedback during testing. @faeran for his help early on in the development stages. @Jason Carr because I used a bit of code from his Redux version,and took on some of his ideas from the changes he made @NJDave71 for his HelperControl plugin @bmonomad @Suhrvivor for their work on the Community Star Ratings,Favorites,and Play Mode code,which formed the base for implementing it into this theme @Ghostlines for his additions to the theme Examples: Current Platform list covered by the theme - Arcade Consoles Handhelds Computers Pinball Ghostlines Additions Current Playlists covered by the theme - Collections Genres Developers Favorites The Platform/Playlist video set can be found here... The Platform/Playlist Logo set can be found here...
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    Unified Refried 2.0

    I'll fix that,and probably others too,next update...thanks for notifying me My arcade is down for the next couple weeks again...I'll look into it when it is back up and running,thanks
  15. Version 1.0.0

    191 downloads

    83 unique playlist logo sets I created to go with the new Auto Generated Playlist feature recently added. These took quite some time to make,considering I had to create entire fonts for some of them (ScummVM,MAME,NEC SuperGrafx,etc.) due to no font existing,and editing similar fonts to resemble the system fonts for others. Each set contains 8 logos covering the following.. All Games Genres Favorites Play Modes Regions Single Player Multiplayer Cooperative Not every playlist/platform will utilize every logo,but,just for completionist sake,I made them all for each one anyways. I have organized the file to be drag and drop,but,I still suggest to verify the playlist/platform names before dropping it into your images folder...as some may differ from user to user,and wrongly named files will not show up. After placing them in the appropriate place,you should also refresh platform clear logos in options as well. Example Set:
  16. Version 1.3.0

    357 downloads

    I have modified the main category logos created by @RetroNi to fit the video set that I just released. All thanks to him for his work on the logos...I have added two more for the missing categories,and added color shading+Neon.
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    Favoris Arcade /Batman Collection

    The Wizard The Last Starfighter Terminator 2: Judgement Day Nightmares Bloodsport High School USA TRON Lost in Translation
  18. Version 1.0.0

    6,131 downloads

    Here is a set of ,currently, 270 Collection videos to be used with playlists. This coincides with all of the media released in the @CriticalCid theme "Unified". I have decided to upload them here,because Jason is a busy man,and I understand how much work it could be to enter this many videos in manually. I do plan on releasing more in the future,with an estimated goal of around 500-600 total playlist videos,as well as all of the artwork for the Unified theme that's needed. I do not have an estimated time-frame as to the release of more,I just know that's the plan. While I never expect anyone to actually have 600 playlists in their BigBox setup,I do believe that variety is the spice of life,and this will give plenty of options for personalizing your lists.Enjoy! Here was the release video I made for the initial 70 Collection videos : And here was the preview video of the 200 videos that followed : You can also find the Genre videos here : And the Favorites videos here: And the Developer Video set here...
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    Unified Refried 2.0

    You can just delete the code below from the view you don't want discs/carts <!-- DISC IMAGE --> <Image x:Name="DiscImage" Grid.Column="4" Grid.ColumnSpan="2" Grid.Row="3" Grid.RowSpan="3" Source="{Binding Path=ActiveGame.CartFrontImagePath}" Opacity="100" Panel.ZIndex="12" Margin="-250,20,175,70" Stretch="Uniform" VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Left" RenderOptions.BitmapScalingMode="HighQuality" RenderTransformOrigin="0.5,0.5"> <Image.RenderTransform> <TransformGroup> <ScaleTransform/> <RotateTransform /> <TranslateTransform X="4000"/> </TransformGroup> </Image.RenderTransform> </Image>
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    Unified Refried 2.0

    If you are using the Default theme,and are not using the Queso addon,then you should rename the videoborder and background to match your platforms name. If you are using the Default theme,and you are using the Queso addon,then you only change the name of the background to match your platform...afterwards you should change the custom view xaml filenames to match your platform name...no other artwork should be changed,because the names of the videoborders in the arcade pack are hard referenced in the custom view xaml's. In a future update,all art will be hard referenced from the addons...but,for now,with the addon,you still have to check the backgrounds platform name
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    Unified Refried 2.0

    They are there...but,they are named PC Games. This was actually a mistake,and there are a few other systems I have to fix up like that as well. On my cabinet I call it PC Games,but,when I released it,I figured Windows was a better name since there are alot of different categories of PC Games. Refried 2.0 is the version from my cabinet.To remedy this easily,you can go into each custom view folder in the themes "Views" folder and change the name of all the PC Games xaml's to Windows.
  22. RetroHumanoid

    Location

    Whiting,Indiana...a peaceful little town....30 minutes out from South Side Chicago where I lived the first 30 or so years of my life
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    Unified Refried 2.0

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    Unified Refried 2.0

    This is odd,because in the new version of the default theme,there is artwork for "Sony Playstation Portable" and "Sony PSP" But,in the old version of the theme,this is not the case...it only had "Sony Playstation Portable" And in the Queso Addon,it really doesn't matter what the artwork is called,as long as the custom view file for that platform,references it by the correct name,which out-of-the-box, it does... And as long as the view file is named after the users platform name correctly,which is the first place a user should look if artwork doesn't show correctly. I think you may have possibly lost something in the installation,and you are using the old version of Refried,but,merged the queso addon into it.I know you said it was a fresh install,but,all the evidence points to the possibility of PEBCAK...if not,then I will eat my shoe.Or possibly the drastic change of the Refried themes structure,while still retaining the same name of the theme,may have caused an issue with LaunchBox itself. What I would do is start with a fresh download of Refried 2.0 and Queso Fresco. Change Big Box to a different theme in the options menu. Disable "Remember Separate View for each Platform" Browse through that different theme,change views on a platform Shut down big box and remove anything related to refried from your themes folder. Place the new version of Refried and merge the addon into it. Then start big box and see if that solves anything. Also,let me know if the ps3-ps4 thing persists after this and I will look into it further. I don't have those on my cabinet,but,I can try to figure out what is going on.Just an fyi on this though,I did change the name of the custom "Nintendo Entertainment System" wheelgamesview xaml to "nintendo entertainment system", and it made no difference. The addon border showed just fine,and capitalization doesn't seem to matter. " I went and renamed all PS references with uppercase (i.e., Sony PlayStation) so everything was same." I am curious about what files you had to rename in this process though. The ghost folders might be part of the first problem,and probably has something to do with the "Remember Separate Views" option.Hopefully it gets sorted out with the above method.
  25. RetroHumanoid

    RetroHumanoid Cinematics & Refried Theme

    doh..that's 2 of them now...thanks for letting me know
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