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  1. faeran

    Retrotastic

    lol, the more the merrier. Here's a video showing off how these game specific background/graphics look in the theme:
  2. faeran

    Retrotastic

    I thought I would join in on the NES fun:
  3. faeran

    Retrotastic

    You're on fire! Compressed versions have been added to the first post. I've also added @harryoke's playlist images, and I created my take on 3 of the new arcade playlists.
  4. faeran

    Retrotastic

    Thanks @Scratcher! These are looking great in my library.
  5. faeran

    Retrotastic

    Awesome @Scratcher! I've added compressed versions to the first post.
  6. faeran

    Retrotastic

    Thanks a lot @alnyden. I'm sure GIMP would be able to edit those template files as well, but I have not tested that. Some basic skills in either of those programs would be somewhat required. If people do create a Platform/Playlist or Game specific background, I do encourage to post them in this thread. I'll be using the top post to showcase them in an easy to access area for people to easily pick and choose which ones they would like to add to their collection.
  7. faeran

    Retrotastic

    Guess I shouldn't go to sleep just before releasing a theme. Thanks guys for the troubleshooting. I've uploaded a new version of the theme with the fix, and for people that have already downloaded the theme and don't want to download it again, place this file in the below path: RetrotasticLoading.xaml LaunchBox\Themes\Retrotastic\Styles
  8. faeran

    Retrotastic

    Please post your Platform/Playlist or Game specific backgrounds/graphics in this thread. I'll make a master list in this thread of user created content you can add to your RetroTastic theme. Please read the RetroTastic documentation for instructions on how to add these to your RetroTastic library. BroskiPlays - @broskiplays Scratcher - @Scratcher Harryoke - @harryoke Faeran - @faeran
  9. faeran

    Retrotastic

    Retrotastic View File Welcome to Retrotastic! A fun little theme hoping to capture childhood memories through the artwork of the systems we know and love. It is a colourful theme, with platform specific backgrounds, coupled with whimsical animations. The theme comes pre-packaged with over 150 platform/playlist backgrounds. Each one can be customized or replaced altogether. Please read the documentation for more info. This theme can also display game specific backgrounds and graphics, check the demo video to see an example of this (look out for Mega Man 2), and view the documentation for how to create and add your own. Please read the documentation to add your own flair to this theme! Retrotastic - Documentation.pdf This theme comes with a few different views: Platform View 1 - A view with a vertical platform wheel Platform View 2 - A view with a horizontal platform wheel Game View 1 - Vertical game wheel with cart based animation Game View 2 - Vertical game wheel with spinning disc based animation Game View 3 - Vertical game wheel with no animation Text List View - A text list with box animation (please note: this view currently does not work if you use "Remember separate view for each platform") Installation Instructions Download the Retrotastic.zip file You may need to right click the zip file, click on properties, and unblock its contents Drag and drop the Retrotastic folder into your LaunchBox/Themes folder Load up BigBox. Go to Options > Views, and choose Retrotastic from the list of Themes. This was truly a collaborative project. If you like this theme, please take a moment to see who made it possible. Credits: Faeran - Coding of the theme, many of the platform/playlist backgrounds, pixel ESRB icons, and the pixel genre icons Broskiplays - Creating the idea for this project, along with many platform/playlist backgrounds Harryoke - Creating many platform/playlist backgrounds, the platform background video, options background, and many other various videos/images Nyny77 - Creating platform/playlist backgrounds, along with the use of his extensive collection of platform logos GreatLemon - For creating most of the pixel genre icon graphics Thanks To: Eatkinola - For his amazing plugin and always being helpful RetroHumanoid - For his awesome publisher icon pack - Click here to discover more of his stuff OrionAngel & ReignStumble - The use of many of their bezel art Thanks to many other anonymous people that created amazing graphics that ended up in one or more of our backgrounds. If you don't see your name, and you see that your work is being used, please send me a PM and I will be happy to add you to this list. Submitter faeran Submitted 09/09/2018 Category Big Box Custom Themes  
  10. faeran

    Retrotastic

    Version 1.0.1

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    Welcome to Retrotastic! A fun little theme hoping to capture childhood memories through the artwork of the systems we know and love. It is a colourful theme, with platform specific backgrounds, coupled with whimsical animations. The theme comes pre-packaged with over 150 platform/playlist backgrounds. Each one can be customized or replaced altogether. Please read the documentation for more info. This theme can also display game specific backgrounds and graphics, check the demo video to see an example of this (look out for Mega Man 2), and view the documentation for how to create and add your own. Please read the documentation to add your own flair to this theme! Retrotastic - Documentation.pdf This theme comes with a few different views: Platform View 1 - A view with a vertical platform wheel Platform View 2 - A view with a horizontal platform wheel Game View 1 - Vertical game wheel with cart based animation Game View 2 - Vertical game wheel with spinning disc based animation Game View 3 - Vertical game wheel with no animation Text List View - A text list with box animation (please note: this view currently does not work if you use "Remember separate view for each platform") Installation Instructions Download the Retrotastic.zip file You may need to right click the zip file, click on properties, and unblock its contents Drag and drop the Retrotastic folder into your LaunchBox/Themes folder Load up BigBox. Go to Options > Views, and choose Retrotastic from the list of Themes. This was truly a collaborative project. If you like this theme, please take a moment to see who made it possible. Credits: Faeran - Coding of the theme, many of the platform/playlist backgrounds, pixel ESRB icons, and the pixel genre icons Broskiplays - Creating the idea for this project, along with many platform/playlist backgrounds Harryoke - Creating many platform/playlist backgrounds, the platform background video, options background, and many other various videos/images Nyny77 - Creating platform/playlist backgrounds, along with the use of his extensive collection of platform logos GreatLemon - For creating most of the pixel genre icon graphics Thanks To: Eatkinola - For his amazing plugin and always being helpful RetroHumanoid - For his awesome publisher icon pack - Click here to discover more of his stuff OrionAngel & ReignStumble - The use of many of their bezel art Thanks to many other anonymous people that created amazing graphics that ended up in one or more of our backgrounds. If you don't see your name, and you see that your work is being used, please send me a PM and I will be happy to add you to this list.
  11. faeran

    RetroFresh

    Hi @CaptainJ, thanks for the comment. @bundangdon is right. Make sure the clear logo file has the same name as the platform name. Here's the path: Launchbox\Images\Platforms\[platform name]\Clear Logo\[clear logo file].png
  12. faeran

    CoverBox

    Hi @sparksterz. Thanks for the comment. This is the unfortunate truth for a few of the coverbox themes due to the limitations of the theming engine. When I created the ones with the animations, I had to make a decision to either have the box art appear, or always show the game list. I ended up choosing to make the box appear, which means that if you use the game options screen, you won't be able to see the menu. I'll probably release versions of the themes that keeps the game list in lieu of the artwork. However, the ideal solution would be if the theming engine would allow for more than one text list view. That would solve this particular issue. Until then, we settle for what we have.
  13. faeran

    CoverBox

    Thanks for the kind words. Just know that coverbox will be continuing with more systems in the future. Just keep an eye out.
  14. We've reached over 150 platform backgrounds, and the theme's coding is pretty much ready to go. It's safe to say, Retrotastic is coming soon. Here's a teaser of this fun little theme:
  15. faeran

    GCFE

    Sure. Let me know if this is big enough. I can make adjustments if needed. Overwrite the following file into the "Views" folder (ie: LaunchBox\Themes\GCFE\Views\ ) TextGamesView.xaml
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