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  1. BannerBox

    Welcome to Faeran's BannerBox. A horizontal banner based theme, inspired by 80s retro. This theme relies heavily on custom banner images that were created using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator. Because of reliance of custom banner images this theme is a whopping 2 GB. Please make sure you have enough space on your drive. Also note that this theme requires you to be running at least version 10.15 of LaunchBox.
    Download this theme from the theme manager within Big Box.
    This base theme has banners for the following systems (Some System packs will be released separately):
     
    Download extra banner packs and install them into:
    LAUNCHBOX\Themes\BannerBox\Images\Games\Custom Images 1
     
    Explaination of some files:
    BannerBox.zip - The same theme that can be downloaded from within Big Box's theme manager BannerBox - Base Theme - No Game Banners.zip - Same theme as above, but without any game banners. Use this if you want to create your own banners BannerBox - Template - Create Your Own Banners.zip - Use this file to load into the COMMUNITY Theme Creator to create your own banner images  
    Learn how to create your own BannerBox Banner Images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtK2S7Owo8Y

    Looking to create your own theme? Learn how by:
    Following me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/retrofaeran
    Subscribing to me on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2C5q0Muy-ehYpZUIIdJ94Q
     
    CREDITS
    ----------------------------
    Theme was created by @faeran
    Theme was created using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru
    Theme uses some amazing artwork by Rachid Loft. Find his work at: https://rachidlotf.com/

    3,025 downloads

       (7 reviews)

    123 comments

    Updated

  2. Retro Bedroom - [Theme Stream]

    Night at the Arcade was built during a Theme Stream broadcast. If you are interested in creating themes, follow me on Twitch, or watch the videos later on YouTube.
    A Catalog of past Theme Streams can be found on the forums here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/topic/54760-retro-faerans-theme-stream-big-box-theme-creation/
     
     
    Retro Bedroom
    I create a brand new theme based around a childhood bedroom from the late 80s, early 90s. This is my take on the infamous bedroom theme. Like always, you can download both the Big Box theme files, along with the COMMUNITY Theme Creator files (which allows you to edit the theme to your liking using y2guru's COMMUNITY Theme Creator).
    This theme includes everything to start you off reliving your childhood memories. Included are a batch of poster advertisements, and video advertisements for over 40 systems.
    Come for the nostalgia, stay for the lava lamp.

    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/671130093 Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6oHCip2B6GU  
    Instructions
    Retro Bedroom - Theme.zip - BigBox theme. Place extracted folder in your LAUNCHBOX\Themes folder Retro Bedroom - COMMUNITY Project files.zip - Creator Project files. Place extracted folder in your COMMUNITY\My Theme Projects folder  
    This theme only works on version 10.15 and above due to its reliance on some new bindings!
    Credits
    Ângelo Fernandes' Artwork - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/8wnkx
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    My Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/retrofaeran
    My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2C5q0Muy-ehYpZUIIdJ94Q

    366 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    4 comments

    Updated

  3. Retrotastic [Theme Stream]

    Retrotastic was built during a Theme Stream broadcast. If you are interested in creating themes, follow me on Twitch, or watch the videos later on YouTube.
    A Catalog of past Theme Streams can be found on the forums here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/topic/54760-retro-faerans-theme-stream-big-box-theme-creation/
    This theme only works on version 10.15 and above due to its reliance on some new bindings!
     
    Retrotastic
    I recreated my Retrotastic theme in the theme creator. This was an ambitious project, but one that was well worth it. It still has all the fun of the original theme, with over 150 platform specific backgrounds and a plethora of game specific backgrounds and graphics to play around with. This brings the theme up to a new, modern standard that includes many performance benefits. I also managed to tweak the views here and there to make the theme snappier. Please enjoy this new version, along with the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files for you to play around with and create your own version of my theme.
     

    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/590341221 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfAJTXCprj4  
    Instructions
    Retrotastic - Theme.zip - BigBox theme. Place extracted folder in your LAUNCHBOX\Themes folder Retrotastic - COMMUNITY Project files.zip - Creator Project files. Place extracted folder in your COMMUNITY\My Theme Projects folder  
    Documentation
    Learn how to add your own Platform and Game Images to this theme: Retrotastic - Documentation.pdf Download Templates to help make your own Backgrounds: Templates.zip  
    Don't forget to pick up Scratcher amazing game media packs for Retrotastic. These packs really brings this theme to life:
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    My Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/retrofaeran
    My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2C5q0Muy-ehYpZUIIdJ94Q
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    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 some of the pixel genre icon graphics
     

    278 downloads

       (1 review)

    9 comments

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  4. Night at the Arcade - [Theme Stream]

    This theme only works on version 10.15 and above due to its reliance on some new bindings!
     
    Night at the Arcade was built during a Theme Stream broadcast. If you are interested in creating themes, follow me on Twitch, or watch the videos later on YouTube.
    A Catalog of past Theme Streams can be found on the forums here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/topic/54760-retro-faerans-theme-stream-big-box-theme-creation/
     
     
    Night at the Arcade
    I create a brand new theme called Night at the Arcade. This is my take on the 80s arcade experience.

    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/616235182 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSBkhnk5dx0  
    Instructions
    Night at the Arcade - Theme.zip - BigBox theme. Place extracted folder in your LAUNCHBOX\Themes folder Night at the Arcade - COMMUNITY Project files.zip - Creator Project files. Place extracted folder in your COMMUNITY\My Theme Projects folder  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    My Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/retrofaeran
    My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2C5q0Muy-ehYpZUIIdJ94Q

    423 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    0 comments

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  5. Editorial Noir - [Theme Stream]

    Editorial Noir was built during a Theme Stream broadcast. If you are interested in creating themes, follow me on Twitch, or watch the videos later on YouTube.
    A Catalog of past Theme Streams can be found on the forums here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/topic/54760-retro-faerans-theme-stream-big-box-theme-creation/
     
     
    Editorial Noir
    This theme is my take on porting the exciting ES theme by chicuelo called Epic Noir.

    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/602273726 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcm8sT5mgdE  
    Instructions
    Editorial Noir - Theme.zip - BigBox theme. Place extracted folder in your LAUNCHBOX\Themes folder Editorial Noir - COMMUNITY Project files.zip - Creator Project files. Place extracted folder in your COMMUNITY\My Theme Projects folder  
    Credits
    Original theme by chicuelo. Find it here: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/25351/epic-noir-dark-mode-theme
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    My Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/retrofaeran
    My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2C5q0Muy-ehYpZUIIdJ94Q

    585 downloads

       (1 review)

    19 comments

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  6. RetroFresh

    This theme was designed to add as little overhead as possible, while giving a clean and simplistic view of the content. To do this I decided on not adding any images at all, and instead used XAML to build all the elements. When zipped, the entire theme comes out around 300KB. RetroFresh works with your own media and uses them as its centerpiece. Hope you guys enjoy.
     
    Change Log
     
     
    Installation Instructions
    Extract 'RetroFresh 1.4.zip' or 'RetroFresh Detailed 1.4.zip' into the LaunchBox/Themes folder. Go into the RetroFresh/Fonts folder and install the 'SF Atarian System.ttf' font Open Big Box, go to Options/Views, select the RetroFresh theme.  
    Video Demonstration
     
    The views I made are as follows:
    RetroFresh
    RetroFresh Detailed
     
    RetroFresh - Glass
     
    RetroFresh - Glass Detailed

    If anyone finds any issues, please let me know.
     

    16,811 downloads

       (15 reviews)

    49 comments

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  7. ArtBook - [Theme Stream]

    Retro Faeran's Theme Stream
    In every Theme Stream, I build a BigBox theme from the ground up for the program LaunchBox, using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator. Then, I release the Theme, as well as the Theme Creator Files to you, so you can play, learn, and edit the theme to your heart's content.
    If you are interested in creating themes, follow me on Twitch, or watch the videos later on YouTube.
     
    Watch Previous Broadcasts
    Theme Stream #1 - ArtBook - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv5d1e8KOIc  
     
    In this post you can download the ArtBook theme that was built during the stream.
    ArtBook is a port of the ES theme of the same name by alphatoanant.  
    Instructions
    ArtBook Theme.zip - BigBox theme. Place extracted folder in your LAUNCHBOX\Themes folder ArtBook - COMMUNITY Project files.zip - Creator Project files. Place extracted folder in your COMMUNITY\My Theme Projects folder  
     
    Credits
    Original theme by alphatoanant. Find it here: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/11728/theme-art-book COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/ My Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/retrofaeran My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2C5q0Muy-ehYpZUIIdJ94Q  

    386 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    0 comments

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  8. StageBox

    A clean and simple startup theme that highlights the BoxArt.
     
    To install:
    Open the zip file and drag the StageBox folder into the LaunchBox\StartupThemes folder.
     
    Screenshots
     

    171 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    8 comments

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  9. Vertigo - A Vertical BigBox Theme

    Welcome to Vertigo. A simple, text based, vertical BigBox Theme with an old Retro CRT nostalgic feel.
    There are 2 different downloads:
     Vertigo.zip - This is the theme, please place this in your /Launchbox/Themes folder (you may need to right click the zip file, go to properties, and unblock the the contents of the file). Vertigo Startup Video.zip - A Vertical startup video (created by @harryoke)  
    Theme Features:
    Designed for a 9:16 portrait aspect ratio display Tested uses 1080x1920 resolution, however, it should scale gracefully as long as you keep the aspect ratio 9:16 The entire theme utilizes a centered text list (only possible with @eatkinola's AO Bigbox Customs Plugin) Watch the video to see the theme in action. Try it out if you like it, and let me know what you think below.
     
    CREDITS
    @faeran - Creator of this theme. @eatkinola - Utilization of his AO Bigbox Customs Plugin, along with his help and code examples. Without his work, this theme would not be possible. @harryoke - Creator of the Vertigo logo and the Vertigo startup video.

    473 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    14 comments

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  10. CoverBox

    The CoverBox project is one where my goal is to recreate retro console's boxart as a BigBox Theme.
    Each theme is designed for 1080p.
    P.S. I created graphic assets for the star ratings. Please feel free to use them in your theme.
    Please note: CoverBox is now merged into 1 theme and now has the minimum requirement of running LaunchBox 9.4 or above.
    Installation Instructions
    Download the CoverBox.zip file. Open the zip file and place the folder into the LaunchBox\Themes folder Select the CoverBox theme in BigBox  
    CoverBox Images
     
    List of Supported Platforms
     
    Thanks
    Most of the themes utilize ListBox Scroll Center for BigBox by @Grila   This theme utilizes Styphelus' System Boxes by @Styphelus  
     
     

    12,188 downloads

       (21 reviews)

    92 comments

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  11. PausePie

    PausePie is a simple pause theme for LaunchBox/BigBox based off of the RetroPie system menu. A simple text based menu system overlays a slightly blurred background image of the game.
     
    Installation Instructions
    Extract the PausePie folder into your LaunchBox\PauseThemes folder Go into the PausePie folder and install the Primus-Demo.otf font Open LaunchBox or BigBox and change the Pause Theme to PausePie  

    197 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    7 comments

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  12. Radiance

    Here is an early release version of theme Radiance.
    This theme is based around the Aura theme by iGarikoitz.

    Things to note:
    Theme works best with game music. Theme works best when you have 1 boxart image per game. If you have more than 1 boxart image for a game, the box highlight may not work properly. This is because the coverflow will randomly select a boxart image to display, and the box highlight will also randomly select a boxart image to use for sizing the highlight. If they choose differently, then it will look off. There is currently no way to know which image the coverflow will select to display. This theme does not work well if a system has boxart that is not uniform. Custom changes on a per-platform basis need to be made. All system may not be currently covered. If you find a system that is not currently covered, please let me know and I'll look into it.  
    Have fun!
     
    Credits:
    Faeran - Created the Radiance theme for Launchbox
    iGarikoitz - The inspiration for Radiance, including his Aura and Aura 4k themes for RetroFE
    Tronkyfran - Platform background graphics used from his Tronkyfran theme for Emulation Station

    1,104 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    24 comments

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  13. CoinOP

    CoinOP is a BigBox theme based on Pezley's arcade theme concept. It's my take on a 1080p version of it.
    This theme is specifically designed to be used with an Arcade build, for 4:3 video snaps, and marquees.
     
    Want to make your own Marquee? Use this file for an example:
    CoinOP Marquee Example.psd
     
    Make sure you right click the zip file, choose properties, and unblock the file.
    Then extract the CoinOP directory into the Launchbox\Themes folder.
     
    This theme comes with a number of views:
    Vertical Platform View 1 Vertical Games Wheel 1 - basic view Vertical Games Wheel 2 - basic view with animated Game Graphic (png/gif) Text Games View - basic text view with animated Game Graphic (png/gif)  
    Each game can have its own unique Game Graphic. This graphic will animate next to the arcade. Each game can only have 1 graphic.
    There are 3 rules to making the Game Graphic appear in the theme:
    1. The file name needs to match the Launchbox Database ID number of the game.
    2. The file can be either PNG or GIF (allowing for animated GIFs).
    3. The file needs to be located in the following directory: Launchbox\Themes\CoinOP\Images\GameGraphics\[Launchbox DB ID].png
     
    To find the LaunchBox DB ID, you must first have the game in your gaming library. Open up LaunchBox and search for the game. Right click the game and choose Edit. The LaunchBox DB ID number will be located in the top right.

    593 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    7 comments

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  14. Illuminate

    A modern theme, Illuminate was designed with simplicity and elegance in mind. The box art and video snap of each game takes center stage, while the slightly out-of-focus fanart gets displayed behind flashy shades of blue and yellow and an animated bokeh effect.

    This theme takes advantage of the new features in version 9.4 that allow customization on a per-platform basis. Because of this, Illuminate will only work on version 9.4 and above.
     
     
    Installation Instructions
    The Default view is designed for vertical box art, and 4:3 video snaps. Custom views have been added for the following platform:
    Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 64 Nintendo DS Nintendo Game Boy Advance Nintendo Game Boy Color Nintendo Game Boy Nintendo Virtual Boy Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U Sega Dreamcast Sega Game Gear Sony Playstation Super Nintendo Entertainment System If you have a platform you would like a custom view for, please leave a comment below.
     
    This theme uses the following plugins:
    Ao.Bigbox.Themer by eatkinola Illuminate by me ListBox Scroll Center by Grila Prioritized Path Selector by Jason Carr Y2GURU Converters by y2guru

    531 downloads

       (1 review)

    17 comments

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  15. GCFE

    A simple, clean, bare-bones, theme. Comes with 1 Platform View and 1 Game View. This theme is an off-shoot of my CoverBox - Gamecube theme. I liked it enough that I decided to turn it into a generic theme that can be used for any system.
    This theme is designed to run in 1080p, and has been tested to run properly in 720p and 4k.
    Installation Instructions
     
    Platform View
    Designed to move out of the way of the full screen platform videos, while still retaining a semblance of menu awareness. The bar fades completely away after a few seconds, and the clear logos fade to 10% of its opacity.

    Game View

    804 downloads

       (4 reviews)

    13 comments

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