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Files posted by faeran

  1. 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.
     

    18,919 downloads

       (16 reviews)

    55 comments

    Updated

  2. 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  
     
     

    12,840 downloads

       (21 reviews)

    94 comments

    Updated

  3. BannerBox

    Welcome to Faeran's BannerBox. A horizontal banner based theme, inspired by 80s retro. This theme requires that you be running LaunchBox 11.10 or later due to its reliance on the new wheel.
     
    The following info is now considered legacy:
     
     
    Download banners created by the community in this thread:
    BannerBox Community Banner Thread - Platform Media - LaunchBox Community Forums (launchbox-app.com)

    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/

    5,753 downloads

       (8 reviews)

    139 comments

    Updated

  4. 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
     

    935 downloads

       (1 review)

    34 comments

    Updated

  5. The POC - A Nice View of the New Walls

    This theme requires LaunchBox v11.10 or above.
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    The new LaunchBox update is here, and with it comes many new Big Box theming features. The highlight amongst them is a brand new Wall View.
    This theme showcases the new wall view by providing 2 inspired views utilizing the new Wall View CoverFlow wheel.
    What kind of things can the new CoverFlow wheel do? Download this theme and take a look.


     
    The views use the following artwork:
    Clear Logos Screenshots Background Fanart BoxArt - Front Game Videos Don't forget to set your screenshot image priority to screenshot - gameplay.
    Have fun.
    Thanks to @PlayingKarrde for clarifying that this theme is loosely based on a couple different themes from the Pegasus frontend.

    1,649 downloads

       (4 reviews)

    75 comments

    Updated

  6. 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

    1,475 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    25 comments

    Updated

  7. 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

    866 downloads

       (4 reviews)

    13 comments

    Updated

  8. 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.

    649 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    27 comments

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  9. 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.

    689 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    8 comments

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  10. Illuminate - [Theme Workshop]

    Illuminate has been redesigned within the COMMUNITY Theme Creator and was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    Illuminate
    A simple text based theme showcasing the power of per-platform views.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here.
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsMROUMwFos&list=PL6pTDaHeAz-VxTp83L12WerJ2cRy6gvXa  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    752 downloads

       (1 review)

    17 comments

    Updated

  11. 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

    1,064 downloads

       (1 review)

    20 comments

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  12. 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

    816 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    6 comments

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  13. 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

    587 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    0 comments

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  14. 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  

    684 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    0 comments

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  15. 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
     

    340 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    9 comments

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  16. 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  

    249 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    7 comments

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  17. Tilt - [Theme Workshop]

    Tilt was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    Tilt
    A simple text based theme that is loosely based off of the ES theme Angular by lilbud.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here.
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eGobjpzoXs  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA
    Angular ES Theme by lilbud: https://github.com/lilbud/es-theme-angular

    244 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    7 comments

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  18. ModernX - [Theme Workshop]

    ModernX was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    ModernX
    I stumbled upon an image of a store page for an Xbox Series X. This is my take on what I saw in the image.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here.
     
    Notes:
    This theme is a hybrid of using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator and editing code to add the new coverFlow FlowControl. Because of this, the project files will not contain the new flow control. If you would like to edit the project files and publish the theme, you will then have to manually add the flow control code back into the platform and wall view. Those can both be found in the theme files.  
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K81ykCfKPU  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    176 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    1 comment

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  19. RetroCRT - A 4:3 theme - [Theme Workshop]

    RetroCRT was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    RetroCRT
    A 4:3 theme that really hits that CRT nostalgic vibe.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here.
     
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu7U0sb1p94  
     
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live streams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    88 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    0 comments

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  20. RetroFresh Detailed - [Theme Workshop]

    RetroFresh Detailed was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    RetroFresh Detailed
    This is a recreation of one of the first themes I ever created for Big Box. It was recreated within the COMMUNITY Theme Creator.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here.
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gSvaa-EaU8  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    136 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    1 comment

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  21. History of Games - Game Awards - Remix

    This video was originally aired as the intro to the 2009 MTV Game Awards.
    I took the best quality source I could find, replaced the music to one that was used in an old hyperspin version of this video, and then heavily edited the video to match the sound effects in the music.
    I then added topderob's great Big Box startup video to the end.
    Enjoy!
     

    History of Gaming - Remix.mp4 ________________________
    The source copy of the 2009 MTV Game Awards video I used: https://vimeo.com/23598828
    The Big Box startup video I tacked onto the end by topderob: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/1600-bigbox-explosion-logo-reveal/

    120 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    0 comments

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  22. DefaultDroid - [Theme Workshop]

    DefaultDroid was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    DefaultDroid
    This Big Box theme was built to mimic the look of the LaunchBox for Android default look. This theme will work in many different aspect ratios including 4:3 and 16:9 and all the different variations in-between.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here and is freely available for anyone in the community to use in their own projects.
     
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4huBiQkmBug  
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    74 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    2 comments

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  23. Neon Blue - [Theme Workshop]

    Neon Blue was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.
     
    Neon Blue
    A community built theme to show off the new enter and exit game detail triggers and custom image builder.
    The theme and the COMMUNITY Theme Creator project files can be downloaded here.
     
     
    Watch this theme being built:
    Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gCLgIU7KQ8  
     
    Credits
    COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
    Subscribe to catch future live streams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA

    67 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    0 comments

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