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  1. GridBlocked Startup Theme

    Decided to mess around some more looking at code and learning more. So I set out to look at adding gif, linking metadata, and linking images to metadata since I do not use the details screen in BigBox. So here is what I put in another little theme. Once again, I am not a coder so if anyone peaks at the xml file and sees some fixes or a better way please let me know. I am all ears. Or if you have ideas on how to make the theme look nicer fire away.
    Icons used in the theme came from BigBox themes by @CriticalCid and @Mr. Retrolust so big thanks to them. (Slightly modified from their original versions.) 
    I claim no credit to any artwork displayed or included in the theme.
    IMPORTANT: Launchbox 9.3 or higher required for Startup Themes. 
    Version 1.0
    Theme will show fanart background blurred 20%, Metadata text contained in a view box, and 3 metadata logos (Favorite, Your Personal Star Rating, and ESRB), along with large 3D Box and Cart/Disc.
    Startup theme view for non CD based games will show the cartridge image slide in from the right.
    Startup theme for CD based games will show the CS slide in from the right and spin.
    Shutdown view will show the fanart background blurred with blinking "Game Over" text.
    Installation: 
    Download the GridBlocked.zip and unzip it into the Launchbox/StartupThemes folder.
    Install the supplied fonts. (Working on figuring out how to have it so the fonts do not need to be loaded. So once I can do that I will update the theme)
    In Launchbox go to Tools>Options>Game Startup and choose the appropriate named theme. 
    In Launchbox make sure for Cart Front Image Priorities you have "Disc" checked and listed as top item.
    If you need to add other disc based systems to the startup theme simply copy any cd based xml file in the theme's folder and paste into the same folder then rename the file exactly as your platform name appears in Launchbox. 
     

    375 downloads

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  2. Big Fade

    Big Fade draws inspiration from @Grila BigForce BigBox theme. Pause theme shows a fanart background that fades away at the bottom to allow clear view of scrolling game notes and a game play image. Pause Menu is contained in a gradient transparent list box. Theme was tested on a 4:3 screen images provided to show how it looks on a 4:3.
    Image Priorities:
    Recommend in your Launchbox Image Priorities for Background moving clear logos further down the list of not using at all. This theme will resize and crop clear logos since the theme was designed for fanart primarily.
    Installation (Requires Launchbox 9.8 or higher)
    Available directly in the BigBox Pause theme manager.
    or
    Download from the forum and:
    1. Download zip file. (You may need to right click the zip file and choose "unblock"
    2. Extract zip in your \Launchbox\PauseThemes folder (fonts do not need to be installed)
    Big Fade Start can be located here. It is a startup theme to compliment the Big Fade pause menu. 

    Big_Fade_Demo-01.mp4

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  3. Wii U Game Marquees

    Zip file currently contains 50 Wii U game marquees. More will be added. Hopefully someone finds these useful!\
    Feel free to post request for games and I will be sure to get them done. 

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  4. Nintendo 2DS / 3DS XL Bezels

    2DS and 3DS XL Bezels for use with Retroach. I have included versions that have the handheld screens as they normally appear and versions with the screens modified. RA has no screen gap setting in the Citra core like the DS core does so the screens display on top of each other touching. Last two pics are of what the unaltered handheld screen looks like in the bezel images included. 
    Also there is a Retroarch cfg file if you simply place the extracted folders in your overlay folder of RA the .cfg inside will allow you to hot key switch between several colors of the 2DS or 3DS. There is a folder for 2DS and for 3DS. Each contains a read me showing the custom screen settings to use with either. Be sure to set your control map for "next overlay" to change on the fly. 
    3 color versions of each handheld and each has 2 background versions. The original screen versions will be in a subfolder called "alternate version". 

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  5. Nintendo DS/DSi Bezel

    Nintendo DS/DSi Bezels for use with Retroach. 3 Colors of the DSi handheld with one background for all three. 
    Also there is a Retroarch cfg file if you simply place the extracted folders in your overlay folder of RA the .cfg inside will allow you to hot key switch between the three colors something I learned from @JamesBaker. Also credit to Orion's Angel youtube channel for showing me how to set up the custom video settings. The .cfg is set to default the red image first. If you prefer to have another color as the default edit the .cfg and change the color names in the order you want. You must use the name of the .png. 

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  6. Center Logo Startup Theme

    So took a stab at editing the default theme to tinker a little to learn and see what I can accomplish. It was pretty fun attempting and the trial and error kept my up late a couple nights. Here is what I came up with. Remember I am not a coder so if anyone peaks at the xml file and sees some fixes or a better way please let me know. I am all ears. 
    Thanks @neil9000 for the inspiration as it was your 3D version I modified. Thanks to the other theme developers as it was your codes in your themes I looked over to see how things work. Thanks @Jason Carr for giving me something to tinker with on a daily basis. 
    I claim no credit to any artwork displayed or included in the theme. Any images included were taken from Google and if you know the creator please mention so I may credit. 
    IMPORTANT: Launchbox 9.2 Beta 1 or higher required for Startup Themes. 
    Version 1.0
    Startup theme moves the clear logo to the center with the "Now Loading..." offset to the left. 3D Box, Screenshot, and Cart or Spinning Disc (for CD based games) are in the main view. 
    Shutdown theme uses a static image in its current default state with the words "Thank you for playing..." displayed. You can use any static image you want. Simply choose your image and place it in the Launchbox/StartupThemes/Center Logo/Background folder and name the file Default.jpg 
    You can edit the shutdown text and color by editing the Default Shutdown.xml and looking for the following section:
    <TextBlock Text="Thank You For Playing..." Foreground="Aqua" HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" FontSize="80" FontStyle="Italic" FontWeight="Bold" Typography.Capitals="AllSmallCaps" /> If you prefer use the game specific background and games images in the shutdown simply open the Alternate XAML folder then copy the Game Specific.xml and paste it into the root folder renaming it Default Shutdown.xml. In the Alternate XAML folder is the Game Specific.xaml and the Static Image.xml to keep as backups. 
    Installation: 
    Download the Center Logo.zip and unzip it into the Launchbox/StartupThemes folder. In Launchbox go to Tools>Options>Game Startup and choose the appropriate named theme. 
    If you need to add other disc based systems to the startup theme simply copy any cd based xml file in the theme's folder and paste into the same folder then rename the file exactly as your platform name appears in Launchbox. 
     

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  7. Framed Header (Unified Backgrounds)

    Second stab at a theme. This one will use a static background image for each platform when a game is launched. So it does not use fan art from each game. The images are those supplied in the BigBox Unified and Unified Redux themes. So I claim no credit to any images. I only copied them over from those themes. Credit to @Jason Carr and @CriticalCid for those themes.
    I claim no credit to any artwork displayed or included in the theme. If you know the creator please mention so I may credit. 
    IMPORTANT: Launchbox 9.2 or higher required for Startup Themes. 
    Version 1.0.0
    Startup Theme: has a header style framed banner that will display "Now Loading..." (text color does change by platform. I used common brand colors or as close to), the game's clear logo, and the platform's clear logo. 
    Main field will display 3D Box, Screenshot, and Cart or Spinning Disc (for CD based games) are in the main view. IMPORTANT: Make sure you set your image priorities in Launchbox for these categories. Also set backup images in case you are missing image types for a game. 
    Shutdown Theme: uses a static image in its current default state with the words "Thank you for playing..." displayed. You can use any static image you want. However, please note the text in the default one is scaled to a size to fit in the background image's marquee. There is an alternate Shutdown xml file that will be pretty generic. The Shutdown text in that one is in the middle of the screen and would be better for those preferring their own image. There are read me files in the folders with simple steps to change the shutdown. 
    If you prefer use the game specific backgrounds and games images in the shutdowns I will be uploading a version of this theme that will use the game fanart backgrounds. 
    Installation: 
    1. Download the Framed Platform_Static Background v1.0.0.zip file and unzip it into the Launchbox\StartupThemes\ folder.
    2. Install the supplied font. 
    3. In Launchbox go to Tools>Options>Game Startup and choose the appropriate named theme. 
    I will be adding more platform xml files in an update after the holiday. There is probably about 100 in there now. 
     

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  8. Big Fade Start

    Big Fade Start is a compliment to the Big Fade pause theme previously released. The startup theme shows game metadata contained in a gradient transparent list box. A fanart background that is faded away at the bottom to allow clear view of a platform specific startup video and gameplay screen shot. The platform specific video is used to play a platform's boot video (SNK NeoGeo, Xbox, and Playstation systems for example). In the absence of a system having an original boot video, or the user not having one in place; the theme will play a default video.
    Only a portion of platform boot videos are provided in the theme as well as a default video. Additional boot videos will added later or can be added by user.
    Important notes about videos:
    1. A user can add or change videos for any platform. Simply place a video file in the theme's \Videos folder and name it exactly as the platform is named in your specific setup.
    2. The default video can be replaced by adding your own and naming the file "_Default.mp4"
    3. In emulators that may take longer to load than the duration of the video in place the theme will continue to loop the video until the emulator fully loads and take control. YOu can see this occur in the demo video with Sammy Atomiswave. 
    4. IMPORTANT: There is a minor issue with audio from videos playing in a Startup theme and it is something determined by our Launchbox developer that cannot be fixed at this time. Audio from the video will bleed into the start of emulation until the emulator officially takes over. It does not occur with all emulators and It is only about 1-2 seconds if it does occur. For any emulator this affects perform the steps below:
    To fix audio bleed issue:
    1. In Launchbox go to >Tools>Manage Emulators.
    2. Select the emulator the audio bleed is affecting and edit it.
    3. In the "Startup Screen" tab change the "Startup Load Delay" to 1 second. Click "OK" and close.
    Image Priorities:
    Recommend in your Launchbox Image Priorities for Background moving clear logos further down the list of not using at all. This theme will resize and crop clear logos since the theme was designed for fanart primarily.
    Installation (Requires Launchbox 9.8 or higher)
    Theme was tested and works on a 4:3 screen as well.
    I claim no credit to any artwork or videos provided in the theme. All credit goes to the original content creator. 

    Big__Fade_Start_Demo.mp4

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