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  1. Thanks for all of the input! I want backgrounds to be a user choice (fan art or whatever). I have a library of 1200+ games, but am only planning to make my arcade style games available. I don't have any emulators or anything, so my goal with this is really to leverage Big Box to provide a clean console-ish interface for a single system (Steam/PC games). I use Steam's Big Picture occasionally, but I think the presentation is too plain and provides no excitement. I'm interested in this as an alternative. ----------------------------- I may try to mock everything up in Photoshop and just a
  2. Thanks Styphelus! I can't disagree with that. My intention is to mask the background image with a light gradient mask and/or blur effect in such a way that it doesn't matter as much. That will help, but as with any theme, weak images will diminish the quality. Ideally I'd provide an option to turn a background distortion effect on or off. The box art would have an overlayed image (with the plastic look) that's independent of the actual box art. As long as the image ratio is similar, those should look pretty good.
  3. I greatly appreciate the feedback. I'll look into that thread soon. Thank you!
  4. Hello all! TLDR; I created a theme a couple years ago in XBMC and approached Jason about porting it as a front-end look for launch box. At the time, he wasn't ready to focus on the aesthetics of his young application much, but in revisiting launch-box recently I was excited to see the Big Box development as a stable option within the application. I'd like to port my theme to Big Box, but want to partner with a developer so I can focus on the design work and actually complete the project. --------------------------------------- I think this is a professional looking design with a next-ge
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