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  1. Version 1.0.0

    10 downloads

    This includes Backgrounds, Logo, Pointer and VideoBorder art to create a "Visual Novel" & "Doujin" Platform/Playlist in the "Unified" Big Box Theme. Simply go to "LaunchBox\Themes\Unified\Images\Theme" and drop the images in the same folders found in this zip. Background images are in the jpeg formats for the newer 1.2 version of Unified. Hopefully someone finds this useful.
  2. Hey everyone! I was goofing around in Big Box just a bit ago when I remembered that the 9.6 update came out. I opened Launchbox and downloaded it, ready to get some new themes in Big Box. Unfortunately, when I open Big Box, after the splash logo shows the screen goes black. I can still navigate and hear my movements through the menus. Sometimes I can get a super low res image of some game's art to show on the screen. The problem is that the menu does not display on my Dell LCD running at 1920x1080. Thanks in advance for your help, if you need any other info just let me know!
  3. This video demonstrates some of the new features added based on user feedback over the past 3 weeks. Huge thanks to the following @neil9000 @wallmachine @Retro808 @faeran @Rincewind
  4. Aeon MQ7 [Preview Version] View File This is a loose port / interpretation of the Aeon MQ7 skin for Kodi. It’s one of my absolute favorite skins for Kodi and was a huge inspiration for my first BigBox theme: CriticalZone After @NJDave71 already brought Aeon Nox to BigBox I thought it would be time to bring Aeon MQ as well. This theme was designed for 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios and tested on 1920x1080 and 1920x1200 resolutions! This is just an early preview version that I built last September. Due to my new job I hadn’t much time to finish it up as an extensive theme like CriticalZone. I used the holidays to polish the Views that I already had as I don’t want to just sit on it any longer and I have definitely planned to add a ton of new Games Views to this, but I don’t know when I will find the time to do it. So for now just take it as it is and tell me what you think about it and what do you wish for potential updates. This theme currently features 4 Platforms and 3 Games Views. How to install: 1. Just download the archive and extract it to: “..\LaunchBox\Themes\” 2. Go to the “Plugins” folder inside of the extracted folder and right-click on of the .dll file. Choose Properties -> Click on “Unblock” at the bottom of the window. Close the window. If the "Unblock" button isn't there than you are already good to go. 3. Open the Options menu in BigBox -> go to “Views” and change the Theme to "Aeon MQ7". IMPORTANT: This theme requires at least LB v9.4 to work properly! Showcase video of the Game Views by @pipes78 I like to thank the following persons for their indirect help to create this theme: @eatkinola for his guide on how to add fonts as a plugin And of course everyone who was working on the original Aeon MQ skin! Known issues: - The navigation for the game boxes doesn’t work in the Horizontal Wheel Platforms View 1 - The available space for the horizontal scrolling text gets smaller the higher the DPI settings are on your PC. Submitter CriticalCid Submitted 12/29/2017 Category Big Box Custom Themes  
  5. Version 1.0.3

    906 downloads

    Here's my first (and probably last) Theme submission, if it wasn't for the work of @CriticalCid and his CriticalZoneV2 - BlueBox theme I probably would never have attempted this, but I had a lot of fun putting this together and now its time for me to focus on building my collection and correcting missing and incorrect artwork :-) Special thanks to @CriticalCid @keltoigael @eatkinola and @Grila Simply download, unzip and place the unzipped Y2Guru - Plain and Simple folder into LaunchBox\Themes\ Please read the Installation and Setup Guide.rtf located inside the Y2Guru - Plain and Simple folder. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting this theme and artwork together. Cheers, Dave
  6. dov_EL

    Exit in PES 2010

    Hi everyone, I have a problem with PES2010 for Windows (on bartop), it is the only game that with the EXIT button that I assigned to the CAB, not only does not work but gives problems and can no longer return to the game or to bigbox . Does anyone know a method to fix the delta from this title to return to BigBox, or remove the EXIT function of BigBox just for this title so as to use the natural EXIT of the game? Thank you
  7. Ev'ry Time I play PS2/PCSX2 Games with Launchbox My FPS always Dropping... But Without the RECORDER it's not laggy... Can you suggest me the BEST screen RECORDER? I mean, the best high performance SCREEN RECORDER for GAMING?
  8. Kodi addon for LaunchBox View File Launches LaunchBox in Big Box mode from within Kodi - It will close or minimize Kodi, launch LaunchBox in Big Box mode and when Big Box is exited Kodi will restart or maximize, with the option to run programs pre/post LaunchBox. It works with Windows only. Features: BigBox Startup video and splash screen support BigBox Updater support Pre/Post scripts Minimize or close Kodi option Launcher Helper script version check Supports Kodi 16, Kodi 17, Kodi 18 and Kodi Windows Store versions. Requirements: Windows PC LaunchBox Premium Kodi 16, 17, 18 or Kodi Windows Store for Windows Known Issues: Due to Windows Store's UWA security restrictions, user must set a save directory under the plugin's Advanced Settings to a directory of the user choice where the plugin's ahk helper script and icon file can be saved. Taskbar will flash on Kodi Windows Store version (UWA) using 1.5.4+. Current workaround is to switch to Kodi non-UWA or to minimize effects, enable hide taskbar in advance options, remove Cortana search bar and change taskbar to black. Install instructions: Use 'Install from Zip' in Kodi and browse to the directory the plugin's zip was downloaded to and select it. Configuration: This plugin requires the user to set the location of their LaunchBox directory in the addon settings before first use. eg. C:\Users\<username>\LaunchBox\ PLEASE NOTE: THIS PLUGIN WILL PRODUCE AN ERROR DURING INSTALL IN KODI ON ANY OPERATING SYSTEM THAT CANNOT RUN LAUNCHBOX. SINCE LAUNCHBOX IS CURRENTLY WINDOWS ONLY THAT IS THE ONLY OPERATING SYSTEM THE PLUGIN CURRENTLY SUPPORTS. ATTENTION: WILL NOT WORK ON ANDROID (BOX, SMART TV, ETC.), IOS or MAC AND LINUX. Submitter CoinTos Submitted 01/25/2017 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
  9. Version 1.5.5

    8,079 downloads

    Launches LaunchBox in Big Box mode from within Kodi - It will close or minimize Kodi, launch LaunchBox in Big Box mode and when Big Box is exited Kodi will restart or maximize, with the option to run programs pre/post LaunchBox. It works with Windows only. Features: BigBox Startup video and splash screen support BigBox Updater support Pre/Post scripts Minimize or close Kodi option Launcher Helper script version check Supports Kodi 16, Kodi 17, Kodi 18 and Kodi Windows Store versions. Requirements: Windows PC LaunchBox Premium Kodi 16, 17, 18 or Kodi Windows Store for Windows Known Issues: Due to Windows Store's UWA security restrictions, user must set a save directory under the plugin's Advanced Settings to a directory of the user choice where the plugin's ahk helper script and icon file can be saved. Taskbar will flash on Kodi Windows Store version (UWA) using 1.5.4+. Current workaround is to switch to Kodi non-UWA or to minimize effects, enable hide taskbar in advance options, remove Cortana search bar and change taskbar to black. Install instructions: Use 'Install from Zip' in Kodi and browse to the directory the plugin's zip was downloaded to and select it. Configuration: This plugin requires the user to set the location of their LaunchBox directory in the addon settings before first use. eg. C:\Users\<username>\LaunchBox\ PLEASE NOTE: THIS PLUGIN WILL PRODUCE AN ERROR DURING INSTALL IN KODI ON ANY OPERATING SYSTEM THAT CANNOT RUN LAUNCHBOX. SINCE LAUNCHBOX IS CURRENTLY WINDOWS ONLY THAT IS THE ONLY OPERATING SYSTEM THE PLUGIN CURRENTLY SUPPORTS. ATTENTION: WILL NOT WORK ON ANDROID (BOX, SMART TV, ETC.), IOS or MAC AND LINUX.
  10. NEC Computer Systems Platform Art for Unified Big Box Theme View File This includes basic Backgrounds, Logo, Pointer and VideoBorder art to create Platforms for the big four NEC computer lines in the "Unified" Big Box Theme. Set includes the NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8001, NEC PC-8801 and the NEC PC-9801. I did use the background art from the TurboDuo in the Unified theme to great a more unified look among all the NEC machines . If I did not credit you for creating the background art my apologies. Simply go to "LaunchBox\Themes\Unified\Images\Theme" and drop the images in the same folders found in this zip. Background images are in the jpeg formats for the newer 1.2 version of Unified. Hopefully someone finds this useful. Submitter GuroDragon Submitted 04/11/2019 Category Platform Media  
  11. Version 1.0.0

    9 downloads

    This includes basic Backgrounds, Logo, Pointer and VideoBorder art to create Platforms for the big four NEC computer lines in the "Unified" Big Box Theme. Set includes the NEC PC-6001, NEC PC-8001, NEC PC-8801 and the NEC PC-9801. I did use the background art from the TurboDuo in the Unified theme to great a more unified look among all the NEC machines . If I did not credit you for creating the background art my apologies. Simply go to "LaunchBox\Themes\Unified\Images\Theme" and drop the images in the same folders found in this zip. Background images are in the jpeg formats for the newer 1.2 version of Unified. Hopefully someone finds this useful.
  12. Visual Novel & Doujin Platforms/Playlists Art for Unified Big Box Theme View File This includes Backgrounds, Logo, Pointer and VideoBorder art to create a "Visual Novel" & "Doujin" Platform/Playlist in the "Unified" Big Box Theme. Simply go to "LaunchBox\Themes\Unified\Images\Theme" and drop the images in the same folders found in this zip. Background images are in the jpeg formats for the newer 1.2 version of Unified. Hopefully someone finds this useful. Submitter GuroDragon Submitted 04/11/2019 Category Platform Media  
  13. Hello,I don't know if somebody else asked this before ( my search didn't bring any results) ,is there a theme in low resolution for those who use old crt tv's for emulation? And if not ,is it possible to make any?
  14. Grila's Custom BigBox Controls View File A few custom controls to add extra functionality to BigBox themes. Read the documentation included in the download. Install: Place GrilaBBControlsPlugin.dll and SlimDX.dll in either LaunchBox\Plugins or the plugins folder of a specific theme Initialize: Open a new or existing BigBox theme in Visual Studio and add a reference to the project. Browse to the directory you copied the files to in the first step and select GrilaBBControlsPlugin.dll. Define: In any views you wish to utilize the controls, add the plugin to the namespace. Ex. xmlns:g="clr-namespace:GrilaBBControlsPlugin;assembly=GrilaBBControlsPlugin" Use: Use like any other element by prefixing the namespace defined in the previous step (a quick selection box should appear after typing the namespace prefix) and select the desired control. Customize: There are exposed properties for most of the controls that allow the user to customize their appearance as they wish. Below is a list of all available properties that can be changed: GrilaTime – a more customizable version of the built-in time control: • Any normal TextBlock options like foreground, font family, font style, etc. • GrilaTimeFormat is a string defining the DateTime format. Default is set to “h:mm tt” for 12 hour time with AM/PM indicators and no date. Set this however you wish to get the info you want. Good examples of DateTime formats can be found here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8kb3ddd4(v=vs.110).aspx GrilaPowerStatus – shows device power status, battery charge status, and battery level • GrilaBatteryBorderColor – the color of the battery outline (default Black) • GrilaBatteryBorderThickness – the width of the battery outline (default 15) • GrilaBatteryCornerRadius – the radius of the battery corners (default 5) • GrilaBatteryProgressForeground – the color of the battery level progress bar (default Lime) • GrilaBatteryProgressBackground – the background color of the battery level progress bar (default #111111) • GrilaBatteryProgressMargin – the margin between the battery outline and the battery level progress bar (default 0) • GrilaChargeIconForeground – the color of the charging symbol when the battery is charging (default BatteryOutlineBorderColor) • GrilaPlugIconForeground – the color of the plug symbol when the device has no battery (desktop system) (default BatteryOutlineBorderColor) GrilaControllerStatus – shows the connection state and battery level (if wireless) for up to 4 xinput controllers • GrilaControllerColor – the color of the controller(s) (default Black) • GrilaControllerLightOnColor – the color of the charge level indicator lights when on (default Lime) • GrilaControllerLightOffColor – the color of the charge level indicator lights when off (default Black) Submitter Grila Submitted 05/10/2017 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
  15. Sharing the latest update, my to-do list is getting shorter 🙂 This was my 2nd video attempt this evening/tonight as the 1st attempt resulted in the YouTube video having no audio! so please forgive me if I appear tired. Added the ability to embed your own XAML code 🙂
  16. while being on big box I was trying to select the options to use a controller to control the menu but then after selecting the ability for any controller to control the big box launcher menu it froze and no longer wanted to open it just stays on the bigbox logo I tried deleting the bigboxsettings.xml in the data folder it only stays on the logo when trying to open the program I tried to change the setting on launchbox option tab and it takes a while to open up the options, also I have to make sure I don't click or mess with launchbox after clicking the options tab for it not to crash after waiting awhile I noticed the settings that I clicked are no longer selected in the launchbox settings after it opening the option menu but even now I just let big box stay open until it either closes or actually open up the bigbox menu and after patiently waiting it opens runs a little sluggish and unresponsive at time but Im hoping the community can help me to reach some stability with my setup for i'll being moving the launchbox program to my SSD to see if that changes anything hope someone has encounter this small issue so I can be pointed into the right direction
  17. In the latest beta update (9.6beta-4), Bitdefender began recognizing BigBox.exe as containing malware. A scan against 70 antivirus systems returned 9 virus threats, the report can be seen here: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/8b533f04a860a1a97b4bf19cfb0f0b020f5ef045f265b63d5b385f58005b9a12/detection Should I be concerened about these results, or can someone confirm that this is a false positive and that it'd be safe to exclude the file from the search results?
  18. Aeon Nox Redux View File AEON NOX v4.1 This is modern space theme that i originally designed for RetroFE. I was inspired by other developers and ported it over to BigBox. Those of you that have tried the first few version under Aeon Nox thank you. But I still felt it needed something. Thank you to the incredible work by @keltoigael for the background video and an eye for editing and polish. This theme has been elevated to a whole new level. Features Date and Time Scrolling text Sliding Animation Custom Graphics and Video Full Screen Theme and Game Video Total Game Count (Category, Platforms and Playlist) (Supports all languages) Supported Views Two Platform Views 3 Horizontal Wheel views Cover Flow view two Text Views that have been themed Getting Started Unzip Aeon Nox to your Launchbox Themes folder Enable platform and game videos Switch your View Option to Aeon Nox and enjoy, Special Notes Tested under 1920 X 1080 display Credits @NJDave71 (original design and concept) @keltoigael (background Video, Graphics editing and polished look) @eatkinola (The resource file for font embedding) Starup Video SOUNDS Arcade Playlist Optional Plugins Submitter NJDave71 Submitted 09/21/2017 Category Big Box Custom Themes  
  19. Hi all, First post, new Bigbox license owner. When I launch a MAME game from Launch box, it works great with my PS4 controller. I spent the last hour mapping everything. All is good. However, in Bigbox, when I launch the same game, the controller doesn't work. In MAME, when I press TAB and edit the controls, and I try to map the control to my controller, it's not sensing I pressed a button. For example, I select P1 UP, I press enter, and then UP on the controller.... nothing... I quit Bigbox, boot Launchbox, and it works perfect. Any ideas? Sorry if this is a repeat question.
  20. I've made several posts about this in the past but haven't had any luck finding any help. Among many other problems I've noticed that background Music in BigBox always seems to reset back to the first track in the queue whenever a game is played. Oddly the time it takes to do this seems to have something to do with how long it had been playing before a game was selected, but without fail it will always reset back regardless of how far in the queue it is. This is a major problem for me, as I have over 1000 music tracks in my background music and hearing the same ones repeatedly is really ruining the experience, especially considering the amount of work I have put into meticulously curating this list and managing the metadata. Of course this isn't the only problem with background music playback, but this is the main one that I cannot find any way to work around.
  21. Hey! So I have my BigBox set up as a front-end for my Multicade, with numerous arcade titles to play, going so far as to add arcade music to the "Launchbox/Music/Background" folder so that it will shuffle through various arcade musics while the game screen is up. It works excellently and I even added album art and info for each game so it displays the song name, game it's from and who the artist is, along with a nice image of the game box art when a new song plays. To make sure the album art is retained for every song, I have each game's music in a different folder within the Background folder. It displays everything fine, but the issue I'm having is it's not shuffling the music, no matter how I set it up. Here's a better description of the problem: When I launch Big Box, it does select a random song, but afterwards it will sequentially play every song from that game (folder), before moving to the next game alphabetically and playing all the music from it as well. If I force it to next song with the BigBox binding, it will indeed select a random song, but afterwards will go back to playing them alphabetically. I have shuffle turned on in settings, but no matter what it won't actually shuffle them if I leave it sitting. It's annoying, as I want it to ideally shuffle every track together, while also retaining album art and info (if I stick them all in a folder together it will mess up the album art). Does anybody have any suggestions?
  22. Version 1.0.0

    299 downloads

    A sound pack I made using Pac-Man sound effects.
  23. Version 1.0.0

    987 downloads

    An 8-Bit sound pack I made for my BigBox build to make it sound more retro. Hope you like it!
  24. Version 4.1

    1,710 downloads

    AEON NOX v4.1 This is modern space theme that i originally designed for RetroFE. I was inspired by other developers and ported it over to BigBox. Those of you that have tried the first few version under Aeon Nox thank you. But I still felt it needed something. Thank you to the incredible work by @keltoigael for the background video and an eye for editing and polish. This theme has been elevated to a whole new level. Features Date and Time Scrolling text Sliding Animation Custom Graphics and Video Full Screen Theme and Game Video Total Game Count (Category, Platforms and Playlist) (Supports all languages) Supported Views Two Platform Views 3 Horizontal Wheel views Cover Flow view two Text Views that have been themed Getting Started Unzip Aeon Nox to your Launchbox Themes folder Enable platform and game videos Switch your View Option to Aeon Nox and enjoy, Special Notes Tested under 1920 X 1080 display Credits @NJDave71 (original design and concept) @keltoigael (background Video, Graphics editing and polished look) @eatkinola (The resource file for font embedding) Starup Video SOUNDS Arcade Playlist Optional Plugins
  25. CriticalZone / CriticalZone - BlueBox View File Here you can download alternative versions of the CriticalZoneV2 theme that comes bundled with every LaunchBox installation. CriticalZone is a BigBox theme designed for the usage of widescreen platform videos and utilizes videos as backgrounds. This theme was designed for widescreen displays with 16:9 aspect ratios and optimized for a display resolution of 1920x1080. It will also work with other widescreen resolutions and 16:10 aspect ratios but it may not look as polished. Available Versions: - CritcalZoneV2 - BlueBox: A blue color variant of CriticalZoneV2. It features blue texts instead of green and has a different Default background created by @SentaiBrad - BackgroundVideoOnly: All Views, except the TextList Views, will only use video loops as backgrounds. Also available as BlueBox version. - BackgroundFanartOnly: All Views will only use Fanart images as backgrounds. Also available as BlueBox version. -> Use this version if you have performance problems! - 1.8: The original and now old version of CriticalZone. It's officially EOL and won't get supported by me in any way. It's just still here for archiving reasons. There’s also a red 80’s/Cyberpunk themed version of CriticalZone called “CityHunter”. It’s maintained by @keltoigael and can be found here: How to install: Just download the version of choice and extract the archive into: “..\LaunchBox\Themes\” Open the Options menu in BigBox -> go to “Views” and change the Theme to the version you just have installed. IMPORTANT: CriticalZone V2 requires LaunchBox v7.11 or higher! Known issues: - The description texts in all Platform Views and CoverFlowWithDetails Games View won’t fill the whole space of the descriptions box when you use CriticalZone with a higher DPI setting than 100% or a lower display resolution than 1902x1080. It gets progressively worse the higher the DPI settings and/or lower the resolution is. Thanks & Credits: Thanks to @SentaiBrad for creating the new Default background video for the BlueBox variant. Background video of the standard version: In The Deep - FREE Video Background Loop HD 1080p by NIZ.co (http://niz.co/wp/) Submitter CriticalCid Submitted 11/03/2016 Category Big Box Custom Themes  
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