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  1. 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
  2. Version 2.0

    196 downloads

    this theme was taken from retropie. now it is available in Launchbox BIGBOX mode. I hope you like this theme. If you want some info about the theme comment cheers The avable systems: 3DO Interactive Multiplayer AGS Amstrad CPC Apple II Arcade Atari 800 Atari 2600 Atari 5200 Atari 7800 Atari Jaguar Atari Lynx Atari ST BBC Micro Capcom Play System I Capcom Play System II Capcom Play System III Cave ColecoVision Commodore 64 Commodore Amiga CD32 Commodore Amiga Daphne Desktop Fairchild Channel F Final Burn Alpha GCE Vectrex Magnavox Odyssey 2 Mame Mattel Intellivision Microsoft MSX Microsoft MSX 2 MS-DOS NEC PC Engine CD NEC PC Engine NEC PC-FX NEC Super Grafx / PC Engine SuperGrafx NEC TurboGrafx-16 NEC TurboGrafx-CD Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS Nintendo 64 Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Famicom Nintendo Famicom Disk System Nintendo Game & Watch Nintendo Game Boy Advance Nintendo Game Boy Color Nintendo Game Boy Nintendo GameCube Nintendo Virtual Boy Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U Pc Games / Windows Ports ResidualVM SAM Coupe ScummVM Sega 32X Sega CD / Sega Mega CD Sega Dreamcast Sega Game Gear Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive Sega Master System Sega Saturn Sega SG-1000 Sinclair ZX Spectrum SNK Neo Geo AES / SNK Neo Geo MVS SNK Neo Geo CD SNK Neo Geo Pocket SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color Sony PlayStation Sony PSP Sony PlayStation 2 Sony PlayStation 3 Super Famicom Super Nintendo Entertainment System Stratagus Trackball WonderSwan WonderSwan Color ----------------------------------------------------------------- Collections: All Games Beatemup Custom Collection Favorites Fighting Kids Kodi Last Played Light Gun Racing Retropie Shootemup Sports Steam ----------------------------------------------------------------- Hack: Nintendo Entertainment System Hack Nintendo Game Boy Advance Hack Nintendo Game Boy Hack Sega Game Gear Hack Sega Genesis Hack Super Nintendo Entertainment System Hack -----------------------------------------------------------------
  3. Community Theme Creator for BigBox View File Instructions 1. Download the .ZIP and UNBLOCK! 2. Unzip to a new location, DO NOT overwrite the existing forum build 3. Copy the content from the "My Theme Projects" folder from your existing Theme Creator folder and Paste into the new "My Theme Projects" Things to Note When opening the new Theme Creator it will upgrade ALL your copied Themes, this process only happens once so if you notice a delay now you know why. Manuals / How to Refer to my YouTube channel or visit Faeran's Theme Creator Workshop videos to better understand the new features. Dave Paterson - YouTube Development Live Streams - YouTube Obsolete UI Elements Some UI Elements have been made obsolete as you can now recreate your own custom versions of them with this build, here is a video explaining how you can replace them. Screenshots Submitter y2guru Submitted 09/30/2019 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
  4. I'm running Bigbox 12.14 with the "Old Default" theme on an 800x600 CRT monitor. I can bring up the high scores for a game ok. However, after I press ENTER on a player to view all of their high scores I get the attached error message. If I click the OK button I can then view their high scores. I don't get this error when using the new Default theme.
  5. Version 1.0.1

    721 downloads

    Slipstream was designed to be modern, dark, responsive, clean and easy to use theme for BigBox. Performance was also one of the priorities. Views in the theme: TextGamesView HorizontalWheel1GamesView HorizontalWheel2GamesView WheelGamesView Wheel2GamesView WallGamesView Wall2GamesView Wall3GamesView TextFiltersView PlatformWheel1FiltersView PlatformWheel2FiltersView PlatformWheel3FiltersView Recommended assets for views: Gameplay Screenshot 1 (this is critical because there is no fallback) Selected Item Video Box Art Front Clear Logo Fan Art Device Banner Platform images: I have included a set of images, BUT if you have a huge collection you will most likely need to update and add some images. Should be easy though, because theme does not use any custom made images. Additional themes for Slipstream Startup Theme for Slipstream Pause Theme for Slipstream Thanks: y2guru (CTA) Viking (platform videos and snapshots) LaunchBox Community (assets for games and platforms and support) LaunchBox Team (for the best FE for gaming) Special: This theme is dedicated to the brave men and women of Ukraine Support:
  6. Marquee Intro Video Support View File Plugin that adds Marquee Intro video support. After installing the plugin you can simply place your Marquee intro videos into the LaunchBox/Videos/StartupMarquee folder. One will be chosen randomly at startup. Static images (jpg or png) will work as well. The marquee video will always automatically end at the same time as the main screen intro video. If the marquee video is shorter than the main screen video, it will loop until the main screen video ends (or until you hit a button to skip the intro). See demo: Installation: Unzip the file and drop the contents into your LaunchBox folder. Place your marquee startup video(s) into LaunchBox/Videos/StartupMarquee. You of course have to make sure your marquee screen is set up first in your BigBox settings: Set your marquee screen number in Options->General->Marquee Screen If you want the intro video to stretch fill the entire marquee, then set Options->Marquee Screen->Set Marquee Images to Fill the Screen If you have a cut-off type marquee, then make sure your screen compatibility mode is set correctly in Options->Marquee Screen->Screen Hardware Compatibility Mode. Currently this plugin does not support the squeeze 1/2 or squeeze 1/3 modes, but all of the following screen compatibility modes are supported: - None - Monitor Cuts Off Bottom 1/2 - Monitor Cuts Off Top 1/2 - Monitor Cuts Off Bottom 2/3 - Monitor Cuts Off Top 2/3 - Monitor Cuts Off 1/3 Top and Bottom Submitter superrob3000 Submitted 07/31/2022 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
  7. Version 8.0.0

    738 downloads

    Alright I had been working on these for a year now so this first pack is a whooping 1GB (blame my lazyness) and don't worry, other packs will come in the future and be much smaller in scale. I'll update this description later with all the games included but for now there is plenty in here, I'm sure you have some. Of course you'll need @faeran's amazing theme that you can find in the theme manager of Big Box or over here, you'll also find the instruction on how to set these backgrounds for yourself and don't worry, my files are organized to be an easy import Also in this pack, you'll find graphics with no backgrounds and that's because these are my own personnal addons to @Scratcher's already great contributions to this theme which you can find here if you don't already have them
  8. Version 1.0.1

    31 downloads

    Plugin that adds Marquee Intro video support. After installing the plugin you can simply place your Marquee intro videos into the LaunchBox/Videos/StartupMarquee folder. One will be chosen randomly at startup. Static images (jpg or png) will work as well. The marquee video will always automatically end at the same time as the main screen intro video. If the marquee video is shorter than the main screen video, it will loop until the main screen video ends (or until you hit a button to skip the intro). See demo: Installation: Unzip the file and drop the contents into your LaunchBox folder. Place your marquee startup video(s) into LaunchBox/Videos/StartupMarquee. You of course have to make sure your marquee screen is set up first in your BigBox settings: Set your marquee screen number in Options->General->Marquee Screen If you want the intro video to stretch fill the entire marquee, then set Options->Marquee Screen->Set Marquee Images to Fill the Screen If you have a cut-off type marquee, then make sure your screen compatibility mode is set correctly in Options->Marquee Screen->Screen Hardware Compatibility Mode. Currently this plugin does not support the squeeze 1/2 or squeeze 1/3 modes, but all of the following screen compatibility modes are supported: - None - Monitor Cuts Off Bottom 1/2 - Monitor Cuts Off Top 1/2 - Monitor Cuts Off Bottom 2/3 - Monitor Cuts Off Top 2/3 - Monitor Cuts Off 1/3 Top and Bottom
  9. 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, Kodi 19 and Kodi Windows Store versions. Requirements: Windows PC LaunchBox Premium Kodi 16, 17, 18, 19 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. Starting with version 1.5.6, due to windows security restriction on SMB shares over IP (eg. \\192.168.1.1\shared-folder\), the addon will produce an error saying it is not supported. Current workaround is to enable SMB fix in Advance settings to replace IP with supplied server name or enable SMBv1 on server and computer to allow NetBIOS name resolutions in Kodi. Kodi-six package is now required with 1.5.6+, addon will fail if after first installation of Kodi-six package dependency, Kodi was not restarted. 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  
  10. All, Lifetime license holder here. I am considering a ServoStik (https://www.ultimarc.com/servostik.html) which has 4-way to 8-way powered restrictor switching. It can be switched from 4-way to 8-way and back via software (command-line or GUI). I spoke to the guy (Andy) at Ultimarc who said the restrictor can be changed automatically depending on the game using certain front ends. I asked about Launchbox/Bigbox, but he wasn't familiar. Has anyone gotten this to work, and if so, how? As this post's title indicates, I'm using Bigbox to run MAME games, and I'd like to have the joystick's restrictor plate to automatically change to 4-way when playing games like Donkey Kong and Pac Man, and change to 8-way when playing Street Fighter, etc. Any and all assistance would be appreciated. Thanks, -Mike
  11. Basically, mixing a 4K screen and a 1080P screen doesn't work properly. On a stream, @Jason Carr mentioned I should take it to the forums and report it, so I have. What happens is BB actually displays BOTH monitors content on one monitor. If you switch both to be 1080P in Windows, reboot while it is set to 1080P it will work. Then you can actually return one of the monitors to 4K and it will actually work properly. If you have either monitor set to 4K before you reboot then BB will not show anything spanned across monitors. Thing is if you trick it in this way it DOES work properly! This tells me there has got to be something that can be done to make this work reliably. I don't really care to swap back and forth to 1080P and reboot every time I want to turn on my second screen with BB. Thanks for you time! Below is a video showing exactly what is happening. The video includes both monitors. The right hand screen is a 1080P 55inch TV so that is as high as it goes. The leftmost screen is a Vizio e65-01 which is a 65inch 4K TV. They are side by side in my setup.
  12. I'm using a Onexplayer AMD 5800u with Windows 11 with Bigbox 12.13 and Cemu 1.26.2f. All games work fine when launched from Launchbox, but when I try launching from Bigbox I get the Now Loading splash screen from Bigbox, but I get a black screen. If I press alt + tab a few times I can cycle and find the Cemu game and play it from there, however this hurts the handheld experience. To me it looks like the Bigbox splash screen is not minimizing and Cemu is not put as the main window. All works fine from Launchbox, any ideas why this is happening in Bigbox?
  13. Version 1.0.0

    4,068 downloads

    This is a giant collection of platform logos drawn digitally by hand. This took well over 500 hours of work over 15 months. While console logos exist all over the internet, this collection aims to bring them to a higher level of polish and accuracy. The default logos in BigBox will now come from this set. It was extremely tedious to ensure a very high level of accuracy across thousands of files. So Many Versions! Each included platform has multiple logo variants. Basically, many consoles had different logos for different regions and time periods. There are also smaller variations such as with or without a trademark (tm). There are black and white versions for each of these. With all of these it can add up to over 50 small variations for one platform! This would be impossible to navigate so I’ve split them up into smaller categories. For each format (Normal, Large and SVG) there are Light and Dark folders. For either of those there are: “Color”, “Black & White” and “Just White” (or Just Black respectively). If you wanted to use a minimalistic dark theme, you could use the “Just White” versions for a contemporary look. If you wanted logos for a standard dark theme then you could use “Light - Color”. Official Versions Included Besides the many hand drawn logos, I’ve also curated multiple logos that are the OFFICIAL renderings. Meaning, vector art ripped from official sources such as websites and pdf manuals. Finding official source art in the wild is pretty uncommon and required many hours of digging. Most of the source art was not in color so most of these colors are still generated by me. Some of the platforms with official logos include: Atari Jaguar (from an official game box template) (extremely rare to see) Cave Logo (from Cave website) NES/Famicom (from NES/Famicom Classic website) Nes, Famicom, SNES, Super Famicom (from Nes, Famicom, SNES, Super Famicom Classic websites) Gameboy (bold version), Gameboy advance, Nintendo Gamecube (one color version), Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo WiiU (from vector manuals) Nintendo Switch (from Nintendo website) Sony PS modern icon (from Playstation website) Sony Playstation 1 colored symbol (from PS1 vector service manual) Sony PocketStation (from vector manual) (Same as Wikipedia) Sony PS1, 2, 3, 4, 5, VR, Vita, PSP (from vector manual) Capcom Logo with official color (various arcade manuals) NEC logo (from NEC website) Various SNK and modern Neo Geo Logos (from SNK 40th anniversary Japanese site) Sega Dreamcast logo and PAL blue color and blue of Sega logo (from official Sega press disc from 1999) Sega Logo (from Sega Japanese website) Texas Instruments Logo (from TI website) Phillips Logo (from Philips website) Casio Logo (from Casio Website) Xbox one color icon, Game Pass, Series Logos (from Xbox website) Android modern logo (from Android website) Fujitsu logo (from Fujitsu website) Sadly, some of these wasted a lot of my time because I drew them and later found the official versions. The Drawing Process: My process for drawing a logo required many steps. I first did research on each logo. Then I would dig deep for the best references I could find. One rule I had was to never trust any image. I would compare multiple sources and make sure the source I chose was not fan made or some modern re-release that changed the logo. If a better source was found that showed differences from what I drew I would redraw it again (it sucked). I redrew the NEO GEO logo about 5 times before I was finally happy with it. Generally, source art would include box art images, adverts, brochures, and manual scans. Archive.org and Manualslib.com were a huge help for a lot of these scans. I would then use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator and go to town! Sometimes if my source was really amazing, I could finish the whole logo in an hour and a half or so. Other times it would take much, much longer. Getting the correct color was always challenging and required intelligent guesswork. For example, with the classic Konami logo, I brought in 20 images. Gathered the color from all of those and found the average color for the red and orange. Then I’d tweak it slightly more, usually to improve saturation. When it came to fonts, I would always search for it but rarely found exact matches. If the font was found I’d obviously use it, but If not I’d have to hand draw it. However, a couple of the smaller taglines/subtitles do use a very close match. Hand drawing those fonts would do more harm than good. While drawing a logo I took great care to make things as visually pleasing as possible. Every little section of each letter of each logo was considered. Curves were carefully made to be smooth with as few anchor points as possible. Letters align with each other and angled letters all share the same angle. Hand drawing fonts is very tricky. Many logos were substantially harder than I’d anticipated. The Sega Saturn US logo for instance, drove me insane. It took over 40 hours to draw (not to mention wasted time from failed attempts months earlier). I used Adobe Illustrator to mimic every highlight, tiny color shift, shading and glow. When I was working on this logo, I’d come home from my graphic design day job and then spend 4 hours on it, which would only finish part of one letter. As I worked, I’d have a couple copies of the logo in the same file and a couple times it bottomed out 32GB of ram! Unique Versions This collection brings a few unique logos to the table. I’m just going to list a few. I created multiple new arcade and pinball logos, although previous arcade logos are here too. I highly polished the Daphne logo as it needed some love. I drew a detailed version of the TeknoParrot logo which seems to be uncommon in high resolution. I also created Sega system 16 and 32 arcade logos based on the exact font used in the Sega 32X and Sega CD (Copperplate Gothic Std 31AB stretched horizontally to 130%). The Capcom logos have stylized alternate versions based on a gradated version Capcom rarely uses. There are several other unique logos I could list here. White Outline - Default Versions Since these logos are replacing the default logos in BigBox, Faeran smartly requested that I create versions with white outlines around the outside. That way logos could be seen against any background color. I only made the outline versions for the options I gave to Faeran. I don’t plan on making outline versions for the rest of the variations. That said, the versions I did make are included here. The outline versions don’t look quite as nice in my opinion but they serve a very functional and important purpose. Solid black logos for some systems, like the PSP, would not be visible in certain themes without a white outline. However, theme creators or those wanting to add logos to a single theme, I would still recommend the non-outline versions for the cleanest look. Conclusion I included every platform and version that I wanted to. There are some more obscure ones I could draw but I didn’t see the need to seeing as how I've created 22,000 files as is. If I knew how much work this was going to take I would've never gotten myself into this (lol). I hope that you guys get a lot of enjoyment out of these. I’m glad I made them and it feels really good to finally be able to upload them. I made these originally for LaunchBox but they can be used elsewhere. I will always appreciate credit if you use them. Needless to say, I don’t own the rights to the logos and these are NEVER to be sold in any way. Thanks Special thanks to Juketstu and Faeran for their valuable feedback. Also, huge thanks again to Faeran and the LaunchBox team for using these as the new defaults for BigBox! If you like what you see here, please also check out my LaunchBox / BigBox logo collection:
  14. Hi all, Recently bought a logitech g29, working perfectly with my emulators etc. However when in bigbox the selection wheel of emulators constantly turns. I can stop this by half pressing on the pedels of the steering wheel. But surely thats not right? Anybody else had this? Anyway to resolve this? TIA
  15. Version 1.0.0

    19 downloads

    Allows you to Easily use multiple instances of Bigbox on each PC to improve speeds in navigation by splitting up platforms and running them from a single app. Also allows you to customize each instance to use different themes, platform videos, etc.. Includes a ReadMe in the folder I wrote this AHK script to make it easy to run multiple instances of Bigbox on the same PC. The reason I did this was I noticed my main LB/BB rig was getting so big that navigation was starting to slow down, especially in arcade using the newer themes. It was even worse on the older PC's thoughout he house. I got the idea that maybe if I split the platforms up into different copies of LB/BB I might get a smoother experience, especially on older PC's and it worked. The script can be easily changed and customized to your needs. It's simple to change the images, background, layout, number of instances, etc. with much more than Notepad++. It takes a little work to set things up, but works pretty well after your done. Just extract it and put the "The Game Zone" folder where you want. Here is what you need do to Prepare: - this is most of the work 1. Make a copy of your Launchbox folder before doing anything just as a backup in case you have a boo-boo and something gets messed up. That makes it easy to go back. I'd leave it alone until finished. 2. If your game media, including roms, (images, videos, music, manuals) is within your Launchbox folder, you will need to move or make a copy of it all to a centralized location Outside the default Launchbox folder. This excludes your Platform Categories, Platforms, Playlists folders and startup videos. Mine is actually on a shared NAS folder. This keeps you from creating and having multiple copies of your roms and game media in a later step. 3. Next, you need to edit the paths to each of them in the "Folders" section of Launchbox by right clicking on a platform, then Edit > Folders (tab) and navigate each of them to where you put the media OR edit the Platform xml (../Launchbox/Data/Platforms) files with Notepad++ so Launchbox uses the new centralized media locations. Notepad++ is faster and easier, but more chance of errors. 4. After your media is in a centralized location, you can delete it all from your default Launchbox folders. 5. Next, make multiple copies of your edited Launchbox folder and rename them the following (only if you wish to use the script "As Is"): LB-Arcade LB-Retro LB-Modern by default the script uses your normal Launchbox instance for the Master system. 6. Lastly, you will need to edit the AHK script to match the different path instances that you have chosen. Mine are as follows and what the script is using by default: D:\Gaming\Apps\LB-Arcade D:\Gaming\Apps\LB-Retro D:\Gaming\Apps\LB-Modern D:\Gaming\Apps\LaunchBox (master system with all platforms) After everything is all set up and working, you can play with modding to your taste and needs. TIPS: I do all my maintenance work in my master instance and use Syncthings to copy the appropriate platform xml files to the appropriate LB instances, that way I do the work once and the other instances are updated automatically. Yep, I'm lazy! There is a shortcut in the folder to drop on the desktop. You might have to fix the icon for it (copy of it in the "The Game Zone" folder), since my paths may be different than yours. I think that's it. This is my first AHK script and was fun learning about AHK. You can do much more with it than I imagined. Feel free to post questions, comments, suggestions and share what you come up with. -Enjoy
  16. The Game Zone (Multiple BB Instances via AHK script) View File Allows you to Easily use multiple instances of Bigbox on each PC to improve speeds in navigation by splitting up platforms and running them from a single app. Also allows you to customize each instance to use different themes, platform videos, etc.. Includes a ReadMe in the folder I wrote this AHK script to make it easy to run multiple instances of Bigbox on the same PC. The reason I did this was I noticed my main LB/BB rig was getting so big that navigation was starting to slow down, especially in arcade using the newer themes. It was even worse on the older PC's thoughout he house. I got the idea that maybe if I split the platforms up into different copies of LB/BB I might get a smoother experience, especially on older PC's and it worked. The script can be easily changed and customized to your needs. It's simple to change the images, background, layout, number of instances, etc. with much more than Notepad++. It takes a little work to set things up, but works pretty well after your done. Just extract it and put the "The Game Zone" folder where you want. Here is what you need do to Prepare: - this is most of the work 1. Make a copy of your Launchbox folder before doing anything just as a backup in case you have a boo-boo and something gets messed up. That makes it easy to go back. I'd leave it alone until finished. 2. If your game media, including roms, (images, videos, music, manuals) is within your Launchbox folder, you will need to move or make a copy of it all to a centralized location Outside the default Launchbox folder. This excludes your Platform Categories, Platforms, Playlists folders and startup videos. Mine is actually on a shared NAS folder. This keeps you from creating and having multiple copies of your roms and game media in a later step. 3. Next, you need to edit the paths to each of them in the "Folders" section of Launchbox by right clicking on a platform, then Edit > Folders (tab) and navigate each of them to where you put the media OR edit the Platform xml (../Launchbox/Data/Platforms) files with Notepad++ so Launchbox uses the new centralized media locations. Notepad++ is faster and easier, but more chance of errors. 4. After your media is in a centralized location, you can delete it all from your default Launchbox folders. 5. Next, make multiple copies of your edited Launchbox folder and rename them the following (only if you wish to use the script "As Is"): LB-Arcade LB-Retro LB-Modern by default the script uses your normal Launchbox instance for the Master system. 6. Lastly, you will need to edit the AHK script to match the different path instances that you have chosen. Mine are as follows and what the script is using by default: D:\Gaming\Apps\LB-Arcade D:\Gaming\Apps\LB-Retro D:\Gaming\Apps\LB-Modern D:\Gaming\Apps\LaunchBox (master system with all platforms) After everything is all set up and working, you can play with modding to your taste and needs. TIPS: I do all my maintenance work in my master instance and use Syncthings to copy the appropriate platform xml files to the appropriate LB instances, that way I do the work once and the other instances are updated automatically. Yep, I'm lazy! There is a shortcut in the folder to drop on the desktop. You might have to fix the icon for it (copy of it in the "The Game Zone" folder), since my paths may be different than yours. I think that's it. This is my first AHK script and was fun learning about AHK. You can do much more with it than I imagined. Feel free to post questions, comments, suggestions and share what you come up with. -Enjoy Submitter The Papaw Submitted 05/25/2022 Category Third-party Apps and Plugins  
  17. Theme and Plugin complete, used better (not perfect) video borders for testing purposes
  18. Version 1.0

    75 downloads

    This is a modify version of Unified by CriticalCid. The only change is the bars from top and bottom row was removed. This is only for people who wants to use Unified Theme but wants all the bars removed. Theme Requirement: Unified by CriticalCid
  19. Unified - No Bars View File This is a modify version of Unified by CriticalCid. The only change is the bars from top and bottom row was removed. This is only for people who wants to use Unified Theme but wants all the bars removed. Theme Requirement: Unified by CriticalCid Submitter ABOhiccups Submitted 05/06/2022 Category Big Box Custom Themes  
  20. Version 1.0.0

    2,378 downloads

    DEMO: Here's a new theme i've been working on, the first theme for me to ever release. I live in florida and wanted to release this before i get hit with Hurricane Irma as you guys can see its really bad.. But anyways I Simply Wanted to make 4K / Simplistic Theme and here it is. LaunchBox X is a BigBox theme designed for the usage of Full Screen 4K Platform Images & 4K Backgrounds. clear logo replaced with Banners that i've created (If you can create your own good if not ill be doing my best to post as much as possible). OPTIONS SETUP • Default Startup View: Platforms • Games List View: Vertical Wheel 1 • Platforms List View: Platform Wheel 1 • Game Image Type: Boxes • Show Clear Logo in Game Details • Show Platform Clear Logo In Games List • Use Platform Fanart Backgrounds • Use Platform Device Image Backgrounds • Use Platform Clear Logo Backgrounds (if neccessary) TRANSITIONS • Everything to Fade. Hope everyone in the community enjoys its not much but its extremely simplistic / organized and of course.. 4K !! *NOTE* The Platform Backgrounds are already included within the ZIP Files. Also i have included the Startup for this theme along with the Move / Back / Select sounds and a few Clear Logo designs that i made for this theme (will continue to add more once this hurricane is over). DOWNLOAD THE 2 FONTS PROVIDED AS WELL !! " GOTHAM BOOK REGULAR & ZONA-PRO " Incase of any ERROR for the system display this is the image, save it in the Image/Core folder under "System" Special Thanks to @neil9000 & @keltoigael for helping me fix the little errors jejejeje nd also to @harryoke with the crazy themes !
  21. Need some help, I'm running a 2013 MacBook Pro in Bootcamp with Windows 10. Machine Specs: 2.4GHz Intel i7 8GB 1600 DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT650M 1GB The emulation works great, no issues with anything EXCEPT when I let the machine idle in Attract Mode it gets crazy hot and the fans blow full speed until I start a game and then they calm down again. Am I doing something wrong? Has anyone else experienced this kind of problem? Is there a specific setting I can change? Attract mode is using VLC to play videos and I only use the machine as a MAME/Arcade emulator, so it's not switching around to different systems, MAME only. All meta-data and video content has been downloaded by launch box/Emu-movies. I don't know what could be happening. Thanks!
  22. Version 1.0.0

    483 downloads

    While I am not the original creator of the LaunchBox / BigBox logos, I have the best versions available in this collection. After roughly 30 hours, I have redrawn and perfected the recognizable cube shape and have multiple variants for multiple use cases. All previously used versions are available here, as well as new versions that are slightly different. All my drawings use perspective correct line work making these the best versions of these logos. They come in three sizes Small (1920x1080 max), Large (3840x2160 max) and SVG which is a vector file type. A lot of the BigBox logos can’t be properly saved in SVG format so I included vector PDFs for all logos as well. The LaunchBox logo had some uneven shapes which I corrected. In addition, I noticed the entire LaunchBox logo is not a perfect cube. Its sides are actually rectangles. I never noticed this until now. Once I saw it, I created a separate perspective correct version. I created a further revised version as well, with thicker lines, consistent line widths and punchier colors. The same standard goes for the BigBox logos. The thicker LB logo also has a glass BigBox variant which took a solid amount of work to get right. I really tried to make the glass thick enough to not be too busy and easily visible large or small. I went back and forth on every shade of every gradient until I felt it looked pretty good against dark and light backgrounds. The only versions that are official are the original taller designs. I wanted to improve them as much as I could while still keeping all of the artist’s intent. Feel free to use these how you’d like. I’ll always appreciate credit. If you like what you see here, please also check out my extensive platform logo collection:
  23. So, I have two Gun4IR guns working great, and using Demulshooter is a God-send. However, I have one major issue I'd like a work around. When I target DEmul, oftentimes nomousy doesn't run right, or in the case of House of the Dead 2, the screen shrinks to the upper left corner. I discovered the issue was Big Box, since running the .bat script itself was fine always, and running from Launchbox was always fine. I finally disabled the startup screen when launching a game from Big Box, and now it works great. But I liked the startup screen, and seeing the clear logo as the game was loading. It was a nice graphical touch. Anyone have any issues with the startup screen messing up DEmul, and how to get around it? Or can I disable it sometimes on a per-game (or per-platform) basis? It can't be tied to an emulator itself, since my Demulshooter games don't use an emulator but run from a .bat script.
  24. Slipstream Theme View File Slipstream was designed to be modern, dark, responsive, clean and easy to use theme for BigBox. Performance was also one of the priorities. Views in the theme: TextGamesView HorizontalWheel1GamesView HorizontalWheel2GamesView WheelGamesView Wheel2GamesView WallGamesView Wall2GamesView Wall3GamesView TextFiltersView PlatformWheel1FiltersView PlatformWheel2FiltersView PlatformWheel3FiltersView Recommended assets for views: Gameplay Screenshot 1 (this is critical because there is no fallback) Selected Item Video Box Art Front Clear Logo Fan Art Device Banner Platform images: I have included a set of images, BUT if you have a huge collection you will most likely need to update and add some images. Should be easy though, because theme does not use any custom made images. Additional themes for Slipstream Startup Theme for Slipstream Pause Theme for Slipstream Thanks: y2guru (CTA) Viking (platform videos and snapshots) LaunchBox Community (assets for games and platforms and support) LaunchBox Team (for the best FE for gaming) Special: This theme is dedicated to the brave men and women of Ukraine Support: Submitter Juketsu Submitted 02/26/2022 Category Big Box Custom Themes  
  25. Version 1.0.1

    114 downloads

    Community Theme Creator Files for Slipstream theme. Remember that you have to make wall views manually (copy the wall wheels from Slipstream theme).
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