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2nd Monitor (Marquee) question


alnyden
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I just purchased an LG 25" ultra-wide monitor to use as a marquee screen.  It's pretty awesome and a very cheap way to add this feature.  BigBox support for 2nd monitor is working great, with only one issue.  Other than the MAME platform (which is correctly taking images from the Arcade - Marquee folder), it seems to be displaying the Box - Front images.  How can I display the Banner images for other platforms?  The images are definitely in the folder, but are not being displayed with any theme I've tried.

Thanks for any advice!

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All the platforms should use the Arcade - Marquee folder. Just place your images there and they need to be named as each game is named. After you add new images make sure you go to settings in BigBox and refresh the image cache. Other than making sure you have the monitors defined in BigBox as to which is the marquee you do not have to do anything special. I switch between quite a few themes and no issues (Critical Zone, Nostalgia, AON MQ7, and the new CoverBox to name some).

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11 hours ago, alnyden said:

One more question, is it possible to have an image while navigating Genres in BigBox?  I don't see any folders for that.  Thanks again.

You can have marquee images show up for platform categories, platforms, playlists and games. The marquee images for platforms and platform categories will go in the "banner" folder of \images\platforms\[platform name] and \images\platformcategory\[category name] folder structure. If you have playlists it will show the game's marquee as long as your games have marquee images. Same will happen if you use a filter view for a certain category of game or something like that. 

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Sorry, should have been more clear. If you make playlists for the genres than yes. The playlist name you can have it show a marquee. If you use the view filters from the BigBox menu to choose genre filter I do not believe there is a way to make that main genre filter screen show marquees for each genre.

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