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13 hours ago, crisemmm said:

is there anyway to revert to ver 1.0 of this theme? im on ver 1.1 and get two different colors merging from left when showing your platform videos when coming across certain console systems?

If someone still had the older theme files you could use them, as long as you note that all platform view colors are broken in that version.

I've ported the theme over to the COMMUNITY Theme Creator, which is currently in beta. That version will eventually replace this one. So if you, or others, have time to test the colors, I can make any adjustments before the release.

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On 8/17/2021 at 12:59 PM, faeran said:

If someone still had the older theme files you could use them, as long as you note that all platform view colors are broken in that version.

I've ported the theme over to the COMMUNITY Theme Creator, which is currently in beta. That version will eventually replace this one. So if you, or others, have time to test the colors, I can make any adjustments before the release.

Hello, I made some adjustments on some systems that had the wrong cores, I will post the file with the modification I made.

COLORFUL_Styles.xaml

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These systems have a slight color difference between the video and the color that the theme uses. I still can't find the correct colors.

Atari 5200
Bandai WonderSwan
Microsoft MSDOS
Microsoft Xbox
Microsoft Xbox 360
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo 64
Nintendo 64DD
Nintendo Switch
Sony Playstation 3

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The problem with colors in video is that it changes all the time.
using the eyedropper in Photoshop does not always work well. We're close, but it's not perfect.

What I do in these cases:

  • Launch BigBox and launch the desired platform.
  • Press  "print screen" key on my keyboard.
  • Open Photoshop > Ctrt+N > Ctrl+V
  • Here, use the eyedropper tool to get the Hex code

yes. Boring ... but it's works !

Because between Photoshop edit, After Effect export, codec and VLC player, all color change a little ...

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17 minutes ago, viking said:

The problem with colors in video is that it changes all the time.
using the eyedropper in Photoshop does not always work well. We're close, but it's not perfect.

What I do in these cases:

  • Launch BigBox and launch the desired platform.
  • Press  "print screen" key on my keyboard.
  • Open Photoshop > Ctrt+N > Ctrl+V
  • Here, use the eyedropper tool to get the Hex code

yes. Boring ... but it's works !

Because between Photoshop edit, After Effect export, codec and VLC player, all color change a little ...

Thanks for the clarifications, then I'll try to get the closest colors.

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** update ok.. unsure how but i fixed it.**

 

All right, so i was trying to fix the platform Windows colour problem i was having so i went into the COLORFUL_Styles.xaml and added the windows line <SolidColorBrush x:Key="windows Color" Color="#349EC8"/> unfortunately i made a typo and the theme view crashed and went back to default BB. So i found my typo and fixed it but still had the theme crashing so i did a complete fresh install of the theme but still had the theme crashing. this is now the error i am getting with this them. What have i done wrong and why wouldnt a fresh install of the Theme fix the issue? 

Desktop Screenshot 2021.08.26 - 14.09.35.39.png

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Here all the color code from the previous theme config 

Sorry for the long list, can't find a way to post the file

Edit : Full file in link

<!-- CATEGORIES -->
        <add key="Category.ARCADE" value="#82cdea" />
        <add key="Category.COMPUTER" value="#82cdea" />
        <add key="Category.CONSOLE" value="#82cdea" />
        <add key="Category.HANDHELD" value="#82cdea" />
        <add key="Category.PINBALL" value="#82cdea" />
        <add key="Category.PLAYLIST" value="#82cdea" />
        <add key="Category.FAVORITE" value="#82cdea" />

        <!-- PLATFORMS -->
        <add key="Platform.ACORN_ARCHIMEDES" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.ACORN_BBC_MICRO" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.ACORN_ELECTRON" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.AMSTRAD_CPC" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.AMSTRAD_GX4000" value="#dc483c" />
        <add key="Platform.APPLE_II" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.APPLE_II_GS" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.APPLE_MACINTOSH" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.ARCADE" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Platform.ARCADE_CLASSICS" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_800" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_2600" value="#b92e35" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_5200" value="#40599c" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_7800" value="#2f7bc7" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_G42" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_JAGUAR" value="#cf3d3e" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_JAGUAR_CD" value="#cf3d3e" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_LYNX" value="#e49838" />
        <add key="Platform.ATARI_ST" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.BANDAI_WONDERSWAN" value="#77cbbd" />
        <add key="Platform.BANDAI_WONDERSWAN_COLOR" value="#42b1e6" />
        <add key="Platform.CAPCOM_PLAY_SYSTEM" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.CAPCOM_PLAY_SYSTEM_I" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.CAPCOM_PLAY_SYSTEM_II" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.CAPCOM_PLAY_SYSTEM_III" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.CAVE" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.COLECOVISION" value="#de5b3f" />
        <add key="Platform.COMMODORE_16" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.COMMODORE_64" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.COMMODORE_AMIGA" value="#3870c5" />
        <add key="Platform.COMMODORE_AMIGA_CD32" value="#de483a" />
        <add key="Platform.EXAMU_EXBOARD" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.FAIRCHILD_CHANNEL_F" value="#ce981c" />
        <add key="Platform.GAME_AND_WATCH" value="#8ea5ae" />
        <add key="Platform.MAGNAVOX_ODYSSEY_1" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.MAGNAVOX_ODYSSEY_2" value="#f08211" />
        <add key="Platform.MAME" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.MATTEL_INTELLIVISION" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.MICROSOFT_MSDOS" value="#2d62c1" />
        <add key="Platform.MICROSOFT_MSX" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.MICROSOFT_WINDOWS" value="#38b1de" />
        <add key="Platform.MICROSOFT_XBOX" value="#6bb954" />
        <add key="Platform.MICROSOFT_XBOX_360" value="#93b81d" />
        <add key="Platform.MICROSOFT_XBOX_ONE" value="#3a9335" />
        <add key="Platform.NAMCO_SYSTEM_22" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.NEC_PC_ENGINE" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.NEC_PC_ENGINE_DUO" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.NEC_PC_ENGINE_FX" value="#9579dd" />
        <add key="Platform.NEC_PC_ENGINE_SUPERGRAFX" value="#69b5dc" />
        <add key="Platform.NEC_TURBOGRAFX_16" value="#f3994d" />
        <add key="Platform.NEC_TURBOGRAFX_CD" value="#f3994d" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_3DS" value="#687681" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_64" value="#1bb861" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_64DD" value="#1bb861" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_DS" value="#b6c9d6" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_FAMICOM" value="#ba3141" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_FAMICOM_DISK" value="#ba3141" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_GAMECUBE" value="#9583f1" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_GB" value="#405189" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_GBA" value="#4e73d7" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_GBC" value="#f5ba2e" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_NES" value="#ba3141" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_SATELLAVIEW" value="#d5b141" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_SNES" value="#d64042" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_SUPER_FAMICOM" value="#ecb83b" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_SUPER_GB" value="#405189" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_SWITCH" value="#fb584f" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_VB" value="#e3414c" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_WII" value="#81cceb" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_WII_U" value="#5aaed2" />
        <add key="Platform.NINTENDO_WIIWARE" value="#81cceb" />
        <add key="Platform.PANASONIC_3DO" value="#d0a73f" />
        <add key="Platform.PHILIPS_CDI" value="#c171a4" />
        <add key="Platform.SAMMY_ATOMISWAVE" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.SCUMMVM" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_32X" value="#0e7acd" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_CD" value="#0e7acd" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_CD_32X" value="#0e7acd" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_DREAMCAST" value="#4d7dd7" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_GAME_GEAR" value="#366fb1" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_GENESIS" value="#c23b2c" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_HIKARU" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_MASTER_SYSTEM" value="#c2403e" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_MEGA_DRIVE" value="#0e7acd" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_CLASSICS" value="#449aeb" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_MODEL_1" value="#449aeb" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_MODEL_2" value="#449aeb" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_MODEL_3" value="#449aeb" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_NAOMI_1" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_NAOMI_2" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_RING_EDGE" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_RING_WIDE" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_SATURN" value="#5b7ada" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_SG1000" value="#4957a1" />
        <add key="Platform.SEGA_STV" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.SHARP_X68000" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.SINCLAIR_ZX_SPECTRUM" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.SNK_NEOGEO_AES" value="#7c828c" />
        <add key="Platform.SNK_NEOGEO_CD" value="#af98e6" />
        <add key="Platform.SNK_NEOGEO_MVS" value="#d64444" />
        <add key="Platform.SNK_NEOGEO_POCKET" value="#ed9f46" />
        <add key="Platform.SNK_NEOGEO_POCKET_COLOR" value="#ed9f46" />
        <add key="Platform.SONY_PLAYSTATION_1" value="#878c92" />
        <add key="Platform.SONY_PLAYSTATION_2" value="#3069c0" />
        <add key="Platform.SONY_PLAYSTATION_3" value="#367cda" />
        <add key="Platform.SONY_PLAYSTATION_4" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.SONY_PSP" value="#376da9" />
        <add key="Platform.STEAM" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.TAITO_NESICAXLIVE" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.TAITO_TYPE_X" value="#297dbc" />
        <add key="Platform.TAITO_TYPE_X2" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.WATARA_SUPERVISION" value="" />
        <add key="Platform.ZINC" value="" />


        <!-- PLAYLISTS -->
        <add key="Playlist.EVERYTHING" value="" />
        <add key="Playlist.FAVORITE" value="" />
        <add key="Playlist.FREQUENT" value="" />
        <add key="Playlist.RANDOM" value="" />
        <add key="Playlist.RECENT" value="" />
        
        
        <!-- PLAYLISTS DEFAULT ARCADE-->
        <add key="Playlist.2-PLAYER" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.4-PLAYER" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.BALL_AND_PADDLE_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.FIGHTING_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.MAZE_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.MULTIGAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.PINBALL_ARCADE" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.PLATFORM_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.PUZZLE_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.RACING_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.SPORTS_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.RHYTHM_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.LIGHTGUN_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.BEAT_EM_UPS" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.FLYING_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.BOARD_AND_CARD_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.SHOOT_EM_UP" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.RUN_AND_GUN_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.SHOOTER_GAMES" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.ATARI_CLASSICS" value="#edcf4d" />
        <add key="Playlist.CAPCOM_CLASSICS" value="#edcf4d" />
        <add key="Playlist.DATA_EAST_GAMES" value="#9abbf8" />
        <add key="Playlist.IREM_CLASSICS" value="#69e9d3" />
        <add key="Playlist.KONAMI_CLASSICS" value="#ed9f46" />
        <add key="Playlist.MIDWAY_CLASSICS" value="#e25455" />
        <add key="Playlist.NAMCO_CLASSICS" value="#c1444b" />
        <add key="Playlist.NINTENDO_CLASSICS" value="#58c0ce" />
        <add key="Playlist.SEGA_CLASSICS" value="#449aeb" />
        <add key="Playlist.SNK_CLASSICS" value="#d64344" />
        <add key="Playlist.TAITO_CLASSICS" value="#78bbf1" />
        <add key="Playlist.WILLIAMS_CLASSICS" value="#d54243" />
        <add key="Playlist.CAVE" value="#30ae6e" />
        <add key="Playlist.CAPCOM_PLAY_SYSTEM_1" value="#edcf4d" />
        <add key="Playlist.CAPCOM_PLAY_SYSTEM_2" value="#edcf4d" />
        <add key="Playlist.CAPCOM_PLAY_SYSTEM_3" value="#edcf4d" />
        <add key="Playlist.NAMCO_SYSTEM_22" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.SEGA_MODEL_2" value="#449aeb" />
        <add key="Playlist.SEGA_ST_V" value="#5d60b9" />
        <add key="Playlist.SNK_NEOGEO_MVS" value="#e25140" />

Ao.Bigbox.Themer.v3_9_7a-Colors.dll.config

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7 hours ago, Certifiedhalo said:

@faeran Any ETA on the new views? Caught sight of the text list during your latest stream. Looks gorgeous ?

It's definitely in the works, unsure of an ETA at this point, as I only have the revamped text view (mostly) done.

On another note, the more people I can get testing the COMMUNITY Theme Creator version of Colorful, the better:

Much appreciated for anyone willing to test, as it will eventually replace the version of Colorful on the forums and within Big Box.

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Just now, faeran said:

It's definitely in the works, unsure of an ETA at this point, as I only have the revamped text view (mostly) done.

On another note, the more people I can get testing the COMMUNITY Theme Creator version of Colorful, the better:

Much appreciated for anyone willing to test, as it will eventually replace the version of Colorful on the forums and within Big Box.

Cool. Redoing my setup at the moment. Once ready, I’ll start using the community version and report back ?

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There's a glitch where COLORFUL_Styles.xaml is randomly ignored for subcategories. For example sometimes SNES has the correct color for subcategories and sometimes it doesn't (This can happen with any platform's sub categories, not just SNES).

Normal:

normal.thumb.png.c27faff67878157d7fd19470e3d53563.png

Glitched:

glitch.thumb.png.4c96f84d6ffdca42088aed9215b7a5c3.png

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Hi @faeran !

While we don't have a new release for Colorful, I'm here editing the xaml files trying to fix color code. I have no coding and programming skills. Some platforms still show the default green instead of the expected color. I would appreciate it if you can tell me which files should I modify to fix just this green one.

I'm wondering if the Colorful theme has the ability to convert the color code automatically for platforms with different names. Ideally, it should be based on the scrap chosen when importing games, am I right?
Otherwise, we'll always have to manually add any platform that doesn't use default names.
It also affects the logos i'm using here.

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17 minutes ago, soqueroeu said:

Hi @faeran !

While we don't have a new release for Colorful, I'm here editing the axml files trying to fix color code. I have no coding and programming skills. Some platforms still show the default green instead of the expected color. I would appreciate it if you can tell me which files should I modify to fix just this green one.

I'm wondering if the Colorful theme has the ability to convert the color code automatically for platforms with different names. Ideally, it should be based on the scrap chosen when importing games, am I right?
Otherwise, we'll always have to manually add any platform that doesn't use default names.
It also affects the logos i'm using here.

Hi @soqueroeu. Depending on the version of Colorful you are using, will change how you would go about adding color codes.

The current version uses Themes\COLORFUL - Light\Views\Styles\COLORFUL_Styles.xaml 

You can add as many extra lines as you want, it does adhere to scrape as, you can also just add your own custom names.

However, this version of the theme will be replaced with the COMMUNITY Theme Creator version.

That one will have a user interface for the colors, with the added benefit of you being able to publish your own version of the theme to take advantage of any new plugin and coding improvements that new versions of the creator provides (without needing to know any code).

the interface will look like this, and will allow you to add colors with exact titles or partial titles.

image.thumb.png.85aae798c9b328419e7498bad180c959.png

I'll do a tutorial closer to the time of that version's release.

 

In saying all of this, if you do  have any colors that need to be added, let me know and I'll add them to the theme creator.

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8 minutes ago, soqueroeu said:

Thanks for the quick response @faeran!
WOw!  Good to know that in the future we will be able to customize the theme more easily!

I am using the trial version you are coding. Everything I have for xaml is in Themes\Colorful - Light Theme\Views.
Any suggestions?

Since it's not officially out yet, the COMMUNITY Theme Creator files aren't quite live. If you have any particular color codes that need to be added, let me know and I'll add them directly into the creator. Then when I get the next test version out, it will be in there.

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@faeran ,I have no color preference, I want to use the existing ones right now. I just want to correct the colors for the left side rectangles to match the current ones on the right side. ?

From what I've seen, the offenders so far are Arcade and Handheld categories, but I think I saw subtle difference for consoles too.

OK! For the portable category I apparently managed to solve it, adding the category that didn't exist.


I'm wonder, there is a conflict for Arcade. In two views the colors match, but not in one of them:

image.thumb.png.7a0638e36a03dc33d48fdb9e9867886f.png

image.thumb.png.ee80b1cded63ff39a3f77fb31e1ae265.png

image.thumb.png.e863e85db43dbdb49647c2038bcb0b12.png

 🤔

 

 

 

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On 9/3/2021 at 7:20 PM, soqueroeu said:

@faeran ,I have no color preference, I want to use the existing ones right now. I just want to correct the colors for the left side rectangles to match the current ones on the right side. ?

From what I've seen, the offenders so far are Arcade and Handheld categories, but I think I saw subtle difference for consoles too.

OK! For the portable category I apparently managed to solve it, adding the category that didn't exist.


I'm wonder, there is a conflict for Arcade. In two views the colors match, but not in one of them

 

I don't have control over the new color management plugin, but it looks like a problem between:
 - ARCADE (platform)  - purple
 - ARCADE (category)  - blue

2 hours ago, winterwulf said:

Hi :) I am trying to edit the theme to show in the game selection a screenshot of gameplay instead of the start menu.

Any hint how could I do this?

I dont have the videos for all the games.

Here too, the theme is being rewritten by @faeran. Normally, this is not on code side that we regulate this.
Try here, in LaunchBox settings 
Capture.thumb.PNG.c1d4067f419596f47f273c7a489d29c3.PNG

Raise the "screenshot - Gameplay" to the top

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On 9/3/2021 at 1:20 PM, soqueroeu said:

@faeran ,I have no color preference, I want to use the existing ones right now. I just want to correct the colors for the left side rectangles to match the current ones on the right side. ?

From what I've seen, the offenders so far are Arcade and Handheld categories, but I think I saw subtle difference for consoles too.

OK! For the portable category I apparently managed to solve it, adding the category that didn't exist.


I'm wonder, there is a conflict for Arcade. In two views the colors match, but not in one of them:

image.thumb.png.7a0638e36a03dc33d48fdb9e9867886f.png

image.thumb.png.ee80b1cded63ff39a3f77fb31e1ae265.png

image.thumb.png.e863e85db43dbdb49647c2038bcb0b12.png

 🤔

 

 

 

While I won't be solving this for the current version of Colorful, I've worked out a solution for the CTC version that's currently in beta. It will be able to differentiate between category and platform names. I'll try and release a new beta in the next day. I just have one more thing to work out.

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