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Game Controls (Beta)

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A no frills Pause Theme that shows either a Game Specific controller mapping or, in absence of a game map, shows a Platform Specific controller mapping.

Some controller images supplied. This is not a complete collection you will have to source/make your images. The theme is mainly designed for those that will create their own mapping images or those that have them already and want a way to show them without having to override the current LaunchBox image files. 

NOTE: All images must be placed in a specific folder structure and follow the standard LaunchBox naming convention to work with this theme. (SEE BELOW)

The theme looks for a .jpg. If you are using .png there is a ReadMe on how to edit the theme or you can change your image file extension.

How to set-up:

All images must be placed in the following folder and structure. (I have also included a sample folder structure and ReadMe in the zip just copy the "Images" folder into \Launchbox folder.)
1) Place a folder called "Game Controls" in the \Launchbox\Images folder (It would be \Launchbox\Images\Game Controls\)


2) All platform specific control images must be named as the platform in your set-up is named and placed in the \Launchbox\Images\Game Controls folder
  (Example Sony PlayStation platform: \Launchbox\Images\Game Controls\Sony PlayStation.jpg) Note: The name must match how you have the platform named in Launchbox.


3) All game specific control images must be named exactly as the game is named in your set-up or as the rom is name.
   The image must then be placed inside a folder that is named exactly as the platfrom is named and the folder must be placed in the Game Controls location.
   Game Specific Controls folder example: (Example Sony PlayStation platform: \Launchbox\Images\Game Controls\Sony PlayStation\ ).
   The control image for the game specific is placed in the above folder folder:(Example Alien Trilogy for Sony Playstation: \Launchbox\Images\Game Controls\Sony PlayStation\Alien Trilogy.jpg)

I have included @OhBoy controller images with his approval. You can download what he has created here. He also has a Pause and Startup theme.

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  • 6 months later...

I could not say. Works fine for me and I just tested on several setups. Especially since Arcade is the main reason I use it. Safe to assume your platform is actually called “Arcade”? What version LB are you on?

The causes would normally be misnamed file, misnamed folder, or folder path incorrect to images. If all others work that we know it is not folder path. In your other post I just looked at it appears naming of files is right. You are using .jpg and not .png. So file type is not the issue.

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Question. Looks like if I use the title of the rom from mame  it doesn't work. The title from launchbox works if it does not have any symbols in it. But as we know, a lot of mame games have symbols in them? Any options? Or am I missing something?

 

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On 7/26/2022 at 8:49 PM, thefritz11 said:

Question. Looks like if I use the title of the rom from mame  it doesn't work. The title from launchbox works if it does not have any symbols in it. But as we know, a lot of mame games have symbols in them? Any options? Or am I missing something?

 

Below are two adapted versions that "should" work with Mame game names eg Alien3: The Gun being called alien3 - i.e the rom name

Pick either the png or jpg version depending on what your images are and then rename it to Arcade.xaml and put it in the Pause theme folder inside Game Controls alongside the Default.xaml 

This assumes that your platform is called Arcade - if it isn't then change the name of the file to whatever the platform is called

Hopefully Retro808 doesn't mind me sharing this, but if they do then just let me know and I will remove it.

I take no credit for anything and I have made no changes major changes.

Cheers

 

Arcade-png.xaml Arcade-jpg.xaml

Edited by Kiinkyfoxx
I'm an idiot and put the wrong files up
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