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A variant of the  "Game Controls" theme that shows either a Game Specific controller mapping or in absence of a game map it will show a Platform Specific controller mapping in Full Screen (FS).

A sample of images are supplied courtesy of @OhBoy. It is 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. The Images shown for display are only samples of how the theme will look.

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

How to set-up:

All images must be placed in the following folder and structure. (I have included the folder structure and ReadMe in the zip just copy it into \Launchbox folder.)

(Pics below to show how this should look) 
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 LB Database ID (the LB Database ID is best used for games with symbols in the name as currently the coding has trouble pulling game files since LB will display ":" in the title but Windows will convert it to "_").
   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)

IMPORTANT:
The theme is searching for a .jpg if your images are .png you must either change your image file extenstions or I have left a ReadMe in the theme's folder on how to edit the theme. It is simple and only takes a few steps.

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


 

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I used CPWizard to create the images for the control panel such as P1B1 is "Kick", etc.

That program saves the png files(which I can convert to jpg) as the MAME file name.  Any way to call up the images  with the MAME file name vs the typical Launchbox naming convention?  

 

Example: tmht22pe vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles_ Turtles in Time

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1 hour ago, leech_hunter said:

I used CPWizard to create the images for the control panel such as P1B1 is "Kick", etc.

That program saves the png files(which I can convert to jpg) as the MAME file name.  Any way to call up the images  with the MAME file name vs the typical Launchbox naming convention?  

 

Example: tmht22pe vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles_ Turtles in Time

So, just need a database that has the mame zip and the launchbox database id.

I am working on a way that uses excel and romcenter. It isn't exact (about 90%). If you want, I can post when I am done.

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18 hours ago, leech_hunter said:

I used CPWizard to create the images for the control panel such as P1B1 is "Kick", etc.

That program saves the png files(which I can convert to jpg) as the MAME file name.  Any way to call up the images  with the MAME file name vs the typical Launchbox naming convention?  

 

Example: tmht22pe vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles_ Turtles in Time

@leech_hunter I think I wrote something that will do it - it is running on my local machine. Before I upload it and announce it, can you help me test it? Can you send me (via message or here) your Arcade.xml (In the Launchbox/Data/Platforms folder) This will help me test it.

So far it gets almost everything on mine (working on 720 degrees), but I don't have too many mame games.

Thanks

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4 hours ago, Banditt said:

@leech_hunter I think I wrote something that will do it - it is running on my local machine. Before I upload it and announce it, can you help me test it? Can you send me (via message or here) your Arcade.xml (In the Launchbox/Data/Platforms folder) This will help me test it.

So far it gets almost everything on mine (working on 720 degrees), but I don't have too many mame games.

Thanks

I just sent you the Arcade.xml file in a message.  Thanks!  Let me know what I should do next.

 

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i'm having a problem with this and was looking for some help

what "platform" do we use for this?  

I have an ARCADE platform that uses MAME.

I also have a MORTAL KOMBAT "platform" that uses ARCADE/MAME.

Where should I put the images for Mortal Kombat? is it Images\Game Controls\Arcade\Mortal Kombat.jpg or Images\Game Controls\Mortal Kombat\Mortal Kombat.jpg?

 

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\Images\Game Controls\Arcade\

Try naming it after the LB ID. I had to change to using the LB ID due to LB having issues using custom image folders and reading game names that contained symbols. So the theme may have trouble reading game names at all due to using coding for the LB ID.

Try naming the file 7193.jpg (the LB ID).

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Posted (edited)

so i installed this theme and used a 1920x1080 image of my controller, but it seems the resolution is changing when i pause the game.  

1080p in game

1368x760 (i think) when it is in pause.  

so, one problem is that my tv then shows the resolution change on screen when i pause.  second is that the image is scaled, meaning uneven black boxes.  

any thoughts on how to fix this?

Edited by angryherbalist

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1 hour ago, angryherbalist said:

so i installed this theme and used a 1920x1080 image of my controller, but it seems the resolution is changing when i pause the game.  

1080p in game

1368x760 (i think) when it is in pause.  

so, one problem is that my tv then shows the resolution change on screen when i pause.  second is that the image is scaled, meaning uneven black boxes.  

any thoughts on how to fix this?

This I am not sure. Is your native resolution 1920x1080? Are you running any DPI scaling?

I am running native 1920x1080 and when a game's resolution changes even when I Pause (regardless of the Pause theme used) it shows the pause theme and images at my native resolution.

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Retro: thanks on the graphics.  it was a setting. 

On the Game Controls, I’m at a loss. 

I have Nintendo working using the LBID.  

Arcade is not working. 

My platform is Arcade and Arcade Classics.  I put the images by LBID in the Arcade folder as in the images i attached here, but nothing shows—including the platform file that came with the theme.  

Any thoughts?

 

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