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NEON DELUXE ARCADE - FINAL 16:9

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CREDITS

Huge thanks goes out to @y2guru for his Community Theme Creator Software and his endless personal help, also he created the animated wheels for this theme! @Hexxxer for the original inspiration of his FutureState theme. @Rincewind for the inspiration on his use of the icons. Thanks guys!

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INTRO

This is the final version of Neon Deluxe Arcade, it's completely rebuild from the ground up. The old theme was slow, I couldn't even run it in 4K but with this rebuild it runs even smoothly with 4K theme graphics.
This theme looks the same in any DPI setting now but it's only for 16:9 views.

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INSTALLATION

1. Download the theme here and place the folder in Launchbox/Themes/

2. You might need to unblock the zip file or all the .DLL's in the plugin folder. Right click the zip or DLL files, choose properties and at the bottom you click "Unblock".

3. I recommend doing the following to speed up Big Box greatly: 

 - Uncheck all Background Images in Launchbox > Tools > Options > Media > Background Priorities
 - Set all transitions to "None" in BigBox settings
 - Use the Clean Up media tool in launchbox/tools/Clean Up Media... (this can really speed up lists with thousands of games and duplicate media)
 - Defrag the drive that holds your media files


Hope you like and enjoy! 🤘

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LINKS

Neon Deluxe Arcade is a series of themes and elements, if you like you can download these to accompany the complete theme, visit this page to see all my other work:
https://forums.launchbox-app.com/profile/88501-mr-retrolust/content/?type=downloads_file

The excellent start up video by @PaDeMoNiuM

 


 

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Loving it so far :D

Maybe if i'd want to improve a thing or two, the horizontal views for the games are amazing but the pointer is a bit clunky with some logos, maybe it would be better to put it under the logos instead of around them? Like a shorter neon one just pointing at the logo !

Also the choice for this kind of horizontal view would be amazing for the platforms too ! 

Another one would be with the first vertical wheel for the games: it could maybe have the ratings/region/year/playmode/genre/developer/publisher on the left even if it means less space for the description (it can still scroll though) so this way when the game has no description or a small one, the left part doesn't look empty ! And you still have a big clean video on the right ! I don't know if it's possible to fit that many information on the left but at least the ratings and some informations like the previous version !

That's only my personal preferences and the theme is already great so it's only some suggestions :) 

Keep up the good work you are the best !

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46 minutes ago, Hvitson said:

Loving it so far :D

Maybe if i'd want to improve a thing or two, the horizontal views for the games are amazing but the pointer is a bit clunky with some logos, maybe it would be better to put it under the logos instead of around them? Like a shorter neon one just pointing at the logo !

Also the choice for this kind of horizontal view would be amazing for the platforms too ! 

Another one would be with the first vertical wheel for the games: it could maybe have the ratings/region/year/playmode/genre/developer/publisher on the left even if it means less space for the description (it can still scroll though) so this way when the game has no description or a small one, the left part doesn't look empty ! And you still have a big clean video on the right ! I don't know if it's possible to fit that many information on the left but at least the ratings and some informations like the previous version !

That's only my personal preferences and the theme is already great so it's only some suggestions :) 

Keep up the good work you are the best !

Thanks for the compliments and suggestions man :)

Funny I think the same about the horizontal pointer, it doesnt feel just right. I still have to play with the logo layout in horizontal views as well as they are too close together. For the other suggestions I can make something manual for you if you need it.

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Excellent, thanks for sharing this work, I am using it right now and it looks great. The only problem I have is that I can't use it in Spanish since it doesn't work.
Hopefully it will be solved sometime. Thank you!.

 

 

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v1.2

- Language format fixed by @y2guru (thanks so much for your hard work!) now works in all languages
- Changed graphic for horizontal wheel bar
- Fixed horizontal bar clear logo spacing and amount
- Added Screenshot Game Title to vertical wheel views
- Selected game logo in wheel adjusted

WheelGamesView.thumb.JPG.9d801b9ed59a0a9824739e4edccd5fed.JPG

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1 hour ago, Mr. RetroLust said:

v1.2

- Language format fixed by @y2guru (thanks so much for your hard work!) now works in all languages
- Changed graphic for horizontal wheel bar
- Fixed horizontal bar clear logo spacing and amount
- Added Screenshot Game Title to vertical wheel views
- Selected game logo in wheel adjusted

WheelGamesView.thumb.JPG.9d801b9ed59a0a9824739e4edccd5fed.JPG

awesome!!  i am very sorry it took me this long to fix the language issue.

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4 minutes ago, y2guru said:

awesome!!  i am very sorry it took me this long to fix the language issue.

Are you crazy, you really dont have to apologize man! Really glad to have you in this community! :)

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wow , alot of work must have gone into this well done

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1 hour ago, horse said:

wow , alot of work must have gone into this well done

Thanks bro, yep a lot of work but couldn't have done this without @y2guru his help and amazing software! 🤙

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1 hour ago, Harryham said:

absolutely amazing! any plans to make a matching pause theme?

Thanks man :) I dont use the pause theme feature myself, but when I do I will make one.

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I'm working in a plataform video project for my cabinet using this theme for bigbox. I'm working with the default EM plataform videos in 4x3, appling some effects to resamble old crt tvs and using the bezels from @Mr. RetroLustcollection.

I'm still in doubt if a 4x3 or a 16x9 aspect ratio fits better for this theme. I'm puting a link with two samples and I would love the receive some suggestions.

Thank you!

 

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsuPG_t4-2LNh6Rd8J_eH31jFAMlDA?e=Bbi5nX

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great, thanks for solving the language problem, today I am going to install it again. It is very much appreciated, greetings to all.
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I like this theme a lot, its great. My "coding skills" are very low. In my mind is an idea for the wheel text view. Is it possible to add a few grafics like in the Picture?

theme_modified.thumb.png.5f96a58f065f1433a5a3dd4607ce4925.pngChange the Text Arcade to the grafics, example:

theme_modified_banner.thumb.png.b6eee32d5a7eea06cb58badfb8d47703.pngthx for Discussion

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Wow, I tried this theme previously and it was too sluggish on my rig. I dl'd the final version and it is beautiful and peppy. I'm switching over to this theme permanently! Great work!!

One issue I have is that the category, platform & playlist clearlogos are for some reason super zoomed/expanded...they are all ram-jammed on top of each other. When I get to the gamelists, the clearlogos are spaced correctly. Any ideas?

Thanks...Piper 

image.thumb.png.8c51c8e5bbd2b8eb8e20eba66077ef74.pngPS: i'm in 4K rez if that matters.

 

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21 minutes ago, PiperCalls said:

Wow, I tried this theme previously and it was too sluggish on my rig. I dl'd the final version and it is beautiful and peppy. I'm switching over to this theme permanently! Great work!!

One issue I have is that the category, platform & playlist clearlogos are for some reason super zoomed/expanded...they are all ram-jammed on top of each other. When I get to the gamelists, the clearlogos are spaced correctly. Any ideas?

Thanks...Piper 

image.thumb.png.8c51c8e5bbd2b8eb8e20eba66077ef74.pngPS: i'm in 4K rez if that matters.

 

Thanks glad you like :) I'm aware of the problem and tried to fix it but haven't succeeded yet. When I find the fix i'll let you know here. 

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13 minutes ago, Mr. RetroLust said:

Thanks glad you like :) I'm aware of the problem and tried to fix it but haven't succeeded yet. When I find the fix i'll let you know here. 

Like it is an understatement, this is the best theme available IMO. Oh, OK thanks for letting me know...I just figured I had done something wrong lol.

Thanks...Piper

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1.4

- Vertical wheels in game and platform have been adjusted slightly so they zoom in more once in the selector arrow and slightly more space between logo's.

- Vertical logo issue @PiperCalls : If you use logo's which have more height than width (vertical logo's) please add blank space to the sides in the images in order for them to appear in the selector as the horizontal logo's do, there is no fix for this in BigBox theming itself yet.

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