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Lambda beta

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This theme attempt to be minimal and modern and maximise screen estate.

Note: this is a beta release and features may change in future releases.

Installation

  • Unzip into LaunchBox\LBThemes directory
  • In LaunchBox go to: Options -> Visuals -> Theme: Lambda beta

Windows 7/8 user: Microsoft's “Segoe MDL2 Assets” font ( SegMDL2.ttf ) is required for the buttons and icons to rendered properly. (If you have it it will work but it’s not included here because of licensing reasons.)

Settings guide

tl;dr:

  • You may have to tweak your Boxes aspect ratio and spacing. 
  • The top Details image is only visible when Fanart is available.
  • Button bar can't be hidden because of the licensing info.
  • Font and colour settings have no effect (font is based on system font).

Settings used in screenshots are:

Options -> Visuals -> Boxes -> Spacing:

Aspect Ratio: 0.6 * 
Horizontal Spacing: 2
Vertical Spacing: 2
Horizontal Padding: 8
Vertical Padding: 2
Text Spacing: 4
Text Lines to Show: 2

*) For horizontal box art you may need to use a higher value.

Options -> Visuals -> Boxes:

Align Text Vertically : enabled
Align Text Horizontally : enabled
Show Subline : enabled (for platform info)

Other recommended settings:

Options -> Legacy -> General -> Game Details:

Show Fanart: enabled
other options at your own preference

Options -> Legacy -> Images -> Background Priorities :

Fanart : enabled
other options disabled

Options -> Visuals -> Backgrounds:

Background Blur Amount : 100
Background Fade Amount : 0

(Imo. the theme looks best when blurred background Fanart and Details Fanart are the same image.)

Settings that don't have any effect:

  • Button bar can't be hidden because the license has to stay visible.
  • Colours are hard coded.
  • Font (including size and scaling) is based on your Windows system settings.

 

Thanks to Grila for allowing me to use his LBPlex theme code, Retro808, neil9000, C-Beats and Jason Carr for testing and everyone who supported this release on the forum.

Lambda beta theme CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Shadowfire 2020


 

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Wonderful theme, but I wish the name of the game appeared when I put the mouse on the cover, so that I can differentiate between Disk 1 and Disk 2

like this :

 

Desktop Screenshot 2020.10.22 - 01.27.35.13.png

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On 10/22/2020 at 12:31 AM, Eyssa said:

Wonderful theme, but I wish the name of the game appeared when I put the mouse on the cover, so that I can differentiate between Disk 1 and Disk 2

Lambda beta is supposed to show the game titles below the cover. Have you set "Game Text Lines to Show" to 1 or greater in the "Spacing" section of LaunchBox config?

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2 hours ago, shadowfire said:

Lambda beta is supposed to show the game titles below the cover. Have you set "Game Text Lines to Show" to 1 or greater in the "Spacing" section of LaunchBox config?

I checked the options and did not find an option for the name of the game as in the picture that I attached to the top ..

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21 hours ago, Eyssa said:

I checked the options and did not find an option for the name of the game as in the picture that I attached to the top ..

Go to "Options -> Visuals -> Boxes -> Spacing" and set "Text Lines to Show" to "2"

The game title should be visible below the covers, not on hovering above. Like in the screenshots posted here

 

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7 hours ago, shadowfire said:

Go to "Options -> Visuals -> Boxes -> Spacing" and set "Text Lines to Show" to "2"

The game title should be visible below the covers, not on hovering above. Like in the screenshots posted here

 

I did it, but the horizontal space has increased and ruined the look of the covers ...

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4 minutes ago, Eyssa said:

I did it, but the horizontal space has increased and ruined the look of the covers ...

Then adjust that as well to your liking. Thats why the settings are there you can mess with them to get the look you like.

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29 minutes ago, neil9000 said:

Then adjust that as well to your liking. Thats why the settings are there you can mess with them to get the look you like.

All I want is the appearance of the name of the game on the cover when I put the mouse on it , and I hope that happens on next update ..

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