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Hi,

Decided to make a new faster and lighter theme. Just tried LV-101 with my "new" retro machine with i5-4570T cpu and the experience was horrible.

My goal is to make fast and smooth theme for older machines. Also I'am trying to design new layouts that look fresh compared to my other themes (which is hard).FastClassic.thumb.jpg.78945b08dfa558e78fbf0f036edaa98d.jpg194038566_FastClassic1.thumb.jpg.df2e5d845436594d01747eb5c7275c2a.jpg

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I'am just throwing my ideas here. Trying to find the right look and feel and keeping this as simple as possible.657964620_FastClassic2.thumb.jpg.6d0535af4a8393ac89b90e88cd8b38cf.jpg384891248_FastClassic3.thumb.jpg.581e36205e4c447df3160c84d2e130ff.jpg1211724452_FastClassic4.thumb.jpg.022e6aa5d0117cc3dce81fd2534eeec7.jpg2144459889_FastClassic6.thumb.jpg.f99482594d6ed470f8b9bb7759ce4001.jpg

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Man, you're putting out themes left and right! I definitely like the minimalism here! I'm in the process of making a theme myself and I can't relate to your statement of it being hard to come up with new layout ideas! That theme editor is great though. That's such a game changer for themes.  You should really consider taking a quick video of your themes with OBS or something so people can get a better idea of your theme before downloading. Nice work on this though! I'm glad to see more minimalism on here!

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4 hours ago, Magic Button said:

Man, you're putting out themes left and right! I definitely like the minimalism here! I'm in the process of making a theme myself and I can't relate to your statement of it being hard to come up with new layout ideas! That theme editor is great though. That's such a game changer for themes.  You should really consider taking a quick video of your themes with OBS or something so people can get a better idea of your theme before downloading. Nice work on this though! I'm glad to see more minimalism on here!

Thanks! You mean I should talk in a video while designing? Or I should explain how my themes work? Sounds like a lot of work :) Sorry, but I ain't good at speaking english and also I'am trying to design themes that don't need any explaining, maybe some day I will succeed.

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Less clutter. This is actually the same that I posted earlier, so I think I'am going to go with this one and start designing the rest of the theme.

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Seems to work, I think I will make few stripe color variations based on the current platform. Genesis, bluish, Nintendo red etc.57523128_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-TextGamesView-2020-09-2415_52_12.thumb.jpg.8edeb9d11a9a96029767356c3bf7e5b3.jpg462768559_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-TextGamesView-2020-09-2415_52_16.thumb.jpg.5204f41d317b90615b82460efebec657.jpg

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Tweaked the view a little. Tested. The left image area works great most of the time. Snes and N64 box-art is troublesome. 335852362_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-TextGamesView-2020-09-2520_11_42.thumb.jpg.7b43666f00f27ef6c8349638c33ecef4.jpg370554355_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-TextGamesView-2020-09-2520_11_54.thumb.jpg.32bf973f2accfbc6cf3ec1562c216e74.jpg

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Sorry for spamming here. I'am just exited right now. This must be my cleanest theme and blazing fast. Seems to scale nicely also.2119183550_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-TextGamesView-2020-09-2610_01_20.thumb.jpg.52351c39b252cbe58e7e1bfbf25634aa.jpg1797090947_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-TextGamesView-2020-09-2610_00_14.thumb.jpg.c3fd5e51eee7d6afa40bd016beb876a1.jpg1547487396_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-TextFiltersView-2020-09-2610_00_27.thumb.jpg.876d60a102d5e384e8e0887f4c449d40.jpg

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Tested on 4:3 screen and the view was too cramped. Had to make more empty space between elements and now it works great! Video must be small for this to run on my i5-4570t.748031007_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-TextGamesView-2020-09-2613_30_51.thumb.jpg.d65b56be8573fd627747b1271388d0ee.jpg1203842427_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-TextGamesView-2020-09-2613_30_55.thumb.jpg.3d3ebffa0b46592260c7a868c881d55b.jpg1086191202_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-TextGamesView-2020-09-2613_37_27.thumb.jpg.7a9e008bbb774bf23984a4e095dc9504.jpg1922289931_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-TextGamesView-2020-09-2613_37_20.thumb.jpg.f45288df1bfc713424bf0a23dbb9eed2.jpg

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On 9/29/2020 at 7:15 AM, Cypher said:

I'm digging this. Can't wait to see a video of it running.

Thanks. I'am making more views and doing a lot of testing. Hopefully I can fullfill the expectations. Primary objective is to make this theme fast, smooth and easy to customize.

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Some progress. Added few animations. Testing with 16:9 and 4:3 ratios, seems to work fine. Some elements scale badly, but that's the trait off of being responsive. Works smoothly on my i5-4570t with 8 gb ram. Trying to tacle the infamous playlist device images and logos. Hard to make them work with the same layout as the platforms. Don't want to start making a lot of custom images for those.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Layout changes in game details view. Widened the menu to work better on 4:3 ratio also. Smoothed some of the animations.

 

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Posted (edited)

I'am going to make a dedicated 4:3 version, because the theme elements don't scale like I would want them to. Here's some screenshots. It's them same, but more balanced to 4:3 ratio.857563556_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-43-PlatformWheel1FiltersView-2020-10-0916_47_50.thumb.jpg.cd9b9dd9aceb4b0fc62a908f9564e444.jpg467290616_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-43-HorizontalWheel1GamesView-2020-10-0916_48_10.thumb.jpg.ba6f35caeed6fd7263262f47d93a78c4.jpg 402479443_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-43-TextGamesView-2020-10-0916_39_28.thumb.jpg.8ce3a420f3102acc3d9c0cda7cc880e4.jpg2092407325_BigBoxScreenshot-FastClassic-43-TextGamesView-2020-10-0916_39_31.thumb.jpg.ab468bf68e2722edb6d173f05be71387.jpg

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