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GenesisMini - [Theme Workshop]

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GenesisMini was built during a Theme Workshop live stream. If you are interested in creating themes, subscribe to the Unbroken Software YouTube channel.



This was more of a experiment and POC to see how well a Genesis Mini theme could be ported to the Big Box environment. This is not a fully fledge theme, but only 2 views, a basic platform view and a wall games view.

The theme was designed using the COMMUNITY Theme Creator, along with some manual code changes with the wall view file in order to utilize the new wheel CoverFlow features not yet currently in the Theme Creator.


Educational Information:



WallGamesView.xaml was manually edited to include the functionality of the new flow controls. If you want to make changes to the COMMUNITY Theme files and republish, you will also need to manually copy and paste the CoverFlow code into your published theme. To do this, find the following in both the downloaded theme WallGamesView.xaml file and your published WallGamesView.xaml file and replace:

///Lots of stuff inbetween///                          

This theme also utilizes custom platform Wall Views files. You will find the files inside of the GenesisMini\Views\WallGamesView folder. Each file represents the wall view code that will show up on the specific platform the file is named after. If you want to add support for more systems, simply make a copy of a system file that most closely matches the box size of your new system, and rename it to match your new platform name.




Watch this theme being built:



COMMUNITY Theme Creator by @y2guru. Find it here: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/2115-community-theme-creator-for-bigbox/
The GenesisMini image files were sourced from the following Github https://github.com/Arcanthur/Sega-CD-Mini, author Arcanthur 
Subscribe to catch future live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIht6UXIEXIgz4eXAEShxA


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