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Attract-Mode Support => Themes => Topic started by: rand0m on January 19, 2019, 06:42:02 AM

Title: RetroMode Theme
Post by: rand0m on January 19, 2019, 06:42:02 AM
Here is a brief video of a theme I am working on, its still a work in progress and needs a lot of polishing. The main idea was to follow a file manager like hierarchy too organize the roms. The backgrounds are from viking's excellent Nostalgia platform set, though I am using snaps (original are videos) with some heavy filters! the aim being to create a contrast between platform background and other items not there right now.

Video: https://youtu.be/cEAhZQLsCho
Title: Re: RetroMode Theme
Post by: bundangdon on January 19, 2019, 07:25:09 AM
Great work! The games list screen is a little too 'busy' for my taste with way too much to look at, and could definitely have some elements reduced/simplified. But overall, this is very nice!
Title: Re: RetroMode Theme
Post by: tommiegunz on January 19, 2019, 03:03:35 PM
looks great can't wait for this to download for my setup
Title: Re: RetroMode Theme
Post by: gunthermic on January 20, 2019, 01:10:01 AM
Looks great. Love all the information...
Title: Re: RetroMode Theme
Post by: supermagnate on January 21, 2019, 06:48:22 AM
Waooo, is awesome. I cant wait for try.
Title: Re: RetroMode Theme
Post by: rand0m on January 21, 2019, 08:09:41 PM
Looks great. Love all the information...
Thank you, Aim was to keep all required info at one place.

Waooo, is awesome. I cant wait for try.
Thanks!

looks great can't wait for this to download for my setup
Thanks! The author of platform set has been offline for a while, once he comes back online I'll request him to let me share Nostalgic set (with some alterations). I have no idea if his work is published under creative commons license or not.

Great work! The games list screen is a little too 'busy' for my taste with way too much to look at, and could definitely have some elements reduced/simplified. But overall, this is very nice!
Thanks, The gamelist definitely is too busy :D as I wanted everything in one place. Once I figure out the coding I am thinking of making another tab [Details] placed besides
[Overview] and move some of the stuff there. I am also thinking that Flyer + Snap (which starts a video after some ms) might be the optimal way to showcase artwork but that would require very particular set of videos, made with this application in mind.
Title: Re: RetroMode Theme
Post by: iOtero on January 22, 2019, 03:01:04 AM
The main menu i like, but in the rest of layouts ... too much information ... impossible to achieve in some systems.  :-\
And for 4:3 well neither ...  :-[
Title: Re: RetroMode Theme
Post by: rand0m on February 08, 2019, 01:47:28 AM
The main menu i like, but in the rest of layouts ... too much information ... impossible to achieve in some systems.  :-\
And for 4:3 well neither ...  :-[

Thanks, I am thinking of uploading this theme as a displaysmenu only theme for the moment, after I have upload Chicuelo Mix.

 4:3 is possible but would require the original videos from Nostalgia set. The original author (viking) has uploaded two sets 16:9 and 4:3. I took the pics from media player and applied some filters for a more grunge look via paint.net. I can share the details if you want to work on this.
Title: Re: RetroMode Theme
Post by: taelonian on February 11, 2019, 04:08:03 AM
The theme is nice but to much info
Title: Re: RetroMode Theme
Post by: iOtero on February 11, 2019, 05:35:34 AM
The theme is nice but to much info

Another friend who thinks the same as me.  ::)
Title: Re: RetroMode Theme
Post by: rand0m on February 13, 2019, 06:57:04 PM
@ty all for suggestions. I'll try create templates with less/ more info.

I have updated the theme, this is the current look:

 (https://i.imgur.com/8TFKnJa.jpg)



If you guys prefer the last look (gray color listbox), let me know I'll add it as an option (or release it separately after I am done with updated version). For this theme I am using viking's excellent Nostalgia platform set and silver ring clearlogo set.
Title: Re: RetroMode Theme
Post by: taelonian on February 14, 2019, 08:11:55 AM
Nice theme i use clear logos without ring