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RetroMania Theme (Fork of RetroMode)
« on: March 17, 2019, 05:34:23 AM »
This theme is a fork of RetroMode theme. It aims to be light-wieght and extremely thorough including most systems (Console, Arcade or Computers) even those not emulated at the moment.

Video I: Showcasing Arcades & Computers > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIxxbKcdZHY
Video II: Showcasing Consoles & Handhelds > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX7qQCiw7Fk

Since its very early and theme is WIP expect major changes. The theme utilizes viking's excellent Nostalgia Platforms set and Clear-Logo Silver Ring set. Filters are applied on Nostalgia set to get a more grunge look + original is video while I am using snaps.

Nostalgia Platforms Set: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/219-nostalgia-169-video-set/
Clear-Logo Silver Ring Set: https://forums.launchbox-app.com/files/file/59-silver-ring-clearlogo-set/

I'll periodically keep updating this thread as the theme develops.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 05:49:07 AM by rand0m »

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Re: RetroMania Theme (Fork of RetroMode)
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 02:07:20 PM »
Game List View, its WIP (Work in progress) so might change drastically in future :)

https://i.imgur.com/2Y5ugDd.jpg

- ALL on Top-Left is filter name
- Have yet to add information panels like year of release, category, players etc on right side of flyer.
- using preserve_art for flyers so hopefully will be able to work with all flyer sizes (like SNES USA)
« Last Edit: March 18, 2019, 02:09:13 PM by rand0m »

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Re: RetroMania Theme (Fork of RetroMode)
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2019, 07:57:31 AM »
The current gamelist view, its WIP so expect some changes. Tried Preserve Art module but that didn't work with EndNavigation trigger so removed it for the time being. It had the benefit of placing the point of origin to one point for all flyers so had the desired uniformity. Though flyers for games do seem to work as different sizes are accommodated in current setup. One of the main issues is to create a single layout which can work with all flyer sizes.

Issues:

  • The info area needs to be adjusted for adding Play Count and Play Time which means reduce the size of blocks to make some space. There will be fewer info tabs in release candidate as they need manual tweaking with romlists e.g. series, language and region are not available in romlist (AM follows MAME romlist format) and has to be adjusted elsewhere
  • Languages for Euro titles require far more space
  • Have not added snaps for controllers (game-pad/ mouse/ kb)
  • Might add Play count/ time & Game format with Title on top.
Front-End: Attract-Mode
Art Assets: Nostalgia set by viking, Silver ring Logo set by viking.



Gamelist View updated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_ifPLDylxI
« Last Edit: March 24, 2019, 12:16:53 AM by rand0m »

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Re: RetroMania Theme (Fork of RetroMode)
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 03:02:40 PM »
Following your progress with this theme has been enjoyable! It’s starting to feel polished! Ps i own that tv in the first second of the video! I remember going to circuit city with my parents and them buying it thinking 27” is huge! Few years ago i seen the same tv they had for sale on Facebook market and had to get it. It’s actually a really good tv, minus the lack of inputs and mediocre speakers. Visually great picture.

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Re: RetroMania Theme (Fork of RetroMode)
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 04:52:32 PM »
Following your progress with this theme has been enjoyable! It’s starting to feel polished! Ps i own that tv in the first second of the video! I remember going to circuit city with my parents and them buying it thinking 27” is huge! Few years ago i seen the same tv they had for sale on Facebook market and had to get it. It’s actually a really good tv, minus the lack of inputs and mediocre speakers. Visually great picture.

Thanks, CRT in '27 must have been huge! I find the Sony line of CRTs best for retro gaming.

Guys updated the Genre artwork for RetroMania. Latest video here > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0eNH5hLtMA

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Re: RetroMania Theme (Fork of RetroMode)
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 10:27:56 PM »
Progress/ Indicator Bar Update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ9CDi08Vec

(Its on left of gamelist)

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Re: RetroMania Theme (Fork of RetroMode)
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2019, 10:41:28 AM »
So good! :)