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mahuti

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OlRoom 4x3 Themes
« on: January 15, 2017, 01:13:54 AM »
This wasn't originally my theme. This is based off of OlRoom theme found here:
http://forum.attractmode.org/index.php?topic=926.15
Please give them the credit for the original. Apologies to the original creators for the liberties I've taken with their work. OlRoom was done very well, but it doesn't work for my setup, so I had to create my own versions. Since my themes are 4:3 and use slightly different code I decided to create my own thread.

Features:
  • Themes are 4:3 ratio
  • Does not use a spinning wheel (but does use wheel logos)
  • Contains changed console images and controller images. I tried to adjust the scaling and perspective to be in tighter range.
  • Image/Names are based on US console versions



These themes all assume the use of Hyperspin & Emumovies assets for videosnaps, flyers, etc. I'll note what is required in the description of each one.

If you need the PSD (Photoshop) file, you can download it here. It's fairly large (200+mb), but well organized: 


UPDATE ---------------------

You can download the individual themes elsewhere in this thread, but I've made a unified layout so you only need one theme folder to handle multiple emulators. It displays:

Atari 2600
Intellivision
Nintendo NES
Nintendo SNES
Nintendo 64
Sega Genesis
Sony Playstation
ScummVM
Generic PC
Generic TV

If you want any other system added to this theme please let me know.

Usage Instructions:
There are 2 methods:

a. Name your lists like the above and it will change styles automatically when switching between supported emulators.
I was unable to find a dynamic method within AttractMode to change the style based on the emulator (the variables were only for display, not for evaluation) so it changes based on list name.

b. If you don't want to use specific list names, duplicate the layout (name it whatever you want) and set the "Selected System" option to the specific style you want.

The download is attached to this post. I'll update it if I make additional changes or additions.

 I've noticed a few scaling issues with the "played time" I'll be fixing that soon.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2017, 12:07:22 PM by mahuti »

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OlRoom NES 4x3
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 01:15:15 AM »
OlRoom NES 4x3
  • Snap: video snaps from emumovies
  • Flyer: 2d boxart (either hyperspin or emumovies)
  • Wheel: wheel logos from hyper spin
  • Marquee: cartridge tops... I think from hyperspin. If not... check emumovies
  • If wheel logo images aren't selected in the settings, game titles are shown (in Pretendo font if added to this theme folder or installed on your system)
« Last Edit: January 15, 2017, 01:27:49 AM by mahuti »

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OlRoom Atari 4x3
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 01:17:31 AM »
OlRoom Atari 2600 4x3
  • Snap: video snaps from emumovies
  • Flyer: 3d boxart from hyperspin
  • Wheel: wheel logos from hyper spin
  • Marquee: cartridge tops... I think from hyperspin. If not... check emumovies
  • If wheel logo images aren't selected in the settings, game titles are shown (in SFAtarianSystem-Bold font if added to this theme folder or installed on your system)
« Last Edit: January 15, 2017, 01:30:57 AM by mahuti »

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OlRoom Genesis 4x3
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 01:18:54 AM »
OlRoom Genesis 4x3

  • Snap: video snaps from emumovies
  • Flyer: 3d boxart from hyperspin
  • Wheel: wheel logos from hyper spin
  • Marquee: cartridges... I think from hyperspin. If not... check emumovies
  • If wheel logo images aren't selected in the settings, game titles are shown
« Last Edit: January 15, 2017, 01:32:16 AM by mahuti »

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Re: OlRoom 4x3 Themes
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 10:40:11 PM »
Hi mahuti, thanks for sharing these awesome themes! If you have an SNES version please add it to this thread  ;)

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Re: OlRoom 4x3 Themes
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 08:02:24 AM »
It's coming, as will be an N64.

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Re: OlRoom 4x3 Themes
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 09:31:52 AM »
Do you also play the game with that overlay?

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Re: OlRoom 4x3 Themes
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2017, 12:05:54 PM »
No. However if one wanted you could make it into a static overlay.

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Re: OlRoom 4x3 Themes
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2017, 12:49:23 AM »

Hi Mahuti, thanks for your theme!

I tried to use the original OlRoom theme in my AM for RetroPie with a 800 x 600 screen, and indeed it adapted poorly to a 4:3 screen, so I was looking exactly for this for some of the 8-bit computers and consoles (Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad, Atari 8bit, Oddysey2, Coleco)

Would you share a "blank" theme? If possible, one with a cassette to show the title of the game. (There is a ZX Spectrum original OlRoom like that) I'll ask a friend to modify the background to make those themes. 

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Re: OlRoom 4x3 Themes
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2017, 03:30:00 PM »
Thanks for porting my theme to 4:3 resolution!
Good Work!  ;D  ;)

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Re: OlRoom 4x3 Themes
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2017, 07:56:42 AM »
Would you share a "blank" theme? If possible, one with a cassette to show the title of the game. (There is a ZX Spectrum original OlRoom like that) I'll ask a friend to modify the background to make those themes.

That's a great Idea. I'll do that.

I WILL be sharing the PSD too, but I need to get one of those megashare accounts or something first.

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Re: OlRoom NES 4x3
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2017, 05:30:39 AM »
OlRoom NES 4x3
  • Snap: video snaps from emumovies
  • Flyer: 2d boxart (either hyperspin or emumovies)
  • Wheel: wheel logos from hyper spin
  • Marquee: cartridge tops... I think from hyperspin. If not... check emumovies
  • If wheel logo images aren't selected in the settings, game titles are shown (in Pretendo font if added to this theme folder or installed on your system)

Thanks for converting these, they look great! I'm having issues with the Flyer: 2d boxart showing up.  Naming convention is as per hyperspin, the Marquee's work and the snaps. Any ideas?

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Re: OlRoom 4x3 Themes
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2017, 12:11:31 AM »
1. Is the flyer art named the exact same thing as the Marquees and the snaps?
2. In attractmode, do you have flyer path for the emulator configured correctly?
3. Are the permissions on the flyer folder and images set to 755 or 777? (or whatever the perms are supposed to be. I'm lazy and I always CHMOD 777 and CHOWN pi and CHGRP pi)

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Re: OlRoom 4x3 Themes
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2017, 01:04:37 AM »
1. Is the flyer art named the exact same thing as the Marquees and the snaps?
2. In attractmode, do you have flyer path for the emulator configured correctly?
3. Are the permissions on the flyer folder and images set to 755 or 777? (or whatever the perms are supposed to be. I'm lazy and I always CHMOD 777 and CHOWN pi and CHGRP pi)

Thanks for the tips Mahuti, I'll check these tonight once I get back home.

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Re: OlRoom 4x3 Themes
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2017, 10:10:06 AM »
These are great thanks, especially for arcade monitors. Can I ask have you got a SNES one or PSX? Thanks again for your work.