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dukpoki

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Frostbite (New Listless Update)
« on: August 28, 2018, 07:43:28 PM »
A very simple and basic theme using zpaolo11x's scripts for background blur and soft drop shadows.  Thanks zpaolo11x.

preview video (old version):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=283YpcciTDA


Update 11/2/18:

I've done a complete remake of the Frostbite theme.  It's a completely listless, minimal theme. 



Download (updated version)



« Last Edit: November 04, 2018, 07:06:40 PM by dukpoki »

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Re: Frostbite
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 12:06:44 AM »
A very simple and basic theme using zpaolo11x's scripts for background blur and soft drop shadows.  Thanks zpaolo11x.

You're welcome :) Very clean and very stylish theme, I like the way you used the shader to get drop shadows that follow the image aspect ratio.

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 12:35:01 AM »
Very clean and simple theme! Great work  :D

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018, 03:12:08 AM »
Good work, thanks.  8)

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018, 08:14:46 AM »
Thanks very nice theme  8)

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2018, 10:24:48 AM »
nice!! simple yet , ya CLEAN! good work!
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2018, 10:52:25 PM »
Great layout! It looks awesome without a lot of processing overhead.

Just personal preferences for my build...
- In the "popup box" part of the layout.nut I changed "[Name] " to "[Title] " which allows the MAME/Arcade names to show instead of the actual rom names (this doesn't affect other Displays/Emulators, at least on my build)
- In the "Blackout Animation" part of the layout.nut I changed the font size to be smaller to accommodate some of my long names (i.e. Super Nintendo Entertainment System)

A couple of other things that I haven't changed yet but probably will...
- Long game titles overlap the video playing
- Switching filters causes the "Blackout Animation" to activate showing the Display Name fade even though the Display/Emulator hasn't changed

I'm not expecting changes or updates to this build but I'm just providing my 2 cents for others using this layout.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 10:54:05 PM by progets »

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Re: Frostbite
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2018, 05:38:37 PM »
Great layout! It looks awesome without a lot of processing overhead.

Just personal preferences for my build...
- In the "popup box" part of the layout.nut I changed "[Name] " to "[Title] " which allows the MAME/Arcade names to show instead of the actual rom names (this doesn't affect other Displays/Emulators, at least on my build)
- In the "Blackout Animation" part of the layout.nut I changed the font size to be smaller to accommodate some of my long names (i.e. Super Nintendo Entertainment System)

A couple of other things that I haven't changed yet but probably will...
- Long game titles overlap the video playing
- Switching filters causes the "Blackout Animation" to activate showing the Display Name fade even though the Display/Emulator hasn't changed

I'm not expecting changes or updates to this build but I'm just providing my 2 cents for others using this layout.

Hey great points progets!

I just want to address a couple of them and why I chose them.

The "[Name]" field was chosen on purpose by me because I actually wanted the rom name.  The full title would be seen visible when chosen via the list which is on the bottom left corner and then on the top right corner, you'd have the full rom name for reference purposes (like if you wanted to look up the rom and or artwork separately in Windows Explorer). 

For the long name overlapping the video, I actually thought it was cool and wanted that "look".  Also I would rather have the full name displayed (for long names that is) instead of cutting it off, if possible.  Though I admit, if it had say a soft drop shadow it'll probably look better than how it is currently implemented.  But yeah, totally understand that this is a preference thing and it may look odd to some.  And that's the great thing about attract mode is that you can change things here and there in the layout.nut to fine tune to one's own preference.  Glad you are liking this theme!

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Re: Frostbite (New Listless Update)
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2018, 01:06:47 PM »
New version updated.

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Re: Frostbite (New Listless Update)
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2018, 01:39:41 PM »
Super fresh....im on it. thanks
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Re: Frostbite (New Listless Update)
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2018, 02:03:15 PM »
i just switch this...im thinking it give some more def to the overlay.m4

or am i crazy...try it and let me know...

Code: [Select]
/*
local transparent_vid = fe.add_image("overlay.mp4", 0, 0, flw, flh );
transparent_vid.preserve_aspect_ratio = false
transparent_vid.alpha = 45
transparent_vid.trigger = Transition.EndNavigation;
*/

local smoke = fe.add_image ( "overlay.mp4", 0, 0, flw, flh );
smoke.blend_mode= BlendMode.Screen
smoke.alpha = 255;

 :)
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Re: Frostbite (New Listless Update)
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2018, 07:02:24 PM »
i just switch this...im thinking it give some more def to the overlay.m4

or am i crazy...try it and let me know...

Code: [Select]
/*
local transparent_vid = fe.add_image("overlay.mp4", 0, 0, flw, flh );
transparent_vid.preserve_aspect_ratio = false
transparent_vid.alpha = 45
transparent_vid.trigger = Transition.EndNavigation;
*/

local smoke = fe.add_image ( "overlay.mp4", 0, 0, flw, flh );
smoke.blend_mode= BlendMode.Screen
smoke.alpha = 255;

 :)

Believe it or not, I couldn't find a good looping half rising smoke video so i'm using one where it's actually hearts that are rising.  The alpha being 255 means you can make out the hearts more clearly.  When I put it at 45, it kinda made it more of an illusion that it was "smoke".  OTOH, the screen blend removes the darkening from the black background of the video, so it's more in line to how I wanted the theme to look in terms of brightness.  Thanks for that!  I am now using the screen blend mode with 55 alpha, though you could probably use a higher value and still make it look smoke-like!

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Re: Frostbite (New Listless Update)
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2018, 01:03:29 AM »
I like the new look, smooth, clean and crisp. Well done really