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alucard

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Retrorama theme 4:3
« on: December 28, 2018, 12:06:11 PM »
Hi everyone,
I'm working on a reshaped and true 4:3 version of the great Retrorama theme:
https://github.com/matteocedroni/am-theme-retrorama

It's a fork of the original repository.

Currently converted systems: Nintendo NES / SNES, Sega Megadrive / 32X, Sony Playstation 1

Features:
  • 4:3 reshaped/rearranged layout, no image stretching
  • Game list area with flayers support
  • System image/video area and simple specs recap
  • Game snap area
  • Game description area
  • Splash screen on cycle through systems




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Re: Retrorama theme 4:3
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 12:54:27 PM »
Although I welcome your idea, because I also love this theme and wished for a 4:3 version for a long time, I have to ask if you asked the original author lipebello if he's okay with it? At least you should credit him here and in your repo, and maybe link to the original theme at https://github.com/lipebello/es-theme-retrorama.

I mention this because nearly a year ago, the widespread misuse of his work, sometimes even with his name removed from it, angered him so much that he removed his work from Github and swore never to make any of his work public again. Only the immense encouragement from his fans got him back on track. You can read his statement and the following pleas from his fans in the Retropie forum:

https://retropie.org.uk/forum/post/131800 (post by lipebello on 10 Feb 2018, 14:27)

So, it may be advisible to contact him about your project, lest we may lose him again, probably for good this time.

That said, I wish you the best and that lipebello is okay with your fork of his great theme.

(edit: just a typo)
« Last Edit: December 29, 2018, 12:56:45 PM by Favdeacon »

alucard

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Re: Retrorama theme 4:3
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 02:02:47 AM »
Hi Favdeacon,
thank you for your suggestion!

I naively public forked a public repository. I didn't think things could get this bad :-(

Ok, I will contact lipebello immediately.

Thanks

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Re: Retrorama theme 4:3
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 02:07:14 AM »
No problem, you couldn't know about the history of it.  :)

As you can read in the thread I linked to, legally it should be okay since the original theme is said to have been released under a free license, and the repo is back online. But as things are, it would still be a nice gesture to ask lipebello about a fork.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

edit: I'm Clyde in the other forum, by the way. So if you're interested, you can read there what my position about legal vs. moral is in matters like these. :) (direct link: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/post/137982)
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Re: Retrorama theme 4:3
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 03:11:43 AM »
I'm Clyde in the other forum, by the way. So if you're interested, you can read there what my position about legal vs. moral is in matters like these. :) (direct link: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/post/137982)

Thanks Favdeacon,
I read the thread and I also added my public request to lipebello: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/post/172770
I'll post same question to him by GitHub Issue. I've no idea to how contact him privately.


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Re: Retrorama theme 4:3
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2018, 03:23:45 AM »
I already saw your reply there. :) Thanks again!

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Re: Retrorama theme 4:3
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 06:34:59 AM »
Hi,

due to Shuffle Module rewrite by @keilmillerjr, I released an updated version to fix incompatibilities.

Currently converted systems: Arcade, Nintendo NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Sega Master System, Megadrive, 32X, Saturn, Sony Playstation 1, NEC TurboGrafx 16.

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Re: Retrorama theme 4:3
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2019, 06:51:09 AM »
Thanks.  :)