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rand0m

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RetroMode Theme
« 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

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #1 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!

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 03:03:35 PM »
looks great can't wait for this to download for my setup

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2019, 01:10:01 AM »
Looks great. Love all the information...

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 06:48:22 AM »
Waooo, is awesome. I cant wait for try.

rand0m

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #6 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 ...  :-[
I love that on my laptop the eyes shine to the Alien every time i access the ssd... :D

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 04:08:03 AM »
The theme is nice but to much info

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 05:35:34 AM »
The theme is nice but to much info

Another friend who thinks the same as me.  ::)
I love that on my laptop the eyes shine to the Alien every time i access the ssd... :D

rand0m

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #10 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:

 



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.

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2019, 08:11:55 AM »
Nice theme i use clear logos without ring

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2019, 08:18:24 PM »
Decided to make the new version a separate theme as differences were becoming too many. This theme (excluding the new blue/red variation) will be released as RetroMode and new version as RetroMania.

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2019, 08:04:32 AM »
Create a Pinball section...???

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Re: RetroMode Theme
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2019, 08:12:14 PM »
I like the list but what happens when you have a name of a game that is really long?  Like "Fatal Fury 3 - Road to the Final Victory / Garou Densetsu 3 - haruka-naru tatakai" for example.