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rand0m

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Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.1.1)
« on: February 08, 2019, 04:00:35 PM »
Hi guys, I've made a port of Chicuelo's excellent theme on EmulationStation, all the credit for this excellent theme rests with Chicuelo!. This is the first version and an in-depth intro + installation instructions are available at github repo. Please do read the installation instructions as I have created some pre-conf files which MAY OVERWRITE your originals.

Videos of This theme have been shared before, but I am listing them again.

Vid 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IvAd5SK_ko
Vid 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxZELn0bi3U

I have tried to make it so that new users can paste the zipped contents on top of a fresh AM installation and jump right in. lets see how that works out. ;D

My God!! I forgot to add the download link, sorry guys  :-[ Layout can be downloaded from here >
Github: https://github.com/randombyt/Chicuelo-Mix

Installation:
Its much preferable that you download and make a fresh Attract-Mode folder and paste the contents of downloaded (extracted) zip on top of it, overwriting when asked. Attract-Mode is completely portable and two installations will not effect each other. Most of the things have been pre-configured and after pasting the contents of zip on top of AM folder you will have a working system requiring minimal adjustment. Once you get the hang of things (DisplaysMenu etc) you can then move the theme to your main Attract-Mode Installation folder.

If you only need the layout, download the zip and copy Chicuelo Mix folder to /layouts. Please BEWARE that I have added pre-conf files which will OVERWRITE if whole zip is pasted on top of a working Attract-Mode installation so ONLY copy/ paste the /layout/Chicuelo Mix folder. The theme supports some 60 systems thats why I have added an attract.cfg with pre-conf settings, you may copy parts of it and paste them in your working attact.cfg to save some time. The zip file contains Keil's excellent "Shuffle" plugin which should be placed in AM/modules

PS: This theme has two layout.nut files
layout.nut: This is for DisplaysMenu items (and already pre-conf in attract.cfg)
layout_games.nut: This is for Game Lists, when you have generated/ imported a romlist then:
AM > Settings > Displays > [System Name] > Layout Should be "Chicuelo Mix"
AM > Settings > Displays > [System Name] > Layout Options > Layout File should be "layout_games" (You can change the file by pressing up/ down)

Happy Gaming :)
« Last Edit: April 15, 2019, 08:03:47 AM by rand0m »

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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 12:00:04 PM »
WOW! I haven't been this excited for a theme since Nevato!

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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 02:19:40 AM »
WOW! I haven't been this excited for a theme since Nevato!

Sorry forgot to add the github link. Please let me know if you have any problems in layout. Cheers :)

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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.0.0)
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 02:22:16 AM »
Good. Thank you .  :)

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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.0.0)
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 05:26:33 AM »
OK just woke up this morning to this feat surprise..... Thanks bro
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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.0.0)
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 12:45:16 PM »
Good looking theme! great!

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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.0.0)
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 06:57:38 PM »
TY all!  ;D

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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.0.0)
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2019, 02:20:22 AM »
Thank you so much for this! It looks really great and it's currently one of my favorites. :)

PS: If you can adapt also later the theme variation by wildfire would be awesome. Maybe doing it like extra third layout.nut that people can pick from menu. It's the one with flyers/box and meta data inspired by Art-Book theme:

https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/15830/chicuelo-theme/708

Cheers and thank you again!
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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.0.0)
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2019, 11:15:04 AM »
Thank you so much for this! It looks really great and it's currently one of my favorites. :)

PS: If you can adapt also later the theme variation by wildfire would be awesome. Maybe doing it like extra third layout.nut that people can pick from menu. It's the one with flyers/box and meta data inspired by Art-Book theme:

https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/15830/chicuelo-theme/708

Cheers and thank you again!

Thanks. I'm currently working on another theme and my pc is brimming with different logos/ artworks etc which I intend to use. I'm currently neck deep trying to organize this stuff because being lazy i postponed it for too long ;D. I'll try to create a third layout.nut but depending on how the organization goes it might take a few days (or week). I'll try to get a single layout.nut which works with standard Rectangular height > width Flyer/ Boxart, with a template in hand further modification will be easier.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2019, 11:19:09 AM by rand0m »

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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.0.0)
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2019, 02:52:17 PM »
Can't wait to see the evolution of it :) Really like it, so clean and the way the information, previews and so on are organized.

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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.0.0)
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2019, 10:39:29 AM »
+1 for the wildfire theme variation. great job on porting this over, it's definitely my favorite theme by far! it's very clean and easy on the eyes.

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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.0.0)
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2019, 02:02:34 AM »
+1 for the wildfire theme variation. great job on porting this over, it's definitely my favorite theme by far! it's very clean and easy on the eyes.

Wildfire's mixed elements from the theme Art-Book and Chicuelo (both on ES), I've asked Art-Books author for permission to port his work, share if he permits I'll add another layout in chicuelo's mix. Wildfire has not yet shared his theme and I don't know what the final version will look like.

BTW everyone, there was a mistake in coding (layout.nut & layout_games.nut), I have updated the layouts in github, you can grab the layouts from there.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 02:04:51 AM by rand0m »

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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.0.0)
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2019, 05:00:00 PM »
Next update will have:

1- Few new systems added by Chicuelo in original ES theme.
2- An indicator bar on right side (for all layouts i.e. main, platforms and system).
3- Many, many tweaks to make the theme smoother like putting most text assets on trigger end.navigation. Thanks to calle81 and Oomek for that.

- may add a custom layout for game lists (system) but unsure as I want to keep this theme as close to original as possible.

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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.0.0)
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2019, 03:02:35 AM »
Great news and thank you for the updates. I really love the theme. :)

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Re: Chicuelo Mix Theme Release (v1.0.0)
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2019, 03:13:07 PM »
urw :D