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verion

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[update] VELVET theme - 3 horizontal aspects
« on: March 12, 2016, 09:35:38 AM »
UPDATE:
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Working prototype is ready.
You can see the video on FB

See the bonus feature at the end of the video - you can change the colour of a whole theme - via layout settings.
This way you can pick you favourite colour - or assign particular colour to emulator. Like - red for MVS NEO GEO.

It's still a minimal front-end theme - using just a text and a single snapshot (or gameplay video). For the people that don't have all that artwork and don't want to hunt it down (or don't care).


ORIGINAL POST:
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Here is a sneak peek of a new project.



This is a minimal front-end theme - using just a text and a single snapshot (or gameplay video).
It's for the players that really don't care about all that artworks - just want to fire up AM, select the game and play!

And it is an easy solution for gaming platforms other than MAME - because even if there is no way to scrap/download screenshot via AM - you can always make a screenshot and call it a day.

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I've decided to name this theme VELVET.
PURPLE RAIN (thanks omegaman) is great too - but VELVET seems to be more versatile... and Prince wore velvet suits so... it's in more-or-less the same realm.

I've not decided how to name this theme - for now I have 3 options:

PLEXTOR
GRAFF
VELVET

What's best? Maybe you'll have a better name?
« Last Edit: February 02, 2017, 08:58:53 AM by verion »

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Re: [sneak peak] NEW THEME preview - help me choose a name
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2016, 11:13:56 AM »
The minimalistic approach looks really, really good and very modern too.

My only concern would be the quality of the scrapped snap images, which is very low, and doesn't look so good when displayed big. 

My vote is on VELVET ;)
« Last Edit: March 12, 2016, 11:19:25 AM by xbs »

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Re: [sneak peak] NEW THEME preview - help me choose a name
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2016, 12:30:24 PM »
You are absolutely right about the quality of the snaps.
I've had to make my own screenshot with shaders enabled to make it look good full-screen.

I was thinking about 3 solutions:

1. apply the shader on the snapshot (in theme)
2. mask the screenshot with scanlines (I've used this method in NEVATO theme)
3. add an option to display big fanart plus smaller overlay with game snap

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Re: [sneak peak] NEW THEME preview - help me choose a name
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2016, 12:57:04 PM »
All 3 are great solutions that can minimize the snapshots low quality problem.

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Re: [sneak peak] NEW THEME preview - help me choose a name
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2016, 03:24:32 PM »
I thought you'd go with OTAVEN since it was the opposite of NEVATO.

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Re: [sneak peak] NEW THEME preview - help me choose a name
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2016, 04:14:33 PM »
Vinco
Carmina
Ogin

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« Last Edit: March 12, 2016, 04:24:32 PM by ryuuji »

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Re: [sneak peak] NEW THEME preview - help me choose a name
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2016, 04:45:58 PM »
Thanks for the names.

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Re: [sneak peak] NEW THEME preview - help me choose a name
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2016, 09:31:38 PM »
PurpleRain

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Re: [sneak peak] NEW THEME preview - help me choose a name
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2016, 05:10:38 AM »
@omegaman

OMG this is amazing name!     [ dusts off autographed Prince vinyl record :) ]

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Re: [sneak peak] NEW THEME preview - help me choose a name
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2016, 06:59:35 AM »
OK - I'm cheating a little bit - because I've pimped-out Prince photo a little bit to match the theme colors.



If Purple Rain doesn't ring a bell for some of you - you can check out Prince @ Super Bowl HERE
« Last Edit: March 13, 2016, 07:19:38 AM by verion »

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Re: [sneak peak] NEW THEME preview - help me choose a name
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2016, 08:21:01 AM »
Sweet  :)

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Re: [sneak peak] NEW THEME preview - help me choose a name
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2016, 11:54:20 AM »
I've decided to name this theme VELVET.
PURPLE RAIN (thanks omegaman) is great too - but VELVET seems to be more versatile... and Prince wore velvet suits so... it's in more-or-less the same realm.

Here is a full screenshot:


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Re: [screenshot] VELVET theme preview
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2016, 04:34:59 PM »
nice one

to many options now to choose from  8)

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Re: [screenshot] VELVET theme preview
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2016, 09:52:44 AM »
Well... I've barely scratched the surface with this one. So it's really far from being finished.

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Re: [screenshot] VELVET theme preview
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2016, 12:28:12 PM »
Very nice this theme  :)