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Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« on: March 02, 2024, 12:35:44 PM »
Couple of months into this build thought I'd pop on here and share the progress, I'll share for all to use and abuse when done :-)

Nostalgic themed build, with individual themes for each console / handheld / computer.

2 Month Build preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaZdYvn2MdQ

Additions since:

Consoles:
JVC X'Eye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR_ITywyswc&ab_channel=Zestful
Uzebox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQYHuXFWK0I&t=15s&ab_channel=Zestful
Xbox 360: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNon_UKW6UY&ab_channel=Zestful
Nintendo Gamecube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz7JCGcCd8o
Sega Dreamcast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa_DiGzrOK8
Sega Saturn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK8_4i9xTSc
Atari 7800 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tKs51vvfm4
Sony Playstation 5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5mmmmZIHcM
Sony Playstation 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcm8V2MvsXM

Handhelds:
NeoGeoPocket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTU2fiRTN_s&ab_channel=Zestful

Added Features:
Last played section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2an06wPcJNA&ab_channel=Zestful
« Last Edit: May 16, 2024, 03:09:31 PM by zestful »

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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2024, 08:20:24 AM »
Dreamcast theme added:

Interactable features:

-Console opens and closes
-Disc drop into console
-Console powers up
-VMU powers up
-Standard static screen transitions effects.

Big thanks to Chadnaut from the Attract Mode discord server for code to get the VMU logo looking nice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa_DiGzrOK8&t=2s&ab_channel=Zestful



« Last Edit: March 11, 2024, 08:24:48 AM by zestful »

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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2024, 04:28:20 AM »
Sega Saturn theme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK8_4i9xTSc&ab_channel=Zestful

Interactable features:

-Console opens and closes
-Disc animation into console
-Standard static screen transitions effects.

A hidden sega vs nintendo play on this one if you can find it.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK8_4i9xTSc&ab_channel=Zestful
« Last Edit: March 15, 2024, 04:32:42 AM by zestful »

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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2024, 03:43:12 AM »
A few more theme additions:

Atari 7800: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tKs51vvfm4

-No 3d cart artwork, so I built my own using 2d assets in Attract Mode and animated with Inertia

Sony Playstation 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5mmmmZIHcM

-Rolling disc animation and some cool menu effects using zorder

Sony Playstation 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcm8V2MvsXM

-No fancy effects in this one, just a nice built up theme in photoshop.











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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2024, 03:41:46 AM »
Looks great

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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2024, 09:25:11 AM »
Looks great

Thanks mate, another good one coming soon

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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2024, 08:39:32 AM »
Xbox 360 Theme add on: https://youtu.be/JNon_UKW6UY?si=vr8nWkFkRA2G320-

This might just be the best theme yet, Microsoft Xbox 360 theme, built in photoshop and brought to life with Attract Mode +

This one's using a new Attract Mode + module by Chadnaut called Sequence, this is an advanced preview copy, but it's looking incredible from my perspective.  Big thank you to Chadnaut, who basically wrote the majority of the animations in this theme using it.  I've now got my head around it, so will be using it for themes going forward.   The big bonus on sequence is stackable animations, so you can do lots of cool sequences very easily with it. 

https://github.com/Chadnaut/Attract-Mode-Modules/tree/master/modules/sequence

Interactable features:

-Toggable menu reflections (massive thanks to Tankman3737, I couldn't get this to work, but he very kindly spent the time getting it working and looking great!)
-Animated ripples on menu floor   
-Disc tray opens and closes
-Disc pops into tray and closes with tray
-Power button follows original Xbox 360 load sequence
-Tray eject button presses and depressed with tray animations
-Custom menu following Xbox 360 NXE theme, but with my own twist on it.
-Custom meta screen, meta disc animation.
-Toggle full screen on / off

Big shout out to Chadnaut and Tankman3737, you guys are awesome!



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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2024, 12:51:23 PM »
Congrats for you themes they are really awesome what a great work!
I have only one question why a PS5 theme? No emulators so what's the purpose?

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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2024, 04:27:28 PM »
Hey @Giacomo1982 thanks for the kind words :-)    PS5 is just a personal thing for me, eventually in the future we might see an emulator, but for myself, I just like the concept of seeing the games that were exclusives on PS5 (at least until PC ported, in their own artworks (disc/box) which I've made myself aswell.   But yeah for now sadly just pc ports

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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2024, 06:00:49 AM »
Couple of additions:

NeoGeo Pocket Colour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTU2fiRTN_s&ab_channel=Zestful

-Thumbstick moves up/left/down/right as you move your real life controller
-Original Neo Geo Colour menu recreation
-Current time as per OG menu


Uzebox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQYHuXFWK0I&t=15s&ab_channel=Zestful

Collobaration on this one with TankMan3737 he came up with this incredible blades menu within the tablet, which looks and works great & initial theme build with the CRT.   I've skinned a nostalgic room vibe around this with photoshop and added some hand animations to it, I think it's turned out great.

Interactive features:

-Interactive tablet, using TankMan3737's amazing blade menu.
  -Active menu indicator
  -Menu expands to show cart and game story
-Hand swipes up and down as you navigate the menu
-CRT, with a right hand next game preview (if going forwards in the menu)

Using Chadnaut's sequence for the hand animations which is an advanced preview copy: https://github.com/Chadnaut/Attract-Mode-Modules/tree/master/modules/sequence


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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2024, 01:08:10 PM »
Hi, your themes are really beautiful, but I was wondering why you don't share such beautiful themes? I understand that everyone decides what to do, but wouldn't it be nice to let us have fun with your themes too? ;)
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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2024, 02:21:57 PM »
Hi, your themes are really beautiful, but I was wondering why you don't share such beautiful themes? I understand that everyone decides what to do, but wouldn't it be nice to let us have fun with your themes too? ;)

Hi manzarek,

Thanks for the kind words.  On the 1st post on this thread I've mentioned I'll be sharing it when completed.   It'll be a complete build you'll just have to add your own games, .   A lot of the themes are using bespoke stuff, and paths specific to the build, so I'm not planning to share until it's all finished.  Similar idea to how zpaolo11x has released his.

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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2024, 02:40:15 PM »
Ok I apologize, but my laziness has always been my Achilles heel, thank you very much then I will wait and in the meantime I can only thank you. ;)
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Re: Nostalgic Build, theme per system AM+
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2024, 03:06:32 PM »
Couple of additions since last update:

JVC X'Eye theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR_ITywyswc&ab_channel=Zestful


-Console has both CD's and Carts, and the theme knows how to behave for each
--CD tray opens for CD's, and stays closed when carts.
--Cart flaps open when Carts are inserted, but stay closed when CD's are used.
-TV channel cycles with game

This was quite a tricky one to pull off.   Big thanks to Oomek for helping me with some animation quirks which resulted from my sloppy coding & showing me how to more efficiently implement it too!

I'll probably look at making my own 3d carts in the future, as the ones from emumovies look flat as a pancake at this angle.






Last Played Section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2an06wPcJNA&ab_channel=Zestful

-Last played recorded for last 10 games played.
-Main screen video updates to show last played game snap for last played section.
-Nostaligic theme for last played section
-Around 150 system artworks created for the photo you see on the right of the theme.
-Game fanart, which defaults to a random generic artwork if no fanart exists for that game.