NewGen Theme

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  • #117493

    ruckage
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    Hello. I just thought I’d show the progress for the theme I’m working on. It’s inspired by the menus used in the “Sega Genesis Collection” from the PS2

    So far it features 8 systems but I will expand it further. The theme only shows a large image preview (no metadata) as it’s designed to work well with the image previews I’ve been creating. I may however create a version with metadata for those that want it.

    A description for each system is shown on the system select page. This is stored in a separate “info.xml” file per system so is easily edited. The descriptions need some work and are largely plagiarized from “classic game room” reviews at the moment. Also stored in the “info.xml” are the system Manufacturer and years available, this info is displayed on the game menu screen.

    Newgen Theme

    #117499

    robertybob
    Participant

    Beautiful theme! Nice touch having a separate .xml file for the info on each system, was that easy to do?

    #117500

    InsecureSpike
    Participant

    very nice theme!!

    #117501

    ruckage
    Participant

    very nice theme!!

    Thanks 🙂

    Beautiful theme! Nice touch having a separate .xml file for the info on each system, was that easy to do?

    Yes, it was quite easy to do. You use an <include> tag which merges the XMLs together.

    In my case this is the beginning of the theme.xml (each system has this file).

    <theme>
        <formatVersion>3</formatVersion>
    	<include>./../simple.xml</include>
    	<include>./info.xml</include>

    The first <include> merges the simple.xml which is in the parent directory.
    The second <include> merges the info.xml which I have in the same directory as the theme.xml

    #117506

    nosedeath
    Participant

    That looks great. Nice work.

    #117514

    ronoh55
    Participant

    Definitely watching this theme as it adds more systems! Looks amazing!

    #118321

    rookervik
    Participant

    Looks really good! Wonderful use of the space on the system chooser. It’s really hard to deal with that big white bar in the middle. I’m afraid ES might crash with the hi-res backgrounds being used, though. How many systems can you load before ES dumps you? A 256 meg memory split should get you about 10 systems before white screen of death.

    #118323

    ruckage
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    Looks really good! Wonderful use of the space on the system chooser. It’s really hard to deal with that big white bar in the middle. I’m afraid ES might crash with the hi-res backgrounds being used, though. How many systems can you load before ES dumps you? A 256 meg memory split should get you about 10 systems before white screen of death.

    Thanks. For my project I won’t have that many systems so the 1080p backgrounds won’t cause a problem (I hope). However I do realize it could be a problem for others after reading several people experiencing crashes due to large backgrounds and lots of systems. The solution I think is to release 2 versions of the theme, a 1080p version and one with lower resolution backgrounds. If I reduce the backgrounds to 960×540 they are a quarter of the size and still look pretty good.

    #118383

    alie
    Participant

    is there any way of using this on windows?

    #118458

    bluescreen
    Participant

    this is what i need in dark 🙂

    #118636

    ruckage
    Participant

    I’ve reworked the theme completely in order to make it easy for me to create various different colour schemes for the theme.

    The game art for the system select is now completely separate from the background so in order to create new colour schemes it’s just a case of creating 3 background images and a corresponding XMl file. To change the scheme just one line needs to be changed in the main XML file to point to the chosen colour theme xml.

    So far I’ve created 32 different schemes to choose from, you can see a preview of them all below.

    NewGen Colour Schemes

    #118674

    snupello
    Participant

    i can download it from retropie menu ?? tks

    #118977

    Keigan
    Participant

    is there any way of using this on windows?

    You can use themes the same way as on the pie, but it’s through Emulation Station and not the whole Retro Pie set up. In fact, it is easier to set up on windows than a Pi.

    #119140

    snakex
    Participant

    Excelent! Very nice theme! I want it to the RetroPie!
    Thanks! 🙂

    #119141

    ruckage
    Participant

    Thanks. I’m still working on it as there are a lot of systems to theme but I should have a download available soon.

    #120714

    rion
    Participant

    Any plans to release this with support for Child-friendly mode?

    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Child-friendly-EmulationStation

    #120854

    abunille
    Participant

    It looks fantastic, this will be my Theme in the future. Great work!
    Cant wait for a download 🙂

    #120866

    ruckage
    Participant

    Any plans to release this with support for Child-friendly mode?

    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Child-friendly-EmulationStation

    Hi, I think the should just work with it but it will be missing the ‘child friendly’ specific tags (correct me if I’m wrong). The current version I’m working on no Meta data displayed at all anyway, I’ll ad that to a seperate version for those that want it.

    It looks fantastic, this will be my Theme in the future. Great work!
    Cant wait for a download :-)

    Thanks :). It is still being worked on and I would like to release a version soon. There are still a lot of systems to do though.

    #120888

    abunille
    Participant

    No rush. You have a lot of work. It’s great that you share that with us.
    Respect!

    #121087

    blackshadow
    Participant

    registered just to say good work on this im looking forward to release downloaded your megadrive and snes previews earlier aswell and they look sweet thanks for the work

    #121388

    mxstar1
    Participant

    I WANT! Seriously though this is the best looking theme i have seen so far. Sooo clean. I like the artwork only and no metadata. Cant wait to try it out.

    #121459

    rion
    Participant

    Any plans to release this with support for Child-friendly mode?

    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Child-friendly-EmulationStation

    Hi, I think the should just work with it but it will be missing the ‘child friendly’ specific tags (correct me if I’m wrong). The current version I’m working on no Meta data displayed at all anyway, I’ll ad that to a seperate version for those that want it.

    Thank you. I don’t think there is more then the tags to add to make it compatible from reading the wiki.

    #122512

    abunille
    Participant

    Hello ruckage,

    1. for interest, how far you get with your fantastic work? (I hope you have the motivation is not lost)
    2. Can we help somehow?
    3. If I want a “preview image” play themselves insert (hacks, mods, etc), we get a guide to make the image itself?

    most high respect
    abunille

    sorry for my not so good english

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