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Low resolution 4:3 theme

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:36 pm
by winnetouch
While waiting for the parts for my build I decided to take another stab at a theme for my system. My first theme was more "flashy" than practical. This time I'm trying to make something more practical. I stumbled upon this unfinished theme. The thread has been dead for quite a while so I decided to try and recreate it on my own.

For now I set up the ground work (layout) and decided to omit quite a few functions to make the theme usable on 320x240 screens (like just the game list and thumbnail in detailed view).

At this point I'm focusing on making as much pixel art as I can before the holidays :D. I'm almost done with all the handheld systems (+ a couple of retro consoles), but I'm hoping to eventually cover most of the systems the PI can properly emulate.

I haven't started working on the system logos yet. For now I just lifted them from the Pixel theme.

EDIT: If the author of the original theme objects I'll make changes to the theme to differentiate it from his.
some examples (the logos are still not crispShow
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wonderswan.png
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snes.png
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game gear.png
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These are lists. If anything is missing that is truly often emulated then please tell me ;).
pixel art done for...Show
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Apple 2
Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 7800
Atari Jaguar
Atari Lynx
Colecovision
Commodore 64
Gameandwatch
Gamegear
Game Boy
Game Boy Color
Game Boy Advance
Genesis/Mega Drive
Intelivision
Mame
Master System/Mark III
Mega CD/Sega CD
Neo Geo
Neo Geo Pocket
Neo Geo Pocket Color
NES
Nintendo 64
Pokemon mini
PSP
PSX
Retropie options
ScummVM
Sega32x
Snes
Wonderswan
Wonderswan Color
ZX Spectrum
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It's all done for now ;)
Download:
https://github.com/winnetouch/lores-retropie-theme

Re: Low resolution 4:3 theme

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:14 am
by Helder
Oh this might be really useful for the 240x240 lcds used in the VMU and TinyPi Pro.

Re: Low resolution 4:3 theme

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:52 pm
by winnetouch
Helder wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:14 am
Oh this might be really useful for the 240x240 lcds used in the VMU and TinyPi Pro.
The bottom menu would probably get cropped out but yes... That was also my idea. There are some nice themes for low res screens but I dont think they really look crisp due to the high res images used. Pixel art is perfect for such a thing.

Re: Low resolution 4:3 theme

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:36 am
by winnetouch
I just uploaded a very rough draft of the theme (added it to the original post). I don't have the means yet to test it all out so if someone finds any issues or bugs just say the word :). I'll be continuing the work on this after the new year ;).

Re: Low resolution 4:3 theme

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:17 pm
by winnetouch
Updated the theme and fixed some minor bugs. The logos are now crisper. Still have no way of really testing it out except on my monitor (still working on my GBZ project) so if there are any issues please write them up :).

I updated the download link. BTW does anyone know how I can get the theme uploaded somewhere so it can be downloaded in the Retropie esthemes menu?

Re: Low resolution 4:3 theme

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:58 pm
by RxBrad
winnetouch wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Updated the theme and fixed some minor bugs. The logos are now crisper. Still have no way of really testing it out except on my monitor (still working on my GBZ project) so if there are any issues please write them up :).

I updated the download link. BTW does anyone know how I can get the theme uploaded somewhere so it can be downloaded in the Retropie esthemes menu?
I suspect you may have already figured this out, but you can launch ES at 320x240 to see it running at the same resolution as the Gameboy Zero. Here's the batch file I use in Windows...

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set HOME=%~dp0
emulationstation.exe --windowed --resolution 320 240

Re: Low resolution 4:3 theme

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:16 am
by winnetouch
Yes I already figured it out but I find it's always best to try and test things on the hardware it's suppose to run on.

Also I can't seem to get all emulators installed on the PC setup.

Re: Low resolution 4:3 theme

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:22 pm
by winnetouch
Just updated the theme with all the projected (for now) pixel art. I uploaded the theme to github and posted the link in the original post. There are still some bugs that i am working out also.

Re: Low resolution 4:3 theme

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:23 am
by winnetouch
I'm having some issues removing the "last opened" text in the settings menu. Anyone have any idea how to do that?

Re: Low resolution 4:3 theme

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:28 pm
by infinitLoop
hey this looks really great! i'm having trouble getting it to load tho. i copied the folders over from the github to a folder in the themes dir, and i get it to show up as an option in my es themes, but none of the artwork displays. does it need an xml in the root? i've only installed from the gallery before, so i'm sure i'm missing something.