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Install Emulationstation Themes

Alternate themes can be easily installed with the RetroPie Theme Installer.

RetroPie Setup Script >> Configuration / Tools >> esthemes

Access the ui settings from the start menu in emulationstation


change to your new theme (you may need to press f4 or quit to refresh emulationstation in order for the theme to load)


Access theme gallery in the esthemes menu

theme gallery

System System View Gamelist View Video Support
carbon yes
carbon-centered yes
carbon-nometa yes
simple no
simple-dark no
clean-look no
color-pi no
nbba no
simplified-static-canela no
turtle-pi no
zoid no
pixel yes
pixel-metadata yes
pixel-tft no
luminous no
minilumi no
workbench no
eudora no
eudora-bigshot no
eudora-concise no
eudora-updated no
retroplay-clean-canela no
retroplay-clean-detail-canela no
simpler-turtlepi no
simpler-turtlemini no
metro yes
material no
io no
metapixel no
spare no
space yes
simplebigart no
tv yes
tronkyfran yes
flat yes
flat-dark yes
minimal yes
switch-light yes
switch-dark yes
futura-V yes
futura-dark-V yes
fundamental yes
nes-mini yes
famicom-mini yes
snes-mini yes
crt yes
crt-centered yes
art-book yes
art-book-4-3 yes
art-book-pocket yes
tft yes
ComicBook yes
ComicBook_4-3 yes
cygnus yes
steampunk yes
hurstyblue yes
maximuspie yes
showcase yes
kidz yes
gbz35 yes
gbz35-dark yes
marioblue yes
bigwood yes
Royal_Primicia no
playstation yes
superdisplay yes
synthwave yes
magazinemadness yes
stirling yes
boxalloyred yes
boxalloyblue yes
greenilicious yes
retroroid yes
merryxmas yes
cardcrazy yes
license2game yes
comiccrazy yes
snazzy yes
tributeGoT yes
tributeSTrek yes
tributeSWars yes
scv720 yes
Chicuelo yes

Creating Your Own EmulationStation Theme

For an in depth tutorial see this thread HERE

For the official documentation on themes see HERE

White Screen of Death

The white screen of death is no longer an issue. It has been resolved as of RetroPie 4.2