@sleve_mcdichael thanks. I mean maybe it's overkill but if I made a page detailing what systems are included in which themes have would there be much interest in that? Could just run an excel vba macro or something to read the folders.
Although it gets confusing as with the open nature of the themes I've found a version of showcase that retro arena used, they added in a few extra images to the theme to include Atomisware and Naomi. So I just added those images into the stock RetroPie version of showcase.
@cdaters I appreciate you looking into this for me. Unfortunately, it didn't work. All of the mapping is correct in the gamelist file, but I still only see video for the ones with videos and none of the images for those without videos show up.
The font in the message blurb is not set by theme, it's the default EmulationStation font - the size is not configurable.
It would be nice if the size would be bumped on smaller resolutions, could be a nice addition.
@pjft Sorry, lost track of this topic, mostly because my freezing was solved months ago by setting 'only parse gamelists' to on. I only just installed the -dev version yesterday, now with threaded loading set to true. Will report back if I encounter anything of note.