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Retrorama Comic Theme



  • @lipebello I really love your work. I know that you make this theme mostly for the rpi (No PCSX2, Dolphin, Windows[WINE]) but is there any chance to add these platforms?
    Thanks for your awesome work .



  • Amazing Theme! Without meaning to pester, is there a theme coming for Atari Jaguar or has it been purposefully left out? Its the only system that comes up black for me... Thankyou for all the amazing work. All the best!!



  • dam man, your work is incredible, is a theme for the eternity, where we can support you? you deserve it with greatnes.



  • @boxdrop I didn't delete, but i've moved all my stuff to a new folder on my google drive. I didn't know that the scraper overlay was linked on my google drive. I'll need to search where it is and will store on my github account. Sorry about that.
    I am working quite a lot on the past months, but i'm trying to make another theme whenever i got some free time. Lol.

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    Edit: @BoxDrop I've checked and you can download the overlay on the Screen Scraper
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  • @lipebello said in Retrorama Comic Theme:

    I am working quite a lot on the past months, but i'm trying to make another theme whenever i got some free time. Lol.

    I bow before your artistic skills. 😱 May I ask for a 4:3 version? My upright cabinet's monitor has this format.



  • @clyde Add me to this wishlist. I use 4:3 monitor for RetroPie.



  • @lipebello I'm glad to hear your still creating themes! Your unique style is the reason I stated gaming on a pie board. Do you have a patreon?



  • I just got my ext drive with the retrorama files, gonna make some tests to fit the art in 4:3 format.

    I have some easier weeks ahead and will try to convert retrorama to 4:3



  • @lipebello this would be very very very very very very sweet!



  • @robertvb83 Made a little test. Is the 1024x768 resolution right for retropie?
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  • @lipebello It's 4:3, although I wonder if 1024x768 is a little low for bigger screens (mine is 21"). I don't know how much bigger it could get on the Pi before hitting the vram wall. Here are some more 4:3 resolutions:

    • 1152x864
    • 1280x960
    • 1400x1050
    • 1600x1200


  • Also: 640x480, that is what I use and could test. An old pc crt monitor maybe 15" (or 17") or so.



  • @thelostsoul Yes, and 800x600. I limited my list to resolutions higher than 1024. :)



  • The bigger resolution i can test is 1400x1050, lol.
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  • @lipebello sorry for the late reply, but this is important.

    the standard LCD Monitor resolution is 1280x1024! this is actually what most PC monitors are like and mostly this type of monitor is used for RPI cabinet projects.
    this calculates to a 5:4 ratio! not 4:3

    4:3 was a common ratio for CRT monitors but not for LCD monitors

    if you make a true 5:4 resolution it will still look fine on a 4:3 CRT

    see also this thread, providing awesome Bezels for 1280x1024



  • @robertvb83 said in Retrorama Comic Theme:

    the standard LCD Monitor resolution is 1280x1024! this is actually what most PC monitors are like and mostly this type of monitor is used for RPI cabinet projects.

    Well, mine is 1600x1200 which is 4:3.

    if you make a true 5:4 resolution it will still look fine on a 4:3 CRT

    And vice versa I suppose. I may be a bit biased since my cabinet's monitor is 4:3, but I think that this aspect ratio may actually cover a lot of machines: TFTs with 800x600, 1024x768, 1600x1200, as well as most CRT monitors.

    Don't want to start a ratio war here, though. πŸ˜‡



  • I was looking the wikipedia article about screen sizes and @Clyde is right, 1280 x 1024 is 5:4. I've runned some tests and the images looks good on this resolution too.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution
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  • @Clyde @lipebello right now all 4:3 themes are completely fine with my 5:4 monitor! and this will definitely also be true for your theme!
    i was just thinking 1280x1024 gives a little bit more resolution which i consider usually better than less resolution with 1280x960 stretched.

    and although maybe not the case in this forum but most LCD PC monitors above 17" were 1280x1024. this was kind of the industry standard for a long time. but i might also be biased because all my monitors are 5:4 or 16:9 :-)



  • My 19” is also 1280x1024. Its a great resolution for the Piβ€”plenty of pixels for nice crt shader, yet not so high that runs into performance issues.

    @lipebello thanks for the 4:3 support. It’s a great theme and I have been a long time fan of your work!



  • @lipebello It was @robertvb83 who mentioned that 1280x1024 is 5:4, actually. 😌

    @robertvb83 You have a point there with the slightly higher resolution, especially since mine is much higher than both 1280-based variants and has to be stretched anyway. One reason for my choice was the idea to still have enough resolution left for the games when using bezels.

    At the end of the day, it shouldn't make much difference for either group of users, contrary to bezels where the ratio is important for the screen cutout. I think I'm just a bit more used to 4:3 in the arcade scene because of the original CRT monitors. 😎

    edit: Oh, and regarding modern monitors, I'm a 16:10 guy. πŸ˜‰



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