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SNES mini theme



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    I thought I'd share the progress I've made with the SNES mini theme I'm working on. It's based heavily on my Nes/Famicom mini themes but it's different enough that I think it deserves it's own thread.

    Planned features:
    Support for both Super Famicom/ US SNES style borders
    Highly customisable background colours
    Several background styles

    I've been working on the backgrounds and decided to go for a retro tron style look for the first background set. I realise this differs from the look of the real snes classic but I feel it suits the theme well. Every system has a unique background featuring a picture of the console. These images are mostly based on photos from the Vanamo Online Game Museum which after some editing and photoshop trickery are given the Tron look I'm after.

    Here's how they look on the carousel screen:

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    There is high degree of control over the colouring of the background images as well so there will be lots of options to choose from. Here's the super famicom background as an example, these all use the same background image. These are just a few examples of what will be possible in the finished theme.

    0_1504043456983_snes-mini-preview-5.jpg

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  • I love it!! Nice job.



  • That images on the carousel are amazing!!! I almost would prefer no background(or a very light one) on this theme to fully focus on them. Great job!!!



  • @ruckage Will be there a release for 3,5" devices?



  • Thanks for the replies.

    @cyperghost

    @cyperghost said in SNES mini theme:

    @ruckage Will be there a release for 3,5" devices?

    That depends on the resolution/aspect ratio of the device. What resolution is the 3.5" screen you're using?



  • yes yes yes !
    I'm waiting for the release, really gret job !



  • Looks great! Could you share an ETA? Can be super vague^^



  • I love too <3
    Thanks for all your work :)



  • Those all look sweet, but the purple and green is especially badass.



  • @ruckage Wow! That looks awesome. Hope there will be Amiga this time ;)



  • @ruckage I have a 4,3" screen

    framebuffer_width=480
    framebuffer_height=272
    

    But @hex argues that your mini NES/SNES/Famicom aren't suitable for 3,5" screens so I suggest it's 320x240 or 640x480.
    I have really no clue why.... so let our developer write a comment about ;)
    Thread here!



  • @cyperghost
    If your framebuffer is 480x272 that's almost identical to the base resolution I'm using for the theme (480x270). The trouble is that 480x270 is 16:9 widescreen ratio whereas you say your display is 4:3 so I'm assuming it has non square pixels. I may be able to do something but without having access to the screen myself it's not going to be easy.



  • @ruckage Yes... my framebuffer is 480x272... I think I can change it to 480x270 to get real 16:9 resolution ;)
    but let us wait what @hex tell us about his resolution on a 3,5" display ;)



  • @cyperghost
    I think I may be confused - what is the actual aspect ratio of the display - do you have a link to the display you're using?



  • @ruckage Sure... https://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Backup-Camera-Monitor-Screen/dp/B00BOPOY70/
    Remember: It's not me how said these themes won't fit ;)



  • @cyperghost

    That looks like a widescreen display (4.3 isn't the aspect ratio it's the size - I misunderstood).

    If you can set the framebuffer to 480x270 that would be ideal for my theme. I would still need to make a specific option for it though as the description text will probably be unreadable.

    Have you tried my NES theme on it? If that works then so will this theme.



  • @ruckage Yes... I used the 320x240 setting for the installed NES theme, but the text boxes are outframed of the rom names. It's just one or two characters. Is this caused by ES 2.6.x and the new theme options?

    On those smalls screens there is no no space for video preview.



  • @cyperghost
    You shouldn't be using a 4:3 layout on it as it looks to be a widescreen display. Try the theme using the default layout settings (1920x1080) and see how it looks .

    I did a test in windows and this is how the theme looks at 480x270 with the layout set to 1920x1080 - pretty much perfect (it will be slightly off though for 480x272 so change your framebuffer if you can.)

    0_1504121408941_480x270test.png



  • @ruckage Ah I get it why it took so long to clear that out ;)
    Green those regions that uses comma as decimal seperator ;)
    Blue are the point users ;) and the mix green/blue are undecided ...

    I should play a bit around... 1920x1080 is to much as there is the preview of video and description available.... I think I will step into this. Thanks for your help



  • @cyperghost

    It was my fault, I ignored the " symbol otherwise I would have realised you were talking about the screen size.

    The 1920x1080 in the layout isn't the actual resolution the theme renders at it just sets everything up so that everything aligns correctly at that resolution. 480x270 divides into 1920x1080 perfectly which is why that layout will work (480 multiplied by 4 = 1920, 270 multiplied by 4 = 1080.)

    It will display the description area and preview area but that's just the way the theme is designed and I would have to re-do everything to have just a gamelist on it's own. I could however increase the description font size for these low sizes.

    This SNES theme has a slightly different structure to the NES theme so it may be possible for me to add a small screen layout but I can't promise anything yet.



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