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Animated Screensavers



  • Animated Screensavers

    I have made a few animated screensavers in the Netflix style based on the original artworks of the games.
    Hope you will like it!

    I think it goes well with these themes:

    Chicuelo Theme
    Art-Book Theme

    Here is the download link for all the screensavers:

    Download


    Here is the screensavers list:

    (no link = work in progress)

    • A B C

    Advance Wars
    Altered Beast
    Alex Kidd
    Asteroids
    Battletoads
    Bomberman
    Bonk's Adventure
    Breath of Fire III
    Bubble Bobble
    Castlevania
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Chrono Trigger
    Contra
    Crash Bandicoot
    Crazy Taxi

    • D E F

    Day of the Tentacle
    Defender
    Dig Dug
    Donkey Kong
    Donkey Kong Country
    Donkey Kong Junior
    Doom
    Double Dragon
    Dragon Quest
    Duck Hunt
    DuckTales
    Ecco the Dolphin
    EarthBound
    Earthworm Jim
    Final Fantasy IV
    Final Fantasy V
    Final Fantasy VI
    Final Fantasy VII
    Final Fight
    Fire Emblem
    Frogger
    F-Zero

    • G H I

    Game & Watch
    Galaga
    Gauntlet
    Golden Axe
    GoldenEye 007
    Golden Sun

    • J K L

    Joust
    Kirby's Adventure
    Lemmings

    • M N O

    Mega Man
    Mega Man 2
    Mega Man 3
    Mega Man X
    Metal Gear
    Metal Gear Solid
    Metal Slug
    Metroid
    Metroid II: Return of Samus
    Metroid Fusion
    Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
    Ms. Pac-man
    Mortal Kombat
    Mortal Kombat II
    Out Run

    • P Q R S

    Pac-Land
    Pac-Man
    PaperBoy
    Pitfall!
    Pokemon
    Prince of Persia
    Rayman
    Resident Evil
    R-Type
    Secret of Mana
    SimCity
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    Sonic The Hedgehog 3
    Space Invaders
    Spyro the Dragon
    Star Fox
    Street Fighter II
    Street of Rage 2
    Super Bomberman
    Super Mario 64
    Super Mario All Stars
    Super Mario Bros.
    Super Mario Bros. 2
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Kart
    Super Mario World
    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
    Super Metroid
    Super Smash Bros.

    • T U V

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
    Tekken 3
    Tetris
    The Legend of Zelda
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    The Secret of Monkey Island
    Tomb Raider
    Turrican
    UFO: Enemy Unknown

    • W X Y Z

    Wario Land
    Wonder Boy
    Windjammers
    Zork

    If anyone has any more requests for screensavers please let me know.


    Installation Instructions

    (For this you will need a SSH like WinSCP and then go to Preferences > Panels > Show hidden files)

    1. Download a video, for exemple:
      Super Metroid.mp4

    2. Create a new folder named screensavers in here:
      /home/pi/RetroPie

    3. Put the video file into your new folder:
      /home/pi/RetroPie/screensavers/Super Metroid.mp4

    4. Now go to the folder system of the game you want to add:
      /home/pi/.emulationstation/gamelists/snes/gamelist.xml
      (for this exemple it's Super Metroid so I went to the snes folder)

    5. Open the gamelist.xml file, you should have something like this:

    <gameList>
        <game>
            <path>./Super Metroid (Japan, USA) (En,Ja).zip</path>
            <name>Super Metroid</name>
            <desc>Super Metroid is a follow-up to Metroid II, and once again features bounty hunter Samus Aran.</desc>
            <image>~/.emulationstation/downloaded_images/snes/Super Metroid (Japan, USA) (En,Ja)-image.jpg</image>
            </game>
    </gameList>
    
    1. Add the the line with the path of the video like so:
      <video>/home/pi/RetroPie/screensavers/Super Metroid.mp4</video>
    <gameList>
        <game>
            <path>./Super Metroid (Japan, USA) (En,Ja).zip</path>
            <name>Super Metroid</name>
            <desc>Super Metroid is a follow-up to Metroid II, and once again features bounty hunter Samus Aran.</desc>
            <image>~/.emulationstation/downloaded_images/snes/Super Metroid (Japan, USA) (En,Ja)-image.jpg</image>
            <video>/home/pi/RetroPie/screensavers/Super Metroid.mp4</video>
            </game>
    </gameList>
    
    1. Save and close the gamelist.xml file.

    2. Restart System and voilà!


    Additional Informations

    For an improved user experience, adjust the following options within EmulationStation:

    Mains Menu > UI Settings > Screensaver Settings:
    Screensaver After: 1m
    Screensaver Behavior: Random Video

    Main Menu > UI Settings > Video Screensaver Settings:
    Swap Video After: 31s
    Use OMX Player For Screensaver: ON
    Screensaver Controls: ON
    Show Game Info On Screensaver: NEVER
    Stretch Video On Screensaver: OFF

    Main Menu > Other Settings:
    VRAM Limit: 80Mb

    Screensaver Controls:

    • Select: Start screensaver
    • Start: Start the game on the screensaver
    • Right/Select: Random swap screensaver
    • Left/Up/Down: Leave screensaver


  • These are frickin awesome! Nice work.



  • Wow! These are great! Wonder if it's possible to only show these in screensaver mode instead of rom video previews.



  • @lilbud Aw thanks, they are not flawless though, I made them in a hurry because I wanted to gift them to a friend of mine.



  • @malixx said in [Screensaver] Animated Screensavers:

    they are not flawless though

    Well they are about 10x better than something I could have done



  • @sashby said in [Screensaver] Animated Screensavers:

    Wow! These are great! Wonder if it's possible to only show these in screensaver mode instead of rom video previews.

    Thank you! Well it is possible if you put them as your regular rom video previews, but if you have an other video linked to another rom you will have to delete it, at least that's the way I do it.



  • Great job on these!



  • wow the screensaver are great. Many thanks for your work. How can I integrate this into the latest version of retropie?



  • @cybermen Thanks a lot, I will edit my post and add a "How to" I am taking the Castlevania Screensaver for exemple:

    1. Download the video with any "YouTube Downloader" in .mp4 format

    2. Put the video into your roms folder: \retropie\roms\nes\Castlevania (NES) Screensaver for RetroPie.mp4

    3. The video file must have exactly the same name as his rom conterpart, for me it's Castlevania (USA).zip so the video file is renamed Castlevania (USA).mp4

    4. Go to your RetroPie >> Select the game Castlevania, for the exemple >> Press Select >> Go to Edit this game's metadata

    5. Select the Video option and enter the path of the video with your keyboard, it's case sensitive so it must be exactly the same: \home\pi\RetroPie\roms\nes\Castlevania (USA).mp4

    6. Press OK, Save and restart Emulationstation



  • @Malixx Thank you for the super description and guidance. TOP.



  • Looks good!
    Why does it have to have a specific name, isn't it just a screensaver for ES?



  • @andershp I don't know for sure, it's the way I found to do it and it works, if you have an easier way to do it please do share it



  • autohot ;)

    UPDATE:The last version of ES can handle the video with this little hack is version 2.6.2

    For fixing see --> THREAD

    @Malixx can you please "translate" Tetris to Тетрис ;)

    @andershp I don't know for sure, it's the way I found to do it and it works, if you have an easier way to do it please do share it

    Yes that's interesting.... It can be easily done that way, thanks @SuperCatFooz and this thread. I copied all your 14 videos to /home/pi/RetroPie/screensaver and added them to retropie gamelist.xml (Path is showen in code block). This will randomly loop-play all these magnificant videos ;)

    <!-- This is for Screensavers from Metadata without having video metadata available, so copy the whole block to
    /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/gamelists/retropie/gamelist.xml and enable Video Screensaver / SuperCatFooz and cyperghost -->
    
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #1 - Castlevania (NES) Screensaver for RetroPie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #2 - Crash Bandicoot (PS1) Screensaver for RetroPie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #3 - Final Fantasy VI (SNES) Screensaver for Retropie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #4 - Kirby's Adventure (NES) Screensaver for RetroPie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #5 - Metal Slug (NeoGeo) Screensaver for RetroPie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #6 - Pac-Man (NES) Screensaver for RetroPie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #7 - Pokemon (GB) Screensaver for Retropie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #8 - Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (Megadrive) Screensaver for RetroPie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #9 - Super Bomberman (SNES) Screensaver for RetroPie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #10 - Super Mario World (SNES) Screensaver for RetroPie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #11 - Tetris (NES) Screensaver for RetroPie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #12 - The Legend of Zelda (SNES) Screensaver for RetroPie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #13 - Yoshi's Island (SNES) Screensaver for RetroPie.mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #14 - Chrono Trigger (SNES).mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #17 - Breath of Fire III (PS1).mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #18 - Super Metroid (SNES).mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #19 - Megaman X (SNES).mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #20 - Donkey Kong Country (SNES).mp4</video></game>
    <game><path /><video>~/RetroPie/screensavers/RetroPie Screensaver #21 - XCOM Enemy Unknown (PC).mp4</video></game>
    
    <!-- This is for Screensavers from Metadata without having video metadata available, so copy the whole block to
    /opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/gamelists/retropie/gamelist.xml and enable Video Screensaver / SuperCatFooz and cyperghost -->
    <!-- #15 and #16 are 60seconds clips of NES mini and don't fit in this collection --> 
    


  • @cyperghost Oh yeah this is nice! I will stick with my method for now but I guess this one is better if you have many videos to add at once.
    Here you go, I think this is what you wanted:



  • Wow. This is fantastic. If you are taking requests I would LOVE to see Final Fantasy 6, Super Metroid, Mega Man and Chrono Trigger. :) Great job!



  • @afiction said in Animated Screensavers:

    Mega Man

    I second this!! :-)



  • I just saw this thread, and these look so clean. Nice work. (There's supposed to be an image of a thumbs up here.  It should show up for you, unless you're running a super-old browser or something.)



  • @supercatfooz I've added a link to this thread and yours in the Useful topics index.



  • @meleu Alright, wonderful! I hope we see more people jump on this animated-screensaver bandwagon.
    (I might actually make a couple myself and post them in this thread, just for fun)



  • @malixx I don't, and I wasn't trying to be a smartass, I just thought that ES had a "screensaver" folder one could put these into?



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