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Chicuelo Theme



  • @chicuelo said in Upload My Theme:

    Thanks! I use dots because its a minimalistic interface, it was intentional

    Yeah I am all for that, that's why I loved it. I just used the icons as an example of what people could do if they wanted to. I got mine set up using dots, nice and clean



  • @chicuelo Sounds good!



  • @omgmog said in Upload My Theme:

    This is a great theme!

    I've whipped up an additional system-bg.jpg to use for Kodi if anybody is interested.

    To use it, I simply cloned another system (e.g. psx to kodi) and replaced the asset, then with a Kodi launcher under ~/RetroPie/roms/kodi and a system added in /etc/emulationstation/es_systems.cfg it works.

    I had to reproduce the text styles myself, so they might not be perfect. If you've got a .psd or something as a template that would be great!

    Thanks!

    I would use a remote instead of the TV image, because most of the other systems use controllers as well. Also Kodi is not just for videos and the TV kinda implies that.



  • @omgmog

    I would use a remote instead of the TV image, because most of the other systems use controllers as well. Also Kodi is not just for videos and the TV kinda implies that.

    I like that! Great Idea



  • I loved this theme! This and PIXEL are my favorites.
    I took the liberty of trying a small change, make a "version" with the consoles in scanlines. Big hug from Brazil!

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  • @chicuelo

    If possible:

    Atari5200
    Atari7800
    Colecovision
    Intellivision
    MSX
    PC-Engine CD
    P S P
    SegaCD (separate)
    TurboGrafx-16
    TubroGrafx-CD
    Vectrex



  • @anderocha said in Upload My Theme:

    ed this theme! This and PIXEL are my favorites.
    I took the liberty of trying a small change, make a "version" with the consoles in scanlines. Big hug from Brazil!

    Nice one! at first attempt I used scaliness too but when I tried the theme in different screens they don't look good so I removed.
    I use a character and a game background because you already notice the system with the logo and the controller so you don't need to tell the story again, but its an interesting approach.
    Cheers from Argentina!



  • Where is the link to download?



  • @nyislanders91 https://github.com/chicueloarcade/Chicuelo

    @chicuelo Maybe you should add the link to the first post and maybe rename the topic (although I'm not sure if it's possible).



  • Thank you my friend



  • @ectoone said in Chicuelo Theme:

    @nyislanders91 https://github.com/chicueloarcade/Chicuelo

    @chicuelo Maybe you should add the link to the first post and maybe rename the topic (although I'm not sure if it's possible).

    Done!



  • Looks fantastic! Can’t wait to give it a spin, thank you.



  • @chicuelo I was wondering if you have separate images of the system art and the controllers/devices that you could share.
    I was bored and just finished rebuilding your theme and turned everything into it's own element. It's obviously not as detailed (no shadows and I have not added the arrows. I also replaced the system logo/description on detailed/video view with the games description.) but it is way easier to add systems now. By using variables I can just dump system art and controller images into specific folders and the console description is defined by the system/theme.xml files



  • @ectoone said in Chicuelo Theme:

    @chicuelo I was wondering if you have separate images of the system art and the controllers/devices that you could share.
    I was bored and just finished rebuilding your theme and turned everything into it's own element. It's obviously not as detailed (no shadows and I have not added the arrows. I also replaced the system logo/description on detailed/video view with the games description.) but it is way easier to add systems now. By using variables I can just dump system art and controller images into specific folders and the console description is defined by the system/theme.xml files

    Yes I thought. At first I made the theme this way because it was the faster way, now with more time I will display the text from the xml and the images separated so it has only to load two backgrounds



  • @chicuelo If you want I can give you my version and you can change whatever you desire.



  • @ectoone said in Chicuelo Theme:

    @chicuelo If you want I can give you my version and you can change whatever you desire.

    It would be great, so the theme can be improved and be useful for all



  • @chicuelo Here ya go: https://github.com/EctoOne/Chicuelo/tree/separated

    It only contains dummy images, set as logo, system art and controller image. You need to add at least two more folders within _themefiles containing the system art and controller images. The images also must have the same names as the dummy files in the logo-example folder so that the variables can assign them to the correct system.
    You also need to change the folder names and maybe the file extension in the config.xml. And you need to replace the dummy files with appropriate system logos.

    The carousel.xml is used to theme systemview only, main.xml is used to theme the different system specific views (basic, detailed and video). Video is probably not correctly themed, because I don't use them.
    If you want to add a system description just copy any of the existing system folders, rename it to the new system and edit both text lines in the theme.xml.

    If you have any questions, just ask. I know that my code is kinda weird sometimes.



  • So I installed it on my Pi tonight.

    It looks nice but the text in the carousel view is not crisp at all. A lot of artifacts around the text. It looks nice from a distance but up close it's very noticeable.



  • @livefastcyyoung said in Chicuelo Theme:

    ooks nice but the text in the carousel view is not crisp at all. A lot of artifacts around the text. It looks nice from a distance but up close it's very noticeable.

    One of the near updates is make text editable and crisp. At first I needed the theme to be ready and on small screens it looked nice, at 1920 you can see this issues so thats my next step to improve



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