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Neo Geo Mini theme



  • Hi everyone.

    I've just finished a quick theme based on the Neo Geo Mini. I've tried to mimic the real Neo Geo mini as closely as possible based on videos of the system on youtube. If you would like to test it you can download it from mega nz: DOWNLOAD

    This is designed for a 1920x1080 displays and only supports grid view so you'll need the latest version of ES to use it. The theme should support all systems.
    For best results please set 'Transition Style' to 'instant' and 'Carousel Transitions' to 'off'.

    Please let me know about any bugs you might find, I've mainly tested on Windows and haven't had much chance to fully test it on the RPI.

    I have some ideas for additions to the theme that will hopefully be possible in the future when @A12C4 has time to implement some of the additional features to the grid. (Thanks @A12C4 - the grid view is really fun to work with.)

    0_1535321618296_neogeo-mini system.jpg

    0_1535321633591_neogeo-mini gamelist.jpg

    0_1535321646822_neogeo-mini settings.jpg



  • @ruckage Awesome work as always. Thank you :)



  • @ruckage said in Neo Geo Mini theme:

    I have some ideas for additions to the theme that will hopefully be possible in the future when @A12C4 has time to implement some of the additional features to the grid. (Thanks @A12C4 - the grid view is really fun to work with.)

    This is looking so nice, I love what you are doing out of the grid view with your themes !

    Hopefully I should get back to it very soon, starting with the "cursor always centered" option that was request. Feel free to share your thought on new features or improvements, I think there should be appropriated, I would love to hear your first impression and ideas.



  • @mrjordaaany said in Neo Geo Mini theme:

    @ruckage Awesome work as always. Thank you :)

    Thanks and you're welcome :)

    @a12c4 said in Neo Geo Mini theme:

    Hopefully I should get back to it very soon, starting with the "cursor always centered" option that was request. Feel free to share your thought on new features or improvements, I think there should be appropriated, I would love to hear your first impression and ideas.

    No hurry, it's already working great and new features will be something to look forward to. I'm looking forward to all the features listed in the 'Unordered extra features' section of the wiki - particularly 'text/metadata in the grid tile' and 'video support'. The only other thing that I would like and which would also be good for the standard gamelist as well is some kind of indication of the numerical position in the grid/gamelist. For example simple text such as 5/100 or a graphical scroll bar.



  • I just uploaded an updated version of this theme that adds several different graphical styles to choose from. Edit the config.xml file to change the style. You can download it here: DOWNLOAD

    original-blue

    0_1537220453407_neo geo mini - original.jpg

    classic-red

    0_1537220500696_neo geo mini - red.jpg

    carbon-amber

    0_1537220529199_neo geo mini - carbon.jpg

    jazzy

    0_1537220551947_neo geo mini - jazzy.jpg



  • @ruckage grid support not working for me, i have upgraded ES via retropie.

    Please can you shed some light.


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    @legacy You need the emulationstation-dev package installed for grid support. It's in the experimental packages.



  • @legacy
    Hi. You will probably have to update ES from source as I don't think grid support is in the stable branch yet. You can do this from within retropie.



  • I've posted a video to YouTube of the theme in action.



  • @ruckage

    Thanks ruckage for another great theme,

    looking forward to seeing your nes & snes mini versions using gridview.



  • @ruckage thank you and will you share your game icons artwork pack.



  • @stuart2773 said in Neo Geo Mini theme:

    @ruckage

    Thanks ruckage for another great theme,

    looking forward to seeing your nes & snes mini versions using gridview.

    You're welcome, glad you like it. Snes /nes mini grid view will come soon, it will probably have to be a separate download to begin with - at least until grid view is added to the stable branch of ES. I'm also planning on merging the nes/famicom mini themes into the snes mini theme as they have many similarities and it will be easier for me to maintain as a single theme.

    @legacy said in Neo Geo Mini theme:

    @ruckage thank you and will you share your game icons artwork pack.

    Do you mean the mini marquee images? Sure I can share those though I'll need to contact the person who compiled the original pack first. I believe they originally came from the hyperspin website - they were compiled by a user called amchine. I've modified them so they are better suited for use on the raspberry pi (smaller image size and compressed using pngoo) and I've added a rounded corner effect.



  • Yes please, only problem if i switch themes then the images will change size.

    Is there a way to use a default set of images for the mini theme and then normal snapshots for a different theme.



  • Loving the theme.

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  • @legacy Looking good. Thanks for trying it and it's nice to see you're having fun experimenting with adding your own backgrounds. I tried to make the theme as easy as possible to customise.

    I'll probably be adding more styles down the line (some very different to the original graphics set) so that finding a colour choice to match a user created background will be easy.



  • @ruckage thank you for your work. I'm still interested in those icons set or if you can send me a link to the pack on hyperspin. Ive not managed to find them.

    I'll upload a new video soon.



  • @ruckage Thank you for your work, I have been following your works for a few years, I have registered to congratulate and support you.

    The theme of neo geo is incredible, I just want to enlarge the images of the covers but the xml is different from other themes, is there any way?

    I will be very attentive, also to your project of snes with the selection of games in cartridges.

    Forgive my English, I come from Spain.



  • @juma
    Hi at @juma
    I'll try and help but I'm not sure what you're trying to achieve. What do you mean exactly by 'enlarge the images of the covers'. Do you mean enlarging the entire tile or just the picture within the tile. Or do you mean stretching the cover to fill the space in the tile. If you could post a picture showing what you're trying to achieve that would be helpful and I can try to assist you.



  • @ruckage Hello, you are very kind to answer me.
    In my case I play on a 21 "CRT TV, I would like to enlarge the image of the game, I have already been able to" eliminate "the selection frame, but I can not enlarge that image. What should I adjust in the XML line to change that parameter?

    I show you a simulation of my idea.
    https://ibb.co/jUUS00

    Thanks again, if I can help with something, do not hesitate to tell me, especially at the editing and graphic level.



  • hey @ruckage this theme only supports carousel right? Which isn't in the main build of Emulationstation yet right?



  • @juma If you want the selected game image to appear bigger then you need to change the following parameter:

    <gridtile name="selected">
    	<size>0.1916666666666667 0.5777777777777778</size>
    </gridtile>
    

    If you want the others game image to appear bigger then you need to change the following parameter:

    <gridtile name="default">
    	<size>0.1916666666666667 0.5777777777777778</size>
    </gridtile>
    


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