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Mega Drive/Genesis Mini Theme - Like Snes Mini Classic Theme



  • @frgn

    Thank you!

    My dreams come true!



  • Although you guys have done some really great work, I'm not a fan of the available themes, I prefer simple designs. So instead of complaining and yelling at clouds I did a mod of ruckage's SNES mini theme for personal use only. Also, I've borrowed frgn's nice looking help images. I just wanted to share with you guys a couple of screenshots, in case someone likes this style of layout/design feel free to copy it entirely.

    System screen:
    screen1.png

    Gamelist screen with large boxart and simultaneous video preview:
    screen2.png



  • @Fred_PJ
    I'll try something like for my MegaPi Case, really nice.
    How you fit the box art so perfectly?



  • Well, not every box art fits perfectly, unfortunately there isn't a standard size for the box art images but they all have pretty similar aspect ratios.
    The trick to make it look like a better fit is to set the maximum height/width borders really close to the inside of the rounded corners of the frame. If you leave a wide margin the difference in aspect ratio will be more evident.

    I haven't decided yet if I'm going to add videos to my MegaPi project or not, but I'll probably choose this alternate layout without videos and the number of player at the bottom right corner:
    screena.png



  • @Fred_PJ
    I'm using a similar scheme on the SNES mini theme, NO_META_F, I prefer a cleaner look too.
    Good luck with your project.



  • I'm currently working on a new project from scratch, inspired by the official Genesis Mini menu and taking some cues from Tripware's Blast16. For now it's still just an early visual mock-up.
    Genesis:
    MOCKUP2.jpg
    Mega Drive:
    MOCKUP1.jpg

    The number of players icon is already functional in theory, the blue part is actually a font, so it can easily be changed to 1, 2 or 4 players according to metadata, similar to the players icon in ruckage's SNES Mini theme.

    By the way, can anyone please tell me if it's possible to display the text of a selected game title from a list, apart from one already displayed on the list itself? Say, can I have a game list, and then also display that selected game title in a bigger text at another part of the screen, separately from the list? Thanks.



  • @Fred_PJ You can use <text name="md_name"> to display the name of a game in addition to the game list.



  • @smartazz104 Ah, excellent, thanks a lot for the tip!



  • @Fred_PJ Can you put the Brazilian logo of Mega Drive TecToy together? The Blast 16 already have it.



  • @pjniche said in Mega Drive/Genesis Mini Theme - Like Snes Mini Classic Theme:

    @Fred_PJ Can you put the Brazilian logo of Mega Drive TecToy together? The Blast 16 already have it.

    No, sorry. I'm using high resolution logos and couldn't find a proper TecToy Mega Drive high resolution logo, just really bad scans or inaccurate reproductions (like completely black letters without borders). So unless you are able to find a proper high resolution logo, no.

    Here's an updated mock-up:

    screen_21_gen.jpg

    screen_21_md.jpg

    I've tried to replicate the official Sega Genesis Mini menu background from scratch. And yes, I'm aware that the official Sega Mega Drive Mini has a different background.
    I plan to start work on the skin sometime next month. Since it's meant to be a Sega based theme it will only support the following Sega systems: Genesis, Mega Drive, Sega CD, Mega CD, 32X, Master System, Game Gear, Arcade.
    The Arcade logo is partially inspired by the Sega Mega Tech logo:
    arcadelogo.jpg

    Stay tuned.



  • @Fred_PJ said in Mega Drive/Genesis Mini Theme - Like Snes Mini Classic Theme:

    Although you guys have done some really great work, I'm not a fan of the available themes, I prefer simple designs. So instead of complaining and yelling at clouds I did a mod of ruckage's SNES mini theme for personal use only. Also, I've borrowed frgn's nice looking help images. I just wanted to share with you guys a couple of screenshots, in case someone likes this style of layout/design feel free to copy it entirely.

    System screen:
    screen1.png

    Gamelist screen with large boxart and simultaneous video preview:
    screen2.png

    Hi!

    I like this classic theme with video!

    Are you still working on it, or is it canceled?

    I hope it is not canceled ;-)

    Best regards!



  • @legendos That SNES Mini mod is currently outdated and slightly broken. I may fix it one of these days and release it as a patch (with different made from scratch help visuals), but it's not on my plans for now, sorry.



  • @Fred_PJ I'm in love with the Sega Genesis mini theme your working on!!! Have you released it yet by chance!? Just curious. You do amazing work!



  • @frgn Wooow. This case looks pretty nice! Where did you get it from?





  • @pjniche try this logo.
    brazil.png



  • @frgn Thanks! :D



  • @Fred_PJ I’ve got a few of questions.

    1. Are you still working on this? If so, do you have an estimated release date? It looks great.

    2. You say this is Sega only. Does that mean it simply won’t display ROMs from other systems that I may have on my system, such as SNES?

    3. Will this be installable on an existing setup or would you need to start from scratch?

    Thanks!


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