Add console year next to games count?
Hey guys! I wasn't sure if this might belong over in ideas and development, or if there is a simple way I am just overlooking, but...
Is there a way to add custom text (in this case the year of console release) next to the games count under each console on the main screen in EmulationStation?
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I did it by adding an extra field to the theme I was using (which is a vertical version I made of Metapixel). In each theme.xml for each system, I added something like this:
<view name="system"> .... <text name="year" extra="true"> <text>1987</text> </text> .... </view>
and in the main theme file (metapixel.xml in this case) I added
<text name="year" extra="true"> <pos>0.05 0.55</pos> <size>0.9 0.16</size> <color>bbbbbb</color> <fontPath>./art/font4.ttf</fontPath> <fontSize>0.050</fontSize> <alignment>center</alignment> <forceUppercase>0</forceUppercase> </text>
<view name="system">block. Result:
@rkoster Ah, Nice! I'll have to dig into the xml files for Carbon since that's what I'm using. I don't have much expertise in that area, but it doesn't look like it would be too much trouble with a little tinkering. Maybe someone who has done it on Carbon will chime in as well before I get a chance to.. :D