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[Recalbox 6.1+][Snap Videos][Custom mix] Next Pixel theme

  • @myst said in Next Pixel theme:


    compressed 1080p backgrounds for performance optimization on Pi3
    (because quality still looks better than 720p version and images are smaller)

    Memory footprint is a matter of resolution not compression, compressing an image may just lead to more time injecting it into graphics GPU but of course you'll save some disk space.

    You're right, file size seems not to matter at all. Switched to 720p again and Emulationsstation seems to run smoother.

  • Theme designer

    @lhari84 I've already switched to 720p by default for next release, 1080p works only when using a few system (10 or less) and as most of us use more than 10, 720p should be the default.
    For those using 30+ systems i think this theme won't work well even with 720p (can't do much on my side to fix that).

  • Hi! I can't get this theme to work properly, when i choose it and reload, it shows only text and a white background. Can you help a newbie?

  • btw i'm using the latest Batocera on pc.

  • Theme designer

    @triah_ I don't know about Batocera but are you using an official recalbox release? Since recalbox use its own emulationstation fork if you don't use an offical recalbox release theme may not work properly.

  • @myst
    I‘ve reduced systems already, going for quality instead of quantity. I‘m on 21 now and 720p is ok so far.
    Further I changed switching between systems from „slide“ to „instant“ in recalbox ui settings. Sliding seems to cost much performance, even in default next theme, in instand mode it‘s quite smooth.

  • @myst said in Next Pixel theme:

    though only horizontal view is available for now.

    Do you have plans for integrating a vertical view with wheel support in the future?

  • Theme designer

    @bloodsurfer definitely something i want to do, but requires lot's of work since backgrounds are designed to fit system wheel, which one do you want? vertical or vertical wheel?

  • @myst I think vertical wheel is the most beautiful and stylish (but that's only my opinion)

  • Theme designer

    Version 0.5 is out, new options are available from theme options, you can now show all system info lines (previoulsly only 4 were displayed) and you can now hide "pixel border" from game list view (@lhari84 hope it will suit you). And of course this version add some new system support.
    Here the full changelog :

    • Add neogeocd support
    • Add daphne support
    • Add fba support (use pacman as atari 5200)
    • Add fba_libretro support (use donkey kong as colecovision 5200)
    • Add an option to show all system info in addition to actual no info or 4 lines option
    • Add an option for game list view to hide "pixel border"
    • Fix psx background was Final Fantasy VII instead of Crash Bandicoot by default
    • Fix some very low level musics
    • Update system release date for each region when possible (JP, USA, EUR)
    • 720p is now default resolution instead of 1080p (check installation guide to know how to switch image resolution)

  • @myst Greaaaat :o)

  • As soon as this one is finished, it will be mine !
    Love it ! (and i also prefer without border)

    Does the light version has a no border option too ?

  • @myst great, thanks!!! :)

  • Theme designer

    @dack said in Next Pixel theme:

    Does the light version has a no border option too ?

    yes it has as well (that's 2 different options)

  • this theme can be used in batocera pc?

  • Theme designer

    @argelfrias someone seems to have pb using this theme and batocera, since recalbox use its own emulationstation fork (which add some nice features) it may not work properly with unofficial recalbox versions.

  • Theme designer

    Version 0.6 now available!

    It includes a lot of new supported systems, all consoles, handheld consoles and arcades are now supported. Some tweaking have been done to actual images/musics as well.
    Benhind the scene i've worked a lot on my source files to get ready for an eventual right vertical wheel (hopefully it may come out next release).

    Here the full changelog :

    • Add 3ds support
    • Add gamecube support
    • Add saturn support
    • Add wii support
    • Add pokemini support (using same image as gameboy color, no specific music for now, play default random recalbox music)
    • Add jaguar support
    • Add 3do support
    • Add ds and fds support with same image
    • Add intellivision support
    • Add supergrafx support
    • Add satellaview support (using same image as snes but bs zelda music)
    • Add sufami support (no specific music for now, play default random recalbox music)
    • Add wonderswan color support
    • Add wonderswan support
    • Add vectrex support (no specific music for now, play default random recalbox music)
    • Add odyssey2/videopac support (no specific music for now, play default random recalbox music)
    • Add sg1000 support
    • Add cavestory alternative image
    • Change fba_libretro and colecovision image (still Donkey Kong but i hope better one)
    • Change pcengine game theme as image was not consistent with others (showing in game footage)
    • Change lynx music (same but lynx version :)
    • Modify atari 2600 image so we can't read game title anymore
    • Modify favorite/imageviewer logo and remove their "console" logo
    • Fix neogeocd, 3ds, ds logos to match other logos style
    • Flip several system images for consistency and in prevision of right vertical wheel
    • Move images to system root folder and rename system.ogg files to music.ogg


  • @myst said in Next Pixel theme:

    Benhind the scene i've worked a lot on my source files to get ready for an eventual right vertical wheel (hopefully it may come out next release).

    That's great news, thank you so much for all the work you are putting into this!

  • @myst Thanks once again!

    is there any chance to do a (even) light(er) version? still having issues sometimes when i exit games, rating graphics and backgrounds have to reload and this takes time. sometimes there are glitches (white boxes instead of rating graphics for example while loading)
    on the other hand, i don‘t unterstand why this even happens at all in technical point of view... because holding some static graphics in ram can‘t be such a big deal for the pi?!
    maybe it‘s an issue of emulationstation? hope in this case it will be fixed in next version of recalbox.
    currently i can‘t test in latest february beta, cause preparing for vacation. i‘ll check in about 2 weeks :)

  • Theme designer

    @lhari84 hello, unfortunatly i can't do anything about image loading. Only thing to do for now is reduce system count and/or reduce image resolution. You can try to reduce images to 480p instead of 720p but i'm not sure how it will look at such a low resolution.

    @paradadf if you come over here, i guess memory limitation for theme is already a known issue for dev team but is it something you plan to improve (if at all possible)? is it a hardware and/or software issue?

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