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README.md

es-theme-nostalgic

"Nostalgic" theme for Retropie EmulationStation by SuperMagicom.

I have always admired the "Nostalgia" platform videos made by Viking for Launchbox and wished they could be used on Retropie. Since EmulationStation does not support platform videos, I decided to try creating a theme using static images of them.

All credit for the visual aesthetic goes to Viking. My contribution is the code to display the images as an ES theme and align the video snaps for each system individually. It was a lot of work but I am pleased with the results and I hope you will be too!

The following system folders are currently supported...

  • Amiga
  • Amstrad CPC
  • Apple 2
  • Arcade
  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari Lynx
  • Atari ST
  • All Games
  • Favorites
  • Last Played
  • Colecovision
  • Custom Collections
  • Daphne
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Nintendo Famicom
  • Final Burn Alpha
  • Famicom Disk System
  • Nintendo Game & Watch
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Game Boy
  • Game Boy Hacks
  • Game Boy Advance
  • Game Boy Advance Hacks
  • Game Boy Color
  • Game Boy Color Hacks
  • Intellivision
  • AdvMAME
  • MAME Libretro
  • MAME4All
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Master System Hacks
  • Sega Megadrive (Genesis)
  • Sega Genesis Hacks
  • Sega Megadrive Japan
  • MSX
  • MSX2
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo DS
  • Neo Geo
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • NES Hacks
  • Neo Geo Pocket
  • Neo Geo Pocket Color
  • Nintendo BSX Satellaview
  • NEC PC-Engine
  • NEC PC-Engine CD
  • PC (MS-Dos)
  • Sony PSP
  • PSP Minis
  • Sony PlayStation (PSX)
  • ScummVM
  • Sega 32X
  • Sega CD
  • Super Famicom
  • Sega SG-1000
  • Super Nintendo
  • SNES Hacks
  • Bandai SufamiTurbo
  • SuperGrafx
  • TurboGrafx 16
  • TurboGrafx CD
  • Vectrex
  • Videopac (Odyssey2)
  • Virtual Boy
  • Wonderswan
  • Wonderswan Color
  • ZX Spectrum

More systems may be added in the future.

Marquee graphics are supported for arcade-based systems if they are present in your gamelist.xml file.

Screenshots

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Installation

Install from the Retopie setup menu or by copying the unarchived "nostalgic" folder and all of the contents to

/opt/retropie/configs/all/emulationstation/themes

If this folder does not exist you may create it.

IMPORTANT: I recommend keeping EmulationStation's VRAM setting at 80. This theme uses 1080p images for each system and the WSOD (White Screen of Death) fix seems to only work correctly when VRAM is at 80.

Acknowledgments

  • Viking for his amazing Launchbox creations
  • RetroNi for his logo sets
  • mattrixk for his ES-Toolkit app
  • rookervik for his Theme Helper app
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