A simple theme for Emulation Station with support for the video view
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README.md

CRT, an EmulationStation theme with video support

A simple theme for Emulation Station and RetroPie with support for the video view added by fieldofcows. Originally based on the Carbon theme by Eric Hettervik; and then rebuilt from scratch so I could learn the theming system for ES. Discussion ongoing in this thread: https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/7022/new-theme-crt-with-support-for-video-preview


Updates

5/14/2017

  • Added display of marquee image
  • Cleaned up layout of metadata
  • Added basic styling of carousel

5/3/2017

4/30/2017

  • Fixed box art scaling issue on video view
  • Added 4x3 layout option
  • Added display of genre and release date metadata
  • Added backward compatibility check for older versions of retropie without video support
  • Added child friendly ES support

1/15/2017

1/12/2017

  • Increased the size of boxart displayed on the video view
  • Replaced genre and release date metadata with last played (genre and release date metadata does not appear to be consistent and last played does look like it will be more helpful overall)
  • Tightened up spacing and reordered metadata on detail and video views

Preview

Video Walkthrough

https://www.youtube.com/embed/_elwCV5hxeA

Screenshots

Video View Video View

Detailed View Detailed View

Basic View Basic View

4x3 Layout Basic View

For more images view the album on Imgur

Details

  • Has support for system, basic, detailed and video views
  • Displays the following metadata on detailed and video views: rating, description, # of players, genre, publish date & last played
  • Matching splashscreens are included in the _inc/images folder
  • 16x9 layout Tested on 720p and 1080p resolutions
  • 4x3 layout tested on 480p/480i resolutions

How to use

  • Requires a Pi2/3 (videos are very choppy on a Pi0/1)
  • Install latest version of retropie through the setup script (versions after 4.1.8 work)
  • Add elements to your gamelist to reference videos for each game on your pi (videos can be stored anywhere just like images)

Possible Future Updates

  • System specific backgrounds that match historical poster designs for a given system (I built an NES example to check out here: http://i.imgur.com/XCx3Tko.png)
  • Grid view support

Acknowledgments