S o I’ve been sitting on a few BigBlue themes for awhile now but just never really had time to properly post them – time to change that. Work on these themes have been on and off for the last few months and now I think I’m finally happy with their current state (I’m a stickler for changing stuff). If you don’t know BigBlue, I’ve posted a few times about it but, long story short, these are some themes that I’ve developed for the small frontend, mainly for my own use. Download links are below each picture.

  • To install each theme, simply extract them to your ‘themes’ folder in your BigBlue directory
  • If there is a fonts subfolder in theme, right click all the fonts > Install. This is required for each theme.
  • Each theme has a few different types:
    • By default all themes support HD, 1920×1080 resolutions.
    • Themes that have CRT in the name are made for low resolution displays, mainly 640×480.
    • Themes that have TATE in the name are designed for vertical setups, mainly 480×640.

AstroFlatCity

Supported Resolutions: HD, CRT

This theme is based off FlatBlue, which was packaged with the frontend (which I think is also inspired by an AttractMode theme). This was the first theme I made for my AstroCity and as you can tell from the name, it takes FlatBlue and gives it a fresh coat of paint, based on the Candy Cab its inspired by.

I had to really squeeze a lot in here, mainly in the CRT version of this one. The regular one has plenty of space for text.

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Basik

Supported Resolutions: HD, CRT, TATE

After making AstroFlatCity, I wanted to make a theme that wasn’t tied down by how long a game title is and I wanted to keep it sleek. Tasteful fonts, colours that pop and fullscreen previews. I really like how this one turned out.

To make the screenshots or title screens appear centre, I had to sacrifice some space on the left for the black fade, and then slightly indent the horizontal position.

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Overflow

Supported Resolutions: HD, CRT, TATE

My take on a XMB style inspired theme. I originally wanted to put the main previews in the middle of the screen but then realised you’d see nothing. I wanted to showcase more title screens so this was the result of that.

I tried to make the game list work horizontal instead of the usually vertical, but there was a strange bug in BigBlue which would just constantly think its still vertical.

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C D C R U Z E

C D C R U Z E

Chad is someone who wishes arcades were still around. This also happens to be his site where he rambles on and on about games and emulation. He can also cook a mean cheese toastie.

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C D C R U Z E is ..

Someone who wants to ramble on about games, arcade, emulation and design. Maybe a few other things too.

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