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CORE Theme Manager
« on: March 21, 2020, 10:48:25 PM »

CORE Theme Manager for RetroFE

Myself JonahUK, cgethycx, wraith and Htaed7 RCT have put together a theme manager for RetroFE, allowing you to be able to switch between any installed themes via our theme menu.

Along with the theme management, CORE also enables the multi tier menu system in all included themes.

What is a multi tier menu system?

Rather than navigating through one giant single menu wheel loaded up with every system and every collection you can think of, multi tiers split that menu wheel into smaller, more manageable menu's for-
ARCADES,
COMPUTERS,
CONSOLES,
HANDHELDS and
custom COLLECTIONS.

From there ARCADES gets split further on the next tier into-
SYSTEMS (Cave, Sega Model 2 etc.),
GENRE (SHMUPS, FIGHTING etc)
& COLLECTIONS (Capcom Classics, Midway Classics, TeknoParrot etc).

CONSOLES also splits further into-
MANUFACTURERS (SEGA, Nintendo etc), then splits agan into SYSTEMS (Genesis, SNES etc) on the next tier.

On the main menu, COLLECTIONS is for, you guessed it, COLLECTIONS (Zelda Collection, Mario Collection, Mortal Kombat Collection etc).

Any type of COLLECTIONS can be created by pulling any game you wish to include, from any system you wish, using .sub menu's. That means you can grab every Mario Brothers game from every system that has one (even arcades), put them together in a COLLECTION and don't need to have multiple copies of the game, video or art.

We are very grateful to have permission to use the included themes, and ALL credit goes to those theme devs for creating them.

Our goal is to get everyone involved in creating new themes for the wonderful RetroFE.

We cant wait to see what people come up with and start submitting here.

Feel free to join our discord also for some great tips etc - https://discord.gg/wssWrg8

Thanks to JJTheKing for hosting the Google Drive link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WbvMkqA7l_mi6vhamTS0R4CBSVuYIq4V/view?usp=sharing

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze0Nne5-nxU&t=568s
« Last Edit: May 31, 2020, 03:20:59 AM by STAiN »

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Re: CORE Theme Manager
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 11:47:58 PM »
Allow me to be the first to say thank you!!! It would be my honor.  8)

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Re: CORE Theme Manager
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 09:49:49 AM »
@Pieter Hulshoff, any chance we can we get a refresh function added to retrofe so we don't have to exit to switch themes?
Currently, retrofe only reads the settings.conf on first launch.

This isn't available as far as I know unless we resort to cheap hacks (fake menu/sub menu/xml swap etc)
« Last Edit: April 12, 2020, 04:52:32 PM by JonahUK »

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Re: CORE Theme Manager
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 09:22:56 PM »
Great minds, I already asked for the exact same function a month ago.
Unfortunately I was told he may implement it, but not at this stage.
Hopefully we will be first to know when/if it does get implemented.

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Re: CORE Theme Manager
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 10:59:36 PM »
Unfortunately I can not see any menu items when i enter the themes menu. I can hear the menu but i cant see it. All I see is an animated background.

Edit:
Never mind I figured it out. I had changed my base media path. Set it back to default all is fixed now. Thanks
« Last Edit: April 21, 2020, 11:10:35 PM by dustind900 »

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Re: CORE Theme Manager
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2020, 11:39:43 AM »
You can use the newly added reboot function in RetroFE. :)

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Re: CORE Theme Manager
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2020, 05:19:31 AM »
This looks nice!
@STAiN can you post a new link to the discord invite? The old one has expired.

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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2020, 03:19:48 AM »

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Re: CORE Theme Manager
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2020, 03:31:52 AM »
Some recent screenshots from the CORE exclusive Atlas theme by P1ch3

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TMNT Collection