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Rochabian    13

Yes i've found this in the meantime.

I've got another problem so perhaps you know the solution too....

I display artwork in the background of the game list (it seems to pick up matching file in that order if it exists  :background->Box->Snap->None (black background))

Instead of the black background,if no matching artwork is found, i want to display the default emulator background.

I've set the "no snap image", so when there is no "image 1 or image2" artwork, the no snap file is well displayed in the image 1 and image 2 location but not in the background (black background).

I don't know if it's really clear, perhaps i have to record a mini video to show this.

Thanks

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Rochabian    13

So here is the video.

I've used GameCube list to show the problem. As you can see,there is an emulator background image for Gamecube (i've set this in the setup wizard as custom background for the emulator and for the "no snap" image.)

When i enter the game list, i want to display this background image instead of the black background you can see when Gameex doesn't find an artwork.

Notice that when there is no snap to display, the emulator background image is well displayed in the snap or box location, but not in the background.

I hope it's more clear :)

Black_Background_Problem.mkv

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stigzler    662

It is, but sorry - no idea! Don't think this will be in themes though - more likely through GameEx settings?

btw - amazing job on getting all those systems installed!

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mviars    12

How do I assign what get displayed in the image 1 or 2 as well as the description boxes. I have the image boxes had already been set but I may want to change the type of images go into them down the road. Say instead of snap I want to see a pic of carts as an example. Also I have a description box but no sure how to point it to the database I want displayed.

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mviars    12

Sorry I meant to put this in the theme editor questions thread but wasnt paying attention where I was when I stated this and I cant seem to move or delete and start over. Sorry.

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DazzleHP    925
On 01/02/2017 at 3:58 PM, mviars said:

Sorry I meant to put this in the theme editor questions thread

Moved. And all you need to do is change paths ;)

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Draco1962    2172

And merged with the Theme Editor Questions thread.. ;)

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mviars    12
5 hours ago, DazzleHP said:

Moved. And all you need to do is change paths ;)

OK OK i think  understand. So the image 1 is set to the emulator setup snap path selection? I am also assuming that it will look in the video snap files first and if missing default to the normal snap files correct? Is image 2 set to box art?? Lastly what is the description box set to? 

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Draco1962    2172

Image 1 will display when going through the list the video snap over a normal snap. When you are on the game "Play this Game" page, it will display the video or still image, 3D Cab if that is available, etc. depending on which option you move the selector bar.

Image 2 will display marquee, box art, 3D cab, I believe in that order when on the list page. Image 2 will be variable on the play this game screen.

The description box will describe the title and manufacturer info.

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DazzleHP    925
On 03/02/2017 at 2:06 PM, Draco1962 said:

Image 1 will display when going through the list the video snap over a normal snap. When you are on the game "Play this Game" page, it will display the video or still image, 3D Cab if that is available, etc. depending on which option you move the selector bar.

Image 2 will display marquee, box art, 3D cab, I believe in that order when on the list page. Image 2 will be variable on the play this game screen.

The description box will describe the title and manufacturer info.

Pretty much this. Image box 1 will display whatever path you have it set to, so you can manipulate it somewhat (ie change paths) Image box 2 however is far more dependent on the theme and is a bit limited. This, among many other reasons is why i believe Evo was conceived.

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mviars    12

So I am now doing OK with the Image 1 & 2 boxes and videos in the theme editor but the Description box is another story. I can never get it to populate in fact the only time I can read any game description is when I enable the show game information page in the editor features which I really do not want to use because I do not want to bring up another page before starting the game. Is there a way to show the game information in the description box? If so where do I place the files and what type of file and layout do I use?

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