Author Topic: Arc Browser | Retroarch | GPD XD | Decorations pack  (Read 4864 times)

moff (OP)

Arc Browser | Retroarch | GPD XD | Decorations pack
« on: March 23, 2017, 10:10:51 pm »



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Retroarch basic tutorial: https://tinyurl.com/y6vf3qxu

Arc Browser basic tutorial: https://tinyurl.com/y7ke4tcp

Hi to all!
 
Not far ago i bought android handheld - GPD XD.
And i've made some decorations to make it nice portable emu machine.
GPD XD is not super powered device, so i can't use heavy shaders or portable version of Hyperspin, so I decided to make an easy assembly that will work on any average device.
Hope you'll enjoy it!
 
What i been using:
1. Arc Browser frontend with my custom theme (runs as default android launcher)
2. Retroarch with overlays and crt-pi shaders slightly edited by me.
 
HOW TO USE CUSTOM THEME IN ARC BROWSER
[1] Unzip 2 folders in any place on you GPD XD
[2] Place the files genre_all.png and grid_view.png from the subfolder with the platform name in the "genre_all" folder at the place where the Roms of the corresponding platform are located on your GPD XD
[3] In Arc Browser go to Global UI settings and select this unzipped directory "Arc_Theme" as a Theme Directory
[4] In Arc Browser "Main screen UI settings" select "Classic - Show games on main screen" layot.

[5] Then open "Classic layout" settings and edit them this way:
     Grid View icon mode = Visible without any title
     All Games icon mode = Visible without any title
     Hide system name = on
     Hide fast lane = on
     Show collections row = on

[6] To use Collections with images:
    1) Add any game to [New collection]
    2) Name the collection as well as the files in unzipped Arc_Theme folder are called except for the prefix "collection_" 
       
For example:
   
To make NES beat'em'up collection image visible you need to call new collection "b_nes"
Where: "b" = "beat'em'up"
           "f" = "fighting"
           "r" = "run'n'gun"
           "s" = "shoot'em'up"

Or you can rename collection_*.png files as you want your collections been named

Console icons made by Zombeaver from LaunchBox forum

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« Last Edit: September 02, 2017, 09:42:39 pm by moff »

moff (OP)

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017, 08:18:53 pm »
Link updated.
Some image fixes.

moff (OP)

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 09:34:25 am »
Download link updated (images tweaks and more)

Youtube preview video added

Doopysdad

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 08:31:13 am »
Nice work :) Thanks for sharing!

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a330boy

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 09:29:12 pm »
awesome, it is missing consoles such as the psp or dreamcast though

moff (OP)

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 10:06:59 pm »
awesome, it is missing consoles such as the psp or dreamcast though
I'll upload all console icons images tomorrow, if you need them.
But as for the pictures of the collections, I did only those that are presented in the archive, maybe i'll make some other images later, or i can share my .psd preset, and you could make it by yourself.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2017, 10:10:44 pm by moff »

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Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2017, 06:49:28 am »
Hey!, how did you get the youtube link to work? embed code? The forum button doesnt work.

moff (OP)

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2017, 07:05:49 am »
Hey!, how did you get the youtube link to work? embed code? The forum button doesnt work.
It works.
You must place only this part of the youtube link between the [youtube] tag: youtube.com/watch?v=Plq4uMkFem8
« Last Edit: April 02, 2017, 07:12:10 am by moff »

moff (OP)

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2017, 11:13:42 am »

Link update with version 1.1!
All console icons pack now in .zip archive!

« Last Edit: April 02, 2017, 11:27:26 am by moff »

Maus

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2017, 11:53:20 am »
Thanks for this custom theme - love it! How do you get the console image to appear at the beginning of each row of games please? The console images are only showing for me if I activate the left-hand sidebar at the moment.

jpino3786

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2017, 03:33:51 pm »
Looks awesome!  Going to try this out...I can't get Reicast latest build off their website to work with ARC Browser.  The one on the Google Play store (which hasn't been updated for years) does work.  Is there a fix for this?

moff (OP)

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 06:28:06 pm »
Thanks for this custom theme - love it! How do you get the console image to appear at the beginning of each row of games please? The console images are only showing for me if I activate the left-hand sidebar at the moment.
To get the exact same look like on the video, you need to follow the instructions in the first post.
Especially pay attention to the instruction items number [4] and [5]
« Last Edit: May 22, 2017, 06:48:09 pm by moff »

moff (OP)

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2017, 07:00:26 pm »
Looks awesome!  Going to try this out...I can't get Reicast latest build off their website to work with ARC Browser.  The one on the Google Play store (which hasn't been updated for years) does work.  Is there a fix for this?
Don't know, sorry

XC-3730C

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 09:41:13 am »
Nice work!

Now if only video previews were possible, or screenshot previews for each game...

Maus

Re: [Custom Theme] Arc Browser [GPD XD]
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2017, 10:21:20 am »
Thanks Moff, will give it another go!

 

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