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'Maximus Arcade Channel' (Wii Channel Style Theme)

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I've started another new theme and this idea came to me after playing my Wii again after months of not touching it. I think the 'channel' theme of the Wii would be good to try emulate on MA. Obviously, we can't have all the emulators and games on the screen at once, but I think what I have envisioned in my head will be a lot more suitable for MA.

It might take a little while to finish, so there won't be any downloads for a while but I thought I'd start this thread to show you my progress and what my next steps are.

EDIT: Now that I've spent a bit more time on this, I've given the theme a proper title and intro screen.

I'm thinking, to get the rom selection menu to have more of a 'Wii' feel, it might be best to change the MA controls for 'Up' and 'Down' to left and right. 'Left' and 'Right' will also have to stay as left and right too.
Also, the marquees need to be disabled for this theme to function properly as I've replaced this image with the main background. It'll look screwed up if the marquee locations are left in the preferences.

Ah well, back to work then :)
I'll just edit this first post with new images, rather than add a new post every time I have something new to show off.

EDIT: I've played about with the rom selection screens and came up with these. I've tried to copy the colour scheme of the official Wii screens (for the most part) but I don't have a lot of different Virtual Console games.

The arrows are animated just like the official Wii ones, I might need to reduce the number of frames to get them closer to the official ones.
I had also recorded some audio that just needed edited and converted to .wavs but I seem to have lost it. I'll have to re-record it for a future release.


CURRENT SUPPORTED EMULATORS: Mame, Zinc, Model 2, CPS3, NES, SNES, N64, GB, GBC, GBA, Mega Drive, Master System, Sega CD, PlayStation, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Jaguar & Batch Files (renamed to Windows).

nice! Very clean and reeelaaaxiiinnnggg...

I like this theme.  Is there anywhere I can download it?  Thanks

I ended up installing MAME on my Xbox and pretty much forgot about this theme. I'll try do some work on it, but I remember the graphics were stressing me out a bit. Like I say, I'll try do more. Just keep a look out for updates on this thread

Hey guys!

I've spent the last couple of days totally redoing this theme and it looks a lot better now. I Need your help though.

I've done about 15 or so of the main consoles/emulators but I just want to know which ones you'd want to see finished for the 1st release.

The ones I've done so far are: Mame, Zinc, Model 2, CPS3, NES, SNES, N64, GB, GBC, GBA, Mega Drive, Master System, Sega CD, PlayStation, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Jaguar.
I've also made an alternate page for PlayStation with the PSone logo and I'm going to try to make alternate pages for Genesis and Mega CD (if I can find decent logos for those).


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