Custom GameBoy Zero RetroPie Splash Screen

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Custom GameBoy Zero RetroPie Splash Screen

Post by AJRedfern » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:45 am

Hello SudoMod Community,

As you may or may not be aware, RetroPie supports custom splash screen's that can be loaded to play on start up. I thought it may be good to have a custom one for my project (and anyone else who would like it).

I put something together on my lunch break at work earlier and thought I'd post it for feedback from the community?

Note: This is a very early first draft and is probably a little too long (may shorten it by a few seconds).

YouTube: http://bit.ly/GBZ-SplashScreen

EDIT (Sept 20, 2016): Please see below link and link to instructions on how to add a custom splash screen. I have yet to complete my project and as such can not test this myself if someone could please test and give any feedback (for example, if the ratio is off?).

Download Link (16:9): http://bit.ly/GBZ-SplashScreenDownload
Instructions Link: https://github.com/retropie/retropie-se ... lashscreen


EDIT (Sept 21, 2016): Unrelated, but someone PM'd me about a TV Box RetroPie Splash Screen so just wanted to share this if anyone else was interested.

YouTube: http://bit.ly/PiStation-SplashScreen
Download Link (16:9): http://bit.ly/PiStation-SplashScreenDownload


EDIT (Sept 22, 2016): After some feedback on the screen ratio for the GBZ Splash Screen I have converted and uploaded a 4:3 version for download if anyone has any feedback on this.

Download Link (4:3): http://bit.ly/GBZ-SplashScreenDownload-43


EDIT (Sept 25, 2016): See this Splash Screen used by @wermy in his latest build: Game Boy Zero Custom Parts Guide Part 2 ( http://sudomod.com/game-boy-zero-custom ... de-part-2/ ).

Please note that I am currently working on an extension to this splash screen which should cover all of the boot text.


EDIT (Sept 26, 2016): I have now built a 20 second extended version of the splash screen which should (hopefully) cover the boot text after it is initialised. This extended version includes Logo's for RetroPie and an Emulation Station loading screen. I can customise this for other software if necessary, however I chose RetroPie based on my own experience with the RetroPie software.

Download Link (20 seconds): *LINK REMOVED*


EDIT (Sept 26, 2016) Pt. 2: The Splash Screen I uploaded earlier is not long enough to fully cover the emulation station loading screen built in to RetroPie, I've removed this and will upload another version once I have further feedback how long it will need to be extended by.

EDIT (Oct 14, 2016): I've re uploaded the longer version of the Splash Screen (see below link, now at 25 seconds). @RxBrad has advised that anyone using a RPi0 can get this to work for the full boot length by disabling 'Wait for network at boot" in raspi-config, unless you are constantly using WiFi I cant see this being an issue and is easy to turn on and off from raspi-config. I am still working on another version which would mean you wouldn't have to do this however between being very busy at work and my son being ill I have had little time to commit to this or my own build so may still be a little while before i get it uploaded. As always, let me know what you think. Also thank you to the people who have downloaded my splash screens over 120 times now.

Download Link (25 seconds): http://bit.ly/GBZ-SplashScreenDownload-43v2-1



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Re: Custom GameBoy Zero RetroPie Splash Screen

Post by Lpoolm » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:16 pm

I like it! :D

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Post by AJRedfern » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:04 pm

Lpoolm wrote:I like it! :D
Thank you, I'm going to shorten it to about 8 seconds and try make the Raspberry transition a little less sudden, if you'd like a copy just let me know.
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Re: Custom GameBoy Zero RetroPie Splash Screen

Post by beerman » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:53 pm

Yes please, post a link. Looks great in it's current form.

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Re: Custom GameBoy Zero RetroPie Splash Screen

Post by Rod2D2 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:40 pm

What software did you use to make this clip?

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Re: Custom GameBoy Zero RetroPie Splash Screen

Post by Racerboy » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:27 pm

Very nice, love the simplicity! I'd totally use this for my projects!
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Post by AJRedfern » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:01 pm

beerman wrote:Yes please, post a link. Looks great in it's current form.
Cheers, I'll export it in it's necessary format later today and get a link uploaded.
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Post by AJRedfern » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:04 pm

Rod2D2 wrote:What software did you use to make this clip?
Final Cut Pro X.
But the animations and transitions aren't anything special, you can probably find them in most video editing software.
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Post by AJRedfern » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:07 pm

Racerboy wrote:Very nice, love the simplicity! I'd totally use this for my projects!
Thank you, I was aiming for something simple that felt similar to the original 'Nintendo' splash screen but put my own spin on it to make it unique to the GBZ project.
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Re: Custom GameBoy Zero RetroPie Splash Screen

Post by AJRedfern » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:11 am

Anyone who would like to download this splash screen, I have posted it as a link in my first post.

Please note that, as I am not yet at a stage of my own project to test this (for example, the ratio on the screen), I would greatly appreciate anyone who downloads this for their own project to post their feedback with an image or video if possible.
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