Theres a guy out there on the internet, his name is Mr xBlocks, he is one AMAZING Artist, the guy can simply CREATE!  Have a little stalk and check out his FaceBook Page, Twitter, DevianArt and YouTube channel – the guy is simply a genius, with no end to his artistic talents – this is echo’d in a RetroPie theme called “Ultimate Pii” , which is a beautiful tribute to the Nintendo Wii, originally created by Will Allen (another artistic genius, as echo’d throughout the Theme Scene!)  and available on the EmulationStation Theme downloader.

How to Install

There are 2 ways to install, firstly you can download the .zip file directly here and go through a manual installation if you know how, or you can follow this guide, which requires SSH’ing into your Raspberry Pi.

The video above, shows you a step by step guide (from about 1 minute and 17 seconds in), basically you need to SSH into your Raspberry Pi (as shown here) or you can connect a keyboard to your Pi (remember to have it online!) and call up the command prompt, one you have the command prompt up, (if by SSH or directly) then :-

  1. Type
              cd /etc/emulationstation/themes/
    and press enter

  2. Now type
              sudo wget-c http://bit.ly/ultimatepii
    and press enter

  3. The file will download, once it has downloaded the prompt will return, then simply type
              sudo unzip ultimatepii
    and press enter

  4. Thats it, when its extracted, return to EmulationStation on the Pi NOTE: If you get an error about UNZIP not being available type
              sudo apt-get install unzip
    and repeat step 3

  5. When EmulationStation is running, press the START button, then navigate to UI SETTINGS, then navigate to THEME SET and select ULTIMATE PII, (by press A) then clicking down on BACK and exiting back to EmulationStation.  There may be a few seconds pause when you select the theme, or go back to the main screen.

Thats it, your all installed, note to scroll through the wheels use UP and DOWN instead of LEFT and RIGHT….

ORIGINAL CREDIT

It has been pointed out that this is an edit of a theme publicly released on the ES Theme Downloader (also called Pii) , the original Author, Will Allen, who has created some amazing themes, has pointed out that this was originally his theme , as seen here :-

This can be downloaded directly from within the EmulationStation Themes Downloader, making for a much easier download 🙂

 

 

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