How to Create/Edit .tga Files for Haxchi

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Mar 19, 2017
  1. Dakota Nix
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    I am making this guide due to the fact that it took me a few hours of googling to figure out how to make a custom Haxchi tga file work and haven't seen or found a guide.
    DISCLAIMER:
    IF STEPS AREN'T FOLLOWED, YOUR HAXCHI WILL APPEAR AS A BOX WITH "???" AND SAY THE FILE IS CORRUPT.
    THIS CAN BE EASILY FIXED BY EITHER: REPLACING THE ORIGINAL TGA FILE OR CORRECTLY EDITING THE TGA FILE.
    THEN RE-RUN THE HAXCHI INSTALLER AND IT WILL FIX IT BACK
    SO IF YOU DON'T HAVE A ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF OPENING THE HOMEBREW MENU, THEN DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.


    I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR MISTAKES

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    Things you will need:

    -First a Photo Editor; Optional:

    Note: You can just use Paint.net instead of these editors
    • GIMP 2 (freeware similar to Photoshop)(Advanced)​
    • Photoshop (Not Free)(Advanced)​
    Then Download:
    • Paint.net (used to save the file as a .tga)(Intermediate)​
    • HxD hex editor (any other hex editor will work)​
    Parameters:
    • bootDrcTex.tga : needs to be 854x480, uses 24 bits, uncompressed (Tablet Image)​
    • bootTvTex.tga : needs to be 1280x720, uses 24 bits, uncompressed (TV Image)​
    • iconTex.tga : needs to be 128x128, uses 32 bits, uncompressed (App Image)​
    Has to be at the end of the Hex for the tga
    • 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 54 52 55 45 56 49 53 49 4F 4E 2D 58 46 49 4C 45 2E 00 00 00 00 00​
    How to Edit/Create the tga Files:
    1. Make a BackUp of the original file if editing​
    2. Open the file you are wanting to edit/create (I used GIMP 2 and iconTex.tga file)​
    3. Edit/Create your iconTex.tga to your liking, minding the parameters required above​
    4. Save your image as iconTex.tga or which ever file you chose​
    (If your using paint.net then use the parameters above for each corresponding file or look below.)

    Next:​
    1. Open up your newly edited/made iconTex.tga​
    2. Then just save as​
    3. Select .tga​
    4. Check the box for either: 32 or 24 bits (refer back to parameters for that file)​
    5. Check Uncompressed​
    6. Save​
    Then:​
    1. Open HxD or your preferred hex editor​
    2. Open your newly formatted iconTex.tga you made with paint.net​
    3. Scroll to the bottom​
    4. Copy 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 54 52 55 45 56 49 53 49 4F 4E 2D 58 46 49 4C 45 2E 00 00 00 00 00 to your clipboard​
    5. Select edit tab, and select "paste insert"​
    6. Before​
    7. image2_Easy-Resize.com.jpg
    8. After​
    9. image3_Easy-Resize.com.jpg
    10. Save​
    11. Viola Your done​
    12. Throw the iconTex.tga into Haxchi Folder and run the Haxchi Installer​
    My Own Custom iconTex.tga
    image4_Easy-Resize.com.jpg image5_Easy-Resize.com.jpg

    Made this for my friend so she can just click Haxchi and have it automatically load up Mocha+FSHax. (avoid her messing with the homebrew channel, basically child locked it and she doesn't know the button config to launch it) I wanted a image to represent what i had done. So i threw together this little image.​
     
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    Member Jayro MediCat DVD Developer

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    Can someone make one for me that just says:

    RUN
    THIS
    FIRST!
     
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    Newcomer Dakota Nix Advanced Member

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    https://filetrip.net/dl?FhVyiAHlm3 iconTex.jpg Remember to back up your original and have a backup way to run homebrew menu (like loadliine) if for some reason it doesn't work, you didn't specify which one so I made a iconTex.tga icon.
     
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    I love you. :wub:
     
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    i am assuming everything worked great??? no problem
     
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    I'll test it when I get off work, but downloaded it to my phone. I'll let you know if it worked. Do I just reinstall haxchi or how do I do this?
     
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    Newcomer Dakota Nix Advanced Member

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    Make sure you have the haxchi folder on the root of you SD card. Then have the haxchi installer elf in the app folder. Then load up the haxchi installer and proceed to install. You can also change the name inside the text file for the app to.


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