iMenu step-by-step set-up tutorial

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    It's a bug in the DSTwo.nds file that is included with iMenu. If you use the one included with BAGplug, it should work.


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    Ah, thanks a lot!
    Just to clarify, the whiney nature of my post was purely tongue in cheek. Those icons were a breeze to copy and paste together [IMG].
    Nonetheless, if anyone wants to use them, here's a dl link to all 6: https://rapidshare.com/files/2314884604/AtariIcons.zip
    [IMG]

    The games are left to right, top row first: No Escape, Yars Revenge, Pitfall, Haunted House, Berzerk and ET (for the lulz).
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    have you talked to him about that? some sort of hotfix doesn't seem like it would be that hard to make

    Edit: deleted step 9 in "How to skin the rest of your DSTwo" since the DSTwo Skin Installer now supports installing to CATSFC/BAGSFC
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    Well - haven't I been a busy little bee today......
    Had a few hours free today & since no-one else is bothering to carry on the work, I've decided to give the 'iMenu NDS Covers Icon pack' an update (mirror link)

    I've decided to merge all cover icons that I've done so far ('Kor','DSi','Rest') into one single pack & added another 295 cover icons (from the 'Rest' folder) to it

    It's STILL isn't complete (BMR - I've only done ~1334 of the possible 5529 covers in the original V1 Bagplug pack) & it still may never get completed...
    ... still I'm sure many of the icons I've done can be reused for other games (there ARE a lot of duplicates in it)

    Oh, before I forget - my 'Imenu Multi pack' has also had an update as well
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    Has anyone made any good skins for iMenu lately? I'm getting bored with my current one and I feel like a change.

    Oh, and great work everyone who has been contributing with icon packs and helping people out!
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    'Fraid I've been too busy the cover icons / Updating the ds2skin pack wiki, DS2 skin thread (among other things) to worry about extra iMenu skins ATM...... Sorry

    Mind you - couldn't you just take some background graphics from other skins & rename them to iMenu standards for now ??... Hmmm there's a thought [IMG]
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    I did everything what's in the first post, but iMenu won't load >_> Any solution for this?

    Edit: Solved the problem (;
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    could you explain what the problem was and how you fixed it, your not the first person to have problems, also, could u say your OS (Windows, MAC, etc.)
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    The only thing that happened was that I forgot one step. >.>
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    You guys rule man. Thanks a bunch for all the work and help to everyone.
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    no problem, i might be able to actually start working on that list of downloads again once school gets out
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    FYI - update to the iMenu Cover Icon Pack....
    ....Now with an additional 804 icons (Covers from 'B2BX' to 'C77P' now added)

    Only another ~3402 from the original cover pack to go.... [IMG]
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    lol, that's insane how many there are, but good luck [IMG]
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    yeah well... it takes about 30-40 mins to do just ~100 icons, & I was hoping to try and do 1000 a week in my spare time, but unfortunatly RSI kicks in and my fingers and wrist start aching (dam GIMP for nothing a 'proper' macro feature)

    Still my own fault... I shouldn't of even started it [IMG]
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    moved the work in progress notice to the spoiler of the list of homebrew, as that's the only part that is a work in progress and everything else in that section is finished and correct
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    @ Spinal: I know you're most probably still busy with your site... but just a couple of suggestions for iMenu (b4??)

    As you know - to create a icon for NON-nds files we have to select 'File:' to select the Emulator in question & then the 'ARG:' & browse for the file.

    So how about this instead....
    Just use 'File:' & let it show more than just NDS/PLG files (perhaps only files as defined in an 'emulator.ini' file so that it only show files that you've set up an emulator for)

    Depending on the extension of the file selected - iMenu will then 'choose' the emulator required & fill in 'File:' and 'ARG:' automatically.

    iMenu could use a new 'INI file ('emulator.ini' perhaps ?) that may look something like this
    Code:
    [emulators]
    gb=/homebrew/lameboy.nds
    gba=/_dstwoplug/gba.plg
    smc=/_dstwoplug/bagsfc.plg
    :
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    So that what happens is
    > You create new icon
    > Select 'File:'
    > Browse to a smc file
    > iMenu will then move the 'File:' info into 'Arg:' & replace 'File:' with '/_dstwo/bagsfc'

    Also - in the case of NDS files - could iMenu check the header of the file to see if it's 'Homebrew' [IIRC that's always '####'] or 'Commercial' & fill in 'Note:' with 'dsgame' automatically - as it seems that your internal launcher (well in my case anyway) doesn't seem to be working right
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    I agree the features would be nice, it would be blatant copying of bagplug but thats how the greatest things are maid, by copying good ideas from elsewhere and improving your own thing (i worded that wrong I think)
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    True it is copying Bagplug - but where as iMenu is 'just' a Game selector/launcher - Bagplug has the 'edge' of being a full 'media' selector/launcher + it has the choice of what should open

    My suggestions is just one way of making 'Icon Creation' a little easier...
    ....I'm always forgetting whether to choose 'File:' or 'Arg:' for the game I want & also sticking 'DSGame' into the 'Note:' line for commercial NDS (actually I would prefer all commercial NDS to use the 'ds_game' no matter what)

    The other things I'd also like are that File & folders with 'Hidden' attributes don't show up when browsing (but this happens also with the DS_game anyway) & when selecting DS_Game it 'remembers' the last folder you were in & goes back to that - instead of the Root every time
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    FYI - Major update to the iMenu NDS Cover pack....

    All covers from the 'DSi','NDS Kor' and 'NDS Rest' folders inside 'Bagplug's cover pack' now converted to iMenu B3 [50x50] icons - a grand total of 3841 covers [IMG]

    Only the 'NDS Jap' folder remains to be done - ('JUST' another 1686 covers remain [IMG] .......)

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