Homebrew Advanced badge editor - Create your own badges and sets easily!

Should I make a video explaining and showing everything to make badges and sets?


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TheMachinumps

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So i know DSiWare titles and system titles work when you type their IDs into badges... but ive tried some cfw title IDs for homebrew launcher, fbi, etc and it seems as though i cannot? I hope i'm wrong, would be cool to have badges leading to cfw titles. I feel it has something to do with them being on the SD card but I'm just guessing, because DSiWare and sys titles are on nand
Badges only read titles from the NAND, so SD games won't work. I've tried it myself in the past, and for you to have an actual game being ran from a badge, you'd have to launch a hijacked NAND app that would then launch the real game or install the game directly on the NAND (which is definitively not recommended). But even then, I think it only works with system titles...
 
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Badges only read titles from the NAND, so SD games won't work. I've tried it myself in the past, and for you to have an actual game being ran from a badge, you'd have to launch a hijacked NAND app that would then launch the real game or install the game directly on the NAND (which is definitively not recommended). But even then, I think it only works with system titles...
What’s funny, Recently i had used a primitive FBI version to install an SD title to the NAND (safety precautions of course in effect) just to see if I could get it to work. I installed a cfw app, took note of the title ID to delete it in fbi later if anything went wrong... but all I ended up getting was a black icon in the home menu which when launched, played the homebrew splash for a split millisecond then just crashed the system. I tried to attach a badge to it, and it couldn’t recognize it at all, so nothing worked in the end. I deleted the title and restored my NAND just in case.

It was worth a shot...!

If I was smarter and knew anything about making CIAs I would totally take the time to make a 3ds fowarder that launches on NAND so it could load my SD games... then attach cool custom icons and stuff! I’m a big aesthetic guy so I would spend forever making the perfect icons and such... I had made some DSi ones already but was just curious if it was possible to do this without some hijacked title.
 
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In SimpleBadgeInjector, if you get the errors:
  • Failed to create ExtData archive...
  • Failed to delete ExtData archive...
  • Failed to open ExtData archive.
, I find it helps pressing the (HOME) button to visit HOME Menu and pressing (HOME) again to return to SBI resets whatever hangups there are. That doesn't always work like after you inject the badges, but turning the (POWER) off & on fixes it in the next session.

Has anyone tried injecting badges for region free games? Maybe the game or title's region plays a part in the badge forwarding.
 

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I cannot inject badges i always get this error is there any reason it can't open the badge folder Edit i changed the badges folder name to Badge Files and now get the error failed to copy badge files
 

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Before I start doing any of this, I just want to know if I can get banned for doing it.
I do like playing the badge catcher, but I would like a custom badge for my homebrew folder.
 

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Before I start doing any of this, I just want to know if I can get banned for doing it.
I do like playing the badge catcher, but I would like a custom badge for my homebrew folder.
I do not think you can get banned for it, but attempting to open the Badge Arcade after injecting custom badges onto your system will remove the customized badges and refresh your badge box.
 

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What you mean by "doing it in parts"? The files holding badge data are restricted to a specific size, which in this case only allows for 1000 badges and 100 sets. Sorry, but there's no way to do it...
Hi. I was referring to whether after importing 1000 badges, the procedure could be repeated, and so on.
 

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Probably mentioned somewhere before, but you can link a badge to the 'microSD Management' application directly if you use the correct TIDLow. The downside is that it always seems to cause a crash when you click cancel...

As for linking to homebrew: you could use GodMode9 to inject one into the H&S application and point a badge to that. I did this for bootNTR Selector with a button combo badge to remind myself (although NTR won't work on Luma 10).
 

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I cannot inject badges i always get this error is there any reason it can't open the badge folder Edit i changed the badges folder name to Badge Files and now get the error failed to copy badge files
A year late and probably useless by this point but I fixed the issue by entering my NNID into the box. I was also making seperate files for sets rather then saving all badge sets as one set of two files if that makes any sense at all (The program saves as a BadgeData.dat and a BadgeMngFile.dat)
 

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Nice tutorial! The only thing i still have doubts about is how to make a shorcut badge for a title that isn't in the list
Unfortunately, that is not possible. Only system titles can be launched from badges given their limitations (unless I'm unaware of a way to trick the system into forwarding the badge to an app)
 
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Hello! I know I'm really late on finding this program, and I can't thank the creator enough for it! Truly an amazing software and process :)
However, I do have a question. How you you add a badge to a set that's already been made? See, I've tried adding the badge by changing the Badge Set ID, but it still doesn't show up in my set or badge library. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
 
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  • Edit badge and set information such as IDs, quantities and names.
  • Create new badges and new sets!
  • Get 255 of each badge with a single click of a button.
  • Has a nice interface =P
  • A simple way of importing and exporting images, as well as a preview of each!
  • "Pixel Badge Import Mode", which allows the user to import Pixel like badges without suffering from imperfections when downscaling to 32x32px.
  • Support for badges with linked Title IDs.
  • Change your NNID with ease!
  • Delete badges, sets or everything with the click of a button!
  • Import badge and set files! (*.prb, *.cab)
  • "Fix" the badges' set IDs. (sets the badges' set IDs to the respective set ID)
  • [NEW] Create new badge data and save it to a new location!
You can download this application here.

How to use it
  • Open existing data: Click on the "File", and then the "Open data" options in the menu toolbar. On the new window that popped up, make sure to select a directory (folder) that contains "BadgeData.dat" file and the "BadgeMngFile.dat".
  • Create new data: Click on the "File", and then the "New data" options in the menu toolbar. Make whatever you want, and set the NNID number to yours if you want it to work. (read down bellow to know how to do that)
  • Save data: Click on the "File", and then the "Save data" options in the menu toolbar. If you opened data, this will overwrite the old data. If you created new data, then it will ask you to save it to a folder
  • Save data to: Click on the "File", and then the "Save data to..." options in the menu toolbar. This will always ask you to save it to a folder

  • Make a badge: Click the "Create new badge" button, and on the badge info, type in any name and any quantity.
    To add an image, make sure you import a 64x64px image by clicking the "Import image" button under the badge's preview.

  • Make a set: Similar to making a badge, but now you will need to press the "Create new set" button. If it gives you an error saying that you don't have enough unique badges for a new set, then that means that last set only has one badge, and that badge is the last unique badge. To fix this, you can either create a new badge or change the Starting Badge of the last set to its value minus 1.
    To import an image, click on the "Import image" button under the set's preview. Make sure the size of the image you're importing is of 48x48px, not 64x64px.
If you have any trouble with the app, please tell me what it is, so that I can help you!


Setup "Simple Badge Injector"

This tool is used in the explanations bellow.
For Homebrew Launcher users
For CFW users
How to get your NNID number

For Homebrew Launcher users
  • Load Homebrew Launcher with the exploit of your choice.
  • Launch the "Simple Badge Injector" application
    • If it fails to read the NNID, then make sure that you are using the latest *hax exploit version, and that you have internet.
  • The NNID should appear on the top screen.
For CFW users
  • Launch the "Simple Badge Injector" application
  • The NNID should appear on the top screen
How to get the .dat files

For Homebrew Launcher users
  • Load Homebrew Launcher with the exploit of your choice.
  • Launch the "Simple Badge Injector" application
  • Once the app has loaded, select the "Dump badge data" option.
    • If the process fails, then go back to the homebrew launcher by selecting the "Exit" option, take your SD card out and put it back in. Launch the app and try again.
  • Once done, you can exit the application and exit Homebrew Launcher.
You should now have the .dat files inside a "Dumped Badge Files" folder on the root of your SD card.

For CFW users
  • Launch the "Simple Badge Injector" application
  • Once the app has loaded, select the "Dump badge data" option.
  • Once done, you can exit the application.
You should now have the .dat files inside a "Dumped Badge Files" folder on the root of your SD card.

How to restore the .dat files

Setup
  • Create a folder on the root of your 3DS's SD card called "Badge Files".
  • Make sure that inside of that folder, you have the "BadgeData.dat" and "BadgeMngFile.dat" files that you want to inject!
For Homebrew Launcher users
  • Load Homebrew Launcher with the exploit of your choice.
  • Select the "Simple Badge Injector" app and launch it.
  • Next, select the "Inject custom badge data" option, and wait.
    • If the process fails, then go back to the homebrew launcher by pressing B, take your SD card out and put it back in. Launch the app and try again.
  • Once done, you can exit the application and exit Homebrew Launcher.
For CFW users
  • Launch the "Simple Badge Injector" application
  • Once the app has loaded, select the "Inject custom badge data" option.
  • Once done, you can exit the application.
Create ExtData archive without Nintendo Badge Arcade

This will let you inject custom badge data without Nintendo Badge Arcade, just like GYTB
For Homebrew Launcher users
  • Load Homebrew Launcher with the exploit of your choice.
  • Select the "Simple Badge Injector" app and launch it.
  • Next, select the "Create ExtData archive 0x14D1" option, and wait.
    • NOTE: This might not work, I didn't test it with Homebrew Launcher
  • You should now be able to inject your own badge data and use badges without Nintendo Badge Arcade.
For CFW users
  • Launch the "Simple Badge Injector" application
  • Once the app has loaded, select the "Create ExtData archive 0x14D1" option.
  • You should now be able to inject your own badge data and use badges without Nintendo Badge Arcade.
If you find any Exception, please take a screenshot of it by pressing "Alt + prt sc" on a desktop or "Alt + fn + insert" on a laptop, paste the screenshot into paint and save the image. You don't need to do it like that, but, it's a nice and simple way of doing it!

I have also included a few demo badges. Have fun with them =3

If you want to help develop the application, then here is the source code: https://github.com/TheMachinumps/Advanced-badge-editor

Links to other apps:
NOTE: The following applications are no longer needed, but feel free to check them out, as these used to be helpful and helped shape this app.
- Ohana3ds thread (by gdkchan): https://gbatemp.net/threads/wip-ohana3ds-tool.392576/
- Png2bclim releases (by Kaphotics): https://github.com/kwsch/png2bclim/releases

Links to places that gave me information for making this a thing:
- https://www.3dbrew.org/wiki/Home_Menu#BadgeData.dat
- https://gbatemp.net/threads/nintendo-badge-arcade-hacking-full-documentation-and-progress.403183/
- A bunch of https://stackoverflow.com posts on how to program in c#
- Some https://youtube.com videos that showed how to read Hex data (Binary Data) from any file and how to write those same files.
- Visual studio 2015 community: https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/community/


It turns out that I was wrong! What I made has indeed called for people's attention, so I guess it wasn't all in vain =D Thanks so much for the support!

howly cow noodles thank you so much for doing this q-q seriously
 
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