[ALPHA RELEASE] C_O_M_R_E_D: Open-Source Comic/Manga Reader for your 3DS

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  1. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N
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    Hello, all. I've been developing a comic reader for the 3DS called C_O_M_R_E_D. I wasn't initially planning on releasing it this early, but I felt that the app was usable enough, and I would like some feedback from the community on this project, so I'm making an Alpha release. As of now, many features are either not implemented or incomplete, so check back, as I will be posting updates on an irregular basis. DO NOT EXPECT A FULLY-FEATURED COMIC READER AT THIS TIME. THE APP IS STILL IN DEVELOPMENT.

    Currently Implemented Features:
    * Read a folder full of images as a comic (supported extensions are .jpg, .png, and .bmp)
    * Orientation options: Hold the 3DS Upright and Sideways (Left- and Right-Hand Support)
    * Zooming
    * Page Selection (jump to a certain page in the comic)
    * Partial theme support - see "Themes"

    Planned Features:

    * .cbz / .cbr support
    * Comic/manga downloading feature
    * A working options menu
    * Automatic re-scaling of images (see "Known Issues")
    * Default Orientation Loading (no need to switch before reading!)
    * Better Icons (seriously, the app is ugly af right now)

    Known Issues:
    * There's a slight bug with the page selection that will kick you out of the comic if you jump to the last page. This should be fixed in later releases
    * Due to the limitations of the 3DS, images larger than 1024x1024px will load up distorted. In the future, I'll try to add automatic scaling for said images so they'll load in-tact on the 3DS. However, for now, use Fotosizer to manually resize your images: http://www.fotosizer.com/
    * (CIA Release only) If you try to exit by closing the app from the Home Menu, the 3DS will freeze. This is probably due to the fact that the RSF is unoptimized, this will be fixed later
    * Slight bug with zeroes. Make sure each page has exactly the same number of zeroes, disregarding the number of digits in front. This will be fixed soon.

    How to Use

    Screenshots

    Creating a Theme

    Download: https://github.com/laxex/C_O_M_R_E_D/releases
    Source: https://github.com/laxex/C_O_M_R_E_D

    Special Thanks:
    Everyone on the 3DS Hacking Discord for helping me with this project's development.
    @MarcusD for letting me use his File System Wrapper.
    @Kartik for giving me permission to use code from his 3DS Multidownload app to use in the Comic/Manga Downloading feature. NOTE: THIS HAS NOT BEEN IMPLEMENTED YET, I'M CREDITING KARTIK IN ADVANCE.
    @MyLegGuy for inspiring me to write this app in the first place, as well as for his original Manga Reader.
     
    Last edited by B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N, Sep 8, 2016
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    nice job
     
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  3. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N
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    I know, though this one will support features like zooming and eventually archive support.
     
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    And?
     
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    nah screw it
     
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    Ayy Jojo
     
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    And? There are 3 million file managers as well.
     
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    Theme Tutorial Added! Check the OP.
     
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    I didn't expect your average GBAtemp shitposter (no offense) was capable of contributing and developing a homebrew, but I'm impressed, and looking forward to more!
     
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    Yeah, I'm trying to get above that. If anything, I'm kinda proud that your average everyday shitposter can be capable of something like this. Thanks!
     
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    If i have time , i will create a super mario bros theme.
    Nice job !
     
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    If you have any trouble implementing my code just let me know i will be happy to help :) :).
     
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    nice idea but the screen is big enough to be comfortable abd enjoyable? even phone screens aren't great for me, yeah we can always zoom but nice to see everything at once.
     
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    Thanks! I'll let you know if I have any trouble.

    Yeah, that is a bit of a problem on the 3DS, but the reader uses both screens, and can be oriented in any position. If that's not enough, let me know if there are any features that I can include to make the app more enjoyable. :)
     
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    And there are already some people who don't value other people's work.
     
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    i said nah screw it and i appreciate his work.i just said there is already one
     
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    So can i download tons of manga (Ones i have irl.. I technically own the ones I read digitally) and read on the go? Does the last page you're on save? easy UI to browse manga downloaded?

    I'd check but I'm currently using CIAngel to install Bravely Default. (not pirating, I just bought a pre-owned physical copy.. so I can technically install a digital copy and never touch the physical one again right?)