Animated R4 menu's ?

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  1. BoneMonkey
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    i had a idea what if the R4DS Suported GIF images ?

    if it did it would be super easy to produce animated buttons and backgrounds !

    here is a little test i did it is a animated Rom Selection screen made using gif files

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    what do you guys think ?
     
  2. Anakir

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    I had the exact same thought a few days ago as well. But I thought that a lot of people might not like that idea so I restrained myself from posting. [​IMG] I would support it now that I know someone else thought the same thing. [​IMG]

    It'll be annoying if it was on infinite loop though, I think only 1 loop is all it needs.
     
  3. iamwhoiam

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    post on the R4 forums under suggestions, they might take a look? =]
     
  4. BoneMonkey
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    im going to do that now
     
  5. Anakir

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    I'll support you on that forum too. [​IMG]
     
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    oh my god please make this. that would be awesome.
     
  7. BoneMonkey
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    i dont think this would be hard to do all we need is for the r4ds to suport GIF files and we are set !
     
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    GIF support is not super-easy to impliment. The format is nothing like the currently supported BMP.
     
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    awwww.... damn...
     
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    I'd be happy if they fixed the default skin to have the two icons correct (in 1.06b, the games and multimedia icons are wrong, in case anyone is wondering what I'm referring to).
     
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    The only "animated" GUI thus far that will allow custom skinning is DS-Xtreme. Those tools will be coming soon. Believe me, I'd love to see every single card offer animation in their menus. Just don't expect it to ever happen with M3DSS/R4. The word, "Simply", should have been the hint.
     
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  13. rippon

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    Yet another reason why open source firmware would be nice! It would take all of twenty minutes to add a GIF library [​IMG] Oh well.
     
  14. BoneMonkey
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    well i was bored so i decide to put togeather a animated skin to see how it would look using GIFS i think it came out well !


    [​IMG] LOGO Screen

    [​IMG] ICONS Screen
     
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    ha consmetics are a small part of flashcarts for me, but hecks it would be cool
     
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  17. adgloride

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    Having animated screens is a good idea. Don't think it will ever happen as everyone will start complaining about the R4/M3 taking too long to boot.
     
  18. zone97

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    Use background animation, not animation that requires you to wait till its done before showing the menu. Think animated avitars.

    Another way to easly add this is to use flipbook animation. sence BMP's are already supported have the top logo have say this layout.

    logo.bmp for non animated and

    logo1.bmp
    logo2.bmp
    logo3.bmp
    logo4.bmp
    logo5.bmp

    and have them show in series then loop? (or make the loop optional?)
     
  19. ydnar64

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    It would be cool to be able to have this function. However to rain on the parade i think simple was there plan for this flash card. If you can make your own firmware for this then knock yourself out... I'm pretty sure the file accessibility is actually imbedded on the card it self rather then in the OS firmware you can load up on the micro SD... But hey if this get's done that would be sweet...
     
  20. aphexpusher

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    how would one go about convincing the r4ds team into adding this kind of functionality to the firmware?