1. deba94

    OP deba94 GBAtemp Fan
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    First, start off by getting this set of tools: <b>(Now updated with sound.bin tools.</b>
    Megaupload:
    Mediafire: <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/?wgsfos1ajvz" target="_blank">http://www.mediafire.com/?wgsfos1ajvz</a>
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    <!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><u><b>Editing The Banner for Homebrew:</b></u>
    <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    This channel was made by modifying the WAD for the RIN banner channel by Paradox and Abu.

    Follow these steps:
    1. Put the WAD you wish to edit inside the folder named “Tools” and rename it to “in.wad”
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9897/17533128sv5.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>

    2. Run the unpacker (Desempaquetador) and it will create a folder with the WAD unpacked.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/5471/65251763xf0.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    3. Double click u8extr.exe and point it towards the 00000000.app file in the new folder created by the unpacker. It will create a new folder called 00000000_app_out.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/979/54229568kp5.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>

    4. Again, in u8extr, point it towards the banner.bin file in the new 00000000_app_out. It will create a folder called banner_bin_out.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/5594/49318875ub8.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    5. Open tplconv.exe, and click "Read image" (Leer Imagen) and find the image you wish to use for your banner (<b>IMPORTANT:</b> The image MUST be 590x332 pixels).
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1793/24569495zc6.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    5.1. Now click"Save TPL" (Guardar TPL) and overwrite the file MenuScreen1.tpl located in the Timgad folder which is in the banner_bin_out folder.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/7853/51sm6.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    6. Now, open the u8pack.exe and click “Open File” (Abrir archivo). Select the banner.bin file located in 00000000_app_out.

    6.1. Highlight MenuScreen1.tpl and click "Add File" (Añadir archivo).

    6.2. Select the MenuScreen1.tpl changed in step 5.1 and click "Yes" (Sí) to overwrite.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/953/6272fl6.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>

    6.3. Under "U8 type" (Tipo de U8) select "U8 file signed with MD5" (Archivo U8 firmado con MD5).

    6.4. Click "Create Archive" (Crear archivo) and overwrite the banner.bin file in the 00000000_app_out folder.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/9150/641ka1.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3479/642yn0.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    7. Now, click “Open File” (Abrir archivo) again, but this time select 00000000.app in the unpacked WAD folder.

    7.1. Highlight banner.bin and click "Add File" (Añadir archivo).

    7.2. Select the banner.bin changed in step 6 and click "Yes" (Sí) to overwrite.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/953/6272fl6.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    7.3. Under "U8 type" (Tipo de U8) select "U8 file with Banner and with MD5" (Archivo U8 con Banner Info con MD5).

    7.4. In the “channel name” (Nombre canal) text bars, you can name your channel to what ever you would like. (Do NOT touch the MD5 hash bar).

    7.5. Click "Create Archive" (Crear archivo) and overwrite the 00000000.app file in the unpacked WAD folder.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/2889/75ci8.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5513/752zd9.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    8. Copy all the FILES (not folders) that are in the unpacked WAD folder (app, cert, tik, TMD, trailer) and paste them into the main folder (tools).
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/9679/69838019tm2.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    9. Click the Wad Packer (Empaquetador) and you should get a file called out.wad.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/2559/20378183bd5.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    10. Install it on the Wii through the WAD Manager.
    <u><b><!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->
    Change or remove the signatures of a banner: <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b></u>

    1. Extract banner.bin with u8extr
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/5594/49318875ub8.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    2. Locate banner.brlyt file in the folder Blyt.

    3. Open it in a hex editor (010 Editor for example).

    4. Scroll all the way down and look at the end lines of code; you'll see a few words: ".. Banner by ...... Image By...."

    5. Now change those words to what you want (<b>IMPORTANT:</b> Do not alter the dots between each letter, as this will brick the channel) and save it.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/7216/hexda1.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    6. Now, open the u8pack.exe and click “Open File” (Abrir archivo). Select the banner.bin file located in 00000000_app_out.

    6.1. Highlight banner.brlyt and click "Add File" (Añadir archivo).

    6.2. Select the banner.brlyt changed in step 5 and click "Yes" (Sí) to overwrite.

    6.3. Under "U8 type" (Tipo de U8) select "U8 file signed with MD5" (Archivo U8 firmado con MD5).

    6.4. Click "Create Archive" (Crear archivo) and overwrite the banner.bin file in the 00000000_app_out folder.

    7. Now, click “Open File” (Abrir archivo) again, but this time select 00000000.app in the unpacked WAD folder.

    Follow steps 7.1 through 10 for “Editing the Banner” to finish off the WAD.

    <b><u><!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Change the icon: <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></u></b>

    The same steps for changing banner.bin, but now uses the icon.bin which is in the 00000000.app

    1. In u8extr extract the contents of 00000000.app

    2. Again with the u8extr extract the contents of icon.bin

    3. In the Timgad subfolder of the folder icon_bin_out there are 2 files to modify: IconImage.tpl which is 128x96 pixels, and LogoChan.tpl which is 112x32pixels.

    4. Create two images to replace those two TPL files (<b>IMPORTANT:</b> One image MUST be 128x96pixels and the other 112x32 pixels. Faulty images will cause a permanent brick and cannot be restored without a drivechip.)

    5. Perform the same steps in Step 5 of the “Editing the Banner” tutorial, only this time you have to overwrite the 2 TPL files.

    6. Now, open the u8pack.exe and click “Open File” (Abrir archivo). Select the icon.bin file located in 00000000_app_out.

    6.1. Highlight IconImage.tpl and click "Add File" (Añadir archivo).

    6.2. Select the IconImage.tpl changed in step 5 and click "Yes" (Sí) to overwrite. (REPEAT STEPS 6.1 AND 6.2 FOR logochan.tpl!)

    6.3. Under "U8 type" (Tipo de U8) select "U8 file signed with MD5" (Archivo U8 firmado con MD5).

    6.4. Click "Create Archive" (Crear archivo) and overwrite the icon.bin file in the 00000000_app_out folder.

    7. Now, click “Open File” (Abrir archivo) again, but this time select 00000000.app in the unpacked WAD folder.

    Follow steps 7.1 through 10 for “Editing the Banner” to finish off the WAD. But instead of using the Banner.bin file, replace it with Icon.bin.
    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><u><b>Editing the sound.bin for Custom Sounds at Channel Entrance</b></u> (NEW!)<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    1. Find the sound that you want, all audio files are supported.

    2. Open audacity.exe, press ctl+o and load your sound file.

    3. Cut out a sound portion that is just under 10 seconds long.

    4. Click "file" and select "Export as WAV..." name the file anything and save it to the "tools" folder. Close Audacity.

    5. Right click the .WAV you just created and rename it to "sound.bin". Make sure the extension changed and not just the file name.

    6. Open MD5Sig.exe and point it towards the sound.bin you created.

    7. Repack the 00000000.app with the new sound.bin. (You must use the u8packer included in the new pack of tools.)

    8. Install with wad manager.
    <u><b><!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Editing the Banner for Virtual Console:<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b></u>
    Follow these steps:
    1. Put the WAD you wish to edit inside the folder named “Tools” and rename it to “in.wad”
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9897/17533128sv5.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    2. Run the unpacker (Desempaquetador) and it will create a folder with the WAD unpacked.
    Image:
    <img src="http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/5471/65251763xf0.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    3. Double click u8extr.exe and point it towards the 00000000.app file in the new folder created by the unpacker. It will create a new folder called 00000000_app_out.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/979/54229568kp5.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    3.1 Copy the banner.bin file to the "tools" folder and open it with a hex editor.

    3.2 Search for 55 AA 38 and null (00) everything before it up to the 35 and save it.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/7700/hexgbalzsspa8.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    4. Open a command prompt and “cd” your way to the “tools” folder containing gbalzss
    4.1 Type “gbalzss d banner.bin banner.arc” (without quotation marks of course) and press enter.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/3034/gbalzsswx6.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    4.2 Double click u8extr.exe and point it towards the banner.arc file in the “tools” folder. It will create a new folder called banner_arc_out.

    5. Open tplconv.exe, and click "Read image" (Leer Imagen) and find the image you wish to use for your Virtual Console Banner (IMPORTANT: The image MUST be 256x192 pixels).
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/3753/tplgbalzssol3.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    5.1. Now press "Save TPL" (Guardar TPL) and overwrite the file VCPic.tpl located in the Timgad folder which is in the banner_arc_out folder.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/5992/tplsavegbalzssru9.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    6. Now, open the u8pack.exe and click “Open File” (Abrir archivo). Select the banner.arc file located in “tools”.

    6.1. Highlight VCPic.tpl and click "Add File" (Añadir archivo).

    6.2. Select the VCPic.tpl changed in step 5.1 and click "Yes" (Sí) to overwrite.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/953/6272fl6.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    6.3. Under "U8 type" (Tipo de U8) select "U8 file signed with MD5" (Archivo U8 firmado con MD5).

    6.4. Click "Create Archive" (Crear archivo) and overwrite the banner.arc file in the “tools” folder.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6982/u8packgbalzssvc4.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
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    7. Now, delete the “banner.bin” file inside the “tools” folder.

    7.1 In the command prompt again, type “gbalzss e banner.arc banner.bin”.

    8. Go back to U8pack and click “Open File” (Abrir archivo), but this time select 00000000.app in the unpacked WAD folder.

    8.1. Highlight banner.bin and click "Add File" (Añadir archivo).

    8.2. Select the banner.bin created in step 7.1 and click "Yes" (Sí) to overwrite.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/953/6272fl6.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    8.3. Under "U8 type" (Tipo de U8) select "U8 file with Banner and with MD5" (Archivo U8 con Banner Info con MD5).

    8.4. In the “channel name” (Nombre canal) text bars, you can name your channel to what ever you would like. (Do NOT touch the MD5 hash bar).

    8.5. Click "Create Archive" (Crear archivo) and overwrite the 00000000.app file in the unpacked WAD folder.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8636/bannerbinreplacegbalzsspj2.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5513/752zd9.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    9. Copy all the FILES (not folders) that are in the unpacked WAD folder (app, cert, tik, TMD, trailer) and paste them into the main folder (tools).
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/9679/69838019tm2.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    10. Click the Wad Packer (Empaquetador) and you should get a file called out.wad.
    Image:
    <a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"><img src="http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/2559/20378183bd5.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>

    11. Install it on the Wii through the WAD Manager.
    Thanks/Credits go out to:
    <b>Wichoxp</b> – for writing this tutorial in Spanish ( <a href="http://www.elotrolado.net/hilo_tutorial-modificar-un-banner-en-10-pasos_1029104" target="_blank">Here</a> ), providing the download links and informing me on the banner.brlyt file <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
    <b>Stev418 </b>– also assisting me with the banner.brlyt file <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />
    <b>JayParadox</b> – for providing the RIN Channel
    <b>Gally</b>, <b>Pabloppp</b> and <b>Dany</b> – for the investigations
    <b>Dany</b> – For helping and supporting wichoxp
    <b>Samantha</b> – for assisting me with the Spanish language
    <b>Sperion</b> – for helping with getting into the timg folder in VC banners and sending a link to a working version of gbalzss <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
    <b>WB3000</b> – for translating the previous tools <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
    <b>Bobitos</b> – for editing the banner.brlyt of the n64 decrypted 00000000.app
    <b>Sr_corsario</b> – for posting the updated tools and finding the easiest way to add audio <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

    I hope you enjoyed the tutorial since, you know, it took me a while to make <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />.
    If you have any questions, post them. I will try to answer what I can <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />.



    Enjoy.
     
  2. Narin

    Narin The Cheat Master, kupo!
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    This should be stickied. Its a pretty good tutorial and even includes images for newbies.
     
  3. skawo96

    skawo96 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    Yeeey, not that hard I see...but if some no...newbies to computers will take it with their hands it'll be soon a BRICK ERA [​IMG]
     
  4. deba94

    OP deba94 GBAtemp Fan
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    Bah, I should have mentioned, this tutorial is fool proof if followed correctly [​IMG]


    and I typoed in the title! noooooooooo lol
     
  5. kerano1

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    Error at the 4th step:
    4. Again, in u8extr, point it towards the banner.bin file in the new 00000000_app_out. It will create a folder called banner_bin_out.
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    the program says Runtime error 6 overflow
     
  6. Skater4599

    Skater4599 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    I tried this and it works well, but it does NOT work on VC channels for some reason they are diff. when you unpack the banner.bin it says runtime overflow and shuts the prog down
     
  7. killplaystation

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    i thought these tools were unstable and to be avoided for the time being [​IMG]
    And no way to test it?
     
  8. ZeD

    ZeD GBAtemp Fan
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    its the one I used to created my banners! (but in spanish!)

    Also it does not work for VC lol
    different encoding!
     
  9. jayparadox

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    VC Banner work EXACTLY in the same way, only the image to change is called VCPic.tpl, and the BRLYT has all the text info for the players, release date and game name.
     
  10. ZeD

    ZeD GBAtemp Fan
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    i tried it with a SEGA game, but it failed.
    havnt treid it with any SNES games, as there is no point because new ones are realesed nearly
    every day! [​IMG]

    I was sooooooooo happy when I worked out how to do it! lol [​IMG]
     
  11. Skater4599

    Skater4599 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    These tools will not unpack banner.bin from .app files, any of them. How is it EXACTLY the same jayparadox?
     
  12. ZeD

    ZeD GBAtemp Fan
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    just use u8extr.exe on 0000000000.app
    then use u8extr.exe on banner.bin
    (this is for homebrew)
     
  13. jayparadox

    jayparadox GBAtemp Fan
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    Ah, I think where the problem is.
    VC banner.bin and icon.bin are LZ77 compressed, where my banners aren't.

    Get gbalzss to decompress them, and then follow the tutorial with that new file.
     
  14. kerano1

    kerano1 Newbie
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    it extracts 5 files that way, paradox =/ it's not the same.
     
  15. Sperion

    Sperion GBAtemp Regular
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    You need to edit banner.bin and icon.bin with a h4x editor

    search for 55 AA 38 and delete evrything before it (exept the IMD5 thingy) like this image:

    [​IMG] (del the selected part)

    then use gbalzss (gbalzss d banner.bin banner.arc) and then use the u8tool then it wil open
     
  16. Arakon

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    of course it works that way for VC.
     
  17. Skater4599

    Skater4599 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    I tried this, edited the hex, but when i use gbalzss d banner.bin banner.arc, it comes up with a new line that says ??? d

    any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  18. deba94

    OP deba94 GBAtemp Fan
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    When you edited the hex, did you switch it all to null (00) or did you remove it completely?



    And on a side note, I'm working on editing VC banners, if I get solid steps down, I'll edit my tutorial [​IMG]
     
  19. Sperion

    Sperion GBAtemp Regular
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    use an other version of gbalzss, i did this and it worked
     
  20. Skater4599

    Skater4599 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    I did Delete it completly, just pushed delete, should i null it instead? Also i have two diff versions of gbalzss, and none worked, is there any specific version i should be looking for or somthing? or maybe you could point me in the right direction. Also, was kinda wierd, i tried all diff VC games and none worked excpet paradox's banner'd injected super smash bros. that opens up and can edit everything no problems, kinda wierd.
     
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