Homebrew Cover Collections - part 2

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Cover Collections - part 2
I'm uploading here all the missing covers sets for Wiiflow. It will take some time to restore everything, please be patient.
You can contribute with any missing, fixed or alernate artworks. Post it here (use spoiler tags if you post single images) and I will eventually update the packs.

Please remember that you'll have to rename the png files following this format:
Title.ext.png
Title= Name of the file used to launch the game.
ext=Extension of the file used to launch the game.
If it's a NES game, the '.ext' part will be '.nes', if the game is in zip format it will be '.zip'. It can even be a dummy file, like for hode (Heart of Darkness.game).
png= Image format of the cover. Don't change it.

Example 1 - Cover for a Sega Megadrive, unzipped game:
Alisia Dragoon.md.png
Example 2 - Cover for a Game & Watch, zipped game:
Lifeboat.zip.png

Always reload cache each time you add or change covers
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Utilities:
Create Cache (Wii Homebrew)
WFC Convertor (PC Command Line Tool)

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Missing Boxart
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Blank Covers:
qgmpo8ygozg9bwyzg.jpg

Size/Type: various / .png
Current Cover Count: (72 + 8 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): All plugins, Wii, GC, Channels, HB
Complete Download .rar:
Blank_covers - shrunken spine (17MB)
(last update: May-10-2021)


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Consoles
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Amstrad GX4000:
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Size/Type: 1090x680 / 1090x458 / .png
Current Cover Count: (25 + 25 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): wiixl
Complete Download .rar:
Amstrad GX4000 - shrunken spine (42 MB)

Famicom+FDS (custom covers)
trcn28xc5s27qewzg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x680 / .png
Current Cover Count: (68 + 3 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): fceugx, fceurx, fceuxtx, wiimednafen, retroarch
Download Folder(s):
Complete Download .rar:

Famicom+FDS Shrunken Spine (57MB)

Famicom Disk System:
l2fqhi7m4inr1h3zg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x442 / .png
Current Cover Count: (266 + 166)
Supported by Plugin(s): fceugx, fceurx, fceuxtx, wiimednafen, retroarch
Complete Download .rar [Compressed]:
FDS - Shrunken Spine - by Sion_Zaphod
(58 MB) Recommended for Wiiflow
FDS - Shrunken Spine - by Tetsuo Shima (35 MB) Recommended for Wiiflow
Complete Download .rar [Lossless]:
FDS - Shrunken Spine - by Sion_Zaphod (173 MB)
FDS - Shrunken Spine - by Tetsuo Shima (111MB)

Nintendo Entertainment System
rs0gzo1mo9zpwndzg.jpg

Size/Type:[/B] 1090x680 / .png
Current Cover Count: (832 + 61 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): fceugx, fceurx, fceuxtx, wiimednafen, retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
NES - Shrunken Spine (950MB)

Super Nintendo Entertainment System:
Horizontal
odbxik322o9vk0mzg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x680 / .png
Current Cover Count: USA (768 + 67 Alts) + Europe (84) + Other Regions (31 + 1 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): snes9xgx, retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
Snes Shrunken Spine (1GB)

Vertical
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Size/Type: 1090x680 / .png
Current Cover Count: USA (559 + 124 Alts) + Europe (50 + 4 Alts) + Japan (16)
Supported by Plugin(s): snes9xgx, retroarch
Complete Download .rars:
SNES Vertical Shrunken Spine (693MB)

Nintendo 64
Horizontal
0g9pmq9n6aphzymzg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x680 / .png
Current Cover Count: (319 + 98 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): wii64, not64
Complete Download .rar:
N64 Shrunken Spine (464MB)
N64 Shrunken Spine Alternates (129MB)

PC Engine:
Jewel Case
1ih8ix6lq1lpoewzg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x442 / .png
Current Cover Count: (183 black case + 31 white case)
Supported by Plugin(s): retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
PC Engine - shrunken spine (183MB)

PC Engine Supergrafx:
Jewel Case
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Size/Type: 1090x442 / .png
Current Cover Count: (7)
Supported by Plugin(s): retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
Supergrafx - shrunken spine (6MB)


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Computers

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Amiga (Big Box)
8e1ibjv9bdeqw2szg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x680 / .png
Current Cover Count: (60)
Supported by Plugin(s): Uae Wii
Complete Download .rar:
Amiga Big Box Shrunken Spine (79MB)
(last update: 20-08-2020)

ZX Spectrum (Tapes)
hiqj8n73oufxnetzg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x680 / .png
Current Cover Count: (73)
Supported by Plugin(s): Fbzx-Wii, Fuse libretro
Complete Download .7z:
ZX Spectrum Tapes Shrunken Spine (99MB)
(last update: 12-11-2020)



Source Ports
8nek3mg93ol0ffwzg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x680 / .png
Current Cover Count: (22 + 5 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): Abuse Wii, Alien Breed Obliteration, Giana's Return, Eduke32, Exult, hode, OpenJazz, OpenSupaplex, OpenTyrian, Quake WiiFps, QRevPack, prboom, Residualvm, WiiHexen2, Wolf3d
Complete Download .rar:
Miscellaneous Plugins (35MB)
(last update: 22-07-2020)

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Handhelds

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Game & Watch
7i4xex2dyyuscpgzg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x680 / .png
Current Cover Count: (55)
Supported by Plugin(s): Retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
Game & Watch Shrunken Spine (48MB)

Game Boy Classic
3n5p7n1a1iowq1szg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x458 / .png
Current Cover Count: (356 + 64 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): vbagx, wiimednafen, retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
Game Boy Classic w/alts (355MB)

Game Boy Color
6xhzgxwut6lnzf0zg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x458 / .png
Current Cover Count: (110 + 12 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): vbagx, wiimednafen, retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
Game Boy Color w/alts (113MB)

Game Boy Advance
lbgnizaa3pl5jeczg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x458 / .png
Current Cover Count: (599 + 37 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): vbagx, wiimednafen, retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
Game Boy Advance w/alts (597MB)

Nintentdo DS
rl1q0ktqf7np4l2zg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x458 / .png
Current Cover Count: (186 + 2 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): desmumewii
Complete Download .rar:
Nintendo DS (168MB)

Virtual Boy
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Size/Type: 1090x458 / .png
Current Cover Count: (74 + 3 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): wiimednafen, retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
Virtual Boy w/alts (54MB)
 
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Cover Collections - part 2
I'm uploading here all the missing covers sets for Wiiflow. It will take some time to restore everything, please be patient.
You can contribute with any missing, fixed or alernate artworks. Post it here (use spoiler tags if you post single images) and I will eventually update the packs.

Please remember that you'll have to rename the png files following this format: Title.ext.png
Title= Name of the game. The one you want to see in Wiiflow.
ext= File extension. If it's a NES game it will be '.nes', if the game is in zip format it will be '.zip'. Always check you games directory.
png= Image format. Don't change it

Example 1 - Cover for a Sega Megadrive, unzipped game:
Alisia Dragoon.md.png
Example 2 - Cover for a Game & Watch, zipped game:
Lifeboat.zip.png

Utilities:

FuzzyRenameEXT (WiiFlow Friendly!)
Bulk Rename Utility
Create Cache (Wii Homebrew)
WFC Convertor (PC Command Line Tool)


Game & Watch

7i4xex2dyyuscpgzg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x680 / .png
Current Cover Count: (55)
Supported by Plugin(s): Retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
Game & Watch Shrunken Spine (48MB)



Game Boy Classic

3n5p7n1a1iowq1szg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x458 / .png
Current Cover Count: (356 + 64 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): vbagx, wiimednafen, retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
Game Boy Classic w/alts (355MB)



Game Boy Color

6xhzgxwut6lnzf0zg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x458 / .png
Current Cover Count: (110 + 12 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): vbagx, wiimednafen, retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
Game Boy Color w/alts (113MB)



Famicom Disk System:

l2fqhi7m4inr1h3zg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x442 / .png
Current Cover Count: (166)
Supported by Plugin(s): fceugx, retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
FDS - shrunken spine (131MB)


Super Nintendo Entertainment System:


odbxik322o9vk0mzg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x680 / .png
Current Cover Count: USA (768 + 67 Alts) + Europe (84) + Other Regions (31 + 1 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): snes9xgx, retroarch
Complete Download .rar:
Snes Shrunken Spine (1GB)


Nintendo 64

Horizontal

0g9pmq9n6aphzymzg.jpg

Size/Type: 1090x680 / .png
Current Cover Count: (319 + 98 Alts)
Supported by Plugin(s): wii64, not64
Complete Download .rar:
N64 Shrunken Spine (464MB)
N64 Shrunken Spine Alternates (129MB)

Thank you very,very much for this awesome and probably incredibly tedious Work.:bow:
 
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Thanks @Tetsuo Shima for this. I still have the NES Shrunken Spine backed up on HDD. I would like to share if interested, but do not have a Mediafire or Mega account of the sorts. At 950 mb, I imagine it is much too large to upload here. If there is a different possible route i could upload it directly to you, that would be ideal.
 

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@Tetsuo Shima OK finally my roms are showing covers,...but theyre dispalyed like a first grader assembled them, lol
I'm using the Shrunken spine collections,...but I think my platform.ini needs some modification...
What needs to change? Or maybe its source menu settings,..I dunno anymore lol
Code:
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LYNX=smallcart_box
ATARI2600=cart_box
ATARI5200=cart_box
ATARI7800=cart_box
ATARI800=pc_box
ATARIST=pc_box
AMIGA=pc_box
BBCMICRO=cart_box
TO5=cart_box
C64=pc_box
APPLE2=pc_box
DOS=pc_box
SCUMMVM=pc_box
MAME=_coverflow
FBA_PGM=_coverflow
FBA_PSIKYO=_coverflow
FB_ALPHA=_coverflow
CPS1=_coverflow
CPS2=_coverflow
NEOGEO=cart_box
NEOPOCKET=smallcart_box
GAMEANDWATCH=snescart_box
GB_JP=gameboy_jp
GBC_JP=gbc_jp
GB=smallcart_box
GBC=smallcart_box
GBA=smallcart_box
VIRTUALBOY=smallcart_box
NDS=smallcart_box
NES=cart_box
SUPERNES_MSU1=cd_case
SUPERNES=snescart_box
FDS=sfc_box
N64=snescart_box
GAMEGEAR=smallcart_box
GAMEGEAR_JP=gameboy_jp
SG1000=cart_box
MASTERSYSTEM=cart_box
MEGADRIVE=cart_box
GENESIS=cart_box
MEGACD=sega_cd
PS1=cd_case
PCENGINE=cd_case
TURBOGRAFX=cart_box
SGFX=cd_case
PCENGINECD=cd_case
PCFX=cart_box
COLECOVISION=cart_box
CREATIVISION=cart_box
INTELLIVISION=cart_box
WONDERSWAN=smallcart_box
VIDEOPAC=_coverflow
AMSTRAD=_coverflow
VG5000=_coverflow
PC8801=_coverflow
TRS80=_coverflow
COCO=_coverflow
DRAGON3264=_coverflow
VECTREX=_coverflow
MSX=_coverflow
ZX=_coverflow
openBOR=_coverflow
prboom=pc_box
RESIDUALVM=pc_box
QUAKE=pc_box
EDUKE32=pc_box
NXENGINE=pc_box
THUMBNAIL=thumbnail
BLU_RAY=blu_ray
MEDIA=_coverflow
MUSIC=cd_case
WII=_coverflow
GAMECUBE=_coverflow
NAND=_coverflow
EMUNAND=_coverflow
HOMEBREW=_coverflow
 

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I just wanna see the covers correspond to the correct rom:cry::cry::cry:

That way I can weed out or rename files that aren't showing a cover at all
 
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@biggzsizzle I see you're using my theme, but I notice from your screenshots that you are missing backgrounds, and your settings menu is from a very old Rhapsodii Shima version. What version are you using? Did you follow the install instructions?

When the covers are all showing like this, it means that the magic numbers used in plugin .ini's and source menu .ini's are not matching with the ones found in platform.ini.
Go to wiiflow/plugins for plugin .ini files (eg in fceumm.ini --> magic=46434D4D)
Go to wiiflow/source_menu/Rhapsodii Shima for source menu .ini files (eg in consoles.ini - nes button --> check if magic=46434D4D)
Go to wiiflow/plugins_data/ for platform.ini. Open it and search (ctrl+F) for 46434D4D.

If the magic numbers for the plugins aren't found in platform.ini, wiiflow will not know which coverflow to display, thus using a standard one.
Never, ever edit platform.ini. It will mess up the database, too, among other things. There's really no reason to edit it.
If you use my theme, the source menu ini files are coming with all the right magic numbers already in.
If you changed them, just reinstall the theme.

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Also, in the plugin .ini files, check if the coverfolder is correct.
From screenshots like this:
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it's clearly visible that you're not using the shrunken spine!
Download the correct sets for Nintendo covers.
 
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Part of the problem,... "SNES Vert Shrunken Spine (753).rar" smh

I'll check the rest too and report back, Thank u!!

So for every plugin.ini I have
Code:
coverFolder={plugin-name}/covers
Where "coverFolder=fceugx/covers" translates to "usb1:/wiiflow/boxcovers/fceugx/covers" .. Correct?

Ok then, so to reference the correct magic number I can take from the ini's you provided in source_menu folder, Correct?
 
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Part of the problem,... "SNES Vert Shrunken Spine (753).rar" smh

I'll check the rest too and report back, Thank u!!

So for every plugin.ini I have
Code:
coverFolder={plugin-name}/covers
Where "coverFolder=fceugx/covers" translates to "usb1:/wiiflow/boxcovers/fceugx/covers" .. Correct?

Ok then, so to reference the correct magic number I can take from the ini's you provided in source_menu folder, Correct?
Yes, correct.
 

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Hey

My SNES covers dont display correctly. Some are vertical and some are horizontal using 5.4.1

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Anyone have vertical spine for SNES?

Thanks
 
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