Custom Icons for AKAIO

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  1. VatoLoco
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    Homebrew Icons

    If you run dem homebrew games and apps on your Acekard like I know I do, then I'm sure you've noticed that a lot of them don't have their own icon (or one that's just plane fugly).
    So, I put AKAIO's custom icon feature [thank ya smiths] to the test, and made a grip of bad-ass little pictures that replace the boring und repetitive default generic icon.

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    [​IMG] Homebrew Icons Download

    To use these, rename the .bmp to the same name as your .nds file
    and place both files in the same directory, or if you prefer a cleaner root directory, the .bmp can be placed in the 'icons' folder in '__aio'

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    GBA Icons

    Hey again, you Acekard freaks. I decided to see if custom icons would work with .gba, like they do for .nds . And sho' 'nuff, those mofos work for GBA games, too=) So to kick things off, I started by making icons for all the GBAtemp Recommends titles (which I will try to keep up with [​IMG] ), and some games I personally dig, ya dig.

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    [​IMG] GBA Icons Download


    check out these GBA packs too!

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    [​IMG] GBA pack v1 by flamepanther


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    [​IMG] GBA icon pack v2, also by flamepanther



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    [​IMG] GBA pack built by Awakened



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    File Extension Icons

    And now...
    Last, but definitely not least, here's the file extension icons.

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    [​IMG] Extension icons Download

    To use these, place them in the files in the same directory, or the .bmp may be placed in the 'icons' folder in '__aio'

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    GBA and NDS icons can also be used with WoodRPG and WoodR4.
    Its a little bit of a different setup to use them with Wood. Place the properly named icons in '__RPG/icons'. The icons need to have the extension type (.nds or .gba) attached ie: AnotherWorld.gba.bmp

     
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    Do you know how to put custom icons for other file formats? Say txt files. I've tried putting a 16 bit bmp icon thats 256x256 in the icons folder with a file name of "txt.bmp" and "text.bmp".

    Do I have to re size it to a certain size?
     
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    I believe it has to be 15-bit 32x32 .bmp

    Which is a bugger to convert to :|

    and it should be the extension only, so txt.bmp
     
  4. IOwnAndPwnU

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    I don't really get the point of this?
     
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    So you get proper icons for text music and video files, rather than a random question mark [​IMG]

    Though my icons are a little easier to interpret than those [​IMG]
     
  6. IOwnAndPwnU

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    Oh. Yeah, I wasn't really sure so I just asked. [​IMG]
    Is there a good icon for the .txt because that's probably the main one. And maybe music/videos. Although, would it be possible to get the ones from Windows. Like when you make a folder and you want to customize it. I kinda like those ones. Especially the Text one because it's like Notepad.
     
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    The icons I made are for homebrew apps that dont have an icon(you just see the standard DS pic), like Quake, ATari2600, Tyrian, Mini VMac... and a bunch of others
     
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    Oops...

    Yeah I do have the text icon:

    http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6427/txt2ks1.bmp

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  13. VatoLoco
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    I added SNES, MiniVmac, MarcaDS, FractalJunkie, and Atari2600 icons @ the top post [​IMG]
     
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    I revamped the Hexen icon at the first post. Now it looks much mo betta.
     
  15. Akothegreat

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    How do you make those? I always make 16bit but can't make 15bit
     
  16. VatoLoco
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    i use GIMP.
     
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    Just put them in /__aio/icons/

    named as extension.bmp, so for example, txt.bmp [​IMG]
     
  19. IOwnAndPwnU

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    But he said not to put them in the icon folder. Or is he talking about something else ?
     
  20. VatoLoco
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    [​IMG] It seems people are missing the point.
    My icons are for homebrew apps that dont have their own, ie quake.This is a feature Smiths and Normmatt added to AIO [​IMG] . With my icons, the .bmp goes in the same folder as the .nds they represent.

    Joey90's (which are not the right format )extension icons(text, dpg, avi,etc) go in the ' /__aio/icons/' folder..