Custom themes arrive on Switch via homebrew

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Quantumcat, Sep 22, 2018.


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    The first custom theme has been released by the Qcean Switch team. It is called "Winter Odyssey" and can be seen above.

    • All elements on the home screen can be recoloured.
    • Themes are stable (they won't cause the Switch to crash).
    • Image themes are possible (as can be seen with Winter Odyssey).
    • Themes don't work on SX OS just yet.

    Can we make our own?

    A home menu editor is on its way, so you'll be able to create your own very shortly.


    Where can we get them?

    Themes aren't yet legal to distribute on GBAtemp but this is being worked on. For the moment, you can get Winter Odyssey from Qcean's discord server (which we can't link here), as well as others when they are released.

    Official discussion thread is here.


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  1. Bedel

    Bedel The key of the blade

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    This is nice! So bad things like this have ban risk, I'd really love to use my own custom themes.
     
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  2. Xzi

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    Maybe this will light a fire under Nintendo's ass to release some official themes for Switch finally, background music and all.
     
  3. MarkDarkness

    MarkDarkness Deliverator

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    Looking good, nice work from the team!
     
  4. Creatable

    Creatable GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Glad you guys like the theme! :P
     
  5. Dungeonseeker

    Dungeonseeker GBAtemp Fan

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    Why would it? It's not like they've ever done that for any of their other consoles.
     
  6. Xzi

    Xzi Virtual Bartman

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    Yeah but they did for 3DS, and Switch is basically using an improved 3DS OS.
     
  7. Dungeonseeker

    Dungeonseeker GBAtemp Fan

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    Ahh, excuse my ignorance. I've never owned a 3DS, I had a 2DS a few years back which i loaned to my brother and never got back.
     
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  8. Viri

    Viri GBAtemp Addict

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    Does this affect boot times? I'd prefer no themes, if it made switching games slower, and booting up taking longer.

    But, it still looks cool. :P
     
  9. Creatable

    Creatable GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That's untested, but while testing I haven't seem to notice any delay.
     
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  10. andyhappypants

    andyhappypants Pika!

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    Oosh! Hope this is supported by SXOS soon :)

    Cant wait for this to evolve nice work!
     
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  11. MisterPantsEyes

    MisterPantsEyes GBAtemp Fan

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    Would be interesting to know if Custom Themes make the system any slower.
     
  12. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

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    Nintendo needs to step up their game and make actual themes.
     
  13. Captain_Smek

    Captain_Smek GBAtemp Regular

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    Yessss!!!! Thank you guys! This might be a small thing for some but it's a huge improvement being able to make it feel more like your own. Keep up the good work =)
     
  14. nero99

    nero99 GBAtemp Addict

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    Incoming hentai tittie themes when the creator is published. Nice work on this
     
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  15. Kourin

    Kourin Touhou Maniac

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    I wish. What's with Nintendo's current hate of background music? Menu is silent, eShop is silent, NES games app is silent.
    Gimme some tunes, Nintendo.
     
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  16. Alpha_GX

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    Are you able to boot on OFW with a custom theme ?
     
  17. Creatable

    Creatable GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    No. Ofw will boot normally.
     
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  18. Robmead23

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    Nice work. It looks so much better than the vanilla theme it comes with
     
  19. Alpha_GX

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    Ye just had a glance in the discord and it works with layeredFS.
    So no brick risk ;)
     
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