DS2 Skin Installer Idea

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by Stormwave, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Stormwave

    Stormwave GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 22, 2010
    I had an idea to create a windows-side (rather than DS-side) skin installer for the DSTwo.

    Since theres so many different parts now to the DSTwo skins, installing them is becoming a bit of a nuisance.

    Skin Up is all well and good, but doesn't patch DSGAME.nds (just replaces it with an older version), and it doesn't support all of the other possible skin types (SNES, iReader, etc), plus all skins on it need to be added to the server.

    So I was wondering if people would like me to make a program that does this? If not, I won't bother making it, but if enough people want it I don't mind making it, as I think it'll come in handy.

    I was thinking of making a proprietary skin format, something like .ds2skin, and people can use the program to package their skins into this format and share them online (on FileTrip perhaps). The format will be able to optionally support all forms of DS2 skin (and be expandable). The program will then look through the .ds2skin file and install the supplied skin types. So if a skin only has GBA and Plugins skins, the package will only contain and install those parts.

    If I do make this, I may at some point make a DS based installer for the skin packages, although I don't have any plans to do this presently.
  2. alidsl

    alidsl I am now a lurker

    May 27, 2009
    Kanto - Pallet Town
    That sounds like a good idea actually, I would like it but I wouldn't be devastated if you didn't make it
  3. SixtySixHundred

    SixtySixHundred GBAtemp Fan

    May 21, 2010
    Sounds like an excellent idea, I don't have an SCDSTWO, (yet, currently on it's way to me from China) but if you do make this, I will certainly use it and post the skins I make too.

    I could also do some beta testing for you too when my DSTWO arrives, (end of this week, ish) so if you need me, let me know..
  4. Greatforce

    Greatforce GBAtemp Regular

    May 22, 2010
    Sounds like an Great idea.
  5. xDarkAngelx

    xDarkAngelx Advanced Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    United States
    Yeah, this does sound like an excellent idea. I would definitely use it..