1. stap

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    I personally prefer the slightly modified stock fw by veikkos as I don't bother playing platforms other than GBA/GB/GBC. And for GB experience EZ-Flash Junior is a better choice as it has no lags and save issues and works with the original GB/GBC. However I'm happy there are people making other firmwares for Omega that support other systems.
     
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    The Universal Skinner is compatible with Kernel 1.06 and FW7 right? Is there any file-size limit on the images, how can I make sure that the skin I make won't brick the flashcard?
     
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    Yes, it does support official 1.06 FW7 kernel as long as you have a "definitions.xml" file with correct offset addresses for that firmware.

    Images used are bitmaps (however exported in a compressed png format), so they usually are of a fixed size, considering they are just number of pixels multiplied by colour depth. I don't think you could have a bitmap more than 112KB in size for splash screen for example, as its resolution is 240x160 and each pixel for 24-bit bitmap is 3 bytes (24 / 8 bits per byte) long.

    If you try to replace image in UniversalSkinner with a 32-bit or 16-bit bitmap, the application will show you an error message "Error loading File: Bad pixelformat, needed 24bit per pixel (RGB 888).".

    In other words, in most cases, I don't think you can damage your flashcart with a more risk than while usual flashing considering you are using a bitmap image with correct resolution. Of course you should also take into consideration that in some rare cases you could damage the cart even while flashing official unmodified fw. Make sure your battery is fine and charged, and you'll do ok.
     
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    Alright thank you I'll try making my own theme later then and see what I can come up with. If I can open the 1.06 FW7 kernel with the program just fine it means my definitions should be correct, right?
     
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    Hi guys, I made a new modern looking theme for Veikkos V5 which complements the look of my GBA SP with IPS screen. I made a light and a dark theme.

    IMG_20200515_084347.jpg IMG_20200515_091146.jpg IMG_20200515_084602.jpg IMG_20200515_084409.jpg IMG_20200515_091100.jpg IMG_20200515_084416.jpg IMG_20200515_084437.jpg IMG_20200515_090451.jpg IMG_20200515_090502.jpg IMG_20200515_090512.jpg
     

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    @Bruno Jenso Sure no problem. I also made a red and blue version. I added all the themes in the attachment. IMG_20200515_084347.jpg IMG_20200515_090451.jpg IMG_20200515_165733.jpg IMG_20200515_175746.jpg
     

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    Thank you so much. Love the new colours too!

    Can I ask - on your SD Card screen everything is very clean - just your rom folders. On mine I have a mess of other folders:

    CHEAT
    IMGS
    RTS
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    SAVER-BACKUP (Which I believe is an extra feature in Veikkos's versions)
    ez-kernal.bin

    Can relocate these? Or once the firmware is updated can I delete the kernal file etc... Basically how did you get your first screen so clean, and why on your Red theme is the kernal file there - but not on the others?

    Appreciate any advice, Bruno
     
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    It's because he's using custom firmware and has thoes folders moved to the "SYSTEM" folder then used hide attribute in files properties in Windows to hide that folder
     
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    Interesting. Do you know which custom firmware? Nona_Elexis mentioned Veikkos above - V5 which I think I'm using but I thought it was only Sterophonick's 'Simple' theme that used the System Folder method?

    Would the ez-kernal.bin file be hidden in the same way or just deleted?
     
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    I'm using Sterophonick's 'Simple' theme with the moved folders and after u have updated u can delete the bin file as it's only for flashing the hardware
     
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    I'm using Veikkos v5. To make it look clean you need to hide the folders in windows. Right click - > properties - > Hide

    edit: The kernel you can delete once you installed it. I just forgot to do it for the red theme.
     
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    Nona_Elexis and Shadow#1 Thank you guys! - what a great community this is :)
     
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    Made an account specifically for this thread. Gave editing a shot with a gameboy-inspired version of Nona's excellent theme. Really fun to mess around with. (sorry for potato pictures)
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    Here you go, included images as well if you aren't using the veikkos firmware.
     

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    Thanks!
     
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    What tool r u using to inject the theme?
     
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    I'm using the latest version of using t5b6de's tool and did all of my adjustements using pyxel and illustrator for the icons, which turned out to be a little more finicky.
     
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