GridLauncher 3DSFlow Project (Box Cover Banners)

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  1. JJTapia19
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    GridLauncher 3DSFlow Project (Box Cover Banners)

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    Hey guys! I wanted to share an idea I had when playing around with the new Full screen banners feature of the Grid Launcher. I've already made all the games I have installed and from gamecards but with some help we could expand this to have many other games until the point we all have all of our games boxes on the title menu like we used to have on the Wii days with WiiFlow. Hope you like this idea as much as I do. :lol:


    NEW! Download covers for your installed digital games directly from your 3ds with the new 3DSFlow cover downloader by @ihaveamac


    3DSFlow cover downloader

    Simple way to turn your artwork into a box cover banner

    Box cover online generator
    Creating covers using the online generator video

    How to get the proper title id for games you don't own.

    How to get the proper title id from games you don't own.

    How to manually make a box cover banner (Noob proof guide)
    How to manually make a box cover banner

    How to make a homebrew box cover banner
    How to make a homebrew box cover banner

    I already created 40 banners for my US 3ds. Title id varies from region so if you use another banner from another region you'll need to rename the titles id to match your region. I'll make a list with all the game covers and regions soon but you can see them or download them on the bottom of this post.

    Help wanted!!

    This is not a release!! this is a project and I hope to get help from you guys. How cool would it be to have all of your games and homebrew apps with a uniform boxart? I think it would look awesome!

    Anyone can contribute!
    • Making and sharing new homebrew covers using the templates to expand the library!
    • Helping out with the pending requests (List below)
    • Providing missing titles ids (List below)
    Pending Requests
    Missing title ids

    Screenshots:
    Screenshots

    Download:
    3DSFlow Website

    Contributors
    Contributors

    Let us know any request you may have!

    Useful links

    Useful links

    Thanks to @mashers for the grid launcher and it's great features!
    Thanks to @ihaveamac for the awesome 3DSFlow website and 3DSFlow cover downloader.
    Thanks to @supercarotte for the amazing new templates and 3DSFlow logo.
    Thanks to @Gocario & @ihaveamac for the box cover online generator.
    Thanks to @zorglub07 and @Larsenv for their incredible work with almost all the 3ds game covers available on their amazing site http://www.gametdb.com/
     
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  2. reymas101

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    Well it's not as nice as yours but here's a Resident Evil Revelations Box Art Banner. BTW this is awesome!
     

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    It would be nice to have a feature to download this from our 3DS (just like in WiiFlow) plus it should be possible since there's already an updater made.
     
  4. Xenosaiga

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    I'm gonna break out my computer and give this a whirl.

    Gonna see about trying something that may or may not work. Will let y'all know how it turns out.
     
  5. JJTapia19
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    Glad you liked it and thanks for sharing! it looks great. May I ask what region it is?

    I just added a new homebrew template and instructions about homebrew box art. They do not use titles id's instead they use the name of the homebrew .3dsx file. They also get located in the same place as the .3dsx.

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    Hope you guys like it!
    Oh and also I added a Request section to the Op.

     
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    Here's my attempt at box art for Xenoblade Chronicles...

    The only issue I had @JJTapia19 was that Your box is actually smaller than an official box.

    I have not tried it yet to see how it looks either. image.jpg

    There were others I was working on but I wanted your input first as it would be nice to have uniform images. I'm currently looking into using official boxarts for the games.


    Edit: How do I attach this as a separate file?
     
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    Thanks! I edited it to match the template. I looks great but I used a different game to test it. There must be a way to know the title id's without having a game the ones on 3dsdb.com are different. Once I know I'll star making covers for games I don't have.

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    To attach a different file you can drag and drop the file to the comment box.
     
  8. reymas101

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    "May I ask what region it is?"
    Region 1/USA
     
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  9. Xenosaiga

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    Well... I'm on my phone as it is my only source for Internet. But I'll try and figure out how to fix it. I may just start using my Dropbox.

    So far I don't have any title Id's either but I'll just go ahead and start on making boxarts for as many as I can find.
     
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    Ok, so I have determined that my attempt at making a boxart sucked. I don't have enough editing knowledge to remove more of the white from the edge of the picture that I need to remove. @JJTapia19, I would go back to your original size and can just make custom (Original) banners for games.
     
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    Made a bunch'a covers for the sake of my menu's completion. Well, here you go.
     

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    Awesome!! thanks for sharing. :yay:
     
  13. Xenosaiga

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    Should there be a separate template for eshop/digital only items? Sorta like the wiiware on the Wii?

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    (P.S. I love my Wii and all 771 games)
    (P.P.S. Gotta show TLoZ somewhere)
     
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    Not SDCardLoader3D?
     
  15. JJTapia19
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    @Xenosaiga something like this?
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    I'm still not convinced with it so please let me know what you think.
     
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    Nice! Something tells me there is a new game on eshop that I must now check out though as I have never heard of this Picross thing.

    But that looks great!!!! And the Orange is right in line with the eshop.

    Game white
    Homebrew Blue
    And Eshop Orange

    This project of yours is taking off quick.

    But if I may ask what exactly are you not liking about it?
     
  17. JJTapia19
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    Thanks for your feedback! I'm playing around with the nintendo eshop logo because the letters have an odd pixelation. It's not that noticeable but it's bothering me xD I'll keep trying to fix it and when I'm done I'll start updating all the eshop exclusive games with this cover. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  18. Xenosaiga

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    Anytime.

    But after I posted I started looking at the three different Box templates and I realized something. Homebrew really needs to have some sort of emblem.

    3DS has the logo
    Eshop is stylized
    But Homebrew is just Homebrew...

    Unless HOMEBREW is in itself stylized.

    But that's just my opinion.
     
  19. JJTapia19
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    I just finished up fixing the eshop template.
    after left, before right It's more noticeable when you zoom in xD
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    Also I see what you mean but nothing comes to mind when thinking about a way to stylize the homebrew logo. It's ripped from the official banner on http://smealum.github.io/3ds/ I'm still open for suggestions though so any Idea is welcome.
     
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    Ok. I see what you meant. Was pixelated.

    How about Calvin? That was a joke. Lol


    It looks good to me. Didn't quite notice that the blue was two-tone.