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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

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

    1. Search for the game you're working on http://www.3dsdb.com/ Make sure it's the correct region and if it's eshop of card version.
    2. Copy the title id of your game from http://www.3dsdb.com/
    3. Go to this website http://www.binaryhexconverter.com/hex-to-decimal-converter and convert the title id you copied from hexadecimal value to decimal value and the decimal result is the title id the gridlauncher uses.

    How to manually make a box cover banner (Noob proof guide)
    I'm using paint.net in this guide but any photo editor should work.
    1. To have a uniform look you'll need to download the 3DSFlow template. (Right click and save as)

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    2. Download a box art for your game and crop only the artwork without the Nintendo 3DS logo.

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    You should have an image like this

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    4. Resize the image to 186x186

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    5. Paste your box art on top of the template and align it. It should fit perfectly on top of the black square shape.

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    6. Now you must name correctly your image but first you must look for your game's title id.

    1. On your 3DS start up the grid launcher and tap the home icon on the bottom left of the bottom screen.
    2. Move your cursor to highlight your desired game and then press select.
    3. On the top screen you'll find out your game's title id (The title id varies
      from region)
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    7. Now that you have your title id save the image titleid-banner-fullscreen in my case I'm using Kid Icarus Uprising US so I'll name it 1125899907039488-banner-fullscreen and save it as a .png

    8. Place your image on your 3ds SD card in this directory SD:gridlauncher/titlebanners/

    I know it sounds kind of complicated but once you try it out it will only take you a couple of minutes. Here I'll leave a little video of 2 box art I made.

    How to make a homebrew box cover banner
    1. To have a uniform look you'll need to download the 3DSFlow template. (Right click and save as)

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    2. Please follow steps from 2. to 5. of the How to make a box cover banner (Noob proof guide) above and come back when you are done.

    3. Save the image with the homebrew .3dsx name of your homebrew app and place it next to your homebrew files. In my case, with Killerman Ghost Buster I'll rename templatehb-banner-fullscreen with the same name of my homebrew .3dsx file where the templatehb goes and that leaves me with killerman_ghost_buster-banner-fullscreen. Save your image as a .png and place it within your homebrew app's folder.

    Example directory:
    SD:gridlauncher/folders/HBL Games/killerman_ghost_buster/killerman_ghost_buster-banner-fullscreen.png

    SD:3ds/killerman_ghost_buster/killerman_ghost_buster-banner-fullscreen.png

    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)
    AUS Games
    Legend of Zelda
    Zelda II
    Link's Awakening DX
    Mario Bros. Deluxe
    If the games have ratings (Which they probably do) I would like them in the Australian Pegi ratings please!
    Stella Glow EUR
    Shantae and the Pirates Curse JAP
    Shantae Gameboy Color virtual console USA

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    Download:
    3DSFlow Website

    Contributors
    • zorglub07
    • Larsenv
    • ihaveamac
    • Gocario
    • supercarotte
    • reymas101
    • Xenosaiga
    • superstarxalien1
    • ElyosOfTheAbyss
    • Jack_Sparrow
    • Bobesh8
    • Filo97
    • Stalls
    • Shaker78
    • Baccabechoppin
    • BurningDesire
    • wowwow
    • TurtleP
    • Jwiz33
    • Konno Ryo
    • Favna
    • Sterillo
    • xplay10
    Thanks for sharing!!

    Let us know any request you may have!

    Useful links

    Grid launcher thread: http://gbatemp.net/threads/release-homebrew-launcher-with-grid-layout.397527/

    Help by contributing new covers at http://www.gametdb.com/

    Here's a useful link @Xenosaiga provided with many game covers.
    http://www.nintendolife.com/3ds/covers
    If the cover you're looking for is not there remember that google is your friend.

    Link provided by @supercarotte where you can find all the eshop games covers
    https://www.nintendo.fr

    Another thread with cool banners for the grid launcher: http://gbatemp.net/threads/mashers-grid-launcher-homebrew-app-banners.403632/

    Official wiki page with all the info about the launcher and banners: https://github.com/mashers/3ds_hb_menu/wiki/Banners

    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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  3. reymas101

    reymas101 Professional GBAtemp Noob
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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.
     
  5. Xenosaiga

    Xenosaiga Time to switch it up
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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.
     
  6. 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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  7. Xenosaiga

    Xenosaiga Time to switch it up
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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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    OP JJTapia19 I fight for my friends.
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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.
     
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    reymas101 Professional GBAtemp Noob
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    "May I ask what region it is?"
    Region 1/USA
     
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  10. Xenosaiga

    Xenosaiga Time to switch it up
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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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  11. Xenosaiga

    Xenosaiga Time to switch it up
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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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    OP JJTapia19 I fight for my friends.
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    Awesome!! thanks for sharing. :yay:
     
  14. Xenosaiga

    Xenosaiga Time to switch it up
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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?
     
  16. JJTapia19

    OP JJTapia19 I fight for my friends.
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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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  17. Xenosaiga

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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?
     
  18. JJTapia19

    OP JJTapia19 I fight for my friends.
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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.
     
  19. Xenosaiga

    Xenosaiga Time to switch it up
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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.
     
  20. JJTapia19

    OP JJTapia19 I fight for my friends.
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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.
     
  21. Xenosaiga

    Xenosaiga Time to switch it up
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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.
     
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