How would we go about altering the GFX within the system menu?

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  1. KiiWii
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    "Artists impression"

    (obviously the channels wouldnt be inverted, but you get the idea and i'm lazy)

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    Is there a method of dumping the gfx yet?

    Perhaps we could use preloader to test out modified system menus in future?

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  2. djdynamite123

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    that's looks quite cool actually, something customised which i'm after.....that's the only thing i want, custom backgrounds etc, and custom BGM....and bootmii [​IMG] nothing else.
     
  3. KiiWii
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    If we could figure out where the GFX are stored im sure we could rip them > invert them (in my example) > and repackage them.

    That, of course, relies on the UI being a series of images.... maybe theres a way of altering the menu's RGB values some how, on boot up, that could alter the individual colours?

    Then we could alter the health warning screens etc...

    The first step is finding out where the UI is called from and whether we can dump it.... any ideas any one?

    Been googling the "beta interfaces", quite interesting:

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    I prefer the final interface though.

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    That reminds me of a hell of an DS
     
  5. KiiWii
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    Yeah apparently in the early UI for "revolution" they remodeled the DS UI, it included wii remote connection strength indicators too! (probably a throw back from the wave bird radio method)

    Also the early VC channels were pretty neat:

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    I like these ideas, someone could reinvent these as emulator channel banners etc.

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    Awesome this is what i was looking for
     
  7. Skarface05

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    Whishizza was looking into changing the startup screen etc....theres a thread about it, but i don't think he's releasing the info on how to do it yet as it's extremely dangerous to fuck around with the files involved. Almost a certain brick if you don't know what your doing. [​IMG]
     
  8. KiiWii
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    Think icefireicefire gave a version of his own to ironmask to alter the healthscreen, it bricked irons wii, but amazingly iron walked away unscathed and cioscorp saved his wii-wii.
     
  9. Supercool330

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    If I remember correctly, the system menu is actually just a series of html documents and some sort of image files. Shouldn't be to hard to modify, but if something goes wrong, I would guess that your wii would brick (in a way similar to a banner brick).

    Edit: I was partially correct in my previous statement. All the menus and stuff are html, and possibly the message board as well. As far as we know, the main menu with the icons and stuff is not.
     
  10. KiiWii
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    where are these html files etc located?.. im lookijng into messing with FS dumper right now, im a dab hand at Photoshop (when i can be arsed) i just need pointing in the right direction and ill give it a go.

    just found this:

    http://hackmii.com/2008/04/wii-system-menu-html/

    very useful
     
  11. Skarface05

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    The links to the HTML files have been removed from Marcans site.
     
  12. KiiWii
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    true but reading the comments might prove useful, what with cioscorp recovering wiis.
     
  13. SanGor

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    the systemmenu itself is not using html, only the settings are.
     
  14. dmcbudman

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    from the few minutes that i looked at my dump
    it appears there are a few gif/jpg/wave's packed into system menu
    TITLE/000001000002/CONTENT/000042.APP

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    this seems like it should unpack the files
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Parse-u8.c
    could someone compile it for windows so we can play with it?
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    mn i got them unpacked
    but scratch that
    it seems they are the gfx for Opera browser
    weird thing is its in there 5 different times
    TITLE/00000001/00000002/CONTENT
    TITLE/00010002/48414241/CONTENT
    TITLE/00010002/48414645/CONTENT
    TITLE/00010002/48414745/CONTENT
    TITLE/00010008/48414C45/CONTENT
    unless theres some stuff i missed in them
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