Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition ~ Some Simple Texture/Color Hacks

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Voxel, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Voxel
    OP

    Voxel Fable Junkie

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,199
    5,913
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
    Hello,

    This morning, I decided to do a few quick minecraft texture and color mods that I would like to share with the community, because it actually shows just how easy it is to make "ROM Hacks" for the Vita.
    I can see a lot of amazing custom texture packs being made through the new mod-loading method by Major_Tom, which has burst open an entire new sector of the Vita hacking scene. :D

    Not only Minecraft, but a lot of other games as well, could be looked into!

    What makes Minecraft easy to mod is the fact that the textures are mostly in PNG format, which makes it really easy to swap textures, etc.
    But there is also an XML file buried inside the filesystem of the game that can colorize a certain block in the game. (I just edited it so that the textures aren't colorized so the black/white is maintained... well, sort of.)

    Here are a few things I did to the default texture pack earlier on. The first thing I had in mind was a complete black/white mod for the game. For some reason, the grass texture nor the sky don't want to play along with my idea of that. :P

    2016-08-12-091934.jpg

    Luckily, the Nether seems to have a full black/white environment from my mods. :D
    (Well... apart from the red fog in the far background...)

    2016-08-12-091813.jpg

    2016-08-12-091704.jpg


    2016-08-12-092119.jpg

    And I got a bit lazy and decided not to add transparency back to the terrain image I edited. :P
    The result:

    2016-08-12-095830.jpg


    And to top it all off, I decided to throw in the GBAtemp logo into the texture pack. :lol:

    2016-08-12-093105.jpg


    I hope I can expand on these ideas a bit, and make some full custom texture packs myself. In the meantime, if I happen to do any more Minecraft texture/graphics mods, I'll post them here! :yaypsp:
     


  2. Mrchocobo29

    Mrchocobo29 Member

    Newcomer
    28
    1
    Jul 20, 2016
    Brazil
    Perfect, very nice!
     
  3. Shadyck0

    Shadyck0 Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    1
    Aug 12, 2016
    How can we do this? It look very nice!
     
  4. LiveLatios

    LiveLatios Profesionnal Scalie

    Member
    1,083
    514
    Nov 16, 2015
    Canada
    why
    I think the grass is because you forgot to make the 2 biome colourmaps to grayscale
     
    Voxel likes this.
  5. mgrev

    mgrev Music Addict, Video Game Fanatic

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    mgrev is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    1,852
    2,226
    Apr 13, 2015
    Norway
    Under Tomato Hentai's stairs
    tnt mods for minecraft vita when?
     
  6. SketchyPixel

    SketchyPixel GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    282
    70
    Jul 4, 2016
    Korea, North
    Idk, a Black Hole maybe?
    Woah woah WOAH! We are just starting to scratch the surface of rom-hacking (Basic texture mods)
    You should never expect a mod like that to come out soon, or even be possible!
     
  7. Ldaz

    Ldaz Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    86
    30
    Dec 30, 2015
    United States
    Gbatemp block = best block
     
  8. SketchyPixel

    SketchyPixel GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    282
    70
    Jul 4, 2016
    Korea, North
    Idk, a Black Hole maybe?
    Best here too.
     
  9. Zephir1991

    Zephir1991 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    357
    113
    Jul 21, 2012
    Germany
    How did you do that? Got no clue how to open the PSVIMG files. Would like to create my own custom theme for MC. c;
     
  10. Voxel
    OP

    Voxel Fable Junkie

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Voxel is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,199
    5,913
    Jun 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    England, UK
    PSVIMG files are the encrypted CMA backups; there's no way to open them as they have very strong (and multiple layers of?) encryption.

    You need to either dump your own legitimate minecraft cartridge/game using Major_Tom's Game/DLC dumping and decrypting method and place your modified files into ux0:patch/TitleIDOfGame/, or if you're on 3.60 (looks like it according to your sig.) grab a Minecraft Vitamin backup, install it, then take out and modify any file you please out of the game's filesystem. This goes for any other game as well!

    It's extremely easy to do with Minecraft, like I mentioned in the OP, because you are just modifying PNG files and color values in XML files.
     
    Last edited by Voxel, Sep 17, 2016
    Zephir1991 likes this.
  11. Zephir1991

    Zephir1991 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    357
    113
    Jul 21, 2012
    Germany
    Ah,I get it. my bad then. Thought QCMA would also backup them in a decrypted state. never tought that it would save them in a special img format. Thank you very much for your answer. c:

    What I'm trying to do is porting the sphanx texture pack. Really like it, and the normal Texturepacks a re well...ugly. :P
     
    Last edited by Zephir1991, Sep 17, 2016
  12. RazorX2014

    RazorX2014 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    488
    99
    Mar 18, 2014
    here is one i did:

    Pics:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]



    Download:
    PCSB00560_CUSTOM_TEXTURES_V1.01_RAZORX.VPK - 915KB

    i made this for my uk version with update v1.35 installed and i have replaced nearly every block as well as all the picture frames but i haven't done any of the items yet but i will do more tomorrow.

    i should also point out the vpk contains a backup of the original files i have altered.

    Update:
    added more stuff such as armor, trapped chest, sun, moon, rain, snow, minecart, sign
     
    Last edited by RazorX2014, Sep 28, 2016
    Voxel likes this.
  13. Sasori

    Sasori GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,379
    801
    Jan 28, 2015
    United States
    What method did you use to get access to the files? I've been looking at this for a few weeks now and can't seem to repack the textures after unpacking them

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Im seeing this now. What PNGs are you altering? The dumps I've looked at have all the games textures packed in a PCK file.
     
  14. RazorX2014

    RazorX2014 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    488
    99
    Mar 18, 2014
    its possible to edit the vpk files with 7-zip it will show you what ive done.

    i have added more pics above which show diamond armor various blocks and a circular moon and sun.
     
  15. Sasori

    Sasori GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,379
    801
    Jan 28, 2015
    United States
    I know you can edit VPK files. The issue was the PCK files that textures and skins are compressed in
     
  16. RazorX2014

    RazorX2014 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    488
    99
    Mar 18, 2014
    i didnt touch any pck files yet.


    if your minecraft titleid isnt PCSB00560 you can connect to your vita using vitashell and navigate to /ux0:/app/YOURMINECRAFT/ then extract my PCSB00560_CUSTOM_TEXTURES_V1.01_RAZORX.VPK using 7-zip and overwrite your Common folder with mine.
     
    Last edited by RazorX2014, Sep 28, 2016
  17. Sasori

    Sasori GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,379
    801
    Jan 28, 2015
    United States
    For clarification. The game has to be installed to access these textures? If so that explains why I couldn't find/access them since they are unpacked to the app folder
     
  18. RazorX2014

    RazorX2014 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    488
    99
    Mar 18, 2014
    yes the vpk is not the full game thats not allowed, you need to install the game then my texture pack.

    it may also work with the minecraft demo but i dont know
     
  19. Sasori

    Sasori GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,379
    801
    Jan 28, 2015
    United States
    Not to sound rude but Im not asking about your texture pack :P Nice work tho.

    Ive been trying to port something for the game for quite a while and couldnt wrap my head around how to crack those PCK files
     
  20. RazorX2014

    RazorX2014 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    488
    99
    Mar 18, 2014
    i see, the pck files are most likely something similar to a pkg file so im guessing would need some sort of program to decrypt or extract them.