Homebrew Moonshell 2 splash previewer

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Does anyone know whether there's a program for previewing splash files?
It's kinda annoying to have to keep pulling out my sd card to check whether the changes I made to the splash file worked or not....
 

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Unfortunately, there isn't a splash.ani previewer (hell, we didn't even have a moonshell2 skin previewer until I made one xD...back when I attempted using the M3Sakura previewers and got fed up with them).

Unless I actually understood the splash.ani file, the best I would be able to do would be to make a .gif pretty much (although I probably wouldn't make an actual .gif, you would be able to see what it looks like...but it doesn't vouch for what it looks like on Moonshell2).
 

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Actually - If you had the 'source' files - you would'nt really need a GIF maker.

All that's needed is a program that'll do a slideshow based on the info in the *.ini file
Basic procedure would be something like
> Read the ini file
> Load in all the graphics into memory
> Determine the 'delay' between showing each picture (based on FPS)
> Show each graphics one-after-the-other with xx delay between them

& if you're happy with it - a button to run the 'makeani' program
 

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CannonFoddr said:
Actually - If you had the 'source' files - you would'nt really need a GIF maker.

All that's needed is a program that'll do a slideshow based on the info in the *.ini file
Basic procedure would be something like
> Read the ini file
> Load in all the graphics into memory
> Determine the 'delay' between showing each picture (based on FPS)
> Show each graphics one-after-the-other with xx delay between them

& if you're happy with it - a button to run the 'makeani' program
That is what I would sort of plan on doing, but it would be bad to say its a previewer and then someone comes up with a splash that did the same thing that Twiztidsinz's splash did some time back (I don't remember if that was solved or not xD).
 

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jurassicplayer said:
CannonFoddr said:
Actually - If you had the 'source' files - you would'nt really need a GIF maker.

All that's needed is a program that'll do a slideshow based on the info in the *.ini file
Basic procedure would be something like
> Read the ini file
> Load in all the graphics into memory
> Determine the 'delay' between showing each picture (based on FPS)
> Show each graphics one-after-the-other with xx delay between them

& if you're happy with it - a button to run the 'makeani' program
That is what I would sort of plan on doing, but it would be bad to say its a previewer and then someone comes up with a splash that did the same thing that Twiztidsinz's splash did some time back (I don't remember if that was solved or not xD).
The 'out-of-position' problem... I had forgot about that.. & I think he somehow 'fixed' it, just as I did (although I'M still not 100% sure what I did to get it fixed)
 

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CannonFoddr said:
jurassicplayer said:
CannonFoddr said:
Actually - If you had the 'source' files - you would'nt really need a GIF maker.

All that's needed is a program that'll do a slideshow based on the info in the *.ini file
Basic procedure would be something like
> Read the ini file
> Load in all the graphics into memory
> Determine the 'delay' between showing each picture (based on FPS)
> Show each graphics one-after-the-other with xx delay between them

& if you're happy with it - a button to run the 'makeani' program
That is what I would sort of plan on doing, but it would be bad to say its a previewer and then someone comes up with a splash that did the same thing that Twiztidsinz's splash did some time back (I don't remember if that was solved or not xD).
The 'out-of-position' problem... I had forgot about that.. & I think he somehow 'fixed' it, just as I did (although I'M still not 100% sure what I did to get it fixed)
Wait... you fixed it? Like your Sakura Splash is fixed??
 

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lol, and that problem is the only reason why I haven't added a splash viewer to the Moonshell2 Skin Previewer xD (so lets all thank Twiztidsinz and his problems, because without that problem, we would have a strangely buggy and worthless previewer that wouldn't seem to work correctly)...
The farthest we ever got was the strange results that Cannonfoddr came out with.
Here's the link in case you guys don't want to go looking (though you both probably already looked back at it xD). [link]
 

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jurassicplayer said:
lol, and that problem is the only reason why I haven't added a splash viewer to the Moonshell2 Skin Previewer xD (so lets all thank Twiztidsinz and his problems, because without that problem, we would have a strangely buggy and worthless previewer that wouldn't seem to work correctly)...
The farthest we ever got was the strange results that Cannonfoddr came out with.
Here's the link in case you guys don't want to go looking (though you both probably already looked back at it xD). [link]
Actually... if you watch the "preview" while it's building the Animation, it goes together correctly.
So maybe it's a problem with playback?
 

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twiztidsinz said:
Actually... if you watch the "preview" while it's building the Animation, it goes together correctly.
So maybe it's a problem with playback?
I just attempted previewing the default one with the makesplash...but it almost made no sense of how the preview was a preview (I totally didn't recall that the makesplash had a previewer xD). It had the wonderous background, and it was doing some peculiar looking things (the animation was shifted down, and somehow there were two of the same background and all this strange stuff)

-edit-
I think the bottom one is just to see the initial frame...though why the default's animation is shifted downward I have no idea.
 

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twiztidsinz said:
CannonFoddr said:
jurassicplayer said:
That is what I would sort of plan on doing, but it would be bad to say its a previewer and then someone comes up with a splash that did the same thing that Twiztidsinz's splash did some time back (I don't remember if that was solved or not xD).
The 'out-of-position' problem... I had forgot about that.. & I think he somehow 'fixed' it, just as I did (although I'M still not 100% sure what I did to get it fixed)
Wait... you fixed it? Like your Sakura Splash is fixed??
Well I haven't updated my Sakura splash download if that's what you mean...

Been busy 'experimenting' (i.e. using trial-&-error - with a LOT of 'errors'
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) & touching-up the graphics with my MAIO skin - among other things
 

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ah.....too bad....at least I actually finished the splash and it worked well enough....
I really dislike the alt_loader for moonshell thou....there's this stupid message that pops up on the top screen
"Booting Moonshell 2.10...Extension Memory not found..."
sigh...
 

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twiztidsinz said:
Xenon++ said:
darkicecrystal said:
"Booting Moonshell 2.10...Extension Memory not found..."
The message means you don't have slot2 device. It isn't altloader's fault. You sucks.
Xenon++ ftw!
Oh so very true xD! (And yeah, that "Booting Moonshell 2.10...Extension Memory not found..." is part of the Moonshell2's boot...if you want to have nothing there and be blind to all dangers, you can go into the messages.### of your language and delete those phrases).
 

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jurassicplayer said:
twiztidsinz said:
Xenon++ said:
darkicecrystal said:
"Booting Moonshell 2.10...Extension Memory not found..."
The message means you don't have slot2 device. It isn't altloader's fault. You sucks.
Xenon++ ftw!
Oh so very true xD! (And yeah, that "Booting Moonshell 2.10...Extension Memory not found..." is part of the Moonshell2's boot...if you want to have nothing there and be blind to all dangers, you can go into the messages.### of your language and delete those phrases).
Or perhaps just change them to something like 'Oi - You ain't got a Slot-2 installed.. Dimwit'
 

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CannonFoddr said:
jurassicplayer said:
twiztidsinz said:
Xenon++ said:
darkicecrystal said:
"Booting Moonshell 2.10...Extension Memory not found..."
The message means you don't have slot2 device. It isn't altloader's fault. You sucks.
Xenon++ ftw!
Oh so very true xD! (And yeah, that "Booting Moonshell 2.10...Extension Memory not found..." is part of the Moonshell2's boot...if you want to have nothing there and be blind to all dangers, you can go into the messages.### of your language and delete those phrases).
Or perhaps just change them to something like 'Oi - You ain't got a Slot-2 installed.. Dimwit'
"I hadz a memry... but I forgetted it"
 

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