Moonshell 2 splash previewer

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by ScarletCrystals, Apr 15, 2010.

Apr 15, 2010
  1. ScarletCrystals
    OP

    Member ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    941
    Location:
    Bamboo Forest, Gensokyo
    Country:
    Canada
    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....
     
  2. jurassicplayer

    Member jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,280
    Location:
    Pantsuland
    Country:
    United States
    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).
     
  3. CannonFoddr

    Member CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    4,106
    Location:
    Sitting by computer
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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
     
  4. jurassicplayer

    Member jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,280
    Location:
    Pantsuland
    Country:
    United States
    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).
     
  5. CannonFoddr

    Member CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    4,106
    Location:
    Sitting by computer
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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)
     
  6. twiztidsinz

    Member twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    4,981
    Country:
    United States
    Wait... you fixed it? Like your Sakura Splash is fixed??
     
  7. jurassicplayer

    Member jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,280
    Location:
    Pantsuland
    Country:
    United States
    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]
     
  8. twiztidsinz

    Member twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    4,981
    Country:
    United States
    Actually... if you watch the "preview" while it's building the Animation, it goes together correctly.
    So maybe it's a problem with playback?
     
  9. jurassicplayer

    Member jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,280
    Location:
    Pantsuland
    Country:
    United States
    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.
     
  10. CannonFoddr

    Member CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    4,106
    Location:
    Sitting by computer
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    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' [​IMG] ) & touching-up the graphics with my MAIO skin - among other things
     
  11. ScarletCrystals
    OP

    Member ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    941
    Location:
    Bamboo Forest, Gensokyo
    Country:
    Canada
    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...
     
  12. Xenon++

    Member Xenon++ Taiju Yamada

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,394
    Country:
    Japan
    The message means you don't have slot2 device. It isn't altloader's fault. You sucks.
     
  13. twiztidsinz

    Member twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    4,981
    Country:
    United States
    Xenon++ ftw!
     
  14. jurassicplayer

    Member jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,280
    Location:
    Pantsuland
    Country:
    United States
    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).
     
  15. CannonFoddr

    Member CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    4,106
    Location:
    Sitting by computer
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Or perhaps just change them to something like 'Oi - You ain't got a Slot-2 installed.. Dimwit'
     
  16. twiztidsinz

    Member twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    4,981
    Country:
    United States
    "I hadz a memry... but I forgetted it"
     
  17. ScarletCrystals
    OP

    Member ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    941
    Location:
    Bamboo Forest, Gensokyo
    Country:
    Canada
    o...so that's it. Sorry, didn't know. Just assumed that it was the altloader since I never saw the message when I was using 2.09 directboot
     
  18. jurassicplayer

    Member jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,280
    Location:
    Pantsuland
    Country:
    United States
    Lol, no problem, we just like having our fun. Actually now I'm slightly tempted to change my messages.### one of those two phrases xD
     

Share This Page