Moonshell 2 Text Plugins

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Distorted Soul, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Distorted Soul
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    How do you use the Moonshell 2 text file plugins? What do you do with them? Also, I'd like to edit a certain skin (.skn) file for moonshell 2, so that the pause button is switched with the play button. Some people are stupid enough to not realize that the pause and play buttons are switched around. (Pause=Play, Play=Pause)
     
  2. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    Not sure about Text plugin - but for modifying an existing skin You'll need to ask the person who created the skin to either modify it themselves - or ask them to supply the graphics & do-it-yourself. IFAIK there's no way of extracting the graphics from a skn file
     
  3. Eon-Rider

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    The text plugins have been obsolete since 2.03. Edit moonshl2.ini in moonshl2 instead.
     
  4. KingdomBlade

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    Your the stupid one. It's hard to make a skin you know. Try it. It's difficult. And you cannot edit a skin file.
     
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    Just to elaborate on this - You need to supply over 138 graphics of various sizes (ranging from 8-256 x 1-192 pixels), in different formats AND may also need to have similar graphics but with different languages displayed on them - plus also supply a colour table 'ini' file
    - & you'll won't know how they really look on a DS until you've compiled the 'skn' & installed it. It might look great on the PC, but terrible on the DS

    If the 'skn' file was nothing more than a renamed 'zip' file then I guess there would be a way of extracting the graphics so you could alter them - but I would've guessed some clever so-&-so would've figured it out by now.I guess 'skn' files have a special type of compression which no-one cracked
     
  6. Distorted Soul
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    Obviously it's hard, but I'm not being stupid, I'm just annoyed that skin makers haven't noticed that the pause and play buttons are switched around incorrectly. Besides you miss interpreted my statement-try using a different word other than 'stupid' so that it actually makes sense based on the rest of your sentence. (I'm not so 'stupid', now am I?
     
  7. jurassicplayer

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    Actually, some of the skin makers did notice this and changed it accordingly. Its just that a large majority of the skins are made by only a group dedicated people (and I aspire to be one lol) and they follow the same format for all of their skins, so the buttons are reversed.
    A couple skins that aren't reversed are Abstract 1.0, K-On! Sakura, Rusted Steel, M3 Sakura, Window Se7en, TWEWY Alternate, and the Zelda skin by Geocool.