Need help with EZ Flash IV Skinning.

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    Hey, I just got an EZ Flash IV and it's great and all, but I'm not liking this Darth Vader theme (obviously! XD)
    Anyways, Most of the Skins that I wanted to download had dead links, So I wanted to make a Skin of my own, But unfortunately most of the tools also had dead links...
    Can anybody on here help me with my Skin problem?
    Whether that be by explaining things or helping me find the tools I need, I'd appreciate any help (:
     
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    You might find better results at the EZ Flash forums, assuming anyone is still alive over there. I've never really cared enough to mess with the skins, so I can't really help. Though, I think there was someone recently working on a skin over there.
     
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    get ClearSkin. it is the best.
     
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    Ok, I went ahead and just used it on a Windows XP Virtual Machine, it works nice and all, but... How am I supposed to use it? XD
     
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    Sorry, probably should have covered that.

    Yeah windows 8 can be a pain to get old visual basic programs to work. If you are going to be doing anything in flash carts though I do suggest having a XP VM sitting around.

    Usage usually amounts to having the ezfla_up.bin that you want to have the skins loaded into in the same folder (technically it unpacks it first but that is besides the point), copying skins into the relevant directories and pressing build in the program. It will then spit out a ezfla_up.bin file that has the skins you want in it.
    The skins themselves are combinations of bmp (mostly for the GBA side of things) and JPEG (more for the DS side of the loader). There are a few extra quirks (I think one of the sub menus takes it colour from the top left pixel) and there is also an extra skinning tool by way of Kuwanger's fix.py and related stuff.
    Most of those should be on http://ezflash.sosuke.com/viewforum.php?f=13

    Generally speaking you need to replace like with like -- if the original file is a 256x192 BMP file then you need to put in a 256x192 bmp file of the same bit depth.
     
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    Just download a pre-patched Clearlooks 1.72 from the EZ4 forums.
     
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    I could do that, but I want to make my own skin!
    *sweats* Gosh darn it, that stuff looks a bit confusing,
     
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    I just meant to get rid of Darth for the time being. ^^;
     
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    Oh, in that case, why not? ^^
     
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