New Nintendo DS Browser Buttons hack

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by Xleet, Nov 8, 2008.

Nov 8, 2008
  1. Xleet
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    simple, but nice job for a first hack, original too! (unless im wrong and the buttons on the browser have beeb hacked to bits lol)
     
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    the buttons and all the images in the opera rom are .png images.
     
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    They are but the new PNGS have to be the same size as the old one [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, very nice man.

    I didn't even know you can hack things for the browser.
     
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    Sorry, I guess I couldn't make it without changing the size [​IMG]
     
  7. Xleet
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    Its accually quite easy to edit with the right steps I could write a guide [​IMG]
     
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    Cool I'd love one, I can never stay in the original image size when I'm editing png images



    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice job.I didn't realize you could do that.

    *snip
     
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    The icons are from the DSi Browser. I like it more than the normal buttons.
     
  11. Xleet
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    Wow they look just like the wii ones [​IMG]
    Anyway Time for the guide

    What you will need:
    1. NDS Header (used to extract everything at once)
    2. NDS Top system (used to import)
    Both the above can be replaced if there is a program that does both
    3. Photoshop (makes images)
    4. Hex Editor (you'll see [​IMG]


    Step One Extract Files
    Use NDS Header and open the ROM go to "File System info" and click "Extract Content"

    Step Two make images:
    Make the image it must be 19x16 and thats about it. Go to File-->Save for web and devices. there make sure it is set to PNG 8 and lower the colors to try to match the file size with the original for example if the original was 661 bytes try to go for 660 or 659. (The File size is displayed near the bottom of the window)

    Step Three Hex Editing:
    Now that you have the file open THE PNG YOU MADE in a hex editor add 00 to the end till the bytes are like the originals. for example in the original was 661 bytes and your file is 659 bytes you will need to add 2 "00s". When you try to save it the program will tell you that it will add +X bytes. ( at least mine does)

    Step Four Import:
    After you finish the file open the ROM in NDS Top System and import the new file over the old one. The program should say imported sucsessfully unless you diddnt add enough bytes or to little.

    Step Five Do it again:
    You will need to do this with every other PNG you will edit.


    I kina just wrote this guide just now if you dont feel it's that understandable Ill make another with pictures and everything [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry to burst your bubble, but files only need to be the same size if you're doing a file replace. It's much easier to unpack the ROM with something like dslazy and replace the PNGs that way, then repack the ROM and go. I just tried it with a PNG I made in Paint with no fiddling; file size was roughly a quarter of the original, browser ran with no problems.

    Apologies for all your wasted time.
     
  13. Xleet
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    Gah O.o
    Really!!! This only makes it easier to skin the browser [​IMG]
    THis might also let me edit the startpage, it is just a webpage anyway [​IMG]
     

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