Rei teases ΔLaunch, a WIP Home menu replacement for the Switch

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    After a period of silence, @Reisyukaku has shared what some would call a rather unexpected project with the community. What you see in the picture above isn't just a custom theme, but rather a homebrew replacement of the Switch's home menu.

    The project is called ΔLaunch (DeltaLaunch) and the developer stresses it's very much a work in progress with no ETA yet, so it should be taken just as a proof of concept for the moment. It works by replacing the OS's qlaunch process, which controls the system settings, news and home menu applets. The result is an open source menu replacement which can be customized completely. Themes can reportedly be installed by editing an INI file on the microSD card, which supports all the things you'd expect from a more traditional Switch theme (changing the background, editing the layout, etc.) however it will do away with custom theme formats as it will instead simply load resources from a directory specified in the aforementioned INI. It will also be independent from the firmware version, meaning you won't have to worry about custom themes working only for specific versions or having to reinstall them after an update. Finally, there will also be support for adding more icons on the home itself (notice the browser icon near the news' one)

    Rei has also posted a brief video showing the homebrew in action:

    While, as previously stated, the homebrew is "far from done", it could be something worth looking forward to if you like to customize your Switch's home menu appearence.

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  1. Lilith Valentine

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    The very next day, "TX Rolling Along With Release After Release In The Year Of The SX 2019!"
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  2. azoreseuropa

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    That's great. Can't wait. Now I will put my favourite splash.bin in it. Keep up the good work.
     
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  3. leon315

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    Oh hell no, She made the hardest Tutorial ever! i played Levan polka 30 times and still sucked in , i don't want her at HOME menu!
     
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    your mom lol
    tl;dr what's it do
     
  5. Adran_Marit

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    Bit slow making it here as it was teased in the server a few days ago lol, but it does look promising


    Heh, good one



    It will be fully customisable lol, just cause rei likes anime girl themes doesn't mean you can't change it lol.

    But this is a ways off actually coming out

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    replace the home menu with a fully customisable one
     
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    Good luck with the progress on this @Reisyukaku I don’t doubt there’s a lot of hard work ahead with it and I’m sure everyone will join me in thanking you for taking the time out of your life to do this for the scene.

    If it ever comes to fruition it has the potential to be a great addition to the homebrew arsenal.
    I’d certainly love a menu system which gives us so much more versatility.
     
  7. azoreseuropa

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    I already know that. I just changed my favorite anime of my own for ReiNX. Never understand girls anime. Sorry still ugly. LOL

    Anyway, I decide to have two ReiNX and Atmosphere CFW.
     
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    You replied just when I was making a post explaining the slow news :P
    I just wanted to wait until there was more info available, I didn't think it was enough at first (especially with no source/release). Now that more detailed explainations came out as well as the video, I decided to report on it!

    (I was also going to reply to the other comments but you ninja'd me with that aswell lol)
     
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  9. Adran_Marit

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    Lol the switch scene has been my most active scene, but considering my circumstances I get alot time to check up on stuff lol
     
  10. Essasetic

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    Looking forward to this. Has a lot of potential for customisability and it removes the limitations of custom themes. :)
     
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    men are told not to fight women, it's not equal.

    Also it'll be interesting to see how many SX OS users post disparaging comments about this in this thread.
     
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  12. Roxie Mika

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    How is the triangle pronounced? I'm going with "delta launch" (like the ORAS Delta Episode), but it could also just be "tri launch" or even "triangle launch"...
     
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    The first one you mentioned is right:
     
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  14. Roxie Mika

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    Oops, missed that. Cheers!
     
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    Shut up and take my money.

    In all seriousness, this reminds me so much of Twilightmenu++ and the R4iMenu for DS/DSi. In terms of concept.
     
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  16. NutymcNuty

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    dude this is epic, to bad I don't have a modded switch. Oh well good luck developer working on this!
     
  17. Valery0p

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    So, this will be an expansion of Troposphere, right?
     
  18. Adran_Marit

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    It's an individual redevelopment of qlaunch and nothing to do with atmosphere afaik
     
  19. wurstpistole

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    Thanks for posting this thrice.

    I love it - I'd customize the crap out of my menu. If only this allowed to show more titles on the home screen, or let me choose a layout like on the 3ds (smaller icons, but more on screen) I'm already sold. Probably needs to be redone though every time a new fw update rolls in.
     
  20. Valery0p

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    Ok, one post is enough :D but since we are at the application level I think mine is a fair definition...
     
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  21. Adran_Marit

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    lol my net spazzed, I already reported them
     
  22. Rune

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    I guess this might be possible down the road. I don't see why not. It might look similar at first but this is a completely custom launcher/menu for the Switch and not a tweak of the existing qlaunch.
     
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