[RELEASE] Anemone3DS - A Complete Theme and Splash Manager for your 3DS!

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by astronautlevel, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Ivan2704

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    Im having a problem by trying to install splash screens (I gave up on trying to do it for 1 month) So whenever i try to install splashes, they won't appear, yes, I have the splashes set on but good job anyways
     
  2. Squirrel61

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    Thank you so much for this program, it's really wonderful (and better than Ninny's own theming method imo). However, I have a problem for which I hope you can help me.

    I have 2 o3DSXL's, both of which have been hacked following 3ds.guide a few days ago, so the software on both is identical. When I start Anemone on the first 3DS, it's working perfectly well. I have set a nice theme and everything seems to be allright. However, on the second 3DS, Anemone refuses to start. When I open it, I get an error saying something like "extdata does not exist" (however, it is cut off on the left side of the screen, so there might be some text preceding it) and "default theme from the home menu" (same story, cut off). And the message "Press A to shut down". And that's about it, I can only shut down or use the Home key to return to the system menu.

    I've already removed Anemone (using FBI's uninstall method), started it with and without the "Splashes" and "Themes" directories, but it is just plain refusing to work, while on the other 3DS it's working perfectly well.

    Is there anything I can do, or is this maybe a bug?

    Btw. the program version is V1.2.2 and the system software is Sys 11.6.0-39E (I'm using Sysnand without Emunand), which is identical on both 3DSes.

    EDIT>>> Forget what I wrote. I found that you first have to open Ninny's theme settings to create the theme data and then the error is gone. Maybe in a future version of this program you might try to catch this situation and give a slightly more informative message?
     
    Last edited by Squirrel61, Dec 12, 2017
  3. astronautlevel
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    We're not dead yet! Update incoming soon, mix of feature additions, feature improvements, and bugfixes.

    Feature additions:
    • Themes are now sorted alphabetically
    • Slightly changed user interface to allow no BGM install
    • Themes can now be deleted through Anemone instead of FBI/Decrypt9
    Feature improvements:
    • Rather than not letting you select more than 10 themes, it will now tell you when you have more than 10 selected (though you can still only install 10 with shuffle)
    • Start/Select now use their own glyphs instead of the + and - buttons
    • QR codes have been massively overhauled to be much, much better. The QR scanner now runs at full speed and doesn't require you to press L to scan anymore, and just scans automatically.
    • Fast scroll with the circle pad has been extended to the left and right buttons with the circle pad, so if you have a few thousand themes and want to sort them all for some reason you can.
    • Some grammatical fixes have been added for overall consistency.
    Bugfixes:
    • Anemone now properly detects when you try to view a non-existent preview.
    • Scanning QR codes that aren't zips will now throw a warning instead of crashing. Additionally, it now detects whether a file is a proper zip instead of just checking the file extension, which makes splash zips from the archive website work.
    • Probably some other things got fixed that I'm forgetting.
    Huge thanks to @LiquidFenrir for refactoring a lot of the code (which worked out a lot of bugs in the process) and @HM892 for a number of miscellaneous feature additions and improvements. I've been busy with IRL things recently and haven't had much time to work on it. Hopefully it'll be out tonight when I can put the finishing touches on a few QR related things, and if not tonight almost definitely tomorrow.
     
    Last edited by astronautlevel, Dec 15, 2017
  4. Skynetz

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    More than 10 themes? Oh baby, I'm there.
     
  5. Shadow#1

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    BGM looping fixed for shuffle themes now?
     
  6. Zabhahs

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    Oh is that whats wrong? i thought my themes were the problem. good to know
     
  7. Shadow#1

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    Yep that's what's still broken with all the theme installers out there homebrew wise
     
  8. Zabhahs

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    but turning the themes into cias, installing, and then shuffling should work still? I might do that since i dont plan on ever using the eshop again with no new games coming out, so they wouldnt get wiped
     
  9. Shadow#1

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    That's limited surverly
     
  10. AyanamiRei0

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    Hmm for some reason using shuffle themes just doesn't work for me at all.

    Edit it's working now but for some reason the BGM doesn't loop I've tested a theme by itself the music looped but in the shuffle it doesn't at all.
     
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  11. Keizel

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    Please, @astronautlevel , could you change the directory to sdmc:/3DS/Anemone3DS/ ? I prefer use only /3DS/ directory to homebrew, as Checkpoint do.
     
  12. Alain Desjardins

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    There a way to preview BGM music before installing it? I like to take BGM music from other themes since a lot of themes have poor choice.
     
  13. peapody

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    Just wanted to report that I can't get QR scanning to work. When clicking L, there is no response, no registration of the code. Am able to add themes to folder though and install through anemone. Thanks!
     
  14. astronautlevel
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    Still an issue on 1.30, I just wanted to come here to report it. Any fixes on the horizon?
     
  16. AlternativeZero

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    Maybe I'm doing something wrong but when I tried to install a theme without the BGM, I excited back to the homescreen and the BGM played as usual.

    It might be the theme but I found that it still happens.
     
  17. Alain Desjardins

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    Would be nice to be able to continue browsing themes with preview open. Any plans to allow preview of BGM? I have themes that don't have BGM and would like to take one from another theme but I can't preview the BGM of themes.

    I love it though :) It's super fast and easy to use. I went through all my themes and cleaned up a bunch of stuff, it's looking great!
     
  18. Ominous66521

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    Yeah it does the same thing for me so you probably still have to use themely to turn the music off untill it gets fixed
     
  19. Solana

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    This looks really interesting. What exactly would I need to make this work?
     
  20. huntertron1

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    only for cfw users for themes?