1. VitaHEX

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    A 3d coverflow like launcher for PS Vita.

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    HexFlow Launcher features a 3d user interface to display your games with their box art and supports many customization options like custom covers and backgrounds.
    Launching a game/app from HexFlow Launcher will close the launcher automaticaly without asking.

    Custom Covers
    From v0.3 covers can be downloaded automatically from the settings menu (Start button). You can also download covers and backgrounds manually from the link below. A big thanks to astuermer for his contribution.
    https://github.com/andiweli/hexflow-covers

    Custom Background
    Custom Music
    AutoBoot
    Navigate your library using the DPad or the Left Stick or with the Touch Screen.
    R/L triggers: Skip 5 items
    Cross: Select/Launch game/app
    Square: Change Category
    Triangle: Game Details
    Circle: Change View/Cancel
    Start: Settings menu

    Version 0.4:
    • Added PS1 Games Support (for PSX2PSP Bubbles)
    • Improved PSP Support (better GameID check)
    • Added background Music support (place your "Music.mp3" file in "ux0:data/HexFlow" folder)
    • Added Option to Change Language (German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian)
    • Added Option to download covers for PSVita, PSP, PS1 separately (Settings menu)
    • Added Option to download only selected game cover (Preview menu)
    • Improved Reflection Effect
    • Improved Preview screen
    • Other bug fixes and improvements

    Version 0.3.1 (hotfix):
    • Added 2 new theme colors (purple, orange)
    • Fixed centered text placement (thanks to Creckeryop)
    • Fixed issue that displays app names in two lines
    • Fixed "error 257" regarding path names

    Version 0.3:

    • Added option to Download Covers (Settings menu)
    • Images are now loaded async (thanks to Creckeryop)
    • Startup time now takes ~4 seconds thanks to async
    • Added 1 new View option (3D Side view)
    • Improved Details page
    • Fixed fonts
    • Other bug fixes and improvements

    Version 0.2.1 (hotfix):
    • Fixed error if no games where found
    Version 0.2:
    • Added support for PSP adrenaline bubbles (App ID must be "PSPEMUxxx")
    • Added PSP 3d boxes
    • Added Settings menu (Start button)
    • Added 1 new View option (Big view)Fixed the Categories button (now it changes instantly) Reflection effect can be disabled (Settings menu)
    • Added option to change the theme color (Settings menu)
    • Added option to set the startup category (Settings menu)
    • Changed font to support more characters including Japanese
    • Improved performance
    • Other bug fixes and improvements

    ** IMPORTANT **
    Downloads

    Grab the latest version from the Releases page HERE

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    Credits
    Programming/UI: Sakis RG
    Developed with Lua Player Plus by Rinnegatamante

    Special Thanks
    Creckeryop
    andiweli
    (HEXFlow Covers database)

    Translations
    French - @chronoss
    German - @stuermerandreas
    Spanish - @kodyna91
    Italian - @TheheroGAC
    Russian - @_novff
     

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  2. kid sampson

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    Congratulations on the initial release! Looking forward to the future update that automatically downloads covers and associates them with installed titles. Brings back memories of the Wii.
     
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  3. Shenrai

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    Looks Great. Will there be support for Japanese games at some point? As my Trails games and Zanki Zero all have random Boxes instead of their letters, currently... Not a big deal but my OCD is intensifying.
     
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    Thanks a lot, hope to try it :) and if someone can make a package for covers ;)

    Good idea :)
     
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  5. enigma85

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    I've been adding covers in png format and under 256x256 and none show up.

    also is the blue vita box border on the top required on the cover images? or do I need to cut them off to look good?

    *FIXED* Uninstalled and reinstalled and covers now show up. Figured out the blue vita logo as well since it works. (Got me about 100 more games to go, 54 down. lol)

    Can you add a way to sort by title name and let the app open to a specific category of our choice? This is one beautiful menu for my vita!! thanks!!
     
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  6. VitaHEX

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    I haven't tested this with Japanese games but you can try replacing the font located at "ux0:app/HXFL00001/DATA/font.ttf" with your own font.ttf that supports more characters.

    Yes you can specify to open to a specific category at launch by editing the index.lua file located at "ux0:app/HXFL00001/". Using VitaShell edit this file and modify line "60" and set the "showCat = 1" to list only the games. Setting it to 0 lists everything.


    Remember this is the first alpha version many things will change in the future. Feel free to post your ideas and suggestions.
     
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  7. Bánh Mì

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    Help, i cant use autoboot with this hombrew, i put HEXFlow in boot.cfg but when i restart the system said it cant find the app
     
  8. Shenrai

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    Worked. Thanks. Would it be possible to somehow remove the part that notes which game I am looking at out of the total number, though? If the game titles are long enough they seem to overlap with those numbers. I am referring to the numbers that say Game 1 out of 20 or so on
     
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  9. Darksabre72

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    would it be possible as to make this launcher auto open or make it the default ui when booting the psvita?

    sorry if it's a stupid question
     
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    Would it be possible to support N64 titles with the custom bubble option developed by Rinnegatamante?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Would it be possible to have it launch the custom bubbles for N64 titles made by Rinnegatamante?
     
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    i use psvsd , and the launcher crashes on boot with "An error occurred: [string"?"]:157 :error opening sfo file:" anybody know how to make this work?
    thanks
     
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  12. enigma85

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    182 boxarts in!! looking fantastic! Can't wait for more updates, this will totally be my main menu.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Is the "coverflow" effect still cool?
    I thought it was a thing of the past :O
     
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    Hi, Do we need remove blue border?
     
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    no. if you do you'll need to add some extra pixels as HexFlow places a blue vita on top of the pic. I tried removing a few and the blue vita border cut off the title. so it needs to be on there.
     
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    If we hold the blue border and resize pic to 256x256px, It will look fat horizontally.
     
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    wiiflow vita
     
  19. Shadow#1

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    Willow isn't the creator of that style of interface Nintendo is
     
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    there should be a psp version of the website or a section for the psp
     
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