ROM Hack [Release] Ultimate T16-PCE VC Injector for 3DS

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Current version: 1.1 (08-17-2016)

Hello everyone. Today I'm releasing a Windows tool that will make the TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine injection process much easier and customizable. I'm introducing Ultimate T16-PCE VC Injector for 3DS.

What does it do?:
It takes a TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine backup file and converts it to an installable CIA for your 3DS with CFW. It does all in a one single program.

Features:
  • VC T16-PCE injection into a CIA
  • Easy made custom 3D banner
  • Easy made custom text/footer banner
  • Easy made whole process!

Requeriments: Microsoft .NET framework 4.5

Tutorial:
You'll just follow the steps in program. But just in case:

Step 1:

Open the program. You'll see this screen:
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Press Open PCE File button. It'll prompt you to pick a .pce file.
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For this tutorial I'll pick the game Dragon EGG!.

When you pick a rom you'll be able to go to Step 2 (icon and name).

Step 2:
This is the Step 2 main screen:
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All the fields are explained in the info boxes, but let me know if something doesn't understand.

Complete the fields making the most legit as possible (if you want to). For example:
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I used a title screen screenshot in it's original size as icon (the program will automatically stretch it).

When you complete all the fields you'll able to go to Step 3 (3d banner).

Step 3:
This is the Step 3 main screen:
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Note: The program will load some default values (based on those in Step 2), but you can anyway replace these default values with ohter ones.
Example: if you want the icon and 3D banner to have different images, then first complete Step 2 with the icon image that you want and then complete Step 3 with the banner image that you want. Otherwise if you are too lazy or you want the same standard as legit VC CIA, leave it as is.

For this example, I'll let the same image as the icon, but I'll edit the bottom banner, importing a custom one I made with GIMP (using the import and use custom footer image option):

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You can also make your own text banner without leaving the application, as a quick and easy solution. You can change the font type, size, and brightness. Also there's a preview of that text banner (ignore the red borders, they won't be there in the console).

Doing my changes for this example:

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When you complete or modify all the fields you'll able to go to Step 4 (VC parameters).

Step 4:
This is the Step 4 main screen:
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You can't do much in this screen. There's no customization optiones like my other injectors (GBC, GB, GG, NES & GBA), because the ingame menu is quite complete and have a lot of options for customizing.
So, here you can just change the Product Code and Title ID of the CIA.

I'll change the product code to match PCE-P-DEGG.

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Once we have everything ready, press Finish button.

That's it! The application will ask you where do you want to save the CIA file and It took some seconds to create it.
When the CIA is ready, the application will let you know it.

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Then you can install the CIA in sdcard using any CIA manager (actually I use the new FBI).
(The tutorial's screenshot are from v1.0)

Console screenshots:
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TODO, petitions, etc: For now I'll just read this thread and make changes acording to the best for all. The code will be released much later; I'm planing to do a series of VC injectors... If a new version comes, I'll post here and I'll edit the OP.

Download links:
v1.1: MEGA
v1.0: MEGA

Changelog:
v1.1:
+ Added: Option to force PC Engine 3D Banner (Thanks to @ongo_gablogian!).
+ Added: more rom compatibility.
+ Added: Now the random Title ID's won't match an eShop app Title ID.
* Changed: Now it generates a new Title ID every time you pick a pce rom.
* Fixed Issues with 32 bits OS.

v1.0:
Initial release

Thanks to @hippy dave for the english menues!
Thanks to @ongo_gablogian for the region free PC Engine 3D banner!

Enjoy!
 
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I wasn't even aware there was a virtual console for turbografx16/pc engine.

Amazing job once again :D
TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine games used to be released only in Japan on the 3DS eShop, and even so, there were only four games for sale. There are even more games on the Japanese Wii U eShop than those on the 3DS. Now this allows you to play injected TG16/PCE games on a European/American 3DS.
 
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TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine games used to be released only in Japan on the 3DS eShop, and even so, there were only four games for sale. There are even more games on the Japanese Wii U eShop than those on the 3DS. Now this allows you to play injected TG16/PCE games on a European/American 3DS.
Oh, sweet!

So does this one use the official banner/3d model, or do we have to provide it?
 

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Asdolo, assuming it's just a matter of moving the banners across some directory, can you add the option to use the Japanese PC Engine with a western language, like you did the Famicom? Yes I really like the original Japanese consoles :P But if it's harder than that doesn't matter...

Also, this doesn't work with PCE CD, right?
 

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Asdolo, assuming it's just a matter of moving the banners across some directory, can you add the option to use the Japanese PC Engine with a western language, like you did the Famicom? Yes I really like the original Japanese consoles :P But if it's harder than that doesn't matter...

Also, this doesn't work with PCE CD, right?

I will try, but It's not the same as the Famicom banners. The Famicom and the NES banners were two differents banner.bin files. For this console, the banners are in the same banner.bin file, but I'll look into this!

I'm almost sure it only works with HuCard's games :/
 
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I will try, but It's not the same as the Famicom banners. The Famicom and the NES banners were two differents banner.bin files. For this console, the banners are in the same banner.bin file, but I'll look into this!

I'm almost sure it only works with HuCard's games :/
Just rename banner9.bcmdl (the Japanese banner model file) or copy it, that is all.

Also, it's practically impossible to convert PCE CD to PCE HuCard, because HuCard doesn't support .cue files or music tracks.
 
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I like to also see a Ultimate VC Injector Turbo Advance.
I got Legendary Axe working nine job on all the Ultimate VC Injector .
What Ultimate VC Injector is next?
Like to see MAME if there is a way.
 

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This is very cool indeed, but I wonder if there's any documentation anywhere about this emulators compatibility. I've only tried to convert a few of ROMs - Metal Stoker and the Splatterhouse Chrome romhack- and they've not worked (VC boots up but top screen remains black). Gekisha Boy runs fine however.
 
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