Setting up "Emuflows" or whatever the template settings are called that change the game flow styles.

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  1. RiCK420
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    RiCK420 Contributing Member

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    There used to be a thread for this, or maybe I am just searching by the wrong term..

    I am looking for some more styles for how the games flow, and also interested in customizing the styles.

    1. I am wondering if anyone has created a visual app for creating them?

    2. Is it mostly just guess and test or how is this accomplished?

    3. Where is the forum now for where users are sharing theirs?

    4. Can I remove the styles I don't like from my .ini file without messing anything up?

    5. How do I know which style is which effect?
     
  2. RiCK420
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    One of these (I think):

    Code:
    [_COVERFLOW]
    font=Neuropol.ttf
    font_color=#FFFFFFFF
    font_line_height=0
    font_size=0
    font_weight=0
    loading_cover_box=loading.png
    loading_cover_flat=flatloading.png
    missing_cover_box=default.png
    missing_cover_flat=
    number_of_modes=12
    sound_cancel=
    sound_flip=flip.wav
    sound_hover=
    sound_select=click.wav
    
    [_COVERFLOW_1]
    blur_factor=1
    blur_radius=2
    blur_resolution=1
    bottom_angle=0, 0, 0
    bottom_delta_angle=0, 0, 0
    bottom_spacer=0, -2, 0
    camera_aim=-1.150000095, 1.050000072, 2.160668373e-07
    camera_aim_4_3=-0.9500002265, 1.199999928, 2.160668373e-07
    camera_osc_amp=0.1000000015, 0.1000000089, 0.1000000015
    camera_osc_amp_4_3=0.1000000015, 0.1000000089, 0.1000000015
    camera_osc_speed=7.823109627e-07, -3.725290298e-08, 6.705522537e-08
    camera_osc_speed_4_3=7.823109627e-07, -3.725290298e-08, 6.705522537e-08
    camera_pos=-1.050000072, 1.000000477, 5.500001907
    camera_pos_4_3=-0.8500000834, 1.100000381, 5.950003624
    center_angle=0, 360, 0
    center_pos=0.05000000075, 0.04999999329, 2.699998379
    center_pos_4_3=-7.450580597e-09, 0.4500000179, 2.849998236
    center_scale=0.9500000477, 1, 1
    color_beg=#FFFFFFFF
    color_end=#FFFFFFFF
    color_off=#BFBFBFFF
    color_shadow_beg=#00000000
    color_shadow_center=#00000000
    color_shadow_end=#00000000
    color_shadow_off=#00000000
    columns=21
    columns_4_3=21
    cover_osc_amp=2, 2, 0
    cover_osc_speed=2, 2, 0
    cover_pos_osc_amp=0, 0, 0
    cover_pos_osc_speed=0, 0, 0
    flip_angle=0, 0, 0
    flip_angle_4_3=0, 0, 0
    flip_pos=0, 0, 0
    flip_pos_4_3=0, 0, 0
    flip_scale=0, 0, 0
    flip_scale_4_3=0, 0, 0
    left_angle=-90, 73, 0
    left_delta_angle=0, 0, 0
    left_pos=-1.799999952, 1.100000024, 2.299998999
    left_pos_4_3=-1.75, 1.299999833, 2.199999094
    left_scale=0.9500000477, 1, 1
    left_spacer=3.725290298e-08, -0.200000003, 7.450580597e-09
    max_fsaa=4
    mirror_alpha=0.6499996781
    mirror_blur=yes
    right_angle=0, -90, 0
    right_delta_angle=0, 0, 0
    right_pos=3.599998236, -7.450580597e-09, -0.4000000358
    right_pos_4_3=3.599998236, -0.1000000089, -0.4500000477
    right_scale=0.9500000477, 1, 1
    right_spacer=0.2499999553, 7.450580597e-09, -7.450580597e-09
    row_center_angle=0, 0, 0
    row_center_pos=0, 0, 0
    row_center_pos_4_3=0, 0, 0
    row_center_scale=1, 1, 1
    rows=1
    rows_4_3=1
    shadow_scale=1.100000024
    shadow_x=0
    shadow_y=0
    tex_aniso=0
    tex_edge_lod=no
    tex_lod_bias=-0.3000000119
    text_center_angle=0
    text_center_angle_4_3=0
    text_center_pos=0.8499999046, 2.949998379, 0.2000010461
    text_center_pos_4_3=0.2999999821, -0.09999990463, 1.600000858
    text_center_style=CM
    text_center_wrap_width=723
    text_center_wrap_width_4_3=389
    text_left_angle=-55
    text_left_angle_4_3=-57
    text_left_pos=-4, 2.949998379, 1.299999952
    text_left_pos_4_3=-3.800000191, 0, 1.299999952
    text_right_angle=55
    text_right_angle_4_3=55
    text_right_pos=4, 2.949998379, 1.299999952
    text_right_pos_4_3=4.050000191, 0, 1.299999952
    text_side_style=CM
    text_side_wrap_width=500
    text_side_wrap_width_4_3=413
    title_mirror_alpha=0
    top_angle=0, 0, 0
    top_delta_angle=0, 0, 0
    top_spacer=0, 2, 0
    
     
  3. RiCK420
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    It's looks like a bunch of very long decimal numbers (floating point?), and I can't imagine having to guess this all by hand.
    (If these guys do, I give them props!)
     
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    In Wiiflow, go to settings, adjust coverflow.

    Themes

    No pc app, there's only one for Usbloader-gx called Theme creator.
     
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    Does anyone know if there is a list of what each variable in the .ini actually means?

    for example the "camera_osc_amp_4_3" = (in plain word descriptions) ?

    Code:
    camera_osc_amp_4_3=0.1000000015, 0.1000000089, 0.1000000015
     
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    If you look at the adjust coverflow settings, you can guess the meaning.
    It corresponds to camera oscillation scale.
    The source code can help too : menu.cpp or menu_cftheme.cpp.
    Or ask one of themers experts like mamule for example.
     
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    hehe, can i help ?

    i'm not an expert, make theme is not difficult...
     
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    Sure Mamule, is there any further light you would like to shed on the subject?

    It would also be nice if people wanted to contribute and share their customized themes here.
     
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    I'm not going give a course on the themes, I do not pretend to have the capacity.
    But if you have specific questions, I'll gladly answer.
    Adjust coverflow is propably the worst, when you start. On the wii, change the settings one by one and see what is it really. IMO, the best way to understand.

    camera_osc_amp_4_3: in french, is "amplitude d'oscillation de la caméra (4:3)" :D
     
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    1) I want to use a different coverflow for each emulator..
    For example I would like to use the horizontal view for the SNES, but different ones for the other emulators (some may use the same one).

    2) So far I deleted the predefined coverflows, and have added one of my own, however it always seems to use a default setting (that I can't find), then switches to my defined one when I press button 2.
    I would like to eliminate the default one, and have it use my predefined choices automatically.
     
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    2) you can't eliminate defaut coverflow. There are 3 for each view (wii, channel, plugins..). If your theme declare only 1 coverflow, 2 and 3 will be those of default.

    the number of coverflow are declared in [_COVERFLOW], [_BREWFLOW], [_EMUFLOW] in the theme.ini under this line "number_of_modes=X".

    so, if "number_of_modes=X" is less than 3, default flow are displayed.

    I have already asked to handle this differently, but the GUI is not the priority of the code apparently.

    1) You need to have all emuflow you want in the theme.ini, and declare in the source_menu.ini each flow for each plugin

    ex in source_menu.ini:
    [BUTTON_X]
    ...
    emuflow=Y
    ...

    Y= the number of the emuflow you want for that

    I hope to be clear, good luck ;)
     
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    Thank you for the information Mamule.