Skinning Problem

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  1. Snappy
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    I'm trying to put a new skin on my R4DS but there is no Theme folder in _system_ on micro SD.

    What do I do? [​IMG]
     
  2. Ducky

    Ducky QUACKJECTION!

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    re-put the folders.. O.o
     
  3. Destructobot

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    If you only want one skin on your card, just put the files in the _system_ folder. You only need the Theme/ThemeXX folders if you want multiple skins.
     
  4. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    can you change the icons? i dont like the origional ones.
     
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    Doggy124 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    First 3 icons menu? = can change by background
    soft reset / backlight change = I saw a firmware hack somewhere, not easy to do by your self
     
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    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    ok. and i can make my own backgounds right?
    ive seen stickys.
     
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  7. Snappy
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    I've just put the my new gui in _system_ and pressed select in the gui nothing happened. [​IMG]
    I'll do a bit more googleling' today. If someone is able to could they please post an image of what the themes folder is supposed to look like.

    Thanks for all your help so far!
     
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    [​IMG]

    If you only want one skin, put the files for that skin in the _system_ folder and delete the THEME folders.

    If you want multiple skins, delete any skin files from the _system_ folder, create THEMES\THEMEXX folders for each one and put one skin in each folder. As you can see, I only have 2 skins on my card right now.

    You can have a maximum of 12 skins on the card at once.
     
  9. Snappy
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    Ok. I've got one skin and I go put it in the _system_ folder and nothing happens. Do I have to put the pictures in any special order or give any special name? Do I have to do any anything when I turn my R4 on?
     
  10. Destructobot

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    If you've just got one skin in the _system_ folder, and no themes folders, it should just work. The files should be named "bckgrd_1.bmp", "bckgrd_2.bmp" "icons.bmp" and "logo.bmp".

    Are you using a Mac, or a PC with a non-Windows OS?
     
  11. vincom2

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    Doing that didn't work for me, so I just stuck a theme into one folder, created 11 other empty folders and used manual selection.
     
  12. Destructobot

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    Odd, it works for me. Did you actually need to create the 11 empty folders, or was that the first way you tried it?

    Are you using a Mac, or a non-Windows OS?
     
  13. vincom2

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    Windows XP media center edition.

    I did try without the 11 empty folders, but it refused to work, so I had to make them.
     
  14. _Snott_

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    If you want to do it really quick easy you should try a skinning program like skinR4. It let's you organize them quick and easy.
     
  15. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Erm, NDSThemes has a tutorial I think. Shouldn't realy be that hard.
     
  16. Snappy
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    Thanks heaps. I had no idea the had to be named bckgrd_1 etc. I've finally got it working.
    And vincom2 make sure your not putting the .bmp and the end of the file names, because it didn't work for me if I had the .bmp at the end.

    Thanks to everyone who helped! [​IMG]
     
  17. Destructobot

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    You have Windows set up to hide the file extensions. The files you have do have .bmp on the end, but Windows isn't showing it.

    When you added .bmp to the end, you actually changed the filenames to "bckgrd_1.bmp.bmp" and so on.