To all homebrew developers...

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Chelsea_Fantasy, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Chelsea_Fantasy
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    Please, create a 184x165 PNG icon/banner/cover for your software.
    It will be used in SOON!'s Unique ID database ("SOON!" it's a new cool CIA Installer).
    This is for CIA homebrews. That icon/banner/cover will be showed in "SOON!" while it installs your software.
    Post all the icons here and/or in your software's thread.

    For more information, please visit SOON!'s thread:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/soon-su...al-open-source-cia-installer-beta-0-1.387268/
     


  2. DarkFlare69

    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Is it gonna be like DownloadMii, but for CIA?
     
  3. Technicmaster0

    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Nope it's a simple CIA installer without download features (at least that's what I thought).
     
  4. WeedZ

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    Can we expect this anytime soon?

    Edit, that wasn't meant to be a pun.
     
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    it would be very cool if you read the icon from the application exheader, within your program... :)
    it is possible, since you are running on the 3ds.
     
  6. NicEXE

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    Can't you just fetch the one that gets displayed on the system menu right from the CIA?
     
  7. cearp

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    exactly what i said above :) although it is easier said than done, but possible.
    then it would work with everything. and people do not have to worry about homebrew devs uploading their icons, it would support EVERYTHING.
     
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    We keep asking alot from devs. Different launchers require different builds, different icon formats, asking them to upload to various downloader apps. I'm sure it gets a bit tedious.
     
  9. Technicmaster0

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    Well... not every developer has to do everything. I won't post any additional pictures for this app.
     
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    Btw, why does this need two threads? Couldn't you have posted this request in the OP of your release thread?
     
  11. Chelsea_Fantasy
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    thank's to a user's idea, may be in a future

    it's allready published:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/soon-su...al-open-source-cia-installer-beta-0-1.387268/

    LPP3DS it's not capable to do it, so my software it's not capable too.

    also...(read bellow)

    I like to use a icon with a decent resolution
     
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    If you have C/C++ developing knowledges, you can try to add this feature on lpp-3ds by yourself. Currently i'm working on other, more important, things like IrDA protocool support, 3D blending (like sceGu/sceGum support on vlpp-c ( https://github.com/Rinnegatamante/lua-player-plus/blob/master/vlpp-c/src/lua3d.c ) and other things.

    Anyway, asking for creating another image for devs homebrew it's not a good idea i think. Maybe you can ask to public CIA banners (so 256x128) and use this instead of a 184x165 image.
     
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  13. Chelsea_Fantasy
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    they are not so goods as I want, actually "SOON!" runs in a hexedited version of LPP3DS, not a recompiled one (I hexedit it because I dont want index.lua as main file, so it is redirected to SOON\code)
    its just a version of ther actual icon with better resolution or something like a cover art for a game
     
  14. Chelsea_Fantasy
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    arrangement / forum organization
    I dont like spam
     
  15. DarkFlare69

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    That'd be cool, to be able to download CIA's straight from your 3DS. Maybe have an option (after it's done downloading) to install it!
     
  16. Chelsea_Fantasy
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    off course it will install it when it finish the download
     
  17. Heran Bago

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    You should make more threads about this OP. Maybe if you post more threads with slight variations on the same subject then more developers will be aware. Everyone would be totally cool with this.
     
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  18. Chelsea_Fantasy
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    that will be spamming
    but you can make your own thread for motivation if you want
     
  19. NicEXE

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    Isn't the banner good enough? It covers like 70% of the screen.
     
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  20. dubbz82

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    Proper programming is all about reuse of existing assets, and not reinventing the wheel. Even if it's a more difficult route, you really should be trying to grab the icons that already exist within the applications...there's likely already some homebrew out here that may have been abandoned/developers have already fled the scene completely...Asking for icons that you may never get is going to be an uphill battle....it's also not an easy thing to maintain moving forward. Not everyone in the homebrew scene necessarily visits gbatemp (though most do) on any sort of regular basis. Now that the toolchains are out there, it's certainly possible that there will be projects that the developers never set foot in gbatemp at all for...you're effectively cornering yourself into a situation that's not long term maintainable.
     
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