[Tutorial] Customize Homebrew Launcher with your own music and sound effects

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  1. MattKimura
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    It's been possible for the longest time to customize Homebrew Launcher with your very own music and sound effects, just nobody seems to realize it! This isn't anything groundbreaking but it's a nice touch if you ever get tired of the default music and want to use your own song. Who wouldn't want to jam out to their favorite song! If you're fine with the default music, then this isn't for you.

    Let's get started.







    Replacing Homebrew Launcher's music

    - You first need a .ogg music file. You can convert mp3 to ogg if you have to.

    - Rename your .ogg file to bgMusic

    - Now on your SD card browse to wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher/

    - Make a folder named resources

    - Place your bgMusic.ogg file in the resources folder


    This sould be ready to go, now you can test it out by simply booting into Homebrew Launcher.








    Replacing the click sound in Homebrew Launcher

    - You need a .mp3 file this time, a short 1 second sound effect

    - Rename the .mp3 file to button_click

    - On your SD card, browse to wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher/resources/

    - Place the button_click.mp3 file into the resources folder


    Now you can test by clicking on things in Homebrew Launcher.







    Optional: Using Dark Homebrew Launcher

    There's a Dark Homebrew Launcher which has a black background and buttons. You can even rename dark homebrew launcher to just homebrew_launcher and replace your original homebrew launcher elf file. This won't apply to HBL Channel though.






    Custom homebrew icons

    You can also replace the icons to various homebrew apps with that of your own. Or you can use pre-made icons from HERE


    - Save the icons you want from the thread linked above, they should be .png format

    - Rename the .png icon file to icon

    - Browse into the homebrew app it's designed for such as wiiu/apps/nnupatcher/

    - Replace the icon.png file with your file


    That should be it, they will appear differently in Homebrew Launcher now. You can even make your own custom icons easily.







    Replacing the music in Appstore

    You can also replace the music in Appstore with your own music. It's just as easy to replace.


    - You'll need a .mp3 file

    - Rename the .mp3 file to slimers

    - On your SD card, browse to wiiu/apps/appstore/

    - Make a folder named resources

    - Place the slimers.mp3 file into the resources folder


    Now test it out by going into Appstore, your music should be replaced with your own.







    Changing Haxchi's icon and sound to Homebrew Launcher

    For a long time now someone has made icons for haxchi that looks like Homebrew Launcher, as well as the original wii's Homebrew Channel music. Basically this makes your Haxchi look more like Homebrew Launcher rather than Haxchi. Here's a preview:

    https://prnt.sc/gcocfa

    This also comes with a music file to play the Wii's Homebrew Channel music as you launch Haxchi.


    - Download the files HERE

    - Extract the haxchi folder to the root of your SD card (Note: This comes with a config.txt)

    - Boot up Homebrew Launcher and run the haxch installer (Note: if you have CBHC installed, uninstall CBHC FIRST)

    - Reinstall haxchi and it will now replace the icons and sound of Haxchi
     
    Last edited by MattKimura, Aug 25, 2017
  2. Blaze Uchiha

    Blaze Uchiha GBAtemp Fan

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    Is it possible to make a custom theme for homebrew launcher and the Wii U menu yet?
     
  3. godreborn

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    custom theme to the wii u menu? not that I"m aware of. I think there's too much of a brick risk for something like that.
     
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  4. Blaze Uchiha

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    Really that sucks! Too bad we get something akin to Boot9Strap for the Wii U :(
     
  5. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I think we need a boot1 exploit in order to have brick protection. on wii u brew, it details each exploit. supposedly, there is a boot 1 exploit, but it's not public.
     
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  6. Blaze Uchiha

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    That figures. I hate when they keep the good shit to themselves. No real reason to keep that kind of thing from everyone at this point. Kinda fucked up really
     
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  8. Blaze Uchiha

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    I can't really understand that technical mumbo jumbo all that well. I wish I could because if I found an exploit like that I would release it so everyone could benefit from it. I just don't know why the creator's of the exploit would keep it from everyone like that because, if I'm not mistaken, Boot1 requires a hardware revision to be fixed and can't be patched(feel free to correct me if I'm wrong). Nintendo won't do anything about it now.
     
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    xXxSwagnemitexXx The person who asks n00b questions

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    Lol typo
     
  10. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hello, tried to change my HBL music and it wont do nothing, the music it plays is still the same.
     
  11. SirNapkin1334

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    Is it possible to edit the hbl CHANNEL boot music, from the new, simple tune to the classic "Bum, ba-dum, bumba dum?"
     
  12. MattKimura
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    The channel, nope. Not unless you made the channel yourself which I do not know anything about. Whoever did make the HBL channel made it plain and boring with the boot sound.
     
  13. SirNapkin1334

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    Is there a channel editor out there?

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    Hmm. I was thinking about using some program to make a channel, and then tossing most of the guts of the hbl channel in, but I don't know what file stores bootsounds