VCiicon - A fast way to create a Virtual Console injected Icon and Banner

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  1. Larsenv
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    Larsenv RiiConnect24 Developer

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    NOTE: The code to make the banner isn't gonna be updated in a while due to some problems with making it, and the code is already a mess...

    Description:


    VCiicon will be a way to generate a Virtual Console Icon (along with an XML and banner) for an injected game.

    This makes them look as good as Nintendo does them, and even uses the same backgrounds and such.

    For now you need to install ImageMagick in order to use this, and this works only on Mac and Linux (a. Also, please note that this is a work in progress so not everything's done yet.

    Instructions:

    1. Find a good title screen image of your game. Please make sure it's at least 400x300 (or 400x366 for GBA) for it to look good on the banner.
    2. Name it as screenshot.png (or other picture extension).
    3. Run the script (sh vciicon.sh "name of platform") and it will do the rest. It will save it in the Meta Folder. Please remember if you're making another icon to move the folder after it's done before making another one or else it will be deleted.

    To-Do:

    • Add options to use OriginalHamster's templates.
    • Make a banner with this.
    • Make an XML with this.
    • Make this work with Windows.

    Download Here:

    VCiicon:


    https://github.com/larsenv/VCiicon

    ImageMagick:

    http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php
     
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  2. supermario18

    supermario18 That Mario fan

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    So, I insert a png image, and out comes a tga file?
     
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    Larsenv RiiConnect24 Developer

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    Yes.
     
  4. OriginalHamster

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    The banner you mention is the startup screen background?
     
  5. Larsenv
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    Larsenv RiiConnect24 Developer

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    Yes, it's more complicated to make than the others but I know it will work.

    :)

    P.S. I have school tomorrow but I won't forget about the project.

    :D
     
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    It should be stored in the meta, from full VC dumps, I'm all for a more faster, uniform way to create icons, I'm just not very fan of people own creations xD, prefer Nintendo own assets.
     
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    Yeah I agree.

    I know where it's stored but I'm looking for the banners for any other Virtual Console Platforms than SNES, NES and GBA.

    Do you have any of those?

    :P
     
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  11. supermario18

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    Here's an N64 Meta folder as a .rar file.
     

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    Thanks, all we need now is a DS Virtual Console Meta Folder.
     
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    Thanks, everything's added to the GitHub.

    Does anyone have Virtual Console Meta Folders for the PC Engine or the MSX?
     
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    I guess it doesn't really matter about the Meta Folders, we've got the most important consoles.

    Banner support is coming soon, I'm just working on some things to make it look nice.
     
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    Does anyone know how to convert a normal sound to a BTSND?