wii banners custom made possible for downloaded games?

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  1. powerfull Tails
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    is it possible to make a custom banner for virtual console,wii ware games downloaded from wii shop channel?
     
  2. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

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    didn't you just make this same thread a few hours ago? i'd imagine that it's possible although i've never seen it done. you'd probably have to unpack the wad, locate the right file and replace it with a file of the same format and size.
     
  3. powerfull Tails
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    hrm..well i was wondering if i could do this without the use of a wad.

    I think if the banners where stored as a png file or something by putting the game on my memory card i could edit em on my pc.


    and btw i did create this thread some hours ago but it was in the wrong place where i would get no answer to my question so i abandoned it and moved it here to its proper place.
     
  4. terminal_illness

    terminal_illness Dark Hadou Master

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    lmao... do some research before posting a question like this.
     
  5. powerfull Tails
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    No offence but is 'do some research' a answer to my question? so basically are you say it is possible? cuz if that's how your saying it thanks for the anwser.
     
  6. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

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    this isn't going to happen without dumping/downloading the wads and unpacking them.
     
  7. powerfull Tails
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    oh ok. thanks.
     
  8. alexenochs

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    also not to be a dick or anything...but...REALLY? DO YOU HONESTLY THINK NINTENDO WOULD DO THAT....really...u think they would just slap the banner in some normal picture file for your acessable pleasure? dude..think before u post lol no offence
     
  9. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    i'm surprised no1 has mentioned customize mii....

    anyways, @ the OP, it would be very easy to do (albeit not worth the effort, but that's debatable) and u do not need to unpack any wads but u will need to work with them. Here are some step by step instructions on how to do this

    1) purchase a game from Wii Shop
    2) dump the game to a wad using any ONE of the following methods
    a) bluedump v3 (if u use the non-fakesigning version then you will only be able to reinstall the modified game/banner to your own Wii, if u use the fakesigning version then it can be installed on any Wii)
    b) wad creator
    c) make a bootmii nand dump, then use showmiiwads (on your PC) to extract the nand dump, then change the showmiiwads mode to showmiinand, then find your game, right click it and pack it into a wad
    3) So now that you have the game you purchased from Wii Shop in Wad form, all you have to do is edit the banner. Download customize mii, and run it on your PC, then load the wad, edit it any way u like (music, images, title ID, etc., but this program cannot change the actual animation, that is much much more difficult). When your done, click create wad and save it to your sd card or fat32 usb hard drive.
    4) on your wii, launch your preferred wad manager (ie. yawmm or mmm) then install your custom wad, it should overwrite the original you downloaded from Wii Shop and u should see your custom banner. Enjoy!
    5) Steal underpants
    6)???
    7) Profit!

    I cannot stress this enough, make sure u have brick protection in place before doing any of this. That means u should have bootmii, nand dump, and priiloader (if bootmii was installed as IOS only). Bad/untested custom banners or themes can brick you, so make sure to protect yourself and wrap it up dude!
     
  10. sonknuck23

    sonknuck23 Mighty Switch Force >

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    So judging by Xflak's post, maybe you shouldn't be so harsh and also do your own research! Practice what you preach.
     
  11. wilsoff

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    CustomizeMii won't work for VC as it assumes a wad only has 00.app (banner), 01.app (NAND Loader), 02.app (Dol). VC games have far more than this asthey have the emulator and a few other things.

    You're going to have to do this manually and use anumber of tools:
    wwpacker1.84 is your bext bet for WAD manipulation (get 00.app from wad)
    get a U8tool (HowardC or Xuzz/Icefire)
    get an lz77 compressor/decompressor (I think one comes with wwpacker1.84
    Then get Aether's Portapack Unplugged and use the tpl tool (or use gally's) to convert tpl to png
    Edit and repack it all in reverse
    Pain in the arse (be prepared to donate a day to it the first time you do it)

    And be brick safe first!