Wii Covermaker

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Kenney, Jul 30, 2007.

Jul 30, 2007

Wii Covermaker by Kenney at 2:24 PM (3,016 Views / 0 Likes) 24 replies

  1. Kenney
    OP

    Member Kenney Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Country:
    Netherlands
    I was tired of not being able to find Wii covers in CD format for my back-ups. Making all those covers myself would take too much time and would only help myself and not others. So I decided to write a program which easily allows you to quickly create nice and organized covers.

    I started today and already progressed so far that you can import an JPG image and export it (JPG only) or copy the cover to your clipboard. Download the program (alpha version) and see for yourself how easy it is!

    Problems and suggestions are more than welcome. [​IMG]

    Wii Covermaker
     


  2. Kenney
    OP

    Member Kenney Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Country:
    Netherlands
    I made an update to the program, Wii Covermaker Alpha v0.5.

    New in this version
    - Save your cover as PNG and BMP
    - Load images in JPG, JPEG, PNG and GIF
    - Menu added (File, Edit and Help)
    - Interface makeover (more organized)
    - Select developer logo and move it around
    - Change header
    - Add credit to your cover
     
  3. Kenney
    OP

    Member Kenney Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Another update released bringing the program to Wii Covermaker Alpha v0.6.

    New in this version
    - Newer EA and SEGA logos, Ubisoft added.
    - Fixed text renderings.
    - PEGI and ESRB ratings selectable.
    - Scale pictures (roll over picture with mouse + UP arrow key/Down arrow key)
    - Tooltips
     
  4. Dirtie

    Former Staff Dirtie :'D

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2003
    Messages:
    3,705
    Location:
    Zealer
    Country:
    New Zealand
    Wow, that's one excellent little app.

    Are the resizeable graphics in vector format?

    Any chance of adding images for the Australian/New Zealand rating system [​IMG]?
     
  5. VascoAlmeida

    Member VascoAlmeida Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Messages:
    202
    Country:
    Portugal
    Better Yet, could you make a real Wii logo instead of that Bar with the blue thing ?

    Much like the real covers [​IMG]
     
  6. Kenney
    OP

    Member Kenney Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Maybe later, it has some side effects because I have to turn off other options then and that requires some nifty coding.
     
  7. VascoAlmeida

    Member VascoAlmeida Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Messages:
    202
    Country:
    Portugal
    Excelent then, i am sure i will use your program much when it has that option mate

    Thanks btw [​IMG]
     
  8. Thanatos

    Newcomer Thanatos Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2006
    Messages:
    39
    Country:
    United States
    Something that might help in the creation of the covers is http://press.nintendo.com/ login with
    username: guest
    password: nintendo
    (The login expires 9/30/2007)
    and you get access to high res artwork and logos of released Nintendo games and up coming games

    Also im really impressed with the program the interface is slick and looks very professional wish i had a program like that for my PC games but a few things i would add is you image resizing within the program and have it keep the aspect ratio so i dont have to have exact hight x width and it would be perfect.
     
  9. Edgedancer

    Member Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,641
    Location:
    Canberra
    Country:
    Australia
    Perhaps you could add an option to include the type of game such as PAL or NTSC.
     
  10. Kenney
    OP

    Member Kenney Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Final version released, I didn't get enough support to continue this project. Mainly because of the lack of money and time.
    Thanks to those who supported this [​IMG]

    New in this version
    - Australian OFLC rating
    - Original Wii banner

    YouTube video
    Wii Covermaker Final Version
     
  11. Azimuth

    Member Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2006
    Messages:
    637
    Country:
    Canada
    so can you release the source so that someone is able to continue the project?
     
  12. Kenney
    OP

    Member Kenney Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Nope, as I have plans to make a cover studio in which you can create covers for all console.
     
  13. Edgedancer

    Member Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,641
    Location:
    Canberra
    Country:
    Australia
    I am going to upload some of the covers.

    Redsteel

    [​IMG]

    Wii Play

    [​IMG]

    Resident Evil 4

    [​IMG]

    Transformers

    [​IMG]

    Wiikey

    [​IMG]

    Gamecube

    [​IMG]

    Hope you enjoy.
     
  14. superrob

    Member superrob H4X H4X H4X!

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,465
    Location:
    GBATemp factory.
    Country:
    Denmark
    Haha nice are these covers homemade?
    Curse they look so good [​IMG]
     
  15. Edgedancer

    Member Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,641
    Location:
    Canberra
    Country:
    Australia
    I made them myself with this tool.
     
  16. superrob

    Member superrob H4X H4X H4X!

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    2,465
    Location:
    GBATemp factory.
    Country:
    Denmark
  17. HipN

    Member HipN GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Messages:
    548
    Country:
    Canada
    Awesome tool! Hopefully, you will keep updating this!

    DAMN NOW I NEED A PRINTER!
     
  18. WB3000

    Member WB3000 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Messages:
    668
    Country:
    United States
    This is an awesome program! While I have no use for Wii disc covers, I've made an NDS Backup one...

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Edgedancer

    Member Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,641
    Location:
    Canberra
    Country:
    Australia
    That is a very nice one.
     
  20. Dylaan

    Member Dylaan GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    384
    Location:
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Country:
    Australia
    What size case is this program made for? I tried printing one for my WiiKey Disk and it's wrong size... What have I done wrong? Probably just my case. (Regular Clear CD Case)
     

Share This Page