Wii U DS VC - Custom Layouts!

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  1. zeron88
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    Wii U DS VC Custom Layouts

    What this is:
    This allows you to modify the layouts of the DS VC and even use custom backgrounds!

    What you need:
    Dumped DS VC ready for Loadiine. Injected one work too
    Editor for .json files, I reccommed Notepad++
    .png editor if you want to use custom backgrounds

    How it works:

    Custom Layouts:

    1. Open your VC's configuration_cafe.json in an editor. Located in SD:\wiiu\games\VCDS\content\[numbers]
    2. Inside, you'll see all the layouts. Heres the discription what everything does:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    3. Just edit as you like. Pretend your TV has a resulution of 1280x720 and the GamePad 854x480.
    4. Thats it, just save and try it.


    Custom Backgrounds:
    1. In configuration_cafe.json again, search for "resource" of one of the layouts.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    2. Change their names as in the example above. Keep the dictory and use 2 different names for Gamepad and TV!
    3. Go to SD:\wiiu\games\VCDS\content\[numbers]\assets\textures and create 2 images.
    They have to be as follow:
    • .png format
    • 1280x720 and 854x480 respectively
    • Named like you registered them in configuration_cafe.json (1280x720 = TV, 854x480 = GP
    4. Change them as you like. Remember that the DS screens are over them!
    5. Save them, you should be good to go.

    Example:
    http://i.imgur.com/9cPd2aB.jpg
    Feedback much appreciated!
     
    Last edited by zeron88, May 20, 2016
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  2. SirBeethoven

    SirBeethoven 3.145.... something. E=mc2

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    AWESOME! I've been waiting for something like this!
     
  3. Irastris

    Irastris Just another fag with a suggestive avatar

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    Does the configuration need to specify that my TV is 1080p if the Wii U is running in 1080p mode? Or does it handle that automatically?
     
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    It does the calculations automatically. Edit the config as if your TV had a resolution of 1280x720
     
  5. fiveighteen

    fiveighteen High Hopes and Low Expectations

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    Is there a way to set the "default" layout in the configuration_cafe.json file, or is the one that displays always set to VCM_LAYOUT_1?
     
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    What do you mean exactly? The one used at first boot? That should be layout 1, yes.
     
  7. LoganK93

    LoganK93 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Could anyone help me with a couple layouts? I tried making my own but the whole thing is fucked. I just want one with both screens vertical but as full as they can be for the Mario Luigi Rpg's.
     
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    This was recently linked to from another front page topic, and I wanted to thank the OP for their nicely written guide. I've been trying out a bunch of DS injects, but felt like the gamepad screen space wasn't being used optimally. I whipped up a new default template for gamepad mode if anyone likes it.

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