Alternative ICONs and TITLESCREENs for Games

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mike_j503

8 months ago

Hi, hi,

As many of you will know, it's really easy to change the icon (displayed in the games list) and the titlescreen (displayed in the preview) of any of the Meta's games. In the game's folder (on your SD card) they are always named ICON.BMP  &  TITLESCREEN.BMP

So, if you don't like what came with the .bin file of the game, you can create your own (As long as you save them as bitmaps (.bmp). Same goes for games that don't have an icon or titelscreen yet, just create your own.

I made these for 'Armageddon' because the originals were IMO a bit plain:

  

If you like these, or your own, just copy them to your game's folder, (cut out the originals and maybe save them somewhere else for future reference) and save the replacements' names as ICON.bmp & TITLESCREEN.bmp 

In addition, there's also an ICON.GMV and TITLESCREEN.GMV file. I don't know what they do, but you must delete them for correctly replacing the files. Nothing will be lost by deleting them, because the Meta will create new ones automatically during start-up.

Let me know how it went, 

and also post your own creations.

Sorunome

NEW 8 months ago

Hey, your images are broken on my side, why not upload them directly to the site?


That aside

In addition, there's also an ICON.GMV and TITLESCREEN.GMV file. I don't know what they do, but you must delete them for correctly replacing the files. Nothing will be lost by deleting them, because the Meta will create new ones automatically during start-up.

GMVs are the format that the gamebuino actually uses, as they are optimized for fewer reading and thus you can read them quicker from the SD card.

When publishing ICON and TITLESCREEN, you should put the BMPs onto your gamebuino, let your gamebuino create the GMVs and then copy BOTH the BMPs and GMVs back to PC, publishing/distributing those

jicehel

NEW 8 months ago

Sorunome i have errors when i try to upload pictures to the site as descripted upper. I have "Something went wrong..." the links to external pictures are workings. I have updated them in the post of Armgeddon before seeing this one. But i like the proposed icon for Armageddon made by Mike.

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