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ps3 Dev Request –
Ok, I'm going to start this and if anyone else has requests from developers, feel free to add to this thread
My request is simple (I guess)
As I now have a good collection of Animated Dynamic Themes thanks to scene hackers/developers, I'd like someone to write a .pkg that can randomly display one of them each time you exit back to the XMB
I don't care if I have to rename the themes to 1,2,3,4................. for the random generator
Whoever can do this is going to get my vote for the contest
Thanks to the eager person willing to give this a shot
250GB Slim TBcfw V2-2.7 / 4.21 Dual Boot (E3 Flasher)
i think a dev should make a lv2diag that can enable QA flag from FSM. this would be for people that do not have a bd drive but want qa flag firmware support
There are a more simple way to achieve this (if what you want is just a different background each time you are back to xmb in "random" way), PM me or put the files (if it s allowed here) you want, i ll give a try ( there are just simply fews "lines" of code to modify, nothing really hard to understand)
The trick i m thinking is pretty simple, already used in official theme (at least with static images) or used by (warez) scenes peoples but there are probably limit of number/sizes (like 6 different background allowed for the same theme)
Long time ago, i tried and it was something like under the same theme: 5 differents background pic + 1 dynamic background, and coming in random way (sort of) every time i was back to the xmb. Is it what you want?
(if it s that you want, and since it s more like a trick with really little edited code, i can explain more in detail how to do)
edit: i know what you ask it s not really the same but at least you can have similar result quickly ( today or so, i can do it) , there are may be others different way (one as you said from real homebrew and the others...not sur if it s possible) to do what you asked but it s much more complex (and if the trick i m thinking will be enough for you, you can ask for pc homebrew to make it quicker)
Last edited by Chanel; 03-23-2012 at 10:33 PM.
Lets say I have the following animated Dynamic themes:
now each time I exit to the XMB, I'd like it to randomly pick one of these Dynamic themes and display it
Instead of me looking at the same theme each time
last time i did custom theme, it was long long time ago, when first dynamic them were release, and i just wanted to try what you are asking:
each time xmb cexit, i got one different theme appear automatically and it was fine (but it was like 5 pics and one animated since it was the only one i got)
so it s 4 differents animated, there are probably a limit size and since animated background are bigger than static images, you can have that problem.
But also icons will be the same (at least for the first try here, to be quick and to use my old tool to make theme)
I got Afrika:Zebra, LBP , Flower but not Uncharted ( i ll change to an other dynamic: edit: will check more)
If it s fine, i ll PM you the theme ( who contain inside the 4 differents animated background ) and explains in details (need to remember) so you ll be able to make your own theme (it s pretty simple, just fews little lines to edit) or can make one other with Uncharted.
Got it, it took more time than i expected because the tool i used where pretty much oldies and not classify so i got stupid error because i didn use the right tool (dealing with dynamic theme)
Also, fews things can be improve ( i included static image to avoid possible error when compile but probably not necessary) and didn t have the anime for Uncharted so i used last of us.
Tested with 5 boot: 2 times afrika anime, 1 lbp, 1 static image of gran tourismo, 1 flower.
That random thing can be better also but not sur if you want it or not.
Icons are the same, only background will change. Yhis can be also probably improve.
If it s what you wanted , you can ask me more and on PM i ll provide more technical details and the file (because i put your name scene as theme name)
Check your PM
About vote... i voted for Deroad (NORSX and the Seismographer) because he s doing something really nice every month (fews others also) but you should vote for homebrew you really like.
Let me know here in this topic if the file was someting you wanted ( for possibles others request form others peoples)
I made the .xml file on the .p3t manually, don t know if there are any tool on PC doing it ( at least not the Custom theme dynamic homebrew i checked)
it can be pretty easy to add to a already homebrew custom theme on PC side but not on PS3 side (there are fews differents ways but not necessary good idea)
Last edited by Chanel; 03-24-2012 at 03:15 AM.
for more detais:
1- extract your themes .p3t (don t have any ideas if there are open source for that)
2- copy the folder theme you want as base (icons and sound, let s say Flower) and rename it as you want (let s say Fantazar001)
3- copy to this folder the file "anim_1" of the others themes (this is the background animation of the theme) and rename them as anim_2, anim_3 and so
4- open the xml file with wordpad for example ( the file can have different name according to your theme) and check this line:
So here anim_1 is the flower animation.
If you want to add 3 others animations background it should be like:
Save and drop this file to a p3t compiler (make sur the version you use is recent to support dynamic theme)
after fews seconds, your p3.t is created and you got your dynamic theme with differents background (everytime you are back to xmb)
It s simple as this, but you can got error when trying to compile according to the compiler you use (so in this case, to got quick result i added static image to make a quick test)
it was :
<bgimage hd="hd_1.jpg" sd="sd_1.jpg"/>
<bgimage hd="hd_2.jpg" sd="sd_2.jpg"/>
(<bgimage hd="hd_1.jpg" sd="sd_1.jpg"/> is for static image in HD and SD resolution)
so this example xml theme will got 4 different dynamic background and 2 statics images ( HD and SD images can be different also, so if you switch resolution/tv you can have 4 different images )
there are some limits about sounds (so probably also about size of the p3t or anim) and to have different icons/sounds.. up to anyone to try.
It was used in official theme long long time ago (with static images, don t know about dynamic) so there no magic here or real knowledge (even fews teams./peoples used this and were real proud of themselves saying it was unique feature of their useless cfw...)
If the theme file you got on pm is what you want as result , the best will be from pc application (if any theme editor don t have already this option, i ll check tomorrow somes of them ) and from someone who already release his own theme editor (can be pretty much easy and better than one apps doing only this xml edit)
From ps3 side as pkg (and with automactically switch) ...it s possible and probably iunder different way but not sur if it s good idea.
Last edited by Chanel; 03-24-2012 at 10:09 AM.
So the file was something close to what you asked? (if so, i didn t check if there are theme editor doing it or if it can be improve but i can give a try) i m thinking about other thing (to install and apply theme from game, not directly what you asked but still nice to get)