i can't edit a cnf fmcb config file from Windows? i try it with worpad but when i put the file on the mc0, menu starts with strange symbols and font sizes...
you must run FMCB configurator
osdsys options > configure item > and there you can change names and assign path to programs.
you can, i heard that Notepad +
is good for editing CNF.
I used configurator :)
Use this video here I made to add Items to the Browser ( OSDSYS ) screen. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbNkh8fEkB0"]YouTube - Add Custom Items to PS2 Browser Screen Using FMCB 1.8[/ame]
wow thx guys !
You can also use the Windows NOTEPAD, not Wordpad!
To open die CNF just Drag & Drop it in the editor window.
It's better to use Notepad++. It can deal with these characters.
USB/Portable Version: http://portableapps.com/apps/develop...padpp_portable
I noticed there are some special charactors used to make some nifty things like arrows and colors used, is there a file with all the symbol and color codes so we can edit our configs and make our osd look real spiffy?
There are also special Alt+Num7 character code that can be added as stated above with a compatible text editor. These codes effects can only be seen when displayed on the PS2. This a summarized list of all currently discovered Alt+Num7 codes (Thanks Neme!) and there effects. You can copy+ paste these codes directly into your compatible text editor.
The # characters mean you can replace them with a decimal number.
o000 down arrow
o001 right arrow
o002 left arrow head (small)
o003 right arrow head (small)
o005 small (R) ?
o006 up arrow head
o007 down arrow head
o008 left arrow head (big)
o009 right arrow head (big)
o010 pad up
o011 pad down
o012 pad left
o013 pad right
o015 up-down arrow heads
**See info below list for details of the 1000 possible
o000- o999 codes and .zip with list of said codes.
r#.## set font scaling (font size) (reasonable range is 0.50 - 1.50)
r0.00 reset to default/previous font scaling
y-## set y offset
y-00 reset y offset to default/previous value
p## set letter distance
a### set transparency (000-128?)
c# set one of the following predefined colors:
c8: lightgray (a bit darker than c0)
w# stretch/scale horizontally (0-9, default:1, must be reset)
s draw more space?
r0.00 This is normal sized font r0.00
r0.50 This is half sized font r0.00
For more detailed info see this thread. Especially post # 15, and 33 and 39.
I have made 10 .cnf files(ALT+num7o000-999) in the included zip. Each .cnf has 100 lines of ALT+Num7 commands that generate "Icons" in the PS2 BIOS. The first .cnf has most of the "Icons". The others consist of mostly rectangular shapes, of various size, texture, gradients, and transparency. *(In order to keep the numbering system of the name_OSDSYS_ITEM_1 in sync with the ALT+num7 command numbering ALT+num7o000 is in the last .cnf as the last entry.)
I recommend putting one .cnf in the root of a USB drive, and then boot FMBC 1.7 test 8 and above. This way your main .cnf you use to boot homebrew will not be overwritten. As far as I know the only way to actually see what each ALT+Num7 command produces is to preview it in the PS2 BIOS through FMCB. Every line has a period at the beginning in order for me to make sure each line was drawn in the PS2 BIOS (not all the commands generate a visible result)
Some of the lines have a text description after them, but after I saw that there was going to be 1000 possibilities I decided against labeling them. I have taken screen shots of the most interesting examples to myself in the thread linked above. Myself and other have also created some interesting FREEMCB.CNF files located in that thread.
There should be more than enough variation in these commands so that almost any type of text art could be created in the PS2 BIOS. One thing to keep in mind is that the hacked OSDSYS currently auto centers everything. Hopefully this will change in future releases since most all current ASCII (text) art is justified to the left.
*#*#Word of Warning*#*#
I recommend putting your edited FREEMCB.CNF in the root of a USB drive, and then boot FMBC . This way your main FREEMCB.CNF you use to boot homebrew will not be overwritten until you are sure it will work correctly. Then you can make it your default by copying it to your SYS-CONF folder.