MC Icon Creation
Just wondering if anyone has done this effectively....I downloaded bmp2icon and mcIConSysGen(which I can't seem to make heads or tails of). Created an Icon with bmp2icon, but I'm wondering this - is it possible when modifying individual elf system.cnf and install.cnf files to inlcude icon installs into the specified directory as well and they'll show up as system save files? Or does it all have to be done so manually via ftp'ing? Lastly, how to do it?
A side note, it might also be kinda cool if there was a thread of various forum members' hybrid creations, eh?
Anyway here's my icon (leeched from SHadolph's *** HDL skin) if anyone cares -
Both programs I am using with succes.
First I create a icon.icn with bmp2icon then I make a icon.sys with mcIConSysGen.
BE SURE that you change the name of the icon in mcIConSysGen into small letters (right down corner)
For a personal approch you can add two lines of text in the left upper corner.
Please note that you must fill the entire line. do not use any spaces but _ (underscores) to fill the line up.
After saving these files I FTP them into the desired folder.
OK... I've had problems with using Save Builder..... it seems that I have no idea what I'm doing with it....
But I might give this program a try... I've setup each program in its own folder and given them all Icons.... also bmp2icon seems to screw up my images... I make them 128x128 and the top and bottom gets ripped off when making the icon...
I've used both programs successfully. I was able to create a rotating cube with my Network Adapter's IP address as an icon for my ExecFTPS folder.
I just noticed that the cube was HUGE! It has the MGS2 Camo download next to it, and the MGS3 icon (also a rotating cube) was like half my icon's size.
Will I be limited to using 128x128 if I use bmp2icon? What about those system icons? They look like a PS2 on it's side, so they are rectangular in shape. Would I be able to pull that off if I made, say, a 128x96 bmp first?
I believe that those are actual 3D designed items... I haven't seen anything for making those yet...
also note that BMP2ICON cuts part of the image off on top and bottom when making a 3D rectangle.... only the cube is 128x128... (haven't used it to make a flat icon though so I don't know what it does to those).
I'd like to say that I got the name and info to save great with MCIconSysGen (it took a little getting used to). so I make the icon sys file with that.... and use bmp2icon to make my icn and this is working great....
Hmm I've tried and tried I can shrink the image down to 128X128 that looks ok. Use BMP2ICON convert .icn to .ico move in PS2_save_builderv008 edit the icon.sys to point to my icons name click ok.
Then extract the icon.sys and my icon.ico file to a folder then FTP to MC. It works when I look it BUT if I reset the system and wait a while 5 mins reboot the icon back to system config icon I'm I missing some thing?