Posted By: wraggster
Sepreath posted a great XMB tutorial, here it is:
[0.2] Needed Stuff
[1.1] The Guide Starts
Ok, I'm bored so I thought I'd write a nice tut on how to hex your own XMB wave. This is
my first tut so please bear with me if something isn't too clear.
Here is an example of what you can make:
XMBWave editor click me
Hopfully some hex skills
A hex editor
XMBwave readme wrote:
icon-coder by kgsws
orignally found by DarkStone
bat file by vb_master
I don't really want to baby-walk you through this. Instead I'll give you the constraints as
it were and let you run riot with your own designs
So first off copy your original system_plugin_bg.rco from you PSP and back it up to your
computer. It is found in Flash0:/vsh/resource. Also backup the system_plugin_bg_deflate.bin
that cam with the XMBWave package. It'll save you some headaches later on!
The offsets that I know of, in decimal, are:
528 => 946 controls the shape of the wave, very easily ruined! Or made crazy.
7653 => 7766 appears to control the width of the waves. My bad, it controls colour and contrast not width
7767 => 7841 => controls the colour of the waves.
For the shape if you go too wild you can 'break' the wave. In other words it won't
show up at all. Not sure what causes it here but the compiled system_plugin_bg
must be exactly 40.8kb On the shape I can't offer any advice because I havn't yet
figured it out fully.
The width is in pairs of three increasing from 01 01 01. Again I'm not fully sure how
this works but I have an idea. Obviously the higher the number the thicker the line.
Your limits are 01 through FF. I think that each triplet controls a wave each. The
whole wave being comprised of lots of smaller waves.
The colour is also set out in triplets. The numbers here represent a shade of grey,
the lower the number the darker the grey. Your constraints here are 01 through 3F.
You can inject colour into the triplets in an 'inverted' RGB style.
For example the first bit of colour you are given is 27 27 27 which is a medium grey.
Change the first byte to FF to turn this section blue. So it would be FF 27 27. Green
would be the middle byte and red the last. Only editing one triplet will give little colour
as each triplet only controls a small part of the wave. You can't have all of the bytes
as FF FF FF to get white, it doesn't work like that. You would use 3F as white. So
3F 3F 3F would be white. You can however, use two sets of FF. So to make pink it would
be FF 27 FF.
It's got more confusing 7653 => 7766 also controls colour. FF FF FF works for white in
some instances between 7653 and 7841 but not others, which is wierd.
7653 => 7766 doesn't actually affect the width of the line but the colour and the contrast
which made the line appear thicker. Sorry that was my bad.
I hope this is useful / helpful to people. Please check back here.
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