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    Default (Guide) Converting 5.00 CTF to 5.50 CTF using CTF Converter

    this is for converting 5.00 ctf's to 5.50 ctf's using patpat's ctf converter!

    *not really a guide just a guideline of what needs to be change after the conversion*

    For anyone who wants to convert a 5.00 ctf to 5.50 ctf,
    this guide will tell you what all needs to be edited after the conversion.
    *more then just the information board icon needs to be changed!*


    List of what needs to be done

    1) after you convert the ctf you then need to extract the flash files
    *Use patpat's CTF Tool to convert & extract the CTF*

    2) then remove or edit the information board icon in the topmenu_icon.rco using RCO Editor
    *depends on the theme if you need to add a new info board icon or remove it completely*
    If the theme your converting don't have subicons then you will need to replace the information board icon with a 1x1 transparent png. (this includes the shadow & focus for the infoboard icon)

    3) when it converts the theme it leaves the 5.00 topmenu_plugin.rco,
    which means you need to add a decrypted 5.50 topmenu_plugin.rco & edit it exactly like the previous one from 5.00.
    *that includes anything that was edited in the text data & page data*

    4) in the vshmain.prx the menu colors, font colors & wave colors all need to be edited again.
    As well as switching the network update & location free, also you will have to remove the umd update again.
    *Use highboy's Vshmain Editor to change the menu/wave/font colors*
    *to switch the network update & location free you need to use a hex editor*

    5) the sysconf_plugin.prx doesn't seem to be converted at all so you will have to remake that
    *if the theme even had one*
    *use a Hex Editor to do that*

    6) You have to delete the msvideo_main_plugin.prx or else your psp will freeze when clicking on the video category

    7) the osk_plugin_500 is also not converted, but backgrounds for osk's don't work on 5.50
    *you don't really have to worry about it*

    8) also the custom visualizers don't work on 5.50
    so when the visualizer_plugin.rco is converted the 2nd visualizer will be blank *if the theme has it changed*
    *it's not that big of a deal unless it bothers you, then just delete the visualizer_plugin.rco.*

    9) Once you have edited all you need then you can compile the flash files back to a 5.50 CTF
    *Use patpat's CTF Tool for that*

    This is everything I've noticed/remembered atm, there could be more.
    If you know of anything or noticed any mistakes I've made please let me know

    Not all themes will have all these things that need to be changed.
    It will be up to the converters to recognize what needs it & don't.
    I'm not saying you have to do all these things, but I don't recommend releasing it if your unsure.
    *at least make sure you remove or edit the information board icon*
    *also make sure when you add the new topmenu_plugin.rco
    the stuff in the page data & text data match up to the old one*

    *see spoiler*


    *Sorry for any mistakes I wrote this quickly!*
    Last edited by Nothingface420; 09-28-2009 at 07:10 PM.

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    This is sweet like honey, so i stick it to the top.

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    Schmilk with his lame sentences.... poor fella.

    anyways, nice guide! this will help all the XMB Creators and also help people who are interested in making Themes.

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    thanks for the comments guys & for the sticky Schmilk

    hopefully people will do these things when converting the theme so I won't have to... but I know some still won't

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    I think you have to redo the click and boot sounds again. I remembered converting my old theme to 5.50 and it did not have any sounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoobiE View Post
    I think you have to redo the click and boot sounds again. I remembered converting my old theme to 5.50 and it did not have any sounds.
    I haven't had any problems with the bootsound or click sounds when converting

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    I had the icons, in one of my themes I made, under a different categories - Is there any way to convert that vshmain without losing the icon placement
    Version History and PSP Information
    3.50 > All OFW Updates In Between 5.03 > 5.00 M33-6 >TA-086 5.50 GEN-D3 (Prometheus 4)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yammata684 View Post
    I had the icons, in one of my themes I made, under a different categories - Is there any way to convert that vshmain without losing the icon placement
    unfortunately you will have to do them again

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    This needs to be updated CTF Tool Gui V3.1 is out and doesn't require the hassle of the topmenu_plugin.rco


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    i thought that 5.00 m33 ctf themes work on 5.50 gen
    or am i rong?


 

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