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Creating Art


OPL supports the use of Cover Art , Icon Art and Background Art to customize your screen with. Combined with custom Themes and the ability to move "elements" of the screen around, you have a very flexible ability to customize your screens as you see fit.


All Art will be searched for from a folder named ART (uppercase) from a device if it has been enabled in Settings.
Paths for the ART folder is as follows:
USB Device
Place the ART folder on the root of the device where your games are stored.    
  • Example:  mass:/ART

HDD Device
Place the ART folder in the OPL Partition of the HDD, you can create the partition if it doesnt exist, by using uLaunchELF  [FileBrowser > MISC > HddManager]
  • Example:   hdd0:+OPL/ART

(SMB) Network Share
Place the ART folder in the PS2SMB folder/drive where your games are stored 
  • Example: H:/PS2SMB/ART


Cover Art
This will display next to the game list for the game highlighted in the game list. Typically this is the game case cover and is nice to display for games on screen, but you are not limited to them, you can create any picture you want that represents a game to you.
The resolution size is 140w x 200h.  The image can be either a .jpg or a .png. If your cover has transparent parts, then save as .png because .jpg does not support transparency.



There is a special part in Themes that will allow you to use an over-lay image on Cover Art to enhance the appearance for a 3D effect so you dont need to do that for the actual covers if you have a large collection. The over-lay will be applied to all your cover art.  See Creating Themes in the Download Gallery Tab above.

Save the image in the following form:  Game-code_COV.image format   (COV must be uppercase)
Examples:
  • SLUS_201.47_COV.png
  • SCUS_202.02_COV.jpg
Place your cover art into the ART folder, enable the device and enjoy your art.

Icon Art
This will display in front of the game as a mini icon and as a full size icon when a game is highlighted in the gamelist. Typically this is the image of the disc, but you can create anything you want to represent your games.
The resolution size is 64w x 64h. Icons are only supported in .png format, since they typically use transparency



Save the image in the following form:  Game-code_ICO.png   (ICO must be uppercase)
Example:
  • SLUS_201.47_ICO.png
Place your icon art into the ART folder, enable the device and enjoy your art.

Background Art
This will be the background image for just a single game when it is highlighted in the game list. You can create a background for each of your games to display as you scroll thru the list and they will change to the game currently highlighted in the list.
Background art must be enabled by setting the background_mode=3 in the (conf_theme.cfg) theme configuration file. See Creating Themes in the Download Gallery Tab above.
Note: If your using a custom Theme, be sure your layout is the same as your BG Art or they will not match. BG Art will display instead of the Theme's background if present in the ART folder of an enabled device, but a theme's element layout will be used if defined in its configuration file.

The resolution size is 640w x 480h  Backgrounds are supported in .jpg and .png format, but it is not recommended to use .png with any transparency. Images with a transparency will not display correctly. Create anything you want, but take notice of where 'elements' of the GUI display, as not to make it difficult to see them.


Save the image in the following form:  Game-code_BG.image format   (BG must be uppercase)
Examples:
  • SLUS_201.47_BG.png
  • SCUS_202.02_BG.jpg
Place your background art into the ART folder, enable the device and enjoy your art.

Background art will display for any game you have put in the ART folder. For games you do not have a background for, the Theme background will display instead, if no Theme background, then the default Plasma or Color background will display.

Using  Art for APPS
 Cover Art, Icon Art and Background Art can also be used for your APPS List. Create anything you wish  using the resolutions as described above for each Art Type or download from the Gallery, but be sure to check the filenames  and rename if necessary so they match your apps filenames.
Since we generally re-name our own APPs , there is no 'standard' filename or gamecode to use. So instead, you will need to name the Art according to your Apps filename. For example, if your app is named PGEN.ELF, then so too will you need to use that filename in your art's filesname.

Example of conf_apps.cfg:
Sega Mega Drive Emulator=mc1:/BOOT/PGEN.ELF

Save the images in the following form:  ELF filename_art type.image format   (the  ELF's filename must be exactly the same  and the art type must be in uppercase)
Examples:
  • PGEN.ELF_COV.jpg
  • PGEN.ELF_ICO.png
  • PGEN.ELF_BG.jpg

Place your APPS art into the ART folder, enable the device and enjoy your art.
OPL will search for art on startups, starting with the quickest device, to help keep loading times down, using this order HDD > SMB > USB






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