dastr33ts0ldier’s amazingly well made Wii Banner Tutorial thanks again wii iso (good stuff!)

Yet another awesome find today over at wiiiso coming from contributing member dastr33ts0ldier

here is his tut. and a source link go over to wii iso and say thanks 😉

http://www.wiiso.com/index.php

First start off by downloading this set of tools:
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PASSWORD IS: “dastr33ts0ldier@wiiso.com

These steps are easy to follow even for a person with no computer knowledge. Just read step by step and you should all do just fine. Wink

Editing The Banner for Homebrew Applications:

Follow These Step:
1: First grab the homebrew application wad that you want to use. For me i will be using the Wad Installer Channel w/o banner.
Note: If you have an elf or dol file and you want to pack it into a channel search some tutorials on how to pack it.

2: Put the WAD you wish to edit inside the folder named “tools” and rename it to “in.wad”

3: Run WAD Unpacker.bat and it will create a new folder with the wad unpacked.

4: Double click u8extr.exe and click “Fichero”(File) and select 00000000.app file in the new folder created by the unpacker. It will create a new folder called 00000000_app_out.

5: Again, in u8extr, point it towards the banner.bin file in the new 00000000_app_out. It will create a folder inside “00000000_app_out” called banner_bin_out.

6: Open tplconv.exe, and click Leer Imagen” (Read Image) and find the image you wish to use for your banner (IMPORTANT: The image MUST be 590×332 pixels). *Use photoshop to convert image to 590×332 pixels if needed*

6.1: Now click “Guardar TPL” (Save TPL) and overwrite the file MenuScreen1.tpl located in the “timg” folder which is in the banner_bin_out folder.

7: Now, open the u8pack.exe and click “Abrir archiv” (Open File). Select the banner.bin file located in 00000000_app_out.

7.1: Highlight MenuScreen1.tpl and click “Añadir archivo” (Add File).

7.2: Select the MenuScreen1.tpl changed in step 6.1 and click “Sí” (Yes) to overwrite.

7.3: Under “Tipo de U8” (U8 Type) select “Archivo U8 firmado con MD5” (U8 file signed with MD5).

7.4: Click “Crear archivo” (Create Archive) and overwrite the banner.bin file in the 00000000_app_out folder.

8: Now, click “Abrir archivo” (Open File) again, but this time select 00000000.app in the unpacked WAD folder.

8.1: Highlight banner.bin and click “Añadir archivo” (Add File).

8.2: Select the banner.bin changed in step 7 and click “Sí” (Yes) to overwrite.

8.3: Under “Tipo de U8” (U8 Type) select “Archivo U8 con Banner Info con MD5” (U8 file with Banner and with MD5).

8.4: In the “Nombre canal” (Channel Name) text bars, you can name your channel to what ever you would like. (DO NOT touch the MD5 hash bar).

8.5: Click “Crear archivo” (Create Archive) and overwrite the 00000000.app file in the unpacked WAD folder.

9: Copy all the FILES (not folders) that are in the unpacked WAD folder (app, cert, tik,TMD, trailer) and paste them into the main folder “tools”.

10: Click the Wad Packer.bat and you should get a file called “out.wad”.

11: Install it on the Wii using Wad Manager or Wad Installer.

Change or remove the signatures of a banner:
Download 010 Hex Editor(Includes Keygen):
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1: Extract banner.bin with u8extr like you did above.

2: Locate banner.brlyt file in the folder Blyt.

3: Open it in a hex editor (010 Editor for example).

4: Scroll all the way down and look at the end lines of code; you’ll see a few words: “.. Banner by …… Image By….”

5: Now change those words to what you want (IMPORTANT: Do not alter the dots between each letter, as this will brick the channel) and save it.

6: Now, open the u8pack.exe and click “Abrir archivo” (Open File). Select the banner.bin file located in 00000000_app_out.

6.1: Highlight banner.brlyt and click “Añadir archivo” (Add File).

6.2: 6.2. Select the banner.brlyt changed in step 5 and click “Sí” (Yes) to overwrite.

6.3. Under “Tipo de U8” (U8 Type) select “Archivo U8 firmado con MD5” (U8 file signed with MD5).

6.4. Click “Crear archivo” (Create Archive) and overwrite the banner.bin file in the 00000000_app_out folder.

7. Now, click “Abrir archivo” (Open File) again, but this time select 00000000.app in the unpacked WAD folder.

Follow steps 7.1 through 10 for “Editing The Banner for Homebrew Applications” to finish off the WAD.

Change the icon:
Requirements: Previous knowledge of how to change the banner in tutorial “Editing The Banner for Homebrew Applications”

This uses the same steps for changing banner.bin, but now uses the icon.bin which is in the 00000000.app

1: In u8extr extract the contents of 00000000.app

2: Again with the u8extr extract the contents of icon.bin

3: In the Timg subfolder of the folder icon_bin_out there are 2 files to modify: IconImage.tpl which is 128×96 pixels, and LogoChan.tpl which is 112x32pixels.

4: Create two images to replace those two TPL files (IMPORTANT: One image MUST be 128x96pixels and the other 112×32 pixels. Faulty images will cause a permanent brick and cannot be restored without a modchip.)

5: Perform the same steps in Step 6 of the “Editing The Banner for Homebrew Applications” tutorial, only this time you have to overwrite the 2 TPL files.

6: Now, open the u8pack.exe and click “Abrir archivo” (Open File). Select the icon.bin file located in 00000000_app_out.

6.1: Highlight IconImage.tpl and click “Añadir archivo” (Add File).

6.2: Select the IconImage.tpl changed in step 5 and click “Sí” (Yes) to overwrite. (REPEAT STEPS 6.1 AND 6.2 FOR logochan.tpl!)

6.3: Under “Tipo de U8” (U8 Type) select “Archivo U8 firmado con MD5” (U8 file signed with MD5).

6.4: Click “Crear archivo” (Create Archive) and overwrite the icon.bin file in the 00000000_app_out folder.

7: Now, click “Abrir archivo” (Open File) again, but this time select 00000000.app in the unpacked WAD folder.

Follow steps 8.1 through 10 for “Editing The Banner for Homebrew Applications” to finish off the WAD. But instead of using the Banner.bin file, replace it with Icon.bin.

Editing the sound.bin for Custom Sounds at Channel Entrance:
Requirements: Previous knowledge of how to change the banner in tutorial “Editing The Banner for Homebrew Applications”
1: Find the sound that you want, all audio files are supported.

2: Open AudacityPortable.exe, press ctl+o and load your sound file.

3: Select a Portion of the song that you want. (It has to be under 10 seconds)

4: Click “file” and select “Export Selection as WAV…” name the file anything and save it to the “tools” folder. Close Audacity.

5: Right click the .WAV you just created and rename it to “sound.bin”. Make sure the extension changed and not just the file name.

6: Open MD5Sig.exe and point it towards the sound.bin you created. Click “Firmar”.

7: Repack the 00000000.app with the new sound.bin. (You must use the u8packer included in the pack of tools.)

Editing the Banner for Virtual Console:
Download this extra set of tools:
Rapidshare
Megaupload

Follow these steps:
1. Put the WAD you wish to edit inside the folder named “Tools” and rename it to “in.wad”

2. Run the unpacker (Desempaquetador) and it will create a folder with the WAD unpacked.

3. Delete the 00000000.app file and replace it with one from the download. (nes for nes, snes for snes, etc etc)

4. Double click u8extr.exe and point it towards the 00000000.app file in the new folder created by the unpacker. It will create a new folder called 00000000_app_out.

5. Double click u8extr.exe and point it towards the banner.bin file in the 00000000_app_out folder. It will create a new folder called banner_bin_out.

6. Open tplconv.exe, and click “Read image” (Leer Imagen) and find the image you wish to use for your Virtual Console Banner (IMPORTANT: The image MUST be 256×192 pixels).

6.1. Now press “Save TPL” (Guardar TPL) and overwrite the file VCPic.tpl located in the Timgad folder which is in the banner_arc_out folder.

7. Now, open the u8pack.exe and click “Open File” (Abrir archivo). Select the banner.bin file located in “tools”.

7.1. Highlight VCPic.tpl and click “Add File” (Añadir archivo).

7.2. Select the VCPic.tpl changed in step 5.1 and click “Yes” (Sí) to overwrite.

7.3. Under “U8 type” (Tipo de U8) select “U8 file signed with MD5” (Archivo U8 firmado con MD5).

7.4. Click “Create Archive” (Crear archivo) and overwrite the banner.bin file in the “tools” folder.

8. Now, delete the “banner.bin” file inside the “tools” folder.

8.1 In the command prompt again, type “gbalzss e banner.arc banner.bin”.

9. Click “Open File” (Abrir archivo), and select 00000000.app in the unpacked WAD folder.

9.1. Highlight banner.bin and click “Add File” (Añadir archivo).

9.2. Select the banner.bin and click “Yes” (Sí) to overwrite.

9.3. Under “U8 type” (Tipo de U8) select “U8 file with Banner and with MD5” (Archivo U8 con Banner Info con MD5).

9.4. In the “channel name” (Nombre canal) text bars, you can name your channel to what ever you would like. (Do NOT touch the MD5 hash bar).

9.5. Click “Create Archive” (Crear archivo) and overwrite the 00000000.app file in the unpacked WAD folder.

10. Copy all the FILES (not folders) that are in the unpacked WAD folder (app, cert, tik, TMD, trailer) and paste them into the main folder (tools).

11. Click the Wad Packer (Empaquetador) and you should get a file called out.wad.

12. Install it on the Wii through the WAD Manager.

I am and Wiiso.com is in no way responsible for any damage caused on you Wii.. If you proceed with tutorials you are accepting that any damage caused is your own fault. But if you just read the instructions carefully and make sure those pixels are exact, youll be just fine Wink
If you enjoyed or if this helped you out +K Please.
buttrock

Credit: deba94 of gbatemp for making the tutorial but i edited it a little bit for easier tutorial.
And Sperion of gbatemp for making the virtual console tutorial.

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One Response to dastr33ts0ldier’s amazingly well made Wii Banner Tutorial thanks again wii iso (good stuff!)

  1. vcwii (dude dudedude) says:

    mine doesnt work (the vc one). do u think i need a runtime

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