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Old 30-06-2009
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Custom PSP theme

Can i make my own psp themes ? do i need any software ? i need to create it in my pc or in my PSP . can any one give me a guide on this please . thanks for the help .
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Old 30-06-2009
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Re: Custom PSP theme

Here is guide which can help you :

Here?s what you?ll be needing:
  • a computer that runs Windows
  • a digital image editing program
  • the ?PSP Theme Toolbox?
  • a little bit of time

First thing you need to do is download the ?PSP Theme Toolbox? zipped file. You can unzip it anywhere, but if you?ll be doing a lot of Themes or want to use the pre-made default while going through this walkthrough, you?ll have to extract it directly to your C:\ drive (C:\PSP Theme Toolbox\).

In the ?Toolbox?, you?ll find:
  • Icons and Wallpaper templates
  • ?PSP Custom Theme Converter? program
  • Default Project saved as a ?.txt? file
  • ?How To? Basics and Advanced Walkthroughs
  • Layered PhotoShop template of icons
  • Unlike for PS3 Themes, there is an actual program so you won?t have to be worrying about XML code or funky compiler programs.
  • Open the program (PSPCustomThemeConverter.exe) and we?ll go though it, tab-by-tab.
NOTE: If you?d like to see a working example of each item, go to ?File\Open? and select ?PSPTheme_default.txt?. This will only work if you?ve extracted the Toolbox to your C:\ drive because of the way the project file links to the associated images.

The first tab is the ?Information? Tab.
  • Put the name of your Theme or its description in the ?Title? space.
  • The ?Product ID? is where you assign what the Theme is associated to, e.g. Game, Anime, Movie, etc.
  • The ?Version? is helpful if you want to do keep track of multiple versions of a Theme, but isn?t necessary either.
The second tab is the ?Wallpaper? Tab.
  • Wallpapers have to be:
  • 480 x 272 pixels
  • 24-bit Color Image
  • BMP files Click on the ?Folder? button to browse and select any image that matches the required size and format.
  • If the image you select is not useable, an ?Error? window will pop-up letting you know what needs to change.
  • You can click the ?Preview? button to preview your wallpaper once you?ve selected one that is workable.

Next tab is called ?Category Icons?, and is for the main XMB Icons.
  • These icons need to be:
  • either 64 x 48 pixels or 48 x 48 pixels
  • 8-bit Index (32-bit Color)
  • TGA, PNG, or GIM image files

The ?First Level Icons? Tab is for the icons that appear within a category on the XMB.
  • These are the sub-icons that appear below the category XMB icons.
  • Double click on the icon line or click the ?Edit? button.
  • You?ll see a request for two files: the ?Icon Body? and the ?Icon Focus?. The ?Body? is the actual icon.
  • The ?Focus? is the glow that pulses around the icon when you highlight that icon. If you?d like to keep things simple, or not worry about having a pulsing glow around your selection, you can either use the default focus image or leave that space blank.
  • The icons need to be:
  • 32 x 32 pixels (Body)
  • 48 x 48 pixels (Focus)
  • 8-bit Index (32-bit Color)
  • TGA, PNG, or GIM image files

The ?Second Level Icons? tab is for the ?Settings? Icon. That?s right; the ?Settings? wrench gets its very own tab!
  • Just like the First Level Icons, these need to be:
  • 32 x 32 pixels
  • 8-bit Index (32-bit Color)
  • TGA, PNG, or GIM image files Its focus needs to be:
  • 48 x 48 pixels
  • 8-bit Index (32-bit Color)
  • TGA, PNG, or GIM image files

The last tab is ?Others?.
  • The ?Preview Icon? is the tiny thumbnail that appears when you choose your Theme, and needs to be
  • 16 x 16 pixels
  • 8-bit Index (32-bit Color)
  • TGA, PNG, or GIM image files The ?Preview Image? is the preview for the Theme, and needs to be:
  • 300 x 170
  • 24-bit Color Image
BMP The final option is ?Theme Color?. Here, you can assign a particular highlight colour to your Theme, or have it change monthly automatically.

Once you?ve assigned all of the Icons to your images, go to ?FILE? and select ?EXPORT?.
  • Name your file, click ?SAVE?, and the program will create your PSP Theme File (.PTF).
  • With your PSP connected to your computer in USB Mode or with a compatible Memory Stick connected, place the file into the proper ?Theme? folder ( \PSP\THEME ).
  • Disconnect your PSP or insert the Memory Stick in to your PSP.
  • Under ?Settings?, select ?Theme Settings?, and then ?Theme?.
Your new Theme should appear in the selectable list.

Good luck and have fun making your own PSP Themes!
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Old 30-06-2009
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Re: Custom PSP theme

See this video tutorial on How to Create Your Own PSP THEME
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Old 13-10-2009
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Re: Custom PSP theme

everytime i save it saves but when i look at the XMB thingies the still the same even though i spend an hour putting them there help me!
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