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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008

    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 .

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    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!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Re: Custom PSP theme

    See this video tutorial on How to Create Your Own PSP THEME

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    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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