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    Default HowTo convert custom 3.40OE icons to 3.5x M33

    3.5x M33-X firmware
    Its well known now that a custom Battery Icon will lockup a PSP when the USB, photos and music functions are used.
    system_plugin_fg.rco = Battery Icon

    Its not M33 fault.
    Sony changes the way things work all the time.
    Thats why there are theme versions for various firmwares. 3.03 vs 3.10 3.40 and so on...

    While most RCO's seem to work fine from firmware to firmware some RCO's might need to be converted.

    For instance the top menu rco of some custom icon sets seem to be causing problems with 3.5x
    It fails to load causing a White Screen on Boot...
    topmenu_plugin.rco = Main System Icons

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    What you will need
    RCOEdit114d By ZiNgA BuRgA
    The original decrypted 3.51 RCO's
    CXMB A plug-in for risk free themes

    Most of the information I needed to do this I learned from DCEmu forums.
    This conversion processes was primarily gleaned from this howto:
    Unofficial 3.40OE-A -3.51M33 Icon/RCO converter Guide [ Edited ]



    Converting 3.40 RCO's to 3.51


    01. Open the RCO you want to convert (a 3.40 RCO)


    (Black Battery in this Example)



    02. Choose to "Extract All" and extract the RCO to its own folder



    03. Open the original decrypted matching RCO from 3.51


    This is the original 3.51 Battery Icon




    04. Choose to "Extract All" and extract the RCO to its own folder




    05. Next choose to Replace Multiple (Multiple files)



    06. Browse to the extracted file folder of the RCO you want to convert.
    In this example its the Extracted Black Battery



    07. Click on OK and your done.


    What happens in steps 6 & 7 is that the app copies all of the 3.40 files over the 3.51 files.
    Basically using the 3.51 RCO file as a template.
    It creates a backup of the original 3.51 RCO (the .bak file)
    The highlighted file is the new RCO




    Cleaning TopMenu after conversion.
    What you will need:
    A copy of the 3.30IconMakerPack with the CleanerBlanks icon package. (get it here)

    01. Open the Top Menu that you converted using the steps outlined above.



    02. Next choose to Replace Multiple (Multiple files)



    03. Choose the CleanerBlanks folder.



    04. Click on Ok and your done.

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    nice guide, but i think you should tell people (because for some reason noobs cant figure out the easyest things) that you can use extract all, then replace all to convert the entire rco

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    for the non noobs you just need the decrypted system_plugin_fg from 3.51 and put your battery icon in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy4point0 View Post
    nice guide, but i think you should tell people (because for some reason noobs cant figure out the easyest things) that you can use extract all, then replace all to convert the entire rco
    Thank you,
    Good suggestions.
    Made some changes to the text.

    The use of the CXMB plug-in can cause noob pain in itself.
    Please notice that no where in this thread do I say to ever write any thing to flash memory.

    RCO's that work/load with the CXMB plug-in using firmware 3.5x M33-X.
    I'll update this list as I go and add to it if anyone wants too.

    system_plugin_fg.rco = Battery
    *3.40 icons must be converted to 3.5x

    topmenu_plugin.rco = Icons
    *Some 3.40 topmenu_plugin.rco's must be converted to 3.5x

    sysconf_plugin.rco = USB Slider Bar. The activity bar that moves back and forth during read/writes
    *Must be converted to 3.5x

    opening_plugin.rco = Video -Cold boot video.
    *Can be "cleaned" to be about 200k smaller by stripping audio which has been moved by Sony to a prx

    impose_plugin.rco = Volume Bar
    system_plugin_bg.rco = Back ground waves
    system_plugin.rco = Information Bar
    photo_plugin.rco = Place holder icon before thumbnail
    game_plugin.rco = Place holder icon
    visualizer_plugin.rco = changes the appearance of the first graphic display during music playback

    gameboot.pmf = video played before game is launched

    01-12.bmp = default background image. Waves ride on top of image.
    The colored texture 01-12.BMP that are 60x34x24b work for setting multiple color backgrounds.
    They are used to set monthly selectable theme colors.

    The larger BMP can be still used as a wallpaper background with waves on top
    You must first resize the BMP to 352x199
    If you try and use it as background theme (the first selectable theme color) without resizing the image
    You will randomly loose the display of some icons. (white blocks)
    Once the BMP is resized you can convert it to a JPG.
    Then rename it to 01-12.BMP <- make sure to change the extension from JPG to BMP... yes it works.

    Here are 140 background images already formatted and ready to be used as background images with waves on top.
    PSP Backgrounds for 01-12 Package.rar

    CXMB cannot redirect VSH modded custom themes that use pspbtcnf.txt in 3.5x firmwares.

    For instance:
    Complex themes like evolves 363 will not work.
    Themes like Glass and DNA DO work work.

    Looks like there is a way to build themes without the use of pspbtcnf.txt

    Basic themes like the Ultimate Black Themes, which are also on evolves front page, will work most of the time.

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    Default 6 Batteries for firmware 3.5x M33

    I have converted 6 battery icons for use in 3.5x M33 themes.
    I have tested each one using CXMB
    Each retain the name of their original theme.
    Yes, you can mix and match to build your theme to your own desires.



    6Batteries.rar

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    Default Desi Soulja's Pirates Theme for 3.5x M33

    The "system_plugin_fg.rco" and "topmenu_plugin.rco" needed to be converted for this one.
    Tested using CXMB on firmware 3.51M33-7



    Desi Soulja's Pirates Theme for 3.5x M33

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    Default Red and Blue Vista Orbs by SaiZn for 3.5x M33

    The "system_plugin_fg.rco" and "topmenu_plugin.rco" needed to be converted for these as well.
    Tested using CXMB on firmware 3.51M33-7

    Red and Blue Vista Orbs by SaiZn

    Red Vista Orbs for 3.51

    Blue Vista Orbs for 3.51

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