Talk:Homebrew Channel/Themes

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There really, really, really need to be screenshots for each of these themes.... --Mr. Reaper 09:14, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Seconded --SifJar 09:23, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Done, though they aren't perfect quality, it's good and you can recognize eevrything. --Superyoshi 10:39, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Do we really have to use pictures with failapps like cIOScrap and friends on it? dhewg 10:46, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Here you go, new pictures. --Superyoshi 10:54, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Ah, that looks nice ;) thanks dhewg 10:57, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for these, looking good. --SifJar 15:01, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Redone because I can. — Extrems (talkcontribs) 16:44, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Subpage for creating themes?

I made a quick How-To on installing Themes and creating them. Then I thought about a sub-apge describing the creation of themes in-depth (like where all the images are used). Comments on that, and the little guide I wrote? --Superyoshi 15:38, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

I'd say it'd be a nice idea to have a little how-to, even though it'd pretty simple when you download a theme. Only thing I don't 100% understand is the progress bar colours in the theme.xml... Still, it'd be cool to have a little guide --SifJar 19:03, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Screenshot tool?

I'm guessing that a screenshot tool has been created for themes, as all the sample themes have the same "lorem ipsum" stuff as the apps, so I was wondering, is this tool available publicly, or if not, will it be? --SifJar 22:03, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

No, I'm doing this manually. — Extrems (talkcontribs) 22:15, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Oh OK. --SifJar 22:22, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
That would actually be a quite good idea. You point some tool to the right directory and it takes what needs and puts it together as if it was the real HBC... anyone up for it? Should be not that hard to create --Superyoshi 08:14, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
I was thinking of maybe trying to do it. I'd just need to work out the location to put each image, and what all images are used in the screen shots. I'll try and work some stuff out later, see what I can come up with --SifJar 10:55, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
I have released v1.0 of ThemeShooter, it can generate screenshots of HBC themes. There is no text (yet), but all images necessary are implemented, so you should be able to get a rough idea of what theme's look like. --SifJar 14:00, 14 August 2010 (UTC)


What is your favorite theme? I don't know if this is appropriate on a talk page, but I was wondering. I like the Dark Vista and my Cookie theme. (of course I like my own =P) --Jrcolonial98 13:23, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

My favorite at the moment is the colours theme (the rainbow one) --Stonga 16:17, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
I still use DarkWaters, though Colours is a close second. --Superyoshi 17:01, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Downloading themes

How about adding the themes to the Homebrew Browser? So you can download from your Wii. Randomdude 23:42, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

sounds like a good idea, i cast my vote for this! --Stonga 23:47, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
Thirded. --Jrcolonial98 00:15, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
I love this idea, I'd like to see my themes in the HBC as well as be able to download other peoples easier.
This has been confirmed here. --Abeckring 22:56, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Coming Soon

I am planning to make a Justin Beiber theme with hearts for bubbles and a nice big picture of JB in the background xD. I am planning to release on 8/17. I am posting this now so nobody steals the idea, as if anyone would want to. --Jrcolonial98 00:24, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

You're kidding, right? RIGHT?! — Extrems (talkcontribs) 00:27, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
I certainly hope so --Stonga 00:34, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
No, I really am lol. --Jrcolonial98 00:38, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
:o --Stonga 00:43, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I gave up on it. Too boring lol --Jrcolonial98 15:51, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Voting Crap Themes off the Island

I foresee a LOT of themes getting created, but let's not start stockpiling every crappy theme that anyone comes up with.... So I say we use this section to vote bad themes off the site. But only REALLY bad ones (only one has been removed so far).

So if you see a truly terrible theme, vote here to have it removed. --Mr. Reaper 05:00, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Bad idea, it wouldn't be fair to just take someones theme off. If you don't like it, don't download it plain and simple.
It's fair, since a wiki is a collaborative effort -- it's created by the group of users. So if many users think an entry is not worthwhile, it can be removed by the group. I'm not suggesting any single user just goes in and deletes themes he alone doesn't like.... I didn't want to do so by myself, so the option is here to "vote." --Mr. Reaper 06:30, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Better idea: Vote for the best themes to be moved to their own category on the top? Roku93 05:10, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
I like this idea, I vote that all windows7 themes, dark vista, and mac starry sky get sent to the top. Or we could wait for themes to be added to HBB so we can look at most popular download. --Abeckring 06:41, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Copyright Infringement

Editing a copyright image to a certain degree VOIDS Copyright Laws. For more info Google it.

  1. Cropping
  2. Editing
We're not selling anything either so I dont see how Copyright comes into play. If you use part of someone's work be sure to credit them. Randomdude 06:15, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
HackMii Blog Quote: Since has proven to be a great repository for applications, we think it is a great place to store the accompanying themes. As usual, with Wiibrew, please don’t upload copyrighted content. For themes, this means: No copyrighted imagery, neither of photographic nor illustrative nature. Also, I would think that it is rather pointless to upload background-only themes. Also, could you link me to an article, I can't find one. --Superyoshi 08:38, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Better Skinning

  1. Customize Wii Cursor
  2. Background Music
  3. Custom Font
  4. More Customizable Buttons
  5. Custom HBC Logo
  6. Replace Bubbles with different images
  7. XML file that lets you edit how many bubbles are displayed and how they behave.
  8. <Add more here>

For an Image Resizor use WiiXplorer's Image Convertor.

6 and 7 would be great for Matrix themes and more.

Wanted Themes

  • Batman Arkham City
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Halo Reach (DONE by stonga)
  • Retro NES (DONE by abeckring)
  • <add your wanted theme>

I believe you mean Gotham City, arkham is just the asylum. --Abeckring 16:32, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
I made a halo: reach theme but i dont know how to give it to you --Stonga 18:16, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
When HBB adds theme support you can add it there. And no I mean Arkham city. Randomdude 04:59, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Ok sorry, I'm oldschool. Hard to keep up with latest batman stuff.

BTW, I definitely think they are gonna add the themes to the HBB. --Abeckring 05:17, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm going to do the NES theme.(Making sure nobody steals it.) --Abeckring 01:33, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Aww damnit...I just started on an NES theme last Oh well, I guess I can do the Assassin's Creed theme. RazorChrist/TronCycles 11:45, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure they're not going to be the same exact theme so make a NES one...
P.S. I want TronCycles Wii... Really badly! I love that game... Tron Evolution is coming out and I'm getting it....--Randomdude 16:47, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Yeah I might go ahead and make it, I had some good ideas for it. As for TronCycles...I want to finish it badly...haha. I'm just stuck on it at the moment, and had to put it on hold due to life. I'll pick it back up when I can. RazorChrist/TronCycles 17:12, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
@Abeckring Awesome job on the Retro NES theme. Definitely downloading that one. RazorChrist/TronCycles 01:33, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Question pertaining to certain themes.

I don't want to sound rude/mean or anything, but the Sonic/DBZ themes contain copyrighted material, do they not? If so, then I'd like to know why they are still up, as my SMG theme was taken down on these grounds -- and it doesn't seem fair to me that these two get to stay up as have been in this particular situation.

If someone would kindly answer this question, I'd appreciate it. Thank you. :) Sonicdude41 07:47, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

There's a discussion about Copyright running here: #Copyright Infringement As soon it's done, we either delete the others or you may re-add yours. --Superyoshi 08:07, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Seeing as how nothing has come out of that discussion, topped with the fact that yet another Mario theme has popped up on the Themes page, would it be all right if I re-add mine -- at least for the time being? Sonicdude41 08:11, 18 August 2010 (UTC)


Before this thing gets out of the hand we should make some categories so people can actually find something here. I see a need for following categories: Roku93 17:05, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

- Variations, already done, which is awesome.

- Computer/Console OS/Other interface familiar elsewhere (Windows, OS X, Linux, GC, Wii, MiiConsola etc.)

- Brands or something, not sure how to call it in english. (Dragonballs, Sonic, Pokémon, Matrix, Pac-Man etc.)

- Other/Original work (Sky, Cookie, Minty, Carbon, Noisy etc.)

- Something to add? Feel free.

NEEDS TOC! Randomdude 18:01, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

For the one you listed as brands just call it Games/Movies/Franchises. --Abeckring 20:14, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

my halo reach theme

any thoughts on my halo reach theme? --Stonga 23:29, 18 August 2010 (UTC)