If you're like me you've gotten tired of that ugly standard banner your loader sets to your GameCube games...and maybe you don't like the custom banners you can download via your loader either. Well look no further than this thread. Here I will be creating and uploading Virtual Console style banners for GameCube games starting with the 20 or so I own but I will take requests as well for those who can't, or don't want to, do this themselves.
How to Make a Request
To place a request simply comment with the following info:
Number of Players:
You'll also need to provide a screen capture, preferably of the games title screen. You can do this on your PC with Dolphin or on your Wii if you have Dios Mios installed. For DM users just plug a GC controller into port 4 and press R+Z, for Dolphin users just click the screenshot button or function + print screen. Once you have the screen capture you'll need to either upload it on a photo sharing site or as a zip file I can download. The reason I ask you not attach it here is the ratio will be too small, the image must be at least 256x192 otherwise the image may require resizing and will likely suffer from distortion.
When I have finished creating the banner it will be added to this post and I will comment to let you know it's been uploaded.
Requests Status: OPEN
While requests are open I will only take a certain amount of requests at one time before I close requests again so I can work on the banners but not take an obnoxious amount of time on them. I will be also try to upload preview images at some point so please be patient, there is moreto come
Note: All banners I upload are from NTSC games unless otherwise noted.
Alphabetical List of Game Banners
EEternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (Requested by NaturalGus)
You may notice the first 10 banners are directly attached to this post while the rest, starting from Rainbow Six 3, are linked on another part of the site. The reason for this is because there is a limit to 10 attachments per post. I may in the future change the 10 that are directly attached to also being linked in the new downloads section of the site but for now they are fine as they are.
How to Use The Banners
These banners will automatically be displayed by your loader if it has custom bnr support and the bnr files are named and placed in the correct location. I've taken care of naming the files correctly all you have to do is place them in the right folder. At the moment I can only confirm USB Loader GX as being compatible with custom bnr images, I will look into if WiiFlow and CFG Loader also support this.
USB Loader GX (r1204 or higher required): Place the bnr files in /apps/usbloader_gx/cache_bnr, then go into the loaders settings page 2 and scroll to the bottom to find "Cache BNR Files Path". If it isn't already set to the specified path, change it. You should now see the custom banners, if not try rebooting the loader.
As always feel free to comment letting me know of any errors with the thread or it's attachments or if you have any suggestions, and click the thanks button if you like what's here.
Banners Pending Creation:
Last edited by SNES_Master; 07-13-2013 at 07:56 PM. Reason: Linked more banners
All banners have been uploaded and linked, now taking requests.
Added Pokémon Colosseum banner
Uhh...(noob here)...what exactly is a game banner?
You know on the Wii menu when you click on one of your virtual console games? It displays the games title screen in the middle, name of the game below, players and year upper left? Well, this is called a banner. With a few programs I've found online I discovered I can edit these, rip just the banner and use that .bnr image in USB loader GX when viewing the games in "channel mode"
Simply put, it'll make your GC games look like they came from the Shop Channel as Virtual Console releases lol.
Last edited by SNES_Master; 06-15-2013 at 03:45 PM.
Ah, so we won't just see the Gamecube Symbol anymore then.
Nope, it'll look like an official VC game
I think I should add previews so people can see before downloading
It doesn't appear many people are using these yet I keep adding more lol.
Added Sonic Mega Collection Banner
I have a request!
Game Title: Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Number of Players: 1
Release Year: 2002
Game Language: English
Image I'd like to use:
EDIT: (is there any way to add a custom audio to the channel for when you click on it and it expands?)
Last edited by NaturalGus; 07-13-2013 at 04:03 AM.
I may be able to do that (can't promise it will work), upload the audio you want to use on mediafire or something. Make sure it's in .wav format.
Also, image received. I should be able to have the banner ready by the end of the night (maybe a little longer if you wanted the audio changed). Will post back when done
Last edited by SNES_Master; 07-13-2013 at 11:50 AM.