Finally, after much testing and double testing, AppleCor is here.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3.52 AND 3.40 ONLY
This is an attempt to approximate how Apple may have designed the PSP if given the chance.
I used the idea of the dock to the best approximation attainable, the subicons were created as to how we believe Apple would have designed them (iPhone style).
The volume and mute were created as per the MacBook.
The infobar is a take on the 'Front Row' effect and is fullscreen with centred, enlarged text.
This was created by finding all offsets myself for the new 3.52 and 3.40, and completely gutting the common_gui.prx.
There is also a seperate small centred infobar specifically for music.
The battery is the whole bar at the top, upon this sits the clock. THIS IS TEMPORARY. We have a custom prx in the works that has a fully working draining MacBook batery, complete with the icon in the battery when charging. It will also show the current percentage of battery remaining. This will be an update hopefully within the week.
The hold and mute sit up on the battery bar aswell when invoked.
The waves I created to match the wispy backgrounds that come with OSX. They are light, airy trails that drift across the screen .
I edited the paf and vsh to death to create the XMB as you see it. and its not just the changes you see immediately. There is a lot going on under the hood that just changes tiny things that add up to the whole thing feeling.. connected.
The sounds are taken from OSX and sit very happily at home on the PSP interface.
The Gameboot is very unique. After going offset hunting I discovered the offset controlling the length of time the gameboot takes to fade in once a game is entered. It is set to finish fading up exactly the moment the gameboot fades, and so gives an effect inspired by the Apple 'leopard' preview videos on Apple.com
The Cintro is another thing. I personally believe it is the best cintro ever made (by me :) hehe) and takes the start of Apples 'appleTV' and completely remakes the end stripping the appleTV out of every frame, rendering a psp in 3d and compositing back into the animation and redoing the effects so instead of an apple TV floating up to the camera and filling with videos, it is a PSP.
And even though there are huge oversized icons in use - 12 backgrounds, and one hi-res! (Select it once and when the background goes white, reboot and you'll see it) Each pic hand made to look best even at their low resolution.
Oh, and the opening plugin is another recent development, just put in there in case people want it. Looks quite snazzy.
Other things are random icons here and there to make sure the interfaces ties together.
The OSK has been completely redesigned to be like the iphones, and it even has the same click noise as the iphone. (thanks to Vibestar and Undertaxx for this!)
Again from VibeStar and Mythos (for help with offsets) come 2 things which alone would be groundbreaking: Completely redesigned music player AND movie player. Tooled after the iphone's visual interface I struggle to understand why Sony didnt implement the players like this in the first place. Absolutely incredible.
ALL IMPORTANT AND LARGE PRX'S ARE RECOMPRESSED! (IN 3.52, NOT 3.40)
This means no more PatchSFO! And Also means a much smaller footprint with no need to relink files to the memory stick! - Big thanks to Schmilk who is the daddy of recompressing, and one of the most giving people I've ever met, nice one Schmilk! AGAIN, 3.40 RELEASE STILL NEEDS PATCHSFO
Again, thanks to all those involved in this well.. VAST project!
Mythos again, WELCOME TO TEAM INACOR!! An indispensible help you have been.
And here is a video showing a few things in the theme:
And without further ado, -thanks kindly to Evolve for hosting- if people wish too see the theme pop on over to evolvexmb to retireve the files. Please, if you wish not to have the gameboot and cintro due to legalities do not search for the file on Evolve's site and download it. I will not provide direct links to any archive containing those files, and do not ask for a direct link over PM either as that is against the QJ TOA.
Google the name, I'm sure you'll find the download somewhere on the interwebs. Isnt that right, Evolve?
BUT THAT IS NOT ALL.
Vibe is at work on a new topmenu and icons to go with this theme as optional extras, so look out for updates. He is also looking into the possibility of customizing the image viewer. Keep your eyes peeled.
Comments much appreciated :)
GO TEAM INACOR!