Thanks to STLCardsWS and the rest of the RetroXMB team, we now have a brand new method for converting RetroArch ROMs into small PKG files that can be launched from the XMB. The strategy was adequately capitalized on by Aldo Vargas, who has created a GUI to help get the job done quite easily. Since the process requires RetroArch to work, you can either use the default installation directory for cores, or set one of your own. See more info below!
Following the example's I have made this tool (with slight modifications).
It requires to have installed RetroArch 126.96.36.199 (brewology link) There is a full package on mediafire and a 3 part version on brewology (due the pkg size limit). Any part can be installed alone. For best results, you can also try STLCardsWS' RetroXMB Add-on once that installation finishes.
The rom is copied inside the roms folder by default or can be changed to a custom path, that can be defined in the tool. If there is a .jpg or .png with the same name of the rom, it will be used as ICON0.
You can add files like: nes-icon0.png, snes-pic1.png, gbc-icon1.pam, gen-pic0.png, etc. and they will be used as the default pictures for the selected emulator type.
The RetroXMB Creator uses a similar approach to the one used in IRISMAN 3.0.
RetroXMB Creator - v1.2 - April 26
RetroXMB Creator - v1.1.7
- It now can create manuals in .DDS format. Just drag & drop the images in .jpg, .png, .bmp, .tif or .dds on the Retro XMB Manual window, hit MANUAL button and then create the PKG.
- RetroXMB Creator can be used as a manual reader on uncompressed PKG files
Resized PNG now retain transparency
Image scaling now uses Bicubic Interpolation HQ instead of average resizing.
There was a regression that introduced by the VB5 editor, that added 2 wrong spaces in the paths for savefile_directory, savestate_directory, rgui_browser_directory, menu_texture_path.
I found a few bugs rendering the images in the SavePNG.
RetroXMB Creator - v1.1.5
Various minor Tweaks and Additions.
cleaning more bugs
RetroXMB Creator - v1.1.1
Ability to select
ICON0.png/jpeg -- (drag & drop image or right click on the icon in preview mode)
ICON1.PAM -- (right click on the icon in preview mode/no video preview)
PIC0.png/jpeg -- (drag & drop image or right click on the icon in preview mode)
PIC1.png/jpeg --- (drag & drop image or right click on the icon in preview mode)
PIC2.png/jpeg (4.3 Televisions) --- (right click on the icon in preview mode/no image preview)
SND0.AT3 --- (right click on the icon in preview mode)
Custom PARAM.HIP (click on the top-left "i" button in preview mode)
RetroArch.cfg (Double click on the emulator type found at the left of the main window to edit the .cfg in template folder)
Inject "MANUAL" folder in DDS format PARTIAL (it creates a MANUAL folder and includes it in the PKG if you add the .DDS files)
RetroArch Global Settings PARTIAL (Click on the top-right blue icon to open a settings window with some global parameters)
Support to use the folder structure of the @STLcardsWS 's PKG for RetroArch "Retro XMB Edition" 188.8.131.52 (seen below)