GDMenu Theme Manager

[Release] GDMenu Theme Manager 1.10

Hey guys here is a pc app i made to allow you to change the look of the GDMenu theme, This app contains some themes i've made as well as some other people have made and it also contains the following:

  • GDEMU SD 1.10
  • GIMP2 Saves (Templates for making your own theme) - Optional
  • GDEMU Games List Generator (Created By Me Also) - Optional

This app is something i've been posting on the SegaNet discord and have had quite a few people test and has had quite a few updates adding features that were requested and the usual bug fixes and optimisations.


I want to say a big thank you to Megavolt85 for his help with adding more features to my theme manager app :)


Demo And Tutorial: (Made by my friend ateam)




Image:
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Console Preview:
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Example:
This is an example of the higher quality theme i made using the latest patch.
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This app also contains a built-in readme for anyone who wants to know how to use this but if you have any questions just let me know and i will be happy to answer them.

Basic Guide:
1.
Choose a theme from the list on the right.

2. Click import theme.

3. Click save and save the .bin to the apps root directory (The name isn't important) and by default it will be named NEW-THEME.BIN.

4. Click scramble.

5. Now navigate to the 'GDEMU_SD 1.10' folder and launch the 'GDEMU_SD.exe' which is the GDEMU SD Card Maker 1.10 app.

6. Insert your GDEMU sd card if you haven't already and select it on the GDEMU SD Card Maker 1.10 app and your games should appear, now simply click Save on the GDEMU SD Card Maker 1.10 app and yes to customize and then simply click Done and let it apply the changes to your sd card and the new theme should be applied and you can close both applications and eject your sd card and test it out in your dreamcast.

Enjoy.

Downloads:
GDMENU Theme Manager:

GDEMU Theme Manager v1.10

Updates:
Update (22/03/2022)
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Fixed issue with downloaded themes not going where they were supposed too as well as added whether a theme is hd or standard to the general theme details.
Update (09/03/2022) - Fixed issue with hd themes not being copied over.
Update (03/03/2022) - Fixed issue with connecting to server.

Old Updates:
Update (24/11/2021) - Updated GDMenu Theme Preview Generator to v1.01, All issues should be fixed now with converting the theme to OpenMenu.
Update (17/11/2021) - Accidently had the HD theme previews saving to the wrong folder, That's fixed now.
Update (11/11/2021) - Updated GDMenu Theme Preview Generator as the bottom half of the app was being cut off on lower resolutions.
Update (10/11/2021) #1 - Updated GDMenu Theme Preview Generator to add the needed header to the OpenMenu PVR files.
Update (10/11/2021) #2 - Updated GDMenu Theme Preview Generator to support converting the theme to an OpenMenu compatible one, The theme will replace the OpenMenu GDMenu one and you can find the two pvr files for it in the OpenMenu Folder.
Update (05/10/2021) - Made a small change to how theme previews are done to try to help speed up the previews for HD themes.
Update (16/09/2021) - Updated my theme preview generator to allow you to show/hide the disc info since that is something you can disable in my theme manager.
Update (15/09/2021) - Fixed an issue with HD themes no longer importing.
Update (14/09/2021) - Added an RGB color wheel to the 'Font Colors' section so it's easier to pick the color you want.
Update (13/09/2021) - Added the online HD themes to the main selection list so it's quicker and easier to apply one by simple doing what you'd normally do for a standard theme, Because of this i have removed the online section on the 'HD Theme Selector' however i have left the offline section so you can still use this to import your own HD theme.
I'm also using .Net Framework 4.8 instead of 4.7.2./SPOILER]


GDMenu Theme Preview Generator v1.0:
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This application comes included with GDMenu Theme Manager and allows you to take a theme png you've created and instantly create a preview image for it without having to flash the theme to an sd card, stick it in the dreamcast and using a phone to take a screenshot or a capture card.
You can also click the preview to see a larger version which size can be manually adjusted or it can be maximized.


GDEMU Games List Generator: (Separate Download)
GDEMU Games List Generator v1.3 Mini

GDEMU Games List Generator Preview:
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Notes:
To Use This Correctly Remove The Disc 1, Disc 2 etc From Your Game Names, It's Not Needed In The Game Titles As GDMenu Tells You The Disc Number.
 
Last edited:
added 3 new themes created by 'Everyone's Favorite Dead Girl' and 'Mayor Qwert' from Discord
updated the rev of GDEMU SD Card Maker i was including
 
Hello @RazorX,

I'm donwloadind the app for test it, big thanks for your work :beerchug:. I have a question about the app, It's possible create a theme 90 degrees rotated? I like to do a mini compilation with Shmups tate compatible and will be nice have a gdemu also in tate mode.

Best!
 
@RazorX awesome job!! I will start making themes my own. Some questions, which are the limits for the image (size/ dimensions)? and how it is possible to use together with GDMENUCardManager.v1.3.2. (not coping 1st_read.bin to data folder)? I think is way better than Sd maker 1.10, since it has native zip support and shrink function. By the way in current download, the SD manager window position in config.bin is out of limits (it took me a few tries to figure it out whats going on), some less friendly tech users could have some problems... thank you!
 
Hello @RazorX,

I'm donwloadind the app for test it, big thanks for your work :beerchug:. I have a question about the app, It's possible create a theme 90 degrees rotated? I like to do a mini compilation with Shmups tate compatible and will be nice have a gdemu also in tate mode.

Best!
no i don't think so, i haven't found anyway of rotating the games list like that sorry
 
@RazorX awesome job!! I will start making themes my own. Some questions, which are the limits for the image (size/ dimensions)? and how it is possible to use together with GDMENUCardManager.v1.3.2. (not coping 1st_read.bin to data folder)? I think is way better than Sd maker 1.10, since it has native zip support and shrink function. By the way in current download, the SD manager window position in config.bin is out of limits (it took me a few tries to figure it out whats going on), some less friendly tech users could have some problems... thank you!
sorry you had some issues, this app is made to be used with the included sd card maker app and how that generates gdmenu each time you apply changes to the sd card which makes it really easy to change your theme whenever you want easily with minimum effort.
as for gdmenu card manager it's not something i've tried or looked into since i'm pretty much done with my gdemu sd card, it's got like 350 games on it and i've used my tools i made to fix every game that was missing the disc image to now have it so i now consider it done.
at some point in the near future i will update this app again to see if i can add more to it but right now i'm taking a bit of a break from it.
 

derek (ateam)

Pluto Supporter
sorry you had some issues, this app is made to be used with the included sd card maker app and how that generates gdmenu each time you apply changes to the sd card which makes it really easy to change your theme whenever you want easily with minimum effort.
as for gdmenu card manager it's not something i've tried or looked into since i'm pretty much done with my gdemu sd card, it's got like 350 games on it and i've used my tools i made to fix every game that was missing the disc image to now have it so i now consider it done.
at some point in the near future i will update this app again to see if i can add more to it but right now i'm taking a bit of a break from it.

RazorX, is that you?! I've missed you, buddy!
 
RazorX updated GDMenu Theme Manager with a new update entry:

GDMenu Theme Manager v1.6b

Made some improvements to the ability to use HD themes, Now all you do is add your HD themes (as any name but still .png) in 'Assets\HD' and when you click apply under advanced settings you will see this:
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Now just select the theme you want to apply and click Accept and you're good to go and just need to click Scramble and do the usual from there.
I have also included the HD pso theme i made and HD versions of my friend Riggles bios styled themes.

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RazorX updated GDMenu Theme Manager with a new update entry:

GDMenu Theme Manager v1.6c

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Update (04/09/2021) - Added the ability to use any filesize font, Just put the font image in 'Assets\HD' and call it font_8x16.png then click Apply on the option to enable it under 'Advanced - Customize Options' and continue as normal.
I also updated my theme generator app, it's now more clear you can click the image to view a larger adjustable version.
I have also added a 'SEGA' VMU image under...

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