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MayanMan2012 May 14th, 2011 5:15 AM

100% New FireRed Titlescreen
Hello, and welcome. I've been hacking here for a while, and I thought I'd find out how to do something that I hadn't seen explained here. I tried to figure it out, make sure there were no bugs in the method, and I hope this is of use to you.

Tools Needed:
MS Paint
Advance Palette Editor
Nameless TileMap Editor

Pokemon Logo and Version Name
I'm sure you've all seen this, but I wanted to take it to the next step. Very simple process, really. I have figured out how to place the logo anywhere you want on the titlescreen.

Step One:
Goto (roughly) 2009 in unLZ-GBA

Step Two:
Click "Save as..." and load the image in photoshop

Step Three:
Load your game in VBA or No$GBA

Step Four:
At the titlescreen, click tools - palette viewer - save bg, save as an ACT

Step Five:
In Photoshop, goto Image - mode - palette table, and click load. Load the palette from the game, and click okay

Step Six:
Copy the image and paste in Paint

Step Seven:
Erase the "FireRed Version" text and replace with your logo

Step Eight:
Place the new logo in Photoshop, goto image - palette table, and click grayscale in the drop down menu. Save the image

Step Nine:
Import the image into unLZ-GBA, and click write to rom. It should work

Step Ten:
This is where the new step comes in. Open the new logo in NTME

Step Eleven:
Using the Tile Selection box on the right, select the "pokemon" part of the logo and place anywhere in the bottom screen

Step Twelve:
Place the rest of the logo underneath the "pokemon" part. Save the tilemap

Step Thirteen:
Back in unLZ-GBA, goto the next image after the logo (probably 2010, but there is a slight chance yours will be different), and goto file, load raw. Select the tilemap you just made, and click write to rom. It should also work.

Step Fourteen:
Check in your game to see if you did it correctly! Enjoy!

Titlescreen Charizard
Again, this is a hacker's basic cup of tea. It's often changed almost as much as the logo, so most people who are experienced know how to do this. However, I have some extra features that I hope you all can find useful.

Step One:
Select your image (it can be any size, as long as it doesn't exceed the size of the titlescreen ;)

Step Two:
Open the image in IrFanView, click Image - Decrease Color Depth - 16 Colors [4 BPP] - OK

Step Three:
Goto Image - Palette - Edit Palette, and edit the first color. Hopefully, and probably, this will be your background color, otherwise you will need to do further palette editing. Make the color a bright color that is very different from any other colors in your picture.

Step Four:
Goto Image - Palette - Export Palette, and save it as a PAL file

Step Five:
Save the image as a PNG

Step Six:
Open up NTME and your saved image

Step Seven:
Using the tile selection box, place the image anywhere in the bottom screen

Step Eight:
In the Palettemap tab in NTME, make sure the whole image is "0"'s. Then cover your new image in "D"'s. Save the tilemap

Step Nine:
Open up unLZ-GBA with your rom, goto (roughly) 2011, and import your image with the bright background. Click write to rom. Depending on the size of your image, you may have to write a new offset

Step Ten:
Goto the next pointer (probably 2012). Goto File - Load Raw, and load your tilemap. Again, depending on the size of your image, you may need to repoint the offset

Step Eleven:
Open up APE with your rom, and goto the offset EAD5E8. Load the palette you exported during the beginning

Now for me, it never works quite right. If it works fine for you, go on to Step Thirteen

Step Twelve:
Try to import the palette again, until you get an error message saying Runtime Error 13. The palette numbers should still appear. Either screen capture or write down the numbers, and close the application. Re-open APE, and at the offset EAD5E8, write the palette numbers in the bottom two rows. Click Replace, and the Load. the palette at the top should be the new palette.

Step Thirteen:
Click Replace, and the Load. the palette at the top should be the new palette

Step Fourteen:
Check in your game to see if you did it correctly! Enjoy!

Next to come:
Titlescreen background
Titlescreen Fire

Tell me if there is anything else I should show how to edit!


Johto_legend May 14th, 2011 9:09 AM

this is a great tutorial, easy to follow. the only thing that could make this better would be pictures to help visual learners. anyways, great job, ive been wondering how to do that for a while now. Thanks!

dazzle May 14th, 2011 1:33 PM

yo um under image, i see nothing related to palletes, i have ps cs5 can anybody help me?

MayanMan2012 May 14th, 2011 2:37 PM

I apologize, I have an older version than yours, but I've changed it so it applies to cs5 and newer. In image, goto mode, then click color table.

Sorry for any inconvenience,

dazzle May 14th, 2011 4:27 PM

no its cool bro thanks for this amazing post and the time to change it for what i had :D thanks bro

Darkerm May 14th, 2011 6:34 PM

Well good tutorial but you should have post some image. I would make it easier to understand.

BLAZEQUAZA May 15th, 2011 8:46 AM

Great Tutorial Man - I've always wanted to center my logo like in Ruby and Sapphire


inuside21 May 18th, 2011 2:26 PM

the titlescreen
i dont have photoshop, can i use other? or any tutorial how to edit the logo w/o using photoshop?

JinRazielGames May 18th, 2011 6:13 PM


Originally Posted by inuside21 (Post 6647633)
i dont have photoshop, can i use other? or any tutorial how to edit the logo w/o using photoshop?

You can use GIMP.
It's kinda complex than Photoshop but it's free.

There, enjoy :)

pokefo785 May 30th, 2011 12:46 PM

If you can update this soon, then that would be sweet. :P

Pokeshadow13 May 30th, 2011 3:14 PM

how do i do the thing that you need photoshop for in gimp?

MayanMan2012 June 1st, 2011 5:44 AM

Well, I've never had to use GIMP, so you might have to ask in simple questions.

Second, I'm working on an update, but I'm finding a few bugs, trying to find solutions.


Pokeshadow13 June 3rd, 2011 2:28 PM

thank you anyways i found another tut on gimp it should work!

calenjhughes June 16th, 2011 8:08 AM

Thank You! You Are Awesome Man! :D

EdensElite June 24th, 2011 9:25 AM

I can't find it, it's not there. Can someone post a raw image of what its supposed to look like?

MayanMan2012 June 24th, 2011 1:39 PM


I've finished the Titlescreen Charizard Tutorial.

Visit the first post

war rock exe June 25th, 2011 10:37 AM

is there a way to do all this without photoshop?

too expensive...

Platinum Lucario June 25th, 2011 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by war rock exe (Post 6712854)
is there a way to do all this without photoshop?

too expensive...

Surely you can open up most images with a program called Paint.NET after exporting them from unLZ GBA. I know it edits most .png, .jpg, .bmp and many others except for .dib files.

MayanMan2012 June 26th, 2011 6:13 AM

Well I've never heard of paint.NET, but as far as I know, th closest thin is irfanview, which doesn't really work with the titlescreen.

Sorry I cant help you more

Spherical Ice June 26th, 2011 6:33 AM

Of course, you could always torrent Photoshop.

Sorry, what? Oh yeah, good tutorial! I'll be sure to put it to use sometime. :D

BloodWang August 29th, 2011 8:18 PM

This help alot man, awesome

TomByrne94 September 19th, 2011 8:40 AM

when I finish all the steps my new image [Instead of charizard] just isn't there... any ideas?

RomHacker23 September 26th, 2011 7:59 AM

I have a question.

Because I don't have Photoshop (and I am NOT going to spend that much money for something I will rarely use) but I have MSPaint and it possible to do this same thing using one of those two, or do I absolutely NEED Photoshop to change the titlescreen?

Ayfoth October 20th, 2011 3:36 AM

Tutorial comprehension
What is N° Tiles for change text in unlzgba for LeafGreen ?

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