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Old September 29th, 2008 (6:18 AM). Edited October 13th, 2008 by Zeikku™.
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OK well, this idea came from thex4s titlescreen tutorial on PHO, and thought I could try getting the platinum boot screen on my hack! so this morning I discovered PTC, because cyclone doesn't work, and NTME still has problems.
I think I'm NOT the first guy to put tiles on a boot screen, just the first to right a tutorial maybe..

But here it is, my tutorial!


What you will need:-
FR/ LG Rom
Un-LZ GBA
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PTC (Found attached on this thread or at WAH)
HEX EDITOR ( you won't need because I'll give you the offset)
APE
Advance map (I used it to get the right pallette)

Ok, so now pay attention!
Keep all the programs above open and ready
this can be confusing if your reading..

Step one
Open your ROM with UnLZ GBA, use 16 color and use black and white
look around 207 and export this image (click save as..):


Step 2
Now on paint open the image and add your tiles, I used the default pallettes that the image had... be sure to add the tiles at the end of the image, it's to keep good measure of the tiles being 8x8.



Step 3
now Import that new image back in,
Write to ROM it and press next, now click raw dump.


Step 4
Now open PTC, and go to file "Apri tileset", it means open, open your image from earlier, so this :-


Now Go to file and click "Apri tilemap"
and select the raw dump from earlier.
The black on the right is NOT to be overwritten
Now, draw the tiles on the Tilemap.
and you should have something which looks like this when your done..



Step 5
Now, go to file, "Salva tilemap" (save tilemap)
and go to un-lz gba where you found the raw
Now go to file load RAW, Your new Tilemap should look different from the one thats in already.
Now write to ROM and re-point the image offset to a free one, so 800000 if thats free.



In game it should look like this....


Step 6
Now load your ROM on APE and go to offset 0040226A
Copy and change the necessary pallettes


Finally it should look something like this:-


Well this is the easiest I can put it, but if you don't understand send me a PM. :D
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Old September 29th, 2008 (10:39 AM). Edited October 4th, 2008 by torferno lvl-X.
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      Whoa...
      I'm gonna try this right away!
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      Old September 29th, 2008 (10:51 AM).
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      Whoa...
      I'm gonna try this right away!
      Ok but quick note

      Don't palette edit the pure black palettes, that messes the tilemap and can crash the game at times.
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      Ok but quick note

      Don't palette edit the pure black palettes, that messes the tilemap and can crash the game at times.
      By The Pure black tiles, how would you know which ones? Because they're many color(black) on the screen.

      P.S. Boot screen editing? XDDDD(sounds like a computer..:\) Good tutorial! I've never thought of it that way before :p Thanks!
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      By The Pure black tiles, how would you know which ones? Because they're many color(black) on the screen.

      P.S. Boot screen editing? XDDDD(sounds like a computer..:\) Good tutorial! I've never thought of it that way before :p Thanks!
      wow this is a awsome tutorial even cooley didnt even know about this lol neither did i .
      im going to give this a go
      anyway thanks
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      Old September 29th, 2008 (3:55 PM). Edited October 13th, 2008 by Zeikku™.
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      By The Pure black tiles, how would you know which ones? Because they're many color(black) on the screen.

      P.S. Boot screen editing? XDDDD(sounds like a computer..:\) Good tutorial! I've never thought of it that way before :p Thanks!
      I didn't know what to call it...LOL..idk!
      But by the Pure black palette I mean
      don't edit these ones with the red lines on the image below, because the just mess up the tilemap, even if they're unedited


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      wow this is a awsome tutorial even cooley didnt even know about this lol neither did i .
      im going to give this a go
      anyway thanks
      Well I figured it out today, just by playing around with it, I mean Now there is probably possibilities for changing trainer cards etc.
      so I recommend playing with Tilemaps and Images with a RAW image.
      it's not exactly hard, It was inspired by the titlescreen background hack.

      anyways good luck guys,

      A quick note if you guys have a problem or want something explained in more depth, drop a PM and I'll change what I need on the tutorial.
      Thanks
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      It's a good guide, but people have been doing this for ages, it's not difficult. Also, I've never heard of that TileMap Editor. :o Now there like 5.
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        Like, this is a good tutorial and I think it will be very helpful.... (l)
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        Old September 30th, 2008 (3:21 AM). Edited September 30th, 2008 by Zeikku™.
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        It's a good guide, but people have been doing this for ages, it's not difficult. Also, I've never heard of that TileMap Editor. :o Now there like 5.
        Yeah TheX4 told me him and baro are one of the few to have done it...but oh well..
        I agree it's not difficult, but I wasn't sure if my tutorial was clear enough (I suck at tutorials I think)
        But yeah loads of Tilemap editors out, but I grew onto this more than NTME and cyclone, I haven't got an error yet, it's just a better editor all round (sorry D-trogh and mewthree)
        - NTME said I had over 10000 tiles so i couldn't use that... how can I have that much tiles if my image is like 312 x 8
        - Cyclone doesn't work with my PC..and I can't be bothered to fix that again..
        I still like Troghs and mewthrees tools, I just prefer this Tilemap editor to be honest

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        Like, this is a good tutorial and I think it will be very helpful.... (l)
        Well same method is used to get title screen backgrounds, you just use the 2004 gamefreak image from the title to put your tiles on.
        I may post more graphic based tutorials when I'm free..
        it's basically like once you can do one..you can do them all really, you just gotta think of how editors read tiles, and how the tiles go onto the tileset image
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            Hey Jake! This is a great and easy to understand tut! I just have a question, it it possible to keep the animation too? You know, where the little gamefeak logo appears behind the text?
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            it's a different image and you don't need a raw for it,
            but the animation stays fine
            the gamefreak logo and text etc are found at the next number after the RAW of the boot screen in Un-LZ GBA, so 208/9/10
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                  in PTC, i loaded the image and then loaded the raw dum file from earlier and I get this error:

                  Si è verificato un errore durante il caricamento. Vuoi continuare ugualmente a caricare?
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                  Is that the "The black on the right is NOT to be overwritten"
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                    in PTC, i loaded the image and then loaded the raw dum file from earlier and I get this error:

                    Si è verificato un errore durante il caricamento. Vuoi continuare ugualmente a caricare?
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                    Is that the "The black on the right is NOT to be overwritten"
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                      Hey Synyster_Zeikku thnx for this awesome tut ^^ i've finnaly invented how i can change it. Great work ^^
                      See here my boot screen for Pokémon Thunder Emblem ^^

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                      in PTC, i loaded the image and then loaded the raw dum file from earlier and I get this error:

                      Si è verificato un errore durante il caricamento. Vuoi continuare ugualmente a caricare?
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                      Is that the "The black on the right is NOT to be overwritten"
                      Hmmm, you shouldn't get that problem, try on another rom. and no it doesn't mean the black on the right is not to be overwritten. make sure you open the tileset then the raw...draw the tiles...It shouldn't come up with any errors, does you tileset use colors from the intro? because it should (I don't understand spanish..I'm guessing from my knowledge)

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                      Hey Synyster_Zeikku thnx for this awesome tut i've finnaly invented how i can change it. Great work
                      See here my boot screen for Pokémon Thunder Emblem

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                        Ummm. I just happened to pass by your Forum as I was browsing through this place looking for someone who has the same problem I have. that's not the discussion right now, but i've been wanting to do the intro thing for a while and I'm glad I came across you. Where do you get the materials needed for this activity? I have UnLZ.gba, paint (Duh), a pokemon sapphire rom (again, DUH), and Advancemap 1.92.
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                        Hmm...I need to do the Ruby and sapphire versions of this tutorial soon. so stay tuned when I'm free I'll do that
                        but download PTC from wah, thats one thing you need.
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