Modifying the first screen. Ive tried all



  • Hi everyone. I just read the tutorial session and coudnt find any tutorials on how to modify the first screen and the menu screens of the Emulation Station.

    Turns out that I has having huge compatibility problems and coudnt get all the box covers by scrapping directly from the raspberry pi, so I downloaded a full image from the web. The image came complete but they have a custom screen (one of the first screens) with their brand or the store´s brand and I would like to restore it all to the original theme. I downloaded the original theme, but even modifying it from the menu, the first screen doesnt change and so the menu (bottom right corner). What should I do?

    Thanks in advance


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    Did you buy recalbox somewhere?



  • Can you provide some screenshots, please?


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    You can't modify the first of ES in a simple way. This screen is part of the exe and you'll need to recompile ES to change the splash of ES.



  • @paradadf @Nachtgarm No I didnt buy the recalbox ffrom anyone. but I bought an image full of roms and already scraped. I tried everything but failed to scrap decently. the scrapper to do on PC isnt user friendly and so... I bought this image, put it on the SD card using imgUSB and now when I boot it, the very first screen is a screen with the brand of the store or something like that, then the image switchs to ES screen and then it boots to the menu. Im ok with the ES screen (white with ES logo in blue). im not ok though with the first screen.... and its the same screen that appers when you launch a heavy game. it stays on this screen till the game is loaded.


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    "No I didnt buy the recalbox ffrom anyone. but I bought an image full of roms and already scraped." So you bought it ! you've been screwed up... recalbox is free 😉 " the very first screen is a screen with the brand of the store" !!!! please give screenshot !


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    Yes please give us some screenshots, strange story you're telling us!



  • @Nachtgarm I will record the boot of this and will put on youtube. I will put the link for you guys

    Here´s the boot recorded. I have terrible english so sorry about that. First screen is the original one, then it comes the one I want to restore to original, then after I start a game that screen appears again!

    Not to mention they put "hercules games" on the console select menu too on the botton right! damn this guys!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu169AA06qM



  • @dormonid You have been scammed! What you have there is not an official distribution of recalbox, but a rip off product by the company Hercules Games from Brazil.

    BUT, it looks like that they "just" put their own logo into /recalbox/system/resources/splash/, which is a read-only directory by default.

    I would suggest that you download the official version of recalbox here: https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/releases

    and reinstall it to your SD card.

    If you don't want to use that, you should get read/write access to your system partition (read the Wiki) and replace the picture with the default one, which can be found HERE



  • @Nachtgarm Damn these bastards! Thanks for your help! I will do a fresh install!



  • @dormonid or maybe just force an update



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