Recently, TheFlow has been on a coding spree and apparently, he’s interested in the PSVita’s useless features. Following the release of NoLockScreen, TheFlow released Custom Warning, a plugin that many will surely like!
What is Custom Warning?
With Custom Warning, you can create your own custom epilepsy warning screen!
Custom Warning is a user-land plugin, that hooks into SceShell, which lets you customise the epilepsy screen to your liking! If you don’t know what that is, it’s the screen that pops up about a health warning after the PS/Enso logo when you do a cold boot. With almost certainty, it can be said that this screen is useless to almost all PSVita users and many will be glad to customise it.
Thankfully, changing what’s shown on your epilepsy screen is pretty simple as you only need to edit a TXT file to do so. However, you must use Unicode Little Endian when writing in your custom screen or else it won’t work! Furthermore, it’s important you have “FF FE” if you want to show any text at all. If you don’t want any text, you can simply create a blank BOM (Byte Order Mark) file. It must be noted that this will only work with FW 3.60/5 as only they can use Enso!
How can I create custom epilepsy warning screens? How do I install this?
Thanks to Reddit user “S1ngyy”, creating a custom screen has been made pretty easy.
S1ngyy made some pretty crafty use of Custom Warning and outputted some ASCII art!
To create your own screen, simply do the following:
Download the TXT from the Google Drive link found in the Reddit post linked below
Open it in a text editor on your PC, such as Notepad
IMPORTANT: VitaShell’s text editor can’t be used as it doesn’t properly understand the file’s encoding!
You can delete everything in the file and write everything you want!
Even if you delete everything in the file, the “FF FE” bytes at the beginning won’t be removed. You can check this with a hex editor if you want.
Reboot your PSVita and enjoy your new epilepsy screen!
As editing the custom warning file is pretty easy, we will hopefully see some awesome ASCII art epilepsy warning screens!
Perhaps something like this would be pretty nice!
To install this plugin, simply place it under the *main section of taiHEN’s config file AND make sure you have a “custom_warning.txt” file in ux0:/tai .
If you find any issues, simply report them to TheFlow in the Issues Tab of the GitHub link below. You may also donate him a few bucks for his excellent work via Patreon!
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