DS Anime Fantasy Current credits: jimsmith for offering DroidSmith as a base This community for making me want to give back to it So if you read my other thread you know I was gauging you guys to see if an anime rom was something that community would like. I'm happy with the response I got so I decided to set things rolling. I COULD make my own rom from scratch, I was doing it once before. I had a solid base but hadn't done any themeing. But I decided this time since we have so many great ROMs already I'd rather base it off of one of them and add a few tweaks here and there. Sure, I could learn a bit more by doing it the hard way but since this will be my first ROM that I actually release I want to get something working well first, then tinker with it. Plus I'm gonna be doing this as a hobby for a while to help me stay busy. I'm about to go through something rough and I know staying busy will help greatly. jimsmith has kindly stepped forward and offered to let me use DroidSmith as a base. This is excellent as his ROM has a lot of the things that I specifically wanted in mine, like xperia home launcher for instance. I'll have to take a look at the zram/swap settings because that's one thing I want to match my current setup. My current ideas software side are basic but look like this: I want to implement the specific zram/swap settings I've made on my current version of Alliance 3.1 I want to also implement my custom OOM settings that I'm using. I want to produce two versions(I mentioned this in the alliance thread): One with the standard default apps you'd expect in any rom One "barebones" version that basically is just the rom and the theme, so you can do the apps the way you like. I also like the idea of flashable "app packs." I think this is possible but I'm not 100%. But like we might have an "entertainment pack" with a good music player, video player, hulu, netflix, iheartradio/pandora etc. We might have a productivity pack with an office suite, photo editor. We might have an "open source" pack that contains only open source stuff. You get the idea. These packs would be separate downloads and completely optional. Is it possible to make flashable app packs like that? For the theme side, obviously it's anime themed. As I said in the other thread, I'd really rather avoid licensed character artwork. It's not based on any specific anime, just anime in general. I'd like to theme the status bar, notification panel, quickpanel, lock screen, boot animation the whole nine yards. I should be able to do the icons and stuff myself as far as drawing them. I can draw simple things like that pretty easily. But I'd also like some character artwork here like for the boot animation, wallpaper. I'd like it to be original artwork so I was wondering: Can any of you draw anime style characters, and would you be willing to help out? Overall, I'd like the theme part to be kind of whimsical. Not outlandishly so, but done in a cute anime style. That's what I'll be aiming for with the icons and such. Another question: Do any of you know of any "anime style" fonts that would still be easy on the eyes and readable? I'm basically in the brainstorming phase right now. So if you have any ideas of things you would/would not like to see then please let me know! Though I am going to be kind of the project leader on this ROM, I really want it to be one that everyone has a say in, so please, speak up! As for time frame, Like I said my coming weeks will be hard. I probably will be brainstorming for at least a few days. I was working on a ROM when the warp was only a few months old, but I was just kinda going it alone, hacking along. I know I'll have some questions for you great devs when things get rolling. One last thing: Since it will be based on DroidSmith I wanna keep that in the name somehow. It won't exactly be a straight theme job as I said I want to tweak some things now and probably more when I get better. But I feel that since I'm using someone elses rom as a base I should DEFINITELY make that obvious. I like "AnimeFantasy" as the name, and I put the "DS" in front of it for DroidSmith. And I've said it in here a dozen time. Do you think "DS AnimeFantasy" is good, or I should spell it out "DroidSmith AnimeFantasy?" Maybe I'm thinking too much! I'm looking forward to working on this and learning lots too!