Late last year Devil's Details released the darty party game Top Darts on the PlayStation Store, and one of its unique features was the ability to create your own dartboards using video or photos snapped with the PlayStation Eye, or images taken from the system's XMB. If you struggled to create a corking masterpiece, help is at hand in the form of templates and detailed instructions straight from the developer.
With a pair of simple templates and some in-depth instructions you'll be able to create your own board featuring anything you can draw or photograph. You can download a PhotoShop template or a PNG template and read the instructions below to help you create your masterpiece.
Be sure to share your handiwork with us here at Movemodo, and read our Top Darts review for more information.
To position your custom artwork using the template provided, you will need an image editing program such as GIMP or Adobe Photoshop and a basic knowledge of the program
Download the template file to your computer
Open the template png in your image editing program
Create a new layer for your artwork under the template layer
Use the template layer to align your artwork as you want it displayed on the dartboard in-game
For best results, do not resize the canvas – keep the image size set to 640 x 480 pixels
Hide the template layer and then save the file in png or jpeg format onto your computer
Create a folder on your USB drive called “picture” and copy the new file into it
Eject the USB drive and plug it into a spare USB port on your PS3
In the PS3 XMB menu, open the USB drive in the “Photo” menu
Your artwork should be displayed as a thumbnail in the menu. Scroll to the correct image if there are multiple images in the folder
Copy the image to the PS3 by bringing up the options using the Triangle button and selecting “copy” from the list
Now start Top Darts
In the main menu, select “Games” and in the Game Setup Screen switch to the “Load Photo” board type
When prompted, select the dated folder with the image in and then select the image
The image will load under a preview board template
Select “Tick” to continue and configure your game type. (Select “Cross” to return to the folder and load another)
Complete the “Game Setup” and the “Player Setup” screens to see your image loaded onto the dartboard in-game
Invite friends and family round for some top quality fun and to admire your artistic skills