The MiSTer menu can be customized in a number of ways.
eg You can add a cool font, or change the background image for the main menu.
To change the default font
Create a /media/fat/fonts folder on your SD card.
Next download the fonts from here - MiSTer Fonts
Copy the pf files downloaded from that url to the /media/fat/fonts folder
Next edit /media/fat/MiSTer.ini
font= line, and edit to use a new font. Be careful not to add a / before the font folder!
If you want to use the C64 font - change the font line to
To add a background image
Find a suitable png or jpg file that you like
Copy your desired image to /media/fat/menu.jpg or /media/fat/menu.png (as appropriate)
Press F1 once rebooted into MiSTer to select your background.
To use multiple background images
There is also a way to have MiSTer choose from a selection of wallpaper images at random. On the root of your micro SD card (
/media/fat), you can create the following folder:
menu.png file (if present) from the root of the micro SD card. Populate the wallpapers folder with your desired images. Press
F1 to cycle through the included default images until you see one of the custom wallpaper images you have added, then leave it on that image. On the next restart, a different image will be chosen at random.
You can also create the following additional folders:
MiSTer supports up to three additional configuration profiles. The active
MiSTer_alt_*.ini file will determine from which folder the images are selected. If any of your configuration profiles use different resolutions, you can populate the corresponding wallpapers folders with only images of that profile's resolution. Each of these folders can have completely unique multiple images, or you can place just one image in each folder to have greater control over which background is used for certain configuration profiles.