splash_color doesn't seem to be working for me. I added it to the end of my manifest file after splash_screen_hd and splash_screen_sd. The images appear fine, but they are over a completely black background. The color I am specifying does not show at all. Do I need to specify a width/height for the splash screen? I'm wondering if it is showing the color, but its just under the image. Any ideas??
Ok, I made it work. Looking at your example I moved just the splash_color line up under the subtitle. This made it work. But when I put it back to the bottom (last line) it is broken again. Come to find out, if I leave it at the bottom with no carriage return after it, it will not work. As soon as I give it a carriage return it works fine. Please try this, If this is a bug please let me know where to report it.
According to the Component Reference, section 3.2 Application Directory and Manifest Data: "Note that each name=value pair must end with a newline character, or it will not be parsed by the firmware. Take care that the last line actually ends with a newline character." That's why you need a blank line at the end of your manifest file (a line containing a comment such as '# This is a dummy last line' will work too). In other words, the last line of the manifest file, if it doesn't end with a newline character, is ignored. At least on Windows, the last line of a text file doesn't normally have a newline character at the end.