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#1 Jezz_X

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 07:37 PM

OK spent the better part of last night modifying my Black Box skin to make it look smoother and I think I succeded. If you want to see the difference download the old version in another older thread. Basically its prettied up with DVDState added to the readouts and Passcoded Item identification ( by the way note the conditional arrows in the screenshots )

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Screen shot One Shows you the Game media preview section
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Screen shot Two Shows you the Normal menu with no title pic
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Screen shot Three Shows you the Passcoded Item State (It has a red Border)
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Screen shot Four Shows you the ScreenSaver
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Edited by Jezz_X, 19 November 2003 - 07:42 PM.


#2 geniusalz

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 08:10 PM

Nice to see people making intelligent use of conditionals.

Edited by geniusalz, 19 November 2003 - 08:11 PM.


#3 thetruethugg

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 08:31 PM

Wow man, this one looks really nice.

#4 dman7

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 06:09 AM

I checked it out and it looks really sharp! My only problem with it is that there is no moving background for the main menu. I really liked the screen saver....in fact, that is the best screen saver I ever ran across for the Xbox. Is there a way to take that screen saver and use it on my other skins?

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#5 yourwishismine

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 09:12 AM

QUOTE (dman7 @ Nov 20 2003, 02:09 AM)
I checked it out and it looks really sharp! My only problem with it is that there is no moving background for the main menu. I really liked the screen saver....in fact, that is the best screen saver I ever ran across for the Xbox. Is there a way to take that screen saver and use it on my other skins?

-dman

Well if you search the archive for a file called 'saver.png', you can copy that file to you other skins 'MEDIA' folder. then you need to change the other skin with the following bit of code...

CODE

<Layout Screen="Saver">
 <LayoutElement Type="Image" Source="saver">
  <Pos l="0" t="0" w="640" h="480" />
  <Scale x="False" y="False" />
 </LayoutElement>
 <LayoutElement Type="MatrixEffect">
  <Pos t="0" l="0" w="640" h="480" />
  <Color>0xFF00FF00</Color>
 </LayoutElement>
 <LayoutElement Type="Text" Font="Dungeon_12">
  <Multi>
   <Text>Song :  </Text>
   <Text Source="CurrentSong"  />
  </Multi>
        <Pos l="70" t="300" w="500" h="25" />
  <Scale x="false" y="true" />
  <TextColor>0xFF70BA1F</TextColor>
  <Justify x=center y=top/>
  </LayoutElement>
 <LayoutElement Type="Text" Font="Dungeon_12">
  <Multi>
   <Text>Album :  </Text>
   <Text Source="CurrentSoundtrack" />
  </Multi>
        <Pos l="70" t="325" w="500" h="25" />
  <Scale x="false" y="true" />
  <TextColor>0xFF70BA1F</TextColor>
  <Justify x=center y=top/>
 </LayoutElement>
 <LayoutElement Type="Text" Source="Time" Font="Dungeon_14">
  <TextColor>0xFF70BA1F</TextColor>
  <Pos L="270" T="55" W="100" H="20"/>
  <Justify x=center y=top/>
 </LayoutElement>

</Layout>


also you need to add this code to the top of the other skin..

CODE

<Resource Type="Image" Name="Saver">
 <File>Media\Saver.png</File>
</Resource>


#6 Jezz_X

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Posted 20 November 2003 - 09:03 PM

He will also need the fonts and to reference them too

But glad you people like it

As for the animated background I really think I'm going to need to learn a 3d app and make one myself but dont hold your breath smile.gif

Edited by Jezz_X, 20 November 2003 - 09:05 PM.


#7 KAC

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Posted 21 November 2003 - 03:20 AM

Gorgeous skin, man!!! Sweet screensaver!!! Great job beerchug.gif

If the background was animated like Nexgen's dash background, this would be the best skin out there.

It truly is nice!

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Posted 21 November 2003 - 03:24 AM

BTW...IMHO, I think that this skin along with "MXM Live", "Simplicity", and "Livewire" look the most professional.

Just my opinion though....not to dis all the other skins/skinners. I use many of those too!

EDIT: I forgot to mention that XDLauncher is a close behind but it needs a little work and updating to make it as good as this skin....again, just my opinion biggrin.gif

Edited by KAC, 21 November 2003 - 03:26 AM.


#9 Jezz_X

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Posted 21 November 2003 - 11:15 AM

Ok just for the sake of it I'm going to knock myself down a little. Most of the graphics are made my MS I just modified it and created the layout thanks to mevinny for giving me a good quality version of it if your curious on the changes look at the original MS one by clicking HERE

By the way does anybody want this with drive G: support I would have to take out video mode or dvdstate or maybe even a temp monitor to add it but if anybody wants it feel free to ask. I could even switch the current playing song at the top of the skin to a news feed one too if anybody wants that. I would only need to make different xml's pretty easy

#10 geniusalz

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Posted 21 November 2003 - 12:50 PM

What people usually do is include different xml's (newsfeed, gdrive, etc) within the skin archive. So whoever wants to use one can just rename it to MXM_Skin.xml to use it. Put this somewhere in the readme.

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 03:50 AM

i've been using this skin for a little now and think that it would be better to switch the video preview screen and the status window screen. That way the video is bigger.

#12 Jezz_X

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 11:04 AM

QUOTE (KAC @ Nov 22 2003, 05:50 AM)
i've been using this skin for a little now and think that it would be better to switch the video preview screen and the status window screen. That way the video is bigger.

Maybe but I'd need a hell of a small font to fit all that data into the little window will see that I can come up with

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 08:12 PM

Great skin, I always liked that background. Very clean font and it;s organzied well. Welcome to the skinning world. beerchug.gif

One thing I noiced is the soundtrack width needs to be upped a bit and then moved to the left. Long filenames are getting cut off. Other then that, the skin is awesome, keep it up.


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Posted 23 November 2003 - 11:55 AM

Nice work on the skin editting.. The original was good but seemed kinda plain to me... This one though is great.. As with other peeps, an animated bg would make it even better... What software do people use to create their backgrounds anyway?

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 09:18 AM

hehe I see someone uploaded this to AllXboxSkinzs for me I was going to do it one day wink.gif I swear 185 downloads allready and I didn't even know biggrin.gif




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