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#1 Gonzo_PhD

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 05:59 PM

Is it possible to create a script that will change skins incrementally (or alphabetically) with each reboot? Meaning, if I have 10 skins in my skin folder and I'm currently using skin #1 - could I create a script that would automatically change to #2 on the next boot, #3 on the following boot, etc.?

The reason I ask is that when set to "random", MXM seems to always show the same 5 or 6 skins - out of 150. There are some I never, ever see.

I don't fully understand how action scripts function, or how the "random" selection works either - so any insight anyone could offer would be appreciated. Thanks.

#2 geniusalz

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 06:48 PM

Using scripts, you could manually force it to load incrementally, by specifying the skin name in the mxm.xml.

So on autoexec, it should scan skin dir's, pick the 'next' one, and put its name into the mxm.xml.

#3 flattspott

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 03:52 PM

This is what Im thinking,

You make an xml file of all your skins

<Skin name="MXM Tivo">True</Skin>
<Skin name="The Architect">False</Skin>
<Skin name="Cirkular">False</Skin>

Only one is set to true, then you have an _AutoExec script that checks it, Set the true to false and then sets the next skin in the list to true and edits the prefs.xml.

This way you'd go through the entire list before repeating skins

#4 flattspott

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 01:25 AM

If you have a WIP access I just made a nify script to do this very thing.

If you don't have WIP access you'll just have to wait till the Next official release comes out.

#5 thetruethugg

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 03:27 AM

How about posting it for those that do have WIP access?

#6 flattspott

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 03:34 AM

I did fool tongue.gif

It's a topic with a user posted image

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Posted 30 March 2004 - 03:47 AM

Ah, shit, lol. Oh well.

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 02:11 AM

QUOTE (flattspott @ Mar 29 2004, 10:25 PM)
If you have a WIP access I just made a nify script to do this very thing.

If you don't have WIP access you'll just have to wait till the Next official release comes out.

No WIP access for me, so I'll have to wait. Thanks for your input though. I'll be sure to check out the script you whipped up (quite quickly, by the way) with the next release. beerchug.gif

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 02:21 AM

I'll see if I can dumb it done for all of you non WIPers tomorrow

Edited by flattspott, 31 March 2004 - 02:24 AM.





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