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#1 vulgusprofanum

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 12:32 AM

Solutions have been developed around evox, etc. to change skins without a pc. This app makes it much simpler. Instructions included.

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Edited by vulgusprofanum, 18 June 2004 - 02:05 AM.


#2 tayior7

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 02:12 AM

havent had the chance to try it yet, but ti sounds awesome.
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#3 aweelz

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 04:33 AM

OK, i've got a request here,

Would you be able to release a version which loads the foldername,xbe name and path, ect from a config file?

I guess it will come later though once its been tested out.

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#4 Android1342

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 12:12 PM

Yes I worked like a charm!! I only have on request. Can you post the code that you changed so I can incorporate it into my existing default.xip? When I used yours I lost my fifth menu choice. Thanx

#5 vulgusprofanum

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:08 PM

Android:
CODE

var info = new Settings;
info.file = "Y:\\config.xbx";
var skin = info.GetValue("Skin");
var skinNumber = 0;
   var c = new Folder;
c.path = "Y:\\tHcData\\skins";
  var cSize = c.subFolders.length();
    var cTitles = new Array(cSize);
       if(cSize > 0)
       {
        for(var cLoop = 0; cLoop < cSize; cLoop = cLoop + 1)
        {
             cTitles[cLoop] = c.subFolders[cLoop].name;
         }
 cTitles.sort();
 for(var i = 0; i < cSize; i = i + 1)
 {
  if(cTitles[i] == skin)
  {
   skinNumber = i + 1;
  }
 }
       }
if(skinNumber >= cSize)
{
 skinNumber = 0;
}
skin = cTitles[skinNumber];
info.SetValue("Skin", skin);
PlaySoundB();
PlaySoundA();
launch("vpatch.xbe", "\\Device\\Harddisk0\\Partition2");


Aweelz:
Yep. It'll likely be in the next release.


#6 RapBoy

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 08:34 PM

haven't tried it yet, but sounds very interesting!

#7 brent4president

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 06:24 AM

great work!

now on to the suggestions:

1. locks up without a .xbp file... (some of my skins came only with a .xip. the skins DID load after a hard restart. I cant find the default green .xbp file for some reason.) I suggest using a default xbp file, or error checking.

2. there is no way to go backwards.

3. perhaps add something on the screen telling the users what skin they are at. (3 out of 12) (or maybe at least the skin name could be visible in some way.)

4. if the user can tell what skin he/she is at then maybe allow them to skip ahead/behind 5 or 10 skins (if they have a large list of skins).

thanks again, and keep up the good work!

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 06:29 AM

oh i forgot:

5. maybe make it harder to change the skin... something like white + R or white + L would be nice.... otherwise my stupid friends will be changing my skins and then i'll have to cycle back to the one i want.

6. rebooting changed the background of the skin back to green consistantly with some skins. going into a dash (evox or UnleashX for example) and then going back to the "ms dashboard" would return the color back to the proper color every time. probably a bug.

EDIT: (this might be confusing...) two skins are going completely back to the original skin on reboot. these both use the original skin.xip with a different .xbp to spice things up.
i believe the problem is due to the skin.xbp files not being reloaded on reboot, but maybe im wrong.


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Edited by brent4president, 04 June 2004 - 07:45 AM.


#9 Osanya

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 01:09 PM

oops, meant to hit pm, not reply
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Edited by Osanya, 04 June 2004 - 01:17 PM.


#10 PID

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 03:34 PM

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#11 Osanya

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Posted 04 June 2004 - 04:46 PM

Hey, can you put in FTP support too? That'd be cool.

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#12 vulgusprofanum

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 05:42 AM

brent4president:
1. I'll do that.
2-5. In the future you will be able to choose your skin from a settings menu in thc. I heard someone was working on that. If not, I can do it. That would solve those problems.
6. This was a tough one but I think I know what's happening. I bet your bios does'nt boot to thclite.xbe so you have two thc xbe's. In this case, this is whats happening:

1. your bios boots dash.xbe
2. you press white button, and it launches vpatch.xbe
3. vpatch applies the color scheme to thclite.xbe and swaps the skin.xip
4. it then launches thclite.xbe and you see your skin in all it's glory
5. when you reboot, the bios launches dash.xbe which still has the green materials
- in the next release you will be able to specify the dash partition and name. you could also just flash your bios to boot thclite.xbe

Osanya:
-- I'll get right on that
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#13 brent4president

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 06:18 AM

QUOTE (vulgusprofanum @ Jun 5 2004, 07:42 AM)

6.  This was a tough one but I think I know what's happening.  I bet your bios does'nt boot to thclite.xbe so you have two thc xbe's. 

6. you are 100% correct. i have evoxdash.xbe and tchlite.xbe both. good call.

keep up the good work!

Edited by brent4president, 05 June 2004 - 06:25 AM.


#14 DarkDyviniti

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Posted 05 June 2004 - 10:48 PM

I have a Menu that I think would work really well with this

You can also cycle backwards... I'll post my exact mod when I get back home on tue, in the meantime you can apply this to whatever button you choose...

I believe this is correct... Note: changes are underlined!!!

let meknow if it works.. ok


var info = new Settings;
info.file = "Y:\\config.xbx";
var skin = info.GetValue("Skin");
var skinNumber = 0;
var c = new Folder;
c.path = "Y:\\tHcData\\skins";
var cSize = c.subFolders.length();
var cTitles = new Array(cSize);
if(cSize > 0)
{
for(var cLoop = 0; cLoop < cSize; cLoop = cLoop + 1)
{
cTitles[cLoop] = c.subFolders[cLoop].name;
}
cTitles.sort();
for(var i = 0; i < cSize; i = i + 1)
{
if(cTitles[i] == skin)
{
skinNumber = i - 1;
}
}
}
if(skinNumber < 0)
{
skinNumber = cSize - 1;
}
skin = cTitles[skinNumber];
info.SetValue("Skin", skin);
PlaySoundB();
PlaySoundA();
launch("vpatch.xbe", "\\Device\\Harddisk0\\Partition2");


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Posted 11 June 2004 - 06:06 PM

That link doesnt work. Where can i download this at?? I've been waiting for something like this for a long time, seeing how i have win98 stupid hexbe wont apply .xbp files to the .xbe




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