Skinning & Zindex
Posted 22 August 2006 - 09:04 PM
I looked @ the FAQ and its not clear to me exactly how to implement this.
I downloaded one of neverwill's skins and looked @ the skin.xml file. Prior to this, I used Gimp to create three graphics w/transparent backgrounds.
Using what I know of HTML and the example from the FAQ, I changed this to reflect my graphics. Prior to reading the post in the FAQ, I'd never heard of zIndex.
Now, is there any way to preview this on my PC rather than having to push the files to \skins\ to see how they line up?
I've tried using IE 6 and FireFox, but neither display the graphics in the XML file. Allegedly, both support XML.
A search using google came across some pages that read like the zIndex information was supposed to be in a CSS format, but that didn't quite make much sense.
Posted 22 August 2006 - 11:53 PM
Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:01 PM
I went and took neverwill's skin.xml file and changed it to show my .png files. I haven't tried moving it to my xbox yet as I don't know what to do if I get it over there and cannot see the option to revert back to another skin.
I suppose there's an option to preview the skin prior to committing the change, but don't know where it is. I've only had the box for a couple of weeks so I've not had a chance to really explore the menus.
I google'd for XML viewers and found a couple. I just need to make sure they have a preview option.
I'll reply in this thread if I do.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 10:30 PM
As for previewing the skin when yo select it if you only press A once then back to get out it will keep the skin until next reboot. If you press A twice it will keep the skin forever.
If you do get a dud skin you can always hold back at boot and the default skin will load
Posted 24 August 2006 - 12:33 AM
I hooked the box back up, loaded the skin I made and saw that I need some SERIOUS work in order for it to look the way I intended.
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