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Team Blackbolt News Update - 07 June 2007


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#1 Blackbolt

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:37 PM

Hi Guys, Blackbolt here. I'm just popping in to inform everyone of the plans that I hope to adere to this year leading up to the holiday period. First of all concerning MC360 and website downloads. Pretty soon we will be moving to a more simplified way of delivering MC360 and other skins to you alot quicker than the way we have it now, whether that means having download links directly on our homepage, or another system, I want to make them more accessable. Also XBMC Live Place will be streamlined into the MC360 section and no longer have its own space in the downloads section.

Regarding MC360, the SVN is the best place to download the latest version. Towards the end of this week, we will release 1.05 which will include the current SVN tree, this is likely to be the last 'version' numbered release of MC360. Everything will be based on SVN numbers from the official XBMC Skinning SVN where MC360 now recides.

I myself, will be returning to skin in the fall, specifically September/October. I plan to finish 'eX' and have that ready before Christmas. I would also like to get the 'THR33' Skin release before Christmas, but we will have to see how things pan out. I look forward to returning to skinning after having some time away from it and I hope that the forums will perk up again with chatter about our new skins.

Thank You.

- Blackbolt


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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:46 PM

yeeeeeeeeeeees smile.gif

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 06:44 PM

Do you mean MC360 1.5? you put 1.05

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE(Rotfloljfk @ Jun 7 2007, 07:20 PM) View Post

Do you mean MC360 1.5? you put 1.05


Nope, I deffinatly mean 1.05.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:26 PM

That's great news Glad to hear you will be back to skinning.

Quote: "XBMC Live Place will be streamlined into the MC360"
Besides that change do you guys plan on making any other major changes in the skin?



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Posted 07 June 2007 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE(Blackbolt @ Jun 7 2007, 04:22 PM) View Post

Nope, I deffinatly mean 1.05.


Oh sorry I was thinking the skin was currently at 1.4 not 1.04.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 10:17 PM

Nice to have you back smile.gif

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 10:22 PM

QUOTE(spaceman-spiff @ Jun 7 2007, 05:53 PM) View Post

Nice to have you back smile.gif


Blackbolt used some new aging cream and found out he wasn't so old after all, so he figured he wouldn't retire just yet.


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Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:29 AM

Good to hear you're coming back mate...have you had a sufficient break though? Real life stuff MUST always come first.

That said, if you're ready then you're ready...and it'll be a very welcome return if you read these forums mate!

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:53 AM

Do you guys really plan on making 2 skins in 3 or 4 months?

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 11:03 AM

Well technically it would be finalising the skins biggrin.gif

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 03:46 PM

QUOTE(CHI3f @ Jun 8 2007, 06:29 AM) View Post

Do you guys really plan on making 2 skins in 3 or 4 months?


Might just be betas like MC360 started out as.

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 04:24 PM

mannn, I thought eX was going to be released in the first half of 2007 as it says on the site?

that's going to be the sickest skin ever, and now I have to wait until christmas. =[

oh well...

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE(Emerica44n @ Jun 8 2007, 12:00 PM) View Post

mannn, I thought eX was going to be released in the first half of 2007 as it says on the site?

that's going to be the sickest skin ever, and now I have to wait until christmas. =[

oh well...


dude, he retired. And WHEN he retired, he said it probably wasnt gonna happen at the announced time period. So were lucky we are getting it at all in 07.

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 06:33 PM

eX is such a simple skin compared to MC360. Most people just don't realise that when we started MC360, NOTHING that complex had ever been done, even I don't understand alot of the code, I put alot of faith in Jezz_X and he always delivers. I believe that he is the best coder in the XBMC scene.

When we where coding the skin, we literatly had to change the tracks ahead of us as we went, XBMC's skinning engine was updated and changed, we helped add new ideas and functions to the skinning engine. This was a very lengthy process as MC360 was not possible with XBMC when we started it, but that was a risk I took and gladly a few others decided to take that risk with me.

eX is going to be so simple to create because of the simple layout. THR33 is not a priority for 2007, I personally want eX in time for christmas, would be nice to finish off 2007 with a new skin from us.




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