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    EDIT: Tuned the day skin, added night skin. Not dark enough maybe?
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    And another update

    As I said, I'm just trying some ideas, looking for other people's opinions..
    So gimme!



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    I really like that version Proximo! It distinguishes itself from all the clones that have come up, as well. It would be a great day skin.

    I believe the buttons are from left to right - Gamma adjust, Visualization, and Microphone
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    ...complete setup, but still need to make the install cleaner

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    Nice update!! I've been meaning to ask you....how do you get the text to display in all caps using LCD DISPLAY GRID? Are you using a different font or is there a special tag in the XML? Or are all your MP3s already in caps? Please advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonjo8
    Nice update!! I've been meaning to ask you....how do you get the text to display in all caps using LCD DISPLAY GRID? Are you using a different font or is there a special tag in the XML? Or are all your MP3s already in caps? Please advise.
    My secret is that the skin is not finished, will probobly never make it a "skin" either. At the time its just a project in Photoshop, and i dont think i will be doing the xml part.. because thats not my thing, photoshop is my thing And lastly, the images are saved images, not screenshots The text is just added in Photoshop. I will be finishing the images for the skin in time.. Maybe, just maybe if i start thinking of my own carputer project, i will try do do some xml and finish it...

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    You can use a font that just has caps, which is what most 'lcd' fonts do.
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    Updated...for RR :(

    Hello gang:

    It's been a while since I've played around with anything related to carputing. Changing jobs and other outside influences have kind of kept me pretty busy lately.

    As I had indicated previously, I was contemplating taking the plunge and installing an in-dash carputer to replace my current PDA based system. Although this system has served me well, it does have it's limitations (like having to switch between applications to access functions, rather than having the functions "touchable" at the same time).

    My hesitation with the in-dash solution has always been having to hack up my interior. Well...with the recent release of UMPCs (like the Samsung Q1) I will be moving in that direction as there would be no need to cut into my precious dash. The platform looks very promising, however, not at it's current price point (about a grand). I think I'll wait a few months until the price comes down a bit.

    In the meantime, I got to thinking (again) about software to run the frontend. I, of course, have taken a look at the latest versions of Centrafuse, however, it's not really moving in the direction I had hoped. While I still think, technology-wise, it is probably the best front-end out there, I really don't need anything as "fancy" or as integrated as Centrafuse (no need for radio controls as I will be keeping my stock radio). I have taken a hard look at Road Runner (RR) and have found that it will suit my needs just fine (plus, it is a lot easier to skin).

    Here are a few screenies of my updated version of the "Corvette" skin. I hope to have a finished version in a couple of weeks.



    As you can see, I finally have the track display in the format that I prefer. Something, I believe, Centrafuse still doesn't do.



    You might be wondering why I'm posting this here (since the skin will be an RR skin). Well...when the skin is posted I will also include the PSD (yes...I have finally figured out how to deal with layers in Photoshop). This will allow anyone who might be interested in porting the skin over to a Centrafuse format to easily manipulate the graphics. I rec'd a lot of PMs with requests to put out versions with different car logos. The included PSD will make placing whatever car logo you want very simple (the PSD already contains logos for a Nissan 350Z...it's what my brother drives).



    Look for the release soon.

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    Dragonjo8, nice work and i really like the work u did and actually thats exactly what I had in mind. I have installed a car PC in my 01 corvette, i can send you some pics if you are interested, I ofcourse cut my dashboard, etccc but it all came up to be the way I want except right now I am using Windows XP and have icons until I saw ur screens, I was looking into RR also for the past 2 weeks now. I have an XM, FM/TV tuner, GPS (Mic Street & Trips 2007), Wireless interner, bluetooth but like i said i am using windows and its a pain in A$$.

    Is there a way I can download what you have, i program in FORTRAN and C++ so i have the concept of coding.

    So are u using RR or centrafuse

    Let me know if it is possible to download

    Thank you

    Ramez

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    COOOOOOOOOL! Man can you please share it! Pleaaaseee!
    Thank You!!

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    Anyone around here?

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    I dunno it seems like the thread is deserted, been keeping my eye on it. Thats a cool skin.

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