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    Skin Editing Questions

    Hi guys . I am writing this thread as i found it hard to edit the skin of the driveline and i could use some help . So in this thread i ( or everybody else ) could ask for tips or easy ways of doing some editing.

    I know it is xml and probably you would say if you dont know dont mess with it but i would like to have some things in a different way.

    So in driveline --> settings --> skin settings --> icon text colors you can change the color text of the first screen . Is there any way to do it through xml and keep it's setting? Cause no matter what i do in the Skin_Config.xml it keeps reverting to white .

    Thanks guys.

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    I use Notepad++ to edit the .xml files. I make a copy of my file before starting, then open it up and experiment.

    So far I have changed colors, changed start and end locations of objects, changed transparancies, and changed objects to visible or not visible to build up the screen changes I wanted. if you have dual screens, remember to change the screen2 file the same as the screen file so both screens look the same.

    The biggest changes come from making all new buttons to match my theme, and saving them with the name of the original button, and changing the background pictures.

    You can use animated icons if you want, I just have the logo animated on my current Resident Evil theme.

    I save all my files under the skin folders in my own skin folder and use that skin in driveline settings.

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    Read the XML's for a bit last night looking for the transparency value or a way to change it. Can you highlight where this was?

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    It depends on which objects you want to change. But keep in mind that most colors are specified in the Skin_SkinVars.XML file, and then referenced as variables within other skin files.

    Most colors are specified in format A,R,G,B which is Alpha, Red, Green, Blue.

    An alpha value of 255 is 100% opaque, and an alpha value of 0 is 100% transparent.

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    Awesome, thanks...really helps clean up the skin since I am using it in portrait mode.

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    Don't forget to show your work, we/I want to see DL in portrait mode SNO

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOtwistR View Post
    Don't forget to show your work, we/I want to see DL in portrait mode SNO
    "Build" thread will follow. Currently just sitting on my desk at work. Waiting for a couple more pieces. Snuck a 10" touchscreen from Chalk-elec during the 5 days they had them for sale. Multitouch isn't working yet though Ordered the processing for the audio and such today so getting close. Was frustrated with other aspects of the setup (not Driveline related) so I decided to procrastinate and change the look up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNOtwistR View Post
    Don't forget to show your work, we/I want to see DL in portrait mode SNO
    Sitting on my desk in the mount for the truck, but first teaser.



    Logo and word scaling needs work, but I haven't dug into looking for that yet. I've got a REALLY little car

    Will take better pics when I actually install it in the car. All mocked up and ready to go...but my Chalk screen flakes out on the bottom when I press there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deephaven View Post
    Sitting on my desk in the mount for the truck, but first teaser.



    Logo and word scaling needs work, but I haven't dug into looking for that yet. I've got a REALLY little car

    Will take better pics when I actually install it in the car. All mocked up and ready to go...but my Chalk screen flakes out on the bottom when I press there
    Awesome to see some progress. Looking good so far.
    Rodrigo y Gabriela... I think I put some of their songs in a custom Guitar Hero that I made a long time ago. (Oh yeah, if anyone ever played custom Guitar Hero games on the Wii that were made by ClockWorK, I totally made those.)

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