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    Hi guys,

    I'm a developer for Centrafuse...kind of a hobist dev person. I have been programming a skin editor unlike no other for Centrafuse and I'm releasing a preview alpha to show you the potential of my offering.

    The features of the skin editor are barely functional right now but I have a solid foundation in code and have been in developement for well over a year now. My goal is to grow the editor to be top quality for Centrafuse.

    The features thus far are as follows:

    - Skins from V1.7 -> RC5 work, this is exciting to me as I started developing the skin editor from V1.7 XML changes and so far I have not had to change one line of code relating to any code changes up until RC5. I have done a lot of testing to make sure the skinners will have the option of making 1 skin 1 time for all versions of CF. It's not there yet but it is coming.

    - The editor is WSYIWG, there is no visible XML editing and you use it like a paint program. I don't know how many threads I've seen that say they hate editing the XML files. With this editor you will not be able to period. You will have to visualize the code and paint it on the screen. Artists should not touch XML

    I will be releasing the first version very soon (less than a week away) on the Centrafuse forums for the community to preview and give me feedback. The editor is no where near functional as other editors but it's meant to give you hope that there will be something out there.

    For now hope you guys will like what you see and provide me with some valuable feed back in the centrafuse support forums. Stay tuned....

    Zerach
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    CentraSkin Developer

    Try out the new version of CentraSkin V.52

    Click here to get CentraSkin V.52

  • #2
    Sweet another editor comming out. Try to put undo redo into it from the begining! Its a pain if not planned ahead of time. Will you be releasing source code too? Cant wait to see what you have.
    Um, I guess this is where you put something witty.WITTY

    My Web site, in the design stage. http://home.comcast.net/~cstrachn

    Modified RRSkinEditor http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=65723

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    • #4
      I did some initial testing and it works good... I beleive it will be a very solid product once completed...

      once it goes through a first round of testing I will put it up on the website for download...

      great job!!

      david
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      01 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4 Installed
      M10000/512Mb/20GB, Lilliput 7", Holux GM-210

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      • #5
        You say "another".. Is there other skin editing programs out there for centrafuse?

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        • #6
          Not that i know of. But There is one for Road Runner.
          Um, I guess this is where you put something witty.WITTY

          My Web site, in the design stage. http://home.comcast.net/~cstrachn

          Modified RRSkinEditor http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=65723

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          • #7
            Originally posted by SKiTLz View Post
            You say "another".. Is there other skin editing programs out there for centrafuse?
            Djerik made a few versions of a Skin Editor a few months back. I do believe he made his source available and dropped it (I think, don't quote me on that!)

            His was used for V1.7 and may have worked a few versions after that.

            Anyways I don't want to say mine's the only one and I believe someone else also wrote a point release skin editor.

            In the next 2 days I will be putting up a point release, this version will be used for minor use and feedback. I have already started coding the "next" version of the editor and hope to build on what this early release demonstrates.

            And to answer pRoFiT's question, no I will not be releasing source code for it as long as I am developing it. I will probably not release source code ever for it, I'm not one to share my libraries with other dev's. Some of the source is used in my other projects and wouldn't want to have that public.

            But I can certainly share code or give advice for how to do things programatically


            I just grabbed a few skin's from various versions out on the internet and so far I've tested V1.7 skin's and newer V1.6 skins I couldn't find and V1.4 skins will not work due to the substantial change in XML code.

            I was going to post on the centrafuse forums the executable today but the forums are down. maybe tomorrow?
            Zerach
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            CentraSkin Developer

            Try out the new version of CentraSkin V.52

            Click here to get CentraSkin V.52

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            • #8
              Hi Zerach,

              will you also support skining for plugins?

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              • #9
                Not at this time...but as a future wish list item I have added it to my list.

                I will have to discuss with Veetid and figure out if it's a consistent structure and how it needs to be implemented.

                So consider yourself heard and it's on my list to look at.

                Cheers,
                Zerach
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                CentraSkin Developer

                Try out the new version of CentraSkin V.52

                Click here to get CentraSkin V.52

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                • #11
                  SUbscribing.

                  Are you a 'Centrafuse' developer, as you stated... meaning, you are a FLUX employed developer?
                  2002 Honda CR-V
                  Carputer progress: 90% [▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ -]
                  Spent so far: $1105.90


                  Download the NEXUS Skin for Centrafuse
                  ...or even Listen to my music

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by justintime View Post
                    SUbscribing.

                    Are you a 'Centrafuse' developer, as you stated... meaning, you are a FLUX employed developer?
                    I am not employed by FLUX at all I'm working with David from FLUX. I had been the one who originally asked if I could develope a skin editor for CF.

                    I did get approval of this version of the skin editor from David (Veetid) the developer of CF to release this version.

                    He and I haven't talked about Trademarks or anything like that but I don't plan on stepping on peoples toes.

                    Also I should clarify that when I said that I mean I am developing for the Centrafuse product but in no way affiliated with the FLUX team directly. I merely have the support and encouragement from the FLUX team.

                    justintime, don't take this the wrong way but you sound a little like a tax collector or something....I'm in Canada if that helps our tax laws are different.

                    If you have any further questions let me know I'm all for complete disclosure.

                    P.S. you're skin is the best and most complete by far. I'm building this editor for you baby!
                    Zerach
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                    CentraSkin Developer

                    Try out the new version of CentraSkin V.52

                    Click here to get CentraSkin V.52

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                    • #13
                      Zerach is building a great product for Centrafuse and we fully support him and will continue to do so...

                      We have no problems with people building applications for use with Centrafuse and helping make new original skins easier, evens light modifications to the default skin for use within Centrafuse....

                      We believe Zerach will have an awesome product in the end and I can't wait to get it up on the site for eveyrone to easily find and download...

                      I hope it helps more skins get created for Centrafuse...

                      great work Zerach!!

                      david
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                      CENTRAFUSE http://www.centrafuse.com
                      01 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4 Installed
                      M10000/512Mb/20GB, Lilliput 7", Holux GM-210

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                      • #14
                        Erm, ok, but were is the Skin Editor?
                        Looking forward to a good editor, 'cause I need a really custom skin
                        (3:4 ratio, all the import buttons to the left side of the screen, etc.)
                        CarPC: "Carma" (Car Audio & Route Management) (about 70% ready)
                        P4 1.8GHz / 512MB / 4GB CF
                        Asus TVFM + B/W camera
                        15" touchscreen 1024x768
                        BU303
                        2x 100Ah
                        reinstalling

                        And all this in a Dutch 1972 Citroλn HY van called "MurpHY".

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                        • #15
                          I second that (^ up there) -- what's the ETA on this project?
                          2002 Grand Am progress :
                          [••••••••••••••••………] - 80%
                          ...complete setup, but still need to make the install cleaner

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