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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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          Awesome, thanks...really helps clean up the skin since I am using it in portrait mode.

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          • #6
            Don't forget to show your work, we/I want to see DL in portrait mode SNO

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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
                Last edited by Deephaven; 05-19-2015, 10:13 PM.

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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SNOtwistR View Post
                    Don't forget to show your work, we/I want to see DL in portrait mode SNO
                    I finally actually went forward with an install. Not really in or setup, just the minimum to get it going. Tomorrow the truck gets a supercharger and I needed to hurry up so I could run HP Tuners in the dash.

                    Teaser for now. Will post more once I button it up a bit.


                    The "SEND1" is because I haven't put the wideband in its bung yet.

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                    • #11
                      Looks Great! keep the pics and updates coming SNO

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                      • #12
                        Thanks, I will...but it'll take some time. Now that it is in, I get to focus on the mechanicals for a bit then I'll get to finishing the ancillary portions of the install.

                        Since you want a picture, here is tomorrow's task:



                        Door drivers

                        Amp


                        Brakes, Suspension & Exhaust are on




                        Will post up some more of the install and screen shots as it comes along

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                        • #13
                          Oh damn, a Whipple!

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                          • #14
                            I am SO anxious to get a blower. Just overextended myself for 5 years getting the SS, I have to be patient.

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                            • #15
                              Pretty sure that's the thing you do as soon as your warranty expires.

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