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  • Problems with Making Skin

    I am making my first skin.
    The problem that I am having is that when I click on a button, the screen flashes and media engine is caught in a loop. I have to kill it in task manager. When I try to play an MP3, it loops the first second or two of the song as well as the screen.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    O yeah, here is what the skin looks like.
    Dont laugh, I have NO experience with creating graphics...
    Edit: Sorry i didnt know the picture would be that big.
    Attached Files

  • #2
    did you setup all your buttons correctly? sounds like you didn't.. post your skn file and I can look at it.
    '98 Explorer Sport
    http://mp3car.zcentric.com (down atm)
    AMD 800mhz 192megs RAM 60gig hard drive 9 inch widescreen VGA
    80% done

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    • #3
      Here ya go..

      Thanks for the help...
      Attached Files

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      • #4
        Can't rember but I had some thing simular a while back... so I took and existing skin and just edited it and changed all my graphics etc - worked fine.

        Terran
        My Project Site

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        • #5
          of_left=0
          of_right=0
          of_above=0
          of_below=5


          try to make it totally scrollable. I think what you are doing for is a way to not go down anymore. I usually cycle back up to the top icon. Give it a try..

          Also i noticed.

          [FONTS]
          clockfontname=
          clockfontbold=False
          clockfontitalic=False
          clockfontsize=0
          headingbarfontname=
          headingbarfontbold=False
          headingbarfontitalic=False
          headingbarfontsize=0
          listTextfontname=


          your missing a lot of fonts.. try to set those up. I'll try to debug more when I'm home and have access to a windows machine
          '98 Explorer Sport
          http://mp3car.zcentric.com (down atm)
          AMD 800mhz 192megs RAM 60gig hard drive 9 inch widescreen VGA
          80% done

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          • #6
            Thanks for all the help.
            I did what you suggested and tried to use another skin as a base for the code. It worked. I can now watch movies and listen to mp3 without the loop.

            But, I am missing all the control buttons. Like the up, down, next track, volume and so forth....
            I copied all the graphics from another skin that was relative to the buttons but still done have them.
            I am uploading the skin as it is now and hope that its helps someone turn on the light bulb in my head. I had to split it into 2 zips due to size.

            Thanks again for the help..
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            • #7
              Here is my second stab at a background.
              The other was a little too plain.
              Let me know what you think...
              Attached Files

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              • #8
                I have attached a skn file that will work.

                The skin maker is still very buggy and even if the fonts seemed set.. you have to go through and set them all.
                Attached Files
                '98 Explorer Sport
                http://mp3car.zcentric.com (down atm)
                AMD 800mhz 192megs RAM 60gig hard drive 9 inch widescreen VGA
                80% done

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the reply...

                  I tried your file and just changed the image names to mine. It didnt work. I dont have the loop problem anymore but I have missing buttons on the play screens.

                  Maybe I should ask a different question.
                  What other image files need to be in the skin directory for navigation?
                  Meaning, you have to specify the main buttons and background image in the skin creator. But, where do you specify the fast forward, track forward, volume, up/down scroll buttons and so forth?
                  Those are the buttons that I am missing.
                  I have copied the images from another skin but they dont show up on mine...

                  Thanks again...

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                  • #10
                    yes i noticed the missing buttons.

                    load up your skin in the skin builder and then

                    right click -> skin setup (its the second option) -> icon setup

                    you want to make sure all of those are checked. If not you don't have an icon setup for that function.. ie play
                    '98 Explorer Sport
                    http://mp3car.zcentric.com (down atm)
                    AMD 800mhz 192megs RAM 60gig hard drive 9 inch widescreen VGA
                    80% done

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                    • #11
                      Well, i just did that.
                      And, the power icon shows up on the main screen and the MP3 label icon in the top right shows up when playing the MP3 music but no other buttons show up.

                      I made sure that all icons were set.
                      I even went back and manually set every one of them again.

                      Note: I am selecting images from the skin subdirectory itself.

                      Should I select images in a directory external from the skin directory and let the program copy them back again?

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