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  • Blades Edge - Beta 1 Release

    This is a beta release. Garmin OSK, iGuidance Quick Buttons on an overlay, Speed Limit Notifcation, Speed Zone Notificiation (Uses GPS), Gas Price Finder, Movie Listings, Vehicle Log, Back Ground Changer, Font Changer
    LOTS MORE TO COME in the future....
    Not all features 100% yet, but all available features are at lease 95% and have had been tested for at least the past week.

    10 September
    Beta 1 Release

    26th August 2008
    GARMIN MOBILE PC Embedding and Skinned
    The start of something new and never done.
    Screen Shot Below
    September 6th 2008
    [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_RBU5hWIoE[/MEDIA]
    Speed Zones Working, Speed Limit Monitor Working, Garmin OSK working, Overlays working
    Navigate to movie theater and gas station using Garmin Mobile PC from RR Gas


    [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzjTG0RAk-I[/MEDIA]
    Garmin Demo

    [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLxgkWpDxXc[/MEDIA]
    DEMO 22 August 2008

    [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6fj24VN5z0[/MEDIA]

    FIRST SHOWING 17th August 2008

    Current Features
    DONE<-------------->Planned but NOT DONE
    ----------------------------------------------
    -Transparent Menus
    -14 menu selections on the main menu
    -Volume control on the main menu
    -Tons more to come
    -GPS with transparent overlay quick buttons
    -Gas Price Finder (with iGuidance Navigation Button)
    -Playlist Editor (modified 19AUG2008)
    -Music Menu (modified 19AUG2008)
    -Weather Screen (20AUG2008)
    -Trip Meter
    -Movie Listings
    -Vehicle Maintenance Log
    -Font Changer
    -Garmin Mobile PC
    -Garmin Mobile PC OSK
    -Settings
    -Back Ground Changer
    -Speed Limit Set Point and Monitor
    -GPS Software Changer
    -RRGAS and Garmin Mobile PC Integrated... (95% done)



    -All settings will be done from with in the skin
    -Skinned RRCONFIG, Yupe that's right...
    -Vehicle Diagnostics
    -Radio (50%)
    -Web Browser
    -Note Pad
    -Games
    -Music Ratings
    -Music Genre Listings (maybe)
    -Task Manager


    OPEN ISSUES
    -Background Changer Not working 100% for everyone - ISSUE RESOLVED (i think)
    Link to the fix
    Attached Files
    10
    RRMEDIA plug in
    10.00%
    1
    RRGAS
    40.00%
    4
    Speed Limit Plug in
    20.00%
    2
    Video Plugin
    20.00%
    2
    More Garmin Integration
    10.00%
    1

    The poll is expired.

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  • #2
    good idea...to be totally honest...it looks like about 70% of the screen will be used for buttons....with a pretty small hourglass sliver in the middle for information...is it possible to maybe slim down the buttons on the side?

    .:[ x10's GMLAN ]:.

    Sirius Channels Update

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    • #3
      Sometimes I wonder what you guys are doing while driving. The least amount of buttons to push, big displays to read WHILE DRIVING. This is not for Home Entertainment.
      Sorry, just my 2 cents.
      I know, they not worth that much anymore.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by x10 View Post
        good idea...to be totally honest...it looks like about 70% of the screen will be used for buttons....with a pretty small hourglass sliver in the middle for information...is it possible to maybe slim down the buttons on the side?
        If I did that the font size for the buttons starts to get a little small. Also Bigger buttons was my aim. I dont really need a whole lot of Ino on the main menu.
        If needed, I can allways add a screen with a ton of info.

        Thanks for the input
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        • #5
          Originally posted by MGD View Post
          Sometimes I wonder what you guys are doing while driving. The least amount of buttons to push, big displays to read WHILE DRIVING. This is not for Home Entertainment.
          Sorry, just my 2 cents.
          I know, they not worth that much anymore.
          Sometimes I really wonder why you would have a computer in your car if all you want to do is navigate and play music.
          Get a tom tom and a head unit with an mp3 player built in and you would be satisfied.
          I like a lot of features. Not that they all get used all the time, but they are nice to have when wanted.
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          • #6
            My Chrysler came with all the bell and whistles you can think of. But there were just some things missing, that's why I repalced it with CarPC.

            Mp3 Player, HD Radio, Navigation, Weather, Tire pressure, Parking Sensors, Backup cam, Drive Cam with recording and OBDII. That's why, and I can care less if can browse my media in 100 different ways. While I am driving, I hardly touch the screen. Can't be done with TomTom and a head unit. So, what's the rest for? Sitting in the parking lot and play with it?

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            • #7
              :WHS: True... all the toys are cool in the beginning... After a few days, you get bored and don't bother looking at the screen while driving.. But funny thing is u get excited over new toys everytime.. I use two screens 99% of my time while driving... music, gps.. oh.. music vidio is also cool.. I shouldn't looking at it but can't help...

              mgd, what do you use "Drive Cam with recording" for?

              oh, tc by enforcer is another great plugin and very useful..

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              • #8
                I am recording my drive (Front Camera) for the the last 30 min, then it erases it and starts over. Good to have if **** hits the fan and people don't know you have it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MGD View Post
                  My Chrysler came with all the bell and whistles you can think of. But there were just some things missing, that's why I repalced it with CarPC.

                  Mp3 Player, HD Radio, Navigation, Weather, Tire pressure, Parking Sensors, Backup cam, Drive Cam with recording and OBDII. That's why, and I can care less if can browse my media in 100 different ways. While I am driving, I hardly touch the screen. Can't be done with TomTom and a head unit. So, what's the rest for? Sitting in the parking lot and play with it?
                  Originally posted by brandensin View Post
                  :WHS: True... all the toys are cool in the beginning... After a few days, you get bored and don't bother looking at the screen while driving.. But funny thing is u get excited over new toys everytime.. I use two screens 99% of my time while driving... music, gps.. oh.. music vidio is also cool.. I shouldn't looking at it but can't help...

                  mgd, what do you use "Drive Cam with recording" for?

                  oh, tc by enforcer is another great plugin and very useful..
                  I agree, all these cool features are there, but I only use the menu.skin and the external GPS. Occasionally I'll browse on over to the audio_browser (the old school, pre-RRMedia way) and select the albums I want to hear. I got the CarPC for nav, and music, and the customization of it all (And eventual OBD support.) Being able to change the background or font color or type notes into notepad, are all there for a reason, but not to be really used while driving. Having a link to notepad and those other non-important features seems like a waste of space to me.

                  The font has got to go, comic sans just doesn't look right. These buttons look to be about 300 pixels wide each, and that to me is more wasted space. Also, the "blades" are a different pixel depth than the rest of the skin, and don't look that great.

                  I like the idea itself, but it just needs a little tweaking (just like any other skin) and is way better than the Concept skin you were working on.
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                  • #10
                    I like it Thunderstick. Nice button layout, looks easy to use, and I just like the feel to it. Almost reminds me of a mirror imaged carwings. Not to sure about the pattern on the rounded bars, and I really don't like the light blue color, but the layout itself is very attractive. I'd say keep up the fresh work!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MGD View Post
                      My Chrysler came with all the bell and whistles you can think of. But there were just some
                      ...Blah blah Blah...
                      So, what's the rest for? Sitting in the parking lot and play with it?
                      yup
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ThunderStick View Post
                        Here is a new idea I am working on, so far I think it is coming along pretty well. I am pretty satisfied with the looks of the main screen.

                        Current Features
                        -Transparent Menus
                        -14 menu selections on the main menu
                        -Volume control ont he main menu
                        -Tons more to come
                        dont be angry, but this skin is very close to the SEAT skin of LUMENOS (2006)

                        its, because you critisized the always same design of the menu skin.

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                        once i made this skin in german language and without the ugly car.

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                        • #13
                          wait a minute. . .

                          I GET IT! The sides are supposed to be the edges of a circular saw blade.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by blk02si View Post
                            wait a minute. . .

                            I GET IT! The sides are supposed to be the edges of a circular saw blade.
                            I figured that out kind of quick, but it's not easy to tell, and really needs a better graphic to show that point.

                            I like the one GF-ler posted better, there's more space in the center for info, but the side buttons are still large enough to touch.
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                            Fabrication...[---------X-] 90%
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GF-ler View Post
                              dont be angry, but this skin is very close to the SEAT skin of LUMENOS (2006)

                              its, because you critisized the always same design of the menu skin.

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                              once i made this skin in german language and without the ugly car.
                              Damn that one is cool, is there a link to a thread where you found it...
                              I have to say, I like it better as well.
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