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  • Blue Devil Skin RELEASED

    You can download the Blue Devil Skin Here::
    Blue Devil Beta 2.1 11/28/06 2:36 AM EST

    A New Auto Installer is included in the Zip File PLEASE check the help file for instructions!

    Some of the new features in the Blue Devil skin REQUIRE the 11/25/06 or later version of Road Runner to work. You can download the latest version which is Road Runner 11/25/06

    iGuidance theme.ini to make iGuidance resemble Google Maps. This is well commented, and is a good start to creating your own color combinations for roads, parks, street colors and width ect. Simply put the file in your iGuidance directory for it to work.




    Donations are not neccessary but I have gotten a LOT of request for a donate button, so here it is.
    If you feel you want to send something my way, I do appreceiate it, and thank you.

    Many MANY thanks to the people who have made donations:
    Kevin, Dave, AfterDigital, Arnis, K&M, SteveC, DeadlyAP1 , Jarred, Damien & jmciver

    Sorry, from the PayPal, I do not know some of your screen names on the forums, if you want me to replace your name with you screen name on the forums, just drop me a PM.....


    NOTE: You can also download the following at the above link:

    - Menu PSD's & Font to create/alter the menu's
    - Template PSD to create your own screens to match the blue Devil skin.
    - FreeDrive/Destinator Skin
    - iGuidance Patch to alter iGuidance to match the Blue Devil Skin
    This patch also includes:
    - add's the ability to navigate by entering Lat & Lon coordinates. To get to
    this new feature, go to the menu, and select "destinations" it is the bottom button
    labled "Coordinates"
    - Patches iGuidance to work with LostReceptions iG-QWERTY Keyboard
    - Changes the street signs in iGuidance to look more like actual road signs.

    2.1 Additions & Fixes 11/22/06
    ==============================
    Re-did the Mixer screen to make the current level indicator that is selected "glow" as well as adding buttons/indicators to mute certain Line In's and Winamp's Pre-Amp.
    Created a new options screen to control Auto Volume based on your GPS current speed. (Located on the Settings menu (Replaced "Network Settings" button)
    Set up the skin to use a new AVS plugin that displays a bar graph EQ over the top of the current Album Cover Art on the "Player" skin. This will take some configuration on your part, see the help file for instructions.
    I inadvertently removed the "Online" indicator from the menu screens in the last version, it is now back in place.


    My First and Foremost goal, was to make this skin VERY easy to navigate, with all buttons large enough to easily press. Many skins look stunning, and include a lot of options/functionality, but can often be hard to use on a 7" touchscreen (ESPECIALLY while driving.... but who uses the car computer when driving anyways? ) I know this will limit how much I can fit on one screen, and I will have to work with that.

    Another goal, is to have it VERY easy to understand, so anyone can use it, and not have to explain what the little button with the strange symbol on the audio browser does for example. With my last skin, I found I was the only person who could use it easily without giving a lesson in it's use first!


    The The Blue Devil Skin includes the Following Software / Hardware skins:

    - iGuidance Native Support with Widescreen and Tall screen skins
    - iGuidance "Pop-Up Menu" that allows FULL control of all features of iGuidance 3.0 UMPC with custom written scripts to do so.
    - iGuidance Auto Switching and audio control options screen
    - GPS Speed Volume screen to control all features to increase / decrease the volume of your system based on the your speed, (reported by the GPS device)
    - Skinned iGuidance QWERTY Keyboard LostReception created a QWERTY Keyboard to replace the alphabetical one in iGuidance 3.0! You can download the plugin from THIS THREAD
    Once you install it, you can replace the default images with the ones in the following .zip file: IGQwertyBlueDevilSkins.zip
    Just place the 2 Bmp's in the above zip in the SAME folder with the IGQwerty executable, and it will use the new images instead of the built in default ones.
    - Destinator using "FreeDeive" written by CDRSkull
    - MapPoint
    - Streets & Trips
    - GPS Status screen. This uses Flash Gauges (included) to display gauges for speedometer, compass & Satellites Aquired. Lost of other info also from RR Labels
    - XM Satelite Radio
    - Sirius Satelite Radio
    - AM/FM Radio (Currently using Evolution's Radio Shark code now built into the latest version or RR)
    - GPS Gas Price FinderSkin & Files
    - PHOCO With Dialing, SMS Messaging ect
    - Photo viewer (Using Image Viewer a FANTASTIC little program created by gabepage.
    This program is small & fast and has many features! It embeds perfectly with no borders, and has zooming capabilities as well as a slide show feature. When an image is zoomed, it allows you to move the picture around the screen by dragging on it with either your finger or a mouse.
    - Skin Loader & Gamma Control Screen
    - Power Screen (Restart, Hibernate, Standby, Power Off, yadda yadda yadda..)
    - Web Browser
    - Applications (Launch)
    - Games Skin, (8 Touchscreen Friendly Games are included with the skin)
    - Video Player
    - TV
    - CD Ripping Skin

    - Weather
    (With current & 5 day forecast. I also wrote a program to automatically download maps for Radar, Satellite and Temperature maps. Plus dynamically added favorite cities customizable on the skin itself.
    - Equalizer
    - On Screen Keyboard
    - On Screen Number Keypad
    - Advance Playlist controls
    to append songs, replace, delete playlists and many other features
    - Audio/MP3
    1) Audio browser screen, (With buttons to jump alphabetically through the list) I have over 900 CD's ripped to the drive, and scrolling is NOT an option!
    2) "Standard" Playlist screen & buttons
    3) And lastly a full screen music screen, Minus the playlist/browser lists, and with all pertinent song information, Play controls, with Album Art display, and large Visulization. This will be a nice screen to leave on while the music is playing. This is just an additional screen that is not NEEDED, but simply to implement some eye candy. All 3 screens are cross linked. GPS can also replace the "Visulization area" of the skin to have your GPS application embeded into the Audio Player screen.


    Ok Guys, there just got to be FAR to many screens to post here in this thread. I created a Flickr Account, and you can view, and comment on the photo's there
    ALL OF THE SCREEN CAPTURES, OF EACH SCREEN OF THIS SKIN CAN BE FOUND HERE.

    Here are the main menu screens:












    Front End of Choice: Ride Runner (Is there anything else??? ) & Powered by the DFX5.1 Skin Available in the Mobile App Mart

    My Fiero Build Thread

  • #2
    Support files, as they are needed will be placed in this post.

    Clock Logo's to match the Blue Devil Skin:

    I have started to create a few logo's based on requests in this thread, and PM's. They are available below. IMPORTANT! When viewing the logo's on Flcikr, click the image you want to have, then above the image choose "All Sizes". This will then display the correct .PNG image to download. If you right click and choose save, and it shows .jpg as the extension, you did not click the "ALL SIZES" above the preview image.

    To use the logo as your clock image, simply rename the image your download to "BDLogo". Then just copy that image to the Blue Devil skin folder, overwriting the one that is in there. Then remove all the other mitsubishi logo's in the directory. If you want to create a smaller logo to show up on the clock, compass, or speedometer, you can replace the smaller mitsubishi logo's with ones of your choice. I will try to keep up with the main logo's as I get requests, but will not be creating all the smaller logo's for the speedo, compass and clock. Sorry, but I just don't have enought time on my hands to create 4 logo's for each and every vehicle out there


    If you do not see a logo for your vehicle, Send me as high of a resolution image as you can, and I will try to put it together for you as time permits. You can email at my gmail.com account with the same nick as I use here on the board (Don't want to spell it out due to spam bots).


    Current Logo's Available (For Blue Devil 2.0 and later)
    Download the logo of your choice, and name it
    "BDLogo.png" and put it in the Blue Devil Skin folder.
    Acura
    Audi
    BMW
    Cadillac
    Chevy
    Chevy Camaro
    Corvette
    Chrystler
    Dodge Crome
    Dodge Red
    Ford
    GMC
    Honda
    Hundai
    Lexus
    Mazda
    Mercedes
    Mitsubishi
    Mustang
    Nissan
    Nizzan Z
    Opel
    Pontiac
    Saab
    Saturn
    Scion
    Toyota
    Voltswagon
    Volvo

    Sample of the Newer Logos (They are transparent)

    All the Logo's can be found by clicking the above image.
    or clicking the direct link to each logo above.




    Current Logo's Available (Old Clock)
    Download any of the below images and name it
    "main_logo.png"
    to work with the old clock


    Acura
    Audi
    BMW
    Cadillac
    Chevy
    Corvette
    Chrystler
    Dodge
    Dodge Variation 2
    Ford
    GMC
    Honda
    Hundai
    Lexus
    Mazda
    Mercedes
    Mitsubishi (Red)
    Mustang
    Nissan
    Nizzan Z
    Opel
    Pontiac
    Saab
    Saturn
    Scion
    Toyota
    Voltswagon
    Volvo


    Here is a Sample of one of the Logo's

    All the Logo's can be found by clicking the above image.
    or clicking the direct link to each logo above.



    Here is the skin for ShowGPS, which was used on the gauges screen in the above screen captures
    Attached Files
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    • #3
      I like it.....but i hope you will release the .psd's or give a choice of color.

      Motherboard: Epox MATX
      Power: M2-ATX
      Storage: 120gb 3.5"
      Optical: Slim Slot cdrw/dvd
      Audio: SB Audigy 2
      GPS: BU-353 & iGuidance 4
      OS: Win FLP (Fundamentals)
      Frontend: Roadrunner (DFX 3 & 4)

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      • #4
        PSD's

        Or give a choice of color
        I most definately will release the PSD's I could see the color request up to page 13 in this thread! hahaha (sorry but blue just happens to be my favorite color, and matches the custom back glow gauges I installed)

        I have downloaded skins in the past that I wanted to change something, and it was virtually impossible, ESPECIALLY when gradiants are used!m and you cant find enough "blank button area" to clone..

        Here's the Gauges on the dash, the A/C panel in the center matches the gauges. Thus the "Blue Devil" skin. I haven't used the red that's in the dash gauges, as it just dosen't look good anywhere on the skin.
        Attached Files
        Front End of Choice: Ride Runner (Is there anything else??? ) & Powered by the DFX5.1 Skin Available in the Mobile App Mart

        My Fiero Build Thread

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        • #5
          I like it, I am looking forward to seeing more. Keep up the good work.

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          • #6
            Hey!! I was in the Blue Devils Drum corps and when I saw this thread I was thinking it was either going to be about that or the basketball team.

            I like the color scheme the way it is. It really makes the text/icons and the clock pop out at you.

            Also, It looks like you are placing the menu bars and buttons by eye. You may already know this but if you press CTRL+R it will activate the "rulers" feature. Then you can drag rulers into place and set your layers to "snap" to the rulers by going to View->Snap.

            Can't wait to see some more screens!
            Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy Benjamin Franklin

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            • #7
              Rulers....

              Yes, I have been using the rulers and snap to grid actually, but the buttons at the bottom of the main screen were ticking me off! I would move the ruler 1/10th of an inch at a time and try to space them perfectly left to right.. I should have broken down and divided up the 11" / (n) number of buttons to work it out to the 10th of an inch, but was just too lazy and I just moved on... I will go back and fix em here before it is released.

              As for the colors, I have this thing for blue, what can I say? hehehe BUT the advantage is with the contrast, and the darker background, the screens will be readable in the daytime, and not blind you at night.

              EDIT: ALL Spacing has now been corrected, and everything throughout the skin is alligned / centered
              Front End of Choice: Ride Runner (Is there anything else??? ) & Powered by the DFX5.1 Skin Available in the Mobile App Mart

              My Fiero Build Thread

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JohnWPB
                I most definately will release the PSD's I could see the color request up to page 13 in this thread! hahaha (sorry but blue just happens to be my favorite color, and matches the custom back glow gauges I installed)

                I have downloaded skins in the past that I wanted to change something, and it was virtually impossible, ESPECIALLY when gradiants are used!m and you cant find enough "blank button area" to clone..

                Here's the Gauges on the dash, the A/C panel in the center matches the gauges. Thus the "Blue Devil" skin. I haven't used the red that's in the dash gauges, as it just dosen't look good anywhere on the skin.
                hey thats a cool dash, do you have a higher res version of that pic?

                skin is cool too, reminds me of something ive been neglecting.
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                • #9
                  Gauges...

                  LS, PM me with your email address, and I can send ya some higher res pics. I have before & after, during ect... let me know what you want to see more of.

                  HERE ARE THE GAUGES that I pirchased on Ebay about a year ago. They meke them for just about any car out there.

                  It's VERY hard to get a photo of what they actually look like at night. By day the gauges look just plain white with dark numbers ect. At night the only part of the gauges that are lit, are the numbers themselves. Taking a phto of them makes it look like the entire gauge is illuminated, as the camera takes a long exposure shot. They look much better in real life than any photo I have seen.
                  Front End of Choice: Ride Runner (Is there anything else??? ) & Powered by the DFX5.1 Skin Available in the Mobile App Mart

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                  • #10
                    That looks really cool.. good work so far.
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                    • #11
                      Skinnable GPS Gauges

                      guino, thanks for the kind words. None of it would be possible without your AMAZING front end and dedication to the project!

                      If anyone has not seen this program, I highly reccomend it, its called ShowGPS. It is totally skinnable, and you can use any size, gauge photo's ect to create your own look and feel. Have a look at a sample in the first message in this thread. The center speedometer gauge is actually a photo of my dash's speedometer, with the odometer Photoshopped out. I still want to try to create a better compass, as I really don't like the way that one came out.

                      I'll keep plugging away, and hopefully have this skin finished in the next month or so. If anyone has any suggestions, or critique's, post away. As this is my first skin for RR, it is a learning process, and stretching my PhotoShop skills to the limit of my capabilities!
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                      • #12
                        JohnWPB,

                        Is that ShowGPS doing the "satellites locked" in the last screenshot?

                        Nice work!
                        Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy Benjamin Franklin

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                        • #13
                          The gauges are done with ShowGPS. The text above and below are using RR's built in GPS lables.
                          Front End of Choice: Ride Runner (Is there anything else??? ) & Powered by the DFX5.1 Skin Available in the Mobile App Mart

                          My Fiero Build Thread

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                          • #14
                            Very nice and you know many of us are eager to get more skinny on that with an example ;-) Perhaps of your ShowGPS skin ..?

                            So am I correct that the image shown is actually much like an Embed of any other app, that ShowGPS is skinned to match the other sking - then embededded as an "A" within your skin page there? Then the other params simply pull like all RR pages.

                            If so for our knowledge and those never having touches ShowGPS, but have it, could you post that example. I plan to try and work around it as well but that is a damn nice concept you got creative with there.

                            Thanks - very nice work ... I was looking for something IDENTICAL and don't know flash, and can get good images of my gauges for this.


                            Originally posted by JohnWPB View Post
                            The gauges are done with ShowGPS. The text above and below are using RR's built in GPS lables.

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                            • #15
                              I have updated the 2nd post, with a link to my ShowGPS skin. It is not the easiest program to skin, as the INI is in German A couple notes: "Anzeige_Tacho" is the Speedometer, "Kompass", pretty self explanitory, and "Anzeige_Sats" is the sattelite/globe section.

                              Here is the section for the Sattelites: (Remarked)

                              [Anzeige_Sats]
                              FontName=Arial
                              FontSize= 8.25
                              FontBold=1
                              FontItalic=0
                              FontStrikethru=0
                              FontUnderline=0
                              ForeColor=-2147483640
                              BackColor=0
                              AutoSize=0
                              PosTop=5 >>>>>>>>>> How far from the Top of the screen
                              PosLeft=25 >>>>>>>>> How Far from the left of the screen
                              WinWidth=215 >>>>>>> How Wide to display the image
                              WinHeight=215 >>>>>> How tall to display the image

                              Hope this gets you started!
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