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  • Skin Editing Tutorial Video

    The StreetDeck trial not only lets you try out StreetDeck, it also includes the developer tools which will not timeout, for free.

    The developer tools are all contained in the development enviornment which is used to create both new skins and new DigitalMods (Script Projects) for StreetDeck.

    To help you get started making your first StreetDeck skin. Check out this tutorial video (75 mb, 18 min) which walks you through the basic process of creating a new skin. Note, this video is a bit out of date and doesn't include some more advanced skin editing topics like templates. Some of the menu items in the development enviornment have changed, but the basic concepts are the same.

    Also be sure and check out the StreetDeck developer sub subforum for some more documentation on developing for StreetDeck.

    The skin shown in the tutorial video will be released later this week.
    StreetDeck.com Developer (I am Chuck)
    Get StreetDeck at http://www.streetdeck.com
    The Official StreetDeck Forums have moved, please visit us at http://www.streetdeck.com/forum for official support for Streetdeck.

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    There are two saves in the development enviornment. One is for scripts, the other is for skins. To save the skin you should be using the save under Skin | Save Skin. Save should always work. There is no expiration with the skin editor.

    Are you sure the modified skin is set to load under Settings | General | Skin Options?
    StreetDeck.com Developer (I am Chuck)
    Get StreetDeck at http://www.streetdeck.com
    The Official StreetDeck Forums have moved, please visit us at http://www.streetdeck.com/forum for official support for Streetdeck.

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    • #3
      You *could* just copy the skin directory and it should work. However, the proper way to do it is to create an sdz file StreetDeck can import by going to Skin | Package for Distribution
      StreetDeck.com Developer (I am Chuck)
      Get StreetDeck at http://www.streetdeck.com
      The Official StreetDeck Forums have moved, please visit us at http://www.streetdeck.com/forum for official support for Streetdeck.

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      • #4
        No Edit Skin in download

        I downloaded the demo and there is no Edit Skins I have uninstalled and reinstaled please help
        see attach print screen of /start/program/StreetDeck/Tools
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        • #5
          Exact same issue here.
          No skin editor in SD tools folder.
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          • #6
            "Development Environment" is what you want...
            My old Worklog

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            • #7
              Originally posted by god_of_cpu View Post
              To help you get started making your first StreetDeck skin. Check out this tutorial video (75 mb, 18 min) which walks you through the basic process of creating a new skin.
              I've tried downloading the tutorial video a few times and keeps coming up as a 45.7 mb file (opposed to 75 mb) and after 11 minutes and 27 seconds it stops/crashes/starts back at the begining just as it gets into Z overlays. Just thought I'd bring it to your attention (no rush fixing it since I've got plenty to keep me busy with the first 11 minutes fo the video) Thanks
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              • #8
                No background image in photoshop

                Hi i have been following your video step by step but am stuck very early on. I open developer create new skin. It creates and loads. I then assign my image editor and go to edit background image. Photoshop opens but no image is displayed in photoshop. I have also tried with other editing programs and get the same thing. Anyone else had this problem or have any idea how to fix it.

                Thanks in advance

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by stevie1403 View Post
                  Hi i have been following your video step by step but am stuck very early on. I open developer create new skin. It creates and loads. I then assign my image editor and go to edit background image. Photoshop opens but no image is displayed in photoshop. I have also tried with other editing programs and get the same thing. Anyone else had this problem or have any idea how to fix it.

                  Thanks in advance
                  You may have better luck over in the Street Deck Forum, lots of great info and examples there.
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                  • #10
                    Are there others that still use this software? Developer left this product stranded in the water long ago. I purchased a copy and quickly got a refund b/c I visited their forums and it was DEAD.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by itwanabe View Post
                      Are there others that still use this software?
                      Yup, most of us who bought it are still using it, just not posting here and very little over at the developers forum. Do you have a question? Glad to help...
                      Last edited by JasonMK; 03-29-2011, 12:31 PM.
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                      • #12
                        I like SD more than I do CF ( I have/had both- CF currently but not using). I asked chuck about updating his maps but never got a reply- any luck with that map upgrades on your side? If he updated his map, I would have stayed with SD. Navigation was pretty easy and along with the other modules he had.

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                        • #13
                          I had a problem with an audio driver for my radio and went backwards to version 1, which updates are as easy as installing the data files from the latest MS Mappoint. I detail the steps here.
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                          • #14
                            Anybody else having any issues with the Developer and the interactive screen freezing when the 'WorkSpace' panel is active. When the panel is inactive, then the interactive screen is fine to work with. It is very hard to make adjustments to the skin when having to activate and deactivate the WorkSpace panel just to see the changes made.

                            Anyone have any suggestions??

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