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    Has anyone tried skinning any other apps? You know if you use Skinbedder_NOEX.exe and you don't use transparent PNGs or embeds, everything is currently working fine.

    I was expecting a lot more questions about the ini files and how to skin iGuidance as well as other apps. Is it too confusing, are you guys just currently busy, or has the interest in SKINbedding NES emulators, Wi-Fi spys, and camera viewer/recorders just vanished?

  • #2
    This app is also not working for me...i see what ever is behind the window as the buttons..so when im running it on the desktop i see my background image...neither exes were working for me...
    1997 Acura CL (Capacitive Touch, GPS, DVD, HD Radio, Backup Camera)

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    • #3
      I was waiting for v3 to come out before I started playing with it, and now that it has come out, I guess I was waiting for someone else to post some skin first.
      2000 Subaru OBS

      Dell P3 @ 900 Mhz
      7" Lilliput TS w/DigitalWW in-dash mount
      80GB External HD

      I am Zero Bitrate....

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      • #4
        i'm trying to skin radioSHARK, but running into problems... I posted in the v3 preview thread...
        http://www.cardomain.com/id/dapcwiz | http://www.dapcwiz.com

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        • #5
          So has anyone made any skins yet?

          I would really like a skin for NetStumbler, but I don't know how to use any of the high end photoshoppish programs. I would love to learn, but my end is hardware and all I end up with a stick figures... I think its the talent that I come up short on.
          2000 Subaru OBS

          Dell P3 @ 900 Mhz
          7" Lilliput TS w/DigitalWW in-dash mount
          80GB External HD

          I am Zero Bitrate....

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          • #6
            i ran into a few issues, so my carpc work is on hold till like next week at least... you can see my partially working skin -

            netstumbler might be an idea... I might try to do that a little down the road, but I got bigger fish to fry right now
            http://www.cardomain.com/id/dapcwiz | http://www.dapcwiz.com

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            • #7
              Bump. Any skins out there?





              Netstumbler? Please? Its the only app I need easier to use. I'd pay if I had money. I really would.
              2000 Subaru OBS

              Dell P3 @ 900 Mhz
              7" Lilliput TS w/DigitalWW in-dash mount
              80GB External HD

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RPM_VR4 View Post
                Has anyone tried skinning any other apps? You know if you use Skinbedder_NOEX.exe and you don't use transparent PNGs or embeds, everything is currently working fine.

                I was expecting a lot more questions about the ini files and how to skin iGuidance as well as other apps. Is it too confusing, are you guys just currently busy, or has the interest in SKINbedding NES emulators, Wi-Fi spys, and camera viewer/recorders just vanished?
                I am trying to make a skin for nRoute. I am totally new at this. I have read around, to make a skin is it the same as making a skin for RR? can I use RRskinEditor?

                If I take an existing skin and change the picture, how do I change the top, bottom, left and right values to suit the new image that I have. How do I know these values for my new image? From what I understand these values are used to define the click area for each button, correct me if I am wrong.

                Another thing, how to I position the images. For example if I want the main menu to be in the middle, how do I change the position of the image?

                Thanks

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                • #9
                  It is very different from RR and there is no skin editor, you just have to manually edit the ini files.

                  If you want an image to be in the middle, just leave top-left-bottom-right boarders blank. It will auto center.

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                  • #10
                    Lets say in menu_left.ini file and if the values for:

                    TopBorder=
                    LeftBorder=
                    RightBorder=
                    BottomBorder=

                    are blank, then the Menu_Left.png will be positioned at the middle right?

                    For an action button ex. [Home], these values:

                    Top=
                    Bottom=
                    Left=
                    Right=

                    will determine the area that we click or touch on TS right? If I change the image, how do I find the Top, Bottom, Left and Right values for the new image that I have?

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                    • #11
                      Is it possible to take out the text in the highlighted red box(bottom picture) and put it in a our own image?



                      Any help or where I can get more information would be appreciated. Thanks

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                      • #12
                        ? I don't really get what you mean. You have 2 red boxes in one window, so I don't think you can do exactly what you want. All Sb can do is crop a window and put a graphic over it.

                        You could crop that down to just the two boxes and then put a graphic around them with like a keyboard filling the space in the middle.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RPM_VR4 View Post
                          ? I don't really get what you mean. You have 2 red boxes in one window, so I don't think you can do exactly what you want. All Sb can do is crop a window and put a graphic over it.

                          You could crop that down to just the two boxes and then put a graphic around them with like a keyboard filling the space in the middle.
                          Yes yes thats what I want to do, please teach me.

                          I have another question that I have asked already, sorry if I did not make it very clear before.

                          Originally posted by RPM_VR4 View Post
                          If you want an image to be in the middle, just leave top-left-bottom-right boarders blank. It will auto center.
                          My question is as below:

                          Lets say in menu_left.ini file and if the values for:

                          TopBorder=
                          LeftBorder=
                          RightBorder=
                          BottomBorder=

                          are blank, then the Menu_Left.png will be positioned at the middle right? Correct me if I am wrong.

                          For an action button ex. [Home], these values:

                          Top=
                          Bottom=
                          Left=
                          Right=

                          will determine the area that we click or touch on the screen right? If I change the image, how do I find the Top, Bottom, Left and Right values for the new image that I have?

                          Basically I don know how to define the click area of a button for a new image.

                          Sorry if its a dumb question. Thanks for the help.

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                          • #14
                            Just use nudge values to crop the window, then just load a PNG over the whole thing and make transparent cut-outs where the graphic would overlay those 2 boxes.

                            The button hot-spot location is relative to the graphic co-ordinates, not the screen co-ordinates.

                            I hope that all makes sense now. Feel free to keep asking questions if you still don't get it. I'm happy to try and help. The best way to learn it may be just to keep trying things and seeing what they do though.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RPM_VR4 View Post
                              The best way to learn it may be just to keep trying things and seeing what they do though.
                              Totally agree....

                              Originally posted by RPM_VR4 View Post
                              The button hot-spot location is relative to the graphic co-ordinates, not the screen co-ordinates.
                              Got it.


                              I have some more questions.

                              1. How do we find the value for

                              WindowClass
                              WindowTitle

                              for a paticular window.

                              2.
                              Originally posted by nemo1 View Post
                              Inside SKINbedder\nRoute folder I found NRMap then NRMap.ini
                              I have tried to change the value from 0 to 100 but nothing seems to happen. I used SB V3 and a skin for nRoute found in the skin section. Anyway to get a nRoute skin that is not semi transparent, without the map not updated issue?
                              Originally posted by RPM_VR4 View Post
                              I have no clue why changing:

                              [Nudge]
                              Bottom=100

                              doesn't do anything. If the map is being embedded that should definatly do something.

                              As for the graphics... you easily can make your own. Just change the .png files. If you don't want to update all of the co-ordinates in the ini files, then make sure your new graphics are the same dimention with the buttons in the same place.
                              I tried to play around again with nudge value in NRMAP.ini but the results are the same. Then I try NRGPS and it make some differences. However I still don't really understand how nudge work. I know that we can crop using nudge but how to determine the values of nudge up,left,right and down? These are some of the things that I have try.

                              Original image:



                              After changing nudge values as below while maintaining Width and Height

                              Width=800
                              Height=480
                              TopBorder=
                              LeftBorder=
                              RightBorder=
                              BottomBorder=
                              NudgeUp=300
                              NudgeLeft=15
                              NudgeRight=500
                              NudgeDown=500

                              I get this:



                              then change:

                              Width=400
                              Height=200
                              TopBorder=
                              LeftBorder=
                              RightBorder=
                              BottomBorder=
                              NudgeUp=300
                              NudgeLeft=15
                              NudgeRight=500
                              NudgeDown=500

                              with nudge values unchanged, I get this image:



                              Only the middle portion is displayed. From this I think the width and height value can determine the size of the croped but if I want to crop a particular space, how do I determine the nudge values? Can use coordinates or try and error?

                              Then I changed TopBorder=10 and LeftBorder= 10 while maintaining other, I get below image:



                              The borders changes the positions.

                              The hardest part to understand is nudge.

                              Originally posted by RPM_VR4 View Post
                              Just use nudge values to crop the window, then just load a PNG over the whole thing and make transparent cut-outs where the graphic would overlay those 2 boxes.
                              Can maybe show me an example of how to identify the nudge value for a particular window that I want to crop and what command to use to make transparent cut-outs? Please.

                              I also tried putting negative values as below for nudge.

                              Width=800
                              Height=480
                              TopBorder=100
                              LeftBorder=100
                              RightBorder=
                              BottomBorder=
                              NudgeUp=-10
                              NudgeLeft=-100
                              NudgeRight=-400
                              NudgeDown=-400

                              and I get image as below, am I in the correct path?



                              Let say if I want to crop the name field for the image shown below, what would be the nudge values? and the way to make transparents cut-outs?



                              Seems like way too much to ask for, any help would be appreciated. I'll try to figure out as much as I can.

                              Again many many thanks RPM VR4. Thanks

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