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    Auto skin switching by lights

    Just a thought, now that you have that cool handbrake option, could that be adapted to switch skins if it was hooked up to the lights.

    In other words, turn lights on, change to night skin. I think this was already covered in another thread for mediacar, but as you now have some sort of hardware interface to a +12v trigger, then maybe it could easily be adapted.

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    I think it would be alot easier if the skin changed according to the time on the clock instead of doing a hardware hookup to the light switch. The changing skin idea is good though. AOL has that sort of thing that changes depending on the time of day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biomekanik
    I think it would be alot easier if the skin changed according to the time on the clock instead of doing a hardware hookup to the light switch. The changing skin idea is good though. AOL has that sort of thing that changes depending on the time of day.
    FrodoPlayer currently DOES change skin based on time of day, but there are some times when you want it to change skins say if it's overcast, or you will have to change the settings every week so that it changes when it gets dark, due to the sunset/sunrise changing times during the year.


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    FrodoPlayer already does change skin depending on time of day.
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    But Frodo's doesn't use actual sunset/sunrise tables, its lame to have it switch to night-mode and there still be 14 more minutes of daylight left outside
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    Is there a way to change it by a button on the main menu, instead of "just" by time?

    we have severe difference in daylight in Canada according to seasong, and I would like to not rely only on time of day...

    this said, by law my lights are "always" on so its not workable only with lights.
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    I haven't used the software, I'm not at that point yet. I assumed it didn't due to the nature of the first post. My bad.

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    I might could add the feature to disable time and switch manually. Someone make sure it isn't on the request list and then make one in that thread so I don't lose track.

    You guys know there is a request sticky...right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigyb
    Just a thought, now that you have that cool handbrake option, could that be adapted to switch skins if it was hooked up to the lights.

    In other words, turn lights on, change to night skin. I think this was already covered in another thread for mediacar, but as you now have some sort of hardware interface to a +12v trigger, then maybe it could easily be adapted.

    Feel free to flame, shoot, dismiss, whatever....

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    No

    I think that would get confused by head lights etc. I think if you turn your lights on, then it's dark enough to change skin.

    My merc Command system changes when the lights come on. Or you can select night or day mode manually.

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