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    Designing new skin...

    Question could be funny for the expert programmers but....how can i design my own skin for MediaCar??

    There is some particular program or what?

    Thanks...
    Ciaaooo

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    You will need an image editor program, such as Photoshop, or Paint Shop Pro, and a basic text editor (such as Notepad).

    Take a look at the default skin image files and the .skin files and go from there


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    Thanks a lot, man.

    This evening i will try to design my first shame...
    Ciaaooo

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    Do we still need a program like a skin maker, to bound all the buttons to the program?

    What does MediaCar use for skin maker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mag2
    Do we still need a program like a skin maker, to bound all the buttons to the program?

    What does MediaCar use for skin maker?
    Currently there is no skin-maker program.

    All current editing is done by manually entering the x,y,w,h values for the buttons in the .skin files, in a program like Notepad.


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    There a program out there that can give me x/y Values? OR is it a guessing game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Custommx3
    There a program out there that can give me x/y Values? OR is it a guessing game?
    I'm guessing that if you're designing a new skin, you'd have something like PhotoShop. In PS, drag out a selection box, and then to get the x,y,w,h values, right-click in the box and go to "Transform Selection". The Info pane in the top right (by default) will show you the x,y,w,h values


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    There were some websites I picked up on the forum that had custom buttons we could use in making our own skins. I can't seem to find them in my favorites folder.
    Can someone list some here in this thread for us?

    Thx.

    Update:
    I did find http://www.wincustomize.com/, does anyone have a link to the page on wincustomize that has the relevant icons for MediaCAR/MediaEngine?

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    Many of the Icons out there have the .ICO extension.
    Now do I need to get a Icon editor program to open these files? Photoshop would not open them as-is.

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    mag,

    Do a google search for photoshop ico plugin

    You'll find a plugin which will read .ico files in Photoshop


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