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    I'm planning on doing a black skin, just gotta get this working good in my car first... replacing the logo is easy, just drag it into the skin folder & overwrite the existing logo I think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackedoutxb
    I just want a scion logo in the middle of the screen and maybe a skin that has black buttons with silver lettering. Thats all i want because my car is black with silver accents so i thought it would be cool to have those colors on my screen as well. I found the xb and tc logos on your website i just dont know how to make them work. And if i cant make the logos work then i most definitely can not make the colors different.
    Thanks Turbo! Actually unzip the scion files to C:\Program Files\Mobile Impact\Skins\Default. Then rename C:\Program Files\Mobile Impact\Skins\Default\logo.swf to logo.swf.bak, then rename "scion xb custom.swf" to logo.swf So you are basically replacing the existing logo.swf file with the custom scion one you download from the site.
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    sorry, I never did it & didn't realize it wasn't named the same

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    oh ok i understand now, but how do you change the colors of the buttons and the lettering?
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    if you open the skin file you will see that a skin is nothing more than a collection of graphics, one for each screen, the" _pressed" graphics are what shows in the area you click, defined by the program in this case... & the graphic in that area will change to the _pressed graphic for that portion of the skin

    to do what you want, basically you need to open the graphic in a photo editor or graphic editor, change it at will & then save it..... play around with it, it's not that difficult.....

    to change a bunch of graphic colors all at the same time you can use a batch editor, I use photoshop pro.... something like ms paint won't give you this ability

    one note, your pressed graphic should be the same exact graphic as the main graphic except for the difference of just the button, otherwise you will see the difference around the button too when you click an item... if you change the _pressed graphic too much you will be able to see the whole defined click area.... can be useful in devolping a skin, but bad as an end result....

    if you replace a graphic in a skin with your own graphic it will still work, if everything is still lined up.. change all the graphics & walla'... new skin

    best way to learn is to play.... make a copy of the default skin, rename it something else, then play away....

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    if you open the skin file you will see that a skin is nothing more than a collection of graphics, one for each screen, the" _pressed" graphics are what shows in the area you click, defined by the program in this case... & the graphic in that area will change to the _pressed graphic for that portion of the skin

    to do what you want, basically you need to open the graphic in a photo editor or graphic editor, change it at will & then save it..... play around with it, it's not that difficult.....

    to change a bunch of graphic colors all at the same time you can use a batch editor, I use photoshop pro.... something like ms paint won't give you this ability

    one note, your pressed graphic should be the same exact graphic as the main graphic except for the difference of just the button, otherwise you will see the difference around the button too when you click an item... if you change the _pressed graphic too much you will be able to see the whole defined click area.... can be useful in devolping a skin, but bad as an end result....

    if you replace a graphic in a skin with your own graphic it will still work, if everything is still lined up.. change all the graphics & walla'... new skin

    best way to learn is to play.... make a copy of the default skin, rename it something else, then play away....
    Try this... Take the main_normal.jpg and blacken it all in, then in the top right and left corners put in text, Vol - and Vol + , then take the main_pressed.jpg and blacken it all in too. Put in the Vol - and Vol + in the exact same place at the normal skin, but make it a totally different color. Then try it in the program and voila; you will see the pressed effect.
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    oh thanks for the info i will try to make a skin maybe later today. thanks again.
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    ok so i tried to put the scion logo in today and i just get a big white box in the middle of the screen. I changed the names of the logos like you said but it just does not seem to work. Any Suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackedoutxb
    ok so i tried to put the scion logo in today and i just get a big white box in the middle of the screen. I changed the names of the logos like you said but it just does not seem to work. Any Suggestions?
    Make sure that you unzip the file first, then make sure that the filename is logo.swf. If that doesnt work then download this and install it. It will install the file to the right place. [Download Here]
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    Just downloaded your great program, and I'm impressed by it.
    It's just that the skin is a bit too "fancy" for my car, a range rover, so I would like to make another skin for it, before using it in my car.

    Like it what you did with those boxes, so it's easy enough for me to skin this.
    I'm not patience enough to make a skin for eq RR.

    Only problem is, every screen makes sense to me, but the main screen.
    I really don't come around to make a nice layout on that one.

    Would it be possible to make some different layouts on that screen, so there's a choise on layout there?

    A layout like the old mediaskin would be nice, it's simple, symetric, and efficient, just a thought...
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