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Thread: does anyone have any experience skinning igo8?

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    does anyone have any experience skinning igo8?

    I recently started a project of "re-skinning" igo 8 to make it look nice and pretty and so no re-sizing program is required. For my purposes I am making it look like eLite 2 and it will run at 800x420 to leave room at the bottom for the media controls in RR. I eventually want to integrate the indicators, song information, theme, and font settings from RR and elite 2 into igo8.

    Anyways I've been working on it for the last week and made quite a bit of progress, but I finally ran into a problem that I could use some help with.



    I've created a new settings state which works by turning on and off layers, and it works great except for one thing. When I turn on the layer for setting road types (ie route parameters) it always turns on Highways, Ferries, Cross-Border Planning, Per-use Toll, and Road Tax and it always turns off Unpaved roads, Permit Needed, and Carpool. When I created the layer I copied the original layer. All I did differently was change the x, y, w, h, bmp, and font settings. I have also tried using the old layer instead of the one I created and it has the same problem, so I don't think it's anything in the layer. I went back to my original copy of iGO8 and it works perfectly. I went through all the scripts I have changed and I have not found anything dealing with this.

    I know this isn't really an RR question, but I'm hoping someone here can help me figure it out. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of knowledge out there about skinning iGO8 and how it actually works.

    Thanks!

    Here are also two screens of the project so far!
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    Window label

    Maybe the issue could be related to the window name which can be different than original one (when igo8 is not embedded into RR)...

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    I have not changed the window name. I have not embedded it in to RR yet as the skin I use is 800x480 and igo8 is also 800x480, hence why I am re-skinning it to 800x420!

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    Turns out the issue was outside of what I had changed. I'm not sure exactly where the issue was but I replaced all the files in the igo8 path, except the data.zip, with the original ones and the problem went away.

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    so did you get this finalized. And what version of iGo are you running this skin with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    so did you get this finalized. And what version of iGo are you running this skin with?
    Honestly I have not had time to work on it since January or so. I have been busy with school and other things. I am using iGo 8.3 I think.

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    Screenshots above look good, would like to see this finished off :-)
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    its a shame they dont publicly release iGo 8.3, its the best nav program i have, and its really only beta-ware lol. Instead of creating a skin (which i looked at and looked like a HUGE task) i just resized the default skin to match the (A) area of the eLite 2 external_gps.skin. Luckily there was a program available to handle the resize for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    its a shame they dont publicly release iGo 8.3, its the best nav program i have, and its really only beta-ware lol. Instead of creating a skin (which i looked at and looked like a HUGE task) i just resized the default skin to match the (A) area of the eLite 2 external_gps.skin. Luckily there was a program available to handle the resize for me.
    In my opinion iGo is the best navigation software. I had a pioneer dvd nav system with igo on it and i thought it was great. Then when working on this project I tried a lot of other nav programs and none of them could hold a candle to igo. I have found that it is very customizable but there is no documentation on how to do it. This can prove to be difficult skinning igo for someone who is not a computer programmer but not impossible.

    I know there are resize programs available for igo but I like to make everything more difficult than it needs to be. In the end it will be worth it though. Maybe I can find some time to finish up this part of the project this summer.

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