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    Night Skin vs Gamma

    Although I'm an established Frodo user, I've been lurking on this forum for a while and have had a quick play with RR.

    I'm wondering though whether it's possible (or indeed preferable) to have the option of changing to a night skin instead of altering a gamma?

    I think it would be nice to hook up some sort of device that would trigger a skin or gamma change when you turned on your car lights?

    I know Rando and Frodo were making steps towards a similar gadget on this thread - but the software side needs to be implemented for it to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC_Stoo
    Although I'm an established Frodo user, I've been lurking on this forum for a while and have had a quick play with RR.

    I'm wondering though whether it's possible (or indeed preferable) to have the option of changing to a night skin instead of altering a gamma?

    I think it would be nice to hook up some sort of device that would trigger a skin or gamma change when you turned on your car lights?

    I know Rando and Frodo were making steps towards a similar gadget on this thread - but the software side needs to be implemented for it to work.

    Thoughts?
    If you figure out how to get when you turn your headlights on, then you can send a command line to GammaControl

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    If you figure out how to get when you turn your headlights on, then you can send a command line to GammaControl
    A switch attached to a resiston onto the serial port could easily do that.. then the software just needs to check the serial port pin and use the correct skin... even I know how to do that, but sounds like it could be an awfull waste of a serial port.. I also always run the headlights so that wouldn't work for me...

    Origianally I thought of using the gamma function as a Day/Night skin feature.. I can still implement that.. easily.. just won't "replace" the gamma function so I'd either make it an INI option or a skin command (so you could actually do both gamma and skin switch).
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    A switch attached to a resiston onto the serial port could easily do that.. then the software just needs to check the serial port pin and use the correct skin... even I know how to do that, but sounds like it could be an awfull waste of a serial port.. I also always run the headlights so that wouldn't work for me...

    Origianally I thought of using the gamma function as a Day/Night skin feature.. I can still implement that.. easily.. just won't "replace" the gamma function so I'd either make it an INI option or a skin command (so you could actually do both gamma and skin switch).
    I can send a command to RR when the gamma changes

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    yea 0l33l, after I made the suggestion to you about having the different steps of gamma...I thought, Y not just use a photo cell and have gammacontrol read the value that way it would adjust the gamma according to the light the photo cell was getting, with a small delay so that if you would go under a bridge it wouldn't change right a way...

    just a thought..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue ZX3
    yea 0l33l, after I made the suggestion to you about having the different steps of gamma...I thought, Y not just use a photo cell and have gammacontrol read the value that way it would adjust the gamma according to the light the photo cell was getting, with a small delay so that if you would go under a bridge it wouldn't change right a way...

    just a thought..
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    I might look into that...I like my idea alot..just have to do some tinkering and searching and we'll see what i can come up with...has to be usb huh....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue ZX3
    yea 0l33l, after I made the suggestion to you about having the different steps of gamma...I thought, Y not just use a photo cell and have gammacontrol read the value that way it would adjust the gamma according to the light the photo cell was getting, with a small delay so that if you would go under a bridge it wouldn't change right a way...

    just a thought..
    That'd be real cool.. most new luxury cars have something like that for the headlights

    0|33|, if the integration ever gets done, just tell me which commandS you'll send to switch the skin from day/night and I'll implement the feature..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue ZX3
    I might look into that...I like my idea alot..just have to do some tinkering and searching and we'll see what i can come up with...has to be usb huh....
    Well, most people already have their serial ports loaded Some new boards don't even have serial ports *cough*abit*cough*. So yeh, maybe the game port, but I'd perfer USB because I already have working COM code (I made a COM parser that gets caller ID).
    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    That'd be real cool.. most new luxury cars have something like that for the headlights

    0|33|, if the integration ever gets done, just tell me which commandS you'll send to switch the skin from day/night and I'll implement the feature..
    Yeh, my car has this Can't say that it works well Like when its raining, it doesn't turn on. And I'll send you a command when Gamma changes

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    well I'll get a start on it, but can't promise anything real soon as there's alot going on...and Ol33l you shoud be getting your donation soon...
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