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    Ok people, I've created the RR_Skin_Installer, I just need to know which skins I should give the option for installing. I'm looking for about 10 skins. If there is interest in this, let me know... else I'll just nix the project... lol j/k...

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    This is a cool idea. I'd just go with some of the popular skins to start with. Chuck's, Liquid Smoke's (LSX Void), and some other popular ones. Just looking over the popular ones at Mobile-Effects.com, I'd suggest the Alpine skins, the iDrive skin, Brushed Metal and Brushed Aluminum, Bongo.

    I kind of like Guino's idea of having separate installers for each skin. Some of the skins get so involved with incorporated extra software, that having it's own dedicated installer might be the best way to go, to keep down the file sizes, and still include everything a noobie user would want to implement. Heavily modded config files, menus etc almost make a separate installer necessary. Otherwise you'd have a custom menu from an old skin showing up in a newly installed skin. (You know what I mean)

    The basic skins that don't really have extra apps could be worked into a generic skin installer.

    I really like this concept and think it would really set off Road Runner. I'd like to see something in the skin installer that would let the user download and install their car-specific flash logo/clock as well. New users have problems trying to figure out how to implement this. Possibly have the installer detect if the user has the necessary files needed to run the skin correctly (flash). If not, offer to update them.

    Webmaster, I saw you submitted your new apps as downloads at mobile-effects.com I'm waiting to add them to the new site rebuild that should be done soon - just didn't want you to think I was ignoring your submission
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnyperBob View Post
    This is a cool idea. I'd just go with some of the popular skins to start with. Chuck's, Liquid Smoke's (LSX Void), and some other popular ones. Just looking over the popular ones at Mobile-Effects.com, I'd suggest the Alpine skins, the iDrive skin, Brushed Metal and Brushed Aluminum, Bongo.

    I kind of like Guino's idea of having separate installers for each skin. Some of the skins get so involved with incorporated extra software, that having it's own dedicated installer might be the best way to go, to keep down the file sizes, and still include everything a noobie user would want to implement. Heavily modded config files, menus etc almost make a separate installer necessary. Otherwise you'd have a custom menu from an old skin showing up in a newly installed skin. (You know what I mean)

    The basic skins that don't really have extra apps could be worked into a generic skin installer.

    I really like this concept and think it would really set off Road Runner. I'd like to see something in the skin installer that would let the user download and install their car-specific flash logo/clock as well. New users have problems trying to figure out how to implement this. Possibly have the installer detect if the user has the necessary files needed to run the skin correctly (flash). If not, offer to update them.

    Webmaster, I saw you submitted your new apps as downloads at mobile-effects.com I'm waiting to add them to the new site rebuild that should be done soon - just didn't want you to think I was ignoring your submission
    I'm currently working on the Skin Installer, which will offer about 5-7 skins. The more basic ones are just installed into the skin folder, under the correct skin name. The more complicated ones like Chucks or LSX are installed correctly and those that required file editing, the info is displayed that the user needs to change. Skins won't be dropped into other skin files, so that isn't a worry. It is taking a bit, because of the sheer size and amount of files I'm dealing with, but in the end this should be a nice feature.

    For the flash clocks, etc. that could be worked out, but that might end up being a seperate installer. which downloads and installs the flash clock and then either displays the code that needs to be added or 'possibly' adding the code to the menu.skin file itself (not too keen on that idea).

    As far as the files submitted to Mobile-Effects, let me know when I should resubmit them, as they've been updated.

    The Updater has been updated New version 1.0.0.14 Thanks to Blue ZX3 for some coding help The updater in the install package has been updated as well.

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    Woa! I am almost finished putting together my carputer, and was planning to start installing RR tonight, expecting it to take a couple of weeks to figure it all out. I came accross your intaller W3bMa5t3r & it is just what I was looking for! I am the type of guy who this thing will be most usefull for. I may be able to set it up on my bench now & then install the carputer in my car next weekend! Perfect! I was planning to intall the Blue Devil Skin, if you are still looking for skin suggestions. Thanks!

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    Ok, Made another update to the Updater. Version 1.0.0.17 Now. Ensure you have the latest version, as Road Runner will soon be changing the executible's file name to ROADRUNNER.EXE. This new updater accounts for that. When it performs the update, if the new update has the new file name, ROADRUNNER.EXE, it will delete the old RR.EXE file. The Installer has been updated with the new version. The embedded one has been updated, version 1.0.0.18 (same functionality as the reg udpater version 1.0.0.17). Version 006 of the RR Help File is now also included.

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    Just a little FYI... In the past 10 days since the release of the new installer and new updater... Over 1000 downloads thus far of the installer package and the updater

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    If you like I will create an ftp space on rrdownloads for you to allow you to upload any updates etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobby View Post
    If you like I will create an ftp space on rrdownloads for you to allow you to upload any updates etc.
    Sounds great, just shoot me the info for uploading the files and I'll add the download links to the thread as mirrors Thanks much

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    For RR Binary Version 10-8-2006 - Updater is good to go I won't be able to update the Installer till the morning since I'm at work right now.

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    once you have this worked out, let me know so I also mirror it at www.rrdownloads.net
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