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    Quote Originally Posted by fixerofallthing View Post
    I just did a "clean" install from the new installer and added this skin and you are right it does not work unless you have
    backgroundpath=C:\Program Files\Road Runner\skins\Carwings_V2_Transparent\backgrounds
    in your rr.ini

    background is specified but not backgroundpath is not. This skin uses the backgroundpath command. I believe DFX uses the background command though, so they can be set to different directories without any problem. After I added that to my rr.ini the image preview worked fine. Thanks for pointing it out and I will add it to the instructions in the first post.
    Same issue here. My backgrounds are in C:\Documents and Settings\USER\My Documents\My Pictures\Backgrounds. And without going into the .skin and exectbl.ini files, it can't be used in Carwings. My RR.ini points backgroundpath to it but Carwings isn't using it.

    Also I looked all through my RR.ini and all paths listed end in a "\", however, when I did modify the .skin file to use backgroundpath, I found that the skin.ini had one slash too many before the picturefilename, i.e., "...backgrounds\\sunset.jpg"

    For your next update, can you remove the "backgroundfolder" variable and remove the added slash from the background variable,
    they're not needed.

    EDIT: This skin looks great with the full transparency, just my 2 cents.
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    gizmoq,

    i followed fixero's suggestion, it works..
    just add,
    backgroundpath=C:\Program Files\Road Runner\skins\Carwings_V2_Transparent\backgrounds\

    to ur rr.ini

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandensin View Post
    gizmoq,

    i followed fixero's suggestion, it works..
    just add,
    backgroundpath=C:\Program Files\Road Runner\skins\Carwings_V2_Transparent\backgrounds\

    to ur rr.ini
    That's not the point. RR has a setting for where you as an end user want to keep your background pictures. I have over 300. I know most skinners want their skins to work right out of the box, but for those of us that use multiple skins and want to keep from duplicating files (if I left all the backgrounds for all the skins I use with their respective skins I'd have thousands of duplicates all over the place - WHY!) Same goes for add-ins and plugins, especially in those skins with installer programs.

    I realize skinners want to get betas out fast, but documentation is part of programming (the worst part I know) and it seems all the threads on standardization are for not. I haven't released any of my skins for just this reason (and I probably couldn't stand the criticism or keep up with the change requests). I usually just sit back and if I like a skin I mod it to my liking without comment. But lately all this catering to the Newbies and programming in a vacuum just got to me and I apologize. I remember the debacle we had with two or three sources doing different things and I don't blame Guino for never releasing the source again, but now we face skins that don't play well with others and that's just as bad. Here's a perfect example: every skin installer that registers coverflow breaks every other skins ability to use it (and I know that's a coverflow issue, but the skinner did it to us).

    :RANT MODE OFF:

    I'll just shut up and mod the skin to my liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GizmoQ View Post
    That's not the point. RR has a setting for where you as an end user want to keep your background pictures. I have over 300. I know most skinners want their skins to work right out of the box, but for those of us that use multiple skins and want to keep from duplicating files (if I left all the backgrounds for all the skins I use with their respective skins I'd have thousands of duplicates all over the place - WHY!) Same goes for add-ins and plugins, especially in those skins with installer programs.

    I realize skinners want to get betas out fast, but documentation is part of programming (the worst part I know) and it seems all the threads on standardization are for not. I haven't released any of my skins for just this reason (and I probably couldn't stand the criticism or keep up with the change requests). I usually just sit back and if I like a skin I mod it to my liking without comment. But lately all this catering to the Newbies and programming in a vacuum just got to me and I apologize. I remember the debacle we had with two or three sources doing different things and I don't blame Guino for never releasing the source again, but now we face skins that don't play well with others and that's just as bad. Here's a perfect example: every skin installer that registers coverflow breaks every other skins ability to use it (and I know that's a coverflow issue, but the skinner did it to us).

    :RANT MODE OFF:

    I'll just shut up and mod the skin to my liking.
    I totally understand and I think RR should use a default location for background images. I have no problem changing to a "standard" location if we can decide on one. The path I used is inside the skin folder because the new installer does not come with background images and I did not want to do an instaler so I just made it drop in and play. Maybe I will do an installer and get a consensus of where we want our images to reside and problem solved.
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    I hope you didn't take my rant the wrong way. I'm not telling you or anyone else how to skin for RR. Its just that standards are being agreed upon by some and maybe they're not distributed or explained to the masses (Stickyed or FAQ). And if they were known, skinners would have to add documentation, for example, that says "there is a directory of backgrounds as a sub directory of this skin that should be copied to your backgroundpath directory, if you don't have one already step1,step2,step3,... is how to create one". Maybe the standards should have boilerplate for skinners to add to their documentation. I don't know. I think I start a new thread on this and try not to get banned.

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    Well Itried to make a Standardisation of plugins but got pi5sed with a certain element not bothering to take that into consideration so I have given up.

    I have long been an advocate for a standard place for backgrounds folder in the root of RoadRunner as opposed to individual skins.

    Also for plugins as well.

    But hey, why bother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    I have long been an advocate for a standard place for backgrounds folder in the root of RoadRunner as opposed to individual skins.Also for plugins as well.
    agreed

    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    But hey, why bother?
    AGREED

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    I'll second that motion ... or in this case third that motion ...

    an alternative solution is to implement something like TEKNIK T/3 does (shameless plug) ... On skin start it will load a default BG pic if not exists AND you can change the path for your BG folder from inside the actual skin ... not setting INI variable by hand ... so you just browse to your BG folder.
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    Eveyone knows that a global variable can be declared in rr.ini that maps the background directory, right!?

    As long as the skinners follow suit all skins will have a common background share, thats how my system is setup anyway. Guino implimented this back when the first GDI+ RR was released.
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    If all skinners would use the $BACKGROUNDPATH$ in theire skin, you can have your backgrounds where ever you want. All you have to do is to specify it in rr.ini.
    backgroundpath=where ever

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