Ok, I wiped out and reinstalled RR. Then I copied the extracted RR directory from the Carwings_transparent download into my C:\Program Files\Road Runner directory and followed the readme that came with it..
Then downloaded Enforcers Plugins (thanks for the help enforcer on pointing me in the right direction). Then I Followed the Readme with Carwings and added movietimes too (these were steps 3,4 and 5 of the Carwings-T readme).
Then I get to step 6 in the readme
Register.bat seems to work fine, then I run builder-artist.exe and I get the following error:6.
Go to "C:\Program Files\Road Runner\Skins\Carwings_Transparent\coverflow" and run "Register.bat" then run "builder-artist.exe"
Did I screw something up?
With Enforcer's guidance, I extracted all of the 3 plugins I downloaded Per steps 3,4 and 5 of the Carwings-Transparent readme to my dekstop, then copied the folders to my RR\Plugins folder (that I created).
My directory structure looks like the following:
Ok, I got past that. Then its asking me for album art, and I don't have any...
Oh well. Shifting Gears.
I have more questions about the instructions in the !!README included in Carwings_transparent skin directory.
Taking a look at the following instructions:
Do I need to do this? It looks like those lines are already in the ExecTBL.ini file, and I did not add them.7.
ADD THESE ENTRIES TO "EXECTBL.INI"
For Garmin Mobile PC keyboard to work read GMPC_README.TXT (INCLUDED IN THIS FOLDER) and follow authors directions.
Click and hold to activate this feature once directions are followed.
I am still unclear if this skin includes the Garmin OSK. but I've read through the gmpc_readme.txt file -in particular, this part:
I don't know what file to look in that controls the button that accesses my GPS screen. What file do I edit? I am new to RR.For these files to work right, you will need to perform the following functions;
//on the button that accesses your GPS screen, you will need to change it to this:
//Alternately, you can add this to make it a press and hold function:
Also, further down in the gmpc_readme is this:
But when I look in Carwings-Carwings transparent ExecTBL.ini, it already has those lines added. SO I assume I dont add them again, right?//Add these lines to your skin's exectbl.ini:
I don't mean to be a pain, I'm just confused...
Also, I don't have HD radio or Sirius, but I have XM (and I got that to play through RR finally!) - how do I remove those buttons that basically do nothing from RR when it starts up?
Also, is there no slider to quickly Fast Forward through music files with this skin? Most of my music files are large (200MB) single files, so they are like 2 hr radio shows (Above & Beyond TATW, Armin's ASOT - and the like I have like 2TB of music files - and some are 8 hrs long broadcasts). Sorry if these are horribly obvious questions I am asking...
For Garmin; All you need to add is the program path in your rr.ini file. Everything else is already done.
For removing buttons; You have to use the sdk files in photoshop to edit the menus.
For Fast Forwarding; There is a progress indicator at the top of the music screen, between the text "MP3 Player and the folder icon. It looks like an upside down triangle. It is on the small side, so you will have difficult skipping with it.