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    High Voltage blk02si's Avatar
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    lol looks like treetop and I are on the same page here.
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    Wants to make it harder monkeyracer's Avatar
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    i was talking to a coworker of mine about optimizing this, and I think I am going to make a font with the symbols that we use (releasable soon) and then the end user can just move the labels around. this will also make it minimal on the processor since there will be one or two back images, and then just labels for everything.
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    Hotness monkeyracer, If you can develop a skin with only 2 jpegs for all menus that would be so fast. Just have labels switch for different menus. Love it.
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    Wants to make it harder monkeyracer's Avatar
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    tried that with the avic z2v2 skin, just never kept going through with it since the buttons weren't that easy to touch...

    I got that skin to less than 1mb of disk space.

    It would definitely help those with older or slower processors (or those of us with desktops and want to keep it cool...)
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    Wants to make it harder monkeyracer's Avatar
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    what about a name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyracer View Post
    what about a name?
    ReActive!

    as in Avict'd - AvicZ2 - ReActive! Sort-a rhyme

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    I was playing around with the idea of 'hAv1c' since I'm using those skins as code donors.

    (h=hacked, Av1c=1337 for Avic)
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    ok, the font webdings has a bunch of the symbols we need to do this. Here's a sample of the main screen with labels only:



    it will work!
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    audio player skin:



    (fixed text placement)
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    I do believe I am going to make a transparent skin with a empty .png file for all menus and just have different labels for all menus. Talk about optimized, it would be so small!
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