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    Variable Bitrate Viscouse's Avatar
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    MFD Skin

    OK, here's a skin I'm working on.
    I tried to model it after a multi-functional display seen in fighter aircraft.

    The idea is that there is a bezel around the edge with buttons there. Green text, and some other fancy gauges.
    Main menu buttons on the left & right, static buttons on every page along the bottom. Panel specific buttons on the top. I'm going to try and keep most buttons mapped to the 24 along the edges, like a true MFD.

    I'm open to any (constructive) criticism. The image looked squashed due to the resolution on my LCD.

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    I like it for the most part. I would try moving the text for what the button is, maybe make that on mouse over (after all after a couple rides you should have memorized what each button is) or try to relocate it below the button or sumin...

    Also the top buttons maybe you can do something cool there if there is no need for those empty buttons, and lastly I would personally resize the clock if you can, seems awfully small.

    I'm not familiar with skinning so I dont know if any of these ideas are even possible lol. I will have to learn though since I am a photoshop whore =D

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    I would really like to have a WEPS button in my car!!

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    what is WEPS?

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    oh, weapons?
    Yeah, i would love to have that button too, and actuallyl have some rockets come out when i push it

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid_smoke
    oh, weapons?
    Yeah, i would love to have that button too, and actuallyl have some rockets come out when i push it
    No reason you can't have a .wav play that sounds like bay doors opening or plasma cannons charging.

    Besides, if you're (or a passenger) in the car, you can't see external ordinance.

    Something I always wanted to do was put a big honkin Red Button somewhere. When passenger asks "What's that?" you say in a panicy voice "Oh nothing, just never ever push it". So when they do, you make the sunroof open automatically, and the AssKicker mounted under the seat start rumblin. "I said DON'T PUSH THE EJECT BUTTON!!!".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viscouse
    No reason you can't have a .wav play that sounds like bay doors opening or plasma cannons charging.

    Besides, if you're (or a passenger) in the car, you can't see external ordinance.

    Something I always wanted to do was put a big honkin Red Button somewhere. When passenger asks "What's that?" you say in a panicy voice "Oh nothing, just never ever push it". So when they do, you make the sunroof open automatically, and the AssKicker mounted under the seat start rumblin. "I said DON'T PUSH THE EJECT BUTTON!!!".
    LOL

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    No more love?

    I have to finish it cause I started it. Is it that bad?
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    long time since the last post, but i like it. is it finished?

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    Almost, but not yet. Thanks for the encouragement. I will be going with iguidance instead of Destinator, so I'm not sure if I can have the map there.

    Hardware is taking a little longer than expected.

    I'll keep you posted!
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