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    Quote Originally Posted by kpjuk View Post
    Thanks GizmoQ,

    I can sort that out for you, I need to get the balance between background visibility and usability right, but without being able to see the screens, its a little difficult. I will post up new images later today.

    I don't really understand how favourites work, I see that Blue Devil has a separate Favourites screen, I will see if I can understand andd use that as a base for a Fav screen here. (Hope you don't mind JohnWPB!)

    Cheers mate and thanks a bunch.

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    Favorites are just like playlists, they just limit the number of channels from the whole set, i.e, my "New Age" favorites includes channels 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 82, 84 and 218. So instead of the playlist showing all the channels these are grouped alone without all the others.(all my favorites end with my local weather) The neat thing about XM is whenever a song changes on any of the channels visible on the screen RR updates them all, so as you're driving along listening to one channel, you can see what all the other channels are playing and channel surf as you see the songs of interest pop up.

    The favorites screen is for a page of presets with the XM art for buttons.

    The text buttons should read: add channel (Add Chan), delete channel (Del Chan), Add Favorite (Add Fav), Delete Favorite (Del Fav), Fav, Scan. Optional buttons would be Find and reload.

    Recommend use same format as audio player with pgUp, Up, Find, Down, PgDn vertical on left of playlist; at least 10 lines of playlist; everything not playlist or XM Art on top banner or above and below XM art ; one row of text buttons underneath playlist bubble.

    Just out of curiosity, change your general.ini showheight to 550 and run RR. I get a strange effect on the buttons when I do. I take it this skin is not scaleable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GizmoQ View Post
    Just out of curiosity, change your general.ini showheight to 550 and run RR. I get a strange effect on the buttons when I do. I take it this skin is not scaleable.
    To get this effect, I have used a different concept to most other skins. The Background is a static jpg, copied from the background directory. All other graphics are placed using the IMG and LOADIMG components. This is your problem, as the graphic image size and location is hard coded as part of those tags.

    You also get strange results if the images in the background directory are not 800 x 600, although I havent tested any other sizes (through General.ini).

    I have used an INC file for the y setting of most of the components. It took ages to work them out for the button swap routine. The good thing though is if you change these values in the YPos.txt file, you can move all the images up or down, so if you have a different screen, you can quickly fix the Y pos. The x pos however are hard coded. I didn't think that one through, as I was only trying as a concept to see if I could swap the buttons.

    Their is loads that can be re-developed, and I am sure now the concepts are proved, the Graphics Artists amongst us will take this a lot further, so watch out for more cool skins hitting the forums.

    I can reasonably quickly do an XM Fav screen if its that simple. I will try and knock it out later today. Thanks for your help in getting this fixed. Is this the same for Sirius ? The command set seems to be the same.

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    Hi GizmoQ,

    I have redone the XM screen, based on the Audio Browser screen to give you more real estate for entries. I still don't get the Fav screen, it's difficult as I have never seen how XM works. I could use the same style for the Favs screen, and change the buttons at the bottom to whatever you wanted.

    When you get a chance, see if this one is any better.

    Minimal061117.rar

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpjuk View Post
    Hi Gobby,

    I have redone the XM screen, based on the Audio Browser screen to give you more real estate for entries. I still don't get the Fav screen, it's difficult as I have never seen how XM works. I could use the same style for the Favs screen, and change the buttons at the bottom to whatever you wanted.

    When you get a chance, see if this one is any better.


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    You calling GizmoQ Gobby?


    Didn't think he talked that much?

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    Thanks Defender!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    You calling GizmoQ Gobby?


    Didn't think he talked that much?
    I'll answer to just about anything
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    91 downloads, and only 3 people have comments, is it really that good , or is really bad

    Has anyone tried the Radioshark or the Sirius skins, and can you confirm if they work ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpjuk View Post
    91 downloads, and only 3 people have comments, is it really that good , or is really bad

    Has anyone tried the Radioshark or the Sirius skins, and can you confirm if they work ?

    cheers
    KPJUK

    Sounds about par for the course.

    I have over 250 downloads of the current iDrive and only a handful of comments, and a couple of clicks on my google adsense ads.

    Although one IP did download the skin 99 times in the same day , so make it 150+ genuine downloads.

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    Perhaps its a conspiracy against scousers ? I'm still smarting over the crap game yesterday against Middlesborough. Rafa seems to have taken over the title of Tinkerman from Claudio Ranieri. When he starts playing Crouch fromthe beginning of the game, he will start to earn my respect again.

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