Focus - Alpha 6c released - Printable Version
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- Keane16 - 2008-11-11 22:11
Wow looks very nice.
Hope it still runs as smooth as butter on the original Xbox. Focus has been my skin of choice on the old box for its simplicity and speed.
If not I can stick with Alpha 5 as I have no issues with it.
- marlboroman1 - 2008-11-11 22:39
the home screen is the same as above for me in 4.3 mode
- djtoll - 2008-11-11 22:44
Very nice JOB
Stunning - minimalko - 2008-11-12 00:24
I must say It is a shame ignoring this skin for so long. It is very clean. Navigation gives you more physical feeling than other skins. Sounds are great too. Goes beyond the "as much fanart as possible" trend which is totally good. (Sometimes I feel that users care more about having nice backgrounds in their views than having functions and info in them. The whole fanart madness is going to fade soon anyways.)
Simplicity together with elegance of FOCUS just makes it my skin of choice for the time being.
Thanks for making this. In case You would need any help I would be glad to hand you with development.
- Stunts38 - 2008-11-12 14:38
This is a Great Skin, Just discovered it after being a little squeezed out of using the always great Mediastream due to severe memory issues on my platform of choice, XBOX,
This skin is simple but elegant and still allows me to use backgrounds and fanart without Memory issues.
- Jeroen - 2008-11-12 23:37
minimalko Wrote:Goes beyond the "as much fanart as possible" trend which is totally good. [i](Sometimes I feel that users care more about having nice backgrounds in their views than having functions and info in them.I tend to agree. Don't get me wrong, I love fanart, it adds a great dynamic aspect to xbmc. But in the end I see it for what I think it should be, namely decoration of the interface and not the star of the show. Because, for me at least, that is my media. I try to get a good balance between showing as much of the fanart as possible, but not at the cost of sacrificing more important info. If you think fanart is the most important, create a slideshow of it
Quote:Thanks for making this. In case You would need any help I would be glad to hand you with development.I appreciate the offer, no doubt you have great skills. I am a bit of a control freak when it comes to this stuff though That's not a no though, development still just feels experimental/searching at the moment so I wouldn't know what to ask really. But of course if you have good ideas let me know and we'll talk.
@Stunts38: That's good to hear
As for the problems in 4:3, it's weird because for me it scales down reasonably to 4:3. I did screw up when first uploading Alpha6 though. I uploaded a version which had some old files in the PAL folder. Could you check which files are in the PAL folder? Only fonts.xml should be there. I there's more, try deleting any other files that might be there.
But in the end this version was not made for 4:3. And honestly, with the download numbers/feedback ratio as it is I honestly don't know if I will be motivated enough to go through the process of spending a lot of time creating a seperate version.
- Jeroen - 2008-11-15 09:47
screenshot of a new alternate homescreen menu I'm working on:
Pressing up on items in the menu will open up a submenu with more choices for that particular menu item like in the original homescreen menu. Big advantage of this menu is that the visibility of any item on the menu can be switched on or off in the skin settings. Also menu options are able to be hidden based on the platform. So for instance no advanced shutdown options are being displayed when running on the xbox.
- Competes2win - 2008-11-15 11:43
I like the look of that new optional home screen very much. Keep up the good work.
- Stunts38 - 2008-11-15 12:25
This alternative screen looks great, as mentioned above please keep up your good work!
- CptKen - 2008-11-17 05:43
Looking good, I have been running this skin for the last week or so, and I am simply in love.
It looks like it is only getting better too... Keep up the good work!