Weather FanArt Pack (Backdrops with different weather conditions) - Printable Version
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- timdog82001 - 2009-12-31 23:20
damn. Well this is the only file hosting service I could find that allowed files larger than 200mb, so you might just have to wait. If somebody could upload a mirror, that would certainly be appreciated.
- Coyote63 - 2010-01-02 19:16
(As an experiment) I've set up an FTP service at 126.96.36.199 with a copy of the weather-v2.rar file.
Anonymous FTP should do the trick!
- Nuka1195 - 2010-01-02 23:43
thanks timdog, now to wait for a thunderstorm for those cool lightning photos.
- timdog82001 - 2010-01-03 13:27
thanks coyote I added a link to it in the first post. Let me know if thats not OK.
- Coyote63 - 2010-01-04 18:49
I'll be changing ISP some time around mid January.
So take advantage of this mirror while you can...
- Coyote63 - 2010-01-08 10:31
Timdog, I see an opportunity for the new mirror service at http://mirrors.xbmc.org/addons/....
What do you think?
- Coyote63 - 2010-01-15 23:24
My FTP share at ftp://188.8.131.52/Weather/weather_v2.rar doesn't exist any longer as I've changed ISP and subscription type (now ADSL).
From the logging I saw that some 85 copies were downloaded
- timdog82001 - 2010-01-16 00:22
Coyote63 Wrote:timdog, all,
Thanks for the update Coyote63, and thanks for the mirror as long as it lasted. I'll take the link out of the first post.
One more level for weather FanArts - _gray_ - 2010-01-26 11:05
Thank you for your great work.
What do you think about adding one more level to your catalogue? New structure could be:
Each of new group should contain specific fanart depends on actual season. System should check actual date, and search for fanarts from proper group. For dates from 22 december to 20 march should search in winter, from 21 march to 22 june in spring, from 22 june to 23 september in summer and from 23 september to 21 december in autumn.
I thought about it, because foggy day looks different during winter and summer. The same could be with cloudy, sunny days.
- timdog82001 - 2010-01-26 13:11
Accounting for seasonality had occurred to me; however, this would require skin support and I'm not sure many skinners would sacrifice their time to add in something that they may see as trivial or unnecessary. And actually, it may be more complicated than just needing skin support. Cold/warm/wet/dry seasons occur at completely different times in different parts of the world. It would be tricky to figure out a way to automatically account for this.
That said, I would be happy to walk you through the skinning steps needed to make this happen if you want to do it yourself. The skinning itself would be easy, 5 minutes work. The most time consuming step would be sorting through all the images and splitting them up into different seasons, and likely having to find more high quality images to fill the gaps, since I'm sure for many weather conditions, not all seasons are accounted for.
So, in summary...I don't think I really want to take the time right now, but you're welcome to. Perhaps in the future I could do something like this if I find myself with some spare time, but don't expect that any time soon. Sorry to disappoint - I'm a busy guy right now with school and everything.