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[MOD] Simple Christmas Theme - karld1977 - 2009-12-05 01:50

All,

I have a made a very simple mod to add a Santa hat onto the XBMC logo on the home screen that displays during December.

[Image: Christmas.jpg]

Change can be downloaded here

Instructions:

1. Copy the Christmas.png into the Media folder
2. Replace the Home.xml file in the 720p folder

Enjoy Smile


- kautious - 2009-12-05 04:49

Nice touch Man!! Laugh
Happy HolidaysNod


- Jezz_X - 2009-12-05 04:50

hehe sweet


- Sneeka - 2009-12-05 12:22

Ha, great idea. Maybe it can be a heart on Valentine's Day, an Egg on easter, and a pumpkin on halloween Wink


- dhrandy - 2009-12-06 03:02

Great idea. I took it a step further.

[Image: xbmcchristmas.jpg]

[Image: beyondchristmas.jpg]

Instructions for adding lights to XBMC

1. Download image and place in the Confluence/media folder. Image Download.

2. Replace the Home.xml file in the Confluence/720P folder. Home.xml Download. If you have edited your Home.xml skip to step 3, if not, stop here.

3. Edit the Home.xml in the Confluence/720P and add the following:

<control type="image">
<description>Christmas Theme Lights</description>
<visible>system.date(12-01,12-31)</visible>
<posx>15</posx>
<posy>45</posy>
<width>120</width>
<height>30</height>
<texture>lights.png</texture>
</control>


- ppic - 2009-12-06 03:20

pretty !


- MajorTom - 2009-12-07 13:31

Fancy upload yours too dhrandy? .... I like the little lights Smile
P.S. Nice one karld1977


- CrashX - 2009-12-07 17:37

Where did you get the hack for Latest Movies and TV Show to appear in the skin ? It looks really nice on the skin.


- Sneeka - 2009-12-07 18:37

CrashX Wrote:Where did you get the hack for Latest Movies and TV Show to appear in the skin ? It looks really nice on the skin.
It isn't a hack, it's an option in the Skin Settings.


- CrashX - 2009-12-07 21:08

Sneeka Wrote:It isn't a hack, it's an option in the Skin Settings.

Thanks .. SmileSmile


- dhrandy - 2009-12-08 03:08

MajorTom Wrote:Fancy upload yours too dhrandy? .... I like the little lights Smile
P.S. Nice one karld1977
Updated my previous post.


Several Seasons - BluScrnOdeth - 2009-12-14 21:14

I seen that someone suggested that they wanted several seasons. So do I. So i put it together and here is the code. I dont have an account anywhere to upload the photos i have and would prefer someone with some magical touch to get some better images than the ones i have.

As you can see from the first <control> to </control> is set before the XBMC logo so that the fireworks i selected show behind it. The rest are on top of the XBMC or off to the side.

Code:
<!-- Start Holiday theme -->

            <control type="image">
                <description>Independence Day</description>
    
                <visible>system.date(07-01,07-05)</visible>
                <posx>10</posx>
                <posy>1</posy>
                <width>100</width>
                <height>50</height>
                <texture>independence.png</texture>
            </control>
<!-- End Holiday theme -->

            <control type="image">
                <description>LOGO</description>
                <posx>10</posx>
                <posy>10</posy>
                <width>140</width>
                <height>40</height>
                <texture>XBMC_Logo.png</texture>
            </control>


<!-- Start Holiday theme -->

            <control type="image">
                <description>New Years</description>
    
                <visible>system.date(12-31,01-01)</visible>
                <posx>150</posx>
                <posy>1</posy>
                <width>40</width>
                <height>50</height>
                <texture>newyears.png</texture>
            </control>
            <control type="image">
                <description>Valentines</description>
    
                <visible>system.date(02-08,02-15)</visible>
                <posx>10</posx>
                <posy>1</posy>
                <width>40</width>
                <height>50</height>
                <texture>valentines.png</texture>
            </control>
            <control type="image">
                <description>Presidents Day</description>
    
                <visible>system.date(02-16,02-17)</visible>
                <posx>150</posx>
                <posy>1</posy>
                <width>80</width>
                <height>50</height>
                <texture>presidents.png</texture>
            </control>
            <control type="image">
                <description>Easter</description>
    
                <visible>system.date(04-01,04-07)</visible>
                <posx>150</posx>
                <posy>1</posy>
                <width>40</width>
                <height>50</height>
                <texture>easter.png</texture>
            </control>
            <control type="image">
                <description>Halloween</description>
    
                <visible>system.date(10-25,10-31)</visible>
                <posx>150</posx>
                <posy>1</posy>
                <width>40</width>
                <height>50</height>
                <texture>halloween.png</texture>
            </control>
            <control type="image">
                <description>Veterans Day</description>
    
                <visible>system.date(11-10,11-11)</visible>
                <posx>150</posx>
                <posy>1</posy>
                <width>80</width>
                <height>50</height>
                <texture>veterans.png</texture>
            </control>
            <control type="image">
                <description>Thanks Giving</description>
    
                <visible>system.date(11-20,11-25)</visible>
                <posx>150</posx>
                <posy>1</posy>
                <width>70</width>
                <height>50</height>
                <texture>thanksgiving.png</texture>
            </control>

            <control type="image">
                <description>Christmas</description>
    
                <visible>system.date(12-15,12-25)</visible>
                <posx>10</posx>
                <posy>1</posy>
                <width>40</width>
                <height>50</height>
                <texture>Christmas.png</texture>
            </control>    
            <control type="image">
                <description>Christmas Theme Lights</description>
                <visible>system.date(12-15,12-25)</visible>
                <posx>15</posx>
                <posy>45</posy>
                <width>120</width>
                <height>30</height>
                <texture>lights.png</texture>
            </control>
    
<!-- End Holiday theme -->

The images i used can be found on my facebook album. DONT COPY THEM they are in jpg format on the site but i have the png's. JPG's dont work as well because they cant do transparent pixels.

Album


- Phantisy - 2009-12-14 21:32

Is it possible to use animated images with transparency for this whole setup? If it is that will be the route I am going to go but I would like to know before I spend the time to do so.


- BluScrnOdeth - 2009-12-14 21:48

i will test that here in a sec. i am not sure if it supports gifs or not on the home screen.

YES it supports gifs! animations would be the way to go. i was wondering that myself but didnt get around to testing it out till now.


- Phantisy - 2009-12-15 00:00

BluScrnOdeth Wrote:i will test that here in a sec. i am not sure if it supports gifs or not on the home screen.

YES it supports gifs! animations would be the way to go. i was wondering that myself but didnt get around to testing it out till now.

Awesome... Now I either need to make my own images or just sit and wait for someone else to do all the works lol..