[MOD] BIG Alaska - Printable Version
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- Mikesch - 2010-05-19 09:09
Amra Wrote:If you haven't already, try turning off the Poster Fanart and do not turn on eaither the DVD Cases or the Clear Cases in the BIG Alaska settings. They will slow things down due to all the extra art. The cases will also wreak havoc with the Panel view due to the extra graphics and so many movies on screen at once.
Thanks for the reply, cases were off and turning off Poster Fanart didn't help either. What's odd is that when i use alaska with your poster/tagline mod it is absolutely smooth, no issues. The only difference then is your media flags and the theme (green mosaic - very cool!). Is there a way to implement those by myself into the original alaska, maybe that would make a difference? Btw., is there a recommended build of XBMC to use?
- Amra - 2010-05-19 14:23
Darkcloud28 Wrote:im lost ( no matter what i do , i cant import my extra icons - settings , i copy them from the old one and added them into Includes , and then add extra png into homeicons filder , but they not showing up ...I presume you are adding this to Home2, right? I didn't change anything with the Home2 code so I'm not sure why it would not work again with this version if it did in the past. I'll try to test your code out tonight to see hwta happens.
- Amra - 2010-05-19 14:35
Mikesch Wrote:Thanks for the reply, cases were off and turning off Poster Fanart didn't help either. What's odd is that when i use alaska with your poster/tagline mod it is absolutely smooth, no issues. The only difference then is your media flags and the theme (green mosaic - very cool!). Is there a way to implement those by myself into the original alaska, maybe that would make a difference? Btw., is there a recommended build of XBMC to use?Ok, easy things first. Any color theme I have in BIG Alaska should work just fine in Alaska Final (NOT Revisited) just by copying the color xml & xpr files over to Alaska Final in the corresponding folders. In the case of "Green Mosaic" (my favorite also, my kids like Stencil), copy colors\Green Mosaic.xml & media\Green Mosaic.xpr
Now, as for the slowdown in the Posters view with this version, I believe it is due to all the extra code for the cases & your computer having to decide whether to show a case & if so, which one. I have uploaded a zip file that removes all that code from both the Poster views & the Panel views. I tested it on my computer & noticed a speed up so I'm wondering if you would do me a favor & test it out in BIG Alaska on your computer to see if it fixes things. If it helps speed things up for you then I will include the link in Post#1 for others to use.
To use, just extract to your BIG Alaska\720p folder. It should overwrite 3 xml files. Thanks!
[EDIT] I forgot about your media flags request, sorry. It should be possible to copy them over to Alaska Final but I'd like to see if the above patch fixes your Poster speed issue first before I write detailed instructions. It will involve editing at least one xml file but maybe more, I'll have to look back thru the code to know for sure.
- Mikesch - 2010-05-19 14:48
You're the man! With those files, Poster View is absolutely smooth again. Thank you very much, I love the look of it!
One more thing though: I noticed that the Studio Flag shows with a question mark when the picture for the studio is not there, in the original alaska the flag would just not show at all. Is there maybe an option I have missed to make it this way again or is it something you would have to alter the code for and maybe will do in a future version?
- Amra - 2010-05-19 15:00
Mikesch Wrote:You're the man! With those files, Poster View is absolutely smooth again. Thank you very much, I love the look of it!Glad to hear the Poster View is speedy again.
Regarding the Studio flag, that's easy to change & you should be able to do it yourself. Just edit the Includes_MediaFlags.xml file and search for the following (there will be two instances):
Change each instance to the following:
Bear in mind, however, that with the Old Style Media Flags there will just be an empty spot there. The rest of the flags will not slide over.
Small Patch for Viewtype_Files.xml - PsyberOne - 2010-05-20 02:40
I had been experiencing a bug where TV Shows wouldn't show the episode titles in the Video Playlist, I finally got down to hunting the problem and I think I fixed it, just add these two controls to the Viewtype_Files.xml file.
Hopefully that didn't break any other views, tested it on several and it looks good. Also I'm pretty sure this was a bug inherited from Alaska proper.
- jarod71 - 2010-05-20 04:19
hope someone will post a xbox optimized version...
- Darkcloud28 - 2010-05-23 03:45
Amra Wrote:I presume you are adding this to Home2, right? I didn't change anything with the Home2 code so I'm not sure why it would not work again with this version if it did in the past. I'll try to test your code out tonight to see hwta happens.
hello, Yes im in home 2 , (( dont know what im doing bad , if You have time i will be so happy to find why , but no rush , im still useing Your last version and im still so happy )
the only think i will love to have is blu-ray cases and dvd cases , if You can just point me where to look for the script for them i will move them to the old BIG one ))
anyway , thank You so much one more time for respond .
- voidy - 2010-05-30 12:57
first of all im loving this mod been using alaska since it came out but this mod is AMAZING awesome job making it thanks for that.
now i have 2 question cannot imagine it being so hard for this type - is it possible for the Media Info viewtype to display tvshow logo's ? or did i miss that in the options somewhere?
and the imdb flag for media info view aswell
thanks in advance
- Livin - 2010-06-02 02:55
Can you post a release made for the addons folder, e.g. newer builds?