[HOW-TO] Make Colour Themes - Printable Version
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- Amra - 2011-01-07 15:16
DurhamDev Wrote:I know there's another colour theme thread out there, but I made this one specifically for the "Alaska Revisited" package, lovingly crafted by Hitcher. With all respect to Amra's original "Blue Mosaic" theme, I tweaked up some of the new XML to come up with the colour theme extremely similar to his. (It's almost identical, save for the background image.)
Looks nice. Love the icons!
- DurhamDev - 2011-01-07 15:20
alexandergoll Wrote:Maybe i have missed them.. Are there any themes already available for Alaska Revisited?
The newest Alaska Revisited update has one theme, but two colour choices. Hitcher added 'Night' to the skin. Once I've completed a basic recolor on some of the icons, I'll be uploading the appropriate XBT file to Hitcher, so that mine can become an actual theme.
Amra Wrote:Looks nice. Love the icons!
Thanks! Your colour scheme was the inspiration - I've been using Blue Mosaic forever. Actually, you're the perfect person to ask - do how I add a backdrop graphic? I toyed with replacing the filters, but I'm sure that's not the answer.
- Amra - 2011-01-07 15:37
DurhamDev Wrote:Thanks! Your colour scheme was the inspiration - I've been using Blue Mosaic forever. Actually, you're the perfect person to ask - do how I add a backdrop graphic? I toyed with replacing the filters, but I'm sure that's not the answer.You're welcome & to be honest, I'm not sure with Alaska Revisited. All the color themes I had done previously were for the original Alaska skin or BIG Alaska. In those skins I would just change the "\common\white.png" graphic to a texture & include it in a new xpr file. However, taking a quick look at Revisited's xml, it appears that graphic is no longer used so Hitcher will probably have to chime in for the correct advice.
- Hitcher - 2011-01-07 18:28
Ah yes I remember now. Because I was simply using a white background and the new background colour feature was added I thought it a good idea to remove the background texture for efficiency purposes.
I'll have a think about getting something back in for you guys to play with.
- DurhamDev - 2011-01-07 18:29
Hitcher Wrote:I'll have a think about getting something back in for you guys to play with.
I love the way your brain works, in a strictly heterosexual 'way to go, guy' sort of way. Thanks for all the work!
- sialivi - 2011-01-07 19:10
In the new Night theme, when pressing 'i' during a movie the plot is shown as white text on white/gray background which isn't that great for readability.
- Hitcher - 2011-01-07 19:21
sialivi Wrote:Hitcher,If you read back a bit you'll see I was experimenting with it and didn't mean to upload it.
If someone wants to go through it and change anything I've missed they're welcome.
- Hitcher - 2011-01-07 21:42
Hopefully you guys will like the new way I'm doing things. This is using some of Fusion's backgrounds for testing purposes only -
- Rickie - 2011-01-07 21:49
The first one is my kind of look, really like it.
- DurhamDev - 2011-01-07 22:07
Hitcher Wrote:Hopefully you guys will like the new way I'm doing things.
Two thumbs up! When you're ready to release the code that allows the background graphics, I'll be all over it!