[EXTRAPACKS - TUTORIAL] Aeon MQ 3

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Aeon MQ 3 allow you to use Extrapacks, which are image packs. You can use an official Extrapack or create your own.

With a backdrop Extrapack you can change all skin images at once; you can use weather backdrops based on current weather conditions and you can use animated icons for weather, studios, etc.

This way, any user can create and share an Extrapack.

On this topic I'll publish all official and user-created Extrapacks.


How to build my own extrapack background images ?

Very simple, just create or edit your favorite images in any format, create the folders with these names below, and put your images inside.
Send it to me, I will publish for all to download:

addons, autumn, disc, favourites, games, gametrailers, livetv, movies, music, musicvideos, pictures, settings, shutdown, spring, summer, trailers, tvguide, tvshows, videos, winter


It's fairly simple to use, just download and uncompress the Extrapack file anywhere in your computer. You can watch the video below for detailed configurations (wanilton, thank you for that):

VIDEO TUTORIAL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPigHUPlHRw


DOWNLOADS - OFICIAL EXTRAPACKS:

ExtraPack - Weather - backgrounds and animated icons
http://mod-skin.googlecode.com/files/Ext...eather.zip

ExtraPack - Backgrounds - Cold - V3
http://mod-skin.googlecode.com/files/Ext...-%20V3.zip
preview

ExtraPack - Backgrounds - Digital Art - V3
http://mod-skin.googlecode.com/files/Ext...-%20V3.zip
preview

ExtraPack - Backgrounds - Warm - V3
http://mod-skin.googlecode.com/files/Ext...-%20V3.zip
preview

ExtraPack - Backgrounds - Darkness - V3
http://mod-skin.googlecode.com/files/Ext...-%20V3.zip
preview


DOWNLOADS - USER-CREATED EXTRAPACKS:

ExtraPack - VideoGenreFanart - by Wanilton
http://mod-skin.googlecode.com/files/Ext...nilton.zip

ExtraPack - Games Studios - by Domina
http://mod-skin.googlecode.com/files/Ext...Domina.zip

ExtraPack - Backgrounds - by Fonz - V2
http://mod-skin.googlecode.com/files/Ext...-%20V2.zip

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(This post was last modified: 2011-11-18 16:56 by MarcosQui.)
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I will post my question here aswell. Is there support for making a backdrop pack with multiple backdrops per section?

instead of:

Backdrops/
movies.jpg
tvseries.jpg

I would like

Backdrops/
Videos/
video1.jpg
video2.jpg
Movies/
movie1.jpg
movie2.jpg

and so on Smile Is it possible?
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At this time only one image of each type. For this you can use the option in the settings to multiple images.

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MarcosQui Wrote:At this time only one image of each type. For this you can use the option in the settings to multiple images.

Ok Smile Yeah I know I can do it manually. Would be nice as a future feature though. To be able to create a pack Smile Would save time when setting up the skin.

No hurry though Smile
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Dear users, please not create any extrapack at this time.

I am testing the mindweaver suggestion, if all goes well, the next version of skin will support extrapacks with multiple images.

Soon I will give more news.

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MarcosQui Wrote:Dear users, please not create any extrapack at this time.

I am testing the mindweaver suggestion, if all goes well, the next version of skin will support extrapacks with multiple images.

Soon I will give more news.

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mindweaver Wrote:I will post my question here aswell. Is there support for making a backdrop pack with multiple backdrops per section?


I was thinking the same thing yesterday.

In a world without walls and fences who needs windows and gates, open source, opens minds, so open yours today.

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Any specificity on images etc
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format:
dimensions:
pixels:
size (Kb):
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So glad to have my background pack up on here. Here are the screens:
http://imgur.com/a/f6tqQ

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I have made an extrapack for Aeon MQ3 final (V2) aswell. It contains multiple images for each section. You can preview an example of what's in the package here :

http://imgur.com/a/8gOCe

And if you wish to download the entire package you can find it here:

http://fetastebilderna.se/multiple_backd...weaver.zip

(I hope MarcosQui will add it to the topic later on)

Enjoy!
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I updated the first post. The packs are now V3. Only the V3 is compatible with MQ Aeon 3 - 1.1.0 which will be released soon.
The difference is that now there are new two folders, games and gametrailers.

k4sh1n, about your question:

format: any supported by XBMC
dimensions in pixels: 1920x1080p
resolution: 72dpi
size (Kb): as small as possible while maintaining quality.

Tip: After editing the images I use FastStone Photo Resizer in 90 quality JPG format to normalize the images.

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mindweaver Wrote:I have made an extrapack for Aeon MQ3 final (V2) aswell. It contains multiple images for each section. You can preview an example of what's in the package here :

http://imgur.com/a/8gOCe

And if you wish to download the entire package you can find it here:

http://fetastebilderna.se/multiple_backd...weaver.zip

(I hope MarcosQui will add it to the topic later on)

Enjoy!

Love this pack. Thanks for making them, and thanks MQ for a beautiful skin.Big Grin
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Anyone else have this queer problem?
After all that Marcos has done with the weather: icons and backdrops, it really sucks to have this problem.

What is happening is that i cant see the weather menu on the home screen. If i switch to, say, Neon, or Cirrus V2 Extended, or Confluence, I can see the weather menu. But not in MQ 3. :confused2:

Please help guys...

I'm using Eden Pre-build dated December 10, 2011 on a Windows 7 x64 machine.

Kartik.

Edit: I got it fixed. Had to reinstall the nightly and the skin. Now everything works flawlessly. Laugh

Thanks a ton dude for this awesome skin.

Kartik.
(This post was last modified: 2011-12-17 16:46 by Kartik.)
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Mind posting pictures of the ones you have up so i know what the extra packs are ??
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Hello,

First I would like to thanks for MarcosQui. It is an excellent work I love that skin. Actually I am using Boxee 1.5 and also XBMC on my PC. It is not easy for me to decided if I prefer Boxee or XBMC because I love the option to view trailer before the movie. I am trying to figure out how to add this on XBMC but is not easy ;( If anyone know how to stream movie trailer on the same folder that the movie, please tell me. If I found this I will definitely use XBMC instead of Boxee.

Regards
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