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three80 Offline
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I'm intending this thread to be about the skin but not about the skin.



Question for liquidskin76

is this skin based on any other skin? or the foundation skin so we can get some idea of what we can/can't do or just resources to use while modding?
(This post was last modified: 2012-06-06 16:44 by three80.)
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Welo history.
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(2012-06-06 16:44)three80 Wrote:  I'm intending this thread to be about the skin but not about the skin.

You made my day Big Grin
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(2012-06-06 16:56)butchabay Wrote:  
(2012-06-06 16:44)three80 Wrote:  I'm intending this thread to be about the skin but not about the skin.

You made my day Big Grin

I did title this Off/On topic so...
I meant without asking for requests.
(2012-06-06 16:55)Hitcher Wrote:  Welo history.

Wow thanks, I know liquid said he based it off welo's design but never new wtf he was talking about, so thank you.

EDIT: Most images in that thread are dead
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Never mind, saw the video from Hitcher...
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Yea, welo (the person) originally made a Welo website where all the images were hosted.

EDIT: All the original files are available here.
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Thanks for the link...


I'd like to believe that Hitcher is 3 people, cuz one man can't dabble in so many things at once.
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(2012-06-06 16:44)three80 Wrote:  I'm intending this thread to be about the skin but not about the skin.

I know what you mean! Wink

Yeah, basically... Welo designed the skin and posted as a mockup. Hitcher took up the call for a skinner and started work with Welo. Welo on design, Hitcher on coding. Welo then had to pull out for personal reasons. Out of respect for Welo, Hitcher pulled out and posted the WIP skin for someone else to development and finish. Enter me (with no idea what i was getting myself into! Big Grin). One and half years later Welo hits release.

I've said it many times, however want to say it again... many thanks to Welo for the Welo skin idea. It's a massive shame Welo isn't still around to see it finished. Also, massive thanks to Hitcher for setting out the start of Welo skin's code, and for providing advice to me whilst i learn't skinning. Wink

Unfortunately, Welo mockups were incomplete due to him having to leave the project, so parts are my design (trying to follow Welo's general design idea). Hopefully it's not to far from his final vision. Foundation skin was a massive help (Hitcher and Jezz... Wink). I've structured all the xml's in a way that i understand, and is hopefully user friendly. More code clean-up/descriptions are to come.

It's still early days. There plenty of improvements to come...

*More design ideas from Welo's mockups
*Texture improvements
*Extra themes
*OSD design improvements
*Custom main menu items
*Library stats
*Move to 1080 resolution
*Improved Weather design
*Better Picture view
*Better Add-on views
*Music Wall (Wink)
*Custom media flags
*Lots of general tweaks...

Plus stuff like PVR support (when it's officially released!) and OnDeck support.

Seriously, the release was just to get it out the door... much more to come! Big Grin

Cheers!
(2012-06-06 18:49)three80 Wrote:  I'd like to believe that Hitcher is 3 people, cuz one man can't dabble in so many things at once.

part man, part post-man, part skinning god! Wink good bloke too...

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Big Grin thanks for responses,

I can't imagine trying to do a full skin, I only tried adding lib stats and i keep seeing how i could to it better, and have it make more sense with the skin, hell after 2 days not having the same shadow drove me fucking nuts.

and my hack is shit, but i agonized wether to share it or not because it was a hack. I do hope to somday try an entire skin, tho not sure i have the patients

Hats off to you skinners.
(This post was last modified: 2012-06-06 22:15 by three80.)
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