[RELEASE] Ace - Gotham

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MarcosQui Offline
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[UPDATED] ACE 1.9.0 - 10/5/2013 for XBMC Gotham

Changelog:

Added: Live TV/submenu - for facilitate access to PVR functions.
Added: Widgets 'In Progress' for Video Playlists.
Added: PVR EPG - Bottom Bar/Time and Date.
Added: Support to trakt script - button in Context Menu to access trakt options.
Added: TvTunes script - Button in Video Info to get Movie Themes and Tv Show Themes/solo mode.
Changed: Gotham version/button 3D mode now is visible for non-3D content.
Changed: TvTunes - is activated by default.
Changed: TvTunes - removed the button for get themes within the collection.
Fixed: Typo in Variables/Music Genres Fanart. (thanks to Cocotus)
Fixed: PVR - Overlapping between Channel Manager and Channel Settings window.
Fixed: Status Widget - Text size to accommodate large titles.
Fixed: Layout details in Top Menu/Wide view.
Fixed: Media case 3D - displayed to non-3d content (like AC3D)
Fixed: Low List view - Layout details.

DOWNLOAD THE ACE

The skin Ace Gotham version is available only by zip file HERE

Go to settings/addons/install from zip file

Important: When installing the skin a large number of addons are installed simultaneously, so it is absolutely normal to have only a black screen for 1 minute or more, depending on the internet conditions.


A BRIEF SUMMARY OF ACE

Ace has a design concept very different from what I had been doing in Aeon.
The Ace is a skin designed to be simple, clean and fast.
The concept of this skin textures were optimized to the maximum to make it light and small.
The Ace has only 13MB and is suitable for any device, from tablets to powerful HTPCs.
The sources have a size suitable for reading away from the skin and the layout is optimized for use with touch screens.
The Ace is now translated into 38 languages.
The Ace was written for XBMC Frodo.
All important Addons are installed automatically.


WHAT'S NEW IN ACE?

- Do you prefer vertical or horizontal menu? With Ace you choose the layout that suits you.
- In vertical menu you have up to 13 simultaneous menus appearing on your screen.
- Up to 12 most recent items always in sight in any layout.
- List of active and upcoming tracks with the album cover, you can choose an item from the list and start playing.
- Items also in progress to Albums and Concerts.
- All modes of view were rewritten to make them faster and more complete, plus new modes of Wide and Right List.
- New exclusive addon to download extra content from the skin. With one click you get themes, images, styles among other things.
- All themes of pictures of Aeon MQ4 were brought to Ace besides the new Modern theme.
- Thematics Styles. Now you can set a menu bar with the theme of your favorite movie. Use a style ready or easily create your own.
- Auto reset. Whenever a major change happens in the skin you don’t need to worry about reset after the update. The Ace will do this automatically. More convenience and fewer errors.
- Video Nodes support with up to 5 + 12 menus submenus that may be included where you want.
- My Menu 1 and 2. Now you have twice of customization, you can include up to 12 items in My Menu, directly on the Main Menu window.
- View the most played games directly on the main menu. Function provided by the script Rom Collection Browser.
- Display of the episodes that aired on the day. Function provided by the script TV Show - Next Aired.


VERTICAL MENU OR HORIZONTAL MENU WITH THEMATICS STYLES

Choose the layout that suits you.
Thematics Styles is a novelty to leave the skin the way you like. You can include a style bar of your favorite film, favorite band or any other theme, simply choose from the already available or create your own.

[Image: movieshy.jpg]


WIDGETS FOR GAMES AND TVSHOWS

Ace shows in main menu the most played games (provided by RCB) and also the TVShows that will air on day.

[Image: gamesrt.jpg]


MY MENU 1 AND MY MENU 2

Now you have double the customization, up to 12 items for each My Menu.

[Image: mymenus.jpg]


WHAT ABOUT CUSTOMIZATION?

This skin brings the Generation 4 customization mode. Which is very simple to operate and works like any other window adjusting skin. Entered, changed, press 'return' or Esc and ready, everything is done.
Customization Generation 4, follows a concept that is different of everything I have ever done, everything runs very fast.

They are up to 25 new menus and 60 submenus!
The menus are predetermined, just set. The submenus follow the smart style, simply choose where you want to include and ready, very simple and fast.


VIDEO NODES SUPPORT

You can add menus and submenus to playlists, favorites and addons, besides this you can now create your own menu or submenu with a Video Node.

[Image: screenshot022tc.jpg]


THEMES, COLORS AND TRANSPARENCIES

All themes are present in Ace, you can choose one of them or use the random mode to have new images each time you start the skin.
There are 23 colors to personalize your skin, you can make beautiful combinations of themes and colors.
Set the transparency level of the panels, from very light to very dark.

[Image: colorsm.jpg]


CUSTOM MEDIA CASES

Adjust the color of case and change the codec flag.
Personalize your collection as you wish.

[Image: mediacase.jpg]


SUPPORTED SCRIPTS (AUTOMATIC INSTALLATION)

Ace extrapack by malte, Wanilton, MarcosQui
Advanced Launcher by Angelscry - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=85724
Artist Slideshow by ronie/kyleejohnson (pkscuot) - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=124880
Artwork Downloader by Martijn - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=114633
CU LRC Lyrics by Taxigps|ronie - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid...tid=126495
Favourites script by ronie|`Black - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=114671
Random and Last items script by MikeBZH44, Martijn - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=122448
Rom Collection Browser by carabalb, jimyx17, malte, redkiller - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=70115
Skin Widgets by Martijn - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=142389
TV Show - Next Aired by Ppic, Frost, ronie, `Black - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=79493
Video Language Script by `Black - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=155693
XBMC Subtitles by amet, mr_blobby - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=126495


SUPPORTED SCRIPTS (MANUAL INSTALLATION)

Artwork Organizer by ronie - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=109304
cdART Manager by Giftie - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=77031
Cinema Experience by nuka1195-giftie-ackbarr - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=87563
ExtendedInfo Script by phil65 - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=160558
Global Search by ronie - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=109301
Library Editor Script by phil65 - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=158775
Metadata Actors by Frost (passion-xbmc.org) - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=123578
TvTunes by Ppic, Frost, ronie - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=83925


DOWNLOAD EXTRA PACKAGE

Then go to settings/main menu/themes and use the bottom OBTAIN OR UPGRADE EXTRA PACKAGE.

With EXTRA PACKAGE you have available:

Themes.
Thematics Styles.
Animated icons for the weather.
Background images based on weather conditions.

The complete download can take a while depending on the speed of your internet connection.


REGARDS

Thank you Wanilton for the constant help.
Thank you all the contributors, donors, translators and people who supported the project.
Thank you all the creators of these fantastic scripts that have made this work more complete.
Thank you the team XBMC for their excellent work in FRODO and also for accepting this skin in official repository, especially to ronie for help me with the details.


ACE ALBUM


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Visit my website
XBMC Brazilian Community Forum
By making a donation, please do not post in the forum, send me an email or PM, thank you.
(This post was last modified: 2013-10-05 03:31 by MarcosQui.)
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hfmls Offline
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o prometido é devido Big Grin muito obrigado pela restruturaçao do PVR!! adorei!

thanks for pvr

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Thanks , Thanks , Thanks Marcos ...........................
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Very nice support Marcos!
Hopy you'll bring in support for trakt.tv addon (for MQ5 too)
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Great! Best skin with Aeon MQ5! Thanks a million time for all your work MarcosQui.
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Question.... I'm running xbmc 13.0-alpha3 with Ace 1.9.0frodo. never have any problems with Ace.
is there any reason to switch to the Ace Gotham version?

and if I switch will i have to reset all my settings?

thanks!
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Great Skin! Thanks for bring it to us!
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(2013-10-10 05:37)bostoneric Wrote:  Question.... I'm running xbmc 13.0-alpha3 with Ace 1.9.0frodo. never have any problems with Ace.
is there any reason to switch to the Ace Gotham version?

and if I switch will i have to reset all my settings?

thanks!

You can't turn on the advanced portion of the settings menu with the regular Ace skin. But you can switch to confluence, turn it on and then switch back. I don't know of anything that may be different, though, and I don't actually know if the Gotham version lets you turn it on either.
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Skin Ace was update for work fine in gotham, not only for change levels in settings, but much more, follow new way for reference musicdb and videodb and much more.

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I use this skin with raspberry Pi, my pi dynamic overclocked to 900mhz, when i look in systeminfo, the pi is always overclocked with 900mhz. In confluence the pi got to 700mhz in systeminfo.

Date in the left bottom edge refresh is always flickering, i think this is a big problem, when i disable thiis, the pi temperature is lower! 64°celsius disabled and 78°celsius emabled the "show datetime option" in idle mode

I think the pi working too much in background in this skin, can you change this?

Ace is best, beautiful skin in xbmc what i see!

Very good job!!!
(This post was last modified: 2013-10-19 09:34 by Koloss.)
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I've been playing around with mq5 and ace today on gotham. Both are awesome skins! I would love to see something with the styling of ace and the options of mq5, that would be the ultimate skin for me.

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Marcos, could you make empty tv shows be shown as watched?

What I mean by empty tv show:
When I finished the current season and I want to save some space I delete the season xx folders in the tv show folder.
I don't want to remove the tv show folder itself because I'm not done with it and Sickbeard would just recreate that folder anyway.
XBMC doesn't show this show as watched although there is no single unwatched episode in it..
This is annoying when browsing the tv shows looking for something that you have not watched yet.

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(2013-10-28 11:09)tripkip Wrote:  Marcos, could you make empty tv shows be shown as watched?

What I mean by empty tv show:
When I finished the current season and I want to save some space I delete the season xx folders in the tv show folder.
I don't want to remove the tv show folder itself because I'm not done with it and Sickbeard would just recreate that folder anyway.
XBMC doesn't show this show as watched although there is no single unwatched episode in it..
This is annoying when browsing the tv shows looking for something that you have not watched yet.

There is a control in advancedsettings.xml that allows you to hide empty folders.

<videolibrary>
<hideemptyseries>true</hideemptyseries>
</videolibrary>
(This post was last modified: 2013-10-28 14:07 by bry-.)
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(2013-10-28 14:06)bry- Wrote:  There is a control in advancedsettings.xml that allows you to hide empty folders.

<videolibrary>
<hideemptyseries>true</hideemptyseries>
</videolibrary>

Thanks for this tip.

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Quote:12:23:46 T:140337045698496 DEBUG: Addon skin.ace requires script.xbmc.subtitles version 3.9.14 which is not available

http://xbmc.org/making-subtitle-search-better/
(This post was last modified: 2013-11-19 12:26 by laasonen.)
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