xTV Modding Help?

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sneekysneeky Offline
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Question  xTV Modding Help?
Post: #1
Hello, I've had the xTV on my Xboxes for quite some time now and the only things I would like to try and modify are the below;

1) I would like to be able to make the DVD cover icon that is closet to the TV screen [on List2 view] to be a lot bigger, can anyone please tell the the parts that I would need to change in which XML files?

b) I would also like to add transparent DVD & CD case(s) into the skin that would sit over my DVD & CD covers/posters, can anyone tell me where to add this into the skin? I already have the cases in photoshop [png files], but I get bored easily and I like to change the cases every now and then, but then I end up having to redesign my entire cover(s) library. I would ideally love it if I could just change one png every now and then and keep the same covers.

iii) I have the xTV intro avi file (that ends up with the xbox instead of the AppleTV) and a working script and settings for it to happily run in 720p no problems in a zip with good instructions as a trade if anyone is willing to help me.


Finally, I'm not looking for somebody to do all the leg work, but I am asking for a little guidance on the matter to make an already brillian skin even better for me. Thanks!
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sneekysneeky Offline
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Post: #2
Can anybody help at all? CHI3f? Please.
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Post: #3
Looks like there are a couple different versions, point me to the link that you're using and I'll take a look. Can't promise anything as never used, let alone looked at the code of this skin but doesn't hurt to try. I can do little tweaks, trying to learn more could use some practical practice.
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Post: #4
To make the cover bigger...In the PAL16x9 folder(atleast on my comp) open this CommonViewTypes.xml. I was using this xTV skin-http://skin-downloads.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/xTV.rar

Using Notepad++, starting at line 377 to 398 is what controls the images you want altered.

This was the original code...
PHP Code:
<control type="group">
                <
posx>140</posx>
                <
posy>145</posy>
                <
width>230</width>
                <
height>460</height>
                <
control type="image">
                    <
posx>0</posx>
                    <
posy>0</posy>
                    <
width>230</width>
                    <
height>230</height>
                    <
info>Container(51).Listitem(0).Icon</info>
                    <
aspectratio aligny="bottom">keep</aspectratio>
                </
control>
                <
control type="image">
                    <
posx>0</posx>
                    <
posy>230</posy>
                    <
width>230</width>
                    <
height>230</height>
                    <
texture flipy="true" diffuse="fade.png" />
                    <
info>Container(51).Listitem(0).Icon</info>
                    <
aspectratio aligny="top">keep</aspectratio>
                </
control

This is what I changes it to, it was bigger and still looked good...
PHP Code:
<control type="group">
                <
posx>140</posx>
                <
posy>145</posy>
                <
width>230</width>
                <
height>460</height>
                <
control type="image">
                    <
posx>0</posx>
                    <
posy>0</posy>
                    <
width>230</width>
                    <
height>350</height>
                    <
info>Container(51).Listitem(0).Icon</info>
                    <
aspectratio aligny="bottom">keep</aspectratio>
                </
control>
                <
control type="image">
                    <
posx>0</posx>
                    <
posy>350</posy>
                    <
width>230</width>
                    <
height>350</height>
                    <
texture flipy="true" diffuse="fade.png" />
                    <
info>Container(51).Listitem(0).Icon</info>
                    <
aspectratio aligny="top">keep</aspectratio>
                </
control

I'll see about those covers.
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sneekysneeky Offline
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Post: #5
Wow, thank you ever so much mcborzu. That worked a treat and is EXACTLY what I wanted to do.

The only other thing I changed was the very top "posy" from 145 to 50 and the image is perfectly in place.

If you have any movement on the covers I will owe you big time.

Thanks!!!
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Post: #6
Here what to do for the covers:

[Image: dvdcase1.png]

I know you have your own covers but this is the one I used if you want to download...http://www.themurrayworld.com/misc/images/dvdcase.png

Installation:
Create a folder in the media folder of xTV skin label the folder "dvd"
Put the "dvdcase.png" in that folder

Here is the code I used, using my code as the example, after these lines:
PHP Code:
<control type="group">
                <
posx>140</posx>
                <
posy>145</posy>
                <
width>230</width>
                <
height>460</height>
                <
control type="image">
                    <
posx>0</posx>
                    <
posy>0</posy>
                    <
width>230</width>
                    <
height>350</height>
                    <
info>Container(51).Listitem(0).Icon</info>
                    <
aspectratio aligny="bottom">keep</aspectratio>
                </
control


Put this new code in, should be line 391, right below the above code:

PHP Code:
<control type="image">
                        <
posx>10</posx>
                        <
posy>-5</posy>
                        <
width>190</width>
                        <
height>360</height>
                        <
aspectratio>stretch</aspectratio>
                        <
texture>dvd/dvdcase.png</texture>
                        <
description>dvdthumb view</description>
                        <
visible>!IsEmpty(Listitem.thumb)</visible>
                    </
control

I think you can see what I am up to and you can take it further and customize to your liking.
(This post was last modified: 2009-07-17 02:43 by mcborzu.)
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Firesign3394 Offline
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Post: #7
Just so you know, that intro video is available in many places, with the instructions and scripts.
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sneekysneeky Offline
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Post: #8
Hello, well I've played around with the cover and I appreciate your help but I can't get it looking right. As in having it on the ones in the back ground and all the reflections too.

However, the bigger cover works great so thank you very much for that!

Also: Firesign3394, would you care to share the info as I struggled to find the one I got hold of? I would just be interested to see if there are any other good intros?
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Post: #9
Glad to see you made progress... (been out of XBMC too long).
I am still using the original xtv mod I made back then and will try to add yours to it.
Wink
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