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ddlooping Offline
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Question  Aksala
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Hi all Smile

@Hitcher:
With your permission I'd like to do a "reversed" version of Alaska (code name: "Aksala").

[Image: aksala.jpg]

Would it be at all possible for you to share the images you're using in Alaska (I don't know how to extract them from the .xbt file)? Confused

My credentials:
I'm a web-designer and regularly use XML and Photoshop amongst other things.
A few years ago I modified a Mediaportal template quite heavily.
I learn quickly. Nod
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Go for it - you don't need permission but thanks for asking anyway.

Everything is available on GoogleCode -

http://code.google.com/p/skin-alaska-rev...vn%2Ftrunk

But give me a few more days to push my latest changes because I'm changing a hell of a lot right now.
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i like the black version!
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Hitcher Wrote:Go for it - you don't need permission but thanks for asking anyway.

Everything is available on GoogleCode -

http://code.google.com/p/skin-alaska-rev...vn%2Ftrunk

But give me a few more days to push my latest changes because I'm changing a hell of a lot right now.
Thanks, Hitcher. Smile

alexandergoll Wrote:i like the black version!
Thanks, alexandergoll. Smile
It's probably going to take a while before it's done though, it'll be a (far) side project. Wink
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P.S:
@Hitcher
What's the easiest way to download the files from GoogleCode? Oo

P.P.S: Got it. Smile
I was using "http://skin-alaska-revisited.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ skin-alaska-revisited-read-only".
I didn't know the "skin-alaska-revisited-read-only" wasn't to be included. :/
(This post was last modified: 2011-01-02 17:04 by ddlooping.)
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@Hitcher
i really love Alaska, but isnĀ“t there a possibility to change the brightness of the background? my tv makes some annoying sounds when displaying a very bright screen.
for me it would be ok if you could insert a background-brightness-controller ^^
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ddlooping Wrote:P.S:
@Hitcher
What's the easiest way to download the files from GoogleCode? Oo

P.P.S: Got it. Smile
I was using "http://skin-alaska-revisited.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ skin-alaska-revisited-read-only".
I didn't know the "skin-alaska-revisited-read-only" wasn't to be included. :/
If you want access to my current working copy drop me a PM, or if you want help/advice on anything add me on MSN because I'd love to see a 'reverse' themed Alaska myself (I did start a while ago but never had time to see it through).
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Thanks for the offer, Hitcher. Smile

I'm going to see how I get along first, then call upon you if I get stuck. Wink
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I inverted the backgrounds and I think it's going to work. Nod

Now I need to:

1) identify the graphic or code that generates the white halo around the buttons on the "Home" screen. It needs to be changed to a dark shadow, a stroke or removed entirely.

2) identify the graphics or code that generates the white containers under some images (i.e, the legend background under the home buttons)

3) Changed the font colours to lighter ones.

4) Find and invert the filter (?) used on the out-of-focus poster, banners...
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ddlooping Wrote:I inverted the backgrounds and I think it's going to work. Nod

Now I need to:

1) identify the graphic or code that generates the white halo around the buttons on the "Home" screen. It needs to be changed to a dark shadow, a stroke or removed entirely.
Done

2) identify the graphics or code that generates the white containers under some images (i.e, the legend background under the home buttons).
Done

3) Changed the font colours to lighter ones.
Done

4) Find and invert the filter (?) used on the out-of-focus poster, banners...
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Almost done. Big Grin

Just need to:
4) Find and invert the filter (?) used on the out-of-focus poster, banners...

I thought it was "postermatte.png" but it doesn't seem to be. Frown
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Post: #12
It's a combination of that and the <colordiffuse>PosterDiffuse</colordiffuse> tags in the other image controls.
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Post: #13
Latest update -

http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=679...count=1268
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Thanks, Hitcher, I'll check it out. Nod

I'm kinda struggling with the "Global_Filter" settings now, they are different from the ones included in the skin download. Oo

If you have the time would you mind explaining the functions of the 3 filters(filter.png, filter_2.png and filter_3.png)?
I'd like for the detailed view (the one with the actors list, movie info, etc etc) to be darker than the "Posters" view.
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Filter.png is used for the Settings screen and when you bring up a context menu
Filter2.png is the global filter used pretty much everywhere else
Filter3.png is used solely for Pictures to allow them to be more visible than the standard fanart
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