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This is driving me batty. I've been fussing with this for ages. I got it to somewhat work - but now it won't work at all and the steps I did previously don't seem to make any difference! In fact, not only does it not work, but if I go into the Comic menu, it lags my system down massively!

Here is the log:
http://pastebin.com/v78Drx8u

Code:
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::OnKey: return (f00d) pressed, action is Select
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating Skin.SetBool(comics)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To Skin.SetBool(comics)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating Skin.Reset(pictures)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To Skin.Reset(pictures)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating $INFO[Skin.String(ComicsHomeItem.Path)]
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To ActivateWindow(10002,"C:\Cage\Comics\",return)
19:57:00 T:2616 WARNING: CUtil::SplitParams(10002,"C:\Cage\Comics\",return) - end of string while searching for ) or "
19:57:00 T:2616 WARNING: Previous line repeats 1 times.
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: Activating window ID: 10002
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: ------ Window Deinit (Home.xml) ------
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating CancelAlarm(HomeTileLeft,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To CancelAlarm(HomeTileLeft,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating CancelAlarm(HomeTileRight,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To CancelAlarm(HomeTileRight,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating CancelAlarm(HomeTileMid,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To CancelAlarm(HomeTileMid,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating CancelAlarm(HomeTile2Left,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To CancelAlarm(HomeTile2Left,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating CancelAlarm(HomeTile2Right,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To CancelAlarm(HomeTile2Right,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating CancelAlarm(HomeTile2Mid,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To CancelAlarm(HomeTile2Mid,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating CancelAlarm(WidgetMove,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To CancelAlarm(WidgetMove,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating CancelAlarm(Widget2Move,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To CancelAlarm(Widget2Move,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating CancelAlarm(BGMove,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To CancelAlarm(BGMove,true)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : Translating ClearProperty(PanelWidgetInfo,Home)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CApplication::ExecuteXBMCAction : To ClearProperty(PanelWidgetInfo,Home)
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: CUtil::GetMatchingSource: no matching source found for ["C:\Cage\Comics",return]
19:57:00 T:2616   DEBUG: ------ Window Init (MyPics.xml) ------
19:57:00 T:2616    INFO: Loading skin file: MyPics.xml
19:57:01 T:2616   DEBUG: CGUIMediaWindow::GetDirectory ("C:\Cage\Comics",return)
19:57:01 T:2616   DEBUG:   ParentPath = ["C:\Cage\Comics",return/]
19:57:01 T:2616   ERROR: XFILE::CDirectory::GetDirectory - Error getting "C:\Cage\Comics",return
19:57:01 T:2616   ERROR: CGUIMediaWindow::GetDirectory("C:\Cage\Comics",return) failed
19:57:02 T:1336   DEBUG: Thread CRssReader start, auto delete: 0
19:57:02 T:1336   DEBUG: FileCurl::Open(171AF920) http://feeds.breakingnews.ie/bnireland
19:57:02 T:1964   DEBUG: CImageLoader::DoWork - took 167 ms to load special://masterprofile/Thumbnails/a/a6e8143b.jpg
19:57:02 T:1336   DEBUG: Got rss feed: http://feeds.breakingnews.ie/bnireland

Not particularly certain what "19:57:00 T:2616 WARNING: CUtil::SplitParams(10002,"C:\Cage\Comics\",return) - end of string while searching for ) or " " means, but that may be the issue.

I'm not even 100% certain I'm setting the paths correctly.
1. I added the comics as a path under Pictures. I then made that a favourite.
2. I then went to the Skin settings and enabled Comics in the menu. Then I went into the Comics properties (where you can select widgets and so forth) and set enabled that as the favourite.

Previously, doing the above somehow worked - although it didn't actually look like Big Noid's examples...so I'm not sure it is working correctly.

This is what I am getting now:

Image

And this is what I was getting before -- as you can see, it's still using the square boxes of pictures, rather than DVD ones:
Image

I know it's not really a massive priority, but even just a little bit of guidance would be appreciated. I keep trying different things and nothing I do seems to make a positive difference!

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#2
I am able to achieve this type of result again:
Image

I did everything as described in the above post.

Then I emptied the directory. Then I ran XBMC and went into Comics - achieving the same error that was above.

Then I added two comics to the directory. Ran XBMC and went into Comics and Mother Mary it worked! This is bizarre, but now I have it working as it would if it was in "Pictures" - it still doesn't look like Big Noid's example here:

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid...#pid884842

Particularly this image...

Image

As you can see my first image is nothing near as class as BN's example above. So confused!
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#3
(2012-06-07, 00:15)fional Wrote: I am able to achieve this type of result again:
Image

I did everything as described in the above post.

Then I emptied the directory. Then I ran XBMC and went into Comics - achieving the same error that was above.

Then I added two comics to the directory. Ran XBMC and went into Comics and Mother Mary it worked! This is bizarre, but now I have it working as it would if it was in "Pictures" - it still doesn't look like Big Noid's example here:

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid...#pid884842

Particularly this image...

Image

As you can see my first image is nothing near as class as BN's example above. So confused!

do you have access to media menu and can you change viewtypes? never looked into pictures section in the last months..
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#4
Never thought of comics when redoing the wall view. Will be fixed for next release. Just use showcase in the mean time.

EDIT: or update git Big Grin
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#5
(2012-06-07, 16:59)Big_Noid Wrote: Never thought of comics when redoing the wall view. Will be fixed for next release. Just use showcase in the mean time.

EDIT: or update git Big Grin

You're a legend Smile Thanks!

I think the weird issue I was having with comics was the same issue in the FAQ with regards to a cluttered window in the Favourites...I only now just put that together!!
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#6
(2012-06-07, 16:59)Big_Noid Wrote: Never thought of comics when redoing the wall view. Will be fixed for next release. Just use showcase in the mean time.

EDIT: or update git Big Grin

I updated git and I can see that DVD Case and StripShow are available in "View Mode" - however it won't actually allow me to select them.

When "DVD Case" is selected, it won't actually highlight and instead reverts back to list.

I went and I checked in my settings and DVD Case is enabled. Wink
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#7
okay should be fixed now for real
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#8
(2012-06-07, 19:58)Big_Noid Wrote: okay should be fixed now for real

Super!

Just one more thing (said in a Columbo voice):

Under comics, the view type setting "show icon label" seems to be shared with that in pictures. This means that in order for the Comics to display properly in the wall setting, you have to turn off the show icon label in pictures as well.

If "show icon label" is enabled for pictures, then the comic wall is off-skewed (as it's showing the labels for them as well).

Is there a way I can distinguish this? As obviously, the wall setting is lovely in Comics, but for photos it's nice to have the icon label underneath album names?
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#9
So that shows how good at testing I really am Big Grin
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#10
(2012-06-07, 20:23)Big_Noid Wrote: So that shows how good at testing I really am Big Grin

Big Grin Big Grin Thanks so much! I love this skin loads, as always!
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#11
Quote:Big Grin Big Grin Thanks so much! I love this skin loads, as always!

+1 : Best Skin by a mile.....
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#12
should have read this thread before posting on the other re comics
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