Release : Basics-101 skin
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Basics-101

Quote:The Basics-101 skin is based on the graphics that Mikebeecham
did for his Pandora skin mockups.
(it uses its icons, its background image and color scheme).
And they look great all credit to Mikebeecham for a great effort

!!!Please note this is not the Pandora skin.!!!

It is a skin that I intend to use as my main media center skin
on Linux port of XBMC and is really only designed originally for
media playback only not games play.

I took ideas from a few other skins that I have done or liked
Its very xTV in style and also has a few touches of Vision thrown
in for good measure (side bars and nav sounds)

This skin is for 720p 1080i only though I did include a basic
Pal16x9 font file but the icon images look real blocky edges
scaled down to that size
.
Its simple has no fancy view types (except Media Info) or
Animations It has large readable font (xbox people may need to
size it down a little it was meant for my 1360x768 rez of my
TV that Linux full screen uses)

If you got the premade skins instead of from the SVN Ignore this.
As I said it was made for Linux so by default there are no links
to "Programs" section you will need to run Build_for_Xbox.bat if
you want to use it on the xbox. Other wise run Build_for_Media.bat

!!! This skin has no KAI Stuff in it at all if you use KAI in XBMC
pick another skin This one wont work for you !!!

It designed to be super mouse friendly (its for Linux remember)
And has 1 Setting in the Settings Page side bar that will add some
extra mouse features like moving the mouse over the right edge
will open the shutdown menu (right click needed to close) and also
while media is playing a hotspot will be in the middle of the
bottom of the screen that will open Player Controls so you can
FF RW Stop Pause etc... with the mouse. (right click needed to close)

I recommend that you up your icon cache to at least 384 anything
smaller and list view looks pretty average. But again like I said
its for Linux xbox might lag a little with that size cache.

Enjoy the skin

Jezz_X

How it looks with Media Version
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How It looks with Xbox Version
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Also Availible is some quick (maybe Nasty) color themes for it

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Lots more screenhots can be found here
CLICK ME FOR MORE SCREENSHOTS

Also included is Skins for the scripts Apple Movie Trailers, XBMC Lyrics and XBMC_Changelog so if you run those it should look like the skin

Download

Updated Download files can be found here
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?p=1...post159322

Skinning SVN link for just this skin
Code:
https://xboxmediacenter.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/xboxmediacenter/Basics-101

Jezz_X
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#2
Wow didn't see thisone coming... very nice supprise!!! :-)
Great work man! Looks very good!
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#3
Awesome mate. Can't thank you enough!

While I understand the reasons for surprising us with skins, I don't think it clearly shows how many hours would have been put in to this.

I just hope everyone appreciates the time jezz x has put into this, even if he makes it look like a piece of cake.

Also equal thanks to mike for those icons.. best ive seen in a xbmc skin!

Cant wait to build xbmc linux and put this skin on.
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#4
Thanks I've actually been working on it in secret for a few months and when I got mikebeecham to let me use his fantastic images it all started to fall together quickly I think it came out nicely
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#5
Nick8888 Wrote:Awesome mate. Can't thank you enough!

While I understand the reasons for surprising us with skins, I don't think it clearly shows how many hours would have been put in to this.

I just hope everyone appreciates the time jezz x has put into this, even if he makes it look like a piece of cake.

Also equal thanks to mike for those icons.. best ive seen in a xbmc skin!

Cant wait to build xbmc linux and put this skin on.
P.S. don't go running AMT and Lyrics scripts on linux yet Lyrics will crash XBMC_Linux and lock your mouse in X when you exit the script, and for AMT to work you will need for the trunk to be merged again because the skin is designed for a higher version of AMT that is at the moment incompatible with the current Linux Branch
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#6
I'm just really chuffed that my icons got used in the end. And it's a great looking skin. As soon as I've gotten home I am going to try it out
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#7
stupid question maybe but.. Is this only for linux xbmc, or does it work on the xbox as well? Looks really nice, great job jezz
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#8
it's XBMC as far as I know. Jezz will be able to answer
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#9
jazzen Wrote:stupid question maybe but.. Is this only for linux xbmc, or does it work on the xbox as well? Looks really nice, great job jezz
Well if you actually read the first post it has a link to both xbox version (has game support) and the media verison (no game support)
It also says Kai dosn't work but other than that yes it works on xbox but was designed for linux version
720p and 1080i only

But like I said its all in the first post
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#10
Any chance that is is going to become adjusted to a 4:3 TV? :x plzzzzzzzzzz
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#11
ProfXavier Wrote:Any chance that is is going to become adjusted to a 4:3 TV? :x plzzzzzzzzzz

Not by me I only made it to suite my needs for linux build of xbmc for a while I wasn't even going to let the public have it and just keep it myself. But I decided that mikes Icons needed to se the light so others can also use his hard work.
That being said if you download the svn 1/2 the dimensions of the icons before you make the skin and copy the 16x9 font.xml file into a 4x3 dir it should look semi decent and in decent enough aspect ratio
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#12
...i think that request comes under the category of...



"you're having a laugh mate!"
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#13
omg! sorry, misread the post Sad

Great skin! Smile
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#14
Awesome skin, I like the big icons for my car- Xbox Big Grin

Thank you!

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#15
then why not show a picture of this skin?
For python coding questions first see http://mirrors.xbmc.org/docs/python-docs/
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