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The Orbs, a skin by KoTiX
#61
Im trying to use "The Orbs" (d/l'd from the 2.0 compatability list) on the latest t3ch build of XBMC, but i have no text appear, at all. full graphics, but all text is missing (menus etc)

any ideas?

btw am running at PAL 4:3, my options for resolution (Screen & Video) are 4:3 Or Auto, so 16:9, not an option
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#62
the skin isn't updated to work with newer XBMC .. that list is not a good start .. use the XBMC Skin Manger to get up to date skins ..

http://s205077464.onlinehome.fr/index.php
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#63
It has no text because it still uses XPR fonts which support for has been removed since the skin should be compatible with version 2.0 of xbmc anything newer like SVN versions it wont
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#64
So I Guess I Have 2 Options...

Wait For "The Orbs"'es (how the hell do you add belonging/ ownership " 's " to that?) Owner to Update,

Or Update It Myself...

Any Idea How To Do The Second? Can I Just Put A Font File In The Font Folder And Hope For The Best?
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#65
Question 
Any chance Of bringing back The Orbs?I would love to see the same concept put back into action.I'm sure somebody other than me would want to see this happen.

I bet a new and improved would look very nice.What do you guys think?
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#66
This is the reasons why all skinners should make their skins open source and host them all in one location Wink
http://sourceforge.net/projects/xboxmediacenter
http://sourceforge.net/svn/?group_id=87325
http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Skinning_XBMC
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Category:Skin_Development
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#67
Rookie Wrote:Any chance Of bringing back The Orbs?I would love to see the same concept put back into action.I'm sure somebody other than me would want to see this happen.

I bet a new and improved would look very nice.What do you guys think?

I actually have all the source images and have allready started updating the skin. Have been doing it for months now actually but work has been slow do to lack of free time. I have done alot of the major skin engine changes and cleaned the xmls. I could put it in an svn and let others work on it since I have a lack of time and any time I do have to do skin work is spent remaking xTV.
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#68
What a great idea CHI3F!
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#69
This skin looks nice, I wasn't a part of the xbox scene while this skin was popular so have never used it... I was wondering how the skin's video previews function worked, could you just set the focus on an item and it would play? Is this function still available, and if so what control is required? Just wondering and thanks.
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#70
Competes2win Wrote:I was wondering how the skin's video previews function worked, could you just set the focus on an item and it would play? Is this function still available, and if so what control is required? Just wondering and thanks.

It did not have a video preview function. It had multiimages that played in the orb but they were only window dependent and never changed.
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#71
Can somebody put up a snapshot of a newer build of this skin to let people see more of the potential it has?I would love to see this on the SVN,but if enough people are not interested it likely won't happen.
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#72
+1 For intrest!
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#73
When I get back home I will make up some screenshots and put it in the xbmc skinning svn. Until then you can check out what I have done in the google code svn. I am not sure if it is up to date with what I have done but it will give ou and idea. It is the half life 2 version of the skin. I have been trying to keep it as original as possible, just making slight changes.
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#74
Thanks ChI3f.
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#75
The skin is now in the skinning project svn. It is the Half Life 2 version of the skin. It includes full animations resized to use less space than before. It does not support 16x9 but does not look horrible streched to 16x9. I have gotten it pretty functional aside from dialogs. I will work on it some more when I get time.

Here is the checkout address
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