View Full Version : SONY MZ-R900 Minidisc Skin
27th November 2001, 09:06
i started this skin a month ago. Now it has minimal funcionality. I'll put now one shot. I'm trying to put it in my homepage, but i'm in serious problem because i've not touched in 2 years.
I put now a shot, and i'll put here a link of skin when i can upload it to a web page.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
27th November 2001, 10:27
OK!!! Finally i put wal in a very very very simple web page, in a bit slow isp service. It's the only i can do now.
or try this direct link:
27th November 2001, 11:05
try this url of geocities, its faster... but they don't let put anyarchive.wal in it... i've renamed it to .zip, you only have to change again to .wal
27th November 2001, 12:19
Mmm... Really cool... http://www.sgtfuzzbubble99.homestead.com/files/Smilies/Sarge/Tongue_anim.gif
27th November 2001, 13:04
Looks nice, I hope you don't get any problems with the other guy for having the same idea...
j o r d a n 2 0 0 4
27th November 2001, 13:32
im the other guy
i dont mind he did start before me, anyways i hope to get mine to emulate the mz-r900 to a very high degree and mine will be silver.
plus i'll most likely finish way after he does cause im still learning how to do very basic skins.
i like his so far, it's got a really smooth image.
good work Zenken
i hope he doesn't mind that im doing one too.
27th November 2001, 17:04
i haven't planned put it yet, till it will be finished. It is a casuality that anyone start to make a skin with the same model that mine.
i've not posted nothing because the skin now is in a early stage.
My MZ-R900 is blue, but you can change the colors to silver, red and green, this last color doesn't exists in this model, only lefts white color.
i hope to finish the skin before 2002 ;)
I've made the remote too, when you minimize winamp, but it has no buttons yet.
i'll help you in skinning skills, that there are in my hand. I have a lot of thinks that i can't do now.
j o r d a n 2 0 0 4
28th November 2001, 00:40
did you completely recreate the MZ-R900?
or did you get it from a wesite i.e. www.sonystyle.com?
cause it looks good
28th November 2001, 08:38
I've the blue one, and the skin is based in it. I've surfed in many R900 webs, and i got a lot of high resolution photos, but all you can see in the skin is made from 0. This way you can get more detail in the way you want.
My favourite web page is this:
28th November 2001, 12:27
Does anyone of you knows what the font is used for that Vaio style?
j o r d a n 2 0 0 4
28th November 2001, 13:38
ill bet Sony dosent actually use the font the probably created it using vector graphics and since they dont need any other letters that look like the sony style logo its probly just a logo they use over and over again.
if they do have it or some one recreated it let me know.
28th November 2001, 14:14
I'll keep my eyes open..
30th November 2001, 11:01
I've uploaded new version, but doesn't work well with beta 2 (XTRAS not respond to mouse). I'm working with this.
1st December 2001, 07:29
problems with beta 2 resolved.
desktopalpha="1" WOOOOOOOWWWWWW ;)
1st December 2001, 08:04
/me is waiting to see the winshade.
1st December 2001, 08:13
The winshade is made, but has no buttons, and now you can't return to main window.
You can see it inside the wal.
In a couple of days i'll upload next version that will have winshade. ;) patience
1st December 2001, 14:35
for some reason your volume up and down buttons dont work
this is the code for volume up and down if you wanted to know
4th December 2001, 08:44
The volume buttons are working (not as well i would).
But if you look inside the code, the buttons already has these actions: VOLUME_UP VOLUME_DOWN.
The problem is that you has to press a lot of time a button to apreciate any change in volume. :(
I'm working in script code for when you press button, volume increases/decreases proportionally at time you're pressing.
4th December 2001, 08:51
a correction to my english:
"The problem is that you has to press a lot of time a button to apreciate any change in volume.
would mean: you have to press 10 times or more the button to see any change.
7th December 2001, 03:48
Speaking of minidisc players... has anyone seen the new NetMD MZ-N1? Records at 30x normal speed with a USB connection... check it out...
NetMD Model MZ-N1 (www.t-station.net/products/sony_mzn1.html)
I love Minidiscs, it's too bad they didn't catch on in America. I have a friend who's going to Japan over the holidays and she's picking up a NetMD for me (they release on the 10th of Dec. there at about $275). I can't wait to hook that baby up!
by the way, zenken, the link to your skin at your site is broken... or i couldn't download it anyway...
10th December 2001, 14:11
added to ertmann.net/stefan (http://www.ertmann.net/stefan)
13th December 2001, 08:27
I've problems with the web page :( I can upload and upload by ftp, but not view is possible :confused:
In geocities, i can't put xml, and i've to convert to .zip
Temporaly i'll try it, but if anyone knows a good server (i don't need a lot of space 2-3MB), fast and no extension limited... say me.. plz.
13th December 2001, 09:50
Geocities sucks... grrr
but i've found a good web server :P
sorry for the inconvenience, but the last one gave me a lot of problems.
And the new address is... http://audio.ya.com/winamp3/
Wait few days for new version.
gekko: netMD is what all i wanted in a MD. I've 2 minidisc and the worst of these is wait 74 min to save a full minidisc, and title it.
sertmann: a lot of thanks, i'll notify you when i update the skin
dexterholland: do you know any solution to the volume problem?
21st January 2002, 08:43
I have some problems with fonts!
I've changed the main font on my skin (tomorrow i'll post it). What problems i have?
First. There is no downcase!!!! In my mz-r900 there are downcase, and:
Second. There are no special char. in the display is shown several little graphics. I don't want to make a bitmap for them because they move with text! I want to make special char without sacrifice symbols like !"/&()?=. Do You catch me?
Third. The scrolling text is VERY smooth, i need that text scrolls 1 char each time, not 1 pixel!
The font.png used in winamp3 is heritated from winamp2, it is good but is NO customisable, doesN'T has any acuted vocal áàäâ, there is some unused space in it. (How can i get some use of them???)
If font.png system don't change should i use True Type Font? In that case, how do i make my own true type font???
And i've tried to use TTF but... bitmap font give me more control. The text has a fixed char width.
My wish is... a NEW BITMAP FONT FORMAT, with more capabilities, more customization for the skin. And MORE OPTIONS IN TEXT SCROLLING :)
This is all. Tomorrow there will be a new version. :D
21st January 2002, 16:41
This is a shot of the program i did to make the main font:
22nd January 2002, 08:20
I've posted new version.
It has new display fonts :)
Go to my web (you can click it in the sig)
22nd January 2002, 15:27
New version today too :)
A little bug eliminated
XTRAS now remembers last state!!
Volume controls now work well.
New Section in my Web: Tutorials
with a tutorial: how to backlight for 5 seconds when button pressed.
If it is usefull for anybody, please make me a little skin for demonstation. I'm to lazy and i will spend time to finish my skin.
can anybody replay me? I'm feel alooooooone :cry:
27th January 2002, 09:45
Now side wheels are working!! Try it!
What's wrong with winamp3:
- BUG: When i use a 'Layout_variable'.LeftButtonDown, UP or Move, it do TWICE. I've patched it with some variables. I'll do a demoskin to show how to patch it.
- CRASH: When System.play(); is executed a lot of times in few seconds, winamp3 crashes.
- UNSUPPORTED: What's about .onDock and .onUndock? I think they aren't working.
- HELP: I need more help, stefanweb is a quite old :(
30th January 2002, 00:16
One Problem I had was your close button. The X is there, but not lining up with the coordinates of the X link to close it down. It looks pretty neat. Keep up the good work.:)
30th January 2002, 02:47
I downloaded this skin off of deskmod and rated it for ya.
This is one slick skin. Very photorealistic. The scripting
is top notch. I like how that line bounces and the cd thing
turns when a song is playing.
But the version I have right now doesn't have any turning
That script for the backlight is cool. I like it alot on
your skin. Are you offering it up for people to use. If so
I would like to try and get it into my skin. I really like
the effect. I can't believe you can do this stuff with Winamp.
You have alot of cool features in your skin.
Keep up the good work and I hope I see some more skins from you.
30th January 2002, 06:13
Now components are skinned
A lot of small fixes
I haven't achieved to get transparency in components :(
If i put a transparent bitmap in component layer, it is invisible.
If i put despktopalpha="1" transparency works well but contents of component are not attached to component frame !!
I don't know what i'm wrong.
I'll wait for next beta for more changes ;)
Other problem is docking:
I want to put some layers out from main, but if i will do main bigger, then docking rects are bigger :( and i don't want this, i want to define a rect to dock in it, even if main background is bigger.
Go to my page, or to deskmod, or to deviantart. to get v0.21 :D
30th January 2002, 06:27
I forget it: a screenshot! :)
In my page (http://audio.ya.com/winamp3/skins.html) is a new big screenshot [500KB]
Or go to deskmod (http://www.deskmod.com/core.mod?show=profile&pshow=submissions&user=zenken)
Or to deviantart (http://zenken.deviantart.com/gallery/)
henry3k56: fixed ;) last update i was too lazy to change 2 numbers :P
pixelpusher: thx, i like your skin too. I hope that in a future version of it, there will be antialiased lines and text... and backlight ;) hehe.
Of course you can use it. And when i got time i'll do more tutorials:
- Change volume with 2 buttons
- How to get Next/FF and Prev/RW with 2 buttons.
- Multistate button (like side wheels)
- and more... :D
30th January 2002, 07:33
The link to your skin on your webpage gives me a 404.
Deskmod is not moving right now. I guess i'll wait till
tomorrow to d/l the lastest version.
I'm glad you like my skin. It's really nothing special.
I hope it has a backlight someday too.:D
That would be cool to see some more code from you.
I look forward to using some.. :D
<edit> You might want to check your upload to deskmod.
It seems that its just the screenshot. It says 142kb and i'm not able
to download any skin. I thought for sure your skin was like 300kb or
30th January 2002, 08:18
Fixed. Thx. I've changed image and change me all... Now works :D
30th January 2002, 12:25
Boxor uses snap points to change the docking rects. Check out player-normal.xml and rotor.xml from Boxor.
13th February 2002, 06:59
i looked to these snap points, they are usefull to dock 2 layouts in 1 point, only 1.
I need to dock in a suposed snap rect.
What about to make some snap geometrys more? like:
snap line: to dock arround a line
snap rect: to make a virtual docking rect different from layout's bitmap size. Easy, isn't it?
snap circle: same with a circle shape
snap polyline: with shape you like :)
and 1 option to disable standart docking rect.
18th February 2002, 15:14
Good news! More updates:
Side minidisc disc as remote.
Added 3rd party gammas
New configuration colors
Disk icon go faster in FF and go back faster when RW.
beta 3 adaptation
Transparency (1 bit) in components!!
21st February 2002, 06:45
I'm trying to get my skin autoinstalable with nsis.
I need some people to check it before i'll upload to deskmod.
Please go to my page and try the instalation (this is my first try with nsis) :P
I attach the nsis conf. file. When there will an example in nsis to install a skin for wa3???? ;)
21st February 2002, 10:05
It works fine ZK.. Nice read-me on the install.
Cheers, Going to test out the new features.
4th March 2002, 17:50
Size Reduced with pngcrush
New graphics for battery.
I hope do anything usefull with battery next version. Anybody knows how onDock and onUndock works? if they works...
12th March 2002, 13:29
try enable and disable XTRAS, now it fades (a bit buggy, but it is not my fault)
3rd April 2002, 06:08
battery new icon.
New web page ;)
3rd April 2002, 11:17
I love you man :)
3rd April 2002, 11:41
As always, your work is clean and to the point.
Excellent job Jaunma, I noticed you have a few
more tut skins. Way to go. :)
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