Old 6th December 2010, 12:23   #1
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Heres my skin.What screen color?

Hi. I have always been a huge technology geek and been having this idea for making a modern skin base entirely of electronic circuitry. So i currently have the main window done but here's the thing — what color do you suggest I use for the LCD screen and it's text+vis, sepparate colors for each of 3 colorThemes would be nice..

Also if you have any ideas for colorThemes themselves, please suggest..
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Old 6th December 2010, 13:54   #2
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You could always do the LCD in proper Grey / Black style, or even a retro murky green colour

*example*


Oh, and a proper DotMatrix or Segment font/ Number set would work really well on any colour LCD
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Old 6th December 2010, 13:59   #3
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good idea

Thanks. Weird how I haven't thought about that earlier, guess I was lookin at those cheezy OLED backlighted displays
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Old 6th December 2010, 14:01   #4
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also

I have a few 7-segment digit fonts lying around
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Old 6th December 2010, 14:16   #5
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What do you think?

So is this better than the other one?
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Old 6th December 2010, 14:33   #6
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Or this one?
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Old 6th December 2010, 21:49   #7
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Quite like the first one myself,but either works
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Old 7th December 2010, 10:50   #8
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Finally got the gamma presets to work. here are my colorThemes, what do you think?
Btw the one that's second from the bottom on the right is the pacman theme
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Old 7th December 2010, 16:59   #9
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Wow can't wait for the release!
I'm a huge fan of the retro LCD look...I went for that look on my Modern Classic Skin.
http://www.winamp.com/skin/modern-classic/221922
I think I came close...?
p.s. when do plan on releasing?
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:07   #10
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I defenately like that skin, It sure looks retro overall IMO, and if you take a closer look you can see that the ooldy LCD has a bit of a green shade, and i if you crank that lcd color to green a notch, that should look sweet, otherwise I love it..
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:09   #11
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Also I was wondering who came up with that VU script, wasn't it you? just asking cause I see lots of innovations in your skins.
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:18   #12
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Oh and about the release date, well not sure but probably in two weeks time since I got chunk of studying to do.. and you know I got mini mode and standard windows to make which aint as easy as it sounds..
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:21   #13
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Are you planning on doing any new skins this time around?
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:21   #14
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Thank you for the comments
I wish I could take credit for that script but I can't.
Honestly can't remember where it came from.
I discovered application.Shutdown(); in my last skin which I think opens lots of possibilities for skinners (you can do things before Winamp actually shuts down). You'll need to include this: #include "application.mi" in your script...if you need this file let me know.

Here's a bit of my current project.
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:24   #15
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Good idea, how's your skin called?
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:25   #16
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no name yet...looking forward to your release...it look great.
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:27   #17
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BTW is it possible to use application.Shutdown() to call out an animation?
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:28   #18
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thanks
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:30   #19
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do you use photoshop? if so i can you a segment font that I was planning on using in my skin..
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:31   #20
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application.Shutdown() is your final call...just use a timer, giving yourself enough time to play your animation or whatever else you need, then

ShutdownTimer.onTimer() {
Application.Shutdown();
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:36   #21
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Sounds good. You might try this timer font for your skin...


<bitmapfont id="fontX1" file="player/num-font_1002F.png" charwidth="17" charheight="25" hspacing="0" vspacing="0" />
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:41   #22
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Hey that's nice...yeah that font is just temporary.
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Old 7th December 2010, 17:49   #23
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Ok gotta go now, see you later some time
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