Old 26th November 2013, 02:55   #1
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One more thing

A million years ago, I was inspired by a skin called "Super Mario Bros. AMP" by a skinner called The Warlock. I found it on The Mushroom Kingdom long before I ever came to this site. Despite the fact that I didn't have the download speeds to make mp3's practical, and barely had the processing power to play them, I was so mesmerized by the skin and the possibilities it implied, that I became a bit obsessed with the hobby.



Years later, I was honored to be the one to update the skin for Winamp 5, to ensure that it remained available to inspire others.

So now, with Winamp.com coming to some sort of an ending, I'm going back and ripping off / paying tribute to the skin that inspired me. I'm not remixing it as dramatically as I did when I remade JJPotter's SMB3 skin into a World 2-themed remix... This will be more like when I updated my own 8-bit SMB2 skin with 16-bit graphics. I'm improving the animations a bit where I feel it's appropriate, but for the static skin I wanted to maintain the original layout as much as possible, rather than adding the level of busy-ness that usually fills my skins.

Here's what I have so far:



I don't think this would have passed the Winamp.com skin submission guidelines, since I don't have permission from the original author, but I also don't imagine there'd be much point in submitting it by this point anyway. Once it's done I'll post the download in this thread, and once the community decides where it's migrating, I'll be happy to repost it there.

Shout-outs to the other retro game skinners, JJPotter, T Mrym, Hank Richie, Anel Sanchez, Darkwing Skinz, Steven Vander Giessen, B Manintveld, anybody else who I missed. Also high fives to the community members who've supported my nonsense, Mr Jones, Mike-db, Stillwater, garetjax, flatmatt, Widdykats, Veroka, simon snowflake, Wildrose-Wally, and so many many many others here. Also finally a shout-out to skinners like Steve Moss, Richard Pettifer, Xenosomething, and the aforementioned Stillwater for setting a really high bar for detailed, internally-consistent skins that made me want to improve my own original art. I'm sure there are tons of people that I'm leaving out... Feel free to say "hey, what about me!" and I will shout-out to you as well. But the point is, this community and this hobby in general are amazing, and it's sad to see it go.

Keep living the dream.

-LH

I'll post the finished version soon.


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Old 26th November 2013, 04:11   #2
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Luigi:

that's just great. I'm a big classic game and game music friend and I have grown with my SNES. Super Mario Allstars introduced 16-Bit graphics and sounds and the old Mario bros games looked better than ever before.

I really look forward to your release. This will fit perfectly into my other Nintendo skins.

I'm also a long time user of your ZeldaAmp III skin (and other of your skins) and still think, that this classic skin has the best N U L L S O F T easter egg of all skins.
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Old 26th November 2013, 07:15   #3
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feel the "skin"love

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Old 26th November 2013, 10:52   #4
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Luigi, you have some mettle producing Winamp skins. I wish I had your stamina. Kudos to you!

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Old 26th November 2013, 12:00   #5
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Ripe! How's it swinging you old rascal
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Old 26th November 2013, 12:32   #6
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You!!! Alive!!!! whip me!

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Old 26th November 2013, 13:50   #7
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Ripe! How's it swinging you old rascal
Pretty good, ta. I'm still around, still roaming the interwebs. Still sharing graphics work from time to time. Still playing ancient videogames on cutting edge gadgets.

And how are you, Mr Free Beer Allowance?

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Old 26th November 2013, 17:04   #8
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Still having it large matey, still plenty of free beer flowing...

Odd you say about ancient video games, just recently re-purposed my wii and turned it into a 8 bit emulation heaven, manic miner in full hd played out on a 42 inc LCD panel with wireless controllers, somewhere back in time my ten year old self just discovered orgasams...

Drop me a pm sometime, be grand to catch up, the 'other' place is still hanging in there for the time being or I can give you the old FB profile or summat.
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Old 8th December 2013, 04:43   #9
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Glad people are connecting.

I have the first four windows implemented. I decided to do Bowser's castle for the media library (instead of the underwater level I used in my v5 update) because I imagine that the media library is used more often than the video window, and it's nice to have the first 4 levels represented in the main 4 windows. Not sure if I'll use underwater or castle or something else altogether for the video window now.



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good job!

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Old 15th December 2013, 17:49   #11
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Thanks!

Almost done now, just some boring stuff like windowshade modes left to do.



While I was making that gif I decided to make some for the other original Mario games, since the whole main series will be represented now.



Super Mario Amp 2 I did the original and the remix myself



My Super Mario Amp 3 remix is based on a skin by JJPotter


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Old 20th December 2013, 13:33   #12
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Just wanna say, if I don't finish this tonight before the site goes down, I'll post future updates on http://winampforum.com/ and eventually publish it on http://luigihann.deviantart.com/ and http://1001skins.com/ when it's ready.

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Old 20th December 2013, 13:42   #13
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As ever, great work, Luigi.

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Old 20th December 2013, 23:41   #14
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Here's a usable preview version. I'm not in the mood to make windowshade modes yet.
http://puu.sh/5Tjuw.wsz


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Old 2nd March 2016, 14:23   #15
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I should probably finish this at some point. When the forums didn't implode in a firey ball, I guess it felt anticlimactic enough that there wasn't much motivation to wrap it up. But this was a nice skin that deserves to have... working windowshade modes.


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Wow this is quite the skin haha. Ridiculous, I love it!
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