Old 23rd August 2004, 01:58   #1
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Cant find .XML files

Hi,

Just joined today and want to create a skin for W5, however, I can't find the XML files for editing.

Also This link: http://www.winamp.com/nsdn/winamp3x/...eTutorials.wal does help me much, because in the 81-page PDF I downloaded and printed off doesn't tell me how to access this file in the XML state.

What am I not doing correctly?

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Old 23rd August 2004, 05:24   #2
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sorry! but i dont uderstand your q! if you put it difrently i might be able to answer you.
sorry! later.
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Old 23rd August 2004, 07:04   #3
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rename the .wal to .zip and open it in winzip to access the files inside it. the xml files should be in the xml folder. hope this helps.

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Old 23rd August 2004, 07:32   #4
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Well, I see why it was hard to understand as there was a grammatical error.

Here is what I was trying to say:
I read the first 15 pages or so of the tutorial in PDF form, but still am not sure how to get started with editing the code.

The PDF I'm talking about is from this page: http://www.winamp.com/nsdn/winamp/skinning/modern/


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Old 23rd August 2004, 07:35   #5
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rename the .wal to .zip and open it in winzip to access the files inside it. the xml files should be in the xml folder. hope this helps.

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Okay, that did it!

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Old 23rd August 2004, 07:55   #6
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no worries, i suppose u know how to edit them now, just open in notepad/editplus/any editing program and u can do it from there.

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Old 23rd August 2004, 08:47   #7
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Cool

Yeah, I know the basics of XML, but haven't used it in a while.

So far I've read up to page 34 of the PDF, but can't figure out how to recompile it.

I edit the background.png simply to test it out to see if I'm doing it right ... which I'm not, because the BG IMG isn't changing. Any ideas on this?


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Old 23rd August 2004, 09:09   #8
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how have u set up ur skins directory? make sure that skin.xml is in the first like in the folder that u have ur skin in.

to recompile go into the folder that the skin.xml is in and select all the files that u need and then zip that and rename to .wal

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Old 23rd August 2004, 10:23   #9
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Okay got the rename figured out with msdos, but when i load the skin winamp.exe crashes. All i have edited is merely the bg img WITHOUT changeing the name, but simply overwriting original png with new png (interlaced).

EDIT: It happens when I press the "control window" button in the top left. I guess this would mean that there are missing files?

EDIT finale: I figured it out...had my DIR's all screwed up.


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