Mirage 2 (or 3D):
You can officially download the new version here:http://www.xlobby.com/files/Marbles_00/ ... _setup.exe
-download and install firsthttp://www.xlobby.com/files/Marbles_00/ ... 2_rev1.exe
Reason for posting this skin:
This will be my eventual HTPC skin. It is still in the works, and this early version will most likely be buggy. The background image is 1920x1080, but I was designing at a resolution of 960x540. So I'm praying that things won't have to be resized and re-organized. Will eventually be for remote (keyboard/mouse optional), and has two PPC screens that should control the whole setup. Also works with my zoning setup in a limited way...so get yourself a musicserver setup and run Zoneskin4...just joking.
Well, I'm at it again. I'm slowing trying to buildup for a HTPC...maybe later this year, and decided to start to design my own skin for it. In the past, I've been very influenced by Buddabing's skins (most of us are), more to the point, his Redeux II skin. I've also taken a liking to Qtip's MediaX skin, so I guess this skin started as a cross between the two, but since its inseption...it has gone in a completely different direction altogether.
I'm calling it Mirage 3D.
What new ideas does it bring to the table?...well...check out my most recent posts
. I just wanted to create my own skin for my own HTPC use. This skin will be widescreen (1920x1080). It will also be remote/mouse/keyboard friendly.
Basically all buttons have been (or will be) created using GIMP. Icon graphics and background are freely downloadable at http://www.freeiconsweb.com/
, as I'm not graphically inclined to do them myself. All menu type buttons are grouped into database/categories, which was the one big thing I've always liked about MediaX.
What I DO hope for is an out-of-the-box skin that requires very little to configure and use, so that others can use it to quickly set a system up for themselves. Also I hope that this is an interesting skin for others to learn off of (like Bud's KISS), with lot's of new concepts to explore.
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for the more CURRENT SCREEN SHOTS!!!!. New version is available to download, see links above.
Please note, this skin is intended for the free xlobby DIY'er, or the pre-release (X3) END USER. This skin is intended for non-profit use only. If you wish to sell a system with the intentions of using this skin, or any parts of it, please contact me first.
*Updated to Mirage_2_rev1 as of 11/2/08*
What did I update?
- Added visualization via milkdrop support by adding small windows to some screens, and a fullscreen view
- Changed the graphics of the PPC screens to something that looks more useful (thanks Buddabing). This also added to the the navigation.xml file in Xlobby\eventgroups, so this file should be copied over (as indicated in the user manual).
- Added more PPC screens: 1) an CTRL screen for additional commands for the audio player, 2) Zoomplayer control commands, 3) extended commands for controlling Zoomplayer
- Updated the user manual to add the above, I also expanded on the sub-menu screens more, and added a blurb that current Mirage should only be installed under C:\Program Files\Xlobby\Skins, as all paths of Mirage reflect that file storage setup.