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Transmetropolitan - Full Comic Book Suite

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qnnplmr
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Transmetropolitan - Full Comic Book Suite

Post by qnnplmr »

I spent a while building this one, as far as I know it works perfectly. Let me know if you find any bugs!

UPDATE 1:

Bugfixes thanks to KreAch3R

http://www.mediafire.com/?tj0tubq9m9ts09p



Edit: I'm an idiot, here's the wallpaper for you :)
Last edited by qnnplmr on September 9th, 2012, 3:05 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Transmetropolitan - Full Comic Book Suite

Post by MerlinTheRed »

That's quite original. Never seen anything quite like that before. Nicely done!
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Re: Transmetropolitan - Full Comic Book Suite

Post by Mordasius »

Nice work. Full marks for originality and execution!
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Re: Transmetropolitan - Full Comic Book Suite

Post by KreAch3R »

I agree, very nice work! :)

Some notes:
  • The Comic Page background is included as a skin, or a wallpaper? I couldn't find it.
  • The font can't be found because it isn't in the right directory. Create a @Resources\Fonts folder and place it there.
  • Consider changing LeftMouseDownAction in the email skin with LeftMouseUpAction. They do the same thing, but the latter allows you to move the skin without pressing the Ctrl button.
  • In the Date skin, you had big Y values in the meters, which didn't let the skin go all the way up in the screen (close to the border; that is, with the KeepOnScreen setting enabled). Those values aren't necessary, so you can remove the Y setting in the [bg] meter completely (thus setting Y=0):

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    [bg]
    Meter=IMAGE
    X=160
    ImageName=Date.png
    W=265
    H=30
    PreserveAspectRatio=0
    and set Y=15r in [MeterTime].
I really like the idea. :thumbup:
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Re: Transmetropolitan - Full Comic Book Suite

Post by qnnplmr »

KreAch3R wrote:I agree, very nice work! :)

Some notes:
  • The Comic Page background is included as a skin, or a wallpaper? I couldn't find it.
  • The font can't be found because it isn't in the right directory. Create a @Resources\Fonts folder and place it there.
  • Consider changing LeftMouseDownAction in the email skin with LeftMouseUpAction. They do the same thing, but the latter allows you to move the skin without pressing the Ctrl button.
  • In the Date skin, you had big Y values in the meters, which didn't let the skin go all the way up in the screen (close to the border; that is, with the KeepOnScreen setting enabled). Those values aren't necessary, so you can remove the Y setting in the [bg] meter completely (thus setting Y=0):

    Code: Select all

    [bg]
    Meter=IMAGE
    X=160
    ImageName=Date.png
    W=265
    H=30
    PreserveAspectRatio=0
    and set Y=15r in [MeterTime].
I really like the idea. :thumbup:

I just posted the wallpaper! Sorry for forgetting about that ;) Also, thank you for the LeftMouseUpAction! I was TRYING t figure out how to fix that. Updating with the rest of the fixes, I'll upload the fixed version in a minute :) Thanks again!

EDIT: Uploaded fixed skin :)
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Re: Transmetropolitan - Full Comic Book Suite

Post by KreAch3R »

qnnplmr wrote: I just posted the wallpaper! Sorry for forgetting about that ;) Also, thank you for the LeftMouseUpAction! I was TRYING t figure out how to fix that. Updating with the rest of the fixes, I'll upload the fixed version in a minute :) Thanks again!
Glad to be of help. :)

I downloaded the updated version. It seems that you have misspelled the "@Resources" folder as "Resources", so the font still isn't loaded correctly. Renaming that fixes it.
I encountered some other problems with the weather skin that I hadn't noticed before, though. You include the settings.txt file using @Include=#CURRENTPATH#settings.txt, however the settings file isn't inside Weather\, but inside #ROOTCONFIGPATH#. So, the include line should be: @Include=#ROOTCONFIGPATH#settings.txt.

Besides that, there are three image meters in the end of the file that don't exist in your skin (remnants from Flying Hyrax's code):

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[Settings]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=set.png
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
X=0
Y=0
W=24
PreserveAspectRatio=1
AntiAlias=1
ImageTint=#color#
Group=buttons
Hidden=1
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["#CURRENTPATH#settings.txt"]
ToolTipText="Open settings.txt"

[Refresh]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=fresh.png
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
X=5R
Y=r
W=24
PreserveAspectRatio=1
AntiAlias=1
ImageTint=#color#
Group=buttons
Hidden=1
LeftMouseUpAction=!Refresh
ToolTipText="Refresh skin"

[Help]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=help.png
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
X=5R
Y=r
W=24
PreserveAspectRatio=1
AntiAlias=1
ImageTint=#color#
Group=buttons
Hidden=1
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["#CURRENTPATH#info.rtf"]
ToolTipText="Open ReadMe"
Remove them to get rid of "Image: Unable to open" log errors. Also, I am not familiar with the "Do I Need a Jacket?" skin, but I noticed some hard-coded temperature degrees like hotTemp=80 in the settings.txt file. That makes me think that the skin only works with Fahrenheit, and not with Celcius. You should check that out, if you want both unit users to use your skin.

And if you would like a last piece of advice, try merging all those variables files into one, because as it is, (3 of them) it creates confusion.
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Re: Transmetropolitan - Full Comic Book Suite

Post by Lightz39 »

Great idea, maybe do several types.
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Re: Transmetropolitan - Full Comic Book Suite

Post by qnnplmr »

Lightz39 wrote:Great idea, maybe do several types.
How do you mean?
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Re: Transmetropolitan - Full Comic Book Suite

Post by Lightz39 »

Like other comics. Like a spiderman one for instance.