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Questions about skinning
« on: September 12, 2008, 06:50:07 am »
Hey people

I'm doing a jukebox and have been trying to make a skin as the skins available just aren't the look i need

Basically i want the default skin with album art

i've been trying but it doesn't look like dw jukebox will work that way

does anyone know if it's possible to do it this way? i could create a image to be the same background for the songs but id like to be able to have the album or artist name between the songs like the default skin does it.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2008, 12:19:20 pm »
Hey people

I'm doing a jukebox and have been trying to make a skin as the skins available just aren't the look i need

Basically i want the default skin with album art

i've been trying but it doesn't look like dw jukebox will work that way

does anyone know if it's possible to do it this way? i could create a image to be the same background for the songs but id like to be able to have the album or artist name between the songs like the default skin does it.

Any suggestions?
There is no way to do this. If a "classic" style layout is selected, album art isn't even processed.
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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008, 12:59:41 pm »
Thanks chris i might just fake the classic layout and have it built into the background :)

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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 02:34:50 am »
Well i've almost got my jukebox finished and have been working on a skin

i've just been using the cdbox4up skin as a template and have modded it to suit my needs

I'm using a 7" touchscreen and all the skins were just to small text wise  on the small screen so i have made this skin specifically made for 7" screens altho it will work nicely on a bigger monitor you would just have less songs showing up.



as for the skin i dont have anywhere to upload it if anyone wants it im guessing chris will host it on his website maybe?

Anyway i hope this is useful for someone :)

My project thread on the juke has pics of the skin running on a 7" touchscreen too fyi
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=84797.msg888209#msg888209
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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 05:23:50 pm »
Nicely done... E-mail it to celamantia@gmail.com and I'll put it up.
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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 10:12:14 am »
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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 05:10:30 pm »
Thanks Chris :)

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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 05:14:20 pm »
Thank you!
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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 11:28:03 am »
Hey chris do you still have the skins dragster sent you?
http://www.stormpages.com/dragster73/jukebox.html

wouldnt mind stealing some of the graphics off the wurlitzer skin :P

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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 02:33:34 pm »
I think so... I was hesitant about putting up the ones with trademarked logos in them, but I should still have the original files.
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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 07:48:42 pm »
I like it !!   :cheers:

Sometimes I think simpler is better.   ;)
And I have a smaller LCD screen that I thought about incorporating into my juke and this type of skin would work nicely with just a couple tweaks to match my button setup.
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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2008, 11:54:35 pm »
Well maybe ask the guy who made them to replace wurlitzer with jukebox? and if people really wanted wurlitzer they can change the image themselfs at home ;)

And kevin if you need some help making the skin work for your setup just give me a PM :)

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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2008, 08:28:30 pm »
I think I asked something similar to this awhile back somewhere else.....

Is it possible to make the left and right song selection menus scrollable ? (vertically)

My setup has two menu similar to your skin, but there are 100 songs in each side.
You can't actually see all 100 because the menu drops below the visual size of the screen. But right now I don't even use a visual screen, right now it's just there to make the software function with my jukebox. My skin is only for functionality at the moment..... not meant to be pretty. (cuz you don't see it) But I would like to create something more visually pleasing in the future. Still tossing around ideas for it though.
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Re: Questions about skinning
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2008, 10:45:08 pm »
Is it possible to make the left and right song selection menus scrollable ? (vertically)
No, not yet... since the jukebox is designed to emulate a mechanical jukebox, I don't know if I'll be adding those sorts of "video jukebox" functions.  It'd be tricky for a non-touchscreen setup.
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