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Star Trek Themed UI1
« on: December 24, 2008, 09:17:55 pm »
For anyone who might be interested I started a Star Trek Themed LCARS UI1.

It is not perfect yet.. still some tweeking but I thought I would share anyway.
I there is another screen shot and more information here: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=6988.0

« Last Edit: December 24, 2008, 09:19:33 pm by fearingsept »
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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2008, 12:30:20 am »
It's a bit geeky, but I like it.  I think it's a good fit for UI1.  I'd suggest adding a bit more color though.

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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2008, 01:09:53 am »
what can I say.. I'm a geeky guy...
Yeah.. I thought more color would be nice too.. I will add some eventually.
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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 02:21:34 am »
I redid my star trek theme...
Tell me what you think.










Still not perfect but better.

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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 03:39:29 am »
Getting Better! We just need to refine your choice of fonts, and add style entries for your skin for the fonts so that it matches even better.

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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2009, 03:41:35 am »
I knew I recognised the font from my typography days, it's Swiss911.

http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/swiss-911/

Well worth the $24 or so. :)

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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2009, 02:05:13 pm »
I redid my star trek theme...
Tell me what you think.
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Still not perfect but better.
Awesome, looks very cool already, please keep it up!
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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2009, 06:11:47 pm »
I was able to find the font for free so that works out. The question I have, is the font file universal? Will ubuntu be able to use it? If not I can work around it... The file is a true type font file.
The other thing is I have not used the designer program as of yet. I have been doing all this manuly by replacing the current graphics by hand.
I didn't get a chance to watch more then the first video and I was wondering if the software had to be loaded on my core in order for me to use it?
I do a lot of this on my down time at work.
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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2009, 06:30:37 pm »
The font file is a standard truetype font file. Which one are you going to use? You really should shell out just a bit for the Swiss911 (at least, I will, when I use your skin) ;-)

The truetype font MUST be in the /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/ as Orbiter is hard-coded currently to look here, and you must copy it to every single orbiter. This means not only the core, but each media director, and any non-OSD orbiter display. Since the Proxy Orbiter and Bluetooth orbiter use the server, it will use the fonts on the core.

and no, Designer is a windows .NET program (it DOES run on Mono, almost.. some bits need to be fixed.). It runs on a workstation on the same network as the core, and you point an ODBC connection to your server using MyODBC. All my instructions on installing HADesigner are on the wiki in "Installing HADesigner".

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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2009, 08:10:47 pm »
On my windows orbiter... Where do I put the file.. Do I need to copy it locally to the system somewhere?
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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2009, 10:24:02 pm »
For your windows system, the font needs to be copied into the system like any other font. Use the control panel > fonts to do this.

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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2009, 10:34:00 pm »
thats what I figured
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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2009, 10:35:00 pm »
* hari requests screenies with the new font :-)

cool work,
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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2009, 11:52:39 pm »
Ok so I have the font now installed on my Windows orbiter and and copied to the /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts directory. Without using HADesigner how do I tell the orbiter to reference the new font?
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Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2009, 12:30:39 am »
Take a look at the Style Table.

These are styles that are used by various designobjs in Designer, and what Orbiter uses to paint everything.

These styles have variations.

Look at the StyleVariation.

See the references to FK_Style? Those reference back to the styles in the Style table.

See FK_Skin? If a number is here, then this style variation is for this given skin. If it is NULL, then it is a fall back for all skins.

So what YOU need to do, is to start adding rows for the individual styles, for your skin. You'll probably add one for each style, except where FK_Skin already has a number. we have some styles specific to the Mobile Basic skin, so you won't need to add those.

If you look in each row, a font is specified.

A quick note about colors:

You'll see references to foreground and background colors, with weird numbers. These are the decimal form of web colors, so take a paint program like GIMP, get the hex number there, put it into a calculator as hex, and flip it to decimal, use that number.

-Thom

p.s. Another note, once you make these style changes, everywhere you use this skin must have this font, or you will not see text.