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Title: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept 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 (http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=6988.0)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/LCARSMCE1.png)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: skeptic 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.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept 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.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 01, 2009, 02:21:34 am
I redid my star trek theme...
Tell me what you think.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/Plutomain.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/Moremedia.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/Location.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/Advanced.jpg)


Still not perfect but better.

Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 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.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 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. :)

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: Zaerc on January 01, 2009, 02:05:13 pm
I redid my star trek theme...
Tell me what you think.
...
Still not perfect but better.
Awesome, looks very cool already, please keep it up!
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept 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.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 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".

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept 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?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 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.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 01, 2009, 10:34:00 pm
thats what I figured
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: hari on January 01, 2009, 10:35:00 pm
/me requests screenies with the new font :-)

cool work,
Hari
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept 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?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 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.

Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: colinjones on January 03, 2009, 09:40:46 pm
Don't suppose there's even a chance of getting the text to fit within the boxes on this skin is there? Really annoying in the Basic skin :)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 03, 2009, 10:10:43 pm
Yes, but it will literally take making new designobjs with X/Y/W/H set appropriately.

When making new skins with replacement designobjs, a new top level category the same name as the skin is made, "LCARS" and the replacement designobjs are placed there.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 04, 2009, 07:34:09 am
So I finally went through the wiki on how to install HADesigner. I downlaoded everything I needed and I followed the steps on the wiki... but I am getting the following message when I go to launch HADesigner:

Code: [Select]
ERROR [HY000] [MySQL][ODBC 3.51 Driver]Access Denied for user 'myusername'@192.168.80.254' (Using password: Yes)
My other problem is when I went to create my system DSN I had a large list of options to choose from. I did end up choosing MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver.  I assume that is the correct option.

Any advice?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 04, 2009, 07:36:56 am
correct driver.

However you didn't pay attention.

you need to do the following on a mysql console:

Code: [Select]
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON pluto_main.* TO myusername@192.168.80.254 IDENTIFIED BY 'password';

be sure to specify that password for the system DSN in windows.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 04, 2009, 04:36:06 pm
my bad....
do I need to do that in my MySQL or just in terminal. I suspect within My SQL.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: Zaerc on January 04, 2009, 05:05:02 pm
In mysql, but you can do it from the command line as follows:
Code: [Select]
mysql -u root -e "GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON pluto_main.* TO 'myusername'@'192.168.80.254' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';"You may have to adjust mysername, 192.168.80.254 and/or password to suit your needs.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 04, 2009, 11:40:17 pm
Cool, Thanks.. that seemed to do it. It opens now but I don't see any of my icons pulled in. I will watch the video casts before going any further. I just haven't had time to do that yet.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 05, 2009, 12:34:12 am
be sure to select the appropriate skin from the skin menu.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 05, 2009, 05:03:41 pm
So I went back and watched the Screen casts for HA Designer. Note that I did not watch everything but most.
I did not see from the screen casts I viewed where to manipulate font type. How do I change the actual font after I have downloaded and placed the font in the appropriate folders on the core and MD's?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 05, 2009, 05:38:38 pm
The font panel is broken in Designer, and must be manipulated manually in mysql.

The font information is stored in the Style and StyleVariation tables.

Take a look at how they connect together, and if you need more explanation, reply back and I'll walk you through it.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: skeptic on January 05, 2009, 05:47:15 pm
Just to jump in with a question here.  If a non-standard font is used for this UI then rolled out, will regular users such as myself that don't manually install this font end up seeing nothing at all or some best guess font replacement?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 05, 2009, 05:48:12 pm
nothing will be seen at all. Depending on the font, we will probably package the font as part of the skin package, providing the license allows for this.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 05, 2009, 05:55:24 pm
Quote
The font information is stored in the Style and StyleVariation tables.

Take a look at how they connect together, and if you need more explanation, reply back and I'll walk you through it.

I am most likely going to need you to walk me through this if you don't mind.
I am very new to manipulating anything in a database and frankly I don't even know where to start.

Also, I logged into my web orbiter this morning and noticed that my text is all big and wonkey... It wasn't like that before, Could there have been something I did in HA Designer to cause this? I don't recall saving anything.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 05, 2009, 05:57:10 pm
Well, I'm not at my console, so I am doing this off the top of my head:

First, do you want to do this via the mysql console? or do you want to install the MySQL query browser (on mysql.com's download section)? and do it there?

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 05, 2009, 06:01:18 pm
Which is easier?
I am inclined to say browser.
I am not at home anyway so if another time is better then I can wait.
I am just logging in remotely from work and making changes to files via ftp.
Thats how I have done all the designing thus far.... kinda slow but it seems to work out pretty well.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 05, 2009, 06:16:32 pm
either way, it doesn't matter.

It is important that you look at the tables I am referring to, so you can see the information inside them.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 06, 2009, 02:51:26 pm
I think before I go messing around with anything there should a quick definition of terms. That way I don't get mixed up.
First... MySQL Console, would this be a computer in which MySQL Database is stored or is this any computer on the same network as the MySQL database?

I know this might seem very basic and redundant, but I just want to make sure I don't mess anything up.

What are Style and StyleVariation tables? I assume it is a set of data laid out in a table that gives reference to how the GUI should act or look.
 
How do I locate them using my MySQL console?

Keep in mind that I know very little to nothing about database manipulation so I think the best approach is to assume I know nothing and try to be very basic.

Thank you very much for helping me with this. I know this is most likely not convenient for you and I will do my best to grasp everything the best I can so I can be more help to others in the future.

Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 06, 2009, 02:52:30 pm
oh dude, you don't understand. You're willing to hack, therefore, I will bend over backwards to help.

-Thom

Let me get settled into my morning, and I will reply.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 06, 2009, 03:17:19 pm
now that you've made the necessary changes for Designer to work. Go to MySQL's site and install the MySQL Query Browser.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 06, 2009, 03:37:39 pm
I am at the site but I am having a hard time finding the MySQL query browser.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 06, 2009, 03:40:30 pm
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/gui-tools/5.0.html

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 06, 2009, 03:43:14 pm
good deal, thank you...
I am downloading now.. Keep in mind though that I am not at home ... once again.. I my kids started back to school yesterday so I didn't have a lot of time to get on when I got home. I am hoping this evening will be better.
I take it I will have to install this browser on one of my systems on my LMCE network. Correct?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 06, 2009, 03:48:09 pm
correct. It might be best to install this on the same machine as Designer.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 06, 2009, 03:49:12 pm
Thats what I was planning.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 07, 2009, 03:17:52 am
Ok... MySQL query browser installed.. Check.
Next.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 07, 2009, 03:20:52 am
did you grant access to your designer machine from the core? (if you followed the Designer install instructions, you should have seen a GRANT command.)

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 07, 2009, 03:24:54 am
Yes I have....
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 07, 2009, 03:32:34 am
Okay.

Open MySQL Query Browser, and put in the username and password you specified in the GRANT command.

Be sure the host name is 192.168.80.1 (the address of your core)

and that the database you are connecting to, is pluto_main.

Provided that you log in, you'll see a list of all the database tables within the database. You are now directly talking to the database... you can then double click on a table, and press the execute button (it will have placed a SELECT query in the SQL box above) to look at its contents.

The tables we are interested in, are Style and StyleVariation, look at Style first.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 07, 2009, 03:39:02 am
OK... looking at style right now.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 07, 2009, 03:56:17 am
Okay, now.

at the same time, open Designer, open DesignObj 1255 (the main screen)...

Select the Normal Horizontal variation.

select the children tab, and select and open the arrLights child designobj.

Inside that designobj, you'll see another child, which is the actual button to be used. Select and open it.

Now with this button open, and still at the child tab, select the text Array Desc (it shows as <%=6:0%> in the canvas.

You'll see the text properties change. Do you see the alignment, and below it the text style?

Look at the Style table in MySQL Query Browser, and you'll see a matching entry for it.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 07, 2009, 05:12:17 am
Just to make sure.. by open you mean load correct?
I load the arrlightsmain from the child tab of of the 1255 screen.
Then I select the child of arrlightsmain and load that correct?

So this is where I loose you...
I don't see the text properties.. can you be more specific as to where I should be looking for these properties?
------update-------
I may have figured it out. you are speaking of the 316 Array Description right?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 07, 2009, 05:33:14 am
Yes, look over in that area, and you will see the text properties light up, when you select it.

I'm trying to show you the relationship of the table and the fields you _can_ see in Designer.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 07, 2009, 02:00:03 pm
Oh.. ok.
I see.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 07, 2009, 02:48:06 pm
If you look in StyleVariation, you'll then see the actual font, color, and size entries for BOTH a given skin (FK_Skin), and UI (FK_UI) variation.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 08, 2009, 12:36:36 am
Yes I do see that. I was able to load font into the browser and I see that it is Verdana.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 08, 2009, 01:12:42 am
Add a new row,

on this new row, make it look like the old rows, except set FK_Skin to the Skin # of your star trek skin in the Skin table.

Do this for all the styles you want to change, be sure to change the font name appropriately.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 08, 2009, 02:58:09 am
what if I replaced the old basic skin with my skin. I backed up the old one before but I moved the old basic folder out of the skins directory. Do I just change the current skin to the new font name?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 08, 2009, 03:24:13 am
you can for testing, but the rest of us would like to actually use the #(@((# skin, thank you :)

do it right, after you know it works, or I KEEL YOU@#$%!#%!#! :P

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 08, 2009, 03:32:01 am
Ok... I will go back after I am done and make it right.
I may have to review your screen cast about that again.

Question about font styles such as bold... I notice if I load bold into the browser there are 1's and 0's. If I do not want bold fonts can I change the 1's to 0's?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 08, 2009, 03:46:50 am
Yes.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 08, 2009, 04:11:52 am
Holy crap, look at that... I figured something out on my own.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 08, 2009, 04:18:21 am
Isn't it an awesome feeling? ;-)

soooooooooo

how's it going?

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 08, 2009, 05:34:17 am
Check it out.  :D


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/Plutomainnewfont.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/Locationnewfont.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/Moremedianewfont.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/Advancednewfont.jpg)

Now I just have to go back and rename my skin so it doesn't take over the basic... and then add the values in the database to make it right.


Thank you soo soo much for your help. This is just one of many ideas I have for new skins and I plan on doing many different themes.  I am using UI 1 on my main TV in my house just because I want my house... to be a star ship. ... galaxy class of course. I know its a dream, but one day I will have a space ship house.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: jondecker76 on January 08, 2009, 05:46:26 am
as "nerdy" as the original idea sounded to me, I'm now very impressed!  This is an excellent and refreshing new look!

You should be applauded for your effort and desire to learn
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 08, 2009, 05:52:28 am
Thank you, That really means a lot... But the real thanks goes to everyone on this forum who takes the time out of their busy day to pay attention to my constant questions about everything, especially Thom for taking the time to walk me though this process.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: jondecker76 on January 08, 2009, 06:12:36 am
some ideas you might like in your theme:

1) Start replacing some of the stock icons. For example, the house icon on the first security button could be replaced with an icon of the Enterprise, the At Home, Away, Sleeping icons replaced with a teleporter icon in various stages, and texts changed to "Teleported", "Hypersleep", etc...

2) the now-showing media button (first button).. It would be cool if you make it animated to have a little screen with white noise (showing that no media is tuned).. It would only take a few animation frames, and if I remember correctly i saw some animate checkboxes in Designer (though I've never tried them yet myself)

3) (Assuming that you have success with animated designobjs)..  On your main screen, in the blank space in the upper right hand corner you can have an animated image of text scrolling in a text terminal (green text on black background?) to give it an ultra high-tech look

just some ideas to try to have some fun with.  Anyways, congrats once again, its looking great
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: niz23 on January 08, 2009, 09:13:48 am
fearingsept.
Check it out.  :D


Now I just have to go back and rename my skin so it doesn't take over the basic... and then add the values in the database to make it right.


Thank you soo soo much for your help. This is just one of many ideas I have for new skins and I plan on doing many different themes.  I am using UI 1 on my main TV in my house just because I want my house... to be a star ship. ... galaxy class of course. I know its a dream, but one day I will have a space ship house.

Very nice work.

Would be nice to try this out on 0810 alpha.

/niz23
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 08, 2009, 01:44:28 pm
Wow, verrah nice!

Was there a slightly wider variation of this font?

also, for buttons like the ones at the top.. you may want to make a new designObj for those lighting buttons, and put that into a new button array. This will allow you to reposition the text so that it fits comfortably.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 08, 2009, 02:03:33 pm
Thanks for your suggestions. I still have quite a bit of tweaking to do before I think the skin will be done. One of the things is getting those lighting buttons worked out. I also need to finish making screens and icons. I will most likely ask for help on a few more things before I am finished.  ;)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: hari on January 08, 2009, 02:19:52 pm
w0000t!

really nice!
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: seth on January 08, 2009, 02:53:21 pm
 :)
Hmm. Why is it that I can not see these screen shots?

This intrigues me, even though I have not yet been able to see it  :(

Regards,

Seth
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 08, 2009, 03:10:04 pm
Hi seth.. Hope you don't mind but I sent you an email with some of the screen shots.

-dustin
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: PlatypusPedersen on January 08, 2009, 03:16:30 pm
Although I've never seen a Star Trek episode, I have to admit that this is an awesome UI.
Have gone through the screencasts myself this week, and it's good to know that when I'm set to give it a try there's hopefully more people than Thom to assist me.

Keep up the great work. :)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: seth on January 08, 2009, 04:14:06 pm
 :)
Thanks for the screenshots. Very nice work. I can't wait until i can put it into use.

Best Regards,

Seth
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: Dale_K on January 08, 2009, 06:30:55 pm
Although I'm not really into custom screens or anything (I'm more into fuction than form).  I have to say, your work on this is VERY impressive.  I find myself eager to see the finished product and I'm actually starting to toy with the idea of trying some of my own modifications on the default skin (Which will undoubtedly result in the complete destruction of my installation yet again.  LOL)

Gratz on the outstanding work.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: posde on January 09, 2009, 02:29:27 pm
Dale_K,

you will not completely destroy your installation, if you start slow by replacing graphics only.

rgds
Oliver

PS: A VERY BIG applause to fearingsept for the dedication. And for showing how clever the original orbiter implementor have been with the way, they did do things.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: nosilla99 on January 09, 2009, 10:32:10 pm
@fearingsept,

Just wanted to say congratulations on the excellent work done so far, like some others I thought that it sounded a bit geeky, but have to admit it is looking really good so far.

Keep up the good work it is appreciated by the community

NOS
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 09, 2009, 10:58:46 pm
New floor plan screen.


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/MediaFloorplan-1.png?t=1231538276)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: jondecker76 on January 09, 2009, 11:24:01 pm
vector line drawings for your floorplans work great with your theme - excellent idea!
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: golgoj4 on January 13, 2009, 08:47:57 pm
dude. sweet.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 15, 2009, 04:49:25 pm
New Pvr remote screen....

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/pvrremote.png)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: posde on January 15, 2009, 05:00:25 pm
VERY NICE!
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: Zaerc on January 15, 2009, 05:57:39 pm
VERY NICE!
What he said ;) although I personally think it's a bit of an understatement!
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 16, 2009, 06:11:54 pm
WTF???????

I logged in to my web orbiter this morning... most of my screens look fine except the new media remote screens....
They have all reverted back to the original. I have replaced the original .png files with my new files. This was working this whole week.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: jondecker76 on January 16, 2009, 06:20:10 pm
has it been regenerated since your changes? Maybe try manually doing a full regen on the web orbiter
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 16, 2009, 06:31:49 pm
I have already and there is no change.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 16, 2009, 09:26:48 pm
Suddenly started showing up again... that was weird. I did not change files or anything it just flaked out and went back to the original screens and then for no reason it changed back to the new ones I created. I had done multiple full regen's this morning to see if it would change. Guess it was just being flakey.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: Zaerc on January 17, 2009, 06:52:59 pm
I moved this thread to  the  developers section so it won't sink to  the bottom as fast,if anyone objects I'm perfectly happy to move it back.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on January 27, 2009, 11:27:04 pm
fearingsept: status update?!?!?!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 28, 2009, 02:32:56 pm
Haven't done much lately due to a heavy work load. My next goal will be to finish the MD Remote screen and make them look similar to the orbiter remote for pvr and media. It's getting there... Just not as fast. I still need to go back and rename the directory and make the update in the database. That shouldn't be to hard I don't think.

One of my MD's died... I tend to build everything out of parts I have scavenged and repaired from broken computers. I had a power supply blow out and I am pretty sure it damaged the motherboard... so I had to come up with a MD out of other parts I had... That took some time away from my work on this.

It is pretty cool though to go in my living room and turn on my new TV and see the LCARS menu.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: hari on February 22, 2009, 12:26:46 am
can i haz that LCARS skinz plz?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: colinjones on February 22, 2009, 01:43:37 am
can i haz that LCARS skinz plz?

fearingsept - I pm'd and emailed you on this too :)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: hari on February 22, 2009, 01:46:43 am
I want this in 0810 :-)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on February 23, 2009, 04:28:30 pm
I did some work today. I will be testing this evening to make sure the screens align correctly. I am pretty close to at least getting a version ready for UI 1 that would be suitable for the beta. I will hopefully be done by the end of the week.

-Dustin
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: hari on February 23, 2009, 05:16:42 pm
tell me where to send beer..
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on February 23, 2009, 05:28:09 pm
For me, full throttle and star trek DVD's work just fine... I'm addicted.
Not a really heavy drinker... I get all crazy-like and then nothing would get done.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on February 24, 2009, 02:34:12 pm
Just an update...
I got a great deal more done yesterday then I thought I would so the good news is that I think I should be able to finish by the end of this week. The hardest part for me is that I cannot use HA designer from work so I do most of my designing by manually replacing graphics with my LCARS graphics. I often have to hunt for the correct version of the graphic I am replacing. The good thing is that once I do it and figure out what graphics go to whichever names it should be much easier in the near future for me to develop other skins much quicker. I have a few different Ideas for skins. Its a shame that you cannot have a different skin depending on which user logs in. At least,... I don't think you can...

I will post some new screen shots soon.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: colinjones on February 25, 2009, 12:50:09 am
woo hoo! more beer-substitute karma heading fs's way!
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on March 02, 2009, 05:40:44 am
So toward the end of my week I got very busy at work. I managed to get a great deal done but I am still lacking in a few screens. I need to do the security screens and some of the phone screens. The Majority is complete. Would you like to take what I have so far or would you rather me continue working and give you the finished product? I would like to say it will be finally done this week but my work tends to come in waves so sometimes I have a lot of time to work on the skin and other times I don't. This week may be pretty busy.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on March 02, 2009, 05:51:38 am
More screen shots for you.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/medialist.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/phonebook.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/preview.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/advancednewscreen.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on March 02, 2009, 06:15:23 am
Fantastic, a few notes:

(1) let's try to get the font size a little bigger.
(2) the default data grid color/styles can be changed.
(3) love the details page, let's try to change the color of the data grid cells, it seems a little open.
(4) background color on the advanced options page... eh... NO. i'd rather it be black, but try to experiment a bit more with it.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on March 02, 2009, 06:25:19 pm
I will see what I can do.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on March 02, 2009, 06:27:03 pm
Cool, let me try to help.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on March 03, 2009, 02:55:55 pm
Any help is defiantly appreciated.
Do you need me to send you the skin thus far?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on March 03, 2009, 06:16:10 pm
Sure.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on March 03, 2009, 07:02:32 pm
When I get home from work today I can send it off.  I wonder if my gmail will take it or do you have an ftp or somewhere I can send it?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on March 04, 2009, 04:03:07 am
hmmmm, let me know when you get home. Can you jump on IRC?

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on March 04, 2009, 02:13:55 pm
sorry last night got busy... I will try to get on tonight. I will let you know.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: Seer on March 05, 2009, 04:30:36 am
I'm in LCARS love.  Did you use http://www.lcarsdeveloper.com/ (http://www.lcarsdeveloper.com/) for the color choices and images?  It also has a font for free, too.

I'd also like a copy of this whenever you feel ready to shoot this out to beta.  I'm still in the middle of watching all the screencasts, but I'd love to help.  It would get my feet wet with HAD and add a huge improvement to the family acceptance level in my household.  The wife might even let me spend the $300 for a new MD in the bedroom if she could go to sleep on the bridge  :-*

My only suggestions have already been said: change the default background of the media selector, and enlarge the font a bit.

Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on March 05, 2009, 07:34:54 pm
I didn't even realize this site existed. Crazy... I hate to say it... But I may have to go back and do some re-adjustments to colors and change some screens to comply. Sadly... my work hates me lately have pretty much tripled my work load and I don't get much time at home to do this.

Any help whatsoever is appreciated. Willing to share my files for the greater good of awesome LCARSness.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on March 05, 2009, 07:50:12 pm
then dude, GET EM OVER HERE SO WE CAN WORK ON EM! :P email em via gmail if you have to.

How big is the whole thing?

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: Seer on March 05, 2009, 09:05:38 pm
I'll also take the file to try to help out.  PM me where to get the file.  I can host it on my site if need-be.

Also, on the way of websites, check out http://www.lcars.org.uk/ (http://www.lcars.org.uk/), which has "working" (flash) versions of every LCARS shows in every show.  I never realized, but every show has a slightly different color scheme.  They also have a bunch of animations for things like planets rotating, DNA sequencing, and trajectory plots from as shown on various episodes.  I don't see where you could download anything, but I'm sure you could email the creators and see what's up.

Thanks to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCARS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCARS)!!

Share the day,
Seer
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: golgoj4 on March 06, 2009, 11:38:45 pm
i have hosting space if needed to distribute stuff.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on March 09, 2009, 06:05:16 am
I tried to email the skin to Thom but my gmail was not so happy about it...
golgoj4, if you could give me some info on the hosting space (ie: login, passowrd....) I can post it asap.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: nite_man on March 09, 2009, 08:43:21 am
Try http://www.assembla.com (http://www.assembla.com). It offers SVN, file sharing etc for free.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: golgoj4 on March 09, 2009, 05:41:22 pm
I tried to email the skin to Thom but my gmail was not so happy about it...
golgoj4, if you could give me some info on the hosting space (ie: login, passowrd....) I can post it asap.

Sent the info via pm. How much space do you need?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: hari on March 09, 2009, 05:49:04 pm
i've created an account on one of our lmce servers. You can upload it there with scp. Details as pm.

br. Hari
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on March 09, 2009, 05:56:12 pm
fearingsept: have you considered the UI2 variant, yet?

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: Seer on March 09, 2009, 08:08:01 pm
fearingsept: have you considered the UI2 variant, yet?

If he hasn't, I'm willing to cut my teeth on HAD trying it out.  Help me learn the database a little bit.  Can't wait to see that file  ::)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on March 09, 2009, 10:26:05 pm
I have Ideas for UI 2 but just have not been able to start on it yet.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on March 10, 2009, 12:09:28 am
Given the dark nature of LCARS, a translucent background will need to be used...

the problem is, this would then make anyone using masked, see black, and only black.

So this will need some _SERIOUS_ experimentation across masked/alpha.

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on April 03, 2009, 03:25:49 pm
Been a while...
So, a while back I gave a copy of the LCARS skin to golgoj4.
From there I don't know if anyone has touched it.
I haven't really had time to do any work on it lately. I just wanted to know if anyone else has played with it at all.

-Dustin
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on April 03, 2009, 06:59:16 pm
how? I don't have a copy :P

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: jimbodude on April 21, 2009, 11:23:08 pm
I'd like to get a copy of this skin.  I've pm'ed you details.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on April 22, 2009, 02:02:35 am
Hi jimbodude,
I will get you a copy tomorrow.
I apologize to everyone for not being on so much. I have been both busy with work and as of late very sick.
feeling a bit better now. I will try to be more attentive.

Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: danielmayer on May 28, 2009, 10:49:23 am
*bumb*

Anything new about this theme? I'd like to have it ;)
UI2 would be nice of course, but the "final" UI1 is fine, too.
Is there a download anywhere?
Thanks,
Daniel
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on June 10, 2009, 10:30:30 am
Nothing really new for a while. The UI1 skin is not quite done though I am willing to share what I have. If you have an ftp site I can upload it for you.
I have not even started a UI 2 version yet but I am optimistic.

Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: wierdbeard65 on June 10, 2009, 10:33:56 am
Hi!

I'm keen on getting this too. How big is the file? Could you zip it up and then post it here for anyone to grab, or is it too big? What about e-mail? I don't currently have an FTP site for you and I'm guessing you'll be innundated with requests anyway  ;D
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: WhateverFits on June 10, 2009, 05:38:59 pm
Do something like Rapid Share:

http://www.rapidshare.com/

I've never used it, but it is free.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: danielmayer on June 20, 2009, 11:41:29 am
I have a small FTP-site and would be glad to share. Not the best transfer rates, but steady.
you could mail me at (myusername)(at)arcor(dot)de
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: nite_man on June 22, 2009, 01:32:06 pm
I also can easily keep your theme on-line. Just send me it or share somehow.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: chriss on June 22, 2009, 02:13:54 pm
Guys, why not just use the existing SVN?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: posde on June 22, 2009, 02:53:35 pm
Guys, why not just use the existing SVN?
because we currently do not have the graphics in svn
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: chriss on June 22, 2009, 04:02:58 pm
Guys, why not just use the existing SVN?
because we currently do not have the graphics in svn
ok, my fault...
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: golgoj4 on July 01, 2009, 11:29:11 pm
http://tridentoffice.com/files/doc_details/1-lcars-dev-skin

could have sworn i shared this link ages ago when it was uploaded
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: WhateverFits on July 02, 2009, 06:16:07 pm
You built this UI for 7.10, right? Anyone know how to get this into 8.10?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on July 02, 2009, 06:23:22 pm
I do know Dev33 was working on a much better version, based on screenies. Can somebody track him down? I'll try to get more of his changes in...

Unfortunately, it seems that we can't get people to do complete skins across all variations, yet...

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: WhateverFits on July 02, 2009, 06:27:37 pm
Yeah, well here are some things that seem to rule software:

The devil is in the details

The 80/20 rule states that 80% of the code takes 20% of your time while the remaining 20% takes all the rest of your time.

:D
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: wierdbeard65 on July 02, 2009, 06:30:15 pm
while the remaining 20% takes all the rest of your time.

I think you'll find it takes just a little bit more than the rest of your time!  :o
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: Zaerc on July 02, 2009, 07:58:14 pm
Yeah, well here are some things that seem to rule software:

The devil is in the details

The 80/20 rule states that 80% of the code takes 20% of your time while the remaining 20% takes all the rest of your time.

:D
You seem to be confused with the ninety-ninety rule (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninety-ninety_rule).
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: WhateverFits on July 02, 2009, 08:20:18 pm
You seem to be confused with the ninety-ninety rule (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninety-ninety_rule).

Haha, I like that one. I am going to use that one from now on. Surprisingly I hadn't hear it. I was actually referring to a loose (and somewhat incorrect) interpretation of the  Pareto principle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle) that was referenced in some of my software development courses.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on July 26, 2009, 08:53:09 pm
So, I know it has been a while since I have done anything with LCARS but I just want everyone to know that I have not forgotten as of yet. I am currently using the skin on my system and do plan on finishing it. Thankfully I just found another job so I should have some more structure now and will be able to get to it. I have had a lot of time to use the skin in the current state which has given me some ideas for improvements. So.. Though I still cannot promise a finish date, know that I have not forgotten and I still plan on getting it done. Also... I did read somewhere in here that someone else was or might be building or redesigning something based on this skin, If so, can someone let me know so that way we might be able to work together and get it done faster rather then against each other.

-Dustin
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: colinjones on July 26, 2009, 11:57:27 pm
Distin - could you also look at a UI2 version of the skin please?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on July 27, 2009, 01:24:34 pm
Yes, I will take a look. I don't think it would be as hard as I thought at first. My only real chalenge is that I do not currently have any MD's that use UI2 because of my crappy video cards.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on July 30, 2009, 01:58:05 pm
I made some changes to UI 1 over the last few days. ... and yes.. I started on UI 2. I am pleased on how it's coming along so far. Does anyone know a good way to take screen captures of UI 2? I have the main screen nearly done.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: chriss on July 30, 2009, 02:18:24 pm
I'm not sure but if I remember correctly I saw Thom using some VNC stuff on UI2 in one of his videos.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: wierdbeard65 on July 30, 2009, 02:47:38 pm
I'm not sure, but perhaps you are thinking of the Screen Capture Camera that Thom demos on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/user/tschak909#play/uploads/5/pG-zLFeyqp0

It's worth looking at his other videos as well, all make interesting viewing ;)

HTH
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on August 06, 2009, 04:06:06 pm
Still making progress, I have been pushing to get both UI 1 and UI 2 skins done over the last week or so. I did a little redesigning on UI 1. Looks a little sleeker on the main page now. Not completely happy with the color scheme yet but I am getting close. UI 2 has been much easier then I thought. I will be making a whole set of pictures to load as well that are all LCARS related Deck screens of the enterprise. This way you could disable flicker pics and import these so you can have only LCARS related images loading for the screen saver pics.

I would like some input as to what kinds of screens you would like to see or if you would like to see any other screen shots of galaxies or ships here. My first thought is to show different LCARS scan screens and decks and so on without any other external images as to give more of an LCARS only feel.

Any feedback would be good.

-Dustin
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on August 12, 2009, 08:25:21 am
I have made some changes.. Here is a preview. very nearly done now.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/LMCELCARS2MAIN.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: colinjones on August 12, 2009, 10:40:21 am
Cool! Is the UI2 version coming along as well as this?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: wierdbeard65 on August 12, 2009, 10:59:05 am
Can't wait!

I have a very geeky relative that is going to be completely blown away by this :D
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on August 12, 2009, 05:07:50 pm
UI 2 was much easier actually. I am almost done with that as well.. I basically replaced the current buttons with translucent star trek style panels and buttons. Its not as obvious as the UI 1 but still very trekkie.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on September 13, 2009, 05:59:36 pm
Latest screen shots.... I have posted some before but I figured I would put them all in one place.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarsmainscreen.jpg (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarsmainscreen.jpg)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarsmedialist.jpg (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarsmedialist.jpg)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarsmorescren.jpg (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarsmorescren.jpg)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarsmovieatributesscreen.jpg (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarsmovieatributesscreen.jpg)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarsphonebookscreen.jpg (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarsphonebookscreen.jpg)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarsremotescreen.jpg (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarsremotescreen.jpg)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarssecurityscreen.jpg (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcarssecurityscreen.jpg)

Not quite perfect yet but a lot farther then I was. A few buttons here and there need to be updated but for the most part it is finished.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: colinjones on September 13, 2009, 10:35:41 pm
very cool!
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: Murdock on September 19, 2009, 09:11:14 pm
Looks great! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on September 20, 2009, 06:37:41 pm
I know you are all getting tired of this posting by now.. but I thought I would give you a preview of the preview of the little 2 min video of UI 2.
I can't upload video files to YouTube from work so I took a screen shot of the main screen.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/UI2.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on September 21, 2009, 03:33:53 am
And.. here is the UI 2 Video.. Woot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUM5rxiWFnk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUM5rxiWFnk)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: bongowongo on September 21, 2009, 08:59:29 am
Beam me up yoda.
Very nice
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on October 16, 2009, 03:52:39 pm
Well, I guess it didn't make it to the beta. :(. If anyone wants this skin let me know and I will host it for you.
Thanks.

-Dustin
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: wierdbeard65 on October 16, 2009, 03:54:40 pm
Count me in!
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on October 16, 2009, 03:56:35 pm
DUDE! it didn't make it to the beta because you didn't work with us to fold it in! :P

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: purps on October 17, 2009, 02:12:27 pm
Well, I guess it didn't make it to the beta. :(. If anyone wants this skin let me know and I will host it for you.
Thanks.

-Dustin

Make it so. :)

This skin is tits.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: wierdbeard65 on October 18, 2009, 10:27:18 am
Purps,

Good job we're not all the same ;)

Personally, I'm after the UI1 version, not sure I want it on my MDs, but on the MO.... :D
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on October 18, 2009, 07:22:46 pm
Quote
DUDE! it didn't make it to the beta because you didn't work with us to fold it in!

Yeah, I know.. I am really bad at that I admit.
Mostly I have not had time to go back in and deal with the mysql edits. My Windows XP box crash a while back and I have not gone in and reinstalled HA Designer and everything that goes with it. I still have a screen or two that I have found in the UI1 that need to be finished.
The skin is still set up as my basic skin, I did not create a new design job for it so if anyone wants it on their system they will need to make a backup for their basic skin if they wish to keep it.
For any who want this skin as is for now I will host it on my share site when I get home from work today. I will post a link when it is up.
If anyone has any extra time and wishes to convert it to a new design job or anything that would be cool since my system isn't really up to par that moment. If not then that’s cool too.

Sorry Thom for not communicating and getting everything done as quickly as I was expecting. Oh.. And for not creating a new design job....
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: tschak909 on October 18, 2009, 08:03:07 pm
grrr

-Thom
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on October 20, 2009, 10:36:46 pm
For those who want the LCARS Skin... you can find it here.

http://www.4shared.com/file/142252486/d9d9ca91/LCARS.html (http://www.4shared.com/file/142252486/d9d9ca91/LCARS.html)

Backup your basic folder.
Unzip the lcars zip file.
Rename the lcars folder to Basic and replace your old basic folder.

This may not be the preferred way to install this but it is the only way I know how.

-Dustin
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on December 17, 2009, 02:33:37 pm
So out of curiosity.. anyone here using this skin.. if so, has anyone made any changes or improvements?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: WhateverFits on December 17, 2009, 04:51:23 pm
I tried to set it up but didn't get it working. Then started back at the university so no time. I'll have a little time to play with it in the next few weeks. Any new notes on getting it running or just read this thread?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on December 18, 2009, 12:11:50 pm
Once you replace your basic skin folder you need to do a full regen from the admin site. I forgot to mention that. so to recap... *not the official or correct way to install but it works*

1. Back up your basic folder
2. Rename the LCARS folder to basic
3. Replace your old basic folder with the new basic folder you created
4. Log in to the admin site and select "Wizard/Devices/Orbiters"
5. Click on full regen for all orbiters.
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on January 28, 2010, 08:03:24 pm
So, I know you are all tired of this by now... but I got tired of looking at a black lcars so I started to make another version of this skin.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/fearingsept/lcars2-0.png)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: fearingsept on July 05, 2010, 09:32:14 am
First, I want to start out by apologizing to Thom. He works really really hard on LMCE and always takes the time to reply to my posts when I have issues. I apologize for not getting this skin officially in the beta and for my lack of communication. I would really like to submit this skin for the future.
Here is finally a demonstration of the UI1. It is really close to being finished now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3fTPNoxZmY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3fTPNoxZmY)
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: mexious2010 on December 30, 2010, 11:59:40 pm
I'm loving this theme! where can it be downloaded?
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: DragonK on January 04, 2011, 07:03:38 pm
With Fearingsept's help I'll submit the theme alongside mine. Then both will be available as a choosable option.

Karel
Title: Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
Post by: cookwjc on January 11, 2012, 03:55:16 am
What is the status of the LCARS UI1 skin?