AceKard Skinning

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Dec 26, 2006

AceKard Skinning by Monkey01 at 5:53 PM (2,062 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. Monkey01
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    Hey,

    Recently a new AceKard Manager, version 1.03 was released. This new version now supports skins.
    Well skins... you can only change the background picture of both screens, so it's not that customisable, but it's something.
    Since their own forum is pretty Chinese, I'm now making a thread about it here. [​IMG]

    What can we skin?
    Well, as said, you can only skin the background image of both screens, so no changing of the fonts, positions of texts, colors of texts/hovers or anything else...
    A skin consists of 2 BMP-images with a special pallet, named "ak_sys_bg1.bmp" (top screen) and "ak_sys_bg2.bmp" (bottom screen)
    In the current version the BMP's get a little fucked up, cause the outer left vertical row of pixels will appear at the outer right side of the screen and one pixel up. Also there's always one pixel in the top row somewhere on the right half of the screen, which is always lightblue somehow. I hope they'll fix it in the next versions, cause that's pretty cheap.

    How to make a skin?
    Just create two bitmaps with any program with the sizes of 256 x 192. Then in the new AceKard manager click ??(T)->??AK Skin click both ???? buttons and search for the files (the top button is for the top screen and the bottom one for the bottom ofcourse) then click the outer left ?? button. Now it'll convert the images with the right pallet and stuff and put it on your MicroSD card.

    Any skins available to download yet?
    Haven't seen any yet, but I made some myself. They're modified so that the edges appear right, but I don't think the missing pixel in the right top corner is fixable.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Default skin in different colors - - - - - - - - Final Fantasy III styled skin - - - - - - - Bit like Windows XP looking skin

    New:
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    Final Fantasy XII styled skin
    Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting
    Thanks to FileHost.GR for Free File Hosting
     
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    WOW nice ! anyone know how to make skins for a R4ds :-)
     
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    Thanx. =)

    I don't have a R4DS myself, but I downloaded some skins from their site a while ago, and it seemed like they were just using moonshell as their UI base, so if you can find skinning info about moonshell, it might apply to R4 skinning too. Or you can try downloading one and messing around with the seperated files a bit. [​IMG]
     
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    here is a metroid one i made up really quick lol
    its in PNG format so save as then convert it to bitmap
     
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    the v1.03 of the manager is still in Chinese? no english version?
     
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    here is a Elite Beat Agent skin hehe
     
  7. DavePS

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    You can get the 1.03 AKManager in English if you post on the forums. There is a thread in the Release forum titled English Release (or similar), if you post in there they will send you the English version. English version is officially BETA at the moment so they won't post on the main website
     
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    Bedankt voor de Windows XP skin. [​IMG]
     

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