New theme for R4

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Dunny, Mar 30, 2008.

Mar 30, 2008

New theme for R4 by Dunny at 9:35 PM (3,625 Views / 0 Likes) 20 replies

  1. Dunny
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    Made this a while ago, thought someone might like it. Tidied it up this afternoon.

    Here's a preview:

    [​IMG]

    And the theme itself can be found here:

    http://paul.dunn.googlepages.com/Amiga-MWB.rar

    It just replaces one of your current themes - I'm sure you all know how to do this by now.

    Cheers!

    D.
     


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    I'm not a hater, but I'd give it 6/10. Colours are good, but the icons and top screen are a bit meh... Don't hate me.
     
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    I'll not hate you - but if you have any suggestions, I'd be grateful.

    They're original MWB icons, I don't see how they can be any better than that!

    D.
     
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    I think it's pretty well done [​IMG]

    It really captures that retro computer look haha [​IMG]
     
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    No offense man, but thats really ugly.
     
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    I like it.
    It looks nice, and emulates the older computer feel quite well.

    However, the top screen is a bit weird. Having a full window instead of a small section visible would have been better. [​IMG]
     
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    Its ok. 7.5/10.
     
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    Well, its ugly but for what you are trying to do it is okay. After all old computers had uglyass interfaces.
     
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    Yeah, that's the whole point. I'm all for re-arranging stuff (considering extending the "window" on the top screen down to the icons at the bottom screen, to make the whole two-screen affair more like a "workbench"), but the icons and backgrounds/colours etc have to stay - if I changed those, they'd not be Amiga, would they? [​IMG]

    It's been very well received on other forums which are more dedicated to retro-gaming, so I'm happy to leave it as it is.

    I'm working on a few more themes now featuring various Spectrum games - Sabre Wulf, JSW/MM, Starquake etc. I suspect they'll not go down very well in these parts, as all the graphics are monochrome(ish) [​IMG]

    D.
     
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    Well, presenting old-school computer theme in future-millenium-like world is not a good idea, they're not supposed to be remembered considering their ugly appearance.

    just 6/10, sorry.

    Why not try to make theme of famous games? Like Prof Layton or something, that will do alot.
     
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    There's none more famous than the Speccy greats of the day!

    D.
     
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    7/10

    I like it,i probably won't be using it though(i like my current theme)
     
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    Dunny - don't take any of these criticisms personally. Most of these youngin's have never seen the Amiga Workbench (running on the first widely used multitasking OS). [​IMG] This'll probably only appeal to die-hard Ami fans.
     
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    Yeah. As I said, it went down better at more retro-orientated forums which also deal with the R4. I'm expecting my R4 ZXSpectrum themes to get even worse feedback on here :-)

    Might do some Amiga games-related themes too... Have to decide which ones though!

    D.
     
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    So oldies wanna keep old memories alive huh?[​IMG]

    Well, no offense, I've to admit I don't even know something named Amiga ever existed, but you have to admit, those are ugly to young'in standards:glare:

    And I've never heard those Sabrewulf or something too, are they very famous?

    Like Rikku said:
    "Memories are nice, but that's all they are" Let's lock the history deep in our heart and engage the new future.

    Still, good luck for your theme. [​IMG]
     
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    Well I'm old enough to appreciate it, so I like it [​IMG]

    Hmm, might make a rival Atari ST GEM skin... Although it would probably be even less pleasing to the eyes

    [​IMG]
     
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    So, that's how old PCs look like? Knowing the past is pretty fun too.

    Btw, what's that CARTRIDGE(sorry, it's capital in the picture, I'm not trying to flame or something) for? Is it a folder or a hard drive?
     
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    The Atari ST and Amiga weren't PCs, they were different formats to the IBM Compatibles which became modern PCs.

    I guess the cartridge drive there was to access something inserted in the cartridge slot of the ST, probably a harddrive. I never had anything to put in that slot myself.
     

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