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Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 16, 2005, 06:51:17 PM
(http://www.webdeveloper.com/animations/bnifiles/arrow_1.gif) UniSkin 2.0 VGA  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c026.gif)

Hi Everyone,

My new skin is complete and would like to share it with all who want it !!   This is "UniSkin 2.0 VGA"..  Again, much time has gone into this skin, and it has been tested in both v.11 & v.12, and works Great on my device !!  Looks Great in VGA !!

Once again, there are many of you who I want to say THANK YOU !!!!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c017.gif)

To: UK_SKINNER - For many hours he has helped me with ideas & troubleshooting..  For his donation of ImageViewer, many .exe files he has created, some new code never before seen, and his willingness to spend his time helping all....  Also for his continued production of new features and ideas, which makes me keep wanting to do this !!  Thanks Very Much !!

To: WICHTEL - For allowing me to use a few of his images in my skin, (or maybe I didn't in this skin), and inspiring me with his first HammerSkin !!  Thanks for your help all along the way

To: GEEZER - My "Old" Buddy, who gave me his great Zodiac pics, shared many thoughts and ideas, and worked with me for many hours so that we could make both of our skins into reality !!   Thanks....

To: EEMOND - For starting the PHP Script idea, which has become a very big part of all of TP, that many of us now use !!

To: BROESEL - For all of his time spent with helping everyone, new ideas, and bug fixes..

To: JHOLLIN - For providing this Great Forum, constant improvments, and making all this Fun Possible !!

To: TIMMY - For all of his Great Images, contributions, and kind words to everyone !!

To: ROTALUS - For the Great Radar.exe, which adds so many extras to our TP..

And Most of all, Thanks to SRS, who made all of this possible in the first place !!!   Please Come Back and Join Us !!!!!!!!!!!

And thanks to Everyone out there who contributes to the Great TodayPlus+ , and enjoys our skins ! ! ! ! !


Ok, Here we go !!  The next few posts will show screenshots of my skin, with a detailed instruction of its function..  I know there will be many questions, cause my skin is "very busy" and packed with features..  Try it, and then "ask", I am online almost daily !!
The "UniSkin.txt" file and all the associated images will be attached in this first post !!!

IMPORTANT NOTE :  BEFORE INSTALLING ANYTHING "BACKUP YOUR DEVICE"
Although this skin works well in my device without problems, I cannot guarantee the same for everyone else !!

> FOLDER PLACEMENT;
1)  "UniSkin_VGA"  =  /Todayplus/Images
2)  "Radar_VGA"  =  /Todayplus/Images
3)  "Traffic_VGA"  =  /Todayplus/Images
4)  "Photo_VGA"  =  /Todayplus/Images
5)  "Zodiac_VGA"  =  /Todayplus/Images
6)  "Wind_VGA"  =  /Todayplus/Images
7)  "Astronomy_VGA"  =  /Todayplus/Images
8]  "Apps 8 Uniskin"  =  /Todayplus/Images
9)  "Weather Icons"  =  /Todayplus/Weather Icons  (Place individual icon sets in Weather Icons Folder)

> FILE PLACEMENT
1) Radar.exe  =  \My Documents
2) Radar.txt   =  \My Documents
3) TPexeDelay.txt  =  \My Documents
4) TPregistryWind.exe  =  \TodayPlus
5) TPregistryWindDir.exe  =  \TodayPlus
6) ImvWinControl02.exe  =  \Program Files\ImageViewer
7) ImvClose02.exe  =  \Program Files\ImageViewer
8] TPexeDelay.txt  =  \TodayPlus

* "UniSkin.txt" skin file is placed in /Todayplus/Skins

* Skin, and ImageViewer files are setup for TP installation in "main memory"..  For those who have TP installed on a storage card, the skin and image files path must be changed !!

> Needed Programs and Misc Files:
1)  "ImageViewer" - Needed for display of Radar & Traffic Images..  Available for download on this forum !!
2)  "IMVclose.exe" - Needed to close the displayed image when leaving sections of the skin..  Included with this skin  , and stored in the ImageViewer Folder !!
3)  "Radar.exe & Radar.txt" - Needed for image download and updating..  Included with this skin
4)  "IMVwinControl02.exe" - Needed in traffic section to move map to the rear of the display, and show description.. Included with this skin , and stored in the ImageViewer Folder !!

**  For the complete skin, you must download the "UniSkin 2.0_VGA.zip" file, and the "UniSkin 2.0_VGA Installer Package"
**  The UniSkin 2.0_VGA Installer package is an executable file that is run from your desktop while your PPC is connected via Active-Sync..   Please read the instructions within the package!!  The package is very large, and it is recommended to install to a storage card first, then cut/paste the files to their proper locations !!!

I hope you all enjoy.............

(http://www.webdeveloper.com/animations/bnifiles/alert.gif) Get The Goodies Here !!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/musik/d065.gif)

Get ImageViewer & associated files Here  ! (http://www.jhollin1138.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1705&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0)
For Traffic & Movie Theater ID Info, see This Post ! (http://www.jhollin1138.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1725)

(http://home.wideopenwest.com/~zapme1/file.gif) Download:> UniSkin 2.0_VGA Installer Package (http://www.tpfans.com/rss/UniSkin%202.0_VGA.zip)
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 16, 2005, 06:54:57 PM
(http://home.wideopenwest.com/~zapme1/triangle_animated.gif) HOME (Main) PAGE

* 1) Main Region Buttons

* 2) Shortcut button for the Traffic Info page..

* 3) "Refresh Button" - Will Refresh the current display...

* 4) "Font Color Change Button" - Will toggle font color in the skin between "White or Black" font for light and dark backgrounds..

* 5) "Updated xx:am/pm" is a button which, when pressed, will update the Weather and RSS sections, then run "Radar.exe"..

* 6) "City [Name]" is a button which, when pressed, will toggle between, and display, the cities as entered in the config file...

* 7) "Left / Right Arrows" will change the background theme to one of (8] preinstalled backgrounds, which are stored in the main UniSkin_VGA folder, and named as 1-8.png..  They are 480x538 pics, and can be replaced to the owners preference...

* 8]"Up / Down Arrows" will switch between the (3) groups of shortcuts that are available on most screens...

* 9) "System Display Buttons", when pressed, will display a quick view of Prog. Memory, Storage Memory, SD Card, CF Card, shown in a "Popup Bubble"...   "System Bubble Display", shows Total, Free, & Used system info..  "X" will close.

***  "Battery / UpTime" display will auto toggle between the two displays..  Also a button, that will open the battery display in the settings section of the device...

***  "Applications" Display is the "Shortcut" Group [Name]..  There are (3) groups setup in the skin, and each can contain up to (18] shortcuts..  The groups represent the first (3) positions of the shortcuts tab in the config file...
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 16, 2005, 06:56:59 PM
(http://home.wideopenwest.com/~zapme1/triangle_animated.gif) AGENDA & TASKS

* 1) "Calendar Display Button", when pressed, will display a calendar with changable months in a "Popup Bubble"...

* 2)  "Title Bar Text" - This is a button, when pressed, will toggle current Day & Week of the year to "Remaining" Days & Weeks left in the current year..

* 3)  "Up / Down Arrows" - Will scroll POOM filters (5) Days forward or backwards..

* 4)  "POOM Filter Buttons" - POOM filter catagories include; Schedule, Jobs, Business Calendar, Business Tasks, Personal Calendar & Tasks, and Anniversaries..  These filters must be setup in the config file, and also as catagories in Outlook...

*** "Weeks Remaining" - Display of Remaining Weeks in the current year...

*** "Days Remaining" - Display of Remaining Days in the current year...

*** "Week Display" - Displays current week of the year..

*** "Day Display" - Displays current day of the year..
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 16, 2005, 06:59:57 PM
(http://home.wideopenwest.com/~zapme1/triangle_animated.gif) WEATHER MAIN PAGE

* 1)  "Weather Icon Changer" - Image Button, when pressed, will change between displayed weather image icons..   Weather Icon sets can be replaced to the owners preference, and renamed in the skin...

* 2)  "Update Time" - Displays last update time, and when tapped, will update weather and RSS sections, and run Radar.exe

* 3) "Today Theme" is a button which, when pressed, will display the background image for the current selected Today Screen Theme, as set up in the settings of the device...

* 4)  "Sun Rise Display" - In TPv.11, this will do nothing..  In TPv.12, the sun image will Rise & Set behind the mountains during the daytime hours, and change to a Moon & Star background image after sunset..  Skin code is commented-out for TP version not used...

* 5)  "10-Day Temp Trend" - Tap to change to the Trend page.. Shows 10-Day Temp Bar Graph, and a detailed / scrollable forecast for each day..

* 6) "Radar Button" - Tap to change display to the Radar section...

* 7)  "Traffic Button" - Tap to change to the Traffic info section...

* 8] "Forecast Button" - Tap to change display to the Weather / Moon Forecast section...

* 9) "City Display Button" - Tap to choose and change city and associated weather info..  Skin is setup for (4) cities in the config file...


> 10 DAY WEATHER TREND DETAIL

* 10) "X-Button" - Tap to close section, and return to Main Weather Page...

* 11) Detail / Days Scroll up-down buttons..


> RADAR / SATELLITE DISPLAY

* 12) "Radar Image ThumbNail" - Tap to display image in ImageViewer..

* 13) "Radar Refresh Button" - Tap to run Radar.exe, download and display current images..

* 14) "X-Button" - Tap to close section, and return to Main Weather Page...

* 15) "ImageViewer Adjustment Buttons" - from left; Zoom-In, Zoom-Out, Center Image, Scroll On/Off, Settings, About..


> TRAFFIC RSS

* 16) Traffic "RSS Titles" - Tap to display traffic details for that area..

* 17) "X-Button" - Tap to close section, and return to Main Weather Page...

* 18] "Traffic Refresh Button" - Tap to run Radar.exe, download and display current images..

* 19) "Page Up/Down Arrows" - Tap to display (3) pages of Traffic Titles..  (15) total available..

* 20) Available City Maps.. (2) cities available, set up in the TP config / RSS section...  See config setup in this post for proper number order..

* 21) "Traffic Description Detail" - Tap to return to traffic map view..


> WEATHER / MOON FORECAST DETAIL

* 22) "Title Button" - Tap the word "Weather" to return to the main Weather Page..

* 23) "Page # Button" - Tap to toggle between pages 1 & 2..

* 24) "Update Time" - Displays last update time, and when tapped, will update weather and RSS sections, and run Radar.exe

* 25) "Title Button" - Tap the word "Weather" to return to the main Weather Page..

* 26) "Page # Button" - Tap to toggle between pages 1 & 2..

*** "Forecast (Page-1)" - Displays Forecast info for days 1,2,3...

*** "Forecast (Page-2)" - Displays Forecast info for days 4, & 5, and Moon Forecast...

***  "Moon Phase Forecast" - Displays Moon Phase images and dates..  This info will automatically change on the first day after the "Last Quarter Moon Phase" each month, and display the following months info...
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 16, 2005, 07:02:25 PM
(http://home.wideopenwest.com/~zapme1/triangle_animated.gif) RSS FEEDS

* 1)  "Page Number Display" -  (5) titles are displayed for each page...

* 2) "Up / Down Arrows" - Tap to change display for additional RSS titles..  (5) titles are displayed for each page...

* 3) "RSS Titles" - (5) per page, (15) total available..  Tap to display detailed description..

* 4) "RSS Group Image" - Tap to change between (3) RSS Groups..  Include "News", "Movie Times/Review/Forum", "Zodiac"...

* 5)  "Left / Right Arrow Buttons" - Change between available RSS Feeds within each Group...

* 6)  "Update Time" - Displays last update time..  Tap to update feeds (will also update weather), and run Radar.exe...

***  "Zodiac Sign Thumbnails" - Exotic pics for each zodiac sign, when tapped go to the Horoscope page for that sign..  (PLEASE NOTE:  These pics are "R" rated, and are not for everyone..  Anyone offended by this can comment out this area in the code !)
* 7) Current Selected Zodiac Image - Tap to return to main Zodiac page..

* 8] "Myth / Truth Buttons" - Tap to display Myth or Truth text for each sign..

* 9) "X-Button" - Tap to close the Myth / Truth Window
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 16, 2005, 07:04:28 PM
(http://home.wideopenwest.com/~zapme1/triangle_animated.gif) SYSTEM INFORMATION

* 1)  "Battery Info" - Displays Battery info, and when tapped, will open the system battery section in device settings...

* 2)  "BackLight Button" - Button, when pressed, will open the system Backlight adjustment in device settings...

* 3)  "Program / Storage" - Displays full info on system Program & Storage Memory..  Tap on images to open system memory section in device settings...

* 4)  "Built-in Storage" - Displays full info on devices Built-in Storage.. Tap on image to open storage card section in device settings...

* 5)  "SD Card" - Displays full info on installed SD Card.. Tap on image to open storage card section in device settings...

* 6)  "CF Card" - Displays full info on installed CF Card.. Tap on image to open storage card section in device settings...
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 16, 2005, 07:06:17 PM
(http://home.wideopenwest.com/~zapme1/triangle_animated.gif) WORLD TIME

* 1 & 2)  "Clock Image Display" - Time display for (6) cities as setup in the config file..  Tap anywhere on the display to open the device clock setting section in the device settings...

* 3)  "Available Clock Styles" - Will change display between Analog and Digital clock images..  Tap on desired image to display..
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 16, 2005, 07:07:30 PM
(http://home.wideopenwest.com/~zapme1/triangle_animated.gif) PHOTO ALBUM

* 1)  "Left / Right Arrow Buttons" - Changes display between (4) groups of (6) Picture Thumbnails.. (24) total pics are available in the album at this time..  Additional code can be added to expand to unlimited...

* 2)  "Photo Thumbnails" - Tap on thumbnails to display the pic..  Pics and thumbnails are contained in the "Photo_VGA" folder, and can be replaced to the owners preference..  Pics are named "Pic1, Pic2,..etc", and thumbnails are named "Pic1_Thumb, Pic2_Thumb,...etc"..  Thumbnail size =50x50..  Pic size =351x410...
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 16, 2005, 07:10:58 PM
(http://home.wideopenwest.com/~zapme1/triangle_animated.gif) CONFIG SETUP

* 1) "City Setup" - Section in config file for cities to be displayed within the skin...

* 2)  "RSS Feed Setup" - RSS Feeds used within UniSkin, include (in order) as follows:
> RSS-1   = "NBC4 Local News" = http://www.nbc4i.com/news/topstory.rss
> RSS-2   = "Top News Stories" = http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories
> RSS-3   = "World News" = http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/world
> RSS-4   = "Technology" = http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/tech
> RSS-5   = "TP Forum" = http://forums.jhollin1138.com/rss.php
> RSS-6   = "Movie Times" = http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/rss/listings_rss.php?theater1= (enter own local movie therter ID here)
> RSS-7   = "Movie Review" = http://feeds.feedburner.com/moovgoog-onlinemovieguide
> RSS-8   = "Horoscope" = http://www.live-astro.com/partner/pages/daily.rss
> RSS-9   = "Traffic Report - 1st City" = http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/rss/traffic_rss.php?metro1= (enter 1st city code here)
> RSS-10 = "City-1 Weather Detail" = http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/rss/forecast_rss.php?Zipcode= (enter City-1 zipcode here)
> RSS-11  = "Traffic Report - 2nd City" = http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/rss/traffic_rss.php?metro1= (enter 1st city code here)
> RSS-12  = "City-1 10-Day Trend" = www.tpfans.com/rss/weathertext.php?Citycode= (enter city1 code as in config - USOHxxxx)
> RSS-13  = "City-2 10-Day Trend" = www.tpfans.com/rss/weathertext.php?Citycode= (enter city2 code as in config - USOHxxxx)
> RSS-14  = "City-3 10-Day Trend" = www.tpfans.com/rss/weathertext.php?Citycode= (enter city3 code as in config - USOHxxxx)
> RSS-15  = "City-4 10-Day Trend" = www.tpfans.com/rss/weathertext.php?Citycode= (enter city4 code as in config - USOHxxxx)
> RSS-16  = "City-2 Weather Detail" = http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/rss/forecast_rss.php?Zipcode= (enter City-2 zipcode here)
> RSS-17  = "City-3 Weather Detail" = http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/rss/forecast_rss.php?Zipcode= (enter City-3 zipcode here)
> RSS-18  = "City-4 Weather Detail" = http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/rss/forecast_rss.php?Zipcode= (enter City-4 zipcode here)

* 3) Cities for "World Time" Display - Change here to preference..

* 4) "Storage Card / Path Info" - Enter paths for installed Storage & Storage Cards..

* 5)  "Shortcut Groups" - Group 1,2,3 can be named anything at the owners preference, and will contain (18] shortcuts each for display on most screens within the skin...

* 6)  "Add Shortcuts" - Add (18] Program Shortcuts for each of Groups 1,2,& 3..  Less can be added, however it is suggested to fill all (18] positions for each group so that the skin design will look correct !!

* 7) "Apps-8 Group" - Create a group in the 8th position, and name "apps 8"..  This is very important for proper shortcut function in the skin...

* 8] "Apps-8 Shortcut Files" - Enter the name and Proper Path which points to the "apps 8 folder location" in your device, for each shortcut..  This is needed to open device settings for each item...  Enter in order as shown !

* 9) "Category Icons" - Icons are located in the \icons folder..  Make sure the the proper path to these icons are entered for display in the POOM Filters..

* 10)  "Calendar POOM" - Enter catagories as follows:
Position-1 = 365,       ...  Nothing else
Position-2 = 365,[catagories]="Business"
Position-3 = 365,[catagories]="Personal"
Position-4 = 365,[catagories]="Anniversaries"

* 11)  "Tasks POOM" - Enter catagories as follows:
Position-1 = 365,[overdue],         .... Nothing Else
Position-2 = 365,[overdue][sort-duedate],[catagories]="Business"
Position-3 = 365,[overdue][sort-duedate],[catagories]="Personal"
Position-4 = 365,[overdue][sort-duedate],[catagories]="Jobs"
Position-5 = 365,[overdue][sort-duedate],[catagories]="Schedule"
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 16, 2005, 07:40:44 PM
:idea:  Now I Need A Drink  :idea:
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Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on April 16, 2005, 08:41:29 PM
:clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :approve:  :approve:  :approve:  :approve:

Very impressive!!!  This VGA skin really look amazing.  And the graphic really  shocked me.

This time you really outdid yourself....
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 16, 2005, 09:04:24 PM
Thanks UK, glad you like it !!   A lot of time and work went into this one, but I'm really happy with it !!  8)
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: Broesel on April 17, 2005, 01:44:26 PM
It's a shame, that I don't have a VGA-Device  :(

But maybe we'll get a QVGA-Version, that I can try  8)

Looks very impressive ...

Thanks Broesel
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: Wichtel on April 17, 2005, 03:08:38 PM
A good Skin from a good Skinner. Very Colorful  :D. Very good new ideas in the Skin  :approve: . I'm still at testing and try out.
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 17, 2005, 03:41:05 PM
@ Broesel
Thank You !!  If there is enough intrest, I will start on a QVGA version soon !!

@ Wichtel
Thank You for your kind words!!  If I'm a "good skinner", then you are a "Great Skinner" !!!   :D    I've learned from the Best !!
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: Wichtel on April 17, 2005, 03:55:03 PM
Quote from: "ZapMe1"
....  I've learned from the Best !!


I make nothing else. I'm always look into the Skin´s from others and learn and learn and learn. So we do all the same way and develop together forward.

At the moment i look in the Skin txt: 7630 lines !!!!!! Puuuhhh :shock:
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: Geezer on April 17, 2005, 09:48:32 PM
Quote from: "ZapMe1"
:idea:  Now I Need A Drink  :idea:
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Hay man, Congratulations!  You deserve that drink.    Heck, I'll join you.  I LOVE beer!!  I just got home and downloaded this puppy.  I'll get it loaded tomorrow at the latest.  I'm looking forward to it.

De Geez..
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: Timmy on April 18, 2005, 02:19:11 AM
UniSkin 2.0 - VGA Completion-Meter Reads : 100% Complete !


ZapMe1,

Congratulaions with your new product!!!

•   As far as I could see it, you have incorporated every possible feature in version 2.0. And that's amazing... How many, many hours must this have cost you... And I must say: WELL DONE!!! We all knew there's no program like TodayPlus that can do those things, and you proves it, again. Thanks!!!

•   I also like the way you match the whole backround-surroundings with the subjects that are in the inner site of the screen. Good idea!

•   At least: I like your creativity! It's nice to look carefully to you several screenshots.

Your product gives new inspiration to other skinners, to also try to incorporate some parts of your skin in their own skins. Maybe, that leads to new ideas, again...

ZapMe1: Thanks again!!!
Timmy
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 18, 2005, 01:49:54 PM
Thanks Geez !!!  8)
Let me know if you have any questions when you install..   I'm not much of a beer drinker, but I did hang out with just me and my buddy "Jack Daniel's" on Saturday night !!!  :dance:


@Timmy,
Thanks once again for all of your kind words !!  :approve:
I think it was LightMan who I first heard say;  "The best payment that can be gotten for your hard work, is the appreciation of the users" !!!  :wink:
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: jhollin1138 on April 18, 2005, 01:55:56 PM
Quote from: "ZapMe1"
I think it was LightMan who I first heard say;  "The best payment that can be gotten for your hard work, is the appreciation of the users" !!!  :wink:

Well I am sure it wasn't Bill Gates!  :lol:

Nice work Joe!  :approve:
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 18, 2005, 03:05:10 PM
Quote
Well I am sure it wasn't Bill Gates!

Nice work Joe!

Boy, you sure got that right !!  :lol:

Thanks Jim...  8)
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 26, 2005, 06:22:29 PM
Hi All,

UniSkin 2.0 QVGA is "in the works" !!
Progress is slow due to a very busy work schedule, but I hope to have it completed in the next couple of weeks !!!
I will keep updates on the progress...
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Enjoy !!!
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: Geezer on April 26, 2005, 06:47:03 PM
Quote from: "ZapMe1"
Hi All,

UniSkin 2.0 QVGA is "in the works" !!
Progress is slow due to a very busy work schedule, but I hope to have it completed in the next couple of weeks !!!
I will keep updates on the progress...
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Enjoy !!!


You're just a glutton for punishment, aren't you?  :-)
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 26, 2005, 07:13:16 PM
Quote from: "Geezer"
You're just a glutton for punishment, aren't you?

Lovin' Every Minute Of It !
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Title: UniSkin 2.0 QVGA
Post by: pcweenie on May 19, 2005, 05:50:59 PM
UniSkin 2.0 QVGA is "in the works" !!

Can you give us an ETA on this?  I'm trying to be patient, but it's never been my strong suit...

Thanks.
Dori
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on May 19, 2005, 06:17:53 PM
Quote from: "pcweenie"
Can you give us an ETA on this? I'm trying to be patient, but it's never been my strong suit...

Hi pcweenie,

Sorry this has been taking so long, but my work schedule has been very, very busy !!   After next week, I get a break around the Holiday, so I will try to finish then !!  :D

I'm also working on a new addition to the skins, that has never before been done with TP, and that has also slowed down progress !!   I won't say what this new addition is yet, cause it's not working 100% yet, but I'm close, but I promise that if I'm successful with it, it will be worth the wait !!!  :wink:

Be patient just a little longer..  I'll keep you all updated !! (http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/346.gif)
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on May 31, 2005, 08:29:36 PM
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UniSkin 2.0 QVGA is "in the works" !!
Progress is slow due to a very busy work schedule, but I hope to have it completed in the next couple of weeks !!!
I will keep updates on the progress...

Hi All,

I'm sorry to say that the QVGA version of UniSkin 2.0 will be delayed awhile longer..  I'm sorry to all who are waiting for it, but I have had next to no time to work on it !!  :cry:

My very busy schedule has not slowed any, and I have only gotten to work on "bits & pieces"..   I will get it done and released as soon as I can !!

If anyone would like to help with converting the skin code to QVGA size, please let me know !!  The help would be greatly appreciated !!!  :D

Thanks.....
Title: Uniskin QGVA delay
Post by: pcweenie on June 03, 2005, 11:41:51 AM
ZapMe -

Thanks for keeping us updated.  Don't worry, we'll be here, waiting patiently....just don't say you'll give it up!

So, maybe another couple of weeks?
Dori
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on June 03, 2005, 01:35:17 PM
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ZapMe -

Thanks for keeping us updated. Don't worry, we'll be here, waiting patiently....just don't say you'll give it up!

So, maybe another couple of weeks?
Dori

Another couple of weeks sounds about right !!  I'll see what I can do, but don't worry, I won't be giving up TP anytime soon !!!  :wink:

Still haven't found anything better !!!!!!!
Title: Pls help me! I cant install UniSkin 2.0_VGA.exe
Post by: alont8 on June 17, 2005, 05:28:36 AM
I cant browse the target folder, at the end of inst, I can find the folder "EasyPPCDemo" at program,  the Installer not exit but suspend.

my device:
Dell x50v
2003, Simplified Chinese

Thanx adv.
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on June 17, 2005, 12:48:54 PM
Quote from: "Alont8"
I cant browse the target folder, at the end of inst, I can find the folder "EasyPPCDemo" at program, the Installer not exit but suspend.

my device:
Dell x50v
2003, Simplified Chinese


Hi Alont8,

Welcome to the TP forum !!  

Sounds like maybe you didn't get a good downloaded file..  You can try to download it again, or if you want, PM me your email address, and I'll send you a package !!

Let me know !!!  :D
Title: finished the install. another problem
Post by: alont8 on June 17, 2005, 11:22:20 PM
Hi ZapMe1,
Thank you for your help!

I always use win98, when i started my win2k and installed Microsoft NETCFSetup.msi, I have finished the Uniskin installer.

folders and files @:
\card\td\Icons
\card\td\Images
\card\td\Skins
\card\td\Weather Icons
\card\td\imgv            (ImageViwer)

TpExeDelay.txt:
\card\td\imgv\Radar.exe
\card\td\TpRegistryWindDirS.exe

\card\td\imgv\Radar.txt:
STOR=\card\td\buffer\...
STOR=\card\td\Images\...

\card\td\Config.imv:
\card\td\imgv\default.bmp

\card\td\Skins\UniSkin2_VGA.txt:
modified all path to right place.

Now, I can't get started the Uniskin main program, not found item in Today Plus-in. How to do?

Thanks in advance.
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on June 18, 2005, 09:08:09 AM
Hi Alont8,

Sounds like you have the UniSkin Package installed, but it does not sound like you have the main program of TodayPlus installed !!

Don't forget that UniSkin is just the skin and will not work without TodayPlus !

If you don't have it, just do a "Google" search, and you will find it.. It's out there !

Good Luck ! :D
Title: My screen lost the lastest bar
Post by: alont8 on June 18, 2005, 12:43:23 PM
Hi,Zapme1
My screen lost the lastest bar, why?

while I lunch TPExeDelay, I got "Process : not found"
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on June 18, 2005, 01:49:59 PM
Hi Alont8,

That seems strange !  Looks like your top bar is very small, while tour bottom bar is very large..   Maybe whatever is doing this is causing the large white section at the bottom !

As for TPEXEDelay, this is not to be run manually..  This file is run automatically thru the skin code after the normal TP update is run..  To run the TP update, 1st make sure you are connected to the internet, then tap on the text under the top label / date..  (Updated xx Days ago)..  This will then run the update for TP..

The error you got "Process Not Found", was due to TPEXEDelay was looking for the Update process as above !!

This skin needs much setup..  I suggest that you read carefully thru all of the postings and instructions for this skin !!

Check back if you are still having problems !
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: Wichtel on June 18, 2005, 04:18:18 PM
Hi Alont8

Looks like you run TodayPlus as exe, not as TodayPlugin !
Title: -
Post by: alont8 on June 18, 2005, 11:18:09 PM
I have checked the Todayplugin item "Todayplus"(*the only one*), then softReset, and same as before, it couldn't be run as Todayplugin, so I started the Todayplus.exe.
My question seems like clems' wrote at  http://forums.jhollin1138.com/viewtopic.php?p=11094. maybe I couldn't place the program at buildin card named as "card"?
I am a newhand of PPC.
Thank you all very much.
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on June 19, 2005, 07:44:47 AM
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I have checked the Todayplugin item "Todayplus"(*the only one*), then softReset, and same as before, it couldn't be run as Todayplugin, so I started the Todayplus.exe.
My question seems like clems' wrote at http://forums.jhollin1138.com/viewtopic.php?p=11094. maybe I couldn't place the program at buildin card named as "card"?
I am a newhand of PPC.
Thank you all very much.

Ok, this is where the problem is !

If you want TP to run from the storage card, you must setup like this:

In Main Memory, setup a folder as...   \Program Files\Todayplus

in that folder you must have   "TodayPlus.exe" , "TodayPlus.dll" , "Config.exe" , & "Forecasttext.txt".....


Then on the Storage Card, Setup folder as....   \card\Todayplus

In that folder will be all other TP folders & files, which you most likely have there already !

Try this setup, and let me know what happens..  You should then see the TodayPlus plugin in the list !  :D
Title: Help required with getting the skin showing properly.
Post by: inawe on June 21, 2005, 09:14:42 AM
Could you please tell me what I have to do to get this superb skin completely on my screen (Loox 720), as at the moment I can only see a part of it. (See capture).
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: Wichtel on June 21, 2005, 09:44:56 AM
inawe

Read this topic (http://forums.jhollin1138.com/viewtopic.php?t=1736&highlight=vga)
Title: Thanks very much Wichtel
Post by: inawe on June 21, 2005, 01:29:52 PM
I used Tweaks2k as the link suggested, and everything works fine now. Much appreciate the help. And thanks to ZapMe1 for a great skin, and to everyone at this forum for the useful advice.
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on June 21, 2005, 02:59:20 PM
inawe,

Glad you like UniSkin, and got it working !!  If you need any other help, just post back !  :D


@Wichtel,
Thanks for the quick help !!  :wink:
Title: -
Post by: alont8 on June 22, 2005, 01:04:42 AM
Hi,Zapme1,

After I moved all my todayplus folders & files to RAM, Todayplus still work as before, I think maybe you have installed another desktop theme so your desktop looks like that, I mean your top bar and bottom bar as diffrent to mine.
Title: UniSkin 2.0_VGA (by ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on June 22, 2005, 02:43:40 AM
Hi alont8,

My top & bottom task bars are not part of the TP skin..  They are skinned with WisBar Advance 2, which there are also many skins available..

You can find it Here ! (http://www.lakeridgesoftware.com)
Title: -
Post by: alont8 on June 23, 2005, 11:22:51 AM
Hi,Zapme1,
I have put Todayplus.dll & .exe in RAM, others in card, it works well but  too slower.
Thank you for your help again.