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#1 gilou9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:43 AM

Hello Xbox fans! ;)

1) What is the DYNAMIC skin?

- Well,since we have the dual previews/boxarts and videos at the same in the news emus
(thanks to Nes6502, and now madmab, and for sure differents great coders in the future) and since each user is different,We had a loooot of differents suggestions about the
best gameselect screen disposition:

A lot of users like the videos dual with title screen,
other users want only boxarts since they don't have space for videos
other wants dual videos with boxarts
others want big videos and big boxarts
others want only screenshots
etc...
etc...
etc...
So, with only one skin, lots of users will be disapointed....
That is why we have created the DYNAMIC skin, a skin where you can move manually the size/position of each of the gameselect elements: video window, preview window, boxart, rombrowser blade, system logo, buttons, etc... you can even disable them!

You only want screenshots? eh, no problem, simply disable the video window sprite
you want only screenshots but sometimes a video for few games? All in the same window? ok, set the video size/position in the preview window.

I really think we have find a great solution with Madmab, RessurectionX and Run088 about this dynamic skin,it will solve a lot of problems, and the sprites render well
better in hd. It would have been a PAIN for the skinner to release 20 differents versions with subtles differences of the same skin! what a confusion! A lot of space saved for nothing!

2) You want to change the gameselect screen,How to use the DYNAMIC Skin?

- Well, there is 2 solutions:

A) The easy solution: simply go to :)
"configure skin/load skin configuration"
and choose one of the following pre-made configs if you have a good old standard TV:

-SDTV big movies_big boxarts
-SDTV big movies_big previews
-SDTV big previews only
-SDTV boxarts only
-SDTV med movies_med boxarts
-SDTV med movies_med previews
-SDTV med previews only

Choose one of the followings if you have a HD TV:

-HDTV big movies_big boxarts
-HDTV big movies_big previews
-HDTV big previews only
-HDTV boxarts only
-HDTV med movies_med boxarts
-HDTV med movies_med previews
-HDTV only med previews

B)The "less" easy solution: :twisted:

- None of these configurations are ok for you?
you want to change the gameselect banner or disable the buttons?
Ok, you must set the sprites yourself!So, go to:
"configure skin/skin editor/"
Here you will be able to move the size/position of each sprites, replace them (change the number) or disable them (set the sprite number to "none").

EXAMPLE: You want to change the gameselect banner, go to:
"configure skin/skin editor/gameselect menu settings/sprites settings/configure sprite 1" and choose your banner here!

- The text isn't at your tastes?
Ok, go to
"configure skin/skin editor/gameselect menu settings/text settings"
and set the size/position/widht/etc... of the text

- The video preview, the screenshots and the boxarts aren't at the good position?
Ok, go to:
"configure skin/skin editor/gameselect menu settings/background settings"
Here you will be able to set them (move to the right to see the differents settings)

When you have finished; you can save the changes you have made, simply go to:
"configure skin/save skin configuration" to save your settings


3) Difference between the SDTV and HDTV settings: :ponder:

- The "missing boxart" and preview/video borders are less wide in the hdtv settings, because the image is automatically stretched , so these sprites appear at the correct aspect ratio in all the settings
- The font (MS trebuchet) is "bold" in HDTV settings and "thin" in the sdtv settings, or else the font would be too big in the sdtv settings.
- The "in game option video preview" is at the correct aspect ratio in the hdtv settings (less wide).


4) You want to use the DYNAMIC skin with an old XPORT emu?

You can! But you have to rename yourself one of the pre-made configs to "settings.ini" and overwrite the old "settings.ini" in the skin root.

5) Special thanks to madmab, to make the DYNAMIC skin possible,
especially the ability to see the differents sprites
(the windows sprites) when you are adjusting the video preview, the screenshots
and the boxarts. AND the ability to be able to choose your favorite skin settings
The hard part is done! Thanks to grospixels (www.grospixels.com)for their excellents remixed videogames musics.

Edited by gilou9999, Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:46 AM.


#2 gilou9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:48 AM

BANDAI WONDERSWAN:

Dynamic WONDERSWANX PM3 by Gilou9999 (01 november 2009)

AWAITING 4-IN-1 PIC


CHIP8-SUPER CHIP8:

Dynamic CHIP8X PM3 by Gilou9999 (01 november 2009)

AWAITING 4-IN-1 PIC


NINTENDO - NES (MEDNAFEN X NES):

DYNAMIC mednafenx nes PM3 (15 november 09)

Attached File  f_previewdynam_NES.jpg   256.37KB   28 downloads


NINTENDO - SNES (SNES9XBOX):

DYNAMIC snes9xbox (snes) PM3 (27 september 09)

DYNAMIC snes9xbox (snin) PM3 (27 september 09)

Attached File  f_previewm_snes.jpg   283.49KB   30 downloads


NINTENDO - GAMEBOY/GBC/GBA (XBOYADVANCE):

DYNAMIC xboyadvance PM3 (27 september 09)

Attached File  f_fpreviewdynm_xboyadvance.jpg   238.03KB   15 downloads


NINTENDO - VIRTUAL BOY (VIRTUALBOYX):

-DOWNLOAD- Dynamic VIRTUALBOYX pm3 by Gilou9999 15/02/09

Attached File  f_vboypreviewm_vboy.jpg   130.05KB   15 downloads


Sega Genesis / Sega CD / 32x (NEOGENESIS):

DYNAMIC neogenesis (genesis) PM3 (27 september 09)


DYNAMIC neogenesis (megadrive) PM3 (27 september 09)


Attached File  1_dynamicneogm_genesis.jpg   697.26KB   29 downloads


Sega Master System / Game Gear / SG-1000 / SG-3000:

DYNAMIC mekax PM3 (15 november 09)

Attached File  f_dynamicMEKAm_meka.jpg   251.87KB   21 downloads


PC ENGINE / PC ENGINE CD (MEDNAFEN X PCE):

DYNAMIC mednafenx pce PM3 (27 september 09)

DYNAMIC mednafenx pce (tg16) PM3 (27 september 09)


Attached File  f_previewpcem_pce.jpg   125.14KB   19 downloads


ATARI 2600 (Z26X):

DYNAMIC z26x PM3 (15 november 09)

Attached File  1_previewm_2600.jpg   227.9KB   18 downloads


ATARI 5200 (ATARIXLBOX):

DYNAMIC atarixlbox (a5200) PM3 (27 september 09)

DYNAMIC atarixlbox (800xl) PM3 (27 september 09)

DYNAMIC atarixlbox (XE) PM3 (27 september 2009)

Attached File  f_previewskinm_5200.jpg   50.38KB   13 downloads



Atari 7800


DYNAMIC atari7800x PM3 (24 october 2009)

Attached File  f_previewskinm_7800.jpg   117.41KB   13 downloads


ATARI LYNX (MEDNAFENX_LYNX):

DYNAMIC mednafenx lynx PM3 (15 november 09)

AWAITING 4-IN-1 PIC


COLECOVISION (ADAMX):

-DOWNLOAD- Dynamic ADAMX pm3 by Gilou9999 25 April 09

Attached File  f_previewskinm_adamx.jpg   210.88KB   13 downloads


Sony Playstation (PCSXBOX):

DYNAMIC pcsxbox PM3 (27 september 09)

Attached File  f_previewpsxm_pcsxbox.jpg   113.09KB   18 downloads


NEO GEO POCKET (NEOPOPX):

-DOWNLOAD- Dynamic NeopoX pm3 by Gilou9999 04.11.09

Attached File  1_neopop.jpg   263.46KB   12 downloads


WATARA SUPERVISION (SUPERVISIONX):

AWAITING GOOD SPRITE SKIN

AWAITING 4-IN-1 PIC


Intellivision (BLISSX):

-DOWNLOAD-Dynamic BLISSX pm3 by Gilou9999 26 April 09

Attached File  f_previewm_bliss.jpg   237.18KB   14 downloads


Sega VMU (SEGAVMUX):

-DOWNLOAD- Dynamic VMUX PM3 by Gilou9999 04/08/2009

AWAITING 4-IN-1 PIC


ATARI ST (WINSTONX):

DYNAMIC winstonx PM3 (28 february 10)

Attached File  f_previewm_winstonx.jpg   243.77KB   16 downloads


Commodore 64 (VICE64X):

-DOWNLOAD-Dynamic VICE64X pm3 by Gilou9999 26 April 09

Attached File  f_previewm_vice64.jpg   673.02KB   13 downloads


AMIGA (WINUAEX):

DYNAMIC winuaex PM3 (28 february 10)

Attached File  f_previewm_winuaex.jpg   240.43KB   17 downloads


MSX (BLUEMSXBOX):

-DOWNLOAD-Dynamic BLUEMSXBOX pm3 by Gilou9999 26 April 09

AWAITING 4-IN-1 PIC


MS DOS (DOSXBOX):

-DOWNLOAD-Dynamic DOSXBOX pm3 by Gilou9999 26 April 09

Attached File  f_dospreviewm_dosxbox.jpg   242.65KB   16 downloads


X68000 (X68000X):

-DOWNLOAD-Dynamic X68000X pm3 by Gilou9999 26 April 09

Attached File  1_previewm_x68000.jpg   227KB   17 downloads


Edited by gilou9999, Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:10 PM.


#3 Shannon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:12 PM

Welcome!! I noticed the Genesis skin screenshot is expired?

I have not thought of an easy way around posting pictures. You can attach them to the message here, but then when RessX carries that info over to xbox-scene he would lose the pictures. :lol:

#4 gilou9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:29 PM

I was wondering if i must change the "madmab edition" logo with a "Shannon edition" logo? :-D

#5 Shannon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:04 PM

Nah... Madmab sounds cooler... :cool:

You should be able to edit your first two posts now.

Edited by Shannon, Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:05 PM.


#6 gilou9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:15 PM

Updated mednafenX-pce with all the latests changes, dual fonts, new banners,good sprites names, castlevania X bg music, what a great game, try it reZ pop.gif
It has a real pc engine game list in the 4 in 1 list, special dedicace to megaman wink.gif ;
You will notice the custom "missing boxart" showed when you don't have boxart for a game, it has also the correct pce box aspect ratio.

p.s.: How good to be able to edit a post, raaahhhhh!!
I'm waiting for it since 10 months on xbox scene, forced to cry at the admin ears, and ... nothing! :x
here i can edit my firsts 2 posts one week after my registration cool

#7 ElvisAtari OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:52 AM

Where does one get these dynamic skins? I only see the threads about them...where can I download them?

#8 Shannon OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:00 PM

There is a link above each skin where you can download them. Although Gilles9999 re-released a bunch over on the xbox-scene forums but never updated the link over here.

The dual preview nature of these skins cannot be taken advantage of yet because no emu supporting them has been released yet. Although they can be loaded in the older emulators. Plus some of the resurrection Xtra's (found over at xbox-scene) can already be used in Mednafen-NES, Lynx, TG16, and NeoGenesis. For example the movie previews.

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Posted Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:35 PM

There is a link above each skin where you can download them. Although Gilles9999 re-released a bunch over on the xbox-scene forums but never updated the link over here.

The dual preview nature of these skins cannot be taken advantage of yet because no emu supporting them has been released yet. Although they can be loaded in the older emulators. Plus some of the resurrection Xtra's (found over at xbox-scene) can already be used in Mednafen-NES, Lynx, TG16, and NeoGenesis. For example the movie previews.


So just to be clear, right now you won't be able to see two screens with previews, only one? I tested afew of the Dynamic skins (AdamX, A7800X and Atarixlbox) and I can use them, as you said, but I can only populate one window, such as screenshots...is that correct?

#10 Shannon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 1, 2009 9:04 AM

Correct.

The dual/screens is pretty much currently a work in progress. Although alot of the focus, lately, has been on the game synopsis'.

#11 gilou9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 1, 2009 11:43 AM

New DOSXBOX dynamic skin;
don't forget i always put my latests dynamic skins here madmab' :P

#12 Breakpack OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:06 PM

A couple thing I noticed on your skins.On the Atari 7800 dynamic skin,I can't get the background music to play.No matter how I try to configure,it doesn't play anything.... :ponder:
Also the x68000 skin you posted over at xbox-scen doesn't work for me at all.Do I need a newer version of the emulator?I have v4 right now...

But anyways,these are the most awesomest skins EVAR!!!
:lust:

edit:

Oh and has a Blissx Dynamic skin been released yet? :D If not,no hurry or anything :)

Edited by Breakpack, Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:09 PM.


#13 Shannon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:25 PM

That is rather strange. Maybe gillles has some insight on the A7800x issue. I have not tried the x68000 skin yet.

#14 gilou9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:13 PM

It seems in one of the older dynamic atari 7800X skins the bg music wasn't played, strange because ressurectionX has the same problem.
For the X68000X skin, there was a "memory issue" problem
All i can say is: download the updated pack with all the 22 dynamic skins in it i have released yesterday (130 megs download)
You will have all the dynamic skins in they last versions, I have kicked the ass of a lot of "little" but annoying bugs.
(especially for the "memory eaters" emus).

For the blissX emu i could re-create a dynamic skin for it... if you have some good quality pics of the system itself :D :D
Good to see you are enjoying the dynamic skins, they will be even better used with the new madmab edition emus and the ressurectionXtras

Edited by gilou9999, Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:16 PM.


#15 Breakpack OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:38 AM

For the blissX emu i could re-create a dynamic skin for it... if you have some good quality pics of the system itself :D :D
Good to see you are enjoying the dynamic skins, they will be even better used with the new madmab edition emus and the ressurectionXtras


Ok,here's a few I've taken of my Intelli.I love these skins.It makes all the emu so uniform & easy to use. :)

Are the emulators themselves being updated or just the skins?
Reason I ask is the darn NeoGenesis emulator.The sound is to low for sound effects and music produced from the 32x.....Like the announcer's voice in Mortal Kombat 2 32x and the drum beats to low in Knuckes Chaotix.I wish there was a way to turn up the sound coming out of the 32x..but if you guys aren't updating emulator cores,no problems.I LOVE these skins!!!!


Attached File  intelli.zip   1.61MB   25 downloads

#16 gilou9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:21 AM

A lot of skins have been updated and ... a new skin for intellevision!

Dynamic skins thread


Posted Image

Edited by gilou9999, Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:22 AM.


#17 Shannon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:05 AM

Updated the second post with hopefully the latest. Also uploaded the pictures here so we don't have to worry about losing them. Although I cannot seem to find the 4-in-1's for Vice64 and NeoGenesis.

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Posted Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:07 AM

I updated the 2nd post in the thread with what is hopefully the latest. I also copied the pictures onto the server here at Atari Age so we don't have to worry about pictures disappearing. Only ones I couldn't get were Vice64 and NeoGenesis which seem to be MIA at the moment. :P

#19 gilou9999 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:13 AM

Ok madmab, all the 4 in 1 pics are presents in the "backgrounds" folder of each skin and is named "preview".
With the hope we could see "skin previews" (like in zsnexbox) in the future. But ideally the previews in zsnexbox are 320*240 pics (to save memory i suppose)?
I have to update all the dynamic skins by today or tomorrow to "really merge my work with ressX on them. Some little bugs/ settings errors for the moment. All will be ok tomorrow :D

#20 Shannon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:42 AM

ok well I looked in the big skin upload you did on 4/12/09 and the ones I'm missing 4-in-1's on do not have a preview.jpg and the one that does (segavmux) is not a 4-in-1 picture.

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Posted Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:00 AM

EDIT!
All will be fixed soon! (Always take the latest versions please)

#22 Shannon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:01 PM

Thanks for updating. It saves me the trouble of doing it later on. :)

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Posted Fri May 8, 2009 10:53 AM

Edited!
With - THE - latest mednafenX nes skin

#24 Shannon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 9, 2009 2:49 AM

ok. Here it is as promised. My little surprise. Got this idea the other night. A promo for the upcoming MednafenX-NES public beta release. I figured it was about time. Plus I figured it would be fun to play with Youtube annotations.

I apologize for the editing (in particular sound). Didn't have much time to slap this together. Anyone notice the audio easter egg? Something I'd like to add someday.. :P Just wish I could record this thing in Hi-def (720p). :(

Oh and before anyone asks about the bear. It's an inside joke with my family. :lol:

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Posted Tue May 19, 2009 1:18 PM

i have repack the MednafenX nes Dynamic skin
i have this time spent a lot of time to adjust each element of the 4-3 settings "pixels perfect" (sprites correctly aligned with the backgrounds, text correctly adjusted in each pixels, and same thing for the "in game option screenshot" for each settings). All is well better centered now B)
And.. all the settings will now show the splash screen for 4 seconds (wich i think is the best -not too long- -not too short-) instead of 2.5 sec.
And now, the previews appears in the correct ratio in both 4/3 and 16/9 settings
These "pre made configs" must be perfect you know, because i'll have to copy/paste them to the others Dynamic skins!




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