New skin for MSI Afterburner: Kompakt

Discussion in 'MSI AfterBurner Application Development Forum' started by theGryphon, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. theGryphon

    theGryphon Active Member

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    Hey guys, I just finished my first and probably the only skin for Afterburner. I did it for personal use but I wanted to share...

    I simply hate the stock Afterburner skin because of the incredibly inefficient space use and huge GUI at the end. I mean no offense but whoever designed the skin just wanted to put the thing In-Yo'-Face :D I like the colors and lines actually so I decided to give a shot to try and squeeze it a little.

    I love the end-product which cost me hours of trial&error. I don't care if you don't like it, I did it for myself :p :D

    EDIT: Added the tiny "Kompakter" skin. Enjoy! ;)

    Download:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=6670585299d96032d2db6fb9a8902bda

    "Kompakt" preview:
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    "Kompakter" preview:
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    with default skin at same scale, just to compare:

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    Last edited: Nov 2, 2009
  2. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Well done, nice to see familiar nicknames here ;)
     
  3. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    Nice. Thanks for sharing, theGryphon! :thumbup:
     
  4. theGryphon

    theGryphon Active Member

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    Thanks guys, I'm glad you liked it :) I just updated the skin for better visuals here and there. Tiny changes that nobody but I would notice, lol.

    It's good to be here Unwinder :D I've been lurking for a *long* time in Guru3D forums but decided to join in recently...
     

  5. theGryphon

    theGryphon Active Member

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    Care for some red? :D

    [​IMG]

    It's in the same link as above.

    Cheers!
     
  6. TheHunter

    TheHunter Banned

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    cool, i was wondering where i can get more skins :D
     
  7. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Haven't peeked inside the skin and don't know how it is implemented, so probably the hint is useless for you. But anyway: keep in mind that you can use bitmap effects (e.g. hue tuning effect) to create such kind of skins (i.e. different color variations of the same skin) really really easy.
     
  8. theGryphon

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    Yeah, I just used the "Colorify" function in GIMP and some hue effects to make the red one. Having different colors if very easy... ;) Getting the original skin smaller was tough!
     
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    By the way, it's someone from MSI who designed the original skin, not you, Unwinder, right?
     
  10. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    Right, that's MSI internal design.
     

  11. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    That's not what I meant. I was talking about using skin compiler's bitmap effects processor. It allows you to create the same just via editing the header and without need to process all bitmaps manually.
     
  12. theGryphon

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    Whoa! I didn't know that! Apparently I didn't pay attention to details in the manual :O

    Anyway, I added another version with the slightest of changes: red one with green sliders buttons :puke:

    [​IMG]
     
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    thxs a lot theGryphon!
    Great job!:thumbup:
     
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    using the red one -thanks for your time and work
     
  15. SpajdrEX

    SpajdrEX Ancient Guru

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    thegryphon : thanks mate for skin, myself wanted smaller skin like this! :)
     

  16. MadGizmo

    MadGizmo Maha Guru

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    I like the red one. Matches my card. :p :thumbup:
     
  17. theGryphon

    theGryphon Active Member

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    Hey guys, thanks for the comments! :D I'm glad you're liking it.

    But now, behold for the tiniest skin possible: the "Kompakter" :eek:

    Check it out in the first post!

    Just a note with this skin: I got rid of the "save" function, which is readily available with right-click on the profile number. Also gone are the sliders. You gonna have to type in the desired values and press "return" (enter); if you change your mind press "esc"...

    Cheers! ;)
     
  18. happy

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    i love that kompakter skin :D
     
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    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    Damn! That skin's awesome dude! I love it. :thumbup:
     
  20. Garrett_Wu

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    Great!! the "mini" Kompakter is really cool.

    (maybe MSI should make a official "small" skin.....?)
     

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