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Simplify Skins - Dark & Light Themes

Discussion in 'MSI AfterBurner Overclock Application Discussion' started by Neto, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Neto

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    boogieman Ancient Guru

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    MSI Afterburner: Dark Theme.

    The monitoring screen does not attach ?
     
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    CaptaPraelium Master Guru

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    Often these square designs do not have a button for VF curve, this one does. It's not in the image above but trust me, it's there. Very nice! :)

    Oh hey I just noticed a little typo. "On-Scream". Hehehehe
    Honestly I like these skins so much I'll keep using them even if you never fix it :) Thanks!
     
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    I'm sorry for the mistake, it was not intentional. There really is a lot of work to make full skins!
     

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    CaptaPraelium Master Guru

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    Please, don't apologise, they're perfect for my needs. Literally an exact colour match to my windows theme, firefox addon themes etc. It's gorgeous! Thanks :)

    Edit: hehehe "Redering mode" "framarate" hehehhehee
     
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    Aww, these don't work with the new RTSS 7.2 beta, the framerate/frametime button glitches out.

    It was good while it lasted!
     
  7. Unwinder

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    Skins are backward compatible, there shouldn't be any issues with using this skin other than unablilty to switch between framerate/frametime limit modes (due to new button missing in the skin).
    If you need this skin that badly, I can provide some alternate way of switching between framerate/frametime limit modes, e.g. <Ctrl> + clicking framerate limit edit field or something like that.
     
  8. CaptaPraelium

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    Sorry, yes, it does work just fine other than the framerate/frametime label/button.
    To be specific: When applying this skin, it resets the mode to framerate mode and sets the limit to 0 (no limiter), and you must change the limit as needed - but it does work!

    Honestly, I do really like the dark skin, but the default one is very good, and I don't often use the limiter, so I don't want to cause any hassle. Obviously I prefer having full functionality, and the dark skin by Neto, but I'm cool with it.
    It would be great if you could add that feature, though! Perhaps later on when you're not too busy :)

    I have noticed that Neto is recently active on DeviantArt, adding a bigger version of the original skin, and a newer minimal version of the afterburner skin, so perhaps he will be able to update it.

    Sorry, I didn't mean to cause any fuss, I'm just reporting in :)
     
  9. Unwinder

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    That's actually a bug, it shouldn't reset anything on a skin change and should keep previously selected limit value and framerate/frametime limit mode.
     
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    I modified Neto's RivaTuner: Dark Theme so the new framelimiting toggle works.

    [​IMG]

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k3coQfTty5AQPcrPwW-sJNWT3rVr2awX

    I nabbed the relevant header code from the default metro theme by 00pontiac and made two buttons, FrametimeButton.png and FrametimeButtonPressed.png, these and their PSDs are included in the Resources folder of the 7z archive.

    EDIT: I've nearly finished modifying the skin for 7.2.0 Beta 4 which introduces a scanline sync toggle. Unfortunately I can't seem to get the text field to render negative values. Under [WND_MAIN.Texts] this theme uses periods for <font_base_char>, whereas the metro theme by 00pontiac uses minus signs. I've found that acceptable characters are: -,+,&,*,.,/ but none of them give me what I want. Font.png contains a minus sign so I'm at a loss as to why it won't render.

    Insight appreciated

    Neto coming back and fixing this instead is even more appreciated :p
     
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  11. CaptaPraelium

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    Thanks so much!

    So, when displaying negative values what does happen? Does it show as a fraction, as in, "-1" appears as ".1"? (Given the use of the period in place of the minus sign)
    Taking a quick and wildly uneducated guess, is the minus sign in the same location in the font png? What if you edit the period character which works, does it display as edited?
    I'm asking these questions because I'm wondering just whereabouts the failure exists
     
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    The minus sign and period were in regards to <font_base_char> in the header code. After changing Font.png I needed to use a minus symbol here instead of a period as seen below.

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    Anyway, I had a look as you suggested, CaptaPraelium, and the Font.png file of Neto's theme lacks the minus sign symbol - probably because the interface never had a need for one. What I thought was the minus sign previously was in fact the blinking underscore which shows after clicking on the text field. After some shuffling around and resizing I have managed to get everything working correctly.

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    Creative changes:
    • The zoom slider background is perfectly centred (due to fudging SkinBase.png) but the slider overhangs at each extreme by two pixels - I can't for the life of me fix this
    • The highlighting of an application now finishes one pixel earlier
    • The three colour palette boxes have been moved one pixel to the left
    The 7z archive contains a resources folder with the modified files and relevant PSDs

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=16JFJQDFP2fjpuwwWD7Kew82cSBpPL-gZ

    Going forward it looks like all existing themes will need an update to the header, SkinBase.png and Font.png files. They will also need to include the new SyncScanlineButton.png and FrametimeButton.png toggles.
     
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    Hey nice work! Fast too! Plus, you've laid groundwork for other skin devs. Great job man!
     
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    Thanks so much for updating this!!!
     
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    So awesome :) Thanks!
     

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