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Green-skin + Hjackson-edition www

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:10 am
by rika
This is a work in progress but i think its god enough to play with.
Read more and downloadhere

I hade some time to redo my skin and i was inspired of the messenger-skin in media portal. This is a work in progress but i think its god enough to play with.
I’m working right now on the tv-plugin from Badubo and redoing some of the ppc screens. I will upload as i make progress.

I have only tried this skin with mouse and its only 1024X768 for now.


Some more screenshots sample here:
Menu Music
Music Overlay
Menu Trailers
Menu Pictures
Messenger sample
PPC sample

Let me know what you think.

Big thanks to jowaldo how’s skin is the base for this
and also icons are built from the noia icons for KDE.
Made by Carlitus (Carles Carbonell Bernado)

Also big thanks to Rainy´s at for the excellent apps Rainmeter and Rainlendar

And of course Steven you’re my hero!!

Ok, now for the downloads:

Make sure you have the latest Xlobby.exe

If you don’t want allot of bugs in the event manager start to download this:
extract this folder in C:\Program Files

And now the skin:
Extract this in your xlobby skin folder.

The weather plugin is not yet converted to XoapWeather plugin, but i made a new icon set for it, samples here
If you like it download it here:
Extract them into your \plugins\xweather\images folder.

I have not packed all the plugins like cdex and Apple Movie Trailer plugin in the skin zip so you will need some skills to change the event manager to point to your plugins.

Updade, Hjackson-edition


Menu Hj-ed
Menu music Hj-ed
Music Hj-ed

Download Hjackson-edition here
Extract to your skin folder.

New Rainmeter+lander to go with the Hackson-edition here
Extract this folder in C:\Program Files

Read the above if you haven´t downloaded this skin before :wink:

you will also need the latest exe + Update your weather plugin for the weather pages to load. Icon set here


PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:15 am
by hjackson
Rika, I thought you were never going to come out with your skin! :D It still looks great. I'm still holding out for that blue version though... :wink:


PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:02 pm
by rika

Rika, I thought you were never going to come out with your skin!

Neither did i..., Sorry that it took so long. I feel like I’m working for another well known media app :wink: , promise one thing and release 10 month later, if ever. I haven’t forget about the hjackson-edition tough.
Tell me if i´m on the right track :?

[img]se above[/img]


PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:27 pm
by hjackson
"Tell me if i´m on the right track"
I'm honoured and that is just beautiful!! :D I'm sure a few other people will also post their approval.
Thanks again!


PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:09 pm
by m_masta
I like it, I can't wait 'till it's fully operational.
One request/suggestion:
Can you activate the center button. For example, when I click on "Music", the little buttons get activated (livealbum, radio ...), but it would be nice if the bigger center button could do something, so that I wouldn't have to click on "Music" again, if I wanted to switch to radio when we come back to the main screen... (i'm not sure if I was clear enough)

Keep up the good work,

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:00 pm
by rika
Ok, we go for that colour scheme then?

I think i know what you meant, allot of clicking to get where you want. But as the centre button is on an overlay it closes as you go to a new function as music. Maybe i can ad a go to button form music to radio. Even if i could make a function that brings you back to the menu music overlay you have to close it every time you want to go from music and back to say movies... (This was a little messy to :) , hope it make sense)


PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:32 pm
by rika
Hjackson-edition, Download at first post...
Hope you like it. :D

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:17 am
by hjackson
Rika, I just downloaded the Hjackson-ed skin and all I can say is wow! Not just "wow, great skin!", but "wow, how could someone who doesn't know me, do something so kind?" I know changing over the colors took a lot of work so thanks again for your efforts! :D I'm sure there are other blueophiles out there that will love the blue version skin as well.
Best regards!!

Howard Jackson

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:38 pm
by rika
Actually I’m starting to like the blue one to. :D
I uploaded in a rush tough; some of the buttons didn’t come out right. So hereis a small update to Hj.Ed-skin. Just extract the .rar into your xlobby skin folder. (Replace all).
If you downloading the Hj.Ed-skin in the first post (after reading this post) all the updated buttons are in the .rar
I have some more changes in mind, I will update as I make progress.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:41 pm
by musicthebee
Just downloadec he blue hjackson edition and it really looks amamzing. Very nice work Rika...

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:15 pm
by rika
Thanks musicthebee

I was not satisfied whit the enter-state for some of the buttons for the Hj-ed skin so I made an update:
Now you can see the enter-state much better if you use a remote...
I also tweaked the contrast on the red buttons a bit:

You can find the update here
Just extract this into your /skin/green2 folder (replace all)
The Green2.rar in the first post is updated; this is just if you don’t want to download the whole skin again. :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:46 pm
by stevenhanna6
rika I just modified your first post so your skin shows up in the websites skin section now.

Just modify the image to a 320x240 if you could.

If you want some space on xlobby server just email me,

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:36 pm
by Arthur
Wow Rika, this is truely a great skin. I like the feel (the little puppet is very good). Just downloaded it on my "work" pc, but will install it on my htpc soon, so I will give you some touchscreen feed back.
O, I like the green one, but the blue one is also very nice.
A small thing is if you touch the play button in the music section, you also touch the volume button which is underneath it.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:36 pm
by rika
Thanks Arthur.
As you will see I have not tired this skin with a tuchscreen, there might be some bugs...
The volume is set to 50% when you press play just to stay friendly to the neighbours :wink:


PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:22 pm
by Arthur
:D I thought it was a bug, but is a feature! :D