[THE][6.5.X] Condor GT Black Edition [6-5][W|Q|VGA]

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Landscape is not supported because graphics will make it impossible to make it look good.
My target was to create a theme that's in balance with the WM interface and that gives it a more solid look.

Check out the YouTube video by Pocketnow!(outdated)

6-5 : Update! by Adamix
- Buttons reworked, now much bigger.
Download from here

23-1 : Update!
- QVGA and WQVGA Menu fixed
- Menu reworked
- Messagebox skinned
- Different arrows pivot


This is no Titanium theme, only the wallpaper is included.
Please post feedback, it helps me solve any problems!
The softkey buttons look a bit like the ones from Shadowline, because they're just nice!
I also want to thank m.carrol, I have learned much from him about changing colors in WM.
BTW Condor GT was my ROM line but I decided not to publish them. It will be the name for all my designing work.

Downloads


VGA
WVGA
QVGA
WQVGA

Do not use the attachments! Some of them are outdated!
Chefs please give credit where credit is due. Thanks!:)
 
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As said, I've found a solution for the banding gradients. This will be used in the upcoming version.
Just a screenshot to show you the difference. It still looks bad on your PC screen but on your phone it definately looks much better!



See also the Wiki page which includes a little tutorial to making this.
 
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i really like what you've done with the top carousel bar. looks sharp.

do you have any issues with how wm displays greyscale? bc it's 16 bit color, 5 bits go to red, 6 go to green and 5 go to blue, which ends up leaving you with some awkward-looking "bands" in what should be a smooth gradient. just curious...
 

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Thank you guys, your comments make me really glad:)

i really like what you've done with the top carousel bar. looks sharp.

do you have any issues with how wm displays greyscale? bc it's 16 bit color, 5 bits go to red, 6 go to green and 5 go to blue, which ends up leaving you with some awkward-looking "bands" in what should be a smooth gradient. just curious...
Yeah I'm getting crazy of that issue, I've heard that the HD2 has more colors, but I don't have the money for it so...:p
But the colors still look pretty good, I didn't use dithering methods but maybe I'll do that in future.

i thought u wud also release for QVGA...
please man...looks awsome...make it for QVGA
Maybe maybe... I don't know yet.
Hi, as always, your graphical work is just great. I just installed this on my Rhodium and it´s working great.


Cheers.
:D
Thanks:D, it's great to hear it worked perfect on a WVGA device! But how about the wallpaper, it must be streched or something like that?
 
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Thank you guys, your comments make me really glad:)


Yeah I'm getting crazy of that issue, I've heard that the HD2 has more colors, but I don't have the money for it so...:p
But the colors still look pretty good, I didn't use dithering methods but maybe I'll do that in future.


Maybe maybe... I don't know yet.

Thanks:D, it's great to hear it worked perfect on a WVGA device! But how about the wallpaper, it must be streched or something like that?
Wallpaper doesn´t work on WVGA, as you posted. :)
 

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QVGA Draft

Hello ElCondor,

Thanks for this theme, extraordinary nice.

I attached the QVGA Draft version, but this is very draft; I scale everything with 50%, but many 1pixel errors, especially in registry values.

Some screen shots, maybe not 100% like your VGA version ….

Please make one quality QVGA version.
Thanks in advance.

StruCon

UPDATE:
ElCondor released the QVGA version.
This QVGA Draft version and Screenshots are outdated.
 

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ElCondor

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Hello ElCondor,

Thanks for this theme, extraordinary nice.

I attached the QVGA Draft version, but this is very draft; I scale everything with 50%, but many 1pixel errors, especially in registry values.

Some screen shots, maybe not 100% like your VGA version ….

Please make one quality QVGA version.
Thanks in advance.

StruCon
Okay thank you very much, I'll make a QVGA version too.
But what do you mean with 'one pixel' errors? And what has this theme to do with the registry? I thought it was just resizing the graphics...
 

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Okay thank you very much, I'll make a QVGA version too.
But what do you mean with 'one pixel' errors? And what has this theme to do with the registry? I thought it was just resizing the graphics...
I converted from VGA to QVGA resizing everything with 50%,

I resized all images with 50%
But example the “CondorGTBlack_msgboxBorder.png” have 104x101 dimension,
With 50% result 52x50.5, so need 52x50 or 52x51
depending of the content, and/or the rest of images registry settings.
I don’t know what I use, I put the 50% for scaling, and I don’t check the final image dimension.

I mean registry settings, the all parameters stored in the TSK file HKU/Software/Microsoft/Today/….
All these values I split to half.

Example the
[HKU/Software/Microsoft/Today/Menu/]MenuDownArrowBackgroundThemeImageHeight
In VGA version have 67 decimal values. In QVGA, (I think) result 33.5 so need 33 or 34.
depending of the content, and/or the rest of images registry settings.
For all these case I used the lower value.

With theme generator is easier, but I don’t have for Win6.5-QVGA
 

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I converted from VGA to QVGA resizing everything with 50%,

I resized all images with 50%
But example the “CondorGTBlack_msgboxBorder.png” have 104x101 dimension,
With 50% result 52x50.5, so need 52x50 or 52x51
depending of the content, and/or the rest of images registry settings.
I don’t know what I use, I put the 50% for scaling, and I don’t check the final image dimension.

I mean registry settings, the all parameters stored in the TSK file HKU/Software/Microsoft/Today/….
All these values I split to half.

Example the
[HKU/Software/Microsoft/Today/Menu/]MenuDownArrowBackgroundThemeImageHeight
In VGA version have 67 decimal values. In QVGA, (I think) result 33.5 so need 33 or 34.
depending of the content, and/or the rest of images registry settings.
For all these case I used the lower value.

With theme generator is easier, but I don’t have for Win6.5-QVGA
Okay I get it. I'll download another QVGA from someone else and use that as an example.
Cheers,
EC
 

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