Update [Winterface 1.2 Themes] Neon, Tenius, Realize and :-) Hand Drawn

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davehutch

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All functioning and even the screen orientation icons make sense now.
Thanks to icons mostly from here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=424678 (Bluemetalaxe)
http://macthemes2.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16789281
http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21456
http://www.bilgipasaji.com/forum/diger-235/23358-neon-icons.html

and some extra ones from me :)
Tenius.zip contains an alternative Today plug-in button...drop "today.bmp" into Main Memory\Program Files\VITO\Winterface\skins\bin

Realize weather icons from oscarbum here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=3032867&postcount=24
[UPDATE] Added neon weather icons to neon.zip file (adapted from original Vito icons)

[UPDATE] See post #59 for extra Neon icons in a dll file. They can be used by calling them in a .lnk file as described elsewhere in this forum.
Briefly, you make a txt file and the syntax would be, for instance:
81#"\Storage Card\Program Files\CorePlayer\player.exe"?\Storage Card\My_icons.dll,-20
where the number 20 is the icon index in the dll file. I've also attached in post #59 a png file showing the icon index number for all of the icons in the dll file.
Best of luck
 

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oscarbum

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That's funny. I've been working on a new theme for WAD2 using this set and it didn't occur to me to use it for WF. Nice work.
 

davehutch

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Posted the various links for WF themes here on xda-devs...

...at blog.iwindowsmobile.com
and the moderators keep removing them.
I wonder why :-/
 

Dr J

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i think they still see skinning as hacking. but then what do they expect if they don't offer alternative themes themselves? even though the software is pretty good, many people won't buy it because of the oppressive look of the UI.

people want a constant theme running through their whole device and application UI, or they want to be able to tweak things to their satisfaction

*more people will buy the software*

hope someone from Vito reads this.
 

thuhcooler1

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i love it man vito/iwindows should allow open skins for this it makes it more attractive...and i was think (maybe its too ipone-ish but) they should lock the bottom bar and allow us to put our most used apps/settings/contax etc there just a thought but im addin this new skin to the collection:D
 

oscarbum

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If you ever decide to do another Winterface theme...

Here's some things I've found that might save you some time....

1. Don't do a calendar icon. Winterface replaces it with the background icon in the black file and puts the date on it.

2. Don't do a clock icon. Same reason.

3. Also, the weather icon in the icons file is no longer used. It pulls the info from the weather icons.bmp.

4. On my phone anyway, Winterface doesn't use the calculator icon. Kind of an odd glitch.

5. I don't use bluetooth, so I don't know for sure, but unless the plain bluetooth icon opens bluetooth explorer, doing all three icons is pointless too.

6. This next point actually adds time, but I noticed you did not do anything with the top row contact icon. It is skinnable, you just need to make sure you do EXACTLY the same thing to the contact icon in black.bmp.

Great job, as always. I hope to be back working on more icons soon as well once I finished my Blackberry Bold theme for WAD2.
 

oscarbum

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Another theme

Here's one I threw together this morning. (Are we nearing the point of simply having a Winterface theme thread?)

I don't know if I've posted the weather icons before but it goes well with the realize theme.
 

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davehutch

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Here's some things I've found that might save you some time....

1. Don't do a calendar icon. Winterface replaces it with the background icon in the black file and puts the date on it.
Although I think it does use this icon if your default calendar app is not the standard Windows one. One way of working is to have your appointments shown on S2U2 as you unlock and use a better calendar such as Thumbcal as standard

2. Don't do a clock icon. Same reason.

3. Also, the weather icon in the icons file is no longer used. It pulls the info from the weather icons.bmp.
That's another ton of work I have to do :-(

4. On my phone anyway, Winterface doesn't use the calculator icon. Kind of an odd glitch.
Mine neither, but I figured that's because I dono't use the standard calculator

5. I don't use bluetooth, so I don't know for sure, but unless the plain bluetooth icon opens bluetooth explorer, doing all three icons is pointless too.
Yes, the plain one opens Bluetooth settings

6. This next point actually adds time, but I noticed you did not do anything with the top row contact icon. It is skinnable, you just need to make sure you do EXACTLY the same thing to the contact icon in black.bmp.
I thought the very same thing this morning. My upcoming theme will change this icon as well

Great job, as always. I hope to be back working on more icons soon as well once I finished my Blackberry Bold theme for WAD2.

Should be able to post another here in a day or so, depending on whether I take on the buttons and the weather icons as well!

Good work and thanks for the tips
 
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afitchguy07

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well i notice the slide to unlock image (lock) is messed up. also, there are pink dots on bottom left and right of bluetooth icon.

other than that they're amazing. thanks for the icons.
 

afitchguy07

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is anyone else having this issue.. it's also noticed when i move icons around and when one icon goes over another, it has parts of the icon that is transparent and that's how the lock looks when it appears. this is vga supported, right? i have touch pro.
 

davehutch

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Yes, I think that's the messed up lock icon that was mentioned

on another note though, I can' get the contact pictures to work if I change any of the contact icons as you said oscarbum.
I've tried changing the two in black.bmp and the one in icons.bmp in every combination and it doesn't work.
The pictures need to work in three places in the theme:
When you view you contacts ready to dial
When you select the contact to bring up details
When you add a contact.

There is no combination of changed icons (all identical) that works.