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Has anyone heard from Jamma14 or echostats? Neither has posted anything since mid-March. You guys still out there?

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hi,

I HAVE A PROBLEM!! i cant select a .XML with the XML installer and the CAB file doesn't work!! :)



PLZ reply VERY fast

i need to go now.....

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I love the layout and how different it looks!
but i've noticed that it doesnt show signal strength, any suggestions on how i might beable to keep and but show the signal strength. If you do, please email it to me, i probably wont check this much....
-John
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If you check, earlier in this thread I developed a skin that adds phoneAlarm to this theme (and therefore a signal meter, battery meter, etc.). Since then I've actually got around to creating an entirely new Apple OS theme altogether. Since it looks like the developers of this theme seem not to be following it right now :) , I will post to let anyone interested know when I release my version. It should be soon. :P

Edit: Just posted some screenshots for anyone interested.

http://forums.sbsh.n...showtopic=18460

Edited by waltzb, 13 August 2007 - 01:17 AM.

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I tweaked it to include signal strength signal. I was unable to put the signal strength on the top menu bar, so I decided to put it in the desktop area. See the first attachment for screen shot (sshot000.bmp).

Instructions:
1. Modify \Application Data\Home\osx.home.xml,
Find {free}Mb
(should be line 114)
Then insert these two lines below it:
{strength-percentage}%
{strength-percentage}%

2. Copy attachment 2 (macback.bmp) to \Application Data\Home\

3. [optional] I've changed the icons in the dock, so I can't simply supply the new bitmap files. If you have some photo editing skills, you can use attachment 3 (top.bmp) to update the files in \Application Data\Home\OS X\Bitmaps

4. Reload the theme.


Attached File  sshot000.bmp   225.05KB   458 downloads
Attached File  macback.bmp   266.3KB   430 downloads
Attached File  top.bmp   112.55KB   388 downloads

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If you check, earlier in this thread I developed a skin that adds phoneAlarm to this theme (and therefore a signal meter, battery meter, etc.). Since then I've actually got around to creating an entirely new Apple OS theme altogether. Since it looks like the developers of this theme seem not to be following it right now :) , I will post to let anyone interested know when I release my version. It should be soon. :P

Edit: Just posted some screenshots for anyone interested.

http://forums.sbsh.n...showtopic=18460


That theme is looking awesome! Any plans for a portrait version?

Sadly all the best themes seem to be landscape only these days...

Jason.

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That theme is looking awesome! Any plans for a portrait version?

Sadly all the best themes seem to be landscape only these days...

Jason.

Thanks. No, sorry, I won't be doing a portrait version. But someone might . . . .

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I just have to say that your OS X homescreen is the best non-facade homescreen out there!! Is there any chance you guys will make an iphone homescreen that utilizes this same technique?

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http://www.modaco.com/index.php?automodule=downloads&req=display&code=sst&id=2062

File Name: SkinProject: OS X
File Submitter: Jamma14
File Submitted: 9 Jan 2007
File Updated: 3 Mar 2007
File Category: QVGA Landscape ( Moto Q )

THE FILE IS NOT BROKEN, DOWNLOAD PART2 IN THE SUPPORT TOPIC!!!
READ THE BLINKING DESCRIPTION BEFORE YOU MARK SOMETHING AS BROKEN!!!


04/02/2007: Forgot to inlcude the Sliclock plugin in the rar!
It is now included..

03/02/2007: SkinProject OS X!
The new version of OS X for landscape smartphones is officially ready for download!

And with the new version, we bring to you a new name: the SkinProject.
Our team members are:
--Jamma14 - xml coder/layout designer
--echostats - graphic designer

And we hope to bring you lots more exciting skins in the future!

As for this release...the new features are:
--New graphics - looks almost identical to OS X now!
--OS X fonts!
--Smartmonitor battery icon changes according to battery power etc!
--All shortcuts in the dock link to files in Storage CardProgram FilesSkinProjectOS XShortcuts, so they are easily customisable!
--Dashboard!
--Missed Calls!

There are probably more too, but that'll do for now.

I'll update this topic with an animated gif tomorrow.

Things to do for the next release (which should take less time :P ):
--Startup/shutdown screens
--Redo dashboard design
--Other suggestions?

We weren't 100% happy with everything in this release but we've kept you waiting so we released it anyway! In particular Dashboard will probably be changed in upcoming revisions - but a note for how it is at the moment: The tasks are customisable - search for "Tasks" in the xml and you can edit each one!

The filesize is slightly over 1Mb (the max MoDaCo dl limit) so you have to download this file, plus the one attached in the first post of the support topic). Read the readme for installation instructions!!

the
SkinProject team


19/01/2007:
Okay, fixed the cab file and made a few other tweaks - hopefully to fix any problems people are having.
The cab should hopefully work with all landscape smartphones now. Please uninstall all previous versions and install the new file.


18/01/2007:
Cab file update, now installs bitmaps to SD Card!


09/01/2007:
First release of OS X for landscape smartphones! Does NOT need the orange plugin! :D

Does require RJShortcut and Smartmonitor, and currently it must be installed manually.
By the way, I apologise for the use of bitmaps but different plugins render jpegs differently and it fuined the dock. But at least I didn't use the orange plugin! ;)

Tested on the T-Mobile Dash but should work on all landscape qvga smartphones such as moto q, samsung blackjack etc.

For all you Dash-ers out there enable your JOGGRS! This is what it was made for!
You can download the utility HERE, honestly try it!

I've tried to make really functional and pretty homescreen and it's a good one to impress you're mates.
Would like to hear your feedback... :)

James

www.jammasoft.tk


PLUGINS:
SmartMonitor
RJShortcut

To-do list:
--Extra Screens
--Other suggestions??

Click here to download this file


How can I install this on a tmobile dash. I took all of the files and went to My windows mobile based device>application date>home and put them all there but it doesn't appear under homescreen in my phone. :D B) What should I do? Does it not work with windows mobile 6? Let me know at [email protected] ASAP.

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Just posted my OSX version: Leopard. It requires the latest versions of facade and phoneAlarm.

Attached File  leopard.jpg   83.44KB   43 downloads

http://forums.sbsh.n...showtopic=18460

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Good Lord THAT looks awesome man!! Can someone please do a portrait version of it!? I want it for my MPx!! ;)

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Good Lord THAT looks awesome man!! Can someone please do a portrait version of it!? I want it for my MPx!! ;)

Sweet as always.
Kudos to to you. The only thing I would improve if I could is that the scrolling through the screens is controlled by up and down (or thumb wheel on the BlackJack) rather than left and right

Mike

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Sweet as always.
Kudos to to you. The only thing I would improve if I could is that the scrolling through the screens is controlled by up and down (or thumb wheel on the BlackJack) rather than left and right

Mike

Mike, I'm assuming you are referring to my Leopard skin?

Thank you. I know that those of you who use the thumb wheel, love it, but I personally ignore it completely on my Q for the navigation key.

I actually think navigating down and then left/right is also much more intuitive within this setup. Also I prefer the ability to cycle through the bottom row rather than having to backtrack all the time. Finally, with Facade you get the ability of the visible/hidden calendar, and the Facade layout doesn't interfere with phoneAlarm as RJshortcut did.

On balance, I just thought these advantages (and more I'm not listing, see my link at SBSH) more than make up for the loss. ;)

Thanks again. I hope you enjoy it.

Edited by waltzb, 29 August 2007 - 05:18 AM.

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Installing it was hard and I learned that looking like a mac and behaving like one are totally different. First, expect to NOT see much at all, lots of negative space in the middle that has no real function. Since this is a skin you select the icons on the bottom and it opens the windows app versions of the programs, but the screen changes to that program, meaning programs are not skinned (contacts are skinned though). Furthermore, it eats up like 7MB of the storage of the dash leaving you with 8MB to play with. I've restarted once already after 2 days, forgetting to force quit apps, my fault but still, why do i even have to pay attention to what is open? Close the apps if I'm not using them. This is probably a problem with Windows Mobile in general and not the skin. The skin is graphically fantastic and was fun for a couple of days but it lacked function and form. It's just a mask and nothing else, masking things you actually need, like appointments and the DATE. The iCal icon is a static image of July 12th which I found odd and the Dashboard icon opens a static image that says to look out for new versions of the skin and does nothing close to what the mac dashboard does. Nothing at all, actually.

In conclusion, despite everyone dropping their jaws with this skin I give it two out of four stars, for not considering a more intuitive layout, perhaps with appointments showing and icons of the actual programs MAC STYLE on the bottom instead of Quicktime opening Windows Media and iCal opening Windows Calendar. Seemed odd they would put a top nav bar (ie, FILE/EDIT/VIEW/WINDOW) that does nothing, you cant access and is there for no other reason that to emulate the look of the mac os. Wish it did stuff, or remapped the icons on the design to do things. Even Battery, Storage, Device icons are not clickable but there for design hardly updating. I took the 2 GB SD card out and it still said 2GB on the battery.

WARNING: THIS SKIN ONLY LOOKS LIKE MAC OS X, IT DOES NOTHING MORE THAN CHEAP SKIN WITH NO APPOINTMENTS/DATE

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http://www.modaco.com/index.php?automodule=downloads&req=display&code=sst&id=2062

File Name: SkinProject: OS X
File Submitter: Jamma14
File Submitted: 9 Jan 2007
File Updated: 3 Mar 2007
File Category: QVGA Landscape ( Moto Q )

THE FILE IS NOT BROKEN, DOWNLOAD PART2 IN THE SUPPORT TOPIC!!!
READ THE BLINKING DESCRIPTION BEFORE YOU MARK SOMETHING AS BROKEN!!!


04/02/2007: Forgot to inlcude the Sliclock plugin in the rar!
It is now included..

03/02/2007: SkinProject OS X!
The new version of OS X for landscape smartphones is officially ready for download!

And with the new version, we bring to you a new name: the SkinProject.
Our team members are:
--Jamma14 - xml coder/layout designer
--echostats - graphic designer

And we hope to bring you lots more exciting skins in the future!

As for this release...the new features are:
--New graphics - looks almost identical to OS X now!
--OS X fonts!
--Smartmonitor battery icon changes according to battery power etc!
--All shortcuts in the dock link to files in Storage CardProgram FilesSkinProjectOS XShortcuts, so they are easily customisable!
--Dashboard!
--Missed Calls!

There are probably more too, but that'll do for now.

I'll update this topic with an animated gif tomorrow.

Things to do for the next release (which should take less time :wub: ):
--Startup/shutdown screens
--Redo dashboard design
--Other suggestions?

We weren't 100% happy with everything in this release but we've kept you waiting so we released it anyway! In particular Dashboard will probably be changed in upcoming revisions - but a note for how it is at the moment: The tasks are customisable - search for "Tasks" in the xml and you can edit each one!

The filesize is slightly over 1Mb (the max MoDaCo dl limit) so you have to download this file, plus the one attached in the first post of the support topic). Read the readme for installation instructions!!

the
SkinProject team


19/01/2007:
Okay, fixed the cab file and made a few other tweaks - hopefully to fix any problems people are having.
The cab should hopefully work with all landscape smartphones now. Please uninstall all previous versions and install the new file.


18/01/2007:
Cab file update, now installs bitmaps to SD Card!


09/01/2007:
First release of OS X for landscape smartphones! Does NOT need the orange plugin! :D

Does require RJShortcut and Smartmonitor, and currently it must be installed manually.
By the way, I apologise for the use of bitmaps but different plugins render jpegs differently and it fuined the dock. But at least I didn't use the orange plugin! :D

Tested on the T-Mobile Dash but should work on all landscape qvga smartphones such as moto q, samsung blackjack etc.

For all you Dash-ers out there enable your JOGGRS! This is what it was made for!
You can download the utility HERE, honestly try it!

I've tried to make really functional and pretty homescreen and it's a good one to impress you're mates.
Would like to hear your feedback... ;)

James

www.jammasoft.tk


PLUGINS:
SmartMonitor
RJShortcut

To-do list:
--Extra Screens
--Other suggestions??

Click here to download this file



I JUST DONT GET IT!!! I DOWNLOADED RJSHORTCUT, AND SMARTMONITOR, BUT THE SKIN IS a rar SOFTWARE, NOT A CAB, THE T-MOBILE DASH ONLY LETS U USE CAB SOFTWATRE, NOT RAR

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i do not know how to install help i dont understand directions help!!!!!!!!!!!i need cab file!!!!!!!1 ;)

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Installing it was hard and I learned that looking like a mac and behaving like one are totally different. First, expect to NOT see much at all, lots of negative space in the middle that has no real function. Since this is a skin you select the icons on the bottom and it opens the windows app versions of the programs, but the screen changes to that program, meaning programs are not skinned (contacts are skinned though). Furthermore, it eats up like 7MB of the storage of the dash leaving you with 8MB to play with. I've restarted once already after 2 days, forgetting to force quit apps, my fault but still, why do i even have to pay attention to what is open? Close the apps if I'm not using them. This is probably a problem with Windows Mobile in general and not the skin. The skin is graphically fantastic and was fun for a couple of days but it lacked function and form. It's just a mask and nothing else, masking things you actually need, like appointments and the DATE. The iCal icon is a static image of July 12th which I found odd and the Dashboard icon opens a static image that says to look out for new versions of the skin and does nothing close to what the mac dashboard does. Nothing at all, actually.

In conclusion, despite everyone dropping their jaws with this skin I give it two out of four stars, for not considering a more intuitive layout, perhaps with appointments showing and icons of the actual programs MAC STYLE on the bottom instead of Quicktime opening Windows Media and iCal opening Windows Calendar. Seemed odd they would put a top nav bar (ie, FILE/EDIT/VIEW/WINDOW) that does nothing, you cant access and is there for no other reason that to emulate the look of the mac os. Wish it did stuff, or remapped the icons on the design to do things. Even Battery, Storage, Device icons are not clickable but there for design hardly updating. I took the 2 GB SD card out and it still said 2GB on the battery.

WARNING: THIS SKIN ONLY LOOKS LIKE MAC OS X, IT DOES NOTHING MORE THAN CHEAP SKIN WITH NO APPOINTMENTS/DATE


Lol mate, you try doing anything better. There are lots of limits when designing smartphone homescreens and Jamma14 and echostats managed to get round a lot of them, making this screen look awesome - the things you ask for are impossible to do with a homescreen!
It is just a skin - hence it is in the homescreen section..don't go flaming away about the skin when you have no idea what you are talking about! Try to learn homescreen xml and change it to what you think is better and post it up here! I guarantee you will not be able to..
<_<

And aznbllr8 and haben - download both rar (one in this topic, one in download section) files to the same folder on your computer and unrar part1. This will give you instrcutions and all the cabs etc you need to install.

Edited by Moonbow, 14 October 2007 - 04:47 PM.

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can i get a play by play... i downloaded both the rar files and all they do is open up a blank web page... thanks

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James, tremendous skin (even though I'm not a Mac guy I like it!).
Question about FontInstaller, I noticed that it gets installed in the \windows\startup folder so it runs at every bootup. Is this necessary, or does it only need to be run once when installing the screen initially?

Thanks again...
Brad

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I just posted an update to my Mac OS X theme - Leopard. Here is the latest screenshot if you are interested in checking it out (link below):

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By waltzb at 2007-11-04

http://forums.sbsh.n...showtopic=18460

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Please reconsider doing a portrait version? I love this theme. I have the Cingular 3125, and will not be getting WM6 for this. If they won't give me WM6, I'll just go Mac ;-)

Edited by mvaughn, 07 November 2007 - 05:49 AM.

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