Old 15th November 2014, 04:27   #1
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New Winamp Skin - (20AE)

20AE -

Garetjax will on 2015 Enter the 20 Year Anniversary of Winamp Skinning. So, I thought what better than to bring back a new Winamp skin built with the old school way. No WMC, No Modern Fluff, just a kick back old school Winamp Classic Skin...

So, this ought to be a good one...and well, just so happens I have been planning this damned thing for a while...

Originally the name was to be DarkFusion...but, ya know that crap was all played out mostly, by people like me. bwuahaha.

So, 20AE (20 Year Anniversary Edition) it is.


It is funny at present I am somewhat the caretaker and curator for a great deal of the Winamp skins....All these years later; I'm still in front of my computer making them. It started somewhat because, I just wanted to do it. I tried many other ways to create one and failed over and over...util, I found a fusion based skin...and went to town.

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Old 15th November 2014, 14:07   #2
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A download link would be nice. Congratulations on making Winamp skins 2 years before the 1st Winamp release. Another time traveler has been exposed!

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was about to mention that, 18AE would be more appropriate, unless it's going to take 2 years so 20AE would then work
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Old 15th November 2014, 16:55   #4
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True dat, I'm no time traveler...though, the prospect would be awesome. I created my first skin in 1995...though, specifically not for Winamp itself.

I started skinning well before Winamp was released....and I built my first Winamp skin for release in 1998 - ice fusion (maybe 1997)...in any event...

I built my first skins for an Win95 that used rle/bmp encoded images.

(**ADDED**)
a few skins for ICQ circa 1997.
a few skins for AIM circa 1997/98
2 skins for windows 95 (1995/1996)
1 litestep shell 1998
etc.

I will change the name accordingly...as it makes better sense...


I suppose, I should say 20 Year Anniversary of Garetjax skinning; though, no misdirection/subterfuge was intended.

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Old 16th November 2014, 04:42   #5
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Main + Eq Mockup with sliders somewhat penciled in.
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Old 16th November 2014, 04:47   #6
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Just having a little fun with ya. If I had looked at the 1st thumbnail more closely, I would have noticed that this is a wip. Looks like you're off to a great start. 20AE is a fine name, after all it is your anniversary you're honoring not Winamp's. A long time, but in some ways I'm sure it seems like yesterday.

Live long and prosper.

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Old 16th November 2014, 10:56   #7
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It's looking pretty good! I wish every skinner that turns 15-20 years of skinning would pay a tribute like yours..
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Old 18th November 2014, 22:44   #8
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Thank You, I really appreciate the comments...Of course, I really would love to see some of my old friends, collaborators and etc. come back to throw down some digital art.

I know they lurk around here from time to time (pm, ampy, lynx....and countless others). I really do miss the old days at times, but hell even my productivity took a huge dump with the eventual downfall of skinning. I am just hanging on by a thread waiting until the next release of Winamp. Of which all my hopes are pressed upon it; and if it isn't all that I know I'd want from a standalone app; I will too be moving on.

Such is the way the digital world...and I have been setting my sights on other horizons.



In any event, I will complete this skin if it kills me. Between 1001skins and this I'm rather busy...but, loving every second of it.
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Old 24th November 2014, 03:30   #9
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Update for today.
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Old 27th November 2014, 04:51   #10
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Well, here we are ...most of the work has been completed...

For those that do not know...I use Skinner's Atlas to rip my classic skins to their button components. I use to have a Photoshop CS2 Script that did all the cuts for me...but, lost that years ago.

So, I had to run the full install checklist: Winamp Latest w/ all the settings setup for Winamp classic skin; and etc.

Now, I have it installed and starting my cuts...figured I'd show you my progression of the match to skeletons.bmp

I will have it done sooner or later.

Comments are always appreciated...and yes, it is a dark, metal skin.
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Old 27th November 2014, 09:33   #11
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Good, I like it. Any plan on offering color variations? (2 or 3)
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Old 28th November 2014, 05:36   #12
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Not immediately, but its possible. Though, remember this is a classic skin and colour variations are well, a bit of a pain the arse .


Still working on cutting it up and creating some animation layers as I cut it up. Volume is pretty close to what I want. I've gotten a majority of the main complete and am starting to look at the eq. I'm showing in the preview (above) what I have for an idea of the slides from lowest to highest...though, I may add as usual some metal effect that either opens or closes the view.

Should be interesting when I get there....

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Old 29th November 2014, 05:29   #13
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Todays update:


I've got the main, eq complete and now working on the button states for the playlist. I'm also, working on the various other windows....

The slides, volume and balance while not exactly as the mockup...are pretty damned close to where I want them...though, again I may end up changing one of them...though, you can see what I have at the moment. I will also be moved the auto text to the right...at some point.

It is a dark skin that is for sure...with a lot of metal. I'm pretty partial to it...and hope when I release on 1001/deviantART it will be well received.

Question? Should I be including a mb???? AVS???? As I thought, the gen window worked for the AVS and the Minibrowser wasn't included???


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Old 29th November 2014, 10:18   #14
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The second view shows Easter Egg Inactive View state.
Can't see the difference (not in my phone at least)..
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Old 29th November 2014, 21:07   #15
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That is sort of the point...it is the active window that has the real easter egg. Though, the inactive window shows a small glass area that is filled above the visual numbers/text.

In this area there is a message on the active only view state

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I imagined that, but for a moment I thought you were gonna spoil it out thinking no one is gonna listen hehe
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well, it's some god awful skinner gunk!

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eternal Mr Jones!
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sigh...can't really use my own skin...as I have no unlicensed, drm free music...lol.

Everything comes from XBOX Music I only had one song...linkin Park - Papercut to test with. Hopefully, all is good and there is minimal bugs associated.

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Used it quickly yesterday but everything went fine. Really amazing job, congrats on the skinning anniversary, I'm glad to have you here still around!

PS: Funny Easter egg, I've read once about that Easter egg (method) and totally forgot about it, I'm so much of a Modern skin user.. Now I wonder if it works the same in some other Modern ones..
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I really like 18AE (I'm partial to dark skins). That said, the listing in the playlist editor is a little hard to read. How about using red text on a black background like is done in the ml and queue manager windows?

Is the element to the left of the play controls at the bottom of the playlist editor the Easter egg? I thought it may be a spectrum analyzer or oscilloscope, but it doesn't do anything on my system. How do I activate it?

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well, if you want to adjust the playlist color you certainly can...(pledit.txt and change the hex colors - http://www.color-hex.com/).

As for the playlist area...no, that is not the easter egg and it is for the visual when the main window is closed...You can Right Click Winamp and click Main Window to turn it off; this will make the vis load in the playlist stretch area; useful for just having the playlist as a multifunction list and player.

The easter egg of Winamp is pretty well known and can be found through google...

Alternatively, you can download the pledit.txt I provided and add it to your version of the skin file (18AE.wsz). Though, you may have to rename it to zip in order to do so.


To Rename a File you may have to enable known file extensions visibility.
Organize > Folder Options > View
"Hide extensions for known file types" must be unchecked.

Then on the skin file press F2 and rename the extension to zip
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The easter egg of Winamp is pretty well known and can be found through google...
Winamp has more than 1 Easter egg. I guess you're referring to the dueling llamas or the snake game.

Anyway, thanks for the info and support on customizing the PE text and background colors in 18AE.

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uhm...no; skinner provided easter egg. N U L<ESC> L<ESC> S O F T

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^^ is one of the earliest easter eggs
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This is great!

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well, it is a tad better than a kick to the nads.

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True, but that's such a broad spectrum of thinking. A lot of skins are better than a kick to the nuts.

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Exactly

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