Changes to Xplode Changed Xplode alittle
Posted 26 April 2005 - 03:59 PM
I have added the following:
You can use images as the background for the header, footer, menu, center area.
Added extra areas in the css style sheet.
You can now add Title/Headers in the list and they will collapse now with more items. It only allows one level.
Warning 56k Users (Large Images)
You will get a better idea if you try Example Download
Hope you enjoy.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 04:44 AM
Ya if more people shared their changes then it would be better for Xplode Community and will help the others that are not as good.
So no one was even interested or could not be bothered to post
Thought I add something else in here as well instead of making a new topic. I am at the moment making a editor for Xplode that will make the xml file for you all you do is fill in the information in the application and then it will output the xml for you. I am mostly focusing this app on the select-install side of Xplode but will most likely be compatible with the others as well.
I have just started making it so it will be a while till its done and I do have course work to do on top of that.
Wraith, Thanks for Xplode and keep up the good work looking forward to the next update
Posted 29 April 2005 - 04:30 PM
Posted 29 April 2005 - 10:37 PM
If you mean my image, nothing special really. I use PaintShop Pro, the original image was 2109x3000, when I resized it to 540 height with Pixel, Bicubic or Bilinear there was always some jaggedness around the edges, weighted average removed the jagged edges but there still seemed to be a little bluring.
Eventually I did what I have done in the past, used the mouse wheel to zoom out in PSP and take a screen shot about the size I wanted, then resized with weighted average to increase by 10 or 15 pixels. I then used the dropper tool to get the background colour and created an new image of 600x540, the size of genzo's original image (which works out the right size when I set xplode to 800x600) any more and when its run on my machine the cpu usage is 70%+ pent 3.06ghz, then pasted the Angelina image into the new one, thats it.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:24 AM
Here's the guidelines.
All menus have time limit so i can put a cd in it...and if i want to be default, just let it roll, having the choice to change a bit or all of the process.
Pic 1 - Runs from a cd from the winnt.sif in GuiRunOnce, mapping a share from our server (This point is not implemented yet, but i have tested, and i dont foresee any problem)
Pic 2 - Starts a menu choice from the server giving the user all the options (this way i can add/remove methods as much as i want without burning new cds and without having to test for days)
Pic 3 - Wihu menu selection
Pic 4 - Wihu on the works
Pic 5 - Xplode menu selection
Pic 6 - Xplode on the works
Hope this can help someone and if you have any doubt post here
I hope all users who use Xplode share their knowledge/methods/shots so the developer see that there are people who really know how's things work and can improve it.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:46 AM
I like your design and the idea to have a menu to select XPlode etc.
This has given me the idea that I could make a menu that you run XPlode with a different config file for each OS.
This will make the files a lot cleaner when handling them yet give a great interface for the different OS that I use.
At first I was going to store the config file for each OS on a different floppy disks, this way I can save using floppy disks.
I have disabled the downloads and images because a member PM about that I was sharing XPlode when the main download area was taken down. I totaly forgot and dont want to go against Wraith wishes so I have taken them down.
Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:14 AM
If i find some time i will get on the works with it sooner.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:19 AM
The check box I made in Paint Shop by creating a new image 24x24 with a white background and adding a bevel effect with Eyecandy filters and the clock is an animated gif I made from another icon, I removed the hand in Paint Shop so the face was blank, then used the line tool to created hands at different times, then using Ulead gif animator created the animated gif, for the gifs to run you will need to allow "Play animations in web pages" under the advanced tab in IE.
I have commented the style sheet for my benefit so the terminology may not be correct, let me know if you need any more info and I will try to help.
Number of downloads: 50
Posted 05 May 2005 - 07:20 AM
I see you're quite handy with photoshop/paintshop.. another thing I can't seem to find the time for :S
The clock is animated? nice! can't wait to try it, and after that show it off
I'm running XPlode at T-12, so I don't know if the animation will show. sure hope so. as the plugin used says: eyecandy!
thanks again for sharing your work
Posted 05 May 2005 - 09:51 AM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:44 PM
I'm toying with the idea of creating a bitmap for the selection menu so that instead of a colour there would be an image but I can't decide on which is the best, I would like the writing to have a glow around it but due to the different text lengths sometimes it just looks tacky
Posted 13 May 2005 - 02:26 PM
Please post comments and ideas.
About: This shows the about sections that can be found in the new menu that starts up.
Install1: This shows my install menu I am planning on changing it show that it shows icons like "benners" install.
OSMenu: This shows a list of different Operating Systems and will allow you to pick one.
Select: This shows the select menu not really much to see here.
Tree & Tree2: This shows the new tree menu that collapses when you click it.
When you pick one of the OS buttons it will load a different XPLODE XML file that has been set in the html code.
You just click the button and it will run the new XML file, so you dont have to click install.
The way that it runs a new XML file is by running "XPlode.exe /xml:win2000.xml" etc and then closing the current instance of XPlode.
This was the only way that I could get it to work without Wraith altering the XPlode code.
How it works
When it is first run the OS Menu will show, just click one of the OS buttons and it will then load a new xml file for that OS.
You can now select the items that you want to install using the new collapable menus.
Click install when ready and it will install the selected items.
This download only contains the needed files and not the exe file and other files you should have.
So just extract XPLODE to a new folder and then copy these files over the ones allready their.
PLEASE MAKE SURE ITS A NEW ONE THAT YOU EXTRACTED AND NOT SURE MAIN ONES.
View Pictures HERE
Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:57 PM
Just been mucking around with Flash, set this up...
This post has been edited by Wraith: 13 May 2005 - 09:55 PM