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Windows 7: Next Gen ?... WMP 12

18 Feb 2010   #31
Legacy Code


Edit : double post.

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18 Feb 2010   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Hey Legacy Code great looking WMP keep up the good work. With Prisoner and Mr Grim's help i know we will all benifit from your hard work. Just wish i was smart enough to help and just in case you need a beta tester just give me a PM
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18 Feb 2010   #33
Legacy Code


Thanks 1Bowtie ,Mr Grim sure knows his stuff.

Found some resouces information about wmploc.dll


Copied it all into a text file and attached it , maybe some knows what i means ? Lots of other .DLL information on the site as well.

BASKET_BG_BOTTOM - extended to 1000 pix high ,maybe extend it over sideways as well ? but untested sideways so far. ( covers all burn box , up to search bar area ) Thank you Mr Grim once again.
SPLITTER_BOTTOM.PNG - dividing vertical line on burn box area.
SPLITTER_TOP.PNG- Same as above. ^^^^
BOTTOM PLAYER CONTROL BAR - Bitmaps- 5402. Extended that in length to 1280 Pix.
MAIN SEARCH BOX - bitmap - 2222 but its indexed and it wont edit ? Cant replace it eiither , ran out of ideas on that one. same as left hand vertical divider ( opposite to SPLITTER_BOTTOM.PNG and SPLITTER_TOP.PNG )
BASKET_CB_BG - under burn button. ( I tried to extend it to cover search box but wont work)

In the BITMAPS folder , it has lots of Pink/Red/Green bitmaps , would they be in control of transparency ? Maybe the key to the search boxes ...but im most likely wrong on that.Must be a way to get rid of the white boxes ?

Attached Files
File Type: txt wmp12 code links.txt (10.0 KB, 44 views)
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18 Feb 2010   #34

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Same here, no luck on getting the search bitmap to work. >_<
Also, Legacy, those multicolor bitmaps, are they shaped? Like circles and squares? They might be the trigger files.
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18 Feb 2010   #35
Legacy Code


Mostly the shape of the main players controls ,some to do with animation backgrounds and some oblong as well , hence me thinking search menu ? Have a look in the bitmaps and you will see what i mean , kinda like R/G/B.So is the pink a colour thats not recognised ( like blue screen in the films ? ) I may try messing about with them and see what i can break. Did you look at that link i sent in the PM ? I cant make head nor tail of the resource list.

1st is back/forward buttons , 2nd is ???? 3rd is basic player controls. Maybe they are just triggers after all ? Be handy if they was named instead of just numbers.

257 / 4004 ( looks like a white box) is a .GIF ,not animated but transparent and it cant be edited either ?

Attached Images
Next Gen ?... WMP 12-capture.png Next Gen ?... WMP 12-capture2.png Next Gen ?... WMP 12-cap-3.png Next Gen ?... WMP 12-4004.png 
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18 Feb 2010   #36

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Well, the first and third pics are definitely trigger pics. And, yes, the pink is the non-recognized color. Which may lead to allowing you to add transparency to the bitmaps via using the pink color (believe it's 255,0,255 on the RGB scale, and on non-trigger bitmaps ). The second and fourth pics, I do not recognize...
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18 Feb 2010   #37
Legacy Code


Just tried to convert it to PNG , then invert the colour and save it as a BMP . Saves ok but search is still white in WMP ? Been looking around on DeviantArt and all the WMP12 skins have a white search box as well . Must be a way to do it ???????

It don't look to bad like that in the capture either.....

Attached Images
Next Gen ?... WMP 12-bmp.png 
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19 Feb 2010   #38
Legacy Code


I "think" I have worked out what the problem is .....

Okay i was trying to locate the elusive file for the search bar and was messing about with some bitmaps. I have been grouping BMP's and came up with the idea to try and separate each player by colour as a process of elimination.

CORPORATE is done ( see attachment ) nothing special , just did it bright so i wont confuse files so i can list them. Look at the background image , Kinda looks like the search bar colour ?

I then replaced all the library images ( wallpapers ) and made them all black ,that did nothing ....So im thinking that what we see in the background may be the players "base" layer. Remember i mentioned that i broke WMP12 and got some error boxes with an image missing red X ? well that shows the base layer of the player. So if we find the base layer it may change the search box colour.

Im more than likely wrong on this , but its worth a shot. It will be most likely small in size , like 10 x 10 pix to allow for resizing and different screen resolutions.

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Next Gen ?... WMP 12-skin-menu.png  
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19 Feb 2010   #39


Hey guys, it looks good so far, looking forward to seeing the final result someday
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19 Feb 2010   #40

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Also mind that the base layer may not be an image, it can easily be hidden in the hex code.
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