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Re: A dark skin - best compromise ...
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2013, 06:49:56 am »
Hi, Chris
Many thanks for beautiful template for PDV. I like it a lot.
I have a bug with movie skin v1.0.2.6.102. In rating line, the stars area is white color not black color.
Please view the attached image.
My OS Windows 8.1, PDV v1.0.2.6.

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Re: A dark skin - best compromise ...
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2013, 08:38:01 pm »
Hi, Chris
Many thanks for beautiful template for PDV. I like it a lot.
I have a bug with movie skin v1.0.2.6.102. In rating line, the stars area is white color not black color.
Please view the attached image.
My OS Windows 8.1, PDV v1.0.2.6.

My test setup is on XP, so it's hard to say what happens on W8.1.

One assumption though:
My screen color depth is set to 32 bit - what is your setting?


EDIT:
My assumption might be of no use, i guess ...

But I have another one which might fix your problem:

Go to your PVD Installation folder under Skins\Movies and Skins\People respectively and
make a backup of "buttons_cg_sdark.bmp" and "stars_cg_sdark.bmp".
Then replace the files in both subdirectories with the ones from the 7z you can download
from here, and reload the skin (or simply restart PVD).

If this works, please let me know(!) and I will update the skin package ;-)

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Re: A dark skin - best compromise ...
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2013, 08:31:12 am »
My test setup is on XP, so it's hard to say what happens on W8.1.

One assumption though:
My screen color depth is set to 32 bit - what is your setting?


EDIT:
My assumption might be of no use, i guess ...

But I have another one which might fix your problem:

Go to your PVD Installation folder under Skins\Movies and Skins\People respectively and
make a backup of "buttons_cg_sdark.bmp" and "stars_cg_sdark.bmp".
Then replace the files in both subdirectories with the ones from the 7z you can download
from here, and reload the skin (or simply restart PVD).

If this works, please let me know(!) and I will update the skin package ;-)
Hi, Chris
Your attached files fix my problem.
Many thanks for your help!

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Re: A dark skin - best compromise ...
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2013, 11:44:57 am »

@firefox: Thanks for the feedback and you're welcome!

So there's an update for all Windows 7/8/8.1 users to v1.0.2.6.103 now.

It looks like these OSs don't allow correct display of the 24bit (16,7 M) color depth bmps
attached to the skins anymore just as Windows XP did (let's call it an improvement/feature, Microsoft ...)
Changing the depth to 8bit (256) colors fixed the problem. And it still works on Windows XP :-)


Changelog from v1.0.2.6.102:
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movie skin:
- Displays the rating bar now with a black background on Windows 7/8/8.1
  [thx to firefox for testing]

persons skin:
- Same changes as for the movie skin (see above)


@Ivek: TIA for updating! ;-)

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Re: A dark skin - best compromise ...
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2013, 03:15:50 pm »
@Ivek: TIA for updating! ;-)

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