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spalek83

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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updated for RC5
« Reply #60 on: February 08, 2011, 08:54:05 AM »
awesome, thank you :P
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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updated for RC5
« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2011, 09:02:08 PM »
In Lion DP4, there is a linen background during boot.  I have learned that it is located at System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/defaultdesktop.png.  When I use Chameleon RC5, I get the grey boot background at first and, after my video drivers have loaded, it switches to the linen background for a few seconds before I get to the desktop.  Does this change in the OS X kernel, that allows for the loading of a .png file as the boot background, change what Chameleon can do in terms of changing the boot background?  My goal is to get rid of the grey boot background so that it only uses the linen background during boot.  Any thoughts?

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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updated for RC5
« Reply #62 on: June 25, 2011, 07:17:33 PM »
same for me here... 

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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updated for RC5
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2011, 07:49:56 AM »
I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but how exactly do I get a theme to display in my native resolution? I somehow did it on my old SL install, but with Cham RC5 r1095 I can't do it.  My theme.plist has the correct dimensions set and my com.apple.boot.plist has the Graphics Mode set to native res as well.  And yet no matter what it loads up in 1024x768 or whatever it is. 

Additionally, is there any way to get rid of the black border around the bootloader screen? I don't know why, but Chameleon never fills up the entire screen on my 1920x1080 monitor, no matter what the resolution settings are.  It's the same for the boot screen, only after I get to the login screen does it fill up all the way.  Thanks much in advance.

Blackosx

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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updated for RC5
« Reply #64 on: July 16, 2011, 10:59:53 PM »
Hi murdercitydevil

I'm not sure if your problem is being caused by one of the recent updates to Chameleon. You say you're using RC5 rev1095 now but how old was your previous version?

Can I ask you look at this post?
http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,1181.0.html

It's over a year old now and might not be 100% accurate for todays version of Chameleon since I think autoresolution is now part of the trunk. But at least you could try looking the resolution list presented in Chameleon's menu from the GUI to see what's available for your system.

This might not answer your question but it might give an insight to your problem.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2011, 11:01:48 PM by Blackosx »
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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updated for RC5
« Reply #65 on: July 17, 2011, 05:06:53 AM »
Thanks for the info, man.  I am actually considering flashing my card's BIOS to support proper widescreen resolutions.  Should be another fun project to undertake. 

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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updated for RC5
« Reply #66 on: July 23, 2011, 09:43:54 PM »
This newbie needs help.  I've been trying to modify the Marble theme, which I can't remember where I found months ago.  In the device selection screen there is a gary box around the choices.  I'd like to get rid of it.  I was sure I'd found the solution when I spotted the device_selection.png, but it's already transparent even though the size seems correct; 229 Wide and 195 Height.  Don't thing it makes any difference, but to be safe I should mention that I changed the background and boot pngs.  I've almost got my first Hackintosh just like I want it, so any help will certainly be appreciated.  Hozey

Blackosx

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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updated for RC5
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2011, 08:30:32 AM »
I am thinking you're referring to the box around all the devices and device names? In which case to make it not visible you will need to set the 'devices_transparency' key/string in the theme.plist to 255.

If this is not what you mean then please supply a photo to explain.
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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updated for RC5
« Reply #68 on: September 07, 2011, 03:06:24 PM »
Strictly a newbee here and apologize ahead of time for asking what will probably be a simple question.
I want to move the boot prompt bar up.  Please tell me how to do this.  Thank you.

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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updated for RC5
« Reply #69 on: December 22, 2011, 03:30:27 AM »
So now that fat16 and fat32 are the same, what happens if someone uses an older theme that still has both files?  Which one gets used, fat16, fat32, or generic?

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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updated for RC5
« Reply #70 on: December 28, 2011, 12:26:24 PM »
Hi Esquilax

Good question and without looking at the code or running some tests I don't know the answer. I'll look in to it.....
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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updating for v2.1 rev1738
« Reply #71 on: March 18, 2012, 08:25:03 PM »
Hello everyone

@Blackosx
I have a problem screen résolution chaméléon i don't know why. I did a reading of your tuto on chaméléon theme and résolution but i do not understand all this topic because i am french sorry.
You can help me please resolved this problem ?

I have change in theme.plist  1024 by 1600 and 768 by 900.
     
        <key>screen_width</key>
   <string>1024</string>
   <key>screen_height</key>
   <string>768</string>

      <key>boot_width</key>
   <string>1024</string>
   <key>boot_height</key>
   <string>768</string>

But i don't have différence already the same problem.




In boot.plist i have write :

        <key>Graphics Mode</key>
   <string>1600x900x32</string>

But not résolved my problem.


Thanks advance for the help.

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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updating for v2.1 rev1738
« Reply #72 on: March 19, 2012, 02:36:04 AM »
@Flashe, I would think it must be the video card that doesn't support the resolution, very common with newer cards unfortunately =/.

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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updating for v2.1 rev1738
« Reply #73 on: March 20, 2012, 12:05:52 PM »
Hi all,

@Enzo only screen graphics chaméléon i have this problem because with windows 7 not problem with lion on office résolution work perfectly.

I have processor Intel hd 3000 and AMD HD 6770M the résolution 1600*600*32 is résolution native normaly.



Blackosx

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Re: Creating Themes Guide - Updating for v2.1 rev1738
« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2012, 06:29:11 PM »
Hi Flashe

Chameleon will draw it's GUI using the best resolution it can find from your video card. Sometimes only a few resolutions are available at this stage as no OS or dedicated drivers will have been loaded.

To quote from the What screen resolution is Chameleon using? post
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you need to boot in to the Chameleon GUI, press the down arrow on your keyboard to bring up the menu. Then down arrow to the sixth option 'Video Info' and have a look in the resulting list to see if your desired resolution is there.
That will present you with the video resolutions available for the GUI and you can then look to from that list one you would like to use. You can then set that resolution in the theme.plist for screen_height and screen_width.

For reference, here's an old screenshot I had here to show something similar:


If you get stuck, post back here with the resolutions you find from Chameleon's 'video info' menu.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 06:37:17 PM by Blackosx »
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