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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:32 pm 
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DarkSide Two revived [7 style] for CSM 4.3.0
This menu was made by weirdoo

https://www.deviantart.com/weirdoo/art/ ... -182208095

When I first saw his display picture, I thought it was some expensive audio gear. :)
Cool for sure.




Problems and notes:

Never came with user picture. Added option anyway.

I don't even know what the search view really looks like, as it's all corrupt from WB update.
So I made two option versions for that view, black and matching 2nd column.
I think the lighter 2nd column shade is more correct because his theme was made in Vista era.

Win 10 does not show the custom scrollbar. If using on Win 7/8, weirdoo designed it to not show scroll arrows.

The search box selector button looks funny as it uses the main selector which gets drastically shrunk.
No cure for that. :(

Gave up on putting reflection inside the search box like original, due to a black inside rectangle that obscures the mask below it.

There is no text glow in Win8/10. I faked it a bit with a blue text shadow. If it's too hard to read,
there is an option to turn off and use white text instead.
In fact, I made an option so every bit of blue text, new programs selector, and arrows turn to greyish white.
The only color left is the golden patina look on menu/selectors.


The original submenu selector was too bright to read on this skin because of glow n/a.
That selector and a couple others got modified to look better for this port.

Teeny tiny itsy bitsy font size.
This menu has very small text size. The "Large font" option is really -9 normal size.
As far as I can tell, the closest font I can match looks like "calibri". I set this skin to use that.
I believe calibri is a default system font.


I find the jumplist view is too wide on Win10. In the "Main Menu" settings tab, change the "Jumplist pane width" to 33.

Taskbar and start button don't work so well even when chopped down.
Probably better to use system button, and change taskbar color in CSM settings.



Final note
Renaming this skin "DarkSide Two revived.skin7" to "DarkSide Two revived.skin" can be used in Classic 2 column style.
It will have limited functionality, where 2nd column icons always on. If not using CSM version 4.3.0 you may encounter icon refresh problems.
Try setting to large icons, open menu, set to small icons, start menu again, set to large text padding 2nd column, start the menu,
and it should have refreshed the 2nd column icons. Good luck with that procedure. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:43 am 
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Looks great, as...well, as usual, at this point. How did you get permission to build off of that WB skin though? I am curious...for presumably-obvious reasons :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:22 am 
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I didn't.
Just as we have built off Microsoft start menus which are definitely copyrighted,
Out of respect, I at least go for duplicating old start menus, nothing brand new,
for that would be crossing the line for me.
I have on occasion asked for permission and got no response.

All credit goes to weirdoo, and I will delete the ported skin if requested by the author.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:32 am 
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I would love to port INVI PRO V14.2

https://www.deviantart.com/007tinar/art ... 2-53675465

but I see he is an active member with a copyright logo.

Too bad, Can't touch that.


Any more that I port over, if time allows will be from amateurs like myself.


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