LCARS+
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LCARS+

Updated Apr 29, 2004 by Rmart


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docster
Comment #1 Sunday, September 08, 2002 5:53 PM
Excellent theme, Rmart. A 1280x1024 version would be greatly appreciated...

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Ian MacGregor
Comment #2 Wednesday, October 02, 2002 9:15 PM
This would be a great LCARS theme if you took out the gradients. Anyone who has ever seen Star Trek knows their systems do NOT use gradients. Dude, seriously, you need to take out the gradients or change the name.
Rmart
Comment #3 Wednesday, October 02, 2002 11:03 PM
I understand what you're saying but I modeled it after the screensaver mentioned in the notes above and justified it by saying that the screens on the shows were backlit and the gradients kind of give that effect. I know that in some areas it's a little overdone. Perhaps I'll try and tone it down in a later update but this this as it is was a h*** of a lot of work.
Ian MacGregor
Comment #4 Thursday, October 03, 2002 12:42 AM
The idea is GREAT! And I acknowledge that it took a lot of time and work. But, the gradients gotta go - (says the person who wrote two episodes of Star Trek for Paramount). I'd be willing to pay for an entire WinStyles theme (ALL ITEMS) based on the "accurate" depiction of the LCARS system displays.

I'd even be willing to help create them.
Rmart
Comment #5 Thursday, October 03, 2002 9:11 AM
Now we're getting somewhere. I'd be happy to entertain any suggestions and help that you can offer. Understand though that an accurate depiction of the LCARS system would be difficult, (and probably impossible), to translate well into an attractive as well as functional Windows theme. Yes it would be great if it could be done but you still have to work around Windows.

email me. We'll talk
Ian MacGregor
Comment #6 Thursday, October 03, 2002 12:03 PM
Ok, if you're willing, so am I. I am going to download your theme and see what I can do to make it match true LCARS more realisticly.
Basically, all you would need to do is fill in all gradient images with solid colours. Keep the images and the theme but replace the gradient images with the same images in "solid" colour. That is the only change this TREKKIE sees that needs to be done.
I can't seem to find your email address so here is mine:
bryanwks@hotmail.com
snarph
Comment #7 Wednesday, October 23, 2002 7:12 PM
Rmart
Nice looking theme Just one thing i don't quite understand if your esteemed critics have such a hard time absorbing the fact that you used gradients to get a specific effect. You would think that if they truly feel that their way would be better that there would be at least one more LCARS theme popping up on this site?
Rmart
Comment #8 Wednesday, October 23, 2002 8:50 PM
Well, there are plenty of LCARS themes here. Just search for LCAR under DesktopX. You'll find them. Everyone has different tastes I guess. I welcome criticism from people who have constructive opinions or who have proved that their own contributions have worth. I am working with Mr. King in producing a LCARS theme that will hopefully satisfy all of those who don't like the gradient look.
solutiondesign
Comment #9 Monday, November 18, 2002 9:52 PM
Cool theme, you have inspired me to create my own lcars style desktop x theme, it should be out in the next day or 2. Keep up the good wook
Rmart
Comment #10 Wednesday, November 20, 2002 7:24 PM
I'll have a new one out soon as well. There has been some discontent regarding the gradients I used. I have developed a non-gradient version with some different features as well. I'm naming it in memory of the gentleman with whom I was briefly working before he deceased.
johnct
Comment #11 Thursday, April 24, 2003 8:48 PM
Hi Rmart when is the new update going to be out? Really like your work keep it up
solutiondesign
Comment #12 Tuesday, April 29, 2003 10:56 PM
Hi Rich

Got your email the other day, (The one you sent a couple of mouths ago) only just got that email back online, took a few phone calls to onetel but they eventually they sorted it. I sent you a few email just before I got it working properly, but they kept coming back. Never mind all working again, how you LCARS theme coming, look forward to seeing it.
Quintron
Comment #13 Thursday, April 29, 2004 11:43 AM
It's great! But I would love if a 1280x1024 version were available. Keep up the good work!
Rmart
Comment #14 Thursday, April 29, 2004 2:10 PM
Version 1 was done in a 1280x1024 but I had so many requests at the time for a 1024x768 that I used that res when doing versions 2 & 3. I'll look into it but it would most likely involve redrawing everything. It would take a while what with my extremely busy schedule and all. Version 3 was in development for over a year.
Zanshin
Comment #15 Thursday, April 29, 2004 3:09 PM
Yes, Great Work! But this 1024x768 thing? Who uses that resolution anymore??? (
CollieB
Comment #16 Thursday, April 29, 2004 8:59 PM
I am so sorry. But getting a bit tired of hearing this thing about 1024x768. There are a lot who still use that resolution and I fail to understand why it is considered passe. Resolution snobs!? I have to say I have met some here and they made a point of putting me down for asking for more 1024x768 resolution themes. Come on guys. You make it a bit of a downer for those who are not as "expert" or advanced as you. Make everyone feel welcome, not put down.
Rmart
Comment #17 Thursday, April 29, 2004 10:03 PM
I'm running a dual 19" monitor display and while I prefer a 1280x1024 setting I'm now so used to 1024x768 after developing this theme that I almost don't want to go back. I found that there were a great many people looking for 1024x768 and so I obliged. I don't have specific stats to back this up but my money is on the premise that most people use 17" monitors and with the advent of flat panels the affordable? 15" monitors as well. I'd hate to squint at 1280x1024 on a 15" or 17" all day.
WolfmanZ
Comment #18 Saturday, May 01, 2004 10:42 AM
Kudos for sticking with a 1024x768 theme. I have a TablePC that won't do go any higher. You should hear the comments when people see this in tablet (landscape) mode and access it with the pen!
Rmart
Comment #19 Tuesday, May 04, 2004 12:08 AM
Sorry Vargen, If not in English, at least let me know what language you are using so I can find a translator.
solutiondesign
Comment #20 Friday, May 07, 2004 5:52 AM
Rich I've been using the theme for almost a week and I've had no problems at all. Great theme, great colours and an excellent interface!

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