Skinners, Artists, Coders, and Testers Needed: Community Suite

Happy Birthday!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 by ZubaZ | Discussion: Community

After the success on the Troll Thumping Day Suite some members of the Mother Thumpers are coming together to create the "Happy Birthday Suit(e)".

I envision this suite centered around a DX gadget that counts down to your birthday. On your birthday the gadget will prompt you to download the most recent incarnation of the suite components so for your special day, your desktop will celebrate with you.

At this point we have some components assigned to artists but this is a collaborative project and welcome input and assistance from everyone. Please jump in and help out if you'd like.

WB - theAVMAN - complete, uploaded
Vista Logon - RickJF - complete, uploaded
Dream - Carguy - complete, uploaded
Tabbed Docks - mommaTee - complete, uploaded
Zoomer Docks - mommaTee - complete, uploaded
XP Logon - RickJF, sAARge - complete, uploaded
Winamp - TheD2JBug - complete, uploaded
Avatar - Hog56 - complete, uploaded
SoundPackage - Robjk - complete, uploaded
DX Birthday game  - Haptork - complete, uploaded
DX Clock - theAVMAN - complete, uploaded
Dock icons - RickJF - complete, uploaded
RightClick - Lantec - complete, uploaded
Rainlendar - 2of3 - complete, uploaded
Bootskin - RickJP - complete, uploaded
IconPackage - MommaTee - complete, testing
Sidebar - Mike - complete, uploaded
Xion - alibear123 - complete, uploaded
Cursor - sAARge - complete, uploaded
Sysmetrix - Lantec - pending - drafts posted in thread
DX Countdown Widget - theAVMAN, milksama
DX Weather - puterdudejim - complete, uploaded
DX Calendar - puterdudejim - complete, uploaded

Launch date: Unknown at this point
(Happy Birthday Karma and Snowy! - Original date May 6th, 2008)

Please see the link below for the original suggestion.

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Reply #1261 Sunday, November 30, 2008 4:06 PM

I left a comment on the Suite page, but I will ask the question here also.  If I download the suite is it going to find all the items that I have a corresponding program for and install them?

Does it automatically apply the suite?

Reply #1262 Sunday, November 30, 2008 4:11 PM

So so at the moment Philly.

Only DL the 4 as per reply #1259 would think all are on my computer already, but may have had the original names

and no DS Widgets wallpaper etc.

Reply #1263 Sunday, November 30, 2008 4:15 PM

I've renamed the suite file to zip and looked at the winstyle.ini and there may be some issues.  Dunno really.  Will have to follow up with someone at SD tomorrow.

Like I said ..  it's a start. 


Reply #1264 Sunday, November 30, 2008 4:31 PM

Zubaz it's great that you took the time to try out this function in Theme Manager 3.0.

Not very many skinners were pulling together Suites for thier WB Themes with the old Theme Manager.

It would be nice if this makes it easier for them to do it.  Sort of like a free MyColors Suite.

I'll be monitoring here to see how you make out and if others take your lead.  Good work.

Reply #1265 Sunday, November 30, 2008 4:36 PM

Very few skinners make full suites.  They take a tonne of time.  But I've seen more than a few suies based on one artist's skin.  vStyler and I.R. Brainiac stand out in my mind.

This app will allow anyone to create the packs without infringing on those artists.

I am hopeful that they create "authorised" or "official" suites by asking permission.

Reply #1266 Sunday, November 30, 2008 4:57 PM

You didn't include my screen saver?
I'll add it in and reupload.
Hmm . . need to look at how to edit the winstyle.ini file becuase I don't see where I can edit a suite to add content.  (

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