Rainlendar background color

Friday, February 10, 2012 by LizMarr | Discussion: Skinning

I posted in Rainlendar forum, but it doesn't look very active. So I thought I would post here as well (I hope you don't mind)

I'm picking apart and customizing the Chromophore skin (one of Rainy's, he said I could)

I want to have some way to customize the background color on the fly. So I dig around and find where it is set. The colors are 0.0 through 0.9 (two decimals give a margin of hue change) So, I have the colors of the rainbow and nothing else.

Where does this notation come from? Is there a way to convert to the standard six-character character notation? Perhaps it is hard-coded in the app? (I haven't picked apart any others, I'm not sure I have any that change background colors)

Reply #1 Friday, February 10, 2012 1:59 PM

I think Chromophore is written in HTML code. I don't have any knowledge about that. Try getting a hold of k10w3


I know she has modified that type of rainy before.

Reply #2 Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:31 AM

It is the new type - scripts and xml. Of course, XML is kinda like HTML.  It was Rainy who told me I could just rename it to zip to edit it. The color thing mystifies me. I'm not that familiar with xml, and I don't know where the limitation comes from. I think it was a static value, so I can't follow the code past that.

Reply #3 Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:22 AM

I prefer the older version, 0.21. Its so much easier.

Reply #4 Saturday, February 11, 2012 1:52 PM

It is the new type - scripts and xml. Of course, XML is kinda like HTML.

XLM, I course.....silly me.

Like I said; k10w3 has modified this kind of rainy before, so sh may be able to help.

Reply #5 Saturday, February 11, 2012 5:15 PM

XLM, I course.....silly me.


Norwegian for XML, of course...silly me? 

Reply #6 Saturday, February 11, 2012 5:26 PM

Norwegian for XML, of course...silly me?

Reply #7 Sunday, February 12, 2012 12:39 AM

Got an answer on the other forum. After staring at it then reading the thread he linked I am almost understanding. It has to do with the skin uses a bit mapped background.  The number is derived by some type of strange mathematical process that uses the result to put into the xml and produces a color.  That in mind I'm going to try it and see what happens. If anyone is interested in calculations to float a space ship:




The math part comes into play on page two. It still has my head spinning, but I just got back from a journey up the coast a couple hours and back again. Actually, it's kinda fun to read, but I have a weird sense of humor. Who is on first, anyhow?

Reply #8 Sunday, February 12, 2012 3:15 AM

OK, I tried this. Silly thing only recognizes the first number. Period.  I guess I'll pester folks on the other list to see if I can edit it from bitmap color to some other type. It's been nearly 20 years since I have done more than simple programing. We did Pascal...

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