Before you fire up Winamp and load your skin. Lets do a final
review of your files and folders and double check everything.
First Lets review everything from the beginning and follow the
steps we took in the creation of our humble one button skin.
Heres the list of everything you should have and where it should be.
Now a critical step in the process of skin creation. From working
with other people I have learned some of the most common inital problems
that occure when following this tutorial.
First, Make sure that all of your tags have pointed <> brackets around
them. If you copied anything from my pages they may have square brackets
around them and this will cause a problem.
Secondly, Make sure that the only file being pointed to in the skin.xml
is the player.xml. If you don't point the skinning engine to the other
default xmls. This will cause a problem
Third and most important. Make sure that you are using the bitmap ids from
the player elements file and not the actual file name when you created your
If you have a problem. Download my tut skin and double check all your code
to make sure that it's the same as mine. Or click here to see a page with
all the code.
Here it is. Ain't it purty...
You should be able to fire up your skin now. If you have followed
along and completed each step, then you have created a Winamp 3 skin.
- Skin Folder
- Player folder
- Xml folder
A word in closing.
This is it in a nutshell, From here on it's all up to your dedication
and learning skills in the art of graphics and skinning. This platform
offers you endless posibilities. With these basic skills you should be
able to complete a skin. I suggest that you examine other peoples skins
and see what they have done. It's one of the best ways to learn.
Skin because you love it.
Skin because it's fun.
Skin because it's creative.
Skin for yourself first, and others second.
Now go create something amazing.
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