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Support and General Use => Theming and Appearance Customization => Topic started by: ramiro9 on February 07, 2016, 12:45:20 PM

Title: Themes that will work on Classic 6G/7G
Post by: ramiro9 on February 07, 2016, 12:45:20 PM
Can anyone point me to themes that will work on the experimental builds? I'd like to see if I can reverse-engineer them and get my own theme to work.  I tried a few that were labeled as "working with 3.13," and had no luck. I downloaded the simulator, and it seems to be working just like my 6.5G classic,  the default "Cabbie" theme works and the others don't, so I appear to have a good test platform there.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Themes that will work on Classic 6G/7G
Post by: Frankenpod on February 07, 2016, 02:09:03 PM
What do you mean by 'experimental builds'?

You mean the builds for ipod classic?

Which themes are you finding don't work?  Pretty much all the ipod video/classic themes work fine for me [on both a 5th gen and a "7.5" gen].  A couple have glitches due to changes in rockbox behaviour, but I think 99% of them work OK.
(and in what way does the not working manifest itself?)
Title: Re: Themes that will work on Classic 6G/7G
Post by: ramiro9 on February 07, 2016, 03:26:27 PM
By experimental builds, I mean the ones for the ipod classic 6/7 G. I installed it last week on a 7G with a lot of hand-holding from Saint.

By "Not work", I mean that the "While Playing" screen shows the generic grey-and-black fallback display. One of these nonfunctioning themes is http://themes.rockbox.org/index.php?themeid=2295&target=ipodvideo  . Also, my old customized theme that I was using on a 5.5G does the same thing, it the generic grey-and-white display for the wps.
Title: Re: Themes that will work on Classic 6G/7G
Post by: Frankenpod on February 07, 2016, 04:34:00 PM
Well, I just downloaded that theme and tried it in a clean install of the simulator and it works fine for me.

Have you installed the basic font pack?  One thing that would cause what you say is if you have a lot of missing fonts (that one you list doesn't include its own fonts, as it uses the ones from the basic font pack, so if you haven't got that installed I guess it might not work)

If you installed rockbox with the install utility it should have had a checkbox to install the basic font pack.
Title: Re: Themes that will work on Classic 6G/7G
Post by: ramiro9 on February 07, 2016, 07:01:46 PM
Fonts, baby, fonts! That did the trick. I overlooked the need to install the fonts in my manual "unzip and copy over" installation technique Three cheers for automation.

Thank you very much, Frankenpod, I can now enjoy my themes in all their "Large Type" glory for my poor old eyes. I had manually copied over the specific font called out in my custom theme, but obviously there were other font dependencies that I had missed.