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Support and General Use => Theming and Appearance Customization => Topic started by: SataniK on July 17, 2007, 03:44:17 PM

Title: 30 GB Apple Ipod Installing themes problem.
Post by: SataniK on July 17, 2007, 03:44:17 PM
Hey guys I am new to all this and I got a lot of the things on here I wanted except for a theme I cannot get that to work.

I am trying to install the Ajant Orange 5g theme.
It looks to me that it does not require any patches
When I put it in my directory and run the fonts come up correctly, but the backdrop it just comes up as a solid color black and not the graphic as it should, and the player just stays that same black color when ever I play a song and it does not have all the "bells and whistles" as shown in the pictures.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for the help!
Title: Re: 30 GB Apple Ipod Installing themes problem.
Post by: LambdaCalculus on July 17, 2007, 03:48:54 PM
Did you unzip the file to the right location? The theme's zip file should have a /.rockbox folder in it with all of the required files in the right folders. All you do is drop it into the root folder and that's it.

And I know it's irrelevant, but where did you download the theme from? Was it from http://www.rockbox-themes.org or from this site?
Title: Re: 30 GB Apple Ipod Installing themes problem.
Post by: SataniK on July 17, 2007, 03:50:59 PM
Well I know I take that zipped folder and put what is inside into the root of my ipod which I did but the theme is not turning out right.  And I did not get my theme off of that page but I see it on there.  Does it have anything to do with the fact that I installed the tango icons?
Title: Re: 30 GB Apple Ipod Installing themes problem.
Post by: pixelma on July 17, 2007, 04:12:50 PM
I am trying to install the Ajant Orange 5g theme.
I believe this theme has some syntax errors in the code of the "While Playing Screen" which makes it fail now. Rockbox will change everything else that comes with the theme (backdrop, font) but will only display the default wps. The theme once worked but since then the wps parser got stricter and doesn't tolerate these errors anymore.
I remember that someone already asked about this one in IRC, I looked at the code and found at least 2 errors but those weren't all. The one in the channel then decided to use something else and so no-one bothered fixing it so far.
Title: Re: 30 GB Apple Ipod Installing themes problem.
Post by: LambdaCalculus on July 17, 2007, 04:16:47 PM
I haven't used this theme for a few months now, so I didn't know about these problems.

If it's any small help, I have the Blue variation still sitting in my iPod, so I can see if maybe I can clean up the WPS code so it'll comply with the parser again.

SataniK: if I may make a suggestion on a theme for now, try out DOSblue. It's clean, elegant, and displays nearly all of the info you could want.
Title: Re: 30 GB Apple Ipod Installing themes problem.
Post by: SataniK on July 17, 2007, 04:17:54 PM
Alright that is fine for me to use a different one I want to make sure that I use one that does not have to have patches because I am not sure which ones to use.  I would like to use the iphone one but I am not sure on how to get that up and running what do you recommend I use and thanks so much for you help!
Title: Re: 30 GB Apple Ipod Installing themes problem.
Post by: LambdaCalculus on July 17, 2007, 04:20:23 PM
The iPhone theme needs an unofficial build (or what we call a "patched build" around here), so for now, stick with maybe DOSblue (like I mentioned earlier), or anything that doesn't need the album art and scrolling margins patches applied.
Title: Re: 30 GB Apple Ipod Installing themes problem.
Post by: SataniK on July 17, 2007, 04:23:59 PM
Alright I found one I saw the DOSblue but I really don't like the style sorry but I liked the Theme X Glow does that one look like I could install it or have you had any problems with that one?
Title: Re: 30 GB Apple Ipod Installing themes problem.
Post by: LambdaCalculus on July 17, 2007, 04:26:30 PM
I never used it. I've been using DOSblue myself for around 5 months already.
Title: Re: 30 GB Apple Ipod Installing themes problem.
Post by: SataniK on July 17, 2007, 04:29:37 PM
I tried another one I liked and it worked fine thanks for your help guys the problem was the original theme I tried to use thanks guys!
Title: Re: 30 GB Apple Ipod Installing themes problem.
Post by: vocrobot on April 15, 2008, 08:33:27 AM
I too like the Ajant Orange and Blue but neither work properly for me either. I am running the most up to date build as of 1333 GMT.