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ATTENTION!
This skin (in its present form) will not be updated for MusicBee 3.0.
Please see here for the new skin version.

@ scampbll
Do you wanna take a look before I finalise the skin?
Is it close to what you wanted?
Any changes?


Edit: December 12, 2014:
It was never my intention that this skin become part of my repertoire.  It was only to be a base on which psychoadept (a.k.a. scampbll at that time) would create his Mellon Remixed skin.
But it is on the wiki as one of my skins, so I've decided I will maintain it.  However, I'm going to change it so it's my MB version of the original MM Mellon skins.

Scamelon



Scamelon Plus
with the generous help of BinghiFire, a bitmap player version





Updates

December 11, 2014:
  • MusicBee 2.4 changes incorporated,
  • 'Scamelon Player' renamed as 'Scamelon Plus'
  • some colour changes,
  • matched scrollbars to panel colours,
  • updated icons,
  • previous panel icons removed.

May 27, 2013:
  • small change to try new panel header icons



Downloads
Scamelon available here
Scamelon Plus available here
and source files are available here
Last Edit: September 14, 2016, 10:25:44 AM by Bee-liever
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Snazzy!  Nice work!

It's really close already.  The only major thing I would change is to not have the pattern in the caption bars; I'm just not a fan of the image in background in general.  There are some other things I can think of to tweak, but I'm nodding off right now.  I'll look at it tomorrow and see what I come up with.

Thanks so much!
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The only major thing I would change is to not have the pattern in the caption bars; I'm just not a fan of the image in background in general

Link updated with plain background version

Things I haven't done yet:
windows buttons
Nav. panel icons
a few minor colour elements
Last Edit: April 15, 2013, 08:19:58 AM by Bee-liever
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Been a bit busier than planned, sorry!  I thought of fiddling with the XML myself, but haven't had time to make sense of it yet.

Mostly I would say fewer gradients, except maybe the library explorer header and background for Track Details tabs, and make the left panel all one color (no backgrounds on the major nodes).  Oh, and make the sidebar/compact player purple, along with MusicBee button and windows buttons in corner.  :)

Thanks again for your help on this!
Last Edit: April 16, 2013, 05:27:02 PM by scampbll
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Link Updated!

Removed some gradients and blended the remaining ones more fully with background colour
No gradients in LH panel - fonts change colour for selection
try the updated version and let me know what you think
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Great!  I'm especially happy with the compact player, and I like what you did with the spectrum visualization.  I think it's in great shape.  Now I have a skin that I can use for all my installations!

 I figure anything else I decide to tweak, I'll see if I can figure out on my own, and if I can't I'll consult you.  It'll be good practice for me, and probably easier than trying to describe.  :)   Does that work for you? 
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I figure anything else I decide to tweak, I'll see if I can figure out on my own, and if I can't I'll consult you.  It'll be good practice for me, and probably easier than trying to describe.  :)   Does that work for you? 

Works for me.

I'll do a tidy up and make sure I haven't missed anything, then post a screen shot and proper link for our "collaborative" effort  :)
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@Bee-liever

Could you upload the skin to another host server  ??? My antivirus finds their download manager malicious.

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@Bee-liever

Could you upload the skin to another host server  ??? My antivirus finds their download manager malicious.

I believer you can uncheck the download manager?

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Yeah, you can get around the download manager.
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Okay, if I break it how do I fix it?

As far as I know I just changed some colors, but maybe wordpad messed it up or something?  I'm not getting any error messages, but when I try to use it MB goes to "Windows Theme" instead.
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Hi
Nice theme ,
I try to convert the MellonPlayer into MusicBee,
So far it looks like this:

If you like you can include into skin,
or i can post a download link ,if somebody is interest.

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Wow, that's awesome!  I have less clue how to do bitmap skins than I do normal skins, but if no one else gets there first, I might look into it...
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All tidied up!
New link and pics in first post

@ BinghiFire

This has really turned into a communal effort!

Please compile your bitmap player with the latest version of the skin and post a link. It looks great.
(or PM me the link and I'll put it in the post with the standard skin)

Will have to do a new splash screen with your name on it as well  ;)
Last Edit: May 27, 2013, 02:49:56 AM by Bee-liever
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Okay, if I break it how do I fix it?

As far as I know I just changed some colors, but maybe wordpad messed it up or something?  I'm not getting any error messages, but when I try to use it MB goes to "Windows Theme" instead.

Re-download the original and keep a back-up to restore to when changing things around.
Recommend Notepad++ rather than using wordpad.  Only a small download and it's features make it easier to edit .xml.
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