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|author=McCabe Maxsted
 
|author=McCabe Maxsted
 
|skin_name=Dazzle MC
 
|skin_name=Dazzle MC
|skin_image=
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|skin_image=Dazzle_MC.jpg
|viewer_version=1.20.8
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|viewer_version=1.20
|download_source=[http://www.mediafire.com/?hjnh0t1q3xy Download zip file]
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|download_source=[http://www.mediafire.com/?aaamye3zr2a Download zip file]
|summary=Dazzle MC skin for 1.20 by McCabe Maxsted
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|summary=Dazzle MC skin for 1.20 by McCabe Maxsted  
|description=This is my version of Dazzle. I use it regularly, both as a "sandbox" skin to test out tweaks/edits to xml files, as well as my main skin while exploring SL. Here are the differences between Dazzle MC and regular Dazzle:
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[[Image:Dazzle_MC_switch.jpg|thumb|Select "Dazzle MC"]]
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|description='''NOTE: This will provide a new skin selection. It won't change your current skins.'''
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== Installation Instructions ==
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{{{instructions|
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# Find your Second Life installation folder
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# Go into the '''\skins\silver\''' directory, and create a backup of '''colors.xml'''
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# Download the [[#source|source]] for this skin and save it as '''colors.xml''' in the '''\skins\silver\''' directory, overwriting the original file if necessary.
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# Switch to the "Silver" skin in preferences.
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}}}
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This is my version of Dazzle (now called the "Silver" skin).  
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I use it regularly, both as a "sandbox" skin to test out tweaks/edits to xml files, as well as my main skin while exploring SL. Here are the differences between Dazzle MC and 1.20:
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(version numbers are for the skin)
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= 1.2.2 =
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* Fixed the wrong version of floater_tools.xml that slipped in.
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= 1.2.1 =
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* Added Link/Unlink to the pie menu.
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* Tools menu no longer autohides (change is being reversed anyway in an upcoming version).
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* Transparency can now be set to 100% from the Texture tab.
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* Changed up the menu a bit. Added:
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** High-res snapshot.
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** Quiet snapshot.
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** Compress snapshot to disk.
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** Stretch both sides.
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** Stretch textures.
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* Shortcuts for Edit Linked Parts (ctrl-shift-e) and stretch both sides (ctrl-b).
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* Selection and grid options now in sub-menus.
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= 1.2.0 =
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* Updated file structure due to changes in RC13.
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* Removed custom fonts to allow for skin switching.
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* New selection in Skins preference panel: Dazzle Mc.
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** (Clicking the image doesn't work, but the radio button does).
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* Skin only overwrites one file now.
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* Removed search bar from the upper right. Checkbox in the preferences now toggles lag meter.
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* Replaced "Go..." (movement controls) in the pie menu with "Inventory".
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* Found a bug that causes the "Communicate" button to shrink in certain circumstances. Looking into it.
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= 1.1.0 =
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* Added new fonts:
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** LiberationSans-Regular.ttf
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** LiberationSans-Bold.ttf
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** LiberationMono-Regular.ttf
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** See http://www.redhat.com/promo/fonts/
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** (This is sorta a test, so let me know how it goes)
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= 1.0.4 =
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* Updated floater_directory.xml.
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* Improved attachment pie menu for prim-based avatars ([http://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-8080 VWR-8080]).
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** Attachments can be inspected as well as touched.
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= 1.0.3 =
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* Friend requests and calling card offers can now be ignored to keep online status private ([http://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-4826 VWR-4826]).
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* 0.005 was excessive. Cuts now increment at 0.025 ([http://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-7877 VWR-7877]).
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* Changed "Select Texture" to "Select Face" ([http://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-5962 VWR-5962]).
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* Changed Right Click > "Delete" in the Inv to "Move To Trash" ([http://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-7238 VWR-7238]). The mac version makes more sense in this case.
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= 1.0.2 =
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* Communicate button doesn't auto-resize anymore.
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* Removed the "Release Keys" button.
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* Fixed the spacing for the media/voice controls.
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* Chat history can now be minimized.
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* Changed the grid increments to 0.025.
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= 1.0.1 =
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* Set cache size up to 10 GB.
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* Texture tab now increments at 0.025 instead of 0.1
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* Updated floater_directory.xml to RC9.
  
 
= 1.0 =
 
= 1.0 =
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* Can now touch HUD attachments through the pie menu ([http://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-6571 VWR-6571]).
 
* Can now touch HUD attachments through the pie menu ([http://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-6571 VWR-6571]).
  
= Other stuff I'm currently working on =
 
 
* Redoing the layout of the object editor.
 
* Redoing the layout of the preferences panel.
 
 
If you have any ideas for an edit you'd like to see, ping me inworld. Don't worry, I'm nice.
 
 
|instructions=
 
|instructions=
# Download the zip file linked on the right.
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# If you aren't running it already, download the 1.20 viewer from [http://secondlife.com/support/downloads.php http://secondlife.com/support/downloads.php].
# Move the zip file to your SecondLifeReleaseCandidate folder.
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# Save the zip file linked on the right to your SecondLife folder (in windows, usually C:\Program Files\SecondLife).
# Right click, select "extract here" or the equivalent.  
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# Right click the zip file. Select "extract here", or the equivalent.  
# Click "Yes to All" to overwrite the existing xml files. These will be installed in SecondLifeReleaseCandidate\skins\xui\en-us. (Note: don't overwrite the skins folder itself, this is just a file replace).  
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# Click "Yes" to overwrite "panel_preferences_skins.xml". (Note: don't overwrite the skins folder itself, this is just a file addition).  
# Relog if you're already logged in.  
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# Run Second Life.
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#  Select "Dazzle MC" from the Skins tab in Preferences.
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#  Relog.
 
|}}
 
|}}

Latest revision as of 02:53, 29 September 2010

By: McCabe Maxsted
Viewer Version: 1.20
Information: Dazzle MC
Source: Download zip file
Image:
Dazzle MC skin for 1.20 by McCabe Maxsted
Select "Dazzle MC"

NOTE: This will provide a new skin selection. It won't change your current skins.


Installation Instructions

  1. Find your Second Life installation folder
  2. Go into the \skins\silver\ directory, and create a backup of colors.xml
  3. Download the source for this skin and save it as colors.xml in the \skins\silver\ directory, overwriting the original file if necessary.
  4. Switch to the "Silver" skin in preferences.


This is my version of Dazzle (now called the "Silver" skin).

I use it regularly, both as a "sandbox" skin to test out tweaks/edits to xml files, as well as my main skin while exploring SL. Here are the differences between Dazzle MC and 1.20:

(version numbers are for the skin)

1.2.2

  • Fixed the wrong version of floater_tools.xml that slipped in.

1.2.1

  • Added Link/Unlink to the pie menu.
  • Tools menu no longer autohides (change is being reversed anyway in an upcoming version).
  • Transparency can now be set to 100% from the Texture tab.
  • Changed up the menu a bit. Added:
    • High-res snapshot.
    • Quiet snapshot.
    • Compress snapshot to disk.
    • Stretch both sides.
    • Stretch textures.
  • Shortcuts for Edit Linked Parts (ctrl-shift-e) and stretch both sides (ctrl-b).
  • Selection and grid options now in sub-menus.

1.2.0

  • Updated file structure due to changes in RC13.
  • Removed custom fonts to allow for skin switching.
  • New selection in Skins preference panel: Dazzle Mc.
    • (Clicking the image doesn't work, but the radio button does).
  • Skin only overwrites one file now.
  • Removed search bar from the upper right. Checkbox in the preferences now toggles lag meter.
  • Replaced "Go..." (movement controls) in the pie menu with "Inventory".
  • Found a bug that causes the "Communicate" button to shrink in certain circumstances. Looking into it.

1.1.0

  • Added new fonts:

1.0.4

  • Updated floater_directory.xml.
  • Improved attachment pie menu for prim-based avatars (VWR-8080).
    • Attachments can be inspected as well as touched.

1.0.3

  • Friend requests and calling card offers can now be ignored to keep online status private (VWR-4826).
  • 0.005 was excessive. Cuts now increment at 0.025 (VWR-7877).
  • Changed "Select Texture" to "Select Face" (VWR-5962).
  • Changed Right Click > "Delete" in the Inv to "Move To Trash" (VWR-7238). The mac version makes more sense in this case.

1.0.2

  • Communicate button doesn't auto-resize anymore.
  • Removed the "Release Keys" button.
  • Fixed the spacing for the media/voice controls.
  • Chat history can now be minimized.
  • Changed the grid increments to 0.025.

1.0.1

  • Set cache size up to 10 GB.
  • Texture tab now increments at 0.025 instead of 0.1
  • Updated floater_directory.xml to RC9.

1.0

  • Single line toolbar.
  • Moved most of the old toolbar up into the menus. All shortcuts still work, and there are still icons for Communicate, Inventory, and Chat.
  • Slimmed down media controls. All icons in the toolbar now act as buttons.
  • Removed channel indicator in the voice controls (deemed it unnecessary).
  • Reorganized viewer menu (see VWR-7060 for a full list of changes).
  • New help commands:
    • Help > About Skin...
    • Help > Check For Skin Updates...
  • Added "Return" to Tools (VWR-1363).
  • Object location/size/rotation now show up to five decimal places. This makes getting rid of floating point errors possible, as well as allows for finer prim alignment.
  • Path cuts display to the fourth decimal place, incrementing by 0.005. (Path cuts don't handle five decimal places well).
  • Texture tab too displays five decimal places.
  • Can now touch HUD attachments through the pie menu (VWR-6571).