About VSkin HD

After the huge popularity of Slyk 1 HD skin, I was constantly asked to do a more up to date skin that can be used by our cable users. Hence I started my secret project. 2 months later VSkin was born. A totally new skin that has been designed completely from scratch and is not based on any of the other currently available cable skins. i.e Red HD. There are currently 2 versions of this skin. VSkin HD (plum) and VSkin Bolt (Blue). Both are exactly the same under the bonnet apart from the graphics used. It is a really nice clean crisp skin. I hope you like it.

Compatibility

This skin will work on the majority of OE Aliiance builds (OpenATV, OpenVix, ItaltSat etc. Not OpenPli) and the majority of modern enigma2 boxes (ZGemmas, XTrends, VUs, Atemios, Mut@nts, dreambox 800se, Edisons etc.)

It will not work correctly on OpenPLI and Blackhole images. 

To Install

See latest skin link at bottom of this page and download the IPK file in my skin folder. If for some reason it downloads a zip file. Extract the zip so you just have the IPK file.

FTP the IPK file over to your temp folder. var/volatile/tmp.
(if you do not know how to ftp over to your box, please read my barebones install guide in my dropbox, there is a section in there that covers this)

OpenATV
Menu... setup... software management... install local extension
memory/tmp
Press ok on the package
press green to install.

OpenVIX

Menu > setup > VIX > Iplkg install
memory/tmp
Press ok on the package
press green to install.

Once it has installed you need to set it as your skin.
(OpenATV) Menu... setup... Usage & GUI... skin setup.
(OpenVIX) Menu...setup...System...user interface...skin setup.

Reboot your box just to make sure its installed properly.

Customise Your Skin:

The menu and settings screen use default icons at the top. If you wish to add your own favourite tv show icons. place them in here...
/usr/share/enigma2/vskin-hd/v-tv-picks
168 x 126 pixels

They are then referenced in v-main-templates.xml

<screen name="fake-tv-screens">
<panel position="3,3" size="186,156">
<panel name="fake-tv-border" />
<ePixmap pixmap="v-tv-picks/tv5.png" position="9,6" size="168,126" alphatest="blend" transparent="1" zPosition="1" />
<eLabel text="TOP PICK" position="9,132" size="168,22" font="Regular;19" foregroundColor="white" backgroundColor="bgDark" valign="center" halign="center" transparent="1" zPosition="1" />
</panel>
<panel position="191,3" size="186,156">
<panel name="fake-tv-border" />
<ePixmap pixmap="v-tv-picks/tv6.png" position="9,6" size="168,126" alphatest="blend" transparent="1" zPosition="1" />
<eLabel text="IN MY SHOWS" position="9,132" size="168,22" font="Regular;19" foregroundColor="white" backgroundColor="bgDark" valign="center" halign="center" transparent="1" zPosition="1" />
</panel>
<panel position="379,3" size="186,156">
<panel name="fake-tv-border" />
<ePixmap pixmap="v-tv-picks/tv7.png" position="9,6" size="168,126" alphatest="blend" transparent="1" zPosition="1" />
<eLabel text="YOU MIGHT LIKE" position="9,132" size="168,22" font="Regular;19" foregroundColor="white" backgroundColor="bgDark" valign="center" halign="center" transparent="1" zPosition="1" />
</panel>
<panel position="567,3" size="186,156">
<panel name="fake-tv-border" />
<ePixmap pixmap="v-tv-picks/tv8.png" position="9,6" size="168,126" alphatest="blend" transparent="1" zPosition="1" />
<eLabel text="WATCH NOW" position="9,132" size="168,22" font="Regular;19" foregroundColor="white" backgroundColor="bgDark" valign="center" halign="center" transparent="1" zPosition="1" />
</panel>
</screen>

Recommended Settings

Make sure your transparency is set to default 255.
Make sure all fonts sizes are set to the original 0.

Channel Selection Settings
show crypto icons...left from service name
show columns.. 200 pixels wide
Number of rows... 12

Multi EPG settings....
Number of rows 16

Single EPG Settings...
Number of rows 16

Infobar EPG Settings...
Number of rows 2

Graphical infobar EPG Settings
Base time 15 minutes
Number of rows 3 (set in skin)
Service width 200
Picon width 100
Time scale 120 minutes

GraphicalEPG settings
All font sizes 0
Number of rows 8 (set in skin)
Service width 200
Time scale 120 minutes

GraphicalEPG Full screen
Number of rows 8,14,15 or 16

Movie Selection
Number of rows 12

Picons
This skin has been designed to use 100 x 60 picons

VSkin HD Gallery

Support

Unfortunately support for my skins have been nuked from the Techkings forum. If you are struggling with anything directly related to my slyk skins, you can always drop me an email and I will get back to you when I can. kiddac2015@gmail.com

Sharing

You are welcome to use my Slyk skin in your backup builds as long as you leave my about page and skin.xml details intact. Please also drop me a pm to let me know if you are including it.

You are welcome to include it on any boxes you are selling but my skin is not to be sold separately on ebay.

If posting screen shots on facebook groups or other forums, please reference me as the author. 

If uploading to other forums I would very much prefer you post my dropbox link from below and not the IPK. Bugs are being found and fixed all the time. My dropbox is always the very latest version with all the latest amends.

I don't sell this skin on Ebay. Backup images and skins are freely available on all major satellite forums. Creating a backup image and installing someone elses skin, takes no effort at all. So please don't fund these free riders who only make money from the efforts of others.

Beer Kitty

Creating a skin of this complexity takes hours and hours of dedication. I do not create skins to make money. This skin is free and will always be free, but if you want to treat me to a beer (especially people making money from my skin on their boxes and builds), that is entirely up to you and would certainly be very much appreciated.

If you have a Paypal account please use send to a friend method.

Paypal -Send To A Friend - kiddac2015@gmail.com

Non Paypal please use the donate buttons below.

Thank you - Enjoy my skins.

Kidda C

Disclaimer
  • If you buy me a beer, you are making a donation at your own free will, you are not buying a product. No sellable product exists.
  • The skin is not to be sold individually under any circumstances.
  • You are under no obligation or pressure to buy me a beer and any transaction and personal information I receive will remain 100% private.

Beer Kitty - £3

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