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Anybody tried the Kubuntu Steampunk start up Splashy?

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Anybody tried the Kubuntu Steampunk start up Splashy?

#1 Post by JBoman » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:23 pm

Wondering if anyone has checked it out as it's a really cool animated splashy. Found it under System Settings> Workspace Appearance> Splashy> Get New Themes. If anyone is using it do you know how to edit it? ... such as change the names, colors, etc?. :tumbleweed:
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Re: Anybody tried the Kubuntu Steampunk start up Splashy?

#2 Post by Utopia » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:36 am

That was a very funny thing. It's easy to change. You will find the images in
/home/user/.kde/share/apps/ksplash/Themes/SteampunK
If you open indicator.jpg and plating.png in GIMP you can get rid of the "Kubuntu".
Thanks for finding this ksplash.
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Re: Anybody tried the Kubuntu Steampunk start up Splashy?

#3 Post by JBoman » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:14 pm

Utopia wrote:That was a very funny thing. It's easy to change. You will find the images in
/home/user/.kde/share/apps/ksplash/Themes/SteampunK
If you open indicator.jpg and plating.png in GIMP you can get rid of the "Kubuntu".
Thanks for finding this ksplash.
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Thanks for the edit tips ... just what I was looking for. :spinning:
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Re: Anybody tried the Kubuntu Steampunk start up Splashy?

#4 Post by kmathern » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:21 pm

Wish it had some sound effects to go along with it.

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Re: Anybody tried the Kubuntu Steampunk start up Splashy?

#5 Post by JBoman » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:39 pm

kmathern wrote:Wish it had some sound effects to go along with it.
That would be a nice addition but I don't know enough about splashys or animated splashys to do it. Still playing with gimp to figure out the text edits. :p
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Re: Anybody tried the Kubuntu Steampunk start up Splashy?

#6 Post by Utopia » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:01 am

Still playing with gimp to figure out the text edits
The indicator.jpg is easy. Duplicate the layer. Cut out the first section without text. Multiply it and use to cover all sections with text. Merge down all the parts and fit border size to window. Merge down the layer you just made with the original layer to cover up for any misalignment. Now you should have an image of the original size but without "Kubuntu".
The plating.png is more tricky. It has indexed colors, can't be changed as it is.
Save it as .jpg and open the jpg file instead. Now the transparency is lost, must be added again.
Erase the jpg layer but keep the empty layer.
Open the original plating.png as layer and merge it down. Now the indexing is gone and you can manipulate it.
Save as png when finished.
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Re: Anybody tried the Kubuntu Steampunk start up Splashy?

#7 Post by Stevo » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:39 am

Utopia, do you have the finished .png files you could attach? Maybe I can package this one up into a deb.

There's also a matching KDM login screen for this theme, it enhances the experience.
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#8 Post by Utopia » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:04 pm

I've just tested but not finished the work. This is a piece of art, signed by the artist. To hack it for your own use is one thing, but to distribute it may not be right.
We ought to make our own theme that fits better with the original MEPIS theme. It's not that complicated.
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Re: Anybody tried the Kubuntu Steampunk start up Splashy?

#9 Post by JBoman » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:41 pm

Utopia wrote:
Still playing with gimp to figure out the text edits
The indicator.jpg is easy. Duplicate the layer. Cut out the first section without text. Multiply it and use to cover all sections with text. Merge down all the parts and fit border size to window. Merge down the layer you just made with the original layer to cover up for any misalignment. Now you should have an image of the original size but without "Kubuntu".
The plating.png is more tricky. It has indexed colors, can't be changed as it is.
Save it as .jpg and open the jpg file instead. Now the transparency is lost, must be added again.
Erase the jpg layer but keep the empty layer.
Open the original plating.png as layer and merge it down. Now the indexing is gone and you can manipulate it.
Save as png when finished.
Henry
Henry, Thanks I'll try your instructions; any idea how to add sound like Kmathern mentioned ?
Stevo, Where did you find the kdm login screen at ?
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Re: Anybody tried the Kubuntu Steampunk start up Splashy?

#10 Post by Utopia » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:56 pm

No idea how to add sound, is the sound system even started when ksplash is in action?
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