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#1 devilhunter

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:26 PM

Well, this is kinda weird.

Just a few days ago i said i wouldn't do anything more with CXEx, yet i seem to be driven to experiment on it :D

With everyone drooling over one-app-interfaces for Wrappers instead of app based functions, i tried my hand at an Interface.

I liked the app-based structure of Wrappers, you could do specific things in less time than navigating a huge interface.
But, this all-in-one thing may have some benefits as well as i've found out, and the multiple-app interface did have some very annoying aspects.

So i've thrown out all CX apps in the Wrapper, and also i got rid of the single 'Port Information.app' and 'Engine Installer.app' in a CXEx Wrapper, latter one was a GUI dummy anyway.
Because of these steps i had to rewrite the Wrapper and most of all previous app-based programs almost from scratch, to get rid of all apps and to make one GUI for everything.


So this GUI doesn't work on normal CXEx Wrappers.

With this in mind, i didn't plan to release this, but i wanted some input about the CXEx Settings GUI from you guys anyway, perhaps i'll push out one last Update to CXEx with the reconfigured Wrapper and the universal Settings app.

New Inside of the Wrapper:
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So here's the GUI:

Launching Wrapper with pressed option key gives you this:

Tab Screen 1:
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Tab Screen 1 is pretty clear.  

Tab Screen 2:
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Tab Screen 2 has everything you'd need for installation or file management, even the Grim Reaper has found a home.
(isn't the little creep cute ^^ )

Tab Screen 3:
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Tab Screen 3 has a mini-preview of the Startup Screen on the current Wrapper, and there are some buttons which let you open the banner & text file in your editors.
Also some icon import options, import .icns file or convert a picture into a .icns file and import it.
Under all that is a preview button for the call to the normal Startup Screen.

Tab Screen 4:
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Engine Changer, custom app maker, edit reg files, view log files.


So nothing new here in terms of functions, just every app that was there previously in one GUI.
What could i do better? Which screen should be the first tab? Are the buttons grouped well together?

As said, this may not get released at all, i was just experimenting on a all-in-one GUI; and almost every fuction currently relies on a bash-call, since i'm just a XCode beginner.
Aside from that, it's not just a dumb .nib file in Xcode, but a fully working Interface for a frankenbuild of a CXEx Wrapper.


While Drakulix always tells me to 'buy the damn XCode book' to get more into XCode, i plan on doing things the way i've found out pretty much everything, by pressing all buttons and seeing what each one does
Seems to work out pretty well so far  :P
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:41 PM

So does this mean CXEx is back up and running again?

hope so!

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:46 PM

DankoB said:

So does this mean CXEx is back up and running again?

hope so!

I consider making a test GUI for an app that had the same functions before hardly 'up and running again'...
But i guess there are two sides of things; how well the car runs (can't change anything here) and how the dashboard/interior of the car looks (GUI)...
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:44 PM

looks pretty good
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:45 PM

Awww that grim reapers soo cute

Good to see you havent entirely abandoned CXEx! :)

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:59 PM

i would like to see this project continued...SUMMON THE GRIM REAPER...i like that :)

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:20 AM

looks kinda like a little mini-Grim from Billy and Mandy

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 03:07 PM

devilhunter said:

While Drakulix always tells me to 'buy the damn XCode book' to get more into XCode, i plan on doing things the way i've found out pretty much everything, by pressing all buttons and seeing what each one does
Seems to work out pretty well so far  :P

Lol  :D
If you are happy with it.  :wink:
But knowing how objects and classes are working would be good,
believe me  :roll:

The interface looks quite nice.
Not very special, but very easy to use. And thats most important.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:22 AM

awesome!
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 11:45 AM

Sweeeeeeeeet!
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