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[ANN] The Official ShapeShifter 2.0 Countdown
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Oct 21, 2004, 01:50 PM
 
Whoa! I didn't expect that, I figured it would be version 1.5! Any idea if people who registered SS 1.0 will be able to get this for free? If they don't, man, people are gonna be pissed...
     
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Oct 21, 2004, 01:58 PM
 
This is a waste of a thread. People know it's coming out, well, most do. And there will be announcements when it does.

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Oct 21, 2004, 02:03 PM
 
Originally posted by AaronEgaas:
Whoa! I didn't expect that, I figured it would be version 1.5! Any idea if people who registered SS 1.0 will be able to get this for free? If they don't, man, people are gonna be pissed...
It's a free upgrade...
     
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Oct 21, 2004, 02:06 PM
 
*Yawn*

People here sure love teasers, previews and the like.

It's a shame the finished product to preview ratio is so poor. Not that I have any doubts about the product in question here, I'm just generalising.

If I were working on a theme the first you lot would hear about it would be when it was released.

[ANN] New Topic.
Another thing I object to is the increasing misuse of the [ANN] abbreviation - I don't think that previews/teasers deserve [ANN]ouncing, just actual releases.

NetworkShadow, sorry to hijack your thread to moan like this.
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Oct 21, 2004, 02:11 PM
 
Thanks, siMac, you said what I was trying to say better. Again, nothing personal to NS, but a (and it's hardly official) thread saying something is coming is silly, imo.

Enough with the previews and previews of previews and other ego stroking. Just release it and be done with it, or release betas/previews for comments, advice, suggestions.

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Oct 21, 2004, 02:12 PM
 
Nothing wrong with this thread sheeesh nice splash there NS

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Oct 21, 2004, 02:18 PM
 
excellent logo!

I had a whole rambling thing with using [WIP] instead of [ANN] for teasers... but...

EXCELLENT LOGO!
Is that a sign of things to come?
     
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-1 in the official thread.....
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Oct 21, 2004, 02:39 PM
 
Originally posted by eyevaan:
EXCELLENT LOGO!
Is that a sign of things to come?


It's just the ShapeShifter icon...

     
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Oct 21, 2004, 02:49 PM
 
Originally posted by justinp:


It's just the ShapeShifter icon...
Yes, but it has the horizontal scan lines treatment, and the colors are much more saturated.
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Oct 21, 2004, 03:53 PM
 
i didn't know that ss 2.0 was 5 days away. that's cool.
     
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Ah swears I saw it blink
     
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Does anyone know what the new features are?

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Oct 21, 2004, 06:01 PM
 
I'm gonna laugh if this update isn't as spectacular as everyone is making it. Geeze... a countdown... come on guys.

Oh... or "change everything" could be a hit that finally you'll be able to theme anything in OS X and that it has icon support or you can finally change the placement of elements or that you can change font sizes and fonts and the size of elements... who knows... if "change everything" really means what it says then it should be a pretty nice update.

I hope NickelCobalt comes out.
     
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Oct 21, 2004, 06:34 PM
 
I'm counting down to extinction.




Oh yeah! I did have something say.
Let's hope we get some good themes with this one. There are a couple that just dropped off that I hope come out.

All I want in this one one thing: text color control. If that works, then black themes will actually work.
Another feature that'd be awesome would be having applications X use theme Y instead of theme Z, but not be Aqua. Let's say I got a theme that messes up PS. APE loads that theme when it boots instead of the one that was set in global prefs. Icon changing and all that stuff really doesn't matter to me. Maybe a better interface would do.

Only 5 days or something I guess. Hold on: 26-21=5. Yeah.
     
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Oct 21, 2004, 07:02 PM
 
Is this official? Just wondering because the pic isn´t on the unsanity server...
     
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Oct 21, 2004, 07:11 PM
 
Just FYI, I asked Network Shadow to post this thread. This is the official countdown thread, intended for speculation or bitching or whatever. We're all pretty excited about the release and figured it'd be fun to have a central place for it.

'Kay, back to your regularly scheduled program!
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Oct 21, 2004, 07:18 PM
 
oohhh... cool!!

i wasn't expecting SS 2 to be out yet. but this should be very good...

as for one feature - remember that thread a while back, with a whole bunch of us trying to hide the menubar? and then smeager came along and said "dont' spend too much time on this..." well, that's going to be a very nice feature. and who know's what other new features there will be?

BTW, that's a question - and i want answers.
     
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Originally posted by NetworkShadow:
I wont even say what that image reminds me of..

     
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Originally posted by smeger:
Just FYI, I asked Network Shadow to post this thread. This is the official countdown thread, intended for speculation or bitching or whatever. We're all pretty excited about the release and figured it'd be fun to have a central place for it.

'Kay, back to your regularly scheduled program!
Cool, cant wait it.
Hopefully this will contain better App theming, Icons and movable buttons i.e. like Kaleidoscope But I really don´t belive in the 2 later features.
     
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Originally posted by Zimphire:
I wont even say what that image reminds me of..

     
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Oct 21, 2004, 08:37 PM
 
Originally posted by Randman:
Thanks, siMac, you said what I was trying to say better. Again, nothing personal to NS, but a (and it's hardly official) thread saying something is coming is silly, imo.

Enough with the previews and previews of previews and other ego stroking. Just release it and be done with it, or release betas/previews for comments, advice, suggestions.
Jason actually asked NS to post this thread. He asked for teasers and chose one of NS', one of mine and one of I'mDaMac's. (sorry if that's typed wrong)

So it is the "official" hype thread.
     
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its packaged with Omega™, right?


RIGHT!?!?
     
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Oct 21, 2004, 08:48 PM
 
Originally posted by Zimphire:
I wont even say what that image reminds me of..

Too bad it's too tall and missing Japanese.


     
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Oct 21, 2004, 10:17 PM
 
Not to ruin anybody's fun or marginalize this release but... isn't "Change Everything" the official tag line of ShapeShifter? If so, it's not a portending of greatness so much as a continuation of an existing theme (no pun intended).

These hype threads usually result in raised hopes and shattered expectations. I'm just going to expect some marginal new features and maybe I'll be surprised and delighted

I'm hoping for the ability to change icons since I consider that the realm of theme changing but don't consider it important enough to shell out additional bucks for on it's own.

Congrats on the impending completion Smeger, I'm sure you've poured your soul into it and it's going to be solid.
     
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Originally posted by Zimphire:
I wont even say what that image reminds me of..
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Originally posted by Dave-o™:
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Lynched? What are you talking about? The completed sentence is:

I'm Alpha and you are Centauri.



What's the big deal?
     
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Oct 22, 2004, 12:17 AM
 
what s new in it ??? Will it let us change the placement of the interface The shape of the dock ? Hide the menu bars, alter finder into a new shape and layout ? Or is this just more color skin themes on the windows??
     
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Originally posted by ender2002:
its packaged with Omega™, right?
SS2.0 actually began life as SS1.3 - the feature(s) I'm waiting on were targeted for SS1.5 (SS2.? under the new numbering theme)...

I'm currently harassing the J-man about directly hacking in a glaring omission or two so I can get this f*cker off of my hard drive and out into the world - but if that doesn't work out I guess it's a wait for SS2.?... I'm also coming off of the busiest year of my life with a new infant (the second one in as many years - screaming, always screaming), so try and cut me some slack. In the meantime I've got a handful of nearly finished themes I'm working on, so something's bound to turn up eventually.
     
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Originally posted by Zimphire:
I wont even say what that image reminds me of..

AlumiteX ?
     
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Originally posted by loren s:
what s new in it ??? Will it let us change the placement of the interface The shape of the dock ? Hide the menu bars, alter finder into a new shape and layout ? Or is this just more color skin themes on the windows??
And it will end world hunger and give everyone a tasty tasty biscuit.
     
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everything reminds me of the AY to the EX AlumiteX...

To the boss, Mr Smeg, thanks for the energy man, it's been really exciting watching this product grow.

To BBX grats on the little 'un man I believe the junior is like 2 weeks old, hoding thumbs that you get some sleep and remind the digital yoda's mantra "water off a ducks back"
     
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All i can say is bring it on

I hope that with this release themers will not hold back on app skins especially iTunes.
I have noticed that alot of themes have not even touched iTunes skinning and i hope this will change.

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i want app skins for Xi-Tibook2

PLEEEEEEASE!! its still the sweetest theme ever.

     
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Originally posted by bbxstudio:
SS2.0 actually began life as SS1.3 - the feature(s) I'm waiting on were targeted for SS1.5 (SS2.? under the new numbering theme)...

I'm currently harassing the J-man about directly hacking in a glaring omission or two so I can get this f*cker off of my hard drive and out into the world - but if that doesn't work out I guess it's a wait for SS2.?... I'm also coming off of the busiest year of my life with a new infant (the second one in as many years - screaming, always screaming), so try and cut me some slack. In the meantime I've got a handful of nearly finished themes I'm working on, so something's bound to turn up eventually.
BBX, take all the time you need man. Real life always comes first, so enjoy all the time you want with your kid, and cool for us if there's some to spare for your theme. You don't owe anyone here any excuses or reasons for why Omega isn't out yet...

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Originally posted by CreepingDeath:
Too bad it's too tall and missing Japanese.



Hehe, I love that image. I saved it.
     
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Originally posted by Zimphire:
Hehe, I love that image. I saved it.
Me too. That has to be the best, easiest to find, and uncluttered image I've ever found. I didn't even have to PS that one!

Good to here only 2 or 3 things are missing for O theme…but that leaves one question: how big are these "things?"
     
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Originally posted by CreepingDeath:
I'm counting down to extinction.



Megadeth! \m/

I can't wait for SS2

     
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Oct 22, 2004, 11:54 PM
 
Can't wait. Seems like just yesterday that the first shapeshifter preview was out...
     
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/Me hums.
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awesome looking esXXI , hopefully mine get's a larf tomorrow
     
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Originally posted by esXXI:


/Me hums.
Now I like that one better.
     
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It says, "Forget limitations"... does that mean what I think it means?
     
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Originally posted by dajk:
Megadeth! \m/

I can't wait for SS2

Fan?

New Preview looks awesome.
Anyone know what fonts are used? I think that the Shapeshifter text looks something like House Spaceage Bold Alpha. But what are the other fonts?
     
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Originally posted by CreepingDeath:
Fan?

New Preview looks awesome.
Anyone know what fonts are used? I think that the Shapeshifter text looks something like House Spaceage Bold Alpha. But what are the other fonts?
The font I used for the "3" and tag-lines is Xserve, it's free but I can't remember where I got it. Sorry.
     
 
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