|Re: Free42 version 1.1 released|
Message #7 Posted by Thomas Okken on 17 Jan 2005, 2:40 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by John C
I'm not a big fan of "realistic" skins, myself, but then again Erik Ehrling's Emu42 skin for 1024x768 looks very nice. With realistic skins, I like it if they look just a bit artificial... Definitely no photographs, they just look weird on a computer desktop, IMHO.
I'm thinking of making a skin using a ray-tracer, but that won't happen today or tomorrow. :-)
Once I do the skin-changing code in Free42 (it's finally made it to the top of my to-do list!), I'll probably compile a realistic-but-artificial skin, plus a very plain one, into the executable. I like the default HP-48G faceplate for Emu48, which I think looks just like an unobtrusive calculator desk accessory should look.
But, heck, tastes differ. I'll definitely support 3rd-party skins. Maybe even Emu42 KML files, but I have to think about that a bit. Don't hold your breath just yet!