HP Forums

Full Version: Contest - color themes for newRPL - Prime G1
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
newRPL for Prime G1 was just released, with an ugly black and white color scheme.

But, a color theming engine was included in the release, together with 4 sample color themes.

This contest is to select the best color scheme to set as the new default for newRPL.

How to participate (no need for an actual HP Prime!):

* Download and install newRPL Desktop on a PC
* Use the menus to get to the theme editor and change colors.
* Use the Apply button to test how it looks on the simulated screen.
* Use the Save button to save a newRPL object that can be installed on any newRPL calc.
* Attach the file to a post in this thread (you'll need to rename the file and add a .txt extension, since .nrpl files aren't allowed as attachments on this forum).

To view a color theme done by others:
* Get to the Theme Editor on the PC
* Select Open and point it to the file you just downloaded from this thread.
* Press Apply to see it in action

To install it on a physical HP Prime:
* Use newRPL Desktop and use the Stack menu to open a file and place it on level 1 of the stack.
* Point it to the color theme file saved by the Theme Editor (a list with hex numbers (colors) will show up on the stack)
* [Optional] To install it to the simulated screen, just press Enter to DUP it and type SETTHEME.
* Connect your HP Prime, connect through the USB port (see the Wiki if in doubt). Once connected get to next step.
* Type USBSEND on the PC to send the list to the calc.
* On the calc type SETTHEME.

We will collect color themes until 9/30/2021. Then if the winner isn't clear, there will be a poll to vote on your favorite.

The winner of the contest will win a thank you post on this forum!! and the pride of seeing his/her creation on every newRPL Prime machine out there.

Attached to this post are the 4 examples that come with newRPL Desktop. Use them as inspiration or completely ignore.
It looks very interesting challenge for me. My current progress of making simple, white color theme…
[attachment=9759]
Theme file not attached yet. Smile

Off-Topic) This thread will be my 100th thread!
(08-27-2021 01:01 PM)BINUBALL Wrote: [ -> ]It looks very interesting challenge for me. My current progress of making simple, white color theme…

Theme file not attached yet. Smile

Off-Topic) This thread will be my 100th thread!

Looks nice.
One thing I didn't mention before: please make sure you set every color, like inverted menus, help color and background, etc.
To test inverted menus you can set/clear flags -15 and -16 for menu1 and 2 respectively.
(08-27-2021 01:38 PM)Claudio L. Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-27-2021 01:01 PM)BINUBALL Wrote: [ -> ]It looks very interesting challenge for me. My current progress of making simple, white color theme…

Theme file not attached yet. Smile

Off-Topic) This thread will be my 100th thread!

Looks nice.
One thing I didn't mention before: please make sure you set every color, like inverted menus, help color and background, etc.
To test inverted menus you can set/clear flags -15 and -16 for menu1 and 2 respectively.

What exactly inverted menus do?
(08-28-2021 03:16 AM)BINUBALL Wrote: [ -> ]What exactly inverted menus do?

Just look different! I like to keep my directories inverted and my commands normal, so I know which ones are my variables. It's inverted on the 50g (white menus), on the Prime of course we are free to make them any color.
Hi Claudio,

this contest is what I needed to return to activity on the forum... Lately I've also purchased a second hand G1 Prime just to test NewRPL on the real thing! (I must admit I'm impressed by it... It's a nice thing that it can dual boot NewRPL and original OS!)

To pay tribute to HP long standing rivals I was inspired by TI's greatest achievement in computer technology: the TI99/4A Home Computer, so here's a sneak preview of the TI Prime!

[attachment=9781]

The theme doesn't include all TI9918/A video chip colors but tries to recreate the look & feel of the venerable machine.

Some observations:

1) Palette entry #23 (Stack: Selected items text) is not implemented
2) Neither are entries #40 and #41 (Action on pressed menus)
3) Since forms are not implemented it's a bit difficult to judge how the colors match: could the empty app screen be replaced by a crude mock-up just for the show?
4) The error messages share the same area (and therefore the same colors) of the help area: wouldn't it be better to allow different colors?
5) A GETTHEME command? BTW the 4 example themes are very nice: Claudio, will you hard-code them in newRPL as you did with the fonts?
(09-04-2021 06:31 PM)JoJo1973 Wrote: [ -> ]To pay tribute to HP long standing rivals I was inspired by TI's greatest achievement in computer technology: the TI99/4A Home Computer, so here's a sneak preview of the TI Prime!
And I thought that's a Super Mario theme...
No point having all those colours if you don't use them ???
(08-27-2021 01:01 PM)BINUBALL Wrote: [ -> ]It looks very interesting challenge for me. My current progress of making simple, white color theme…

Theme file not attached yet. Smile

Off-Topic) This thread will be my 100th thread!

theme file attached. but it is not finished design.
I wonder whether or not this contest is over. Smile
(10-06-2021 10:59 AM)BINUBALL Wrote: [ -> ]I wonder whether or not this contest is over. Smile

Yes, but with only 2 entries there isn't much choice. One is very colorful, the other one very white.

I guess you are the winner with the white theme. Doesn't exactly show the advantages of having a full color screen, but visually it's more subtle and appealing. I'll change the default to your theme for the next official build.

Congrats!!
BINUBALL, congratulations for the victory!

Unfortunately I can't contribute to the great sequence of italian victories in 2021, anyway a silver medal is a silver medal!

I release for the posterity my champion...

Happy calculations!
Thank you for all.
Will there be any credits for this? I wonder.
Reference URL's