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VERONiCA 1.2.2 by slowboyfast VERONiCA 1.2.2 by slowboyfast
:new: I started working on VERONiCA v2. Check WIP here. VERONiCA v1 will recieve her last update when I release v2. Mainly bugfixes and few last color themes for people who decide to stay on v1. Cheers! :new:

:bulletgreen: 1.2.2 update is here! iSABELLE is now another "bright" preset. Details pane is now a real deal.

:bulletblue: Installation manual can be found here: "A Quick Guide to VERONiCA".

:bulletred: This theme was designed and tested on f2k v1.2b4 - v1.3.2 (works fine on portable edition).

:bulletred: If your AV is bitching about trojans, worms or atom bombs inside the archive, ignore it or get a non paranoid AV. It's just UI_hacks component which is totally safe.

11 color presets available:
:bulletwhite::bulletblack::bulletblue: VERONiCA (default blue) - white frame, black playlist and panels, blue accents
:bulletwhite::bulletblack::bulletpink: PEGGiE (default pink) - steel frame, black playlist and panels, pink accents
:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletorange: GORDON (dark) - dark gray frame, gray playlist and panels, orange accents. FOLLOW FREEMAN! (based on HEV suit)
:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletgreen: BROCK (dark) - dark gray frame, gray playlist and panels, green accents
:bulletgreen::bulletblack::bulletorange:CARRiE (mixed) - lemon frame, gray playlist and panels, orange accents
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletred: iSABELLE (bright) - white frame, white playlist and panels, red and black accents
:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletblack: ELLiE (bright) - gray frame, gray playlist and panels, blue and red accents (OS X flavored)
:bulletblue::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: ANGELiCA (bright) - white frame, white playlist, light blue and red accents (based on Vidko VS)
:bulletblack::bulletblack::bulletblue: TREVOR (dark) - black frame, black playlist, blue accents
:bulletyellow::bulletblack::bulletred: MARC (mixed) - brass frame, grey and red playlist, red accents (based on NightShift)
:bulletwhite::bulletblack::bulletgreen: WAYNE (mixed) - steel frame, gray/black playlist, green accents

:bulletred: Changelog:
2014-05-09: ***1.2.2 UPDATE***
** Reworked iSABELLE preset,
** Details pane is displaying more info about current playing item,
** If you have vis engine installed, shpeck will autostart,
** Changelog is really long now.

2014-05-05: ***1.2.1 UPDATE***
** Mini-mode button is now accessible through the command bar,
** Fixes to VERONiCA and BROCK presets,
** Removed some stray lines of code,
** Updated the guide.

2014-04-17: ***1.2 UPDATE***
** Added Mini-Mode,
** Added "Wayne" color preset,
** Fixed mismatched colors in "Carrie" preset (again),
** Made changelog even longer.

2013-12-17: ***1.1 BUGFIX***
** Repacked the archive to ensure that filepaths are ok (due to some requests - thanks guys).

2013-12-11: ***1.1 BUGFIX***
** Details panel in "Angelica" preset is visible again,
** Play/pause button highlight in "Brock" preset is now neon green instead of black,
** Artist string on playlist in "Ellie" preset is now correctly shaded,
** Track titles on small playlists are properly aligned,
** VERONiCA is fetchig dynamic track and artist names now. Go on and stream something,
** Disabled first run "Welcome" screen.

2013-12-9: ***1.1 UPDATE***
** Reworked theme directories, folders names now correspond to preset names,
** Changed compression format to reduce file size (RAR->7Z),
** Code optimization on every ELP preset,
** Updated rating and web link scripts (thanks to :iconmarc2k3: ),
** Slight changes to "Carrie" preset.

2013-11-24: ***1.0.2 UPDATE***
** New name, VERONiCA
** Thumbnails in theme switcher are representing themes properly,
** Updated UI_hacks,
** Resizing and maximization work with hidden frame. Theme is surrounded by 1px "grabbable" border,
** Added 5px, invisible caption on top of the skin,
** Updated "A quick guide to VERONiCA",
** Removed "Show Selected" and "Toggle Frame" buttons. Added "Lock Size" button,
** Power-Off button is now smoother,
** Quick Search is now aligned properly.

2013-11-17: ***1.0.1 BUGFIX***
** Pink highlights in Veronica scheme are now blue.

2013-11-17: ***1.0.1 UPDATE***

** Shpeck is now autostarting,
** FOORONiCA window will drop shadow,
** Fixed top border width (2px :pointr: 1px),
** Added missing"No Cover" images,
** New CoverFlow tab,
** 2 new color schemes: Trevor (black-blue) and Marc (based on Markkoenig's NightShift),
** Minimum window size set to 752 x 427.

2013-11-11: ***1.0 INITIAL RELEASE***

:bulletred: ***IMPORTANT*** I didn't include WinAmp files for Shpeck because Deviantart doesn't allow to have .exe files in our deviations. It's probably against WinAmp license too.

:bulletgreen: To install visualisations for Shpeck:
1. If you're on Windows 7 and up, you'll need to install DX9 first, download it from MSDN.
2. Download vis pack. Grab it here.
3. Unpack (RAR, WinZIP, 7Zip),
4. Drop unpacked folder inside your f2k installation dir,
5. Open prefs and navigate to VisualisationsShpeck,
6. Find "Winamp directory" field and point it to downloaded vis pack,
7. Go to Visualisation tab, right click on Shpeck, select which vis you want to start,
8. If Shpeck fails to autostart, just resize the window (it will refresh vis wrapper).

:bulletgreen: No cover – setting up „no cover stub image” (for coverflow):
1. Open prefs,
2. Go to display,
3. Look for "stub image path", point it to "nocover.png" (select one corresponding to your color scheme).

:bulletgreen: Enable/disable scrollbars in Library Tree Panel:
1. Right click on Library Tree Panel,
2. Choose panel preferences,
3. Set scrollbar to default (will be shown when needed) or hide (always hidden) :pointr: (bottom right section).

:bulletgreen: Enable/disable scrollbars in ELPlaylist:
1. Right click on any track or playlist header,
2. Choose setings,
3. Go to style tab,
4. Set scrollbar to default (will be shown when needed), hide (always hidden) or show (always visible) :pointr: (bottom left section).

If you like my configs, support me with a :+fav: or comment. :beer: is fine too!

Thanks to:
:iconmarkkoenig: for "beta testing". He's the man! Be sure to check his awesome work!
:iconbr3tt: for CoverFlow script.
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Grig17 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Hi! How to make a playlist, the track numbers are in the same style as the time duration of the track?
vittoriogarofoli83 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!!! Great work!!!
Thanks so much for this theme.
Is possible add a tab with the menu list as Amethyst theme?
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Yes it's possible, but you need to replace script on each tab (library, details, etc) :)

You need to right click on preferences button -> select splitter settings (2nd from bottom) -> script tab.

Now look for this:

$drawtextex(P         Preferences,$sub(%_width%,208),3,86,26,$get(text_color_s1),hcenter vcenter)
$textbutton($sub(%_width%,208),2,86,26,P         Preferences,P         Preferences,Command:File/Preferences,fontcolor:$get(text_color),fontcolor:$get(text_color_h))

and replace it with this:

$drawtextex(P         Preferences,$sub(%_width%,208),3,86,26,$get(text_color_s1),hcenter vcenter)
$textbutton($sub(%_width%,208),2,86,26,P         Preferences,P         Preferences,Command:View/Popup Main Menu,fontcolor:$get(text_color),fontcolor:$get(text_color_h))

And that's it. If you click on preferences button, you'll get this little dropdown menu, just like in Amethyst.
vittoriogarofoli83 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much.
igiveup20 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Love the skin, been using it for a while now. I was just wondering if there was a way to have the cursor follow playback without changing out of mini mode and click the Now Playing button?
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Open up preferences -> Playback -> look for "cursor follows playback" checkbox -> tick it :)
igiveup20 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Thanks so much, works perfectly! 
Flavorable-hmf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
The page for V2 can't be found! :(

I really want to try it as well because a Folder view and a good looking scroll bar is essential for me. All the best man, you make phenomenal skins.
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Fixed. DA broke linking in description again.
ChiKenCoW Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Wonderful theme. I have used many but choose this for my new system. I would like to scale down mini mode by about 50%. How would I go about doing this. Thank you for the theme and any assistance. Also, that Windows 9 theme is fucking brilliant. 
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