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**SlideFlow TUTORIAL**
September 15, 2013
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GlowBall created the GlideShow at my request and gave me an unencrypted version of the script. I altered it to make the slides scroll across the screen, but I couldn’t figure out how to stabilize it. I couldn’t get in contact with GlowBall, so I asked Faxtron for some assistance. He quickly created a new script, but was having the same problem. After further testing he found success. Since this script was created from scratch I’m able to present to you all the…

SlideFlow

EXAMPLES:

The Image.dds is used to full effect here. No more black screen on start up.
 

I used the Image.dds to create a static logo. No more black screen on start up.
 

No Image.dds in this theme. No more black screen on start up.
 
To make a SlideFlow theme without the ‘Image.dds’ delete this part in that SlideFlow’s XML file.

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DOWNLOAD LINKS:

SlideFlow.zip http://www.mediafire.com/downl…..deFlow.zip
This package includes:

  • XML and JS files for 4 directions (Up, Down, Left, and Right)

Drop those files in the UltraSlideshow folder found here.

Refer to the Ultra Slideshow Tutorial for how to alter the scripts and work with the Image.dds

To change the speed of the theme alter this part of that SlideFlow’s JS file.

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!IMPORTANT!

After converting your backgrounds to DDS format, COPY bg01 and rename it so it’s the last background in the set.
Example: If your theme has 4 backgrounds (bg01, bg02, bg03, bg04), COPY bg01 and rename it bg05.

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Add to the SlideFlow:
 
How to make a Multi Dynamic Theme (MDT)

How to make a Day/Night MDT

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We haven’t tested the max amount of backgrounds. I wouldn’t do more than 12 at 1920×1080 with or without the Image.dds.

Splitting an image creates a seam between backgrounds when the connecting edges are not the same color. This is visible in all 3 examples.

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A HUGE "Thank you" to Faxtron for creating this script. 
A special "Thank you" to Saqurado for helping me figure out how to change the directions in the script.
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September 15, 2013
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This looks great and I like the layout of The Hobbit one. What’s the speed of The Hobbit one? I just got used to your other one so I’ll wait a little bit to figure out some ways to make a theme with this. Keep up the great work!

September 15, 2013
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@Lanes8 > Thanks man.

I usually do 10 sec. as the default speed for 1920×1080 backgrounds going left or right. The scrolling background of The Hobbit SlideFlow is smaller, so I had to raise the speed to 17 or 20 sec. (I forgot exactly). The ’90s Hood Movies SlideFlow is at 7 or 8 sec. I think, because it doesn’t take as long to scroll up or down.

September 15, 2013
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Good job my friend and thanks Ultra for taking the time to create a few more tutorials for us here. 

September 15, 2013
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### edit ###

Great script guys :)

Once tested on my PS3, I’ll release the theme here ;) Laugh

September 16, 2013
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Thanks guys Smile

@Faxtron > This wouldn’t be possible without your expertise Wink

September 17, 2013
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Thanks dude another great tutorial for the PS3 community.

 

Thanks again this is what i created with it.

 

 

p.s sorry for the quality couldn’t asked to get DVD recorder setup.

September 17, 2013
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@fonzfonzi > Yo, that’s really cool Laugh Thanks for checking out the tutorial Smile

September 17, 2013
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uLtRaMa6nEt1c said
@fonzfonzi > Yo, that’s really cool Laugh Thanks for checking out the tutorial Smile

Thanks dude,

 

but we could not do this without you and the rest that create the scripts so Thanks alot.

 

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September 18, 2013
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@fonzfonzi: Agree with Ultra… veeeery nice, mate! Smile

September 18, 2013
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OPTIMUS said
@fonzfonzi: Agree with Ultra… veeeery nice, mate! Smile

Thanks guys

Hears another a little different.

 

September 18, 2013
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Wow man. Another awesome theme. Thanks for making it Smile

September 20, 2013
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uLtRaMa6nEt1c said
Wow man. Another awesome theme. Thanks for making it Smile

Thanks dude.Smile

September 20, 2013
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Great theme FonzFonzi! I like your style and great looking pictures.

September 20, 2013
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Lanes8 said
Great theme FonzFonzi! I like your style and great looking pictures.

Thanks.

July 15, 2014
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UPDATED!
*No more black screen on startup.
*1st image displayed immediately Laugh

October 16, 2015
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Sorry if this hasn’t been bumped in a while! but I’ve been trying to get a slideflow theme working. I don’t have photoshop, only gimp, so I was curious if this is doable with gimp alone? I installed a .dds plugin so that works but as for the .DXT files, I’m unsure how to save those. Also, I was only wanting to use one background image that scrolls up and down. Do I need more than one for it to work? Like split my 1920×1080 bg into different sections? I managed to create the theme and install it, but nothing shows up, just the classic sparkle background shows. Sorry if I missed something obvious in the instructions, i watched the tutorial several times, and the only thing I was unable to do was the .dxt1 file. Thanks in advance!

edit: Also, I wanted to use a image.dds logo ontop of the bg as it scrolls. So just one background and one logo.

October 21, 2015
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@Fuyume – Sorry for the late reply. This is exactly like making an Ultra Slideshow. You have to put these files in the same folder as your Ultra Slideshow XML and JS files. You need more than one image, or copy the same image twice. I found wallpapers for the Pacific Rim and Hobbit themes that were 14000×1920 and chopped them into a few wallpapers. The Hobbit one was a little more complicated.
When you make your Ultra Slideshows I assume your DDS files are defaulted to DXT1. That’s a DDS file with no alpha channel. To use Image.dds, the DDS file has to be a DXT5 type because that includes an alpha channel which allows portions of that wallpaper to be transparent. I don’t know how to set that in Gimp, but I can find out how.
If you need further help add me on PSN. ultrama6net1c

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I found the problem. Gimp does require plugins for both .dds files and for the DXT1 and DXT5 types. Once I installed those, it worked perfectly. Looks really awesome! Thanks so much for sharing these tools, they really are great. And thanks for the help! Now I just hope I can get all these icons made before Halloween starts. Embarassed

Also, for anyone having the same trouble I did, here are the download links for the GIMP plugins:
.dds Tutorial
DXTC Types

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