Sunday, January 30, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Filter option in file comparison

Output options
3 outputs planned

( ) Report -> filtered or unfiltered. Filter options:

Filters: File type; Difference type
Shows file type | count, error/difference type | count

For example 10 xur files contain errors/differences. After clicking file type,
difference type will be updated:

Last 2 options use 3rd party freeware apps. More about it later.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

FreeSkinApp v1.2 build 230111b

[download link removed]

App functions
Generate XUI files; select xzp file or path with xur files.
Generate XUR files; select path with xui files
Change fonts; changes all fonts in xui files (obsolete. Change default font in Xuitool)
Xuitool registry edit -> skin.xui, Default font
Edit Skin.xml -> Skindetails, Captions, Font
XmaEncode -> convert all wav files in selected dir to xma (through xmaencode.exe found in xuitool package)
XZP/directory file compare -> shows a report with all differences between files (can be exported as xls/pdf)

You'll need Access 2007 runtime files -> LINK

[screenshots removed] 

Friday, January 21, 2011

FreeSkinApp 1.2 unstable

Get it here

This is just a WIP version. It has not been fully tested (at least not in a runtime environment). Could contain bugs/runtime errors.

New functions
[*] Skin.xml tab
[*] XmaEncode tab
[*] some minor changes in code/forms


Saturday, January 15, 2011

FreeSkinApp 1.1 (spiffy edition)

New release FreeSkinApp 1.1

Get it from (Forum)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Spiffy edition XUR

Xur conversion is done. Just need to test out things a little bit more. Specially in a runtime environment.

Release ETA this weekend

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spiffy Edition changes

Choose between known step by step or automatic.
Automatic asks for everything needed at once.
So there is no further user input needed until done.

The only downside is, that all fonts in all xui files will have the same new font.
But honestly, I guess it would be that way anyway as Default.xzp uses only

Xur conversion will follow up soon.

 Step by step (hope I'll not get sued by NKOTB...)

and the "Automatic" choice, quite simple and self-explanatory

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Continue translation

The translation can now be done in stages (although I recommend the export/import function). But for those who like the realtime google translation suggestions, now its possible to interrupt the translation at any point. Next time the app is started just select Continue translation.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Skin.xml gets imported too.

Text to translate is found @
<Instance id="Captions">
<DEFAULT>Freestyle Dash</DEFAULT>
<XBOX360>Xbox 360 Games</XBOX360>
<XBLA>Xbox Arcade Games</XBLA>

This will change the strings shown after selecting the category/tab.
The other strings (inside the tab itself) are edited via MenuSettings.xml

Another form was created to specify strings like skin name / version / icons.
This can be easily accessed after translation (WIP screenshot)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Spiffy360 edition (beta)

[Spiffy360 Edition] Link removed get msi installer pack.

A self-installing msi file with registry entries will be available later.

Please test it out. Thanks

Thursday, January 6, 2011

XZP file content details

Just a little helper. After checking XZP file contents, mouse_over details (A) shows file content.
Could be useful or perhaps not :)

Maybe it will be enhanced with Count text strings for each file (after import)

XUITT - Release for skinners

This version has been adapted. Translation functions have been deactivated.

This version offers:
  • Extract XZP / XUR files to XUI
  • Import XUI files 
  • Change font settings (ConsoleFont -> your default font)
  • Export modified XUI files
You will need Access 2007 runtime files LINK or Access 2007 full version and xuitool.
[XUITT LINK] removed. Found some runtime errors.

Tested with Windows 7 32-bit.

Few strings left

Things are going smooth, just few strings left. The new FSD release is very nice. Easy to modify.

If you have an idea how/where to change these texts please comment. Thanks. Good nite.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New function: Import xls

Imports xls file. Over 300 languages to choose from. Someone has just to translate them first :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Blog Site open

The app is almost done. This site should keep users up to date.

Good nite.