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Author Topic: Cody (the mascot) shell replacement  (Read 4370 times)

wreckedcarzz

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Cody (the mascot) shell replacement
« on: October 11, 2006, 09:29:24 PM »
Not exactly a coding snack, program (or anything really simple for that matter) but something that would really be interesting for the whole DonationCoder.com community.

A Cody-themed Windows XP shell replacement. The idea broken down into parts:

Cody:
desktop
logon/logoff screen
"Start" Button

General Themed:
A "I proudly support DonationCoder.com" screensaver (donators only, obviously)
A "program" that can launch all DonationCoder.com programs from a single window (no Start > All Programs > Find & Run Robot/Screenshot Captor/etc.)

Maybe changing the Internet Explorer (or FireFox, Opera, Safari) start page to DonationCoder.com

I have absolutely no experience with making any decent pictures for anything (if you saw my attempt at making an icon replacement for Dr. Windows, you would STRONGLY agree).

I got this idea from simply getting the free member kit with the stickers (wanting to put a couple onto my laptop to kind of advertise DonationCoder.com) but they won't really fit...so I thought this up. I have DonationCoder.com as my IE7 homepage and visit the forums daily, and would TRY to make a Cody desktop, but it would be so horrible... :(

Maybe this would be a good download for donators- a little edge to get more people to donate.

-Wreckedcarzz

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Re: Cody (the mascot) shell replacement
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2006, 10:06:11 PM »
good idea, wreckedcarzz! :up: maybe some of the graphically inclined members of DC would find this an interesting project..

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Re: Cody (the mascot) shell replacement
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2006, 01:52:53 AM »
i'm sure there will be cody icons coming in the not too distant future. as for a whole system theme, it's something i could perhaps do in stages - but there are other cody projects that need to be done first (a big one coming by the end of this month).

but don't let what i've said deter anyone else from taking up the task.

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Re: Cody (the mascot) shell replacement
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2006, 02:03:20 AM »
a shell replacement might be a bit overkill but i'd sure like to get out a screensaver in the next week or so using nudone's wallpaper images (see latest newsletter), because they sure look great as a screensaver.  app made a test screensaver for us in the irc channel but im still hoping to find a slightly better screeensaver engine.

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Re: Cody (the mascot) shell replacement
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2006, 02:09:12 AM »
Ok, cool. I'll see if I can't find a way to make a good looking desktop (without my usual large pixel blocks).

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Re: Cody (the mascot) shell replacement
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2006, 02:15:54 AM »
there are a few cody wallpapers here if you want to use these...

set 01: http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=5487.0

set 02: http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=5543.0

set 03: http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=5561.0

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Re: Cody (the mascot) shell replacement
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2006, 02:57:29 AM »
a shell replacement might be a bit overkill ..
yeah, i agree.. but i think wreckedcarzz meant desktop theme when he said shell replacement..

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Re: Cody (the mascot) shell replacement
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2006, 06:21:36 PM »
yea...not like a program to overwrite explorer.exe, but like something that would go in the C:\ drive (or main drive) that the user had the option of opening instead of explorer. (The alternate file being the one that changes the desktop, taskbar, screensaver, etc until you boot up and re-select your shell again- "shell" is lightly used, but it gets the idea across.)

Edit:
BTW: thanks for the desktop wallpapers, downloading them to check em out now...