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That special theme-Sci-fi
« on: August 13, 2017, 04:44:43 PM »
Hi Guys,

I'm looking for a special theme that would suit my new Star Trek and Star Wars boards. I need something that is dark, where I can change the banner easily and the background is a generic sci-fi spacey sort of thing. I've been looking at a few of them and I do have one which requires me to change the background image (which I have no idea how to do). So if you have any suggested themes I'd be very grateful. Thank you.

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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 06:39:44 PM »
Your post is lacking what needs to be done actually. I'm interested in doing this but you have to make your mind first so we don't end up with endless revisions.

Also are you looking for an artist who can do the background images as well ? If so you should say that as well.
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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 07:04:27 PM »
 Sorry, I'm unusually cold this morning....eep.

 The graphics I can do myself.

 What I need help with is the actual changing of the codes I expect that are done either in the FTP or directly from the admin panel, I am totally clueless as to where. I've been looking at some of the previous topics here, but they are confusing me even more.

 For example, I am currently using the default SMF Curve theme. I know its possible to change the background but I don't know how to do it, or what sizes even, that my image should be. Either that, or a generic dark theme that I can use would be a better option.

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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 09:23:09 PM »
Bloc had a theme called enterprise....   
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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 09:40:14 PM »
No, it's called Enterprise, and iirc, can do what you want.  Hold on, will see if I can find it ..........

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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 09:50:22 PM »
 I got that Lol. I just typed in enterprise on the search/themes and that is what I found.

 I'll add that on so I can see what it looks like :D

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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 10:05:52 PM »
Themes are loaded in the theme manager, not the package manager
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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 10:08:54 PM »
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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 10:27:17 PM »
 thank you both. Note to self, do not do stuff like this when feeding bub..........  ::)

 okay that works, but I can't seem to change the banner at all. Even though I pasted the correct url code, it reverts back to his each time?

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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 10:35:24 PM »
The theme has a dropmenu top right that allows you to select one of four stock images.  There's a fifth image (Voyager) that can be cleaned up and added.  IIRC, I modified index.template.php to randomly display one of the five images every time page is reloaded.  It's the image in the upper right corner.  You can replace those images with your own.  Looks like I modified the 1.1.x version, but wouldn't be difficult to do it in 2.0.  Depends on what exactly you want to do.

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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 11:12:21 PM »
basically I want it to look similar to this only using his theme of course

http://startrek.lostworldssff.com/index.php

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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2017, 12:02:49 AM »
Something like this?

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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2017, 12:14:43 AM »
Over on the Themes site there are literally dozens of sci-fi & fantasy themes:
https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?action=search;type=8

I'd suggest browsing & searching around there.

Some of the non-sci-fi themes use slate/charcoal/black.   Some of the most widely used themes are in that color scheme, e.g., Alpha Cenauri:
https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2851

And others:
https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=614
https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=126
https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=610

Just search for 'black' or 'star' or whatever...
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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2017, 12:27:08 AM »
Something like this?

Yesssssssssss! how did you do that? I've been knocking my brains out all morning! That is fabulous! What does it look like though as a registered member. As the tool bar bloc has placed in there goes almost over to the right side.

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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2017, 12:31:36 AM »
Over on the Themes site there are literally dozens of sci-fi & fantasy themes:
https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?action=search;type=8

I'd suggest browsing & searching around there.

Some of the non-sci-fi themes use slate/charcoal/black.   Some of the most widely used themes are in that color scheme, e.g., Alpha Cenauri:
https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2851

And others:
https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=614
https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=126
https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=610

Just search for 'black' or 'star' or whatever...

 Thanks Shawn!

 Alpha Centauri I looked at,

 the other three are good, I may use one of them for the second site I am setting up. I think I am getting there though with the Enterprise theme.

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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2017, 12:40:22 AM »
Just made a few changes, take another look.  The header is the same for logged in members and guests.  Theme needs a bit of cleaning up, but that's the basic idea.

I see what you're saying about the menu.  Think I'll move some things around.  Going offline shortly, will play with it tomorrow.

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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2017, 12:47:26 AM »
 damned brilliant Sir Osis, now ya'll gotta give me a 101 on how to do that :D unless of course you be volunteering to do it Lol.

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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2017, 09:23:28 AM »
We used to use enterprise over on fx-sabers.com...   but it was not responsive...   

We currently use a moderately modified version of bloc's studio-003 for that one...  a slightly different modification of stupid-003 for los.turtleshellprod.com and a slightly modified version of alpha Centauri for 40konline.com

All of those sites are now responsive designs...
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Re: That special theme-Sci-fi
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2017, 12:57:03 PM »
FYI, this topic was moved without leaving a redirect in Help Wanted.  Makes it difficult to find.