Unofficial Launcher Skin ThreadSee post #2 below for information on making skins.
See post #3 below for information on submitting a skin.April 26, 2013:
Ren'Py 6.15 was released five weeks ago, but the skinning feature remained nearly unmentioned throughout the forum and rarely used. This thread is created for the purpose of getting more people to know about themes and maybe talk about them.
[This thread might not get updated for awhile, sorry.]Skins
To use a skin, just extract the .zip and place the "theme" folder within renpy-sdk\launcher\game and then run the launcher!"Default Skin" Eileen [download]
Behold the sacred original released by PyTom himself, featuring Ren'Py's mascot Eileen. Yes, it's the same one from the download page! Some of you might recognize the original image from the 2012 thread celebrating PyTom's birthday
From this point on I will refer to this as the "default skin". I have not changed its contents besides the .zip's filename, so the theme.rpy will be missing the other init block, which I needed in Mirai Suenaga's to be able to change the font.
File comment: Now YOU too can feel like an elite!
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Mirai Suenaga [download]
I'm not that
lazy (okay maybe I am) but I noticed that the buttons were conveniently already blue and orange, so this gave me the perfect idea. I looked through DeviantART, and this image was the only one I saw that closely matched Eileen's. I thought it was nice and cool.
Mirai Suenaga is the site mascot character for Culture Japan (dannychoo.com
). The fanart
is drawn by Ladre at DeviantART. The font "ITC Ronda" is a commercial font, so instead I used Ronda, which is freeware.
File comment: Danny choo choo!
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This is an experimental idea. Basically, use a white background, minor additions allowed, with a winking character on the right side. In general, it should show upper-thighs up unless the character is short or chibified. Don't forget to fade as needed (transparent white layer works).