Author Topic: Overriding the default skin's pattern vis font size  (Read 60 times)

saga

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I know it is possible to partially override skin settings by placing the overriding skin configuration file next to the skin, but how would this be done with the default skin, is it possible at all?
The use case is that we use XMPlay's pattern vis at various demoparties for showing the pattern contents of modules in tracked music competitions, but with today's Full-HD projectors, the pattern vis font size tends to be a bit small. So I'm looking for an easy way of increasing the font size without having to look for alternative skins.

Ian @ un4seen

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Re: Overriding the default skin's pattern vis font size
« Reply #1 on: 19 Apr '17 - 16:35 »
It is possible to override the default skin's settings in an XMPLAY.SKINCONFIG file. In your case you would want to put a custom "font_modsize" setting in there, to change the MOD vis font size.

saga

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Re: Overriding the default skin's pattern vis font size
« Reply #2 on: 19 Apr '17 - 22:56 »
Thanks. It seems that font_modsize alone didn't work for some reason, but also setting font_mod did the trick.

Ian @ un4seen

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Re: Overriding the default skin's pattern vis font size
« Reply #3 on: 20 Apr '17 - 15:26 »
Oh yes, you would indeed need to also include a "font_mod" entry (eg. "font_mod = lucida console") in your XMPLAY.SKINCONFIG file. That's because the default skin's config doesn't include a "font_mod" entry (it falls back to "font_info"), so a custom "font_modsize" entry alone won't have any effect on it.