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Modern Cards: Dark Edition [Update: 2016-01-26] by Dirhael Modern Cards: Dark Edition [Update: 2016-01-26] by Dirhael
## MODERN CARDS JRMC SKIN: DARK EDITION
Modern Cards is a simple theme for JRiver Media Center 20 & 21, inspired in part by Google Now's Card UI, Microsoft Office 365 and Windows 10 (hence the name). It's still in development, and improvements and changes will be posted from time to time.

## IMPORTANT
Due to the OS detection and support for skin scaling, the skin only supports versions of JRiver Media Center 20 or above. If you try using it on earlier releases, there will be many missing images. I may at some point in time create a version that's backwards-compatible, but no promises. It's certainly possible to do, as the image files themselves are compatible but it'll take a lot of time and testing to make sure it actually works across all the operating systems JRMC supports. My recommendation is to upgrade to the latest version of JRMC, it's certainly well worth your money. It keeps improving year after year, new minor and major improvements are implemented regularly and the upgrade price is very reasonable.

## UPDATES
* 2016.01.25: Fixed issue with window close/max/restore/min buttons when using skin scaling.
* 2015.09.20: Many more image assets for the scaling functionality added. Finally ready for a release, after several delays due to RL. There are still a few images that needs updating, but it's certainly usable by now. I've also changed the look of many of the buttons in the skin to better match up with Windows 10.
* 2015.08.20: New style for the play/pause/next/prev buttons, and the shuffle etc. buttons. I've also redone much of the graphics in the skin to support the scaling function (useful for those wuth HiDPI monitors). The scaling support isn't 100% complete yet, but should mostly be fine for daily use. Please do report problems related to this, as I have limited options for testing this myself. I've also fixed a variety of bugs, and skinned some previously unskinned elements.
* 2015.08.10: Skinned the inline search popup bar.
* 2015.08.10: The skin now offers different window close/max/min/restore buttons depending on what OS you're installing it on. In this release it detects Windows 8, Windows 10 and OSX Yosemite. Any other operating systems will get the Windows 10 buttons, at least for now. Ubuntu support will be coming in a future update. This feature means that you now need JRiver Media Center 20.0.118 or above to use the skin. If you're using earlier version of JRMC, do not install this skin.
* 2015.08.08: First public release of "Modern Cards: Dark Edition". Decided it was best to release this version separate from the old one due to all the changes.
* 2015.08.07: Second beta, with some more tweaks and changes released to beta testers.
* 2015.08.03: First beta of the "Modern Cards Dark" edition prepared for beta testers.

## INSTALLATION

Installation really is quite simple. Just extract the zip file, and copy the contents directly into your JRiver Media Center folder. By default this folder can be located in `C:\Program Files (x86)\J River`. The skin comes with custom icons that replaces several of the stock icons. If you don't want this part of the skin, skip copying the "Custom Art" folder.


If you want the colored text I'm using for movie titles and such, in a thumbnail/poster view, set the thumbnail text as follows:
<font color="A58E50">[Name]
<font color="6693B5">[Date]


If you don't like the zebra striping in the playlist views, uncheck "show gridlines" in "Options->Tree & View".
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:iconli-an00:
Li-An00 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016
Thanks. I like it very much.
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:iconajua:
ajua Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
Just confirming that it's working well with J River Media Center 22 so far and it's still is the best skin out there!
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:iconnasashinega:
Nasashinega Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student General Artist
Great work; best JRiver theme I've seen. Thumbs Up 
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:icondirhael:
Dirhael Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
Thank you very much! :)
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:icondonunus:
donunus Featured By Owner Edited May 10, 2016
I'm sorry I may be blind. I'm new to browsing deviantart. How do I download the theme? Nevermind found it lol
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:iconaone-records:
Aone-Records Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Great theme. I would say this one is an upgrade in just about every way from JRMC's included Purity theme. Thanks.
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:icondirhael:
Dirhael Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Thank you, happy to hear you like it! :) 
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StateOfSerenity Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Thanks for the great work Dirhael, the best skin there is! I got one issue tho, the close window button for me doesn't work. The red button is shifted to the right, I can only see the left edge of the red button and cant click it. I am using windows 8.1 and MC 21.0.23. When i switch to other skins it works fine.

Would really appreciate it if you could please look into this.
Thanks again
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:iconstateofserenity:
I've managed to fix it by changing the x-offset values for the win8-close button. It was 43, which was too big. The ideal values for x-offset for the 4 win8.png are: 0 for close, -45 for restore and maximise, and -70 for minimise.
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Dirhael Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Sorry it took so long, I've updated the skin and fixed the issue.
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:iconremixedcat:
remixedcat Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nice, however the custom assets are not showing up and the play/transport controls are not showing...
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:icondirhael:
Dirhael Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Am I correct in assuming that you're not using JRMC version 20 (20.0.118 or later) or 21? The skin unfortunately does not support any earlier versions (or Media Jukebox) due to changes made for supporting the scaling functionality. If you are using a supported version, then I'm very interested in more details on what your setup is.
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remixedcat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
hmm, using MJ and can't afford JRMC so :( I wish they'd not neglect the free version :( any way to make the dark one work in MJ... I don't care about having 4K quality icons or assets I just want a working all dark skin :(
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:icondirhael:
Dirhael Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
I can't promise anything yet, but I'll look into backporting some of the lates fixes to the earlier beta version that was compatible with earlier Media Center versions (and probably Media jukebox as well) :)
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:iconremixedcat:
remixedcat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
cool hope yah can!
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remixedcat Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconjmacdonough:
jmacdonough Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Just keeps getting better.  This is the best skin for JRMC, hands down.  Thank you so much for your excellent work!
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:icondirhael:
Dirhael Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Thank you for that, I always appreciate hearing that people like and use my skins :) 
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:iconsolrighal:
solrighal Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there. This looks great but.. I have no min/max/close buttons on Yosemite.
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solrighal Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, my mistake. I'm running 19 and just saw your disclaimer. Pity.
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:icondirhael:
Dirhael Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Yeah, sorry about that. I may release a backward compatible version at a later time, if I can figure out a good way to do so without having to drop support for the skin scaling functionality I'm working on implementing...
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solrighal Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
That's OK mate. I still appreciate the effort you put in. I'm just too skint to buy yet another new version of a program that works fine for me right now as it is. My problem, not yours.
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:iconchriptik:
chriptik Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Very nice!  :)
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:icondirhael:
Dirhael Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
Thank you, happy to hear you like it! :)
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QuazziLoco Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Looks great on WinTen!  Very nice -- thank you!
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:icondirhael:
Dirhael Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Happy to hear you like it :) If you run into any issues, let me know. I'm working on an update that'll fix the problems reported so far, I expect I'll release it sometime within the next few days.
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