I did a special OEM logo for users that use latest Chameleon and like my EeeMac logo (it has passed the OEMLOGO.exe test, even I am not satisfied of the dithering, but that’s another story…):
I did it because I was intrigued by the blue/aqua idea and have used the large image you can find on web: “giantapple.png” that I have slightly modified. sorry, I am not perfect :) and secondly, because I was searching to customize a little the Chameleon’s default boot theme in order to have there: 1) my custom EeeMac logo 2) blue (aqua) apple 3) all device and other icons not shrinked…
Download EeeMac theme for Chameleon 2.0RC1
I did to go beneath 1024×768 and now the theme fits our resolution of 1024×600 pixels. I have followed the Resizing Themes tutorial. Here is what I did as opposed to that tutorial:
1. Reducing all items (in ZIP archive marked in grey) in width to 80%)
2. Leaving all items (in ZIP archive marked in grey) in height to be at 100%)
In my opinion this is the best approach I have found, as the proposed (leaving the heights at 100% and manipulating the widths) does nothing but increasing the stretching.
[TIP:] When resizing them for Eee it would be better first to scale all pictures uniformly to 120%, and then resize them as described above… (<=this may preserve quality)
You will see 3 items marked in red. Please, don’t resize them, except you know what you are doing. ;) And the one item in blue is the logo, which does not stretch and imho (by design) does not need to be resized…
What I don’t understand is how to move up (elevate) in Y the entire device block, so the boot menu does not overlap? Any help/tip is much appreciated. EDIT: found, resolved and updated.
If anyone of you got registration on http://forum.voodooprojects.org I would be thankful if he or she could upload there the EeeMac_theme.zip and link logo.png as screen shot or just post there aa permalink to our forum (sorry but at this very moment I can’t take picture of the real boot screen).
Finally, I know this is not an original theme, it is far from this aim. But once the stretching issue was solved I may start working on an entirely original EeeMac boot theme for Chameleon. ;)