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tlr online
26-12-05, 20:11
Have a lookie here:

http://www.cinvin.com/products.php?do=products&catid=4

http://vbskinworks.com/index2.html

You like any of those? I quite like THIS (http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/index.php?styleid=144) theme. :)

Kamrusepas
26-12-05, 20:18
I like the steel one :tmb:

Colin125
26-12-05, 20:23
I also like the steel skin. :)

Anubis_AF
26-12-05, 20:33
Same here :tmb:

It's actually the only one I like among those.

Draco
26-12-05, 20:36
I like the PSP Style one...probably too dark for TRF tho.

tlr online
26-12-05, 20:43
I like the PSP Style one...probably too dark for TRF tho.
I don't mind buying a few, I can install them all, then you can choose whichever one you prefer. :)

Pipolinne
26-12-05, 20:47
I prefer the Emotional and X-robot,from the first link .A bit less formal than those from the second link,but still elegant and original.X-robot makes me think in modern atmospheres , pure,yet delicate and cosy.Emotionl is perhaps a little too "personal" for a TR Forum,though I fancy it a lot.

TRelic
26-12-05, 20:51
Have a lookie here:

You like any of those? I quite like THIS (http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/index.php?styleid=144) theme. :)


That one is awesome.

The PSP theme isnt bad either, but I still like the Steel skin best from all of them. :)

Neteru
26-12-05, 21:00
From the first link:

Armada
Alien Dreams

From the second link:

Rirrakusu
Firefly
N-Rev Skin
Consoul Skin
Soness Skin

UNDERTAKER
26-12-05, 21:16
Wow, such a selection!

Hmm, which do I like?

The steel style
Grunged skin
Aquateen

xMiSsCrOfTx
26-12-05, 21:49
I prefer the Steel theme.

Tramp
26-12-05, 22:15
Pipolinne that's the beauty of vB a few themes can be loaded and you can personalise it to your liking.

Net I like Armada too. Actually most of your choices are similar to mine. The dark backgrounds with the light writing are the best ones I think as they are gentler on the eyes.

Many years ago when they first started fiddling with PC's in the office it was found that a black screen with white writing was much better for the operators causing far less eye strain than white backgrounds with black writing. This may mean nothing to the young ones now, but it will as they age and their eyes start deteriorating.

tlr online
26-12-05, 22:16
Folks... I have a new theme being uploaded!! :D

xMiSsCrOfTx
26-12-05, 22:17
OOH! Yay! I hope it's the one from the last link! :jmp:

Tramp
26-12-05, 22:36
Thanks Justin, that is an improvement for me on the white backgrounds. Still prefer Armada though. Avi's look much better too on the dark backgrounds.

Hope Torn likes this one. But it's still blue.

Tomb Raider Master
26-12-05, 22:48
They are all great, especially the 'Steel' one! :tmb:

Geck-o-Lizard
26-12-05, 23:14
I like most that have a dark grey base, mid/light grey text, highlights of light grey, and other highlights of a colour such as aqua blue or orange. Any skins with that in them will suit me.

Here's some:
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=105
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=142
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=134
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=101

tlr online
26-12-05, 23:15
Right folks. I will buy you three themes. You've all got the links, so fight amongst yourselves, and last man standing can send me an email with the collective decision of all the members.

Can't say fairer than that, can I. :)

tlr online
26-12-05, 23:16
Geck. I need a favour. Could you make another banner like the one you did for the Blue Steal Theme?

Geck-o-Lizard
26-12-05, 23:26
Whoops, I edited out this post instead of replying :o

tlr online
26-12-05, 23:27
Gracious! :tmb:

tlr online
26-12-05, 23:30
Woohoo! Steal Blue Expanded now has a banner!!

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/index.php?styleid=8

Tramp
26-12-05, 23:37
Justin if we get one from each of CinVin and vBSkinworks they are both offering a buy 1 get one free so we can actually get 4 skins all up. I think that would be the best option as if we buy all from one site we may only get 1 free and have to pay for 3. Buy one from each site and we only have to pay for 2 but get 4.

tlr online
26-12-05, 23:38
Justin if we get one from each of CinVin and vBSkinworks they are both offering a buy 1 get one free so we can actually get 4 skins all up. I think that would be the best option as if we buy all from one site we may only get 1 free and have to pay for 3. Buy one from each site and we only have to pay for 2 but get 4.
Sounds good to me Kate. Would you be so kind as to rally the folks and get them voting?

Geck-o-Lizard
26-12-05, 23:53
For the skins:
I suggest we find 1 dark, 1 medium and 1 light. 2 dark if we're doing the buy-one-get-one-free deal twice over, since we've already got mediums and lights.

Here's my recommendations for the three categories from the two sites we have to choose from:

Dark skins
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=134
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=101
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=95

Medium skins
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=105
http://www.cinvin.com/forums/?styleid=22
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=142

Light skins
http://www.cinvin.com/forums/?styleid=11
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=109
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=103

Tramp
26-12-05, 23:58
No problem Justin.

CinVin Themes Available See Here

http://www.cinvin.com/products.php?do=products&catid=4

1. Emotional
2. Pod
3. Armada
4. NexGen 3
5. Alien Dreams
6. xRobot

vBSkinworks See Here

http://vbskinworks.com/index2.html

1. Delisiossio
2. RirraKusu
3. Consoul
4. Grunged
5. Big Red
6. BackSlash
7. Aquateen
8. Firefly
9. Kartel
10. Orange Crush
11. Black Teal
12. Soness
13. Portal Blue
14. Yurimien
15. Purple Dreemz
16. Azhria
17. ATX
18. N-Rev
19. Steel
20. PSP
21. Revolution
22. Hexcell

Please select 2 out of each in order of preference.

I will allow about 2-3 days for vote that should give everyone sufficient time to consider. It's around 11 am Tuesday here so I will close around say Midday OZ time Friday.

Geck-o-Lizard
27-12-05, 00:04
vbskinworks:
RirraKusu
Kartel

CinVin:
Pod
Armada

Tramp
27-12-05, 00:12
CinVin:

Armada
Pod

vB Skinworks:

RirraKusu
Kartel

I agree Geck heavier on the Dark as we already have light and medium to choose from.

Our choices will also expand in the not too distant future as more are adapted for use with version 3.5.2 and these new ones will be available free.

tlr online
27-12-05, 00:17
Free is good. :)

UNDERTAKER
27-12-05, 00:19
CinVin:

Pod
Alien Dreams


vB Skinworks:

Steel
Aquateen

Moon-Safari
27-12-05, 00:23
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=119

this one is so tombraidery. i think it would fit perfectly :)

BoyTRaider
27-12-05, 00:57
Damn! :eek:
I had no idea how high they cost!

mau3genius
27-12-05, 01:36
I like Pod Style [CinVin styles]
AlienDreams [CinVin styles]
BackSlash [vBSkinworks]
and PSP Style [vBSkinworks]

Geck-o-Lizard
27-12-05, 02:32
mau3genius:
Pick four skins, 2 from both sites. :)

FallenxFromxLight
27-12-05, 03:21
Steel is definetely pretty professional looking, but as I stated before...if you wish to spend ANY money on a design it should be a custom one made for these forums by a vB skin designer (I suggest looking around before laying your money down).

That way, you get an exclusive skin for your forums that nobody else can have, and you get something EXTREMELY catered to Tomb Raider, as opposed to just being plain/professional looking.

Just a thought :). I'd show you what I'm doing for my vB forum skin, but our designer told us to keep those 'under embargo' for now :p.

Tramp
27-12-05, 03:35
The problem with that Fallen is the cost factor. From the searches I have done they cost from hundreds of pounds to over a thousand pound for personalized skins and all you get is 1 skin.

Version 3.5.2 is so new there are not many written for it yet, when it becomes more common there will be more available some free.

One of the good things about vBulletin is that you can personalize it itstead of everybody having the same skin. Everyone has different tastes as was seen in the old forum whenever there was a colour change. By obtaining a few different styles hopefully it will satisfy more members as we can choose the way we want OUR forum to look. And for some of us older Raiders who wear glasses and have poor eyesight we can select a skin that is softer on our eyes without sending us blind.

Melonie Tomb Raider
27-12-05, 04:55
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=119

this one is so tombraidery. i think it would fit perfectly :)

Yes, I agree, that is so cool!

FourBalls
27-12-05, 11:14
http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/?styleid=119

this one is so tombraidery. i think it would fit perfectly :)
Yes...that one is tombraidery ;)
But I don't think it is free...

Tramp
27-12-05, 11:28
FourBalls if you read the thread Tlr is going to buy some skins for us. Both sites are offering a 2 for 1 sale. If you could browse the skins on offer from both sites and vote on 2 from each site. The winning votes are the ones Tlr will obtain.

Mona Sax
27-12-05, 12:13
CinVin:

Pod
Alien Dreams

vBSkinworks:

Black Teal
Grunged

Simulation
27-12-05, 12:16
Oh my.. This is a tough choice.

CinVin
NextGen3 Liquid
Pod Liquid

vBSkinworks
BlackTeal
Steel Fixed

Gabi
27-12-05, 13:27
vBSkinworks: BackSlash, Soness

CinVin: Armada, Pod

Anubis_AF
27-12-05, 13:38
CinVin:

Pod
xRobot


vBSkinworks

SteelStyle
Blackteal

Anubis_AF
27-12-05, 13:48
Free is good. :)
You can say that again :D

FourBalls
27-12-05, 14:03
FourBalls if you read the thread Tlr is going to buy some skins for us. Both sites are offering a 2 for 1 sale. If you could browse the skins on offer from both sites and vote on 2 from each site. The winning votes are the ones Tlr will obtain.
Oh...Sorry. :whi: I read the thread now so here are my favouites...

CinVin:
Alien Dreams
Armada

vBSkinworks:
RirraKusu
Steel Skin

Here...you have my votes :)
But when will the results be announced?

Neteru
27-12-05, 16:59
My revised choices then.

From CinVin:

Armada
Alien Dreams

From vBSkinworks:

Consoul Skin
Soness Skin

ben croft
27-12-05, 18:07
I like the steel theme. :wve:

Tramp
27-12-05, 21:18
Voting will close Midday Oz time Friday (it is 8.16 am Wednesday now). Votes will be calculated and be announced that afternoon.

Please voters select you're 2 favourite skins from each site (that's 4 skins).

Tramp

Mary CF
27-12-05, 21:57
Honestly, I like either ATX or Revolution. ATX seems more Tombraider-ish, although it also reminds me of war... and Revolution seems to have cornered two elements of Tombraider: the jungle themes, and technology (Lara's or her enemies). Revolution reminds me of Halo a bit though...

Steel is nice but a little plain.

I can't think of a fourth choice, sorry.

Geck-o-Lizard
27-12-05, 22:07
Can I just shout again that we need a couple of dark skins to be included in your choices, we already have a lot of light-coloured skins. :)

Melonie Tomb Raider
27-12-05, 22:57
Backlash
Firefly


Armada
Alien Dreams

ELEN
27-12-05, 23:58
You like any of those? I quite like THIS (http://www.vbskinworks.com/forum/index.php?styleid=144) theme. :)

If it supports 100% width, get it :tmb:

tlr online
28-12-05, 00:06
I think most themes come as fixed and expanded.

BoyTRaider
28-12-05, 06:27
Is there going to be a banner later on? :)

tlr online
28-12-05, 06:29
Yes. As soon as I can get in touch with amlai.

robson001
28-12-05, 14:07
CV: Armada/NextGen3
vBSw: ATX(soooo tombraiderish)/Consoul

dark_angel_7
28-12-05, 14:54
Wow, such a selection!

Hmm, which do I like?

The steel style
Grunged skin
Aquateen

I agree with Undertaker, they are probably the best. :) By the way will TRF ever go back to the way it used to be ? Because I would prefer it the old way to this new way.

Anubis_AF
28-12-05, 15:07
No dark_angel_7. I don't think it will :D

dark_angel_7
28-12-05, 15:09
Shame really. I liked the old TRF. :(

Anubis_AF
28-12-05, 15:51
Give the new ones a chance. We're all the same, it's just the layout that's different :)

SpArKy
28-12-05, 16:53
I really like this one:
BackSlash skin



But the steel one is also very nice!

Wizzy
28-12-05, 19:28
I Like

From the first link:
Pod
Armada

From the second link:
BackSlash skin
PSP skin

and i like ths steel stlye one....but i'm open minded so which ever one we get i'll most probably like it

Howlett
29-12-05, 00:01
CinVin:
Pod
NexGen3

vBSkinworks:
BlackTeal
ATX

nomedo
29-12-05, 22:31
I dont really like any of the CinVin's so ill only vote for the vBSkinworks...

my votes goes to:

black teal
and
Azhria

Tramp
29-12-05, 22:50
Nomendo that really doesn't matter whether you like them or not as it is up to the people to choose the skin they like for their screen. Would it be possible to just select 2 from CinVin that you least dislike. It doesn't mean that you have to use them as you select the one you like as a background.

Legend
30-12-05, 00:02
I prefere these:

http://www.extremepixels.com/skins_vb.php

Tramp
30-12-05, 00:09
So do we Legend but none of them are compatible with vBulletin 3.5.2. Tlr has tried them and they just crash the system. Please vote on the ones selected as they are the only ones we have found so far that are written for this version.

Please remember this version of vBulletin was only released about a week before Christmas.

nomedo
30-12-05, 00:36
ok tram ill choose two cinvins too :wve:

Ailien Dreams
Emotional

Tramp
30-12-05, 01:14
Thank you Nomendo.

http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_1.gif

Joseph
30-12-05, 02:47
I prefere these:

http://www.extremepixels.com/skins_vb.php Yes that is the page tlr came up with. You are supposed to choose 2 light and 2 dark ones from that page (or any other of course). Also, the skin must be compatible with our software: VBulletin 3.5.2. :)

Tramp
30-12-05, 03:23
Joseph I gave tlr the link to extreme pixels and he has already tried downloading from there. Unfortunately they are not compatible with our version and they caused a crash. That is why we have chosen to go with CinVin and vBSkinworks. They are the only ones we have found sofar that are compatible with version 3.5.2 so your selections need to come out of those 2 sites only.

Joseph
30-12-05, 03:30
I'm sorry Tramp. :hug: So you came with the page. :tmb:
What do you say? Not 3.5.2. compatible?:confused: But half of the skins on that page say they are Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.2
...:pi:

Tramp
30-12-05, 04:10
You would think that but it doesn't appear as if they are. The site is powered by vBulletin 3.5.2 but the skins available for sale and download are still only for the earlier versions. They have obviously altered them for their own use but have not made them available for sale as yet. They appear to finish at version 3.5.1. Justin already tried to obtain the Steel and it crashed the system. Justin and I chatted about this via PM for about 2 days. I was bored being Boxing Day and a public holiday here with everyone else busy and I was at home so I did a fair bit of searching as Justin was busy setting all this up and answering queries. After going cross eyed doing Google searches these were the two sites I came up with that had skins for 3.5.2. More will become available as more people by this version and there will also be free ones. We also chose these 2 as they are offering a buy one get one free deal the others aren't.

Joseph
30-12-05, 04:31
Oh yeah! That was such a good tip of yours for a deal ! :)
Sorry that i missed a few messages (obviously) please don't mind it.:hug:

Tramp
30-12-05, 04:46
That's OK Jo. There may be some there that are written for this version but the one Justin tried wasn't. Ít's definately a better deal, better than buying one and getting one. Gives us a lot more choices. BTW have you voted yet on your selections.

Joseph
30-12-05, 05:10
I must admit i have not voted yet. Shall i? It's because i really like the Liquid one we already have and i use.

Tramp
30-12-05, 05:21
That's OK you can still use that if your prefer. This gives us all more to choose from. I like the darker ones as they are better for the eyes. We found that out when Word Processors first came out and Secretaries where typing all day. The light backgrounds with the black writing gave us very bad eye strain, but the black background with white writing was far kinder to the eyes. Something to do with the light dark contrast. I also find now I have trouble with the old fashioned PC Screens since I have been using an LCD. My eyes get very tired when I am on my Dad's old type screen but I don't have the problem with my LCD.

Unlike the old Infopop where you have one skin and one skin only vBulletin allows you to select the skin you like. You never know we might select one that you like better than Liquid. vBulletin is far more personal that most other styles.

Joseph
30-12-05, 05:54
Hmm.... is that so. I just kept having the impression that lighter backgrounds were more comfortable to the eyes. But i do have eye-stress from the screens lately i'm sure....:pi: i notice it every next day in daylight...
Don't know if it's the light/dark issue ... or just being at them more than 8 hours each day.

I don't know really. Sure interesting to read Secretaries conclusion.

I am simply not sure if i am only *telling myself* that light screens are better.
The 'feel' of dark is always good (reminds me of the good old slide shows, and cinema situation, a very cozy feel), but light (white background) with black letters feels more relaxing to my eyes. I have a desk lamp next to/between my monitors too. Rest of the room is dark at the moment. Keeps me awake. :D
That reminds me. Why be awake now. Maybe time to get some sleep. :whi:

Tramp
31-12-05, 02:39
Light or Dark Skin No. of Votes

1. Emotional D 1
2. Pod L 11
3. Armada D 8
4. NexGen 3 L 4
5. Alien Dreams D 7
6. xRobot L 1


Winner for the Light is Pod with 11 votes. Winner for the Dark is Armada with 8 votes.


1. Delisiossio L 0
2. RirraKusu D 3
3. Consoul D 2
4. Grunged L 2
5. Big Red L 0
6. BackSlash L 5
7. Aquateen L 1
8. Firefly L 1 (9. Kartel D 2
10. Orange Crush L 0
11. Black Teal L 5
12. Soness L 2
13. Portal Blue D 0
14. Yurimien L 0
15. Purple Dreemz L 0
16. Azhria L 1
17. ATX D 3
18. N-Rev D 0
19. Steel L 5
20. PSP D 2
21. Revolution L 1
22. Hexcell L 0


For the Light we had a 3 way tie with Back Slash, Black Teal and Steel all with 5 votes each..

With the Dark we had a tie with RirraKusu and ATX with 3 votes each.

It’s now up to Tlr.

tlr online
31-12-05, 02:42
Hi Kate.

I've temporarily unstuck this thread so I can concentrate on the server move. This doesn't mean that, come Wednesday, I won't be buying new themes. It's just to keep my mind completely focused on what I need to be doing atm.

I promised you fine folk new themes, and by goodness, you will have them. :hug:

Tramp
31-12-05, 02:46
Don't expect it Justin but I'm not sure how long the buy one get one free is valid for. We may already had missed out.

tlr online
31-12-05, 02:52
If we've missed out, then it's only a couple of extra dollars. No problemo. You folk are worth every penny for sticky with us. :)

Tramp
31-12-05, 02:59
:gki: :gki:

SpArKy
03-01-06, 19:14
If we've missed out, then it's only a couple of extra dollars. No problemo. You folk are worth every penny for sticky with us. :)
As an individual, how much am i worth? :)