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How to skin Torrent Status icons

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For general information, please read:

Skinning Tutorial ignorantcow and Splintax wrote on the main page. Much of the information there will not be repeated here.

Wikipedia's Article on Alpha Compositing.

In an effort to diversify this guide, I have instead focused on a more visual mode of tutorialization.

A Visual Representation of the Supreme Righteous Icon Placement Paradigm

Below details the dimensions and functions of each of the skins available in µTorrent.

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Alpha Blending for the Uninformed

Alpha Blending is the wave of the future! It will make your skins vibrant, expressive, and down right DYNAMIC! µTorrent can properly render 32bit BMPs. 32bit BMPs support ARGB color.

Create your iconset that features partial transparency.

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Save as PNG with no background.

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Once you have saved the PNG, use AlphaConv to convert the PNG to BMP. (This is, by far, the easiest way to create a properly alpha-blended 32bit BMP). That's it, you are done!

- This is a work in progress, please be patient. We now resume the reqularly scheduled program already in progress. -

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Is it me or is this button set kind of old? There's new buttons (like the grayed-out "µ" button) that are not shown in this post. Would you mind updating this? I wanna know what the new buttons mean. =D

-Karasuhebi

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Yea, Photoshop's grid was off, I ended up doing a 16x16 box and copying it over (all black, the last column of pixels was white, so i kept moving copies over till the white lines designated me the borders), Released Mix n Match eventually :)

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I couldn't setup the status icons, although tstatus.bmp is in the %AppData%/uTorrent

Could be a bug in µTorrent-1.7?

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it's either %AppData%/uTorrent, or in the directory you have utorrent.exe and the various .dat files (if you have moved them for portability / organization.) Check there, and be sure to restart µT.

As of the µTorrent 1.7 beta 1703, skins are working correctly. Mine are in my utorrent.exe directory.

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Now I moved them all to the µTorrent directory, and nothing was set. In the %AppData%/uTorrent all was set, except for the tstatus.bmp, that don't change keeping showing the defaults icons.

There is another setting that will determine where it will look for the skins files?

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µTorrent only looks in its settings directory, meaning only its executable's current directory, or %appdata%\uTorrent (depending on which one has settings.dat).

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Maybe it's time to update this guide to support version 1.8? tstatus.bmp should be 16 (or 32) icons, and tabs.bmp should be 7 (or 14).

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Has there been any updates to this I'm in the process of making these now and was looking for information. I need to know what each image (in order) represents....

downloading, uploading, etc...

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