cagerhager

custom skin shows up as compressed in FSD

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Good morning guys, I'm relatively new to the xbox scene and have to say I prefer the FSD to Aurora for dash needs (like the layout).

Regardless I have watched a few videos on creating my own skin/theme and have followed tutorials exactly, but when I use XZP Tool (v1.0 or 2.0) and compress my skin, then transfer it to the main menu via FTP and USB, it shows up as "name" Compressed. When I select the skin, it black screens and I have to delete the whole skin to revert back to original. I have tried many different things (making version 1 and not 3) and even uncompressed a working theme and tried to create a .xzp file of it and when transferred, it still shows compressed. 

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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all XZP show up as compressed, because xzp is a zip format. you can leave the skin extracted in a folder instead.

it has nothing to do with the black screen though, that is probably an error in the skin.

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Thanks for the reply. So maybe it is the template I'm using. 

This is what I followed and used the template and xzp tool. I even tried just creating a blank theme and transferring it just now and same thing. In the skin folder, the name shows up as "f3 theme template compressed" instead of just the name. I started it up and again a black screen. What template have others used to create their own skin?

Also, you said you can leave it uncompressed and add it to a folder. How would you load a skin that is not in .xzp format?

 

Edit*** I got it loaded, by just adding the folder to skins. Thank you for the suggestion :)

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Good, enjoy.

I would still suggest switching to Aurora though, as that is still actively supported and developed, F3 is kind of depricated.

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I agree. Aurora seems to flow seamlessly. Its nice to have the old 360 dash flow from time to time. Thanks again!

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