GMS2 yellow accent theme (+instructions on making these)

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  1. YellowAfterlife

    YellowAfterlife ᴏɴʟɪɴᴇ ᴍᴜʟᴛɪᴘʟᴀʏᴇʀ Forum Staff Moderator

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    Seeing the blue accent theme topic reminded me that I wanted to do a small theme for a while, so I did, and wrote up instructions on how to make themes that won't easily break between GMS2 updates.

    Installing:
    • Navigate to %PROGRAMDATA%/GameMakerStudio2
      Note: not Program Files! Skins folder in PF will get overwritten whenever IDE updates.
      On Mac, it's likely in Application Data - check where runtime_feeds.json is via Finder.
    • Open the Skins directory, or make one if it's not there yet.
    • Extract your skin into a subdirectory in Skins so that you have Skins/<skin name>/Styles, etc.
    • Choose the skin in GMS2 via menu:File - Preferences - General - IDE Skin.
     
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  2. immortalx

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    That looks really nice! I always liked yellow on grey because of Lightwave on the Amiga :D
     
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  3. EvanSki

    EvanSki Member

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    Is there a way to get the default theme in file form?
     
  4. immortalx

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    The default light and dark skins are located at "C:\Program Files\GameMaker Studio 2\GUI\Skins" (on Windows obviously).
     
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  5. EvanSki

    EvanSki Member

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    Thanks!

    also one question about themes
    Whats this used for?
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  6. CE Studios

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    I had no idea we could make custom themes! I wish I actually owned a GMS 2 Desktop license!
     
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  7. YellowAfterlife

    YellowAfterlife ᴏɴʟɪɴᴇ ᴍᴜʟᴛɪᴘʟᴀʏᴇʀ Forum Staff Moderator

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    There's a medium-sized set of placeholder images - you can search the layout files for references to them, but I don't think many are used at this point
     
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  8. BraydeeJohnson

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    Dang this is beautiful. I'm going to give this a shot after the Jam! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  9. Andy

    Andy Member

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    I'll stick with green for now, but your yellow theme really does look nice. Good work!
     
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  10. tommy shelby

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    nice post
     

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