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Old 10-29-2009, 09:38 PM
GrahamH GrahamH is offline
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Originally Posted by Ratty View Post
Ccfj1.... thank you so much.. I installed your 'Alpina mk3' splashscreen on my B3 and it looks soooooo cool now... it really adds another touch of class to the car.

Only trouble is... it's a 4:3 screen, so it looks a bit squashed at the sides
Originally Posted by ccfj1 View Post
The image is the OEM standard size for the unit, and is for both the mk3 and mk4.

To get it to stretch out you will need to upgrade to a mk4
To get it to stretch out, you need a 16:9 widescreen display, even with only a Mk3. But if you haven't got one of those, see below
Originally Posted by ccfj1 View Post
As for hacking it about so it could be rigged to work on a mk3, (and not look squashed) could be problematic.
It's not too bad actually...

If you haven't got a 16:9 screen, here's how to make an image look good on 4:3 screens:

1. Create your original image as a 400 x 312, or a multiple of that (800 x 624 also works, for example.)

2. When you've got that as you want it, resize it to 400 x 234. I use - this is done via the resize option on the image menu. (untick "maintain aspect ratio" of course!) It will look stretched and out of proportion at this point. Then save it as a GIF.

3. Using Navtweak, replace the splashscreen in the usual way with the 400 x 234 GIF file you just made

4. When you install the new Nav OS, this distorted image automatically becomes squashed (as Ratty has discovered) back into the 400 x 312 proportions, so it looks as you intended.

All good fun!

Hope this helps

Last edited by GrahamH; 10-29-2009 at 09:45 PM. Reason: typos
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