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edesignuk
Mar 3, 2005, 01:53 PM
Just customised mine after reading this how-to (http://www.resexcellence.com/mods_04/03-04-04.shtml) that was posted in another thread somewhere.

Mine is a simple change, didn't go OTT with it, but I think it looks cool. So let's see any you've done, or the results of what you do after reading this :D

(Leave in PDF format, makes it easy for others to use your file if they wanted to ;))

jsw
Mar 3, 2005, 02:45 PM
My lame attempt....

virividox
Mar 3, 2005, 02:50 PM
can i request you make a kiera boot panel :)

emw
Mar 3, 2005, 02:51 PM
can i request you make a kiera boot panel :)jsw just did, albeit with a suboptimal picture of Keira, IMO.

The current 'tar would make a nice one!

jsw
Mar 3, 2005, 02:56 PM
jsw just did, albeit with a suboptimal picture of Keira, IMO.

The current 'tar would make a nice one!
;)

emw
Mar 3, 2005, 03:06 PM
Here's mine:

edesignuk
Mar 3, 2005, 03:38 PM
OK, well, this wasn't intended to be another Keira associated thread...but if you're gonna do it guys, at least do a good job of it :p

I still wanna see what any of you come up with on a serious level, get your thinking caps on!

Download PDF (http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/forums/BootPanel.pdf) (too big to attach :eek: ) I've tried it, and it actually looks pretty slick :)

jsw
Mar 3, 2005, 03:39 PM
Nice. See, I didn't want to do the work involved in making a good Keira one, just wanted to goad you into doing it. I see my plan has succeeded. :D

emw
Mar 3, 2005, 03:41 PM
I still wanna see what any of you come up with on a serious level, get your thinking caps on!Hey, mine was serious! :p

But I like yours better...

edesignuk
Mar 3, 2005, 03:42 PM
Hey, mine was serious! :p

But I like yours better...
No no, yours was a proper one, and a good one too! :cool:

virividox
Mar 3, 2005, 03:43 PM
OK, well, this wasn't intended to be another Keira associated thread...but if you're gonna do it guys, at least do a good job of it :p

I still wanna see what any of you come up with on a serious level, get your thinking caps on!

Download PDF (http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/forums/BootPanel.pdf) (too big to attach :eek: ) I've tried it, and it actually looks pretty slick :)

this is a kiera boot panel we can be proud off!!! more edesign MORE WE NEED MORE!!! hehe

yippy
Mar 3, 2005, 03:43 PM
Yea, I read that two, it was in the March Destops thread. I didn't make mine, found it from the same site with the instructions. Oh well :rolleyes: .
http://netfiles.uiuc.edu/kamunds2/www/BootPanel.pdf

virividox
Mar 3, 2005, 03:54 PM
how about log in panels have any of u guys changed those

cuz i never really see my boot panel a lot anyway but i always log off or switch user

edesignuk
Mar 3, 2005, 03:56 PM
how about log in panels have any of u guys changed those

cuz i never really see my boot panel a lot anyway but i always log off or switch user
I've put the multi-colour apple logo in place of the normal one, looks good :D

virividox
Mar 3, 2005, 04:06 PM
I've put the multi-colour apple logo in place of the normal one, looks good :D

can you use the same pdf u put up for dl or do u have to change a differnt file

edesignuk
Mar 3, 2005, 04:11 PM
can you use the same pdf u put up for dl or do u have to change a differnt file
It's done differently. It's a tif and it goes in here: /System/Library/CoreServices/SecurityAgent/Contents/Resources

(Had to zip it to attach).

Rob587
Mar 3, 2005, 04:33 PM
who is keira? and is that a pic of you edesignuk in your avatar or is it the keira girl? im soo confused... someone enlighten me. :D

aus_dave
Mar 3, 2005, 04:34 PM
how about log in panels have any of u guys changed thoseThis guide (http://www.resexcellence.com/mods_04/03-09-04.shtml) tells you how to do it. It looks a lot more complex though - I can just imagine myself ringing Apple Tech Support and explaining how I locked myself out of the computer :D.

virividox
Mar 3, 2005, 04:36 PM
who is keira? and is that a pic of you edesignuk in your avatar or is it the keira girl? im soo confused... someone enlighten me. :D

BLASPHEMER!!! BURN HIM BURN HIM hehe

edesign is macrumors resident keira devotee, and that is her in his 'tar

edesignuk
Mar 3, 2005, 04:36 PM
who is keira? and is that a pic of you edesignuk in your avatar or is it the keira girl? im soo confused... someone enlighten me. :D
You have 196 posts, member since '04. I take it you're joking??

virividox
Mar 3, 2005, 04:36 PM
This guide (http://www.resexcellence.com/mods_04/03-09-04.shtml) tells you how to do it. It looks a lot more complex though - I can just imagine myself ringing Apple Tech Support and explaining how I locked myself out of the computer :D.

ooooookay not too keen on doing that myself

edesignuk
Mar 3, 2005, 04:38 PM
ooooookay not too keen on doing that myself
It's easy to do the bit I did though, just replacing the Apple logo (attached above) ;)

iindigo
Mar 3, 2005, 04:40 PM
Here's a nice, smooth boot panel. Hopefully one of many to come :)

virividox
Mar 3, 2005, 04:43 PM
It's easy to do the bit I did though, just replacing the Apple logo (attached above) ;)

i dont have apple developer kit installed :( crap and i dont have my cds with me

i want to change the text that default says Mac Os x oh well need to wait till i get my cds!!!

jsw
Mar 3, 2005, 04:44 PM
PDF is here (http://formymac.com/MR/BootPanelKK4.pdf).
http://formymac.com/MR/BootPanelKK4.jpg

jackieonasses
Mar 3, 2005, 04:49 PM
PDF is here (http://formymac.com/MR/BootPanelKK4.pdf).
Normally, I am not to fond of boot panels, and i am not obsessed with Kiera. Although i think she is gorgeous. That boot panel wants me to be become obsessed with her AND want to change my boot panel!

kyle

nice work js-dub

virividox
Mar 3, 2005, 04:49 PM
PDF is here (http://formymac.com/MR/BootPanelKK4.pdf).
http://formymac.com/MR/BootPanelKK4.jpg

good gosh!!! hotness!!!

jsw
Mar 3, 2005, 04:49 PM
i dont have apple developer kit installed :( crap and i dont have my cds with me

i want to change the text that default says Mac Os x oh well need to wait till i get my cds!!!
Can't get the tools from here (http://developer.apple.com/tools/macosxtools.html)?

jsw
Mar 3, 2005, 04:50 PM
Normally, I am not to fond of boot panels, and i am not obsessed with Kiera. Although i think she is gorgeous. That boot panel wants me to be become obsessed with her AND want to change my boot panel!

kyle

nice work js-dub
Now I'm going to be rebooting hourly.... ;)

mkrishnan
Mar 3, 2005, 04:51 PM
Now I'm going to be rebooting hourly.... ;)

And kernel panics suddenly have a bright side. :p

virividox
Mar 3, 2005, 04:51 PM
Can't get the tools from here (http://developer.apple.com/tools/macosxtools.html)?

not an ADC member :(

virividox
Mar 3, 2005, 04:52 PM
Now I'm going to be rebooting hourly.... ;)

now someone will start a thread with 'who has the shortest uptime and why'
hahahah ;D

jackieonasses
Mar 3, 2005, 04:52 PM
Now I'm going to be rebooting hourly.... ;)Trust me... I can say a nasty not so forum appropriate joke to that....

I won't... ha but nice work again. I am working on one now.

kyle

jsw
Mar 3, 2005, 04:57 PM
not an ADC member :(
I believe you can get these tools with the free membership.

Daveway
Mar 3, 2005, 05:21 PM
Here are some of mine.
http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21473&stc=1
http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21474&stc=1

virividox
Mar 3, 2005, 05:33 PM
I believe you can get these tools with the free membership.

yeah i could get them if i had my panther cds with me, but i left them at home :(

jsw
Mar 3, 2005, 05:35 PM
yeah i could get them if i had my panther cds with me, but i left them at home :(
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but if you join ADC (free), then you can go to that link and download the tools. Isn't that all you need to do? Or are you running Jaguar?

tonyeck
Mar 3, 2005, 05:41 PM
Here are some of mine.
http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21473&stc=1
http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21474&stc=1


They are taken from that website!!!!

Mechcozmo
Mar 3, 2005, 06:36 PM
I sense a number of people's uptime going down the drain...

jsw
Mar 3, 2005, 06:46 PM
I sense a number of people's uptime going down the drain...
Yeah, for some reason, my Mac's become very unstable.... ;)

tonyeck
Mar 3, 2005, 07:07 PM
This is why windows crashes so much...so people can see their modded boot up screen!

All makes sense now, Bill just wanted to see pics of Kiera all the time! :p

thecow
Mar 3, 2005, 07:35 PM
Here's one that I did. I wasted WAY too much time on this. http://home.comcast.net/~mdordai/bootpanel.pdf
Does anyone have the old font that Apple used on the classic boot panel? The one that I used doesn't look right. It seams too thin. Maybe it's just me. The O definitely isn't right though.

stubeeef
Mar 3, 2005, 09:27 PM
By the looks of things, you'all are deprived! :p

virividox
Mar 4, 2005, 01:39 AM
im not deprived!!!

emw
Mar 4, 2005, 09:22 AM
This may be a stupid question, but is it possible to embed an animated GIF into a PDF file? I would think I could do it, but don't have the apps with me on this machine so can't test it.

But it could lead to a BootPanel with an animated GIF. Hmmm. I'll have to try to find this out when I can.

jsw
Mar 4, 2005, 11:03 AM
This may be a stupid question, but is it possible to embed an animated GIF into a PDF file? I would think I could do it, but don't have the apps with me on this machine so can't test it.

But it could lead to a BootPanel with an animated GIF. Hmmm. I'll have to try to find this out when I can.
I've never seen one - but that doesn't mean it can't be done. However, I think the whole PDF concept revolves around something which is printable - which would rule out animated images. So my guess: can't be done. Hope I'm wrong.

emw
Mar 4, 2005, 02:02 PM
I've never seen one - but that doesn't mean it can't be done. However, I think the whole PDF concept revolves around something which is printable - which would rule out animated images. So my guess: can't be done. Hope I'm wrong.PDFs can store movies, audio, etc. I would think it could hold an animated GIF. I just need to get to a point I can test it. I'll let you all know, hopefully today.

damgpro
Mar 4, 2005, 02:13 PM
Here's a bootpanel I made, I also use it as my login screen.
http://home.earthlink.net/~dgalarza/images/BootPanel- vida guerra.pdf

Download PDF (http://home.earthlink.net/~dgalarza/images/BootPanel- vida guerra.pdf)

I had a question too, after a lot of attempts at setting up a Login Screen, I finally figured out that it only works when the Login Options are set as: Display Login Window as Name and Password, not List of Users. Is it possible to change the screen for the List of Users option?

edesignuk
Mar 4, 2005, 02:39 PM
I tell you what, it's not too obvious that most of us here are blokes is it...how sterortypical and pathetic are we? :eek:

:rolleyes: meh...:D

evoluzione
Mar 7, 2005, 10:59 AM
heh, i can't believe it's taken you lot so long to figure all this out...not to gloat or anything, but i was changing my boot panels at least 2 years ago...

you know you can also change all the text that is displayed during startup, like "starting network services" etc, and you can have it say anything you like. great for practical jokes :)

thecow
Mar 7, 2005, 06:49 PM
How do you change the text?

PlaceofDis
Mar 7, 2005, 06:59 PM
i really like that blue one that was posted earlier, now i just need to get a good pic of Angelena Jolie so i can have a great boot panel of my favorite gal

edesignuk
Mar 8, 2005, 02:50 AM
i really like that blue one that was posted earlier, now i just need to get a good pic of Angelena Jolie so i can have a great boot panel of my favorite gal
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=36275 ;)

kettle
Mar 8, 2005, 03:16 AM
Anyone successfully installed a custom login panel?

I'd find a custom login much more useful. please don't just link to resexcellence and say duh, I'm interested if anyone has actually got a simple solution under 10.3... :)

virividox
Mar 8, 2005, 04:22 AM
yeah i dont feel all that comfy messing witht that stuff

Platform
Mar 8, 2005, 04:23 AM
PDF is here (http://formymac.com/MR/BootPanelKK4.pdf).
http://formymac.com/MR/BootPanelKK4.jpg

Now the REAL good once are starting to come :D

Good work ;)

gallagb
Mar 8, 2005, 06:22 AM
while i have no artistic Nor photoshop ability

i'm very surprised that there have only been about 6 of these Custom Boot Panels put on here

usually by now i'd expect a lot more- for example when we do the Desktop's of the month there are usually 8 pages by the end of the month- & every 2-3 posts is someone's image

this Thread has hardly no images- when it was made to put images up-

wonder why-
people think this is dumb?
not enough folks got into it?
just courious.

kettle
Mar 8, 2005, 09:35 AM
while i have no artistic Nor photoshop ability

i'm very surprised that there have only been about 6 of these Custom Boot Panels put on here

usually by now i'd expect a lot more- for example when we do the Desktop's of the month there are usually 8 pages by the end of the month- & every 2-3 posts is someone's image

this Thread has hardly no images- when it was made to put images up-

wonder why-
people think this is dumb?
not enough folks got into it?
just courious.

That's why I was asking about login panels. I hardly ever see my boot up panel, why would I bother messing with it.

Anyone with good login results I'd love to know the best tactic.

damgpro
Mar 8, 2005, 12:32 PM
I was able to replace my login with my custom bootpanel (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=1310218&postcount=48) succesfully with the tutorial that was posted earlier. Only problem was that it only worked when I have the Users settings for login set to display name and password not the list of users.

If you follow that guide at Resexcellence (http://www.resexcellence.com/mods_04/03-09-04.shtml) it works fine, I didn't have any problems. The guide goes through all the steps. I just saved the pdf file as the applelogo.tif so I used the same image and followed the rest of the steps.

PlaceofDis
Mar 8, 2005, 12:51 PM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=36275 ;)


thank you, you are my hero e :p

Daveway
Mar 8, 2005, 05:50 PM
They are taken from that website!!!!

Come again. Not quite sure what you mean. I forget where I got them from. I've had these for awhile now.

tonyeck
Mar 8, 2005, 08:03 PM
Come again. Not quite sure what you mean. I forget where I got them from. I've had these for awhile now.


Sorry mate, thought you were claiming them as your own build... My bad, I spologise :(

Mitthrawnuruodo
May 1, 2005, 06:38 AM
(How did I miss this thread back in March...???)

I made these, based on the LOTR desktops from pixelhuset.se (I think I psted them once before, far out in one of the monthly desktop image threads). If you want any of the original pdf's (instead of just converting these) PM me... ;)

snkTab
May 1, 2005, 02:45 PM
Great job Mitthrawnuruodo.

millar876
Jul 8, 2005, 09:16 AM
any ideas on how 2 do it in 10.4

im stumped cos

/System/Library/CoreServices/SystemStarter/QuartzDisplay.bundle/Resources

dont seem to exist

Flying Llama
Jul 11, 2005, 07:20 PM
any ideas on how 2 do it in 10.4

im stumped cos

/System/Library/CoreServices/SystemStarter/QuartzDisplay.bundle/Resources

dont seem to exist

Something terrible has gone with customizing boot panels in 10.4... it's no longer a simple swap of PDFs, it's buried under system executables. We'll need installers and modifications of core system files now. :(
The reason for this is because Apple changed the system of the boot process. When you see your Boot Panel, it's fake. It's just there so you don't get bored while the login window starts. The progress bar is based on a percentage, the first time you boot, it writes the time it took for the login window to start in /var/db/loginwindow.boottime. It uses that to determine how slow the progress bar should go next time. This is why the progress bar seems so smooth and nice. You can even run the process /usr/libexec/WaitingForLoginWindow from the terminal, but it will not write the time it takes unless you use sudo. There is no harm in running this.
See here (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050614201205203&query=waitingforloginwindow)

Since it is now in hex, to replace it we must take the code from the pdf or image file and replace it with the right section in the executable. We must not make any offset, so the code must be exactly 18432 bytes long. This is very complicated and risky, I will not be doing it... :(
See here (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=256300)

Hope I didn't explain this too badly...

llama :o

rrijkers
Aug 27, 2007, 02:08 PM
Hi Flying Llama,

thats as far as I fond things too, it is a pitty that it is not decently posible anymore in Tiger :( Hopefully Leopard will let us do this again? :)

ps. Sorry for digging up an o-o-old post :)