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Rapier - XBMC by tvnca Rapier - XBMC by tvnca
The goal is to provide a simple to use but clean and elegant interface that focuses on efficiency when browsing your media. Important considerations are put on usability, performance, and providing the user with flexibility when it comes to customization. Rapier tries to support all the latest features XBMC has to offer as long as it fits in with the skin's design goals.


Rapier v4.00 RC1 (16-Aug-11)

This will probably be a quick RC before it goes final. If you find any bugs/inconsistencies please let me know.

If you have a previous version of Rapier installed, it is recommended that you reset the skin settings by going to System->Skin Settings->Reset Skin. You might also want to delete the Textures.db file in userdata->database of your XBMC profile directory.

Check out the readme.txt for full installation instructions.

For a full list of changes, check the changelog.


If you have any support questions post them in the forums.
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:iconxxsilentspartanxx:
xXSilentSpartanXx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Hey man, love the skin. Been using it for about 4-5 months now. The main view that I use is "Wall". In the last version, you had the rating at the bottom, but not the name of the movie. In this version (V4.00 BETA 2), you added the names of the movie to the bottom, but removed the rating. Can I please see this in the future? I will be using your skin regardless, just wanted to see if you could implement this. Anyway, thanks for the awesome skin!
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:icontvnca:
tvnca Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
I've added a view option to show the rating in the RC1 update.
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:iconcarimari:
carimari Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
thanks, this will be my my default skin for now
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:iconpowazniak:
Powazniak Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Nice
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:iconthesoniq:
thesoniq Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Best skin I've ever seen. Any interest in a custom sound pack? Any ideas? I'd like to contribute to the skin in some way...
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:iconpengster:
pengster Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
looove it, well to be exactly......lovED it! Happy that 4.0 Beta is out. How can i get it to apple tv 2 - posted in forum above:)
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:iconcraigweb:
craigweb Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Just gotta say that this skin is amazing. It's so much better than the default themes and I was so glad to see that you'd updated it! Also - the change from grey to blue is very welcome!
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:iconsqua7ch:
Squa7ch Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Great Skin, recently started using XBMC on my PC (been using it on my original XBox for years) after hooking it up to the plasma in the living room :) and this skin goes along great with that!
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:iconegor-e:
egor-e Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
The best XBMC skin. Period.
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:iconniklas23:
niklas23 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
I love this theme so much that I modified it to work in XBMC dharma as an addon. Code and installation instructions here: [link]

I am not very familiar with XBMC skin creation, there are some issues left. Please help if you can.
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:iconsharp161:
Sharp161 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Love this very clean and nice definatly be using
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:iconggio:
ggio Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
nice workz
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:iconggio:
ggio Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
nice!!!!
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:icongrobi1209:
Grobi1209 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
would it be possible to add a seperate category for HD-Movies in the final release for dharma like in the "MikotoBuild"-Mod?
THX and i'm curious to see the new release for Dharma.
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:iconnuckchorris0:
nuckchorris0 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Give me Dharma or Give me Death! :shakefish:

Honestly, this skin is what makes XBMC's otherwise clunky interface tolerable. I want to see this in Dharma!
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:iconguille779:
Guille779 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
How do you install this under Dharma?
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:iconbackpanda:
BackPanda Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
I'm having the same problem. I've done what the wiki's told me to do, but to no avail.
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:iconsalvog92:
SalvoG92 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Awesome! Thanks! :D
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:iconmadmatze:
madmatze Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Awesome! :-) Many thanks for the really great work!
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:iconhnekka:
Hnekka Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
The absolute best skin for xbmc!
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:icongalefury:
galefury Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
My skin of choice. I hope you will keep it updated.
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:iconmattroberts297:
mattroberts297 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Really nice theme. Thank you.
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:iconfreezer777:
freezer777 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
good one
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:iconcoachmen:
coachmen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
wow great skin!!
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:iconarrioch:
arrioch Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
AWESOME!!
Thanks a lot for sharing!
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:iconpleonasmaticul:
pleonasmaticul Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
This really is an amazing theme (mostly because it is so functional) and even thou I try other themes, this is the one I am coming back to. Thanks a lot.
I do have a request if it's possible. Can you upload the source file (psd probably) for the home category text? I want to add another category and it would be very useful.
Thank again!
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:iconrevan1118:
Revan1118 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
best skin ever :D
:+fav:
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:icontrouson:
trouson Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
This is a really great skin. I've definetively choose this one as the best one.
Good job. Keep doing so good job.
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:iconbutlertotheb:
butlertotheb Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks... Going to try this out on my Appletv when I get home!!!!
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:icondbaran:
dbaran Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I have tried several XBMC skins so far and this one is easily the best! Thank for the great work...
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:iconxerik08x:
xErik08x Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Very beautifully crafted skin, with high opinion Rapier is the best skin for XBMC :D
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:iconpengster:
pengster Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Rapier together with xbmc is the best! I love love love it! Many thanks to you!

It's very functional, yet still has a very good feel to it - it's just the right amought of "design" i want on my media center - more would compromise the content.

Again, 10/10
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:icontp-power:
TP-Power Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Awesome work ;)
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:iconfr31g31st:
fr31g31st Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely the best xbmc skin for me so far. Even in my most creative moments I couldn't have it done better ;)

Impressive work!
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:iconhundone:
hundone Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Dope theme dude! I'm using it on my HTPC and I Love it!
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:iconniroht:
Niroht Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
I haven't given it a try yet but I'm looking forward to it. I did however get about 61 transfer errors from files in the /Rapier/media/studios directory. Their filenames appear to be either corrupt, or a font I don't have. This failed for me both in Windows and Linux. Still, looking forward to it!
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:iconfleeet:
fleeet Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Currently using this skin now and I have to say, I thought I'd forever be using Aeon until this came along.

This really is a beautifully crafted skin, so slick and clean which is just want you want in a media center.

My favourite style is the wrap info view - it just shows everything I could need in an information page.


(A question you might be able to answer: when in wrap info and the jump bar gets highlighted, how do you go back to selecting individual files? all combinations of up and down and left and right don't seem to work for me. I'm not even sure what I'm pressing to get it that way.)

In conclusion: the best XBMC skin hands down.
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:icontvnca:
tvnca Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Thank you for your kind words. As for your problem, this has already been fixed in the next version. Stay tuned.
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:iconrobmonstro:
robmonstro Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009   Filmographer
Good job, looks really clean and functional.
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:iconbyakuyapv:
Byakuyapv Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Nicely done. Thanks
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