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Offline Koegeweather

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How do I change the weather icon?
« on: November 28, 2011, 04:00:40 PM »
How do I change the weather icon in WDLive? I have now tried for a while without luck. I'm using WDLive premium 6.08. WD version 10.37Q build 89. I'm following the guideline in the pdf called Configuring_wdl for setting up the link to the image like http://www.yourdomain.com/images/xxxx.gif

I have tried with gif and png formats. I have tried different icon sizes 128x128p as the largest and the iconsize 55x58px, which I found in another tread. I wonder if there is something I have to change in WD.

 


Offline rickyac

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Re: How do I change the weather icon?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 06:16:28 PM »
I am having the same problem renaimed all the icons as per instructions but still no joy. Will watch with interest to see if we get an answer

Offline niko

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Re: How do I change the weather icon?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 06:42:16 PM »
Koegeweather: Please post the url of the WDL page.

Offline rickyac

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Re: How do I change the weather icon?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2011, 06:38:46 AM »
Hi here is my link: http://www.lixwmvillage.co.uk/upload/lixwmweather.html

All I want to do is change the icons on the WDL to new onces

Offline Softvark

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Re: How do I change the weather icon?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 09:58:11 AM »
Looking at the images specified in your config file they all appear to be incorrect. For example http://www.lixwmvillage.co.uk/www/images/weathericons/partly cloudy.png just gives a default page for your web host rather than the actual icon.

Check that all the paths are correct then update the config file.

As a general rule if your icon is not showing check the icon value that is being sent by WD. Previously several values could show the same icon but with the latest version individual values map to individual icons. It could be that you don't have a custom icon for the value that WD is sending in which case WDL will revert to it's own icons.

Julian

Offline rickyac

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Re: How do I change the weather icon?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2011, 02:37:55 PM »
Will check out what you have said, many thanks

Offline jachen

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Re: How do I change the weather icon?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 03:20:24 PM »
Hello friends

Can someone explain to me the Association between the Premium Weather Icon Labels and the Icon Codes generated by Weather Display?

I tried very hard to understand the association and communication between WD generated Codes and description labels and WDL Icon Output but envain. Sometimes there is just no Icon appearing.

I am using the solar descriptions in WD associated with the solar percentages. In WDL configurator I fill in the URLs of my Premium Icons like http://jachen.homedns.org/wdlive/sonne.png. BUt there are circumstances where no Icon is displayed.

I thought there might be something wrong with the icon images and entered the same icon-URL for all labels expecting to see that Icon for
any solar description. But it did not display.

Is there somwhere sort of a tutorial to understand  the cooperation between WD and WDL Icons? Any hint would be very much appreciated.

My Weather-Website: http://widen-online.ch/

Best regards from Switzerland
jachen




 

Offline Softvark

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Re: How do I change the weather icon?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 04:56:34 PM »
The easiest way is to look at the icon value being sent by WD. The clientraw description text file contains a description of each of these values and that is what corresponds to the WDL values in the Configurator - usually! There are a few values that are duplicates and some are no longer used which is why there aren't exactly the same number. In addition you should turn on the Ignore Keywords option as that can sometimes over rule the icon values.

Julian

Offline jachen

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Re: How do I change the weather icon?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012, 04:15:17 PM »
Hello

Thank you very much indeed Julian for your hints. My Icons-Output with WDL seems partially to improve. I keep counter checking with clientraw.txt to make sure what is supposed to be displayed.  But sometimes I misunderstand and mix up settings in WD. It's not trivial in a swiss neighborhood where weather conditions vary within minutes and WD takes time to catch up.

Once again: Thank you very much Julian and have a good time in your nice country.

jachen 

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Re: How do I change the weather icon?
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2013, 09:56:04 AM »
This is still not clear to me. For instace, which icon field in WDL config under the tab "custom" in the WDL premium corresponds with icon 22, showers? I have not been able to set up my own icon for "showers".