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Tags: Skin
File Size:
1.864 MB
Dec 20, 2013 @ 2:04am
Oct 6, 2014 @ 1:15pm
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Subscribe to download: substratum

New dynamic background skin that reacts to the music! This one requires more GPU power than previous skins since the background is all computed in a pixel shader - try running at a lower resolution if it gives you performance issues.

It takes colors from the album art of the song you choose (or the logo if album art isn't found).

UPDATED: Now works on more hardware without showing up with a plain black background (tested on nvidia 8800 and intel HD4000).

More updates to come! I'm not totally happy with the blocks and ship on this one yet.
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insanityprelude90 Feb 18 @ 12:41pm 
It worked on my hardware (Intel HD 4400, if google steers me right about my laptop model) before one of the recent updates, but now I get the plain black background on medium. I'm pretty sure medium was what I was using before, so I'm not sure why this happened.

Possibly related: the water effects in Neon, Sandstorm and related skins (e.g. Semicolor) have gone all wonky. Blocks float above them instead of in them and are sometimes positioned sideways of the track.
Driftknight Dec 27, 2014 @ 5:22pm 
Solid Skin
Lin K. Play IX Dec 23, 2014 @ 4:53am 
^best skin ever.
Dr.Unfähig Dec 21, 2014 @ 12:29am 
<RaCo> e Rac Oct 7, 2014 @ 2:18pm 
Update to my previous comment, it looks like it just failed to update. It is working fine now.

Stupid buggy workshop downloading...
<RaCo> e Rac Oct 6, 2014 @ 7:52pm 
The new sky shader doesn't seem to be working for me. System specs:
Win8.1 x64
GTX 760
Driver Ver. 344.11
Eradicator69na Sep 29, 2014 @ 7:32am 
I wonder how these skins are built.
Kamichiko Aug 23, 2014 @ 9:11am 
I like it
[UOL] Aviator Mage Jul 26, 2014 @ 11:43am 
Thanks for making this one, mate. I'll have a link to it in the dscription of my videos on Youtube that I use the skin in.
Ion Jun 13, 2014 @ 9:50pm 
After using this a lot I can firmly say that this is the first and last skin that every Surfer needs. The others look fantastic, but this one gives that minimal approach that's reminicent of AS1 while fleshing out the tunes themes using the album art.

The only issue is getting the album art embeded, because I know iTunes, Winamp, and WMP don't do it, and there's a lot of artists on Soundcloud who fail to embed the art they use as icons for their stuff. Mp3tag works like a charm on pretty much all the major formats, however.

However, the default look for Substratum, using the game's icon, is actually pretty "meh." I think it should default to the traditional velocity pallet.