Sticky - 2.0.6

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  • New default skin (plated by plastic)
  • Updated skinning engine (ditched the IE browser based skinning engine). This will cause the font size of existing skins to be enlarged.
  • Added tooltip support
  • Added installation support for custom fonts found in skin files (ttf files)
  • Added transparency support for Sticky notes under Windows 2000 and Windows XP
  • Fixed transparent color support in skinning engine
  • More attempts at Windows 98 compatibility. Seems to run well but sometimes crashes on exit.
  • New system tray implementation to avoid Windows 98 incompatability

Sticky has been installed and tested on Windows 98SE, Windows NT4 and Windows 2000. Older Windows systems are unsupported but may still run with this software. Sticky may or may not run on any other Windows operating system.

Microsoft MDAC 2.5 and Visual Basic 6 runtimes are required to install and run Sticky. If MDAC 2.5 is not installed, or to find out which version of MDAC is installed, visit http://www.microsoft.com/data. Windows 2000 comes with MDAC 2.5 by default.

Transparency is supported only by Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems.

Download Sticky - 2.0.6

Sticky 2.0 hits the streets

Sticky is a Post-It Notes application that has just turned 2. Sticky 2.0 is a major upgrade from the previous version with many changes and additions, the biggest of which is a completely new skinning engine.

Sticky 2.0 has the following changes and updates:
- New default skin (plated by plastic)
- Updated skinning engine (ditched the IE browser based skinning engine). This will cause the font size of existing skins to be enlarged.
- Added tooltip support
- Added installation support for custom fonts found in skin files (ttf files)
- Added transparency support for Sticky notes under Windows 2000 and Windows XP
- Fixed transparent color support in skinning engine
- More attempts at Windows 98 compatibility. Seems to run well but sometimes crashes on exit.
- New system tray implementation to avoid Windows 98 incompatibility

Busy Busy

Looks like it is taking me a little longer to release Sticky. I had hoped it would be out about two weeks ago. Unfortunately, I have been way to busy to give it enough attention. It will be coming soon though.

Uploading now available

The upload section of the site is now up and running. If you want to upload your latest skin for a Higher Tendencies app, or a screenshot of your desktop (using these apps and others), then head over to the upload page.

[Updated] This feature has now been removed.

Switch 1.6 Released

Switch 1.6, the ultimate color picker and adjuster, has been released. There are several updates to the application that makes skinning it just that little bit cooler.

The following updates have been put into Switch 1.6:
- Tooltip engine updated
- Fixed width problem on tooltips
- Updated skinning engine code
- Installation of custom fonts from skins files (*.ttf) according to user permissions
- Smaller exe size and ditched one dependancy

Switch - 1.6.2

The following updates have been put into this release: 

  • Tooltip engine updated
  • Fixed width problem on tooltips
  • Updated skinning engine code
  • Installation of custom fonts from skins files (*.ttf) according to user permissions
  • Smaller exe size and ditched one dependancy

Switch has been installed and tested on Windows 98SE, Windows NT4 and Windows 2000. Older Windows systems are unsupported but may still run with this software. Switch may or may not run on any other Windows operating system.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6 runtimes are required to install and run Switch.

Download Switch - 1.6.2

Server Issues

After a week and a half of the Higher Tendencies web server being up and down (mostly down), we seem to be back online with a lot more stability. The upload page has been removed (hopefully only in the short term) until some further issues can be resolved.

As always, there is more to come......

Updates coming soon

Lots is happening behind the scenes at Higher Tendencies. There are site updates in the pipeline to be put up soon (updated upload section and introducing the new screenshots section). There are also releases for Switch and Sticky (oh it's been a while...).

There is a sufficient lack of time in my life at the moment, but I intend on getting these site updates and new application versions out soon.

Stay tuned.

Switch contest completed

The Switch contest run by Velocity Art was completed at then end of last week.

[Article taken from Velockty Art]
With a turn out of 14 submissions, it was extremely difficult to pick only one winner. One thing is for sure: this contest produced some great skins for Switch. We would like to thank all of the participants and we hope you guys had as much fun as we did. Now, let's get down to business. We have selected three winners, and they are as follows:

First Place
Digital Wipe Out by c5pecter

Second Place
Metal Depot by Robohead

Third Place
tubez by plastic

Congrats to everyone who put in their skins. Great stuff!!!