Okay... after teaching my daughter a few cuss words she didn't know... and gaining a few more grey hairs, it got worked out.
Don't ask me how cos I don't know. There was a complete java folder rebuild from moving stuff out and having to rapidly rescue it before complete meltdown (mine). That's all I remember. And I had to do rectangle points cos they were faster to create than painting over the original ones and going over the pips.
Finally, a working functional totally KMA Styles board. Long may it help me lose rating points!
Thanks for your suggestions Paulie, I really appreciate it. There was no way I'd have gotten to this point alone.
I have modified normal.metrics and reverse.metrics to move the pip counts as desired. You wanted to move the undo button didn't you? Are those the only mods you need (other than your personal background.gif)? If you move these 2 files into your new boards directory, we should be mostly there, I think. Just need to move the undo button. Of course you keep your modified background.gif.
I've been thinking about how you ended up with 2 sets of checkers. Does your background.gif have checkers drawn into it? It shouldn't.
Also, I'm wondering if this is going to work. Will checker movement eventually erase all the pip counts? I don't know. I just tried it out. It works.
I have taken Alef's good-looking board and just increased it in size about a factor of 1.4. That size seems good to me. I've called it big_alef and attached is a zip file containing the files needed. Obviously you can name it whatever you please, but it is still Alef's design.