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Glossy Windows Theme





Verathis
Okay, I searched around on the forum and wasn't able to find anything about this. Anyway, I've been seeing a lot of people using Windows XP that has this theme.



How do I get this? When I go into my appearance settings I don't see anything about it.

Edit: And I'm fairly sure it's possible to get without anything like WindowBlinds because my school's computers had the same theme.
jackill
This is propably this skin: http://dp004i.deviantart.com/art/Modded-Royale-8841742

To install it, You need to follow these easy steps:

1. Download UXTheme Multi Patcher: http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=308905
2. Run it, and follow onscreen instructions (don't forget to wait for windows dialog, to confirm uxtheme file replacing!)

--NOTE: If it isn't working try version 5.0 or previous versions.

3. If patching is done restart Your system.
4. Now download theme from here: http://browse.deviantart.com/customization/skins/windows/visualstyle/?order=9&alltime=yes
5. Unpack it to: C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes
6. Double click at: *.msstyles and apply
7. DONE Smile

You don't need any additional software, it's based on Windows internal skining system, no additional resources occupied during this.

Hope this helps Smile
ThePolemistis
jackill wrote:
This is propably this skin: http://dp004i.deviantart.com/art/Modded-Royale-8841742

To install it, You need to follow these easy steps:

1. Download UXTheme Multi Patcher: http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=308905
2. Run it, and follow onscreen instructions (don't forget to wait for windows dialog, to confirm uxtheme file replacing!)

--NOTE: If it isn't working try version 5.0 or previous versions.

3. If patching is done restart Your system.
4. Now download theme from here: http://browse.deviantart.com/customization/skins/windows/visualstyle/?order=9&alltime=yes
5. Unpack it to: C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes
6. Double click at: *.msstyles and apply
7. DONE Smile

You don't need any additional software, it's based on Windows internal skining system, no additional resources occupied during this.

Hope this helps Smile


Actually, a hacked version of the UXTheme is not required.
This is because the image is the ROyale theme, a theme officially released by M$.

You can download it here: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Themes/Royale-Theme-for-WinXP.shtml

I think the one you(jackill) refer to is a modified version of the Royale theme. Of course, an unofficial themes by M$ can be applied using the uxtheme hack, but official ones do not need to be.

Also more official ones released by M$ are Zune and Royale Noir. They look identical except the start button (and a slight more). both provide the closest vista look you can get from microsoft (you can get almost identical vista via 3rd parties but u need to apply the UXTheme hack).
Verathis
Thanks, Pole. That's what I was looking for. Installed it and it's working. And now that I know about these themes, I'm likely to go on a spree of trying to find an even better one. Very Happy
[FuN]goku
yeah ive done that before as well, i downloaded the multi-patcher and made my own theme. It took alot of work but it paid off. people were like woah whered u get that theme..... then i was able to say.,.. I made that.
Verathis
[FuN]goku wrote:
yeah ive done that before as well, i downloaded the multi-patcher and made my own theme. It took alot of work but it paid off. people were like woah whered u get that theme..... then i was able to say.,.. I made that.


Heh. I'm good with graphics and such, but I'm far too impatient and lazy to actually make my own. Though I do have some great ideas.
Sparky07
This is the default skin of Windows XP MEdia Centre Edition, so it should be available to download from the M$ site
[FuN]goku
Verathis wrote:
[FuN]goku wrote:
yeah ive done that before as well, i downloaded the multi-patcher and made my own theme. It took alot of work but it paid off. people were like woah whered u get that theme..... then i was able to say.,.. I made that.


Heh. I'm good with graphics and such, but I'm far too impatient and lazy to actually make my own. Though I do have some great ideas.
Lol , i was like.... super tripped out when i was making my theme which is why its so sweet, it was the last day before i went in for an hour to get my report card, i was up til..... ehm... around 4-5 am..... i was on my laptop i started working on it at 11:30 pm and i worked on it all night and i got maybe, lets see, top 3 buttons in the windows, task bar, uhm most the stuff you would normally see right now except for buttons, and stuff.. i worked on that the next day. Then i had to change fonts on the third day.. But i forgot to back up the theme when i was formatting my laptop so i only have the PSD files for photoshop now lol. it doesnt really matter cuz i cant use it on linux anyways. But there was a program i used that assisted me in making this theme.... i cant remember the name of it, but its by the same people that made StyleXP... or maybe that was the name of it... i cant remember Just google style XP if you really want to try it.
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