[RELEASE] Visual Styles Multi Pack 4 Windows XP

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[RELEASE] Visual Styles Multi Pack 4 Windows XP

Post by dgelwin » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:59 pm

Yes i know siginet has one released already, but i have been working on mine gathering themes for a while now, besides ive already asked siginets permision to release it.

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-Total of 62 Visual Styles
-Each with about 3 different shellstyles or more!!
-Which make for a total of 186 diferrent theme combinations

--Note this addon is 15 megs compressed but it will take up slightly less than 300MB's of diskspace on your disk once windows is installed(talk about fubard compression rates)


Minimum requirements for this addon are about 282 mb free space on your harddisk(after install actual addon is only 15.4mb

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MD5 = B0AD960B064BFFCD614EC59AD24F67F7

list of some of the Visual Styles Included

  • Allure
    Bikini
    BlackIce
    Blink
    Calypso
    CatalystVS
    Celestial
    ChaNinjaStyle_RC5
    ChaNinjaStyle_RC5_Bonus
    CoolXP4
    corona
    Crystal dlb 2
    Crystal dlb BE
    CrystalAero
    Descent
    Element
    ElementA
    Fiesta
    G2
    GoldCoast
    GreyOb
    InsetRed
    InspiratSE
    InspiratSECompakt
    Luna Lite
    MindWood
    Misfit
    MSN
    MtlBlade
    MX5
    NightMove
    OSXP
    Palladium
    PHENOM
    Pipeline
    Platinum
    Q
    RedDragon
    RhodiumX
    Royal Full Start Menu
    Royal_Five_Color_Mod
    Royale
    RoyalFour
    RoyalInsLong
    RoyalInsMac
    RoyalMod
    Shine
    Signs
    Simplex3
    Simplex6
    Trekgrey
    Trippin
    true
    Vertigo
    Vista
    VistaXP
    VS7
    Windows Xp Style Wood
    Xanadu
    XoddX
    XPAmp Media Centre Edition
    Zion
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Post by DisabledTrucker » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:10 pm

Kewl thanks dgelwin...can't wait till I can download it...
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Post by dgelwin » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:11 pm

go ahead link is now up, sorry its rapidshare if anyone is willing to mirror i will gladly add the link to the fist post.
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Post by DisabledTrucker » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:12 pm

I can to filefront for you if you don't have an account there already...unless you can talk RyanVM into doing it for you...
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Post by dgelwin » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:20 pm

@Ryan can you host this for me?
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Post by avneet25 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:51 pm

wow dats cool.. but which styles are included.. i knw asking for screenshots is like insane. it would be so many.. but maybe the names wud help

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Post by dgelwin » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:54 pm

k ill try help you out there av give me a sec.
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Post by dgelwin » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:12 pm

k i added the list
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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:33 pm

Whohohoohhohohohohohohohohohohoh Does this contain the whole pack I sent you?

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Post by dgelwin » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:39 pm

it conatins every theme file you sent me plus about 38 more i found on the web.
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Post by DisabledTrucker » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:41 pm

What, no Slate theme?
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Post by dgelwin » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:41 pm

but because of the way i built this addon its easy as hell to update yay! less work for me, so i may update and add a couple more themes to it, but im waiting to add in increments of at least 15 at a time, and im very picky so i will probably update once a month.
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Post by dgelwin » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:42 pm

@DT, not sure. :?
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Post by DisabledTrucker » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:53 pm

I know some of them had a slate version included with the theme, such as the Royal 5 Color, but it's not the same thing...
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Post by fluid » Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:04 am

Wow. Talk about Multi Pack. Thanks man. I hope you and Siginet all your packs, that would be awesome.

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Post by warrior1109 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:39 am

Wow, awesome, will test this today, hope it can be used in conjunction with Siginet multi themes pack.

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Post by FOOSA » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:43 am

Hope we dont need to the Uxtheme patch with this. I presume it comes pre-install within the Theme packs.
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Post by dgelwin » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:00 am

@FOOSA, yes the uxthem file is in there already.
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Post by Xable » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:44 pm

haha just opened this up to see if i can learn anything. yet another new method.

Can you explain how the batch file works for us? Maybe add it to my new forum

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Post by dgelwin » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:33 pm

i used to fub around with batch script programin a while back, it seems i still new a few tricks, so i just mixed a few different styles of batch programing cmd script and inf calls, using there variables to compliment each other and facilitate my life a little more.
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Post by Xable » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:35 pm

I kinda gathered all that !

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Post by dgelwin » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:38 pm

i mostly compile batch files when i make them but in this case there was no significant need to do so considering that i did not have to pack any extra resources into the commands,
but a good example of a simply complex file (oxymoron) is the modifype.com file i compiled for the shellext for modifype in kels uber pack, i compiled for the reason that i merged modifype.exe with the code, so regarless of where it was put you would not need to have modifype.exe on your pc to use is.
plus i had to add some extra code in order for it to accepts spaces in paths, i wonder why modifype maker never fixed that.
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Post by dgelwin » Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:42 pm

52 downloads so far, im impressed i didnt expect it to be downloaded that much in such short time.
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Post by Xable » Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:06 pm

ook, i was after an explaination of automate.cmd but i`ve figured it now i think.

oxymoron, haha very funny little boy. :D

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Post by dgelwin » Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:18 pm

explanation of the cmd
@echo off --hdes all actions taking place, makes for much cleaner window
%homedrive% accesses the root of the drive on which windows is beeing installed
cd \ makes sure im at the root of the drive
cd %WinDir%\Resources\Themes\ accesses the themes folder of windows
rename automate2.theme cmdow.exe rename function
cmdow @ /HID hides dos window
rename automate3.theme cabarc.exe rename function
CABARC.EXE -o -p X %1 %2\ calling cabarc to extract files directly from cd so there is no need for the cab file to take up disc space on harddisk
del /Q cabarc.exe removes temporary files same for all below
del /Q automate.theme
del /Q automate2.theme
del /Q automate3.theme
exit
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Post by warrior1109 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:42 am

Awesome collection of visual styles, integrates and installed perfectly, works a treat for me, no issues at all so far

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:41 am

Thank you for the detailed explanation.

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Post by dgelwin » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:55 pm

Has this been added to the Addon Pack Download list yet?
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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:00 pm

Sorry will do this today.

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Post by OtherworldBob » Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:53 pm

Sorry to bump an ageing thread - but is this pack available from anywhere other than rapidshare?
Their website seems to take objection to my ISP's "transparent proxies."
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Post by Sanjay » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:48 am

@dgelwin
Thanks for this great pack. By the way it might be a good idea to just add a line to your info in the first post:
-Hacked Uxtheme.dll is included in the pack.

Considering this is true, ofcourse.

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Post by dgelwin » Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:53 am

@OtherworldBob, if i had hosting i would up it, if anyone wants to host plz feel free to do so,
@Sanjay, i think its included i dont remember but i believe so maybe someone else can confirm this.
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Post by walpurgisng » Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:22 am

Anyone know if this works with the CrystalXP Brico Pack?

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Post by Sanjay » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:45 pm

Can anyone please confirm, whether the 'Hacked Uxtheme.dll' is included in this pack?

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Post by dgelwin » Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:55 pm

yes its included.
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Post by dumpydooby » Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:26 am

Y'know .... I use a 7zip for my themes and then wrote a cmd file to extract the 7zips to the right directories during the setup. The superior compression rate really saved me a lot of space on my disc. *shrug*

Just an idea for future releases of these theme packs I see posted here so often. :)

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Post by dgelwin » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:41 pm

---------............. shit i had something to say but i forgot, ill post later once i remember,
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Post by Siginet » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:52 pm

dgelwin wrote:---------............. shit i had something to say but i forgot, ill post later once i remember,
LOL!

I have a request...

My multipack and your multipack are compatable... but if you use our packs together... any of the packs that we both use loses the desktop pic. Because your .theme files always seem to overwrite mine. Would it be possible for you to use my .theme pack files in yours so that the desktop pics are still recognised? I tried everything I can think of to have mine dominate... but yours allways wins. :(

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Post by dgelwin » Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:14 pm

yes actually there is a way.

This pack is fairly simple to update, so just let me know which theme files its replacing, and i will rename them repack it and update.

on that note i wont have much time to update this so if anyone has any suggestions of any cool themes i should add that are not there, then please post them along with their links, so that i can add them.
note please dont post screenshots in the thread it slows down browsing drastically.
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Post by Siginet » Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:35 pm

I was thinking you could replace yours with mine. That way if someone uses my pack the pics will be there. If they don't then the pics won't be there. ;)

I'll run a test install later and let you know which ones are affected. ;)
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Post by dgelwin » Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:06 pm

Siginet wrote:I was thinking you could replace yours with mine. That way if someone uses my pack the pics will be there. If they don't then the pics won't be there. ;)

I'll run a test install later and let you know which ones are affected. ;)
huh? not sure i understood, but sure np.
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Post by Siginet » Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:25 pm

If you use the .them files from my pack they point to the desktop pics in my pack. If you use those .themes in your pack then they will try to show the desktop pics from my pack but will not be able to find them and they will just show a blank desktop as if there was no pic set. So if someone uses our packs together they will see the desktop pics from my pack... but if they only use your pack it will just have a blank desktop pic. In other words it will work better for both of us. ;) lol!
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Post by dgelwin » Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:59 pm

gotcha, will do to make this easier just zip up the themes and email me them.

also why arent there any sugestions for themes? come on please i finally got couple hours to do some stuff, so please help me out.
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Post by adminpat » Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:15 pm

hi

think these are aweome , can i just install them in an existing one ? i'm using one of them now
where to unzip the cab ?

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Post by dgelwin » Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:40 am

if you have an existing install and your uxtheme is patched, then simply extract it to your %windir%\resources\themes folder
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Post by OtherworldBob » Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:48 pm

Nimbus 2 looks a little different I think.

Also Resident OS
Those any good to you?

And just to be a pain...any chance you could put the file on YourFileLink.com there seems to be less hoops to jump through to get to the file you want there.
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Post by ducky579 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:48 pm

Hi, I installed XP Pro SP2 with update pack 2.10 and WMP10 and also this theme pack. I used RVM integrator. After the install everything workde except none of the themes work and get an invalid theme file error. Did I do something wrong? Thanks for any help. Only the xp theme works.

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Post by avneet25 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:01 pm

ur theme file is not patched i think

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Post by Zacam » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:25 am

As posted by dgelwin on 03/04/2006 "and your uxtheme is patched" but on 01/24/2006 he mentions that a pre-patched uxtheme is included.

Recommendation: Remove the pre-patched uxtheme from the addon and use the uxtheme patch addon located at the link in my sig (System File Patches).

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Post by Lumina » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:51 pm

just got trough speaking to dgelwin on the phone, (he is planning his wedding btw).
and he passed me all work on all the addons he had worked on even the none released ones.
i wont be updating all of them, but this one i particularly like so i will update this one :D.
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