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Aug 29, 2004, 02:07 PM
 
This has been touched on before, but I think it deserves it's own thread. I really wish somebody would release a theme at least inspired by this:



I know the side bits aren't possible, but something similar could be incorporated into the titlebar. Obviously BBX made the above for Alienware, so I wouldn't want it so close as to be ripping anybody off, but I would love something at least inspired by this. I know a few weeks back there was some interest in creating a StormTrooper style theme. They sound like they could be very similar. Is there any progress on those, or any interest in starting a theme from fresh based on the above?
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Aug 29, 2004, 02:14 PM
 
Originally posted by Ozzpot:
I really wish somebody would release a theme at least inspired by this...
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Aug 29, 2004, 03:15 PM
 
I agree. But it's not going to happen, BBX isn't going to do it because the rights to that interface are owned by AW now even if he was willing to make it into a Mac theme. On top of that it wouldn't look the same without the borders and stuff, and the final factor is that BBX is a busy guy.

I don't know how an inspired theme would work... I'm guessing it would lose it's charm, and it's hard to get that quality of graphics from just anyone. Give it a try though.
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Aug 29, 2004, 04:19 PM
 
This kinda works for me right now:

Click this to see, 1440x900

theme is the blue variant of the Fresh theme from Xiap done by Enzo.

A theme that would work well is Shinobi. But in either metal or white'ish.
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Aug 29, 2004, 04:29 PM
 
Originally posted by Fonzie:
This kinda works for me right now:

Click this to see, 1440x900

theme is the blue variant of the Fresh theme from Xiap done by Enzo.

A theme that would work well is Shinobi. But in either metal or white'ish.
Whare is everyone getting these icons? Did everyone convert each one, one at a time, from windows icons?! I don't want to convert all those
     
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Aug 29, 2004, 04:41 PM
 
Originally posted by MacMan4000:
Whare is everyone getting these icons? Did everyone convert each one, one at a time, from windows icons?! I don't want to convert all those
We pestered Makki for them. I think he converted them from ICOs. I understand he is currently seeking permission to distribute them properly.
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Aug 29, 2004, 05:10 PM
 
Originally posted by MacMan4000:
Whare is everyone getting these icons? Did everyone convert each one, one at a time, from windows icons?! I don't want to convert all those
Look in the Object Dock section at www.wincustomize.com

They are in PNG format, but just use Iconverter to make them ICNS ones and Pixadex to make them true OS X icons.

Not all icons are there but a few like some of those you see on my desktop. I made some custom ones with CanCombineIcons (the Graphics HD and Storage HD)

edit : look here http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.as...29&SkinID=4774
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Aug 29, 2004, 05:21 PM
 
Originally posted by Fonzie:
Look in the Object Dock section at www.wincustomize.com

They are in PNG format, but just use Iconverter to make them ICNS ones and Pixadex to make them true OS X icons.

Not all icons are there but a few like some of those you see on my desktop. I made some custom ones with CanCombineIcons (the Graphics HD and Storage HD)

edit : look here http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.as...29&SkinID=4774
Awsome, Thanks! I used Pic2Icon to convert them though. Its much easier and faster than what you said.
     
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Aug 29, 2004, 06:41 PM
 
I'm thinking that a mod of Shinobi done in white with the stripes removed or perhaps a white SIRO (rather than grey) would both be very nice...

I assume all mods need the original creators approval, right?

Anybody want to undertake the task of attempting to get approval and doing it? If I knew what I was doing I'd give it a shot but sadly I don't and even if I did I'm like the only Mac user on the planet without Photoshop ;-)
     
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Aug 29, 2004, 07:23 PM
 
The moment I saw the preview i tried. it is really hard. however, i was trying it with an older version of themepark.
     
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Aug 29, 2004, 09:58 PM
 
what a pity, I guess it means we will not be getting AA icons from voo and skinplant. I've been using the Alienware gui on one of my peecees here, and I must say, it doesn't help...windows still sucks :/
     
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Aug 30, 2004, 12:25 AM
 
I've created some beeechen MightyMouse Cursor Sets with an alien theme. Problem is, I don't know how to post them here. If anyone wants them, elt me know how to post them.
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Aug 30, 2004, 02:15 PM
 
Originally posted by TheZee:
I've created some beeechen MightyMouse Cursor Sets with an alien theme. Problem is, I don't know how to post them here. If anyone wants them, elt me know how to post them.
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ResExcellence is the official home of MightyMouse Cursors. They have been moving to another server and were down for a while but they are mostly back up now, including the Cursor section. I assume they are accepting uploads again. You should upload them there and post a link on these forums. In the meantime, I would love to see this set. Could you eMail it to me (ozzpot@btinternet.com)? Thanks.
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Aug 30, 2004, 04:48 PM
 
A version of this theme would be kickass. Not that anyone cares what *I* think.

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Aug 30, 2004, 05:11 PM
 
Originally posted by SafariX:
A version of this theme would be kickass. Not that anyone cares what *I* think.

Or do they?
As long as you keep stating the f**king obvious I'll agree with anything you say. lol only joking. It certainly would be kickass. Thanks for your support on the matter.

Actually, while perusing my installed themes, I rediscovered (I think) DigitalJames' TiBook-Milk V2 mod. He has gone for a StormTrooper armor type look, which looks pretty close to the kind of thing I was thinking of. If this was sharpened up a bit (angular rather than rounded corners), and had a few blue LEDs thrown in, we could be getting somewhere. Of course, it would still be based on a mod, and therefore other people's themes, but it may have evolved enough by then to not matter.
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Aug 30, 2004, 08:31 PM
 
Originally posted by Mike S.:
I'm thinking that a mod of Shinobi done in white with the stripes removed or perhaps a white SIRO (rather than grey) would both be very nice...

I assume all mods need the original creators approval, right?

Anybody want to undertake the task of attempting to get approval and doing it? If I knew what I was doing I'd give it a shot but sadly I don't and even if I did I'm like the only Mac user on the planet without Photoshop ;-)
A mod of JetBlack would be better.
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Aug 30, 2004, 08:39 PM
 
Originally posted by NetworkShadow:
A mod of JetBlack would be better.
Yeah. The glossy black of Jetblack is much closer to what we want than the gray rubber of Shinobi. The blue LEDs from Shinobi would be great though. I'm thinking JetBlack with white parts on the titlebar, and blue LED Shinobi widgets.
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Aug 30, 2004, 10:00 PM
 
Originally posted by Fonzie:
This kinda works for me right now:

Click this to see, 1440x900

theme is the blue variant of the Fresh theme from Xiap done by Enzo.

A theme that would work well is Shinobi. But in either metal or white'ish.
Any help on getting thr Fresh theme? TIA
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Aug 30, 2004, 10:05 PM
 
Originally posted by Ozzpot:
Yeah. The glossy black of Jetblack is much closer to what we want than the gray rubber of Shinobi. The blue LEDs from Shinobi would be great though. I'm thinking JetBlack with white parts on the titlebar, and blue LED Shinobi widgets.
Somebody make a mock-up for everyone to drool over ;-)
     
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Aug 30, 2004, 10:08 PM
 
Originally posted by dtrk_shifter:
Any help on getting thr Fresh theme? TIA
Posted at the Xiap Forums, here.
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Aug 30, 2004, 10:09 PM
 
Originally posted by dtrk_shifter:
Any help on getting thr Fresh theme? TIA
It's available for download at the XIAP forums though I didn't care for it because the widgets are too large.

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Aug 30, 2004, 10:17 PM
 
Looking good dj!
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Aug 30, 2004, 10:24 PM
 
Originally posted by digitaljames:
SWEET! Those alien eyes are awsome! I hope you release this mod.
     
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Aug 30, 2004, 11:12 PM
 
Looks like BBX has been busy.

BTW I would get HIS permission before porting over any of his themes.

I hardly doubt anyone here can really match his "touch"
     
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Aug 30, 2004, 11:36 PM
 
Originally posted by Zimphire:
Looks like BBX has been busy.

BTW I would get HIS permission before porting over any of his themes.

I hardly doubt anyone here can really match his "touch"
As long as its just *inspired* and no original elements are used then its fair game......
     
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Aug 30, 2004, 11:48 PM
 
Originally posted by digitaljames:
As long as its just *inspired* and no original elements are used then its fair game......
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Aug 30, 2004, 11:50 PM
 
Originally posted by digitaljames:
As long as its just *inspired* and no original elements are used then its fair game......
Yeah. It won't be a port of the theme, just inspired by it. That is to say glossy white, with glossy black bits and blue LED bits. It probably won't look much like BBXs theme, but as long as it looks cool, slick, futuristic and Alienwaresque, I'm happy.
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Aug 31, 2004, 02:40 AM
 
I wouldn't port the WB theme but I would be definitely interested in
giving a try on something ispired by the icons..
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That would be Ultra cooool Patcarla .
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Aug 31, 2004, 01:22 PM
 
looking sweet! will you offer it once it's done?
     
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Aug 31, 2004, 02:39 PM
 
DJ, looking awesome and great choice of font! Can I ask which font it is?
     
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Originally posted by rpeterclark:
DJ, looking awesome and great choice of font! Can I ask which font it is?
Its HandelGotDLig.....
     
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Aug 31, 2004, 03:04 PM
 
dj put that away and finish that sweet earth tone theme you were doing please don't make me hurt you...
     
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Aug 31, 2004, 03:16 PM
 
Originally posted by digitaljames:
tell me those aint the windows + glyphs + buttons from some mod of yours forgot its name now as the gradient glyphs look very familiar no?

as it dont match the menubar
     
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Aug 31, 2004, 03:29 PM
 
I have not done anything with the window widgets....thats just a left over....
     
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Originally posted by cube3:
dj put that away and finish that sweet earth tone theme you were doing please don't make me hurt you...
You mean "Manila"? I haven't forgotten it. Just really indecisive on the finder/safari buttons.
     
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I was thinking something like this for the windows titles.

     
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Originally posted by dggraphics:
I was thinking something like this for the windows titles.

     
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Originally posted by digitaljames:
You mean "Manila"? I haven't forgotten it. Just really indecisive on the finder/safari buttons.
well send me a copy and I will make some suggestions
     
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Sep 1, 2004, 01:10 AM
 
digitaljames,... wow! can you please release that skin, it will go so well with those alienware icons...

can either one of you please hook us up with the icons, wallpaper and the guiKit please...
     
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Sep 1, 2004, 10:07 AM
 
First post!

I've been watching this topic with anticipation, and decided to just compile some pre-existing stuff and see the result.

Shinobi titlebar buttons look awesome in my opinion, as do the shinobi progress bars, checkboxes and sliders.

I just did a similar thing to what digitaljames did using the Garageband finder buttons, and then added the Shinobi stuff.

Here's a shot:


First post, so don't know if I've done anything wrong...
     
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Originally posted by Ice Spectre:
First post!

I've been watching this topic with anticipation, and decided to just compile some pre-existing stuff and see the result.

Shinobi titlebar buttons look awesome in my opinion, as do the shinobi progress bars, checkboxes and sliders.

I just did a similar thing to what digitaljames did using the Garageband finder buttons, and then added the Shinobi stuff.

Here's a shot:


First post, so don't know if I've done anything wrong...
That looks pretty cool.
     
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Originally posted by Ice Spectre:
First post, so don't know if I've done anything wrong...
Well, first of all..... Welcome!
     
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Sep 1, 2004, 10:55 AM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
Well, first of all..... Welcome!
Thanks!

Being my first attempt at Thempark and theming, I was Just messing around with text colours and the appearance colour (in the appearance control panel, and found some cool results (IMO).
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Only problem is that now the highlight colour is black, when I highlight text it becomes impossible to see!

And I got the Shinobi apple menu icon for its active form, and that looks nice.
     
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Sep 1, 2004, 01:34 PM
 
wow ice spectre diggin that alot. always liked shinobi just too dark for some apps. finish that thing soooon.

uhh please.


btw digitaljames im anxiously awaiting yours aswell
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can someone please use the chocolate milk theme and mod it to have those black garage band buttons? that would be the perfect theme. I love those transparent black menus in chocolate mik... and add that with the garage band buttons, will be awesome...

and can someone also do a mod for itunes 4.6 to match the lcd screen to a nice blue? I been trying to mess with hexedit for awhile now and still cant get exactly what I want it to look like... if someone can package all this up into a guikit, would be awesome!
     
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Sep 1, 2004, 06:48 PM
 
see why it is bad to show WIP of themes of any sort win version of digitaljames alien theme when some win user has it out before the real thing or its a hacked up version http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.ph...=211427&st=225
     
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Originally posted by eFX:
see why it is bad to show WIP of themes of any sort win version of digitaljames alien theme when some win user has it out before the real thing or its a hacked up version http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.ph...=211427&st=225
Sheesh, BBX wasn't kidding when he said a preview would get ripped.

The guy is getting kudos for DJ's work though it is technically a mod of someone else's but that's not mentioned anyplace.

One this is obvious, it's vastly easier to make a Windows theme otherwise these ripped themes couldn't exist before the real thing.
     
 
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