Visula styles (theme) for Win XP

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  1. Tommy

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    Hope this is a legal question, if not please Mod's put it to the trash.
    I want to give my Desktop a new touch and looking arround for a new theme. I only find themes for which u need to install a third party software like Stardock etc. Don't like that. Does anybody know a side where themes are available which can be installed after patching the uxtheme.dll?
     
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    That's the question!
     
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    I never really thought if it was illegal or not, Microsoft doesn't care much anyways.

    This thread seems to suggest it is illegal though i personally dont care.
     
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    the Brico Pack patches the UXTheme.dll too ;) i'm fairly sure it does anyway. it might patch even more than just the UXTheme.dll even o_O

    you can check if this is correct by downloading this -
    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/29511577/

    then unpacking it, and clicking on the file to change the theme. i can't remember the name of the file, but sometimes there'sw another file which looks the same, but doesn't launch the windows theme window

    EDIT i forgot, that theme uses an extracting exe, i've used it in the past without problems. but, i suppose you should scan it first :)

    here's a winamp skin to go with it lol
    http://www.customize.org/details/44309

    some more winamp, or if you use linux, bmp, xmms skins :cool: -
    http://www.deviantart.com/view/7982893/
    http://www.customize.org/details/44309
    http://www.customize.org/details/45495
    http://www.customize.org/details/22835
    http://www.customize.org/details/34700
    http://www.customize.org/details/44163
     
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    Then I think Vista transformation Pack does rather more thn Brico packs.
    So all this tuff is illegal?
     
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    maybe a grey area o_O

    MS isn't ever going to do anything about it. until they do something about it i don't see any problems.
     
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    Ya really grey. I agree.
     
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    But even they themselves are openly posting about many visual styles/themes. I can,t understand it.
     
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    The Brico Packs exchange in hundreds of system files the icons. I had the GANT Brico pack, and i am waiting for the new Buuf Brico Pack with the new icons of Manhattan.

    The thing is that some system files get realy big.
    shell32.dll 8MB -> 50 MB
     
  13. A1SteakSauce

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    u can get stuff from deviantart like everyone else said. window blinds is ok if you can get over the third party thing but it kinda messes wiht the computer
     
  14. WSFuser

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    thats true. i just used google to find that page :p
     
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    Try this: http://www.themexp.org/

    ^Ale
     
  17. nadirah

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    They bundle adware together with their art masterpieces. I read their EULA in the installer before.... :blink:
     
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    ... but I chose only those without installer

    ^Ale
     
  19. King FN Kong

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    True, why go there when you can go to deviantart and get the latest and they got the biggest database. themes from themexp come from deviantart so.. what else to say.
     
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