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26-02-05, 15:49
Does anyone know any cool themes? Not something childish or colourful, something... beautiful. With computer-technology beauty icons, like Crystal XP's beautiful icons... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

I know Mark has good taste in those, any suggestion Mark? :D
Anyone? :D

26-02-05, 15:58
Not sure if this is what you mean... but anyway here's what I have right now:

Clicky! (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v734/Imsety/xptheme.jpg)

Downloaded it at xpthemes.com, it's called "M19 Dark Sun"

26-02-05, 16:03
Hmmm, no. I like more grey-sky blue-white colours. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

26-02-05, 16:04
Originally posted by Anubis_AF:
Hmmm, no. I like more grey-sky blue-white colours. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif bah. This theme rules them all http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif :D

26-02-05, 16:14
How about this one then?

Clicky! (http://skins.stardock.com/Z71/wb/preview-pinstriped_wb.jpg)

taken from this site:

Clicky #2! (http://www.xpthemes.com/skins.asp?wp=10&sort=updatedate&searchtext=&order=&library=1)

26-02-05, 16:18
Do you have to have Windows XP Professional to apply themes?

26-02-05, 16:21
Yes! It's pretty. I'll consider it. Thanks! :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

Any more suggestions like that anyone?

[ 26. February 2005, 18:04: Message edited by: Anubis_AF ]

Mark Garcia
26-02-05, 16:25
Velvet Waves (http://www.themexp.org/preview.php?mid=35227&type=vs&view=downloads&page=&cat=&name=Velvet+Waves+111.zip) is the one I am currently using.

Mark Garcia
26-02-05, 16:34
Originally posted by Olvidarse:
Do you have to have Windows XP Professional to apply themes? There are some tools to apply themes on Windows 98, Millenium and 2000, as for instance WindowsBlinds (http://www.windowblinds.net).

[ 26. February 2005, 16:35: Message edited by: : Mark : ]

26-02-05, 16:34
You need Windows XP Olvidarse, home or professional. But you need to have a modified uxtheme.dll if you want to use unsigned themes and don't want to use and run the theme programs.

26-02-05, 16:35
Originally posted by Olvidarse:
Do you have to have Windows XP Professional to apply themes? I have XP Pro, but you don't need it. You'll need a special program in order to use the themes. For the theme I linked to you'll need WindowBlinds (http://www.windowblinds.net/), for the skin in Mark's link you'll need Style XP (http://www.tgtsoft.com/download.php)

btw, WindowBlinds can also be used for Windows 2000, Windows ME and Windows 98.

EDIT - damn you, Neteru! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

EDIT2 - and Mark aswell! I'm too slow today http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

[ 26. February 2005, 16:37: Message edited by: Wizzkiddo ]

26-02-05, 16:36
OK Thanks, that's the kind I was talking about, gently beautiful.

26-02-05, 16:45
LOL Wizz, but you pointed out something I didn't. You can use the themes on other OS's with the programs http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

26-02-05, 16:51
Energizewb for WindowBlinds looks quite good!

Download here (http://www.xpthemes.com/skins.asp?wp=4&sort=updatedate&searchtext=&order=&library=1)

[ 26. February 2005, 16:53: Message edited by: Apofiss ]

26-02-05, 17:05
I'm using this.

LINK (http://www.customize.org/details/22658)

edit: Kol's desktop below -

http://img133.exs.cx/img133/4233/smoothstripes3vy.th.jpg (http://img133.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img133&image=smoothstripes3vy.jpg)

[ 26. February 2005, 17:12: Message edited by: THORN ]

26-02-05, 17:25
For WindowBlinds: Airlock. It's the only one I like (until now). Click below for a pic.


26-02-05, 17:59
I've just downloaded custom icon software from XPThemes, and it appears as an ordinary file, but it is actually .ip file. I can't launch the installation. Should I download and instal Style XP for that problem?

26-02-05, 18:06
Anubis, is it a WindowBlinds theme? Depending on the category, you'll have to download the appropriate program.

26-02-05, 18:13
Check this:


If it is WindowBlinds, you need to get the program from here: http://www.stardock.com/products/windowblinds/

Only with this program you will be able to install the theme.

[ 26. February 2005, 18:14: Message edited by: ELEN ]

26-02-05, 18:23
I'm not sure ELEN. here it is:

(The first one)

26-02-05, 18:26
You need the program "IconPackager" to use those icons. LINK (http://www.stardock.com/products/iconpackager/)

[ 26. February 2005, 18:28: Message edited by: THORN ]

26-02-05, 18:40
Thank you THORN http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

26-02-05, 22:38
Even with Windows Xp Home, I can still use themes? Oh wow, and to think I've been using the preset XP silver/olive colors for so long.