PatchXP, our official uxtheme.dll patcher

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by AndyP, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. AndyP

    AndyP OSNN Senior Addict

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    I've made a program for everyone (almost :p ) that wants to use custom themes for Windows XP. In general it replaces the uxtheme.dlls you got with a patched version.
    For those of you that isn't sure what this program does, it basically is StyleXP without a fancy GUI or registration.

    NB: The program does NOT work for OEM versions of Windows XP atm

    For full documentation go here

    Download the file here

    link fixed: Iceman
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    I have tried this little app, and i can tell you it works like a charm, very handy, great job andyp

    :cool:
     
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Yup, I've used it as well. Nice job Andyp. :cool:
     
  4. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    okay i've patched it....and what do i do now? i'm so used to stylexp, but it aint working anymore with my comp (don't know why?) glad i found this but what do i do now?
     
  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    The app was posted on the front page yesterday, take a look here and see if This helps.
     
  6. AndyP

    AndyP OSNN Senior Addict

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    I guess you're used to StyleXP handling your themes...well all you have to do after a sucessfull patch, is downloading a theme from www.themexp.org or similar, unzip it and then you choose it by right-clicking desktop, choose properties and it should be located in the Themes list. If not go to C:\windows\resources\themes (where you would unzip your theme earlier) and double-click the *.msstyle file in the folder you unzipped the theme to.
     
  7. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    thanx andy
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    How come it does not work with OEM (atm)? I thought they were basically the same if not all the same. :confused:
     
  9. Deckard

    Deckard Guest

    Hi,

    What does it mean, it won't work with OEM versions ? I have bought my computer with WinXP Home pre-installed. Would it work with it ?

    Thanks

    Deckard
     
  10. AndyP

    AndyP OSNN Senior Addict

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    Then you probably got the oem version, but if you contact me on irc (efnet.demon.co.uk, channel #xperience) I'll try to fix it fo you :) Perhaps we'll get a permanent fix.
     
  11. Faction

    Faction Guest

    So if i got a Dell Loaded Xp home version im SOL LOL POOP i need a working Patch is there any out there
     
  12. Deckard

    Deckard Guest

    Hi Andy,

    I've tried to contact you on IRC, found the channel, But everyone seems to be sleeping there :D
     
  13. Faction

    Faction Guest

    Update i tryed this on my Dell installed Xp home Worked Great So thx a Bunch
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    We are always sleeping in there :)
    Just keep trying :D
     
  15. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Well, let me tell you how to get it to work on OEM. You have to search for a file called "UXTHEME.DL_" and rename it to "UXTHEME.bak". Then apply the patch. This is what andyp told how to get it to work on #xperience a while ago. Then just run the patcher.
     
  16. circuit

    circuit Guest

    About OEM Versions

    Yesterday I ran across this little app, and let me tell you that it works great. I myself am using an OEM version of Windows XP Professional (with SP1 installed) and found the program to work well, with no problems.
     
  17. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    what program?
     
  18. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Maybe the one this thread is about, ,just a guess tho.
     
  19. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    hahaha, G are you half asleep?
     
  20. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Thanx for that info o_87. :D