Guide: Howto make your own XP-Themes!

AndyP

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Sick of using other peoples themes ?
Thought so!
So I have made a tutorial for you, where you learn all the basics you need to make great themes for XP.
Look at the guide here:
Theme tutorial
UPDATE, New link: http://www.ntfs.org/articles.php?action=show&id=40

I've also made a theme that is the final result of this tutorial
Download the theme here:
Tutorial Theme

If you have any comments please post theme here. Also I would appreciate if you tell me what you think about the tutorial/theme!

Good luck to all of you!

AndyP-moderator
 
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zman

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nice tutorial ... thanks

Im going to make one tonight and submit it, if its good enough


Can you attach a screenshot here of your theme please


Thanksyou
 

AndyP

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Thank you!

The screenshot is the last screen in the tutorial mate....But I'll put one up here too if you like.
 
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O_o

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I've printed your tutorial. I'm kinda busy cleaning and organizing my computer since I reformatted. I think you have come up with a nice and simple tutorial. Well-documented and very informative. Thanks for your time and work. I'll post some themes once I get started.
 
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FALCON

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?? for anyone,
How do you create and install a new boot up graphic in windows 9X or XP, ya know that annoying lil screen some call a "SPLASH' or BOOT UP screen.

I have asked at least 10 people and got 10 entirely different answers that non of which work..

Any Ideas??!

Thanks
rob
 
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hoggie2

Guest
Great post

Great post thanks for the info. I am gonna try this now.:)
 
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FunkyBunnies

Guest
Great tutorial! I'll be posting my theme (in progress) soon.

Anyone have any good wallpaper/images of beautiful women? Clothed, not clothed, painted, nude, wet, in dresses, bikinis, pants, and more...let me know. PM me.
 

Geffy

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FALCON

Do you mean the Windows ME thing that comes up at the bootup, then yes you can change it.
Use yahoo and look for SUSD, it is a freeware (I think I didnt use it long) program for changing the Start Up Shut Down screens. It allows you to use either BMP or JPG files as the screen.

XP I dont know of any way you can do this, unless SUSD now has an XP version.
 
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J0sh

Guest
Hey andy, great tutorial, I'm gonna try and make a theme soon!

One question, I don't use styleXP, I used the uxtheme hack, and when I run the stylebuilder install, it tells me that I need styleXP. Do I really need it, or is this just a shameless plug?
 

Cosmin

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Re: Thank you!

Originally posted by andyp
The screenshot is the last screen in the tutorial mate....But I'll put one up here too if you like.

waiting . . .
 
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lbwarped

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did anyone save the tutorial? It cannot be accessed anymore because of the recent site problems, and I want to make a theme for myself! :)
 
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Rhaz

Guest
The tutorial is great, and maybe I missed this part, but how do you change the "start" text and windows flag on the start button (as shown on the last picture?)
 
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charlotte

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Where can I download the latest version of stylebuilder?
 

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