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Vistapack 2.6 released

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I believe those are in syssetup.dll

Could be, but i do patch that file so...

The orb itself isn't the problem it's the black background of it that sticks out like a sore thumb.
yeah i know man... as i said, i will try something :D

@smiley, thanx for the icon. i will use that man :D, I too find it absurdly big...

yes, i know its a option, but what if users dont like it? then i dont have to include it anymore.
saves space and trouble :D

thanx guys

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Damian, you are the best (And I want you to be the best) creator of everyone out there that makes this kind of "Vista transformation pack" for older OS. :thumbup
Vistapack is the best software that do this job (In my opinion). It is so full of resources, so complete, but yet not 100% finished. :angel

I want Vistapack to be the king and the winner of all kind of transformations packs that make the older OS (Windows 2000/XP), look like Windows Vista. :D

And together, we will make it even better! :D

First of all, we need to find all the resources that we are going to use for the next version of Vistapack. And then you will have to implement it, and then release the new version. :rolleyes:


So, here i found a suggestion for implementation:

"All-In-One website" which contains most of the Vista resources for Windows XP: Get the Vista look on XP

(Maybe there is something we can use from there..) :D

Edited by prebenandre, 22 June 2008 - 05:04 PM.


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Hey Damien Great pack Just gets better :thumbup True transperency seems to be a resource hog for me with most skins only one or two skins are more lighter on the cpu usage. :ph34r:

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Excellent, damian.

Now if there's something that keeps this pack from perfection it's RP. :(

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well, i am glad that you think i am the best... myself dont see it taht way, but i am getting there :P

and about "finding" the resources... , its better to do it ourselfs man.
but if we cant do it other ways... we will have to use some others stuff.

And then we will have to implement it, and then release the new version.

we? lol... just let it be me ok?":P i dont think you will get my patcher, no offence btw :D
but yes, i can use your and everybody's help on making it the king of packs :D

as far as i know, i am the only one that makes one for 2000 btw :D

that website, seen, been there done that :D
no good man :D but thanx anyway.

@dave.net i know man, trust me i know... :(
we have a other app in the making, taht enables 32bit on 2000, but its just not ready for the
worldwide release...

its a WPC project, so i cant say much about it ATM... just stay tuned man

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Posted Image

ok, how's this then?

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Better than the black one :)
But maybe it was too white.

Is it possible to change the color like the other one is, which is next to the white "background"?
Like the attached picture is? :D

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Better than the black one :)
But maybe it was too white.

Is it possible to change the color like the other one is, which is next to the white "background"?
Like the attached picture is? :D


It's possible, but color you are asking will be changed with theme, so white is the best for now.

Cheers ;)

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Better than the black one :)
But maybe it was too white.

Is it possible to change the color like the other one is, which is next to the white "background"?
Like the attached picture is? :D


It's possible, but color you are asking will be changed with theme, so white is the best for now.

Cheers ;)

Oh, okey ;)

But what about thinking using the vista orb flag?

Like this Posted Image ?

Doesn't it look like Vista? :D

Edited by prebenandre, 23 June 2008 - 04:29 AM.


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yeah right... can you make that move?
i cant man...

deal with it :D

and mara is totally right.

that color is chabged by the applied theme so...

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yeah right... can you make that move?
i cant man...

Why not? :rolleyes:

Give it a try and let us look how it is, then? :angel

Edited by prebenandre, 23 June 2008 - 04:34 AM.


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and it wont look nice man...
to much different colors then.

trust me, let us keep it this way...

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Okey then.

Tell me, is this Posted Image also a bad one?

This is the same as the original Windows XP but with updated colors.

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Edited by prebenandre, 23 June 2008 - 04:48 AM.


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damian,


Just installed your latest version on my system and is seems that I'm having some very annoying problems:

- Logoff text is restored on reboot
- Your refresher is not working correctly. It totally mess up my icons in quick launch. All my icons become randomly replaced with some icons from desktop. It's not permanent replace, but I need to open properties of every icon and then to click change icon and OK. I don't replace icons, it's just necessary to click on OK button.
- My computer icon reverted to XP icon. Can I do something to patch it again?
- This one is strange, but as soon as your program patches IE7, automatic updates activate and want to install latest cumulative update for IE7. I don't know what you could do about this, except to create some exclude list on which users can add files (this also started to happens with your previous version and since last month IE7 cumulative update)

Hope you can do something about this problems. In mean time, how can I deactivate your refresher?

Cheers ;)

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****... i thought it was just my PC that was acting up...
i have that too with the IE7 stuff... **** m$

and for the iconstuff, just execute the refresher again man that will fix it.
its in the tools folder in the vistapack programfolder.
i made it new, so we could expect somebugs :D


go to the extra tab, and there in the force reloader, fill in explorer.exe, and press force
done

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ok, i think i have it, but i am not sure man...

take the new refresher, and place it in the tools folder, replacing the old one :D

and let me know what it does now man.

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dont forget to unrar ofcourse :P

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OK, new refresher is much better. Everything is fine now. If it only does not change order of icons it would be great.

I tried what you suggested for My Computer icon but problem is the same. Any other suggestion?

Cheers ;)

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If it only does not change order of icons it would be great.

dont get your hopes up man :D

well... check explorer manually if the icons are changed...
and let me know that

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Great work Damian!
Just a question, maybe silly... It seem that winmine is not patched!! :whistle:

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If it only does not change order of icons it would be great.

dont get your hopes up man :D

well... check explorer manually if the icons are changed...
and let me know that

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OK, I got it. I just run reloader again, rebooted and explorer.exe got patched. Only thing that is problem now is this IE7 thing, and only solution I see is some exclude list which I already mentioned. BTW, great work with new pack.

Oh, almost forgot this. I already mentioned that logoff text is returned on reboot, but I noticed that even the text is removed patcher shows option "Remove logoff text" as active. So it does not detect that text got back.

Cheers ;)

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well, as far as i see... i have to figure out what file is making WU do that, and take it out the pack...
thats all i can do for now.

i hope i can build a exclude list in the patcher, but maybe i just have to start again...
and build a new patcher from the ground up, new things learned, and new things found in Autoit so :D

i will think about it man.

and the logoff text is certainly a thing that can be improved, want to see?
you as fellow AI scripter? maybe we can figure it out together :D

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and the logoff text is certainly a thing that can be improved, want to see?
you as fellow AI scripter? maybe we can figure it out together :D



OK, I can try to help. Maybe you can send me part of code that handle removing that text so I can take a look and see if I can improve it.

Cheers ;)

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ok, thats cool.
if you do, please comment it ok?

i wil send you in a PM

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ok, thats cool.
if you do, please comment it ok?

i wil send you in a PM

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OK, waiting for PM.

Cheers ;)

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Another suggestion, I saw that the icon in the upper corner of Windows Media Player 11 was still the default one.
So I searched in wmploc.dll to find and replace that icon.
I found many of WMP11's default icons in BMP format, I replaced them all to be sure.
And this is the result...
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I replaced original BMPs with ResourceHacker, as I don't know how to add them in the pack...
I attached a ZIP file with the Bitmaps to replace: 101.bmp, 2178.bmp, 4012.bmp and 4013.bmp in wmploc.dll.
I hope you like it ;)

PS I saw a long list of very old bitmaps in wmploc.dll (even some WMP8 resources!), and I don't even know if they're still used... :blink:

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My DeviantArt page - Windows XP themes: [link]




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