Windows XP - Luna Blue
Beryl/Emerald Themes
Score 49%
Description:

Recently I was in the mood for the look of the Windows XP Themes, and because the ones I found were not as good as I liked them to be, so I made them by myself. :)

This one is the Luna Blue theme.
Pixmaps are only used for buttons.
Truglass engine used.

Have fun and check out my other themes. :)

(and please no discussions of using the Windows look in Linux. Some people just like it.)
Last changelog:

7 years ago

Replaced the tar with the .emerald ;)

KURTGOOD

7 years ago

where do you go to get it on KDE?

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Gnominator

7 years ago

There is easier way to extract themes from Windoze. Windows theme is basically a DLL with different extension. Download and install this: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/ on ur VM. Then open file C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Luna.msstyles or any other *.msstyles file with this program. You will see many BMP images inside. Extract them to any folder, then copy to Linux.
And btw. It's easier to use KIconedit to work with these images, because that work is kinda like pixelart :)

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Gnominator

7 years ago

And, don't know exactly, but in theory ResHack is able to extract Vista themes too.

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ankalagon

7 years ago

I know how to edit the Windows Themes (I've done this for years, for XP, Vista and 7, wis Restorator, Reshack, VistaStyleBuilder etc.), but extracting the Bitmaps/Pngs ist kinda ordinary, it's more fun, examining it on a live system and rebuild it ;)

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jamwaffles

7 years ago

This is the best windoze theme ive seen - very very close (if not the same as) good old XP

Nice work :)

ps. Did you take screenies on windoze and nick the buttons from that? :P

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ankalagon

7 years ago

Sure, it would be the same if I'd use the pixmap engine, but I don't like to use pixmaps *g*
I'm working on it to make it even closer.

For the buttons: I was running XP in a VM, turned on screen magnifier and rebuild them in gimp as good as possible. (To not get into troubles with some licensing)

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ankalagon

7 years ago

Isn't anywhere a button to edit comments? oO

What I forgot to say: Before I will work again on this, I'll complete the Luna Silver theme and post it. :>

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jamwaffles

7 years ago

Cool - thanks :)

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7 years ago

Replaced the tar with the .emerald ;)

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