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  1. Ok then, it's time for how to mod your XP. A guide by Overcow. v.1.1 Download nao! Intro The point of my XP modding is to: 1. Make it darker, it's nice with something that doesn't hurt the eyes. 2. Make it minimalistic, personally, I find minimalistic designs MUCH better than super big crap that only takes up space. 3. To make it look good, come on, the Luna (that's the XP standard theme) is so proboscis, it's the ugliest theme ever. Preparations Most of the stuff (like dock) draws very little processing power and the theme is "built" into Windows. Oh, and some good music to have in the background helps too. The theme The theme is by far, the most important (and possibly the easiest) step in this tutorial. We are going to use a little thing called UxTheme patcher. Now what will this do? Well, it patches the file uxtheme.dll so that the user can apply non-signed themes directly in windows so there is no need for applications like Windowblinds and StyleXP. This file can be found in my RAR. When you've got the file, run it, and when it's done, restart your system. After this, you should be able to modify your theme. But what is this? You don't have any custom themes to try out? Well, I've induced my favourites in the RAR, but if you want to find you own, try http://www.deviantart.com and http://customize.org/ (note Customize is my personal favourite, but it can be painfully slow, so have some patience). Now to apply them, there are two ways. One is to put the theme in some system folder that I keep forgetting about. The other is to simply run the theme file which should take you to the normal theme selection menu where the theme should be added. NOTE: At least for me, the theme didn't stay here, but they will always work once applied. The dock A menu dock is a thing you've probably seen in MAC and Linux, but did you know that it's really easy to get one for any kind of Windows? All you need is a dock application. The two biggest ones here are ObjectDock and RocketDock. They are pretty much identical, but I prefer ObjectDock (it's in the RAR). All you need to do, is to drag and drop all the things you want there, app shortcuts, folders, files, whatever really. To change the icon, you will need a .png file, the best website for icons in my opinion is Devintart, so just go there. I'll include the icons I use and a .psd so you can make your own. NOTE: I found these icons on Deviantart and I've not made them myself. If you want to change anything, just go to the options of the dock. There's a lot of options there so I won't go over them. The Widgets I use an application called Rainmeter to get the clock, notes and all the other crap (the app is in the RAR) and the skins are from this guy's Enigma theme suite (also in the RAR). There's a great tut in there so just follow it. The thing I use to display album art is an app called CD Art Display (in the RAR), yet again with the Enigma skin. More skins for these apps can be found on their respective sites. The wallpaper Just find a wallpaper that fits the rest of your style, is of high quality and in your resolution. I use 4chan, Customize and Deviantart for wall and I'll be uploading a massive wallpaper pack in the near future, so stay tuned. Conclusion If you find any typos or grammatical errors, please tell me and I'll fix 'em. All the materials are copyrighted to their respective authors. I hope this helped you in the hunt for a good desktop!
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    Overcow's guide to a better desktop

    Updated the files and fixed the spelling mistakes.
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    Windows 7

    I'm running it as a main right now and I must say it works great! Also,
  4. You can always count me in Soinc!
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    Overcow's guide to a better desktop

    @BOB: I've never liked shell replacements... @Sonic: At least Aero looks pretty good, that's more than you can say about Luna... @Bly: I used it before and while it's a powerfull tool all the themes I found for it was a little bulky. Anyways, my little collections of files are up.
  6. You need the Quadcore so you can run useless eyecandy!
  7. I theme is not an extermal app, you use a thing with your Windows (sorry, XP only) that let's you use costum theme. I'll make the guide and upload a RAR of all the files needed soon.
  8. Ok then, prepare for a wall of text. And no tl;dr-ing. I'll post instructions on how I got the theme and stuffs tomorrow for now, my specs: Current: Processor: Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs) Memory: 2046MB Corsair Value DDR2 PC5300 RAM Hard Drive: A 320 GB SATA Western Digital hard drive Video Card: Gigabyte Nvidia 9800GTX+ Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition Motherboard: Intel Black Creek D955XBK Computer Case: A black metal ATX midtower with a 650w Newton PSU from Fractal Design And I've ordered: Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 8200 45nm Memory: Corsair XMS2 DHX TwinX DDR2 PC6400/800MHz CL5 2x2GB (I'm gonna order two more later) Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 32MB 500GB Video Card: Gigabyte Nvidia 9800GTX+ (I'm gonna get another one in SLi as fast as I get a new PSU) Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit Motherboard: Asus P5N-D Computer Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 with a 650w Newton PSU from Fractal Design (Yeah, I need a new PSU, 750+. Any Ideas?
  9. Yeah, it's XP and I must admit I've got that crap off 99% of the time. It's just if someone visits or if I'm not planing to game.
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    Is Yuri Set to Return?

    Yuri, no. Yuriko, yes. I wondered why she weren't in the story. So yeah, that probably gonna be an expansion and the BETA for us Premier buyers. Of course you guys already figured this out so yeah...
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    Video of the day

    Pure awesome
  12. Ok, I'm sorry... I was meant to be a joke...
  13. HERESY! You can't play an RTS on a console!
  14. @gben: I got it from 4chan...
  15. Wow guys, 11 years and still going strong! Congratz!
  16. Look really nice, to bad it lacks the "pop out" effect that the soviet one has.
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    First Red Alert 3 Review

    HOLD IT! That review is from PC Gamer US! NOT Games Radar! PC Gamer US and UK post stuff on there but they still wrote it.
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    Raised from the ashes

    Remember me? You know, the swe guy that got banned for overuse of smiles. Yeah I know you missed me. Anyways, in half a year you mature and let's hope that was my last ban on this forum. It's good to be back. Now all I need to do is get a new sig...
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    RA3 DRM Copy Protection Update

    Let's face it, the only reason for the DRM is to kill the used games market. Noting beats the pirates (sadly)...
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    CNCNZ.com LiveWire - October 2008

    Finally, I wonder where the show went. Good job Sonic!
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    A NEW EMPIRE UNIT!

    http://www.gametrailers.com/player/41814.html In the end, oh my god. A telsa driven mech that not only has an awesome mega katana, oh and it's build by three king onis. The only thing I can say is **** YEAH!
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