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Revo Black - Style 1

:bulletblue: About Revo Project

Revo gives you a fresh look for your XP machine (SP2 or SP3). If you want to use Revo msstyles you have to patch a system file called "uxtheme.dll".

Q: What is uxtheme?

A: Uxtheme.dll is the file in Windows XP that controls the theming engine. By default, uxtheme.dll is locked, so third party (i.e. non-Microsoft) visual styles cannot be used. Fortunately, it is easy to unlock uxtheme.dll to allow the use of non-Microsoft visual styles.

Google search for a patcher (for XP SP2 or SP3)!

:bulletgreen: How to install?

After you patched the file you must install the fonts (needed for best experience). Copy the fonts into Windows directory\Fonts\. Good, now you have to copy the msstyles into Windows dir/Resources/Themes (or in other folder if you preffer).

:bulletblue: What do i find in the archive?

In the archive you will have 3 folder: Compact, Default and Fonts. Compact and Default are the msstyles folders.

:bulletblue: Why do i need the fonts?

Well, each style and susbtyle contains 3 font types: Tahoma 8pt, SegoeUI 8pt and SegoeUI 9pt.
For the best experience i recommend to enable the ClearType effect (in the Dispay Propereties in the Appereance tab in the Effects).

:bulletgreen: What version is this?

This is the Revo Black with Simple Frame Caption and Start User Picture (Compact and Default). In the Display Propreties the Compact will appear as RevoCB1 and the Default as RevoDB1.

Each state (Compact and Default) contains 4 substyles: Basic, Basic No Frame, Seven, Seven No Frame.

:bulletblue: Where can i get those icons in the screen?

The icons you can find them here (the sticker icons pack): [link]
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:bulletyellow: Updates:

20.01.2010 - user picture was offset by 1 pixel up REZOLVED
21.01.2010 - listbox issue in Internet Explorer REZOLVED
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:icondusr:
dusr Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Artist
:bulletorange: If u download and appreciate this you could gimme some llamas...they are free and i love them!!! :D :bulletorange:
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:icondxxbro:
dxxbro Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
I like it!

It's not perfect though, i'd LOVE a compact version without the start menu picture.
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Artist
It will have all the versions like the Revo Blue. In conclusion it's not done yet!
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Professional Artist
Done!
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shak3800 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
I love the seven style . Great work !
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:iconunderohata:
underOHATA Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
I Like it, its looks very nice and im going to try it out :)

can you fix a glass version of this?
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:iconvekanoid:
vekanoid Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
It's fantastic now. Progressbar and taskbar buttons hover looks perfect.
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:iconfatalpoisonwhisper:
fatalpoisonwhisper Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
any chance you could do a version without the user picture? ive never really liked the user pictures lol.

nice style though dude, not seen anything ive really liked in a while, since gaia09
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Artist
Yea...i will do a version without the user picture.
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:iconfatalpoisonwhisper:
fatalpoisonwhisper Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome man :)
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:iconmartin10018:
martin10018 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
The blue overlays and the blue progressbar look much better. Though I second Vekanoid's suggestion: the use of blue and cyan is not consistent.
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Artist
Yea....i see that...
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:iconrichwise:
richwise Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Nice job. Glad there are a still a few creating visual styles for XP.

P.S. I agree with vekanoid's suggestions to make it even better.

:+fav:
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:iconvekanoid:
vekanoid Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
... and one more thing, progress-bar is blue. That's not good to misc blue with cyan colors. Progress bar need litle hue to be more cyanish like mouse hover on buttons or scrollbars. Try to make progress bar same color like that mouseovers (again better consistency).
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Artist
This is a good point of view....
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:iconvekanoid:
vekanoid Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
I think lighter blue overlay on taskbar buttons will be better. Try to make it similar cyan-blue color like on startbutton to be more consistent.
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:iconvetta7:
vetta7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
XstyleOne, thanks alot for making this visual style. I'm still using the first one you made because I actually prefer the green. The best XP VS i've seen in a long time.
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ZoNi-011 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
I like 06.01.2010 Update :)

More ideas:
- blue hover for buttons, not only on taskbar, but also in toolbars (like in Windows Explorer etc)
- possibility to change titlebar font

That's for now :)
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:iconshak3800:
shak3800 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Ok XstyleOne . With some help with FontExpert i've managed to reinstall the calibri font , now everything is as it should :)
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:iconrappinrod:
RappinRod Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Excellent work,the blue overlays and progress bar give it a classy soft touch,now if you could frame the stop,min,max buttons and maybe use the same color overlays on them and package this with the compact sizes (i like to use large icons in the taskbar it looks great with your style in the compact size). Geeze do I sound demanding lol,but I cant wait to see the finished package.. And Thanks for really working at this..;)~
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shak3800 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
This is much better visual style . Love it . This is an example to show how big the letters are in title bar . Not sure if this is an issue of my pc .

[link]
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Artist
Have you insalled the Calibri font? Calibri is used in the captions.
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:iconvipuldk:
vipuldk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Looks better. I wish you can change the window background (like the ones on my computer properties) from white to the one you have (gray) on other screens. The same applies to tabs (change from white to gray) so then everything blends well together and looks smooth on eyes. This is a very beautiful skin BTW. Could you also use the same gray color on Start menu where it is white? Also if you remove user pic from Start menu and change the color underneath from dark gray to black, it would look totally awesome. Everything else is great! Thank you for sharing your work. I look forward to the updated release and if you could consider my input, I will really appreciate it very much :)
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Artist
Oau! It seems like you want a brand new visual style!
:ohmygod:
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:iconvipuldk:
vipuldk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Well, not reallty because I am mostly suggesting changes to the colors. Yes, removing user pic from Start menu is a design change. If you like the way your theme is then I have no problems, my friend. Thanks for the consideration.
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Artist
I will make a mockup to see the result.....
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:iconvipuldk:
vipuldk Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Looks great. I am not a big fan of user pic in Start menu. Another suggestion is to use the same Window (dialogue screens, etc.) color on Start menu. That way, the theme colors would be consistent across the board.
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:iconoldblueeyes182:
oldblueeyes182 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
why does my taskbar not change into what the preview is? The windows I think have changed, but not the taskbar. This is really frustrating, lol.
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Artist
I don't know why! The rest of people are doing fine with this visual style.
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:iconoldblueeyes182:
oldblueeyes182 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
nevermind. I feel crazy right now. I'm running windows 7, not XP lol.
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:iconoldblueeyes182:
oldblueeyes182 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
is this for x86 or x64? I have x64. do you have the explorer.exe file by any chance so I can change the button that way?
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Artist
I use XP Pro SP3 X86. No explorer.exe is needed to apply this visual style.
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:iconoldblueeyes182:
oldblueeyes182 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Oh and I actually made an explorer.exe file that looks similar, but not quite.
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Artist
You are confusing me man! What explorer.exe...the start button is in the msstyle file not in the explorer.exe (like in windows 7). And this theme works fine on x64 too.
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:iconzoni-011:
ZoNi-011 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Maybe you can add some blue for hovering buttons? That would be cooler :)
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Artist
I guess you like the Vista taskbar butts!
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:iconoldblueeyes182:
oldblueeyes182 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
why does my taskbar not change into what the preview is? The windows I think have changed, but not the taskbar. This is really frustrating, lol.
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:iconshak3800:
shak3800 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Don't know if there is an issue but the title bar letters are quite big . Bigger than the one in screenshot . Apart from that i love this theme , can't wait to see the final version
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Artist
Can you post a screenshot?
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:iconjggamba:
jggamba Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
black version is amazing, nice work.
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:iconshak3800:
shak3800 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Great visual style ! Thanks a lot
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:iconvekanoid:
vekanoid Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
looks good
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:iconmemory61:
memory61 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Thanks XstyleOne very nice styles
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:iconcabalio83:
cabalio83 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Great theme! Thank you very much for sharing... Using it right now
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:iconmartin10018:
martin10018 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
The black version looks also very good. The only thing I think could be improved is the color of the progress bar. It should be blue and not this dull green...
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Artist
Yea...the blue will look better on the black version. It will be changed in the next update. Thx for the suggestion!
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:iconmanunited109:
manunited109 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
absolutely great theme, i'm going to change my os from windows 7 to xp
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:iconxstyleone:
XstyleOne Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Artist
Are you serious?! Why don't you dual boot? I am using Xp and Seven.
Thanx for the support!
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ToBeUs Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I'd like to see a snow white version!
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