LiteStep and Windows 7 x64 : running them bothInstalling Litestep on Windows 7 x64LiteStep and Windows 7 x64 : running them both4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You need to download some required libraries in order for Litestep to run on
Windows. The libraries are called "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables"
otherwise known as vcredist.exe. What you will need are the 2005, 2005 SP1,
2008, 2008 SP1 to run properly (it is what the Litestep installer will be looking for)
If you currently develop with Microsoft Visual Studio (Express, Web Developer),
whichever version, your libraries should already be in place; though checking
for updates is a good idea. For good reason, I also recommend looking for
"Sec ATL" updates, they contain patches and fixes for possible security flaws within
Microsoft's code source.
I know it sounds funny, but you need to get the x86 (32-bit) and the x64 (64-bit)
installers for this reason: The Litestep program is by default, 32-bit architecture,
however the 64-bit update package (0.25 Alpha and greater) will be a patch after
you install Litestep. The 32-bit libra
How to (sort of) get Truetransparency on Win7A lot of people ask me how to make TrueTransparency play nice with Windows 7.How to (sort of) get Truetransparency on Win74 years ago in Personal More Like This
The short answer is: You can... well sort of.
Here are the general problems (I'm going to assume people with Win7 are on the 64-bit version, or Win7 x64).
1) Explorer windows are not skinned (or any 64-bit programs for that matter).
2) Explorer windows skin, but the toolbar is completely transparent.
First, you will need both TrueTransparency x86 and x64.
For your convenience, here is a zip with both (x64 can be hard to find): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7100381/TrueTransparency.zip
To skin all windows, you will need to run both the TrueTransparency.exe in the TrueTransparency x64 AND TrueTransparency x86 folders.
At this point, all windows should be skinned (with the exclusion of "special" windows like Google chrome, Command Prompt, GIMP/Photoshop, Task Manager, etc.
You may notice that the explorer toolbar is completely transparent. There are two workarounds for this.
One involves removing the too
How to skin foobar2000 - Part 2How to skin foobar2000 - Part 210 months ago in Software Reviews More Like This
Read other parts:
:iconMarkkoenig:Part 1 - Basics:iconslowboyfast:Part 2 - Composition & Graphics:iconFlipOut69:Part 3 - Panel Switchers
Composition & Graphics
In this part, you'll learn the basics of foobar graphic coding. You may think "graphic coding" sounds like something serious and hard, but once you've learned it, it'll be as easy as writing a DA Journal.
This part will focus mainly on using CUI (ColumnsUI), PSS (Panel Stack Splitter) and ELP (ELPlaylist).
Maths - most drawing functions use coordinates, lengths, widths and ot
How to skin foobar2000 - Part 3How to skin foobar2000 - Part 310 months ago in Software Reviews More Like This
Read other parts:
Part 1 - BasicsPart 2 - Composition & GraphicsPart 3 - Creating Panel Switchers
Creating Panel Switchers
A lot of awesome foobar2000 skins here in DA will let you switch between multiple panels. It means you can put many panels in the same place, on top of each other, and then assign a set of buttons to trigger which panel should be shown, whilst the rest of it remains hidden.
Lux by Markkoenig and my Jam would be a perfect examples. As you can see on the screenshot below, Lux and Jam use set of buttons to show the selected p
Aero Glass for Win8 RC4 [OUTDATED]THIS IS OUTDATED!!! PLEASE REFER TO THIS: http://wango911.deviantart.com/journal/Aero-Glass-for-Win8-1-1-399223728Aero Glass for Win8 RC4 [OUTDATED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS IS FOR ADVANCED TESTERS ONLY!
Release info here: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/161788-aero-glass-for-win8-rc4
Before I begin, I'll let you know right now, I'm not the developer of the program. The developer is "bigmuscle". I only linked his forum and info about the program here, so people in deviantART can be informed and have the opportunity to test it.
--------How do I use this?--------
WARNING: Any damage done to your system is not mine or bigmuscle's responsibility, take caution when using this program as it's currently an unstable build.
You first MUST be running Windows 8. Supports x86 and x64 builds!
Download the DWMHook (Release Candidate 4) here: http://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group_id=13124
My Photoshop Actions journal = closedWhat are Photoshop Actions?My Photoshop Actions journal = closed2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Photoshop Actions are the recordings of commands that can be applied to one or multiple images in Photoshop. When you press play, it applies these recorded commands. Think about changing the mood in a picture with various adjustment layers. Using an action can actually help you save a lot of time.
Which versions of Photoshop are lieveheersbeestje's actions compatible with?
All Photoshop CS versions, CS2 to CS6 Extended. My actions are not compatible with Photoshop Elements or other programs.
How can I download your exclusive actions?
You can download most of the actions at my DeviantART for free, it's easy and takes a few seconds. However I do have some exclusive actions as well, you need to pay with DeviantART points in order to get them. Want free points? Read more below in this journal.
30 points every week!
Every week I choose at least one artwork that used one of my actions. This artist will receive 30 points.
AMANA² is Released!LSAMANA² is Released!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Walls by j3Concepts
Walls by neiio
Edit: Walls by ether (sorry! Forgot that this was up before neiio uploaded those)
How to skin foobar2000How to skin foobar200010 months ago in Software Reviews More Like This
I've been asked to write a tutorial on skinning foobar2000, because many f2k users encounter difficulties modifying skins or simply using them. I'm not an expert on the subject, I've started by installing a few skins and trying to understand how that worked ; I still think it's the best way to get a good handle on it, though a long and sometimes frustrating way. I invite you to try and see by yourself, to keep in mind that errors come all along and to share any advice, question, difficulty or anything you want to say, may you be new or expert. I also recommend to read this good tutorial (though it's partly based on outdated PanelsUI), maybe this less developed one, some of the very useful Hydr
Litestep on Windows 7UPDATE(9/11/2011): lsdev.org is currently down which is a major bummer because it is a huge resource for the litestep community. from what i've read some kind folks are trying to find a new home for lsdev but i'm not really in contact with anyone so i don't know anything for certain, just what i read online. if you happen to be a new litestep user you picked a somewhat bad time to get into it =/Litestep on Windows 75 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: this tutorial has gotten a lot of attention since i posted it 2 years ago.. so i decided to update the information, add information and even a nice video tutorial by andredk which is a little long, but very detailed. i updated the old journal and submitted a new one for good measure
installing litestep is not a big deal. it has dependencies like any other application, and without them it will error. assuming your system meets all the requirements right now you can stop reading this and install liteste
RainLexer for Notepad++ updatedAn update to RainLexer, the Rainmeter syntax highlighting plugin for Notepad++, is now available. The update fixes a few issues and adds support for new keywords introduced in Rainmeter 2.3.RainLexer for Notepad++ updated2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Download from poiru.github.com/rainlexer.
Twenty Tempting Textures IIITwenty Tempting Textures III3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wintery Blue,Grey and White tones,combined with delicate lacy grungy frost crystals.
Perfect for your Winter themed Arts.
Enhance,add depth or create an ambient atmosphere with these wonderful frozen and grungy
Textures that are just calling to be incorporated into your digital projects.
Use them in backgrounds or just overlay and blend into your winter-themes to add interest to
a unique area of your designs.
With your fantasy the possibilities are limitless.
3DCC - Windows Classic Theme Color ChangerFinally found a download link for the oldschool 3DCC, a color changer utility for windows classic type themes.3DCC - Windows Classic Theme Color Changer4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many thanks goes to bernadinho over at pixelfuckers for sharing the dropbox.
Art We Heart [Halloween Edition]Art We Heart [Halloween Edition]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art We ♥ is a new hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.
Home to nearly 200 million works of art, deviantART is an artistic mecca — catering to every creative whim. DeviantART has you covered, offering something for everyone... whether you’re a professional artist looking to build a following, an amateur looking to hone your skills, an art appreciator looking for the latest art trends, or an Internet enthusiast looking to build connections with like-minded people. No matter what you’re passionate about or interested in, deviantART will help you find more of what you’re looking for!
Creepy & Horror
Feast Macabre by Arum1966
Vampire Love by necromangadomina noctis by Princess-of-Shadowsdeath eater cuff by harlequinromantiquePulsed through my Veins by wrongcoordinate:thumb
Litestep/Win7-64bit fix.Install Litestep on Windows 7.Litestep/Win7-64bit fix.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.Install Lite-step in C:\Program Files AND NOT IT "C:\Program Files (x86) "WRONG"
2.Go to your lite-step installation directory were you have gist installed it "C:\Program Files\litestep" and make litestep.exe a shortcut.
HERE GOES THE COOL EASY AND LAST PART.
First of all run reg-edit and follow this steps.
- Open the Value Named "Shell" and Modify its Value Data from explorer.exe to C:\Program Files\LiteStep\litestep.exe
Reboot your system.
If you wish to uninstall litestep in the future ,you will have to change back the shell value data to explorer.exe otherwise explorer will not run.
Soon as AMANA² litestep theme by *MangoSango will be released this month I will install litestep again on my system and I will record a video of th
Windows 8 Start Screen for Windows XP, Vista and 7Walkthrough Video of Windows 8 Start ScreenWindows 8 Start Screen for Windows XP, Vista and 73 years ago in Personal More Like This
No Key required now. Just click on download button above. Download and run the setup.
Other Cool Skins
Chronos MockupWhaddya' think?Chronos Mockup3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No ripping it off please.
Wall: (made by me, set as tile: http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/035/1/c/wall_by_lordalpha1-d4omu6u.png ).
No ripping off the wallpaper either.
Aero Glass for Win8.1 v1.1Forum OP: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/170850-aero-glass-for-win81-10/Aero Glass for Win8.1 v1.11 year ago in Personal More Like This
Read the forum posts for help on installing the program to your system!
A Valentine Birthday Wish from +SpyedAll of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need. This year for my birthday on Valentines Day I want to focus the love I have from my friends and family to build a WELL in a developing country. They cost $5000. And for the next 20 years this well will provide fresh drinking water to a village.A Valentine Birthday Wish from +Spyed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Angelo's words...
All of my birthdays have always been about stuff. Stuff I don't want, stuff I definitely don't need.
I'm surrounded by very giving people, and I'm always honored by how gracious my friends are, but when a guy gets to a
certain age, you kinda just buy the video games and books and music right when you want them, you know?
This year, I decided to do something a little different for my birthday. I was introduced recently to a charity
called charity: water, and I love this organization. The people behind
Litestep Modules!Hey guys,Litestep Modules!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Not sure if I've posted these before, but here's a https://www.box.com/s/zf4ef4ax3ph3kvu34y2u to my collection of LS modules, so if you're ever missing a module for an LS theme, try to find it in there.
Gaia12 just started!Gaia12 started! After our break in 2011 we are now ready to start a new release with your support. Fill out our Participants form and find collaborators for your project if you need help. We are looking forward to an awesome new release this year! Describe what you would like to contribute and make something greatGaia12 just started!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes?:icontechgnotic:Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Foreword by $techgnotic
Tue Nov 1, 2011, 3:23 PM
Contours in Context
The argument for the nude in art:
Our visual perception of the human face and then the human body has set the basis since the beginning of
human history for our sense of what is beautiful and what initiates all our seminal ineffable sublime feelings
about the nature of love, life, desire, destiny, eternity, ad infinitum. The curvatures and symmetries of the
human body even lay the geometric basis for the artistic structures of all our art forms, not only for the visual
arts but also for literature and architecture. Given the primacy of the body as the beginning of all that we are
in life, and given the eye as the primary receiver for the collection of all information in our lives, how could
the artistic nude not be a massively represented art form on a global arts forum like deviantART? And besides,
nudes are something peo
Rainmeter for Sublime Text 2I recently discovered a great text editor called Sublime Text 2. It is beautiful, fast and highly customizable. I immediately set out to exploit this customizability and created the Rainmeter Package for Sublime Text 2. This package, which is hosted on GitHub, makes developing Rainmeter skins faster, easier and more fun than doing it with Notepad, or even with Notepad++.Rainmeter for Sublime Text 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
The package features
Code Templates for Meters and Measures
A Built-In Color Picker
and a few more features
If you like writing Rainmeter skins or want to start doing it, I think you will be a happier person after downloading Sublime Text 2 http://sublimetext.com/ and installing my package https://github.com/merlinthered/sublime-rainmeter#readme .
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This