AMANA² is Released!LSAMANA² is Released!3 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)
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
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
[MacType] New font smoother for windowsHeya folks,[MacType] New font smoother for windows3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know about you, but I was always sick of the default windows font rendering, that's why I used GDI++ with Windows XP and GDIpp with Win7, until a few months ago GDIpp worked great, but then there where a lot of compatibility issues (Google Chrome/Firefox).
Now I found this http://www.mediafire.com/?8cnc6v7z7w4e647 on a chinese board http://bbs.themex.net/forumdisplay.php?f=88 (yeah yeah yeah, at least with google translate I could read something )
Works awesome and you can switch language, still a pretty shitty translation, but great tools to create configs and it runs as a service.
Check it out
PS: added a screenshot http://dl.dropbox.com/u/70350/screens/201112190832.jpg
there is a new google code site available with a new installer http://code.google.com/p/mactype/
PSS: the update fixed some issues with chrome/firefox
[Workshop] Laptop Status IndicatorWifi and Battery meters are a staple of laptop users and are incredibly easy to create.[Workshop] Laptop Status Indicator1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ImageCrop, ImageTint, and all of the other Image related features are a very useful feature of Rainmeter opening a whole new method of creating dynamic images. We're also going to use some neat tricks with DyanamicVariables, Substitution, and Conditional Statements to make the battery indicator change color and blink when the battery is low.
Below is our example skin.
Note: The big reason we're using ImageCrop instead of a Bar meter is that when using an Image with a Bar meter, the Image cannot be scaled.
We need to start by grabbing the image we're going to use.
It's grey because we're going to use ImageTint to change it's color in Rainmeter.
Lets start our code by setting up the basics and some Variables that we're going to use later on.
OrigHW is the original Height/Width of the image. We're using a 100x100 image so we only need to define one variable here.
How to skin foobar2000 - Part 2How to skin foobar2000 - Part 21 year 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 (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
Litestep on Windows 7 (UPDATED)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 measureLitestep on Windows 7 (UPDATED)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 litestep using the Omar Installer. (omar is the guy who created the installer) litestep was built using the x86 architecture so a x86 system is a prerequisite, however people have managed to install and use litestep on x64 systems.
[AX] Summer 2013 Convention ScheduleThank you guys so much for the birthday wishes! I really appreciate it![AX] Summer 2013 Convention Schedule2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be at AX July 4th weekend so come stop by! I will update my location/etc soon!!
Summer Convention Schedule 2013
Con Date Location
Anime Central May 17-19 Chicago IL
Fanime May 24-27 San Jose CA
Akon 24 May 31-June 2 Dallas TX
Anime Expo July 4-7 Los Angeles CA
Tokyo in Tulsa July 20-22 Tulsa OK
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
How to skin foobar2000How to skin foobar20001 year 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
Updates as of February (Music Video)Me and Circus-P are proud to present:Updates as of February (Music Video)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm so happy it's done and up for everyone to see!
Also, the Baguio Komikon 2013 was fun~
Details can be read in the deviation:
Not to forget MikeInel-FanClub's contest!
(Characters belong to the respective artists of the first 5 entries: http://fav.me/d5qryhx http://fav.me/d5qqb2s http://fav.me/d5pg0bo http://fav.me/d5r90j3 http://fav.me/d5rcini )
Based from the previous contest (Object-tan), they're continuing the saga by creating the Event-tan contest! It's where everyone is free to join and create the best design of a human form of an event.
It can be Valentine's Day, it can be Marriage, it can be a first kiss, anything that aren't considered actions, animals, humans or objects!
The prices are the following:
1st place: 2000 points + Commission Artwork by Mikeinel
2nd place: 1250 points + Commission Artwork by Mikeinel
3rd place: 750 points + Commission Artwork by Mikeinel
More information can be
Litestep Modules!Hey guys,Litestep Modules!2 years 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.
Dust and Glass NOW•••O•••Dust and Glass NOW5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
3X--> VS | CAD | MIRANDA | COLORPAD
P!nk Cradle by Alyphoto Moving Boat by soulofautumn87 Up and away by AljoschaThielen Incantation by MarsiaMS Summer Sun by KayHulbert 497 by Nigrita music equals love by WednesdayM0rning delicate and soft. .. by light-from-Emirates Bloosom by LadyCarnal perfume by mohdfikree a basket full of kisses by inessa-emilia :thumb271029963: Try by xmarvel Chocolate Strawberries Day 202 by escaped-emotions ..:: Only you ::.. by Whimsical-Dreams Imagination by EliseEnchanted Rose in my dream II by WindyLife :thumb119266547: When Love Takes Over by Lady-Tori :thumb263744919: Dreams by Wheels-Of-Joy 4.52 - Ready for takeoff. by dragonfly-oli Spring by fruitpunch1 Reflection by soulofautumn87 Luminous by WishmasterAlchemist Golden Sunset by soulofautumn87 the place to be alive by illusionality ragdoll kittens by venomxbaby Melancholy by head-in-the-cloud A boy and his dog by TammyPhotography Piggy by Kara-a Sweet dreams ... by aoao2 bazylia by JustynaStolyhwo pretend I'm worth by theluckynine spring by Fwirll Pink garden. by incredi the song of my bouquet by kim-e-sens dreamful by FeenoGraphie Heather Field II. by kle0012 Ready For Cold Days II. by andokadesbois Afternoon by bebefromtheblock rose by onixa Paisible. by andokadesbois Bright spell by kim-e-sens Sunset on the beach by AljoschaThielen I'll be around by Healzo A Sweet Day... by Aeternum-Art Whatever you want.. by Lady-Tori :thumb195083992P!nk2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
LITESTEP!I HAVE FOUND YOU AGAIN IN THIS 64-BIT JUNGLE!!!!!!!! Oh how content I am to have litestep working on Win7.LITESTEP!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Turns out all you really need to do is install LOSI 0.45 (or whatev the recent one is...) and then drag and drop the executable and .dll file in the 0.25 alpha build into the litestep directory. THEN (this is what I think was causing my woes) you need to download a little .exe file called setshell64: http://lsp.litestep.info/index.php?page=index;item=145
Voila! LS is working super now . Although I miss the windows 7 superbar and the fancy desktop fade (although if you get jdesk-0.75, you still get changing desktops, just not with the fancy fade effect).
I'm just happy that LS is working. Ahhhhhh I haven't had this much fun in a looooong time .
Art History - Customisation Needs YOU!!:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:Art History - Customisation Needs YOU!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Art History Project is exploring the origins of the Art we produce today and each month we focus on a different genre.
March will be Customisation Month in ArtHistoryProject!
This is an umbrella Gallery that covers-
Digital Dolls Emoticons Icons Skins & Themes Visualizations Wallpaper
So, what kind of things are we looking for?
Articles on artists, equipment and stylesBios of notable ArtistsFeatures of Art here on dAInterviews with dA ArtistsHosted Chats on different methods or a Q&AMini ContestsInput from the various Groups
And how do you get involved?
Watch the ArtHistoryProject Group
Decide what you want to doHave a look at the Sign-up sheet and comment with what you will be doing and the dateYou will get confirm
Pimps and Whoas - October 22, 2014Pimps and Whoas - October 22, 20143 months ago in Personal More Like This
Official dA News
Bringing You Closer to the Community
Celebrating Deviousness - October 2014
Welcome To The Today Page
Secret Origins of The Lord of The Rings
Clive Barker Wants to Read Your Writing
Self-Injury Awareness: The War Withinimage from autismgirl1.tumblr.comSelf-Injury Awareness: The War Within10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Self-Injury: Beyond the Scars
Hi everyone, you may or may not know me, but my name is Star or diphylla. When Aeirmid first approached me about writing this article I will admit I was excited as well as nervous. You see, it is not public knowledge, but I was someone who self-injured for nearly a decade. To be more clear, I self-injured from the ages of 12 to 20 and I am now 27 years old. Anyone who is a self-injurer knows that self-harm is not something we typically go around bragging about to others. In fact, we go to great lengths to hide "battle wounds" from the world and loved ones. Despite, my nervousness I knew if anyone should speak out on this topic to bring awareness and support to it... well it should be someone who has been through it directly. So for the first time ever I will share my story in hopes that it will help someone. Let's begin.
First, as the image above indicates I never thought I would be someone
Pimps and Whoas - May 1, 2014PimpsPimps and Whoas - May 1, 20149 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Official dA News
Follow Up on the Motion Book Tool
Site Update: Google Analytics Feedback
Site Update: New CSS Options for Journal Skins
CR Newsletter March/April 2014
Celebrating Deviousness - May 2014
Install covergloobus for Ubuntu 12.041. Download from https://launchpad.net/~sausageandeggs/+archive/ppa/+packages - covergloobus_1.7-0~361~precise1.tar.gzInstall covergloobus for Ubuntu 12.043 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Unpack and go to recipe-1.7
3. In terminal:
sudo apt-get install automake
sudo make install
4. If not work, install python-xlib and python-support
Icon customizer 0.1Windows 8.1 onlyIcon customizer 0.17 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is the first working version that actually works, it has no GUI whatsoever and it's experimental...
So if you want to try this out unzip the zip and put the Icons folder in C:\Windows\Resources.
Then Run Iconcustomizer.exe and you're ready to go!
Now open a cmd prompt as admin and run the following command:
After that you can install the included elementary(mod) theme with the following command:
To restore the default icons run the following command:
You can also create your own icon theme by making a new folder in C:\Windows\Resources\Icons, Make sure the folder name has no spaces in it.
After that you can copy your icon files inside the folder and apply your icons with:
Your icon pack does not need to include all icons you can also include just even one or two icons.
The program does not
Pimps and Whoas - February 5, 2014PimpsPimps and Whoas - February 5, 20141 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: deviantART muro Presets to Beta
Holiday Card Project 2013 Wrap-Up
Site Update: Google Analytics to Beta, New Brushes
The Artist Behind the Lexus IS Design
Lumi, a first previewHey ! :]Lumi, a first preview3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I've made some new changes on Lumi, my future Visual Style for Windows 7. It will continue to change in some details, and it's certainly not over yet, different parts are still the one from Soft7.
Anyway here's the actual result :
White isn't it ? ^^
My main ideas were :
more "minimal", less transparent, and add a tiny color.
The window on top left is active, the others are inactive (mainly a difference in the shadow, but the windows themselves are a bit more transparent).
The "Yes" button is hovered, like the Music icons. The DVD drive is selected
I believe the caption buttons are too subtle right now, and I'm still trying to do a nice hover effect, subtle but visible.
It includes the new icons on the Navigation Pane, obviously based on the icons in Mac OS Lion, entirely made from scratch (all of them) with the subtle blue of the theme.
By the way, don't get it wrong, I hardly have time to play all t