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Klassisk-noinstaller Update - w. BIG SUR INFO

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SMALL UPDATE FOR THOSE ON BIG SUR(DISREGARD THE WARNING MADE FOR CATALINA BELOW. THIS IS DIFFERENT :
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IT'S SOMETHING. FOR THIS YOU NEED THE BUTTON VERSION OF THE THEME IN THE DOWNLOAD AND THEN USE MACFORGE TOGETHER WITH THE PLUGIN PAINTCAN AND YOU TRY THIS FOR YOURSELF. I REPEAT, IT'S SOMETHING.



WARNING TO THOSE WHO ATTEMPT TO USE THIS THEME ON MACOS CATALINA!!! INCLUDING THE AUTHOR OF THIS, ME.

DONT' USE IT WITH MACOS CATALINA 10.15.5.

NONE OF YOUR APPS WILL OPEN - NOT FINDER, NOT TERMINAL - SO YOU'LL HAVE TO ROLL IN TO RECOVERY MODE TO FIX. BUT, THAT'S POINTLESS IF THERE'S NO BACKUP OF THE MACOS CATALINA .CAR THEME FILES INCLUDED.

I WAS USING THE BUTTON-THEMED VERSION OF THIS



February 2020

Theme is still only made with and for use with Mojave but it does work with Catalina.

As I mention to a commenter below I am just now seeing some colors that are leftovers from my tinkering. These requesters are seen in BetterZip when saving/overwriting a file (like I did with this upload to add in the theme with button graphics)  the color is seen in StopTheMadness Safari Extension to name a few. I don't know about getting riddign of this green color by remaking the theme for Catalina or by tracking down the exact color and reversing my own doings.

It might be the latter.
Below is a screenshot, that's also included in the archive, of how the buttons appear in the Finder on Catalina 10.15.3. Enjoy.
Be warned that only Retina elements are created for the buttons. Just an FYI. 






August 2019

I've updated the archive with a the option to use the Accessibility option for light mode within macOS Mojave. And also, I'd like to let users know that the theme works with 10.14.6.



March 2019

**a note.. this is not being updated and as such the backup files that might be included is for an older version of macOS Mojave and I recommend you creating a backup of your own appearance files**

Previously I accidentally uploaded a different archive than I was meant to.

This time I've updated the theme with small buttons and scrollbars. You may continue to use the previous theme. This is just the theme going forward.

I've also included the default .car files in case you don't have them on hand anymore for replacing back to defaults. Included are just the ones I've changed. So so you know.

Now includes some dotted tiled wallpaper for you as well.

***

Just a friday release for you if you don't mind.

Klassisk is a macOS Mojave theme that looks somewhat like the old MacOS 9 theme called Platinum. There really isn't much else made to the theme other than window controls and scrollbars because Mojave is playing tricks on me ( or that I'm perhaps too lazy to go through all the various buttons  ;) )

I did include some patterns that you may use just to help things along and a cDock3 theme too.

Non-Retina (crosses fingers) and Retina compatible.

NOTE: Just as a last bit of information. There's a readme file included that describes the procedure of you backing up the original files on your system before placing mine in the same location. I hope that you will at least glance the readme over.
 
Have a great weekend, folks.
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eyevaan's avatar

I dunno how I missed this... Wasn't this originally Koolon or something like that? Serious blast from the past. Love it!

allannyholm's avatar

It's easy to miss :)

I never intended to imitate Kowloon - I think that's what you meant?

I wanted something OS9 Classic-like.


edit.. you could also have meant Gershwix? I'm not sure if Kowloon was like my theme, I remember it as being a little glossy - Gershwix could however fit in the category of a similar theme to this. (I went through my archive of ShapeShifter themes) I really want to do something spectacular - I only just seem to get good ideas around the time that a new macOS release is going to come out


Also, thank you for commenting - this led to me to applying the theme on macOS Catalina and then all my apps would fail to open. Not good. You ought to have a gentle hug or at least a virtual high five :D

eyevaan's avatar

Gershwix!! yeees! I have been out of the ShapeShifter world for so long that I've forgotten all the names. Do you still have the decompiled guikits or a machine that lets you do that? by the time I got into Snow Leopard themeing I'd switched entirely to Themepark and edited the library files directly (all those loading errors with iTunes went away). Gosh that was all damn lot of fun.


Thanks to Gerrit V. - I was an Underling addict and kept updating it in little pieces.


Sorry to hear this one didn't play nicely for you. I still think the experiment is cool. I'll keep checking back to see what you're up to .

allannyholm's avatar

I only have a huge archive of .guikits and their screenshots - I downloaded these of a website called macintoshgarden that also has Audion skins and old abandonware. MacOS Classic stuff too. Most of what is available there is that.


Usually I go by what I have once seen. Then make from that. If something is really tough for me to do I don't mind looking a little closer. After all, everything has to be scalable for hi-dpi screens, so copying off and pixelupscaling is a no-no.


I wasn't mature enough or willing enough / whatever it was - to engage in theme making and tinkering at the time of the massive ShapeShifter takeover or after the fact with the OS X releases just after that.

I wish I took it more to heart at the time. It was fun to be on the sidelines on MacThemes, but it would have been more fun to give my own input here and there. It all seemed very established with the artists at the time.

They also went on to make much more after that - some in other fields.


You of course know all this.. I am just off loading my brain before bed.


Gerrit is a great guy, when he was he on this site he often gave his input on icons I made and that was nice of him. He's of course an older gentleman by now - he appears to have left this site.


The times of old - those days really were something. NFR icons and Bowtie skins - and all the icon and theme artists. Susumu Yoshida apparently wiped his internet presence clean and is nowhere to be found that tells anything about his current profession - I can't find anything.


You might see an icon or two pop up here - I am trying to make a new icon for a well-known theme editor. I helped a bit might Mousecape , including the newer app icon.


Enough brain-dump. Great commenting back and forth :)

1davi's avatar
Looking nice 👍🏻
awesome work dude. does it work on catalina ?
allannyholm's avatar

Yes, it does work with Catalina. Although, I am seeing some misplaced colors here and there. I think that those were there with Mojave too, I've just not noticed them. It's leftover from my tinkering.


Screen Shot 2020-02-14 at 22.20.54

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sobierski's avatar
Yes, I also have these problems with colours, while "Blossom Mojave Theme" works under Catalina 10.15.3 without the slightest error.
allannyholm's avatar

Thanks. I have heard that Mojave’s theme files can be used on Catalina. But I will have to test it before claiming it as evidence. For now I would only try replacing theme files from Catalina with this. I can make a quick test later today. I will then let you know. hang tight for some hours while I recharge On the couch

I love this theme, but then I noticed that the buttons go away when I turn on the "Increase Contrast" option in settings. I thought Increase Contrast would work well with this theme, because in the pre-OS X days everything had a border around it, so would it be possible to include an option for "Increase Contrast" or is it not possible? Thanks.
allannyholm's avatar

I've updated the same archive with the Accessibility option for light mode.

Screenshot 2019-08-28 at 10.36.26
Thank you! Now I know I'm asking for a lot, but could you also do this with the "Lickable Aqua Theme" as well? Thanks.
allannyholm's avatar

Check out the update link for Aqua-Lick - same screenshot but with added request. Please test.

AQUA-LICK-MojaveEdition(Accessibility update)
allannyholm's avatar

I will proceed with that one too the coming days. Great that you like this particular update.

Te0SX's avatar
Amazing work man. I am not fan of those, still I've never lived in this retro era, but I see there are people like mmbertt who would prefer this kind to be the default any day. Congrats for bringing the nostalgia back to so many people with all your work. Dunno how you manage to have so many different projects, with numerous color picks changing them all the time when people ask you etc etc. Big fan of you and your passion.
FbEye's avatar
ˆ This ˆ

Allan is really the Last of the Mohicans when it comes to Mac themes. It's such a tedious and repetitive job making themes these days, I truly admire the patience and dedication to his art.
Alma-Pater's avatar
Even though this is excellent work per se, I don't really dig the OS 9 traffic lights, but I do dig the way scrollbars are designed... any chance these could be grafted onto the Aqua Lick theme :)? With appropriate colours, of course ;)
allannyholm's avatar
Something along these lines? Screen Shot 2018-10-12 at 13.48.18 by allannyholm  

Alma-Pater's avatar
Methinks, if you matched the scrollbar colour to the respective Light and Dark mode folder colours, it would be simply amazing :)
allannyholm's avatar
Screen Shot 2018-10-12 at 15.56.24 by allannyholm  

This is the final edition of the scrollbars for the dark version - light version coming.
allannyholm's avatar
hmm -- should have stopped building the theme before reading that reply. I was sure sure that it was a good look that I built the theme around it :P I'll give it a go what you said.
mmbertt's avatar
The window controls look gorgeous. Do you plan to style the rest anytime soon? I'd love to see the good old 3d buttons and sliders :)
allannyholm's avatar
I could get pursuaded into making some buttons for at least the light version of the theme. I have Finder toolbar buttons ready(ready as in made the graphics - not built into any theme) but not much else in terms of sliders or radio buttons.
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