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Metro X3 Cursors (Update Two) by exsess Metro X3 Cursors (Update Two) by exsess
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Back by popular demand...
Actually, I just finally got around to being able to spend some time with building X3 :)

For those of you who have been waiting and wanting more colors... HERE IT IS!! YAYYY!!
This version has minimal animations (only the 'busy' and 'working' cursors) and includes Windows 8's full range of core accent colors.
Leave a nice comment or constructive feedback and enjoy!


UPDATES
Update Two: Nov 7, 2013
+ Improved crispiness and general graphics of all cursors
+ Applied Update One changes to all cursors
+ Changed help cursor from a ! to a ?
+ Made Light cursors truly light without visibility issues on certain backgrounds

Update One (for Bold set only): Nov 3, 2013
+ Improved roundedness and crispiness of Busy cursor.
+ Changed Working cursor to a less obnoxious, clean icon and animation.

In Progress
- Left handed versions
- Ability to customize/mix-and-match your cursors
- Smaller, mini version
- Classic, flat aero version


Install
- Right click on a .inf file located in any one of the folders (ex: Bold->Crimson->Install.inf)*
- Select install
- Open Mouse Properties in the Control Panel and go to the pointers tab
- Find the Metro X3 cursors (ex: "Metro X3 Bold-Crimson") in the drop down and select it**
- Hit apply, then okay
- Leave a comment, fav, and enjoy!

*You can install more than one cursor set at a time!
**The fps in the mouse properties' preview is much slower/choppier than its actual speed.



Uninstall
- Open Mouse Properties in the Control Panel and go to the pointers tab
- Select the set you want to remove
- Select "Delete" next to the "Save as" button
- Hit apply, then okay
- Navigate to (default) C:/Windows/Cursors/Metro X3 by exsess and delete the cursor set's folder you want to remove
- Make a frowny face :(
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:iconskrell:
Skrell Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
any update on v3 with the smaller arrow version?
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Maximum959 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm...Which folders? I really want this, but I dont know how to install it...
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:iconmaximum959:
Maximum959 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, stupid me :D never mind
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dalati325 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when are you releasing micro? I love these but there kinda big for my taste. Good job though 10/10
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josejohn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013

Hi, check out the intall.inf of Light ones.



[Strings]

CUR_DIR       = "Cursors\Metro X3 by exsess\Bold\Brown"


iIt is specified "Bold" instead of "Light" except Amber and Black and shows conflict in control panel

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josejohn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Awesome. Best fit to metro interface.
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:iconrandomacronym:
RandomAcronym Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Your Metro X2 was one of the cursor sets that inspired me to make my own. Now you made X3 and it's a large improvement! Nice Work :)
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exsess Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013

Hi! Thank you!<br / />After seeing your Cursor Sans, I think it deserves more exposure than it currently has. o_O

Your cursors are extremely well-made! Simplicity is always sexy. ;)

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:iconrandomacronym:
RandomAcronym Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I Kind of blame my self for that, I released it at v0.3, with just a white/blue pointer and no install script, by 1.0 months had gone by and it was off the "new" page :S 
I was at v2.0 by the time I posted it on customize.org, It stayed on the "Popular Cursors" list for months! got 800+ downloads there :D
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:iconskrell:
Skrell Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
amazing update!!! keep it up man these are some of the best cursors i've ever seen!!
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:iconexsess:
exsess Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Woot! Thanks for the continued support, dude! :D
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Seems to be working OK with my Vista OS. Very nice, thanks!! ;)
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:iconexsess:
exsess Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Great! Thanks for trying it out :)
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Yep.. still good! I have win 8 mobile but still in doubts if I'll ever get the PC version of windows 8 so it's nice to try out stuff like this and pretend.. :D Again.. good job on the x3 cursors :thumbsup:
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ArthurGFX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks I love this
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:iconexsess:
exsess Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Awesome! You're welcome :D
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:iconskrell:
Skrell Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
i absolutely LOVE these!  2 suggestions :
1.  Can you please make a version with smaller arrow?
2.  add more fps to smooth out your awesome animations!
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:iconexsess:
exsess Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Hi! Thanks! :D
1. Perhaps if there is enough demand for a smaller arrow, I'll begin working on one ;)
2. The fps in the mouse properties' preview properties is much slower than its actual speed, but I will try to make it smoother without burdening CPU usage too much :)
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Skrell Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
thank you so much for taking my suggestions!  i look forward to seeing the result(s)! :)
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Outof4mmo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet! thanks :)
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:iconexsess:
exsess Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
You're welcome :)
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