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Mustang Vim Colorscheme by hcalves Mustang Vim Colorscheme by hcalves
(Another) small gift for Vim coders out there.

To install, just move to ~/.vim/colors/

Supports GUI and terminal modes!

* gVim font is Monaco 9pt
* Theme is Fresh Dark [link] with custom colours
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
Great !
chopsueysensei Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Awesome work!
If I can make a suggestion, the intense red used for the 'colorcolumn' is the only thing that annoys me, to the point that I'm looking for a way to change it.. :P

Also, as someone suggested, a small option to disable italics for those fonts that don't do so good in that mode would be great.

Thanks for the theme!
graciebarraumea Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
Gorgeous work! thanks
weblord070 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student Writer
Love it, especially great for my not-so-young glossy 2nd laptop screen
thefitnessfan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Very nice. :-)
alexozer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I figured it out, add the following to the line in mustang.vim that starts with "hi Cursorline"

term=none cterm=none
alexozer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Wow, this is quite the theme.
I have a little problem though: in Gvim, I have the current line highlighted via "set cul" in .vimrc. However, in terminal vim, this highlights the current line and underlines the whole line. How would I only get it to highlight the current line?
flyingfree1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
best colorscheme there is :D :D
JangMunho Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Nice color scheme! Using it!

May I ask the name of the GTK theme/engine you're using? I used this theme a lot a few years ago. I haven't used gnome for quite a long time and forgot the name of this theme. I liked it so much...

Thank you very much!
oldtype27 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Nice theme!!!Nothing else I can say!
dworcechaosu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Really nice. I would only disable "italic" in code highlighting, it doesn't always display correctly (at least on Windows).
Acv2Facundo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
oh my god! i've falled in love!
treebat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Nice color scheme! Too early to tell if it will be my default but it's a welcome change from my previous scheme.
envyouraudience Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
one of my favorite dark colorschemes. you should upload it to so more people can enjoy it.
pk00101 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I just stumbled upon this, and I'm always looking for something to try and break my Zenburn addiction. Thanks!
vadviktor Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Just found this baby, very tempting. :) Makes using Vim a joy. Thank you!
themolok Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
You should really add this to
hcalves Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
It is, someone kind enough uploaded (with minor changes):

richs-lxh Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Adding this to my vim profile at work on Monday. Great stuff, thanks.
Metalelf0 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Stunning! Lovely theme!
diegoviola Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
hcalves: What do you mean with lowercase? I tried to lowercase my the name "Mustang" to "mustang" but I still get that error.

This is my .vimrc:

set t_Co=256
colorscheme Mustang
syntax enable
filetype indent on
set number
set foldmethod=syntax
set foldlevelstart=99

Any ideas?
diegoviola Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Nevermind, I renamed "Mustang.vim" to "mustang.vim" and I don't get that error anymore.
diegoviola Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
This colorscheme is awesome, but I had to change one line otherwise I would be getting an error in VIM 7.3.

This was the line I had to change:

let colors_name = "Mustang" (line 13)

I had to capitalize "mustang" to "Mustang".

Otherwise I would get this error:

[diego@myhost ~]$ vim
Error detected while processing /usr/share/vim/vim73/syntax/synload.vim:
line 19:
E185: Cannot find color scheme mustang
Press ENTER or type command to continue
hcalves Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Or you use lowercase in your .vimrc ;)
YesThisIsMe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
nice work :)
nickolsen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a beautiful theme, really making it more fun to use vim. And I use vim for almost everything ;)
idkravitz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
I found you when I checked out a colorscheme BusyBee, which was in some package in official Gentoo portage tree, author mentioned that it was a modification of this colorscheme. Long way just to say Great Job! I love it!

P.S. Sorry for my English (:
hcalves Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Thanks ;)

Nice to know it's shipped with Gentoo.
creidiki Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is pretty awesome, but I find the folding column display really hard to read - its light, bright blue on grey.

Any chance of an update? :D
Vatrsa Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Wow, just awesome scheme (:
But not working in tilda terminal ):
pielgrzym Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Fantastic! The best thing about this fabulous theme is not forgetting about console users. There are various other themes that suck big time only because on console they look like shit. Your theme is perfect! Thanks!
fawkesz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
Awesome theme! \o/
JustGage Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use it every day, very nice theme
Ixengrin Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Great colours. ;)
nustyle Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you it is working right now.

would be VERY nice to see some .Xdefault colors for the shell from you ;-))

hcalves Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
My .Xdefaults

! .Xdefaults
! <>

! Colour scheme

! Xft resources
! hintslight | hintsmedium | hintsfull
! rgba subpixel hinting (for LCDs)

! Xterm resources

! Xft font name style
XTerm*faceName:Liberation Mono
! Enable 256 color
! Fix some input and <Alt> for ncurses
! Matches selection for URLs and emails when double-click
XTerm*charClass: 33:48,37-38:48,45-47:48,64:48,58:48,126:48,61:48,63:48,43:48,35:38
XTerm*trimSelection: true

! Sets Xcursor theme (installed under /usr/share/icons/ or ~/.icons/)
nustyle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist

i use:
set t_Co=256
colorscheme mustang

but the if i start vim i have NO colors. just white text :/
BobCFC Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
also make sure syntax highlighting is enabled:

syntax on
hcalves Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Correct. You must check also if your TERMINAL is configured for 256 colours. It works out of the box on gnome-terminal, but not for Xterm, for example.
Nikkee Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
So you saying i can use your colorschemes in regular vim?? not gvim? I can't get that to work :(
hcalves Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
You need to setup your terminal with support for colours too, of course ;)
risqer Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Hey there! this colorscheme doesn't seem to work in the gnome-terminal. Do i need to change something in order to do that?
hcalves Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
I use this Vim theme in gnome-terminal just fine. But try this in your .vimrc:

set t_Co=256
colorscheme mustang
risqer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thanks! that worked.
kfedorov Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
GVim is really cool but realy have no time to use it))

Cold start is something imposible on it(
Nice colors)
needcoffee Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
Hmm, i'm a big fan of Geany and when i have to use a cli editor, i usually use Nano...but your colorschemes are very nice and Vim is a powerful tool...a damn it, i'll give it a try :D
hcalves Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
Well, you can try porting the themes for GtkSourceView. It's just a XML file, and I guess Geany, as Gedit, are able to use those GtkSourceView colorschemes.

Anyway... Vim is the real deal.
needcoffee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Yes, that would be a choice. The only thing is that Geany use serval files for the different syntax styles. That's not bad at all, but means a lot of work if you want to "colorize" every syntax to your needs. Maybe i'll give it a try if i have some time...or i invest the time to learn the shortcuts for Vim... :D
hcalves Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
It's not hard at all, just needs practice. Most of the power in Vim is using it in command mode, you can do clever stuff with 2 or 3 keystrokes.

Having a good .vimrc helps too. If you want mine drop me a mail.
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