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Obsidian v1.0 by NBI-Studio Obsidian v1.0 by NBI-Studio
Welcome to the
First Official Release v.1.0

NBI-Studio is a collaboration between
Norman Kaczmarek aka normanbates (Graphics) from Germany
Troy Boudreau aka Immortal (Coding) from USA

Inspirations for this theme have come from Windows Vista's style.
Using alphamapped png images and transparency's.
Since Norman's Pre Round release on this theme has undergone a major revamp.
The theme has been completely recoded and many new features added.

Theme Features:

Easy Layout
Multimonitor Taskbars for Dualdisplay Users
Animated Startup
Message of the Day
Time/Tray Multipanel
Real Startmenu & Infomenu
Enhanced Quicklaunch Window
LSX/Run Window
Shutdown with Time-Out
Virtual Window Manager
Infopanel shows LAN and WAN IP
Glowing Taskflash Effect
and more...

This was a fun project for us and hope to have many more...
We would like to thank you for checking out Obsidian!

Please Note Obsidian needs the following:
A valid internet connection.
Litestep version 0.24.7 and newer.
Recommended: 0.24.7-RC4
Obsidian supports the OTS-2 theme standard.

A minimum resolution of 800 is required.
Recommended resolution of 1024 or above.
Multi Monitor's Supported but untested with 3 or more.

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Given 2005-12-18
Obsidian v1.0 by ~NBI-Studio is a really good Litestep theme, thats very stylish and unique. Plus, who can resist gloss? ( Featured by abhimanyughoshal )
wombatharness Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
It looks very nice and clearly a lot of time went into this, but it is not OTS2 compliant when (1) it repeatedly attempts to download a module that does not exist (there is no xdesktop 1.7.6, the last version was 1.7.5), and (2) it contains 35 desktop shortcuts whose icons are missing because they (a) don't belong to any apps installed on my machine, and (b) have absolute paths to locations on the designer's own computer somewhere in Germany. Trying to rectify any of these situations is an uphill struggle, because the theme is scripted to auto-replace altered config files with hidden copies of the originals every time you recycle. If the end user is forced to extensively hack the theme in order to make it at all usable, it is not OTS compliant at all.
deathcon41 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
I'm very let down becouse I don't get the xdesktop dll, so the theme no works. I installed others and I no had problems.
deathcon41 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I need a dll for litestep. xdesktop version 1.7.6 is missing. Anyone have and can send to me?

remixedcat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
still love this!
madmaxmalibu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
i am searching for the Litestep theme "Obsidian V2.0 or V2.1" i found on the
Web Only the Version 1.0

Year´s ago i have 2.0 and i think its the better Version...
can someone help me and send me a link to version 2.0? or send me with email to madmax(AT)

Psysoul Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice design, a bit too dark with some unneeded parts. Overall result is 4/5.
ten7 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
black is the new 255
kimjianzsu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Hi guys, this theme works well in XP. But when I installs it in Vista, it's quite ugly. It seems Vista doesn't support the taskbar picture.
Any suggestion?
ten7 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
win7 uses different desktop setup aswell as vista each vers can be patched to fit the spaces provided by vista or 7 2oo5 was a good year for custom fitting tho.
Metalhead893 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I installed a week ago today, and thought I could figure it all out...silly me.

I've most of it, but i'd like a bit of help on the lsweather (yes, i followed the steps), also--i noticed in the screenshot i see a quicklaunch in the top right hand corner, and a command window in the do i open these?

thanks in advance
nathanuel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
installed but all i get upon startup is a message saying "an alternative Win32 shell has stopped working" and the screen is blank, all i can do is ctrl , alt , del and restart computer. Please help me , can i do system restore from win disc ?
admiral123q Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
PLZ PLZ I CANT USE THIS THEMES WICH PROGRAM I Need uxthems pachers? i instal it but how i use them plz contact me ty:)
John123456 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
'...files you like to TUN'?!:o OMG BAD!![link]
deesto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I'd like to get the weather working too (right-clicking on the "winamp bar" as the readme instructs doesn't seem to do anything at all), and to change the media player to VLC. no idea how to do either. I'd appreciate any tips on these.

the wallpaper is installed with the theme: shift plus left-click, Desktop Options, click Default Wallpaper so it displays "OFF" instead of "ON" (backwards and a bit counter-intuitive, but it works).
deesto Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
if you haven't gotten as far as R780G in trying to set up the weather (like me): at the very bottom-center of the bottom bar on your screen (this either displays "The Audio Player is currently turned off..." or the name of the current song playing, I guess), right-click and follow the steps given in the pop-up messages ... just copying the RSS URL at the end seems to trigger the end of the configuration process, which I assumed would work. but then I get "Loading... 0% complete" and it never changes. middle-click is supposed to update this as well, but it doesn't seem to help.
R780G Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Wow this theme is brilliant. Really beatifull. I feel like in a different PC/OS, very good work.

As GhostLyrics i cant get the weather to work, i did the exactly steps but after i press the RSS button it says to put it as a mark.. i did but what then? how it goes into the theme? anyone?

Also i use Foobar2k instead of Winamp as my audioplayer but it still saying Winamp in some places, and when i click on it it appears with a blank icon.. like a .exe without a icon. how can i change it? Please i would like to get these things correctly. Thanks.
PurePoison12 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
Is it possible for me to change the default media player into itunes? that would be great =D

Excellent theme
Metalhead893 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009

scroll down to "itunes control 0.3" install that module after d/ling
PurePoison12 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009

um, im using Obsidian v2 now, is the module compatible with the new version?

And what exactly do i do with the module? sorry, im new to litestep
Metalhead893 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009

Download the .dll (duhh) and save to your LS directory under modules, probably "C:\litestep\modules\itunescontrol-0.3\". After you have it saved right click on the desktop and go litestep>edit config>step.rc

add this line, exactly as i typed it under the "load personal settings and theme" section.
LoadModule "$litestepdir$\modules\itunescontrol-0.3\itunescontrol-0.3.dll"

unless you changed the names of you folders, that should work.

Now, most people forget about this. RECYCLE!! right click desktop>recycle.

your theme will refresh, and you should be good to go!

A couple of other things, Shift/click the desktop to enable quicklaunch, icons, etc...right click the clock to show it if it disappears.
Surf-Chick Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Student Photographer
Extremely well made theme! Wow!
verbaska Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
very good theme!
alugilac Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Ok, I'm kinda stumped here. I have uninstalled everything and reinstalled from scratch twice, and when I log in, I get an error. [link] Error: exception during module initilization. Please contact the module writer. this is the only error i get. other than the fact that my pc slows to a crawl, and my mouse gets jumpy.
GhostLyrics Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
yes, i know, this is very old, but NEVERMIND, i like it but can't get the weather to work, although i followed the instructions and had the right link on my clipboard... any suggestions? like hacking the theme file or such?
thx in advantage
takethereigns Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
everything seems to work fine, cept i can't get the wallpaper working

any tips?
Ballena1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
Looks nice
brucelee Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist

What's the wallpaper? Where can we get it?
golebara Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's included in the download.
swoFF Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Magnificent, outstanding work.
escobar Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
Works perfectly, great job! :)
marawade Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
great job :clap:...i like this theme... thank you :)
afz902k Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
This rocks.
DudeDudely222 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006
This is insanely awesome. I love it.
yonis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
Where's the contrast?
MEOWNER Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
sweet jesus! its pwning
rdknieff Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
downloaded an installer package from litestep site.....okay.....good.......install....okay...good...restart.. this theme (cause it looks so friggin' cool!)...install.....okay....restart....yep...what?
encountered an error and needs to close? what!...okay,! again?....not able to do ANYTHING? (except ctl+alt+del) Luckily for me i was able to run the "UNINSTALL" program from my task manager. Did this happen because i didn't download the latest build? i did download 0.24.7...just not rc4.
If somebody can explain this to me maybe i'll give it another go, but as for way in ......
rdknieff Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
me again! I tried one more time...following the instructions provided by the author found on page one of the comments. almost the same exact result (only this time i didn't get an error message, and i was able to run the program {again from my task manager} to revert back to the default theme) it just went blank. HOW DOES THIS THING WORK?
videgameking Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
Wow thats all i can say
Kerwin15 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
Link5863 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006   Traditional Artist
Hi, I have a question. Where do I download lightstep from? I've been looking around and can't find a real download area o_O
golebara Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is litestep? Unbelievable! The greatest theme I have ever seen in my life. Awesome work with the setup and sound/animation. Love the "access granted" voice stuff. I can see you guys put in a lot of time and effort into this one. Great work!
ButterflyMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
OH... MY... GOD...!!! You are a genius. I just wanted to try out Litestep because I was tired of Aston as a replacement shell but am still new so I didn't know how to configure it myself. Then I run into this self-instaling theme that is beautiful. I think I'm gonna be a litestep user for quite a while.
xXCybertrashXx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2005
That is too wicked ^^, nice job.
flashhalo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
The Greatest work Ihave ever see
saturnwings Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SLICK! Wow...It's been a year since I've used litestep, and this theme makes me regret that year. Gorgeous work.
Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Professional General Artist
dude I SO WANT IT!!! ;__; the shiiiineeeeey, wah, i hate windows layout. :D
dotcommer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Where can I get that desktop background? Thats an awesome pic!
moonlit-dung Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
This is when I want someone to come out with something like that for a Mac. Gah. If I didn't hate PC's so much I'd switch just for that skin. -_-;;
DampeS8N Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
One thing you should take into account is the fact that the older you get, the harder it is to see the difference between shades of colors. It is likely that many people over the age of 50 will not be able to read the light grey on dark grey text.
Thaltos Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
Gratz on a well deserved feature.

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