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Tango Patcher 2600 8.06
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Published: January 20, 2006
© 2006 - 2019 vertigosity
Note: Due to other things going on in my life (work, cars, video games, hanging out with friends, etc), work on this project has essentially ceased.

The Super Turbo Tango Patcher is a mostly self-explanatory graphical wizard designed to make simple the process of modifying your system files with resources developed and inspired by the Tango Desktop Project. It currently includes implementations of the basic Tango icon set, the Tangerine icon set developed by the Ubuntu art team, the Industrial icon set from recent SUSE/Novell desktop Linux releases, and the Gnome icon theme, rounded out with various pieces of artwork created by myself and others. Additionally, it includes a reloader module to re-modify your files if they are overwritten, allowing system updates to be performed without breaking the theme. If you experience issues with the Patcher, please consult the included documentation.

It is designed to work on all language versions and editions of Windows XP and Server 2003. 64-bit versions of Windows are NOT supported.

As this is DeviantArt, your feedback, good or bad, will make this beast all the better. Many thanks to those who've volunteered opinions, chances are you either helped development along, or incremented by one my ego counter :) There are some icons that are not patched. I'm not going to throw together some random pixmap just to satisfy the look; I'd like to try to stay at least mostly metaphorically correct to the ideas of the original icon creators, the Gnome HIG, and so forth. Many things in Windows will not have counterparts in any Free/OSS environment, and I'm both lazy and busy, and so they will more than likely not be added to the patcher anytime soon.

Last update (2008/06/15): Split the applications portion out into a separate patcher, since it'll work just fine on Vista, and even X64 (providing you haven't gone and found special 64-bit versions of things), replaced my crappy WiMP icon with the icon from Totem, add comctl32.dll locations for SP3, work around the multiple-notepad.exe business in a better way, optionally extract source code to the patcher directory, added /bootsplash=[0=off|1=on] command-line parameter, and check for Vista and don't run on it.

Note that applications are no longer included in the "system" patcher - they have been moved into a separate package, available here.

If you receive a warning from your antivirus program about WFPdisable.exe, it is safe to ignore. Because of what the program does (disables WFP, which will complain about and attempt to undo changes system files), your AV software likely considers it dangerous. It's technically not a false positive per se, since it's correctly detecting what it is and acting appropriately, but WFP is re-enabled after a reboot, and it reduces the number of complaints from WFP dialogs (so I can't win - it's either complaints about WFP dialogs or complaints about antivirus detection.)

If you're using Windows Vista, you maybe be interested in STTP 6000.
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yestowai's avatar
yestowaiStudent Artist
please update to win10
duckman5's avatar
keeps deleting itself or something, everytime I try to run the installer it disappears, it ran the first time though but it closed after a while
elliotnash's avatar
Really cool, too bad XP is no longer supported :(
TititAyami's avatar
TititAyamiProfessional Photographer
We can Extend Support for Windows XP. using Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. so it will be end support in 2019 years.
Like Windows XP Black Edition.
davidbarcomb's avatar
Excellent. Well done!
jaysoriano's avatar
jaysorianoHobbyist Interface Designer
Does this work for windows 8?
charliehd4's avatar
works in xp 64bit?
Lesik2008's avatar
Lesik2008Student Filmographer
Wow..I love that style. Tango Project is genius.
Too bad I updated to Win8 and I have 64 bit.
IRNatman's avatar
It looks cool. But I might want to undo this. How do i do that??
FLYBAT's avatar
How can I edit the icons by myself?
I have found the "Resource" directory inside of Patcher's, but editing the pictures does nothing.
What to do?
cynicalpotato's avatar
SHIT! I accidentally installed this on windows seven. now i get a gray screen

What do? PLEASE HELP

I can open google chrome and task manager but only though command prompt or using run
omaril22's avatar
omaril22Professional Interface Designer
simply reinstall windows or if you have restore point run it
anggaFSP's avatar
hey..i got some error after install it..
after i booting my laptop, in logonscreen i got error and it must be click for several times and after that error i can go to windows..
can u solve for me..?? how to fix it..?

sorry my english is suck
Teodorrrro's avatar
Brilliant, brilliant!
Lopesian's avatar
LopesianHobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic! Don't worry about it being a virus or anything. It only says that because it changes some pretty vital .dll and .exe files, but trust me when I say it's not going to harm your PC. Great stuff Tango!
cultofure's avatar
virus scanner from Kingsoft Cloud Antivirus ran a positive on this file. care to explain?
anonymous-bot's avatar
Did you even read the artist description/comments? Near the end:

"If you receive a warning from your antivirus program about WFPdisable.exe, it is safe to ignore. Because of what the program does (disables WFP, which will complain about and attempt to undo changes system files), your AV software likely considers it dangerous."
rjbernaldo's avatar
just ran the file and now my explorer.exe is effed. can anyone help me revert the changes? I just want my old desktop back :(
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fullbloomhydroponicsProfessional Interface Designer
nice
Dasbaer's avatar
hallelujah!!! thanks a million for this!
100 times i wanted to change all these stupid default icons and a 100 times i let it be, thinking of the work i would have, finding the dlls first and then patching it all by hand...
:explosion: :cries:
so, i really see how much work you put in it and i appreciate it.
i've been using the retrofukation icon set, btw. that, too worked really nicey smoothly piece of cake. thanks again. i just knew this application must be out there somewhere...
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