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Tango Patcher 6000 8.03

By vertigosity
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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 Tango shell patcher is designed to make integrating icons from the Tango project and its descendants a fairly simple process. It works by modifying your current system files, and inserting the modified versions back into the system; at it's heart, it is simply a tool for batched, automated resource hacking and system file replacement.

* It supports (in theory) all languages and editions of 32-bit Windows Vista and Server 2008; 64-bit versions are NOT supported, nor will be anytime soon (the tools to make it happen just don't exist).
o I'm almost positive that this will break horribly on non-English setups, and certain dual-boot scenarios. If you don't have a standard c:\windows setup, you may need to perform a search-and-replace on the paths hardcoded in FileList.xml. I really have no idea how XPero's handling this in Vize, I guess I need to either look into it or write some code myself. Don't uncomment the line in FileList.xml for user32.dll unless you're feeling brave and are comfortable talking to the activation support machines/people – but please, let me know what happens if you do / I'm not buying you a new license if it gets you on a WGA blacklist. If you are editing FileList.xml, remember to start notepad with admin credentials, or you won't be able to save your changes.
* I know I'll regret it as soon as I've posted this, but I'm ready for people to start posting their skinning requests so I can prioritize and make the most efficient impact with what little time I do have free for the patcher these days.

Current Release: 8.03 (2008/04/01)
Remove the "identifier" overlays from the battery meter
At least the beginnings of Tangoization on iexplore, wimp, wab, hh, msi, cleanmgr, games also in gnome-games, and a few miscellaneous things that were in 2600
Add branding images for each Vista+Srv2k8 edition
Classic start button bitmap (Srv2k8 OOB default)
Tweaks to folder icons, and add an icon for the home folder
Miscellaneous fixes to the installer and patcher

Information on 64-bit support (Last updated 2008/07/07):
* I've got CFF Explorer working as a reshack wrapper.
* Which means... reasonably simple-to-implement 64-bit support... finally! I've been a 64-bit Vista user myself now, for a few months, so that pleases User #0, too.
* So I've got a test build up to play with.
* Resources and file-list are identical to the 8.03 release - I haven't added extra entries for ProgFiles (x86) or SysWOW64.
* It's not ready for mass use, just because it requires more testing.
* Anything that goes wrong, I disavow all knowledge wink.gif
* [link]

If you're using Windows XP, you maybe be interested in STTP 2600.
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charliehd4's avatar
Don't work in vista sp2 :/, have another version?
CHROMAX's avatar
Make a Win7 Version or a teddy will die! :gun: :teddy:
Aelonath's avatar
x64 Downloadlink is down and i cant find it elsewhere on the internet ... can you please update the link? I just switched to Win7 x64 and really miss the tango-icons!
Jacobah's avatar
How do I undo what the tango patcher did to my system tray icons?
iwriduan's avatar
omg i didnt see that link for x64 when i download x86 version !!!
time to move on to 64bit se7en then.
thanks a lot for your effort!!!
takashika-kyatto247's avatar
How do you uninstall this? I tried to delete it and it wont go back to the default Windows icons :/
takashika-kyatto247's avatar
BTW, I'm using Windows XP.
SoloSalsero's avatar
About Windows 7 x64?
Aelonath's avatar
Fantastic! I really love this patcher!
40880313's avatar
I am chinese,come here for your patcher,would you made a pathcer for win7?I think it must be wonderful~~~THANKS!
GrzegorzJZD's avatar
Is it safe to apply it to Vista with installed SP2?
l0calhst's avatar
Nice one.
Is somewhere version for Win7?
Thanks. ;)
savagealien's avatar
+1 to Win7 request.. I'm willing to wait, but also willing to help out somehow if need be?
haevan's avatar
why did you assign a minor number (2600) for 8.06? :confused:
garfield-991's avatar
How can I get [link] this to work with x64!?

It says I have to Place the "Override" Folder on the Desktop but nothing happens at all, please help! :\
motsrox's avatar
Any chance of getting sth like this for win 7 rc?
Cr7NeTwOrK's avatar
great job! works good
blueyez09's avatar
great job, love it, doesn't affect pc performance like other apps
DotHacker666's avatar
Does this make your computer slower in anyway.
vertigosity's avatar
Take a look at the "test build." It's lasted three months without any nuked box complaints, so I probably ought to release it as the official build, but I can't get around to doing any resource updates lately, so it'd be x86_64 support and not much else.
vertigosity's avatar
There's a link in the first post.
GhostLyrics's avatar
hey. what's the new status? is it going to mess things up terribly if i use a german vista edition?
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