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Steam VS for Windows 7 by yorgash Steam VS for Windows 7 by yorgash
Consider supporting me at Patreon! - My first patron can decide on a Rainmeter skin or Windows 7 theme for me to make next! (W8 / 8.1 / 10 ports are currently not guaranteed)

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A Steam themed visual style for Windows 7. (Now updated with flash and progress bar version).


(Here's a video showing how the theme should look like when fully applied)
The visual style incorporates the appearance of Steam with a functioning Windows visual style.

The theme comes with 2 substyles - aside from the default, there's an automatically centering taskbar, and a more simple one. Will be adding another style later. Taskbar is usable with small icons, and side taskbar too, though the main focus is the bottom mode.

I'll be making matching icons and templates in a later release, but for now, it uses the timeless Token icons, as it was almost a perfect match for the Steam look. I'm also planning to make a matching Rainmeter suite.
I've also made preparations for making the Pixel Vision Steam theme styles VS.

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Many thanks:

The Windows 8.1 port is finished, many thanks to neiio
Steam VS for Windows 8.1

I've also made an installer to be used with 7TSP.

I've separately uploaded the 7tsp installer, since DA has some kind of problem updating the main file when zip inside zip is involved. Download from my st.ash: 

Steam VS 7TSP Installer 
Steam VS 7TSP installer

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How to install:

You can install the theme using 7tsp now!
You can download 7tsp here: www.xptsp.com/fixit/7tsp.php
Download and install 7tsp, and browse for the .7z pack inside it, then click on "Start Patching".

OR the old method
What you have to do:

- Download and install UxStyle (uxstyle.com) OR Universal Theme Patcher.
- Copy the contents of Themes folder to \Windows\resources\themes folder.
- Apply it in personalization or double clicking .theme file you like.

Or follow this guide if you're stuck:
How to Install Custom Themes - A guide by neiio

Added basic (non-aero) styles:

SteamBasic 

To install them, just paste the 2 .theme files into \Windows\resources\themes folder.

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In the package you will find:
  • The visual style
  • The wallpaper made by TheGreatJug
  • Installation guide
  • Navigation icons - explorerframe.dll
  • Clock - timedate.cpl
  • Shell style - shell32.dll
  • Start orbs - Windows and Steam orbs, with or without frames
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With any questions, requests, suggestions, feedback, or help contact me:
  • Mail: yorgash@mailbox.hu 
  • Steam: yorgash
  • Skype: yorgash
  • Or leave a note here, on DA
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If you like my work and want to see more, or support the making you can donate via PayPal at yorgash@mailbox.hu. 
You can also purchase the Premium Content on the site as a form of donation.

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Credits:

Token by brsevToken IconPack Installer by Mr-Ragnarok
Steam Logo by TheGreatJug
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:iconkayden-sinafey:
I personally do not run Aero on my gaming PC because I only have 1.5 GB VRAM and I use NVIDIA's Surround. That feature puts a huge strain on my VRAM availability when playing any game in Surround, thus I mentioned this to the author when I found this gem. I was not only given a quick response, like 10 minutes, but the author provided a Win 7 Basic theme within an hour of my comment, literally an hour. The only thing I wish that would be added is an option for different colors concerning the HDD remaining space. All in all this is a solid, great looking and well supported Theme, 5 Stars.
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Great theme, The only thing I did not care for was my voice communication tool bar became a little hard to read with the word being black and the back ground dark grey when the program is not selected. I.E TeamSpeak, Mumble, Ventrilo and so on. The same goes for Microsoft word and Excel being hard to work in due to the background being dark grey. However I don't feel this takes away from the over all enjoyment of this theme and its a must download if you like changing the theme on your computer. This way a great design and will be keeping a eye out for other themes to come.
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Customs-n-Randomness Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ut seems this theme isnt formated for use with Theme Resource Changer... this one apparenlty still uses the complete manual method... what a shame tbh, was hoping it would be compatable with Theme Resource Changer so I wouldn't have to use 7tsp every time I wanted to load it...
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steadyeddie360 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
Hey, could you help me solve my problem, I installed the pack with the installer and everything else works great except my taskbar icons aren't properly centered and I don't have the slanted edges on both sides of my taskbar. Thanks for the help and great skin! i.imgur.com/EtyXJE4.png
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uberwurst Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017
totally excellent, i love this. logged into my 10 year old dormant acct just to thank you for this
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're very welcome!
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darkdoomer Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
it's been a while I'm using Windows 7 now, and this is the only theme that actually is aesthetically pleasing, and doesn't requires Aero, a badly wirtten windows stuff that leads to other programs to crash, and wastes memory. now we have more bloat-y versions of Firefox, and every software, on a simple thinkpad with 4gigs of ram it begins to get short.

Yorgash's theme goes straight to the point. it's beautiful,  simple and efficient, and I'm certain it's gonna be like win7, there to last.
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yorgash Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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cil1rjn Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
BEST Windows 7 dark visual style! Well done!
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SonicJoe731 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
here it is!! this is what it looks like. if you are using the Steam version.
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Great !
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meowthmere Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
This is like a really good visual mashup of something poor being turned grand.
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:iconltdanno:
ltdanno Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student General Artist
unfortunately this theme doesnt work with nvidea shadowplay  im sure its due to shadowplays need for aero than anything else 
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yorgash Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I think (though I've not used shadowplay myself) it disables desktop composition / aero. You can probably still use the theme's "basic" version. I really should combine the two, and then you'd be able to use it regardless of aero of basic mode is active. But currently I have hardly enough time (sadly) on my hands.
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ltdanno Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Student General Artist
yea i looked into it and  Shadowplay uses desktop composition (aka GPU accelerated desktop) to capture it. By disabling it, it goes back to old Windows style CPU rendered desktop, preventing Shadowplay from capturing it

thanks ltdanno360
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7979haidi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Great.I was looking for this.Thank you!
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome!
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7979haidi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
Thanks
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RickyBobby234 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
Hi i am new to the skin scene, i am getting the old Windows XP look and was wondering if i could get some help Picture: gyazo.com/9f7ec85435ae2d86dd4b…
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ajwsert Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
It seems you need to patch a file called UxTheme.dll. There are instructions about it in the description (either using 7tsp or UxStyle).
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Fearless1885 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Looks amazing. 

Any news on windows 10 compatibility yet?
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pikkupuuro Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Uhh hello, you seem like a guy who knows steam pretti well and i was thinking if you could help me with an issue im having?
everything is explained here: 
fav.me/damets6
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yorgash Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sorry I'm not sure from only tis much, but I'd try right click on the game -> properties -> Local Files tab -> verify integrity of game crash (and if that doesn't work, delete local game content too).

If that won't solve the issue, I can only think of hard drive problems, like bad sectors or disk space issues. 
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Shadow--Warrior Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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Shadow--Warrior Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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TikiThorsen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016
Hello, is it possible to increase the font size?
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello!

I hope this helps:
virtualcustoms.net/showthread.…

Basically, you need a resource editor (I also recommend Restorator), and opening the .theme files (that should be in \Windows\resources\themes\Steam\)
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RainbowRings Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I haven't seen these bad boys in a while its a car manual window 
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ReturnDesender Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
This layout looks amazing, and It's something I would love to use. But, sadly I use Windows 10. 
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yorgash Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you, I'll try to find a way in which I can port it to Windows 10. Not sure when just yét, but hopefully in a month or two.
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Xergent Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Back when i run Windows this was the only thing i wanted. I searched for this type of theme everywhere but could not find something similar but there was nothing more than crazy color themes. This is a beauty. 5/5.
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yorgash Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much!
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Santoson Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Is there a Win10 port yet?
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yorgash Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not yét, but hopefully soon.
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PAQUITOCR74 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Yorgash, I want to start making themes for win10, and I just don't know where to start. Can you give some tips or resources, software needed, etc to create a custom theme? Thanks so much.
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yorgash Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello! I'm currently very busy and rarely at my home PC, but that ought to change soon.

Anyhow, I can recommend Windows Style Builder, Photoshop, and this guide:
www.scribd.com/doc/182260900/T…
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TikiThorsen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
Hi Yorgash, did you manage to make a theme with a small ("Win XP" style) taskbar?
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fran27 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
Works perfect but now my taskbar has a border around it, can this be disabled?
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yorgash Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is your taskbar locked? I don't recall this even happening to me, but maybe that's why.

Maybe if you sent a screenshot of it I'd be able to help more (not making any promises).
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fran27 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
Here it is, not sure if I uploaded it right: sta.sh/03idqfuzvqi
It's not a problem visually but you can't click on Show Desktop just by moving the pointer to the corner, like with Win7's default theme
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BlazionSpring Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
Where are the start menu orb files?

Besides that, this is a great theme, and I love it.
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yorgash Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!

I've actually made quite a lot, not sure which suits you the best, I've uploaded it here:
sta.sh/01t4zaltyzdr

You can use start orb changer v4 (or similar program), or a resource editor (like Restorator) to edit explorer.exe manually.
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BlazionSpring Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
Could you convert SteamOrbS.png into a .bmp file?
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BlazionSpring Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
:)
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RCBEG Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Many tahks vey nice simply art
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Student General Artist
Got one for Windows X or Linux?
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jhgr47238guyfr Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
hi. after not successful theme installation, flash plugin is not working in firefox browser and sound is not working at all. i fucked up my windows 7, please help me repair it or how install theme properly

thank you
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Student General Artist
Ya done gooftd
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ajwsert Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2016
Hmm, any update on this. I know you might be busy with stuff but just checking, no rush. There are a few minor issues that had been bothering me at times, as I have already mentioned in other comments.

Oh, I still use this theme, I liked it :)
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