M3Simply/R4DS Skin: Simply Vista 1.0

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by GCTonyHawk7, Feb 10, 2007.

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Which of the wallpapers do you like best?

  1. Leaf Drops

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  2. Deep

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  3. Energy

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  4. Drop

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  5. Desert

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  6. Tropical

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  7. Red Flower

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  8. Plant

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  9. None, I am going to make my own.

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  1. GCTonyHawk7
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    Download All:
    A zip file with all eight of the official skins.

    All Versions: Zip-6.67MB

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    Download Make-Your-Own Kit:
    Use this kit to create your own versions of Simply Vista.

    Make-Your-Own: Zip-2.35MB


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    About M3 Simply:

    A note from the author.

    Love the new and stylish look of Windows Vista? I do too, so I made this skin for the M3 Simply and the R4DS. I tried my hardest to make this a very top quality skin, and I am personally very happy with the end result. The skin applies all the the authentic aero effects, genuine Vista icons, and a group of varying backgrounds to choose from. If you like the backgrounds, but would prefer to make your own, I've even created a kit with a guide in order for you to do so. I hope you enjoy Simply Vista. As always, questions and comments are always welcome; I love feedback.

    Note: Most questions you would have are answered in the readme. The readme can be found in any of the ten zip files you download.

    GCTonyHawk7

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    Simply Vista 1.1

    M3 Simply has been updated on 3-17-07. This new update contains the following:

    - New theme.ini file with new colors that pertain better to the theme.
    - I removed the arrow found on the main menu's task bar to make room for the new date feature.
    - MakeYourOwn has also been updated with the new options.

    Please redownload all of the files you use. Thanks!


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    New skin:

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  2. KINGOFNOOBS

    KINGOFNOOBS GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Pretty nice. Thanks
     
  3. Arm73

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    I voted the red flower.....there is something about that shade of red that makes me want it badly...even though I don't have any slot-1 card yet......
    But boy , do they look gorgeous........ [​IMG]
     
  4. GCTonyHawk7
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. [​IMG]
     
  5. bhamophet

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    now we just need vista for ds.......
     
  6. MaHe

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    These are absolutely AWESOME. The only thing I dislike is 'Game' instead of 'Games' or even Applications. But yes, I know you had to make it seamless with the firmware, so I'll guess I'll bear with it. And the description window is too big, but I can live with that.
    I'm using the 'Drop' version.

    By the way: Did you predither the skins? Because when I use images with a lot of gradients, transparency and shadows they look absolutely ugly, due to the fact the firmware doesn't predither the images (however MoonShell does ...). So?
     
  7. ambitous21

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    wow this is just beautiful..
    just one thing..
    do you think its possible for you to post the original pictures for the top? the 'logos' image..
    i kinda dont like the huge xp icon, but i think everything else is too beautiful..
     
  8. Satangel

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    I like the plant the msiot [​IMG]
     
  9. jelbo

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    Awesome job! The make your own kit is a fantastic addition [​IMG]
     
  10. Kurai

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    That shit is tight, best skin hands down.
     
  11. Jax

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    Very nice! [​IMG]
     
  12. jelbo

    jelbo Ōkami!

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    Hmm, could you perhaps provide us with the top screen logo backgrounds without the Windows logo sticked on it? I like the rest of the Vista look, but I'd rather make my own R4 logo and stick that on top instead of the huge Windows icon [​IMG]
     
  13. H8TR

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    Pretty nice!? I saw this and dropped my skin that I made myself instantly! Any plans to skin Moonshell the same way. I'm remember seeing somewhere that you had already done that, am I wrong?
    Edit 1 - Found the moonshell skins here
    Edit 2 - I found it funny that you used Myriad Pro where you wrote "Simply Vista" picture since it is Apple's font.
     
  14. Icarus

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    Great skins !! Thank you.
     
  15. Smiths

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    very very good job. must compliment you on these.
     
  16. bobrules

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    Wow, They all look so nice, I love the first one and the fourth one.
     
  17. GCTonyHawk7
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    As above. [​IMG]

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.
     
  18. simpson17

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    I like your desert and deep vista skins, I still like your simply duotone skins more though.
     
  19. bobrules

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    Excellent photoshop skills GCTonyHawk7 !
     
  20. Smiths

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    the only thing i'd like in the template is the alpha blending on the icons.png makes it difficult to remove the "X" button from it. I'm anal, so i don't like the X there, but it's no biggy.

    Only modifications i've done so far is to get rid of the windows logo and "japanify" it a bit

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    Figured got the "drop", why not use the "water" character?

    excellent skins by you, great usage of PS