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#196 J_R_G

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 00:23

I wonder what I'm doing wrong. I unzipped it to \steam\skins\metro, so there is a steam\skins\metro\resource\styles\steam.styles file, but it doesn't give me the option to use the skin in the settings of steam, just list 1 option, 'default' for skins. I tried upgrading to the steam beta, still no go. advice please?


#197 Guest_xiphi_*

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:08

Looks great, but what about the background images in the default library view, any plans to add those?

#198 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 14:29

with the latest release i have noticed some issues with the friends list (this is the only release other than the very first one released on neowin that i have used.

There is a down arrow AND a gear on the top left for settings. also it just looks strange, not sure if it is intended.

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#199 OP +BoneyardBrew

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:53

2.5.5 - Download - Steam Group Post

I was going to release these changes as a part of 2.6 but there have been complaints of the details view sidebar being far too small so I decided not to wait. The changelog is below. :)

Also, a sincere thanks to anyone who has donated so far. It means a lot.

Changelog:
General:
Redesigned Filter Buttons to have hit regions as large as their hover and pressed states, changed spacing 1px
Aligned CheckBox Image with Text

Details View:
Re-added Screenshot Backgrounds
Fixed Install Button Hitbox
Larger SideBar
Moved Game Hub Contribution Count to Right-Hand SideBar

Downloads:
Fixed Search Filter Style and Positioning

Screenshot Manager:
Fixed Spoiler Tag Positioning

I wonder what I'm doing wrong. I unzipped it to \steam\skins\metro, so there is a steam\skins\metro\resource\styles\steam.styles file, but it doesn't give me the option to use the skin in the settings of steam, just list 1 option, 'default' for skins. I tried upgrading to the steam beta, still no go. advice please?


Make sure you've put the skin in "Steam/Skins/*Skin Name*", and not "Steam/Steam/Skins/*Skin Name*". I know this is rather basic but it's an easy mistake to me.

Looks great, but what about the background images in the default library view, any plans to add those?


I've re-added them in 2.5.5.

with the latest release i have noticed some issues with the friends list (this is the only release other than the very first one released on neowin that i have used.

There is a down arrow AND a gear on the top left for settings. also it just looks strange, not sure if it is intended.

It looks like you may have overwritten the files in Steam's root directory, as that appears to be a combination of the default and my skin. If it turns out this isn't the case I would delete the skin entirely from the skins folder and put a freshly downloaded copy in.

#200 Asskicker

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 22:45

Thanks for the great update! :D

I'm probably blind, but I can't find anywhere to go to the downloads page? :p

#201 jelli

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 23:09

Thanks for the great update! :D

I'm probably blind, but I can't find anywhere to go to the downloads page? :p


Try this.

If not look on the top right of the page, below add to favourites and more like this

#202 Asskicker

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 23:13

Try this.

If not look on the top right of the page, below add to favourites and more like this


Sorry, I said that wrong. I meant the downloads window in Steam :)

#203 Crimson Rain

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 23:17

2.5.5 - Download



Attention:
2.1 and up include an application designed to make changing settings easier, courtesy of our very own SoapyHamHocks. You can download this program here. Simply place it in the Windows 8 Steam skin folder and run it. This file could not be included due to deviantART's stance on uploading executables.

Enabling this skin causes steam to constantly use ~20% cpu. Any fix?

#204 OP +BoneyardBrew

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:25

Thanks for the great update! :D

I'm probably blind, but I can't find anywhere to go to the downloads page? :p


You can find a link to Downloads in the dropdown arrow's menu in the search bar. I decided to adopt this style from the default theme.

Enabling this skin causes steam to constantly use ~20% cpu. Any fix?


Hmm, you're one of two people having this issue (unless you happen to be [GMT]S.Holmes on Steam as well). I'm not experiencing this problem myself and I haven't had any other reports of it either, so I'm not sure what to make of it yet.

I guess we can start with some basic troubleshooting:
  • Is this the first version of the skin you're using? If so, be sure you've installed it to the skins folder and not the root directory. If you're upgrading, try deleting the skin's folder and re-downloading/installing it.
  • What operating system are you running Steam on?


#205 Kamran Mackey

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:27

Thanks for the skin. I'll be downloading it and adding it to my Steam skins folder!

#206 Kamran Mackey

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:27

Thanks for the skin. I'll be downloading it and adding it to my Steam skins folder! And can somebody please delete my post above. Thanks.

#207 articuno1au

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:42

3 version numbers..

PRETENTIOUS..

Downloading it now :p

#208 The_Observer

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:14

mm newbie how to do i install

Found it thanks

#209 Crimson Rain

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:56

You can find a link to Downloads in the dropdown arrow's menu in the search bar. I decided to adopt this style from the default theme.



Hmm, you're one of two people having this issue (unless you happen to be [GMT]S.Holmes on Steam as well). I'm not experiencing this problem myself and I haven't had any other reports of it either, so I'm not sure what to make of it yet.

I guess we can start with some basic troubleshooting:

  • Is this the first version of the skin you're using? If so, be sure you've installed it to the skins folder and not the root directory. If you're upgrading, try deleting the skin's folder and re-downloading/installing it.
  • What operating system are you running Steam on?

No, I'm not him.

1. No, I tried this skin once before. I always keep the friends tab open and noticed steam eating up cpu like crazy. I thought it was steam issue and iirc, opened a thread somewhere in steam forum about it. Later I found out the skin was the issue. Now I have tried this version after a long time (few months) but still same issue.

2. Windows 8 Pro (retail) with Media Center. fwiw, the only common things between the previous system and the current system are CPU (i7 3770K), RAM (16GB DDR3 @ 2400MHz) and GFX (580 GTX). Motherboard, drivers, OS, hdd etc all are different. Previously I was using W8DP or W8CP.
I do have dual/tri monitor though. Third monitor on Intel HD 4000.


It seems I still have the old one...I have put this one in w8 folder.

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#210 OP +BoneyardBrew

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 16:56

Thanks for the skin. I'll be downloading it and adding it to my Steam skins folder! And can somebody please delete my post above. Thanks.


You're welcome. Enjoy!

3 version numbers..

PRETENTIOUS..

Downloading it now :p


Yes...I've taken the dial up to 3 on a Valve product!

mm newbie how to do i install

Found it thanks


Good. :)

No, I'm not him.

1. No, I tried this skin once before. I always keep the friends tab open and noticed steam eating up cpu like crazy. I thought it was steam issue and iirc, opened a thread somewhere in steam forum about it. Later I found out the skin was the issue. Now I have tried this version after a long time (few months) but still same issue.

2. Windows 8 Pro (retail) with Media Center. fwiw, the only common things between the previous system and the current system are CPU (i7 3770K), RAM (16GB DDR3 @ 2400MHz) and GFX (580 GTX). Motherboard, drivers, OS, hdd etc all are different. Previously I was using W8DP or W8CP.
I do have dual/tri monitor though. Third monitor on Intel HD 4000.


It seems I still have the old one...I have put this one in w8 folder.


Alright, I'm just making sure so I don't go through the same troubleshooting steps in two places.

The skin did cause CPU issues at one point early in development. I had gotten some reports and eventually figured out what was causing it and corrected it. Can you try deleting both versions and just downloading it fresh?

If the issue still occurs try the following: While monitoring your CPU usage start Steam but close any other windows (news updates, friends list, etc.).

Is your CPU usage high?
  • If not, try opening the friends list, then another window or page you commonly have open until you notice something abnormal.
  • If so, open the friends list but close the main window. Also try closing all of the windows while leaving the Steam process running.
Let me know what you find.