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BoneyardBrew    120

Thanks for including the font. I couldn't find it ANYWHERE (literally went through 15 pages of Google), which is incredibly rare these days.

It looks much nicer (read: how it's supposed to) now!

You're welcome! :p

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Explore    2

Awesome skin!

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BoneyardBrew    120

Awesome skin!

Thank you!

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Version 1.2 - Download

  • Color and font options. There are now 9 color choices and both large and small font sizes to choose from!
  • Reduced font size across client. The large option is smaller than the old default.
  • New icons for favorites and the cloud.
  • Added a few more options to the menu, including an easy way to see what version of the theme you are currently using.
  • Other misc. changes.

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Excelsis    20

Welp, that does it. With the inclusion of small fonts, that pretty much makes this the best Steam skin around, PERIOD. Even included the games' background images.

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BoneyardBrew    120

Welp, that does it. With the inclusion of small fonts, that pretty much makes this the best Steam skin around, PERIOD. Even included the games' background images.

Yes! :D

Thanks!

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Auroka    28

Great update!

I like that you included a check for theme updates button. (Y)

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BoneyardBrew    120

Great update!

I like that you included a check for theme updates button. (Y)

Thank you!

I had that idea earlier on and also vaguely remembered other themes doing it so I figured why not. I've been needing an excuse to design a web page so I may make a simple one to link to the version check. :p

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McKay    3,695

I'm probably being a bit stupid here, but how do I change colours?

Absolutely love the Theme by the way, thank you for going ahead with it and releasing it!

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BoneyardBrew    120

I'm probably being a bit stupid here, but how do I change colours?

Absolutely love the Theme by the way, thank you for going ahead with it and releasing it!

No question is stupid. :) Go to the skin's directory and open up config.ini. Remove the two slashes from the line that has the color of your choosing.

For example, if you'd like to use the orange color scheme your config would look like this.


//COLORS

//include "resource/styles/options/color_red.styles"
include "resource/styles/options/color_orange.styles"
//include "resource/styles/options/color_yellow.styles"
//include "resource/styles/options/color_green.styles"
//include "resource/styles/options/color_blue.styles"
//include "resource/styles/options/color_purple.styles"
//include "resource/styles/options/color_violet.styles"
//include "resource/styles/options/color_magenta.styles"
//include "resource/styles/options/color_teal.styles"[/CODE]

I'm thrilled to hear that you love it! Thanks for giving it a shot.

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Excelsis    20

Have you started work on the overlay? It looks kinda dodgy atm.

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BoneyardBrew    120

Have you started work on the overlay? It looks kinda dodgy atm.

Not yet, but that and the browser are pretty high on the to-do list. I think it's safe to say I'll be fixing them for 1.3.

The only thing I'm not too sure on is what to keep and what to toss away. People tend to say it has too much info, so should I just remove the boxes entirely for friends, screenshots, etc.? I rarely use them myself. A possible solution would be to add an option for an overlay that has a similar layout to the current setup and a slim layout.

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Ambroos    803

I really don't get how you guys haven't been hired by Microsoft/Mozilla/Valve/Whatever yet. The interface designs you guys make, whatever it may be, look a-ma-zing.

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BoneyardBrew    120

I really don't get how you guys haven't been hired by Microsoft/Mozilla/Valve/Whatever yet. The interface designs you guys make, whatever it may be, look a-ma-zing.

It's always exciting to read comments like this and I can't thank you enough.

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Ambroos    803

Wasn't one of you offered an internship at Mozilla by the way? Either you or Spewyboy?

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BoneyardBrew    120

Wasn't one of you offered an internship at Mozilla by the way? Either you or Spewyboy?

That was Ben (Spewboy). :p

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Anthony Tosie    203

Loving the updates! When the RC comes out this is going to fit in really well with the new Metro desktop (Y)

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BoneyardBrew    120

Loving the updates! When the RC comes out this is going to fit in really well with the new Metro desktop (Y)

Thank you!

I can't wait to see how it looks too.

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Excelsis    20

Currently stuck on my Windows XP rig (bad flash...) and the skin looks odd.

The gap between Library and the dropdown arrow changes depending on if I choose All Games, Recently Played, Installed, etc... And there's the 'VIEW...' over the avatar area.

Nothing major but here's a screenshot.

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BoneyardBrew    120

Currently stuck on my Windows XP rig (bad flash...) and the skin looks odd.

The gap between Library and the dropdown arrow changes depending on if I choose All Games, Recently Played, Installed, etc... And there's the 'VIEW...' over the avatar area.

Nothing major but here's a screenshot.

Did you install the supplied fonts? If that doesn't work I can't imagine what's wrong unless Valve messed up the OS recognition and treats XP differently.

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Excelsis    20

Yea I did, the text looks completely different without it. Not sure why it does that, everything else looks the way it should from what I can tell.

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BoneyardBrew    120

Yea I did, the text looks completely different without it. Not sure why it does that, everything else looks the way it should from what I can tell.

I designed it around those fonts so it gets a bit wonky without them.

This is going back to the basics, but you put the theme in the skins folder and not Steam's main directory, right? If so (and if you haven't done so already), delete the folder completely and download the latest version.I hope one of these work.

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Excelsis    20

I actually had my main rig's HDD in my XP rig (hence most of my games being installed), so it was the same steam install, I just redownloaded the skin to install the fonts in XP. I already tried all that, including installing Steam from scratch but nothing worked.

Can't test it out anymore though because I put another gig of RAM in the XP rig and installed 7.

I just can't use XP anymore despite the fact I miss the custom visual styles.

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Xerxes    182

Very nice (Y) I'm no fan of Metro but in this case it works really really well :happy: good job :)

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BoneyardBrew    120

I actually had my main rig's HDD in my XP rig (hence most of my games being installed), so it was the same steam install, I just redownloaded the skin to install the fonts in XP. I already tried all that, including installing Steam from scratch but nothing worked.

Can't test it out anymore though because I put another gig of RAM in the XP rig and installed 7.

I just can't use XP anymore despite the fact I miss the custom visual styles.

Alright, now that you're back on 7 there shouldn't be any issues. We'll just tuck it under the rug. :p

Very nice (Y) I'm no fan of Metro but in this case it works really really well :happy: good job :)

It feels great to hear praise from someone who isn't even a fan of Metro. Thanks! :)

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BoneyardBrew    120

New screenshots!

https://www.cubby.co...d375182bfe3/1.3

Changes:

  • Bug Fixes
  • New Controls
  • Window Borders - easier separation between windows
  • Redesigned Friends List
  • New Notifications
  • New Overlay Style - a slim version with just the bar shown and another version with the friends, achievements, and screenshot boxes
  • Slimmed down main window header
  • Border below header for contrast between the header and library, also acts as a container for the progress bar (see progress bar screenshot to see it in action)
  • Cog icon to replace menu text, can be seen in the main window as well as the friend's list

That's what I have so far. I'd like to iron out a few more of the reported bugs and finish the overlay browser before I release this update. It's shaping up to be a big one!

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