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Windows 7: Changing Media Center Background / Themes

20 Apr 2009   #21
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Hey Folks

I thought I might have had a Free solution for a resource hacker app, "Resource Hacker", which I've used for years, but it doesn't seem to like the PNG format either...drats!
So I grabbed Restorator and tried a few myself, this is a couple..
(Admin/Mods - 2nd pic is not meant to be overtly "sexual", just liked the composition and color in the goo.., small portion blurred out. If not appropriate, please remove, but I think it's Ok. I would allow it on my other "Family oriented"sites)




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20 Apr 2009   #22
z3r010

 

They look really good
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20 Apr 2009   #23
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah I tried Resource Hacker, with no luck. Had to break down and use Restorator. Kudos on your themes Chapper. If anyone figures out to how change the font, then that will open the doors for more themes with a lighter background.
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21 Apr 2009   #24
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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21 Apr 2009   #25
DemonSeed

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zay View Post
Here is my latest theme
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/976813/Im...20backdrop.jpg
Wait, it just hit me, I think DemonSeed made a theme like this. Sorry for the copy DemonSeed.
Looks good but you should go back to Blender and Grab your Name and pull it forward some.
Looks like Zav's.

Maybe even add Presenting Zay's
Just an Idea!

BTW
My theme is in Media Browser
your is Media Center, Hate to say it but yours is cooler!

Also edit your post and add [img] to the front of your link and [/img] to the back
so it will be [img]http:your-DB-link[/img] then save it and look what happens!
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21 Apr 2009   #26
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

You are the shizzle DemonSeed. I will also edit the rendering to make my name look better. Oh, adding Presenting is definitely a good idea.


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05 May 2009   #27
rbmobile

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 
7MC Background

It's not the content in this Media Center background, but rather the technology. Remember the 3D pix and commercials during the Super Bowl? I grabbed one of those 3D pictures and applied it to MC. Not sure how well it will show in this post, and of course you need the 3D glasses that were being given away.
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07 May 2009   #28
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I like that 3d background. Anyone crack changing the font color as yet. I have been digging around with restore 2007, but have not found anything for the font as yet. I did however figure how to change the intro music that MC plays when it first launches. Just look for intro_A.wav, and make a new one.
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07 May 2009   #29
rbmobile

Win 7 Professional x64
 
 
3D

Thanks zay. If we had a lot of 3D content it would make more sense though. If we could go to a darker font, that would be so cool. There are so many images that would be great for MC.

I will be checking out your intro music. That opens up possibilities.

I sure have appreciated all you guys have been sharing here. Thanks!
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08 May 2009   #30
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yeah, finding an intro song for that MC would be a tough one. The intro is only 5 seconds long, be nice to see what some of you guys come up with.
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