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Windows 7: Changing Media Center Background / Themes

07 Aug 2009   #71
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I guess I had some time on my hands so I created a few themes, hope you all like them. If anyone wants a copy of my dll file of the theme they like, let me know. The shot that looks like inside a movie theatre is the, I used it inside of mce (all of them are like that), I change the main background for all of them, enjoy.




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07 Aug 2009   #72
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Thank you for this thread. I could never stand the horrid WMC backgrounds.


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07 Aug 2009   #73
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Good job Blackrose
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07 Aug 2009   #74
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Thanks Zay. Not bad for a first try, I guess
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07 Aug 2009   #75
DemonSeed

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Zay drop me a copy of the one with the face please. Thanks.
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07 Aug 2009   #76
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DemonSeed View Post
Zay drop me a copy of the one with the face please. Thanks.
Yeah, that one is pretty awesome. It looks like it's from the game Prototype...

Edit: Here's what I'm using now. Usually not into colorful things, but this is pretty rad.


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08 Aug 2009   #77
johngalt

 

Except Alex Mercer was male lol. Those lips look a lot more female than male....

I am thinking that is a thief from an RPG....

These are some quality customizations, folks. I am gonna try a new one by myself after I get the RTM installed tomorrow. It'll be a surprise....

Zay, that movie theater one is simply incredible - I am very surprised that M$ didn't think of doing something like that themselves....and you've just given *me* an idea now...
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08 Aug 2009   #78
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Wow thanks for the feedback guys. All of them have the movie theatre scene in it. Just change the common background.png and that will change the inside background. The common animated background.png, changes the main intro screen for mce. Here are the dll files:
this is the one with the face in it: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/976813/ehres-face.dll
remember to rename the files back to ehres.dll before pasting them to the ehome folder
Here is the batman one: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/976813/ehres-batman.dll
Here is the other batman one (the wings): http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/976813/eh...an%20wings.dll
Once again thanks for the feedback guys.
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08 Aug 2009   #79
johngalt

 

Zay, you rock.

Now, correct me if I am wrong - but these are pre-built .DLLs, so I ust rename, take ownership of the original, and replace and run WMC?

I took ownership and now I have TDK for my WMC. However, I'd *really* like to figure out where that theater view you have comes into play. Is that a different ehres.dll?

nm. I figured it out. Now to make my Media theater use that theater image all the time.

Muhahahahaha!
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08 Aug 2009   #80
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks john, if you like I can make one with the theatre scene be the intro background for you. Or would you prefer I send you the png? On second thought here are the pngs of two that I have used.
Theatre scene 1: http://dl.**********.com/u/976813/Im...BACKGROUND.png
scene 2: http://dl.**********.com/u/976813/Im..._theatre-2.jpg
You can use them both if you like in the same theme. One can be the intro background, and the other can be within mce.
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