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Mr GRiM
10-10-2012, 01:05 PM
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The votes have started Please vote for your favorite themes here http://virtualcustoms.net/showthread.php/45407-Clash-of-the-Titans-6-Are-You-Expendable-Vote-Post

This is my entry for Clash of the Titans 6, I decided to do this style a bit different from my usual dark style themes, this time I decided to make a theme that has complete usability for all applications and make a theme that is clean and crisp and can be used every day.

The theme does not come with any extras aside from what you will get with Theme Resource Changer installed and there is no installers for this theme, just extract it from the archive and put the theme in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes then apply it.

Simplicity is the key with this theme and what you see is what you get.

Enjoy :smile:

Updated: bug fix for Menu text on some programs.
Updated: bug fix for Menu Background on some programs, example Total Commander

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Additional Style with No User Picture in Start Menu (needs to be added to the original theme, will not work on it's own).

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Big V
10-10-2012, 01:16 PM
Thanks Mark it looks awesome bud

Ive been running this for several days now and it's extreme clean and useable for everyday use.
It's very easy on the eyes folks.

You did an awesome job Mark.
I'm grabbing the finshed copy now.

robj2005
10-10-2012, 01:36 PM
Awesome theme,Love it,,very sharp,smooth running theme,Great job,thanks for sharing:tu: :tu:

faizalotai
10-10-2012, 02:34 PM
Looks great Mark, nice clean and sharp theme..thanks and goodluck in comp:Peace:

TAZ
10-10-2012, 02:44 PM
It´s a very very nice Style: Happy:

skull1959
10-10-2012, 03:06 PM
Very clean sharp and useable Mark thank you bud and good luck in the comp man.

_alex_
10-10-2012, 03:58 PM
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Hey Man,

this is marvellous and very usable, tried right now and is extreme!!!!
A version with glassed explorer and windows border will be very liked(or if u do not mind, after the clash will be closed, i'll make by myself)

This will be the winner in my opinion, great job Master

Elmo56
10-10-2012, 04:02 PM
Great work ....thanks for sharing!

jumper
10-10-2012, 04:28 PM
beautiful theme thank you for sharing:Peace::happy:

bachbeet
10-10-2012, 04:31 PM
Awesome theme Mark! Thanks a lot.

freak69ize
10-10-2012, 04:39 PM
Good stuff Grim.. good stuff.. :)

NAHOM
10-10-2012, 04:47 PM
I been waiting for it great Work Mark! :)

Black_knight
10-10-2012, 04:51 PM
Elegant and Simply Stunning Luving It :loving::money:

glassyeyed
10-10-2012, 06:02 PM
A nice simple and clean theme for everyday use, Good luck in the competition Mr Grim.

jkd
10-10-2012, 06:05 PM
:Grim:Grim reaper you finally rise out of the underworld, to take the souls of the competition. Awesome them very clean, thanks bud. :givahand:

creator
10-10-2012, 06:15 PM
It´s a very nice Style Mark good design Thanks for share :givahand:

siam1
10-10-2012, 06:37 PM
thanks very nice

jebinio
10-10-2012, 06:38 PM
nice one

Mr GRiM
10-10-2012, 06:43 PM
Thanks guys glad you like it, I have just updated the theme though, found a bug with the menu text on some programs, for example the menu bar text on VLC Player.

Mr GRiM
10-10-2012, 07:03 PM
Hey Man,

this is marvellous and very usable, tried right now and is extreme!!!!
A version with glassed explorer and windows border will be very liked(or if u do not mind, after the clash will be closed, i'll make by myself)

This will be the winner in my opinion, great job Master

Thanks mate, if you want to make a modified version I have no problem with it :smile:

razorsedge
10-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Very nice fresh clean theme bud sleek and smooth as always great work aint many of us left not posted yet I am sure moving my ass now lol

Dwarven24
10-10-2012, 08:57 PM
Excellent theme :shocked:
Great design :yawn:
thanks for sharing :happy:

mauam
10-10-2012, 09:05 PM
Love this clean & smooth theme, thanks a lot Mark :)

8pecxstudios
10-10-2012, 09:23 PM
looking gr8 mate very nice good luck titan:money:

JokeStar
10-10-2012, 11:51 PM
Someone once said..."Simplicity is Excellence".............


Maybe that was you......hmmmmm

plomo
10-11-2012, 12:02 AM
nice grim simple love it got my vote.

windowsultimateuser
10-11-2012, 12:05 AM
A fantastic theme a master piece, thanks Mr. Grim, you did an awesome job...

YourNumbr1Fan
10-11-2012, 02:40 AM
The Master Has Spoken!!!---Dayam!!! Man, this one is extremely awesome!---Been waiting with held breath on this! All the entries are just fantastic, for sure, and the talent here is amazing!

As some have commented on deviantART, you really should design some more minimal themes. There's a whole portion of the art community that go for the minimal styles like 'Placebo', 'Appows', etc....and, as good as you are, you'd surely come up with some killer designs.
This one is great. If I had to list one thing that I'm not that crazy about, it would be the user-image in the start menu. You might should have 'bool'd' that.
Anyway, thanks for hookin us all up with another cool creation!:givahand:

HammerJack
10-11-2012, 03:12 AM
Looks can be deceiving as they say, so this has to have it's real secrets hidden to enjoy.
Yes we all need these clean everyday usable themes and by no means can this one be ignored.
Hats off to you and all the combatants in this years showdown, you rock!

SDXD40
10-11-2012, 03:41 AM
another excellent theme! thanks!!

696
10-11-2012, 08:14 AM
wow nice theme..really like it.. thanks for sharing

Dragonic
10-11-2012, 10:41 AM
WoW Mr Grim, gotta say love this theme. wow again.

0228
10-11-2012, 11:20 AM
As always, everything is fine! Thank you!

2635599
10-11-2012, 11:55 AM
Mr GRiM (http://virtualcustoms.net/member.php/1-Mr-GRiM), would expect nothing but the best of the best out of you, and looks like you did just that. simple, clean, easy on the eyes. very nice job. thanks

designfjotten
10-11-2012, 12:10 PM
whoohaa, this theme is so awsome Mark :D great job :D cant wait too give it a run :)

crisis42
10-11-2012, 12:31 PM
look's great, very nice job !!!

Mr GRiM
10-11-2012, 03:36 PM
The Master Has Spoken!!!---Dayam!!! Man, this one is extremely awesome!---Been waiting with held breath on this! All the entries are just fantastic, for sure, and the talent here is amazing!

As some have commented on deviantART, you really should design some more minimal themes. There's a whole portion of the art community that go for the minimal styles like 'Placebo', 'Appows', etc....and, as good as you are, you'd surely come up with some killer designs.
This one is great. If I had to list one thing that I'm not that crazy about, it would be the user-image in the start menu. You might should have 'bool'd' that.
Anyway, thanks for hookin us all up with another cool creation!:givahand:

Thanks Jimmy, I prefer it with the Start Menu User pic but I added another version without it just for you lol

2635599
10-11-2012, 07:30 PM
GRiM (http://virtualcustoms.net/member.php/1-Mr-GRiM), thanks for the version without the startmenu user pic. very much appreciated.

Harvey Sewdin
10-11-2012, 08:38 PM
Mark this one is just clean, stylish and very nice for everyday use. I really like those light grey bars you placed on various locations in the theme. Really nice work bud :smile:

MOST_WASTED
10-11-2012, 10:14 PM
this is exactly what i need an everyday use theme. something that'll go with all , plus it will help me to not change themes every 10 minutes ( lol ya right i would not b much of a customizer if i didnt do that). well done & thank you for another amazing one grim :superman:

eddcubby
10-11-2012, 10:54 PM
another work of art,thank you mr.grim.:money:

YourNumbr1Fan
10-12-2012, 09:42 PM
Thanks Mark----Will definitely re-download the new version!:tu:
Thanks Jimmy, I prefer it with the Start Menu User pic but I added another version without it just for you lol

BeautyDesignz
10-13-2012, 02:27 PM
awsome theme bud your works are always amazing :beaut: thanks for sahring :)

Modesto Antonio
10-13-2012, 09:41 PM
como descargar el tema ayuda??? bien agradecido??': Bouttime:


Translation = and download the theme help??? While grateful?? ': Bouttime:

Please post in English Only
Thanks VC Staff

Hellcat
10-15-2012, 07:19 AM
:flirt: fantastic theme and work beautiful start menu congrats and thzanks for share Mark :tu:

serschik
10-15-2012, 04:17 PM
really like your work, Mark.
I will be very glad to see your work in the future! ;)

trinigirlrenz
10-15-2012, 04:47 PM
Amazing themes GRiM. You never cease to impress!

Zurkon
10-15-2012, 06:44 PM
Thankyou mr.Grim. This theme is awesome!

ShadowMan73
10-16-2012, 09:54 AM
WOW More eye candy to sweeten any desktop. I love the coloration. It is very sleek and smooth. You guys are making my vote extremely tough. :Peace:

samuel2202
10-16-2012, 04:01 PM
this theme looks nice but how do i extract it?

Mr GRiM
10-16-2012, 04:32 PM
this theme looks nice but how do i extract it?

You will need to use WinRar or 7-zip to extract it, you can get 7-zip free here http://www.7-zip.org/

MichaelTang
10-16-2012, 08:01 PM
Always good to see great innovation! That's a nice Windows 8 theme mod.

Like it!

abdo70
10-16-2012, 08:29 PM
Great Theme My Friend:-D:gun::plastered:

Xeomorph
10-18-2012, 08:02 AM
a very nice Theme :D

Nilbog
10-20-2012, 12:55 PM
I hate to ask for help, but i think i need it.
Are there any known compatibility issues with ATI cards?
I keep freezing with this theme enabled while playing games (Theme is gorgeous BTW). Even while playing Need For Speed World, and that is not stressful at all.
Its been narrowed down to the theme it seems, but i want to use it ALL THE TIME :greedy:

i5-2500K @ 4.4GHz (tested 12 H stable)
8GB RAM @ 1600 (no OC)
R6970 Lightning @ 940/1375 (x2) CCC 12.8 (8.982-120727a-145524C-ATI) 12.9 CAP 1
Intel 520 120GB

Is it just me with this issue?

Mr GRiM
10-20-2012, 05:13 PM
I hate to ask for help, but i think i need it.
Are there any known compatibility issues with ATI cards?
I keep freezing with this theme enabled while playing games (Theme is gorgeous BTW). Even while playing Need For Speed World, and that is not stressful at all.
Its been narrowed down to the theme it seems, but i want to use it ALL THE TIME :greedy:

i5-2500K @ 4.4GHz (tested 12 H stable)
8GB RAM @ 1600 (no OC)
R6970 Lightning @ 940/1375 (x2) CCC 12.8 (8.982-120727a-145524C-ATI) 12.9 CAP 1
Intel 520 120GB

Is it just me with this issue?

I haven't noticed any problems with the theme, it was the first theme in a long time that I started completely fresh from the Aero theme to avoid any issues that I might have got from the dark themes, the file size is smaller then the default theme as well so it should not cause any extra load at all.

Is this the first theme you have tried, have you tried any other themes or and more of my themes?

What did you use to patch your system, Universal Theme Patcher or something else?

Nilbog
10-21-2012, 10:01 AM
Thank you for responding Grim, and timely as well. Wasn't expecting that.

No this is not my first theme. I have used many without issue. I'm still obsessed with Blade and HUD they kick ass. I have also used themes from other artists too.
This is my first issue with themes. Aside from not installing something correctly of course.

I am running UxStyle Core for the patching. Works flawlessly so far.

I originally thought it was the icon pack i had installed. However i removed it, and i still freeze.
I can recreate this every time. Definitely linked to games.

I will try another theme and see what happens. I will post again with the result.
Going to try:
HUD
Blade
TX4
For now.

Thanks again for the reply Grim

Big V
10-21-2012, 12:34 PM
Thank you for responding Grim, and timely as well. Wasn't expecting that.

No this is not my first theme. I have used many without issue. I'm still obsessed with Blade and HUD they kick ass. I have also used themes from other artists too.
This is my first issue with themes. Aside from not installing something correctly of course.

I am running UxStyle Core for the patching. Works flawlessly so far.

I originally thought it was the icon pack i had installed. However i removed it, and i still freeze.
I can recreate this every time. Definitely linked to games.

I will try another theme and see what happens. I will post again with the result.
Going to try:
HUD
Blade
TX4
For now.

Thanks again for the reply Grim
Have you down any windows updates as of lately like maybe service pac1?
A lot of people had issues with uxstyle core after updating to it. That is why we have been recommending universal theme patcher these days

2635599
10-21-2012, 01:20 PM
UxStyle Core can cause probs depending on what you have installed or how you've tweaked your system. i personally avoid it like the plague. install universal theme patcher and resource hacker.

Nilbog
10-22-2012, 09:04 AM
I always install Windows Updates. I think the last time was the big patch on the second Tuesday of the month. (Like every month)

I was wondering why people stopped suggesting it. I like it better. Personally it gets VERY annoying re-patching my system after i remove 7tsp icon packs, EVERY time. :sigh:
I have been using it for a while. Never had an issue with it before. Has been working on my laptop for at least 6 months, no issues at all.
However i am willing to switch, if i can confirm that it is at fault.
Its looking like its theme related though. I think its something with the GPU or the GPU drivers.
Freezes while only gaming.


I have been using HUD for 24 hours. No crashes or freezes.
Even while gaming. Planetside 2, BF3, Crysis 2. No issues
Going to test with TX4 for 24 hours now.

I appreciate the help

LetíciaŽ
10-22-2012, 02:19 PM
I love everything in this theme, congrats on the your great talent... and thank you:loving::flirt::loving:

Nilbog
10-23-2012, 07:38 AM
Glad to say that my issue is gone.

AMD just released a new driver and that fixed the issue.
No freezing, all is good now.

Anyway wanted to let you know.
Thank you for the help

mac83mad
10-25-2012, 08:36 PM
never disappointed, always on top, even a very beautiful theme, thank you
:cheeky:

spookyville99
10-29-2012, 07:42 PM
another great bit of work, thanx for the share

Hade
11-06-2012, 07:14 PM
Good thanks :greedy:

Hade
11-06-2012, 10:36 PM
Mr GRiM (http://virtualcustoms.net/member.php/1-Mr-GRiM) Theme Resource Changer does not work in OS Spanish, could create explorer.exe, explorerframe.DLL, Shell32.dll in Bmp hopefully help me.:crying:

Mr GRiM
11-07-2012, 08:41 AM
Mr GRiM (http://virtualcustoms.net/member.php/1-Mr-GRiM) Theme Resource Changer does not work in OS Spanish, could create explorer.exe, explorerframe.DLL, Shell32.dll in Bmp hopefully help me.:crying:

Here you go mate, sorry that Theme Resource Changer does not work for you, it's a great help.

xmrcrowleyx
11-10-2012, 03:38 PM
Great Work bro!

But i have a little problem:
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If you know how to solve, I thank.

Mr GRiM
11-10-2012, 09:25 PM
Great Work bro!

But i have a little problem:
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If you know how to solve, I thank.
Check your Folder Options and make sure Launch folder window in a separate process is unchecked

Oshea
11-17-2012, 08:13 AM
This is beautiful, Grim...
Thanks so much for this...
:encouragement:

SmittenKitten
11-20-2012, 04:16 AM
Wonderful job! I like the sleekness of this theme. :D

Mr.Skiner
11-20-2012, 06:05 PM
Stunning work Mark.

DEVJIT
11-25-2012, 04:27 PM
Graet job ! Highly usable, stylish and easy on the eye. Thanks for sharing

tibroski
11-25-2012, 07:04 PM
just tried it

gr8 work mate...luv the sound effects 2

cheers

Species A.I.
11-27-2012, 09:50 PM
A+++ MR.GRIMM

RICH2466
11-29-2012, 01:36 PM
You have a grate talent MR. GRIM thank you!

zadar023
12-03-2012, 02:53 PM
Mr.Grim excellent work..I have one request if is posible..can you make full black i think that will be like premium theme...thanks..
I mean like this..
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faizalotai
12-04-2012, 08:51 PM
If Grim gave me permission, i'll share it here
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peter.pan
12-04-2012, 09:12 PM
If Grim gave me permission, i'll share it here
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i agree that would be fantastic in black..i hop mr grim allows that....

Mr GRiM
12-04-2012, 10:32 PM
If Grim gave me permission, i'll share it here
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Hey mate yeah you can share it, I am fine with that :smile:

squash
01-11-2013, 07:09 PM
My desktop looks like old xp style after applying this theme! Where is the problem? It doesn't look like on thread description

Big V
01-11-2013, 07:20 PM
did you patch your system to wear third party themes plus install theme resource changer as both are required

squash
01-11-2013, 07:37 PM
did you patch your system to wear third party themes plus install theme resource changer as both are required

I did the second thing with theme resource changer only. How to do the first one?

squash
01-11-2013, 07:50 PM
Ok i've done with that. Now theme has been applied but icons looks the same, no changes on them

Big V
01-11-2013, 07:53 PM
icons are not part of a theme they need to be installed separately

squash
01-11-2013, 07:56 PM
Can you tell me please where can i download these icons like on this theme?

Big V
01-11-2013, 08:06 PM
Those icons are from Mr GRiMS Premium Hud Evolution theme you can find them on the bottom of that thread - theme extras

NeezyDaGalaxyExplora
01-13-2013, 06:42 AM
What to do if your font hasn't changed?

Big V
01-13-2013, 06:51 AM
you need to install the fonts
open c/windows/resources/themes/equinox/fonts and just double click the fonts and select install on them, should be 5 fonts that need to be installed

DarkBug
01-31-2013, 07:05 AM
Hi, this is the best eye-safe theme i have seen so far! Unfortunately i still see some aero style elements (see attachment).
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I tried to delete IconCache.db and restart, but it didn't work.

8pecxstudios
01-31-2013, 07:13 AM
Hi, this is the best eye-safe theme i have seen so far! Unfortunately i still see some aero style elements (see attachment).
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I tried to delete IconCache.db and restart, but it didn't work.

hi mate

not to worry its an easy fix you just need to install theme resource changer

heres a link to a video tutorial for you.

http://virtualcustoms.net/showthread.php/37747-How-to-patch-windows-7-to-allow-3rd-party-themes-and-apply-themes-video-tutorial

DarkBug
01-31-2013, 12:52 PM
Thank you! It works! But now i can't use "Windows 7 Start Orb Changer" anymore. Can somebody please convert the following orb into correct png format?

http://d347hr107.deviantart.com/art/Windows-7-Metroid-Start-Orb-172482433

8pecxstudios
01-31-2013, 01:29 PM
Thank you! It works! But now i can't use "Windows 7 Start Orb Changer" anymore. Can somebody please convert the following orb into correct png format?

http://d347hr107.deviantart.com/art/Windows-7-Metroid-Start-Orb-172482433

hi mate

with theme resource changer you dont need to patch explorer.exe

you can just change the 3 png files in the explorer.exe folder in the theme directory.

6801 6805 6809

C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Equinox\explorer.exe

hope that helps mate

DarkBug
02-05-2013, 09:30 AM
If i use the start orb in png format, it looks like this:
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Big V
02-05-2013, 01:37 PM
If i use the start orb in png format, it looks like this:
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are you trying to use a start orb changer? they require bmp format, don't use a changer open the the theme folder and change the images in the explorer.exe and let theme resource changer change it for you it uses png format.

DarkBug
02-05-2013, 01:46 PM
I downloaded the following start orb. Copied it two times and renamed the files to 6801.png, 6805.png and 6809.png. After that i placed the files in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Equinox\explorer.exe.

Start Orb: http://d347hr107.deviantart.com/art/Windows-7-Metroid-Start-Orb-172482433

peter.pan
02-05-2013, 02:08 PM
I downloaded the following start orb. Copied it two times and renamed the files to 6801.png, 6805.png and 6809.png. After that i placed the files in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Equinox\explorer.exe.

Start Orb: http://d347hr107.deviantart.com/art/Windows-7-Metroid-Start-Orb-172482433

Hi there ...this is a bitmap image ....you can change this image to png file ...just find a site with google to change it to png then rename them just to the numbers...you dont need to put .png :peace:


Here you go ..did it for you... just rename to the given numbers ...60867

Big V
02-05-2013, 02:14 PM
I downloaded the following start orb. Copied it two times and renamed the files to 6801.png, 6805.png and 6809.png. After that i placed the files in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Equinox\explorer.exe.

Start Orb: http://d347hr107.deviantart.com/art/Windows-7-Metroid-Start-Orb-172482433
well bud thats because the dude used a black background when he made the orb you will need to remove the black background and add a transparent background it different using the png format from bmp. bmp will have a black background if not they will not appear correctly because of the way windows reads those formats but png should be transparent backgrounds

Mr GRiM
02-05-2013, 02:51 PM
Here you go this is about the best I can do for you without the original png image

DarkBug
02-07-2013, 08:06 AM
@Mr GRiM: It's perfect. You're awesome! Thank you Mr GRiM!
@peter.pan: With your file i get the same problem i got before.

Bobby Dee
03-27-2013, 08:37 PM
This is one of the best themes I have ever used.:tu:

ONE MAN ARMY
03-27-2013, 08:57 PM
This is one of the best themes I have ever used.:tu:

Yup. I love this theme too. I just dont care for the White Fill color. But Im currently working here and there when I get some time, on making the Fill colors a little Darker .

budoy
03-31-2013, 01:12 PM
wow! awesome

IceBabee
04-01-2013, 01:55 PM
Great theme.....sometimes the simple things in life are better! Great theme again and thank you! :)

rip2234
04-04-2013, 10:48 PM
very nice work ty m8

CyberGhost
04-06-2013, 08:06 PM
Thanks for the great theme gonna use this with ur full black icon tsp set

MongerVog
04-23-2013, 08:20 AM
Nice, Love your themes bro

zeriasis
04-24-2013, 01:39 AM
Where is there a tutorial on how to install this correctly?

Big V
04-24-2013, 02:23 AM
Where is there a tutorial on how to install this correctly?

all the tuts you need are locate here bud http://virtualcustoms.net/forumdisplay.php/1005-Theme-Extras-Setup-Tutorials

Just make sure you have your system patched to wear third party themes and theme resource changer installed they are both required

Artanis
05-15-2013, 01:15 AM
different. Very simplistic. Best part about it is the contrasts. Crisp. User friendly. :peace:

poweredbyostx
10-18-2013, 07:43 PM
Awesome theme,master work here.Thank you.:Smile:

The Black Page
12-13-2013, 01:53 AM
thanks again for this one mate.easy on the eye & incredibly practical for every day use.cheers..

Ronald63
06-06-2014, 09:55 PM
thanx for this beatifull work

matiasht
07-24-2014, 02:09 AM
This does not work on Windows 8.1.1

Dark Knight
07-24-2014, 02:59 AM
This does not work on Windows 8.1.1

That's probably because it's not a Windows 8.1 theme :Smug:

If your looking for Windows 8.1 themes you should be looking here http://virtualcustoms.net/forumdisplay.php/1113-Windows-8-8-1-Themes

ToadStoned
10-01-2014, 11:38 PM
I like simple, it makes it easy.

ByBroker
11-07-2014, 11:54 AM
Nice !!!

tgbfo
12-29-2014, 03:24 AM
looks Sweet

Zeekip
12-29-2014, 06:59 AM
Awesome! When are you going to make a FREE Orange one?

shark-oxi
01-12-2015, 02:57 PM
Hello,
I didn't know how to contact you by another way ...
There is a lot of VERY (VERY VERY) good, great and awesome dark theme on virtual customs BUT they are amlmost all DARK !
I wish one day, somebody can make a great withe/clear/light theme (an exemple of what I mean : bit DOT ly slash 17Au1yE), not a very dark with a lot of black and not a pseudo-light theme with a lot of grey wich is more dark than is light.
I could be cool :) :Smile:

Jakelyne
01-31-2015, 10:03 AM
beautiful theme, good job Mr GRiM
:loving: