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Astral by Tacony Astral by Tacony
Astral v 1.1

v 1.1
  • Release

  • Fixed minor problems


Visual Style

  • x86 and x64 system files included

  • Aero and Basic fully skinned

  • 96 dpi only


Three explorer styles

  • Astral is the default theme with an address bar and details pane

  • Astral Small is a theme with an address bar but without a folderband

  • Astral Minimal is a theme without an address bar and folderband for people who like a minimalistic explorer look


Two Shell32.dll included

  • Details pane bottom or default position

  • Detail pane on the top


Make sure you know which one you want to use before you install the Shell32.dll files.

Info

This is my first ever Visual Style. I wanted a dark but not overly dark theme. This theme has three different shellstyles for the explorer style of your taste. I want to thank ~mx-steel for allowing me to use his wallpaper for my theme. I also want to thank =neiio because I used his x86 files as I use a 64-bit operating system. I also peeked at his GAIA09 theme to learn how to skin and manipulate some images in Windows 7. I hope everyone enjoys the theme.

Sorry my preview isn't very impressive. I only spent about 2 hours putting it together. If someone wants to make a better one I'd appreciate it lol.

This took me roughly 3-4 weeks to fully complete this theme. As I noted up top this is a v 1.0 as I know there are bound to be some problems with the theme. So if you spot problems with the theme please let me know. Also please tell me how you got the problem so I can hunt it down easier. I went over everything I could but there is bound to be stuff I missed when I tried to find bugs. Thanks.

I am NOT responsible for any problems you receive for a botched install or the misuse of these files. Install at your own risk.

Special thanks to:
:iconmx-steel: :iconneiio:
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:iconyouhnie:
Youhnie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
It's a beautiful theme thank you for this :D

But I have a problem..:S  I think it has been posted before too, but my problem is that when I have finished to install the theme, I don't have this one with aero but with an old version of windows XP   :/
Why ?..
Thank you if you know something about that :) 
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umerusoof Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
how to download this 

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:iconrashid1234:
rashid1234 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
plz someone tell me how can install this theme
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:iconswapnil36fg:
swapnil36fg Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
nice work
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:iconberserkppnk:
BerserkPPNK Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, this theme is amazing.

I saw this theme available for download at: [link]

I'm not sure if you already know or not but you said to tell you so, that's what I did.

I immediately came to DA to download this theme because it happens to be the ONLY place I trust....

I've been searching for like a year for something like this, and you have come through and made it for us. :3
Your work is truly amazing...
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:iconpremteja:
premteja Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
yollo this theme isnt woking,plz do help me with it develloper
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:iconvicoze:
vicoze Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
How to get this to work in basic. Theme files included are only aero. Am I missing something ?
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:iconmarkexodia:
markexodia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
can you make this in Blue color please? :(
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:iconbigcyco1:
bigcyco1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice effort
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:iconraubmuecke:
Raubmuecke Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
hi. great theme. thanks! but i can not get "Astral" to work. no problems with "minimal" and "small" version, but the third one just sets the wallpaper. nothing else.
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:icontacony:
Tacony Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Hmm that's interesting. So the 2 styles work but not the main Astral? Your windows is patched to allow themes correct?
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:iconraubmuecke:
Raubmuecke Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Correct. The main Astral does nothing else than setting a wallpaper.

Sure. My system is proper patched. Otherwise I could not use unsigned themes. ;) I've installed lots of themes and no probs with them.

I made an reboot, switched to Aero Basic and afterwards to main Astral. No effect. Just the wallpaper changed. Switching to small or minimal works just fine.
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:icontacony:
Tacony Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I just re-upped Astral. I don't know why but no one complained about it. I think the .theme files were messed up (Windows update?). I haven't used my own Astral theme in some time. I stripped out all the nonsense in the .theme files and left the basics then tried all three and they should work now. Give it a shot and let me know.

Also sorry about taking so long to fix and respond.
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:iconraubmuecke:
Raubmuecke Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Hi

Yes, a bit curious :)

I rebooted the machine, switched to 7 Basic Theme and tried again, but that won't work for me.

On XP and at launch of 7, I've patched the needed files. Now I'm using UxStyle that doesn't need to patch files and runs as service. Maybe, it had rad into trouble somehow.

Well, I'm able to use it now. Works very well and looks very fine. Thanks for looking into it! :)
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:iconraubmuecke:
Raubmuecke Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
cool theme. but i can't "Astral" get to work. it changes only the wallpaper. "small" und "minimal" working fine.

and yes, different color variations would be really cool
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MistressVixen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
OMG YAY! A black and purple theme! I have been searching and searching for this and I must have never found this... you make me REALLY happy!
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:iconnyappykakkoi:
Nyappykakkoi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
idk if its just me but the minimize restore and close buttons are not showing D:
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:iconkellykwong19:
kellykwong19 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
how do i make this my theme??? PLZ HELPP??
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:iconkellykwong19:
kellykwong19 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
how do u make this my theme?
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:iconthineskanthan:
Thineskanthan Featured By Owner May 30, 2011   Filmographer
how do u make this my theme?
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:iconmisiii:
misiii Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
black and purple, this is what i was searching for! :boogie:
thank you so much
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SecondhandHarmony Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Hey I downloaded this off of
[url][link][/url]
and I followed all of the instructions in the text document to the T, I even had to look up a few tutorials on how to replace system files, and I got it all working, except for some reason it reverts to the old windows xp look:
[img][link][/img]
I really love this theme, and I almost wouldnt mind using it this way if I didnt hate the look of windows xp so much.
Any help would be appreciated.
Will check back here regularly.
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:icontacony:
Tacony Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Wow that is something. I've never had anyone have this problem. Hmm, have you enabled yourself to use themes? You need to patch Windows 7 uxtheme.dll to use custom themes. There are some custom programs on the internet to do it. Make sure to always backup.
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jaillyn Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I'm usin this theme despite the girly colors. Not many people get these.. certain buttons skinned but you have them. (the window inside a window buttons, like 90% of themes forget)

And.. I can deal with the pink so I'm usin it. :D
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:iconibg-5:
ibg-5 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Really a nice Job - This is Swwwweeeetttt
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:iconmusicislife1995:
musicislife1995 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
nice theme! and if you'd like i could try and make a preview? :)
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:iconannalicia:
annalicia Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
I LOVE THE BRIGHT PURPLES, I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT FOR MY THEME? YOUR WORK IS GREAT.... annalicia
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:iconaymie:
aymie Featured By Owner May 17, 2010   Writer
D: It's weird because the textbox for my AIM is black... Is there a way I can fix this?
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:iconjunior8791:
Junior8791 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Great theme... very HUD (COVERSUTRA) like! I like the color... but do u think u could make a stock HUD theme?
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:iconrautahi:
Rautahi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
[link]

Very cool
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:iconrequestedrerun:
requestedRerun Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Student General Artist
great job. Nice to see this style on 7 :D
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:iconijaviz:
iJaviz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Nice!, very cleean and elegant.
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:iconszczeniak191:
szczeniak191 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Omg omg omg omg omg!!!
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:icontacony:
Tacony Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Hope you enjoy
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:iconszczeniak191:
szczeniak191 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah! It's briliant :) Good job! :>
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:iconumar123:
umar123 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
nice theme man :thumbsup:
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:icontacony:
Tacony Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconaaron-a-arts:
Aaron-A-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
interesting =D
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:icontacony:
Tacony Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thanks :)
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:icondoraeminemon:
Doraeminemon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
9 job :D
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:icontacony:
Tacony Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Thanks :)
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:icontelmo7:
Telmo7 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
_Thank You! One of my computers was already turning purple. And with this amazing Visual Style just got better...
_Soory my english...
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:icontacony:
Tacony Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Hope you enjoy!
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:iconauraxx:
Auraxx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
I like purple! xD

Good job for first theme, keep up!
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:icontacony:
Tacony Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconaptitudescience:
aptitudescience Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
nice theme, i'd use it if it was just black and gray instead of purple stuff
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:icontacony:
Tacony Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
I know it's not for everyone but I wanted to do something different. Thanks for the compliment.
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:icondarxon:
DarXon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Good work :)
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:icontacony:
Tacony Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Thanks
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:iconlegacy-code:
Legacy-Code Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010   Interface Designer
Really nice work , well done :D
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