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Starcraft 2 Windows Theme by yorgash Starcraft 2 Windows Theme by yorgash

My StarCraft 2 themed visual style for Windows.

The release of my StarCraft 2 Windows theme. Many thanks to everyone here and everywhere else for their feedback and suggestions. I couldn't have made this without all the advices I've gotten.

Windows 8 port thanks to poweredbyostx

StarCraft 2 VS for Windows 8 by yorgash 

Wallpaper used in the screenshot besides the SC2 walls is Beautiful Space by Robsonbillponte666.
Protoss and Terran wallpaper coming soon.

StarCraft 2 wallpapers made by:


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Made a self-installer (for the Visual Style). Download it from my stash:

Instructions on using it:

1. You WILL need a system patch (Universal theme patcher, uxstyle (from uxstyle.com) or UltraUXThemePatcher (www.syssel.net/hoefs/software_….

2. After that you only need to double click on the installer.exe, and it applies the Visual Style.

Using it will only install the visual style itself (wallpaper, cursors, sound, windows and taskbar look, windows skin elements); you'll still need to replace the icons and system files manually (for that, download the archive on the right side on the page).

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.ico versions of the icons I made:


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Help with installing:

You WILL need a system patch (Universal theme patcher, uxstyle (from uxstyle.com) or UltraUXThemePatcher (www.syssel.net/hoefs/software_….

You have to download / install Start Orb Changer to change the start orb (using the png files in the StartOrb folder).

You can install it and change system files with Theme Installer.

Or alternatively:
1. Install the fonts included
2. Copy the contents of Themes folder to WindowsResourcesThemes folder. You can then apply the Visual Style by going to Personalize, and selecting Starcraft 2 theme.
3. Rename your WindowsSystem32timedate.cpl and explorerframe.dll to something else, and copy the files included in TimeDate and ExplorerFrame folder over (x64 for 64 bit, x86 for 86 bit systems)
4. You can edit the bitmap files in your shell32.dll with a resource editor (I use Restorator2009) by replacing the files of the same name with the ones included in the shell32 folder

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The package includes:

- Visual Style
- Wallpapers
- Cursors (slightly extended version of Starcraft 2 Cursor Set by Darc1n)
- Shell style
- Navigation buttons
- Start orb
- Time and date

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Contact:
- mail: yorgash@mailbox.hu 
- Steam account: yorgaSh
- Skype: yorgash55
- and of course, you can contact me here, too.

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Planning on making a matching Rainmeter skin for the package.

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If you like my work and want to see more, or support the making you can donate via PayPal at yorgash@mailbox.hu paypal address.
You can also purchase the Premium Content as a form of donation, or donate points in my profile's donation pool.
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:iconmata4nuistudios:
Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hallod-e, ember, az eszméletlen jó lett! Már csak a preview-ből is kitűnik, hogy ez egy király pakk! Szép munka, reméljük, folytatod az ilyen munkák készítését!
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yorgash Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Köszönetem :)
Folytatom, valamit szinte mindig készítek, általában szavazás útján döntöm el, mit szeretnének az emberek.
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Na, az királyságos. Egyébként szoktál SCII-zni, vagy csak tiszteletben tartod a játékot?
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yorgash Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Szoktam, bár igazából multiban mint rájöttem már nem vagyok azon a szinten, mint anno sima SC-ban, de a single player kampányt nagyon élveztem :)
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Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Én most nagyon nyomom a multit, bár a kampányokat is végigtoltam. Egyszer talán majd nyomhatunk egy Archon mód-ot :?
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yorgash Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Lehetséges, bár ppill hely hiányában nem tartózkodik fent a merevlemezemen a játék, de amint lesz időm és helyem is, valószínűleg ismét felkerül.
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:iconmata4nuistudios:
Mata4NuiStudios Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Az állati! Akkor várlak! :D
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RilesHT Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
I love the look of the beautiful space and theme above but when I tried downloading and installing it all I got were the other wallpapers, the sound effects and my recycling bin got deleted. Probably a stupid move but I thought I'd try again by starting from scratch but I can't delete the themes I downloaded, I deleted all the files I downloaded, but when I go into my personalization options, the themes are still there, minus the beautiful space one, which is the one I was hoping for...   

I'd really love some suggestions here.
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yorgash Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
First of all: thanks!

Not sure how it deleted your recycling bin and stuff, but if you apply the default theme, delete your \Windows\themes\SC2 folder and sc2 .theme files, it should disappear.

If you install it again and apply any of the themes, you can change the wallpaper the same way you normally would, I've linked the space wallpaper in the description, it's  Beautiful Space by Robsonbillponte666.
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jadeavon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This look amazing :wow:
How do you make it?
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
I'm making them with Windows Style Builder and Photoshop.
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:iconjadeavon:
jadeavon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np ^^
Thanks for letting me know :)
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Juksen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Amazing job! I really like this.

Maybe it's just me, but I find it hard to change all the icons, even using Iconpackager, I have got to change them one after another. Is there any way to automate this? Or some kind of package out there with your icons?
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I might do iconpackages for my themes, I'm just a little bit under the weather nowadays.
I still have 2-3 projects I have to finish, but if I find the time in between, I'll update the themes with links of the iconpacks.
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pneuma Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
the installer for it comes back with a false positive on virustotal.com just letting you know.. Awesome theme hope you fix the dark grey text soon :)
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:iconmaebli:
maebli Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Is there an update on the progress of Windows 8 compatibility?
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yorgash Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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Ashorus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
:D (Big Grin) epic !
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hamedsp Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you!
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hamedsp Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
awsome!
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks
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Tristar82 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
how to uninstall? my windows explorere crashes every time now i installes this software so even right click personalize is not possible anymore. my pc is scrap now
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not sure what might have caused this problem, but if you can open task manager (either by ctrl+alt+del, or right click on the taskbar -> run task manager) you can start a command prompt (File -> new task (Run...) -> type in cmd.exe (or if you can open up start menu you can just type in cmd.exe there).

If you have the command prompt open, you can type in sfc /scannow to restore affected system files.

I'm guessing if you indeed messed up the system with this theme, it must have had something to do with the file "Shell32.dll", since that's the only part that can cause a mess of the system.
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Tristar82 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
ok that seemed to have worked, was a little problem to run this as admin without windows exporer but i managed to do it . it seems like everything is ok now. Thanks for the quick help.
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yorgash Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome.
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Houzi88 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Please get it to windows 8! I would love to have this! Thank you for your hard work!!!!!
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's supposedly underway, I hope it'll be ready this time in a week or two - unlike last time when the guy who I asked (and paid) to make my port disappeared.
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Houzi88 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for your reply. Keep me posted. :D
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yorgash Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I know it's been quite some time, but here it is:
Ported by poweredbyostx

sta.sh/02bn8x33dtg8
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lycanthropist2503 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
looking forward to it as well!
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yorgash Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I know it's been quite some time, but here it is:
Ported by poweredbyostx

sta.sh/02bn8x33dtg8
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Dexistor371 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Hydralisk and Marines are cool, but protoss duckface is strange :)
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TheMarker0 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
So I've done it twice now and I still can't get the clock working. Very good work though. Thanks friend. 
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yorgash Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome.
I'm not sure how you've tried replacing the timedate.cpl, but if nothing else works, you can open the file with a resource editor (like Restorator2009), and replace the bitmaps manually to the one I've included.
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Balassar Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Hey,
I love the theme so far, but I am having an issue when trying to save files.
So far this has only occurred in Google Chrome, and Skype.
When select Save As... it opens the dialogue box like normal, but there is no navigation bar and no icons in the dialogue box.
Which means i don't know what folder is currently selected and i cant navigate away from it.
Is anyone else having this issue?
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I recall a single person having this issue this far, way earlier.
I think he had to install another system patch instead of UltraUXThemePatcher (like uxstyle from uxstyle.com) - but I'm not totally sure that was hot it got resolved, since I've suggested him a couple of other ideas.
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Balassar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Hey, I tried using the uxstyle.com patcher, which had the same issue. But I did manage to fix it.
It turns out it was an issue with the Explorerframe.dll
For anyone with x64 windows 7, Dont replace the Explorerframe.dll in SysWOW64 windows folder. for some reason it causes the error i mentioned earlier.
Use the modified Explorerframe.dll in the System32 folder, but keep the Stock Explorerframe.dll in the SysWOW64 folder.

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AstrTrick Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Great work! Could you please give more direction on how to change all the icons? I've got your archive, Restaurator 2007 (couldn't find 09) and stuck at this point... :(
Thanks!
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yorgash Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If you mean the taskbar icons, you can use a great app called Taskbar Items Pinner.
For the rest of the icons, I use IconPackager (the free version works good enough, and you can find hundreds of great icon packs either here, or on wincustomize.com).
The navigation icons (in explorer windows, back, forward, stop, etc) are contained in \Windows\system32\explorerframe.dll, that you can rename and copy mine (in the ExplorerFrame folder of the archive) to change.
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AstrTrick Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Thanks for the fast reply! I could manage the icons so that's great.
Now the explorerframe, when I try to overwrite the existing one with yours, I got a "access denied" error
What did I do wrong please?
Thanks again for your amazing support ;)
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yorgash Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome!
I'd advice you only rename it (if you have a backup of the original it never hurts either ways), and copy mine over.
You'll need to restart explorer.exe (or reboot / log out and login) to see the changes.

In case you are having problem with the renaming too, you might need to take ownership of explorerframe.dll first:
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AstrTrick Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Well, that's super tricky:

1   I add the ownership
2   Could rename the file (explorerframe2.dll)
3   Couldn't copy yours (says alreday exist)
4   Reboot
5   Can't find explorerframe DUH
6   Must have to run the command RENAME to get back on the desktop
7   This time rename your file (explorerframe1.dll)
8   Successful copy
9   Reboot
10 Try via RENAME to remove the 1 in your file
11 Says file doesn't exist...
12 Remove the 2 to get back to desktop
13 Try not to cry
14 Cry a lot
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yorgash Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hmm... try it in this manner:

1. Rename the original file (your Windows\System32\explorerframe.dll) to explorerframe.dll.old
2. Copy my ExplorerFrame\x64\explorerframe.dll simply to Windows\System32 (or x86 if you have 32 bit system) - if it doesn't let you, there's already some kind of problem

Instead of rebooting I suggest you open task manager, go to processes, and close explorer.exe; then file -> new task (Run...) -> type in "explorer.exe" and enter. It's waaay faster than rebooting.

Report back with results!
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AstrTrick Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
And I know for the "killing" process way, I did it last time but as there was no file with the correct name, it crashed :)
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AstrTrick Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
That's what I tried, it doesn't let me copy like if I didn't rename the file, but I did
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yorgash Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's pretty awkward.
The only other way around is to open the file with Restorator (assuming 2007 works pretty much like 2009).

With Restorator, you should open \Windows\System32\explorerframe.dll
(or \System\explorerframe.dll, not sure which one), and afterwards
open "bitmap", and replace the files with the ones in the package.
If I'm not mistaken, the numbers of the bitmaps to change are:
280: Frame
288: Go_Stop_Refresh_Dropdown
337: Go
577: Default
578: Hover
579: Disabled
581: Pressed
34560: Go
34569: Stop Default
34575: Stop Hover
34581: Stop Disabled

In case this is NOT the exact numbers, I'm sorry, but you can probably
figure out which one is which though you might have to strain your
eyes a bit.

I hope I could help!
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CyberDy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I want to use that,but acctualy im on windows 8.1,you are going to make a theme for it too?Or this one work at 8/8.1??
This its just a Amazing work
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yorgash Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm negotiating left and right to find someone who can port it to 8, because my tiny HDD can only install Windows 8 if I upgrade the 7 to 8, which I really don't want to do right now if I can avoid it.
My HDD only has space for 1 OS at a time sadly (200GB, and there are some stuff on it I can't delete).

But if I don't find anyone soon, I'll start porting myself.
And thanks!
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