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XPMC RC3 by b0se XPMC RC3 by b0se
A professional theme made for developers and XP users who are at their PC for long periods.

Added a totally new sub-style:

XPMC Induztry.

A dark theme with black widgets, but not too dark. Most dark themes before too much over time; XPMC Induztry has purposely been left with light elements (such as the main window and all 3D area's). A perfect mix!

- Normal and compact versions.
- Matching wallpaper for each.
- Simple and elegant shellstyles.

See the readme for more info.

And more importantly: I hope you enjoy using this theme! :)

(Note: XPMC final will be released within the next month. It will have colour variations of both XPMC and XPMC Industry, along with matching Winamp and Trillian skins).

* I highly recommend using ClearType.
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:iconenzored:
enzored Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
it's the best of all XP themes. Especially the Induztry one is so beautifully done.
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:iconainq:
ainq Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
you don't see themes like this these days
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:iconwhyzee7:
whyzee7 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
love the iduztry theme...
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:icongeekk:
geekk Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Would love to have a Windows 7 port of this theme, as others do.
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Can you give me the permission to port XPMC VS to windows 7.

Thanks in advance
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:iconwinplayboy:
winplayboy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Nice Theme

can you please port it to windows 7.......

If you want to do so please do it for classic mode (Non Aero)with thin taskbar and thin titlebars

Good work....keep it up.....
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:iconwarwulf7:
warwulf7 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
could u port this theme for win7 ?

Great theme!
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:iconmashugac:
masHugac Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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:icongummybelly:
gummybelly Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Beautifully elegant theme. So nice and usable. The only thing I would improve is the scrollbar, which is hard to identify. Also, please make more colour modifications.
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:iconexploz1ve:
expLoz1ve Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
I in delight from style
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:icongentlemang3zzy:
GentlemanG3ZZY Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Beautiful Artwork.
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:iconarcadian75:
arcadian75 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Love the theme. I have one point to bring up though.

It seems that there is some kind of memory leak caused by using this theme on my installation. The explorer.exe process slowly consumes more and more memory and over the course of 24 hours I start to see "out of memory" errors. It can eat up more than 1 GB of memory in this time period. Using another Windows XP theme seems to have fixed the issue.

Still, I really like the unique feel of your theme, so if the memory issue went away I would probably use it again.
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mukesh-thiru Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Hhow do I install this?
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:icontasoss:
tasoss Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
hello.i'm trying to 'install' the theme but i can't.
i have patched windows and i can use other themes but not this one.any ideas please?
thanks!
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:iconqizemli:
qizemli Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
EXELENT WORk
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:icongonuldostu:
gonuldostu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Really nice Work, thx
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:iconigndenok:
igndenok Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
so simple n elegant, i like it very much.
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:iconsplizzle:
splizzle Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
<3
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:iconheadroom73:
headroom73 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Is RC3 final? Or is there yet to come a final version?
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:iconctn:
cTn Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Seems to be Final ;)
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:iconnemo1112:
nemo1112 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Great thank you
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:icon74k3sh1:
74k3SH1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
very nice design.
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:iconseafish69:
seafish69 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
I tend to get bored with the same stuff on my PC's screen. With this theme, I just keep coming back, again and again. Not only is it an eye-pleasing theme, it is also super-ergonomic and well thought-out.
b0se, you are a true master of visual styling!
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:iconl0pht:
l0pht Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
I love it
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:iconspentoggle:
spentoggle Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Very easy on the eyes...
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:iconyalovalee:
YalovaLee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Hi, very good gallery ;)
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:iconjimmy-tm:
jimmy-tm Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Love it
really nice
Changing themes now :D
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:iconbuilesftw:
builesftw Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
im a noob :P

can someone explain how to install these themes?
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:iconjjforums:
jjforums Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
how I change buttons of folders etc?
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:iconnarfnarfnarf:
narfnarfnarf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007
i just *love* all xpmc skins'n'themes, especially induztry
carry on! =)
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:iconboomerxxx:
Boomerxxx Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
This is like the sexiest theme ever.
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:iconthiefoftime:
thiefoftime Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen (so much for science being done in a lab) and this is a nice easy-on-the-eyes theme for Windows. Good work :)
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max3d Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
Well man, after 2 years i can definetly say that is my one of my most :+fav: and used :windows: skin

be proud of it :D

oh.. thnx for sharing it
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:iconabasher:
abasher Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Real nice Style, but it would be nice with an update that got it out of the "RC" status.

This Style is fully incompatible with Sony Sonicstage. The menus in the program get all blinky, the the program is very unresponsive. It's a fact that SS sucks, but it's a must-use program for us with Sony players. Also, no other custom Style I've tried has had problems with SS, so the problem lies in XPMC.

It would be super great if you could fix this - I don't wanna give up my favorite Style for such a little thing.
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:iconxyzroger:
xyzroger Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
that's cool
thx
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:iconspnnr:
spnnr Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007   Photographer
Dude! You are a pro! Rhanks for this slick theme! I'm a fan! WOOHAAA!!
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:iconixxy:
ixxy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Great VS, been using it for a while. I've discovered a bug that annoys me a little tho, its to do with the progress bars. It seems to jump back and forth when I minimized/focus windows, etc.
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:icongolebara:
golebara Featured By Owner May 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It might be a system specific bug. I have been using this theme for a while and I don't have that problem.
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:iconkafi2007:
kafi2007 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
Fantastic piece of work bOse. Thank u a million.
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:icondockside:
dockside Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Its absolutely fantastic this VS...i made even a miranda skin matching this theme [link]

Take a look...

:wave:
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:icondthumb:
dThumb Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006   Interface Designer
Is RC3 final? Or is there yet to come a final version? :)
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:iconarvik84:
arvik84 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
My compliments! :love: !! I have done a XPMC lclock skin!! [link]
:nod:
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:iconsonnycz:
SonNycZ Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
Totaly amazing work man, thanks a lot :)
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:iconaltaya:
altaya Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006   Digital Artist
Thats is amaizng, i love your style! ur so versitile and your visual styles are absolutly amaizng! you are by far my favourtite skinner (or visual style maker)!
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:iconaltaya:
altaya Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006   Digital Artist
wow thats ama\zingh!!
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:iconwinterbird:
winterbird Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006   Interface Designer
Brilliant theme. As has been said a million times before on this comment thread.

it looks and feels fast, never takes away from my artwork and can't be beaten for neatness.

Really excellent work :D
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:iconkenibu:
kenibu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. Excellent work.
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:icong30dud3:
g30dud3 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Beautiful visual style yet incredibly usable :D

:+fav:
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:iconundrline:
undrline Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
Flawless.

I have been skinning my whole system piece by piece with XPMC stuff: msstyle, winamp, trillian.

Someday, maybe I'll make an XPMC skin for Rainlendar/Rainmeter, with your permission?

Is there an XMPC skin out there for Firefox?
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:iconcinephiliac:
cinephiliac Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006
I have been using this since release and have still not found fault.

This is still simply the best skin available for Windows XP.
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