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I don't know how many people on here customize their GUI(graphic user interface) but I wanted to see who does. Post them up and see who has the best. For those who don't know people use stardock or windowsblinds to change the look of their start menu,task bar, etc. I'll post mine up to give an example. I'm using a mac theme that turned a lot of things into what a mac computer would have.
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/8766/desktop2it.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

posted by  Spanky2324

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/2697/desktop7bh.jpg
Avalon theme for Windows blinds
AeroXp for DesktopX
Rainlander calender w/ glassy skin
Silver Cursor XP
:thumbs:

posted by  elchango36

Where can you dl this kinda thing?

posted by  jedimario

I had WindowsBlinds, but it didn't work right...or I didn't really care for it, but I think I'll try it again :laughing:

Those look nice though :clap:

BTW I got it from download.com lol.

posted by  chris_knows

Double post, but here's what I just made:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/chris_knows/desktop.jpg

posted by  chris_knows

Since this is a reply I hope it isn't considered advertising but...
WinCustomize (http://www.wincustomize.com)

posted by  elchango36

Ive been looking for something like that for a long long time. Greatly apretiated :thumbs: . If you ever need some help just ask I owe u one

posted by  newyorker

Yeah thats this best place to get all the free versions which work just as well. I plan to download the full version of windowsblinds off of a torrent site. Nice desktops btw chris and elchango :clap:

posted by  Spanky2324

Crap i downloaded it and now how do I install it?

posted by  newyorker

It tells me i gota register for something :banghead:

posted by  newyorker

NP...I'll keep that in mind.

Ah Thank you. Likewise BTW :thumbs:
As for the Full versions, I have all of them and they're Awesome!!!

It asks you before downloading, during installation, after installation??? Did you download the "FREE VERSION"???

posted by  elchango36

here ya guys go - you want custom, here's custom.

http://www.jensidealgifts.com/images/desk.jpg

posted by  dodgerforlife

Nice, I see your desktop easily overpowers my gay ass laptop! :thumbs:
Is it really yours(jensidealgifts.com)???

posted by  elchango36

seriously mine - thats just my sisters website, i use it for hosting while my server is down ;)

posted by  dodgerforlife

I C...Nice! :thumbs:

posted by  elchango36

blackbox ;)

www.bb4win.org

posted by  dodgerforlife

Very nice is that the desktop x program?

posted by  Spanky2324

NO...it's here (http://www.stardock.com/products/desktopx/downloads.asp). Did you notice the clock, wheather, and the tabs on my desktop? (look for the mouse on the top of the screen.) Each tab does something different. DesktopX can be used to change everything having to do with your desktop, but it also has great smaller porgrams called Widgets that do cool stuff and are displayed on your desktop. Widgets (http://www.wincustomize.com/Skins.aspx?LibID=34&view=1&sortby=5&sortdir=DE SC&p=1&advanced=0)

posted by  elchango36

Dodger man your desktop is wicked..........can I have my training program now. :orglaugh:

posted by  GreekWarrior

In the process of transferring from paper to electronic form ;) soon greek, oh so soon.

posted by  dodgerforlife

nooooope, that would be the lovely Blackbox - www.bb4win.org

posted by  dodgerforlife

This is what mine looks like. :smoke:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/puffysmoke/untitled.jpg

posted by  speeder

Where's CS:Source????

posted by  elchango36

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/7752/untitled0dx.jpg

posted by  GreekWarrior

well here is mine, I will leave a thumbnail for all of those who hate looking at Big Arse pics
http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/3509/desktopcopy2yk.th.jpg (http://img481.imageshack.us/my.php?image=desktopcopy2yk.jpg)

posted by  Voda48

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/chris_knows/bb1.jpg

After some work...Thanks for the help on it Jeff :thumbs:

The Z06 as my background is a photoshop project from a couple of weeks ago...haven't really worked on it for a while, but I'll try to finish it for tomorrow...:laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

you cant photohop for ass! :laughing:

posted by  newyorker

Check it out now: http://car-forums.com/talk/showthread.php?p=157274#post157274

Still terrible, but at least the wheels are a bit more round :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

What do you mean????? :smoke:

posted by  speeder

I saw counter strike 1.6 and I was wonderiung where Counterstrike sourece was???

(Sorry for the spelling...just got home from a night of crazy drinking at the bars. :thumbs: )

posted by  elchango36

Well I haven't tried that blackbox but I switched it up to a darkest foundation windowblind. Tweaked the wallpaper and added a honda cursor.
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/3451/change0gh.th.jpg (http://img406.imageshack.us/my.php?image=change0gh.jpg)

posted by  Spanky2324

Are we supposed to be competing?

posted by  elchango36

you know i thought about making another thread after this one and run it as a poll to see who liked whos desktop. I wanted to make sure though first that there was enough people that changed their desktops so I just wouldn't be posting but we could. I'll start a poll tomorrow so it gives me time to change mine. Pm me if you want your name on the poll.

posted by  Spanky2324

that was a change from my normal desktop...i put blackbox on just for it ;)

posted by  dodgerforlife

So... does this mean you've accepted the challenge??

posted by  elchango36

I want in, but my background is effing up...my background is of a Winamp visualization, but when I paste the snapshot, it comes out without the viz...anybody know how to fix it?

posted by  chris_knows

So does the dodger want in?

posted by  Spanky2324

I'm all over it.

posted by  dodgerforlife

Ok the deadline to submit your skin into the thred I will post is Friday morning whatever time that may be for you before ten. I got a tat appointment to get to and I'll submit mine before that.

posted by  Spanky2324

Where exactly are we submitting???Will there be a thread waiting for us?

posted by  elchango36

So do we just post our dektop here?...If so, here's what I want to enter:

EDIT: NOT UNTIL FRIDAY!!!

posted by  chris_knows

A word of advise, change the color for your winamp so that it matched the rest of your desktop. I think the monodark theme would do it. Otherwise nice job :thumbs:

BTW, mines ready to go also, i just want tok keep it secret till the last possible second (which is gonna be kinda tuff casue im going home friday morning. :ohcrap: )

posted by  elchango36

I'm doing it through blackbox...but I'll figure something out...

I think I'll display mine on Friday too, of course I'll have to make some changes now...

posted by  chris_knows

I'll post the thread up right now. You can submit one anytime before friday morning.

posted by  Spanky2324

I'm going to redo mine...new style bizzzzzzznatch!

posted by  dodgerforlife

Training program.............. :hi:

posted by  GreekWarrior

training program my ass! blackbox is harder to skin with then windowblinds!

posted by  dodgerforlife

What? Gimmie my damn gym routine. :orglaugh:

posted by  GreekWarrior

oh yeah, that shit. very very soon, i promise. just finishing up the last couple of pages

posted by  dodgerforlife

You mean where it's installed...my hard disk.. :smoke:

posted by  speeder

Pages? how big is it?

posted by  GreekWarrior

Actually I was wondering if you even had source, I didn't see a shortcut for it.

posted by  elchango36

The one in my pic is the shortcut. :smoke:

posted by  speeder

For Source, all i see is a shorcut to 1.6.

posted by  elchango36

Dud I can't get what you mean :oops: . All I did was, put the cs cd in my drive and it installed it on my drive in program files. I took out the cd and began playing. :smoke:

posted by  speeder

It's alright, let me try to break it down. Counterstrike version 1.6 is an old version of Counterstrike although its still played alot on the internet. Counterstrike: Source replaced 1.6 with updated graphics and steam servers. I noticed your shorcut for counstrike 1.6 and I was wondering if you played/have Counterstrike:Source.
Here's an example...
CS 1.6
MAP-DUST2
GUN:Colt M4A1
http://1.im.cz/n/photo/04/83/31lhrip-topsirka.jpg
CS:Source
MAP-DUST1
GUN:Colt M4A1
http://www.velocitygames.co.uk/uploads/css_8.jpg

posted by  elchango36

Since this seems to be talking about cs now I'll ask a question. I seen that counterstrike 1.6 for $20 and wondering if it is worth my money to spend on it. I want a good fps for my comp but I don't know which one. And I want to be able to play for free online.

posted by  Spanky2324

Well, Im pretty sure your cpu can run Source, so I would recomend buying HalfLife2 if you can afford it(you get 2 games in 1). Sure CS 1.6 is cheap and its still widely played, but there's more people playing Source, the graphics are 10 times better, and it's constantly being updated with maps, mods, even anticheats. Not to mention that its my favorite all time FPS ever made. :thumbs:

posted by  elchango36

DO you have the original Half Life? If so then 1.6 is a free download. By the way I know many CS fans bash source, but it is pretty sweet (been playing CS for ~7 years) you just need to have a decent system.

posted by  Voda48

Oh....No i don't have source. 1.6 is all i have. Is there much difference between the two other than the graphics? :smoke:

posted by  speeder

Nice spanky...i didn't know many people even liked bullet for my valentine much less knew they exsisted :thumbs:

posted by  GonnaDie4TheGov

Nope, other than the updated, maps, guns, costumes; it's still the same rules, the same game.

posted by  elchango36

Hell yeah they kick ass.

posted by  Spanky2324

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