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KDE Vista Patcher 1.02 Full by doomangelgr KDE Vista Patcher 1.02 Full by doomangelgr
Good Morning to all.

I'm proud to announce the KDE Vista Patcher.
It is in first beta stages but it is promising.
Credits should go to XPero for his vize code and off cource to oxygen team for the icons.
Here is a first screenshot, more are about to come and soon i will upload the first beta version.

KDE Vista Patcher
KDE Vista Patcher is a project based in the fantastic code wonder or XPero, The Vize Project.
It’s main goal is to bring the view and feel or KDE 4 GUI to Windows Vista Users.
The final Version 1.0 is intended to bring you the full experience of KDE 4 right on top of Windows Aero.
Below are some key steps in the development process.

Version 0.1 – Internal
• -Processing of Vize source code
• -Translation of reshacker scripts
• -Pre-Alpha Testing

Version 0.2 – Internal
• -Fully Customized Interface
• -Added more resources
• -Pre-Alpha Testing

Version 0.3 – Internal
• -First "bugs" found, there is some problem handling paths with space “ “ for example, c:\Program” “Files\Internet” “Explorer\iexplorer.exe
• -Temporary removed custom paths with space
• -Problem with accesibilitycpl.dll and authui.dll temporary removed until it is fixed
• -Alpha Testing

Version 0.4 – Internal
• -Fully Working Release
• -Bugs are schedule to be fixed in 0.5 version
• -Fixed accessibiltycpl.dll and authui problems, readded.

Version 0.4.1
• -Fully Working Release
• -Cosmetic changes
• -Added custom text, replacing the XPero's
• -Removed extra languages since they were translated for vize, any one willing to re-translate?
• -Beta Testing

Version 0.4.2 Beta
• -Fully Working Release
• -Cosmetic changes
• -Updated resources inside imageres.dll
• -Added extra resources shell32.dll
• -Beta Testing

Version 0.4.3 Beta
• -Fully Working Release
• -Cosmetic changes
• -Added extra resources Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, nVidia Control Panel,Realtek Control Panel
• -Fixed the famous spaces bug, (thanx to vertigosity for his help)
• -Beta Testing

Version 0.4.9 Beta
• -Fully Working Release
• -Cosmetic changes
• -Added extra resources
• -Updated some resources from icons from the newest KDE 4.1.2 releases
• -Minor Code Improvements
• -Added official KDE 4 Wallpapers and option to choose between resolutions during the installation process
• -Beta Testing

Version 0.5 TODO List
• -Fix all "bugs"
• -Add More Resources
• -Add Visual Style, Screensaver, Cursors, Logon and some other staff from KDE 4 to the installer.
• -Beta Testing

Big changes to the project as i finally found some time to improve it.
Version 1.02 [Build 4.2]

* Version numbering changed. The current version numbering is 1.02 where 1 is the major application version and the 02 is the current month, followed by [Build 4.2] which is the corresponding KDE version from which i gathered my resources.
* Added more resources (Icons and Wallpapers) from the latest KDE 4 Packages
* Updated some obsolete icon resources
* Added the KDE installer for Windows, you can find it under the menu All Programs=>KDE Vista Parcher=>KDE Windows Installer give it a try but use it with caution
* There are two Editions now, Full and Lite. The Lite Edition comes without Wallpapers or the KDE Windows Installer.
* Some minor code optimizations
* Some Minor UI changes

Download and use with caution,
remember is in beta stage still.
Please uninstall Tango Shell Patcher or Vize before installing this. It might screw your system up.
Report any bugs you might find, things you like and things you don't.
remember is in beta stage still.

You will find a shortcut in the start menu under KDE Vista Patcher.

Thanx to all and especially to XPero.
Oh, and BTW XPero check it and tell me if you would like to change anything.
Add a Comment:
AlanBowles Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Oh, thank you very much for this. I've lost those terrific Y E L L O W icons!
SinistaBG Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
can some1 tell me what does this app actually patch?
as i have browsed a litle i saw new icons, new skin... can som1 who uses the patched can reply to me and give me a screenshot (full size pls) so i can see whether i wanna use it or not, because no matter what 3dr party software allways damages the microsoft OS, no matter what, it may be small, but the replacing of _default_ sys files ALLWAYS leads to error... sooner or later, so i want to see KDE Vista patcher in action so i can decide whether i want to sacrifice my heatlthy new install over nice look or not..
thnx everybody, best regards to all

p.s. looking forward for a response (x
in-dolly Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
It works with Windows 7 RC (7100) ?
doomangelgr Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
hey in-dolly, windows 7 versions is to be released soon!
SkywalkerPD Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
What about x64 support? I this also working for Vista X64?

I'm using the Tango shell patcher for Vista x64 at the moment.
doomangelgr Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
it is just x86, i'm waiting for vertigosity to fully implement 64bit support, and then i will try adding 64bit support too.
jc1993 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
which file do i need to replace to get just the icons?
Evil-Slayer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
i tried vista and it's sucks
xp is better and faster
but great work
imbored177 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
get a new computer then thats noones fault but yours
Evil-Slayer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
hehehe ok lol
but the proplem is i didn't like vista not becuz my pc can't take it u know what im saying
u know...there is some stuff that u want that works on xp but don't work on vista
zeroing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
where are in 2008 not jan 2007... software has been updated since then... you can even run 10yo games
Sephiroth121 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Now we are in 2009 :|
patrickgs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
2011 :D
imbored177 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
yeah i had that problem but most of the software i used got updated so its all good
imbored177 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
my systems pretty messed i need to format soon but it couldent patch a few dlls

but this has great potential plz patch every dll it looks awsome so far
Kruper11 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008   Interface Designer
no screenshots of a "thing" after install?? no Download
Zer0Gee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Keeeeep cool guys...

Using XP, I wish a port of that patch, but it's clear Vista is a more present OS today...

Why not use the BricoPacks System for converting to XP ? It's easy, and free !
imbored177 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
xp support is not a must

vize is the code for a VISTA patcher

he would have to make a whole other patching system for xp

upgrade or dont complain

u dotn see us vista users wanting xp stuff
iamshaon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work. Love it. Looking forward for final release.
SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
yes, XP support IS a must.
cubebomb Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
no it is not. stop looking at vista development tools and stick to your xp side of DA
SuprVillain Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
fuckoff bitch.
doomangelgr Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
i have plans to create one for xp i just don't know yet if i should use the immature source or XIS.
Also, is there someone to create a theme for vista bassed on KDE 4?
Zsantz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
It would be nice to have this in an XP version, because some of us cannot afford computers that can run Vista, and are unable / unwilling to run a KDE Linux Distro.
Skrell Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Can you PLEASE make this for XP!!!! Vista sucks!!
cubebomb Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Stop complaining that vista sucks. I cannot ever go back to XP, Just upgrade your RAM and vista will have no problem at aLL!. XP is old already, sometimes we all just have to move on in life.
samm547 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Vista is old already :) finally, other than ram, compatability sucked the worse

Windows 7 :)
Macsylar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
no :P
Burokku-Sumisu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
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