Because Windows 7 has been discontinued with the end of the update program and because making and maintaining a theme or visual style on Windows 10 has become such a chore with each new update breaking at least part of the theme structure, I decided to give up on this project.
It will therefore remain as it is in its 0.15 version.
This theme was created for Windows 7 and required about 4 months of work to build.
Making a theme for Win7 takes a really long time since you have to extract and edit all single graphic elements one by one (I created about 300 png files for this theme so far). I built it using Windows 7 Style Builder which can edit everything in a Windows theme: margins, pictures, colors, fonts, sizes, etc…
Sounds come from Wipeout HD Fury with some extra effects.
1. Download the pack and extract it.
2. Windows 7 doesn’t accept the use of themes created with Win7 Style Builder unless you patch some system files. To support 3rd party desktop msstyle themes, you need to get Universal Theme Patcher (included in the pack and available for 32 and 64 bits) and patch 3 files. It requires administrator rights to work (Right-click the exe file, select Run as Administrator). Note: you might need to re-patch after some Windows updates.
4. Move Sulaco Visual Style files in the following folder:
5. Copy fonts from the Fonts folder to the following folder:
6. Open the Personalization window (Right click on desktop, Personalize) and select Sulaco Visual Style.
7. Get Se7en Copy Animation Modder to set custom color to Copy, Move, Delete window.
v0.1 – 2011/02/26: First release, still a lot of stuff to complete but the basic design is there
v0.11 – 2011/05/14: Added Windows sounds
v0.12 – 2012/03/21: Explorer toolbar fix
v0.13 – 2013/06/10: Button text color fix (Firefox, Gimp, …)
v0.14 – 2013/06/22: Tooltip text color fix and copy/move/delete custom color installation guide
v0.14 r+b – 2013/08/09: Blue version (special thx to Masanovx who did most of the work)
v0.15 – 04/09/2013: Fix taskbar combined buttons and small font option (includes blue version)
v0.15 premium – 2020/12/21: Project discontinued, last version including source files
To correctly install the theme in windows 7 if you use an “areo” theme, first you have to switch the “areo” theme to a BASIC THEME then you can apply the Sulaco theme and all should work fine.
Awesome!!! Everything worked fine excepted the titlebar and the taskbar. So I have asked for some help to Nostromo. He told me to repatch by making the “repair” option, then restart, patch again, and then restart. No changes here, so I have tried windows 7 basic theme and give another try for Sulaco. The thème was refresh and works fine now! ——————————————————————— Superbe!!! Tout a marché excepté la barre de titre et la barre des tâches, j’ai alors demandé conseil à Nostromo. Il m’a conseillé de repatcher en faisant “réparer”, redémarrer, repatcher, et redémarrer. Ne voyant rien qui avait changé j’ai essayé le thème classique de windows avant de réessayer celui de Sulaco. Et tout marche parfaitement maintenant.
I am having the same issue. Where is the repair option you mentioned?
Restore button in UniversalThemePatcher.
hey Nostromo your theme is awesome, but you need to add a little bit of modification to it for example, you can add or create another explorer frame and change the default shell icons to some thing more cool, and change the start orb and the icons to a dark red icons make the size of the text menu a little bit smaller and remove the account picture in the start menu i can help you if you want .
I already have some stuff that I need to change and other that I didn’t have time to work on. I put a big text size for the menu cause I’m a bit far from my screen. If you want it smaller, you can change it or If I get many requests, maybe I’ll make different versions of the theme.
Something that I noticed and that is confirmed on forums : sfc /scannow unpatches the 3 theme files. If you run a scan, you have to repatch.
I still love how you take a lot of names from WipEout. WipEout is awesome btw. Theme is pretty well done, though I wouldn’t use it. I almost get the feel that it’s trying to fit too much, in a small amount of space, though, I do prefer simplicity. Nice job either way, can’t wait to see it finished,
Awesome theme! 😀 2 questions tho xd how did you get your sidebar like that, with the mutliple icons packed together + hard drives that show ? the mp3 player is a windows 7 app ? srry I’m pretty new to windows 7…
Quick launch : http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/888-quick-launch-enable-disable.html Hard drives : make a folder with shortcuts to hard drives and do right click on taskbar / toolbars / new toolbar and browse to the folder with shortcuts and do “select folder” MP3 player is Winamp with Segment X skin
Thanks ! The skin for winamp goes great with your theme ! Although I can’t seem to get the font of the song titles in the same font as your theme’s… It doesn’t really matter that much anywayz 🙂
This font is Hooge 05_53, you can find it in the font folder of Sulaco Visual Style pack.
Ah found it… via preferences 😀 Verrryyyy niceeee
Mec , ton blog , tes AMV , ton PC , les styles visuels que tu met = LA BELLE VIE
How’s the second version coming along ? 😀
Didn’t have time to work on it yet. Next step is Windows sounds.
Alright, thanks for responding! First release is awesome btw… Keep us posted. ^^
Works 100% on windows 7 – Patch -Copy Sulaco.theme + Sulaco foder + fonts at first time i just copy Sulaco.theme without folder, but now it works. Thnx a lot awesome skin nice colors <3
Do you perhaps use any software to change the start button from SULACO like you did with AURIGA ?
Not yet, but I’ll make a skin compatible with this program : http://www.door2windows.com/windows-7-start-button-changer-change-your-windows-7-start-button-with-one-click/
uueee 😀 verrryyyy goood 😀 i searched something like that for yeaaaars 😀 ure a god thx 😀 btw its awesome 😉
Very futuristic, I love it! Definitely gonna install this when I build my own pc. I’ll wait till this is fully finished.
Thanks. Very nice theme 🙂
Got a new pc, and now it works perfectly! I had a dualcore before, now a quadcore.
I love the way the theme looks except for the toolbar it should be a red or black to match the rest of the theme. the sounds are cool too.
yeah, the toolbar is a known problem that I still have to fix.
worked just fine patched and everything correctly but wow that font is kinda big. D:
Yeah, I made it big cause I use a 40″ tv and i’m a bit far from it to read standard size text. I might make a smaller font version.
lucky 😛 i’m using a smaller monitor for sure D: 1280×1024 is max it goes 🙁
Hey there. Anyone using Firefox with this mod? I tried this on two machines one 7 and one Vista and on both of them the style works nice with a few exeptions. 1. The Firefox right click menu takes up the hole screen and the Text is in dark red instead of bright read. Hardly readable. 2. Some buttons in Firefox are black Text and black Background. For example the one I will press to post this comment in a minute. 3. I don’t have the same transparancy for the whole window that you can see on the screenshot. Here’s a few screenshot that shows all the first two mistakes at the same time. http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/7370/rttabelle.png I don’t mind the last one the first two hamper the handling of my maschines and are often the cause of me having to switch back into windows style to read something in that drop down menu. For example when my Notebook is in a bright envirmoment. Otherwise really awsome style. I’m a big fan of the bigger font. My screen on the desktop is a bit further away as well. Grüße aus Deutschland 😀
Thx for the comment. I never use Firefox and you’re the first one reporting problems with it. I’ll try to have a look at that for the next version. Transparency is set by Dexpot. I talked about it on my Sulaco System post but I also have to make a post about programs I use, other that theme, to customize my windows.
Merci beaucoup pour le thème! Je l’ai installé par curiosité et malgré quelques soucis qui peuvent être gênant avec la fenêtre du clic droit sur firefox je le trouve magnifique! Il m’a beaucoup fait penser au jeu frozen synapse. Bravo vraiment! Et puis tant que je suis là bravo pour tes amvs! Vive genius party!
incredible! I installed it on my win 7 and stay cool. but I wonder, if you order the same for winXP
No it won’t work for XP. I could make a similar theme for XP if I had time… but I don’t.
Hey iv seen this theme on deviantart today. Unfortunately this theme contains few problems. Firefox got issues whit it, same as Gimp. Some buttons dont show text on them. This is real sad since this is one of 2 best themes i ever saw. Also Excel cell color changes whit this, any way to make excel stop changing its colors based on windows theme ??
I don’t use FF so it’s never been a problem for me but I think I already been noticed about this issue. I’ll try to come up with a fix asap.
0.13 available, let me know if it works.
thank you very much for the windows theme, must have been difficult to complete. greetings from Argentina.
finally, this is awesome 😀 i always wanted a blue version, this is really cool