Saturday, August 30, 2008
Royale Noir is a lost XP theme that can be installed without using the uxtheme patcher.
So i recently installed the Windows XP service pack 3 thinking it would improve security , it did. however i found an unexpected problem. the uxtheme.dll didn't work anymore so i got stuck with the crappy default theme. after some research i found that there is a SP3 version of the uxtheme patcher but before i did that i looked for a theme that could be installed right away without doing something extra and i came across Royale Noir (via istartedsomething) . This theme is basically the default Windows XP theme with a coat of black paint that looks great, at least in my humble opinion. all you have to do is extract the compressed files into “C:\windows\resources\themes\royale noir” then double click on “luna.msstyles” and finally select “Noir” from “Color Scheme”. I think most of you know of this theme but in the chance that some of you haven't heard about it i decided i would make a post in my blog about Royale Noir, so yeah.
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